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May 20, 2021
Washougal's Melina Aguilar (top) scraps for positioning in her opening-round match at the Region 3 girls wrestling meet in Kelso, Wash., on Feb. 15, 2020. Aguilar, a two-time Mat Classic qualfier, is the Panthers' 2021 captain. (Post-Record file photo)

Washougal wrestler goes for the iron

In the summer of 2018, Washougal wrestling coaches John and Heather Carver took their grapplers to North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, for a camp that featured several highly decorated instructors, including Clarissa Chun, a former Team USA competitor who won a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympic Games.

May 13, 2021
Washougal High junior Lacey Klopman, a two-time Mat Classic qualifier, is one of the leaders on the 2021 Panthers' team.

Washougal teams kick off ‘winter’ season

All of Southwest Washington’s high school sports seasons have been shorter than usual during the 2020-21 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the 2A Greater St. Helens League’s winter campaign, which begins this week, will be the shortest of them all.

April 22, 2021
Photo courtesy Dan Kielty 
 Camas High School pole vaulter Anna Bedont hopes to clear the 11-foot mark this spring.

Camas pole vaulter aims for personal high

Sitting in a Tacoma, Washington-area hotel room on the night of May 24, 2019, Camas High School pole vaulter Anna Bedont decided to have a little fun with her appearance for the next day’s 4A state track and field meet at Mount Tahoma High School.

April 22, 2021

Camas athletes get ready for shortened winter, spring seasons

With no season-ending state championship events to prepare for, Camas High School’s traditional winter and spring sports coaches are adjusting their priorities as they ready their teams to begin truncated 2021 seasons this week.

April 15, 2021
Washougal senior Tristan Farrell threw for more than 900 yards and six touchdowns during the Panthers' recently concluded 2020-21 football season. Now, he's a starting outfielder and middle-of-the-order hitter for the Washougal baseball team. (Contributed photo courtesy of Kris Cavin)

Washougal QB makes debut on Panthers’ varsity baseball team

Tristan Farrell’s first season as the Washougal High School football team’s starting quarterback included six touchdowns and 904 yards thrown over the 2020-21 condensed season’s five games and a path toward earning an all-2A Greater St. Helens League first-team selection.

April 8, 2021
Washogual High School junior Aidan Davis-Cosmo holds a trophy after participating on the school's Unified teams which took first and third place their division at the Special Olympics Washington's Virtual Winter Games e-gaming competition. (Contributed photo courtesy Washougal School District)

Washougal Unified teams place at esports tournament

Special Olympics Washington cancelled all Unified high school sports during the 2020-21 school year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, the group encouraged schools to participate in its “Virtual Winter Games,” which included a wellness cup, a fitness heptathlon and an esports tournament.

March 18, 2021
Camas High senior Josie Rein, captain of the Camas girls soccer team, is a crucial part of the Papermakers' defense, which has given up only two goals in five games during the 2020-21 season. (Contributed photo courtesy of Kris Cavin)

Break pays off for Camas girls soccer team captain

Though many young athletes prefer to specialize in one sport, training and playing with school, club and travel squads year-round in order to maximize their skills and land college scholarships, Camas High senior Josie Rein is not one of them.