Author: Tim Martinez

La Center remains top team in Week 6 area prep football power rankings

Big plays at the end of a couple of games last week changed the fortunes of teams in this week’s Columbian prep football area power rankings. Prairie drops out of the rankings. Union moves back in. 10. Union (2-3, 4A) Back-to-back wins — in particular on the road at Coeur d’Alene — return the Titans […]

La Center, Skyview remain only local teams in Associated Press state football rankings

Skyview and La Center remain the lone two local teams to break into the top-10 at their classification in the latest Associated Press state high school football polls released Wednesday. Skyview (4-1), coming off a 51-0 win over Heritage, moved up one spot in the Class 4A rankings to No. 9. La Center (4-1), coming […]

Ridgefield’s Mallory Vancleave commits to play softball at Fresno State

Ridgefield softball player Mallory Vancleave has made a verbal commitment to play softball for Fresno State. Vancleave made the announcement on social media Monday. “I am so blessed and thrilled to announce my verbal commitment to pursue my dream of playing Division 1 softball and continue my education at Fresno State University,” Vancleave said. “I […]

Columbia River remains No. 1 at Class 2A in state volleyball coaches rankings

State volleyball rankings coordinated by Rene Ferran Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association Coaches Poll – Sept. 28 Class 4A 1, Graham Kapowsin. 2, Lake Stevens. 3, North Creek. 4, Puyallup. 5, (tie) Camas and Curtis. 7, West Valley (Yakima). 8, (tie) Gonzaga Prep and Wenatchee. 10, Bothell. Others (in alphabetical order): Eastlake, Kamiakin, Kennedy Catholic, […]

Week 5 high school football previews, predictions and livestream links

An 11-4 week last week moved our overall record for the season to 51-18 (73.9 percent). This is how it broke down: Ridgefield vs. Hudson’s Bay Predicted: Ridgefield 41-7 Actual: Ridgefield 53-27 Battle Ground vs. Heritage Predicted: Battle Ground 35-6 Actual: Battle Ground 71-0 Evergreen vs. Foss Predicted: Evergreen 48-6 Actual: Evergreen 46-0 Kamiak vs. […]

La Center takes over top spot in Week 5 area prep football power ratings

A new No. 1 team marks the Week 5 Columbian area power rankings as the La Center Wildcats claim the top spot. Mountain View tumbled four spots after a loss at Hanford, and Washougal returns to the top-10 after beating Mark Morris. Here is how they stack up this week: 10. Mark Morris (3-1, 2A) […]

Skyview joins top-10 in Class 4A in latest Associated Press state football rankings

Skyview capped the top-10 in Class 4A, giving Southwest Washington a pair of ranked teams in the latest Associated Press state football rankings released Wednesday. Skyview (3-1) received 17 points from a nine-person statewide voting panel, putting the Storm at No. 10 in Class 4A, just one point more than Richland and one point less […]

Week 4 prep football preview capsules, predictions and livestream links

The picks keep improving after a 14-3 week in Week 3. That moves our season total to 40-14 (74.1 percent), Here are preview caps for Week 4 with predictions and links to livestreams (don’t get caught getting scammed; these have all been validated). Ridgefield (2-1, 1-0) vs. Hudson’s Bay (2-1, 1-0) When: 7 p.m. Thursday […]

Columbia River is No. 1 at Class 2A in state coaches volleyball rankings

Defending state champion Columbia River is ranked No. 1 in Class 2A in the Sept. 21 state rankings by the Washington State Volleyball Coaches Association.   River tops the 2A rankings with Ridgefield coming in at No. 5.   Camas, ranked No. 4 in Class 4A, is the lone other local team to make its […]

La Center remains lone local team in Associated Press state football rankings

For the second consecutive week, La Center is the lone team from Southwest Washington (Clark, Cowlitz, Skamania counties). We thought perhaps Skyview’s win over Bothell might impress voters, but it did not. La Center (2-1) again sat at No. 10 in the Class 1A rankings, receiving 13 points from the nine voting members of the […]

Girls basketball computer challenge: Score Czar vs. MaxPreps

If you haven’t had the chance, take a look at the piece by Scott Sandsberry of the Yakima Herald on the wacky world of WIAA state seeding process. In the piece, Sandsberry suggests Washington follow Oregon’s model and use computer rankings to seed the state tournaments. But which computer ranking would Washington use? Well, we have […]

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