Camas boys top Evergreen to take over second place in 4A GSHL

By Paul Valencia January 23, 2015 8:58 p.m.

Jordan Anderson scored 15, Trevor Jasinsky ended up with 14, and the Papermakers ruled most of the second half for a 62-49 victory over the Plainsmen in a key Class 4A Greater St. Helens League boys basketball game.

Defense leads Hockinson girls over Ridgefield

By Paul Valencia January 22, 2015 11:07 p.m.

The Hockinson girls basketball team forced 37 turnovers Thursday night and took 45 more shots than Ridgefield in a 78-36 Class 2A Greater St. Helens League victory.

Prairie shakes up 3A GSHL boys basketball race

By Paul Valencia January 21, 2015 10:15 p.m.

One day can change a lot in the Class 3A Greater St. Helens League.

Boy's basketball: Battle Ground gets a dose of Evergreen's strength

By Paul Valencia January 20, 2015 10:14 p.m.

Apparently, Robert Franks has been sick in recent days.

Washougal girls dominate at Clark County Championships

By Paul Valencia January 18, 2015 9:35 a.m.

There was a little bit more competition at the Clark County Girls Wrestling Championships this year because meet organizers went outside of Clark County to find a few more wrestlers.

Camas puts an end to Skyview girls streak, 49-46

By Paul Valencia January 16, 2015 9:04 p.m.

Camas post Nikki Corbett had the big game Friday night, Teague Schroeder had the big shot, and a really big win streak is now history.

Ridgefield's Newburn is small-school wrestler seeking county title

By Paul Valencia January 15, 2015 11:13 p.m.

Trevor Newburn accomplished so much as a freshman last year, wrestling for the Ridgefield Spudders.

Baker games give high school bowlers excitement to spare

By Paul Valencia January 14, 2015 11:33 p.m.

Bowling has been an officially sanctioned sport of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association since the 2005-06 school year. Still, just about every year, bowlers hear the same question from newcomers to the game:

Columbia River boys finish strong to beat Prairie, 64-53

By Paul Valencia January 14, 2015 11:02 p.m.

The Columbia River boys basketball team played a near flawless second half and opened the Class 3A Greater St. Helens League season with another win.

Girls basketball: One more league win as Prairie beats Columbia River

By Paul Valencia January 13, 2015 10:56 p.m.

If it is time for league play, it must be winning time for the Prairie girls basketball team.

Good things come in 3s for Union, Paulson

By Paul Valencia January 9, 2015 10:43 p.m.

It was a perfect start for the Union boys basketball team, coming off a not-so perfect win in the Titans' previous game.

Skyview girls survive test from Union

By Paul Valencia January 9, 2015 9:41 p.m.

The Skyview Storm are used to winning Class 4A Greater St. Helens League girls basketball games.

All-in the Camas Pool: Calwell hopes to bring swim title to new full-time school

By Paul Valencia January 8, 2015 7:45 p.m.

This is his fourth year as a Camas Papermaker athlete, but it is his first year as a Camas Papermaker.

Washougal boys put it together for victory over Woodland

By Paul Valencia January 6, 2015 11:07 p.m.

Noah Prangley scored 21 points, Yorro Bah keyed the defense, Collin Prangely ruled the fourth quarter, and Washougal topped Woodland 48-37.

Boys basketball: Camas doesn't pass up win over Stanwood

By Paul Valencia December 29, 2014 9:52 p.m.

The Camas Papermakers were so nice to each other Monday night, giving each other assist after assist in a 74-53 non-league boys basketball victory over Stanwood.

Top 10 sports stories of 2014

By Paul Valencia December 28, 2014 6 a.m.

Seattle winning the Lombardi Trophy, then bringing it to Vancouver is top story of 2014.

Girls basketball: Battle Ground 59, De La Salle 31

By Paul Valencia December 27, 2014 6:46 p.m.

Jossilyn Blackman had 21 points and 17 rebounds, leading Battle Ground to a 59-31 win over De La Salle of Portland in the final of four games Saturday.

Girls basketball: Camas 43, Woodland 34

By Paul Valencia December 27, 2014 5:51 p.m.

Courtney Clemmer put on a defensive display Saturday afternoon in Camas’ 43-34 victory over Woodland at the Hoops on the Holiday girls basketball tournament at Evergreen High School.

Girls basketball: Kalama 59, Heritage 10

By Paul Valencia December 27, 2014 3:30 p.m.

Haley Bannister had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Kalama rolled past Heritage 59-10 Saturday in the Hoops on the Holiday girls basketball tournament at Evergreen High School.

Girls basketball: Benson 36, Evergreen 30

By Paul Valencia December 27, 2014 2:09 p.m.

Chaquinn Cook dominated on defense, leading Benson to a 36-30 victory at Evergreen in the Hoops on the Holiday girls basketball tournament Saturday afternoon.

Price, Lopes, Whitmire top AP Washington all-state football team

By Paul Valencia December 23, 2014 10:43 p.m.

SEATTLE (AP) — The 2014 Associated Press Washington All-State football team:

Evergreen boys roll past Heritage 66-45

By Paul Valencia December 19, 2014 10:56 p.m.

For the first time all season, the Evergreen boys basketball team has its entire team.

