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Hailey Kerker of Camas hits a return during the girls singles third-place match at the 4A state tennis tournament at The Pacific Clinic in Kennewick on Saturday, May 25, 2024. For the third year in a row Kerker is The Columbian&#039;s All-Region girls tennis player of the year.

All-Region girls tennis: Hailey Kerker, Camas

Hailey Kerker of Camas hits a return during the girls singles third-place match at the 4A state tennis tournament at The Pacific Clinic in Kennewick on Saturday, May 25, 2024. For the third year in a row Kerker is The Columbian&#039;s All-Region girls tennis player of the year.

June 1, 2024, 6:05am Latest News

Camas junior Hailey Kerker is The Columbian’s All-Region girls tennis player of the year for a third time. Read story

Columbia River tennis players (from left) Jenny Serebriakova, Emma Lungwitz, Sydney Dreves and Annie Morgan helped the Rapids win the 2A state team title on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at Seattle.

2A / 3A state tennis: Columbia River girls win state team title with River boys 2nd

Columbia River tennis players (from left) Jenny Serebriakova, Emma Lungwitz, Sydney Dreves and Annie Morgan helped the Rapids win the 2A state team title on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at Seattle.

May 25, 2024, 9:38pm Prep Sports

The Columbia River girls tennis team won the 2A state title on Saturday in Seattle, while the Vancouver Tennis Center held the 3A state tournaments locally with Mountain View's doubles team of Brynn DeSantis and Lexi Frost placed seventh. Read story

Camas junior Hailey Kerker is into the 4A state semifinals for the third year in a row after a pair of wins on Friday, May 24, 2024, at Kennewick.

State tennis: Defending 4A champ Hailey Kerker of Camas reaches semifinals

Camas junior Hailey Kerker is into the 4A state semifinals for the third year in a row after a pair of wins on Friday, May 24, 2024, at Kennewick.

May 24, 2024, 10:02pm Prep Sports

Two-time defending 4A state girls tennis champ Hailey Kerker of Camas dropped just three games Friday to reach the semifinals at the state tournament in Kennewick. Read story

Camas sophomore Cooper Schneider (middle) takes the ball away from Chiawana midfielder Clayton Calderon (13) as Gustavo Escalera (16) closes in during the 4A state quarterfinal match Saturday, May 18, 2024, at Doc Harris Stadium in Camas.

4A boys soccer: Early goal, tough defense get Camas past Chiawana and into state semifinals

Camas sophomore Cooper Schneider (middle) takes the ball away from Chiawana midfielder Clayton Calderon (13) as Gustavo Escalera (16) closes in during the 4A state quarterfinal match Saturday, May 18, 2024, at Doc Harris Stadium in Camas.

May 18, 2024, 9:18pm Prep Sports

The Camas Papermakers boys soccer team beat Chiawana 1-0 in the Class 4A state quarterfinals on Saturday at Doc Harris Stadium in Camas to advance to next weekend's final four at Puyallup. Read story

Mountain View's Brynn DeSantis and Lexi Frost won the 3A district tennis doubles title on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at Club Green Meadows.

Girls tennis: Mountain View doubles Brynn DeSantis, Lexi Frost finish 2nd at 3A bi-district

Mountain View's Brynn DeSantis and Lexi Frost won the 3A district tennis doubles title on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at Club Green Meadows.

May 18, 2024, 3:54pm Prep Sports

Mountain View's doubles team of Brynn DeSantis and Lexi Frost, and Prairie's Elsa Bice all qualified for the 3A state girls tennis tournament. Read story

Columbia River junior Emma Lungwitz, left, and Columbia River freshman Jenny Serebriakova at Vancouver Tennis Center on Thursday, May 16, 2024. Serebriakova beat Lungwitz for the 2A bi-district singles title 7-6 (4), 6-3.

Prep tennis: Columbia River girls tennis sending six players to 2A state

Columbia River junior Emma Lungwitz, left, and Columbia River freshman Jenny Serebriakova at Vancouver Tennis Center on Thursday, May 16, 2024. Serebriakova beat Lungwitz for the 2A bi-district singles title 7-6 (4), 6-3.

May 16, 2024, 4:30pm Prep Sports

The Columbia River girls tennis team is sending six players to 2A state next week in Seattle, two in singles and four in doubles. Jenny Serebriakova won the 2A district singles title and Annie Morgan and Sydney Dreves won the doubles title, all against River teammates, on Thursday at Vancouver… Read story

Prairie's Elsa Bice, right, won the 3A district tennis singles title on Saturday, May 11, 2024, by beating Mountain View's Addie Simonsmeier at Club Green Meadows.

Prairie’s Elsa Bice all smiles after winning 3A district tennis title

Prairie's Elsa Bice, right, won the 3A district tennis singles title on Saturday, May 11, 2024, by beating Mountain View's Addie Simonsmeier at Club Green Meadows.

May 11, 2024, 6:27pm Prep Sports

Prairie's Elsa Bice defeated Mountain View's Addie Simonsmeier 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday for the 3A district girls tennis singles title. Read story

Camas won singles and doubles titles Saturday, May 11, 2024, at Vancouver Tennis Center. Hailey Kerker, center, won the singles title  while Taryn Kerker, left, and Fiona Zou won the doubles.

Camas tennis players work fast for 4A district titles

Camas won singles and doubles titles Saturday, May 11, 2024, at Vancouver Tennis Center. Hailey Kerker, center, won the singles title  while Taryn Kerker, left, and Fiona Zou won the doubles.

May 11, 2024, 5:47pm Prep Sports

The Camas trio of Hailey Kerker, Taryn Kerker and Fiona Zou won the 4A district singles and doubles titles on Saturday at Vancouver Tennis Center. Read story

Columbia River junior Emma Lungwitz won the 2A Greater St. Helens League singles title on Friday, May 10, 2024.

Girls tennis: Columbia River’s Emma Lungwitz wins 2A GSHL tennis singles title

Columbia River junior Emma Lungwitz won the 2A Greater St. Helens League singles title on Friday, May 10, 2024.

May 10, 2024, 10:10pm Prep Sports

Columbia River junior Emma Lungwitz took the first step toward a third 2A state tennis tournament berth by winning the 2A Greater St. Helens League singles title at Ridgefield on Friday. Read story

Portland Winterhawks forward Josh Davies, right, celebrates after a goal Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023, during the Winterhawks’ 11-1 win against the Brandon Wheat Kings at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland.

Davies’ goal in 2nd overtime puts Winterhawks in WHL finals

Portland Winterhawks forward Josh Davies, right, celebrates after a goal Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023, during the Winterhawks’ 11-1 win against the Brandon Wheat Kings at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland.

May 6, 2024, 11:47pm Sports

Josh Davies scored the game-winning goal early in the second overtime as the Portland Winterhawks beat Prince George 2-1 to clinch the WHL Western Conference title in Game 6 Monday night in British Columbia. Read story