Community notebook: Lacamas Lake Half Marathon runs Sunday

By Paul Danzer, Columbian Soccer, hockey and Community Sports Reporter



The Lacamas Lake Half Marathon hits the roads of Camas on Sunday.

Events include a half-marathon run, a half marathon walk, a 4-mile run or walk and a 1-kilometer kids dash. The races start and finish at Camas High School, 26900 SE 15th Street.

Staged by Fit Right NW running and walking stores, the racing starts with the half marathon at 7:30 a.m.

A total of 771 runners completed the half marathon race in 2010. An additional 244 finishers walked the half marathon. The 2010 4-miler attracted 274 runners and 99 walkers.

Online registration closes Wednesday.

Late registration and packet pickup can be done from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Fit Right NW store in Vancouver, 700 E. 160th, Ste. 111.

To register online, or to learn more, visit

Among the programs that receive charitable donations from race organizers are Camas High School, the local chapter of the Girls On The Run Program, the American Cancer Society and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Vancouver hosts Little League tourney

The Washington State Little League Baseball Tournament will begin on Saturday at Fort Vancouver Little League.

The tournament for boys ages 11-12 is the second step on the path to the Little League World Series.

Champions from 13 districts around the state — including two teams from Clark County — will compete for the state’s berth in the Little League Baseball Pacific Northwest Regional in San Bernardino, Calif.

The first of the tournament’s 25 games is at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. The District 4 champion from Vancouver — which will be determined today between Cascade and Central Vancouver — plays at 1 p.m. Saturday. District 6 champion Salmon Creek plays its first game at 5 p.m. on Sunday.

The format is double-elimination, meaning a team is out of the tournament if it loses two games.

The championship game will be at 1 p.m. on July 30, with a second championship contest if needed at 1 p.m. on July 31.

The following week, Aug. 1-6, the Babe Ruth Baseball 13-15 Pacific Northwest Regional Tournament hosted by Hazel Dell Metro will be played at Propstra Stadium.

• Columbia Little League junior baseball (ages 13-14) won its opening game at state on Sunday against Arlington, 10-5. Columbia plays Spokane at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Run aids Arc programs

Registration is open for the Arc in Motion 10-kilometer run and 5-kilometer walk, scheduled for July 30 in Vancouver.

A fundraising event for The Arc Southwest Washington, the race takes place along the Burnt Bridge Creek Trail in Vancouver. It starts and finishes at The Arc Family Center, 6511 18th St.

The Arc of Southwest Washington assists people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. To learn more about the Arc in Motion 10-K, visit or call 360-254-1562.

Basketball camps

• Derek Raivio will hold a basketball camp Aug. 1-4 at Mountain View High School, with groups for grades 2-6 and 7-12. For details, call 360-904-1520, or email:

• This week, the Dan Dickau Basketball Academy will hold the first of two summer camps at Battle Ground High School. The four-day camp includes three-hour daily sessions for grades 3-5 and 6-9, as well as a shorter morning session for those entering grades K-2. The academy will also hold an August camp. To register or to learn more, call 360-904-6088, or visit

• See the Community Sports Calendar at for a list of sports camps in the area this summer.

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