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Columbia River's Ari Kuschner, left and Hockinson's Mackie Kelly, rebound.

Martinez: New Columbia River girls basketball coach Jesse Norris knows how to pivot amid pandemic

Columbia River's Ari Kuschner, left and Hockinson's Mackie Kelly, rebound.

December 22, 2020, 10:02pm Newsletter

Taking over a high school basketball program in the middle of a pandemic wasn’t part of the plan for Jesse Norris. Read story

Camas' Jacques Badolato-Birdsell (2) celebrates a touchdown during Saturday's Class 4A state championship game against Bothell at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma on Dec. 7, 2019.

Martinez: Many prep standouts might wait out early college signing period

Camas' Jacques Badolato-Birdsell (2) celebrates a touchdown during Saturday's Class 4A state championship game against Bothell at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma on Dec. 7, 2019.

December 15, 2020, 8:35pm Newsletter

With prep season delayed, some football players may wait to make college pick official Read story

A Kelso defender brings down Mountain View quarterback Riley McCarthy during a game at McKenzie Stadium on Friday night, Oct. 25, 2019.
Rogers Rams QB Tyler Van Sligtenhorst, #2, leaps over Skyview LB Jason Leineweber, #40, at Kiggins Bowl, Saturday, November 15, 2008.

Martinez: Don’t unleash your venom at WIAA; it’s not their call

Rogers Rams QB Tyler Van Sligtenhorst, #2, leaps over Skyview LB Jason Leineweber, #40, at Kiggins Bowl, Saturday, November 15, 2008.

December 1, 2020, 8:21pm Newsletter

So imagine you’re at a high school football game. I know, it’s been a long time, but just try. Read story

Prairie head basketball coach Kyle Brooks missed most of last season while suffering from Guillain-Barre syndrome. Brooks is back with his team as he continues his recovery.

Martinez: Prairie coach Brooks makes slow journey back to health

Prairie head basketball coach Kyle Brooks missed most of last season while suffering from Guillain-Barre syndrome. Brooks is back with his team as he continues his recovery.

November 24, 2020, 5:41pm Newsletter

Driving back from Yakima last December, Kyle Brooks was feeling miserable. Read story

The Evergreen girls basketball team had hoped to be practicing in its home gym. But with indoor workouts shut down due to statewide COVID-19 safety measures, coach Jim Wilmoth will oversee optional outdoor practices.

Martinez: With indoor workouts out, Evergreen girls basketball coach gets creative

The Evergreen girls basketball team had hoped to be practicing in its home gym. But with indoor workouts shut down due to statewide COVID-19 safety measures, coach Jim Wilmoth will oversee optional outdoor practices.

November 17, 2020, 5:58pm Newsletter

Indoor workouts for high school athletes squeaked to an abrupt stop this week when the state tightened COVID-19 restrictions. Read story

Skyview's Lia Hawken (14) plans to sign to play volleyball at the University of Dayton on Wednesday.

Martinez: Skyview’s Lia Hawken latest in family’s long line of athletesvideo icon

Skyview's Lia Hawken (14) plans to sign to play volleyball at the University of Dayton on Wednesday.

November 10, 2020, 6:09pm Newsletter

As the early college signing period starts Wednesday, Skyview volleyball player Lia Hawken plans to make official a decision she hopes helps her accomplish two important goals. Read story

Camas head coach Jon Eagle hoists the trophy into the air after SaturdayÕs win in the Class 4A state championship game against Bothell at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma on Dec. 7, 2019.
Prairie's Claire Heitschmidt (20) has committed to Central Washington University to play basketball.

Martinez: Odd recruiting journey ends well for Prairie’s Heitschmidt

Prairie's Claire Heitschmidt (20) has committed to Central Washington University to play basketball.

October 27, 2020, 6:00pm Newsletter

The recruiting process for Prairie senior basketball player Claire Heitschmidt was far different than she expected. Read story

Union quarterback Lincoln Victor scores against Puyallup.