2A football: Hockinson season ends, but much to look forward to

By Paul Valencia November 22, 2014 6:11 p.m.

The Lynden Lions scored 42 points in a row to force a running clock and ended up beating the Hockinson Hawks 52-28 in the Class 2A quarterfinals at Civic Stadium on Saturday.

Hockinson lineman on the mend, on the field

By Paul Valencia November 21, 2014 11 p.m.

It started with dizzy spells. Peter Schultz-Rathbun could not figure out why he would suddenly feel dizzy on the football field.

Paul Valencia: Healing perspective of a game

By Paul Valencia November 21, 2014 11 p.m.

The word is used — overused, in my opinion — whenever a game is compared to the serious nature of life and death. Perspective.

Paul Valencia: The end of a season is always difficult

By Paul Valencia November 17, 2014 11:23 p.m.

High school football, or any sport, is not about winning state championships. It's about winning experiences.

4A football: Bellarmine bottles up Camas 20-13

By Paul Valencia November 15, 2014 10 p.m.

The Bellarmine Prep Lions stunned the Camas Papermakers early, and the shock never really wore off Saturday in the first round of the Class 4A state football playoffs.

4A football: Late surge ends Union's season

By Paul Valencia November 14, 2014 11:48 p.m.

Union's worst nightmare came true Friday night.

Camas' Gabe Lopes having breakout year at linebacker

By Paul Valencia November 13, 2014 11 p.m.

Gabe Lopes does not seek the spotlight. He keeps quiet and tries to do his assignment. As a senior linebacker at Camas, he performed so well that the spotlight found him.

Signing day caps Franks' journey

By Paul Valencia November 12, 2014 7:21 p.m.

Washington State basketball coaches wanted the letter of intent early in the morning. The Cougars wanted to make sure they had Robert Franks signed, wanted to make sure it was official.

Paul Valencia: Worth watching team storm back for victory

By Paul Valencia November 10, 2014 10:12 p.m.

It was too big of a game, too incredible of a comeback to just read about it. I had to see it.

Union's Nolan Henry is national finalist for Wendy's High School Heisman

By Paul Valencia November 10, 2014 7:37 p.m.

Union senior quarterback Nolan Henry is a national finalist for the 2014 Wendy's High School Heisman Award.

Columbia River football rolls to 3A state

By Paul Valencia November 8, 2014 10:29 p.m.

The Columbia River Chieftains are going back to the Class 3A state football playoffs.

Huge Hockinson rally makes history in playoff win over Black Hills

By Paul Valencia November 7, 2014 11:45 p.m.

BATTLE GROUND — It was not enough just to make it to state for the first time in program history. The Hockinson Hawks had to make a memory of a lifetime, too.

Win means Columbia River girls soccer team can return home

By Paul Valencia November 6, 2014 11:06 p.m.

It was all about gaining some playoff experience for the Columbia River girls soccer team Thursday night at Kiggins Bowl.

Columbia River players on the receiving end

By Paul Valencia November 6, 2014 11 p.m.

Columbia River senior quarterback Gabe Evenson can drop back to pass, survey the field, and pass to that guy.

Paul Valencia: Without Dettorre, Clark County volleyball has a void

By Paul Valencia November 4, 2014 11:12 p.m.

Heritage volleyball coach Chelinda Dettorre had a message for her players a few days before the team's final regular-season home match.

4A GSHL football: Union unifies to rally past Storm

By Paul Valencia November 1, 2014 12:28 a.m.

The Union defense shut out the Skyview Storm in the final two quarters, and Jack Bauer saved the offense with a huge performance, leading Union to a 21-17 victory at Kiggins Bowl to clinch second place in the Class 4A Greater St. Helens League.

Woodland outlasts Fort Vancouver, 41-34

By Paul Valencia October 31, 2014 8:36 p.m.

Trevor Huddleston caught six passes for 240 yards and two touchdowns and also returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, leading Woodland (8-1) to a wild 41-34 non-league victory over Fort Vancouver (1-8).

Skyview football inspired by sophomore who lost his foot

By Paul Valencia October 30, 2014 11:24 p.m.

Jared Oman says he gets inspiration from watching his brother play football, from watching all the Skyview Storm play football.

Paul Valencia: Washougal's Casteel runs for the memory of a lifetime

By Paul Valencia October 28, 2014 6:01 a.m.

Brandon Casteel found out Monday that he lost a few yards over the weekend.

Hockinson soars in Woodland mud

By Paul Valencia October 24, 2014 11:58 p.m.

WOODLAND — This is exactly what the Hockinson Hawks wanted Friday night.

Papermakers storm to victory over Union

By Paul Valencia October 18, 2014 12:13 a.m.

There appears to be a wide gap between No. 2 in the state and No. 3.

Paul Valencia: If traffic is bad, this football game must be a big deal

By Paul Valencia October 16, 2014 11:20 p.m.

At first glance, it appears something went wrong with this schedule.

Union's Mullin goes from scout team to key contributor

By Paul Valencia October 16, 2014 11:19 p.m.

He was given a different color jersey and told to pretend he was the opposition's best player.

Union's Gruher holds on for 4A district golf title

By Paul Valencia October 14, 2014 10:04 p.m.

Ben Gruher found his lead down to one shot for the final two holes of the Class 4A District 4 boys golf tournament. An up-and-down par save on No. 17 and another par on No. 18 did the trick, though.

Tibbits repeats as 3A district golf champ by 11 strokes

By Paul Valencia October 14, 2014 9:30 p.m.

RIDGEFIELD — Spencer Tibbits is still quiet. Not much of a talker, this sophomore golfer representing Fort Vancouver High School.

