Fort Vancouver football: Growing Fort's game

By Paul Valencia August 28, 2015 11 p.m.

Duncan Crawford's football family is getting bigger. Stronger, too, at Fort Vancouver High School.

Prairie football: Falcons are gaining experience

By Paul Valencia August 27, 2015 11 p.m.

One day soon, the Prairie Falcons might appreciate what they went through in the 2014 football season.

Columbia River football: McKee, Santiago are next wave for River

By Paul Valencia August 26, 2015 11:07 p.m.

Columbia River graduated 26 seniors after reaching the Class 3A state quarterfinals in 2014, but none of the Chieftains expects a drop-off in 2015.

Heritage football: RB Umiamaka remains committed to Timberwolves

By Paul Valencia August 25, 2015 11:20 p.m.

Kalani Umiamaka takes a lot of pride in his school, in his football program.

Evergreen football: Game in transition

By Paul Valencia August 24, 2015 11:01 p.m.

At Evergreen, there are some big changes, some small changes, but the Plainsmen are optimistic that change is a really good thing.

Battle Ground football: Tigers air show ready to launch

By Paul Valencia August 23, 2015 11 p.m.

The 2015 Battle Ground receivers are not necessarily unproven, but they understand they will have to take advantage of the extra opportunities headed their way if the Tigers want to fly into the top ranks of the Class 4A Greater St. Helens League.

Mountain View football: Five returning starters up front give Thunder confidence

By Paul Valencia August 22, 2015 10:30 p.m.

Well, no team can be too strong up front, but Mountain View has a problem every coaching staff would love to have in any given season.

Skyview football: Ingram tackling a new position

By Paul Valencia August 21, 2015 10:49 p.m.

Blake Ingram will always consider himself a linebacker first.

Union football: Berfanger leads the way for Titans

By Paul Valencia August 20, 2015 10:53 p.m.

Offensive linemen deserve a break every once in a while.

Camas football: QB Fitzgerald has an eye for football

By Paul Valencia August 19, 2015 9:49 p.m.

CAMAS — As a child, Liam Fitzgerald told people he had a superpower.

Camas girls basketball coach steps down

By Paul Valencia August 14, 2015 11:04 p.m.

Chuck Knight, who coached the Camas girls basketball team to the Class 4A state tournament this winter, has resigned.

Forecast called for another Dungey win

By Paul Valencia July 25, 2015 9:30 p.m.

It is a slick track when it is dry, the course at the Washougal MX Park.

Webb feels just fine after 250 win

By Paul Valencia July 25, 2015 9:28 p.m.

Cooper Webb missed four rounds of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship this summer, recovering from an ankle injury.

Villopoto done racing, but hardly forgotten

By Paul Valencia July 24, 2015 11:14 p.m.

Saturday, there are sure to be motocross fans wearing Ryan Villopoto shirts at the Peterson CAT Washougal National. He is, after all, the most famous rider of his generation from Washington.

Washougal National: The 250 champion and the rookie

By Paul Valencia July 24, 2015 5:21 p.m.

Jeremy Martin has the championship. He has the points lead. Chris Alldredge is the rookie.

Washougal National: Trey Canard is driven to race

By Paul Valencia July 23, 2015 8:02 p.m.

Trey Canard is expected to make his season debut Saturday in the Lucas Oil U.S. Motocross Championship, riding in the 450 class for Team Honda HRC at the Peterson CAT Washougal National.

Stars aligned for new Hudson's Bay football coach

By Paul Valencia July 22, 2015 10:29 p.m.

Mark Oliverio loved his time at Hudson's Bay the first time he was on the coaching staff. He always had a special place in his heart for the Eagles.

Dungey right at home at Washougal Motocross Park

By Paul Valencia July 22, 2015 10:01 p.m.

Ryan Dungey won in his home state of Minnesota last week, and he hopes to keep that momentum this week on a course he owns.

Green in process of moving to Union

By Paul Valencia July 20, 2015 7:20 p.m.

The Division I football recruit from Evergreen who met with Camas football coaches in the spring to inquire about eligibility is now in the process of enrolling at Union High School.

Babcock wins U.S. Amateur qualifier at Royal Oaks

By Paul Valencia July 13, 2015 10:06 p.m.

Chris Babcock heard he was in the lead after he fired a first-round 69 Monday at Royal Oaks Country Club at the U.S. Amateur qualifying tournament.

Freedom Bowl organizers say game will go on

By Paul Valencia July 11, 2015 11:10 p.m.

