March 5, 2015
Columbia High’s boys cross country team left everything they had on the hilly Sun Willows Golf Course last Saturday on its way to an 11th-place finish in the 2014 WIAA 1A Championship in Pasco.
Senior quarterback Tanner Rabinowitz’s unconcealable smile as he crossed the goal line and White Salmon Valley Schools Supt. Jerry Lewis’s jump for joy along the home team’s sideline told everyone at last Friday’s regular-season finale all they needed to know.
Now that’s an encore. Following on the heels of its first Trico League championship since 1996, Columbia High’s boys cross country team hoisted its first South-west District first-place trophy since 1996, following the 1A meet last Saturday on the Lewis River Golf Course in Woodland.
On a rainy, dreary Wednesday afternoon in late October, Columbia High’s boys cross country team won the program’s first Trico League championship since 1996.
For the first time at home this season, Columbia High’s football team lined up in the victory formation.
Drive-killing turnovers for Columbia High and big-play touchdowns for Castle Rock were the competing story lines of last Friday’s 1A Trico League showdown in Castle Rock.
With victories in its three remaining 1A Trico League schedule, Columbia High’s girls soccer team can lock up a berth in this year’s South-west District playoffs for state tournament seeding.
Columbia High’s strategy of running in packs during its cross country meets paid dividends last Wednesday.
After four non-conference games and playing the last three weeks away, Columbia High, at 3-1, was returning home and itching to play a 1A Trico League football opponent.
Seniors Corbin Steffy and Juan Rico each scored two goals to lead Trout Lake to a 7-2 boys soccer victory over visiting Moses Lake Christian last Friday.
White Salmon native Erin Jones placed third on Sept. 11 in the women’s Super Sprint Triathlon Grand Prix, the final stop of the 2014 USA Triathlon Super Sprint Series, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Columbia High played its second-longest match of the season last Thursday, pushing visiting Seton Catholic to four sets before falling.
Columbia High had a rough opening week of 1A Trico League volleyball play.
Lyle/Wishram scored 44 unanswered points in the third quarter last Friday on its way to a 64-22 victory over visiting Twin Valley.
Trout Lake’s boys soccer is off to a 3-0 start thanks to non-league victories over three Oregon schools in the first five days of the 2014 season.
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