FALL SPORTS FORECASTS: Scappoose football's 21 potential seniors aim for return to Class 4A championship
Editor's note: The schedules below are the latest as of Thursday, and the July 14 Spotlight story "FALL SPORTS FORECASTS: New-look St. Helens football's secret weapon is element of surprise" misstated the location of this year's Seven-Mile War.
Will the 2000, 2001 and 2002 Class 3A champion and 2015 Class 4A runner-up Indians reach at least the first round of state for the sixth year in a row?
Jerad Toman is a quarterback and one of 21 potential new seniors -- one fewer than in the run at the crown two years ago -- with running backs Jimmy Jones, Carson Witt, Jack Eggers, Nate Sullivan, Isaac Cook and Zeddy Jamerson, wide receivers Tevin Jeannis, Jake Gray, Willy Lohman, Tristan Miller, Joe Abbott, Steven Hensley and Benji Davidson (also a kicker), and offensive linemen Jesse Porter, Nate Maller, Ross Parsons, Alex Hansen, Garrett Wood, Josh Stofiel and Trey Bispham.
"A big senior class is always nice," Scappoose coach Sean McNabb said. "What is better are the returning starters we have coming back. Still lots to do."
The Tribe scored 30 and allowed 22 respective points -- a defensive point fewer than in 2015 -- in last year's first-round appearance, and Toman, Jones, Jeannis, Parsons, Maller, Hansen and Wood were sophomores in the run at the title.
On defense, Toman, Jones, Witt, Jeannis, Sullivan, Miller, Gray and Hensley are defensive backs, Eggers, Cook, Lohman, Porter, Parsons, are linebackers, and Jamerson, Hansen, Wood, Stofiel, Bispham and Abbot crash the line.
The Tribe will try to avoid a second Seven-Mile War loss in a row to Class 5A quarterfinalist St. Helens on Sept. 8 at Doc Ackerson Stadium.
Class 4A quarterfinalists Banks and all-state senior kicker Andrew Schauermann and Cowapa League champion Astoria await the visiting Indians on Oct. 6 and Oct. 20, respectively.
Scappoose football schedule
Sept. 8 Scappoose at St. Helens, 7 p.m.
Sept. 29 Scappoose at Tillamook, 7 p.m.
Oct. 6 Scappoose at Banks, 7 p.m. Oct. 12 Valley Catholic at Scappoose, 7 p.m.
Oct. 20 Scappoose at Astoria, 7 p.m.
Will John and Linnaea Kavulich win Indians' first individual cross country state championships?
John and Linnaea Kavulich have the potential to turn their senior cross-country trips into history.
John, the Scappoose boys' first individual to reach Class 4A state since Dan Carrier went 15th in 2014, came within four seconds of North Bend senior medalist Michael Brown last fall.
Linnaea went third, 16 seconds behind Siuslaw senior Celie Mans and within four seconds of Tillamook sophomore-to-be Solace Bergeron.
Linnaea, Emma Jones (a sophomore this fall), Georgia Benner (a senior) and the since-graduated Grace Rieman, Lisbeth Melgar and Carra Johnston went fifth in the state for the Tribe girls, who won their first Class 4A state title in 2011.
The girls (eighth in 2014 and sixth in 2015) are ever better since Linnaea became a freshman and can make it for the ninth year in a row.
The boys won their only Class AA championship in 1981 and have not qualified for state since they went ninth in Class 4A four years ago.
The Indians are scheduled to open the season at the Night Meet, starring Class 6A boys' champion Central Catholic and Class 4A girls' champion Tillamook, on Aug. 25 at Wilsonville High School.
Tillamook will host the Ultimook Race Nike Invitational on Sept. 2 at Hydrangea Ranch.
The Indians will see Central Catholic, Class 4A boys champion Valley Catholic, Tillamook, Class 3A/2A/1A boys' champion Bandon and St. Helens at the Meriwether National Cross Country Classic on Sept. 22 at Meriwether National Golf Club in Hillsboro.
Class 6A girls champion Jesuit, Class 5A boys champion Crater, Class 5A girls champion Summit, Valley Catholic, Tillamook, Class 3A/2A/1A girls champion Catlin Gabel and St. Helens will join Scappoose at the Nike Portland XC invitational on Sept. 30 at Portland Meadows Race Track.
The Tribe and St. Helens will meet again at the Trojan Relays on Oct. 4 at Trojan Recreation Park in Rainier.
Bandon and Tillamook will headline the Paul Mariman Invitational on Oct. 7 in Philomath.
Central Catholic, Tillamook, Scappoose and St. Helens will join the field at the Heiser Farms XC Race on Oct. 13 in Dayton, and Valley Catholic will welcome Tillamook and Scappoose in the Valiant Invitational on Oct. 18 in Beaverton.
Seaside's boys and Tillamook's girls will try to repeat as Cowapa League champions for the third and fourth respective times on Oct. 26 at Camp Rilea in Warrenton.
The league's top two boys' and girls' teams and the top five harriers not belonging to either will reach the state meet set for Nov. 4 at Lane County Community College.
