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Columbian staff writer

Eagles' Rafael Bauman, right, evades Panthers' defenders for a first down at Kiggins Bowl on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023.

Washougal’s 55-14 win over Hudson’s Bay adds to 2A GSHL chaosvideo icon

Eagles' Rafael Bauman, right, evades Panthers' defenders for a first down at Kiggins Bowl on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023.

October 6, 2023, 11:32pm Football

In what’s been a topsy-turvy 2A Greater St. Helens League football season, chaos continues to reign after another chaos-filled Friday night.  Read story

Mountain View plays Evergreen at McKenzie Stadium on Friday, Sept. 29, 2023.

Mountain View tops Evergreen, 39-27, in 3A GSHL opener

Mountain View plays Evergreen at McKenzie Stadium on Friday, Sept. 29, 2023.

September 30, 2023, 12:09am Football

Officially, Friday’s Mountain View-Evergreen football game was the 3A Greater St. Helens League opener for both teams. By the end of October, however, the game at McKenzie Stadium likely could be looked back on as the defacto league-title tilt.  A 39-27 Mountain View victory over Evergreen… Read story

Columbia River assistant defensive coach Ruth Ingebrand, right, coaches a player Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023, during football practice at Columbia River High School.

Females in Football: Kelley Dyer, Ruth Ingebrand making an impact as high school coaches

Columbia River assistant defensive coach Ruth Ingebrand, right, coaches a player Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023, during football practice at Columbia River High School.

September 29, 2023, 6:00am Football

Ruth Ingebrand, an assistant football coach at Columbia River High, takes time every game day to scan the opposing sideline looking for something. Read story

Stevenson and Seton Catholic captain at Seton Catholic High School.

Seton Catholic, Stevenson come to mutual resolution following sideline incident

Stevenson and Seton Catholic captain at Seton Catholic High School.

September 28, 2023, 3:08pm Clark County News

Administrators at Seton Catholic and Stevenson high schools have agreed to a mutual resolution regarding a player-coach sideline incident at last week’s varsity football game between the two schools.  Read story

Seton Catholic sophomore Teddy Wieczorek, center, dives through Stevenson senior Jordan Waymire, left, and Stevenson junior Kasen Polzel, right, for a touchdown Friday, Sept. 22, 2023, during the Cougars’ 59-0 win against Stevenson at Seton Catholic High School.

Incident in Seton-Stevenson football game brought to WIAA’s attention

Seton Catholic sophomore Teddy Wieczorek, center, dives through Stevenson senior Jordan Waymire, left, and Stevenson junior Kasen Polzel, right, for a touchdown Friday, Sept. 22, 2023, during the Cougars’ 59-0 win against Stevenson at Seton Catholic High School.

September 25, 2023, 5:22pm Clark County News

Officials from Seton Catholic and Stevenson high schools are looking into an incident on video from last Friday’s football game — and now have gotten the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association involved. Read story

Seton Catholic junior Jacob Williams sprints down the field Friday, Sept. 22, 2023, during the Cougars’ 59-0 win against Stevenson at Seton Catholic High School.

Seton Catholic races past Stevenson, 59-0

Seton Catholic junior Jacob Williams sprints down the field Friday, Sept. 22, 2023, during the Cougars’ 59-0 win against Stevenson at Seton Catholic High School.

September 22, 2023, 11:14pm Football

Boy, have the Seton Catholic Cougars grown up in a hurry.  With a football team of just two seniors and several ninth graders and sophomores making big impacts on both sides of the ball, the Cougars are off to their best start in program history.  Read story

Skyview sets up in the red zone for what turned into a 6-yard touchdown reception by Riley Artis. After a scoreless first half, the Storm score 21 unanswered points following a Bothell touchdown to earn a 21-7 nonleague win Friday at Kiggins Bowl.

Second-half play lifts Skyview over Bothell, 21-7

Skyview sets up in the red zone for what turned into a 6-yard touchdown reception by Riley Artis. After a scoreless first half, the Storm score 21 unanswered points following a Bothell touchdown to earn a 21-7 nonleague win Friday at Kiggins Bowl.

September 15, 2023, 11:29pm Football

When Riley Artis removes his helmet, a flashy hairstyle emerges that complements his wide smile. “I like to be different,” the Skyview High senior receiver said.  That can be said for his play on the field, too, such as in the Storm’s 21-7 nonleague… Read story

Mountain View senior Aiden Nicholson (11) has 279 receiving yards on 12 catches and four touchdowns through the first two games of the 2023 season.

Mountain View receiver Aiden Nicholson in full stride of his ‘get-back’ season after injury

Mountain View senior Aiden Nicholson (11) has 279 receiving yards on 12 catches and four touchdowns through the first two games of the 2023 season.

September 15, 2023, 6:00am Latest News

Aiden Nicholson is a two-sport athlete for Mountain View High School, but admits watching sports on television when not playing football or basketball for the Thunder isn’t his vibe. Read story

La Center senior Austin Nixon is tackles Friday, Sept. 8, 2023, during the Wildcats’ 24-8 win against Woodland at La Center High School.

La Center downs Woodland in annual Lewis River Rivalry

La Center senior Austin Nixon is tackles Friday, Sept. 8, 2023, during the Wildcats’ 24-8 win against Woodland at La Center High School.

September 8, 2023, 11:40pm Football

But it isn’t just in their two early-season victories, including Friday’s 24-8 win over 2A Woodland that longtime head coach John Lambert has seen the most growth. That credit goes all the way back to June.  Read story

Yelm's Anthony Kiamco (25) blocks Trenton Swanson's potential game-winning field goal in the closing seconds of Friday's game. Yelm beat Camas, 8-7.

Yelm escapes with 8-7 win over Camas

Yelm's Anthony Kiamco (25) blocks Trenton Swanson's potential game-winning field goal in the closing seconds of Friday's game. Yelm beat Camas, 8-7.

September 2, 2023, 12:07am Football

The atmosphere, the quality teams on the field, and even the down-to-the-wire theatrics had all the makings for a playoff showdown at Doc Harris Stadium on Friday night.  Yet this was the 2023 season opener. And one heck of a season opener, it was. … Read story