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By Pete Martini, Salem Statesman Journal,
The fall high school sports season is approaching October and going strong, with games, matches and meets throughout the week.
Here is a look at 10 volleyball, girls soccer, boys soccer and cross country matches and meets to watch this week in the Mid-Valley.
For the Mid-Valley high school football schedule, look for the Statesman Journal Game of the Week preview on Wednesday.
McKay’s boys soccer team hosts Corvallis at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The defending OSAA Class 5A state champion Scots are 5-1 this season, and this match will be the Mid-Willamette Conference opener.
McKay, which has lost only to 6A North Salem, is No. 1 in the state in the 5A OSAA rankings.
Silverton’s boys soccer team plays at Woodburn at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The Foxes are 5-1 overall, and the Bulldogs are 4-1-1 overall.
This is the Mid-Willamette Conference opener for both teams.
Woodburn is No. 2 in the 5A OSAA rankings, and Silverton is No. 10.
Silverton’s volleyball team hosts Crescent Valley at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in a Mid-Willamette Conference matchup.
The Foxes are 7-3 overall and 4-2 in the conference.
The Raiders are 9-0 overall and 6-0 in the conference.
Silverton is No. 6 in the 5A OSAA rankings, and Crescent Valley is No. 1.
Cascade’s volleyball team plays at rival Stayton at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
The Cougars are 10-3 overall and 2-0 in the Oregon West Conference.
The Eagles are 5-4 overall and 2-0 in the conference.
Cascade is No. 4 in the 4A OSAA rankings, and Stayton is No. 13.
South Salem’s volleyball team plays at West Salem at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The Saxons are 9-5 overall and 4-1 in the Central Valley Conference.
The Titans are 1-6 overall and 1-4 in the CVC.
South Salem is No. 10 in the 6A OSAA rankings, and West Salem is No. 22.
Salem Academy’s volleyball team plays at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Western Christian.
Salem Academy is 10-3 overall and 7-0 in the Tri-River Conference, and they are No. 4 in the 2A OSAA rankings.
Western Christian is 13-1 overall and 5-1 in the conference, and they are No. 1 in the OSAA rankings.
West Salem’s girls soccer team hosts South Salem at 5:30 p.m. Friday.
The Saxons are 1-3-2 overall, and the Titans are 2-3-2 overall.
Neither team has opened CVC play yet. Sprague is 1-0 in the conference, and McNary is 0-1.
South Salem opens league play Tuesday against Sprague, and West Salem opens Tuesday against McNary.
North Salem’s boys soccer team plays at McNary at 7 p.m. Friday.
The Vikings and Celtics are both 1-0 in the CVC.
North Salem is 3-3-1 overall, and McNary is 3-2-2 overall.
The Celtics are No. 17 in the 6A OSAA rankings, and the Vikings are No. 34.
Stayton’s boys soccer team hosts rival Cascade at 6 p.m. Friday in an Oregon West Conference match.
The Eagles are 4-1 overall and 1-0 in the conference.
The Cougars are 1-4 overall and 0-1 in the conference.
Stayton enters the week No. 4 in the 4A OSAA rankings, and Cascade is No. 32.
The Nike Portland XC meet is set for Friday at Clackamas Community College.
It’s a big statewide cross country meet with a bunch of local teams, including North Salem, South Salem, Sprague, West Salem, McKay, Silverton, Dallas, Central, Stayton and Cascade.
Statesman Journal reporter Pete Martini covers college and high school sports. He can be reached at pmartini@StatesmanJournal.com.
This article originally appeared on Salem Statesman Journal: 10 Mid-Valley high school games to watch this week