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Eddie Smith still gets a special feeling when he passes through Centralia. “Even just driving through I-5, seeing exit 82,” Smith said. “The goosebumps start coming.” … more
Selfless and caring. Genuine and classy. Calm, cool and collected. All those adjectives are what former players and assistant coaches remember about Ron Brown. Not the record-amount of wins he … more
Baseball can be a cruel game. Larch Mountain was down to its final out and trailed Chehalis 7-5 in the District 3 Championship Game, but Braydon Weiss stepped up with two on and two out and … more
Ron Brown, who coached Centralia High School’s boys basketball team from 1961 to 2017, passed away early Friday morning, according to friends of the legendary coach.  He was 90 years … more
Over 30 people stood alongside the Jack State tennis courts at W.F. West High School, waiting out a slight blip of rain on Sunday afternoon. Take a look and there's one striking difference. Some … more
When Tony Baker was coaching a couple teams in the Chehalis and Centralia area for the Twin Cities Babe Ruth league, there was a certain energy radiating from previous leadership. “Past … more
Coaches called. They were offering a boatload of pitching opportunities. They were willing to give a long leash in the circle. As Haley Rainey navigated the craziness of the transfer portal two … more
EUGENE, Ore. – Glance at the list of All-American and Olympic throwers at the University of Texas and it is lengthy. It started with two-time Olympian Oskar Jakobsson in 1976 and 1980 and most … more
As has become a tradition, The Chronicle joined with dozens of local high school athletes to celebrate their accomplishments at the The Chronicle Athletes of the Year awards ceremony on Wednesday, … more
YAKIMA — Two months ago, Adna coach Bruce Pocklington wasn’t sure if the Pirates would make it back to the state title game. After losing Karlee VonMoos and Brooklyn Loose, the 2023 … more
Though he is legally blind and nearly 82 years old, Charles Ament, of Centralia, isn’t letting it keep him from competing in his third consecutive Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National … more
Former Chehalis Foundation President Mike Austin and his wife, Susan, see their grandkids represented in every corner of Recreation Park in Chehalis. Three of their granddaughters dance together … more
Josh Madrigal hadn’t been in net for either of the Bearcat’s first three shootouts of the season. He had always deferred to Cayden Page, the other W.F. West keeper that he’s … more
The baseball and soccer postseasons are already under way, and softball isn’t far behind. Several Chronicle teams are still alive, and a few have already even clinched state berths. As the … more
All the Centralia High School boys soccer team has done over the last 20-plus days is cook up home victories. It nudged past Aberdeen 1-0 on the final day of March, then pulled out a 2-1 … more
After winning the Mat Classic XXXV Washington state high school wrestling championship in the 2A 120-pound division earlier this year, Centralia High School wrestler Antonio Campos was honored with … more
After securing the first state title in program history, the Napavine girls basketball team was on Tuesday morning lauded by the Lewis County Board of Commissioners as “one of those classic … more
Despite a flurry of showers and strong gusts of wind, the W.F. West offense showed out in its first game of the season, as the Bearcats scored 11 runs on 11 hits to beat Ellensburg 11-5 on Saturday … more
SPOKANE — Thirty seconds left in a two-point game. The Tigers needed a clutch shot. Everyone knew Hayden Kaut would come through. “No doubt at all,” Dakota Hamilton said. … more
In the biggest moment of perhaps the Napavine girls basketball team's history, Hayden Kaut delivered a game-winning 3-pointer to lift the Tigers to their first 2B state championship in program … more
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