Football: By and large, the PIL is off to a slow start. The seven PIL 5A teams are a combined 2-11 against teams at their level or higher, with Wilson beating Sandy 28-14 and Madison downing The Dalles-Wahtonka 7-0. Roosevelt, which looks like the league favorite along with Wilson, owns a 48-41 road win over a good 4A team, Scappoose. ... Lincoln is 0-2 in the 6A ranks going its first meeting with Westview Friday in Beaverton. ... 5A Parkrose has scored 44 points in both of its games, wins by 19 over Franklin and four over Madison.

Volleyball: Three-time defending state champion Central Catholic emerged as the winner of an eight-team, one-day tournament last weekend, but it wasn’t easy. The Rams lost in three sets to Sheldon in the morning, then rebounded to sweep Roseburg, Barlow and Clackamas in two sets. Kailee Johnson (6-3 middle), Monica Gajda (libero) and Natalie Batiste (5-10 outside hitter) led the way for Central Catholic. “We played better as the day went on,” Rams coach Rick Lorenz says, adding that at the 6A level, “no one team appears to be dominant at this point. There are a lot of good teams capable of beating one another on any given day. Should be a real competitive next two months as things unfold.”

Clackamas beat visiting Jesuit 3-2 Tuesday in a match between two other 2012 6A semifinalists.

In PIL 5A, Roosevelt is off to a 3-0 start with victories over Benson, Madison and Gladstone.

Boys soccer: Lincoln and Grant are both 2-0. The Cardinals added a 2-0 win over Tualatin to their opening 6-1 victory against Southridge. Lincoln plays Wednesday at McMinnville. Grant downed Jesuit 2-1 on Monday in a game played on the artificial turf at Strasser Field. The Generals’ next game is at home Wednesday versus Hood River Valley.

Girls soccer: Roosevelt is 1-0 after beating McKay 2-1. ... The top-ranked team in 3A-2A-1A is Oregon Episcopal School, which has outscored opponents 11-3 and has a 3-0 record with wins over La Salle, Corbett and Philomath.

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