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If Washougal, Woodland levies fail in April, sports face elimination

Washougal, Woodland coaches fear impact on schools, their students

By Meg Wochnick, Columbian staff writer
Published: March 28, 2023, 9:41am
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Washougal freshman Benjamin Johansen competes in the pole vault on March 21 during a track and field meet at Columbia River High School. All high school athletics could be eliminated at Washougal High School if voters don't approve a replacement levy in April.
Washougal freshman Benjamin Johansen competes in the pole vault on March 21 during a track and field meet at Columbia River High School. All high school athletics could be eliminated at Washougal High School if voters don't approve a replacement levy in April. (Taylor Balkom/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

As a five-sport varsity athlete whose Washougal High School career is winding down, Chloe Johnson knows the powerful impact Washougal School District sports have had on her.

“As they say,” said Johnson, a senior who’s competed in basketball, cross country, fast pitch, slow pitch and track and field for the Panthers, “it’s student before athlete, but I’m a good student because I’m an athlete.

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