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Kara Patterson of Skyview High School won the javelin with a throw of 137 feet, 9 inches at the Southwest Washington District 4 track and field meet at Lincoln Bowl in Tacoma. The victory also qualified Patterson for the state track and field meet next weekend.

Spring back: Patterson joins three-time state track and field champions

Kara Patterson of Skyview High School won the javelin with a throw of 137 feet, 9 inches at the Southwest Washington District 4 track and field meet at Lincoln Bowl in Tacoma. The victory also qualified Patterson for the state track and field meet next weekend.

May 21, 2020, 7:09pm Prep Sports

Kara Patterson of Skyview, now Kara Winger, captured her third state javelin title, becoming only the third three-time winner of the event. She would go on to be an All-American at Purdue, a three-time Olympian and the U.S. record holder in the event. Read story

Skyview High School teacher and soccer coach Colleen McKinney and her son, senior Cody McKinney, right, are pictured at their home in Vancouver on Friday, May 8, 2020.
Skyview sophomore Leilani Gonzalez lost just two matches in the 2019 season and qualified for the 4A state tournament. However, she didn't make the trip because of bigger plans.

Family, faith, tennis for Skyview’s Leilani Gonzalez

Skyview sophomore Leilani Gonzalez lost just two matches in the 2019 season and qualified for the 4A state tournament. However, she didn't make the trip because of bigger plans.

March 25, 2020, 4:25pm Prep Sports

Leilani Gonzalez is not the first tennis player to qualify for state and not play. And she won't be the last. Some things are just bigger than state tennis. Read story

Union's Tanner Toolson went from a 5-foot-6 freshman nicknamed "Little Bambi" into a 6-foot-5 standout for the 27-1 Titans and the All-Region player of the year.

All-Region Boys Basketball Player of the Year: Union senior Tanner Toolson

Union's Tanner Toolson went from a 5-foot-6 freshman nicknamed "Little Bambi" into a 6-foot-5 standout for the 27-1 Titans and the All-Region player of the year.

March 21, 2020, 5:00pm Newsletter

To most basketball players, a postseason award is a humbling honor, and a reflection of a season filled with successes. For Union High's Tanner Toolson, The Columbian's All-Region boys basketball player of the year, it symbolizes so much more. Read story

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

Micah Rice/The Columbian 
 Mikelle Anthony plays in the middle infield, whether at second base or shortstop for the Skyview softball team. (Micah Rice/The Columbian)

Mikelle in the Middle: Skyview senior in the center of the softball action

Micah Rice/The Columbian 
 Mikelle Anthony plays in the middle infield, whether at second base or shortstop for the Skyview softball team. (Micah Rice/The Columbian)

March 17, 2020, 4:28pm Prep Sports

For someone who loves being in the center of a softball game, Mikelle Anthony plays the perfect position. Read story

All-Region girls wrestler of the year, Hudson's Bay senior Allison Blaine is pictured in Vancouver on March 3, 2020.

All-Region girls wrestling: Allison Blaine, Hudson’s Bay

All-Region girls wrestler of the year, Hudson's Bay senior Allison Blaine is pictured in Vancouver on March 3, 2020.

March 13, 2020, 8:25pm Prep Sports

Senior becomes county’s fourth three-time state champion Read story

Skyview's Jace Chatman receives a hug from coach Matt Gruhler in a 4A State consolation game Friday at the Tacoma Dome. Skyview lost 75-55 to Olympia to end its season.

Skyview’s season ends one game short of state trophy

Skyview's Jace Chatman receives a hug from coach Matt Gruhler in a 4A State consolation game Friday at the Tacoma Dome. Skyview lost 75-55 to Olympia to end its season.

March 6, 2020, 2:10pm Latest News

The Skyview Storm aren’t going to remember that Friday’s 20-point loss to Olympia in the 4A boys fourth-place semifinals is their worst loss of the 2019-20 season. Read story

Skyview's Kyle Gruhler slams home a dunk in a 4A State quarterfinal on Thursday at the Tacoma Dome.  The Storm lost 65-64.

Skyview’s comeback not enough in quarterfinal defeat

Skyview's Kyle Gruhler slams home a dunk in a 4A State quarterfinal on Thursday at the Tacoma Dome.  The Storm lost 65-64.

March 5, 2020, 5:28pm Prep Sports

The comeback was complete. After trailing by 18 points midway through the third quarter, Skyview’s boys basketball team scrapped its way to a 61-61 tie with Central Valley late in the fourth quarter. But 2 minutes and 40 seconds after Cody McKinney finished… Read story

Skyview's Cole Bain, left, celebrates a Jace Chatman 3-pointer with his teammates on the bench during Skyviews' 47-31 victory over West Valley of Yakima in a 4A round-of-12 game Wednesday at the Tacoma Dome.

Skyview boys advance with defensive-led victory

Skyview's Cole Bain, left, celebrates a Jace Chatman 3-pointer with his teammates on the bench during Skyviews' 47-31 victory over West Valley of Yakima in a 4A round-of-12 game Wednesday at the Tacoma Dome.

March 4, 2020, 5:16pm Prep Sports

Skyview senior Cody McKinney has dealt with many difficult assignments this season. None were bigger than West Valley of Yakima’s 7-foot-1 Conner Turner. McKinney, who the Storm describe as their x-factor, starred on the defensive end and scored eight points to help Skyview’s… Read story