Two Thorns midfielders move to Houston Dash

By Paul Danzer January 10, 2014 10:13 a.m.

Houston selects Meleana Shim and Becky Edwards from Portland in NWSL expansion draft.

Jr. hockey report: Winterhawks' week filled with additions

By Paul Danzer January 9, 2014 11:31 p.m.

Weekly update on the Portland Winterhawks and Vancouver Vipers

Thorns FC announces expansion draft list

By Paul Danzer January 8, 2014 10:51 a.m.

Buehler, LeBlanc among players available for Houston.

Wild defenseman Dumba assigned to Winterhawks

By Paul Danzer January 7, 2014 6:47 p.m.

The Portland Winterhawks roster received a significant boost on Tuesday when the Minnesota Wild assigned defenseman Mathew Dumba to Portland.

Timbers re-sign Frederic Piquionne

By Paul Danzer January 7, 2014 2:51 p.m.

Veteran forward Frederic Piquionne scored seven goals for Timbers in 2013,

Notebook: Fitness competition comes to Clark County Event Center

By Paul Danzer January 7, 2014 8:04 p.m.

Sixty-four of top competitive fitness athletes in Washington and Oregon will participate in the first Fort Vancouver CrossFit Invitational on Saturday and Sunday at the Clark County Event Center.

Local soccer club unveils logo

By Paul Danzer January 6, 2014 10 p.m.

Vancouver Victory FC men's soccer club recently unveiled its crest and team colors for the inaugural Evergreen Premier League season, which is scheduled to begin in May.

Jr. hockey report: Winterhawks helping national squads

By Paul Danzer January 3, 2014 6 a.m.

Weekly update on the Portland Winterhawks and Vancouver Vipers

New year means sign up for Little League

By Paul Danzer December 31, 2013 4:15 p.m.

The turn of the calendar means spring is right around the corner. At least that is true for area Little Leagues.

2013 in review: Year for gridiron greatness

By Paul Danzer , Erik Gundersen , Greg Jayne , Allen Thomas and Paul Valencia December 29, 2013 6 a.m.

Camas quarterback Reilly Hennessey looked up at the scoreboard, saw the big lights, and it was all so real. The Papermakers were up by 13 points, late in the fourth quarter.

All-Region girls soccer: Ana Delgadillo, Columbia River

By Paul Danzer December 23, 2013 11:07 p.m.

A central defender at Columbia River, Delgadillo's savvy helped the Chieftains to a second consecutive unbeaten regular season.

Junior hockey report: Winterhawks top U.S. Division by two

By Paul Danzer December 20, 2013 6 a.m.

Weekly update on the Portland Winterhawks and Vancouver Vipers

All-Region girls swimmer: Monica Bottelberghe

By Paul Danzer December 21, 2013 10:30 a.m.

This trip to the state high school swimming championships was like no other for Monica Bottelberghe.

Storm TC runners attain All-American status

By Paul Danzer December 17, 2013 6 a.m.

The Evergreen Storm Track Club of Vancouver had two runners earn All-American status on Saturday at the U.S.A. Track and Field National Junior Olympics Cross Country Championships.

Community notebook: Two area teams win recreation soccer state championships

By Paul Danzer December 17, 2013 6 a.m.

Two boys teams from Vancouver West Soccer Club won championships as Washington's state tournament for recreation teams concluded over the weekend at the Starfire Complex in Tukwila.

Timbers earn spot in Champions League

By Paul Danzer December 13, 2013 8:07 p.m.

The Portland Timbers will be one of four Major League Soccer teams in the 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League.

Jr. hockey report: Winterhawks get rights to defenseman

By Paul Danzer December 13, 2013 6 a.m.

Weekly update on the Portland Winterhawks and Vancouver Vipers

Bayern Munich will face MLS all-stars in Portland

By Paul Danzer December 12, 2013 9:16 p.m.

FC Bayern Munich, the reigning king of European soccer, will be in Portland on Aug. 6 to take on the Major League Soccer all-stars.

Zakuani acquired on busy day for Timbers

By Paul Danzer December 12, 2013 4:37 p.m.

Timbers acquire midfielder-defender Jorge Villafaña and former Sounder Steve Zakuani

Boys basketball preview: Evergreen's Franks keeps focus on court

By Paul Danzer December 10, 2013 10:57 p.m.

Robert Franks is 6-foot-7, 205 pounds. And the Evergreen junior is not sure he has yet had his growth spurt. Whether or not that is true, big things are expected of Franks.

Thorns FC hires Paul Riley as coach

By Paul Danzer December 10, 2013 7 p.m.

Thorns hire coaching veteran to replace Cindy Parlow Cone

Notebook: FC Salmon Creek Nemesis brings back championship

By Paul Danzer December 10, 2013 6 a.m.

The FC Salmon Creek Nemesis girls soccer team won the Northwest Champions League under-13 division championship on Sunday, beating a Gresham, Ore., team in a penalty-kick tiebreaker.

Timbers waive Camas' Brent Richards

By Paul Danzer December 9, 2013 3:41 p.m.

Forward Brent Richards one of four players released on Monday by the Portland Timbers.

Junior hockey notebook: Winterhawks, Everett spar atop WHL

By Paul Danzer December 5, 2013 11:37 p.m.

A weekly update on the Portland Winterhawks and the Fort Vancouver Vipers.

Cindy Parlow Cone resigns as coach of Portland Thorns

By Paul Danzer December 5, 2013 11:33 p.m.

PORTLAND -- Citing a desire to spend more time with her family, Cindy Parlow Cone on Thursday resigned as the coach of Portland Thorns FC.

