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Thursday, Sept. 26

by: PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: DAN BROOD - Grant senior Hannah Grifiths-Boston (left) looks to knock the ball away from Tigard sophomore Raney Roche. The Tigers won 5-4 at Strasser FieldCollege football: Portland State opens Big Sky Conference play with a showdown against Cal Poly, coached by former Viking boss Tim Walsh. Kickoff at Jeld-Wen Field is 7:15 p.m.

College women’s soccer: Washington State plays at Oregon, 7 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks).

College volleyball: Portland is at Pepperdine, 7 p.m.

Prep boys soccer: Nonleague action for PIL teams has Tualatin at Lincoln, Wilson at Newberg, Century at Cleveland, and Franklin at Forest Grove, all 7 p.m., plus Benson at The Dalles-Wahtonka at 4 p.m. ... Silverton-Madison at Glenhaven Park, 4:15 p.m., and Jefferson at Parkrose, 4:30 p.m. ... At Strasser Field, Central Catholic battles Gresham at 6 p.m.

Prep girls soccer: The Dalles-Wahtonka and Benson meet at Delta Park, 4 p.m. ... Games are 4:15 p.m. are Milwaukie at Roosevelt, Hillsboro-Wilson at Hamilton Park, and Tualatin at Grant. ... At 4:45 p.m., Forest Grove kicks off a game at Franklin. ... Madison plays at Silverton, 6:30 p.m. ... Lincoln is away against Century at 7 p.m. ... St. Mary’s Academy welcomes Barlow to Buckman Field, 6:15 p.m.

Prep volleyball: Central Catholic continues Mt. Hood Conference play with a 6 p.m. home match against Reynolds. ... Also in the MHC, Centennial plays at St. Mary’s Academy, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 27

Prep football: The 4-0 Central Catholic Rams open defense of their Mt. Hood Conference title at Hillsboro Stadium versus Reynolds. ... Also in the MHC, David Douglas takes on Barlow at Mt. Hood Community College. ... Grant, without lights for its new artificial turf field, returns to Lincoln’s Mike Walsh Field for a 7 p.m. game against visiting Sprague. ... Lincoln is at West Salem. ... Sunset goes to Jesuit as the Metro League season kicks off. ... The PIL 5A schedule has Franklin at Cleveland, Benson at Roosevelt, and Jefferson at Wilson. ... In a nonleague game, Madison treks to Crook County. ... Also in Class 5A, Parkrose is at Putnam. ... 4A La Salle plays host to Gladstone. ... In the 2A ranks, 4-0 Portland Christian plays host to 3A Valley Catholic, also 4-0. ... The 1A Portland Lutheran Royals visit Falls City. (All games at 7 p.m.).

Prep boys soccer: Madison and Cleveland meet at Woodstock Park, 4:15 p.m. ... Lincoln and Wilson collide at Gabriel Park, 4:15 p.m.

Prep volleyball: PIL 5A matches are Roosevelt at Cleveland, Wilson at Jefferson, and Benson at Franklin, and Grant is at Madison in a nonleague match (all 6:30 p.m.).

College volleyball: Portland State has a Big Sky home match versus Montana, 4 p.m., Stott Center. ... Washington is at Oregon, 8 p.m., in a battle of nationally ranked teams. ... WSU is at OSU, 6 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks). ... Puget Sound visits Lewis & Clark, 7 p.m. ... In a Cascade Collegiate Conference crosstown clash, Concordia visits Warner Pacific, 7 p.m.

College women’s soccer: Portland State and Northern Colorado clash in Big Sky play, 1 p.m., Hillsboro Stadium. ... The Portland Pilots have a 7 p.m. home game with Wyoming at Merlo Field. ... UW plays at OSU, 7 p.m.

College men’s soccer: The University of Portland faces Denver at 4:30 p.m. at Merlo Field. ... Concordia plays host to Oregon Tech, 6 p.m., Tuominen Yard. ... Warner Pacific welcomes College of Idaho to David Douglas High, 1 p.m.

College cross country: Oregon’s second meet of the season is the Boston College Invitational, 12:30 p.m. PT.

Mixed martial arts: Bellator MMA starts at 4 p.m. at Moda Center.

Saturday, Sept. 28

College football: The Oregon Ducks have a 7:30 p.m. home game. They will take on Cal at Autzen Stadium to open their Pac-12 campaign (Pac-12 Networks). ... Oregon State also launches Pac-12 play, welcoming Colorado to Reser Stadium at noon (CBS Sports Network). ... Linfield is at Case Western Reserve, 9 a.m. PT. ... Willamette plays at East Texas Baptist, 5 p.m. PT.

Winterhawks: Portland plays on home ice, facing the Seattle Thunderbirds at 7 p.m. at Moda Center.

Prep cross country: The Nike Pre-Nationals are at Portland Meadows. Competing teams include Grant, Franklin, Madison and Roosevelt. ... Cleveland and St. Mary’s are at the Stanford Invite. ... Central Catholic runs in the Woahink Invite at Honeyman State Park, near Florence.

Prep volleyball: The Parkrose Tournament includes Cleveland and Franklin; Wilson and St. Mary’s are at the Oregon City Tournament; and Central Catholic takes part in the South Albany Tournament.

College volleyball: PSU takes on Montana State at Stott Center, 7 p.m. ... UP plays at Loyola Marymount, 1 p.m. ... L&C is at Linfield, 7 p.m.

College women’s soccer: Lewis & Clark is at home against Pacific Lutheran, noon.

College men’s soccer: College of Idaho is at Concordia, 6 p.m. ... Oregon Tech plays Warner Pacific at David Douglas High, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 29

Timbers: The Los Angeles Galaxy visit Jeld-Wen Field to take on Portland at 12:30 p.m. (NBC).

College women’s soccer: Portland State’s home game with North Dakota, a Big Sky contest, starts at noon at Hillsboro Stadium. ... Portland goes to Seattle for a 2 p.m. encounter with Washington.

College men’s soccer: Portland plays host to SMU, 10:30 a.m., Merlo Field.

Tuesday, Oct. 1

Prep boys soccer: Cleveland visits Grant, 4:15 p.m. ... Central Catholic and Centennial play at Strasser Field, 4 p.m.

Prep girls soccer: Madison and Roosevelt meet at 4:15 at Roosevelt. ... Grant is at Cleveland, 7 p.m. ... Central Catholic is at Gresham, 6 p.m. ... St. Mary’s plays host to David Douglas at Buckman Field, 6:15 p.m.

Prep volleyball: Lincoln goes to Cleveland for a nonleague match, while PIL 5A counting action has Franklin at Jefferson, Wilson at Madison, and Benson at Roosevelt (all 6:30 p.m.). ... Central Catholic is at Gresham, 6 p.m. ... Reynolds is at St. Mary’s, 6 p.m.

College men’s soccer: Concordia goes to Evergreen State, 5 p.m. ... Warner Pacific goes to Northwest University in Kirkland, Wash., for a 4 p.m. match.

Wednesday, Oct. 2

Winterhawks: Portland’s fifth game of the 72-game Western Hockey League season is against the Spokane Chiefs, 7 p.m., Moda Center.

Prep cross country: Cleveland plays host to a meet at Westmoreland Park featuring Wilson, Roosevelt and Gladstone, 4 p.m. ... Madison is the host team at Lents Park as Franklin, Benson and La Salle join for another 4 p.m. meet. ... Lincoln competes against Southridge at Rood Bridge Park, 4 p.m.

College volleyball: Lewis & Clark plays at Willamette, 7 p.m.