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High School Scoreboard, results from Friday, March 8

March 8, 2024, 10:18pm Prep Sports

Friday's high school sports results for baseball and boys soccer. Read story

Camas head girls basketball coach Scott Thompson, right, hugs Camas senior Riley Sanz (3) on Saturday, March 2, 2024, after the Papermakers&Ccedil;&fnof;&Ugrave; 57-41 win against Gonzaga Prep in the 4A WIAA State Basketball championship game at the Tacoma Dome.

Varsity360: Camas coach Scott Thompson in studio

Camas head girls basketball coach Scott Thompson, right, hugs Camas senior Riley Sanz (3) on Saturday, March 2, 2024, after the Papermakers&Ccedil;&fnof;&Ugrave; 57-41 win against Gonzaga Prep in the 4A WIAA State Basketball championship game at the Tacoma Dome.

March 7, 2024, 6:00am Podcasts

Camas girls basketball coach Scott Thompson joins the Columbian's Micah Rice and Meg Wochnick to share memories and behind-the-scenes details of his team's march to the Class 4A state championship. He shares how humility and getting over the fear of losing were key to his team's success. Read story

The Seton Catholic boys basketball team poses with the sixth place trophy at the Class 1A state tournament Saturday, March 2, 2024 in Yakima. The Cougars' season ended with a 53-46 loss to Freeman in the fourth-place game.

Sixth-place finish has Seton Catholic boys hungry for more

The Seton Catholic boys basketball team poses with the sixth place trophy at the Class 1A state tournament Saturday, March 2, 2024 in Yakima. The Cougars' season ended with a 53-46 loss to Freeman in the fourth-place game.

March 2, 2024, 11:33am Prep Sports

The Yakima Valley SunDome isn’t a greenhouse, yet the Seton Catholic boys basketball team believes it grew as much in four days here as it had all season. Read story

Columbia River's Emma Iniguez (20) dribbles the ball ahead of Archbishop Murphy's Taylor Cushing in a Class 2A girls basketball consolation game on Friday, March 1, 2024 in Yakima.

Columbia River girls exit 2A state tournament with 46-32 loss to Archbishop Murphy

Columbia River's Emma Iniguez (20) dribbles the ball ahead of Archbishop Murphy's Taylor Cushing in a Class 2A girls basketball consolation game on Friday, March 1, 2024 in Yakima.

March 1, 2024, 4:37pm Prep Sports

Columbia River lost to Archbishop Murphy 46-32 in a Class 2A loser-out consolation game Friday at the Yakima Valley SunDome. But a quarterfinal berth under new head coach Tuileisu Anderson has the Rapids grateful for this season and excited for the future. Read story

Seton Catholic's Rico George, left, and Lance Lee celebrate after a 49-40 win over Riverside in a Class 1A boys basketball consolation round game on Friday, March 1, 2024 in Yakima.

Seton Catholic beats Riverside to reach 1A boys trophy roundvideo icon

Seton Catholic's Rico George, left, and Lance Lee celebrate after a 49-40 win over Riverside in a Class 1A boys basketball consolation round game on Friday, March 1, 2024 in Yakima.

March 1, 2024, 3:03pm Prep Sports

The Cougars will head back to Vancouver with the first state trophy in program history. That was ensured Friday when Seton Catholic beat Riverside 49-40 in a loser-out consolation game at the Yakima Valley SunDome. Read story

Columbia River's Paige Johnson drives to the basket by Lynden's Kiki York (20) and Columbia River's Marley Myers (3) during a Class 2A girls basketball state quarterfinal game on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024 in Yakima.

No. 2 Lynden wears down Columbia River in 2A quarterfinalsvideo icon

Columbia River's Paige Johnson drives to the basket by Lynden's Kiki York (20) and Columbia River's Marley Myers (3) during a Class 2A girls basketball state quarterfinal game on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024 in Yakima.

February 29, 2024, 5:22pm Prep Sports

After hanging close for a half, the Rapids lost 50-34 to a bigger Lynden team that improved to 25-1 and is the tournament’s No. 2 seed. Read story

Seton Catholic's Kaiden Wilson is fouled on his way to the basket by Zillah's Yizzy Sandoval in the first half of a Class 1A state quarterfinals game on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024 in Yakima.

Seton Catholic tests top-ranked Zillah in 1A quarterfinalsvideo icon

Seton Catholic's Kaiden Wilson is fouled on his way to the basket by Zillah's Yizzy Sandoval in the first half of a Class 1A state quarterfinals game on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024 in Yakima.

February 29, 2024, 2:35pm Prep Sports

The No. 7 seed Cougars gave top-ranked Zillah all it could handle in a 56-54 loss. The undefeated Leopards were in just three other games this season decided by 10 points or less. Read story

Columbia River players, from left, Miles Fitzwilson, Ari Richardson, Carter Sheron and John Reeder celebrate a 3-point basket by Richardson during a Class 2A boys basketball state playoff game against Anacortes on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024 in Yakima.

Miles Fitzwilson, Columbia River boys show grit in 2A state loss to Anacortesvideo icon

Columbia River players, from left, Miles Fitzwilson, Ari Richardson, Carter Sheron and John Reeder celebrate a 3-point basket by Richardson during a Class 2A boys basketball state playoff game against Anacortes on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024 in Yakima.

February 28, 2024, 10:02pm Prep Sports

Miles Fitzwilson thought he would miss the crowning achievement of his high school basketball career. Read story

Mark Morris boys basketball coach Bill Bakamus does a radio interview next to his grandson after a 51-47 loss to Bremerton in the Class 2A state tournament Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024 in Yakima. The round of 12 loss ended the 41-year coaching career for Bakamus.

Mark Morris coach Bill Bakamus sees 41-year coaching career end

Mark Morris boys basketball coach Bill Bakamus does a radio interview next to his grandson after a 51-47 loss to Bremerton in the Class 2A state tournament Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024 in Yakima. The round of 12 loss ended the 41-year coaching career for Bakamus.

February 28, 2024, 7:16pm Prep Sports

Bill Bakamus knew his 41-year coaching career would end this week in Yakima. But the face of Mark Morris boys basketball for the past 32 years wasn’t ready for that to happen Wednesday. Read story

Columbia River's Emma Iniguez (20) drives against Ridgefield's Morgan Goode, left, during a Class 2A girls basketball state tournament game on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024 at the Yakima Valley SunDome.

Columbia River girls beat Ridgefield for third time to reach 2A quarterfinalsvideo icon

Columbia River's Emma Iniguez (20) drives against Ridgefield's Morgan Goode, left, during a Class 2A girls basketball state tournament game on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024 at the Yakima Valley SunDome.

February 28, 2024, 6:39pm Prep Sports

The Rapids beat Ridgefield 51-47 in the round of 12 at the Class 2A girls state basketball tournament at the Yakima Valley SunDome. It clinched Columbia River’s first trip to the state quarterfinals since 1998. Read story