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Columbian Trail Blazers Writer

Portland Trail Blazers' Noah Vonleh, 2015-16 season.

Blazers week in review 2/21

Portland Trail Blazers' Noah Vonleh, 2015-16 season.

February 21, 2016, 5:34pm Blazers

The best and worst of the Blazers last week, plus a look ahead at upcoming opponents. Read story

Members of the Camas swim team on the podium after receiving their fourth-place team medals at the 4A state meet at Federal Way on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016.

Camas claims fourth at 4A state swim

Members of the Camas swim team on the podium after receiving their fourth-place team medals at the 4A state meet at Federal Way on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016.

February 20, 2016, 11:21pm Prep Sports

Kim wins two titles; Heritage's Dolbinin wins 50 free title Read story

Columbia River's Josh Bottelberghe stands atop the podium after winning the 3A state title in the 100-yard breaststroke on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, at Federal Way.

No doubt as Bottelberghe wins swimming state title (video)

Columbia River's Josh Bottelberghe stands atop the podium after winning the 3A state title in the 100-yard breaststroke on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, at Federal Way.

February 20, 2016, 6:00pm Prep Sports

Columbia River’s Josh Bottelberghe was the local star of the 3A state meet on Saturday. He began his day with a third-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle and capped it off with a state championship in the 100-yard breaststroke. Bottelberghe was “pretty sure” that he’d taken first… Read story

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, left, shoots over Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Feb. 19, 2016.

Lillard’s 51 leads Blazers past mighty Warriors

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, left, shoots over Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Feb. 19, 2016.

February 19, 2016, 10:39pm Blazers

Damian Lillard had a career-high 51 points, a career-high six steals, seven assists and no turnovers, besting reigning MVP Stephen Curry in a game that forced the now 48-5 Golden State Warriors, 137-105. Read story

New Portland Trail Blazer Brian Roberts alongside Portland President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey.

Roberts joins Blazers after crazy 48 hours

New Portland Trail Blazer Brian Roberts alongside Portland President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey.

February 19, 2016, 6:31pm Blazers

Not 48 hours before he became a Blazer, Brian Roberts was traded from Charlotte to Miami, finding out the news in his son's bedroom while playing with him and one of his daughters. Read story

Cleveland Cavaliers' Anderson Varejao (17), from Brazil, drives past New Orleans Pelicans' Ryan Anderson (33) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Cleveland.

Blazers get picks for almost nothing

Cleveland Cavaliers' Anderson Varejao (17), from Brazil, drives past New Orleans Pelicans' Ryan Anderson (33) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Cleveland.

February 18, 2016, 5:28pm Blazers

The Blazers were a part of two separate deals that netted them a first-round pick in 2018, a second-round pick and point guard Brian Roberts from the Miami Heat in exchange for a second-round pick, guard Tim Frazier and taking on the contract of Cleveland's Anderson Varejao. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers president Chris McGowan, left, and owner Paul Allen  against the Philadelphia 76ers, Saturday, January 4, 2014.

Blazers’ McGowan seeks to keep serving fans’ tastes

Portland Trail Blazers president Chris McGowan, left, and owner Paul Allen  against the Philadelphia 76ers, Saturday, January 4, 2014.

February 17, 2016, 10:45pm Blazers

Team president has eyes on new TV deal, All-Star bid Read story

King’s Way finds its way to 1A district title game (video)

February 16, 2016, 11:17pm Prep Sports

Walter powers Knights past Eatonville, 61-55 Read story

CJ McCollum (left), Damian Lillard and Allen Crabbe have all made an impact for the Blazers this season.

Blazers signature moments

CJ McCollum (left), Damian Lillard and Allen Crabbe have all made an impact for the Blazers this season.

February 14, 2016, 10:00pm Blazers

The Blazers haven't got to where they are this season by accident Read story

Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum shoots against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. The Trail Blazers won 96-93.

Blazers week in review 2/14

Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum shoots against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. The Trail Blazers won 96-93.

February 14, 2016, 6:32pm Blazers

A wrapup of the bad and good from the Trail Blazers last week plus looking ahead to this week's opponents. Read story