A milestone clash

Tenth soccer tournament welcomes thousands to Camas and Vancouver

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A total of 158 soccer teams will be in town this weekend for the 10th Clash at the Border.

A record number of 158 teams are expected to participate in this weekend’s Adidas “Clash at the Border” soccer tournament.

The previous record had been 144 teams, according to Tournament Director Jeff Castagnola. They will be arriving from areas such as Portland, Eugene and Bend, Ore., as well as Seattle, Yakima and Everett, Wash.

The 10th annual event will be held Friday through Sunday, at several local fields including Skyridge Middle School, 5220 N.W. Parker St., and the fields surrounding Doc Harris Stadium, 1125 N.E. 22nd Ave., in Camas.

The Harmony Sports Complex, at 1500 N.E. 192nd Ave., Vancouver, will also be the site of many of the games.

“With having a record number this year using Harmony and the fields at Doc Harris, it was a challenge getting all the games scheduled in a timely manner,” Castagnola said.

He also serves as the Camas-Washougal Soccer Club/Washington Soccer Academy assistant director of coaching.

“If people want to see youth having a good time playing a great sport, this would be a great event to watch,” Castagnola said.

Teams participating in the Clash will range in age from 9 years old through high school. There is no admission charge for spectators, and pets are not allowed.

For more information, contact Castagnola at (503) 382-7184 or

Local soccer camps are up filling fast

Registration is full for the Portland Timbers Soccer Camp, July 9 to 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the fields behind Doc Harris Stadium, in Camas.

Boys and girls ages 6 to 14 can still sign up for the Dan Macaya Soccer Camp, July 23 to 27, from 9 a.m. to noon, on the fields behind Doc Harris.

Cost is $90 per player. Local college players, professionals and guest speakers will be on hand during the camp.

To register, go to For questions, contact Macaya at

Richards to sign autographs at Providence-Camas

Portland Timbers player Brent Richards, a Camas High School graduate, will make an appearance at the Camas office of Providence Medical Group on Thursday, July 26, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

During the event he will be greeting fans, signing autographs and posing for photos.

After graduating from Camas High School in 2008, Richards went on to attend the University of Washington where he had a successful collegiate soccer career. He joined the Timbers earlier this year.

Providence is located at 3101 S.E. 192nd Ave., in Vancouver.