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Between the weather and Christmas, this past weekend gave us a rare four full days off from high school basketball in the area. With an extended break from the chaos just about a month into the … more
Asked about his favorite play from four years of high school football, Daniel Matagi — one of the most well-spoken athletes in the area — needed a minute to find an answer. And when it … more
Editor's Note: This story is included in The Chronicle's 2022-23 Prep Basketball Preview, which is published in the Thursday edition.  The game of basketball has changed much over the years, … more
LAKEWOOD — Deacon Parker lost sleep over it, almost every night. Josh Fay called it tough to swallow at the time. Not many Tigers will forget letting the 2B state championship slip away from … more
Though the No. 4 W.F. West football team has been taking its season one week at a time — and one opponent at a time all year — this week’s contest had a bit of added motivation and pregame talk … more
CHEHALIS — Kicking off the penultimate week of its regular season, the W.F. West girls soccer team got to add some hardware to its closet early, beating Centralia 2-1 on Tuesday at … more
TUMWATER — As Dan Hill straightened up, wiped his eyes clear, and took in the scene around him on Sid Otton Field, his young son came running up to him. Jumping into his arms, the little Hill put … more
SEATTLE — Making the trip north from Stone City to the Emerald City, the Tenino football team ran wild in a 62-14 non-league victory over Klahowya Saturday afternoon under the bright lights of … more
W.F. West graduate Brady Calkins nearly quit professional golf after two tough outings at the second stage of Korn Ferry Tour Qualifying School, a feeder event for the PGA Tour.  The best … more
YAKIMA — It’s been awhile since Adna has been shut out in any capacity on a softball field. Saturday afternoon in the 2B state title game, just a week removed from a 14-13 loss to these … more
Nobody involved had ever seen anything like it. Adna crushed three homers before recording a single out, knocked six balls out in the first three innings, built a nine-run lead — and wound … more
Perhaps it was all but a formality, but after months of mostly breezing through their schedules, No. 2 Napavine and No. 1 Kalama will finally go head-to-head to decide the state’s best … more
When W.F. West players lifted the Swamp Cup trophy near the north end zone on Friday — in the 114th annual Swamp Cup rivalry match against Centralia — it was the 13th time in a row the … more
Rainier resident Dean Norton not only became an American Cornhole League (ACL) pro this month, but he also won a division of the world championships. Norton won the advanced blind draw division at … more
It doesn’t take long when watching W.F. West junior Drea Brumfield to realize she’s playing chess while everyone else is playing checkers. Brumfield, The Chronicle’s 2021 … more
When 2021 Rochester grad Eddie Burkhardt untied his cleats after his final high school football game on March 19, he wasn’t sure what his next step in life would be. The last four years had … more
This year’s formula for calculating The Chronicle’s 2021 All-Area Baseball MVP was simple. Who was the best player on the best team? That is W.F. West senior catcher Drew … more
The Twin Cities have had two legendary coaches with exceptionally long-term careers. Ron Brown coached for 58 years in Centralia, and they named the high school basketball court after him. Next … more
It was fitting that senior Haley Rainey, the reigning 2B State Player of the Year, would give the defending state champion Adna Pirates the lift they needed. With two outs and eighth-grader Ava … more
There wasn’t technically anything on the line. There was no gold ball trophy waiting on a collapsible table, no improvised plaque, and nowhere for the winner to advance to after Saturday … more
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