Community notebook: CrossFit Fort Vancouver returning to CrossFit Games

By Paul Danzer July 22, 2014 6 a.m.

For the sixth consecutive year, CrossFit Fort Vancouver will be represented at the CrossFit Games, an international fitness competition that takes place Wednesday through Sunday.

Victory for three Antigua players

By Paul Danzer July 19, 2014 6 a.m.

For many Vancouver Victory FC players, the first-year soccer team in the first-year semi-pro Evergreen Premier League has provided a chance to spend summer close to home.

Timbers down Colorado 2-1

By Paul Danzer July 19, 2014 12 a.m.

Maximiliano Urruti and Diego Valeri scored five minutes apart on Friday as the Timbers clawed back from an early deficit for a much needed 2-1 win over the Colorado Rapids at sold-out Providence Park.

Porter already thinking all-star lineup

By Paul Danzer July 17, 2014 10:50 p.m.

To get away from the pressure that comes with trying to steer the Portland Timbers season back on track, Caleb Porter thinks about soccer.

Timbers remain confident at home

By Paul Danzer July 17, 2014 10:48 p.m.

This might not seem to be the best time for the Portland Timbers to be relaxing.

Timbers MatchDay: Portland vs. Colorado Rapids

By Paul Danzer July 17, 2014 9:03 p.m.

The Timbers hope that a home game and improved health can help in a game they need to win.

Rick Story gets needed UFC victory

By Paul Danzer July 16, 2014 11:21 p.m.

Rick Story didn't give Brazilian Leonardo Mafra any openings on Wednesday.

Thorns cast eye toward playoffs

By Paul Danzer July 16, 2014 11:16 p.m.

The Portland Thorns and Chicago Red Stars tangle for the third time in 14 days today as they fight for the upper hand in a late-season battle for a National Women's Soccer League playoffs.

Local UFC fighter Story set for televised bout

By Paul Danzer July 15, 2014 11:22 p.m.

The next opportunity for Rick Story to re-ignite his UFC career comes on Wednesday as part of UFC Fight Night Atlantic City, N.J.

Nationals venue provides lift to sport's newcomer

By Paul Danzer July 14, 2014 11 p.m.

Aubry Jones is anxious to know how she will perform on the big stage.

Community notebook: Local Special Olympics athletes win national medals

By Paul Danzer July 14, 2014 11 p.m.

Three athletes from Clark County earned medals at the Special Olympics USA National Games, which took place June 14-21 in New Jersey.

Salmon Creek Nemesis wins national tournament

By Paul Danzer July 14, 2014 10:01 p.m.

A girls soccer team from FC Salmon Creek won a national tournament on Monday in Greensboro, N.C.

Youth ball: Babe Ruth state tournaments begin their run this week

By Paul Danzer July 14, 2014 11:01 p.m.

The Southern Washington Babe Ruth state tournaments run Wednesday through Sunday, with the tournament for teams of 13-year-olds at Louis Bloch Park in Camas.

Timbers primed for prime time

By Paul Danzer July 13, 2014 6 a.m.

One chance at a trophy gone, the Portland Timbers on Sunday will turn their focus to other prizes.

Timbers MatchDay: at Sounders

By Paul Danzer July 13, 2014 6 a.m.

Timbers at Sounders, 7 p.m. Sunday (ESPN2)

Ridgewell practices, but won't play for Timbers on Sunday

By Paul Danzer July 11, 2014 5:37 p.m.

Liam Ridgewell on Friday trained for the first time with the Portland Timbers, but the former Premier League defender will not play on Sunday when the Timbers take on the Sounders at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

Spokane hands Vancouver Victory first home loss

By Paul Danzer July 10, 2014 10:37 p.m.

Mike Ramos scored two second-half goals on Thursday as the Spokane Shadow beat the Vancouver Victory FC 2-1 in front of 425 fans at McKenzie Stadium.

Kompon right man for Winterhawks

By Paul Danzer July 9, 2014 7:20 p.m.

