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Columbian staff writer

Owen Frasier coached the Fort Vancouver boys and girls cross country teams for 12 years, building success for the program before leaving for a coaching position at Clark College.

Helping kick-start success in cross country at Fort Vancouver

Owen Frasier coached the Fort Vancouver boys and girls cross country teams for 12 years, building success for the program before leaving for a coaching position at Clark College.

May 1, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

One week after being introduced as Clark College’s new men’s and women’s cross country coach, Owen Frasier had already garnered 11 verbal commitments. Read story

The Camas School District is investigating allegations of racist taunts by students during a girls basketball game at Camas High School on Dec. 10. A complaint was made by Benson High coach Eric Knox, who at one point walked onto the court to confront the student section during a timeout.

Camas investigation reveals ‘racial microaggressions’ toward Black Skyview athlete

The Camas School District is investigating allegations of racist taunts by students during a girls basketball game at Camas High School on Dec. 10. A complaint was made by Benson High coach Eric Knox, who at one point walked onto the court to confront the student section during a timeout.

April 27, 2022, 10:50pm Clark County News

A week-long investigation into alleged racist language used by Camas High School baseball players toward a Black Skyview player concluded Wednesday with Camas acknowledging “racial microaggressions” took place at the April 20 junior-varsity baseball game between the two schools. Read story

Finishing touches are being put on the installation of a new artificial turf on the junior varsity baseball field at Camas High School on Oct. 27, 2020.

Camas High School officials acknowledge ‘inappropriate behavior’ by baseball players

Finishing touches are being put on the installation of a new artificial turf on the junior varsity baseball field at Camas High School on Oct. 27, 2020.

April 26, 2022, 11:11pm Clark County News

Administrators from Camas High School admit a number of Papermaker baseball players engaged in “inappropriate behavior” during last week’s junior-varsity contest between Camas and Skyview high schools. Read story

Players from the Battle Ground and Skyview baseball teams stand arm in arm in a show against discrimination prior to their game at Propstra Stadium on Monday.

High school baseball teams take stand against discrimination

Players from the Battle Ground and Skyview baseball teams stand arm in arm in a show against discrimination prior to their game at Propstra Stadium on Monday.

April 25, 2022, 10:01pm Clark County News

A show of unity. A show of support. Read story

Evergreen's DJ Edmondson (5) drives towards the basketball during Saturday's 3A winner-to-state playoff at Mountain View.

Levy failure could hurt Evergreen’s middle school sports, high school athletic directors jobs

Evergreen's DJ Edmondson (5) drives towards the basketball during Saturday's 3A winner-to-state playoff at Mountain View.

April 20, 2022, 10:56am Clark County Politics

Major cuts in Evergreen Public Schools will have significant impacts on high school and middle school sports if voters reject the district’s levy for a second time this year.  Read story

Western Washington's Brooke Walling (15) is introduced prior to the NCAA Division II women?s championship game Friday, March 25, 2022, at Birmingham, Ala.

Prairie grad Walling rekindles love for basketball at Western Washington

Western Washington's Brooke Walling (15) is introduced prior to the NCAA Division II women?s championship game Friday, March 25, 2022, at Birmingham, Ala.

March 30, 2022, 7:02pm College

Western Washington’s women’s basketball team fell short of winning the NCAA Division II national title last week, but Brooke Walling came home with good memories, big-game performances, and at least one keepsake item, albeit temporary: a black eye. Read story

Skyview High senior sprinter Teddy Beaver is working to better his 100-meters best time of 11.14 seconds he set last spring.

Skyview senior Teddy Beaver using track season to get ready for rigors of West Point

Skyview High senior sprinter Teddy Beaver is working to better his 100-meters best time of 11.14 seconds he set last spring.

March 25, 2022, 9:00pm Prep Sports

Perhaps it’s fitting Teddy Beaver learned of his appointment to the United States Military Academy surrounded by friends, teammates and coaches who’ve been influential throughout Beaver’s Skyview High School career. Read story

Union senior Bryson Metz stands for a portrait Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at the Union High School gym. Metz is The Columbian's All-Region boys basketball player of the year.

All-Region boys basketball: Bryson Metz, Union

Union senior Bryson Metz stands for a portrait Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at the Union High School gym. Metz is The Columbian's All-Region boys basketball player of the year.

March 19, 2022, 7:30pm Newsletter

For all the elite guards that have come through Union’s boys basketball program, one sticks out like a Ferrari. The car analogy is how head coach Blake Conley talks about senior point guard Bryson Metz. Read story

Hudson's Bay senior point guard Aniyah Hampton, the All-Region girls basketball player of the year, takes a break from classes at Hudson's Bay High School on Monday afternoon, March 14, 2022.

All-Region girls basketball: Aniyah Hampton, Hudson’s Bay

Hudson's Bay senior point guard Aniyah Hampton, the All-Region girls basketball player of the year, takes a break from classes at Hudson's Bay High School on Monday afternoon, March 14, 2022.

March 18, 2022, 7:29pm Newsletter

Basketball has been a major road in Aniyah Hampton’s travels. Read story

Camas' Reagan Jamison cradles a fourth-place trophy as the Papermakers exit the court after a 4A State Girls Basketball fourth-place game on  Saturday, March 5, 2022, at the Tacoma Dome.

Camas brings home first trophy in girls basketball

Camas' Reagan Jamison cradles a fourth-place trophy as the Papermakers exit the court after a 4A State Girls Basketball fourth-place game on  Saturday, March 5, 2022, at the Tacoma Dome.

March 5, 2022, 10:56am Prep Sports

Papermakers top Richland for fourth place Saturday Read story