HS Sports Zone: Week ahead in Fall Sports

Note: The first full week of competitions starts this week. Rankings are official OSAA preseason rankings and are based on divisions. Thurston and Springfield are in Class 5A, Cottage Grove is in 4A, while both Creswell and Pleasant Hill are in 3A.

■ Cottage Grove hosts Creswell in a ranked matchup. The 8th-ranked 4A Lions face the 7th-ranked 3A Bulldogs tonight. Both teams then go on the road Tuesday to face Molalla and Harrisburg, respectively.
■ Eleventh-ranked Thurston hosts Lakeridge tonight before hitting the road on Tuesday to face North Salem. Pleasant Hill has only one game, a league matchup at home vs. La Pine.
■ Springfield will host Willamette tonight before welcoming Marist Catholic on Tuesday, the 11th-ranked team in Class 4A.

■ Ninth-ranked Cottage Grove hits the road for its only game this week, a Tuesday matchup against 2nd-ranked Philomath.
■ Ninth-ranked Pleasant Hill hosts 12th-ranked Westside Christian on Wednesday in its only matchup of the week.
■ Creswell hits the road today to face Taft before host- ing Milo Adventist Academy next Wednesday.
■ Thurston has two home games this week, a game tonight against Crescent Valley, and one on Tuesday against 7th-ranked Silverton.
■ Springfield also hosts 7th-ranked Silverton tonight before hitting the road against Crescent Valley on Tuesday.

■ Sixth-ranked Pleasant Hill has only one game this week, a home game on Tuesday against 8th-ranked Santiam Christian .
■ Springfield has a road matchup against 11th-ranked Silverton tonight before hosting 5th-ranked Crescent Valley on Tuesday.
■ Creswell has only one matchup this week, a home game Tuesday against 11th-ranked Sisters.
■ Cottage Grove’s only game this week is a home game against 6th-ranked Philomath on Wednesday.
■ Thurston hits the road this week against two ranked opponents, 5th-ranked Crescent Valley tonight and 11th-ranked Silverton on Tuesday.

■ Thurston and Cottage Grove both compete at the Ultimook Race on Saturday in Tillamook.



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