Greg Jayne: Hall of Fame is not Hall of Good Guys

By Greg Jayne January 6, 2013 6:04 a.m.

The Hall of Fame class of 2013 will be announced Wednesday, and it will be the most scrutinized vote in the history of the institution.

Greg Jayne: Much is still possible for Seahawks

By Greg Jayne December 23, 2012 10:22 p.m.

In a game that it needed to win against a strong opponent, the Seahawks (10-5) turned in the Mother of All Blowouts, building a 28-3 lead in the first 28 minutes.

Greg Jayne: Athletes may end up being false idols

By Greg Jayne December 23, 2012 6:01 a.m.

The lesson, as usual, is to not lionize sports figures while they are still alive.

Greg Jayne: Prairie quickly showing it's still good

By Greg Jayne December 16, 2012 6 a.m.

Consider this a warning. Or maybe just a suggestion. Or perhaps simply some words of wisdom.

Pressure delivers win for Prairie girls basketball

By Greg Jayne December 15, 2012 12:05 a.m.

After struggling to a pair of non-league girls basketball victories in recent weeks, Prairie left no doubt about Friday's game at Union.

Greg Jayne: College athletes get schooled in finance

By Greg Jayne December 9, 2012 6 a.m.

When the issue of paying college athletes showed up in the news again last week, I gave Josh Tschirgi a call.

Prairie volleyball coach steps down

By Greg Jayne December 4, 2012 6 a.m.

It wasn't a matter of burnout or timing or even a desire to go out on top, Andrea Doerfler says.

Greg Jayne: Fine is Stern's abuse of force

By Greg Jayne December 2, 2012 6 a.m.

The Spurs decided to rest four of their best players — Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, and Danny Green — for a nationally televised game against the Miami Heat. This did not sit well with Darth Stern.

Greg Jayne: Papermakers' dreams will get bigger

By Greg Jayne November 24, 2012 10:18 p.m.

So while Camas lost 51-28 to Skyline of Sammamish on Saturday in the Class 4A football playoffs at the Tacoma Dome, it was only reasonable to ask about next season.

Camas-Skyline football semifinal live chat

By Greg Jayne November 23, 2012 7:26 p.m.

Columbian sports editor Greg Jayne will be providing play-by-play coverage from Saturday's Class 4A state football semifinal game between Camas and Skyline of Sammamish.

Greg Jayne: The king is dead? Not yet

By Greg Jayne November 18, 2012 6 a.m.

The only fate worse than that which befell the Ducks was what happened Kansas State, which was No. 1 in the BCS standings until being pounded, pummeled and pureed by Baylor.

Prairie claims 3A state volleyball title

By Greg Jayne November 11, 2012 6 a.m.

Prairie defeated North Thurston of Lacey, 25-20, 25-22, 25-16 to claim the Class 3A state volleyball championship on Saturday night.

Camas takes fifth place at state volleyball

By Greg Jayne November 10, 2012 8:34 p.m.

The Papermakers win their final match, bringing home some hardware in first year as a Class 4A program

Prairie reaches volleyball title match

By Greg Jayne November 10, 2012 3:26 p.m.

Falcons will play Saturday night for state championship

Prairie volleyball into state semifinals

By Greg Jayne November 10, 2012 6 a.m.

At times Friday, the only thing that could stop the Prairie High School volleyball team was the Prairie High School volleyball team.

River VB rolls into 3A state tourney

By Greg Jayne November 9, 2012 6 a.m.

After rolling to the championship in the bi-district volleyball tournament last week, Columbia River might not be able to sneak up on foes this weekend.

Greg Jayne: For this column, I gave 110 percent

By Greg Jayne November 4, 2012 6 a.m.

One of the earliest lessons of journalism school is that you should avoid cliches in your writing.

1A football: Woodland advances to state convincingly

By Greg Jayne November 3, 2012 6 a.m.

WOODLAND -- They found inspiration in a loss the previous week. So when the Woodland Beavers came away from their Class 1A district playoff Friday with a 28-3 victory over Tenino, there were several levels of satisfaction to be found.

McDonagh making big strides at PSU

By Greg Jayne November 2, 2012 6 a.m.

It hasn't taken Portland State's opponents long to learn what Clark County high schools knew the past couple years.

Greg Jayne: Season-opening victory gives Blazers some hope

By Greg Jayne November 1, 2012 6 a.m.

It is tempting, yet perilous, to read too much into the first game of an interminable NBA season. There are, after all, only 81 more to go.

Greg Jayne: James still has winning formula

By Greg Jayne October 28, 2012 6 a.m.

Every college football program goes through good cycles and bad cycles; it's just that each school has a different paradigm through which it defines "good" and "bad."

La Center hangs on in the end to win Trico title

By Greg Jayne October 27, 2012 6 a.m.

WOODLAND -- With a league title and an unbeaten regular season up for grabs Friday, La Center relied upon its sure hands.

Greg Jayne: Title IX brings out the gadflies

By Greg Jayne October 21, 2012 6 a.m.

According to Webster, a gadfly is "a person who stimulates or annoys, especially by persistent criticism." And Herb Dempsey is perfectly fine with that description.

Greg Jayne: Seahawks' Wilson got the one chance he needed

By Greg Jayne October 15, 2012 6 a.m.

Because New England — big, bad, Super-Bowl-or-bust New England — couldn't land a knockout punch, the Seattle Seahawks danced away with a 24-23 victory.

4A GSHL football: Heritage 12, Battle Ground 7

By Greg Jayne October 13, 2012 6 a.m.

Heritage stopped Battle Ground from inside the 1-yard line on the final two plays of the game Friday, coming away with a 12-7 victory.

