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Gymnastics coach Cristi Westcott calls it a career after 40 years leading Mountain View

February 17, 2024, 5:50pm Latest News

Even at a surprise ceremony in her honor to celebrate nearly 50 years involved in local gymnastics as an athlete, coach and judge, Cristi Westcott still wanted the spotlight to be on the athletes. “This is about the kids, but I sure enjoyed all these people… Read story

Owen Robertson of Union applauds for state champion Jaiden Sreenivasan (left) of Redmond after Robertson placed second in the 200 freestyle at the Class 4A boys swimming state championships at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024.

Owen Robertson of Union takes second in 200 freestyle at 4A boys swimming state meet

Owen Robertson of Union applauds for state champion Jaiden Sreenivasan (left) of Redmond after Robertson placed second in the 200 freestyle at the Class 4A boys swimming state championships at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024.

February 17, 2024, 4:20pm Prep Sports

Junior also records a fifth-place finish in the 500 freestyle Read story

Camas junior Beckett Currie points during pregame introductions Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024, during the Papermakers’ 71-33 win against Union at Union High School.

Camas boys knock off two-time 4A champ Curtis 63-60 to clinch state berth

Camas junior Beckett Currie points during pregame introductions Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024, during the Papermakers’ 71-33 win against Union at Union High School.

February 17, 2024, 4:14pm Prep Sports

The Camas Papermakers beat defending 4A state champion Curtis 63-60 on Saturday at Mt. Tahoma High School in Tacoma to clinch a state berth and eliminate the Vikings. Read story

Hockinson's Celia Racanelli works the balance beam during Saturday's 3A/2A district gymnastics meet at Naydenov Gymnastics. Racanelli won the all-around Saturday to qualify for state.

3A/2A district gymnastics: Hockinson’s Celia Racanelli captures all-around title

Hockinson's Celia Racanelli works the balance beam during Saturday's 3A/2A district gymnastics meet at Naydenov Gymnastics. Racanelli won the all-around Saturday to qualify for state.

February 17, 2024, 4:00pm Prep Sports

It was only a year ago that Hockinson High School had gymnasts for the first time.  While it doesn’t have a team — the Hawks officially practice with Battle Ground and Prairie — the past two seasons have been rewarding for Celia Racanelli as a high… Read story

Ava Smith (24) of Union drives to the basket against Tyanna Sims (3) of Kentwood in a 4A girls basketball bi-district playoff game at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024.

Early deficit against Kentwood hampers Union girls in 4A bi-district winner-to-state loss

Ava Smith (24) of Union drives to the basket against Tyanna Sims (3) of Kentwood in a 4A girls basketball bi-district playoff game at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024.

February 17, 2024, 3:24pm Prep Sports

The Union girls basketball team dealt with some unusual experiences over the offseason, namely, a number of players coming and going within the program. That’s why Titans coach Gary Mills says he’s only half joking at the idea of writing a book chronicling the team’s season. What made… Read story

Braydon Olson (11) of Mark Morris drivers on Adam Reeder (10) of Columbia River in the 2A boys basketball district championship game at Kelso High School on Friday, Feb. 16, 2024.

Mark Morris gives Bill Bakamus 13th district title as Monarchs’ coach

Braydon Olson (11) of Mark Morris drivers on Adam Reeder (10) of Columbia River in the 2A boys basketball district championship game at Kelso High School on Friday, Feb. 16, 2024.

February 16, 2024, 11:16pm Prep Sports

As he soon closes his high school coaching career with now 13 district titles in 32 seasons as Mark Morris High’s boys basketball coach, crosstown Kelso High School has become a special place for Bill Bakamus.  Before being hired at Mark Morris ahead of… Read story

Skyview players celebrate a basket Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024, during the Papermakers’ 69-66 win against Skyview at Camas High School.

Skyview boys basketball completes long journey to reach state with 58-45 win over Camasvideo icon

Skyview players celebrate a basket Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024, during the Papermakers’ 69-66 win against Skyview at Camas High School.

February 16, 2024, 10:18pm Prep Sports

When reflecting on Skyview’s state-clinching win over Camas on Friday, senior Jaxson Filler summed it up succinctly. “It’s been a long road,” he said. Filler wasn’t only talking about the past week, which required the Storm boys basketball team to win three Class 4A bi-district playoff games… Read story

Julia Dalan (44) of W.F. West blocks the shot of Emma Iniguez of Columbia River in the 2A girls basketball district championship game at Kelso High School on Friday, Feb. 16, 2024.

Julia Dalan leads W.F. West to 54-41 win over Columbia River girls in 2A district championship game

Julia Dalan (44) of W.F. West blocks the shot of Emma Iniguez of Columbia River in the 2A girls basketball district championship game at Kelso High School on Friday, Feb. 16, 2024.

February 16, 2024, 10:09pm Prep Sports

Junior post had 24 points, several blocks for Bearcats Read story

High school scoreboard, results from Friday, Feb. 16

February 16, 2024, 8:34pm Prep Sports

High school results from boys and girls basketball, boys swimming and gymnastics: SATURDAY’S SCHEDULE BOYS BASKETBALL 4A bi-district tournament Winner-to-state game, Camas vs. Curtis, 2 p.m. at Mt. Tahoma HS 1A district tournament Championship, Seton Catholic vs. Tenino, 7 p.m. at Hoquiam GIRLS BASKETBALL 4A bi-district… Read story

Wrestlers and spectators fill the Tacoma Dome for Mat Classic XXV on Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, in Tacoma.

Mat Classic XXXV: Day 1 results for all Southwest Washington wrestlers

Wrestlers and spectators fill the Tacoma Dome for Mat Classic XXV on Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, in Tacoma.

February 16, 2024, 8:32pm Prep Sports

BOYS WRESTLING MAT CLASSIC XXXV At Tacoma Dome Local Wrestlers CLASS 4A BATTLE GROUND 120 – Zackery Motzkus def. Brian Nguyen (Jackson) 9-0; lost to Adrian Shima (Chiawana) by injury default; lost to Bodhi Smiedala (Olympia) by medical forfeit. ELIMINATED. 126 – Andrew Gray def. Andrew Cai (Newport) 8-5; def. Read story