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.

Timbers MatchDay: vs. Earthquakes

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

Earthquakes at Timbers, 8 p.m. Sunday (ESPN2)

Community notebook: FC Salmon Creek goes 2-2 at regional

By Paul Danzer June 29, 2015 8:51 p.m.

Her team was knocked out in the quarterfinals, but Tina Ellertson said her F.C. Salmon Creek Nemesis team proved it belonged at the U.S. Youth Soccer Far West Regionals in Boise.

Big weekend for local track athletes

By Paul Danzer June 29, 2015 8:23 p.m.

The Evergreen Storm Track Club won 19 titles during a western Washington championship meet held over the weekend at Chief Sealth High School in Seattle.

Turf fields debut at Harmony complex

By Paul Danzer June 29, 2015 7 p.m.

Thanks to sweltering weather, the two new artificial turf soccer fields at the Harmony Sports Complex were in fact a hot commodity when they opened on Friday.

Much for Timbers to be excited about in win over Seattle

By Paul Danzer June 28, 2015 10:10 p.m.

Wins over the Seattle Sounders will always be special for the Portland Timbers.

Timbers attack too much for Sounders

By Paul Danzer June 28, 2015 9:10 p.m.

Perhaps Sunday will fade in significance as the rest of this MLS season unfolds, but Portland Timbers fans will surely enjoy the memory of a 4-1 win over their heated rivals from Seattle at steamy Providence Park.

Timbers MatchDay: vs. Sounders

By Paul Danzer June 28, 2015 6 a.m.

Sounders at Timbers, 4 p.m. Sunday (Fox Sports 1)

Timbers expect heated match vs. Sounders

By Paul Danzer June 27, 2015 4 p.m.

Don't expect Sunday's edition of the Timbers-Sounders rivalry to be a thing of beauty.

Timbers vs. Sounders: Heated rivalry gets hotter

By Paul Danzer June 26, 2015 10:30 p.m.

BEAVERTON — No matter the circumstances, games between the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders are among the more heated in Major League Soccer.

Depth fuels Timbers' winning ways

By Paul Danzer June 23, 2015 9:11 p.m.

Jack Jewsbury says these Portland Timbers are one of the deepest teams he has been on in his 13 Major League Soccer seasons.

Matchday: Portland Timbers vs. Los Angeles Galaxy

By Paul Danzer June 23, 2015 9:10 p.m.

The Timbers (7-5-4, 25 points) are third in the Western Conference. They are tied on points with the Galaxy, but Los Angeles has played two more matches.

Goals set high for upcoming games

By Paul Danzer June 22, 2015 10:13 p.m.

Don Bryant and Jon Haase each has his sight set on gold at the World Police and Fire Games.

Community notebook: Local runners at top of age divisions of marathon

By Paul Danzer June 22, 2015 8 p.m.

Three of the age division winners in Sunday's Vancouver USA Marathon were from Clark County.

Hillier, Mostatabi win Vancouver USA Marathon

By Paul Danzer June 21, 2015 3:53 p.m.

The fifth edition of the Vancouver USA Marathon is in the books.

Victory seek return to winning ways

By Paul Danzer June 20, 2015 10:18 p.m.

Vancouver Victory FC will play at McKenzie Stadium for only the third time this season in Evergreen Premier League Washington play when Seattle Stars FC visits.

Timbers blank Dynamo to continue win streak

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

Maximilliano Urruti and Gaston Fernandez score as the Portland Timbers defeated the Houston Dynamo, 2-0.

Vancouver USA Marathon has international feel

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

USA is in the name, and many of the 1,700 who signed up in advance to run 26.2 or 13.1 miles are local, but there is a certain international flavor to the Vancouver USA Marathon.

Timbers U-23 locals set for their homecoming against Sounders

By Paul Danzer June 19, 2015 11:57 p.m.

Sunday will be a homecoming of sorts for a half dozen members of the Portland Timbers under-23 team.

Health sparks Timbers' roll

By Paul Danzer June 18, 2015 9:08 p.m.

No question, the Portland Timbers will roll into Saturday's match against the Houston Dynamo with plenty of confidence. Four consecutive wins, including the vanquishing of rival Seattle in the U.S. Open Cup, has the team in good spirits.

Thorns home as NWSL returns

By Paul Danzer June 18, 2015 9:03 p.m.

The Portland Thorns resume National Women's Soccer League play on Friday, hosting F.C. Kansas City at 7 p.m. at Providence Park.

All-Region boys soccer: Bennett Lehner

By Paul Danzer June 18, 2015 8:15 p.m.

The team-leading 17 goals he scored this spring for Camas was evidence of the soccer skill Bennett Lehner has developed.

Timbers hot streak continues as Houston is next up

By Paul Danzer June 18, 2015 8:38 a.m.

The Portland Timbers will learn Thursday morning who and where they will play in the fifth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

Vancouver's Tim Stanfill on U.S. Rugby training squad

By Paul Danzer June 16, 2015 10:48 p.m.

Vancouver native Tim Stanfill is among 50 players named to the USA Rugby training squad ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, which begins in mid-September in England.

Timbers MatchDay: vs. Sounders

By Paul Danzer June 16, 2015 6 a.m.

Timbers at Sounders (U.S. Open Cup), 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

Timbers Green wins regional title

By Paul Danzer June 15, 2015 7:15 p.m.

A wild-card entry into the tournament, the Washington Timbers Green girls soccer team from Vancouver won a regional soccer championship.

Community notebook: Sudbeck claims state hammer title

By Paul Danzer June 15, 2015 9:22 p.m.

Haleigh Sudbeck of Camas took first place in the girls competition at the Washington State High School Hammer Championships.

All-Region girls golf: Faith Udy

By Paul Danzer June 14, 2015 8:28 p.m.

The best day of Faith Udy's high school golf career was the last one.

Coldwell progressing with his hockey career

By Paul Danzer June 14, 2015 4:31 p.m.

Austin Coldwell made a quick transition to the East Coast Hockey League. Scoring the goal that clinched a playoff berth is a good way to introduce yourself to new fans and new teammates.