Community notebook: Washougal paddleboard event set for weekend

By Paul Danzer August 24, 2015 8:01 p.m.

The second Standup Paddleboard Salmon Classic will take place on Sunday on the Columbia River at Cottonwood Beach in Washougal.

Salmon Creek Nemesis girls selected for national youth soccer league

By Paul Danzer August 24, 2015 6 p.m.

The FC Salmon Creek Nemesis girls soccer team did not win any championships on its summer travels. But the team did land one significant prize.

Timbers rally late to tie Dynamo

By Paul Danzer August 22, 2015 12 a.m.

It was a dissatisfying — yet electric — tie for the Portland Timbers on Friday at Providence Park.

Hazel Dell Metro falls in World Series semifinals

By Paul Danzer August 21, 2015 6:12 p.m.

New Jersey team blanks Vancouver entry 4-0 in semifinals at Babe Ruth Baseball World Series at Pine Bluff, Ark.

Timbers seek right combination to spark strong finish

By Paul Danzer August 20, 2015 10:52 p.m.

Without question, the Portland Timbers need to crank up their goal scoring if they are going to finish near the top of the tough Western Conference.

Hazel Dell Metro loses last pool game at Babe Ruth Series

By Paul Danzer August 20, 2015 6:19 p.m.

Loss to Virginia team means no bye, Hazel Dell Metro 14-year-olds will play a quarterfinal Friday morning in Pine Bluff, Ark.

Wednesday loss eliminates Camas-Washougal from Babe Ruth World Series

By Paul Danzer August 19, 2015 12:05 p.m.

Loss to team from Maine leaves Camas-Washougal short of quarterfinals at 13-year-olds Babe Ruth World Series.

Volcanoes players win Hoops on the River elite title

By Paul Danzer August 17, 2015 11:18 p.m.

A team of players from the Vancouver Volcanoes won the men's elite division of the Hoops on the River three-on-three basketball tournament.

Community Notebook: Washington Timbers FC, CCYF-Titans Youth to collect donations

By Paul Danzer August 17, 2015 11:17 p.m.

Two local youth sports organizations will help support the Clark County Food Bank with food drives this month.

Timbers MatchDay: at Real Salt Lake

By Paul Danzer August 15, 2015 6:02 a.m.

Timbers at Real Salt Lake, 7 p.m. Saturday (ROOT Sports)

Hawaii wins Junior Baseball regional title

By Paul Danzer August 12, 2015 11:06 p.m.

It might be a long way from his Hawaiian home, but Norman "Junior" Maldonado called Curt Daniels Field at Propstra Stadium his favorite baseball venue.

Thorns seek NWSL playoff position

By Paul Danzer August 11, 2015 8:26 p.m.

The Portland Thorns and FC Kansas City meet Wednesday in a match that could be significant in determining the playoff fate of both teams. Kickoff is at 5 p.m. from Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City, Mo.

Richards pushes through injury struggles

By Paul Danzer August 10, 2015 11:08 p.m.

Brent Richards made a sharp cut during a mid-July training session, felt his hamstring sting, and thought the worst.

Community notebook: Hoops on the River returns to Esther Short Park

By Paul Danzer August 10, 2015 10:34 p.m.

More than 200 teams are expected to participate in the Hoops on the River three-on-three basketball tournament, which takes place Saturday and Sunday at Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver.

Long scores twice, Thorns beat Chicago

By Paul Danzer August 9, 2015 10:16 p.m.

Allie Long scored twice and goalkeeper Michelle Betos made a pair of big stops late in the match for a 2-1 Portland Thorns win over the Chicago Red Stars in front of 15,858 at Providence Park.

Thorns to face tough lineup from Chicago

By Paul Danzer August 8, 2015 4:18 p.m.

Even after consecutive wins, the Portland Thorns know their margin for error is thin in the final quarter of the National Women's Soccer League season.

Timbers put out Fire, 1-0

By Paul Danzer August 7, 2015 11:21 p.m.

Fanendo Adi scored his team-leading 10th goal early in the second half and the Portland Timbers beat the Chicago Fire 1-0 at Providence Park on Friday night.

