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Naselle talent shines at SB meet
Naselle talent shines at SB meet

SOUTH BEND — Jordan Malena, a junior participating in her first track meet, broke Ellie Chapman’s Naselle record with a 14’ 5.5” long jump at South Bend on March 16, to take first place in the event. Her stunning debut...

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Fishermen plan to catch a trophy in 2017 golf
Fishermen plan to catch a trophy in 2017 golf

ILWACO — As usual, Ilwaco’s golf program enters the season with high hopes for success at State. The girls team will count on long-time star Aslyn Fisher, now in her senior year. Freshman sensation Blake Kukula will lead the boys’...

Comets baseball: Back to State?
Comets baseball: Back to State?
Injuries mean potential slow start for Naselle
A softball reboot for Comets
A softball reboot for Comets

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 several years — start...

Softball: IHS hopes to build on 2016’s strong finish
Softball: IHS hopes to build on 2016’s strong finish

ILWACO — Last season, Ilwaco’s softball team went 7-3 from April 15 on after an 0-11 start. The team faced an easier schedule down the stretch, but the improved play actually began with an April 14 loss to powerhouse Ocosta, in which...

Fishermen looking for more success on track
Fishermen looking for more success on track

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 long as possible to remove his...

Much State potential in NHS’s track team
Much State potential in NHS’s track team

NASELLE — Naselle’s track team turned out 34 students in coach Debby Denny’s 40th year coaching track at Naselle.

Track legend Ellie Chapman is the team captain. The school record holder in the 100 meter dash, 300 meter...

State Tourney 2017 Photo Gallery
State Tourney 2017 Photo Gallery

Dreams come true: Ilwaco players revel in State tourney experience
Dreams come true: Ilwaco players revel in State tourney experience

SPOKANE — Every year at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena near the Gonzaga campus, small-school Washington basketball takes its biggest stage in the Hardwood Classic. The lights are bright, the public-address announcers’ voices boom, and a...

In battle of Gorillas vs. Fishermen, Davenport wins 44-20
In battle of Gorillas vs. Fishermen, Davenport wins 44-20

SPOKANE — The Davenport Gorillas smothered Ilwaco 44-20 in semifinals Friday. The Fishermen will play for third place against Wahkiakum today at 1 p.m., with the loser ending in fifth place under WIAA rules.

Ilwaco held Davenport...

In the Final Four: IHS girls one win away from state championship game
In the Final Four: IHS girls one win away from state championship game

SPOKANE — Eliza Bannister’s corner three-pointer saved Ilwaco’s season and sent the game into overtime, where Makenzie Kaech scored all six of Ilwaco’s points in an intense 50-49 quarterfinal win over St. George’s.

Ilwaco girls win thrilling game at State

SPOKANE — Ilwaco High School girls won an exciting nail-biter vs. St. George School, 50-49, in overtime of the quarter-finals to advance to the semi-finals of the State Basketball Tournament.

Makenzie Kaech sank a two-foot shot with 31...

Basketball builds character at NYC
Basketball builds character at NYC

NASELLE — The Naselle Youth Camp basketball program, which completed its season last month, gives players direction and goals to pursue, and brings the whole camp together for home games. The team played only three games this season, two...

Red Devils down Comets 58-39
Red Devils down Comets 58-39
Naselle girls end season 16-7
Chitwhins or nemesis? Taholah ends Comets’ State hopes
Chitwhins or nemesis? Taholah ends Comets’ State hopes

TUMWATER — Taholah was the obstacle that never left the path of the Naselle Comets all season. After dashing Naselle’s hopes of league and District titles this season, the Chitwhins eliminated the Comets from the playoffs with a 76-47...

State-bound! IHS girls beat Raymond, earning first-round bye
State-bound! IHS girls beat Raymond, earning first-round bye

CHEHALIS — Ebby McMullen played perhaps the best game of her career, Makenzie Kaech dominated inside and out on both ends of the court, and Madeline Jacobson fiercely protected the rim, sending the Fishermen to State on a high note with a 57-36...

More Ilwaco wrestling highlights

ILWACO — Ilwaco wrestling coach Kevin McNulty provided this summary of highlights from the Mat Classic in Tacoma, where Ilwaco placed third — the first wrestling state trophy in school history.

• We had FIVE seniors on our...

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