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Ridgefield Raptors' Jacob Sharp, right, celebrates with teammate Doyle Kane after Sharp hit a home run during an exhibition game Wednesday against the Cowlitz Black Bears at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex. The Raptors' regular season opens Friday at home against Walla Walla.

Ridgefield Raptors begin: Scrambling normal part of transition from college to summer league baseall

Ridgefield Raptors' Jacob Sharp, right, celebrates with teammate Doyle Kane after Sharp hit a home run during an exhibition game Wednesday against the Cowlitz Black Bears at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex. The Raptors' regular season opens Friday at home against Walla Walla.

June 1, 2022, 9:57pm Clark County Sports

To understand how quick the turnaround is from college baseball to the West Coast League summer season, consider the schedule of Ridgefield Raptors head coach Chris Cota. Read story

The Ridgefield Raptors will begin their third season on June 1 with an exhibition game against Cowlitz at Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Ridgefield Raptors baseball, West Coast League both elevate

The Ridgefield Raptors will begin their third season on June 1 with an exhibition game against Cowlitz at Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

May 23, 2022, 7:20pm Clark County Sports

Heading into the 2022 season, the Ridgefield Raptors are no longer the new birds on the block. Read story

The U40 Bucket List Racing boat driven by Dave Villwock was one of four teams that held a hydroplane exhibition on the river Friday.

Hydroplanes make a splash on Columbia River

The U40 Bucket List Racing boat driven by Dave Villwock was one of four teams that held a hydroplane exhibition on the river Friday.

May 20, 2022, 6:07pm Clark County Sports

Scores of spectators flocked to Vancouver’s Columbia River shoreline on Friday to watch some of the world’s fastest boats. Read story

Vancouver Bicycle Club President Joe Cote and club member June Yamrick review bike safety during a Road Cycling 101 session in spring 2021.

Cycling activities are on a roll in Clark County

Vancouver Bicycle Club President Joe Cote and club member June Yamrick review bike safety during a Road Cycling 101 session in spring 2021.

May 17, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Two of the Vancouver Bicycle Club’s signature activities are back for 2022. Tuesday night Road Cycling 101 sessions will build your skills and your comfort with riding on city streets. Then the Ride Around Clark County will test your ability to keep going for many miles. Read story

Unlimited Hydroplanes can reach up to 200 miles per hour. Four of the boats are scheduled to practice on the Columbia River in Vancouver on Friday.

Community Notebook: Unlimited Hydroplanes to practice Friday on Columbia River

Unlimited Hydroplanes can reach up to 200 miles per hour. Four of the boats are scheduled to practice on the Columbia River in Vancouver on Friday.

May 16, 2022, 6:02pm Clark County Sports

The Columbia River is about to get a whole lot louder. Four H1 Unlimited Hydroplanes are scheduled to conduct a preseason practice session on Friday. Read story

Vancouver Volcanoes guard Devaunte Paschal glides toward the hoop for a layup against Roshun Wynne Jr., center, and Jeremy Ireland of the SoCal Moguls during a game May 6, 2022, at O?Connell Sports Center in Vancouver.

Volcanoes basketball rumbling again as first season nearly complete

Vancouver Volcanoes guard Devaunte Paschal glides toward the hoop for a layup against Roshun Wynne Jr., center, and Jeremy Ireland of the SoCal Moguls during a game May 6, 2022, at O?Connell Sports Center in Vancouver.

May 11, 2022, 7:35pm Clark County Sports

Relaunching a professional basketball team during a pandemic was an unenviable task for the Vancouver Volcanoes. Read story

Columbia River High School sophomore Peter Lubisich, right, sits in a mango tree with a teenager from El Rodeo, Dominican Republic. Before Courts For Kids built an outdoor sports court, the town's youth played basketball on a makeshift hoop nailed to the tree.

Clark County teen volunteers build kids sports court in Dominican Republic

Columbia River High School sophomore Peter Lubisich, right, sits in a mango tree with a teenager from El Rodeo, Dominican Republic. Before Courts For Kids built an outdoor sports court, the town's youth played basketball on a makeshift hoop nailed to the tree.

April 24, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

As The Columbian’s sports editor, I’ve followed the progress of Courts for Kids, a Vancouver-based nonprofit launched by Evergreen High School and Portland State basketball star Derek Nesland in 2007. Read story

Battle Ground's Gunnar Henderson grabs hold of Ethan Ensrud of Canby Mat Club in a 160-pound Greco match during the Southwest Washington Championships on Saturday at Battle Ground High School.

Clark County gets home wrestling tournament

Battle Ground's Gunnar Henderson grabs hold of Ethan Ensrud of Canby Mat Club in a 160-pound Greco match during the Southwest Washington Championships on Saturday at Battle Ground High School.

April 16, 2022, 8:06pm Clark County Sports

Organizers of the inaugural Southwest Washington Championships hope the wrestling tournament is the first of many. Read story

Ron Hilton, right, and Damon Blakemore pose for a photo at the 2021 USATF National Track and Field Championships in Ames, Iowa. Hilton, of Vancouver, won the 100-meter hurdles in the men's 55-59 division ahead of Blakemore in second place.

Vancouver Masters national track champion Ron Hilton looks to defend titles

Ron Hilton, right, and Damon Blakemore pose for a photo at the 2021 USATF National Track and Field Championships in Ames, Iowa. Hilton, of Vancouver, won the 100-meter hurdles in the men's 55-59 division ahead of Blakemore in second place.

April 13, 2022, 7:05pm Clark County Sports

Beating the No. 1 ranked world hurdler and winning two USATF National Track and Field Championships last year is an experience Ron Hilton describes in superlatives. Read story

Vancouver native Mikhenna Miller, right, seen playing for the University of Portland women's lacrosse team against Portland State, is in her final season with the Pilots before she commissions as a second lieutenant in the Washington National Guard and begins flight school as a helicopter pilot.

From UP Pilot to military pilot, Vancouver’s Mikhenna Miller enjoys the ride with University of Portland women’s lacrosse

Vancouver native Mikhenna Miller, right, seen playing for the University of Portland women's lacrosse team against Portland State, is in her final season with the Pilots before she commissions as a second lieutenant in the Washington National Guard and begins flight school as a helicopter pilot.

April 8, 2022, 6:15pm Clark County Sports

When she’s on a lacrosse field, Mikhenna Miller takes a pause from the strict, regimented part of her life and embraces the joy that comes with being part of a team. Read story