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Columbian Assistant Sports Editor

On June 5, The Kiggins Theatre will host The Columbian&rsquo;s All-Region Awards Ceremony. Four-time Olympian Kara Winger will be the featured speaker at the event honoring the top high school athletes in the 2023-24 academic year.

Tim Martinez: Awards ceremony means accelerated All-Region timeline

On June 5, The Kiggins Theatre will host The Columbian&rsquo;s All-Region Awards Ceremony. Four-time Olympian Kara Winger will be the featured speaker at the event honoring the top high school athletes in the 2023-24 academic year.

May 20, 2024, 7:49pm Prep Sports

This week, as we’ve done for more than two decades, The Columbian will begin honored the All-Region athletes for the spring sports season. Read story

Spring Athlete of the Week

Nominees for The Columbian 2023-24 Week 28 prep athlete of the week, sponsored by Killer Burger

Spring Athlete of the Week

May 20, 2024, 8:32am Prep Sports

Here are the nominees for The Columbian 2023-24 Week 28 high school athlete of the week, sponsored by Killer Burger. Read story

Garrett Maunu of La Center delivers a pitch in the Wildcats' 8-4 win over Seton Catholic in a Trico League baseball game at Harmony Sports Complex on Friday, April 12, 2024.

Baseball regionals: La Center suffers another season-ending loss to Cedar Park Christian

Garrett Maunu of La Center delivers a pitch in the Wildcats' 8-4 win over Seton Catholic in a Trico League baseball game at Harmony Sports Complex on Friday, April 12, 2024.

May 18, 2024, 10:58pm Prep Sports

Garrett Maunu threw a gem in La Center’s first game in the 1A baseball regional. But the Wildcats needed a repeat effort against No. 2 Cedar Park Christian, but didn’t get it as La Center lost 4-2 to end its season. It’s the second season in a row that La… Read story

Prairie freshman Mackenzie Moore, right, dashes to third base Thursday, April 27, 2023, during the Falcons’ 2-1 win against Heritage at Prairie High School.

3A, 1A softball: Huge day by Mackenzie Moore sparks Prairie to bi-district championship

Prairie freshman Mackenzie Moore, right, dashes to third base Thursday, April 27, 2023, during the Falcons’ 2-1 win against Heritage at Prairie High School.

May 18, 2024, 9:10pm Prep Sports

Mackenzie Moore had a huge day at the plate, including a grand slam that capped a six-run sixth inning as the Prairie softball team rallied to beat Auburn Riverside 8-6 on Saturday to capture the 3A bi-district championship in Lacey. Read story

High school scoreboard, results from Saturday, May 18

May 18, 2024, 8:06pm Prep Sports

Saturday’s results for baseball, softball, boys soccer and girls tennis: BASEBALL Saturday’s regional round of state CLASS 4A Lacey Regional (14) Bothell 2, (3) Olympia 1 (11) Eastmont 4, (6) Tahoma 1 (14) Bothell 7, (11) Eastmont 4 Puyallup Regional (2) Puyallup 10, (15) Newport 0 (7) Camas 1, (10)… Read story

Seton Catholic sophomore Kolten Gesser delivers a pitch against Meridian in a 1A state quarterfinal baseball game at Camas High School on Saturday, May 18, 2024.

1A state baseball: Seton Catholic watches its 13-game win streak, season end with gut-wrenching 1-0 loss to Meridian

Seton Catholic sophomore Kolten Gesser delivers a pitch against Meridian in a 1A state quarterfinal baseball game at Camas High School on Saturday, May 18, 2024.

May 18, 2024, 7:07pm Prep Sports

The future is extremely bright for the Seton Catholic baseball team. Read story

Max Ensinger of Camas reaches for the finish line to win the 4A boys 110-meter hurdles at the 4A/3A Greater St. Helens League district track and field meet at McKenzie Stadium on Wednesday, May 8, 2024.

Friday track and field: Ensinger, Linerud and McGee lead Camas boys to bi-district title

Max Ensinger of Camas reaches for the finish line to win the 4A boys 110-meter hurdles at the 4A/3A Greater St. Helens League district track and field meet at McKenzie Stadium on Wednesday, May 8, 2024.

May 18, 2024, 5:45am Prep Sports

Max Ensinger, Ethan Linerud and Chase McGee captured individual titles, leading the Camas boys team to a team title at the 4A/3A bi-district track and field meet Friday in Kent. Ensinger won the 300 hurdles in 39.74 seconds, Linerud won the discus with a throw of 150 feet, 5 seconds… Read story

Revac Banfield of Columbia River wins the boys 100 meters at the 2A District 4 track and field championships at Tumwater High School on Friday, May 17, 2024.

2A district track: Revac Banfield aggravates quad injury after posting two wins for Columbia River

Revac Banfield of Columbia River wins the boys 100 meters at the 2A District 4 track and field championships at Tumwater High School on Friday, May 17, 2024.

May 17, 2024, 9:56pm Prep Sports

Paris Ackerman of Hudson’s Bay felt like she was right where she needed to be headed into next week’s meet. Read story

Mountain View's Alex Rigby hits his tee shot on No. 17 at Lewis River during the 3A district golf tournament on Tuesday, Oct.

Mountain View boys golf wins 3A bi-district team title by one shot

Mountain View's Alex Rigby hits his tee shot on No. 17 at Lewis River during the 3A district golf tournament on Tuesday, Oct.

May 16, 2024, 11:20pm Prep Sports

The Mountain View boys teams placed three players in the top five individuals and squeaked a narrow team at the Class 3A bi-district golf tournament in Auburn on Thursday. After shooting a first-round 67 on Wednesday, Spencer Moody came back with a 78 on Thursday to finish with a 36-hole… Read story

Shaela Bradley of La Center runs to victory in the girls 100 meters at the 1A District 4 track and field championships at Seton Catholic High School in Vancouver on Thursday, May 16, 2024.

1A district track: Shaela Bradley is back, winning two races and placing a close second in another for La Center

Shaela Bradley of La Center runs to victory in the girls 100 meters at the 1A District 4 track and field championships at Seton Catholic High School in Vancouver on Thursday, May 16, 2024.

May 16, 2024, 11:11pm Prep Sports

Shaela Bradley is back on track and aiming for a big finish. Read story