Vikings ready to resume normal scheduling


When it comes to scheduling, few are as aggressive as Siuslaw athletic director Chris Johnson.

But he's playing it a little closer to the vest as we ponder the return to a normal school year.

"I'm not going to put anything up for the winter until the fall," Johnson said. "But we are about half scheduled."

Fall practice begins Aug. 16, six weeks from this coming Monday.

We will be falling forward before you know it.

The girls volleyball schedule likely is settled. As is soccer.

Football has eight of nine dates filled, but it's not going to be easy filling the Oct. 1 open date.

"I'd say 50-50 on filling the date," Johnson said.

Originally, the date was filled by Harrisburg. But Harrisburg has opted for a scaled-down schedule as it tries to rebuild. Del Norte (Calif.) wanted to do a home and home, with the first game at Crescent City.

Siuslaw already has five of eight games on the road. Six of nine is not in the cards. Yet.

Swimming will drop from the Siuslaw schedule this coming school year, after a short run as a co-op with Reedsport.

And the proposed eSports leagues by the Oregon School Activities Association also is unlikely

"We have no plan to add anything at this point, but you never know," Johnson said.

Football opens at home Sept. 3 against South Umqpua, soccer Aug. 26 at Newport and volleyball Aug. 28 at Newport.

Cross country runners will compete in the Steens Mountain run during July's camp, followed by an Athletic Timing Services event Aug. 26 and the Country Fair Classic Sept. 11 at Veneta.

FALL 2021

Updated June 28, subject to change

CROSS COUNTRY
First practice
— Aug. 16
First contest date — Aug. 26
Cutoff date — Oct. 30
Championships — Nov. 6 at Lane Community College, Eugene
Schedule:
Saturday, Sept. 11 — Country Fair Classic, Veneta, girls varsity 2:30 p.m., boys varsity 3:15 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 18 — Northwest Classic, Lane Community College, Eugene
Saturday, Oct. 2 — Woahink Lake Invitational, Honeyman State Park
Saturday, Oct. 9 — Paul Mariman Invitational, Philomath
Saturday, Oct. 16 — Warner Pacific Classic, Lents Park, Portland
Thursday, Oct. 28 — Sky-Em League Championships, Lane Community College, Eugene

FOOTBALL
First practice
— Aug. 16
First jamboree date — Aug. 26
First contest date — Sept. 2
Cutoff date — Oct. 30
First round — Nov. 5-6
Quarterfinals — Nov. 12-13
Semifinals — Nov. 19-20
Championship — Nov. 27, site TBD
Schedule:
Friday, Sept. 3 — South Umpqua, 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept 10 — at Brookings-Harbor, 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 17 — at Sisters, 7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 24 — at Gladstone, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 1 — Open date
Friday, Oct. 8 — La Pine, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 15 — at Pleasant Hill, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 22 — at Santiam Christian, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 29 — Junction City, 7 p.m.

SOCCER
First practice
— Aug. 16
First contest/jamboree — Aug. 26
Cutoff date — Nov. 3
Championship — Nov. 13, Liberty High School, Hillsboro
Schedule:
Thursday, Aug. 26 — at Newport/Eddyville Charter, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 1 — Creswell, 6:30 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 6 — at North Bend, 6 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 16 — Pleasant Hill, 6:30 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 20 — at Marist, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 22 — Marshfield, 6:30 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 27 — at Junction City, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 29 — at Elmira, 6:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 4 — Cottage Grove, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 6 — Marist, 6:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 11 — at Marshfield, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 13 — Junction City, 6:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 18 — Elmira, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 20 — at Cottage Grove, 6:30 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL
First practice
— Aug. 16
First contest/jamboree date — Aug. 26
Cutoff date — Oct. 23
Quarterfinals-finals — Nov. 5-6, Forest Grove High School
Schedule:
Saturday, Aug. 28 — at Newport Tournament
Tuesday, Aug. 31 — vs. Phoenix at Sutherlin, 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 31 — at Sutherlin, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 2 — at Pleasant Hill, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 18 — at Sisters Tournament
Tuesday, Sept. 21 — at Marist, 6:45 p.m., Sky-Em League opener
Thursday, Sept. 23 — Marshfield, 6:45 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 28 — at Elmira, 6:45 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 30 — Junction City, 6:45 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 5 — Cottage Grove, 6:45 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 7 — Marist, 6:45 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 12 — at Marshfield, 6:45 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 14 — Elmira, 6:45 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 16 — at Marshfield Tournament
Tuesday, Oct. 19 — at Junction City, 6:45 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 21 — at Cottage Grove, 6:45 p.m.

 




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