Writer gets first-hand experience on trail with Alexa Efraimson

By Carl Click, For The Columbian August 22, 2014 10:36 p.m.

It's one of those story problems we all despised in math class: an elite runner and an ordinary guy start the 3.5-mile Lacamas Lake Heritage Trail simultaneously.

Prep football 2014: Everything is new again

By Paul Valencia August 20, 2014 8:15 p.m.

Angel Bonilla looked ready to play, refreshed even.

Practice opens today for high school football

By Paul Valencia August 20, 2014 6 a.m.

A year ago, we knew this was the beginning of something special for at least one football team.

Seth Johnson returns to Skyview to be head baseball coach

By Micah Rice August 1, 2014 7:11 p.m.

Skyview High School is turning to a familiar face for its next baseball coach.

Alexa Efraimson finishes sixth in physical 1,500 at World Juniors

By Micah Rice July 27, 2014 5:56 p.m.

When the bloody gash on her left shin heals, Alexa Efraimson will have a true battle scar. She finished sixth in 4 minutes, 13.31 seconds in a race that showed how physical high-level running can be.

Dental offices handing out free mouth guards

July 23, 2014 11:48 a.m.

Local Wendel Family Dental Centres are giving away free mouth guards to high school athletes in Clark County.

Survey: Teen use of HGH more than doubles during past year

By DAVID CRARY, Associated Press July 22, 2014 11:38 p.m.

NEW YORK — Experimentation with human growth hormones by America’s teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey.

La Center community rallies to build high school football stadium

By Paul Valencia July 22, 2014 5:40 p.m.

By the time Zac McRobert got to high school, he was told, there would be a new stadium, a new football field, on campus at La Center High School. Letdown after letdown was beginning to take its toll, though.

Alexa Efraimson to forgo senior year of running for Camas High

By Micah Rice July 21, 2014 9:34 p.m.

Having mastered high school running, Alexa Efraimson is moving on.

Heritage hires name from the past to coach football

By Paul Valencia July 17, 2014 9:17 p.m.

Chuck Hawthorne is back as a head football coach, some 25 years after his last head coaching job.

Late surge makes it an All-American day at Freedom Bowl Classic

By Paul Valencia July 12, 2014 11:17 p.m.

Dylan King, though, used hit foot, then his hands, then his feet to give the American squad the momentum again.

One last time around for Smalley

By Paul Valencia July 11, 2014 11:39 p.m.

Justin Smalley is 5 feet, 10 inches tall, 190 pounds, and he must be the fastest player on his football team.

Career comes first for Washougal's Jacobs

By Paul Valencia July 10, 2014 10:54 p.m.

Bobby Jacobs, who shined as a running back at Washougal, will be back in football pads Saturday night at the Freedom Bowl Classic, an all-star game for recent high school graduates from Southwest Washington.

Sharing smiles at Shriners

By The Columbian July 9, 2014 11:34 p.m.

Players participating in the Freedom Bowl Classic toured the Shriners Hospital in Portland on Wednesday.

Efraimson wins U.S. Junior 1500 meter championship

July 6, 2014 7:01 p.m.

Add a national championship to Alexa Efraimson’s growing trophy case. The Camas High School junior won the 1,500 meters at the USA Junior Track and Field Championships on Sunday in Eugene, Ore.