KELSO — The Kelso girls basketball team didn’t let 4A Battle Ground intimidate them as the Hilanders outclassed the Tigers in a 68-28 beat down on Monday.
Mark Morris broke into the win column as they held onto a late lead to beat Heritage 48-42 at Ted M. Natt court on Monday night.
Washougal, Seton Catholic and Hockinson were in town on Friday to take on Mark Morris/R.A. Long in a double dual meet at Dick Mealy Memorial Pool.
TOLEDO — Jake Cournyer continued his hot start to the season with game-high 22 points and added nine rebounds, seven assists and three steals to lead Toledo to a 62-55 win over Mount Vernon Christian in a non-league matchup on Saturday.
LEBANON — Clatskanie came from behind to beat Portland Christian 55-51 on Saturday, marking the Tigers’ first win of the fledgling season.
LEBANON — The defending State champion Clatskanie girls basketball shook off a season-opening loss to Santiam on Friday to take down East Linn Christian 44-14 on Saturday.
Castle Rock took home the top team prize at the Three Rivers Classic at Mark Morris on Saturday in a tournament that also had R.A. Long, Kalama and Kelso in attendance.
WOODLAND — The Woodland offense is still looking for its identity after falling to La Center 27-19 on Friday night.
OLYMPIA — Kelso ran into a tough 4A squad in Olympia on Saturday as the Hilanders fell to the Bears 43-33 in their first loss of the season.
CASTLE ROCK — The Castle Rock boys basketball team continued a strong start to the season on Saturday as they played up a classification against 2A Hockinson and walked away with a 49-37 win.
It had to end with a championship game, it had to end in front of a full house, it had to end with defense, it had to end with Napavine.
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OLYMPIA — Kelso entered a hostile environment at 4A Olympia on Monday and was sent home after taking a beating against a well-rounded squad as the Bears dropped the Hilanders 66-32 in non-league play.
LAKEWOOD — It was never a secret that Jackson Esary was a critical part of the Kalama football team’s success this year. He was hard to miss in our coverage here at The Daily News and through good old fashioned word of mouth. When anyone mentioned Kalama football, Esary’s name soon followed.…
LAKEWOOD — Jackson Esary had worked, bled, and sweated for three years since Kalama won a trophy his freshmen year. He’d charged headlong into game after game and defender after defender, nearly seen it all derailed by injury, and almost found himself foiled in a defensive slog of a final game.
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After a physical game that saw both a Timberline assistant coach and player ejected, R.A. Long fell shy of the 3A Blazers 50-39 after clawing their way back to force overtime on Friday night at the Lumberdome.
TOLEDO — Castle Rock’s defense stifled Toledo on Friday night as the Rockets forced 25 turnovers to help fuel a 74-55 win in a cross-classification matchup.
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CATHLAMET — The Wahkiakum girls basketball team started fast and kept the clamps down all night long in a 58-32 win over Ilwaco on Friday.
KELSO — With the bleachers full and still stirring from the Kelso boys’ victory over Mark Morris in the appetizer game, the Hilanders’ girls basketball team came out and made sure the home crowd could hit the late night café with smiles on their faces while they sipped their coffee and spoon…
TOUTLE — The Toutle Lake boys basketball team came away with its second win over a 1A opponent in two days to open the season, trouncing Montesano 63-37 behind a shutdown night on the defensive end.
KELSO — A season into his high school career, Payton Stewart finally got to play in front of a home student section, and the sophomore used the occasion to announce his entrance to the stage for the Kelso boys basketball team, leading the Hilanders to a 51-47 win over Mark Morris.
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