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The western face of Big Rock, in the Dishman Hills Conservation area south of Spokane, is seen in October.

Biologist studies rock climbing’s impact on cliffs

The western face of Big Rock, in the Dishman Hills Conservation area south of Spokane, is seen in October.

November 21, 2021, 6:15am Northwest

SPOKANE. — Obscured by the fog of deep time — an incomprehensible 250 million years ago — two organisms formed a pact: a fungus enveloped an algae, protecting the water-dependent organism and allowing it to survive in more arid and dry climates. In return, the algae provided the fungus nutrients. Read story

Oregon State linebacker Jack Colletto (12) is chased by Arizona State defensive back Chase Lucas (24) as he heads to the end zone after taking an offensive snap on fourth down in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, in Corvallis, Ore.

Oregon State beats Arizona State to stay in Pac-12 North title hunt

Oregon State linebacker Jack Colletto (12) is chased by Arizona State defensive back Chase Lucas (24) as he heads to the end zone after taking an offensive snap on fourth down in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, in Corvallis, Ore.

November 20, 2021, 11:49pm College

A week after becoming bowl eligible for the first time since 2013, Oregon State remains in contention for the Pac-12 North Division title following a 24-10 victory Saturday night over Arizona State. Read story

High school scoreboard, results from Nov. 20

November 20, 2021, 11:29pm Prep Sports

High school scoreboard, results from Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 Read story

Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum, left, drives to the basket on Philadelphia 76ers guard Matisse Thybulle, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. The Trail Blazers won 118-111.

Lillard has season-high 39 points as Trail Blazers beat 76ers

Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum, left, drives to the basket on Philadelphia 76ers guard Matisse Thybulle, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. The Trail Blazers won 118-111.

November 20, 2021, 10:00pm Blazers

Damian Lillard scored a season-high 39 points to help the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 118-111 on Saturday night. Read story

The Columbia River volleyball team shows off their prizes after winning the Class 2A state championship in four sets over Ridgefield on Saturday in Yakima.

Columbia River’s grit, poise lift it to state volleyball championship

The Columbia River volleyball team shows off their prizes after winning the Class 2A state championship in four sets over Ridgefield on Saturday in Yakima.

November 20, 2021, 9:36pm Prep Sports

Deep in the fourth set of the Class 2A state volleyball championship match, Rylie Reeves chased after an errant ball 20 feet behind the end line. Read story

Hockinson's Kylie Ritter, with tears in her eyes, points toward the second-place trophy in the 2A State Championship on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at Shoreline Stadium. The Hawks settled for their second straight runner-up finish after a 2-0 loss to top-ranked Archbishop Murphy.

Hockinson’s hunt for 2A girls soccer state title falls just short

Hockinson's Kylie Ritter, with tears in her eyes, points toward the second-place trophy in the 2A State Championship on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at Shoreline Stadium. The Hawks settled for their second straight runner-up finish after a 2-0 loss to top-ranked Archbishop Murphy.

November 20, 2021, 9:15pm Prep Sports

No. 1 seed Archbishop Murphy (23-0) put the finishing touches on an undefeated 2A girls soccer season by claiming a 2-0 win over No. 7 Hockinson to earn the school its third state championship. Read story

The Camas girls soccer team hoists the championship trophy after beating Issaquah 1-0 in overtime on penalty kicks on Saturday, Nov.

Camas beats Issaquah on penalty kick shootout to claim state soccer titlevideo icon

The Camas girls soccer team hoists the championship trophy after beating Issaquah 1-0 in overtime on penalty kicks on Saturday, Nov.

November 20, 2021, 8:58pm Prep Sports

Papermakers claim their third state championship in girls soccer Read story

The Ridgefield Spudders thank their fans after a 63-38 loss to Squalicum on Saturday in the 2A state quarterfinals.

2A football: Squalicum ends Ridgefield’s season

The Ridgefield Spudders thank their fans after a 63-38 loss to Squalicum on Saturday in the 2A state quarterfinals.

November 20, 2021, 8:33pm Football

After a 63-38 loss to Squalicum on Saturday in the Class 2A football season quarterfinals that ended a historic season at 11-1 overall, what many took away most from the defeat instead is a season in which the expectation and foundation that Ridgefield football is here to stay.  Read story