Rally continues for Hazel Dell Metro

By Paul Danzer August 7, 2015 8 p.m.

Jasper Rank wasn't nervous as he walked to the plate with a chance to be a baseball hero. He was, in fact, a tad angry.

Timbers Matchday: vs. Chicago Fire

By Paul Danzer August 7, 2015 6 a.m.

Fire at Timbers, 8 p.m. Friday (KPDX 49, UniMas (Spanish))

Timbers acquire Seaton from D.C. United

By Paul Danzer August 6, 2015 7:48 p.m.

On Major League Soccer's trade deadline day, the Portland Timbers made a move they hope will pay off down the road.

Thorns boost playoff hopes with 5-2 home win

By Paul Danzer August 5, 2015 10:10 p.m.

PORTLAND — The Portland Thorns attack found its footing on Wednesday, and eventually was rewarded.

Tickets on sale for Winterhawks' Neely Cup

By Paul Danzer August 4, 2015 11:36 p.m.

Tickets for the Portland Winterhawks Neely Cup intrasquad tournament will go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Thorns open vital stretch against Boston

By Paul Danzer August 4, 2015 11:26 p.m.

With six matches left in the National Women's Soccer League season, the Portland Thorns face a critical stretch in their effort to climb into playoff position.

Junior baseball tournament comes to Propstra

By Paul Danzer August 4, 2015 11:23 p.m.

The 11 baseball teams at Propstra Stadium for the Junior League Baseball Western Regional Tournament have won big games just to get to Vancouver.

Community notebook: Local dragon boat team qualifies for world championship

By Paul Danzer August 3, 2015 8:03 p.m.

The Catch 22 women's dragon boat team from Vancouver has qualified for the 2016 International Dragon Boat Federation Club World Championships.

Timbers, Gastón Fernández, part ways

By Paul Danzer August 3, 2015 7:11 p.m.

The Portland Timbers announced on Monday that attacker Gastón Fernández and the team have “mutually parted ways.”

Blair wins Junior Olympics title in 3,000 meters

By Paul Danzer August 3, 2015 5:16 p.m.

Rachel Blair of Camas is a national champion. The 13-year-old won the 3,000-meter race on Saturday for her age division at the United States Track and Field Junior Olympics National Championships.

Timbers MatchDay: at San Jose Earthquakes

By Paul Danzer August 2, 2015 6 a.m.

Portland Timbers at San Jose Earthquakes, 2 p.m. Sunday (ESPN2)

Local team competes in Pacific Dragon Boat races on Vancouver Lake

By Paul Danzer July 31, 2015 9:12 p.m.

Gail Liberman was looking for a book club, something fun to perk up her retirement. But as she searched the internet, a different activity kept catching her eye — something that brings to life dark nights and crisp spring days.

Loud and proud Camas-Washougal bound for New York

By Paul Danzer July 27, 2015 11:08 p.m.

To hear players tell it, the reason the Camas-Washougal Babe Ruth 13-year-old all-stars are making so much noise this summer is because they are, well, loud.

Community notebook: Local team 16th at CrossFit Games

By Paul Danzer July 27, 2015 9:23 p.m.

CrossFit Fort Vancouver placed 16th in the team competition at the ninth edition of the Reebok CrossFit Games, which concluded on Sunday at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

Dragon boat racers take to Vancouver Lake for world qualifier

By Paul Danzer July 27, 2015 9:20 p.m.

World champion dragon boat racers will be among those on Vancouver Lake on Saturday and Sunday competing for spots in the 2016 International Dragon Boat Federation World Championships.

Timbers MatchDay: at FC Dallas

By Paul Danzer July 25, 2015 6 a.m.

Timbers at FC Dallas, 6 p.m. Saturday (ROOT Sports)

Zhividze helps Tacoma soccer team to national title

By Paul Danzer July 24, 2015 6 a.m.

The Vancouver Victory FC will finish their second season in the Evergreen Premier League on Sunday — and it will end without a championship.

