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Ethan Freund holds the championship trophy after Kelso won the team title at the 3A district wrestling tournament at Prairie High School on Feb. 5, 2022.

Shorthanded Kelso still has enough wrestlers to capture 3A district title

Ethan Freund holds the championship trophy after Kelso won the team title at the 3A district wrestling tournament at Prairie High School on Feb. 5, 2022.

February 5, 2022, 9:35pm Prep Sports

Ethan Freund leads six Hilanders to the top podium Read story

Evergreen coach Robin Bailey, right, talks to her team before the start of a game Thursday at Narrows Plaza Bowl in University Place.

Prairie’s Bash wins 3A state bowling title; Falcons 3rd

Evergreen coach Robin Bailey, right, talks to her team before the start of a game Thursday at Narrows Plaza Bowl in University Place.

February 3, 2022, 9:06pm Prep Sports

Prairie senior Lilly Bash won the individual 3A state championship with a 781 pin score across four games, senior teammate Karley Wold-Hayes finished fifth with 738 pins and the Falcons placed third as a team with 4706 pins. Read story

Hockinson senior Ellie Ritter, left, speaks to the crowd at the school?s signing day, while twin sister Kylie Ritter, right, looks on Wednesday at Hockinson High School. Ellie will attend Northwest Nazarene University to play soccer and Kylie is headed to George Fox University to play basketball.

Signing Day: Hockinson sisters Ellie, Kylie Ritter support each other as they forge separate paths

Hockinson senior Ellie Ritter, left, speaks to the crowd at the school?s signing day, while twin sister Kylie Ritter, right, looks on Wednesday at Hockinson High School. Ellie will attend Northwest Nazarene University to play soccer and Kylie is headed to George Fox University to play basketball.

February 2, 2022, 4:09pm Prep Sports

The college recruiting process can be daunting and anxiety-filled for high school athletes, but then again, most don’t have the benefit of a sibling to navigate the journey with at the same time. Read story

Jaiden Bea scored her 1,000th career point in Washougal 65-25 win over Woodland on Friday, Jan.

Girls basketball: Washougal’s Jaiden Bea hits 1,000-point milestone in win over Woodland

Jaiden Bea scored her 1,000th career point in Washougal 65-25 win over Woodland on Friday, Jan.

January 28, 2022, 11:23pm Prep Sports

Jaiden Bea became the fifth Washougal player to eclipse 1,000 career points, adding 22 points to her career total in the Panthers’ 65-25 2A Greater St. Helens League girls basketball win over Woodland. Bea also had 10 rebounds, four steals and two blocks. Samantha Mederos hadd 11 points, and Savea… Read story

Boys basketball: Skyview boys make their free throws to beat Kelso in double OT

January 28, 2022, 11:18pm Prep Sports

Colton Looney scored 10 of his 24 points in the two overtime periods as the Skyview Storm won this game from the free-throw line, beating Kelso in double overtime, 67-64 on Friday at Kelso. Read story

Skyview, Evergreen, Prairie bowlers bound for state

January 28, 2022, 7:28pm Prep Sports

Addysen Case won the Class 4A district individual title Friday at Husted's Hazel Dell Lanes by tallying 673 pins across three games, helping the Storm capture the 4A team title with 4,073 pins and qualify for next week’s Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association state championships at University Place. Read story

Boys basketball: Porter Hills, Yanni Fassillis lead Union over Prairie

January 21, 2022, 10:41pm Prep Sports

Porter Hill had 24 points and seven steals, and Yanni Fassillis added 20 points and seven blocks as the Union boys basketball team pulled away for 68-45 win over Prairie. Union led 30-24 at halftime. Hill had 10 of his 24 points in the third quarter as Union opened a… Read story

Prairie head football coach Mike Peck resigned Friday after four years coaching the Falcons.

Peck steps down after 4 years as Prairie’s football coach

Prairie head football coach Mike Peck resigned Friday after four years coaching the Falcons.

January 21, 2022, 12:31pm Football

Prairie High School’s head football coach since 2018 is stepping down after four seasons, citing a physical and mental toll coaching has taken the past two years surrounding COVID-19.  Read story

Prairie?s Drew Martin, center, puts up a shot in traffic around Mountain View defenders David Tauscher (23), Isaiah Vargas (1) and Jacob Martin (0) on Thursday at Prairie High School.

Mountain View posts another close win in comeback at Prairie

Prairie?s Drew Martin, center, puts up a shot in traffic around Mountain View defenders David Tauscher (23), Isaiah Vargas (1) and Jacob Martin (0) on Thursday at Prairie High School.

January 20, 2022, 10:50pm Prep Sports

Mountain View has had a penchant for dramatic finishes in recent days. Read story

Winter athlete of the week (The Columbian files)

Prairie wrestler Kennedy Wilcox is the Northwest Personal Training Week 15 high school athlete of the week

Winter athlete of the week (The Columbian files)

January 17, 2022, 9:43am Prep Sports

Wilcox beats out La Center's Gianna D'Emilio for the honor Read story