Oregon Tech's Jessi Duncan making most of second chance

By Kurt Zimmer April 2, 2015 6:04 a.m.

A year away from playing softball made Oregon Tech pitcher Jessi Duncan realize what she was missing.

College notebook: Wonderly all-league in bars, balance beam

By Kurt Zimmer March 25, 2015 11:22 p.m.

Sacramento State University senior gymnast Kayla Wonderly of La Center was named All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in balance beam and uneven bars at the MPSF championships Saturday in Anchorage, Alaska.

Gymnastics winding down, but quartet's friendship still strong

By Kurt Zimmer March 12, 2015 6:05 a.m.

The four little girls were 6 years old when they met at Naydenov Gymnastics. Vancouver's KayCee Gassaway and Kalliah McCartney, Dallas Smith of Heisson and Kayla Wonderly of La Center are now college seniors.

Last hurrah drives Lauren Goecke at Cal Poly Pomona

By Kurt Zimmer March 5, 2015 6:05 a.m.

Lauren Goecke has been so close twice before, reaching the state championship game as a Prairie High School senior and the NCAA Division II Final Four last year as a Cal Poly Pomona junior.

Cross training leads King's Way graduate Coval to skiing nationals

By Kurt Zimmer February 26, 2015 6:05 a.m.

Carter Coval played basketball and football at King's Way Christian School, but it was his recreational pursuits of cycling, skiing and mountaineering that led him to Colorado Mesa University.

Woodward, Ward-El on point at USD

By Kurt Zimmer February 19, 2015 6:05 a.m.

Linked by one glorious night for Clark County high school girls basketball, Cori Woodward and Aubrey Ward-El are now collegiate teammates at the University of San Diego.

EWU's Melissa Williams coming 'home' with Eagles

By Kurt Zimmer February 12, 2015 6:05 a.m.

Melissa Williams is hoping to make the most of her final game in the area when her Eastern Washington University basketball team plays Saturday at Portland State.

Mountain View's Lynelle Decker goes two distances for Seattle Pacific

By Kurt Zimmer February 5, 2015 6:05 a.m.

Lynelle Decker and her coaches are still trying to figure out exactly what kind of runner she is.

Skyview High graduate Bowen finds she belongs at Chico State

By Kurt Zimmer January 29, 2015 6:05 a.m.

After a difficult freshman year cut short at Seattle Pacific University, Brooke Bowen was questioning her love for basketball.

Hockinson runner Shannon Porter back on track

By Kurt Zimmer January 21, 2015 9:54 p.m.

After going from major college to junior college then through three years of life experience away from collegiate competition, the Hockinson High School graduate sees the positives in her life experience.

WWU's Guenther, Reiter make most of nationals course

By Kurt Zimmer December 10, 2014 11 p.m.

Being from the Pacific Northwest, Taylor Guenther and Austen Reiter felt right at home Saturday in the slop of the NCAA Division II National Cross Country Championships.

Evergreen grad Haynes faces tough task at NCAA volleyball

By Kurt Zimmer December 4, 2014 8:50 a.m.

Cal State Bakersfield was not supposed to still be playing volleyball this week.

Tuholski, Van Valey part of historic season at Northwest Nazarene U.

By Kurt Zimmer November 26, 2014 8 p.m.

A historically great season for Northwest Nazarene University volleyball came to a sudden end Thursday.

Pacific Lutheran's Aguiar looks to stay in the game

By Kurt Zimmer November 19, 2014 11 p.m.

Skyview High School graduate Amber Aguiar was named Northwest Conference Libero of the Year for the second time in the two seasons she played that position at Pacific Lutheran University.

Hawaii Pacific's Doerfler bids aloha to college volleyball

By Kurt Zimmer November 19, 2014 11 p.m.

Haley Doerfler's competitive volleyball career came to a close Saturday. Or maybe not.

Skyview grad Skadsen balances school, sports, health at Arizona

By Kurt Zimmer November 12, 2014 11 p.m.

There are a lot of demands on Sheaffer Skadsen's time. Skadsen is organized because she has to be.

College notebook: Wourms part of history for Pacific cross country

By Kurt Zimmer November 5, 2014 9:17 p.m.

