High School Sports

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 […]

Mountain View reclaims top spot in area prep football power rankings

We had some significant changes at the top of this week’s power rankings, while the lower half didn’t really change much. It still may seem odd to have teams that are 3-0 on the bottom half of these rankings, with teams with losing records ranked higher. But in these early weeks of the season, strength […]

Enough is Enough: Bad Behavior by Coaches, Parents and Fans Must Stop

By Dr. Karissa Niehoff, Chief Executive Officer of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), and Mick Hoffman, Executive Director of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Assocation   There’s an unfortunate trend continuing in Washington and across the nation that must be stopped: the bad behavior of coaches, parents and fans at high school […]

Week 3 prep football previews, livestream links and predictions

After going 12-7 in pick in Week 1, we rebounded nicely by going 14-4 in Week. That brings our year-to-date pick percentage to a solid .703. But that 14-4 felt a little bit hollow considering that one of the miss was a big clank — picking against Prairie which went on to win 56-0. Aiming […]

Kelso still on top as Week 3 football power rankings gets reshuffled

Ranking area high school football teams so far this season has been challenging. Normally in rankings, when teams win, you move them up in rankings. And when they lose, teams fall. But sometimes teams that lose play better than the teams that win. It all comes down to the opponent. For example, Camas is 0-2. […]

Week 2 prep football previews, livestream links and predictions

The Columbian went 12-7 in Week 1 predictions or .631. Like some of our local teams, that was a bumpy Week 1 of predictions. Hoping to do better in Week 2.   Fort Vancouver (0-1) vs. Hoquiam (0-1) When: 6 p.m. Thursday Where: Olympic Stadium, Hoquiam What: Non-league game Livestream: NFHS Network (subscription required) Last […]

Kelso takes over top spot in The Columbian Week 2 prep football power rankings

Six of the top seven teams in The Columbian’s preseason power rankings lost in Week 1, and seven of the top-10 teams lost. So that caused a shake up in our Week 2 power rankings. Remember, this is a ranking relative to each team’s classification. So we are not saying a 1A team ranked ahead […]

Week 1 prep football previews, livestream links and predictions

Here are Week 1 preview caps for high school football teams in Southwest Washington from Castle Rock to White Salmon. If you do not have a subscription to the NFHS Network, it might be time to consider getting one. More and more schools are broadcasting their games via the NFHS Network. A monthly subscription costs […]

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