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Seventeen-year-old Aiden Bartocci, left, and sixteen-year-old Enzo LaFont practice at King Tiger Martial Arts in Vancouver, Tuesday August 23, 2016. The Vancouver teens are going to South Korea in September to represent the USA at the first World Martial Arts Mastership.

Rising by falling

Seventeen-year-old Aiden Bartocci, left, and sixteen-year-old Enzo LaFont practice at King Tiger Martial Arts in Vancouver, Tuesday August 23, 2016. The Vancouver teens are going to South Korea in September to represent the USA at the first World Martial Arts Mastership.

August 29, 2016, 10:30pm Clark County Sports

One of the first steps to reaching heights in the martial art of hapkido is learning to fall. Which explains why Vancouver teens Enzo LaFont and Aiden Bartocci have spent their summer learning to land correctly. Read story

Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri, right, moves the ball past Seattle Sounders defender Joevin Jones, left, in the first half of an MLS soccer match, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Timbers need win over rival or risk falling out of playoff contention

Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri, right, moves the ball past Seattle Sounders defender Joevin Jones, left, in the first half of an MLS soccer match, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S.

August 27, 2016, 3:51pm Soccer

A month ago, the Seattle Sounders were spiraling toward the club’s first playoff miss. Read story

Paul Rawlings, right, is opening a new gymnastics facility in Vancouver. His twin sister, Paula Havlik, is one of the coaches at Southern Washington Gymnastics Academy.

New gymnastics facility set to open

Paul Rawlings, right, is opening a new gymnastics facility in Vancouver. His twin sister, Paula Havlik, is one of the coaches at Southern Washington Gymnastics Academy.

August 22, 2016, 7:01pm Clark County Sports

It has taken more than a year for Paul Rawlings to piece together Vancouver’s newest gymnastics facility. Read story

Community notebook: Zich wins Girlfriends Sprint Triathlon

August 22, 2016, 7:00pm Clark County Sports

Lisa Zich of Portland won the Girlfriends Sprint Triathlon on Saturday at Frenchman’s Bar Community Park. Read story

Seattle Sounders midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro, right, battles for the ball with Los Angeles Galaxy forward Steven Gerrard, left, in the second half of an MLS soccer match, Sunday, July 31, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Timbers, Sounders both eye playoffs

Seattle Sounders midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro, right, battles for the ball with Los Angeles Galaxy forward Steven Gerrard, left, in the second half of an MLS soccer match, Sunday, July 31, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S.

August 20, 2016, 5:40pm Soccer

Unsettled describes the 2016 MLS season for both the Portland Timbers and the Seattle Sounders. Read story

Seattle Sounders interim head coach Brian Schmetzer, right, looks towards midfielder Clint Dempsey (2) during a team huddle before an MLS soccer match against the Los Angeles Galaxy, Sunday, July 31, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Sounders’ new coach no stranger to rivalry with Timbers

Seattle Sounders interim head coach Brian Schmetzer, right, looks towards midfielder Clint Dempsey (2) during a team huddle before an MLS soccer match against the Los Angeles Galaxy, Sunday, July 31, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S.

August 19, 2016, 11:57pm Soccer

Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter says it will be strange not to see Sigi Schmid guiding the Sounders on Sunday when the Major League Soccer rivals clash at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. Read story

Story set to fight Cerrone at UFC 202

August 19, 2016, 7:51pm Clark County Sports

Vancouver resident Rick Story is on the main event card of Saturday's UFC 202 in Las Vegas, a show headlined by the much-hyped rematch between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor. Read story

As part of Washington Youth Soccer’s celebration of its 50th anniversary, Tina (Frimpong) Ellertson, right, and Katarina Tarr were recognized this summer as two of the state’s all-time best female players.

Ellertson, Tarr honored by Washington Youth Soccer

As part of Washington Youth Soccer’s celebration of its 50th anniversary, Tina (Frimpong) Ellertson, right, and Katarina Tarr were recognized this summer as two of the state’s all-time best female players.

August 15, 2016, 6:09pm Clark County Sports

As part of Washington Youth Soccer’s celebration of its 50th anniversary, Tina (Frimpong) Ellertson and Katarina Tarr were recognized this summer as two of the state’s all-time best female players. Read story

Stefan Lippelgoos, junior national barefoot water skiing champion from Vancouver.

Community notebook: Union HS student wins barefoot ski titles

Stefan Lippelgoos, junior national barefoot water skiing champion from Vancouver.

August 8, 2016, 8:33pm Clark County Sports

Vancouver's Stefan Lippelgoos won three titles at the Barefoot Water Ski National Championships, held Aug. 3-6, at the Blue Moo in Alma Center, Wis. Read story

Portland Timbers

Late goal lifts Timbers over El Salvador team

Portland Timbers

August 3, 2016, 9:46pm Soccer

A 90th-minute rebound goal from Diego Valeri lifted the Portland Timbers to a 2-1 win over CD Dragon of El Salvador on Wednesday in their opening match of the 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League tournament. Read story