Stories by Paul
More participants than last year, but not as many as inaugural run
A total of 631 runners finished the third Vancouver USA Marathon.
Portland is tied atop NWSL standings
The Portland Thorns FC used a second-half surge on Sunday to beat the Seattle Reign FC 2-0 in a National Women's Soccer League match.
Lake Oswego runner is top female finisher
Youssef Zirari of Vancouver defended his title in the Vancouver USA Marathon on Sunday, completing the 26.2-mile course in a time of 2 hours, 35 minutes, 18 seconds.
Portland tops FC Dallas 1-0
Darlington Nagbe scored in the 53rd minute and the Portland Timbers ran their MLS unbeaten streak to 13 games with a 1-0 victory over FC Dallas on Saturday.
FC Dallas at Timbers, 2 p.m. today at Jeld-Wen Field. TV: ESPN
Youssef Zizari ran away with 2012 race in his first marathon
When Youssef Zirari ran away with the Vancouver USA Marathon last June, it was as if the Vancouver resident had come out of nowhere.
Win over FC Dallas would vault Portland near top of standings
With league-leading FC Dallas visiting and ESPN's television cameras showing it, Saturday's contest at Jeld-Wen Field isn't a run-of-the-mill match for the Portland Timbers.
Timbers midfielder plays at right back in win over Rowdies
Sal Zizzo has spent most of his soccer career trying to score goals. But there he was on Wednesday, playing the right back position for the Portland Timbers in their Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup victory over the Tampa Bay Rowdies.
Limited late in season, Johnson earns accolades
Carter Johnson didn't get the big finish he wanted.
Portland one of eight teams still alive in U.S. Open Cup
PORTLAND -- It might not have created the buzz usually experienced when the Portland Timbers go to work at Jeld-Wen Field, but Wednesday's win over the Tampa Bay Rowdies was a forward step for the home team.
Portland faces NASL team in U.S. Open Cup
As is often the case with U.S. Open Cup soccer matches, the theme of Wednesday's game between the Tampa Bay Rowdies and Portland Timbers is opportunity.
Tampa Bay at Timbers, 7:30 p.m. today
Brian Humphreys of Washougal placed second in the first Oregon Junior Golf major tournament of 2013.
Senior caps year with bronze medal
Trevor Jones' tennis career at Mountain View High School came full circle this season.
5:30 p.m. Saturday
Preview of Timbers-Chicago match
River senior won 3A state championship
As she approached the final nine holes of her high school golf career, Chloe Bartek had little to worry about.
Star sets up another goal in 4-3 win over Kansas City
PORTLAND -- Alex Morgan's star power was on display again Thursday.
Thorns' midfielder back at normal position tonight
PORTLAND -- Allie Long was back in a familiar position for Sunday's Portland Thorns FC match against the Chicago Red Stars.
Star will play in Thorns' match against Kansas City
Alex Morgan was eager to return to Portland and prepare for the Thorns FC's match on Thursday against FC Kansas City. So she was ready to go when the Thorns hit Jeld-Wen Field for a 10 a.m. practice Tuesday.
More than 700 runners have entered main race
Participation in the third Vancouver USA Marathon races should increase over the 2012 event.
CrossFit Fort Vancouver wins regional event
Starting with a dynamic performance in the first event, a team from CrossFit Fort Vancouver won the CrossFit Games Northwest Regional championship and earned a spot in the CrossFit World Games.
Chicago gets first win of season by beating Portland
PORTLAND -- Turns out, Saturday was the Stars day at Jeld-Wen Field.
Four key players off playing for national teams
PORTLAND -- Portland Thorns FC will have a different look when they take on the Chicago Red Stars at 2 p.m. Saturday at Jeld-Wen Field.
A season after an embarrassing exit from the U.S. Open Cup tournament set the tone for the rest of a dismal 2012, the Timbers wasted no time dispatching the Wilmington Hammerheads, winning 5-1 on Wednesday at Jeld-Wen Field.
History shows tournament isn't a gimme for MLS
The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup can present a conundrum for Major League Soccer coaches.