University of the Pacific junior Lindsay Wourms, a Camas High grad, helped the Tigers to the best finish at the West Coast Conference championships in program history Saturday, while running the fastest individual race time in school history.

Haden's starting goal realized after wait at WWU

By Kurt Zimmer November 6, 2014 8:29 a.m.

Patience is a virtue. Ashley Haden's junior season as goalkeeper of the undefeated Western Washington women's soccer team demonstrates that good things come to those who wait.

B.G. grad Black leads Eastern Washington into postseason

By Kurt Zimmer October 29, 2014 9:28 p.m.

Picked to finish dead last this year in a preseason vote of Big Sky Conference coaches, Eastern Washington instead is one of three teams to have already clinched a place in next week's conference tournament.

College notebook: NWC honors again for Whitworth's Berriman

By Kurt Zimmer October 16, 2014 4:27 p.m.

Whitworth University sophomore forward Rylan Berriman has been named Northwest Conference Men's Soccer Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week for Oct. 6-12.

College Notebook: GFU heptathlete Arn garners All-America status

By Kurt Zimmer May 28, 2014 5:10 p.m.

George Fox University junior Charity Arn of Woodland placed fifth in the heptathlon at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships, garnering All-America status.

College notebook: Linfield outfielder Middelstadt named NFCA All-West Region

By Kurt Zimmer May 15, 2014 6 a.m.

Linfield College junior center fielder Grace Middelstadt was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association West Region all-star.

Catball's Clark County Connection

By Kurt Zimmer May 1, 2014 6 a.m.

Success is sustained by not taking success for granted. As the Linfield College softball team prepares for its 11th consecutive trip to NCAA Division III regionals with no idea of who or where it will play next, the Wildcats focus on continuing incremental improvement.

College Notebook: Sac State gymnast McCartney qualifies for NCAA nationals

By Kurt Zimmer April 9, 2014 11:06 p.m.

Sacramento State University junior Kalliah McCartney of Vancouver is the first Hornet in program history to qualify for the NCAA Division I championships.

College notebook: Boxers' Malychewski returns to NCAA-III wrestling nationals

By Kurt Zimmer March 6, 2014 6 a.m.

Pacific University senior Caleb Malychewski will end his collegiate career at the NCAA Division III national championships.

College notebook: Arn sets George Fox school record again in indoor pentathlon

By Kurt Zimmer February 6, 2014 6 a.m.

George Fox University junior Charity Arn placed third in the women's pentathlon at the Ed Jacoby Invitational and Multi-Events met held Friday and Saturday at Boise State University.

Prairie grad Irwin takes her volleyball career to Europe

By Kurt Zimmer January 29, 2014 11:13 p.m.

Camryn Irwin has been planning this for a long time.

Collegiate gymnasts from Clark County overcome injuries

By Kurt Zimmer January 16, 2014 6:05 a.m.

Last season did not go as planned for three Clark County collegiate gymnasts.

College Notebook: Kimsey helps Cavaliers win NAIA soccer crown

By Kurt Zimmer December 12, 2013 6 a.m.

Hannah Kimsey's collegiate soccer career went from a difficult start to a euphoric finish.

College Notebook: Kimsey, Concordia primed for another run at NAIA nationals

By Kurt Zimmer November 21, 2013 6 a.m.

Hannah Kimsey just couldn't part with the trophies.

Clark College basketball teams set for tipoff

By Kurt Zimmer November 16, 2013 12:20 a.m.

With both head coaches entering their second season at Clark College, Al Aldridge and Alex Kirk are making the Penguins programs their own.

College notebook: PLU's Aguiar garners All-NWC libero honor

By Kurt Zimmer November 14, 2013 12:20 a.m.

After two seasons learning from one of the best, Amber Aguiar has become one of the best.

College notebook: Big Sky Conference honors PSU's Brown

By Kurt Zimmer November 7, 2013 6 a.m.

Portland State junior forward Eryn Brown was named to the All-Big Sky second team in selections announced Tuesday.

College notebook: Concordia's Danciu garners honor, near school goals record

By Kurt Zimmer October 31, 2013 6 a.m.

