Boys basketball kicks off 2022-23 season

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Winter sports for local high schools have sprung back to life with the first games of the season. Last week, the boys basketball teams returned to the court again as several North Clark County teams added a win or loss to their record for the 2022-2023 season.

Trico League 1A

La Center High School

In their first game of the 2022-23 season, the La Center Wildcats lost in a home game to Morton-White Pass 65-86 on Nov. 29. The Wildcats had a 7-15 record last season, winning three of their eight games against other Trico 1A teams.

Schedule:

Nov. 29 versus Morton-White Pass, La Center lost 65-86

Dec. 8 at Woodland

Dec. 10 at Toutle Lake

Dec. 15 versus Fort Vancouver

Dec. 17 versus Napavine

Dec. 19 versus Adna

Jan. 3 at Stevenson

Jan. 6 at Seton Catholic

Jan. 10 at King’s Way Christian

Jan. 12 at Columbia (White Salmon)

Jan. 18 versus Castle Rock

Jan. 20 versus Stevenson

Jan. 25 versus Seton Catholic

Jan. 27 versus King’s Way Christian

Feb. 1 versus Columbia (White Salmon)

Feb. 3 versus Castle Rock

Greater St. Helens League 2A

Hockinson High School

The Hockinson Hawks started the season off with a solid win during a home game against Centralia as they secured a 59-32 victory on Nov. 30. The Hawks had a 4-15 record last year, winning four of its 12 games against teams in its league.

Schedule:

Nov. 30 versus Centralia, Hockinson won 59-32

Dec. 7 versus R.A. Long

Dec. 9 at Hudson’s Bay

Dec. 12 versus Ridgefield

Dec. 15 at Columbia River

Dec. 16 versus Woodland

Dec. 20 at Evergreen (Seattle)

Dec. 28 versus Shelton

Jan. 3 at Fort Vancouver

Jan. 6 at Mark Morris

Jan. 11 versus Washougal

Jan. 13 at R.A. Long

Jan. 17 versus Hudson’s Bay

Jan. 19 at Ridgefield

Jan. 23 versus Columbia River

Jan. 25 at Woodland

Jan. 27 versus Fort Vancouver

Jan. 30 at Mark Morris

Feb. 6 at Washougal

Ridgefield High School

The first game of the season for the Ridgefield Spudders on Nov. 30 against Castle Rock was rescheduled to Dec. 16, so Ridgefield’s season began on Dec. 5 against W.F. West.

The Spudders had a winning season last year with an 18-6 record. They won 13 of 16 league games as they secured the second-best record among 2A teams in the Greater St. Helens League. Ridgefield managed a nine-game winning streak in the middle of the season. 

Schedule:

Dec. 5 at W.F. West 

Dec. 7 against Fort Vancouver

Dec. 9 at Mark Morris

Dec. 12 at Hockinson

Dec. 15 versus Washougal

Dec. 16 versus R.A. Long

Dec. 19 versus Castle Rock

Jan. 3 at Hudson’s Bay

Jan. 9 at Columbia River

Jan. 11 versus Woodland

Jan. 13 at Fort Vancouver

Jan. 17 versus Mark Morris

Jan. 19 versus Hockinson

Jan. 20 at W.F. West

Jan. 23 at Washougal

Jan. 25 at R.A. Long



Jan. 27 versus Hudson’s Bay

Feb. 2 versus Columbia River

Feb. 6 at Woodland

Woodland High School

The Woodland Beavers began this year’s season in Kalama on Friday with a 74-22 win. The Beavers had a 13-8 season last year, with 11-5 in the league, the third-best record for 2A teams in the Greater St. Helens League. They started off last season with three straight wins, which included a season opener against La Center with a score of 55-49. Woodland also won both of their games against Hockinson and one of two of their contests against the Spudders. 

Schedule:

Dec. 2 at Kalama, Beavers won 74-22

Dec. 7 at Columbia River

Dec. 8 versus La Center

Dec. 13 versus Fort Vancouver

Dec. 15 at Mark Morris

Dec. 16 at Hockinson

Jan. 3 versus Washougal

Jan. 6 versus R.A. Long

Jan. 9 versus Hudson’s Bay

Jan. 11 at Ridgefield

Jan. 13 versus Columbia River

Jan. 19 at Fort Vancouver

Jan. 23 versus Mark Morris

Jan. 25 versus Hockinson

Jan. 27 at Washougal

Jan. 30 at R.A. Long

Feb. 2 at Hudson’s Bay

Feb. 6 versus Ridgefield

Greater St. Helens League 3A

Prairie High School

The Prairie Falcons began their 2022-2023 record with a 49-61 loss to Seton Catholic. The Falcons had a 6-10 season last year, with a 3-5 GSHL 3A record. The team finished that season with back-to-back wins against Battle Ground and Heritage with scores of 62-45 and 69-34, respectively.

Schedule:

Nov. 29 versus Seton Catholic, Falcons lost 49-61

Dec. 2 at Kelso, Falcons lost 52-65

Dec. 6 versus Mountain View 

Dec. 8 versus King’s Way Christian

Dec. 13 versus Battle Ground

Dec. 16 versus Heritage

Jan. 3 at Evergreen

Jan. 10 at Camas

Jan. 13 versus Kelso

Jan. 17 at Mountain View

Jan. 20 at Skyview

Jan. 21 at Union

Jan. 27 versus Battle Ground

Jan. 31 at Heritage

Feb. 3 versus Evergreen

Greater St. Helens League 4A

Battle Ground High School

The Battle Ground Tigers started off their season with a win, beating Columbia River 73-60. The team had a 5-13 season last year, losing all six games against league opponents.

The Tigers beat school district rivals Prairie in their first game last season, 79-70, but lost their last game of the season to the Falcons 45-62.

Schedule:

Nov. 29 versus Columbia River, Tigers won 73-60

Dec. 2 versus Evergreen, Tigers lost 74-75

Dec. 12 versus W.F. West

Dec. 13 at Prairie

Dec. 16 versus Union

Dec. 19 versus Kentwood

Dec. 28-30, Clark County Holiday Invitational

Jan. 3 at Skyview

Jan. 6 at Camas

Jan. 7 versus Union

Jan. 13 at Evergreen

Jan. 17 versus Heritage

Jan. 20 versus Mountain View

Jan. 24 at Kelso

Jan. 27 at Prairie

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