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Oregon head coach Dan Lanning speaks during Pac-12 Conference men's NCAA college football media day Friday, July 29, 2022, in Los Angeles.

Pac-12 notebook: Tiebreakers for title game forthcoming

Oregon head coach Dan Lanning speaks during Pac-12 Conference men's NCAA college football media day Friday, July 29, 2022, in Los Angeles.

July 29, 2022, 3:47pm College

The Pac-12 pushed for legislation allowing conference title games to be played without requiring divisions, and it was the first conference to take advantage of it, deciding to have the two teams with the best records this season play against one another in Las Vegas on Dec. 2. Read story

Pac-12 Conference commissioner George Kliavkoff speaks at the Pac-12 NCAA college football media day Friday, July 29, 2022, in Los Angeles.

Pac-12’s Kliavkoff jabs Big 12, touts future after USC, UCLA

Pac-12 Conference commissioner George Kliavkoff speaks at the Pac-12 NCAA college football media day Friday, July 29, 2022, in Los Angeles.

July 29, 2022, 11:15am College

Pac-12 Commissioner George Kliavkoff said his conference is far from finished, despite the defections of Southern California and UCLA. Read story

Raptors catcher Jacob Sharp, right, celebrates with shortstop Travis Welker on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, after Sharp hit a home run in a game between Ridgefield and the Bend Elks at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Ridgefield Raptors fight back from deficits to take series over Bend Elks

Raptors catcher Jacob Sharp, right, celebrates with shortstop Travis Welker on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, after Sharp hit a home run in a game between Ridgefield and the Bend Elks at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

July 29, 2022, 12:18am Clark County Sports

RIDGEFIELD – The Ridgefield Raptors became the resilient Raptors in Thursday’s series finale against the Bend Elks. They faced deficits at three separate points against the Elks and clawed back each time, scoring all 10 of their runs with two outs. In the aftermath of a five-run sixth inning, the… Read story

Raptors shortstop Travis Welker, left, begins to dash back to first base Tuesday, July 26, 2022, during a game between Ridgefield and the Bend Elks at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Bend Elks homer twice in 7-3 win, even series against Ridgefield Raptors

Raptors shortstop Travis Welker, left, begins to dash back to first base Tuesday, July 26, 2022, during a game between Ridgefield and the Bend Elks at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

July 27, 2022, 11:37pm Clark County Sports

RIDGEFIELD – Few teams in the West Coast League have matched the Ridgefield Raptors’ offensive firepower this season. The Bend Elks, however, are one of those few. The two teams rank first and second among 16 WCL teams in nearly every major offensive statistic. The Elks showed why on Wednesday… Read story

Raptors shortstop Travis Welker, center, tags out Elks outfielder Brady Kasper, left, as Raptors second baseman Jake Tsukada, right, looks on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, during a game between Ridgefield and the Bend Elks at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Ridgefield Raptors get the jump on Bend Elks for series-opening win

Raptors shortstop Travis Welker, center, tags out Elks outfielder Brady Kasper, left, as Raptors second baseman Jake Tsukada, right, looks on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, during a game between Ridgefield and the Bend Elks at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

July 26, 2022, 11:01pm Clark County Sports

RIDGEFIELD – The Ridgefield Raptors took a positive first step in a three-game series against the Bend Elks that could have playoff implications in two weeks. The question now becomes, what will it take for the Raptors to sustain success as they work deeper into the series? Ridgefield topped Bend… Read story

Raptors pitcher Jacob Kokeny throws the ball Wednesday, June 1, 2022, during an exhibition game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Cowlitz Black Bears at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Raptors Road Trip: Cowlitz 10, Ridgefield 9, 10 innings

Raptors pitcher Jacob Kokeny throws the ball Wednesday, June 1, 2022, during an exhibition game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Cowlitz Black Bears at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

July 24, 2022, 5:04pm College

Aaron Parker hit a walkoff home run with two outs in the 10th inning to cap a big comeback for Cowlitz on Sunday in Longview. Read story

Raptors right fielder Trent Prokes, left, watches as center fielder Austin Caviness throws the ball Tuesday, July 12, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Bellingham Bells at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

After loud start, Ridgefield Raptors’ bats go quiet against Cowlitz Black Bears

Raptors right fielder Trent Prokes, left, watches as center fielder Austin Caviness throws the ball Tuesday, July 12, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Bellingham Bells at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

July 23, 2022, 10:49pm Clark County Sports

LONGVIEW – Had you only watched the Ridgefield Raptors’ first inning on Saturday, it would’ve been safe to assume they were in for a big night offensively against the Cowlitz Black Bears. Three straight base hits from Jacob Sharp, Travis Welker and Trent Prokes set the table for two Ridgefield… Read story

Raptors' Jacob Sharp hits a home run Wednesday, June 1, 2022, during an exhibition game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Cowlitz Black Bears at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Ridgefield Raptors snap losing skid, clinch Columbia River Cup with win over Cowlitz

Raptors' Jacob Sharp hits a home run Wednesday, June 1, 2022, during an exhibition game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Cowlitz Black Bears at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

July 22, 2022, 10:25pm Clark County Sports

LONGVIEW – The Ridgefield Raptors were patient in their approach to a new series on Friday against the Cowlitz Black Bears, following a pair of losses two days prior. Ridgefield lost two straight to the Bend Elks, but had plenty of positives to take away from both in close, 10-9,… Read story

Raptors shortstop Travis Welker, right, slides safely into second base Friday, July 15, during a game between the Raptors and the Springfield Drifters at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Center.

Raptors Road Trip: Bend 5, Ridgefield 3

Raptors shortstop Travis Welker, right, slides safely into second base Friday, July 15, during a game between the Raptors and the Springfield Drifters at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Center.

July 21, 2022, 9:37pm College

Bend jumped ahead 5-0 in the second inning then held Ridgefield in check Thursday as the Raptors dropped two of three in Central Oregon. Read story

Raptor's Safea Mauai runs to first base during the West Coast League season opener against the  Walla Walla Sweets at Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex on Friday, June 3, 2022.

Raptors Road Trip: Bend 10, Ridgefield 9

Raptor's Safea Mauai runs to first base during the West Coast League season opener against the  Walla Walla Sweets at Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex on Friday, June 3, 2022.

July 20, 2022, 9:38pm College

The Raptors bats came alive late as Ridgefield nearly overcame deficits of 6-0 and 10-4 on Wednesday in Bend. Read story