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A big highlight from the 2022 season, Kelso's Payton Stewart intercepted this throw from Timberline quarterback Jacob Nadeau (4) and returned it 28 yards for a touchdown.

Next level players: Kelso’s Payton Stewart resets on recruitment, verbals to Oregon State

A big highlight from the 2022 season, Kelso's Payton Stewart intercepted this throw from Timberline quarterback Jacob Nadeau (4) and returned it 28 yards for a touchdown.

August 12, 2023, 6:05am Newsletter

The past month has been a whirlwind for Payton Stewart, a former Northwestern University football commit who re-opened his recruitment following the firing of head coach Pat Fitzgerald amid a hazing scandal that rocked college football in July. Read story

Arthur Ban of Evergreen High School goes through drills during a summer workout.

Next level players: Evergreen’s Arthur Ban is headed next to San Diego State

Arthur Ban of Evergreen High School goes through drills during a summer workout.

August 5, 2023, 8:26am Prep Sports

Arthur Ban doesn’t have many memories from Cameroon, the Central African country where he was born 17 years ago, but traveling 7,800 miles is part of the Evergreen High incoming senior’s life journey. Read story

Mountain View head football coach Aaron Hart is taking over for Adam Mathieson, who resigned after 15 seasons.

New Mountain View football coach Aaron Hart teaches skills beyond X’s, O’s

Mountain View head football coach Aaron Hart is taking over for Adam Mathieson, who resigned after 15 seasons.

July 18, 2023, 9:01pm Prep Sports

Between splitting time at hotels and home-share spots, finalizing a coaching staff, getting to know players and everything else that comes with taking over a high school football program, new Mountain View High head coach Aaron Hart never forgot his books. Read story

Union Head Coach Rory Rosenbach celebrates an interception that turned the tide of the 4th carter against Chiawana at McKenzie Stadium on Friday night, Sept 27, 2019.

Union’s Rosenbach resigns as football coach, accepts AD job at 4A Glacier Peak

Union Head Coach Rory Rosenbach celebrates an interception that turned the tide of the 4th carter against Chiawana at McKenzie Stadium on Friday night, Sept 27, 2019.

July 11, 2023, 12:30pm Football

Rory Rosenbach is heading home.  That’s how now-former Union High’s football coach described it Tuesday, confirming his resignation as head football coach and teacher to accept the athletic director job at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish County.  Read story

Mountain View senior Jacob Martin stands for a portrait Friday, June 2, 2023, at Mountain View High School. Martin, who plays football, basketball and baseball, is The Columbian's All-Region male athlete of the year.

All-Region boys multi-sport: Jacob Martin, Mountain View

Mountain View senior Jacob Martin stands for a portrait Friday, June 2, 2023, at Mountain View High School. Martin, who plays football, basketball and baseball, is The Columbian's All-Region male athlete of the year.

June 16, 2023, 9:00pm Newsletter

Jacob Martin, The Columbian’s boys multi-sport athlete of the year, won 11 varsity letters in three sports — football, basketball and baseball. It might’ve been a perfect 12 had he given football a shot as a freshman instead of sophomore year when he made an instant impact on both sides… Read story

Ridgefield's Landon Kelsey leaps in the finals of the long jump at the WIAA 2A/3A/4A State Track and Field Championships on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

All-Region boys track & field: Landon Kelsey, Ridgefield

Ridgefield's Landon Kelsey leaps in the finals of the long jump at the WIAA 2A/3A/4A State Track and Field Championships on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

June 12, 2023, 9:02pm Newsletter

Ridgefield's Landon Kelsey was the only Clark County male athlete on the podium four times at the Class 4A, 3A, 2A state track and field championships and is The Columbian’s All-Region boys track and field athlete of the year. Read story

Kelso's Josie Settle clears the final hurdle on way to victory in the 3A girls 300-meter hurdles at the WIAA 2A/3A/4A State Track and Field Championships on Saturday, May 27, 2023, at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

All-Region girls track & field: Josie Settle, Kelso

Kelso's Josie Settle clears the final hurdle on way to victory in the 3A girls 300-meter hurdles at the WIAA 2A/3A/4A State Track and Field Championships on Saturday, May 27, 2023, at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

June 9, 2023, 9:01pm Newsletter

Josie Settle, The Columbian’s All-Region girls track and field athlete of the year, competed in four events at state for the second straight year, won both the 3A 100-meter hurdles and 300 hurdles state titles, and also placed third in the long jump and triple jump to accumulate 32 of… Read story

The sun sets over Mountain View players as they warm up Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, during a game between Prairie and Mountain View at District Stadium in Battle Ground.

Mountain View tabs ex-Lincoln (Seattle) coach as new football coach

The sun sets over Mountain View players as they warm up Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, during a game between Prairie and Mountain View at District Stadium in Battle Ground.

June 2, 2023, 10:20am Prep Sports

Aaron Hart, who previously coached four seasons at Class 3A Lincoln High School of Seattle, is the Thunder’s new coach. He first announced the news Friday on social media and Evergreen Public Schools district athletic director Cale Piland confirmed the news to The Columbian.  Read story

Camas’ Eliisa Marshall stretches for the finish as the Papermakers won the 4A girls 4x400 relay at the WIAA 2A/3A/4A State Track and Field Championships on Saturday, May 27, 2023, at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

4A/3A/2A state track: Camas’ 4×400 relay feels all emotions in come-from-behind state-title win

Camas’ Eliisa Marshall stretches for the finish as the Papermakers won the 4A girls 4x400 relay at the WIAA 2A/3A/4A State Track and Field Championships on Saturday, May 27, 2023, at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

May 27, 2023, 8:07pm Prep Sports

Post-race, too, as the Papermakers fell to the turf in celebration at Mount Tahoma High School, winning the Class 4A girls 4x400 in 3 minutes, 58.00 seconds. It’s the second girls 4x400 state title for Camas, joining the 2009 team that won Class 3A.  Read story

Kelso’s Josie Settle clears the final hurdle on her way to victory in the 3A girls 100-meter hurdles at the WIAA 2A/3A/4A State Track and Field Championships on Friday, May 26, 2023, at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

State 4A/3A/2A track: Kelso’s Settle in awe of winning 3A 100 hurdles title

Kelso’s Josie Settle clears the final hurdle on her way to victory in the 3A girls 100-meter hurdles at the WIAA 2A/3A/4A State Track and Field Championships on Friday, May 26, 2023, at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

May 26, 2023, 7:49pm Prep Sports

“I can’t even think of how I feel — I’m still in awe,” the Kelso High senior said after winning the Class 3A girls 100-hurdle title on Friday at Mount Tahoma Stadium, the second day of the 4A/3A/2A state track and field championships. “I didn’t think I could actually get… Read story