Scappoose cross country schedule
Aug. 25 Scappoose at Night Meet, 6:30 p.m., Wilsonville High School
Sept. 2 Scappoose at Ultimook Race Nike Invitational, noon, Hydrangea Ranch, Tillamook
Sept. 16 Scappoose at Oregon City XC Invitational
Sept. 22 Scappoose at Meriwether National Cross Country Classic, 5 p.m., Meriwether National Golf Club, Hillsboro
Sept. 30 Scappoose at Nike Portland XC, 9:40 a.m., Portland Meadows Race Track
Oct. 4 Scappoose at Trojan Relays, Trojan Recreation Park, Rainier
Oct. 7 Scappoose at Paul Mariman Invitational, Philomath
Oct. 13 Scappoose at Heiser Farms XC Race, noon, Dayton
Oct. 18 Scappoose at Valiant Invitational, 3:45 p.m., Beaverton
Oct. 26 Scappoose at Cowapa League Championships, Alderbrook Golf Course, Tillamook
Nov. 4 OSAA Class 4A State Championships, Lane Community College, Eugene
Volleyball shoots for second first-round Class 4A state appearance in a row
Hannah Galey (an outside hitter), Kristina Barnes (a middle blocker), Ashley Oakland (a setter), Christina Becker and Kyleigh Weber (defensive specialists) are Scappoose's seniors who can get right back to state after their first-round spree.
The Tribe, also in search of its first state title, are scheduled to host fifth-place Class 4A finisher Banks on Sept. 19 and play there on Oct. 5.
Scappoose will also head to all-state senior outside hitter/middle blocker Lizzy Osborn and third-place Valley Catholic on Sept. 21 in Beaverton and will welcome the Valiants on Oct. 11.
Scappoose volleyball schedule
Aug. 29 Scappoose at Yamhill-Carlton, 6 p.m.
Aug. 31 Scappoose at Molalla, 6 p.m.
Sept. 19 Banks at Scappoose, 6:45 p.m.
Sept. 21 Scappoose at Valley Catholic, 6:45 p.m., Beaverton
Sept. 26 Astoria at Scappoose, 6:45 p.m.
Oct. 5 Scappoose at Banks, 6:45 p.m.
Oct. 11 Valley Catholic at Scappoose, 6:45 p.m.
Oct. 17 Scappoose at Astoria, 6:45 p.m.
Girls' soccer looks to remain a state championship contender
The 2013 and 2015 Class 4A champion Indians have reached at least the quarterfinals in eight of the last nine years, and eight seniors -- goalkeeper Alyssa Bakkensen, defenders Madalynn Hall, Natalee Irwin, Emily Campos and Kaylyn Bradley, midfielders Alyssa Baird, Karlie Ragan and Mackenzie Ela -- can join forces with all-state junior midfielder Lauren Whisenhunt to get right back to where they belong.
Bakkensen, Irwin, Campos, Ragan, Bradley, Ela, Whisenhunt, junior midfielders Sierra Stafford and Payton Fisher and junior defender Shayna Redpath helped Scappoose to the crown two years ago, and the Tribe can see what magic it can make at Class 3A/2A/1A runner-up Catlin Gabel on Sept. 5 in Portland.
The Indians' grandest tests, as usual, will come from Class 4A runner-up Valley Catholic and all-state talents Noelle Mannen (a senior goalkeeper), Taylor Menkens (a senior midfielder), Sarah Jones (a junior defender), Callie Kawaguchi (a junior forward) on Sept. 28 in Beaverton and at home on Oct. 18.
Scappoose girls' soccer schedule
Sept. 5 Scappoose at Catlin Gabel, 4:15 p.m.
Sept. 26 Banks at Scappoose, 4:15 p.m.
Sept. 28 Scappoose at Valley Catholic, 7 p.m., Beaverton
Oct. 3 Astoria at Scappoose, 4:15 p.m.
Oct. 13 Scappoose at Banks, 4:15 p.m.
Oct. 18 Valley Catholic at Scappoose, 7 p.m.
Oct. 24 Scappoose at Astoria, 7:15 p.m.
Boys' soccer seeks fifth Class 4A play-in or first-round run in a row
Robby Walsh, Caden Verzino, JJ Hugo and Austin Schwalge are this year's prospective seniors back from helping the Indians' defense to the fifth-fewest goals allowed in Class 4A (17) and a play-in round exit.
Tillamook and Seaside have traded the last two Cowapa League championships, but the title is wide open this fall as neither advanced past the first round of state and not one team in the league returns with an all-state player.
"I'm looking forward to working with a new group of boys and seeing if they can step up and thrive with this new opportunity," Indians coach Scott Stanton said. "We have some good talent in the program, and I'm excited to take on the challenge of getting them to compete together as one and compete as a team."
Scappoose boys' soccer schedule
Sept. 26 Scappoose at Banks, 4:15 p.m.
Sept. 28 Valley Catholic at Scappoose, 4:15 p.m.
Oct. 3 Scappoose at Astoria, 7:15 p.m.
Oct. 13 Banks at Scappoose, 4:15 p.m.
Oct. 18 Scappoose at Valley Catholic, 7:15 p.m.
Oct. 24 Astoria at Scappoose, 4:15 p.m.