By Micah Rice March 29, 2014 11:14 p.m.
Hope springs with the start of every baseball season. But as the losing seasons pile up for the Seattle Mariners, those tender sprouts of optimism struggle to push through the frost.
By Micah Rice March 26, 2014 10:10 p.m.
For many wrestlers, the Mat Classic is an overwhelming experience. Not for Abby Lees. The Washougal freshman's first visit as a competitor at the state tournament was more like a homecoming.
By Micah Rice March 21, 2014 11:25 p.m.
As rebuilding projects go, Clark College's softball team required more than some minor touch-ups.
By Micah Rice March 18, 2014 11:11 p.m.
Two weeks after the biggest wrestling match of his life, Junior Godinho and his coach got back to basics.
By Micah Rice March 16, 2014 6 a.m.
The worst words in sports are those that spotlight and sustain cultural stereotypes.
By Micah Rice March 13, 2014 11:55 p.m.
The hollering might be just as hearty, the clapping just as crisp. But it won't likely be a home run that ignites the Clark College baseball team's dugout this spring.
By Micah Rice March 7, 2014 5:59 p.m.
A second-straight cold performance Friday saw the Hockinson boys basketball season end with their first lopsided loss, a 64-40 defeat to Clarkston.
By Micah Rice March 6, 2014 11:11 p.m.
Lynden's tall firs left Hockinson stumped.
By Micah Rice March 4, 2014 11:34 p.m.
It can all be traced back to Jack's court. Years before the Hockinson boys basketball team qualified for this week's Class 2A state tournament, there were pickup games outside Jack Klodt's house.
By Micah Rice March 2, 2014 6 a.m.
If an office behaved like most locker rooms, everyone would be fired.
By Micah Rice March 1, 2014 9:42 p.m.
Woodland went cold at the worst possible time Saturday in the Class 1A girls basketball regionals, losing to Blaine 39-36.
By Micah Rice February 26, 2014 6:20 p.m.
There's little doubt Clark College is favored to win the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges men's basketball tournament, which begins Saturday in Kennewick.
By Micah Rice February 22, 2014 11:14 p.m.
Hudson's Bay senior Gunnar Metzger was a human steamroller to his opponent in the 152-pound 3A wrestling state title match Saturday at the Tacoma Dome.
By Micah Rice February 22, 2014 12:07 a.m.
TACOMA -- The impact that left him writhing on the mat was the second strongest hit Branden Huft absorbed on Friday.
By Micah Rice February 20, 2014 8:17 p.m.
It's a tempest in the Tacoma Dome. At any moment of the Mat Classic, some 20 wrestling matches might be happening simultaneously. Those are small cyclones in a sea of humanity, as 20,000 people will attend over two days.
By Micah Rice February 18, 2014 11:32 p.m.
Hockinson coach Trevor Person asked guard Alan Haagen to be more aggressive for Tuesday's Class 2A boys basketball district semifinal.
By Micah Rice February 16, 2014 6 a.m.
I can't wait for the day when Michael Sam wouldn't be a big story.
By Micah Rice February 13, 2014 11:20 p.m.
Check here for updates on the bi-district and district tournaments involving Southwest Washington teams.
By Micah Rice February 9, 2014 6 a.m.
Call me less than sympathetic to some Western journalists covering the Sochi Olympics.
By Micah Rice February 7, 2014 6:31 p.m.
Wylicia Faley left almost nothing to spare. The Battle Ground bowler struck early and often Friday in winning her second Class 4A state individual title.
By Micah Rice February 4, 2014 11:07 p.m.
What looked like a coronation became a challenge to the throne.
By Micah Rice February 2, 2014 9:32 p.m.
When Mike and Brittney Gutierrez found their chairs, they figured to be settling in for a football game. It turns out those seats were for a four-hour thrill ride.
By Micah Rice January 27, 2014 11:22 p.m.
Scores updated throughout the night
By Micah Rice January 25, 2014 11:12 p.m.
This year's Portland Trail Blazers haven't lost more than two in a row. It turns out a mean streak is a good way to stop a losing streak.
By Micah Rice January 25, 2014 8:17 p.m.
The Clark College women's basketball team raised the temperature on defense to beat Highline 73-57 for its 14th consecutive win.
By Micah Rice January 24, 2014 11:44 p.m.
The Woodland boys basketball team rode the energy in the gym to a 64-55 win over La Center in one of the area's best small-school rivalries.
By Micah Rice January 23, 2014 10:31 p.m.
Paul Allen's sports world is an exciting place these days. With his Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl and his Portland Trail Blazers among the top teams in the Western Conference, Allen is riding an emotional wave.
By Micah Rice January 23, 2014 8:57 p.m.
Whatever familiarity breeds, the Portland Trail Blazers and their opponents will have plenty of it during the season's second half.
By Micah Rice January 19, 2014 11:21 p.m.
SEATTLE -- Of all the Seattle Seahawks, none was more emotional after Sunday's game than Michael Robinson.
By Micah Rice January 19, 2014 6 a.m.
This could have been an easy column to write. Righteous indignation would be a natural and predictable reaction to "Friday Night Tykes."
By Micah Rice January 17, 2014 10:56 p.m.
Most people call them role players. They're "sideline assassins" to Skyview girls basketball coach Jennifer Buscher.
By Micah Rice January 16, 2014 10:54 p.m.
There is simply Prairie and everyone else. The gap between Prairie's girls basketball team and the rest of the Class 3A Greater St. Helens League came into focus Thursday. But not in the way you'd expect.
By Micah Rice January 14, 2014 11:25 p.m.
Tre Eisenhut's confidence never wavered. The Fort Vancouver guard wasn't going to stop shooting 3-pointers after two cold games to open the Class 3A Greater St. Helens League season.
By Micah Rice January 10, 2014 10:37 p.m.
The Columbia River boys basketball team is shorter than in recent years.
By Micah Rice January 10, 2014 12:40 p.m.
In winning 13 league titles, Mark Morris has ruled the roost atop the Class 2A Greater St. Helens League.