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Skyview seniors Ty Evans, left, and Jalen Salavea are the undisputed leaders of a young team and they understand the responsibilities that come with the title.

Brothers beyond football: Skyview’s Jalen Salavea, Ty Evans are shaping the Storm with their unique bond

Skyview seniors Ty Evans, left, and Jalen Salavea are the undisputed leaders of a young team and they understand the responsibilities that come with the title.

September 1, 2022, 7:05pm Football

Similar goals and aspirations on the football field was the common thread that connected Jalen Salavea and Ty Evans when they first met in middle school. Read story

Battle Ground quarterback Kameron Spencer makes a throw on the first day of football practice on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022.

High school football practices heat up for fall season

Battle Ground quarterback Kameron Spencer makes a throw on the first day of football practice on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022.

August 17, 2022, 8:49pm Football

First day of practices at Hudson's Bay, Battle Ground and Heritage Read story

Chris Prothero of the Evergreen Football Officials Association stands over the ball during a timeout at the Union-O'Dea game on Sept. 3, 2021, at McKenzie Stadium.

Shortage of Southwest Washington football officials remains very real

Chris Prothero of the Evergreen Football Officials Association stands over the ball during a timeout at the Union-O'Dea game on Sept. 3, 2021, at McKenzie Stadium.

July 12, 2022, 8:05pm Football

The shortage of high school football officials remains very real, the president of the Evergreen Football Officials Association said. However, the association has received more inquiries this offseason from people interested in becoming football officials than in past years. Read story

Prairie head football coach Mike Peck resigned Friday after four years coaching the Falcons.

Peck steps down after 4 years as Prairie’s football coach

Prairie head football coach Mike Peck resigned Friday after four years coaching the Falcons.

January 21, 2022, 12:31pm Football

Prairie High School’s head football coach since 2018 is stepping down after four seasons, citing a physical and mental toll coaching has taken the past two years surrounding COVID-19.  Read story

Union senior Tobias Merriweather, left, stiff arms Skyview senior Teddy Beaver on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, during Titans’ 37-7 loss to Skyview at the Kiggins Bowl in Vancouver.

Union’s Merriweather officially signs to play football at Notre Dame

Union senior Tobias Merriweather, left, stiff arms Skyview senior Teddy Beaver on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, during Titans’ 37-7 loss to Skyview at the Kiggins Bowl in Vancouver.

December 15, 2021, 3:26pm Football

Tobias Merriweather is Notre Dame official. The highly touted Union High School receiver made his commitment a done deal by signing his national letter of intent with the Fighting Irish on Wednesday morning. Read story

Kalama’s Jackson Esary (4) holds up the WIAA Class 2B state football trophy while surrounded by teammates after beating Napavine 16-14 on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, at Harry E. Lang Stadium in Lakewood.

Fourth-quarter comeback leads Kalama to 2B state championship

Kalama’s Jackson Esary (4) holds up the WIAA Class 2B state football trophy while surrounded by teammates after beating Napavine 16-14 on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, at Harry E. Lang Stadium in Lakewood.

December 4, 2021, 8:00pm Football

Chinooks erase eight-point deficit in final six minutes to beat Napavine 16-14 Read story

Camas head football coach Jack Hathaway, right, shakes hands Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, after the Papermakers’ 57-20 win against Mount Rainier in a 4A GSHL playoff game at Doc Harris Stadium.

Interim tag lifted: Hathaway becomes Camas’ head football coach

Camas head football coach Jack Hathaway, right, shakes hands Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, after the Papermakers’ 57-20 win against Mount Rainier in a 4A GSHL playoff game at Doc Harris Stadium.

November 24, 2021, 10:06am Football

The interim tag is removed and Jack Hathaway is Camas High School’s new head football coach.  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

Hudson's Bay football coach Ray Lions talks to linemen Laufilitonga 'Junior' Tamoua and Levi Mikaele at a recent practice. The Eagles have formed a unique bond through their shared experiences, and coach Ray Lions has embraced and cultivated the family-like atmosphere.

Lions steps down after 5 seasons at Hudson’s Bay

Hudson's Bay football coach Ray Lions talks to linemen Laufilitonga 'Junior' Tamoua and Levi Mikaele at a recent practice. The Eagles have formed a unique bond through their shared experiences, and coach Ray Lions has embraced and cultivated the family-like atmosphere.

November 17, 2021, 9:15am Football

Ray Lions informed his players, coaches and school administration he’s stepping down as the Eagles’ head coach after five seasons. Read story

Ridgefield's Ty Snider (5) defends against Orting's Aiden Herd (8) while assisted by teammate Davis Pankow (33) in the second quarter At Ridgefield High School on Saturday night, Nov. 13, 2021.

Ridgefield shuts out Orting in second half, advances to 2A quarterfinals

Ridgefield's Ty Snider (5) defends against Orting's Aiden Herd (8) while assisted by teammate Davis Pankow (33) in the second quarter At Ridgefield High School on Saturday night, Nov. 13, 2021.

November 13, 2021, 10:17pm Football

Still unbeaten, but not done yet.  The Ridgefield Spudders are undefeated through 11 games, but just because they qualified for the Class 2A football state quarterfinals after Saturday’s 27-14 first-round victory over Orting doesn’t mean the goal stopped there.  “The goal isn’t… Read story