January 20, 2022
Professional mixed martial arts fighter Ricky Simon (left) stands next to his longtime strength and conditioning coach, Jess Guthmiller (right), the owner of Champ Camp Training and Fitness in Washougal. (Contributed photo courtesy of Jess Guthmiller)

‘This kid is just on a different level’

Jess Guthmiller was confident Ricky Simón could beat Raphael Assuncao, one of the best bantamweight fighters in the world, during an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Fight Night 199 event, held Saturday, Dec. 18, at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

December 16, 2021
Washougal High School senior Savea Mansfield will continue her basketball career at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, South Dakota. (Contributed photo courtesy Savea Mansfield)

Panthers’ Mansfield does whatever it takes to win

If the Washougal High School girls basketball team needs Savea Mansfield to score, she’ll score. If it needs her to rebound, she’ll rebound. If it needs her to pass, she’ll pass. If it needs her to shut down the opponent’s best player, she’ll shut down the opponent’s best player.

November 25, 2021
The Camas girls soccer team celebrates a 1-0 victory over Issaquah during the 4A state championship tournament at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup, Wash., on Nov. 20, 2021. (Contributed photo courtesy of Kris Cavin)

State Champs: undefeated Camas girls soccer team takes 4A state title

The Camas girls soccer team entered postseason play with an unbeaten record, but wanted to leave nothing to chance. Even though the Papermakers hadn’t participated in a penalty-kick (PK) shootout all season, they wanted to make sure they were prepared just in case.

November 18, 2021
Camas soccer player Lily Loughney (left) jumps on the back of Emerson Grafton (18) after Grafton scored a goal during the Papermakers' first-round 4A state tournament game against Kennedy Catholic at Doc Harris Stadium on Nov. 10, 2021. (Contributed photo courtesy of Kris Cavin)

Camas girls soccer team heads to 4A semifinals

The Camas girls soccer team felt as though it could’ve contended for a state championship in 2020, but had to settle for a league title after the 4A state tournament was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.