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Ridgefield's Mallory Vancleave, center, hugs Elizabeth Peery (8) after the Spudders defeat R.A. Long to clinch a state berth during the 2A District IV playoffs at Recreation Park in Chehalis on May 20, 2022.

Ridgefield softball rebounds from 2A district loss to reach state

Ridgefield's Mallory Vancleave, center, hugs Elizabeth Peery (8) after the Spudders defeat R.A. Long to clinch a state berth during the 2A District IV playoffs at Recreation Park in Chehalis on May 20, 2022.

May 20, 2022, 8:03pm Prep Sports

Thanks to a shutdown performance from the Ridgefield defense and a late flurry of offense, Ridgefield sealed a 7-0 win over R.A. Long to reach the 2A state tournament, which will be held May 27-28 at Selah. Read story

Ridgefield infielder Mallory Vancleave looks to make a throw to first for an out against W.F. West in the 2A District 4 tournament at Recreation Park on May 19, 2020..

Ridgefield softball suffers first loss, but still alive for state berth

Ridgefield infielder Mallory Vancleave looks to make a throw to first for an out against W.F. West in the 2A District 4 tournament at Recreation Park on May 19, 2020..

May 19, 2022, 9:59pm Prep Sports

Ridgefield’s path to the 2A state softball tournament just became a little tougher. Read story

Union senior Isaiah Bunda, left, shoots the ball Wednesday, May 18, 2022, during the Titans??? 1-0 loss to Kamiak in the first round of the 4A state playoffs at McKenzie Stadium.

Union boys soccer’s run ends in 4A state round of 16

Union senior Isaiah Bunda, left, shoots the ball Wednesday, May 18, 2022, during the Titans??? 1-0 loss to Kamiak in the first round of the 4A state playoffs at McKenzie Stadium.

May 18, 2022, 9:13pm Prep Sports

There wasn’t much the Union boys soccer team could nitpick about in Wednesday’s opening-round Class 4A state playoff game, except for the final result. Read story

Columbia River boys soccer players celebrate with the 2A district championship trophy, hoisted by goalkeeper Cameron Harris, after defeating Tumwater 3-0 in the district final on Saturday at Tumwater Stadium.

Columbia River boys soccer wins 2A district title for Rapids teams that didn’t get a chance

Columbia River boys soccer players celebrate with the 2A district championship trophy, hoisted by goalkeeper Cameron Harris, after defeating Tumwater 3-0 in the district final on Saturday at Tumwater Stadium.

May 14, 2022, 5:51pm Prep Sports

Columbia River's 3-0 win over Tumwater in Saturday’s Class 2A boys soccer district championship was, in part, a tribute to the 2021 group that was denied a district title and a chance to compete in the state tournament. Read story

Columbia River senior Sam Boyle, left, slides into home and beats the tag from Tumwater pitcher Brayden Oram on Friday during River's 5-2 win against in the 2A District Championship at Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Center.

Columbia River rises to 2A district baseball title over Tumwater

Columbia River senior Sam Boyle, left, slides into home and beats the tag from Tumwater pitcher Brayden Oram on Friday during River's 5-2 win against in the 2A District Championship at Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Center.

May 13, 2022, 10:42pm Prep Sports

Columbia River faced a one-run deficit against Tumwater midway through Friday’s Class 2A district championship, but capitalized during a hectic stretch in the bottom of the sixth that yielded four runs to help seal a 5-2 win for the district title. Read story

Union's Garik Shevchuk cahses down a ball after beating Olympia's Oliver Dickson in a 4A District 3/4 boys soccer game on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at McKenzie Stadium. Union beat Olympia 1-0 to secure its first state berth since 2016.

Union boys soccer comes up short in PK marathon

Union's Garik Shevchuk cahses down a ball after beating Olympia's Oliver Dickson in a 4A District 3/4 boys soccer game on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at McKenzie Stadium. Union beat Olympia 1-0 to secure its first state berth since 2016.

May 12, 2022, 10:09pm Prep Sports

Losses don’t get much tougher to swallow than the one Union went through Thursday in the Class 4A bi-district boys soccer championship. Read story

Columbia River sophomore Cole Backlund, right, celebrates with teammates after scoring a run Wednesday, May 11, 2022, during the Rapids’ 9-4 win against W.F. West in a 2A district semifinal game at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Columbia River baseball sheds its kryptonite to land 2A regional berth

Columbia River sophomore Cole Backlund, right, celebrates with teammates after scoring a run Wednesday, May 11, 2022, during the Rapids’ 9-4 win against W.F. West in a 2A district semifinal game at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

May 12, 2022, 12:08am Prep Sports

Revenge is a dish best served with a late-inning rally, against a team that has had the upper hand for several years running. Or something like that. For Columbia River baseball, W.F. West has been the team’s kryptonite, head coach Stephen Donohue says, the one that stubbornly stood… Read story

Vancouver Volcanoes guard Devaunte Paschal glides toward the hoop for a layup against Roshun Wynne Jr., center, and Jeremy Ireland of the SoCal Moguls during a game May 6, 2022, at O?Connell Sports Center in Vancouver.

Volcanoes basketball rumbling again as first season nearly complete

Vancouver Volcanoes guard Devaunte Paschal glides toward the hoop for a layup against Roshun Wynne Jr., center, and Jeremy Ireland of the SoCal Moguls during a game May 6, 2022, at O?Connell Sports Center in Vancouver.

May 11, 2022, 7:35pm Clark County Sports

Relaunching a professional basketball team during a pandemic was an unenviable task for the Vancouver Volcanoes. Read story

Stadium’s Jeremy Baez flicks a pass forward as Mountain View’s Nolan Brady, second from left, and Jordan Thornton defend in the second half of Saturday’s Class 3A bi-district game at McKenzie Stadium.

Mountain View boys soccer stumble against Stadium in 3A bi-district match

Stadium’s Jeremy Baez flicks a pass forward as Mountain View’s Nolan Brady, second from left, and Jordan Thornton defend in the second half of Saturday’s Class 3A bi-district game at McKenzie Stadium.

May 7, 2022, 9:18pm Prep Sports

The Mountain View boys soccer team has played in enough postseason games in recent memory to know the first 10 minutes can be a make-or-break sequence. Read story

Union's Isaiah Bunda shoots and scores the game's only goal past an outstretched Olympia defender in a 4A District 3/4 boys soccer game on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at McKenzie Stadium. Union beat Olympia 1-0 to secure its first state berth since 2016.

Union boys soccer qualifies for 4A state after 1-0 bi-district win over Olympia

Union's Isaiah Bunda shoots and scores the game's only goal past an outstretched Olympia defender in a 4A District 3/4 boys soccer game on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at McKenzie Stadium. Union beat Olympia 1-0 to secure its first state berth since 2016.

May 7, 2022, 7:28pm Prep Sports

At less than full strength, the Union boys soccer team could offer up a few excuses for a moment, a game or a season that didn’t go its way, but Titans head coach Jason Moore doesn’t want to hear them. Read story