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A map of Washington showing the location of Prairie High School is seen here on the back of a player's helmet.

Braeden Slamp throws four touchdowns passes as Prairie beats Centralia 52-14

A map of Washington showing the location of Prairie High School is seen here on the back of a player's helmet.

September 11, 2021, 12:15am Prep Sports

Sophomore quarterback Braeden Slamp threw four touchdown passes, including a pair to Thor Stepina and the Falcons defense played another solid game in a 52-14 win over Centralia. “The kids played great,” Prairie coach Mike Peck said. “The offensive line set the tone again, like they… Read story

Sun reflects off Prairie senior running back Thor Stepina?s visor as he poses for a portrait during a practice Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, at Prairie High School.

Illinois transfer Thor Stepina navigates Prairie halls as well as football field

Sun reflects off Prairie senior running back Thor Stepina?s visor as he poses for a portrait during a practice Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, at Prairie High School.

September 9, 2021, 10:49pm Newsletter

After his season opener last week at Washougal, anyone who follows Prairie football knows Thor Stepina can play. Read story

A map of Washington showing the location of Prairie High School is seen here on the back of a player's helmet.

COVID protocols mean Prairie will play Centralia in football, not Hudson’s Bay

A map of Washington showing the location of Prairie High School is seen here on the back of a player's helmet.

September 8, 2021, 6:48pm Prep Sports

Fort Vancouver also has a new Week 2 opponent in The Dalles Read story

Ridgefield’s Isaiah Cowley is the Week 1 prep football player of the week

September 7, 2021, 7:51am Prep Sports

Voting, sponsored by Northwest Personal Training, continues through Thursday Read story

A map of Washington showing the location of Prairie High School is seen here on the back of a player's helmet.

Thor Stepina rushes for 180 yards, four touchdowns as Prairie beats Washougal 44-6video icon

A map of Washington showing the location of Prairie High School is seen here on the back of a player's helmet.

September 3, 2021, 11:23pm Multimedia

Thor Stepina made his introduction to the Prairie football team like clap of thunder. The new arrival from Illinois rushed for 180 yards and four touchdowns as the Falcons rolled to a 44-6 non-league against Washougal on Friday night. “It feels great to be back… Read story

2020 Olympic Games silver medal winning gymnast Jordan Chiles greets fans in Uptown Village before the parade in her honor on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 22, 2021.

U.S. Olympic gymnast Jordan Chiles honored with parade, key to city

2020 Olympic Games silver medal winning gymnast Jordan Chiles greets fans in Uptown Village before the parade in her honor on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 22, 2021.

August 22, 2021, 3:33pm Clark County News

It was never going to rain on Jordan Chiles’ parade. Drizzle earlier on Sunday gave way to showers of adulation for the U.S. Olympic gymnast, who grew up in Vancouver. Read story

Jordan Chiles, of the United States, celebrates her performance on the uneven bars during the artistic gymnastics women's final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Tokyo.

Jordan Chiles on Simone Biles: I’m going to support her no matter what

Jordan Chiles, of the United States, celebrates her performance on the uneven bars during the artistic gymnastics women's final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Tokyo.

July 28, 2021, 11:36am Latest News

Prairie High School graduate talks about her Olympic experience on NBC's 'Today' show Read story

Recently retired Prairie boys basketball coach Kyle Brooks (left) and his longtime assistant and the new Prairie boys coach Jimmy Tuominen (right) will both be honored by the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association on Thursday, July 22, 2021.

Martinez: Perfect honor for two Prairie basketball coaches

Recently retired Prairie boys basketball coach Kyle Brooks (left) and his longtime assistant and the new Prairie boys coach Jimmy Tuominen (right) will both be honored by the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association on Thursday, July 22, 2021.

July 20, 2021, 11:00pm Prep Sports

For 14 seasons, Kyle Brooks and Jimmy Tuominen shared a bench at Prairie High School as mentor and protégé. Read story

Prairie coach Jimmy Tuominen talks with his team during Friday night's game at Prairie High School in Vancouver on Jan. 10, 2020. Prairie won 44-32.

Jimmy Tuominen picked to succeed Kyle Brooks as Prairie boys basketball coach

Prairie coach Jimmy Tuominen talks with his team during Friday night's game at Prairie High School in Vancouver on Jan. 10, 2020. Prairie won 44-32.

July 15, 2021, 10:19am Prep Sports

Longtime Prairie assistant coach Jimmy Tuominen has been selected to succeed Kyle Brooks as the varsity boys basketball coach at Prairie High School. The hire is pending school board approval later this month. “I’m really excited about getting to become the head coach at Prairie,” Tuominen said. “I’m a Falcon… Read story

Prairie coach Rob Smith talks to his team after winning the 3A Greater St.

Prairie’s Rob Smith selected 3A state wrestling coach of the year

Prairie coach Rob Smith talks to his team after winning the 3A Greater St.

July 15, 2021, 9:48am Prep Sports

Prairie wrestling coach Rob Smith was selected the 3A state coach of the year by the Washington State Wrestling Coaches Association. Smith has been the wrestling coach at Prairie for 17 years. During his tenure, the Falcons have had five individual state champions and 63 state placers. In 2019-20, Smith… Read story