Stories by Paul
Unsung players could make the difference in conference finals
Statistically, the Portland Winterhawks have put together one of the most dominant seasons in the Western Hockey League.
A narrow loss on Saturday sets up an important match on Tuesday for the Evergreen Lacrosse Club.
The return of competitive youth hockey to Vancouver's Mountain View Ice Arena concluded with a tournament championship.
Porter pleased that Portland found way to beat Earthquakes
There were not a lot of scoring chances. But as far as Timbers coach Caleb Porter was concerned, Sunday's effort was right on target.
Will Johnson scored on a free kick in the 78th minute and the Portland Timbers won their second straight match with a physical 1-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes.
Earthquakes at Timbers, 7:30 p.m. today (NBCSN, cable Channel 32)
Portland has not often put together back-to-back wins
The Portland Timbers have a chance to accomplish something on Sunday that has not often happened: stringing together consecutive Major League Soccer wins.
Playoff series with Kamloops doesn't start until Friday
The Portland Winterhawks and Kamloops Blazers probably would prefer not to wait until Friday to get their Western Hockey League Western Conference finals series started.
Portland team opens at Kansas City
When the Portland Thorns FC and FC Kansas City Blues get together on Saturday evening in Overland Park, Kan., it will be the debut of the newest attempt to make professional women's soccer work in the United States.
Horst out for the season with broken leg
Not long ago, the central defender position looked like the deepest on the Portland Timbers roster.
Ryker Phillips of Vancouver placed second in the 50-meter backstroke, and was a finalist in four other events at the U.S. Paralympics Spring Swimming Nationals.
Despite series lead, Portland anticipates big test at Spokane
PORTLAND -- In the wake of his Winterhawks taking a 2-0 lead on Saturday in their Western Hockey League playoff series with the Spokane Chiefs, acting coach Travis Green was asked if he was concerned that his team would relax in Game 3.
Central defender injured in win over Houston
Portland Timbers central defender David Horst is expected to miss the remainder of this season as a result of a broken right leg suffered early in Saturday's match.
Portland takes 2-0 series lead
Mac Carruth stopped all 27 shots the Spokane Chiefs sent his way, leading his team to a 3-0 win at the Rose Garden and a 2-0 lead in the playoff series.
Dynamo at Timbers
Rattie scores three goals in third period of 7-2 victory
The Winterhawks opened the second round of the WHL playoffs with a 7-2 win over the Spokane Chiefs in front of 6,172 fans at Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Houston does what Timbers are working toward
If the pregame chatter is to be believed, Saturday's match between the Timbers and the Houston Dynamo at Jeld-Wen Field promises to be, well, dynamic.
Bjorkstrand, Leier, De Leo have prominent playoff role
Against the Spokane Chiefs, it was Portland Winterhawks second-liners Oliver Bjorkstrand, Chase De Leo and Taylor Leier who topped the scoring chart this season.
Vancouver bowler rolls first 300 game at age 65
In four decades of bowling in the Cosmopolitan League at Husted's Hazel Dell Lanes, Doug Neth has made many memories.
Area participants turn in top results of bike, run race
EDITOR'S NOTE: Details of the King's Way lacrosse matches in this report have been updated/corrected. Vancouver athletes were the top two finishers on Saturday in the 29th-annual Spring Classic Duathlon.
Vancouver native Trevor Cheek has agreed to a three-year entry level contract with the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League.
Portland tries to close out Everett in Game 6
The Winterhawks will be back at Comcast Arena tonight, trying to finally close out the lowest seeded team in the Western Conference playoffs.
Everett takes Game 5 from Portland, 3-2
The question now becomes: Can the Silvertips beat the Winterhawks in Everett?
Timbers at Rapids
Rapids are injured, but own advantage on home field
If the Portland Timbers are going to climb to new heights in 2013, they need to win matches like Saturday's at Colorado.
