Athlete Roundtable: Protests, education and the intersection of race and sports
Skyview's Tanariea Deloney and Kazz Parks and Union's Macee Woods discuss Juneteenth and how education approaches Black history, their reaction to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the ensuing protests and their experiences as Black athletes. 360preps.com
June 20, 2020
Full Circle Ep. 34 — 'A sense of hopelessness': Union's Isaiah Jones reacts to protests
Union senior Isaiah Jones, a Whitworth University running back commit, discusses the protests around the country in response to George Floyd's death in Minneapolis last week and why he believes sports can be an example of how to unify people to work toward a similar goal. Available on 360preps.com and on Google, Apple and Spotify podcasts.
June 02, 2020
Full Circle Ep. 33 — King's Way Christian's Bailey Meek
On the 33rd installment of the Full Circle podcast, King's Way Christian defensive lineman Bailey Meek discusses his 11 NCAA Division I football offers, how the recruiting process works amid a global pandemic and what Twitter has meant for his collegiate opportunities. Available on 360preps.com or on Google, Apple and Spotify podcasts.
May 29, 2020
Full Circle Ep. 32 — Woodland's Kelly Sweyer
Woodland senior Kelly Sweyer, a two-time state softball champion, discusses what makes Woodland High School a special place for athletes, what the Beavers' softball team could have achieved this season and her future at University of Montana on the 32nd installment of the Full Circle podcast. Available at 360preps.com, and on Google, Apple and Spotify Podcasts.
May 13, 2020
Full Circle Ep. 31 — Columbia River's Alex Miller
Columbia River senior and three-sport athlete Alex Miller discusses students' responses to the coronavirus pandemic, his rapid rise in tennis and qualification for the state championships, and how he's taken on a leadership role at the school this year. Available on 360preps.com and on Google, Apple and Spotify podcasts.
April 29, 2020
Full Circle Ep. 30 — Mountain View softball's Sydney Brown
Mountain View softball senior Sydney Brown discusses the impact COVID-19 had on her and the Thunder softball team, which was coming off a fourth-place state finish. She discusses her commitment to Western Washington University and what she's doing to prepare for collegiate softball despite Washington state's stay-at home orders. Available on 360preps.com or on Google, Apple and Spotify Podcasts.
April 15, 2020
Full Circle Ep. 29 — Reaction to cancellation of spring sports
Sports reporters Meg Wochnick and Joshua Hart react to Monday's news on the 29th installment of the Full Circle Podcast. Available at 360preps.com and on Google, Apple and Spotify Podcasts.
April 08, 2020
Full Circle Ep. 28 — Spring sports put on hold
Preps reporters Joshua Hart and Meg Wochnick reflect on the closure of schools around Washington state due to the coronavirus and what that means for spring sports and its athletes. Available at 360preps.com, and on Google, Apple and Spotify Podcasts.
March 14, 2020
Full Circle Ep. 27 — Are Union boys ready for title run?
Preps reporters Meg Wochnick and Joshua Hart discuss each of the 12 state regional basketball games featuring local teams this weekend. They also give their thoughts on the team most likely to win a title, most likely to go on a surprise run and the most intriguing team to watch this postseason. Available at 360preps.com, or on Google, Apple and Spotify podcasts.
February 27, 2020
Full Circle Ep. 26 — Mat Classic XXXII Preview
Hudson’s Bay senior Allison Blaine joins preps reporter Joshua Hart on the 26th edition of the Full Circle podcast to talk about her quest for a third state title, her battle with nerves and how she’s helped break the stigma of what a girls wrestler should look like. Available at 360preps.com or on Google, Apple and Spotify Podcasts.
February 21, 2020
Full Circle Ep. 25 — Postseason predictions
Preps reporters Meg Wochnick and Joshua Hart make postseason predictions and reflect on their biggest misses from their preseason preview on the 25th edition of the Full Circle Podcast. Available at 360preps.com and on Google, Apple and Spotify podcasts.
February 13, 2020
Full Circle Ep. 24 — Surprises, Signing Day and postseason intrigue
Preps reporters Meg Wochnick and Joshua Hart discuss the prep basketball season's biggest surprises and which teams they're most looking intrigued by in the postseason. Evergreen boys basketball coach Brett Henry discusses the Plainsmen's 17-2 season and Plainsmen senior Zyell Griffin talks about his decision to sign with UNLV to play football. Available at 360preps.com, or on Google, Apple and Spotify Podcasts.
February 05, 2020
Full Circle Ep. 23 — Remembering Kobe Bryant (1978-2020)
Preps reporter Joshua Hart and Meg Wochnick delve into what the death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, who both died Sunday in an helicopter crash that killed seven others, means to them and women's and girls basketball as a whole. Sports editor Micah Rice explains why #girldad is important and offers insight on being a father to two daughters. Available at 360preps.com, and Google, Apple and Spotify Podcasts.
