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Paul Valencia

high school sports reporter


Recent Stories

Schroeder out as La Center boys basketball coach

By Paul Valencia June 25, 2015 7:52 p.m.

Jon Schroeder said he had "no clue" that he was about to be let go as the head coach of La Center High School boys basketball program when he met with the athletic director Wednesday morning.

New football coaches making a splash

By Paul Valencia June 23, 2015 11:30 a.m.

Football season started a little more than three weeks ago, even if the first official day of practice is not until August.

All-Region male multi-sport athlete of the year: Nathan Hawthorne

By Paul Valencia June 20, 2015 10:18 p.m.

Nathan Hawthorne needs excitement in his life. That is why he never seems to take a break. That is why his high school career is full of accomplishments.

Local volunteers take in the U.S. Open experience

By Paul Valencia June 19, 2015 4:05 p.m.

Satya Hariharan checked in at the volunteer village right on time Thursday during the middle of the first round of the U.S. Open.

All-Region softball: Katie Schroeder of Camas

By Paul Valencia June 16, 2015 11:20 p.m.

She was supposed to be the 2 in the 1-2 punch of Camas softball last year, one of the top pitchers in the region even if another one was a senior on her team.

All-Region baseball: Cody Hawken

By Paul Valencia June 13, 2015 8:08 p.m.

Some of us dream while we sleep. Cody Hawken's dream year continues every time he wakes up.

All-Region girls tennis: Sammi Hampton

By Paul Valencia June 12, 2015 8:19 p.m.

It was a few days after Sammi Hampton had won her fourth consecutive state girls tennis championship when she was at the Skyview High School tennis courts, giving some tips to a friend.

Local players Hawken, Jones selected in Major League Baseball draft

By Paul Valencia June 10, 2015 6:08 p.m.

Former Mountain View High School baseball player P.J. Jones and Union High School senior Cody Hawken were selected in Major League Baseball's First-Year Draft.

Paul Valencia: Camas case shows how nebulous 'recruiting' is

By Paul Valencia June 9, 2015 5:16 p.m.

It took a little more than a month from the time that the Class 4A Greater St. Helens League penalized Camas football for a recruiting violation until, three appeals later, the WIAA's Executive Board rendered its decision.

Camas athletic department placed on probation

By Paul Valencia June 8, 2015 6:10 p.m.

The WIAA's Executive Board ruled that Camas football coach Jon Eagle did commit a "form of recruiting" and placed the Camas athletic department on probation for one year.

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