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Columbia River players celebrate a goal by Alex Harris (center) during the Rapids' 3-0 win over Foster in a Class 2A boys soccer state first-round playoff game at Columbia River High School on Wednesday, May 17, 2023.

Martinez: Unique state double awaits River’s Benner and Harris

Columbia River players celebrate a goal by Alex Harris (center) during the Rapids' 3-0 win over Foster in a Class 2A boys soccer state first-round playoff game at Columbia River High School on Wednesday, May 17, 2023.

May 24, 2023, 5:59am Newsletter

Tim Martinez: High school sports Read story

As one of the largest Class 3A schools in Clark County, Mountain View is a likely candidate to move up to Class 4A when the next reclassification cycle takes place for 2024-25.

Martinez: More schools might join 4A in next reclassification cycle

As one of the largest Class 3A schools in Clark County, Mountain View is a likely candidate to move up to Class 4A when the next reclassification cycle takes place for 2024-25.

May 15, 2023, 10:00pm Newsletter

The reclassification process for high schools by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association won’t take effect until the 2024-25 school year. Read story

Fort Vancouver senior Kaeleb Cvitkovich was a major contributer on the Trappers basketball, football and baseball teams. He said he never considered playing anywhere else other than Fort Vancouver High School.
Heritage's Mijail Cusitito Cueva (17) sends a pass forward against Mountain View on April 11. The Timberwolves earned their first 3A GSHL title in program history Monday.

Martinez: Baseball, soccer playoff seeding coming into focus

Heritage's Mijail Cusitito Cueva (17) sends a pass forward against Mountain View on April 11. The Timberwolves earned their first 3A GSHL title in program history Monday.

May 2, 2023, 9:48pm Newsletter

Three more league champions were crowned on Monday. Read story

Evergreen pitcher Delaney Bollman fields a ground ball during a 3A Greater St. Helens league softball game against Mountain View on April 21 at Evergreen High.

Martinez: For Evergreen softball, ‘we is greater than me’

Evergreen pitcher Delaney Bollman fields a ground ball during a 3A Greater St. Helens league softball game against Mountain View on April 21 at Evergreen High.

April 25, 2023, 10:00pm Newsletter

Kadence Burleson is a really good catcher, maybe even a college-level catcher. But the junior has not played a game at catcher for the Evergreen softball team this spring. And that fact is a big reason why the Plainsmen are in first place in the 3A Greater St. Helens League. Read story

Battle Ground senior Rylee Rehbein pitches underneath dark clouds Wednesday, April 12, 2023, during the Tigers??? 4-0 loss to Skyview at Fort Vancouver High School.

Martinez: Turf fields benefit most, but not all

Battle Ground senior Rylee Rehbein pitches underneath dark clouds Wednesday, April 12, 2023, during the Tigers??? 4-0 loss to Skyview at Fort Vancouver High School.

April 18, 2023, 7:05pm Prep Sports

Tim Martinez: High school sports Read story

The Clark County chapter of the National Football Foundation has been giving scholarships to area high school football standouts since 1993.

Martinez: Clark County chapter of National Football Foundation in need of Hail Mary

The Clark County chapter of the National Football Foundation has been giving scholarships to area high school football standouts since 1993.

April 5, 2023, 6:04am Newsletter

When Gery Gehrmann, Denny Huston and Steve Miletich get together, they love to talk about the good ol’ days. Read story

Banners hang in the gymnasium at the Washington School for the Deaf on Tuesday, March 28, 2023.

Martinez: Another banner year at WSD with national champion honors

Banners hang in the gymnasium at the Washington School for the Deaf on Tuesday, March 28, 2023.

March 28, 2023, 7:36pm Newsletter

Tim Martinez: High school sports Read story

Edgar Sanchez Lopez of Fort Vancouver heads the ball during the Trappers’ 3-2 win over Hudson’s Bay on Thursday, March 16, 2023.

Martinez: Fort Vancouver’s soccer family contines to grow

Edgar Sanchez Lopez of Fort Vancouver heads the ball during the Trappers’ 3-2 win over Hudson’s Bay on Thursday, March 16, 2023.

March 21, 2023, 7:32pm Prep Sports

The family is flourishing at Fort. Read story

Former Heritage athletic director Leta Meyer, right, talks with Kelso coach Dean Sorenson prior to the first Heritage fastpitch softball game played at the school's new turfed field facility on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 (Tim Martinez/The Columbian)

Martinez: Heritage sees its new turf fields as gamechangers

Former Heritage athletic director Leta Meyer, right, talks with Kelso coach Dean Sorenson prior to the first Heritage fastpitch softball game played at the school's new turfed field facility on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 (Tim Martinez/The Columbian)

March 14, 2023, 9:45pm Prep Sports

Tuesday was a grand opening of sorts at Heritage High School, and also a class reunion. Read story