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Stories by Meg Wochnick

Columbian staff writer

Prep highlights: Top-seeded Kalama holds off Coupeville for regional win

February 25, 2022, 7:39pm Prep Sports

Kalama survived a late fourth-quarter rally by Coupeville to earn a 59-54 victory Friday in a 2B boys basketball regional game at Battle Ground High School. The win sends the top-seeded Chinooks to the 2B state quarterfinals at 5:30 p.m. next Thursday at Spokane Arena. Read story

Hudson's Bay senior Aniyah Hampton, right, celebrates with a teammate Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, during the Eagles' 57-54 loss to Washougal at Washougal High School.

Net Gains: Hampton, Eagles have sights set on state basketball trophy

Hudson's Bay senior Aniyah Hampton, right, celebrates with a teammate Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, during the Eagles' 57-54 loss to Washougal at Washougal High School.

February 24, 2022, 7:33pm Newsletter

As a senior and an unquestionable leader of Hudson's Bay’s state-bound girls basketball team, Aniyah Hampton aims to put a final stamp on four years of program-changing success with something that’s never been accomplished at Bay: a state trophy in girls basketball. Read story

Evergreen’s Delo Doutrive (4) defends an Arlington inbounds pass during Tuesday’s regional play-in game at Arlington.

Arlington ends Evergreen’s season at 3A regional play-in

Evergreen’s Delo Doutrive (4) defends an Arlington inbounds pass during Tuesday’s regional play-in game at Arlington.

February 22, 2022, 9:02pm Newsletter

The road ended for the Evergreen Plainsmen boys basketball team in a 73-53 loss to Arlington of Snohomish County in a WIAA 3A regional play-in game Tuesday at Arlington High School. Read story

Evergreen's Arthur Ban (23) and Robert Lawrence (2) celebrate after Evergreen beat Mountain View in Saturday's 3A winner-to-state playoff at Mountain View.

Evergreen clinches 3A regional berth with win over Mountain View

Evergreen's Arthur Ban (23) and Robert Lawrence (2) celebrate after Evergreen beat Mountain View in Saturday's 3A winner-to-state playoff at Mountain View.

February 19, 2022, 8:00pm Prep Sports

Add one more to the list: a 3A regional berth. Evergreen is headed to the regional round of the Class 3A boys basketball state tournament after its 73-60 victory over league-rival Mountain View on Saturday.  Read story

Hudson’s Bay sophomore Zoriah Jones, center, falls running between Tumwater sophomore Regan Brewer, right, and junior Kylie Waltermeyer on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, during the Eagles’ 59-46 loss to Tumwater at Mark Morris High School in Longview.

Tumwater tops Hudson’s Bay for 2A district girls basketball title

Hudson’s Bay sophomore Zoriah Jones, center, falls running between Tumwater sophomore Regan Brewer, right, and junior Kylie Waltermeyer on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022, during the Eagles’ 59-46 loss to Tumwater at Mark Morris High School in Longview.

February 18, 2022, 8:33pm Prep Sports

That’s how they prefer it to be. In two weeks, they hope to meet the T-Birds again — this time for an even larger trophy at another venue than what the two teams played for in Friday’s 2A District IV girls basketball championship game won by Tumwater, 59-46, at Mark… Read story

Washougal?s (left to right) Savea Mansfield, Samantha Mederos and Chloe Johnson celebrate after the final horn sounds at  Washougal?s 56-43 win over the Hawks in a 2A girls basketball district winner-to-state game.

Washougal girls advance to 2A regional round of state basketball

Washougal?s (left to right) Savea Mansfield, Samantha Mederos and Chloe Johnson celebrate after the final horn sounds at  Washougal?s 56-43 win over the Hawks in a 2A girls basketball district winner-to-state game.

February 16, 2022, 9:41pm Prep Sports

Savea Mansfield didn’t have to think back far to remember the last time a Washougal girls locker room was as boisterous as Wednesday’s winner-to-regional victory. Read story

Castle Rock’s Trevor Rogen dribbles away from Giovanny Evanson after making a late seal to help seal the Rockets’ 46-43 win over King’s Way Christian in the 1A district semifinal (Tim Martinez/The Columbian)

Underdogs no more, Castle Rock clinches 1A regional berth

Castle Rock’s Trevor Rogen dribbles away from Giovanny Evanson after making a late seal to help seal the Rockets’ 46-43 win over King’s Way Christian in the 1A district semifinal (Tim Martinez/The Columbian)

February 12, 2022, 8:52pm Prep Sports

Hayden Tilton didn’t mind one bit wearing a dress suit soaked in water.  It was for good reason after Saturday’s 46-43 victory by Castle Rock over King’s Way Christian in the teams’ 1A District IV boys semifinal game.  The Rockets celebrated in their lockerroom… Read story

A collection of banners commemorate the past successes of teams in the Mountain View gym during a boys basketball game on Friday, January 28, 2022. This is the final basketball season that will be played in the schools original gym.

Final game at Thunderdome is a Mountain View playoff win

A collection of banners commemorate the past successes of teams in the Mountain View gym during a boys basketball game on Friday, January 28, 2022. This is the final basketball season that will be played in the schools original gym.

February 12, 2022, 8:44pm Prep Sports

Was the home playoff atmosphere and game experience everything the Mountain View Thunder thought it would be?  “It was crazier,” said junior guard Isaiah Vargas, who poured in a game-high 20 points in the Thunder’s 47-45 on Saturday afternoon over Yelm to open the 3A boys… Read story

Shelton players mob Tyler Ireland after he made the game-winning shot against Columbia River on Thursday. The 50-48 win by the Shelton ended the Rapids' season.

Columbia River stunned by Shelton at the buzzer

Shelton players mob Tyler Ireland after he made the game-winning shot against Columbia River on Thursday. The 50-48 win by the Shelton ended the Rapids' season.

February 10, 2022, 9:53pm Prep Sports

Columbia River’s boys basketball season and the storied career for its coach came to an end Thursday courtesy of a buzzer-beater and mob celebration by their opponent. Read story

Union's Bryson Metz, shown here during Tuesday's game against Camas, poured in 18 second-half points to help lift the Titans to a 74-52 victory in Wednesday's tiebreaker game against Camas.(Joshua Hart/For The Columbian)

Union sinks Camas in tiebreaker for No. 1 seed to bi-district playoffs

Union's Bryson Metz, shown here during Tuesday's game against Camas, poured in 18 second-half points to help lift the Titans to a 74-52 victory in Wednesday's tiebreaker game against Camas.(Joshua Hart/For The Columbian)

February 9, 2022, 10:26pm Prep Sports

Less than 24 hours after a down-to-the wire finish that led to Camas and Union sharing the 4A Greater St. Helens League championship in boys basketball, it was Union that earned the No. 1 seed into the postseason with a 74-52 victory Wednesday in the teams’ tiebreaker game on a… Read story