Portland has 2-1 series lead after solid win in Game 3
If Portland wins Friday night, it will have a chance to finish off Everett on Saturday in Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
Portland heads to Everett with series tied
The venue shifts to Comcast Arena in Everett. Do not expect much else to change from the Portland Winterhawks' perspective today when they resume their Western Hockey League playoff series with the Everett Silvertips.
Boys soccer preview feature
Let's get this point across right away: The 2013 Skyview boys soccer team isn't defending a Class 4A state championship.
Ben Morasch scored the go-ahead goal with just over three minutes left in regulation on Wednesday to lift Union to a 7-6 boys lacrosse win over Camas in the first meeting between the new teams.
Defense plays key role in 4-1 victory
The Portland Winterhawks beat the Everett Silvertips 4-1 on Saturday in front of a sellout crowd of 10,947 at the Rose Garden.
Silvertips goalie stops 55 shots to preserve 4-3 win
Austin Lotz made 55 saves on Friday to back a disciplined Silvertips' effort that produced an unexpected 4-3 win over the top-seeded Winterhawks.
Playoffs start Friday for Portland-Everett
A record-setting Western Hockey League regular-season behind them, the Portland Winterhawks on Friday begin pursuit of a championship.
Record-setting regular season over, Portland aims for WHL crown
For a dozen of the Portland Winterhawks, this playoff stuff is old hat.
Jordan Chiles is one of nine girls with high qualifications
Jordan Chiles, who will turn 12 next month, is one of nine girls ages 11-15 in the United States who currently holds USA Gymnastics junior international elite status.
Columbia River senior Clayton Frank was among the players recognized by U.S. Lacrosse as one of the Washington players of the week for the first week of the high school season.
Timbers at Sounders
Many Timbers are first time participants vs. Sounders
With Timbers vs. Sounders, history is unavoidable.
Weekly update on the Portland Winterhawks and junior hockey
Timbers coach is ready for first clash against Sounders
Caleb Porter has a score to settle with Sigi Schmid, one that dates to 1997.
The Pacific Middle School eighth-grade boys basketball team capped an unbeaten season by winning the Greater St. Helens Middle School League tournament March 2 at Union High School.
Portland's 19 shots on goal could only produce one goal
PORTLAND -- Frustrating? Sure, playing against the hounding defense of the Montreal Impact and losing 2-1 on Saturday was frustrating for the Portland Timbers.
Strano was lone local girls wrestling state finalist
More than she enjoys winning, Kassi Strano hates to lose. "I'm pretty naturally competitive," she said. "We can't even play Monopoly at our house without me thinking I'm going to win."
Ex-Timber goalkeeper helps Montreal to 2-1 win
Give the Montreal Impact three more style points. Montreal's defense frustrated the Portland Timbers for long stretches on Saturday at Jeld-Wen Field, goalkeeper Troy Perkins made sure the Timbers and their fans won't soon forget him. and the Impact earned a 2-1 win.
Senior was second at state wrestling tournament
Anthony Thomas didn't go out a champion.
Falling behind has been early trend under new coach
PORTLAND -- The good news for fans of the Portland Timbers early in Caleb Porter's tenure as coach is that the team has demonstrated an ability to fight back when falling behind.
Defenseman Derrick Pouliott returned to action in Portland's 6-3 win Tuesday over Everett. The first-round pick of Pittsburgh in the 2012 NHL Draft, Pouliott was injured in the Hawks' final game before the Christmas break.
James Nosack of Vancouver scored his ninth goal of the season on Sunday to help the Portland Timbers Academy under-18 squad to a 3-1 win over Nomads FC in San Diego.
Mikael Silvestre struggles, Diego Valeri shines, in season-opening 3-3 draw with NY Red Bulls.
The Portland Timbers overcame two early goals to forge a 3-3 tie with the New York Red Bulls in both teams' Major League Soccer season opener on Sunday.
Almost half the roster has changed, and there is a new coach in charge.