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Hockinson High School senior Cody Wheeler is the triple-threat in football, wrestling, and track & field, and this year's Columbian All-Region male multi-sport athlete of the year.

All-Region multi-sport boys: Cody Wheeler, Hockinson

Hockinson High School senior Cody Wheeler is the triple-threat in football, wrestling, and track & field, and this year's Columbian All-Region male multi-sport athlete of the year.

June 18, 2022, 9:34pm Newsletter

Like his peers, all Cody Wheeler wished for his final year of high school were experiences the previous two senior classes missed out on. Read story

La Center sophomore Shaela Bradley won a state championship in the 400 meters, placed second in the long jump and third in the 100 meters.

All-Region Girls Track and Field: Shaela Bradley, La Center

La Center sophomore Shaela Bradley won a state championship in the 400 meters, placed second in the long jump and third in the 100 meters.

June 13, 2022, 7:14pm Newsletter

How does Shaela Bradley, this spring’s Class 1A state champion in the 400 meters, mentally get through a pain-filled, one-lap, all-out-sprint of a race? Read story

Union senior Tobias Merriweather poses for a portrait Monday, June 6, 2022, at Union High School. Merriweather is The Columbian's All-Region boys track and field athlete of the year.

All-Region boys track & field: Tobias Merriweather, Union

Union senior Tobias Merriweather poses for a portrait Monday, June 6, 2022, at Union High School. Merriweather is The Columbian's All-Region boys track and field athlete of the year.

June 11, 2022, 9:33pm Prep Sports

For his final high school race at the state track and field championships last month, perhaps it was fitting lane 5 is where Union's Tobias Merriweather, The Columbian’s All-Region boys track and field athlete of the year, won the Class 4A state title at 200 meters in a personal-best 21.80… Read story

Union's Tobias Merriweather roars as he crosses the finish line as champion of the 4A Boys 200 with a personal best time of 21.80 seconds at the 4A/3A/2A State Track and Field Championships on Saturday, May 28, 2022, at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

State 4A/3A/2A track: Union’s Merriweather caps off career with title on the track

Union's Tobias Merriweather roars as he crosses the finish line as champion of the 4A Boys 200 with a personal best time of 21.80 seconds at the 4A/3A/2A State Track and Field Championships on Saturday, May 28, 2022, at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

May 28, 2022, 7:12pm Prep Sports

Double-bandaged and all, Tobias Merriweather had the heart of a champion all weekend, his father and Union High School’s sprints coach said.  The teenager questioned if he’d be able to compete at all, much less his premier event — the 200 meters — at… Read story

Washougal's Jamie Maas strides toward the finish in the 2A Girls 800 at the 4A/3A/2A State Track and Field Championships on Friday, May 27, 2022, at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

State 4A/3A/2A track: A 1,600 specialist no more, Washougal’s Maas into the 2A 400, 800 finals

Washougal's Jamie Maas strides toward the finish in the 2A Girls 800 at the 4A/3A/2A State Track and Field Championships on Friday, May 27, 2022, at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

May 27, 2022, 7:59pm Prep Sports

That’s because her track and field specialty used to be the 1,600 meters. But that was before coaches at Washougal put her in the 400 meters out of necessity. And that was before new-found success followed in the 800, too.  Read story

Columbia River's Daniel Barna pumps his fist after taking third in the 2A Boys 1600-meter run finals at the 2A/3A/4A State Track and Field Championships on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

State 4A/3A/2A track: Star-studded 1,600 field pushes Barna to third place

Columbia River's Daniel Barna pumps his fist after taking third in the 2A Boys 1600-meter run finals at the 2A/3A/4A State Track and Field Championships on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

May 26, 2022, 8:28pm Prep Sports

Daniel Barna’s time of 4 minutes, 15.77 seconds in the star-studded 2A boys 1,600 meters field at Mount Tahoma Stadium led to a third-place finish on Thursday. Even sweeter was that the Columbia River senior passed two runners in the final 50 meters for a personal-best time by 3 seconds. Read story

Evergreen High School senior hurdler Grace Twiss takes a break at her school?s track Monday afternoon, May 23, 2022.

Evergreen’s Grace Twiss looking to clear some hurdles at state

Evergreen High School senior hurdler Grace Twiss takes a break at her school?s track Monday afternoon, May 23, 2022.

May 25, 2022, 6:01am Newsletter

Three simple words hold strong for Grace Twiss when she steps into the starting blocks: run your race. Read story

Columbia River?s Alex Harris, left, after scoring his third goal of the match against Othello in the 2A state quarterfinal Saturday, May 22, 2022, at Kiggins Bowl.

Harris’ 10th hat trick helps lead Columbia River boys soccer into 2A state semifinals

Columbia River?s Alex Harris, left, after scoring his third goal of the match against Othello in the 2A state quarterfinal Saturday, May 22, 2022, at Kiggins Bowl.

May 21, 2022, 7:35pm Prep Sports

Hats and Alex Harris go hand-in-hand for Columbia River High boys soccer. Read story

Columbia River High School is naming its field John O'Rourke Field at Columbia River High School in honor of the late coach, shown here in 2007. O'Rourke retired from teaching in 2007 and from coaching in 2015. He died in November at age 76.

Columbia River honors longtime coach John O’Rourke by naming field for him

Columbia River High School is naming its field John O'Rourke Field at Columbia River High School in honor of the late coach, shown here in 2007. O'Rourke retired from teaching in 2007 and from coaching in 2015. He died in November at age 76.

May 10, 2022, 8:05pm Latest News

Columbia River High School’s stadium has a new name in honor of a coach whose legacy continues to have a lasting impact. Read story

New Columbia River boys basketball coach Travis Drake, gray shirt, has held multiple administrative roles in the Battle Ground School District.

Travis Drake returns to coaching with Columbia River boys basketball

New Columbia River boys basketball coach Travis Drake, gray shirt, has held multiple administrative roles in the Battle Ground School District.

May 9, 2022, 3:48pm Prep Sports

Just what has Travis Drake, Columbia River High’s new boys basketball coach, missed the most in 14 years since his last high school basketball head-coaching job? Read story