The Hockinson High School equestrian team earned two gold medals and finished as the high-point team for mid-size programs during the Washington High School Equestrian Teams state championships.
Team back home after loss in final of Memorial Cup
For the players who have been with Portland Winterhawks the longest, finally winning a Western Hockey League championship in 2013 is the memory they expect will be front and center years down the road. Coming up one win short of a Memorial Cup title doesn't tarnish that achievement.
The Union Titans played a lot of quality soccer to reach the Class 4A state championship match. But on Saturday, there was no matching the quality of the Thomas Jefferson Raiders.
Winterhawks stars seek redemption from earlier defeat
The hype heading into Sunday's Memorial Cup championship game will surround three players expected to be the top three selections in June's National Hockey League Draft.
Preview of Timbers' game at D.C. United
Union finishes on a pair of long crosses to beat Roosevelt in semifinal
Opportunistic and determined, the Union Titans fought their way into the Class 4A boys soccer state championship with a stirring effort on Friday.
Vancouver native couldn't play against Winterhawks due to torn muscles
Throughout the Western Hockey League championship series, the Edmonton Oil Kings listed Trevor Cheek's status as day-to-day.
Columbia River senior Chloe Bartek capped her high school golf career Wednesday, shooting an even-par 73 and winning the Class 3A state championship by seven strokes.
Humphreys wins 4A boys crown, Bartek takes 3A girls title
Brian Humphreys wins 4A boys crown, Chloe Bartek takes 3A girls title
Shooting a 3-under-par 70 at Lewis River Golf Course, Columbia River senior Chloe Bartek owns a one-stroke lead over defending champion Sierra Bezdicek of Mt. Spokane High School entering Wednesday's final round.
Riders from Prairie and Ridgefield earned two gold medals during the Washington High School Equestrian Teams state championships.
The Clark County Warriors completed their domination of the Oregon Youth Rugby Club Championship Division on Saturday, beating North Clackamas 50-0 in the state championship game.
Titans hold off Ferris 3-1
A match that started badly for the Union Titans boys soccer team turned out just fine.
Spudders shut out Bellingham 1-0
Nate Miller scored just over two minutes into the second half and goalkeeper Dalton Reis made eight saves as the Spudders beat the Bellingham Red Raiders 1-0.
Portland opens tournament against Halifax
With the projected top three picks in June's National Hockey League draft on the ice, the Portland Winterhawks' first game at the Memorial Cup tournament won't lack for star power.
Timbers at Vancouver Whitecaps, 4 p.m. Saturday (TV: Root Sports, cable Ch. 34)
The top two teams in the National Women's Soccer League meet on Thursday at Jeld-Wen Field.
Two early goals spark Spudders to 3-1 victory
A dominating first half and a workmanlike second carried the Ridgefield boys soccer team into the Class 2A state quarterfinals.
Goalkeeper stops final penalty kick attempt by Skyline
CAMAS -- Sharif Batroukh made a big save for the Camas boys soccer team in the first minute of Tuesday's Class 4A state playoff match at Doc Harris Stadium.
Team heads to Saskatoon to open Memorial Cup
PORTLAND -- At midday Tuesday, the Portland Winterhawks took a few minutes to celebrate their Western Hockey League championship.
The Clark County Warriors stormed into the state championship rugby match with a 45-10 win over Eastside/Central Catholic in a high school playoff match.
Suspended GM/coach among those greeting WHL champions
Of the throng of fans who crowded into the parking lot on the north side of Veterans Memorial Coliseum late Sunday, no one was more eager to greet the victorious Portland Winterhawks than Mike Johnston.
Blues prospect delivers hat trick in clinching victory
Travis Green's preparation for Sunday's Game 6 of the Western Hockey League championship series included a chat with forward Ty Rattie.
Road has been kind to Portland
In games away from Portland, these Winterhawks have been dominant. Game 6 of the WHL Finals are in Edmonton on Sunday and Portland leads the series 3-2.
Portland Timbers vs. Chivas USA, 2 p.m. Sunday