The Portland Winterhawks introduced Jamie Kompon as the new head coach and general manager of the team on Wednesday, replacing Mike Johnston who was hired as coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Timbers face tough road

By Paul Danzer July 9, 2014 6 a.m.

As he did before his Portland Timbers went to Kansas City and won in the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, coach Caleb Porter this week said the road to a tournament championship is not level.

Timbers MatchDay: vs. Sounders (U.S. Open Cup)

By Paul Danzer July 9, 2014 6 a.m.

Timbers at Sounders, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (no TV or radio)

Community notebook: Wrestler wins title at national tourney

By Paul Danzer July 8, 2014 4:02 p.m.

Jake Rogers of Battle Ground claimed a freestyle wrestling national championship to cap a busy season.

Local athletes win Junior Olympic track and field titles

By Paul Danzer July 8, 2014 4 p.m.

Track and field athletes representing teams from Southwest Washington claimed 13 titles during the USATF Region 13 Junior Olympics Championships.

Reports: Kompon to be named Winterhawks coach

By Paul Danzer July 8, 2014 3:24 p.m.

According to reports out of Canada, Jamie Kompon will be introduced on Wednesday as the new general manager and head coach of the Portland Winterhawks.

Triathlete reaches new heights at Pacific Crest

By Paul Danzer July 8, 2014 6 a.m.

After swimming more than a mile and biking 58 miles, Lisa Wourms still had plenty of energy. So the half marathon didn't require extraordinary effort.

Timbers short-handed against Galaxy

By Paul Danzer July 3, 2014 11:40 p.m.

BEAVERTON, Ore. — A defense that has been constantly inconsistent is the reason the Portland Timbers have a hill to climb midway through the Major League Soccer season.

Paralympic star, former Marine looks to boost sled hockey locally

By Paul Danzer July 3, 2014 11:11 p.m.

The exhaustion. That is what Josh Sweeney remembers most about the gold medal ceremony after the United States beat Russia in the sled hockey gold medal game at the Paralympic Winter Games.

Matchday: Portland Timbers vs. L.A. Galaxy

By Paul Danzer July 3, 2014 10:45 p.m.

Portland and Los Angeles are tied with 20 points, which isn't good for the Timbers because they have played four more games than have the Galaxy.

As Tobin Heath arrives, Thorns look for consistency

By Paul Danzer July 3, 2014 10:43 p.m.

PORTLAND — With 10 games left in the National Women's Soccer League season, the Portland Thorns 6-6-2 record reflects the kind of up and down year it has been for the defending champions.

NWAACC rebrands itself NWAC

By Paul Danzer July 3, 2014 2:11 p.m.

When he interviewed to become its executive director, Marco Azurdia was full of ideas for improving the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges.

Community sports notebook: Two Washingon Timbers teams win division titles

By Paul Danzer June 30, 2014 11:47 p.m.

Two Washington Timbers FC teams won their divisions during the U.S. Club Soccer National Cup XII Northwest Regional tournament.

Community sports: Records fall in Hershey's meet finale

By Paul Danzer June 30, 2014 11:29 p.m.

The final Hershey's Track and Field Program Washington State Meet produced three records on Saturday at McKenzie Stadium in Vancouver.

Timbers stumble at home again

By Paul Danzer June 28, 2014 12:19 a.m.

PORTLAND — So far this season, every time the Portland Timbers have crept within sight of the top half of the Western Conference, they have stumbled.

Final Hershey's track, field meet today at McKenzie Stadium

By Paul Danzer June 27, 2014 9:52 p.m.

It will be the end of an era Saturday when hundreds of young athletes from around the state gather at McKenzie Stadium in Vancouver for the Hershey's Track and Field Program Washington State Meet.

Thorns fall again to Sky Blue, 2-1

By Paul Danzer June 25, 2014 10:57 p.m.

For the second time this season the Portland Thorns owned possession against Sky Blue. But for the second time in as many visits to Portland, it was Sky Blue claiming the victory — this time 2-1.

Timbers sign English defender as Designated Player

By Paul Danzer June 25, 2014 6:09 p.m.

