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.

3A football: Chieftains overrun Roosevelt, 36-26

By Paul Danzer November 15, 2014 10:13 p.m.

On balance, the Columbia River football team is proving difficult to defend.

3A girls soccer: Columbia River advances to state semifinals

By Paul Danzer November 15, 2014 4:19 p.m.

In playoff soccer, the successful teams are those that make their chances count.

Notebook: Bjorkstrand leaves his mark on Winterhawks

By Paul Danzer November 13, 2014 5:24 p.m.

Weekly update on the Portland Winterhawks

Girls soccer roundup: River withstands late Blanchet rally

By Paul Danzer November 12, 2014 11:20 p.m.

A goal seconds before halftime and two more early in the second half had the Columbia River girls soccer team cruising on Wednesday at Kiggins Bowl.

Skyview girls soccer season ends on penalty kicks

By Paul Danzer November 12, 2014 8:59 p.m.

Despite controlling play for long stretches, the Skyview girls soccer team saw its season end in the way many do at state playoff time: on the short end of a penalty-kick tie breaker.

Community sports notes: Clark County players capture pickleball medals

By Paul Danzer November 10, 2014 10:15 p.m.

Several players from Clark County won multiple medals during the sixth USA Pickleball Association national championship tournament.

Camas gets best of Battle Ground to claim 4A district volleyball title

By Paul Danzer November 8, 2014 9:32 p.m.

Energized by the return of an injured player, the Camas volleyball team picked an ideal time to get the best of Battle Ground.

Camas shakes free of Bears to reach state

By Paul Danzer November 8, 2014 12:19 a.m.

CAMAS — Facing a shorthanded but determined opponent with a hot quarterback, the Camas football team was in a tough fight for a while in its postseason opener.

Clark men's soccer begins playoffs today

By Paul Danzer November 7, 2014 11:38 p.m.

Playoff soccer is nothing new for the Clark College men's team.

Union girls soccer knocks Camas out of playoffs

By Paul Danzer November 6, 2014 11:22 p.m.

Camas entered the girls soccer postseason with the sparkling defensive numbers, but with a state berth on the line it was the Union defenders who became an unbroken wall.

Notebook: Winterhawks being to find their groove

By Paul Danzer November 6, 2014 5:37 p.m.

Weekly update on the Portland Winterhawks

Local players lift Clark women's soccer team

By Paul Danzer November 5, 2014 4:17 p.m.

Clark (7-7-6), the third-place team in the South Region, faces West co-champion Highline (17-1-2) at 1 p.m. in the first round of the Northwest Athletic Conference playoffs.

Skyview seizes girls soccer district title with win over Camas on PKs

By Paul Danzer November 4, 2014 11:27 p.m.

The Skyview girls soccer team seized its opportunity on Tuesday.

As a coach, Vancouver's Kat Tarr kicks Clark up a notch

By Paul Danzer November 4, 2014 10:50 p.m.

Kat Tarr's passion for soccer is as strong as ever.

Community notebook: CCYF champions crowned

By Paul Danzer November 3, 2014 7:39 p.m.

There was one repeat champion as Clark County Youth Football wrapped up its 32nd season on Saturday with championship games in five age divisions.

Camas answers wake-up call to cap 9-0 season

By Paul Danzer October 31, 2014 11:07 p.m.

Can a 49-0 win be a wake-up call?

Exhibition rugby match has local connections

By Paul Danzer October 30, 2014 11:33 p.m.

As native New Zealanders, John Fletcher and Lance Henwood will be in Chicago on Saturday, dressed in All Blacks shirts and cheering loudly when their nation's national rugby team plays the United States in an exhibition match.

Notebook: Winterhawks show resolve on road trip

By Paul Danzer October 30, 2014 11:25 p.m.

Winterhawks this week: host Kelowna, 7 p.m. Saturday at Moda Center; host Edmonton, 5 p.m. Sunday at Veterans Memorial Coliseum; host Red Deer, 7 p.m. on Nov. 7.

Missing playoffs casts pall on Portland Timbers' season

By Paul Danzer October 29, 2014 8:35 p.m.

The late-season surge was encouraging, Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter said, but missing the Major League Soccer playoffs is not acceptable.

Timbers' Valeri out for at least 5 months after knee injury

By Paul Danzer October 28, 2014 7:46 p.m.

Timbers star midfielder Diego Valeri is expected to miss at least five months because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

Community notebook: Allen, Brown win volleyball silver medals at Senior Games

By Paul Danzer October 28, 2014 6 a.m.

Marilyn Allen and Myrna Brown of Vancouver were part of a women's volleyball team that won a silver medal this month at the Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George, Utah.

Timbers Matchday: at FC Dallas

By Paul Danzer October 25, 2014 6 a.m.

Timbers at FC Dallas, 5:30 p.m. Saturday (ROOT)

Camas locks up 4A GSHL top seed with win over Mountain View

By Paul Danzer October 24, 2014 11:55 p.m.

CAMAS — Check off another item from the Camas Papermakers' to-do list.

Notebook: Winterhawks grinding it out on road

By Paul Danzer October 23, 2014 8:55 p.m.

Winterhawks this week: at Prince Albert, 6 p.m. today; at Saskatoon, 6:05 p.m. Saturday; vs. Kelowna, 7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Timbers MatchDay: at CD Olimpia

By Paul Danzer October 21, 2014 6:01 a.m.

Timbers at CD Olimpia, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

Community notes: De La Torre, Whitlock win two-state golf tournament titles

By Paul Danzer October 20, 2014 8:34 p.m.

Two high school golfers from Clark County won the Washington-Oregon Border Junior Open tournament on Sunday.

Local athletes win medals at World Senior Games

By Paul Danzer October 20, 2014 6:42 p.m.

A softball team from Vancouver won its tournament, a local cyclist won gold, and a track and field athlete from Battle Ground won several medals at the Huntsman World Senior Games, which concluded Saturday at St. George, Utah.