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Seton Catholic freshman Kaiden Wilson, left, and Montesano senior Gabe Bodwell fight for a loose ball Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, during the Cougars’ 58-46 win against Montesano at Seton Catholic High School.

Seton Catholic staves off Montesano 58-46 to secure second straight 1A state berthvideo icon

Seton Catholic freshman Kaiden Wilson, left, and Montesano senior Gabe Bodwell fight for a loose ball Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, during the Cougars’ 58-46 win against Montesano at Seton Catholic High School.

February 9, 2024, 9:48pm Prep Sports

Seton Catholic boys basketball coach Donald Wilson describes his team as a mix of young and old, newcomers and experienced players alike who make up the Cougars’ roster. From last year’s Class 1A state playoff run to this season, the Cougars showed every bit of their big-game experience Friday when… Read story

Officer Sarah Brent of the Kelso Police Department works with police dog Blue, 4, on Wednesday at Hockinson Meadows Community Park.

Paw enforcement on rise: Clark County law enforcement training new recruits for K-9 unitsvideo icon

Officer Sarah Brent of the Kelso Police Department works with police dog Blue, 4, on Wednesday at Hockinson Meadows Community Park.

February 9, 2024, 6:05am Clark County News

New members of Clark County law enforcement agencies are training to join the force — but these recruits have four paws. Read story

Hockinson’s Ryker Kitchen (1) goes up for a shot as Shelton defenders look on during the Class 2A boys basketball district pigtail game on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, at Hockinson High School.

Hockinson boys basketball team rallies past Shelton 60-43 in 2A district pigtail gamevideo icon

Hockinson’s Ryker Kitchen (1) goes up for a shot as Shelton defenders look on during the Class 2A boys basketball district pigtail game on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, at Hockinson High School.

February 8, 2024, 11:57pm Prep Sports

A playoff game that began with a forgettable first half gave way to something the Hockinson boys basketball team will remember for a long time. The Hawks’ cold shooting yielded just two points in the opening quarter, and they dug themselves a 15-point halftime deficit against visiting Shelton… Read story

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Rhapsody in new: Pianist and the Ne Plus Ultra Jass Orchestra celebrate the centennial of Gershwin’s classicvideo icon

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February 8, 2024, 6:02am Clark County Life

‘Rhapsody in Blue,” George Gershwin’s groundbreaking blend of jazz sounds and classical-music structure, was subtitled “An Experiment in Modern Music” when it debuted in New York City on Feb. 12, 1924. Read story

Union head coach Garold Howe, center, talks to the team Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024, during the Titans’ 71-33 loss to Camas at Union High School.

Union boys basketball team stuns Skyview 46-43, forcing two tiebreakers in 4A GSHLvideo icon

Union head coach Garold Howe, center, talks to the team Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024, during the Titans’ 71-33 loss to Camas at Union High School.

February 6, 2024, 10:53pm Prep Sports

Chaos seems to bring out the best in the Union boys basketball team. The Titans dropped their first three 4A Greater St. Helens League games of the 2023-24 season, leaving them little margin for error over the last two weeks. First, they responded by beating Battle Ground on Jan. 30. Read story

Kaiden Wilson of Seton Catholic attempts a free throws against Stevenson in a Trico League boys basketball game at Stevenson High School on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024.

Seton Catholic boys beat Stevenson to claim their first-ever Trico League titlevideo icon

Kaiden Wilson of Seton Catholic attempts a free throws against Stevenson in a Trico League boys basketball game at Stevenson High School on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024.

February 1, 2024, 10:28pm Prep Sports

Kaiden Wilson, Brady Angelo lead the way for a 52-42 win Read story

Columbia River senior Emma Iniguez (20) celebrates with teammates junior Marley Myers (3) and senior Paige Johnson, right, after a Ridgefield timeout Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024, during the Rapids’ 54-47 win against Ridgefield at Ridgefield High School.

Columbia River grabs control of 2A GSHL in back-and-forth, 54-47 win over Ridgefieldvideo icon

Columbia River senior Emma Iniguez (20) celebrates with teammates junior Marley Myers (3) and senior Paige Johnson, right, after a Ridgefield timeout Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024, during the Rapids’ 54-47 win against Ridgefield at Ridgefield High School.

January 31, 2024, 11:28pm Prep Sports

The volume was turned all the way up inside Ridgefield High’s gymnasium Wednesday for a showdown between the Spudders and Columbia River to settle first place in the 2A Greater St. Helens League. For the visiting Rapids girls basketball team, the atmosphere was especially loud. “We couldn’t even… Read story

Union’s Nick Burchett (32) blocks a Battle Ground shot attempt during a 4A Greater St. Helens League boys basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024, at Battle Ground High School.

In ‘do-or-die’ mode, Union dispatches Battle Ground for 55-35 winvideo icon

Union’s Nick Burchett (32) blocks a Battle Ground shot attempt during a 4A Greater St. Helens League boys basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024, at Battle Ground High School.

January 30, 2024, 10:56pm Prep Sports

Don’t count out the Union Titans just yet. After a 55-35 road win over Battle Ground on Tuesday to move into a tie for third place in the 4A Greater St. Helens League standings, the Titans didn’t downplay the significance of the result. As Union coach Garold… Read story

Promise Bond of Hudson’s Bay makes a pass during a 2A Greater St. Helens League girls basketball game at Hudson’s Bay High School on Monday, Jan. 29, 2024.

Hudson’s Bay girls rally from eight down in final minutes to beat Washougal 48-47video icon

Promise Bond of Hudson’s Bay makes a pass during a 2A Greater St. Helens League girls basketball game at Hudson’s Bay High School on Monday, Jan. 29, 2024.

January 29, 2024, 10:56pm Prep Sports

Promise Bond scores the go-ahead basket with six seconds left on Senior Night Read story

*LEADOPTION* Mountain View senior Nina Peterson, left, and Prairie senior Claire Smith stand for a portrait Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, at Mountain View High School. The two are longtime friends but are rivals on the court. Peterson and Smith are both attending Corban University next year.

Best friends Claire Smith of Prairie, Nina Peterson of Mountain View taking their game to same collegevideo icon

*LEADOPTION* Mountain View senior Nina Peterson, left, and Prairie senior Claire Smith stand for a portrait Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, at Mountain View High School. The two are longtime friends but are rivals on the court. Peterson and Smith are both attending Corban University next year.

January 27, 2024, 6:05am Latest News

When Claire Smith and Nina Peterson met for the first time eight years, they were both playing for a basketball team coached by Smith’s father. Read story