Reaves runs away with Vancouver Lake Half Marathon title

By Paul Danzer January 25, 2015 6:41 p.m.

For a quarter century, the Vancouver Lake Half Marathon has been a beacon of sorts for area runners, a reason to shake off winter rust and a chance to see just how far and how fast their legs can move them.

Timbers kick off training for new season

By Paul Danzer January 23, 2015 8:32 p.m.

As with any first day, many of the questions for Caleb Porter and Portland Timbers were about the newcomers.

Winterhawks notebook: Bittner scores in Top Prospects Game

By Paul Danzer January 22, 2015 9:40 p.m.

Portland Winterhawks forward Paul Bittner scored a goal on Thursday in the BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game played at St. Catharines, Ont.

National Football Foundation Clark County chapter hands out scholarships

By Paul Danzer January 21, 2015 10:43 p.m.

James Price of Camas High School and Tate Nelson of Union High are among scholarship winners.

Football awards event is Wednesday

By Paul Danzer January 20, 2015 5:02 p.m.

National Football Foundation chapter honors 33 area high school seniors during scholarship event on Wednesday.

Timbers add pair as MLS draft concludes

By Paul Danzer January 20, 2015 12:36 p.m.

Defender from St. Louis University, midfielder from Cal, are selected by Portland.

Vancouver to host dragon boat regional

By Paul Danzer January 19, 2015 8:15 p.m.

Spots in a world championship event will be on the line in August during a dragon boat racing regatta on Vancouver Lake. The 2015 Pacific Dragon Boat Association Championships will take place Aug. 1-2.

Community notebook: Rock-n-Roll Classic gymnastics set for weekend

By Paul Danzer January 19, 2015 8:14 p.m.

More than 700 girls from around the Pacific Northwest will participate in the seventh Rock-n-Roll Classic gymnastics meet Friday through Sunday at the Clark County Event Center.

Showtime Baseball's run in Arizona ends in quarterfinals

By Paul Danzer January 19, 2015 7 p.m.

Showtime Baseball's college prep team won its pool then lost in the quarterfinal round of the Perfect Game 18-and-younger Martin Luther King Championships in Glendale, Ariz.

World Juniors pays dividends for Winterhawks

By Paul Danzer January 17, 2015 6:11 p.m.

Nic Petan was the center of attention for a night across Canada. Oliver Bjorkstand was at center for the tournament's surprise team. Chase De Leo went back to his youth for a memorable goal.

Winterhawks notebook: Slow starts haven't helped

By Paul Danzer January 15, 2015 7:37 p.m.

Wednesday in Kamloops, the Portland Winterhawks had a second-consecutive sub-par first period and this time paid for it.

Portland Timbers pick Nick Besler in MLS Draft

By Paul Danzer January 15, 2015 5:25 p.m.

Nick Besler, brother of United States national team defender Matt Besler, is the first of four Timbers picks at MLS SuperDraft.

Repeat champions at CrossFit Fort Vancouver Invitational

By Paul Danzer January 11, 2015 6:27 p.m.

Cole Sager of Seattle and Austin Stack of Medford, Ore., won three events and were in the top three in all but one to defend their title. Rory Zambard of Bellevue was a repeat champion in the women's competition.

CrossFit athletes gear up for season

By Paul Danzer January 9, 2015 6 a.m.

Before CrossFit Fort Vancouver decided to invite some top competitors to Clark County, January was a relatively low-key month for Jessica Core.

Winterhawks notebook: Burke trade just part of busy week

By Paul Danzer January 8, 2015 7:26 p.m.

Weekly recap and update on the Portland Winterhawks.

Timbers release 2015 schedule

By Paul Danzer January 7, 2015 11:23 p.m.

The Los Angeles Galaxy and Real Salt Lake make their only appearances in Portland in the opening week of the 2015 Major League Soccer season.

Timbers 2015 MLS schedule announced

By Paul Danzer January 7, 2015 12:23 p.m.

Portland Timbers host Seattle once, Vancouver Whitecaps twice, in 2015.

Community notebook: Student mountain bike league forming

By Paul Danzer January 6, 2015 6 a.m.

A Wednesday meeting in Camas will provide information about the Washington Student Mountain Bike League.

CrossFit Fort Vancouver Invitational set for weekend

By Paul Danzer January 6, 2015 6 a.m.

The second CrossFit Fort Vancouver Invitational will take place on Saturday and Sunday at the Clark County Events Center.

Area youth ball signups get under way

By Paul Danzer January 5, 2015 5:54 p.m.

January is the month when area Little Leagues register players for the coming spring-summer season.

Winterhawks notebook: Portland takes stock at midseason

By Paul Danzer December 25, 2014 6:53 p.m.

Weekly update on the Portland Winterhawks.

Local youth soccer teams capture state titles

By Paul Danzer December 22, 2014 11 p.m.

Three youth soccer teams from Southwest Washington won championships in the Washington Youth Soccer Recreational Cup state tournament.

Lincoln third-grader reaches regional PPK competition

By Paul Danzer December 22, 2014 11 p.m.

She got to punt, pass and kick where the Seahawks practice. She met Richard Sherman's mother and stood on the turf at CenturyLink Field.

Covington repeats as wrestling champions

By Paul Danzer December 22, 2014 11 p.m.

For the third year in a row, the Covington Colts won the Greater St. Helens League middle school wrestling district tournament.

Hockinson girls soccer coach surprised by being let go

By Paul Danzer December 19, 2014 8:40 p.m.

Hockinson High School is seeking a new coach for its girls soccer program. In three seasons under Zack Goldfinch, Hockinson had a record of 42-17-3.

Winterhawks notebook: Bittner selected to top prospects game

By Paul Danzer December 18, 2014 5:10 p.m.

