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All-Region Girls Basketball Player of the Year Mason Oberg of Union High School is pictured at The Columbian on Tuesday afternoon, March 17, 2020.

All-Region Girls Basketball Player of the Year: Union senior Mason Oberg

All-Region Girls Basketball Player of the Year Mason Oberg of Union High School is pictured at The Columbian on Tuesday afternoon, March 17, 2020.

March 20, 2020, 4:57pm Newsletter

Many athletes coming off a severe knee injury are timid upon return. They don’t always trust the knee to hold up when they make their first cut or change of direction. Read story

Brady Metz, who scored 20 points, looks to inbound during King's Way Christian's 85-63 win over La Center on Wednesday at the 1A state tournament in Yakima (Micah Rice/The Columbian)

King’s Way beats La Center to reach 1A quarterfinals

Brady Metz, who scored 20 points, looks to inbound during King's Way Christian's 85-63 win over La Center on Wednesday at the 1A state tournament in Yakima (Micah Rice/The Columbian)

March 4, 2020, 12:31pm Latest News

King’s Way Christian is at home in the Dome. The hot-shooting Knights beat Trico League rival La Center 85-63 Wednesday in the round of 12 of the 1A boys basketball state tournament at the Yakima Valley SunDome. Read story

La Center's Hunter Ecklund goes to the hoop against Bear Creek in the 1A state regional game at Battle Ground High School on Saturday. Ecklund scored 27 points in La Center's 74-59 win.

3-pointers propel La Center boys back to Yakima

La Center's Hunter Ecklund goes to the hoop against Bear Creek in the 1A state regional game at Battle Ground High School on Saturday. Ecklund scored 27 points in La Center's 74-59 win.

February 29, 2020, 8:45pm Prep Sports

La Center rained in a barrage of 3-pointers, pulling away from Bear Creek of Redmond in the second half for a 74-59 win in the regional round of the 1A boys basketball playoffs on Saturday at Battle Ground High School. Read story

Union senior Tanner Toolson finds a lane against Kentlake at Union High School on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

Union’s Tanner Toolson named Mr. Basketball by state coaches association

Union senior Tanner Toolson finds a lane against Kentlake at Union High School on Tuesday, January 21, 2020.

February 24, 2020, 11:07am Latest News

La Center's Hunter Ecklund is the Class 1A state player of the year Read story

La Center's Hunter Ball (1) goes up for a shot against Seton Catholic's Griffin Young (44) and Xavian Rushing (right) in La Center's win over the Cougars.

La Center boys beat Seton Catholic in overtime thriller

La Center's Hunter Ball (1) goes up for a shot against Seton Catholic's Griffin Young (44) and Xavian Rushing (right) in La Center's win over the Cougars.

February 22, 2020, 10:18pm Prep Sports

Wildcats earn third straight district title with 91-85 win Read story

Girls basketball: Montesano 52, La Center 35

February 21, 2020, 8:04pm Prep Sports

The Wildcats came up one win short of reaching the 1A state regional round with the loss to Montesano in the second-place game of the 1A district at W.F. West. Read story

The Elma girls basketball team poses in front of its fans after beating La Center 66-40 in the 1A district championship game Wednesday at Rochester High School.

Experienced Elma beats La Center for girls basketball district title

The Elma girls basketball team poses in front of its fans after beating La Center 66-40 in the 1A district championship game Wednesday at Rochester High School.

February 19, 2020, 9:57pm Prep Sports

As the Elma girls basketball team posed with the 1A District 4 championship trophy, there were no tears of joy or giddy celebrations. The Eagles carried themselves like that’s where they belonged. Read story

La Center senior Cedric Hubler (22) goes in for a layup over Stevenson's Bennett Wright during the first half of the 1A district semifinal game Tuesday at King's Way Christian High School. Hubler scored 11 points in the Wildcats' 91-67 victory.

La Center boys beat Stevenson to reach district title game

La Center senior Cedric Hubler (22) goes in for a layup over Stevenson's Bennett Wright during the first half of the 1A district semifinal game Tuesday at King's Way Christian High School. Hubler scored 11 points in the Wildcats' 91-67 victory.

February 18, 2020, 8:27pm Prep Sports

La Center’s boys basketball team is back in a familiar place: the district championship. Read story

Girls basketball: La Center 64, Montesano 53

February 15, 2020, 7:33pm Prep Sports

The Wildcats made 14 3-pointers, including six by Lauren Fox, and beat visiting Montesano in the 1A district semifinal game. Read story

Boys basketball: La Center 66, Elma 52

February 14, 2020, 10:03pm Prep Sports

La Center took control with a big second quarter, then held off the pesky Eagles to advance to the 1A district semifinals. Read story