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Tim Martinez: Awards ceremony means accelerated All-Region timeline

May 20, 2024, 7:49pm Prep Sports

This week, as we’ve done for more than two decades, The Columbian will begin honored the All-Region athletes for the spring sports season. Read story

Martinez: Girls flag football falls just short of becoming WIAA sport

May 13, 2024, 9:50pm Prep Sports

Adding a new sport under the jurisdiction of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association is hard. Just ask anyone affiliated with girls lacrosse. Read story

La Center sophomore Johnny Linstroth, left, and senior Jalen Ward meet in the air during pregame introductions Friday, Sept. 8, 2023, before a game against Woodland at La Center High School.

Martinez: Week 10 in prep football will have a new look this fall

La Center sophomore Johnny Linstroth, left, and senior Jalen Ward meet in the air during pregame introductions Friday, Sept. 8, 2023, before a game against Woodland at La Center High School.

May 6, 2024, 7:05pm Football

Tim Martinez: High school sports Read story

Evergreen players Joey Marin (7) and Ace Gutierrez celebrate the Plainsmen&rsquo;s 4-0 win over Kelso in a 3A Greater St. Helens League baseball game at Evergreen Sports Complex on Monday.

Tim Martinez: Evergreen baseball endures tough start, succeedsvideo icon

Evergreen players Joey Marin (7) and Ace Gutierrez celebrate the Plainsmen&rsquo;s 4-0 win over Kelso in a 3A Greater St. Helens League baseball game at Evergreen Sports Complex on Monday.

April 23, 2024, 8:57pm Prep Sports

Injuries decimated the depth of the Evergreen baseball team early this season. Read story

Cruz Williams of the Camas Rugby Club is tackled during a match against Budd Bay of Olympia at Doc Harris Stadium in Camas on Saturday, April 13, 2024.

Tim Martinez: High school rugby leaves it all on the field

Cruz Williams of the Camas Rugby Club is tackled during a match against Budd Bay of Olympia at Doc Harris Stadium in Camas on Saturday, April 13, 2024.

April 18, 2024, 6:05am Newsletter

Tim Martinez: high school sports Read story

Skyview will open the 2024 football season against Radford of Honolulu, then host Graham-Kapowsin. The Storm also has games against Puyallup and Richland, but not Columbia River for the first time since 1997.

Tim Martinez: Let’s talk some high school football

Skyview will open the 2024 football season against Radford of Honolulu, then host Graham-Kapowsin. The Storm also has games against Puyallup and Richland, but not Columbia River for the first time since 1997.

April 10, 2024, 6:05am Prep Sports

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Columbia River senior Eli Wenger competes in the pole vault in a meet against Woodland and Hockinson at Columbia River High School on Tuesday, March 26, 2024.

Tim Martinez: Columbia River athletes spring into action to knock down fire

Columbia River senior Eli Wenger competes in the pole vault in a meet against Woodland and Hockinson at Columbia River High School on Tuesday, March 26, 2024.

April 4, 2024, 7:05pm Prep Sports

Eli Wenger is one of the more versatile athletes on the Columbia River High School track and field team. Read story

The Camas girls basketball team celebrates with the state trophy Saturday, March 2, 2024, after the Papermakers’ 57-41 win against Gonzaga Prep in the 4A WIAA State Basketball championship game at the Tacoma Dome.

Martinez: For the state-champion Camas girls basketball team, team is No. 1

The Camas girls basketball team celebrates with the state trophy Saturday, March 2, 2024, after the Papermakers’ 57-41 win against Gonzaga Prep in the 4A WIAA State Basketball championship game at the Tacoma Dome.

March 5, 2024, 6:08am Latest News

The Camas Papermakers had just captured the Class 4A girls basketball state championship, and Scott Thompson had a confession to make. 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.

Martinez: Fantastic basketball finishes lead area teams to domes

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 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

Camas girls basketball senior Addison Harris cuts down a piece of the net after the Papermakers clinched the 4A Greater St. Helens League title with a win over Union on senior night Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Camas High School.

Tim Martinez: Camas girls basketball earned their No. 1 seed

Camas girls basketball senior Addison Harris cuts down a piece of the net after the Papermakers clinched the 4A Greater St. Helens League title with a win over Union on senior night Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Camas High School.

February 20, 2024, 6:05pm Prep Sports

Selection Sunday for high school basketball in Washington usually comes with some surprises. Read story