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Fall practices just around the corner

Full practices set to begin Aug. 17

Though many teams have been working out throughout the summer, fall practices may officially begin on Monday, Aug. 17.

For football practices, players can only wear helmets on the first two days of practice. Shoulder pads can be added on day three, with full pads on the fourth day of practice. In a new update from the OSAA, teams can't have multiple training sessions — daily doubles — on back-to-back days.

Both Scappoose and St. Helens will participate in a jamboree at St. Helens High school on Friday, Aug. 28 beginning at 5 p.m. Scappoose will kick off the season on the road against Cascade on Sept. 4, while St. Helens will host Parkrose that same day in the prospective opener for the new artificial turf.

Scappoose volleyball will take the floor in North Marion for their first game on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 6 p.m., while the defending state champion St. Helens Lions will host Milwaukie on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m.

Boys' soccer will kick off with a bang, as St. Helens will host Scappoose on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. The first home game for the Scappoose boys will be on Sept. 10 against Gladstone.

The Scappoose girls don't begin play until a Sept. 5 trip to Pleasant Hill High School to take on Brookings-Harbor, while St. Helens doesn't hit the pitch until Sept. 8 with a home game against Forest Grove.

Scappoose cross country begins their season with a night meet on Thursday, Aug. 27 and will continue with the Darrel Deedon Cascade Invitational on Sept. 10 at Cascade High School. St. Helens will compete in the Bill Chapman Invitational on Thursday, Sept. 3 at Rood Bridge Park in Hillsboro.