Heritage girls snap long GSHL losing streak

By Paul Valencia December 19, 2014 8:38 p.m.

The Heritage Timberwolves beat Evergreen 38-23 on Friday night, the first league win for the Heritage girls basketball program in more than two years.

Heritage hires volleyball coach

By Paul Valencia December 18, 2014 11:14 p.m.

For the first time in school history, there has been a coaching change at Heritage volleyball.

Double the wrestling as athletes can compete in more matches this year

By Paul Valencia December 17, 2014 11:10 p.m.

The Heritage wrestling team hosted a big shindig Wednesday night.

Chaney comes alive in fourth to lift Skyview boys basketball over Prairie

By Paul Valencia December 16, 2014 11:57 p.m.

The Skyview Storm withstood a fourth-quarter rally from Prairie and topped the Falcons 68-67 in overtime Tuesday night in a non-league boys basketball game.

Skyview girls beat Prairie in battle of accomplished programs

By Paul Valencia December 16, 2014 11:52 p.m.

The two most accomplished girls basketball programs from Southwest Washington this century met again Tuesday. And defense ruled again.

All-Region girls swimming: Samiee enjoys best finish at state

By Paul Valencia December 15, 2014 11:33 p.m.

It meant a lot to Darya Samiee, a senior from Mountain View, to crack the top four at state in her final year of high school swimming.

Hockinson boys stay cool, knock off Ridgefield in OT

By Paul Valencia December 15, 2014 10:25 p.m.

Jared Broer scored four points in overtime, including the game winner, and Hockinson got past Ridgefield 50-47 in overtime Monday night in a Class 2A Greater St. Helens League game.

All-Region football: Price owes his success to 'Camas system'

By Paul Valencia December 14, 2014 12 a.m.

James Price credits the system for his success. It is not just a football system, he said. It is the Camas system.

Union's Nolan Henry wins High School Heisman award  

By Paul Valencia December 12, 2014 10 p.m.

Nolan Henry was in middle school when he and his family stopped by Wendy's restaurant and noticed a poster for the High School Heisman award.

Prep Basketball Preview: Five gyms in five nights offers good tip-off

By Paul Valencia December 11, 2014 10 p.m.

Five gyms in five nights. Six games. Three boys contests, three girls matchups. Basketball is back. Oh yes, basketball is back.

Girls basketball: Skyview pulls away for win over Columbia River

By Paul Valencia December 11, 2014 9:58 p.m.

The rivalry got them in the right frame of mind. But what really fired up the Skyview Storm on Thursday was the scoreboard at Columbia River High School.

Union's Nolan Henry heads to New York for High School Heisman ceremony

By Paul Valencia December 11, 2014 7:46 p.m.

For years, Nolan Henry has dedicated himself to the service of others.

Boys basketball: Hawken, Cranston lead way in Union's 60-40 victory over Prairie

By Paul Valencia December 10, 2014 11:16 p.m.

It was a fun start for the Union boys basketball team. And that made for a fun finish for the Titans, too.

Girls basketball: Prairie 53, Union 28

By Paul Valencia December 10, 2014 11:05 p.m.

The shots will fall. The shots will fall. They have to fall.

Inspired Fort squad knocks off Evergreen

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

Cue up the Jaws music. The Fort Vancouver Trappers are on the basketball court, on the hunt, searching for weak passes, looking for unsuspecting prey in the form of loose balls.

Camas girls rally to knock of Prairie 52-48

By Paul Valencia December 4, 2014 9:51 p.m.

Teague Schroeder scored a career-high 14 points and hit the game-winner with 24 seconds to play, leading to a 52-48 victory.

Boys basketball: Washougal 61, Mountain View 41

By Paul Valencia December 3, 2014 9:34 p.m.

The Washougal Panthers did not have to shoot the ball particularly well Wednesday night. They did just about everything else to walk away with a 20-point victory in a non-league boys basketball game.

Girls basketball: Washougal 70, Mountain View 49

By Paul Valencia December 3, 2014 7:37 p.m.

RaeAnn Allen heated up in the second half, and the Washougal Panthers pulled away from Mountain View to post their second win of this first week of the girls basketball season.

Prep basketball: Jasinsky leads Camas past Columbia River on opening night

By Paul Valencia December 1, 2014 11:08 p.m.

Across Clark County, across Washington, it was the first night of high school basketball. At Camas, the Papermakers opened the season with a thrilling win over Columbia River.

10 years later: Pride of the Plainsmen

By Paul Valencia November 27, 2014 6 a.m.

It was always possible, a state championship in football for Vancouver, a state championship for a big school from Clark County.

Pride of the Plainsmen: CrossFit takes running back Rank around world

By Paul Valencia November 27, 2014 6 a.m.

The middle of the day for Taylor Rank is the middle of the night for those of us in the United States.

Pride of the Plainsmen: Cale Piland off sideline, but still in the game

By Paul Valencia November 27, 2014 6 a.m.

Growing up in Vancouver, Cale Piland knew the history of Southwest Washington high school football.

Pride of the Plainsmen: Greg Peach finds his football fortune up north

By Paul Valencia November 27, 2014 6 a.m.

Greg Peach has had hundreds of teammates in his football days, from youth ball, to high school, to college, and then in the Canadian Football League.

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.

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.

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: 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.