Big 4A names punch tickets to state track and field meet

By Greg Jayne May 17, 2013 11:20 p.m.

The big names performed as expected, but Friday's Class 4A bi-district track and field meet was really about people like Camille Parsons.

Greg Jayne: On Mother's Day, this mom will watch Klay

By Greg Jayne May 12, 2013 6 a.m.

Julie Thompson’s Mother’s Day will be different from most.

By the Numbers: Good news if you are fan of the whiff

By Greg Jayne May 11, 2013 6 a.m.

What once was a gentle breeze has turned into hurricane-force winds. Major-league hitters are swinging and missing at a record rate.

4A district track: Motivation carries the day

By Greg Jayne May 9, 2013 11:16 p.m.

Kevin Washington turned his disappointment into elation Thursday.

3A district track: Team effort has Prairie soaring

By Greg Jayne May 9, 2013 11:14 p.m.

When Peter Zalk, James Phillips, and Josiah Schmidt went 1-2-4 in the first race of the day Thursday, it was a harbinger of things to come for the Prairie boys track and field team.

Prairie's Phillips loves challenge at 3A district track meet

By Greg Jayne May 8, 2013 11:43 p.m.

James Phillips must have a little bit of masochist in him.

Camas' Anderson gets fast start at 4A district track meet

By Greg Jayne May 8, 2013 11:36 p.m.

With a big day scheduled for Thursday, Grayson Anderson already has had a big meet.

Greg Jayne: Sorrow for NBA diehards in Seattle

By Greg Jayne May 5, 2013 6 a.m.

They didn't deserve this, that's for sure.

By the Numbers: Where there's Smoak, there's little fire

By Greg Jayne May 4, 2013 6 a.m.

Justin Smoak is the most prominent symbol of Seattle's ineptitude over the past four seasons.

Greg Jayne: Next goal for Keller: Marines

By Greg Jayne April 28, 2013 6 a.m.

He says he'll be back. He says there's time. He says he's young.

By the Numbers: The numbers keep climbing on Felix

By Greg Jayne April 27, 2013 6 a.m.

The first victory came on Aug. 9, 2005, 1-0 over the Minnesota Twins, when Felix Hernandez was 19 years, 4 months, and 1 day old.

By the Numbers: Cubs need to build team, not ballpark

By Greg Jayne April 20, 2013 6 a.m.

There might be something to this notion that Wrigley Field has kept the Cubs down for all these years.

Greg Jayne: Attacks show our worst, our best

By Greg Jayne April 16, 2013 6 a.m.

There are no words to explain the depravity that led somebody to detonate two bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Greg Jayne: There's always more to tell about legendary coaches

By Greg Jayne April 14, 2013 6 a.m.

The well-deserved tributes have started, and there's no telling when they will run their course.

The Fan Experience: Buying in

By Greg Jayne April 14, 2013 6 a.m.

The question becomes a simple one: What kind of experience do fans receive for their entertainment dollar?

By the Numbers: There's a WAR going on in baseball

By Greg Jayne April 13, 2013 6 a.m.

By the end of the 2012 baseball season, there was so much talk about WAR that you thought you were listening to a classic rock station.

Greg Jayne: Crush of life hasn't held back Patterson

By Greg Jayne April 7, 2013 6 a.m.

Her biography from the past year could be a primer for the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale.

By the Numbers: Robinson The Ballplayer left a legacy

By Greg Jayne April 6, 2013 6 a.m.

Attempting to capitalize on the opening of baseball season, Hollywood will be unfurling "42" this week.

Greg Jayne: Finding something to believe in

By Greg Jayne March 31, 2013 6 a.m.

It has become one of sports' great philosophical questions, a query that demands Socratic debate: What if everybody believed that nobody believed in them?

Prep roundup: Efraimson surprises with fast 1,500

By Greg Jayne March 16, 2013 11:03 p.m.

Alexa Efraimson surprised even herself Saturday.

Greg Jayne: Call to retire Roy's number a symptom of mediocrity

By Greg Jayne March 10, 2013 6 a.m.

It was a nice moment, a powerful moment, and yet it raised some philosophical questions. You know, questions about expectations, and questions about demands, and questions about the acceptance of mediocrity.

Greg Jayne: Postseason should be concern No. 1 for Gonzaga

By Greg Jayne March 3, 2013 6 a.m.

Gonzaga is poised to ascend to the No. 1 spot in the college basketball rankings when the polls are released Monday, a status that 10 years ago seemed unlikely.

Greg Jayne: Seattle an Olympic city?

By Greg Jayne February 24, 2013 6 a.m.

Why couldn't the largest city in the Northwest host an Olympic Games?

Boys basketball live chat on Saturday

By Greg Jayne February 22, 2013 8 p.m.

The Columbian will be running a live chat Saturday, providing fans with updates from boys basketball regional games.

Girls basketball live chat on Friday

By Greg Jayne February 22, 2013 6:14 p.m.

The Columbian will be running a live chat Friday, providing fans with updates from girls basketball regional games.

Greg Jayne: Al Aldridge still learning on the job

By Greg Jayne February 10, 2013 6 a.m.

After 62 years on this earth and 32 seasons as a basketball coach and 710 victories that included six state championships, Al Aldridge has adjusted.

Plainsmen team up for district crown

By Greg Jayne February 9, 2013 11:03 p.m.

According to Evergreen boys basketball coach Brian Witherspoon, his team's most important goal in any given game is to have four players score in double figures.

White's 3-pointer stems inspired Battle Ground rally

By Greg Jayne February 9, 2013 12 a.m.

At the moment when panic could well have been setting in, Andrew White calmly lined up a shot from behind the 3-point line Friday.

Greg Jayne: NFL experience too raw for some

By Greg Jayne February 3, 2013 6:01 a.m.

You see, NFL fandom on any given Sunday has become a tribal ritual. Go to a game at any stadium in the league and you can witness a Lord of the Flies mentality.

Greg Jayne: Providing opportunity comes with cost

By Greg Jayne January 27, 2013 6:01 a.m.

Governments, we have learned time and time again, are masters of the noble idea and the nonexistent checkbook.

Greg Jayne: We all love good story whether fact or fiction

By Greg Jayne January 20, 2013 6:01 a.m.

The truth, they say, is out there. Somewhere between the myth-making and the hero-worship and the legend-building, somewhere beyond the darkness of fiction and the fog of what we wish to be true, stands the brightness that is the truth.

Greg Jayne column: Many questions about Kelly's job change

By Greg Jayne January 16, 2013 4:18 p.m.

Questions? Of course there are questions.

Titanic point total for Union wrestlers

By Greg Jayne January 12, 2013 11:27 p.m.

Union scored the most points in the team race Saturday, but Prairie might have provided the most entertainment.

For Tully, winning title is art form at Clark County

By Greg Jayne January 12, 2013 11:26 p.m.

For Erin Tully, the path to the Clark County Wrestling Championships began years ago is a completely different type of venue.

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.