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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.
Timbers head coach Caleb Porter says this team has the potential to be one of the five Western Conference playoff teams in 2013. Here are five things that will factor prominently in the team's fortunes.
Frenchman goes through first practice with squad
Mikael Silvestre went through his first full practice on Thursday as a member of the Portland Timbers.
Weekly update on the Portland Winterhawks and Vancouver Vipers
Azurdia wants to make athletics key part of junior college scene
Marco Azurdia jumped at the chance to be the executive director of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges.
Three days before their 2013 Major League Soccer season opener, the Timbers traded away forward Danny Mwanga and signed forward Frederic Piquionne.
Vancouver native had tying goal against Winterhawks
Vancouver native Trevor Cheek figured he was due for a goal.
His tying goal in third period leads to 4-3 win over Winterhawks
If Wednesday was the last time Trevor Cheek plays against the Portland Winterhawks, the Vancouver native made his third period count.
Newcomer Will Johnson has been named the Portland Timbers' team captain, and Jack Jewsbury will continue in a leadership role with the title of club captain.
Clark County native gets chance to thrive in last juniors season
The last visit to Portland was defined by frustration for Trevor Cheek. The scenario is certainly different on Wednesday.
Vancouver wrestlers Tommy Strassenberg and Damon Thomas were among the champions at the Washington State Wrestling Association Whirlwind Folkstyle State Tournament.
Holmberg part of crew for world champion Graham Trucking hydroplane
Nelson Holmberg was part of the nine-man crew who supported driver Jimmy Shane during the Oryx Cup UIM World Championship for unlimited hydroplanes.
Kids have options all over to participate and compete
The Evergreen Bulldogs represented Vancouver at the Pop Warner Super Bowl tournament in Florida to cap the sixth-grade team’s 2012 season.
Five businesses offer lanes for casual bowlers, league play
On April 22, 2012, Charlie Palmer had an almost-perfect day at Allen’s Crosley Lanes.
Hawks rally couldn't overcome Wolves big advantage
A fourth-quarter Hockinson rally came up just short as Sequim escaped with a 51-48 victory in a Class 2A regional state boys basketball playoff game.
Second half was a struggle for Titans as season ends
The Union girls basketball team knew it was in for a battle against Gonzaga Prep.
Weekly update on the Portland Winterhawks and Vancouver Vipers
Midfielder played college soccer for Porter
Michael Nanchoff is officially a member of the Portland Timbers.
Porter not displeased with Portland's effort
It lacked intensity for a half, and rhythm for longer. But for Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter, Wednesday's 1-0 preseason loss to FC Dallas at Jeld-Wen Field served its purpose.
Familiarity with each other is key to preparing for season
With the regular-season opener 10 days away, a main focus of the Portland Timbers' final two preseason games will be getting players in the projected starting lineup comfortable with one another.
The team with players from Southwest Washington came up just short — twice — of winning the first Winterhawks Varsity Hockey championship.
Preseason match ends in 3-3 draw with San Jose
In the first Jeld-Wen Field dress rehearsal of 2013, the former Oregon State standout Ryan Johnson scored all three goals for Portland in a 3-3 draw with the San Jose Earthquakes.
Home preseason matches help team build cohesiveness
The Portland Timbers face the San Jose Earthquakes in a preseason match today at Jeld-Wen Field.