Stories by Paul
Frank Garber successfully defended his title Wednesday, going an extra hole to win the Class 3A boys golf state championship at Tri-Mountain Golf Course.
Defending state champion Frank Garber of Juanita fired a 2-under-par 70 Tuesday at Tri-Mountain Golf Course to lead after the first day of the Class 3A state boys golf tournament.
The state championships for the Class 4A boys and girls and the Class 3A boys and girls tee off this morning in Camas, Ridgefield, Vancouver, and Woodland.
4A, 3A tournaments tee off on Tuesday
Terry Cavender was tired of athletes starting a journey from Clark County. He wanted this region to become a destination, the destination.
Here is a quick glance at the four courses in Southwest Washington that are hosting state golf tournaments this week.
Storm claims GSHL battle for baseball regional crown
Skyview (20-6) beat league rival Heritage 6-4 Saturday evening at Heidelberg Park in the finals of the Class 4A Tacoma Regional, qualifying for next week's final four in Pasco.
Both teams win two games at bi-district softball tourney
TACOMA -- Camas and Skyview just might face each other Saturday in the finals of the Class bi-district softball tournament.
Two more Clark County athletes make college choices
Hinds coached Papermakers from 1967 to 2001
The Washington Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame has announced that Camas' Charlie Hinds will be inducted for "Lifetime Service."
Armstrong coached previously at Rainier and Port Angeles
Wes Armstrong has been a head coach at two other high schools, and while he enjoyed his experiences there, he is really looking forward to the next stage of his career as the boys basketball coach at Battle Ground.
Hinton played college basketball at Mississippi State
Arlisa Hinton has been a little bit of everything in her basketball career.
Sedro-Woolley notche 1st state win in school history
It was painful. It was frustrating. Season-ending losses will do that to a team.
There is never a good time for an athlete to get injured. There are, however, worse times than others to get injured.
Brincefield shuts out Camas in 4A district softball title game
She knew it all along. Skyview junior pitcher Michelle Brincefield did not have to be told of her numbers after the Class 4A district softball championship.
Former UO player Johnson takes over Falcons program
A former University of Oregon men's basketball player has been tasked with leading the Prairie girls basketball program.
River will play in Pasco Regional
Clark Bryant threw a four-hit shutout, Oscar Golberg drove in three runs, and the Chieftains cruised past Shelton 9-0 in a winner-to-state game in the bi-district tournament at Heidelberg Park.
Thunder fall 2-0 to Decatur
Decatur of Federal Way scored an unearned run in the first, got another in the seventh, and pitcher Chris Carns shut out the Thunder 2-0 Saturday in a Class 3A bi-district tournament elimination game.
Person takes over team that won 3A state title
The first head coaching job for Paige Person just happens to be one of the best volleyball jobs in the state.
Falcons take top seed to bi-district softball tournament
The Prairie Falcons scored in every inning Friday, including two in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat Kelso 10-9 to win the Class 3A District 4 softball championship.
Thunder erase four-run deficit only to lose in 10th inning
The Mountain View baseball team worked all season to earn the right to have two chances to make it to the Class 3A regionals.
Columbia River senior rolls to third consecutive title
It was another walk through the fairways to a district championship for Chloe Bartek on Tuesday.
Senior shoots 82 to rally from six shots back to win
Union senior Belex Cheng maintained her focus and never varied from her strategy.
Phares delivers RBI single to win it in the 11th inning
The Prairie softball team scored four runs with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game, rallied again in the bottom of the 10th for another tie, and then beat Mountain View.
Coach led Hawks to 2A GSHL title in 2011
Matt Gruhler really enjoyed his time at Hockinson.
Skyview scores six in seventh inning to win district title
Reiley Henderson hit a bases-loaded, ground-rule double, capping a six-run inning to give Skyview an improbable 6-4 win over Heritage in the 4A district championship game.
