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New Hockinson football coach LeCount has standards of Steele

April 3, 2021, 7:32pm Prep Sports

When longtime Hockinson football coach Rick Steele announced his retirement last month, Clint LeCount immediately knew he wanted the job. On Friday afternoon, Hockinson principal Andy Schoonover announced on social media that LeCount was picked as the next head coach of the Hawks’ football team. The hire is pending school… Read story

Mountain View running back Kevin Chen, left, is congratulated by teammate Zach Gable, right, after a win against Heritage Friday afternoon at McKenzie Stadium.

Mountain View seniors get ‘sense of closure’ with win over Heritage

Mountain View running back Kevin Chen, left, is congratulated by teammate Zach Gable, right, after a win against Heritage Friday afternoon at McKenzie Stadium.

April 2, 2021, 7:09pm Prep Sports

Mountain VIew senior Kevin Chen took a knee on the sideline as his Thunder put the finishing touches on a 49-7 win over Heritage on Friday afternoon at McKenzie Stadium. The victory sealed the 3A Greater St. Helens League title for Mountain View, but a reflective Chen wasn’t thinking about… Read story

Ridgefield senior Aidan Hundt swings during batting practice. Hundt sustained a broken leg his sophomore year playing football, but is back on the diamond and ready to lead the Spudders.

Ridgefield baseball’s Aidan Hundt again standing strong

Ridgefield senior Aidan Hundt swings during batting practice. Hundt sustained a broken leg his sophomore year playing football, but is back on the diamond and ready to lead the Spudders.

March 30, 2021, 7:46pm Newsletter

When the helmet of a Hockinson player connected with Aidan Hundt’s leg during a Ridgefield football game, Hundt knew something was wrong. Read story

Skyview quarterback Clark Coleman (17) threw touchdowns of 51, 15, 14 and 26 yards to four different receivers and ran for an 8-yard score on Saturday, March 27, 2021, against Mountain View.

Skyview QB scores 5 TDs in Storm’s 42-14 win over Mountain View

Skyview quarterback Clark Coleman (17) threw touchdowns of 51, 15, 14 and 26 yards to four different receivers and ran for an 8-yard score on Saturday, March 27, 2021, against Mountain View.

March 27, 2021, 8:13pm Prep Sports

Skyview’s Clark Coleman waited four years for an opportunity to be the Storm’s starting quarterback. Read story

Camas sophomore Bella Burns fights through Union defenders Ashley Elcock, left, and Isabella Barrett in a 4A Greater St. Helens League girls soccer match on Friday, March 26, 2021, at Doc Harris Stadium. Camas won 2-0 to improve to 10-0 on the season.

Camas girls soccer sheds masks, beats Union 2-0

Camas sophomore Bella Burns fights through Union defenders Ashley Elcock, left, and Isabella Barrett in a 4A Greater St. Helens League girls soccer match on Friday, March 26, 2021, at Doc Harris Stadium. Camas won 2-0 to improve to 10-0 on the season.

March 26, 2021, 10:45pm Prep Sports

It was impossible to understand the year the Camas girls soccer team has gone through from watching the Papermakers’ 2-0 win over Union on Friday. Read story

Hockinson senior Kendall McGraw, bottom, lifts the district championship trophy in the air as her team swarms her after the 2A Southwest District Championship on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at District Stadium in Battle Ground. Hockinson won 2-0 to complete a perfect 11-0 season.

Hockinson girls soccer finishes off a year of zeroes with a district title trophy

Hockinson senior Kendall McGraw, bottom, lifts the district championship trophy in the air as her team swarms her after the 2A Southwest District Championship on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at District Stadium in Battle Ground. Hockinson won 2-0 to complete a perfect 11-0 season.

March 20, 2021, 7:50pm Prep Sports

Some teams can claim perfect seasons. Even fewer can say they had flawless years. Hockinson girls soccer did just that over the past five weeks, going 11-0 and outscoring opponents 55-0. Read story

The La Center sideline reacts to their win over Castle Rock during a game at La Center High School on Friday night, March 19, 2021 (Nathan Howard for The Columbian)

La Center beats Castle Rock for league title

The La Center sideline reacts to their win over Castle Rock during a game at La Center High School on Friday night, March 19, 2021 (Nathan Howard for The Columbian)

March 20, 2021, 12:00am Prep Sports

Wildcats capture Trico title with 26-6 win over Castle Rock Read story

Hudson's Bay football coach Ray Lions talks to linemen Laufilitonga 'Junior' Tamoua and Levi Mikaele at a recent practice. The Eagles have formed a unique bond through their shared experiences, and coach Ray Lions has embraced and cultivated the family-like atmosphere.

Hudson’s Bay football is a family of Eagles

Hudson's Bay football coach Ray Lions talks to linemen Laufilitonga 'Junior' Tamoua and Levi Mikaele at a recent practice. The Eagles have formed a unique bond through their shared experiences, and coach Ray Lions has embraced and cultivated the family-like atmosphere.

March 18, 2021, 6:00am Prep Sports

Hudson's Bay's football team is as diverse as any. The athletes come from myriad backgrounds — Black, white, Latino, Pacific Islander. Many share a common story, though: They've had to overcome life's biggest struggles. Read story

The Lambert family poses for a picture following a football game at Woodland High School. Pictured in back row, from left, are Kerry, Tom, Scotty and John. In front are Lynda and Mary. The Lambert family has always revolved around La Center football, where John has coached for 22 years.

Family, Football, Fortitude: Big year disrupted by COVID draws La Center’s Lamberts closer

The Lambert family poses for a picture following a football game at Woodland High School. Pictured in back row, from left, are Kerry, Tom, Scotty and John. In front are Lynda and Mary. The Lambert family has always revolved around La Center football, where John has coached for 22 years.

March 15, 2021, 8:01pm Editor's Choice

Kerry Lambert surveys the Woodland High School football field. Her husband is giving a postgame speech to his La Center football team, led at quarterback by her oldest son. Two of her three daughters are taking photos with their cheer team on the asphalt track. Her youngest son, smile on… Read story

Skyview quarterback Clark Coleman evades a tackle by Union's Jaden Hornsby en route to scoring a touchdown at Kiggins Bowl on Friday night, March 12, 2021.

Skyview topples Union 23-20 in 4A GSHL showdown

Skyview quarterback Clark Coleman evades a tackle by Union's Jaden Hornsby en route to scoring a touchdown at Kiggins Bowl on Friday night, March 12, 2021.

March 12, 2021, 10:45pm Newsletter

Xavier Owens catches pass from Clark Coleman to win game late Read story