Author: Paul Valencia

State tourneys: Half of champions lost a game at state

I was going to do a Twitter Blast, with 16 or 17 tweets about my thoughts on the state championship teams from the 12 basketball tournaments. Then I figured no […]

Columbia River to hold Hall of Fame ceremony tonight

Columbia River High School will honor three state championship teams and a number of individuals Friday night. The 1989 baseball team, the 1991 volleyball team and the 1992 softball team --- […]

Local athletes going to college (Updated: 6:51 p.m., Feb 2)

Here is what The Columbian has for signing information regarding high school athletes from the region. These are for four-year schools in all sports (or junior college for football). Football […]

Heritage wrestlers want to “pin muscle disease”

The Heritage wrestling program is raising funds to "pin muscle disease" with a special night to helpĀ in a local boy's fight. Angeal, a 7-year-old boy, will be at Heritage's dual meet […]

That score is wrong, but it’s correct

I actually covered some high school sports when I was a U.S. Army journalist in upstate New York, starting in 1990. So, yeah, I've been doing this a long, long […]

Day After (or 2 or 3) Report: Camas Championmakers

Apparently the high school football season ended Saturday night in the Tacoma Dome. I'm not ready for it to be finished, though. So here is one more report. A Day After the […]

Day After Report: Camas 55, Graham-Kapowsin 6

Who saw this coming? Well, not sure anyone saw 55-6 coming but at least one fictitious character who makes non-fiction predictions did see a blowout. The Columbian's own Prep Proletariat said […]

Memorial for Coach Dana Blair set for Sunday

A celebration of life for Columbia River coach and teacher Dana Blair is at 1 p.m. Sunday at Columbia River High School. Guests will be encouraged to share their memories. Blair, who […]

Day After Report: Ridgefield 22, Columbia River 17

The Columbia River Chieftains could have assured themselves a share of the Class 2A Greater St. Helens League title with a win. (True, they still would have been the No. […]

Day After Report: Skyview 43, Union 28

The Skyview Storm will be playing football in November. Just like they have every season since 2005. That's a lot of playoff football. The Storm treated Friday's game against Union as if it […]

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