January 30, 2020
Full Circle Ep. 22 — Reclassification: What does it mean for local schools?
Prairie senior Meri Dunford discusses the Falcons’ girls basketball team and its 213-game league win streak and gives advice on how three-sport athletes should balance academics, athletics and social life. Preps reporters Meg Wochnick and Joshua Hart break down reclassification and what it means for local programs. Listen to the 22nd edition of the Full Circle podcast at 360preps.com or on Google, Apple and Spotify Podcasts.
January 24, 2020
Full Circle Ep. 21 — Girls basketball and its growth in Washington
Heritage junior Katie Peneueta discusses her basketball career, how her family has shaped her and what it means to be part of the Washington hotbed of girls basketball talent. Preps reporters Meg Wochnick and Joshua Hart discuss the WNBA's new salary structure and what it means for girls hoops. 360preps.com
January 17, 2020
Full Circle Ep. 20 — High school hoop stars and their NBA resemblance
Skyview senior Kyle Gruhler discusses his relationship with his father and coach, his battles with injuries and how the video game, NBA 2K, has impacted basketball on the 20th installment of Full Circle. Preps reporters Meg Wochnick and Joshua Hart break down surprising league results and give NBA comparisons for four local hoop stars. Available at 360preps.com, or on Google, Apple and Spotify Podcasts.
January 09, 2020
Full Circle Ep. 19 — A look at the SWW girls basketball landscape
Preps reporters Meg Wochnick and Joshua Hart give a complete outlook on the girls basketball season, including previews of all four local leagues, and highlight five must-see players in 2020. Available at 360preps.com or on Google, Apply and Spotify Podcasts.
January 01, 2020
Full Circle Ep. 18 — What does it mean to be an offensive lineman?
Camas offensive lineman and The Columbian's All-Region Football Player of the Year Tai Tumanuvao talks about his emotions during the Papermakers' championship victory, what it means to be an offensive lineman and the bond and trust the unit must have to succeed. 360preps.com
December 24, 2019
Full Circle Ep. 17 — A look at the SWW boys basketball landscape
Preps reporters Meg Wochnick and Joshua Hart break down all four Southwest Washington boys basketball leagues, give local hoops fans the must-see players of the year and offer their opinion on which team in the area is most likely to make an extended playoff run. 360preps.com.
December 18, 2019
Full Circle Ep. 16 — Recapping Camas' state title run
Preps reporters Meg Wochnick and Joshua Hart recap Camas' 35-14 win over Bothell in the 4A State Championship and give their thoughts on what made this Papermaker team special. They also delve into the most eye-popping scores from the first two weeks of the basketball season. Available on 360preps.com, and on Google, Apple and Spotify podcasts.
December 11, 2019
Full Circle Ep. 15 — Apologies to Camas and Hockinson
Preps reporters Meg Wochnick and Joshua Hart recap the state football quarterfinals, give their final thoughts on the volleyball and soccer seasons and give predictions for Camas and Hockinson's state semifinal football games. 360preps.com
November 26, 2019
Full Circle Ep. 14 — What was Week 11's biggest surprise?
Preps reporters Meg Wochnick (@MegWochnick) and Joshua Hart (@JTHart23) discuss Week 11 football's biggest surprises, give a state soccer semifinal preview and breakdown all three remaining local football teams' quarterfinal chances. 360preps.com
November 20, 2019
Full Circle Ep. 13 — Did the WIAA state football seeding committees get it right?
Preps reporters Meg Wochnick and Joshua Hart break down the state football brackets and debate whether the WIAA seeding committees got it correct. Sports editor Micah Rice recaps state cross country's biggest highlights and previews state volleyball. 360preps.com
November 14, 2019
Full Circle Ep. 12 — What makes playoff football so intriguing?
Preps reporters Meg Wochnick and Joshua Hart discuss postseason football, its intrigue and Week 10’s biggest games. They also react to the biggest news of the week, including Prairie’s first league title since 1992, state volleyball’s move to Ellensburg and Ilwaco’s 2B playoff forfeit to Kalama in Full Circle Episode 12. Available at 360preps.com, and on Google, Apple and Spotify podcasts.
November 07, 2019
Full Circle Ep. 11 — Did Week 8 injuries kill Clark County football title hopes?
On the 11th episode of the Full Circle podcast, Prairie coach Mike Peck discusses the Falcons’ historic season and what he’s learned about head coaching in his first two seasons. Preps reporters Meg Wochnick and Joshua Hart debate what key injuries around the area mean for the postseason and preview the biggest games of the week. Available at 360preps.com and on Google, Apple and Spotify Podcasts.
