The Washougal Panthers are back to school today with a little spring in their step, thanks to having a new synthetic turf field and a new wooden gym floor to play on.
“I’m excited to see the reactions from the students and the community,” said Washougal School District Facilities Director Joe Steinbrenner. “It was a push this summer. We started the day after school got out and we’re working all the way up ...
Drew Clarkson is the definition of a hero in the eyes of his Camas High School teammates and coaches.
The 6-foot, 3-inch, 275-pound left tackle had surgery in March to remove a tumor in his right testicle. He also endured four rounds of chemotherapy to remove the stage 2 cancer that was later discovered so he could get back on the football field in time for his senior year.
Clarkson was already receiving offers from ...
There’s new turf in town, at it belongs to the Washougal Panthers.
As the football players began their first practice of the season Wednesday, head coach Bob Jacobs gave them a little advice.
“As you guys step foot on that field for the first time, I want you to think about how grateful you are to be able to play this game. There are plenty of people who would love to trade places with ...
New Camas High School cross country coach Laurie Porter aspires to share her knowledge of running with current and future Papermakers.
“If you want to continue to run for a long time, you have to enjoy it,” Porter said. “I still enjoy running all the time at the age of 51. I want these kids to develop a lifelong passion for this like I have.”
Porter takes over for Mike Hickey, who is now the ...
A mother of young athletes has developed a sports equipment donation program.
Julia Ross said her two youngest children, ages 9 and 14, have been involved in basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball and soccer for several years.
She said the idea for the Clark County Equipment Exchange Program came about a few years ago when she and other family members were cleaning out the garage and getting ready to take a load to Goodwill.
“I started ...
The seven-member Ruth Racing team of Washougal, has enjoyed a successful season of stock car racing at River City Speedway in St. Helens, Ore.
The slogan listed on the team’s uniform is “Go Fast Turn Left,” which is something Brad Ruth has been doing very effectively and it’s helped him become a top contender for a Columbia County Racing Association (CCRA) Division Championship.
Ruth, 25, has competed well among a group of 20 ...
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- by By Mike Weber For the Post-Record
- August 20, 2013
The Cape Horn Trail recently provided the setting for international interaction with individuals hailing from Georgia, a sovereign state located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe.
Four professionals, representing Georgia’s Agency of Protected Areas (Imereti Caves, Mtirala National Park and Tusheti Protected Areas) were accompanied by two interpreters.
At the trail, the group participated in maintenance and stewardship efforts in removing invasive species.
Teresa Robbins, Cape Horn Conservancy president, provided information ...
Dan Macaya ushered in the 10th anniversary of his soccer camp by juggling three of them this summer.
Enthusiastic kids, feedback from parents, use of the Camas School District’s fields, donations by local sponsors and time given by fellow coaches are the lifeblood of his camp. As long as that heart beats strong, Macaya said there will always be a soccer camp to run.
“Over 230 kids attended a soccer camp this summer,” he ...
The birdies didn’t fall into the holes for Brian Humphreys during the Hogan Cup, but the 15-year-old from Washougal kept his cool and shot even par.
“My ability to recover and make par on hole after hole was nice,” Humphreys said. “Perseverance is key to playing consistently well. You can’t blow up if you have one bad hole. It’s going to happen.”
Humphreys shot a 72 Saturday and Sunday for a combined ...
The News Tribune, in Tacoma, selected Camas High School as the Class 4A All-Sports Champion based on team and individual performances at state tournaments during the 2102-13 school year.
Alexa Efraimson won the state cross country championship race. Efraimson, Alissa Pudlitzke, Maddie Woodson, Megan Napier, Camille Parsons, Mckenzie Good and Alexa Jones finished in first place as a team. Efraimson also captured state track titles in the 1,600- and 800-meter runs.
Brian Humphreys earned ...
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- August 13, 2013
Thousands of Spartans earned their medals after crossing the finish line Saturday and Sunday, at Washougal Motocross Park.
Mud covered their bodies from head to toe, but you could still see the smiles on their faces.
Waves of athletes entered the course every 15 minutes. No matter how many times Master of Ceremonies Anthony Carson repeated his opening monologue, the passion in his voice never skipped a beat.
“A Spartan Sprint captures a lot of ...
After winning the Milwaukie Invitational, the Banks Invitational and the Tri-County district championship, there was only one trophy left for the Camas Outlaws to obtain.
The team of 9- and 10-year-old baseball players from Camas and Washougal put the finishing touches on a perfect season when they defeated Sweet Home, Ore., 18-7 for the Junior Baseball Organization’s Midget American state championship July 14, in Corvallis, Ore.
“It’s surreal for us to be 31-0 ...
Dylan White dreamed of this opportunity to play baseball with some of the best high school players in the Pacific Northwest.
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- by By Dan Trujillo Post-Record Staff
- August 6, 2013
As the American flag draped across her shoulders, Alexa Efraimson beamed with joy.She couldn’t catch two Ethiopians in the 1,500-meter race July 13, but the 16-year-old from Camas beat athletes from Great Britain, Germany, Kenya, South Africa, Japan, Denmark and China to capture a bronze medal for Team USA at the World Youth Track and Field Championships in Donetsk, Ukraine.
“I’m so tired right now, but this is a really proud ...
Brian Humphreys works hard at golf every day, and the game rewards him in more ways than he could imagine.
“It’s summer. I should be hanging out with friends or chilling out by the pool,” he said. “This is what I love to do. Golf is my friend.”
Humphreys, a 15-year-old who lives in Washougal and attends Camas High School, captured the state championship trophy as a freshman May 22, at Camas Meadows. On ...