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Columbian Staff Writer

Speed skaters circle the rink during practice at Mountain View Ice Arena in March 2017.

Vancouver’s only ice rink to remain open after approved sale

Speed skaters circle the rink during practice at Mountain View Ice Arena in March 2017.

June 8, 2018, 1:59pm Clark County News

After announcing an impending closure in early April, the Mountain View Ice Arena announced Friday that it will remain open. City Bible Church elders approved the building's sale Thursday evening, officially shuttering the church’s plan to build a school in its place. Read story

King's Way's pitcher Damon Casetta Stubbs is pictured Skyview in Vancouver on Wednesday evening, March 14, 2018.

Mariners draft King’s Way’s Casetta-Stubbs in 11th round

King's Way's pitcher Damon Casetta Stubbs is pictured Skyview in Vancouver on Wednesday evening, March 14, 2018.

June 6, 2018, 9:43am Editor's Choice

Seattle U commit picked 328th overall, intends to forgo college, sign for $325,000 Read story

King's Way Christian’s Damon Casetta-Stubbs pitches during a scrimmage at Luke Jensen Park on Wednesday afternoon, March 7, 2018.

Casetta-Stubbs, Lauderdale have ‘winning ticket’ for baseball draft

King's Way Christian’s Damon Casetta-Stubbs pitches during a scrimmage at Luke Jensen Park on Wednesday afternoon, March 7, 2018.

June 3, 2018, 8:00pm Clark County Sports

Gregg Swenson sees it as fate that his first year as head coach at Class 1A King's Way Christian he'd be coaching Damon Casetta-Stubbs and Sam Lauderdale, two formidable prospects in the MLB Draft, which starts Monday at 4 p.m. Read story

Members of the National League chat as they watch the first inning during the first Senior All-Star Game at Propstra Stadium in Vancouver on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.

Prep all-stars enjoy perfect cap to baseball season

Members of the National League chat as they watch the first inning during the first Senior All-Star Game at Propstra Stadium in Vancouver on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.

May 30, 2018, 10:51pm Prep Sports

Copeland, Keep earn honors at senior baseball showcase Read story

The Columbia River Chieftains celebrate in the moments after winning the 2A state title game, a 2-0 result over Burlington-Edison at Sunset Chev Stadium on Saturday, May 26, 2018 (Andy Buhler/Columbian staff).

Kolosvary’s brace leads Columbia River to program-first state championship

The Columbia River Chieftains celebrate in the moments after winning the 2A state title game, a 2-0 result over Burlington-Edison at Sunset Chev Stadium on Saturday, May 26, 2018 (Andy Buhler/Columbian staff).

May 26, 2018, 9:26pm Prep Sports

Chieftains hoist the 2A state championship trophy, finish with perfect season with 2-0 win over Burlington-Edison Read story

Midway through the boys 4A 800 meter run Daniel Maton of Camas (left) was side-by-side with Luke George of Issaquah, then went ahead to win with a comfortable margin at the state 2A, 3A, 4A Track &amp; Field Championships held at Mt.

State track: Camas earns share of 4A team title

Midway through the boys 4A 800 meter run Daniel Maton of Camas (left) was side-by-side with Luke George of Issaquah, then went ahead to win with a comfortable margin at the state 2A, 3A, 4A Track &amp; Field Championships held at Mt.

May 26, 2018, 7:44pm Prep Sports

Daniel Maton, a Camas High junior, repeated as state champion in the Class 4A boys 800 meters, completing his title defense at Mount Tahoma Stadium of his two state title wins last year — the 800 and 1,600.  Read story

Columbia River forward Jake Connop (right) lunges for a loose ball while Franklin Pierce goalkeeper Noah Carver dives in the first half of the 2A state semifinal at Sumner High School on Friday, May 25, 2018.

Columbia River beats Franklin Pierce, advances to 2A state title game

Columbia River forward Jake Connop (right) lunges for a loose ball while Franklin Pierce goalkeeper Noah Carver dives in the first half of the 2A state semifinal at Sumner High School on Friday, May 25, 2018.

May 25, 2018, 11:46pm Prep Sports

Filly Afenegus told his team he thought it played its best performance of the season Friday night. That’s saying a lot for a team that is now 21-0. Freshman Maksim Yurichko scored on a quick strike inside the box after inadvertently blocking a shot by teammate Ryan Connop… Read story

Prairie's Chloe McDaniel lunges for a ball during the Falcons' 6-2 loss to Marysville-Pilchuck in the first round of the state tournament at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey on Friday, May 25, 2018.

Prairie softball takes positives from quick exit at state

Prairie's Chloe McDaniel lunges for a ball during the Falcons' 6-2 loss to Marysville-Pilchuck in the first round of the state tournament at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey on Friday, May 25, 2018.

May 25, 2018, 7:08pm Prep Sports

As the sudden end of season goes, dropping your final two games is never the finale of choice. But Prairie got a congratulatory and honest assessment from its head coach Mariah Dawson after dropping both games at the state tournament. “She told us we had a good season,… Read story

Sophomore Prairie pitcher Olivia Meyer practice a drill that helps her develop sharper accuracy at Prairie High School on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in the week leading up to the Falcons’ appearance in the 3A state softball tournament (Andy Buhler/Columbian staff).

Pitcher Meyers keeps Prairie softball in it

Sophomore Prairie pitcher Olivia Meyer practice a drill that helps her develop sharper accuracy at Prairie High School on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in the week leading up to the Falcons’ appearance in the 3A state softball tournament (Andy Buhler/Columbian staff).

May 23, 2018, 8:50pm Prep Sports

As the Prairie softball team marched through each of the 10 innings it took to beat Stadium of Tacoma last weekend in the 3A bi-district tournament, Olivia Meyers was able to slow things down from the circle. Read story

King's Way Christian senior pitcher Sam Lauderdale (center) and teammates celebrate their 4-0 regional final victory over La Center on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Castle Rock.

Pair of aces lead King’s Way baseball to 1A regional final win

King's Way Christian senior pitcher Sam Lauderdale (center) and teammates celebrate their 4-0 regional final victory over La Center on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Castle Rock.

May 19, 2018, 6:34pm Prep Sports

King's Way Christian senior Sam Lauderdale dealt 13 strikeouts, gave up two hits and no walks in a 4-0 shutout win over La Center in the 1A regional final on Saturday at Castle Rock High School. Read story