One team practiced this week with three offensive linemen. The plan for the West squad was to use two former running backs to fill out the blocking positions.

Thunder duo rolls as East wins Freedom Bowl Classic

By Paul Valencia July 11, 2015 11:07 p.m.

It took a half for the East to figure out its offense, then the East really figured it out Saturday night at the Freedom Bowl Classic.

Freedom Bowl: Kicking from here to New York

By Paul Valencia July 10, 2015 8 p.m.

Will Warne kicked a 57-yard field goal in practice, off the grass field behind Mountain View High School.

Freedom Bowl: Fort's Bishop is gaining new ground

By Paul Valencia July 9, 2015 10 p.m.

David Bishop got a new start in life, then he tried a new sport.

Prep notebook: Melo takes reins of Hockinson boys basketball

By Paul Valencia July 9, 2015 9:37 p.m.

Manny Melo is getting his first shot at a varsity head coaching job, taking over the Hockinson boys basketball program.

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.

Royal Oaks champion almost Lett victory get away

By Paul Valencia June 7, 2015 11:32 p.m.

Nigel Lett built himself a big cushion.

No time to rest for Royal Oaks defending champ

By Paul Valencia June 5, 2015 9:57 p.m.

Jesse Heinly was busy before he played in the Royal Oaks Invitational Tournament last year.

WIAA will review Camas football decision

By Paul Valencia June 5, 2015 4:15 p.m.

Camas coach Jon Eagle, an assistant, and the athletic department were cleared of wrongdoing on Thursday. A review of that ruling is next.

Camas football coach Jon Eagle cleared of wrongdoing in recruiting case

By Paul Valencia June 4, 2015 8:41 p.m.

Camas High School football coach Jon Eagle has been cleared of wrongdoing in a recruiting case.

Tennis roundup: Camas doubles up for another state title

By Paul Valencia May 30, 2015 6:09 p.m.

Jenn Lewis and Hannah Gianan won the Class 4A state girls tennis doubles title with a 7-5, 6-3 win over Union's Sydney Wallace and McKenzie Schreiner on Saturday.

Hampton claims fourth state title, but without playing

By Paul Valencia May 30, 2015 5:23 p.m.

Skyview's Sammi Hampton did not have to compete in the championship match of the Class 4A state girls tennis championships. Her opponent, Vivian Glozman of Newport, withdrew due to injury.

La Center softball playing for third at 1A state

By Paul Valencia May 29, 2015 9:16 p.m.

RICHLAND — The loss was tough enough. It hurt more because there were some self-inflicted wounds.

State tennis: Hampton cruises into 4A semifinal

By Paul Valencia May 29, 2015 7:41 p.m.

RICHLAND — Sammi Hampton is already a big name in Washington high school tennis. She wants more than that, though.

Fort Vancouver's Tibbits rallies to finish second at 3A state

By Paul Valencia May 28, 2015 7:18 p.m.

Fort Vancouver sophomore Spencer Tibbits, frustrated with his play on the front-nine in the final round of the Class 3A state boys golf championship, fired a 5-under-par 31 on the back-nine to finish in second place.

Camas softball on a statewide search for hardware

By Paul Valencia May 27, 2015 9:32 p.m.

The Camas softball team was scheduled to come up with its latest team goals late Wednesday as the Papermakers prepared to head to Spokane for the Class 4A state tournament.

Camas takes appeal of Eagle suspension to next level

By Paul Valencia May 26, 2015 7:55 p.m.

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association confirmed Tuesday that Camas High School officials will continue their appeal of penalties levied against the school's football program for a recruiting violation.

Union’s White makes big comeback

By Paul Valencia May 23, 2015 6:33 p.m.

Tyler White looks a lot better than last year, too. Because a baseball player always looks better when he is on a baseball field.

4A baseball: Union season ends with 17-6 loss

By Paul Valencia May 23, 2015 5:52 p.m.

Kentwood scored in bunches Saturday, ending Union’s season with a 17-6 victory in the first round of the Class 4A state baseball playoffs at Heidelberg Park in Tacoma.

Beavers battered in title tilt, 10-0

By Paul Valencia May 22, 2015 9:31 p.m.

The championship game of the Class 2A District 4 softball tournament did not take long Friday night at Borst Park.

Camas football coach's suspension reduced to three games

By Paul Valencia May 21, 2015 1:35 p.m.

Camas football coach Jon Eagle saw his penalty for a recruiting violation reduced at an appeals hearing Thursday, but the school and assistant coach Dan Kielty were hit with stiffer penalties.