High school teams are a little over a week into fall practice, and this week many will begin their seasons.
The first day teams can have competitions is Thursday, and several of the area’s volleyball teams will be in action that day.
North Bend, Coquille, Sutherlin and Brookings-Harbor will be at Marshfield for a jamboree, when they will have a chance to play one set against each of the other clubs.
Meanwhile, Bandon hosts Oakland, Reedsport is at Oakridge and Pacific faces both C.S. Lewis Academy and host Mapleton.
On Friday, Reedsport hosts a jamboree and Powers is at Glendale for a jamboree.
North Bend starts its Midwestern League season on Saturday when the Bulldogs host Willamette. Coquille faces Kennedy and host Monroe.
Teams can’t play full football games for another week, but can play jamborees on Friday, structured contests that include a limited number of plays on both offense and defense against a few other opponents. North Bend will be at Cottage Grove and Marshfield at Churchill for jamborees.
When the actual season starts next week, Powers starts its six-man league season with a home game against Prospect on Friday, Sept. 3, while Marshfield hosts defending Class 4A state champion Mazama. Coquille is home for Brookings-Harbor, while Bandon opens at Sheridan, Reedsport visits Monroe and Myrtle Point travels to Waldport.
North Bend opens the Midwestern League season on Saturday, Sept. 4, when the Bulldogs host Crater in a game at Marshfield.
Marshfield’s boys and girls soccer teams are both at Phoenix for a jamboree Friday while North Bend’s teams open the season Saturday with games against Brookings-Harbor, the boys on the road and the girls hosting the Bruins at SWOCC.
North Bend and Marshfield face each other next week, with the boys at Marshfield on Tuesday and the girls at SWOCC on Wednesday.
The only South Coast teams in action this week are Bandon and North Bend, which both open the season Friday at Roseburg’s Stewart Park in the Umpqua Opener.
SWOCC seasons starting this week, too
The high school athletes aren’t the only ones getting their first action this week.
The fall season swings into gear for the soccer and volleyball teams at Southwestern Oregon Community College.
The women’s soccer team actually got its first match in last Wednesday, with the Lakers falling 2-0 to Bushnell University in a game at Eugene.
This week, both the men’s and women’s teams for SWOCC are in Washington for games Wednesday and Thursday.
The men play Edmonds and Bellevue and the women battle Shoreline and Lower Columbia.
SWOCC’s volleyball team also will be in Washington, tipping off the season Friday at Mount Vernon, where the Lakers meet Skagit Valley and Shoreline. The next day, they are in Bellingham to face Whatcom and Everett and on Monday, SWOCC will play Edmonds.
Wednesday, Aug. 25
Men’s College Soccer — SWOCC at Edmonds, 9 .am.
Women’s College Soccer — SWOCC at Shoreline, 9 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 26
High School Volleyball — North Bend, Coquille, Brookings-Harbor, Sutherlin at Marshfield Jamboree; Oakland at Bandon, 5:30 p.m.; Reedsport at Oakridge, 4:30 p.m.; Pacific at Mapleton, TBA; Pacific vs. C.S. Lewis Academy at Mapleton, 4:30 p.m.
Men’s College Soccer — SWOCC at Bellevue, 8 a.m.
Women’s College Soccer — SWOCC at Lower Columbia, 8 a.m.
Friday, Aug. 27
High School Football — North Bend at Cottage Grove jamboree; Marshfield at Churchill jamboree; Coquille jamboree
High School Volleyball — Rogue River at Reedsport jamboree; Powers at Glendale Jamboree.