Girls basketball: One more win in Woodland gym

By Paul Danzer February 14, 2015 12:50 a.m.

The Woodland girls basketball program has piled up plenty of wins in the cozy high school gym that has served the Beavers since 1956.

Johnson eager to return to Timbers

By Paul Danzer February 13, 2015 5:23 p.m.

Will Johnson doesn't know when he might begin training with his Portland Timbers teammates. In fact, he hasn't asked his doctors that question.

Elma has nowhere to go against King's Way Christian

By Paul Danzer February 12, 2015 10:35 p.m.

Playing smothering defense, the King's Way Christian boys basketball team put on a show for its home crowd to open the postseason.

Winterhawks notebook: Bump in the road

By Paul Danzer February 12, 2015 7:01 p.m.

Sometimes it is better for young hockey players to play a lot of games with minimal time off. At least that's been the trend for the Portland Winterhawks, whose only game this week is on Friday against visiting Tri-City.

Chicago Little League scandal resonates in Clark County

By Paul Danzer February 11, 2015 4:56 p.m.

Local Little League administrator Mike Ray said he "feels sick" for the kids who played on the Little League team from Chicago that on Wednesday was stripped of its Little League World Series United States championship.

Community notebook: NW Assn. of Blind Athletes team wins goalball bronze

By Paul Danzer February 10, 2015 6 a.m.

A team representing the Northwest Association of Blind Athletes won the bronze medal at a goalball tournament in Vancouver that drew teams from around the country.

Pacific Soccer Club teams win state championships

By Paul Danzer February 9, 2015 10:58 p.m.

Two Pacific Soccer Club boys teams won state tournaments on Sunday, while several other area teams advanced to the semifinals of their Washington Youth Soccer state tournaments.

Timbers' Powell impresses in preseason

By Paul Danzer February 9, 2015 10:16 p.m.

It was not the headline offseason move, but early in preseason the signing of right back Alvas Powell looks like a significant move for the Portland Timbers.

Blazing Bjorkstrand setting WHL on fire for Winterhawks

By Paul Danzer February 6, 2015 11:26 p.m.

Oliver Bjorkstrand is playing at a level seldom seen in the Western Hockey League.

Freeman to coach German baseball team

By Paul Danzer February 5, 2015 11 p.m.

Don Freeman is on the move again.

Neffendorf excited to lead Clark baseball team

By Paul Danzer February 5, 2015 11 p.m.

Brett Neffendorf was younger than most when he turned from player to coach. So, though only 27, he didn't hesitate when presented the chance to become a college head coach.

Winterhawks notebook: Portland climbs back up

By Paul Danzer February 5, 2015 6:25 p.m.

Remember when the Portland Winterhawks were winless? Remember when, 10 games into this season, they had one win — and that in overtime?

Lewis named new coach of Vancouver Victory

By Paul Danzer February 2, 2015 11:17 p.m.

Aaron Lewis, head soccer coach at Corban University in Salem, will coach the Vancouver Victory FC during the 2015 Evergreen Premier League of Washington soccer season.

First effort from Timbers a good one

By Paul Danzer February 2, 2015 6:51 p.m.

There were no big surprises from Saturday's preseason opener for the Portland Timbers. And that's good news for coach Caleb Porter.

Hudson's Bay boys stay positive in challenging season

By Paul Danzer January 30, 2015 10:54 p.m.

Going winless through 18 games isn't a ton of fun. But the Hudson's Bay boys basketball team is finding ways to enjoy a season that has not yet produced a victory.

Hill continues to grow into solid goalie for Winterhawks

By Paul Danzer January 30, 2015 5:35 p.m.

Even when he was just a shadow of who he's become, Adin Hill made a strong impression.

Winterhawks notebook: No rest for the weary in junior hockey

By Paul Danzer January 29, 2015 8:34 p.m.

Sure, Paul Bittner was tired. Four games in four nights, a cross-continent flight and six hours on a bus will do that — even to 18-year-old hockey players. Not that a casual observer could have noticed.

Part-time pro? Kat Tarr hopes so

By Paul Danzer January 26, 2015 11:29 p.m.

Kat Tarr is ready to turn a page. But she is not ready to close the book on playing professional soccer.

Washington Timbers have new leadership

By Paul Danzer January 26, 2015 11:28 p.m.

Sean Janson calls it his dream job. Kat Tarr calls it a perfect place for the next chapter of her life.

Reaves runs away with Vancouver Lake Half Marathon title

By Paul Danzer January 25, 2015 6:41 p.m.

For a quarter century, the Vancouver Lake Half Marathon has been a beacon of sorts for area runners, a reason to shake off winter rust and a chance to see just how far and how fast their legs can move them.

Timbers kick off training for new season

By Paul Danzer January 23, 2015 8:32 p.m.

As with any first day, many of the questions for Caleb Porter and Portland Timbers were about the newcomers.

Winterhawks notebook: Bittner scores in Top Prospects Game

By Paul Danzer January 22, 2015 9:40 p.m.

Portland Winterhawks forward Paul Bittner scored a goal on Thursday in the BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game played at St. Catharines, Ont.

National Football Foundation Clark County chapter hands out scholarships

By Paul Danzer January 21, 2015 10:43 p.m.

