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Pushing into new frontiers of prep sports coverage

March 17, 2018, 11:00pm Prep Sports

This 2017-18 high school sports season, we've done something we had never tried at The Columbian sports department. Read story

Hockinson surrounds quarterback Canon Racanelli as they celebrate their win against Tumwater after the 2A state football championship game Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in Tacoma, Wash.

Commentary, Micah Rice: Quarterback’s poise is foundation of Hockinson’s title run

Hockinson surrounds quarterback Canon Racanelli as they celebrate their win against Tumwater after the 2A state football championship game Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in Tacoma, Wash.

December 2, 2017, 3:43pm Prep Sports

Canon Racanelli didn't get rattled by Hawks' early deficit Read story

Central Washington quarterback Reilly Hennessey (4) has thrown for 2,286 yards and 26 touchdowns while leading the Wildcats to an undefeated regular season (Courtesy of CWU Athletics)

Camas grad Reilly Hennessey flourishes at Central Washington

Central Washington quarterback Reilly Hennessey (4) has thrown for 2,286 yards and 26 touchdowns while leading the Wildcats to an undefeated regular season (Courtesy of CWU Athletics)

November 17, 2017, 2:30pm College

Reilly Hennessey felt the clock ticking. The quarterback from Camas faced one of the most important decisions of his football life. Read story

Prairie's Zeke Dixson, background, and AJ Dixson, foreground, raise their fists during the singing of the National Anthem before the game against Evergreen at McKenzie Stadium on Friday afternoon, Sept. 29, 2017.

The lessons in local high school anthem protests

Prairie's Zeke Dixson, background, and AJ Dixson, foreground, raise their fists during the singing of the National Anthem before the game against Evergreen at McKenzie Stadium on Friday afternoon, Sept. 29, 2017.

September 30, 2017, 2:11pm Editor's Choice

One week ago, National Football League stadiums were epicenters on one of the nation’s biggest fault-lines. Friday, tremors involving race relations and respect for one of the nation’s most cherished symbols rippled across McKenzie Stadium. Read story

Union's MaKayla Woods, center, attempts to shoot past Gig Harbor goalkeeper Auna Havens on Thursday at McKenzie Stadium. Maddie Goss would score a few seconds later in Union's 4-1 win.

Union soccer making most of tough early schedule

Union's MaKayla Woods, center, attempts to shoot past Gig Harbor goalkeeper Auna Havens on Thursday at McKenzie Stadium. Maddie Goss would score a few seconds later in Union's 4-1 win.

September 7, 2017, 11:15pm Prep Sports

The Union girls soccer team is hungry. To whet their appetite for what they hope is a return to the Class 4A state playoffs, the Titans are playing several tough teams early this season. Read story

Tommy Weeck races at the Washougal MX National in 2014.

Weeck comes full circle at Washougal MX

Tommy Weeck races at the Washougal MX National in 2014.

July 27, 2017, 8:36pm Clark County Sports

WASHOUGAL — Tommy Weeck’s motocross career resembles the tracks he has raced on since age 6. Read story

Whalen family

Whalen brothers of Vancouver pursue big-league dreams

Whalen family

July 8, 2017, 11:15pm Clark County Sports

Trio follow footsteps of their father, now a scout Read story

At nearly 37 years old, Ed Herman, left, knows the end of his competitive days in mixed martial arts is approaching. The Battle Ground fighter will rely on toughness and grit in Friday’s UFC bout against CB Dollaway in Las Vegas.

‘Short Fuse’ still burning as Battle Ground’s Herman back in action

At nearly 37 years old, Ed Herman, left, knows the end of his competitive days in mixed martial arts is approaching. The Battle Ground fighter will rely on toughness and grit in Friday’s UFC bout against CB Dollaway in Las Vegas.

July 6, 2017, 5:25pm Clark County Sports

After 15 years in one of the world’s most brutal sports, that walk keeps Ed Herman coming back. Read story

Jonas Lail plays with his son, Hudson, who died on June 1. A once-in-a-lifetime shot five days after Hudson’s death has helped Lail find peace. At top, Jonas Lail shortly after hitting a hole-in-one on the 16th hole at Royal Oaks Country Club in Vancouver.

Once-in-a-lifetime golf shot brings sense of peace to grieving father

Jonas Lail plays with his son, Hudson, who died on June 1. A once-in-a-lifetime shot five days after Hudson’s death has helped Lail find peace. At top, Jonas Lail shortly after hitting a hole-in-one on the 16th hole at Royal Oaks Country Club in Vancouver.

June 18, 2017, 6:00am Clark County Health

Today was supposed to be the first Father’s Day Jonas Lail celebrated with his infant son, Hudson. Read story

An 8-person rowing team practices on Lake Washington before the Windermere Cup in Seattle. The University of Washington rowing team has a roster full of athletes who learned to row in college, including Columbia River graduate Katelyn Costanza.

Rowing buoys Columbia River grad’s athletic spirit

An 8-person rowing team practices on Lake Washington before the Windermere Cup in Seattle. The University of Washington rowing team has a roster full of athletes who learned to row in college, including Columbia River graduate Katelyn Costanza.

May 23, 2017, 10:16pm College

Maybe it was a stroke of luck. Or maybe it was a stroke of genius from the member of University of Washington rowing team who had seen Katelyn Costanza using a rowing machine at the gym. Read story