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Ridgefield Spudders

Ridgefield’s 59-46 win over Kingston sends Spudders to Yakima

February 23, 2024, 9:46pm Prep Sports

New settings and surroundings have become an all-too-familiar story for Ridgefield High’s girls basketball team this season. So, too, are achieving more milestones and accomplishments.  Add one more to the… Read story

Chatman sisters help Ridgefield girls basketball take next step

February 23, 2024, 6:01am Latest News

As the two youngest in a family of 10 where basketball runs deep, Janessa Chatman and Jalise Chatman have also grown up knowing how hoops intersects with life. Read story

R.A. Long’s Payton Thill (1) goes up for a layup against Ridgefield defenders during a Class 2A District 4 winner-to-state boys basketball game on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024, at Woodland High School.

R.A. Long boys reach 2A state basketball tournament for third straight year with 51-36 defeat of Ridgefieldvideo icon

R.A. Long’s Payton Thill (1) goes up for a layup against Ridgefield defenders during a Class 2A District 4 winner-to-state boys basketball game on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024, at Woodland High School.

February 15, 2024, 10:21pm Prep Sports

While putting together back-to-back runs to the Class 2A boys basketball state tournament over the last two seasons, the R.A. Long boys basketball team saw the makings of an annual tradition. Securing a third straight state berth was made harder by finishing fourth in the 2A Greater St. Read story

The Ridgefield Spudders, shown here in a game earlier this season, earned their first state berth since the 2006-07 season after a 63-35 victory over Washougal in a winner-to-state district game Wednesday, Feb.

Ridgefield girls earn first state berth since 2007

The Ridgefield Spudders, shown here in a game earlier this season, earned their first state berth since the 2006-07 season after a 63-35 victory over Washougal in a winner-to-state district game Wednesday, Feb.

February 14, 2024, 10:26pm Prep Sports

The Ridgefield Spudders didn’t have to look far when it came to questions about the girls basketball program’s state tournament drought.  Because, as it turned out, head coach Lauren Hefflin was the best person to ask. She was the Spudders’ starting center on the… Read story

Columbia River junior Marley Myers, right, and the rest of the team stand during the national anthem Friday, Jan. 5, 2024, during the Rapids’ 43-33 win against Ridgefield at Columbia River High School.

Columbia River girls rewarded for tough defense in 47-33 win over Black Hills in 2A district semifinalsvideo icon

Columbia River junior Marley Myers, right, and the rest of the team stand during the national anthem Friday, Jan. 5, 2024, during the Rapids’ 43-33 win against Ridgefield at Columbia River High School.

February 12, 2024, 10:16pm Prep Sports

Ridgefield falls to W.F. West, will face Washougal on Wednesday for state berth Read story

Winter Athlete of the Week

Nominees for The Columbian 2023-24 Week 18 prep athlete of the week, sponsored by Killer Burger

Winter Athlete of the Week

February 12, 2024, 9:26am Prep Sports

Nominees from Evergreen, Seton Catholic, Hudson's Bay, Ridgefield and Washougal Read story

Tarik Kurta of Fort Vancouver swims in the 100 freestyle at the Kelso Invitational swim meet at Kelso High School on Saturday, January 20, 2024.

Boys swimming: Tarik Kurta of Fort Vancouver, Lincoln Swift of Ridgefield are dual winners at 2A-1A district meet

Tarik Kurta of Fort Vancouver swims in the 100 freestyle at the Kelso Invitational swim meet at Kelso High School on Saturday, January 20, 2024.

February 10, 2024, 10:52pm Prep Sports

Tarik Kurta of Fort Vancouver won two individual titles, as did Lincoln Swift of Ridgefield at the 2A-1A boys swimming district meet Saturday at Mark Morris High School in Longview. Kurta won the 50-yard freestyle by more than a second in 21.67 seconds, and he won the 100 freestyle by… Read story

Columbia River senior Emma Iniguez (20) celebrates with teammates junior Marley Myers (3) and senior Paige Johnson, right, after a Ridgefield timeout Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024, during the Rapids’ 54-47 win against Ridgefield at Ridgefield High School.

Columbia River grabs control of 2A GSHL in back-and-forth, 54-47 win over Ridgefieldvideo icon

Columbia River senior Emma Iniguez (20) celebrates with teammates junior Marley Myers (3) and senior Paige Johnson, right, after a Ridgefield timeout Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024, during the Rapids’ 54-47 win against Ridgefield at Ridgefield High School.

January 31, 2024, 11:28pm Prep Sports

The volume was turned all the way up inside Ridgefield High’s gymnasium Wednesday for a showdown between the Spudders and Columbia River to settle first place in the 2A Greater St. Helens League. For the visiting Rapids girls basketball team, the atmosphere was especially loud. “We couldn’t even… Read story

Cole Chester of Ridgefield (4) flips a pass over Dalton Stevens of Mark Morris in a 2A Greater St. Helens League boys basketball game at Mark Morris High School on Saturday, January 20, 2024.

Boys Basketball Roundup: Balanced Ridgefield beats Hockinson

Cole Chester of Ridgefield (4) flips a pass over Dalton Stevens of Mark Morris in a 2A Greater St. Helens League boys basketball game at Mark Morris High School on Saturday, January 20, 2024.

January 29, 2024, 10:23pm Prep Sports

Jamison McCann scored 15 points to lead a balanced Ridgefield offense in a 64-47 win over Hockinson on Monday. Read story

Ridgefield’s Jalise Chatman spins and drives toward the basket during a non-league girls basketball game against La Center on Monday, Dec. 18, 2023, at La Center High School.

Girls Basketball Roundup: Ridgefield finishes strong to cool off Hudson’s Bay

Ridgefield’s Jalise Chatman spins and drives toward the basket during a non-league girls basketball game against La Center on Monday, Dec. 18, 2023, at La Center High School.

January 25, 2024, 10:45pm Prep Sports

A strong finish by Jalise Chatman powered Ridgefield girls basketball to a crucial win Thursday. Read story