James Price of Camas High School and Tate Nelson of Union High are among scholarship winners.

Football awards event is Wednesday

By Paul Danzer January 20, 2015 5:02 p.m.

National Football Foundation chapter honors 33 area high school seniors during scholarship event on Wednesday.

Timbers add pair as MLS draft concludes

By Paul Danzer January 20, 2015 12:36 p.m.

Defender from St. Louis University, midfielder from Cal, are selected by Portland.

Vancouver to host dragon boat regional

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

Spots in a world championship event will be on the line in August during a dragon boat racing regatta on Vancouver Lake. The 2015 Pacific Dragon Boat Association Championships will take place Aug. 1-2.

Community notebook: Rock-n-Roll Classic gymnastics set for weekend

By Paul Danzer January 19, 2015 8:14 p.m.

More than 700 girls from around the Pacific Northwest will participate in the seventh Rock-n-Roll Classic gymnastics meet Friday through Sunday at the Clark County Event Center.

Showtime Baseball's run in Arizona ends in quarterfinals

By Paul Danzer January 19, 2015 7 p.m.

Showtime Baseball's college prep team won its pool then lost in the quarterfinal round of the Perfect Game 18-and-younger Martin Luther King Championships in Glendale, Ariz.

World Juniors pays dividends for Winterhawks

By Paul Danzer January 17, 2015 6:11 p.m.

Nic Petan was the center of attention for a night across Canada. Oliver Bjorkstand was at center for the tournament's surprise team. Chase De Leo went back to his youth for a memorable goal.

Winterhawks notebook: Slow starts haven't helped

By Paul Danzer January 15, 2015 7:37 p.m.

Wednesday in Kamloops, the Portland Winterhawks had a second-consecutive sub-par first period and this time paid for it.

Portland Timbers pick Nick Besler in MLS Draft

By Paul Danzer January 15, 2015 5:25 p.m.

Nick Besler, brother of United States national team defender Matt Besler, is the first of four Timbers picks at MLS SuperDraft.

Repeat champions at CrossFit Fort Vancouver Invitational

By Paul Danzer January 11, 2015 6:27 p.m.

Cole Sager of Seattle and Austin Stack of Medford, Ore., won three events and were in the top three in all but one to defend their title. Rory Zambard of Bellevue was a repeat champion in the women's competition.

CrossFit athletes gear up for season

By Paul Danzer January 9, 2015 6 a.m.

Before CrossFit Fort Vancouver decided to invite some top competitors to Clark County, January was a relatively low-key month for Jessica Core.

Winterhawks notebook: Burke trade just part of busy week

By Paul Danzer January 8, 2015 7:26 p.m.

Weekly recap and update on the Portland Winterhawks.

Timbers release 2015 schedule

By Paul Danzer January 7, 2015 11:23 p.m.

The Los Angeles Galaxy and Real Salt Lake make their only appearances in Portland in the opening week of the 2015 Major League Soccer season.

Timbers 2015 MLS schedule announced

By Paul Danzer January 7, 2015 12:23 p.m.

Portland Timbers host Seattle once, Vancouver Whitecaps twice, in 2015.

Community notebook: Student mountain bike league forming

By Paul Danzer January 6, 2015 6 a.m.

A Wednesday meeting in Camas will provide information about the Washington Student Mountain Bike League.

CrossFit Fort Vancouver Invitational set for weekend

By Paul Danzer January 6, 2015 6 a.m.

The second CrossFit Fort Vancouver Invitational will take place on Saturday and Sunday at the Clark County Events Center.

Area youth ball signups get under way

By Paul Danzer January 5, 2015 5:54 p.m.

January is the month when area Little Leagues register players for the coming spring-summer season.

Winterhawks notebook: Portland takes stock at midseason

By Paul Danzer December 25, 2014 6:53 p.m.

Weekly update on the Portland Winterhawks.

Local youth soccer teams capture state titles

By Paul Danzer December 22, 2014 11 p.m.

Three youth soccer teams from Southwest Washington won championships in the Washington Youth Soccer Recreational Cup state tournament.

Lincoln third-grader reaches regional PPK competition

By Paul Danzer December 22, 2014 11 p.m.

She got to punt, pass and kick where the Seahawks practice. She met Richard Sherman's mother and stood on the turf at CenturyLink Field.

Covington repeats as wrestling champions

By Paul Danzer December 22, 2014 11 p.m.

For the third year in a row, the Covington Colts won the Greater St. Helens League middle school wrestling district tournament.

Hockinson girls soccer coach surprised by being let go

By Paul Danzer December 19, 2014 8:40 p.m.

Hockinson High School is seeking a new coach for its girls soccer program. In three seasons under Zack Goldfinch, Hockinson had a record of 42-17-3.

Winterhawks notebook: Bittner selected to top prospects game

By Paul Danzer December 18, 2014 5:10 p.m.

Weekly update on the Portland Winterhawks

Wake Forest's Vidovich to coach Timbers 2 team

By Paul Danzer December 18, 2014 4:48 p.m.

More than two months after announcing they would field a team in USL Pro, the Portland Timbers on Thursday announced that Jay Vidovich will be the head coach for Timbers 2.

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