Skyview baseball bounces back against Camas

By Micah Rice April 15, 2014 9:29 p.m.

In baseball, a short memory can be a good thing. Skyview beat Camas 8-5 on Tuesday, putting a lopsided loss 24 hours earlier to Camas further in the past.

Micah Rice: League offers ultimate fun

By Micah Rice April 12, 2014 11:05 p.m.

CAMAS — If you were on the field at Doc Harris Stadium on Saturday, hopefully you kept your eyes up and head on a swivel. My brief lapse of focus ended when a flying plastic disc whizzed by my neck.

Micah Rice: Porter keeps looking ahead

By Micah Rice April 5, 2014 5:04 p.m.

Elation and frustration, ability and futility, it was on display over 90-plus entertaining and perplexing minutes Saturday.

Micah Rice: Adrift Mariners need to find solid ground

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.

All-Region girls wrestling: Abby Lees is maven of the mat

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.

Micah Rice: Time to revisit one-and-done

By Micah Rice March 23, 2014 6 a.m.

My 5-year-old daughter was visibly upset when I broke the news.

Rejuvenated Clark softball looks to build winning foundation

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.

Thursday (March 20) prep sports results

By Micah Rice March 20, 2014 8 p.m.

Softball, baseball, soccer, track and golf scores updated throughout evening.

All-Region Wrestling: For Godinho, a special Union between son & father

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.

Micah Rice: Time for these offensive clichés to retire

By Micah Rice March 16, 2014 6 a.m.

The worst words in sports are those that spotlight and sustain cultural stereotypes.

Clark baseball team hopes small ball leads to big improvement

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.

Micah Rice: Spring football should be left alone

By Micah Rice March 9, 2014 6 a.m.

In recent years, a few football addicts have proposed turning college spring football into a full-on bender. Back away from the buffet, I say.

2A boys basketball: Hockinson's season ends with loss to Clarkston

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.

2A boys basketball: Hockinson boys come up short vs. Lynden

By Micah Rice March 6, 2014 11:11 p.m.

Lynden's tall firs left Hockinson stumped.

Hockinson boys basketball team led by senior group of friends

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.

Micah Rice: Locker rooms are their own work environments

By Micah Rice March 2, 2014 6 a.m.

If an office behaved like most locker rooms, everyone would be fired.

Woodland girls go cold at wrong time, fall to Blaine

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.

Shot at state gets away from Woodland boys

By Micah Rice February 28, 2014 11:36 p.m.

A lost rebound here, a missed free throw there. It all added up to end Woodland's season in a 49-44 loss to Cascade Christian in a Class 1A regional on Friday.

Clark College's Bond seeks that elusive title

By Micah Rice February 28, 2014 6 a.m.

In the motley mix of any college basketball team, some players bring championship pedigree.

Clark men's basketball on hot streak headed into postseason

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.

Micah Rice: Looking back, it's all worth a laugh

By Micah Rice February 23, 2014 6 a.m.

In the wake of the Seahawks' Super Bowl victory, fans have dug up many clips of experts bashing Seattle's recent draft choices.

Fearless Metzger captures 3A state wrestling crown

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.

4A wrestling: Union has some work to do at state

By Micah Rice February 22, 2014 12:17 a.m.

Union is tied for fourth place and 4 1/2 points behind second-place Tahoma. Lake Stevens, however, leads with 70 points and has six wrestlers in Saturday's semifinals.

State wresting: Mountain View's Huft battles through pain for one of four team wins

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.

State Wrestling: Experience key to Union, Mountain View trophy hopes

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.

Boys basketball: Haagen heats up as Hockinson beats Capital

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.

Micah Rice: Sam story is still big because it is a first

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.

High school playoff basketball scoreboard, Feb. 13

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.

Micah Rice: Putin's Russia at odds with Olympic ideal

By Micah Rice February 9, 2014 6 a.m.

Call me less than sympathetic to some Western journalists covering the Sochi Olympics.

Battle Ground's Faley sets record to win state bowling title (with video)  

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.

Boys basketball: Big rally runs out of gas for Woodland against Kalama

By Micah Rice February 4, 2014 11:07 p.m.

What looked like a coronation became a challenge to the throne.

Win elates Seahawks fans from Vancouver to New York

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.

Micah Rice: Seahawks fans, savor this day

By Micah Rice February 1, 2014 11:03 p.m.

This is your day, Seahawks fans. Savor the snacks. Adore the absurd. Bask in the bombast. And at least once today, stop for a moment and take it all in.

Monday (Jan. 27) high school basketball scoreboard

By Micah Rice January 27, 2014 11:22 p.m.

Scores updated throughout the night

Micah Rice: Small losing streak can spark mean streak in Blazers

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.

Top-ranked Clark storms past No. 3 Highline

By Micah Rice January 25, 2014 9:47 p.m.

Saturday, Clark's shooters made it rain. Eleven 3-pointers helped the Penguins beat Highline 94-77 for their 14th straight win.

Clark College women raise heat on defense to beat Highline

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.

Boys basketball: Woodland thrills crowd with comeback win over La Center

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.

Paul Allen riding emotional wave with Seahawks, Blazers

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.

Blazers notebook: Second half of season won't be easy

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.

Micah Rice: Sherman's ego part of the package

By Micah Rice January 19, 2014 11:25 p.m.

But games as close as Sunday's NFC Championship are won by big players making big plays at big times. That's why it was fitting Richard Sherman found himself in the middle of the Sunday's climactic moment.

Seahawks notebook: Trying times pay off for Seattle's Robinson

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.

Micah Rice: 'Friday Night Tykes' is pure train-wreck television

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."

Girls basketball: Skyview players fill their role in win over Union

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.

Girls basketball: Prairie wins, but Columbia River not discouraged

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.

Boys basketball: Fort Vancouver heats up, beats Prairie

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.

Micah Rice: Seahawks' game can weather storm

By Micah Rice January 11, 2014 9:21 p.m.

The Northwest Vortex swallowed up the gentle Brees.

Boys basketball: Columbia River puts away Hudson's Bay in second half

By Micah Rice January 10, 2014 10:37 p.m.

The Columbia River boys basketball team is shorter than in recent years.

Hockinson boys grind out basketball win over Mark Morris

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.

Micah Rice: Running community is a strong one

By Micah Rice January 5, 2014 6 a.m.

Memories were refreshed last week when The Associated Press unveiled its top stories of 2013. The Boston Marathon bombings were the No. 1 sports story and No. 2 story overall.