Alex Torres just made his dream come true.
He is one of the 1,386 Americans who are going to race at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch.
Torres, a 15-year-old from Camas, qualified for the AMA Loretta Lynn National Motocross Championship, July 28 to Aug. 3, in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. He spent the last four months working his way to the top of his region to earn this opportunity.
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- June 18, 2013
You can’t start a fire without a spark.
New Washougal High School volleyball coach Mallorie Thompson hopes her passion for the game can ignite the program after several losing seasons.
"I love that fire, intensity and excitement of the game," she said. "You can't find it in any other sport."
Emily Thomas enjoys life on the run.
The 22-year-old Camas High School and Gonzaga University graduate is just hitting her stride. Next, she's off to Regis University, in Denver, to pursue a doctorate in physical therapy.
"It's just one more year after my master's," she said. "Might as well go for it all and become a doctor by the time I'm 25. Then I can really start my life."
Ever since she was a freshman at Portland’s Wilson High School, Rachel Webb dreamed of coaching a high school girls basketball team.
She recalls an encounter with a young girl struggling to shoot the ball into the basket as a moment that changed her life.
"She couldn't even hit the backboard," Webb said. "But after I gave her just a few pointers, she started making them. Swish, swish, swish. I got goosebumps."
Taylor Williams got the call he had been waiting for his whole life Friday.
The Milwaukee Brewers selected the 21-year-old Camas pitcher in the fourth round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft. Williams was the 122nd pick overall.
"It's amazing and surreal," said the 2010 Camas High School graduate. "Ever since I started playing baseball, this has been a dream and a goal in my life.
"I've worked so hard for this ...
The Camas High School softball team will not settle on being second best.
"As painful as it was to be so close to winning the state tournament, there's nothing to be ashamed about getting this," said head coach Ken Nidick to the girls as he held up the second place trophy at the award's banquet. "There are 50 other teams in the state who would have given their left arm to be in ...
Just after 11 a.m. Friday, Taylor Williams got the phone call he had been waiting for his whole life. The Milwaukee Brewers selected the 21-year-old Camas pitcher in the fourth round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft. Williams was the 122nd pick overall. “It’s amazing and surreal,” said the 2010 Camas High School graduate. “Ever since I started playing baseball, this has been a dream and a goal in my life. “I ...
The world is about to change for Washougal’s Tanner Baldwin.
On July 1, the 16-year-old is on his way to New Zealand for four days and Australia for three days to wrestle in three different tournaments.
After that, he will enjoy three days at Waikiki, in Oahu, Hawaii.
"This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," Baldwin said. "I'm excited to meet other wrestlers from all over the country and the world. I just want to ...
CAMAS HIGH SCHOOL
Girls track and field
Track Athlete of the Year — Alexa Efraimson.
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- June 4, 2013
Charlie Hinds is now a member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.
But the words he heard from former colleauges, wrestlers and friends during Saturday's open house celebration at Liberty Middle School, in Camas, touched his heart in more ways than any national recognition could.
"This is an award that Camas can share because it's something that Camas did," Hinds said. "I got the opportunity to work with some great coaches and ...
Brian Humphreys beat the rain in the first round. In the finals, he didn’t let it beat him.
The Camas High School freshman shot the best round of 74 strokes on a soggy and windy Wendesday at Camas Meadows to become the 4A boys golf state champion.
"This feels incredible," Humphreys said. "My goal was just to finish in the top three. To be able to win it all under these conditions, after all ...
It is not easy winning championship trophies. The Camas High School softball team can attest to that.
The Papermakers defeated Woodinville 2-0 Saturday morning to advance to the championship round of the 4A state tournament, at the Merkel Sports Complex, in Spokane.
Camas pitcher Harli Hubbard held the defending state champions to just two hits in the game. Mackenzie Farnham drove in both runs for the Papermakers.
"You need to enjoy the victory, but the ...
Winning races are baby steps for Alexa Efraimson.
On Saturday, she stood on top of a mountain as a 4A state champion in the 800 and the 1,600 after setting new meet record times in each event.
"This is what the whole season is about," said the Camas High School sophomore. "I was thinking about my teammates and how hard we trained for this. The realization sets in that state is the end. It ...
Esther Kwon and Jen Lewis earned third-place medals from the 4A state girls tennis tournament Saturday, in Richland.
The two Camas High School sophomores only lost two sets in three postseason tournaments.
"It was nice to see them build their friendship, which only builds the strength of their game on the court," said head coach Jonathan Burton. "These two girls have pretty much been inseparable for the last month. They traveled together, ate together and ...
Winning races are baby steps for Alexa Efraimson. On Saturday, she stood on top of a mountain as a 4A state champion in the 800 and the 1,600 after setting new meet record times in each event. “This is what the whole season is about,” said the Camas High School sophomore. “I was thinking about my teammates and how hard we trained for this. The realization sets in that state is the end. It ...