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Silver medalist Kara Winger, of the United States, celebrates after the women's javelin throw at the World Athletics Championships on Friday, July 22, 2022, in Eugene, Ore.

Winger sets season-best javelin mark to win continental crown

Silver medalist Kara Winger, of the United States, celebrates after the women's javelin throw at the World Athletics Championships on Friday, July 22, 2022, in Eugene, Ore.

August 21, 2022, 4:42pm Clark County Sports

Kara Winger’s march toward retirement hit another highlight Sunday. The Skyview High School graduate thew a season-best mark of 64.68 meters to win the javelin at the North American, Central American and Caribbean Championships in the Bahamas. Read story

Raptors shortstop Travis Welker, center, tags out Elks outfielder Brady Kasper, left, as Raptors second baseman Jake Tsukada, right, looks on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, during a game between Ridgefield and the Bend Elks at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Ridgefield Raptors land 10 players on All-West Coast League teams

Raptors shortstop Travis Welker, center, tags out Elks outfielder Brady Kasper, left, as Raptors second baseman Jake Tsukada, right, looks on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, during a game between Ridgefield and the Bend Elks at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

August 18, 2022, 12:46pm Clark County Sports

The Ridgefield Raptors were well-represented on the All-West Coast League teams with 10 players selected for the list announced Thursday. The first team included Ridgefield outfielder/catcher Jacob Sharp (UNLV), who was named co-MVP of the WCL on Wednesday along with Wenatchee second baseman Joichiro Oyama. Ridgefield infielder Travis Welker (Fresno… Read story

Raptors outfielder Jacob Sharp, left, celebrates with teammates Tuesday, June 28, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Portland Pickles at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Ridgefield Raptors slugger Jacob Sharp named Co-MVP of West Coast League

Raptors outfielder Jacob Sharp, left, celebrates with teammates Tuesday, June 28, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Portland Pickles at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

August 17, 2022, 11:45am Clark County Sports

RIDGEFIELD – Jacob Sharp’s final game with the Ridgefield Raptors started much like his first: with a home-run blast over the fence at Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex. Raptors fans became well-acquainted with the hitting prowess of the UNLV catcher and outfielder from Whittier, Calif. over the 2022 season, from the… Read story

Raptors center fielder Austin Caviness, left, is tagged out sliding into third by Knights third baseman Mason Le on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Corvallis Knights at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Early innings sink Ridgefield Raptors in season-ending playoff loss to Corvallis Knights

Raptors center fielder Austin Caviness, left, is tagged out sliding into third by Knights third baseman Mason Le on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Corvallis Knights at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

August 13, 2022, 10:38pm Clark County Sports

CORVALLIS – The Ridgefield Raptors’ season came to a sudden halt in the West Coast League South Division Championship against the Corvallis Knights, yet they stood on the Goss Stadium field well after the game ended, taking in the final moments of a memorable summer. They didn’t want it to… Read story

Raptors outfielder Trent Prokes, left, inches toward second base Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, during a playoff game between Ridgefield and the Portland Pickles at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Ridgefield Raptors finish series sweep of Portland Pickles in hostile road environment

Raptors outfielder Trent Prokes, left, inches toward second base Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, during a playoff game between Ridgefield and the Portland Pickles at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

August 11, 2022, 1:09am Clark County Sports

PORTLAND – For a group of baseball players who met just a couple months ago to spend a summer on the same team, the Ridgefield Raptors pride themselves on how quickly their chemistry came together. Read story

Raptors batter Riley McCarthy celebrates after scoring a run Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, during the Raptors’ 9-8 win against the Portland Pickles in Game 1 of the WCL playoffs at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Ridgefield Raptors capture first playoff win in team history by coming back to beat Portland Pickles

Raptors batter Riley McCarthy celebrates after scoring a run Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, during the Raptors’ 9-8 win against the Portland Pickles in Game 1 of the WCL playoffs at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

August 9, 2022, 10:54pm Clark County Sports

RIDGEFIELD – For two players who have been with the Ridgefield Raptors dating back to their inaugural 2019 season, it was fitting that the first playoff win in team history would be in the hands of relief pitcher Eli Shubert and catcher Isaac Lovings. Shubert knew he would be called… Read story

Ridgefield Raptors players break from the post-game huddle following a 4-3 win over the Corvallis Knights on Sunday in Ridgefield.

Raptors conclude regular season with 4-3 victory over Corvallis

Ridgefield Raptors players break from the post-game huddle following a 4-3 win over the Corvallis Knights on Sunday in Ridgefield.

August 7, 2022, 5:57pm Clark County Sports

As the Ridgefield Raptors closed out Sunday’s regular season finale with the final out in the top of the ninth, the celebration started on the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex turf. Read story

The sunset illuminates a cloud over the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Bellingham Bells.

Raptors Nest: Ridgefield tops Knights 7-4

The sunset illuminates a cloud over the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Bellingham Bells.

August 5, 2022, 10:13pm Clark County Sports

Two days ago the West Coast League-leading Corvallis Knights had a 15-game winning streak. The Knights are now on a two-game losing streak as the Ridgefield Raptors started their final series of the regular season with a 7-4 win Friday at the RORC. KEY MOMENTS: Jacob Sharp (three-run shot) and… Read story

Rally the Raptor, left, and Ridgefield Raptors players stand for the national anthem Tuesday, June 14, 2022, during a Raptors game against the Edmonton Riverhawks at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Raptors Road Trip: Walla Walla 7, Ridgefield 2

Rally the Raptor, left, and Ridgefield Raptors players stand for the national anthem Tuesday, June 14, 2022, during a Raptors game against the Edmonton Riverhawks at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

August 4, 2022, 10:21pm Clark County Sports

A wacky, wild Thursday night in Walla Walla featured a variety of interesting calls on the bases (according to some), a player playing all nine positions, and ultimately, a 7-2 loss for the Ridgefield Raptors in the Sweets’ home finale. KEY MOMENTS: Walla Walla scored twice in the third, fifth… Read story

The Raptors dugout celebrates with left fielder Alex Sepulveda (43) and Nate Kirkpatrick (11) after a run was scored Tuesday, July 12, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Bellingham Bells at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Ridgefield Raptors’ playoff position comes down to this weekend

The Raptors dugout celebrates with left fielder Alex Sepulveda (43) and Nate Kirkpatrick (11) after a run was scored Tuesday, July 12, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Bellingham Bells at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

August 4, 2022, 5:48pm Clark County Sports

The Ridgefield Raptors enter their final series of the regular season with a guarantee of playing into next week as the West Coast League postseason begins, though some of the details still need to be ironed out. Read story