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Columbia River players gather around pitcher Nick Alder, center, to celebrate a victory over Ridgefield on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex. Columbia River won 4-2 to advance in the 2A Southwest District Tournament.

Alder helps preserve Columbia River’s 4-2 playoff win over Ridgefieldvideo icon

Columbia River players gather around pitcher Nick Alder, center, to celebrate a victory over Ridgefield on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex. Columbia River won 4-2 to advance in the 2A Southwest District Tournament.

May 4, 2021, 9:03pm Multimedia

Columbia River's Nick Alder struck out Ridgefield's Wyatt Bartroff for the final out to preserve a 4-2 win, sending the Rapids to the 2A district semifinals on Friday back at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Center. Read story

Prep Highlights: River’s Gomez wins 2A GSHL golf title

May 3, 2021, 10:05pm Prep Sports

Columbia River’s Karlyn Gomez shot an 81 at Mint Valley to earn a three-shot victory at the 2A Greater St. Helens League girls golf championship Monday at Mint Valley in Longview. Read story

Prairie High senior Emma Tuttle is the Falcons' No. 1 singles player. She has high hopes for a spring season that is just getting started.

River’s Piper Rylander, Prairie’s Emma Tuttle become tennis team leaders

Prairie High senior Emma Tuttle is the Falcons' No. 1 singles player. She has high hopes for a spring season that is just getting started.

May 3, 2021, 8:18pm Prep Sports

From up-and-coming players to senior leaders, Piper Rylander of Columbia River and Emma Tuttle of Prairie have grown into tennis. Read story

Prep highlights: Mountain View, Columbia River win district swim titles

May 1, 2021, 10:38pm Prep Sports

Madison Wick and Aubrey Horner won two events each, propelling Mountain View to the team title at the 3A district girls swimming meet at Kelso. Read story

The Ridgefield softball team poses for a photo after beating Columbia River 15-5 on Saturday at Ridgefield High. The win clinched the 2A Greater St. Helens League title for the Spudders.

Ridgefield beats Columbia River for 2A GSHL softball title

The Ridgefield softball team poses for a photo after beating Columbia River 15-5 on Saturday at Ridgefield High. The win clinched the 2A Greater St. Helens League title for the Spudders.

May 1, 2021, 5:27pm Prep Sports

RIDGEFIELD — The Ridgefield softball team had figuratively just been punched in the mouth. Read story

Prep highlights: Columbia River baseball rallies in 7th to beat Mark Morris

April 30, 2021, 11:11pm Prep Sports

Columbia River scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning on a wild pitch and a bases-loaded walk to beat Mark Morris 5-4 on Friday in the first round of the 2A district baseball playoffs. Read story

Columbia River volunteer coach Rick Sloan instructs freshman Logan DeJong, his eldest granddaughter, during a 2A Greater St. Helens League meet at Woodland High School. Sloan, 74, was a participant at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, placing seventh in the decathlon. He went on to have a 41-year coaching career at Washington State.

Track legend lending his expertise as volunteer coach at Columbia River

Columbia River volunteer coach Rick Sloan instructs freshman Logan DeJong, his eldest granddaughter, during a 2A Greater St. Helens League meet at Woodland High School. Sloan, 74, was a participant at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, placing seventh in the decathlon. He went on to have a 41-year coaching career at Washington State.

April 30, 2021, 6:05am Prep Sports

When scores of track and field athletes, coaches and fans converge at Ridgefield High School for Friday’s 2A sub-district meet, many won’t realize there’s a track and field legend walking among them. Read story

Ridgefield'is Wyatt Bartroff fields his position in right field after hitting a the go-ahead, three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth in Ridgefield'is 5-4 win over Columbia River on Monday, April 27, 2021 (Tim Martinez/The Columbian)

Controversy lingers over Ridgefield’s thrilling baseball win over Columbia River

Ridgefield'is Wyatt Bartroff fields his position in right field after hitting a the go-ahead, three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth in Ridgefield'is 5-4 win over Columbia River on Monday, April 27, 2021 (Tim Martinez/The Columbian)

April 26, 2021, 9:35pm Editor's Choice

Bartroff's three-run home run in the sixth lifts Spudders Read story

Columbia River's Sophie Reyes awaits the pitch during the third inning Friday against Woodland. She would hit a three-run home run later in the at-bat.

Prep highlights: Reyes homers, drives in 5 as River softball beats Woodland

Columbia River's Sophie Reyes awaits the pitch during the third inning Friday against Woodland. She would hit a three-run home run later in the at-bat.

April 23, 2021, 11:25pm Prep Sports

Sophie Reyes had a big day at the plate, belting a home run and driving in five runs as Columbia River beat Woodland 7-3 in a 2A Greater St. Helens League softball game Friday. Read story