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Orioles juggle pitchers ahead of rematch vs. Mariners
(Photo credit: Reggie Hildred-USA TODAY Sports) The Baltimore Orioles will need lots of pitching in an upcoming part of their schedule. They're just not sure when they might need which pitchers. But holding the second-best record in the American League allows for some flexibility. That's the approach Orioles manager Brandon Hyde is takinginto the weekend as a series with the visiting Seattle Mariners continues Saturday
Orioles activate RHP Grayson Rodriguez to start vs. Mariners
(Photo credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports) The Baltimore Orioles activated right-hander Grayson Rodriguez from the 15-day injured list to start Saturday's game against the visiting Seattle Mariners. Rodriguez, 24, had been sidelined by shoulder inflammation. He last pitched for the Orioles on April 29. He is 4-1 with a 3.71 ERA through six starts this season, striking out 37 batters in 34 innings. He has yet to fac

The Chronicle - Centralia

Prep boys track and field: Adna wins district title, sends area-best 10 events to state

Fueled by sprinting star Tyler Price and distance standout Jordan Stout, the Pirates accumulated 101 points – the only team from Friday’s Class 2B District 4 championships – to hit triple digits at W.F. West High School.

They qualified 10 events for the state meet next week at Zaepfel Stadium in Yakima. Price swept the 100 and 200-meter dashes while Stout secured the 800 and 1,600. Those two plus Kolton Moon and Cohen Hartley ran on Adna’s runner-up 1,600 relay. Price anchored its fourth place 400 relay.

Moon triumphed in the 300 hurdles in a new PR of 41.35 and took third in the 110 hurdles. Gavan Muller placed second in the 110s while Cohen Hartley (800), Bailey Davis (3,200) and Jens Neilson (triple jump) finished in the top-five to qualify for state.

Morton-White Pass, Toledo and Onalaska each sent at least eight events through to Yakima. 

Riverhawks sophomore Trevin Gale and senior Jordan Mckenzie qualified in the 100 and 400 plus joined forces with Treyton Marty and Bryson Trosper to post a victory in the 1,600 relay. Gale will also head to state in the open 200.

Marty won the 3,200 and placed second in the 1,600. Adam Kruger leaped 40-01 to set a new PR in the triple jump, good for second place. Cooper Fallon placed fifth in the javelin for Toledo.

Clark Henderson (110 hurdles) and Tony Belgiorno (long jump) picked up individual district titles for the Timberwolves. Henderson placed second in the 300 hurdles and Noah Troy was third in the 200. They had two relays and three individuals placed fifth to snare the last automatic state qualifying spot.

Loggers sprinter Isaac Fitch ran a new PR of 51.45 seconds to win the open 400 as their only event win. The senior took fourth in the 200 and anchored their 1,600 relay to a third place finish. Justice Miller finished top-four in the discus and shot put plus ran under the automatic time in the 100 to qualify for state.

Luke Barrick cleared the pole vault bar at 11 feet even for a new lifetime best and its 400 relay placed second. Ethan Thayer advanced to state in the discus with a throw of 138-10 for Onalaska.

Rainier’s Zander Peck (javelin), Zach Hamilton (3200) and Josh Meldrum (100) led its contingent of seven events qualified for state with runner-up finishes. Meldrum placed third in the long jump, Hamilton took fourth in the 1,600 as did Matthew Kenney in the discus. The Mountaineers also sent through their 400 relay.

Napavine’s Colin Shields unleashed a throw of 159-04 to win the javelin and set a new PR in the shot put to place fifth. Shields, Austin Lyons (110 hurdles, 300 hurdles and triple jump) plus Case Van Kooten (100, 110 hurdles) all were multi-event state qualifiers.

Winlock’s Chase Trodahl will do the distance triple (800, 1,600, 3,200) at state while Ricky Thompson finished fourth in the 400 and kicked off the Cardinals’ fourth place 1,600 relay.

Columbian Newspaper

Washington is 2nd in the U.S. for missing and murdered Indigenous women; have recent efforts made headway?
Author: Mia Ryder-Marks

Julian C. Ankney of the Nez Perce Tribe heard stories since she was a child that Indigenous people go missing at higher rates. The statistics showed Indigenous people go missing at a rate 10 times the national average. In 2018, Ankney’s then-26-year-old brother vanished from an Idaho mall.


Summer on the Mountain: Mount St. Helens pinnacle of recreation, science and learning
Author: Scott Hewitt

MOUNT ST. HELENS NATIONAL VOLCANIC MONUMENT — The fact that unpredictably moving rock has blocked the road to its prime visitor center says a lot about Mount St. Helens. Much of the landscape around this active volcano is literally new, making it one of the most uniquely beautiful and educational sites to explore in the whole Pacific Northwest. And it’s practically in our backyard.


Washougal plans to build new veterans memorial, including space to properly dispose of flags
Author: Doug Flanagan, Post-Record staff writer

WASHOUGAL — The city of Washougal has launched an effort to construct a new veterans memorial at Washougal Cemetery.


Top Stories: I-5 bridge tolls; cougar caught on camera; serial burglar
Author: Amy Libby

Will the sun continue? Check out our local weather forecast before you head outside.


Silver Star Search and Rescue personnel settle into East County Fire and Rescue’s Station 92
Author: Doug Flanagan, Camas-Washougal Post-Record

CAMAS — Silver Star Search and Rescue is settling into its new home north of Camas and Washougal.


From the Newsroom: How we’d cover the Mount St. Helens eruption today
Author: Craig Brown

Today marks the 44th anniversary of the cataclysmic eruption of Mount St. Helens.


Smarter vehicles may mean big changes for traffic lights
Author: JEFF McMURRAY, Associated Press

As cars and trucks get smarter and more connected, the humble lights that have controlled the flow of traffic for more than a century could also be on the cusp of a major transformation.