October 31, 2019
Full Circle Ep. 10 — Playoff push gets wild in final 2 weeks
Preps reporters Joshua Hart and Meg Wochnick dive deep into the craziness of the 3A Greater St. Helens League and preview the 4A GSHL battle between Skyview and Camas; assistant sports editor Tim Martinez gives the full breakdown of possible playoff scenarios the final two weeks; and Evergreen quarterback Carter Monda discusses the Plainsmen's 40-35 win over Mountain View and what it's been like as he learns to play football again.
October 24, 2019
Full Circle Ep. 9 — How many carries is too many?
How many carries is too many for a high school running back? Preps reporters Joshua Hart and Meg Wochnick discuss that, along with giving some bold playoff predictions on the ninth episode of Full Circle. Ridgefield senior Hunter Abrams also stops by the studio to talk about the Spudders’ 4-2 start. Available at 360preps.com, and on Google, Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
October 17, 2019
Full Circle Ep. 8 — Midseason report cards
Preps reporters Meg Wochnick and Joshua Hart hand out their midseason report cards to area football teams on the eighth episode of the Full Circle podcast. The duo also goes in depth on the Thursday’s 3A Greater St. Helens League bout between Mountain View and Prairie, including a bold prediction for the contest. Available at 360preps.com and on Google, Apple and Spotify podcasts.
October 10, 2019
Full Circle Ep. 7 — Is Camas the best football team in the state?
On the seventh episode of the Full Circle podcast, La Center quarterback Tom Lambert visits The Columbian studio to discuss the Wildcats’ 4-0 start and his success in a more pass-friendly La Center scheme. Prep reporters Meg Wochnick and Joshua Hart question if Camas football is the best team in the state, and talk about some of the best coaches they’ve seen in their career. Audio available at 360preps.com, or on Google, Apple and Spotify Podcasts.
October 03, 2019
Full Circle Ep. 6 — What to make of WIAA state football sites
Preps reporters Meg Wochnick and Joshua Hart debate whether or not the WIAA got it right with its state football championship sites. What would be the alternative? They offer potential solutions and a comparison to what other states are doing in the sixth installment of the Full Circle podcast. Available at 360preps.com, and on Spotify, Google and Apple Podcasts.
September 26, 2019
Full Circle Ep. 5 — Camas' Caadyn Stephen
Camas lineman Caadyn Stephen talks about his commitment to USC and growing up in Alaska in the rebranded show's fifth episode. Assistant sports editor Tim Martinez makes an appearance to discuss some of the changes Columbian readers have seen from the 360preps staff this fall. Available at 360preps.com, or on Google, Apple and Spotify podcasts.
September 19, 2019
Full Circle Ep. 4 — Skyview's Yaro Duvalko
In the fourth installment of the Full Circle Podcast, Skyview quarterback Yaro Duvalko discusses his Ukranian heritage, what his grandmother thinks of football and how he's become a Division I quarterback commit (Utah State). Preps reporters Meg Wochnick and Joshua Hart give their Week 1 observations and give their games to watch in Week 2. Podcast available on 360preps.com, and Google, Apple and Spotify podcasts.
September 12, 2019
Full Circle Ep. 3 — Union's Rory Rosenbach
Union football coach Rory Rosenbach discusses the potential pressure on the defending champion Titans, the WIAA's move away from the Tacoma Dome for the state championship and how Union High School has maintained an elite athletic program. Reporters Meg Wochnick and Joshua Hart offer thoughts on the girls' soccer and volleyball seasons and choose a football "sleeper" team. Available at 360preps.com or on Google, Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
September 05, 2019
Full Circle Ep. 2 — Hockinson's Sawyer Racanelli
Hockinson senior Sawyer Racanelli sits down with the 360Preps team to discuss his rehab from a season-ending ACL tear, his recruitment process to the University of Washington and what his faith means to him. Reporters Meg Wochnick and Joshua Hart give their thoughts on "must-watch" players and the top games to see this year.
August 28, 2019
Full Circle Ep. 1 — Football is back!
Prep reporters Meg Wochnick and Joshua Hart break down the football outlook for the 4A GSHL, 3A GSHL, 2A GSHL and 1A Trico in preparation for the 2019 prep football season in Southwest Washington.
August 21, 2019
360Preps Podcast: Breaking down the state basketball regional brackets
The Columbian sports staff breaks down the best matchups in the regional round of the state basketball tournament, plus reflections on the super-sized Mat Classic state wrestling championships.
February 21, 2019
Continuing the conversation on "Lady" nicknames in sports
Should nicknames like the "Lady Wildcats" be consigned to history or are they a sign of empowerment? A recent column on that issue generated a lot of response. The Columbian sports staff delves deeper into the issue.
