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Varsity360: Biggest week of prep hoops as Hardwood Classic awaits

February 27, 2024, 6:00am Podcasts

The Columbian's Micah Rice and Will Denner look ahead to the final stage of the state basketball tournaments. That comes after a thrilling weekend of regional-round hoops that saw plenty… Read story

Martinez: Fantastic basketball finishes lead area teams to domes

February 26, 2024, 6:05pm Latest News

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

High School Sports Blog

Celia Racanelli of Hockinson tops 3A/2A Greater St. Helens League gymnastics all-league team

Bella Curry and Bella Hewes top 3A Greater St. Helens League girls bowling all-league team

Addysen Case of Skyview tops 4A Greater St. Helens League girls bowling all-league team

Area Schools

Washington State forward Jaylen Wells (0) shoots over Oregon State guard Christian Wright (1) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, in Corvallis, Ore.

As Pac-12 falls apart, No. 19 Washington State provides conference one more underdog story

Washington State forward Jaylen Wells (0) shoots over Oregon State guard Christian Wright (1) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, in Corvallis, Ore.

February 26, 2024, 5:05pm Prep Sports

Coach Kyle Smith had spent much of the previous 36 hours trying to get his Washington State basketball team to refocus on the task ahead, moving on from the program’s massive road win over then-No. 4 Arizona two days earlier. Read story

Seton Catholic junior Brady Angelo wipes away sweat Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, during the Cougars’ 58-46 win against Montesano at Seton Catholic High School.

Lynden Christian uses 25-0 run to pull away from Seton Catholic boys 71-39

Seton Catholic junior Brady Angelo wipes away sweat Friday, Feb. 9, 2024, during the Cougars’ 58-46 win against Montesano at Seton Catholic High School.

February 24, 2024, 10:38pm Prep Sports

Lynden Christian scored 25 unanswered points in the second half to pull away from Seton Catholic 71-39 in a Class 1A state opening round boys basketball game Saturday in Lynden. The No. 7 seed Seton Catholic will face No. 10 Meridian of Bellingham in a 1A state round-of-12 game Wednesday… Read story

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.

Ari Richardson’s late 3-pointer sends Columbia River boys to a wild 55-52 win over White Rivervideo icon

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.

February 24, 2024, 9:40pm Prep Sports

Rapids advance to play Anacortes in the 2A state round-of-12 at the Yakima SunDome Read story

Riley Sanz (left) of Camas drives against Aylah Cornwall of Gonzaga Prep in a 4A girls basketball state opening round game at Battle Ground High School on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024.

No. 1 Camas girls reach 4A state quarterfinals by pushing past Gonzaga Prep 53-31video icon

Riley Sanz (left) of Camas drives against Aylah Cornwall of Gonzaga Prep in a 4A girls basketball state opening round game at Battle Ground High School on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024.

February 24, 2024, 9:28pm Prep Sports

Typically running like a well-oiled machine, the Camas girls basketball team’s offense was stuck in neutral for much of the first half Saturday against Gonzaga Prep. The No. 8 seed Bullpups brought a physical defense into their Class 4A State Opening Round matchup against the No. 1… Read story

Skyview's Demaree Collins (5) after grabbing a steal and drawing a foul against Woodinville in the closing seconds of a Class 4A State Opening Round boys basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024, at Battle Ground High School.

Demaree Collins’ steal, FTs in final seconds sends Skyview to Hardwood Classic

Skyview's Demaree Collins (5) after grabbing a steal and drawing a foul against Woodinville in the closing seconds of a Class 4A State Opening Round boys basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024, at Battle Ground High School.

February 24, 2024, 6:30pm Prep Sports

Demaree Collins is best known for his abilities to score, but how the Skyview High senior guard helped the Storm to next week’s Hardwood Classic was more than offense Saturday afternoon.  On a night where he struggled shooting from the floor, Collins’ biggest… Read story

High school scoreboard, results from Saturday, Feb. 24

February 24, 2024, 4:18pm Prep Sports

High school results from boys and girls basketball on Saturday: BOYS BASKETBALL CLASS 4A STATE TOURNAMENT Saturday’s Games No. 1 Mount Si 83, No. 8 Kentwood 62 No. 7 Richland 77, No. 2 Tahoma 59 No. 9 Olympia 57 , No. 16 Redmond 51 (Redmond eliminated) No. 11 Skyview 41,… Read story

Seton Catholic sophomore Tiffany Sheldon, left, looks for an open teammate Friday, Feb. 23, 2024, during the Cougars’ 40-36 loss to Eatonville in the 1A Opening Round of the state playoffs at Battle Ground High School.

Eatonville has final answer in back-and-forth, 40-36 win over Seton Catholic in 1A girls basketball State Opening Roundvideo icon

Seton Catholic sophomore Tiffany Sheldon, left, looks for an open teammate Friday, Feb. 23, 2024, during the Cougars’ 40-36 loss to Eatonville in the 1A Opening Round of the state playoffs at Battle Ground High School.

February 23, 2024, 11:19pm Prep Sports

Consider the chips on the shoulders of the Seton Catholic girls basketball team bigger now than they were before. The Cougars’ postseason run came to a halt Friday with a 40-36 loss to Eatonville in the Class 1A State Opening Round at Battle Ground High School. Just… Read story

Camas guard Beckett Currie drives against West Valley's Isaiah Currie during a Class 4A state regional boys basketball game on Friday, Feb. 23, 2024 at Davis High School in Yakima.

Hot-shooting Camas boys Tacoma bound after beating West Valley

Camas guard Beckett Currie drives against West Valley's Isaiah Currie during a Class 4A state regional boys basketball game on Friday, Feb. 23, 2024 at Davis High School in Yakima.

February 23, 2024, 10:04pm Prep Sports

Minutes after their biggest win of the season, the Camas boys basketball team was like a bucket brigade at a fire. In the few moments they had before their coaches arrived, players darted out of the locker room to fill any water bottle they could. Read story