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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

Camas' Stephen Behil throws down a first-half slam against Union in the 4A Greater St. Helens League regular-season finale on Tuesday. Camas won 80-77 to force a tiebreaker game Wednesday.

One more game for No. 1 seed as Camas beats Union, 80-77

Camas' Stephen Behil throws down a first-half slam against Union in the 4A Greater St. Helens League regular-season finale on Tuesday. Camas won 80-77 to force a tiebreaker game Wednesday.

February 8, 2022, 11:10pm Prep Sports

What will Camas and Union do for an encore? Read story

Hockinson senior Ellie Ritter, left, speaks to the crowd at the school?s signing day, while twin sister Kylie Ritter, right, looks on Wednesday at Hockinson High School. Ellie will attend Northwest Nazarene University to play soccer and Kylie is headed to George Fox University to play basketball.

Signing Day: Hockinson sisters Ellie, Kylie Ritter support each other as they forge separate paths

Hockinson senior Ellie Ritter, left, speaks to the crowd at the school?s signing day, while twin sister Kylie Ritter, right, looks on Wednesday at Hockinson High School. Ellie will attend Northwest Nazarene University to play soccer and Kylie is headed to George Fox University to play basketball.

February 2, 2022, 4:09pm Prep Sports

The college recruiting process can be daunting and anxiety-filled for high school athletes, but then again, most don’t have the benefit of a sibling to navigate the journey with at the same time. Read story

Columbia River High School boys basketball coach David Long, shown here with his starting lineup in a Jan. 19 victory over Fort Vancouver, is retiring after 32 seasons coaching basketball at the high school. Long leaves as Clark County's winningest boys basketball coach with 484 career victories, including 452 coaching the River boys.

Longtime Columbia River High School boys basketball coach David Long to retire

Columbia River High School boys basketball coach David Long, shown here with his starting lineup in a Jan. 19 victory over Fort Vancouver, is retiring after 32 seasons coaching basketball at the high school. Long leaves as Clark County's winningest boys basketball coach with 484 career victories, including 452 coaching the River boys.

February 1, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

A little-known fact about Columbia River High School boys basketball coach David Long makes for a good sports trivia question. Read story

Benson girls basketball coach Eric Knox, upper right, confronts the Camas student section during a game Dec.

Inappropriate remarks likely made at Camas basketball game, probe finds

Benson girls basketball coach Eric Knox, upper right, confronts the Camas student section during a game Dec.

January 25, 2022, 7:10pm Editor's Choice

An independent investigation into alleged racist remarks made by Camas High School students at a December girls basketball game concluded inappropriate comments likely were used, but the lead investigator said “it is not possible to reach a definitive conclusion.” Read story

Mountain View High School junior Griffin Barlow, shown here during a recent swim practice at Cascade Athletic Club, was born with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism. At 4 feet tall, the swimming pool is where Barlow finds success and self-confidence. "You don't hear that a lot," he said.

Mountain View High School swimmer Griffin Barlow finds community, confidence, competition

Mountain View High School junior Griffin Barlow, shown here during a recent swim practice at Cascade Athletic Club, was born with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism. At 4 feet tall, the swimming pool is where Barlow finds success and self-confidence. "You don't hear that a lot," he said.

January 25, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

A swimming pool is where Griffin Barlow finds solace in a big world. Read story

Prairie head football coach Mike Peck resigned Friday after four years coaching the Falcons.

Peck steps down after 4 years as Prairie’s football coach

Prairie head football coach Mike Peck resigned Friday after four years coaching the Falcons.

January 21, 2022, 12:31pm Football

Prairie High School’s head football coach since 2018 is stepping down after four seasons, citing a physical and mental toll coaching has taken the past two years surrounding COVID-19.  Read story