Concordia University senior Septi Danciu was named the Cascade Collegiate Conference's Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for Oct. 20-26.

Position change not a difficult switch for WWU soccer's Sych

By Kurt Zimmer October 16, 2013 11:11 p.m.

Brina Sych became more defensive when she arrived in college. A midfielder in high school, she converted to a defender at Western Washington University.

Doerfler ignores illness for Hawaii Pacific volleyball

By Kurt Zimmer October 2, 2013 11 p.m.

Hawaii Pacific University middle hitter Haley Doerfler made BYU-Hawaii sick with her performance Thursday.

Camas' Sorensen, Eastern Oregon team aiming for nationals

By Kurt Zimmer October 2, 2013 10:55 p.m.

Stefani Sorensen wanted to play college volleyball somewhere where she would have an opportunity to actually play right away.

Black matches Eastern Washington career scoring mark

By Kurt Zimmer September 26, 2013 9:04 a.m.

Nearly there only halfway into her collegiate soccer career, Cassie Black figured that the record would be hers eventually.

College notebook: Kimsey, Eckler help Concordia beat Carroll

By Kurt Zimmer September 26, 2013 6 a.m.

Vancouver high school graduates scored both goals as Concordia University defeated Carroll College 2-0 in the Cavalier Cup tournament Friday in Portland. And they put the ball past a Camas High School graduate to do it.

College notebook: Frontier Conference honors Carroll Coll. goalkeeper Carter

By Kurt Zimmer September 19, 2013 6 a.m.

Carroll College freshman goalkeeper Jamie Carter was named the Frontier Conference Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for the first week of September.

Healthy Eryn Brown scoring again for Vikings

By Kurt Zimmer September 12, 2013 6 a.m.

Portland State's leading goal scorer as a freshman in 2010, the Camas High School graduate is back in that form after one season lost to injury and another regaining confidence.

College notebook: Conferences honor Clark County athletes

By Kurt Zimmer September 12, 2013 6 a.m.

Athlete of the week honors from the NAIA Cascade Conference and NCAA Division III Northwest Conference were bestowed on several Clark County during the opening weeks of the 2013 fall sports seasons:

Clark County connection continues for Concordia throwers

By Kurt Zimmer May 30, 2013 6:04 a.m.

Neither Gabi Dixson nor Johna McEllrath were thrilled about their regular seasons in outdoor track and field this spring. The final competition of the season changed all of that for the Concordia University throwers.

College notebook: Linfield outfielder Carson named D-III All-America player

By Kurt Zimmer May 23, 2013 6 a.m.

Linfield College sophomore right fielder Erin Carson was named an NCAA Division III All-American by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

College Notebook: Washington State's Adamko focused on NCAA competition

By Kurt Zimmer May 16, 2013 6:04 a.m.

Washington State sophomore Anna Adamko placed second in the women's javelin at the Pacific-12 Conference track and field championships. But her season was not all smooth sailing.

Local trio keep winning softball tradition rolling at Linfield

By Kurt Zimmer May 9, 2013 6 a.m.

The Linfield College softball team is back. Actually, the Wildcats never went anywhere.

College notebook: Offseason changes pay off for Corban senior pitcher Virtue

By Kurt Zimmer May 2, 2013 6 a.m.

Changes during the offseason put Caleb Virtue into position for a solid senior baseball season.

College Notebook: McCartney just misses qualifying for gymnastics nationals

By Kurt Zimmer April 11, 2013 6:04 a.m.

Being an honorary member of a championship team was nice, but Kalliah McCartney would have rather had more of her teammates with her Saturday.

College Notebook: Concordia's Herman looks to team honors in his senior season

By Kurt Zimmer March 21, 2013 6 a.m.

It's not that Adam Herman doesn't appreciate the individual accolades, because those are nice to have.

Clark County athletes snare indoor national titles

By Kurt Zimmer March 7, 2013 6:05 a.m.

Junia Limage expected to win. Gabi Dixson, not so much. But each Concordia University senior concluded her indoor track and field career at the Spire Institute in Geneva, Ohio as a national champion.