Paul covers High School sports.
Skyview's Aubrey Ward-El, Heritage's Tim Hergert honored
Tim Hergert and Aubrey Ward-El showed excellence in all that they did this school year, and they are The Columbian's multi-sport athletes of the year.
Concordia-bound senior led Falcons to state softball final
It was as close to a perfect ending as Taylor Bussey could have envisioned.
Pitcher helped Skyview capture state championship
Ian Hamilton, the ace of the staff who would also become the lead-off hitter during Skyview's state playoff run, is The Columbian's All-Region baseball player of the year.
Camas sophomore can't be distracted by all her accolades
Prior to her freshman year, Alexa Efraimson was known in the local running community as a rising star. Now, after her sophomore season, she's known nationally.
Athlete wins a championship, but the title is secondary to his faith
Peter Zalk's focus on the state track and field meet started long before the state track and field meet.
Beaverton resident wins by one stroke
Ryan Fery was in golf limbo for a couple years.
Sophomore wins her second straight state tennis title
Sammi Hampton might be the nicest champion in sports.
Freshman won state championship
A lot of golfers say they prefer to focus on their own play, that they do not want to know what others are doing on the course. They want to keep distractions at a minimum.
Wright, Heinly share first-round lead
Jarrett Jones was 18 when he took over for his father, playing in the Royal Oaks Invitational.
Travis Johnsen placed second in last year's event
Travis Johnsen was so close last year that he just had to come back to try it again.