Portland Timbers sign Liam Ridgewell to multi-year Designated Player contract.

NHL's Penguins hire Winterhawks' Mike Johnston as coach

By Paul Danzer June 25, 2014 6:16 p.m.

The Pittsburgh Penguins have hired Mike Johnston as the team's new head coach. Johnston replaces Dan Bylsma, who was fired on June 6.

Thorns hope to continue climb at home

By Paul Danzer June 24, 2014 11:05 p.m.

With their roster almost complete, the Portland Thorns will try to continue to climb up the National Women's Soccer League standings on Wednesday.

White hooked on rowing and its possibilities

By Paul Danzer June 23, 2014 10:58 p.m.

Barely a year ago, rowing was something Gabi White tried at the urging of her father.

Community notebook: Timbers Academy team falls 2-1

By Paul Danzer June 23, 2014 10:57 p.m.

Foster Langsdorf of Vancouver scored, but the Portland Timbers Academy under-18 team lost 2-1 on Monday to the Chicago Fire Academy in its first game at the U.S. Soccer Development Academy playoffs in Westin, Ind.

Portland, Sporting K.C. to become familiar foes

By Paul Danzer June 23, 2014 10:01 p.m.

Caleb Porter would rather not be facing Sporting Kansas City twice in four days.

Evergreen Storm track shines at Pacific Northwest Junior Olympics

By Paul Danzer June 23, 2014 7:38 p.m.

Highlighted by a record for western Washington, the Evergreen Storm Track Team won 53 medals during the Pacific Northwest Association Junior Olympics Track and Field Championships.

Timbers sign Adi to multiyear contract

By Paul Danzer June 23, 2014 4:44 p.m.

Fanendo Adi made a quick impression with the Portland Timbers. Now the Nigerian forward has a chance to make a long-term impact.

All-Region boys soccer: All-around solid season for Skyview soccer star Carter Johnson

By Paul Danzer June 17, 2014 10:47 p.m.

Maybe Carter Johnson could have spent his final high school soccer season hanging up front for the Skyview Storm.

Timbers advance in U.S. Open Cup

By Paul Danzer June 17, 2014 10:34 p.m.

The Portland Timbers did the expected on Tuesday. Given the history of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup tournament, however, their 3-0 win over a team of college players provided satisfaction for players and for 10,619 fans at Providence Park.

All-Region boys golf: Fort freshman Tibbits stays on course at big moments

By Paul Danzer June 16, 2014 11:08 p.m.

He might be a freshman in high school, but playing in the Class 3A state high school golf tournament was nothing new for Spencer Tibbits.

Community sports notebook: Morales brothers fall in semifinals

By Paul Danzer June 16, 2014 10:58 p.m.

Vancouver brothers Tyler Morales and Victor Morales Jr. both lost in the semifinal round of the USA Boxing Junior Olympics National Championships in Charleston, W.Va.

Victory FC wins on late goal

By Paul Danzer June 15, 2014 10:48 p.m.

Langdon Roscoe’s stoppage-time goal lifted Vancouver Victory FC to a 3-2 win over Seattle Stars FC at McKenzie Stadium.

McChesney, Johnson win Vancouver USA Half Marathon titles

By Paul Danzer June 15, 2014 10:33 p.m.

After more than two months without racing, Jesse McChesney wasn't sure what to expect from Sunday's Vancouver USA Half Marathon.

Tokyo's Wynston Alberts, Salem's Tonya Lutz win Vancouver USA Marathon

By Paul Danzer June 15, 2014 2:09 p.m.

Roseburg, Oregon native Wynston Alberts of Tokyo won Vancouver USA Marathon in just over 2:30. Tonya Lutz of Salem, Ore., was the women's champion in 2:57.

Defending marathon champ back in the field for 2014

By Paul Danzer June 13, 2014 9:50 p.m.

Youssef Zirari is back.The Vancouver man has won the Vancouver USA Marathon two years in a row and is again hoping to reach the finish line first.