GREG JAYNE: Of champagne dreams and court-storming wishes

By Greg Jayne October 7, 2012 6 a.m.

In truth, it was reminiscent of the High Five'n White Guys.

Offense joins the party, Spudders pull away

By Greg Jayne October 6, 2012 6 a.m.

It took awhile, but Ridgefield's offense caught up with its defense Friday.

Blazers on defense as camp opens

By Greg Jayne October 3, 2012 6 a.m.

TUALATIN, Ore. -- The problem is easy to identify.

JAYNE: Defense can add grit to Pac-12

By Greg Jayne September 30, 2012 6 a.m.

Steve Sarkisian better be careful. Any more quips like that and he'll get himself kicked out of the club.

Mountain View running backs just do it

By Greg Jayne September 29, 2012 6 a.m.

In the second half of a 49-21 win over Prairie, Mountain View rushed for 384 yards en route to a Class 3A Greater St. Helens League victory. The Thunder finished with 483 yards on the ground, led by 234 from Austin Mace and 166 from Falls.

JAYNE: Not all athletes choose to move

By Greg Jayne September 23, 2012 6 a.m.

It seems, sometimes, as though high school is the new college.

Mountain View can't outgrind Peninsula

By Greg Jayne September 22, 2012 6 a.m.

Mountain View had the right formula Friday, but the math just didn't add up.

Greg Jayne: Arena deal is overdue good news for Seattle

By Greg Jayne September 16, 2012 6 a.m.

They were due for some good news. Goodness knows, they were due. Seattle sports fans have spent the past couple years feeling like the early worm that has an unfortunate encounter with the early bird. The Seahawks, Mariners, and Huskies have ranged from dreadful to bland; the Sonics have been relegated to the dust bin of history.

Non-league football: Enumclaw 54, Heritage 35

By Greg Jayne September 15, 2012 6 a.m.

Enumclaw 54, Heritage 35

Mountain View grinds out victory over Evergreen

By Greg Jayne September 8, 2012 6 a.m.

The Thunder rushed for an efficient 210 yards in the contest and pulled away in the fourth quarter Friday for a 38-21 non-league victory over Evergreen at McKenzie Stadium.

Greg Jayne: As far as your TV goes, it's Vancouver, Ore.

By Greg Jayne September 2, 2012 6 a.m.

It's like an alternate universe. You wake up in the morning in Vancouver, safely across the river from Portland, and flip on the TV hoping to watch the newly minted Pac-12 Networks. You expect to see the Washington version of the Pac-12 Networks, aware that the conference's effort to take over the world consists of seven -- yes, seven! -- different channels. And instead, you are reminded that Comcast thinks Clark County is in Oregon.

Frankly, QB leads Columbia River past Heritage

By Greg Jayne September 1, 2012 6 a.m.

Quarterback Clayton Frank accounted for more than 400 yards of offense and five touchdowns Friday for Columbia River.

By the Numbers: Trade may have been too late for resurgent Seattle

By Greg Jayne August 25, 2012 6 a.m.

As the Mariners become the talk of Seattle again, one lingering question remains: What if they had the foresight to give up on Ichiro and Justin Smoak when they should have?

JAYNE: Cost can be high for gold medals

By Greg Jayne August 19, 2012 6 a.m.

If there's one thing the Games of London taught me, it's that I am (weep) failing as a parent.

By the Numbers: Perfect games aren't as common as 2012 indicates

By Greg Jayne August 18, 2012 6 a.m.

When Felix Hernandez became the 23rd of 403,656 pitchers to throw a perfect game, well, it was rather unusual.

By the Numbers: No. 1 picks often reveal crapshoot nature of draft

By Greg Jayne August 11, 2012 6 a.m.

Unlike the NBA and the NFL, baseball's draft often is a crapshoot.

Torn ACL limits Patterson at Olympics

By Greg Jayne August 7, 2012 6:49 a.m.

Vancouver native competes in women's javelin throw

Vancouver fencer just misses Olympic medal

By Greg Jayne August 1, 2012 11:49 a.m.

Seth Kelsey loses tight bouts in semifinals and medal round.

By the Numbers: Despite lack of spectacular numbers, Ichiro belongs in Hall

By Greg Jayne July 28, 2012 6 a.m.

Does Ichiro, based solely on his accomplishments on the field, belong in the Hall of Fame? Is he one of the 200 or so best players in major-league history?

Local Olympians cherish role

By Greg Jayne July 26, 2012 6 a.m.

Among the thousands of words that could be used to describe the Olympic experience, Seth Kelsey sums it up with a handful:

Jayne: Patterson won't be felled by bad knee

By Greg Jayne July 15, 2012 6 a.m.

Kara Patterson is thinking positively. She's upbeat. She's focused. She's determined to make lemons out of lemonade.

By the Numbers: Hitting at Safeco might be in Mariners' heads

By Greg Jayne July 14, 2012 6 a.m.

Believe it or not, there is some good news about the Mariners' offense.

Jayne: Fire up the DeLorean, we're going back in time

By Greg Jayne July 8, 2012 6 a.m.

What sports would we change if we could go back in time?

By the Numbers: Rumor has it there's still baseball in Kansas City

By Greg Jayne July 7, 2012 6 a.m.

Unlike most versions of baseball's All-Star Game, Tuesday's edition is destined to be historic. It will, after all, remind America that there is a major-league team in Kansas City.

Patterson locks up 2nd Olympic trip

By Greg Jayne July 1, 2012 5:31 p.m.

Skyview High School graduate Kara Patterson wrapped up her second trip to the Olympics on Sunday, finishing second in the women’s javelin at the U.S. Olympic Trials.