National Women's Soccer League hopes to ride World Cup wave

By Paul Danzer July 23, 2015 5:22 p.m.

After playing in front of 21,000 fans on Wednesday, Megan Rapinoe said that marketing will be critical if the post Women's World Cup boost is to be more than a blip for the National Women's Soccer League.

Little for Thorns fans to cheer after World Cup salute

By Paul Danzer July 22, 2015 11:10 p.m.

PORTLAND — The record crowd that turned up on Wednesday at Providence Park got to cheer their Women's World Cup heroes in pregame ceremonies that included a salute to Portland fans from Alex Morgan.

Timbers reserves shine in T2 win over Newcastle

By Paul Danzer July 21, 2015 11:41 p.m.

PORTLAND — Tuesday's visit to Providence Park by English Premier League club Newcastle United was a bonus match for Portland Timbers season ticket holders. It also provided a nice lift for Timbers players who are looking to establish themselves.

World Cup stars back on field when Thorns host Seattle

By Paul Danzer July 21, 2015 8:33 p.m.

PORTLAND — Two of the biggest stars of women's soccer will not be on the field Wednesday. But the absence of Alex Morgan and Hope Solo probably won't dampen the enthusiasm or intensity when the Portland Thorns host the Seattle Reign at Providence Park.

Community notebook: Bundy, Bergh tops at Columbia River Olympic Triathlon

By Paul Danzer July 20, 2015 11:05 p.m.

Triathletes from around the region battled through hot temperatures to complete the seventh Columbia River Triathlons, which took place on Saturday and Sunday at Frenchman's Bar Park.

Local track athletes headed for Junior Olympics national meet

By Paul Danzer July 20, 2015 11:03 p.m.

The Evergreen Storm Track Team qualified athletes in 55 events for the United States Track and Field Junior Olympics National Championships.

Melano ready to help Timbers

By Paul Danzer July 20, 2015 5:34 p.m.

BEAVERTON — After his first training session with the Portland Timbers, Lucas Melano said he is ready to play.

Timbers 2 hosts Newcastle

By Paul Danzer July 20, 2015 7:29 p.m.

A mix of first-team players and Timbers 2 regulars will take on English Premier League club Newcastle United at 7:30 p.m. today at Providence Park.

Timbers, Whitecaps tie in red cards, scoreboard

By Paul Danzer July 18, 2015 11:17 p.m.

A match that started with plenty of offensive zest and ended with plenty of acrimony resulted in a 1-1 tie between the Portland Timbers and the Vancouver Whitecaps on a steamy Saturday night at Providence Park.

Timbers MatchDay: vs. Whitecaps

By Paul Danzer July 18, 2015 6 a.m.

Whitecaps at Timbers, 7:30 p.m. Saturday (ROOT Sports)

Timbers sign Argentine forward Melano

By Paul Danzer July 17, 2015 4:32 p.m.

The Portland Timbers again look to Argentina for an impact offensive player, sign Lucas Melano.

Community notebook: King, Sudbeck medal at Hershey national track meet

By Paul Danzer July 14, 2015 6 a.m.

Bailey King of Vancouver and Haleigh Sudbeck of Washougal earned medals during the 2015 USA Track and Field Hershey National Youth Outdoor Championships. The meet concluded on Sunday at Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill.

Washington Timbers girls claim national soccer title

By Paul Danzer July 13, 2015 5:51 p.m.

Possession soccer paved the way for a girls soccer team from Vancouver to claim a national championship.

Hockey leads local player to Omaha

By Paul Danzer July 7, 2015 6:35 p.m.

When Jodi Alferd first took her young son to Mountain View Ice Arena, she did not dream that granting a request from 3-year-old Riley would lead to years separated from her son.

Community sports notes: Local youths sweep 1,500 races at Track Town meet

By Paul Danzer July 6, 2015 9:45 p.m.

Runners from Clark County won championships in the 1,500 meters at the Track Town Youth League Championships, which took place on June 27 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.

Valeri looking for full game

By Paul Danzer July 5, 2015 6 a.m.

Diego Valeri believes that he is ready to go the distance.