After a bumpy start, Storm live up to expectation
A funny thing happened on the way to this league championship for the Skyview baseball team.
Class 3A GSHL baseball race endswith a three-way tie
The Columbia River Chieftains did their part, the Kelso Hilanders took care of their end of the deal, and the Mountain View Thunder lost but felt relieved Friday afternoon.
Todd Quincey wants Friday nights to be cool again at Fort Vancouver High School.
Chieftains' victory could lead to title tie among three teams
The Columbia River Chieftains gave themselves a chance.
Senior is one of area's top distrance runners
There were so many tough days for Carolynne Gilbert in her eight-year battle against breast cancer, but rarely was it too tough for her to show her support for Colby.
Oregon finishes with 99-70 win over Washington
Cori Woodward would have preferred a longer opportunity to find her rhythm on the basketball court Saturday afternoon, but she also understood it was special just to compete in the Northwest Shootout.
Papermakers top Storm 2-0 to open 4A GSHL schedule
CAMAS -- Camas pitcher Harli Hubbard knew she had a no-hitter in the sixth inning of Wednesday's game against Skyview.
Senior hurt her knee in spill at meet last month
When Kelly Nigro crumpled to the track at Battle Ground's District Stadium last month, she was screaming mad. The sound came from pain, but fear and anger could be heard in that outburst, as well.
Hard work turns Prairie senior into top-notch golfer
Prairie senior Jamie Stilwell started thinking about the possibility just minutes after making a birdie on the third hole at The Cedars on Salmon Creek.
If all went according to schedule, the Camas Papermakers returned home around midnight Wednesday.
Two years ago, Emily Dobbin was a blur for the Skyview softball team, helping the Storm reach the Class 4A state softball semifinals. Last year as the season began, she needed a scooter just to get around school.
Mike Smith resigns from program after just one season
When he took the job, Mike Smith said he hoped he would be the coach of the Prairie girls basketball team for many, many years.
Baseball team is 5-0 in 3A GSHL after win over Columbia River
The Mountain View baseball team, with three returning varsity players on the roster, has completed the first round of the Class 3A Greater St. Helens League schedule undefeated.
Commentary: Paul Valencia
It was only his second official race at this particular distance, and when it was over, Hudson's Bay freshman Cristian Velez was exhausted.
Alec Chaney broke out of a slump at the perfect time for the Skyview baseball team. Brooks Hanson was clutch all day, too.
Powell's prolific start to season hard to ignore
Erik Powell cannot help but smile. He does not really want to hog all the attention, but he understands this streak of his is something special.
Character-building season sets Heritage up for success
He was supposed to be a role player last season. He turned into The Guy.
He led 1958 Trappers to 10-0 season, witnessed Pearl Harbor attack
Chuck Furno took a whole lot of good players and made them perfect in 1958.
Hampton vs. Baba show what's good about prep tennis in Clark County
Sammi Hampton described it as nerve-racking, and she is the one who won in straight sets.
Plainsmen's Thorpe opens season with a no-hitter
The Evergreen baseball team sported a new look Tuesday, and the Plainsmen looked good as new in their first game of the season.
Cori Woodward does it all for Prairie girls basketball
She could score when she needed to, or find an open teammate. She would get the big steal, or maybe make the pass that led to the pass the led to the easy basket.
Isaiah Smith has several college offers
Isaiah Smith took a gamble on himself this school year.
Tanya Martin is a Hudson's Bay graduate
Tanya Martin has defeated time. She scoffs at its attempt to slow her down. She is too busy with her life. Basketball season is over now for the Clark College women's team. The Penguins just finished a successful season with a sixth-place finish at the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges tournament.
Britni Atwell won nine state titles over four years
Britni Atwell had to find gym time wherever, whenever it was available.
Calwell shined at state for Camas High swim team
Kasey Calwell was born in Texas, went to elementary school in Michigan, attended middle school in Ohio, and now calls Southwest Washington home for his high school years.