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Paul Valencia

high school sports reporter


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Prep girls golf: Golf is a tandem sport at Fort Vancouver

By Paul Valencia April 14, 2014 10:53 p.m.

Bridget Standard had three teammates last season with the Fort Vancouver golf program. Not a lot, but more than she has this season.

Prairie's tournament streak gets rein-'state'-d

By Paul Valencia April 1, 2014 11:24 p.m.

The coroner pronounced the streak dead.

Local hoop stars put on show at Roundball Shootout

By Paul Valencia March 30, 2014 9:24 p.m.

Union's T. Anderson helped lead her team to a 71-69 victory, and King's Way Christian's Parker Ickert helped his squad win the boys game 116-98 on Sunday.

Tiger Invitational faces several weather hurdles

By Paul Valencia March 29, 2014 7:40 p.m.

The Tiger Invitational is the first big meet of the year for Southwest Washington track and field meets. But Saturday's weather wasn't ideal for the event.

Fort Vancouver hires new basketball coach

By Paul Valencia March 28, 2014 11:56 p.m.

James Ensley was named the new boys basketball coach at Fort Vancouver earlier this month, taking over for Scott Thompson, who resigned after nine seasons with the Trappers.

Hudson's Bay searching for new football coach

By Paul Valencia March 27, 2014 10 p.m.

The Hudson’s Bay Eagles are looking for a new football coach. After two seasons on the job, Sylvester Green Jr. is no longer the team’s head coach.

Steele returns to coach Hockinson football

By Paul Valencia March 26, 2014 10:17 p.m.

Rick Steele started the Hockinson football program. After a year off, he is ready to get back to the Hockinson football program.

Fort Vancouver brings back Szueber to coach football

By Paul Valencia March 25, 2014 8:18 p.m.

The Fort Vancouver Trappers are excited about football again. Former Fort football coach Cal Szueber was introduced as the new Fort football coach Tuesday after school.

High school softball preview: Driven To Succeed

By Paul Valencia March 25, 2014 6 a.m.

Three teams from the three Greater St. Helens Leagues and one from the Trico League were so close to a state title last season. Which means there are four teams who have been waiting a long time to try to make amends.

All-Region girls bowling: Faley not about to strike out

By Paul Valencia March 24, 2014 6 a.m.

Wylicia Faley, a senior, set the scoring record of 1,397 pins in six games to claim the individual title and also helped the Tigers win their third consecutive team title. For this, she is The Columbian's All-Region bowler of the year.

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