November 11, 2021
Camas High School senior Katelyn Flolo cut more than one minute from her times during the 2021 cross country season and established herself as one of the Papermakers' leaders. (Doug Flanagan/Post-Record)

Injury knocks Camas runner out of state meet

Most athletes believe in the “practice makes perfect” proverb, which states that people can become better at something if they do it over and over again. But in the past year, Camas High School cross country runner Katelyn Flolo has realized that less is more when it comes to maximizing her talents and, more importantly, taking care of her body.

November 4, 2021
Washougal High School tennis players Tucker Kneipp (left) and Gavin Kestner tap rackets after winning a point during a practice match at Evergreen Tennis Club in Camas on Oct. 22, 2021. (Doug Flanagan/Post-Record)

Washougal tennis duo finishes in 3rd place at district tournament

At the start of the 2021 Washougal High School boys tennis season, senior Gavin Kestner and junior Tucker Kneipp thought that they’d be facing off in weekly “challenge” matches to determine the squad’s No. 1 singles player for next competition.

October 28, 2021
Camas girls soccer coach Roland Minder will return as the head coach of the Camas boys soccer team in the spring of 2022.

Celebrated coach back in the game

When Rory Oster approached Roland Minder about returning to his post as head coach of the Camas High School boys soccer team earlier this year, the Papermakers’ hall-of-famer wasn’t entirely enthusiastic about the proposition.

October 21, 2021
Washougal senior Lexi Melton (10) celebrates with teammates during a match against Hudson's Bay on Oct. 14, 2021. (Doug Flanagan/Post-Record)

Washougal volleyball player is team’s ’emotional pillar’

At the start of the Washougal High School volleyball team’s 2021 campaign, Lexi Melton was unsure about the role she would be asked to play by Juno Cruz, the team’s third head coach in the past four years. But she asked a lot of questions and never shied away from opportunities to take on new challenges.

October 14, 2021
Washougal High School senior and Panthers' infielder Natalie Collins swings at a pitch during a doubleheader against Columbia River High School on Oct. 11, 2021. (Photos by Doug Flanagan/Post-Record)

Staying connected on the softball field

As a full-time Running Start student taking online classes through Clark College, Natalie Collins doesn’t see the inside of the Washougal High School building very much these days. But thanks to her time spent as a member of the Panthers’ slow-pitch and fast-pitch squads, Collins still feels like she’s a part of the greater school community.