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Call-up possibilities surface for Ian Hamilton

Ian Hamilton

July 19, 2018, 6:02am Clark County Sports

Ian Hamilton will hear teammates chatting about organizational transactions, speculating call-ups or ruminating over media insight, and at this point, he’s learned that it’s best to tune it all out. Read story

A 3-on-3 basktball team named the Azteca Thunder Men, which consists of Vancouver residents (left to right) Tony Kutch, Gary Garrison, Owen Hanson and Mike Smith, poses after winning its ninth bracket championship in 2016 (Photo courtesy Mike Smith).

True blue friends stay together through basketball

A 3-on-3 basktball team named the Azteca Thunder Men, which consists of Vancouver residents (left to right) Tony Kutch, Gary Garrison, Owen Hanson and Mike Smith, poses after winning its ninth bracket championship in 2016 (Photo courtesy Mike Smith).

July 7, 2018, 11:04pm Clark County Sports

Mike “Smitty” Smith and his three best friends have an annual tradition. Read story

Washougal's Beyonce Bea warms up before the first game of the season against Evergreen High School at Washougal High School, Monday November 27, 2017.

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Washougal's Beyonce Bea warms up before the first game of the season against Evergreen High School at Washougal High School, Monday November 27, 2017.

July 5, 2018, 9:16am Editor's Choice

Beyonce Bea is going to be a Vandal. Read story

Foster Langsdorf makes his home debut with the Portland Timbers USL afilliate “T2” squad at University of Portland’s Merlo Field on Wednesday. The Mountain View High School grad scored a goal in a 3-2 win over Rio Grande Valley. (Andy Buhler/ Columbian staff). Foster Langsdorf makes his home debut with the Portland Timbers USL afilliate “T2” squad at University of Portland’s Merlo Field on Wednesday. The Mountain View High School grad scored a goal in a 3-2 win over Rio Grande Valley. (Andy Buhler/ Columbian staff).

Foster Langsdorf tackling life as a Timber

Foster Langsdorf makes his home debut with the Portland Timbers USL afilliate “T2” squad at University of Portland’s Merlo Field on Wednesday. The Mountain View High School grad scored a goal in a 3-2 win over Rio Grande Valley. (Andy Buhler/ Columbian staff). Foster Langsdorf makes his home debut with the Portland Timbers USL afilliate “T2” squad at University of Portland’s Merlo Field on Wednesday. The Mountain View High School grad scored a goal in a 3-2 win over Rio Grande Valley. (Andy Buhler/ Columbian staff).

July 3, 2018, 9:59pm Prep Sports

Ask Foster Langsdorf to describe the start of his professional soccer career, and you’ll be hard-pressed to hear the words “traditional,” or even “ideal.” Read story

Vancouver-based adult club soccer team members Yuriy Dobrodomov, George Reynolds, Dave Hughes, Kenny Fujimoto, Greg Munn, Barry Brandenburg and Bill Mallon (left to right) pose in Red Square in Moscow, Russia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup (Courtesy/George Reynolds).

Vancouver-based over-50 soccer club adds international friendly to World Cup trip

Vancouver-based adult club soccer team members Yuriy Dobrodomov, George Reynolds, Dave Hughes, Kenny Fujimoto, Greg Munn, Barry Brandenburg and Bill Mallon (left to right) pose in Red Square in Moscow, Russia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup (Courtesy/George Reynolds).

June 26, 2018, 5:28pm Clark County Sports

The United State Mens National Team may have fallen short of qualifying for the World Cup, but that didn’t stop a group of Vancouver residents from competing in Russia. Read story

A rendering of the Ridgefield Outdoor Sports Complex, a joint project between the city and Ridgefield School District, which will feature six multi-purpose turf fields, trails, a playground and meeting space. The complex will now be the summer home to a summer team in the West Coast League, a collegiate wood-bat league.

Baseball team coming to Ridgefield

A rendering of the Ridgefield Outdoor Sports Complex, a joint project between the city and Ridgefield School District, which will feature six multi-purpose turf fields, trails, a playground and meeting space. The complex will now be the summer home to a summer team in the West Coast League, a collegiate wood-bat league.

June 21, 2018, 8:32pm Clark County News

The West Coast League is expanding to Ridgefield beginning in the spring, the city announced Thursday, which will make it Clark County’s first collegiate wood-bat baseball team since 2007. Read story

Former King’s Way pitcher Casetta-Stubbs officially signs with Mariners

June 13, 2018, 2:34pm Prep Sports

It’s official: Damon Casetta-Stubbs is a Seattle Mariner. The recent King’s Way graduate who led the Knights to their first program 1A state baseball title inked a contract with the Mariners organization Wednesday morning with a $325,000 signing bonus. He was drafted with the 328th pick in the 11th… Read story

Robbie Ziegler tees off through the rain drops on the 14th hole during the final day of the Royal Oaks Invitational Tournament. Ziegler, the defending champion, fired a 4-under-par 68 on Sunday to win the tournament by four shots.

Ziegler wins second consecutive Royal Oaks Invitational

Robbie Ziegler tees off through the rain drops on the 14th hole during the final day of the Royal Oaks Invitational Tournament. Ziegler, the defending champion, fired a 4-under-par 68 on Sunday to win the tournament by four shots.

June 10, 2018, 11:16pm Clark County Sports

Robbie Ziegler separated himself from the field with a 4-under 68 to coast to a four stroke win on Sunday at the Royal Oaks Invitational Tournament, claiming the title for the second year in a row. Read story

King's Way pitcher Damon Casetta-Stubbs, the all-region baseball player of the year, is pictured at The Columbian on Monday, June 4, 2018.

All-Region baseball: Damon Casetta-Stubbs

King's Way pitcher Damon Casetta-Stubbs, the all-region baseball player of the year, is pictured at The Columbian on Monday, June 4, 2018.

June 9, 2018, 9:11pm Prep Sports

Damon Casetta-Stubbs has added 16 miles per hour to his fastball velocity since his freshman year as he blazed a trail that will be long remembered in King's Way Christian's athletic history. Read story

Spencer Tibbits tees off on the ninth hole of the second day of the Royal Oaks Invitational in Vancouver on Saturday, June 9, 2018. Tibbits was a three-time high school state champion with Fort Vancouver, and just finished a successful freshman season at Oregon State.

Experience benefits Tibbits at Royal Oaks Invitational

Spencer Tibbits tees off on the ninth hole of the second day of the Royal Oaks Invitational in Vancouver on Saturday, June 9, 2018. Tibbits was a three-time high school state champion with Fort Vancouver, and just finished a successful freshman season at Oregon State.

June 9, 2018, 8:16pm Clark County Sports

After a wildly successful first college season, not even a looming slate of finals could keep Spencer Tibbits from competing in his home tournament. Read story