January 03, 2019
360Preps Podcast: Early impressions on high school hoops season
The Columbian sports staff talks about what has stood out early in the 2018-19 high school basketball season in Clark County, plus a behind-the-scenes peek at how the all-state football team comes together.
December 21, 2018
360Preps Podcast: Penalty shootouts, football semifinals galore
360Preps Podcast: Penalty shootouts, football semifinals galore by Full Circle w/ 360 Preps
November 22, 2018
360Preps Podcast: Soccer Final Four and football quarterfinals
The Columbian sports staff looks ahead to the state football quarterfinals and the final four of the girls soccer playoffs. We also visit with Columbia River senior defender Julia Skimas.
November 15, 2018
360Preps Podcast Week 11. Soccer, volleyball, football state playoffs
The Columbian sports staff looks at Southwest Washington teams in the state girls soccer, volleyball and football playoffs. Which are the best matchups and which teams could go far?
November 09, 2018
360Preps podcast: Seeding committee, postseason preview, La Center's Gavin Bishop
While many of you were out trick-or-treating, the 360 Preps crew —Tim Martinez, Meg Wochnick and Andy Buhler — broke down the WIAA Playoff Seeding Committee ahead of its first official seeding Sunday, previewed the week 10 district matchups, plus Andy Buhler sat down with La Center center/defensive tackle Gavin Bishop. That starts around the 22:45 mark.
November 01, 2018
360Preps Podcast: The regular season is ending, so that means PLAYOFFS
The Columbian sports staff looks at all possible playoff scenarios for Southwest Washington teams heading into the final week of the regular season.
October 25, 2018
360Preps Podcast: Week 8 rich with playoff implications
Some weeks of high school football are bigger than others. Week 8 in Southwest Washington is one of those, with nearly every game having playoff implications.
October 17, 2018
360PrepsPodcast: Playing to the Committee? How new playoff criteria is affecting football
For the first time, a selection committee is helping put together the Washington high school football playoffs. How does that affect how coaches approach each game? The Columbian sports department discusses that and other issues ahead of Week 7 of the prep football season.
October 11, 2018
360Preps Podcast: Reflections and predictions midway through football season
Midway through the high school football season, The Columbian sports staff looks at which teams have impressed us the most. Plus playoff drama in the 2A GSHL and wide-open local volleyball races.
October 04, 2018
360Preps Podcast Week5, football season hits its stride
Football season heats up as league games arrive around Southwest Washington, but it's a non-league clash between two of the state's top 4A teams that has us excited. Plus, good news about Ridgefield softball coach Dusty Anchors and successful stories for local cross country runners.
September 27, 2018
360 Preps Podcast: Bellevue Is Coming To Town
360 Preps Podcast: Bellevue Is Coming To Town by Full Circle w/ 360 Preps
September 20, 2018
360Preps Podcast: Why isn't Hockinson football ranked No. 1?
The Columbian sports staff looks back at Week 2 of the high school football season and wonders why Hockinson football isn't ranked No. 1 after their impressive win over Archbishop Murphy. We also look ahead to enticing Week 3 matchups and which local volleyball teams could make noise on a statewide level.
September 13, 2018
360Preps Podcast: Week 1 football surprises and big games of Week 2
The sports department at the Columbian breaks down the biggest surprises of the first week of high school football in Southwest Washington. We also look ahead to some tantalizing matchups in Week 2.
September 06, 2018
360Preps Podcast, introducing the 2018 football season
The Columbian sports team discusses what to look for in Week 1 of the high school football season in Southwest Washington, a project to improve player safety and Seton Catholic and a Union assistant coach who battled cancer.
August 30, 2018
The West Coast League expansion team set to come to Ridgefield in 2019 has hired corporate sales professional Gus Farah as its first general manager.
July 27, 2018
360Preps All-Region basketball podcast
The Columbian sports staff discusses this year's All-Region teams for boys and girls basketball.
March 11, 2018
360Preps Podcast 5
In the latest 360Preps podcast, the Columbian sports staff takes a look at who local football teams will face in this weekend's state preliminary round. We also look at potential opponents in the first round and beyond, and debate how much stock to put into state rankings.
November 02, 2017
360Preps Podcast 4
The Columbian sports department talks about last week's big football games and how the state tournament brackets are shaping up. Union senior lineman Sausau Faalevao, aka Big Sau, shares his story, which has him living thousands of miles away from his parents and siblings.
October 12, 2017
360Preps Podcast 3
In podcast No. 3 of the 2017-18 high school sports season, the Columbian sports crew is joined by Washougal running back Kade Coons to talk about Friday's showdown against Hockinson. That is one of several big games we'll be talking about, as well as Southwest Washington soccer and volleyball.
October 05, 2017