September 16, 2021
Camas senior Maya Parman (5) attempts to head a soccer ball past Ridgefield's goalie during a game on Sept. 9, 2021. (Contributed photo courtesy of Kris Cavin)

Camas girls soccer has ‘unfinished business’

The Camas girls soccer team capped a successful 2019 campaign with a disappointing loss to Enumclaw in a 4A District 3/4 tournament game that it thought it should’ve won. The Papermakers went undefeated during the 2020 season, but couldn’t prove themselves against the best teams in Washington due to the absence of the 4A state tournament, cancelled by the COVID-19 pandemic.

September 9, 2021
Washougal volleyball player Rily Harding (1) delivers a set to Jaiden Bea (13) during an intrasquad scrimmage on Aug. 31 at Washougal High School. The Panthers began their 2021 season with a match against Ridgefield on Sept. 7, 2021. (Doug Flanagan/Post-Record)

‘High expectations’ for local athletes as fall prep sports get underway

After a tumultuous 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, prep sports in Camas-Washougal are off to a more normal start this fall. Following is a preview of three local teams — Washougal volleyball, Camas boys golf and Washougal cross country — that have set their aspirations high for the 2021 prep sports season:

September 2, 2021

Washougal offers youth sports programs

The city of Washougal is partnering with two youth sports organizations to bring a variety of classes and camps to Washougal parks this fall.occer Shots, a Portland-based soccer…

August 26, 2021
Washougal native Levi Kitchen rests during the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship';s RedBud National in Buchanan, Mich., on Saturday, July 3, 2021. (Contributed photo courtesy of Yamaha Motor USA)

Washougal motocross racer honored

Washougal native Levi Kitchen was awarded the Nicky Hayden American Motocross Association’s Horizon Award, presented annually to the amateur motocross racer with the most promising professional career, earlier this month.

August 26, 2021
Camas Heat members (left to right) Lincoln Fogle, Max Gibson, Jaxson Sullivan and Ben  Deochand celebrate after winning the boys 11-and-under division championship at the Oregon Hoopla 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament in Salem, Ore., on Aug. 8, 2021. (Contributed photo courtesy of Jeremy Fogle)

Camas Heat win big at Oregon Hoopla

After the Camas Heat youth basketball team defeated its opponent to win the boys 11-and-under division championship at the 2021 Oregon Hoopla 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament in Salem, Oregon, on Aug. 8, the vanquished squad’s coach approached Camas coach Jeremy Fogle and said, “We just can’t get over the ‘Camas hump.’”

August 12, 2021
Members of the Camas-Washougal U15 Babe Ruth baseball team pose for a photograph outside Rister Stadium in Kelso  after the Pacific Northwest Babe Ruth 13-15 regional tournament on July 31. The Brewers won five of their six tournament games to take second place. (Contributed photo courtesy Steve Sutton)

C-W Babe Ruth team takes 2nd at regional tourney

Steve Sutton wasn’t completely confident that his Camas-Washougal 15U all-star baseball team could make a deep run at the Pacific Northwest Babe Ruth 13-15 regional tournament, held July 26-31 in Kelso. Sutton knew his team was talented, of course, but he also knew that the other teams were talented as well.