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Camas guard Beckett Currie drives against West Valley's Isaiah Currie during a Class 4A state regional boys basketball game on Friday, Feb. 23, 2024 at Davis High School in Yakima.

Hot-shooting Camas boys Tacoma bound after beating West Valley

Camas guard Beckett Currie drives against West Valley's Isaiah Currie during a Class 4A state regional boys basketball game on Friday, Feb. 23, 2024 at Davis High School in Yakima.

February 23, 2024, 10:04pm Prep Sports

Minutes after their biggest win of the season, the Camas boys basketball team was like a bucket brigade at a fire. In the few moments they had before their coaches arrived, players darted out of the locker room to fill any water bottle they could. Read story

Union sophomore Carly Christ competes in the beam during the individual event finals at the 4A state gymnastics championships Friday, Feb. 23, 2024 in Bellevue.

State gymnastics: Union’s Carly Christ places third in beam

Union sophomore Carly Christ competes in the beam during the individual event finals at the 4A state gymnastics championships Friday, Feb. 23, 2024 in Bellevue.

February 23, 2024, 12:50pm Prep Sports

Two years, two different events and two top-three finishes. Union sophomore Carly Christ has made a habit of performing well at the Class 4A state gymnastics championships. Read story

Ella Bettineski of Union gymnastics competes in the vault in the Class 4A team competition of the state gymnastics championships on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024 at Sammamish High School in Bellevue.

4A State Gymnastics: Union puts two on all-around podium

Ella Bettineski of Union gymnastics competes in the vault in the Class 4A team competition of the state gymnastics championships on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024 at Sammamish High School in Bellevue.

February 22, 2024, 11:18pm Prep Sports

At her final high school gymnastics event, Union senior Ella Bettineski wanted to finish strong. That she did, placing seventh in the all-around competition at the Class 4A state championships on Thursday at Sammamish High School. Read story

Varsity360: Looking ahead to regional round of state basketball tournament

February 22, 2024, 6:00am Podcasts

The Columbian's Micah Rice and Tim Martinez preview the matchups as Southwest Washington teams begin play in the state basketball tournament. It will be an action-packed weekend of hoops, including five local teams playing at Battle Ground High School. Read story

Vancouver Volcanoes basketball players and coaches are introduced during the team&rsquo;s media day on Feb. 8, 2024 at RV Inn Style Convention Center in Hazel Dell. The team opens its season March 1 and plays the first of 10 home games March 8 at Clark College.

Vancouver Volcanoes gear up for third TBL season

Vancouver Volcanoes basketball players and coaches are introduced during the team&rsquo;s media day on Feb. 8, 2024 at RV Inn Style Convention Center in Hazel Dell. The team opens its season March 1 and plays the first of 10 home games March 8 at Clark College.

February 20, 2024, 5:21pm Clark County Sports

On the cusp of their third season, the Vancouver Volcanoes are putting down roots. Read story

Camas girls basketball senior Addison Harris cuts down a piece of the net after the Papermakers clinched the 4A Greater St. Helens League title with a win over Union on senior night Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Camas High School.

Camas girls earn top seed in 4A state basketball playoffs

Camas girls basketball senior Addison Harris cuts down a piece of the net after the Papermakers clinched the 4A Greater St. Helens League title with a win over Union on senior night Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Camas High School.

February 18, 2024, 8:13pm Prep Sports

In this basketball test, the humans topped the computers. Despite a low RPI ranking, Camas received the No. 1 seed in the Class 4A girls basketball state tournament on Sunday. Read story

Union junior Noah Koyama, left, wrestles in the 4A 138-pound championship match Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, during the Mat Classic state wrestling tournament at Tacoma Dome. Koyama won by decision, 4-2, over Chiawana’s Daeton Johnson.

Mat Classic XXXV: Championship Saturday results

Union junior Noah Koyama, left, wrestles in the 4A 138-pound championship match Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, during the Mat Classic state wrestling tournament at Tacoma Dome. Koyama won by decision, 4-2, over Chiawana’s Daeton Johnson.

February 18, 2024, 2:51pm Prep Sports

BOYS WRESTLING MAT CLASSIC XXXV At Tacoma Dome Saturday’s results for local wrestlers CLASS 4A BATTLE GROUND 126 – Andrew Gray lost by pin to Owen Pritchard (Skyview) 0:42; lost by pin to Brennan Williams (South Kitsap); lost to Troy Valentine (Lake Stevens) 5-3. SIXTH PLACE. CAMAS 165 – Simon… Read story

Prairie junior Faith Tarrant, center, celebrates after winning the 3A/4A 235-pound state championship Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, during the Mat Classic state wrestling tournament at Tacoma Dome. Tarrant won by fall over Tahoma’s Katherine Petersen.

Girls Mat Classic: Prairie’s Faith Tarrant wins third title with another perfect season

Prairie junior Faith Tarrant, center, celebrates after winning the 3A/4A 235-pound state championship Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, during the Mat Classic state wrestling tournament at Tacoma Dome. Tarrant won by fall over Tahoma’s Katherine Petersen.

February 17, 2024, 10:31pm Prep Sports

Faith Tarrant achieved her perfect season. Niah Cassidy earned her perfect moment. Both earned state titles at Mat Classic XXXV on Saturday at the Tacoma Dome. Read story

Skyview senior Owen Pritchard does a backflip after winning the 4A 126-pound championship Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, during the Mat Classic state wrestling tournament at Tacoma Dome.

Boys Mat Classic: Skyview claims four titles as Dome drama reigns

Skyview senior Owen Pritchard does a backflip after winning the 4A 126-pound championship Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, during the Mat Classic state wrestling tournament at Tacoma Dome.

February 17, 2024, 9:33pm Latest News

Early in Saturday’s championship matches, Jonas DesRochers scored a win that had the drama of a grand finale. It was just the opening act. Read story

Wrestlers and spectators fill the Tacoma Dome for Mat Classic XXV on Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, in Tacoma.

Mat Classic XXXV: Day 1 results for all Southwest Washington wrestlers

Wrestlers and spectators fill the Tacoma Dome for Mat Classic XXV on Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, in Tacoma.

February 16, 2024, 8:32pm Prep Sports

BOYS WRESTLING MAT CLASSIC XXXV At Tacoma Dome Local Wrestlers CLASS 4A BATTLE GROUND 120 – Zackery Motzkus def. Brian Nguyen (Jackson) 9-0; lost to Adrian Shima (Chiawana) by injury default; lost to Bodhi Smiedala (Olympia) by medical forfeit. ELIMINATED. 126 – Andrew Gray def. Andrew Cai (Newport) 8-5; def. Read story