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The Washington State Department of Health announced new health and safety guidance Friday following recent outbreaks of COVID-19 traced to high school wrestling tournaments.

DOH updates COVID testing guidance in wake of outbreaks

The Washington State Department of Health announced new health and safety guidance Friday following recent outbreaks of COVID-19 traced to high school wrestling tournaments.

December 17, 2021, 11:00am Prep Sports

Effective immediately, all athletes, coaches and other personnel for basketball, wrestling, competitive cheer, and water polo are required to complete COVID-19 testing three times per week, regardless of vaccination status. One test must be conducted at least 24 hours before a contest.  Read story

New LSU football coach Brian Kelly gestures to fans after his arrival at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, in Baton Rouge, La. Kelly, formerly of Notre Dame, is said to have agreed to a 10-year contract with LSU worth $95 million plus incentives.

Burnt ends and blowing smoke: Brian Kelly at Vancouver home of Notre Dame recruit Merriweather when news of LSU departure broke

New LSU football coach Brian Kelly gestures to fans after his arrival at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, in Baton Rouge, La. Kelly, formerly of Notre Dame, is said to have agreed to a 10-year contract with LSU worth $95 million plus incentives.

December 3, 2021, 4:39pm Clark County News

Notre Dame football recruit Tobias Merriweather and his family had a front-row seat Monday to the college football craziness surrounding Brian Kelly. Read story

Camas head football coach Jack Hathaway, right, shakes hands Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, after the Papermakers’ 57-20 win against Mount Rainier in a 4A GSHL playoff game at Doc Harris Stadium.

Interim tag lifted: Hathaway becomes Camas’ head football coach

Camas head football coach Jack Hathaway, right, shakes hands Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, after the Papermakers’ 57-20 win against Mount Rainier in a 4A GSHL playoff game at Doc Harris Stadium.

November 24, 2021, 10:06am Football

The interim tag is removed and Jack Hathaway is Camas High School’s new head football coach.  Read story

The Ridgefield Spudders thank their fans after a 63-38 loss to Squalicum on Saturday in the 2A state quarterfinals.

2A football: Squalicum ends Ridgefield’s season

The Ridgefield Spudders thank their fans after a 63-38 loss to Squalicum on Saturday in the 2A state quarterfinals.

November 20, 2021, 8:33pm Football

After a 63-38 loss to Squalicum on Saturday in the Class 2A football season quarterfinals that ended a historic season at 11-1 overall, what many took away most from the defeat instead is a season in which the expectation and foundation that Ridgefield football is here to stay.  Read story

Hudson&#039;s Bay football coach Ray Lions talks to linemen Laufilitonga &#039;Junior&#039; Tamoua and Levi Mikaele at a recent practice. The Eagles have formed a unique bond through their shared experiences, and coach Ray Lions has embraced and cultivated the family-like atmosphere.

Lions steps down after 5 seasons at Hudson’s Bay

Hudson&#039;s Bay football coach Ray Lions talks to linemen Laufilitonga &#039;Junior&#039; Tamoua and Levi Mikaele at a recent practice. The Eagles have formed a unique bond through their shared experiences, and coach Ray Lions has embraced and cultivated the family-like atmosphere.

November 17, 2021, 9:15am Football

Ray Lions informed his players, coaches and school administration he’s stepping down as the Eagles’ head coach after five seasons. Read story

Ridgefield's Ty Snider (5) defends against Orting's Aiden Herd (8) while assisted by teammate Davis Pankow (33) in the second quarter At Ridgefield High School on Saturday night, Nov. 13, 2021.

Ridgefield shuts out Orting in second half, advances to 2A quarterfinals

Ridgefield's Ty Snider (5) defends against Orting's Aiden Herd (8) while assisted by teammate Davis Pankow (33) in the second quarter At Ridgefield High School on Saturday night, Nov. 13, 2021.

November 13, 2021, 10:17pm Football

Still unbeaten, but not done yet.  The Ridgefield Spudders are undefeated through 11 games, but just because they qualified for the Class 2A football state quarterfinals after Saturday’s 27-14 first-round victory over Orting doesn’t mean the goal stopped there.  “The goal isn’t… Read story

Hockinson Hawks Andre Northrup (1) gains against Ridgefield Spudders Connor Delamarter (45) in the 2A Greater St. Helens League season opener for both teams at Hockinson High School on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. (Randy L.

‘I’ll play anywhere’ — Andre Northrup leads Hockinson with his versatile play

Hockinson Hawks Andre Northrup (1) gains against Ridgefield Spudders Connor Delamarter (45) in the 2A Greater St. Helens League season opener for both teams at Hockinson High School on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021. (Randy L.

November 11, 2021, 7:37pm Football

Andre Northrup is a coach’s solution to a high school football want-ad. Got a spot to fill? The Hockinson High School senior has the perfect résumé. Read story

Columbia River players celebrate Anna Iniguez’s goal in the 50th minute of their state playoff game Wednesday against White River.

Columbia River beats White River to reach 2A state girls soccer quarterfinals

Columbia River players celebrate Anna Iniguez’s goal in the 50th minute of their state playoff game Wednesday against White River.

November 10, 2021, 9:29pm Prep Sports

What’s been a given for Columbia River girls soccer for the past decade is playing soccer in November. Player personnel come and go, but River in the state playoffs has been the mainstay. Read story

Mountain View's CJ Hamblin muscles his way into the end zone for a 3-yard touchdown run in a 3A State preliminary game on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, at McKenzie Stadium. Seattle Prep defeated Mountain View 38-27 to end the Thunder season.

Seattle Prep ends Mountain View’s football season

Mountain View's CJ Hamblin muscles his way into the end zone for a 3-yard touchdown run in a 3A State preliminary game on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, at McKenzie Stadium. Seattle Prep defeated Mountain View 38-27 to end the Thunder season.

November 6, 2021, 10:51pm Prep Sports

Adam Mathieson’s postgame words to his Mountain View Thunder were short, yet heart-felt. Read story

Camas junior Sam Stark sheds a Mount Rainier defender Friday during the Papermakers' 57-20 victory in the 4A state preliminary round game.

Camas advances to 4A state football playoffs

Camas junior Sam Stark sheds a Mount Rainier defender Friday during the Papermakers' 57-20 victory in the 4A state preliminary round game.

November 5, 2021, 11:18pm Prep Sports

Officially, the Camas Papermakers are, in fact, still the defending Class 4A state champions. Read story