Week 1 prep football previews and predictions

O’Dea vs. Union When: 4:30 p.m. Friday Where: McKenzie Stadium, 2205 NE 138th Ave, Vancouver Broadcast info: Cable Ch. 28/328; Online at 2020-21 records: O’Dea 5-2, Union 6-1 Last meeting: First meeting Game notes: O’Dea of Seattle has reached the last four 3A state championship games, winning the 2017 state title. The Irish lost […]

Showcase game put spotlight on potentially shady Bishop Sycamore football program

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — After a shellacking in a game televised on ESPN revealed an Ohio prep football team wasn’t the top-tier talent it purported to be, the legitimacy of the school itself is now in question. As sports observers wondered how Bishop Sycamore ended up in the game in the first place, Gov. Mike […]

3A Greater St. Helens League coaches all-league boys basketball team

3A Greater St. Helens League boys basketball all-league team, as voted upon and submitted by league coaches MVPs: Austin Lee, sr, Mountain View; Michael Foust, jr., Kelso; Jaden Stanley, sr., Evergreen; Hayden Rose, jr., Prairie FIRST TEAM Austin Lee, sr., Mountain View Michael Foust, jr., Kelso Jaden Stanley, sr., Evergreen Hayden Rose, jr., Prairie Reece […]

2A Greater St. Helens League boys swimming all-league team

The 2A Greater St. Helens League boys swimming all-league team, as selected by league coaches. FIRST TEAM Parker Dangleis, so., 200 free, Hockinson Liam Noftsker, jr., 200 IM, Columbia River Tarik Kurta, fr., 50 free, Fort Vancouver Daniel Ishchuk, sr., 100 fly, Columbia River Parker Dangleis, so., 100 free, Hockinson Kyle Stanton, so., 500 free, […]

2A Greater St. Helens League girls wrestling all-league team

The 2A Greater St. Helens League girls wrestling all-league team, as selected by league coaches. FIRST TEAM Natalie Logan, 105, Washougal Uruwa Abe, 110, Ridgefield Tyla Engstrom, 115, Ridgefield Grace Daley, 120, Washougal Violet Hancock, 130, Washougal Lillian Mucha, 135, Washougal Jordyn Miller, 140, Woodland Kiersten Lees, 155, Washougal Lacey Klopman, 170, Washougal Marcy Navarette, […]

2A Greater St. Helens League boys wrestling all-league team

The 2A Greater St. Helens League boys wrestling all-league team, as selected by league coaches. FIRST TEAM Caleb Davis, 106, Washougal Judeah Sanders, 113, Woodland Gaige Pilot, 120, Woodland Ethan Hsu, 126, Hockinson Joey Blick, 132, Ridgefield Tennyson Kurtz, 138, Columbia River Adam Deeney, 145, Columbia River Luke Hongel, 152, Columbia River Reuben Bisagna, 160, […]

New Hat? or Old Tricks? Portland Timbers 2017 Preview

Last years’ end state was horrible; the Portland Timbers, returning MLS Champions, missed the playoffs.  Not good; especially when 60% of  the teams in your Conference make the playoffs. Clearly changes needed to be made. Notable midfield additions include David Guzman, Sebastian Blanco, and the return of Dairon Asprilla. On the defensive side, where the Timbers had […]

Gluck – Making the Most of the Much Maligned Melano

For most, the hot topic/question for the Timbers is… What to do about Luca?   For me, it’s certainly a short-term concern, but I’d submit there’s a longer term question that still needs to be answered that far outweighs what to do about Luca. To explain, if you will. The Timbers have seen the trees […]

Defense First ? Timbers to Ride the Rapids?

Portland Timbers travel to Colorado for the first time this year and the challenge for both teams is finding the right balance between attacking and defending. In their last league home game the Timbers struggled in the first half – not unlike their US Open Cup match as well. If not for an untimely hand-ball by David […]

It’s been real

My time at The Columbian is coming to a close but I know we were always meant to be, even if our moment together was fleeting. Life is like that. A Tom Vogt article from The Columbian about my family cheering on the Venezuelan basketball team in the 1992 Tournament of the Americas hung in […]

Blazers hire ESPN Radio’s Kevin Calabro as television play-by-play announcer

The rumors have been confirmed: the Portland Trail Blazers are bringing in the NBA’s national radio voice into the both for all 82 games next season. Kevin Calabro is the new Blazers play-by-play man for the foreseeable future. Calabro, who was the Seattle Supersonics play-by-play man for 21 seasons until the team moved to Oklahoma […]

Timbers Shake Quakes Again!

In perhaps their best team performance all year the Portland Timbers defeated the San Jose Earthquakes, in the fourth round of the US Open Cup, at Providence Park last night 2 – nil. I don’t offer that lightly – the Timbers have struggled on both sides of the ball this year – not only in finishing chances […]

Blazers overhaul broadcast crew: Mike Barrett, Antonio Harvey and Mike Rice out

The Portland Trail Blazers’ broadcast crew is undergoing a major overhaul and several faces who were synonymous with the organization will no longer be there. The team announced Wednesday that television duo Mike Rice and Mike Barrett, as well as radio analyst Antonio Harvey will not be with the team next season. A national search […]

Bulls vs. Blazers NBA Podcast: Is Kevin Love a TJ Maxx player?

The NBA Finals live to see another day. LeBron James and Kyrie Irving both scored 41 points and King James added 16 rebounds and seven assists to boot. SOMEBODY CALL STEPHEN A!!!!! LeBron would have had a triple-double had budding TJ Maxx Player Kevin Love been able to knock down a shot. Where are we with […]

Dame DOLLA: Shook Ones Pt. II Freestyle feat. V.I.P.

It’s a Monday and it’s the summer, which can only mean one thing on this blog: Damian Lillard dropping new music. His latest #MusicMonday release is a freestyle over Mobb Deep’s classic “Shook Ones Pt. II.” featuring V.I.P.. Lillard is in Taipei as part of his adidas “Take on Summer” tour but he continues bringing the […]

Bulls vs. Blazers NBA Podcast: The High Road

This is the last week that I will writing on this blog, as you may have heard. However, The Network will live on beyond the confines of this space. The people need the content. The Real Lakers of Los Angeles are out here making waves and the Golden State Warriors, their parents and spouses, are […]

Trail Mix: Lillard tours China, Sabonis story gets a reboot

Damian Lillard is always a busy man. Not a month after playing his final playoff game, he’s been touring in China with adidas. Here you can see him coaching up some young Chinese hoopers as part of the adidas “Take On Summer” tour. Brand aware as always, Lillard is rocking his PDX Carpet D Lillard […]

Trail Mix: Lillard’s USA Basketball chances get a boost

The odds that the new Dame DOLLA album will include some samba beats just got better. It looks like Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard will be spending some time in Brazil this summer, now that Golden State’s Stephen Curry will not participate in the upcoming 2016 Olympics. Curry suffered a knee injury in the […]

Podcast: RealGM Radio Blazers offseason preview with Danny Leroux

As weird as it may seem, we are now less than a month away from a pivotal time for the Portland Trail Blazers. Free agency begins July 1 and before that we have the NBA draft, where the Blazers could potentially sneak into the draft, although they currently don’t own a draft pick. Their offseason […]

Trail Mix: Blazers rise in ESPN’s future power rankings

We are a mere handful of hours away from Game 1 of the NBA Finals as the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will battle for the second season in a row. Stephen Curry and the 73-win Warriors go up against LeBron James, trying to get one for #TheLand. My podcast co-host Sean Highkin and […]

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