March 11, 2021
Washougal High School seniors Chase Baldwin (left) and Oliver Evers lead the 2020-21 Washougal boys golf team. Baldwin and Evers both qualified for the 2A state tournament in 2020, which was ultimately canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Doug Flanagan/Post-Record)

Washougal golfers lead Panthers to championship match

In the fall of 2019, Washougal High School golfers Trevor Evers and Chase Baldwin qualified for the 2020 2A state tournament. which was scheduled for May but eventually canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 4, 2021
Washougal High School senior Lauren Snedeker (7), a Seattle Pacific University commit, is a midfielder -- and top scorer -- for the Washougal Panthers' girls soccer team. (Post-Record file photo)

Ready to compete: more spring sports return as COVID-19 rates drop

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned fall sports into winter-and-early-spring sports for most Washington high schools, including Camas and Washougal, where athletes and coaches have returned to their softball diamonds, volleyball courts and soccer pitches with great enthusiasm.

February 25, 2021
Camas football players run a play during a practice session at Camas High School on Monday, Feb. 22. The Papermakers will begin their 2020-21 season with a home game against the Union High School Titans on Friday, Feb. 26, at Doc Harris Stadium. (Doug Flanagan/Post-Record)

Local football players ready to roll

Even though the Camas and Washougal high school football teams won’t get the chance to replicate or improve upon their special 2019 campaigns this winter, players say they’re elated to return to the field for competitive play after the COVID-19 pandemic delayed their 2020 seasons by five months.

February 18, 2021
Washougal High School football players huddle before a game in November 2019. 2A Greater St. Helens League football teams began playing again this week after the county moved to Phase 2 of the state's COVID-19 reopening plan. (Post-Record file photo)

More prep sports in play

Kara Prynne never imagined that her high school coaching career would start the way it has.

January 28, 2021
Camas Soo Bahk Do student and instructor Andrew Okerlund breaks a board during a "kyok pa" session. Okerlund was one of 11 students from the Camas studio to earn medals at the 2020 Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation National Festival. (Contributed photo courtesy of Ellen Burton)

Camas students excel at national martial arts event

Darcy Mueller joined Camas Soo Bahk Do last March, right before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the martial arts studio to close for in-person instruction, but decided to remain in her classes, which had transitioned to a remote setting.

January 21, 2021
Local residents play a game of pickleball at Washougal's Hathaway Park in October 2019. (Post-Record file photo)

Sport’s popularity puts players in a pickle

Mike Wolfe has seen more and more new faces during his regular trips to the pickleball courts at Hathaway Park in Washougal as one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States continues to gain popularity in East Clark County.

January 21, 2021
Post-Record file photos 
 Washougal's Gabriel Dinnel powers through the mud during a 2018 cross country meet in Idaho. The 2020 fall high school sports season in Washington was postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Some low-risk, local high school sports, including cross country, are set to begin practice Feb. 1, 2021. (Post-Record file photo)

Some fall sports resume Feb. 1

Camas and Washougal high school runners, golfers and tennis players will return to competition in February, but the rest of the traditional fall sports athletes will have to wait a bit longer to find out when their seasons will begin.