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Junior varsity cross country runners begin their race Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, at the 4A Greater St. Helens League Cross Country District Meet at Lewisville Regional Park in Battle Ground.

Martinez: Getting back to normal in sports

Junior varsity cross country runners begin their race Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, at the 4A Greater St. Helens League Cross Country District Meet at Lewisville Regional Park in Battle Ground.

November 2, 2021, 7:37pm Prep Sports

For us in The Columbian sports department, Tuesday was big day in our march back to normal. Read story

Camas High School football players run onto the field Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, before a game between the Papermakers and Skyview at Camas High School.

Martinez: Football season comes down to Week 9

Camas High School football players run onto the field Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, before a game between the Papermakers and Skyview at Camas High School.

October 26, 2021, 8:30pm Prep Sports

Tim Martinez: High school sports Read story

Mountain View head football coach Adam Mathieson yells toward the sideline Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, during the Thunder’s 17-14 win against Prairie at Battle Ground High School.

Martinez: New format won’t set 4A, 3A Week 10 football playoff matchups until after regular season ends

Mountain View head football coach Adam Mathieson yells toward the sideline Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, during the Thunder’s 17-14 win against Prairie at Battle Ground High School.

October 19, 2021, 6:33pm Football

We are heading into Week 8 of the high school football season, and it’s time to start thinking about the postseason and potential matchups. And normally, we could do that to a certain extent. For example, in Class 3A, Mountain View has already clinched a share of the 3A Greater… Read story

Runners take off from the starting line during the boys 4A district cross country meet at Lewisville Park on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 23, 2019.

Martinez: Looking ahead at postseason schedules

Runners take off from the starting line during the boys 4A district cross country meet at Lewisville Park on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 23, 2019.

October 12, 2021, 8:05pm Prep Sports

Tim Martinez: High school sports Read story

Players from O?Dea of Seattle and Union line up before the snap on Friday, Sept.

Martinez: October football sorts everything out

Players from O?Dea of Seattle and Union line up before the snap on Friday, Sept.

October 5, 2021, 9:02pm Prep Sports

Tim Martinez: High school sports Read story

Runners in the Division I girls race take off on the course at Blue Lake Park at the Nike Portland XC meet on Saturday, Sept.

Martinez: One last big cross country meet for big brother

Runners in the Division I girls race take off on the course at Blue Lake Park at the Nike Portland XC meet on Saturday, Sept.

September 28, 2021, 5:31pm Prep Sports

Unlike some sports reporters, you don’t have to coerce me to head out to a high school cross country race. As a former cross country runner, I like to go out to big meets and watch talented runners attack a course. That’s… Read story

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

Martinez: Playing football is all that matters to coaches

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

September 21, 2021, 8:30pm Football

Friday is homecoming for the Prairie High School football team. Read story

Be prepared to mask up.

Martinez: Outdoor mask mandate will get tested at Friday football games

Be prepared to mask up.

September 14, 2021, 7:06pm Prep Sports

Tim Martinez: High school sports Read story

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Evergreen High School football coach and athletic director Christian Swain sits with football players (from left) Jonathan Landry, David Kailea, Kyle Norton and Gary McCulley at Evergreen's Athletics Kick-off and Media Day.

Tim Martinez: Evergreen celebration kicks off fall sports

Evergreen High School football coach and athletic director Christian Swain sits with football players (from left) Jonathan Landry, David Kailea, Kyle Norton and Gary McCulley at Evergreen's Athletics Kick-off and Media Day.

August 31, 2021, 7:27pm Prep Sports

At Evergreen High School, Christian Swain was looking for something for his athletes to celebrate the start of the 2021-22 school year. Read story