By Paul Valencia March 27, 2015 7:30 p.m.
Terry Hyde, who has been the head coach the past nine seasons at Prairie High School, jumped at the chance to return to Evergreen.
By Paul Valencia March 23, 2015 7 p.m.
Liam Nabors plays on a tournament baseball team, but until this year had never been part of a school team.
By Paul Valencia March 21, 2015 12:01 a.m.
Many of the top senior boys and girls basketball players from Southwest Washington are scheduled to compete Sunday in the 20th annual Les Schwab Tires Roundball Shootout, powered by Shoot 360. The event begins at 4 p.m. at Clark College
By Paul Valencia March 17, 2015 9:20 p.m.
Matt Gracey was a head coach in Port Angeles before heading south to take football jobs in California and Arizona.
By Paul Valencia March 13, 2015 4:23 p.m.
A legend from the volleyball world visited athletes from Evergreen High School and a couple of middle schools Friday, hoping to inspire girls to chase after their dreams and get an education.
By Paul Valencia March 12, 2015 10:42 p.m.
The game was OK, but Lauryn Heying was not going to get carried away with it.
By Paul Valencia March 7, 2015 7:45 p.m.
Union earned the third-place trophy at the Class 4A state boys basketball tournament, rolling past Woodinville 69-45 at the Tacoma Dome.
By Paul Valencia March 7, 2015 9:51 a.m.
Federal Way walked off the Tacoma Dome court with a 61-58 victory, advancing to the state championship game. But only after Union rallied from a 19-point first-half deficit to tie the game in the fourth quarter.
By Paul Valencia March 6, 2015 6 a.m.
The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association should change its logo to a piñata.
By Paul Valencia March 5, 2015 8:34 p.m.
Moses Lake held the Storm to 11 points in the second half, beating Skyview 47-36 in the Class 4A state quarterfinals at the Tacoma Dome.
By Paul Valencia March 4, 2015 9:55 p.m.
Someone in the Twitter world counted up all of the regional basketball games, in all classifications, and counted the number of "blowouts" there were Friday and Saturday.
By Paul Valencia March 3, 2015 10:54 p.m.
It was a controversial call, for sure. Skyview's Riley Friauf said she was fouled, that there was contact on the arm. But she is quick to point out that she did not think a call would be made.
By Paul Valencia March 3, 2015 7:41 p.m.
T.J. Carrie, who just completed his rookie season with the Oakland Raiders, has been to Seton Catholic High School, Wy'East Middle School, and Prairie High School, sharing his story of perseverance.
By Paul Valencia February 28, 2015 8:52 p.m.
Camas girls basketball coach Chuck Knight had a simple explanation for his team's performance Saturday.
By Paul Valencia February 28, 2015 8:50 p.m.
Kentwood held off Camas 55-53 in a Class 4A state regional playoff at Puyallup High School to advance to the state quarterfinals in the dome. Camas' season came to an end with a record of 17-7 and one big accomplishment.
By Paul Valencia February 27, 2015 11:47 p.m.
The Union boys basketball team saved its season Friday night, rallying from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat Curtis 62-50 in a Class 4A state regional playoff game at W.F. West High School in Chehalis.
By Paul Valencia February 25, 2015 11:34 p.m.
The girls basketball teams at Skyview, Prairie and Camas have a couple of things in common.
By Paul Valencia February 25, 2015 11:30 p.m.
There is a picture of the 2012 Skyview girls basketball team at the school's gym, celebrating that squad's state championship.
By Paul Valencia February 25, 2015 11 p.m.
It must feel like it has been forever for the Prairie girls basketball team. Forever since the team played in the Tacoma Dome.
By Paul Valencia February 25, 2015 10:58 p.m.
They have endured years of bad luck, yet here they are still standing, still playing basketball.
By Paul Valencia February 24, 2015 11:38 p.m.
This week, we celebrate the teams from Clark County that have made it to state basketball tournaments.
By Paul Valencia February 24, 2015 11:25 p.m.
The starting five makes the Union Titans one of the best boys basketball teams in the region. It's the next five, though, that have made Union one of the best teams in the state.
By Paul Valencia February 24, 2015 11:21 p.m.
CAMAS — They used to talk about going to the Tacoma Dome, to play for the state championship.
By Paul Valencia February 24, 2015 11:16 p.m.
The Columbia River Chieftains are without their player of the year. Good thing for the Columbia River Chieftains that they have their player of last year.
By Paul Valencia February 21, 2015 8:54 p.m.
Grace Prom made three consecutive 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and Jamie Phares scored all 13 of her points in the second half Saturday, leading Prairie to a 73-64 victory over Lincoln, claiming third place in the Class 3A bi-district girls basketball tournament.
By Paul Valencia February 21, 2015 8:53 p.m.
Black Hills rallied from a 14-point second-half deficit and eliminated the Hockinson girls basketball team from the postseason Saturday at Centralia High School.
By Paul Valencia February 21, 2015 3:27 p.m.
Four Clark County athletes earned medals Saturday at the state gymnastics championships at the Tacoma Dome’s Exhibition Hall.
By Paul Valencia February 20, 2015 9:50 p.m.
The Camas Papermakers are going to the Class 4A state girls basketball tournament.
By Paul Valencia February 19, 2015 6:54 p.m.
This one was a little extra special for the Columbia River gymnastics team.
By Paul Valencia February 17, 2015 11:05 p.m.
The Woodland boys basketball team will have to figure out a way to forget about Tuesday's loss if the Beavers are going to make it to the Class 2A state tournament.
By Paul Valencia February 14, 2015 9:23 p.m.
The La Center Wildcats will play for a district championship and, more importantly, they have clinched a spot in the Class 1A state boys basketball tournament.
By Paul Valencia February 14, 2015 5:43 p.m.
Spencer Long scored a career-high 22 points Saturday, and while it was a close game for most of the second half, Columbia River never trailed in a 63-50 victory over Auburn Riverside in the quarterfinals of the bi-district boys basketball tournament at Rogers High School.
By Paul Valencia February 12, 2015 11:09 p.m.
YiMei Kerr was 12 years old when she was adopted, when she moved from China to Vancouver.
By Paul Valencia February 12, 2015 11:04 p.m.
LA CENTER — The La Center Wildcats put themselves in good shape in the District 4 Class 1A boys basketball tournament by being in really good shape.
By Paul Valencia February 11, 2015 10:54 p.m.
It is a double-elimination tournament, but the Prairie girls basketball team wants to play with a different philosophy.
By Paul Valencia February 10, 2015 11:13 p.m.
CAMAS — The champs wanted another championship, so they played like champions Tuesday night.
By Paul Valencia February 7, 2015 8:06 p.m.
Southwest Washington remains the home of bowling excellence.
By Paul Valencia February 7, 2015 8:03 p.m.
Kelso got the team prize, but Prairie and host Columbia River had the most champions Saturday at the Class 3A District 4 wrestling tournament.
By Paul Valencia February 6, 2015 8:30 p.m.
Lauryn Heying kept her focus on her main goal all day at the Class 3A/2A state bowling championships Friday.
By Paul Valencia February 5, 2015 10:18 p.m.
Columbia River avenged its only league loss of the season and won their fourth consecutive Class 3A Greater St. Helens League boys basketball title Thursday night, getting defensive against Kelso.