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Seager, Sborz lead Rangers past Mariners 5-3

August 14, 2022, 3:58pm Sports

Corey Seager doubled twice and scored twice, including the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning, as the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 5-3 on Sunday. Read story

Early innings sink Ridgefield Raptors in season-ending playoff loss to Corvallis Knights

August 13, 2022, 10:38pm Clark County Sports

CORVALLIS – The Ridgefield Raptors’ season came to a sudden halt in the West Coast League South Division Championship against the Corvallis Knights, yet they stood on the Goss Stadium… Read story

 

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Fort Vancouver's Ernesto Coria Zavala (1) works against Ridgefield's Ashton Wagner during the Trappers' 2-0 win over Ridgefield in 2A boys soccer district playoff on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Tim Martinez/The Columbian)

Martinez: Just about all of SW Washington was in the state mix this school year

As we head into the final weekend, it’s safe to say the 2021-22 high school sports school year was a pretty special year in Southwest…

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Portland Trail Blazers' Trendon Watford celebrates after making a 3-point shot against the New York Knicks during the first half an NBA summer league championship basketball game Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Portland tops New York 85-77 to win NBA summer league title

Brandon Williams scored 22 points to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to an 85-77 victory over the New York Knicks in the NBA Summer League…

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Raptors outfielder Trent Prokes, left, inches toward second base Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, during a playoff game between Ridgefield and the Portland Pickles at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex. (Taylor Balkom/The Columbian)

Ridgefield Raptors finish series sweep of Portland Pickles in hostile road environment

PORTLAND – For a group of baseball players who met just a couple months ago to spend a summer on the same team, the Ridgefield…

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FILE - US Basketball player Brittney Griner looks through bars as she listens to the verdict standing in a cage in a courtroom in Khimki, outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. Lawyers for American basketball star Brittney Griner on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022 filed an appeal of her nine-year Russian prison sentence for drugs possession. Griner, a center for the Phoenix Mercury and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, was convicted on Aug. 4. She was arrested in February at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport after vape canisters containing cannabis oil were found in her luggage.

WNBA’s Brittney Griner appeals her Russian prison sentence

FILE - US Basketball player Brittney Griner looks through bars as she listens to the verdict standing in a cage in a courtroom in Khimki, outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. Lawyers for American basketball star Brittney Griner on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022 filed an appeal of her nine-year Russian prison sentence for drugs possession. Griner, a center for the Phoenix Mercury and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, was convicted on Aug. 4. She was arrested in February at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport after vape canisters containing cannabis oil were found in her luggage.

August 15, 2022, 7:54am Business

Lawyers for American basketball star Brittney Griner have filed an appeal of her nine-year Russian prison sentence for drug possession, Russian news agencies reported Monday, amid talks between the U.S. and Russia that could lead to a high-profile prisoner swap. Read story

A downed tree provides a crossing of Calamity Creek in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

Siouxon Trail the jewel of the forest

A downed tree provides a crossing of Calamity Creek in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

August 14, 2022, 6:03am Clark County Life

It’s well-known that forest wildfires burn in a patchwork, scorching some spots yet sparing others. Read story

Texas Rangers' Bubba Thompson, left, hits a sacrifice bunt in front of Seattle Mariners catcher Cal Raleigh during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. Rangers' Charlie Culberson scored on the play.

Seager hits 26th HR as Rangers rally past Mariners

Texas Rangers' Bubba Thompson, left, hits a sacrifice bunt in front of Seattle Mariners catcher Cal Raleigh during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. Rangers' Charlie Culberson scored on the play.

August 13, 2022, 10:38pm Sports

With a bunt, a blast and some grittiness, the Texas Rangers finally snapped a long losing streak against the surging Seattle Mariners. Read story

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett looks to pass against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half of a preseason NFL football game, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, in Pittsburgh.

Pickett’s game-winning drive helps Steelers beat Seahawks

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett looks to pass against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half of a preseason NFL football game, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, in Pittsburgh.

August 13, 2022, 10:37pm Sports

Kenny Pickett threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Vaughns with 3 seconds to play and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Seattle Seahawks 32-25 on Saturday night. Read story

Seattle Mariners' Julio Rodriguez (44) follows through on a two-run single next to Texas Rangers catcher Jonah Heim during the fourth inning.

Julio Rodriguez returns, Mariners beat Rangers

Seattle Mariners' Julio Rodriguez (44) follows through on a two-run single next to Texas Rangers catcher Jonah Heim during the fourth inning.

August 12, 2022, 9:50pm Sports

Star rookie Julio Rodriguez got two hits in his return to the Seattle lineup and the Mariners took over the first wild-card position in the American League by beating the Texas Rangers 6-2 on Friday night. Read story

Minnesota Lynx's Sylvia Fowles races off the court after warming up for the team's WNBA basketball game against the Seattle Storm on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, in Minneapolis.

Storm secure No. 4 seed, spoil Fowles’ home finale for Lynx

Minnesota Lynx's Sylvia Fowles races off the court after warming up for the team's WNBA basketball game against the Seattle Storm on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022, in Minneapolis.

August 12, 2022, 9:46pm Sports

Tina Charles had 23 points and nine rebounds, Jewell Loyd scored 21 points and the Seattle Storm secured the No. 4 seed in the WNBA playoffs with a 96-69 victory over the Minnesota Lynx on Friday night, spoiling Sylvia Fowles’ final regular-season home game. Read story

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (7) will likely start Saturday's preseason opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photos by Ted S.

Smith, Lock take first steps in Seahawks quarterback race

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (7) will likely start Saturday's preseason opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photos by Ted S.

August 11, 2022, 9:44pm Seahawks

The biggest question surrounding the Seattle Seahawks enters a new phase this weekend, one where the variables are out of their control. Read story

Seattle Mariners' Julio Rodriguez has missed 11 games since being hit on the wrist by a pitch July 30 in Houston.

Mariners reinstate Julio Rodríguez from injured list

Seattle Mariners' Julio Rodriguez has missed 11 games since being hit on the wrist by a pitch July 30 in Houston.

August 11, 2022, 9:43pm Sports

The Seattle Mariners reinstated All-Star center fielder Julio Rodríguez and catcher Curt Casali from the 10-day injured list on Thursday ahead of a lengthy road trip. Read story