Ricketts, Valeri earn more honors for Timbers

By Paul Danzer December 4, 2013 11:13 p.m.

The trophy case is still empty, but the recognition keeps coming for the 2013 Portland Timbers.

Trio of Timbers earn MLS honors

By Paul Danzer December 3, 2013 9:54 p.m.

The accolades continue to arrive for the Portland Timbers.

Amateur soccer team set to kick off in May

By Paul Danzer December 3, 2013 9:32 p.m.

It's no secret in local soccer circles that Biniam Afenegus is passionate about the sport.

Portland Timbers' Porter named MLS Coach of Year

By Paul Danzer December 2, 2013 11:10 p.m.

Caleb Porter's mission is to win trophies.

Junior hockey report: Alberta road trip awaits Winterhawks

By Paul Danzer November 29, 2013 6 a.m.

Weekly update on the Portland Winterhawks and Vancouver Vipers

Timbers not satisfied with coming close

By Paul Danzer November 26, 2013 6 a.m.

Frustration was evident Sunday as Portland Timbers players and coach Caleb Porter reviewed the near misses and tough breaks after a 1-0 loss to Real Salt Lake at Jeld-Wen Field ended the 2013 season.

Community notebook: Evergreen Storm runners qualify for Junior Olympics

By Paul Danzer November 26, 2013 6 a.m.

A total of 29 runners from the Evergreen Storm Track Club have qualified for the USA Track and Field Junior Olympics Cross Country Championships.

Timbers to open 2014 season at home

By Paul Danzer November 25, 2013 11:06 p.m.

On the day after the Portland Timbers' 2013 season ended, Major League Soccer announced its regular-season schedule for 2014.

Timbers season ends with loss to RSL

By Paul Danzer November 24, 2013 10:31 p.m.

Robbie Findley's first-half goal put a comeback out of reach for the Timbers and Real Salt Lake advanced to the MLS Cup with a 1-0 victory over Portland on Sunday night.

Timbers face tall challenge from RSL

By Paul Danzer November 24, 2013 6 a.m.

The first time the Portland Timbers and Real Salt Lake mixed it up this season was an elimination match.

Timbers MatchDay: vs. Real Salt Lake, leg 2

By Paul Danzer November 24, 2013 6 a.m.

Real Salt Lake at Portland Timbers: 6 p.m. Sunday at Jeld-Wen Field.

Timbers' injured bodies get healed

By Paul Danzer November 23, 2013 12:02 a.m.

Caleb Porter figures everyone is tired of talking about the second game in Major League Soccer's Western Conference finals.

Story back on track to climb UFC ladder

By Paul Danzer November 22, 2013 6 a.m.

Fresh off a unanimous decision as part of Ultimate Fighting Championships' 20th anniversary show, Rick Story believes he is poised to climb up the welterweight ladder of mixed martial arts' top circuit.

Jr. hockey report: Winterhawks set for Northwest rivals

By Paul Danzer November 22, 2013 6 a.m.

Weekly update on the Portland Winterhawks and Vancouver Vipers

Washougal grad a Boon for Portland soccer

By Paul Danzer November 20, 2013 10:18 p.m.

Freshman has been key contributor for No. 7 Pilots in NCAA soccer playoffs

Community notebook: Monda sets triathlon personal best

By Paul Danzer November 19, 2013 6 a.m.

Joshua Monda of Vancouver placed 43rd overall in the Ironman Arizona on Sunday, completing the triathlon in a personal-best time.

Evergreen Storm taking large team to regional Junior Olympics

By Paul Danzer November 19, 2013 6 a.m.

Forty members of the Evergreen Storm Track Club will compete at the USA Track and Field Region 13 Junior Olympics Cross Country Championships on Saturday.

Rood gains valuable experience with national team

By Paul Danzer November 19, 2013 6 a.m.

Camas High School sophomore Lauren Rood was in goal for the United States soccer team in a 2-1 loss to Mexico in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Women's under-17 Championships.

Soccer: Perfect shot sinks Union in quarterfinal

By Paul Danzer November 16, 2013 11:13 p.m.

In a match where attacking space was difficult for either team to find, Mead's 1-0 girls soccer win over Union on Saturday at McKenzie Stadium came down to one opportunistic touch.

Clark soccer set for NWAACC semifinal match

By Paul Danzer November 15, 2013 5:57 p.m.

The Clark College men's soccer team takes on the Highline Thunderbirds in a semifinal match at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila.

Spudders stunned by Bellingham's three-goal rally

By Paul Danzer November 12, 2013 11:14 p.m.

RIDGEFIELD -- After scoring three of its best goals of the season, the Ridgefield girls soccer team was flying high at halftime of its Class 2A state playoff game against Bellingham.

Legacy of hard work paying off for coaching brothers

By Paul Danzer November 12, 2013 8:55 p.m.

It is tempting to wonder if an Afenegus family secret has helped the Clark College men's soccer team and the Columbia River High School girls soccer team enjoy sustained success.

Community notebook: Pop Warner teams headed to California

By Paul Danzer November 12, 2013 6 a.m.

Four Pop Warner youth football teams from Clark County have qualified to play in regional playoff games later this month in Santa Clara, Calif.

Timbers MatchDay: at Real Salt Lake, leg 1

By Paul Danzer November 10, 2013 6 a.m.

Timbers at Real Salt Lake, 6 p.m. Sunday (ESPN)

Timbers face big test at Salt Lake

By Paul Danzer November 10, 2013 6 a.m.

Three more games. That is the straightforward way Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter describes the task ahead of his team.