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Stories by Will Denner

Columbian staff writer

Columbia River's Beckham Young (11) signals to the crowd to get loud after a goal scored by JP Guzman (10) during the Class 2A district boys soccer championship against R.A. Long, on Thursday, May 9, 2024, at Kiggins Bowl.

Columbia River boys soccer rolls past R.A. Long 7-1 to secure third straight 2A district championshipvideo icon

Columbia River's Beckham Young (11) signals to the crowd to get loud after a goal scored by JP Guzman (10) during the Class 2A district boys soccer championship against R.A. Long, on Thursday, May 9, 2024, at Kiggins Bowl.

May 9, 2024, 10:37pm Prep Sports

Inside Columbia River's locker room a whiteboard displaying an open box is now checked, signifying the Rapids boys soccer team has accomplished their latest goal. Read story

Columbia River third baseman Nate Little (6) turns to throw to first base for an out against Ridgefield during a 2A GSHL baseball game on Friday, March 29, 2024, at Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

2A district baseball: Nate Little’s walk-off RBI single gives Columbia River state-clinching win over Tumwatervideo icon

Columbia River third baseman Nate Little (6) turns to throw to first base for an out against Ridgefield during a 2A GSHL baseball game on Friday, March 29, 2024, at Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

May 8, 2024, 9:03pm Prep Sports

When a two-run lead slipped through their grasp in the seventh inning, the Columbia River baseball team didn't have time to dwell. Read story

Camas' Jacinda Lee watches her tee shot on the 15th hole during the Class 4A District 4 girls golf tournament on Tuesday at Lewis River Golf Course. Lee won for the third year in a row, this time by 16 strokes.

Camas’ Jacinda Lee, Prairie’s Maddy Moore dominate district girls golf tournaments

Camas' Jacinda Lee watches her tee shot on the 15th hole during the Class 4A District 4 girls golf tournament on Tuesday at Lewis River Golf Course. Lee won for the third year in a row, this time by 16 strokes.

May 7, 2024, 9:41pm Prep Sports

On three separate golf courses over three seasons against different competition, one thing has remained constant — Camas’ Jacinda Lee is the Class 4A district girls golf tournament champion. Read story

Aberdeen's Angel Espinosa clears the ball near the Bobcats' penalty area near Ridgefield's Asher Adams (15) and Joey Taylor (11) during the Class 2A District 4 boys soccer pigtail game on Thursday, May 2, 2024, at Ridgefield High School.

Ridgefield’s season ends in 2A boys soccer district pigtail game

Aberdeen's Angel Espinosa clears the ball near the Bobcats' penalty area near Ridgefield's Asher Adams (15) and Joey Taylor (11) during the Class 2A District 4 boys soccer pigtail game on Thursday, May 2, 2024, at Ridgefield High School.

May 2, 2024, 10:29pm Prep Sports

For a few moments in Ridgefield’s post-game huddle Thursday, players and coaches stood speechless, searching for the right words to sum up a season-ending defeat. This one stung more than most. The Spudders were less than 20 minutes away from advancing to the Class 2A District 4 boys… Read story

Camas goalkeeper Will Taves (00) celebrates the Papermakers' 2-1 win over Union in a 4A Greater St. Helens League boys soccer match at Doc Harris Stadium in Camas on Monday, April 29, 2024.

Late-game heroics help Camas boys soccer team earn hard-fought, 2-1 win over Unionvideo icon

Camas goalkeeper Will Taves (00) celebrates the Papermakers' 2-1 win over Union in a 4A Greater St. Helens League boys soccer match at Doc Harris Stadium in Camas on Monday, April 29, 2024.

April 29, 2024, 11:25pm Prep Sports

Will Taves didn't need a reminder of what happened last time his Camas boys soccer team faced rival Union one month ago. Read story

Union senior Ty Sutton (8) celebrates after hitting a double Friday, April 26, 2024, during Union’s 6-3 win against Battle Ground at Union High School.

Union plays spoiler in 4A GSHL baseball finale, downing Battle Ground 6-3video icon

Union senior Ty Sutton (8) celebrates after hitting a double Friday, April 26, 2024, during Union’s 6-3 win against Battle Ground at Union High School.

April 26, 2024, 10:03pm Prep Sports

Union played free and embraced the fun. Battle Ground had a lot of pressure on its side. The Titans were already eliminated from postseason contention going into Friday’s 4A Greater St. Helens League baseball finale against the Tigers, who controlled their own destiny to grab a share of the league… Read story

Prairie's Rylee Wall winds up for a pitch against Heritage during a 3A GSHL softball game on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at Heritage High School.

Strong pitching, energy help Prairie softball team grab pole position in 3A GSHLvideo icon

Prairie's Rylee Wall winds up for a pitch against Heritage during a 3A GSHL softball game on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at Heritage High School.

April 24, 2024, 3:04pm Prep Sports

Tuesday was a good day for Prairie softball senior Rylee Wall. Read story

Columbia River players greet Peter Lubisich (9) after the senior hit a solo home run against Ridgefield during a 2A GSHL baseball game on Friday, March 29, 2024, at Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Columbia River baseball team catches fire during 10-game win streakvideo icon

Columbia River players greet Peter Lubisich (9) after the senior hit a solo home run against Ridgefield during a 2A GSHL baseball game on Friday, March 29, 2024, at Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

April 23, 2024, 1:17pm Prep Sports

Until last week, the Columbia River baseball team hadn't held a formal practice since March 28. Read story

Heritage senior Marcos Tobar Martinez, right, pokes the ball away from Evergreen junior Juan Gomez-Rios on Friday, April 19, 2024, during the Timberwolves’ 3-1 win against Evergreen at Heritage High School.

Heritage boys soccer team ends hectic week by handling Evergreen 3-1 in rivalry rematchvideo icon

Heritage senior Marcos Tobar Martinez, right, pokes the ball away from Evergreen junior Juan Gomez-Rios on Friday, April 19, 2024, during the Timberwolves’ 3-1 win against Evergreen at Heritage High School.

April 19, 2024, 11:30pm Prep Sports

In a single word, the week the Heritage boys soccer team just went through would best be described as hectic. The Timberwolves played three games in five days, starting with a pair of wins against Class 4A teams Skyview and Battle Ground. That set the stage for Friday’s in-district rivalry… Read story

Seton Catholic's Derebe Smith (8) goes up for the ball against King's Way Christian's Leif Evenson, left, during a Trico League boys soccer match on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at Seton Catholic High School.

Seton Catholic boys soccer team prevails under pressure of penalty kick shootoutvideo icon

Seton Catholic's Derebe Smith (8) goes up for the ball against King's Way Christian's Leif Evenson, left, during a Trico League boys soccer match on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at Seton Catholic High School.

April 17, 2024, 1:00pm Prep Sports

The Seton Catholic boys soccer team is growing accustomed to high-pressure situations, simply because the Cougars have been through a lot of them lately. So when they were faced with a penalty kick shootout Tuesday against their top Trico League rival, King’s Way Christian, the Cougars were confident they would… Read story