Sports

Karate students excel at national festival

A group of Camas students kicked their way to success at the U.S. Soo Bahk Do National Festival July 19 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Healing a hero

Doug Murray dedicated 31 years of his life to fighting fires for the City of Vancouver.

Sheep dog trials return to Camas

A decade ago Lynn Johnston brought home border collie puppy Anna, and his life hasn’t been the same since.

Tour de Cure

Ever since Blake Bell was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes five years ago, his family has banded together to support him.

Camas track and field athletes reach Junior Olympic nationals

Haleigh Sudbeck loves launching her favorite toy into space like a comet.

Fellowship of the Spartans

Thousands of Spartans from all over the globe gathered at Washougal Motocross Park Saturday to conquer Horsepower Hill on their hands and knees, plunge down a 50-foot water slide, slither under barbed wire, throw a spear, scale up walls, jump over fire and cross the finish line in one piece.

Lacamas Lake Half Marathon fills streets with smiling faces

Jerry Kotsovos could hold the unofficial crown as “Mister Lacamas Lake Half Marathon.” The 68-year-old from Camas has crossed the finish line at this 11-year-old event 11 times. “Unfortunately, my times keep getting slower,” Kotsovos said. “It’s a beautiful course. The fact that I’ve run it every year, I know it so well. I know every turn.”

Dungey runs this town

No rider or obstacle could keep Ryan Dungey from winning his sixth Washougal National in the last seven years Saturday.

Baseball teams reach regionals

With a championship opportunity no longer in the cards, the Camas-Washougal Granite Construction Senior Babe Ruth baseball team walked off the field as winners at the Pacific Northwest regional tournament Thursday.

First pickleball mixer brings hundreds to Hathaway Park

Six new courts welcomed 96 players, family members and friends to Hathaway Park for the first Washougal Pickleball Mixer Saturday and Sunday. As the 48 teams in this double elimination tournament paddled a plastic ball back and forth, Columbia River Pickleball President Mike Wolfe stood in the background and watched his dream come to life. It was impossible to wipe the smile off his face.