October 27, 2022
Contriuted photo courtesy Keith Cayton 
 Washougal resident Keith Cayton is the co-owner of High Desert Adventures, an offroad motorcycle adventure company based in Prinville, Oregon. (Contributed photo courtesy of Keith Cayton)

Washougal man to race in Baja 1000

Keith Cayton has competed in motorcycle races for decades and is still riding strong at the age of 56. But he admits that his decision to participate in his next race is “kind of a strange story.”

September 15, 2022
Washougal defesive lineman Sam Basila (52) looks on as teammate Owen Edwards (foreground) forces Toppenish quarterback Joshua Perez to fumble during the first quarter of a non-league game on Sept. 9, 2022, at Fishback Stadium in Washougal. The Wildcats recovered the fumble in their own end zone, leading to a Panthers safety. Toppenish went on to beat Washougal 48-22. (Photos by Doug Flanagan/Post-Record)

Washougal Panthers ‘hungry’ for wins

The Washougal High School football team’s coaches and players believe they have enough talent and experience to succeed this season. They don’t just hope to win games — they expect to win games.

September 1, 2022
Camas High School football players listen to their coaches after a practice at Cardon Field, behind Camas High, on Monday, Aug. 29, 2022. The Papermakers kick off their 2022 football season this week with an away game against Yelm on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022. (Kelly Moyer/Post-Record)

CHS football team ready to defend league title

Camas head football coach Jack Hathaway has gathered his Papermakers into a giant huddle on Camas High’s Cardon Field to give some words of advice and psych the players up for their season opener.

August 25, 2022
Camas resident Kadie Frazier sits next to a mural she painted on an East County Little League equipment shed at Lower Hathaway Park, in Washougal, during the summer of 2022. (Contributed photos courtesy of Kadie Frazier)

Camas-Washougal volunteers pitch in after Little League mural vandalized

On Thursday, May 17, East County Little League (ECLL) president Danielle Neumann received a text message from volunteer coach Micah Harpel that contained a photo and some distressing news about the league’s storage shed at Lower Hathaway Park. Harpel had discovered that at some point earlier that day or previous evening, vandalizers broke into the shed and tagged it with graffiti, ruining the baseball-themed mural on the side of the building.

August 11, 2022
A sign points visitors toward the Camas High School junior varsity and varsity baseball fields on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022. (Kelly Moyer/Post-Record)

Camas athletics gets ‘fresh set of eyes’

Camas School District’s new superintendent says the district — which found itself embroiled in two investigations into racist slurs allegedly directed toward visiting student-athletes during the 2021-22 school year — will have a “fresh set of eyes” on its athletics programs going into the new school year.

August 4, 2022
Washougal resident Jon Lee participates in his first bodybuilding competiton in Federal Way, Wash., in June 2022. (Contributed photo courtesy Jon Lee)

Washougal bodybuilder finds focus

Sitting on a plateau in Wyoming, immersed in a series of deeply emotional meditative thoughts, Jon Lee realized that he was dying. Not literally, of course. But he believed that he was killing himself, in a way. He felt as though something was missing from his life. Shaken by the recent death-by-sucide of a friend, he began to ask himself difficult questions.