Bellarmine adds to 4A state golf crowns

By Candace Buckner May 22, 2013 7:08 p.m.

The machine from Bellarmine Prep churned its way to another landmark win Wednesday at Club Green Meadows.

Bellarmine preps for another state title

By Candace Buckner May 21, 2013 6:51 p.m.

After the first day of the Class 4A state girls' golf tournament, the three-time defending champions from Bellarmine Prep of Tacoma positioned themselves to contend for a fourth consecutive trophy.

Vikings venture North

By Candace Buckner May 18, 2013 7:03 p.m.

When Kieran McDonagh signed to play football at Portland State after his senior season at Skyview, he received a few quizzical looks and dumbfounded responses.

Things get better for Ridgefield's Page at 2A track meet

By Candace Buckner May 17, 2013 11:27 p.m.

WASHOUGAL -- Ridgefield sophomore Raigan Page did not start the Class 2A district meet as well as she expected. However, as the races picked up on Friday afternoon, Page and her Ridgefield relay teammates earned high honors.

Candace Buckner: Change of plans is always difficult

By Candace Buckner May 17, 2013 6 a.m.

Ashley Corral never saw this one coming because she has only pictured herself wearing a WNBA jersey.

Camas runner sets sights on new goals

By Candace Buckner May 17, 2013 6 a.m.

Alexa Efraimson, the peerless Camas sophomore distance runner, crosses her arms and details the three events that she will compete in at the upcoming state track and field meet. Then, she thinks back to last year's epic Class 3A 800-meter race in which she finished in second place.

Candace Buckner: Many have come oh-so-close to state

By Candace Buckner May 10, 2013 6 a.m.

DeAnna Riggs placed her hands on her hips and stood close to a fellow senior Heritage teammate while her thoughts flew off on far-flung fantasies.

Candace Buckner: Trash talking class is now in session

By Candace Buckner May 3, 2013 6 a.m.

For the sake of smack, please listen up: Some guys should just be seen, not heard.

Blazers' Lillard unanimous pick for NBA Rookie of the Year

By Candace Buckner May 1, 2013 8:59 p.m.

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard became the fourth unanimous NBA Rookie of the Year in league history on Wednesday.

Close call averted for all-star victory

By Candace Buckner April 28, 2013 9:38 p.m.

On Sunday, Mountain View's Taylor Drey and his All-Star teammates survived the Les Schwab Roundball Shootout boys' game as the Black team defeated the White, 103-101.

Holboke helps rally team to close win

By Candace Buckner April 28, 2013 9:37 p.m.

Mountain View's Carly Holboke earned the Most Valuable Player 'Star of Stars' award in the Les Schwab Roundball Shootout, leading her All-Star squad to the comeback 63-60 win on Sunday.

Prairie graduate Ashley Corral determined to make WNBA

By Candace Buckner April 28, 2013 6 a.m.

Ashley Corral, the Prairie High product and one of the most decorated hoopers from Clark County, has the tryout of her life coming up with the WNBA's Washington Mystics.

Candace Buckner: Idaho's Cowan awaits NFL call

By Candace Buckner April 26, 2013 6 a.m.

Bobby Cowan had just settled in after more than 20 hours on the road when his iPhone rang.

Volcanoes hold off Slam, 94-86

By Candace Buckner April 21, 2013 9:13 p.m.

With a revamped roster, the Vancouver Volcanoes will need more than just two games into the International Basketball League season to mesh.

Trail Blazers final grades for 2012-13 season

By Candace Buckner April 21, 2013 6 a.m.

After a season that produced both exhilarating and exhausting moments, the 2012-2013 Trail Blazers are ready for their report cards.

World team shines at Nike Hoop Summit

By Candace Buckner April 20, 2013 10:01 p.m.

The World team defeated the Americans, 112-98 in the 16th annual Nike Hoop Summit.

Volcanoes set to open new season

By Candace Buckner April 19, 2013 11:10 a.m.

When the Vancouver Volcanoes open the International Basketball League season tonight in Bellingham, the team will resemble its past and coach Joe Navarro hopes that it looks like the 2011 championship season.

Blazers begin preparations for future

By Candace Buckner April 18, 2013 7:01 p.m.

General manager Neil Olshey envisions an active summer on the horizon. “We’re going to be incredibly aggressive over the next two months in building the roster,” he said.

One last lesson for Blazers in season finale

By Candace Buckner April 17, 2013 11:17 p.m.

 PORTLAND -- The last walk to the exits began with time still remaining on the scoreboard and the Trail Blazer rookies still learning on the court.

Blazers grinding to an end

By Candace Buckner April 15, 2013 6 a.m.

On the night inside the Rose Garden when the Portland Trail Blazers dropped their 10th straight game, Damian Lillard repeated one desire during his post-game interviews.

Blazers week ahead 4/15

By Candace Buckner April 15, 2013 6 a.m.

Game of the Week: vs. Warriors

Blazer analysis 4/15

By Candace Buckner April 15, 2013 6 a.m.

A look back at the Blazers week

Westbrook has 33 and Thunder beat Portland 106-90

By Candace Buckner April 12, 2013 10:45 p.m.

Russell Westbrook scored 33 points, including 17 in the third quarter, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the short-handed Portland Trail Blazers 106-90 on Friday night.