Weekly update on the Portland Winterhawks

Wake Forest's Vidovich to coach Timbers 2 team

By Paul Danzer December 18, 2014 4:48 p.m.

More than two months after announcing they would field a team in USL Pro, the Portland Timbers on Thursday announced that Jay Vidovich will be the head coach for Timbers 2.

Evergreen Storm runners earn All-America status at nationals

By Paul Danzer December 16, 2014 6 a.m.

Two Evergreen Storm runners were top-10 finishers and two others also earned All-America status during the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics National Cross Country Championships.

Calwell gets taste of national setting

By Paul Danzer December 16, 2014 6 a.m.

Being around many of the fastest young swimmers in the country was a rewarding experience for Kasey Calwell. It also produced his fastest swims in four events.

All-Region girls soccer: Hallquist leaves legacy at Columbia River

By Paul Danzer December 12, 2014 11:58 p.m.

In middle school, Taylor Hallquist could not imagine playing soccer in college. For that matter, she wasn't confident she would play high school soccer.

Winterhawks notebook: Big week for Bittner with Teddy Bear goal

By Paul Danzer December 11, 2014 6:24 p.m.

Weekly update on the Portland Winterhawks

Timbers GK Donovan Ricketts goes to Orlando City

By Paul Danzer December 10, 2014 11:47 a.m.

Portland Timbers goalkeeper is the first player selected in the MLS expansion draft.

Timbers address offseason priorities with four acquisitions

By Paul Danzer December 9, 2014 5:43 p.m.

There is still much to be determined — including Wednesday's MLS expansion draft — but the slew of roster moves the Portland Timbers announced on Monday addressed the club's offseason priorities.

Evergreen Storm growth is success

By Paul Danzer December 8, 2014 11 p.m.

In the spring of 2009, Scott Slamp hurriedly pulled together a group of 19 athletes and several coaches to form a track and field team. The Evergreen Storm has been going full speed ahead since.

Portland Timbers announce roster moves

By Paul Danzer December 8, 2014 7:37 p.m.

Timbers make two trades, sign players from Norway, Colombia and Brazil.

Winterhawks notebook: Challenging weekend awaits

By Paul Danzer December 4, 2014 8:16 p.m.

Weekly update on the Portland Winterhawks

Winterhawks notebook: Portland beats the best in Kelowna

By Paul Danzer November 27, 2014 9:31 p.m.

This week: host Kootenay, 3 p.m. Friday (Memorial Coliseum); at Tri-City, 7:05 p.m. Saturday; at Victoria, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday; at Vancouver, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5.

Winterhawks defenseman Heinrich getting up to speed

By Paul Danzer November 27, 2014 9:30 p.m.

PORTLAND — There were some lonely days at the start of this hockey season for Blake Heinrich.

Evergreen Storm get 3 regional champs

By Paul Danzer November 25, 2014 12:20 a.m.

Three members of the Evergreen Storm won races on Saturday during the USA Track and Field Region 13 Junior Olympics Cross Country Championships.

Community sports notes: Clark County Cougars roll at Special Olympics soccer

By Paul Danzer November 25, 2014 12:18 a.m.

The Clark County Cougars went unbeaten at the Special Olympics Oregon State Fall Soccer Tournament, played on Nov. 15 at Providence Park in Portland.

3A girls soccer: Columbia River happy to go out with win, third place

By Paul Danzer November 22, 2014 4:28 p.m.

Columbia River beat Bellevue 3-1 to capture the third-place trophy in the Class 3A girls soccer state tournament at Sparks Stadium on Saturday.

3A girls soccer: Suns shine in rain, sink River

By Paul Danzer November 21, 2014 9:05 p.m.

Columbia River girls soccer coach Filomon Afenegus praised his team's defensive work in Friday's Class 3A state semifinal match.

Ridgefield soccer team comes of age to reach 2A semifinals

By Paul Danzer November 20, 2014 10:46 p.m.

The Ridgefield girls soccer team is in the state semifinals for the first time. But the Spudders are not a one-year wonder.

Columbia River girls soccer team looks to add new memories at state

By Paul Danzer November 20, 2014 10:41 p.m.

When four of the best girls soccer teams in the state converge on the same field, tension is inevitable. But the stage should not to be too big for the Columbia River Chieftains, who take on Southridge of Kennewick at 4 p.m. Friday in the semifinals of the Class 3A girls soccer state tournament.

Notebook: Bittner's NHL draft stock on the rise

By Paul Danzer November 20, 2014 6:43 p.m.

Weekly update on the Portland Winterhawks

Resurgent Clark volleyball looks to surprise NWAC tournament foes

By Paul Danzer November 18, 2014 7:29 p.m.

The Clark College volleyball team won three times in its first 15 matches this season.

Camas grad Macchione adds to Akron soccer legacy

By Paul Danzer November 18, 2014 7:26 p.m.

Anthony Macchione made eye contact with his teammate on the right wing. Then he made his mark on the Akron soccer community.

Evergreen Storm runners set sights on Junior Olympics nationals

By Paul Danzer November 17, 2014 11:07 p.m.

The Evergreen Storm had three runners win races and won one team title during the Pacific Northwest Association Junior Olympics Cross Country Championships on Saturday in Seattle.

Community notebook: Local Pop Warner football teams reach second round

By Paul Danzer November 17, 2014 8:36 p.m.

Two Pop Warner football teams from Clark County have reached the second round of the Northwest regional playoffs, which are scheduled for Nov. 22 in Spokane.

Special Olympics bowlers pile up medals

By Paul Danzer November 17, 2014 8:35 p.m.

The Clark County Hi Rollers earned 150 medals during the Southwest Washington Regional Special Olympics Bowling Tournament.