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Ridgefield’s Brock Harrison, 14, holds up a 2A district championship trophy as Spencer Andersen, facing, and Kellen Bringhurst, 7, reach for it Friday at Propstra Stadium. Ridgefield topped Columbia River 4-2 to win their first district title since 2006.

Ridgefield returns on top of 2A district baseball

Ridgefield’s Brock Harrison, 14, holds up a 2A district championship trophy as Spencer Andersen, facing, and Kellen Bringhurst, 7, reach for it Friday at Propstra Stadium. Ridgefield topped Columbia River 4-2 to win their first district title since 2006.

May 10, 2019, 10:31pm Prep Sports

It’s been a long time in the making for Ridgefield baseball. The wait made it that much sweeter when the Spudders finally raised that 2A district championship trophy Friday at Propstra Stadium. Read story

Columbia River's Julian Villa-Salas, left, admires his header over Woodland's Brooks Massey as the ball sails toward Woodland goalkeeper Treyson Thrall, who deflected it into the net. The goal put the Chieftains up 1-0 on the way to 3-0 victory Thursday at Chieftain Stadium in the 2A district championship.

Columbia River boys streak to victory

Columbia River's Julian Villa-Salas, left, admires his header over Woodland's Brooks Massey as the ball sails toward Woodland goalkeeper Treyson Thrall, who deflected it into the net. The goal put the Chieftains up 1-0 on the way to 3-0 victory Thursday at Chieftain Stadium in the 2A district championship.

May 9, 2019, 10:50pm Prep Sports

The streaks keep growing for Columbia River boys soccer. With a 3-0 win over Woodland in the 2A district championship Thursday at Chieftain Stadium, River made it 42 straight matches unbeaten. Read story

The members of the Ridgefield baseball team celebrate their 1-0 win over W.F. West on Wednesday, clinching a berth to the state tournament.

One hit, one run, one ticket punched for Ridgefield

The members of the Ridgefield baseball team celebrate their 1-0 win over W.F. West on Wednesday, clinching a berth to the state tournament.

May 8, 2019, 10:46pm Prep Sports

When Ridgefield coach Nick Allen took over as the Spudders’ baseball coach six years ago, he asked a fellow coach what he thought of Ridgefield athletes. Read story

Columbia River catcher Xavier Ulrich receivers the throw from left fielder Cole Delich to tag out Tumwater's Damon Gaither in a 2A district semifinal baseball game Wednesday at Ed Wheeler Field in Centralia. Columbia River won 10-4.

Ulrich powers River baseball to victory

Columbia River catcher Xavier Ulrich receivers the throw from left fielder Cole Delich to tag out Tumwater's Damon Gaither in a 2A district semifinal baseball game Wednesday at Ed Wheeler Field in Centralia. Columbia River won 10-4.

May 8, 2019, 10:45pm Prep Sports

Senior catcher Xavier Ulrich is in his first year with Columbia River. He came from Heritage, and pressure playoff at-bats weren’t something he’d experienced before. Turns out he’s darn good in those situations. Read story

Columbia River soccer keeps composure to reach district finals

May 7, 2019, 10:12pm Prep Sports

Early in the second half on Tuesday, the Columbia River boys soccer team found itself in an unusual position. Read story

Camas’ Emma Cox (left) stands with Skyview’s Maddy Startwalt between shots at the 4A district girls golf tournament (Tim Martinez/The Columbian)

Cox, Camas win 4A district golf titles; Mountain View tops 3A district

Camas’ Emma Cox (left) stands with Skyview’s Maddy Startwalt between shots at the 4A district girls golf tournament (Tim Martinez/The Columbian)

May 7, 2019, 7:21pm Prep Sports

Emma Cox followed up Monday's round of 76 with a 78 on Tuesday to finish at 154 at Tri-Mountain to win the 4A district girls golf title by nine strokes. Read story

Mountain View's Quinn Rooks rounds second base after hitting a two-run home run in an 8-3 win over Peninsula in the 3A bi-district tournament Saturday at Propstra Stadium.

Thunder baseball clinches state spot

Mountain View's Quinn Rooks rounds second base after hitting a two-run home run in an 8-3 win over Peninsula in the 3A bi-district tournament Saturday at Propstra Stadium.

May 4, 2019, 9:05pm Prep Sports

The first batter of Saturday’s 3A bi-district baseball game, Peninsula’s Reid Sturn ripped a ball to the left side of the infield. Mountain View’s Gavin Trono dove hard to his left, snagged it cleanly and tossed over to first base for the out. Read story

Prairie junior Quentin Roemer dribbles the ball near the sideline during a game against North Thurston at Prairie High School on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Prairie beat North Thurston 3-0 to move on to the next round of the state soccer tournament.

Already in playoff mode, Prairie soccer tops N. Thurston

Prairie junior Quentin Roemer dribbles the ball near the sideline during a game against North Thurston at Prairie High School on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Prairie beat North Thurston 3-0 to move on to the next round of the state soccer tournament.

May 4, 2019, 5:16pm Prep Sports

Prairie’s boys soccer team might be in its first week of postseason play, but in reality, it might be better to say the Falcons got a playoff headstart at regular-season’s end. Read story

The Columbia River boys soccer team gathers after beating W.F. West 7-0 on Saturday in the first round of the 2A district tournament at Columbia River High.

Columbia River soccer hits playoff stride in 7-0 win

The Columbia River boys soccer team gathers after beating W.F. West 7-0 on Saturday in the first round of the 2A district tournament at Columbia River High.

May 4, 2019, 5:06pm Prep Sports

Eight minutes into the game, Columbia River had the lead. After 22 minutes, Connop had a hat trick. And after the full 80 minutes, Columbia River had wrapped up a 7-0 win in its first postseason match since winning the 2A state title last year. Read story

From left to right, Woodland's Olivia Grey, Kailey Christensen, Carleigh Risley and Justice Holcomb run to celebrate Payten Foster's two-run home run Friday at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Sweyer’s early homer is all Woodland, Grey need

From left to right, Woodland's Olivia Grey, Kailey Christensen, Carleigh Risley and Justice Holcomb run to celebrate Payten Foster's two-run home run Friday at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

May 3, 2019, 9:59pm Prep Sports

When Woodland softball puts a run on the board early, the Beavers feel awfully good about their chances. Ace Olivia Grey has gone 76 innings this season without giving up an earned run. So it became almost a certainty the Beavers would wrap up their 21st straight win after Kelly… Read story