Candace Buckner: Age isn't everything, especially to athletes

By Candace Buckner April 12, 2013 6 a.m.

Hanging around the Portland Trail Blazers can make anyone feel ancient.

Lillard set for his next big challenge

By Candace Buckner April 11, 2013 8:59 p.m.

On Thursday morning, Portland Trail Blazers rookie Damian Lillard moved back into the national spotlight with a radio interview on The Dan Patrick Show.

Lakers' guile prevails over Blazers' youth

By Candace Buckner April 10, 2013 11:43 p.m.

Kobe Bryant's record-setting Wednesday night pulled the Lakers to a 113-106 win over a Portland team that started four rookies.

Barton gets first start for banged-up Blazers

By Candace Buckner April 9, 2013 11:51 p.m.

TUALATIN, Ore. -- The adjectives associated with most of the Trail Blazers' starters will not promote confidence as the team seeks to break an eight-game losing streak tonight against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Blazer notes: MRI shows no break for Matthews

By Candace Buckner April 9, 2013 11:24 p.m.

The injury report wasn't completely grim.

Candace Buckner: Blazers need to search for some togetherness

By Candace Buckner April 8, 2013 6 a.m.

Near the end of the Trail Blazers' Saturday practice, a voice from within the huddle called out: "Let's stay together."

Blazers week ahead 4/8

By Candace Buckner April 8, 2013 6 a.m.

Game of the Week: vs. Lakers

Blazer analysis 4/8

By Candace Buckner April 8, 2013 6 a.m.

A look back at last week's Blazers action

After spark, Blazers still fall

By Candace Buckner April 7, 2013 10:44 p.m.

The thrill returned to the Rose Garden on Sunday night, but ultimately, the losing streak rolled on.

Houston rockets past Blazers 116-98

By Candace Buckner April 5, 2013 11:26 p.m.

James Harden had 33 points and the short-handed Houston Rockets edged closer to clinching a playoff spot with a 116-98 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday night.

Seth Jones has the brains & the brawn

By Candace Buckner April 5, 2013 6 a.m.

Seth Jones, a thin 6-foot-4 specimen and son of former NBA player Popeye Jones, is projected to become the first American-born top NHL draft pick since 2007.

Aldridge proclaims himself ready to play

By Candace Buckner April 4, 2013 7:55 p.m.

After participating in a full session of various situational drills, LaMarcus Aldridge proclaimed his return from a sprained right ankle, healthy enough to play Friday night against the Houston Rockets.

Blazers' skid reaches six

By Candace Buckner April 3, 2013 11:08 p.m.

How fitting that an "American Idol" contestant performed the national anthem Wednesday before the Trail Blazers hosted the Memphis Grizzlies, now that the remainder of the season has transformed into one long audition.

Aldridge noticeably missing

By Candace Buckner April 1, 2013 6 a.m.

When the Portland Trail Blazers (33-40) visit the Utah Jazz tonight, LaMarcus Aldridge could very well miss his third straight game due to a right ankle sprain.

Blazers week ahead 4/1

By Candace Buckner April 1, 2013 6 a.m.

Game of the Week and By the Numbers

Blazer analysis 4/1

By Candace Buckner April 1, 2013 6 a.m.

A look back at the Blazers week

Jazz rally to sink Blazers, 105-95

By Candace Buckner March 29, 2013 10:42 p.m.

Mo Williams scored 26 of his 28 points in the second half, and the Utah Jazz rallied with a 19-3 run in the final minutes to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 105-95.

Now it's about Blazers just playing better

By Candace Buckner March 28, 2013 8:34 p.m.

Unfortunately for the Trail Blazers, the video crew did not torch evidence of their loss Wednesday night to the Brooklyn Nets.

Nets deal Blazers' hopes crushing blow

By Candace Buckner March 27, 2013 11:10 p.m.

Reggie Evans set the tone for the Nets’ 111-93 blowout win over the Blazers on Wednesday with his toughness and finished with a career night at the Blazers’ expense.

Playoffs still in sight for Blazers

By Candace Buckner March 26, 2013 11:06 p.m.

The door just won't slam shut in the Western Conference playoff standings.

The whole Maynor truth

By Candace Buckner March 25, 2013 6 a.m.

Want to know a few things about Eric Maynor? Here are 18 truths about the guard the Trail Blazers acquired in a trade with the Thunder on Feb. 21:

Blazer analysis 3/25

By Candace Buckner March 25, 2013 6 a.m.

Looking back at the Blazers week

Blazers week ahead 3/25

By Candace Buckner March 25, 2013 6 a.m.

What's up with the Blazers this week

Candace Buckner: Facing challenge of work vs. tournament

By Candace Buckner March 22, 2013 6 a.m.

Admit it. You, too, didn't get much done on National Play Hooky From Work Day, also known as the first day of March Madness.

Blazers business trip

By Candace Buckner March 18, 2013 6 a.m.

For the final time this season, the Portland Trail Blazers will visit the other coast and have to adjust to different time zones.

Blazer Breakdown 3/18

By Candace Buckner March 18, 2013 6 a.m.

A look back at the Trail Blazers week

Blazers week in review 3/18

By Candace Buckner March 18, 2013 6 a.m.

Cheers, jeers and numbers