Skyview scores shutout of Mountain View, 31-0

By Paul Valencia October 11, 2014 12:30 a.m.

A shutout in the Class 4A Greater St. Helens League.

Washougal starts fast, rolls over Hudson's Bay

By Paul Valencia October 10, 2014 8:03 p.m.

The Washougal Panthers scored on their first play from scrimmage and scored a bunch more too, scoring a Class 2A Greater St. Helens League football victory Friday night.

Camas rolls past Battle Ground, 77-21

By Paul Valencia October 9, 2014 10:52 p.m.

Once the Camas Papermakers got the ball Thursday night, they showed why they are the second-ranked Class 4A football team in the state.

Evergreen football coach apologizes for tweet alleging racism

By Paul Valencia October 8, 2014 5:26 p.m.

Evergreen football coach Don Johnson Jr., is apologizing for what he described as a “stupid” tweet, and the school was planning to self report a WIAA violation regarding negative comments about game officials.

Camas surge sinks Skyview

By Paul Valencia October 4, 2014 12:21 a.m.

The second-ranked Camas Papermakers scored 35 points in a row, extending a four-point lead to 39, and cruised to a 56-24 victory over No. 10 Skyview at Doc Harris Stadium in a Class 4A Greater St. Helens League game.

Battle Ground has a Gunner at QB

By Paul Valencia October 2, 2014 11:22 p.m.

Gunner Talkington, a sophomore at Battle Ground, completed 34 of 47 passes for a school-record 501 yards last week against Mountain View.

Camas beats Battle Ground in postseason volleyball preview

By Paul Valencia September 30, 2014 11:40 p.m.

CAMAS — If this match is any indication, the volleyball postseason is going to be wild in the Class 4A Greater St. Helens League.

Evergreen's Franks commits to Washington State hoops

By Paul Valencia September 29, 2014 9:51 p.m.

Evergreen High School basketball standout Robert Franks will stay in state for his college days.

Mountain View holds off Battle Ground in offensive slugfest

By Paul Valencia September 26, 2014 11:46 p.m.

The winning team rushed for more than 500 yards. The losing team passed for more than 500 yards. And it was a good thing the scoreboard is relatively new. It took a beating.

Union runs away from Spanaway Lake, 49-7

By Paul Valencia September 26, 2014 9:59 p.m.

The Union Titans had it easy in the first quarter Friday night, and then they made it look easy all night long at McKenzie Stadium.

Perfect Start for Beavers

By Paul Valencia September 25, 2014 11:27 p.m.

The Woodland Beavers seem to keep one-upping themselves three weeks into the high school football season.

Hard courts, grassroots for Evergreen tennis

By Paul Valencia September 22, 2014 11:08 p.m.

The Evergreen boys tennis program needed something drastic in order to survive.

Browning, Bauer rush Union past Mountain View

By Paul Valencia September 19, 2014 11:55 p.m.

The only thing that stopped Caleb Browning on Friday night was the end zone at McKenzie Stadium.

Nelson's four TDs lead Evergreen over Heritage

By Paul Valencia September 19, 2014 9:54 p.m.

Billy Nelson returned two kickoffs for touchdowns Friday night, returned a fumble for a touchdown, and, yeah, he added a traditional touchdown on offense.

Bi-district playoffs won't happen this year for 4A GSHL teams

By Paul Valencia September 19, 2014 2:15 p.m.

The Class 4A Greater St. Helens League will not participate in bi-district tournament competition this school year and instead will send two teams directly to their respective state tournaments in everything expect football and wrestling.

Fresh faces want to usher in new era for Plainsmen football

By Paul Valencia September 18, 2014 11:10 p.m.

It took some time, but the Evergreen football team got going in the second half of its Week 1 game and scored 56 points in a win over Eisenhower of Yakima.

Storm stay positive after loss to Woodinville

By Paul Valencia September 12, 2014 11:56 p.m.

Woodinville got the best of Skyview, 28-16 at Kiggins Bowl. The Storm fell to 1-1, but made a promise to their fans, to themselves.

Columbia River shuts out Mark Morris 35-0

By Paul Valencia September 11, 2014 10:58 p.m.

Two games. Two wins. Two shutouts.

Camas football team uses drone to video practices

By Paul Valencia September 11, 2014 9:23 p.m.

There is a new buzz hovering over the Camas football program this season.

Union rallies to beat Federal Way in football opener

By Paul Valencia September 6, 2014 10:31 p.m.

The Titans rallied from a two-touchdown deficit, dominated Federal Way in the second half and beat the Eagles 34-27 Saturday night in a clash of two ranked Class 4A teams.

Camas back on winning track in opener, beats Chiawana

By Paul Valencia September 5, 2014 11:48 p.m.

Camas held off defending state champion Chiawana of Pasco 16-14 at Doc Harris Stadium.

A bit of revenge lights fire under Camas in rematch with Chiawana

By Paul Valencia September 4, 2014 11:11 p.m.

The topic of discussion came up suddenly a few weeks ago in the Camas High School weight room. Camas vs. Chiawana.

Prairie football preview: Pena in pursuit of perfection

By Paul Valencia September 2, 2014 10:57 p.m.

Justin Peña’s coach is just as excited about Peña’s excellence in school as he is about his football skills.

Fort Vancouver football preview: Back with Trappers

By Paul Valencia September 2, 2014 6 a.m.

Jacob Brugman does not know when he was injured. Maybe the end of basketball season. Maybe the beginning of baseball season.

Columbia River football preview: Don't sell him short

By Paul Valencia September 1, 2014 6 a.m.

All Nathan Hawthorne has done, in three sports, is prove that he can compete with any and all opponents, that he can get the best of most of his opponents.