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Tim Martinez

Martinez: Balancing excitement and realism as prep sports return

January 19, 2021, 7:33pm Newsletter

Often, as a journalist, you find yourself right in the middle of issues, even if people on one side or the other don’t think so. Take the recent announcements regarding… Read story

Martinez: Coaches, ADs in scramble mode with fall sports first

January 12, 2021, 6:37pm Prep Sports

The announcement last week from the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association has put everyone into scramble mode — high school athletes, coaches and especially, athletic directors. Read story

For high school basketball players in Clark County, the waiting is the hardest part. It remains uncertain when Washington will allow games, which are happening in other states.

Martinez: As athletes wait, how are other states handling prep hoops?

For high school basketball players in Clark County, the waiting is the hardest part. It remains uncertain when Washington will allow games, which are happening in other states.

January 5, 2021, 7:28pm Newsletter

Tom Petty once sang “The waiting is the hardest part.” High school athletes in Washington are learning that the hard way. Read story

One potential plan for resuming high school sports would see football and other traditional fall sports be played first, followed by traditional spring and then winter sports.

Martinez: Look north for clues on how prep sports might resume

One potential plan for resuming high school sports would see football and other traditional fall sports be played first, followed by traditional spring and then winter sports.

December 29, 2020, 4:54pm Prep Sports

The Executive Board of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association is set to make a decision on the start of high school sports in the state next week. Read story

Jerry Kotsovos of Camas, pictured on his daily run Wednesday afternoon, December 23, 2020, has been running for 46 years.

Martinez: Camas runner Jerry Kotsovos approaching milestone of 130,000 miles logged

Jerry Kotsovos of Camas, pictured on his daily run Wednesday afternoon, December 23, 2020, has been running for 46 years.

December 25, 2020, 6:00am Community Sports

74-year-old man first took up running 46 years ago and rarely misses a day Read story

Columbia River's Ari Kuschner, left and Hockinson's Mackie Kelly, rebound.

Martinez: New Columbia River girls basketball coach Jesse Norris knows how to pivot amid pandemic

Columbia River's Ari Kuschner, left and Hockinson's Mackie Kelly, rebound.

December 22, 2020, 10:02pm Newsletter

Taking over a high school basketball program in the middle of a pandemic wasn’t part of the plan for Jesse Norris. Read story

Camas' Jacques Badolato-Birdsell (2) celebrates a touchdown during Saturday's Class 4A state championship game against Bothell at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma on Dec. 7, 2019.

Martinez: Many prep standouts might wait out early college signing period

Camas' Jacques Badolato-Birdsell (2) celebrates a touchdown during Saturday's Class 4A state championship game against Bothell at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma on Dec. 7, 2019.

December 15, 2020, 8:35pm Newsletter

With prep season delayed, some football players may wait to make college pick official Read story

A Kelso defender brings down Mountain View quarterback Riley McCarthy during a game at McKenzie Stadium on Friday night, Oct. 25, 2019.
Rogers Rams QB Tyler Van Sligtenhorst, #2, leaps over Skyview LB Jason Leineweber, #40, at Kiggins Bowl, Saturday, November 15, 2008.

Martinez: Don’t unleash your venom at WIAA; it’s not their call

Rogers Rams QB Tyler Van Sligtenhorst, #2, leaps over Skyview LB Jason Leineweber, #40, at Kiggins Bowl, Saturday, November 15, 2008.

December 1, 2020, 8:21pm Newsletter

So imagine you’re at a high school football game. I know, it’s been a long time, but just try. Read story

Prairie head basketball coach Kyle Brooks missed most of last season while suffering from Guillain-Barre syndrome. Brooks is back with his team as he continues his recovery.

Martinez: Prairie coach Brooks makes slow journey back to health

Prairie head basketball coach Kyle Brooks missed most of last season while suffering from Guillain-Barre syndrome. Brooks is back with his team as he continues his recovery.

November 24, 2020, 5:41pm Newsletter

Driving back from Yakima last December, Kyle Brooks was feeling miserable. Read story