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First-year Columbia River boys soccer coach Matt Newman addresses his team after Tuesday's 3-1 victory over W.F. West in their 2A District IV semifinal match. The win clinches a 2A state berth for the Rapids (19-0-0), who face Aberdeen on Thursday.

Columbia River clinches 2A boys soccer state berth

First-year Columbia River boys soccer coach Matt Newman addresses his team after Tuesday's 3-1 victory over W.F. West in their 2A District IV semifinal match. The win clinches a 2A state berth for the Rapids (19-0-0), who face Aberdeen on Thursday.

May 9, 2023, 9:16pm Prep Sports

Yes, Tuesday’s 3-1 district semifinal victory over W.F. West clinched a Class 2A state tournament berth, but coaches stressed to players post game the performance was good, but not good enough.  Read story

First generation Ukrainian American Denis Zayets, second from left, and Illia Strynada (13), a refugee from Ukraine, warm up with the soccer team before a match against Washougal at Fort Vancouver High School on Thursday, April 13, 2023.

Ukrainian teens find solace in soccer in Vancouver

First generation Ukrainian American Denis Zayets, second from left, and Illia Strynada (13), a refugee from Ukraine, warm up with the soccer team before a match against Washougal at Fort Vancouver High School on Thursday, April 13, 2023.

April 30, 2023, 6:06am Clark County News

As waves of missile strikes hit and Russian forces pounded his hometown of Kyiv, Ukraine, Illia Strynada and his family hastily packed what they could, piled into their vehicle, and frantically searched for a gas station. Read story

Columbia River's Alex Harris (right) celebrates a first-half goal with teammate Ryland Perron during Thursday's 2A GSHL match against Hockinson. River won, 7-0.

Flurry of goals leads Columbia River boys soccer to 2A GSHL crown

Columbia River's Alex Harris (right) celebrates a first-half goal with teammate Ryland Perron during Thursday's 2A GSHL match against Hockinson. River won, 7-0.

April 27, 2023, 10:20pm Prep Sports

Without question, Columbia River High senior forward Alex Harris said Thursday’s performance on the pitch was the Rapids’ best of the season. Read story

Mountain View's Adam Mathieson talks to his team after a 3A State preliminary game on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, at McKenzie Stadium. Seattle Prep defeated Mountain View 38-27 to end the Thunder season.

After 15 seasons, Adam Mathieson resigns as Mountain View’s football coach

Mountain View's Adam Mathieson talks to his team after a 3A State preliminary game on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, at McKenzie Stadium. Seattle Prep defeated Mountain View 38-27 to end the Thunder season.

April 24, 2023, 5:31pm Editor's Choice

Adam Mathieson resigned as Mountain View High School’s football coach on Monday, citing the elimination of the school's athletic director and no other available in-building positions next school year for why he’s stepping down after 15 years as head coach.  Read story

Skyview players tend to the field on April 5 after the Storm's 6-2 win against Prairie. It was Skyview's first game at its home stadium in 7 years.

Skyview baseball back home after field rehab project

Skyview players tend to the field on April 5 after the Storm's 6-2 win against Prairie. It was Skyview's first game at its home stadium in 7 years.

April 17, 2023, 10:06pm Latest News

Brady Davis doesn’t need a reminder of what the Skyview High School baseball fields looked like a short time ago. Read story

Oregon State football player Jack Colletto participates in a position drill at the school's NFL Pro Day, Monday, March 13, 2023, in Corvallis, Ore.

‘Jackhammer’ Colletto knocking on NFL’s door

Oregon State football player Jack Colletto participates in a position drill at the school's NFL Pro Day, Monday, March 13, 2023, in Corvallis, Ore.

April 10, 2023, 6:30pm College

With a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Oregon State in hand, Jack Colletto’s interviews with companies as a prospective junior engineer are on pause these days. Read story

Washougal freshman Benjamin Johansen competes in the pole vault on March 21 during a track and field meet at Columbia River High School. All high school athletics could be eliminated at Washougal High School if voters don't approve a replacement levy in April.

If Washougal, Woodland levies fail in April, sports face elimination

Washougal freshman Benjamin Johansen competes in the pole vault on March 21 during a track and field meet at Columbia River High School. All high school athletics could be eliminated at Washougal High School if voters don't approve a replacement levy in April.

March 28, 2023, 9:41am Clark County News

As a five-sport varsity athlete whose Washougal High School career is winding down, Chloe Johnson knows the powerful impact Washougal School District sports have had on her. Read story

Dewayne Patterson, shown here Monday outside John O'Rourke Field, is Columbia River's new football coach.

Columbia River tabs Dewayne Patterson as new football coach

Dewayne Patterson, shown here Monday outside John O'Rourke Field, is Columbia River's new football coach.

March 27, 2023, 4:59pm Football

Patterson, an assistant coach in the program the past eight seasons, is first-time high school football coach. He replaces Brett Smedley, who resigned in January after four seasons.  Read story

Addison Harris, The Columbian's All-Region girls basketball player of the year, is pictured Monday afternoon, March 13, 2023.

All-Region girls basketball: Addison Harris, Camas

Addison Harris, The Columbian's All-Region girls basketball player of the year, is pictured Monday afternoon, March 13, 2023.

March 17, 2023, 7:35pm Latest News

From signing autographs for youngsters to talking basketball with retirees, Addison Harris understands the impact Camas High’s girls basketball program made in 2022-23. Read story

McKenzie Stadium scoreboard

Evergreen Public Schools athletic directors react to news their jobs will be cut

McKenzie Stadium scoreboard

March 9, 2023, 7:18pm Clark County News

Daily baseball practice at Heritage High School has been the bright spot from what Jason Castro calls the worst week of his 20-year career in education. Read story