By Paul Valencia January 27, 2014 11:02 p.m.
CAMAS -- Being among the top 16 athletes in the state is a pretty cool accomplishment. No doubt. Even better? Being in the top eight.
By Paul Valencia January 22, 2014 11:13 p.m.
Prairie girls basketball coach Brett Johnson said Wednesday's game against Mark Morris would be the fifth top-quality, non-league basketball opponent his Falcons have faced this season.
By Paul Valencia January 21, 2014 11:12 p.m.
That one-minute surge on the defensive side of the floor pretty much sealed the game for the Titans in a 59-48 win over Evergreen in a Class 4A Greater St. Helens League boys basketball game.
By Paul Valencia January 21, 2014 6 a.m.
It seems to me that the Clark County Wrestling Championships used to be a bigger deal to the wrestlers than it is these days.
By Paul Valencia January 18, 2014 10:03 p.m.
All of the Washougal wrestlers train together. They are instructed by the same coaches. They share the wrestling room, at the same time.
By Paul Valencia January 17, 2014 9:51 p.m.
Taylor Smith did not score a point Friday night, but he scored big-time "hustle points" for the Tigers. And it was that hustle, from all the Tigers, that earned them a 64-50 victory in a key Class 4A Greater St. Helens League boys basketball game.
By Paul Valencia January 6, 2014 6:33 p.m.
Vancouver Public Schools officials confirmed Monday evening that the Hudson's Bay Eagles expect to compete in Class 2A next school year for Washington Interscholastic Activities Association sports.
By Paul Valencia January 4, 2014 8:13 p.m.
There were 32-man brackets in each weight class. There were 35 teams. Only seven squads from Clark County.
By Paul Valencia January 3, 2014 9 p.m.
The game got away from the Camas boys basketball team in the second half Friday night, but the Papermakers will keep the experience of playing on an NBA floor in an NBA arena for a lot longer than they will remember this game.
By Paul Valencia January 1, 2014 11:39 p.m.
Benjamin Dixon and Kenji Yamashita were there in the summer of 2012, the Washington Intensive Camp in Spokane, two wrestlers from Mountain View just trying to make themselves better.
Camas quarterback Reilly Hennessey looked up at the scoreboard, saw the big lights, and it was all so real. The Papermakers were up by 13 points, late in the fourth quarter.
By Paul Valencia December 25, 2013 6:28 p.m.
Porsche Chartrand was in middle school when she walked into a bowling center and noticed high school teams in competition.
By Paul Valencia December 17, 2013 11:17 p.m.
It was short-lived, but it was a winning streak. Two in a row. The Heritage girls basketball team.
By Paul Valencia December 17, 2013 6 a.m.
Columbia River cross country runner Austin Blankenship won the Class 3A boys district championship and then the bi-district title this fall for the Chieftains. Interestingly, it was a race that he lost that really stands out.
By Paul Valencia December 16, 2013 10:43 p.m.
Prairie senior Lindsay Asplund still had confidence, an important attribute for a basketball player in a shooting slump.
By Paul Valencia December 14, 2013 8:32 p.m.
While nothing is official until January, it is looking like the Class 4A Greater St. Helens League will have seven schools next school year, while the 3A GSHL will have five or perhaps four schools.
By Paul Valencia December 13, 2013 10:47 p.m.
The Battle Ground boys basketball team has been behind in every game this season.
By Paul Valencia December 9, 2013 10:53 p.m.
A state championship was on the line, and a team had a 13-point lead and the ball with 1 minute and 10 seconds left in the game. And that team lost. Sounds like the beginning of a "30 for 30" ESPN documentary: What if I told you ...
By Paul Valencia December 8, 2013 12:51 a.m.
Blake Bishop caught a 4-yard touchdown reception from Joey Zamora as time expired and the Chiawana of Pasco converted the PAT kick to stun Camas 27-26 in the Class 4A state title football game Saturday in Tacoma.
By Paul Valencia December 7, 2013 12:30 a.m.
This will be a difficult Saturday for Skyview football coach Steve Kizer.
By Paul Valencia December 6, 2013 9:42 p.m.
It was a year in the making, and it felt really, really good for the Columbia River Chieftains.
By Paul Valencia December 5, 2013 8:39 p.m.
Camas quarterback Reilly Hennessey was selected as the Gatorade Washington Football Player of the Year on Thursday.
By Paul Valencia December 4, 2013 6:26 p.m.
Jason Vailea stands before his teammates, before every game, and leads the Camas football team in The Haka, a war chant with roots that go back a couple hundred years.
By Paul Valencia December 3, 2013 10:25 p.m.
The only two girls basketball programs from Clark County to win state championships this millenium renewed their rivalry Tuesday night to open their 2013-14 seasons.
By Paul Valencia December 1, 2013 12:22 a.m.
Reilly Hennessey threw for 342 yards and three touchdowns, leading the Papermakers to a 49-21 victory over Bellarmine Prep of Tacoma in a Class 4A state football semifinal game Saturday night in the Tacoma Dome.
By Paul Valencia November 27, 2013 8:07 p.m.
CAMAS -- Aaron Deml and Dustin Krecklow go to practice every day, determined to make themselves better.
By Paul Valencia November 26, 2013 6 a.m.
There is a tug of war in this high school sports media business, and it feels like I'm on both sides of the mud puddle. There I am pulling one way; there I am pulling the other.
By Paul Valencia November 23, 2013 8:32 p.m.
The Camas Papermakers passed their first real test of the season Saturday, and they made some Clark County high school football history in the process.
By Paul Valencia November 21, 2013 11:03 p.m.
The leading rusher on the team comes off the football field during a break in action and gives the head coach a suggestion for a play.
By Paul Valencia November 16, 2013 9:19 p.m.
Nate Beasley scored five first-half touchdowns Saturday afternoon, leading the Papermakers to a 63-28 victory over Cascade of Everett.