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Rosoe Devine, left, with Steve Prefontaine at the Oregon Twilight meet in 1970 at Hayward Field.

Spring back: Columbia River’s Roscoe Divine shines at the 1965 state track meet

Rosoe Devine, left, with Steve Prefontaine at the Oregon Twilight meet in 1970 at Hayward Field.

June 23, 2020, 8:11pm Prep Sports

Roscoe Divine was part of Columbia River High School’s first graduating class in 1965. Read story

Alex McGarry was an all-Pacific-12 Conferencer first-team pick with Oregon State in 2019.

Columbia River grad Alex McGarry makes it official, signs with Cincinnati Reds

Alex McGarry was an all-Pacific-12 Conferencer first-team pick with Oregon State in 2019.

June 17, 2020, 6:39pm College

Recent Oregon State graduate achieves lifelong dream of being professional baseball player Read story

Jaime Williams pitches in a 1993 game for Columbia River.

Spring Back: Columbia River softball was a pioneer of fastpitch

Jaime Williams pitches in a 1993 game for Columbia River.

June 9, 2020, 6:30pm Newsletter

From 1978 through 1991, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association only sanctioned a slowpitch softball state tournament. In 1992, the WIAA sanctioned both fastpitch and slowpitch tournaments. Read story

Columbia River's Tracey McCarthey capped off her amazing prep career with her third state javelin title on May 27, 1983.

Spring Back: River’s McCarthey became first three-time javelin champ

Columbia River's Tracey McCarthey capped off her amazing prep career with her third state javelin title on May 27, 1983.

May 19, 2020, 5:56pm Prep Sports

On May 27, 1983, Columbia River’s Tracy McCarthey became the first three-time state champion of the girls javelin. The feat would be repeated by Fort Vancouver’s Laurie Merlino (1985-87), Skyview’s Kara Patterson (2002-04) and Columbia River’s Anna Adamko (2009-11). McCarthey went on to star at Arizona State. Read story

Camas Papermakers mob Logan Grindy, bottom at home plate after he scored the winning run against Columbia River Chieftains in the 11th inning of a 3A semifinals baseball game Safeco Field on Friday, May 28, 2010 in Seattle. Kurt Yinger hit a double to right field that scored Grindy as the Papermakers beat the Chieftains 3-2 in 11 innings.

Spring back: 3A state baseball semifinal was one for the ages

Camas Papermakers mob Logan Grindy, bottom at home plate after he scored the winning run against Columbia River Chieftains in the 11th inning of a 3A semifinals baseball game Safeco Field on Friday, May 28, 2010 in Seattle. Kurt Yinger hit a double to right field that scored Grindy as the Papermakers beat the Chieftains 3-2 in 11 innings.

May 16, 2020, 6:32pm Prep Sports

Having two local teams face off in a state semifinal game is special and rare. But on May 28, 2010, the Camas and Columbia River baseball teams met in the Class 3A state semifinal played on the home field of the Seattle Mariners, then known as Safeco Field. The game… Read story

All-region girls soccer player of the year, Yaneisy Rodriguez of Columbia River, is pictured at The Columbian in Vancouver on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019.

River’s Rodriguez inks with UW women’s soccer

All-region girls soccer player of the year, Yaneisy Rodriguez of Columbia River, is pictured at The Columbian in Vancouver on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019.

May 1, 2020, 3:08pm Prep Sports

Columbia River senior Yaneisy Rodriguez wasn’t prepared to settle. After decommiting from the University of Nevada last fall, she received several offers from schools around the region. She considered playing professionally in Mexico if the right opportunity didn’t present itself. Read story

Washougalis Julien Jones (3) defends a pass from Columbia Riveris Alex Miller (3) at Columbia River High School on Friday night, Jan. 17, 2020.
CHOICE-Levi Williams of Columbia River, from left, Katie Stevens of Washougal, and Judeah Sanders of Woodland at Columbia River High School on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

Backgrounds in other sports catapult trio of top pole vaulters to success

CHOICE-Levi Williams of Columbia River, from left, Katie Stevens of Washougal, and Judeah Sanders of Woodland at Columbia River High School on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

March 28, 2020, 7:27pm Prep Sports

Event takes speed, strength, agility and 'a little crazy' Read story

Columbia River's Nick Alder was the 2A Greater St. Helens League pitcher of the year last season.

Columbia River’s pitching runs deep

Columbia River's Nick Alder was the 2A Greater St. Helens League pitcher of the year last season.

March 26, 2020, 4:04pm Prep Sports

The state quarterfinals have been Columbia River baseball’s biggest hurdle in the past decade. In five of the past eight seasons, the Chieftains have lost in the regional final. Read story

Union's Tanner Toolson waves to his fans one final time after a 4A State trophy game Saturday at the Tacoma Dome. Union finished third.

Toolson, Perry earned Associated Press all-state honors for boys basketball

Union's Tanner Toolson waves to his fans one final time after a 4A State trophy game Saturday at the Tacoma Dome. Union finished third.

March 25, 2020, 12:23pm Prep Sports

River's Snook and La Center's Ecklund also earn first-team honors Read story