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No. 19 Washington State rallies from 12-point deficit to top USC 75-72

February 29, 2024, 10:08pm College

Isaiah Watts and Andrej Jakimovski scored 18 points each and Myles Rice had 16 points to help No. 19 Washington State rally past Southern California 75-72 on Thursday. Read story

Skyview’s late-game comeback falls short in 4A quarterfinal loss to Davisvideo icon

February 29, 2024, 7:15pm Prep Sports

It’s no surprise the no-quit Skyview Storm — trailing by seven with 40 seconds to go in Thursday’s Class 4A boys quarterfinal game to Davis — made it a one-possession… Read story

Nominees for The Columbian 2023-24 Week 19 prep athlete of the week sponsored by Killer Burger

This week's ballot celebrates five state wrestling champions
 

Columnists

Columbia River’s Ari Richardson (3) scores an uncontested layup as the White River bench looks on during a Class 2A State Opening Round boys basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024, at Battle Ground High School. (Will Denner/The Columbian)

Martinez: Fantastic basketball finishes lead area teams to domes

Ari Richardson capped a wild weekend of high school basketball with a moment most players dream about.

Blazers

Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler, left, dribbles around Portland Trail Blazers forward Jerami Grant during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

Butler, Rozier make strong returns to lineup as Heat beat Blazers 106-96

Jimmy Butler had 22 points and nine assists, Terry Rozier scored 19 points and the Miami Heat beat the Portland Trail Blazers 106-96 on Tuesday…

College

Washington State guard Isaiah Watts (12) prepares to shoot against Southern California guard Oziyah Sellers (4) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

No. 19 Washington State rallies from 12-point deficit to top USC 75-72

Isaiah Watts and Andrej Jakimovski scored 18 points each and Myles Rice had 16 points to help No. 19 Washington State rally past Southern California…

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Sarah Crouch holds up the finish line banner after winning a half marathon on June 21, 2015 in Vancouver. The former standout runner at Western Washington University and Hockinson High alum will be going into the WWU athletics hall of fame, the school announced Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024.

Hockinson alum Sarah Crouch going into Western Washington athletic’s hall of fame

Sarah Crouch holds up the finish line banner after winning a half marathon on June 21, 2015 in Vancouver. The former standout runner at Western Washington University and Hockinson High alum will be going into the WWU athletics hall of fame, the school announced Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024.

March 1, 2024, 6:05am Clark County Sports

Former Western Washington runner Sarah (Porter) Crouch is among the four WWU athletes to make up the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2024, which was announced Thursday. Read story

Gonzaga forward Graham Ike, top left, shoots against San Francisco center Volodymyr Markovetskyy during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in San Francisco, Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024.

Ike scores 26 points to lead No. 23 Gonzaga past San Francisco, 86-68

Gonzaga forward Graham Ike, top left, shoots against San Francisco center Volodymyr Markovetskyy during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in San Francisco, Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024.

February 29, 2024, 10:20pm College

Graham Ike scored 26 points and No. 23 Gonzaga clinched a bye into the semifinals of the West Coast Conference tournament by beating San Francisco 86-68 on Thursday. Read story

Pittsburgh Penguins center Jeff Carter (77) tries to score against Seattle Kraken goaltender Philipp Grubauer (31) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, in Seattle.

Grubauer posts first shutout of season as Kraken topple Penguins 2-0

Pittsburgh Penguins center Jeff Carter (77) tries to score against Seattle Kraken goaltender Philipp Grubauer (31) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, in Seattle.

February 29, 2024, 10:01pm National Sports

Philipp Grubauer made 33 saves and posted his first shutout of the season, Oliver Bjorkstrand and Alex Wennberg scored goals and the Seattle Kraken beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-0. Read story

Washington forward Keion Brooks Jr. (1) scored 32 points Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, in a 94-77 win over UCLA at Seattle.

Brooks makes 6 3-pointers to send Huskies past faltering UCLA 94-77

Washington forward Keion Brooks Jr. (1) scored 32 points Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, in a 94-77 win over UCLA at Seattle.

February 29, 2024, 9:50pm College

Keion Brooks Jr. made a career-high six 3-pointers and Braxton Meah blocked five shots on a gimpy ankle as Washington posted a 94-77 win over UCLA on Thursday. Read story

Columbia River's Paige Johnson drives to the basket by Lynden's Kiki York (20) and Columbia River's Marley Myers (3) during a Class 2A girls basketball state quarterfinal game on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024 in Yakima.

No. 2 Lynden wears down Columbia River in 2A quarterfinalsvideo icon

Columbia River's Paige Johnson drives to the basket by Lynden's Kiki York (20) and Columbia River's Marley Myers (3) during a Class 2A girls basketball state quarterfinal game on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024 in Yakima.

February 29, 2024, 5:22pm Prep Sports

After hanging close for a half, the Rapids lost 50-34 to a bigger Lynden team that improved to 25-1 and is the tournament’s No. 2 seed. Read story

1B boys: Fourth-quarter run leads Wellpinit to 70-51 win over Columbia Adventist

February 29, 2024, 4:19pm Prep Sports

Kodiaks face Moses Lake Christian in loser-out game on Friday Read story

High school scoreboard, results from Thursday, Feb. 29

February 29, 2024, 4:10pm Prep Sports

Thursday’s results in boys and girls basketball: FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE BOYS BASKETBALL 4A state consolation at Tacoma Dome Skyview vs. Tahoma, 12:15 p.m. 1A state consolation at Yakima SunDome Seton Catholic vs. Riverside, 9 a.m. 1B state consolation at Spokane Arena… Read story

New Pac-12 Commissioner Teresa Gould said her first priority is to land a media right deal for Washington State and Oregon State, the two remaining Pac-12 members.

New Pac-12 Commissioner Teresa Gould: OSU, WSU encouraged by interest in media rights

New Pac-12 Commissioner Teresa Gould said her first priority is to land a media right deal for Washington State and Oregon State, the two remaining Pac-12 members.

February 29, 2024, 3:26pm College

New Pac-12 Commissioner Teresa Gould said Thursday the conference’s two remaining members, Oregon State and Washington State, are encouraged by the interest in the media rights to the schools’ home football games and hope to have an agreement in place soon. Read story