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Washougal’s Hadley Jones, center, puts up a shot while being guarded by Ridgefield’s Morgan Goode, left, during a 2A GSHL girls basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022, at Washougal High School.

New era, same expectations for Washougal girls basketball team

Washougal’s Hadley Jones, center, puts up a shot while being guarded by Ridgefield’s Morgan Goode, left, during a 2A GSHL girls basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022, at Washougal High School.

December 14, 2022, 11:45pm Prep Sports

Until the final month leading up to the season, uncertainty surrounded who would coach the Washougal girls basketball team and which players were returning. The first question was answered when Tim Melcher was hired in late October and he met with the… Read story

Camas senior center Josh Dabasinskas, left, looks to make a pass out of the post while being defended by R.A. Long’s Jaxson Cook in a non-league boys basketball game on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, at Camas High School.

On a team lacking size, Camas boys basketball looks to play to other strengths

Camas senior center Josh Dabasinskas, left, looks to make a pass out of the post while being defended by R.A. Long’s Jaxson Cook in a non-league boys basketball game on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, at Camas High School.

December 13, 2022, 11:00pm Prep Sports

To call the Camas boys basketball team undersized is an understatement, Papermakers head coach Ryan Josephson says. In their fourth game of the season Tuesday night against R.A. Long, the Papermakers started four guards who stand between 6-foot and 6-foot-2 — Beckett Currie, Matthew Chilian, Jace VanVoorhis, Theo… Read story

Skyview’s JJ Schoenlein looks toward his coaches on the corner of the mat for instruction in a in a 170-pound match on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022, at the La Center Wildcat Wrestling Invitational.

Skyview takes home La Center Wildcat Wrestling Invitational team title

Skyview’s JJ Schoenlein looks toward his coaches on the corner of the mat for instruction in a in a 170-pound match on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022, at the La Center Wildcat Wrestling Invitational.

December 10, 2022, 11:30pm Prep Sports

The culture is building within Skyview’s wrestling program, and with results like Saturday, the Storm can celebrate the progress they’re making. Skyview finished first out of 18 teams at the La Center Wildcat Wrestling Invitational by compiling 204.5 points, leading a well-rounded field of Southwest Washington programs… Read story

Heritage freshman Jaila Ellis, center, splits two Evergreen defenders Friday, Dec. 9, 2022, during the T-Wolves’ 64-55 loss to Evergreen at Heritage High School.

Evergreen girls basketball team prevails over Heritage in 3A GSHL matchup

Heritage freshman Jaila Ellis, center, splits two Evergreen defenders Friday, Dec. 9, 2022, during the T-Wolves’ 64-55 loss to Evergreen at Heritage High School.

December 9, 2022, 11:35pm Prep Sports

With nearly half of the team new to the school and a first-year head coach stepping in, this year’s Evergreen girls basketball team was built, essentially, from scratch. Just two weeks into the 2022-23 season, the Plainsmen already have more wins (three) than they did all of the previous season… Read story

Columbia River senior Andie Buckley is The Columbian's All-Region girls soccer player of the year for 2022.

All-Region girls soccer: Andie Buckley, Columbia River

Columbia River senior Andie Buckley is The Columbian's All-Region girls soccer player of the year for 2022.

December 9, 2022, 10:25pm Newsletter

For many of the shots she doesn’t take, Columbia River senior Andie Buckley later realizes she probably should have. Read story

Ridgefield’s Colten Castro, right, races up the court in transition against Fort Vancouver on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, at Ridgefield High School.

Host of Ridgefield boys basketball players step into larger roles as 2A GSHL play begins

Ridgefield’s Colten Castro, right, races up the court in transition against Fort Vancouver on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, at Ridgefield High School.

December 8, 2022, 12:08am Prep Sports

In his coaching experience, Jason Buffum hasn’t seen such drastic roster turn over like this year’s Ridgefield boys basketball team. The Spudders graduated a large senior class with four starters and a total of seven players who were part of the team’s rotation. With the exception of senior… Read story

Hudson’s Bay junior Alana Stephens, center, celebrates after teammate Promise Bond, right, made a basket and drew a foul in a non-league game against Prairie on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, at Hudson’s Bay High School.

Hudson’s Bay girls basketball team strives to continue the ‘Bay Way’

Hudson’s Bay junior Alana Stephens, center, celebrates after teammate Promise Bond, right, made a basket and drew a foul in a non-league game against Prairie on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, at Hudson’s Bay High School.

December 3, 2022, 12:49am Prep Sports

The Hudson’s Bay girls basketball team no longer has the big three that led the Eagles to their best season in program history last season. Yet the team still maintains an identity rooted in doing the little things that require nothing more than effort: hustle, defensive intensity and constant, unrelenting… Read story

Evergreen freshman Dez Daniel, center, shoots the ball under pressure from Mountain View senior Isaiah Vargas, right, and senior Peter Nguyen on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, during the Thunder’s 74-60 win against Evergreen at Mountain View High School.

Mountain View boys basketball team opens up new gym with win over 3A GSHL rival Evergreen

Evergreen freshman Dez Daniel, center, shoots the ball under pressure from Mountain View senior Isaiah Vargas, right, and senior Peter Nguyen on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, during the Thunder’s 74-60 win against Evergreen at Mountain View High School.

November 29, 2022, 11:22pm Latest News

With the opening of its brand new campus complete with a pristine gymnasium, the Mountain View boys basketball team has a blank slate to start from this year. Mountain View closed its old gym, known as the Thunderdome, last February by losing a winner-to-regionals game against Evergreen, its 3A… Read story

Union's Yanni Fassilis, right, dribbles up the floor while being closely guarded by North Kitsap's Mason Chmielewski in the Titans' season opener on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, at Union High School.

New-look Union Titans take down North Kitsap in boys basketball season opener

Union's Yanni Fassilis, right, dribbles up the floor while being closely guarded by North Kitsap's Mason Chmielewski in the Titans' season opener on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, at Union High School.

November 26, 2022, 7:31pm Prep Sports

Union boys basketball coaches sometimes ask themselves a hypothetical question about their top player: how would they gameplan to guard Yanni Fassilis? Read story

Columbia River players and coaches celebrate with the Class 2A state soccer championship trophy after the Rapids defeated Sehome 1-0 on Saturday in Shoreline.

Seniors of Columbia River girls soccer team drive home program’s fifth state titlevideo icon

Columbia River players and coaches celebrate with the Class 2A state soccer championship trophy after the Rapids defeated Sehome 1-0 on Saturday in Shoreline.

November 19, 2022, 9:39pm Latest News

The seniors of the Columbia River girls soccer team ended their careers on Saturday just like they started as freshmen in 2019: celebrating with a state championship trophy in their arms and further reinforcing their status as one of the top programs in Washington. Read story