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Ridgefield’s Trey Knight repeated as the 2A boys shot put champion on Thursday with a winning mark of 63 feet, 4 inches. He also is the defending 2A state discus champion, which will be contested today at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

Podcast: Full Circle Ep. 29 — Reaction to cancellation of spring sports

Ridgefield’s Trey Knight repeated as the 2A boys shot put champion on Thursday with a winning mark of 63 feet, 4 inches. He also is the defending 2A state discus champion, which will be contested today at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

April 7, 2020, 6:04pm Podcasts

Sports reporters Meg Wochnick and Joshua Hart react to Monday’s news on the 29th installment of the Full Circle Podcast. Available at 360preps.com and on Google, Apple and Spotify Podcasts. Read story

Ridgefield seniors Mia Tomillo, left, is a key piece for the Spudders on the softball field.

‘Still a hint of Dusty’ in Ridgefield softball

Ridgefield seniors Mia Tomillo, left, is a key piece for the Spudders on the softball field.

April 3, 2020, 7:23pm Prep Sports

Ridgefield softball may be entering a new era with a new coach and fresh faces after being one of the area’s most consistently strong squads the past three seasons, but the expectations haven’t changed. Read story

Mountain View catcher Kinsey Martin fields a bunt and fires to first base as Sydney Brown calls out in the background during a practice on March 11.

Success brings confidence to Mountain View softball

Mountain View catcher Kinsey Martin fields a bunt and fires to first base as Sydney Brown calls out in the background during a practice on March 11.

April 2, 2020, 7:32pm Prep Sports

The Mountain View softball team knows what it takes, and know they have the talent to repeat or better many of the same feats. But they're also well aware of the pit falls. Read story

Columbia River's Nick Alder was the 2A Greater St. Helens League pitcher of the year last season.

Columbia River’s pitching runs deep

Columbia River's Nick Alder was the 2A Greater St. Helens League pitcher of the year last season.

March 26, 2020, 4:04pm Prep Sports

The state quarterfinals have been Columbia River baseball’s biggest hurdle in the past decade. In five of the past eight seasons, the Chieftains have lost in the regional final. Read story

Mountain View coach Dustin Johnson walks through a conditioning drill during a late-night practice on March 11 at McKenzie Stadium.

Passing it on: Mountain View soccer continually improves

Mountain View coach Dustin Johnson walks through a conditioning drill during a late-night practice on March 11 at McKenzie Stadium.

March 24, 2020, 3:54pm Prep Sports

On a chilly March night at McKenzie Stadium, Mountain View’s boys soccer team looked in postseason form, a team destined to be competing deep into May. Read story

Tina Ellertson

Tina Frimpong Ellertson joins coaching staff at Washington

Tina Ellertson

March 24, 2020, 10:41am Sports

Former Husky, US National team star coached at King's Way Christian for five seasons Read story

All-Region Girls Basketball Player of the Year Mason Oberg of Union High School is pictured at The Columbian on Tuesday afternoon, March 17, 2020.

All-Region Girls Basketball Player of the Year: Union senior Mason Oberg

All-Region Girls Basketball Player of the Year Mason Oberg of Union High School is pictured at The Columbian on Tuesday afternoon, March 17, 2020.

March 20, 2020, 4:57pm Newsletter

Many athletes coming off a severe knee injury are timid upon return. They don’t always trust the knee to hold up when they make their first cut or change of direction. Read story

In just one year, Kyle Brosius went from never placing at state into a wrestler who went 45-1 with a school-record 34 pins and Union's eighth state wrestling champion.

All-Region boys wrestling: Kyle Brosius, Union

In just one year, Kyle Brosius went from never placing at state into a wrestler who went 45-1 with a school-record 34 pins and Union's eighth state wrestling champion.

March 14, 2020, 8:30pm Prep Sports

A two-time state participant but never-placer, Union's Kyle Brosius emerged as Class 4A’s 170-pound state champion. He went 45-1 and finished with a school-record 34 pins. Read story

Ridgefield golfer Samantha Fenton putts during a match against Union at Tri Mountain Golf Course on Thursday.

Podcast: Full Circle Ep. 28 — Spring sports put on hold

Ridgefield golfer Samantha Fenton putts during a match against Union at Tri Mountain Golf Course on Thursday.

March 13, 2020, 9:54pm Podcasts

Preps reporters Joshua Hart and Meg Wochnick reflect on the closure of schools around Washington state due to the coronavirus and what that means for spring sports and its athletes. Available at 360preps.com, and on Google, Apple and Spotify Podcasts. Read story

Skyview's Kyle Gruhler slams home a dunk in a 4A State quarterfinal on Thursday at the Tacoma Dome.  The Storm lost 65-64.

Skyview’s comeback not enough in quarterfinal defeat

Skyview's Kyle Gruhler slams home a dunk in a 4A State quarterfinal on Thursday at the Tacoma Dome.  The Storm lost 65-64.

March 5, 2020, 5:28pm Prep Sports

The comeback was complete. After trailing by 18 points midway through the third quarter, Skyview’s boys basketball team scrapped its way to a 61-61 tie with Central Valley late in the fourth quarter. But 2 minutes and 40 seconds after Cody McKinney finished… Read story