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Lower Columbia College's Sydney Lulay (13) celebrates with teammates Rhyli Grim (16) and Molly Romanchock (18) after scoring the Red Devils' first goal in an NWAC women's soccer match on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023, at Kim Christensen Field.

Ahead of NWAC women’s soccer playoffs, Lower Columbia rolls past Clark

Lower Columbia College's Sydney Lulay (13) celebrates with teammates Rhyli Grim (16) and Molly Romanchock (18) after scoring the Red Devils' first goal in an NWAC women's soccer match on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023, at Kim Christensen Field.

October 25, 2023, 6:52pm College

The brewing rivalry between Lower Columbia and Clark College’s women’s soccer programs adds an extra layer of motivation whenever the two meet on to the pitch. Read story

Skyview junior Micah Robison, left, celebrates an interception with teammates Friday, Oct. 20, 2023, during Skyview’s 49-10 win against Battle Ground at Kiggins Bowl.

Skyview shines in 49-10 win against Battle Groundvideo icon

Skyview junior Micah Robison, left, celebrates an interception with teammates Friday, Oct. 20, 2023, during Skyview’s 49-10 win against Battle Ground at Kiggins Bowl.

October 20, 2023, 11:47pm Football

When the lights at Kiggins Bowl inadvertently shut off 15 minutes before kickoff Friday against Battle Ground, the Skyview football team emerged from the locker room and ran through its breakaway banner in the shadows. Once the field was fully illuminated and the game started, nothing shined brighter than the… Read story

Washougal senior lineman Jose Alvarez-Cruze stands for a portrait Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023, at Washougal High School. Alvarez-Cruze considered giving up football after suffering a head and neck injury in the last game of his junior season.

Washougal’s Jose Alvarez-Cruze walked away from football after injury, but was pulled back to the Panthers for senior year

Washougal senior lineman Jose Alvarez-Cruze stands for a portrait Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023, at Washougal High School. Alvarez-Cruze considered giving up football after suffering a head and neck injury in the last game of his junior season.

October 20, 2023, 6:01am Editor's Choice

Washougal lineman Jose Alvarez-Cruze chose to walk away from football after suffering a head, neck and back injury in a state playoff game last November. After making a full recovery, he felt a pull to return to the Panthers last summer. Read story

Hudson's Bay players and coaches celebrate after defeating Hockinson 21-18 on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023, at Kiggins Bowl.

Hudson’s Bay bounces back with 21-18 win over Hockinson, closes in on 2A playoff berthvideo icon

Hudson's Bay players and coaches celebrate after defeating Hockinson 21-18 on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023, at Kiggins Bowl.

October 19, 2023, 11:50pm Football

Two deflating losses in the middle of a grueling 2A Greater St. Helens League football schedule had the Hudson’s Bay Eagles feeling down, but not out. The Eagles put themselves in an advantageous position by starting the season 5-0, though after back-to-back losses to Washougal and Woodland, their fortunes were… Read story

High school scoreboard, results from Saturday, Oct. 14

October 14, 2023, 6:59pm Prep Sports

Saturday’s high school sports results for cross country, girls soccer and swimming. GIRLS SOCCER 3A GREATER ST. HELENS LEAGUE W L T Pts Prairie (6-3-1) 4 0 1 13 Mtn. View (5-5-2) 4 1 1 13 Kelso (2-8-2) 2 2 0 6 Evergreen (7-5-1) 2 4 0 6 Heritage… Read story

Woodland's Elijah Andersen (4) listens to head coach Sean McDonald during a post-game huddle after the Beavers' 41-10 win over Hudson's Bay on Friday, Oct. 13, 2023, at Woodland High School.

Elijah Andersen’s 5 touchdowns paces Woodland in 41-10 win over Hudson’s Bayvideo icon

Woodland's Elijah Andersen (4) listens to head coach Sean McDonald during a post-game huddle after the Beavers' 41-10 win over Hudson's Bay on Friday, Oct. 13, 2023, at Woodland High School.

October 13, 2023, 11:58pm Football

Every time Elijah Andersen touches the ball, the Woodland junior believes he has a chance to score. Such a notion might not be as far-fetched as it sounds. Andersen’s big-play ability took Woodland to another gear in Friday’s 41-10 win over Hudson’s Bay on homecoming night, which helped… Read story

The Battle Ground Tigers celebrate after Artem Bahnyuk (1) recovered a fumble during a game at McKenzie Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023.

Battle Ground passes biggest test yet — a 48-30 win over Union to open 4A GSHL slatevideo icon

The Battle Ground Tigers celebrate after Artem Bahnyuk (1) recovered a fumble during a game at McKenzie Stadium on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023.

October 12, 2023, 11:45pm Football

Nobody believes in the Battle Ground Tigers more than the Battle Ground Tigers. And now, in the aftermath of a seismic moment for the football program, the Tigers have reaffirmed that feeling. Battle Ground beat Union 48-30 in Thursday’s 4A Greater St. Helens League opener, but the Tigers’ post-game celebration… Read story

Columbia River's Sydney Dreves (4) celebrates with teammates after a point against Skyview on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023 at Columbia River High School.

Columbia River volleyball sweeps Ridgefield, and Sydney Dreves’ grit sets the tone

Columbia River's Sydney Dreves (4) celebrates with teammates after a point against Skyview on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023 at Columbia River High School.

October 10, 2023, 11:53pm Prep Sports

A sequence late in the second set of Tuesday’s match against Ridgefield offered a glimpse into how Columbia River junior Sydney Dreves plays volleyball. As River received a Ridgefield serve, Dreves tracked an errant ball toward the sideline and tumbled over the Rapids’ bench trying to save it. Read story

Seton Catholic junior Joe Callerame runs high fives teammates and cheerleaders Friday, Sept. 22, 2023, during the Cougars’ game against Stevenson at Seton Catholic before School.

Seton Catholic football team climbs to new heights in 38-27 win over Castle Rockvideo icon

Seton Catholic junior Joe Callerame runs high fives teammates and cheerleaders Friday, Sept. 22, 2023, during the Cougars’ game against Stevenson at Seton Catholic before School.

October 7, 2023, 12:04am Football

It's no longer a secret in the 1A Trico League — the Seton Catholic football team has arrived as a legitimate contender. Read story

Hudson's Bay's offensive line, featuring tight end Noah David, from left, and linemen Michael Brinson, Tai Telea, Timote Vaea, Jake Hildebrand and Jeremiah Moen, stands for a portrait Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023, at Hudson's Bay High School. The line has been key in the Eagles 5-0 start to the season.

Hudson’s Bay linemen do the heavy lifting to help get Eagles football off to 5-0 start

Hudson's Bay's offensive line, featuring tight end Noah David, from left, and linemen Michael Brinson, Tai Telea, Timote Vaea, Jake Hildebrand and Jeremiah Moen, stands for a portrait Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2023, at Hudson's Bay High School. The line has been key in the Eagles 5-0 start to the season.

October 6, 2023, 6:01am Newsletter

Disappointed by a 3-6 season and falling short of the playoffs last fall, the Hudson’s Bay football team knew it was incumbent upon them to work harder this offseason. Read story