Damian Mulinix

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Spring ball at the coast: Exercise in optimism, frustration

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ILWACO/NASELLE — For much of the world, waking up in the springtime is a glorious experience. The sun is coming up, the sky is blue. The world is full of wonder.

But on the Peninsula and the Naselle Valley,...

IHS wins 5 at Daily Astorian Invite

- Ilwaco athletes set several personal records

IHS finishes 1-2 at Naselle meet

- Eliza Bannister racks up more wins in a stellar season

Comets impress at home meet

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NASELLE — Naselle junior Shon McEneny set a new personal record (PR) in winning the boys discus at last Thursday’s home meet with a throw of 105-10. Teammate Erik Lund was right behind in second place with ...

Fishermen win wet one at home

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SURFSIDE — The Ilwaco Fishermen golf teams had little trouble in their first home match of the young season Thursday. In fact, if not for the weather, it would’ve been a great day on the links in Surfside.<...

USCG keeps eyes on Columbia’s entryway

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CAPE D — They say that on a clear day you can see forever. Looking out the windows of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Cape Disappointment observation tower, you can see how this might be true.

Situated just be...

Fishermen continue to grow as a team

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ILWACO — After a winless season three years ago, the Ilwaco Fishermen baseball team has continued to get better. They won five games and made the playoffs in 2015, then won eight games last year, along with anothe...

A softball reboot for Comets

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NASELLE — After graduating six seniors (five starters) from last year’s team that was one win from going to state, the Naselle High School softball team is doing something they haven’t had to do in s...

Fishermen looking for more success on track

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ILWACO — As sheets of misty rain blew across the Ilwaco High School track late last week, the already soaking-wet runners lined up on their marks for another round of time trials. Senior Ben Brownlee waited as lon...

State! Peninsula people savor Spokane experience

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SPOKANE — As the clock ticked down the final seconds of the Ilwaco Lady Fishermen’s state tournament quarterfinal game last Thursday, their fans were holding their collective breath. Lining the first few ro...

Fishermen know: Ilwaco High School #1 trophies at Regionals

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LONGVIEW — “Creations, for which the intellectual property rights have expired are said to be in what domain?” asked the judge during the second round of the recent regional Knowledge Bowl tournament...

Red Devils down Comets 58-39

- Naselle girls end season 16-7

600 empty bowls readied for annual anti-hunger event

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PENINSULA — As Hilltop Middle School students rolled out two types of clay for a third time — this time together — some seemed to wonder why. But once they started cutting the logs of clay into littl...