A pair of 1-0 losses last week at the Southwest District Class 1A girls soccer tournament in Kalama prevented Columbia High from clinching its first WIAA state championship berth since 2008.
For the first time in 12 years, Columbia High found itself in a football game with post-season implications.
Columbia High girls soccer is back in the Southwest District’s Class 1A playoffs after a three-year hiatus.
Jordon Bigler and Katie Whitten of La Center set Hu-sum Hills course records last Wednesday to lead their res-pective teams to 2013 Trico League cross country championships.
Columbia High gained more than 400 yards and allowed less than 100 last Friday in its 42-7, Southwest District playoff-berth clinching victory over Homecom-ing opponent Castle Rock.
In the first half of the Greater Columbia 1B League volleyball action, defending champion Sunnyside Chris-tian emerged as the front runner in the race for the top position in next month’s district tournament.
Columbia High got back on the winning track last Friday following two consecutive losses, unloading on Seton Catholic, 64-8, in a Trico League football game played in Camas.
Columbia High’s cross country teams closed out their 2013 regular-season schedule last Wednesday by winning their only home meet.
Savannah Story scored on a breakaway in the 78th minute last Thursday to lift Colum-bia High to a 1-0 victory over Toledo/Winlock United in Trico League girls soccer action.
After a nearly two-week layoff, Trout Lake’s boys soccer team returned to field last Friday against Greater Col-umbia B League opponent Moses Lake Christian Acad-emy in Moses Lake. The long break showed in Trout Lake’s ability to finish off scoring chances, said Mustangs Coach Jeff Baker.
The Greater Columbia 1B League volleyball season is in full swing now. Last week, the Lyle/Wishram Cougars played a full slate of two matches, with mixed results.
Columbia High’s girls cross country team won its first meet of the 2013 season and the CHS boys team ran a solid second last Wednesday in Vancouver.
After five weeks of football games in the nine-team Trico League, it’s pretty clear where teams stand: front-runners La Center and Wood-land are in a tier by themselves, followed by a middle tier of Toledo, Columbia, and Kalama, then everybody else.