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.

Union football preview: Last in Line of Nelsons

By Paul Valencia August 30, 2014 5:54 p.m.

The Nelson name is synonymous with Union football.

Evergreen football preview: Green with Excitement

By Paul Valencia August 29, 2014 11:06 p.m.

Rey Green was one of the best defensive backs in the county last year, voted second-team honors in the Class 4A Greater St. Helens League as a sophomore.

Heritage football preview: Lineman Leads the Way

By Paul Valencia August 28, 2014 11:20 p.m.

Senior offensive lineman Zack Monzon, the only Heritage football player to make the first team for the Class 4A Greater St. Helens League last season, ran to the sled. Soon, others looked around to see what they could pick up before leaving campus.

Battle Ground football preview: Big man steps into spotlight

By Paul Valencia August 27, 2014 10:59 p.m.

A strong lineman must have the mentality that it will never happen to him. That is how Battle Ground junior Andrew Johnson prepares for every snap.

Mountain View football preview: RB Jones gets a free pass for Week 1

By Paul Valencia August 26, 2014 9:46 p.m.

A year ago as a sophomore, Preston Jones the football player rushed for more than 1,000 yards for the Mountain View football team, surpassing 100 yards in a game six times.

Camas football preview: Walker mean, but not that green

By Paul Valencia August 25, 2014 10:59 p.m.

Alex Walker might have been one of the best defensive linemen in the region last season, but he did not get a single start for the Camas defense.

Zac the Quarterback: Shomler came to Skyview determined to play QB

By Paul Valencia August 24, 2014 10:58 p.m.

They told him he was a defensive back, a safety. Zac Shomler said he was a quarterback. They said no.

Prep football 2014: Everything is new again

By Paul Valencia August 20, 2014 8:15 p.m.

Angel Bonilla looked ready to play, refreshed even.

Practice opens today for high school football

By Paul Valencia August 20, 2014 6 a.m.

A year ago, we knew this was the beginning of something special for at least one football team.

Dungey dominates at Washougal

By Paul Valencia July 26, 2014 11:13 p.m.

Ryan Dungey kicking some, er, dirt is just another constant at Washougal.

Sweep is sweet for Musquin

By Paul Valencia July 26, 2014 11:12 p.m.

Marvin Musquin was in position for his first overall title of the season in the 250 class of the Washougal MX National.

Track worker critically injured at Washougal motocross event

By Mark Bowder and Paul Valencia July 26, 2014 8:04 p.m.

A track worker was critically injured Saturday morning when he was struck by a motorcycle that had gone off the track at the Washougal Motocross Park.

Washington rider Weeck has warm spot for Washougal

By Paul Valencia July 25, 2014 9:36 p.m.

Tommy Weeck is from Bellevue, but as far as motocross goes, Washougal is home.

International flavor at Washougal MX National

By Paul Valencia July 25, 2014 9:32 p.m.

As a youngster, Dean Wilson watched American dirt-bike racing on his television, and he just knew he had to get there one day.

Wet weather doesn't wreck Washougal moto schedule

By Paul Valencia July 24, 2014 8:08 p.m.

Everything is "100 percent on schedule" for Saturday's Washougal MX National, according to track spokesman Brian Barnes.

La Center community rallies to build high school football stadium

By Paul Valencia July 22, 2014 5:40 p.m.

By the time Zac McRobert got to high school, he was told, there would be a new stadium, a new football field, on campus at La Center High School. Letdown after letdown was beginning to take its toll, though.

Washougal welcomes back MX National

By Paul Valencia July 22, 2014 6:01 a.m.

It's about to get loud in east Clark County.

For Lindsay Aho, golf's grab unbreakable

By Paul Valencia July 19, 2014 4:09 p.m.

Prairie grad holds LPGA dreams after stint on "Big Break" TV show

Heritage hires name from the past to coach football

By Paul Valencia July 17, 2014 9:17 p.m.

Chuck Hawthorne is back as a head football coach, some 25 years after his last head coaching job.

Reason for Freedom Bowl is right on field

By Paul Valencia July 13, 2014 6 a.m.

Caden Brown and Zach Paterson got late starts to their athletic careers.

Late surge makes it an All-American day at Freedom Bowl Classic

By Paul Valencia July 12, 2014 11:17 p.m.

Dylan King, though, used hit foot, then his hands, then his feet to give the American squad the momentum again.

One last time around for Smalley

By Paul Valencia July 11, 2014 11:39 p.m.

Justin Smalley is 5 feet, 10 inches tall, 190 pounds, and he must be the fastest player on his football team.

Career comes first for Washougal's Jacobs

By Paul Valencia July 10, 2014 10:54 p.m.

Bobby Jacobs, who shined as a running back at Washougal, will be back in football pads Saturday night at the Freedom Bowl Classic, an all-star game for recent high school graduates from Southwest Washington.

King's Way football going 11 man

By Paul Valencia June 23, 2014 6:31 p.m.

King's Way Christian quarterback Dustin Johnson lined up behind center at the team's first spring practice earlier this month and that is when it really hit him.

All-Region girls athlete of the year: Nicole Goecke

By Paul Valencia June 21, 2014 11:10 p.m.

Had Nicole Goecke specialized in her favorite sport heading into high school, she would have earned a college scholarship in basketball.