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Ridgefield freshman Charlie Harris, left, catches the ball Friday, April 1, 2022, during the Spudders' 10-1 win against R.A. Long at Ridgefield High School.

Young Ridgefield softball team has talent, experience on its side

Ridgefield freshman Charlie Harris, left, catches the ball Friday, April 1, 2022, during the Spudders' 10-1 win against R.A. Long at Ridgefield High School.

April 2, 2022, 4:00pm Prep Sports

On paper they may look young, but the Ridgefield Spudders don’t look at themselves that way and they definitely don’t play like it. Read story

Prairie's Kara Mattson pauses for a moment to pose for a portrait at the Tiger Invite on Saturday, March 26, 2022, at Battle Ground High School.

Prairie senior Kara Mattson has big goals for first full track season

Prairie's Kara Mattson pauses for a moment to pose for a portrait at the Tiger Invite on Saturday, March 26, 2022, at Battle Ground High School.

March 28, 2022, 8:30pm Prep Sports

The concept of “hard work pays off” sounds straightforward in theory, unless the end result of that hard work is unresolved. Read story

Battle Ground's Zach Hauser pitches in a 4A/3A Greater St. Helens League baseball game on Thursday, March 24, 2022, at Prairie High School. Battle Ground won 2-0.

Zach Hauser’s arm helps Battle Ground baseball to fast start

Battle Ground's Zach Hauser pitches in a 4A/3A Greater St. Helens League baseball game on Thursday, March 24, 2022, at Prairie High School. Battle Ground won 2-0.

March 24, 2022, 10:02pm Prep Sports

Having an ace pitcher on the level of Battle Ground’s Zach Hauser can provide a substantial boost in confidence among teammates. Read story

George Moya coached Hockinson girls soccer to the Class 2A state title game in the fall. He is now the third boys coach in three years at Heritage.

George Moya looks to bring stability to Heritage boys soccer

George Moya coached Hockinson girls soccer to the Class 2A state title game in the fall. He is now the third boys coach in three years at Heritage.

March 14, 2022, 8:08pm Prep Sports

George Moya was eager for a new, unfamiliar challenge. Read story

Hudson's Bay outfielder Dylan Damos makes a running catch during the Eagles's 5-3 win against Evergreen at the new Evergreen Sports Complex.

Hudson’s Bay opens with thrilling victory on Evergreen’s new turf

Hudson's Bay outfielder Dylan Damos makes a running catch during the Eagles's 5-3 win against Evergreen at the new Evergreen Sports Complex.

March 11, 2022, 11:24pm Prep Sports

Eagles battle to get 5-3 win in nine innings Read story

Fort Vancouver High School bowler Rose Ugbinada plans on taking her game to the University of Alabama Birmingham next fall.

All-Region girls bowling: Rose Ugbinada, Fort Vancouver

Fort Vancouver High School bowler Rose Ugbinada plans on taking her game to the University of Alabama Birmingham next fall.

March 7, 2022, 10:41pm Prep Sports

When she’s met with a moment of disappointment, the first instinct Rose Ugbinada has, like many people, is to be critical of herself. Read story

R.A. Long's Cavin Holden, center, drives to the basket as Lynden's Coston Parcher, left,, and Cemeron Petersen defend during a Class 2A state semifinal boys basketball game on Friday, March 4, 2022 in Yakima.

Lynden outlasts R.A. Long in back-and-forth Class 2A boys state semifinal

R.A. Long's Cavin Holden, center, drives to the basket as Lynden's Coston Parcher, left,, and Cemeron Petersen defend during a Class 2A state semifinal boys basketball game on Friday, March 4, 2022 in Yakima.

March 4, 2022, 11:46pm Prep Sports

R.A. Long had every reason to believe it could win, no matter the score, situation and time remaining. And who could blame them? The Lumberjacks, winners of 13 straight dating back to Jan. 19, had their mettle tested multiple times over the last month and a half, yet… Read story

Hudson's Bay players Paytin Ballard, left, and Promise Bond celebrate after a 54-53 win over West Valley of Spokane at the Class 2A girls basketball state tournament on Friday, March 4, 2022 in Yakima (Micah Rice/The Columbian)

Hudson’s Bay’s late-game heroics clinch win over West Valley at 2A state tournament

Hudson's Bay players Paytin Ballard, left, and Promise Bond celebrate after a 54-53 win over West Valley of Spokane at the Class 2A girls basketball state tournament on Friday, March 4, 2022 in Yakima (Micah Rice/The Columbian)

March 4, 2022, 12:46pm Prep Sports

Eagles will play Archbishop Murphy in fourth-place game Saturday Read story

Washougal’s Samantha Mederos drives to the hoop in a Class 2A girls basketball state quarterfinal game against Burlington-Edison on Thursday, March 3, 2022 in Yakima.

Washougal girls fall to Burlington-Edison in Class 2A state quarterfinals

Washougal’s Samantha Mederos drives to the hoop in a Class 2A girls basketball state quarterfinal game against Burlington-Edison on Thursday, March 3, 2022 in Yakima.

March 3, 2022, 1:20pm Prep Sports

As the deficit grew larger, slipping out of reach for the Washougal girls basketball team on Thursday against Burlington-Edison, the Panthers had a choice to make. They could either go away quietly, or hustle and scrap until the very end. The Panthers chose the latter. Burlington-Edison moved on… Read story

King's Way Christian guard Jamison Duke (1) sets a screen for teammate Giovanny Evanson in a Class 1A boys basketball state tournament game against Freeman on Wednesday in Yakima.

King’s Way season over after 58-41 loss to Freeman at 1A state

King's Way Christian guard Jamison Duke (1) sets a screen for teammate Giovanny Evanson in a Class 1A boys basketball state tournament game against Freeman on Wednesday in Yakima.

March 2, 2022, 4:02pm Prep Sports

The King’s Way Christian boys basketball team hit a wall Wednesday and were unable to summon another bounce-back effort in an eventual 58-41 defeat to Freeman at the 1A state tournament in Yakima. Read story