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Morning Sports Report, November 8th

A first round win, a second round match, a pair of upsets and a title bid in this morning's report

It's been a busy, busy weekend for Columbia County athletics.It's been a busy sports weekend so far — and it's only Saturday — so we've scraped together all the tastiest tidbits into one, quick-hitting story for you.

St. Helens Volleyball: The road to the state finals

Friday morning, St. Helens volleyball came away with a five-set victory over Summit in the quarterfinal round of the Class 5A playoffs. They then went on to beat top-ranked Lebanon in four sets, advancing to the state championship match for the first time in school history. They'll play La Salle tonight at 6 p.m. for all the marbles. Hint: the last time the two teams met, St. Helens swept the Falcons in straight sets. Tickets for the final, which will be held at Liberty High School over in Hillsboro, are eight bucks for adults and five bucks for students.

Scappoose Football: No-contest first round contest

Also Friday evening, Scappoose football kicked off the first round of the 4A playoffs with a 41-6 whipping of Molalla. Scappoose put up all 41 points in the first half and coasted to the victory. They'll travel to Turner for a game with Cascade in the state quarterfinals next Friday evening. We've got the game recap and other scores from around the 4A bracket.

Scappoose girls soccer: Previewing Henley

This afternoon, Scappoose girls soccer continues their playoff run with a “home” game against the Hornets of Henley at La Salle High School. Both teams are chalk full of juniors and defensively sound. If Scappoose wins, they'll be in the semifinal round for the fourth time in six years. Get our game preview, and give our sports editor a follow on Twitter for game updates from La Salle and against La Salle later this evening.

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