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Chris Prothero of the Evergreen Football Officials Association stands over the ball during a timeout at the Union-O'Dea game on Sept. 3, 2021, at McKenzie Stadium.

Shortage of Southwest Washington football officials remains very real

Chris Prothero of the Evergreen Football Officials Association stands over the ball during a timeout at the Union-O'Dea game on Sept. 3, 2021, at McKenzie Stadium.

July 12, 2022, 8:05pm Football

The shortage of high school football officials remains very real, the president of the Evergreen Football Officials Association said. However, the association has received more inquiries this offseason from people interested in becoming football officials than in past years. Read story

The Vancouver Mavericks' Zach Blair is greeted by Mitch Johnson after scoring in the Mavericks' 3-2 loss to the Portland Baseball Club in the opening game of the Curt Daniels Invitational on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at Union High School (Tim Martinez/The Columbian)

Curt Daniels Invitational returns for 17th year

The Vancouver Mavericks' Zach Blair is greeted by Mitch Johnson after scoring in the Mavericks' 3-2 loss to the Portland Baseball Club in the opening game of the Curt Daniels Invitational on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at Union High School (Tim Martinez/The Columbian)

June 29, 2022, 4:35pm Clark County Sports

The Curt Daniels Invitational returns for a 17th year, but it won’t be played this year at Curt Daniels Field. Summer improvement projects at Hudson’s Bay High School made Curt Daniels Field at Propstra Stadium unavailable for the annual Fourth-of-July weekend summer baseball event. “It’s unfortunate,” tournament director Ben McGrew… Read story

Julie Grant of Seattle, left, competes with Ellen Geddes of Aiken, S.C., during a minicamp for the U.S. parafencing team at Orion Fencing in Orchards.

Orchards coach works with U.S. parafencing team, aims to grow sport

Julie Grant of Seattle, left, competes with Ellen Geddes of Aiken, S.C., during a minicamp for the U.S. parafencing team at Orion Fencing in Orchards.

June 27, 2022, 5:37pm Clark County Sports

Justin Meehan likes to say there is no one who can’t fence. Read story

The Canadian flag waves during the Canadian national anthem Tuesday, June 14, 2022, during a Raptors game against the Edmonton Riverhawks at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

HarbourCats rally late, beat Ridgefield Raptors to avoid three-game sweep

The Canadian flag waves during the Canadian national anthem Tuesday, June 14, 2022, during a Raptors game against the Edmonton Riverhawks at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

June 26, 2022, 4:32pm Clark County Sports

Victoria scores five in the seventh inning of an 8-7 win Read story

Kara Winger hugs her husband and coach Russ Winger after winning the women's javelin at the U.S. outdoor track and field championships on Saturday, June 25, 2022, in Eugene, Ore.

Kara Winger captures her ninth national title in the women’s javelin

Kara Winger hugs her husband and coach Russ Winger after winning the women's javelin at the U.S. outdoor track and field championships on Saturday, June 25, 2022, in Eugene, Ore.

June 25, 2022, 3:28pm Clark County Sports

Skyview High grad has her magical Hayward moment on final throw at U.S. nationals Read story

Seton Catholic's Alexis Leone (left) leads teammmates Avery Garrison and Lara Carrion as the Cougars post a 1-2-3 sweep of the girls 1,600 meters at the Class 1A District 4 track and field meet at Seton Catholic on Thursday, May 19, 2022.

Tim Martinez: Three new ADs, plus Seton Catholic wins high honor

Seton Catholic's Alexis Leone (left) leads teammmates Avery Garrison and Lara Carrion as the Cougars post a 1-2-3 sweep of the girls 1,600 meters at the Class 1A District 4 track and field meet at Seton Catholic on Thursday, May 19, 2022.

June 21, 2022, 9:16pm Prep Sports

New baseball coach at Heritage, new soccer coach at Ridgefield Read story

Columbia River's Alexander Harris, right, carries the ball against WF West's Cameron Kunz in the first round of the Class 2A state playoffs.

Columbia River’s Alex Harris is named Gatorade state player of the year in boys soccer

Columbia River's Alexander Harris, right, carries the ball against WF West's Cameron Kunz in the first round of the Class 2A state playoffs.

June 16, 2022, 1:48pm Prep Sports

Harris is first Clark County athlete to earn Washington honor since 2016 Read story

Columbia River's Sam Boyle, our All-Region baseball player of the year, is pictured at his school's baseball field Friday afternoon, June 3, 2022.

All-Region baseball: Sam Boyle, Columbia River

Columbia River's Sam Boyle, our All-Region baseball player of the year, is pictured at his school's baseball field Friday afternoon, June 3, 2022.

June 14, 2022, 9:32pm Prep Sports

Last fall, Sam Boyle signed a letter of intent to play baseball for the University of Washington. This spring, Boyle went 10-0 with 0.56 ERA and 119 strikeouts in 62 innings, leading Columbia River to the 2A title game. Read story

Graham Moody of Vancouver hits out of a bunker on the 16th hole at the Royal Oaks Invitational Tournament on Friday, June 10, 2022.

Moody adjusts well to college golf at Wisconsin

Graham Moody of Vancouver hits out of a bunker on the 16th hole at the Royal Oaks Invitational Tournament on Friday, June 10, 2022.

June 10, 2022, 7:33pm Clark County Sports

Golf is a game of adjustments, and so is life when you’re a college freshman. That’s what Vancouver golfer Graham Moody experienced during his freshman year at the University of Wisconsin. Read story

Partly cloudy skies hang above Ridgefield Raptors players Wednesday, June 1, 2022, during introductions before an exhibition game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Cowlitz Black Bears at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Wild pitch in the 12th inning sends Raptors to 5-4 win over Kelowna

Partly cloudy skies hang above Ridgefield Raptors players Wednesday, June 1, 2022, during introductions before an exhibition game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Cowlitz Black Bears at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

June 8, 2022, 12:01am Clark County Sports

Travis Welker scored on a wild pitch in the top of the 12th inning to lift the Ridgefield Raptors to a 5-4 win over the Kelowna Falcons on Tuesday in Kelowna. KEY MOMENT: Welker got on base in the 12th with a two-out walk. He stole second and went to… Read story