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Vancouver triathlete Joshua Monda qualified for the Ironman World Championships by enduring triple-digit heat at the Ironman Coeur d'Alene on Saturday in Idaho.

In the Community: Vancouver Ironman endures Idaho heat, qualifies for Kona

Vancouver triathlete Joshua Monda qualified for the Ironman World Championships by enduring triple-digit heat at the Ironman Coeur d'Alene on Saturday in Idaho.

June 28, 2021, 6:20pm Community Sports

There is no easy road to the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. But Joshua Monda’s route to the world’s premiere triathlon was tougher than most. Read story

Slava Bakhmutov holds an inflatable rainbow unicorn while Arriana, 4, swims toward it after she fell off on Saturday morning, June 26, at Cottonwood Beach in Washougal. “She’s rainbow obsessed,” Arianna’s mother said. Temperatures climbed into triple digits on Saturday, the first of three days it is expected to do so.

Vancouver breaks all-time heat record

Slava Bakhmutov holds an inflatable rainbow unicorn while Arriana, 4, swims toward it after she fell off on Saturday morning, June 26, at Cottonwood Beach in Washougal. “She’s rainbow obsessed,” Arianna’s mother said. Temperatures climbed into triple digits on Saturday, the first of three days it is expected to do so.

June 27, 2021, 11:53am Clark County News

Vancouver set its all-time heat record on Sunday. The National Weather Service recorded 109 degrees just before 3 p.m. at Pearson Field. That broke the record of 108 degrees that was set on July 29, 2009 and matched on Saturday. Read story

Ridgefield’s Caden Connor drove in five runs in a 13-9 win over Yakima Valley on Thursday at Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Raptors bats stay hot in 13-9 win over Yakima Valley

Ridgefield’s Caden Connor drove in five runs in a 13-9 win over Yakima Valley on Thursday at Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

June 24, 2021, 10:41pm Clark County Sports

It’s fitting that the Ridgefield Raptors and Yakima Valley Pippins closed their season series with an old-fashioned slugfest. Ridgefield won 13-9 on Thursday in a battle of the West Coast League’s highest-scoring teams. Read story

Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle speaks during an event to celebrate the return of the Vancouver Volcanoes basketball franchise on Thursday at Camas Meadows Golf Course. She was joined by, from left, Volcanoes general manager Jeff Perrault, The Basketball League president Dave Magley and Volcanoes owner Curtis Hill.

Vancouver Volcanoes basketball returns, joins fast-growing league

Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle speaks during an event to celebrate the return of the Vancouver Volcanoes basketball franchise on Thursday at Camas Meadows Golf Course. She was joined by, from left, Volcanoes general manager Jeff Perrault, The Basketball League president Dave Magley and Volcanoes owner Curtis Hill.

June 24, 2021, 4:53pm Clark County Sports

Dormant since 2014, Vancouver Volcanoes basketball is back with new ownership as part of a fast-growing nationwide league. Read story

Ridgefield Raptor pitcher Nate Weeldreyer pitched five strong innings in a 13-5 win over the Yakima Valley Pippins on Wednesday in Ridgefield (Micah Rice/The Columbian)

Weeldreyer makes good first impression as Raptors win

Ridgefield Raptor pitcher Nate Weeldreyer pitched five strong innings in a 13-5 win over the Yakima Valley Pippins on Wednesday in Ridgefield (Micah Rice/The Columbian)

June 23, 2021, 10:12pm Clark County Sports

For Nate Weeldreyer, the stakes are high this summer. In his Ridgefield Raptors debut Wednesday, Weeldreyer showed why he was once one of the state’s top high school recruits. Read story

Ridgefield's Tafton Hensley tries to slide to break up a double play converted by Yakima Valley shortstop Connor Caballes with this throw in Tuesday's West Coast League baseball game at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Pippins are piping hot as Yakima Valley downs Ridgefield Raptors

Ridgefield's Tafton Hensley tries to slide to break up a double play converted by Yakima Valley shortstop Connor Caballes with this throw in Tuesday's West Coast League baseball game at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

June 22, 2021, 11:16pm Clark County Sports

The Ridgefield Raptors opened a three-game series against the West Coast League’s hottest team, falling 10-1 to the Yakima Valley Pippins on Tuesday at Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex. Read story

In the Community: Local wrestlers compete at de facto state tournament

June 21, 2021, 6:05pm Community Sports

Hundreds of high school wrestlers, including dozens from Clark County, gathered last weekend in Centralia for an event touted as a de facto state tournament. Read story

Ridgefield Raptors' Will Chambers takes nothing for granted these days after knee injuries and the pandemic shutdown kept him off the field.

Raptors’ Will Chambers enjoying baseball again and putting up big numbers

Ridgefield Raptors' Will Chambers takes nothing for granted these days after knee injuries and the pandemic shutdown kept him off the field.

June 19, 2021, 11:00pm Clark County Sports

Perhaps no player in the West Coast League has gone through as much as the Ridgefield Raptors' Will Chambers to keep his baseball career alive. Read story

The Ridgefield Raptors mob hitter John Peck after his game-winning double in the 13th inning of a 10-9 win over the Portland Pickles on Thursday in Ridgefield.

Raptors rally from big deficit to beat Pickles in 13 innings

The Ridgefield Raptors mob hitter John Peck after his game-winning double in the 13th inning of a 10-9 win over the Portland Pickles on Thursday in Ridgefield.

June 10, 2021, 11:16pm Clark County Sports

If there’s a pecking order of clutch hitters on the Ridgefield Raptors, John Peck is right near the top. The Raptors shortstop hit a game-winning double in the 13th inning as the Raptors beat the Portland Pickles 10-9. Read story

Ridgefield’s Coby Morales swings at a pitch as rain falls in a West Coast League baseball game on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recration Complex. Morales, a Cypress College freshman went 1 for 5 on the night.

Pickles hand Ridgefield Raptors first WCL loss, 5-4

Ridgefield’s Coby Morales swings at a pitch as rain falls in a West Coast League baseball game on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recration Complex. Morales, a Cypress College freshman went 1 for 5 on the night.

June 9, 2021, 10:18pm Clark County Sports

Ridgefield suffered its first loss of the season, falling to the Portland Pickles 5-4 on Wednesday at Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex. Read story