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Portland Tribune

Fleeing Portland DUII suspect crashes, hospitalized with victims
Author: Jim Redden
Police say they were not chasing the suspect vehicle when it collided with a car in Southeast Portland.

A driver is charged with numerous crimes after fleeing Portland police and crashing into another vehicle early Saturday.

The suspect is identified as Alejandro R. Velazquez, 19. The names ...

'Car theft mission' recovers stolen vehicles, guns and drugs
Author: KOIN 6 News
Police focused the mission in Wast Portland because that is where many stolen cars are recovered.

During a Portland Police Bureau "car theft mission" to find stolen vehicles, officers found nearly a dozen stolen cars, made 18 arrests, recovered guns and thousands of fentanyl pills in East ...

Political notebook: Oregon elections heat up in January
Author: Gary A. Warner
Money rolls in, candidates step up and endorsers cross party lines as we draw nearer the May primaries.

Oregon politics have been unusually active this month.

The break-up at the top of Oregon politics began Friday, part of a wave of departures of veteran power-brokers this week. ...

Political notebook: Oregon elections heats up in January
Author: Gary A. Warner
Money rolls in, candidates step up and endorsers cross party lines as we draw nearer the May primaries.

Oregon politics have been unusually active this month.

The break-up at the top of Oregon politics began Friday, part of a wave of departures of veteran power-brokers this week. ...

Oregon City names its first commission president of color
Author: Raymond Rendleman
Denyse McGriff again makes history by taking position with mayoral powers when mayor is absent

Oregon City's Denyse McGriff was unanimously appointed commission president during the Jan. 5 meeting of commissioners.

"It's going to be a little more responsibility, but it shows a continued spirit of cooperation ...

Political notebook: Oregon elections heats up in January
Author: Gary A. Warner
Money rolls in, candidates step up and endorsers cross party lines as we draw nearer the May primaries.

Oregon politics have been unusually active this month.

The break-up at the top of Oregon politics began Friday, part of a wave of departures of veteran power-brokers this week. ...

Oregon City names its first commission president of color
Author: Raymond Rendleman
Denyse McGriff again makes history by taking position with mayoral powers when mayor is absent

Oregon City's Denyse McGriff was unanimously appointed commission president during the Jan. 5 meeting of commissioners.

"It's going to be a little more responsibility, but it shows a continued spirit of cooperation ...

Columbian Newspaper

Camas sweeps busy week with win over Kelso
Author: Will Denner

CAMAS — If the Camas boys basketball team takes the weekend off, no one should fault them for it.

The Papermakers capped off a busy week of four games in as many days with their most convincing performance of the slate, an 83-38 win over Class 3A Kelso on Friday night.

All told, Camas posted wins over 3A Evergreen, 2A R.A. Long — ranked No. 3 in the Associated Press statewide poll — and 4A Greater St. Helens League foe Skyview before taking on the Hilanders.

Yet the Papermakers showed no signs of fatigue in establishing their style on Friday, a combination of relentless pressure defense and up-tempo offense that led to lots of open looks.

“They play with energy that’s just off the charts. It blows my mind how they can sustain that over four games in a week,” Camas head coach Ryan Josephson said.

Led by Carson Frawley’s 19 points, with Beckett Currie (18 points) and Stephen Behil (14 points) also reaching double figures, Camas built a 47-23 lead by halftime and held a 40-point edge after three quarters, which put a running clock in effect for the final eight minutes.

“It’s a great feeling,” Behil said. “We came in not knowing if we’d play R.A. Long or Skyview. It’s definitely great to win four in a row after losing to Union. It’s a great comeback.”

Michael Foust had 11 points and Payton Stewart chipped in 10 points for the Hilanders (8-4), who played three games during the week as well, all against 4A GSHL teams: Union, Battle Ground and Camas.

Camas (12-2), ranked No. 6 in the 4A AP poll, lost a 72-60 decision to No. 2-ranked Union one week ago before reeling off four straight. Its only other loss came during the Torrey Pines Holiday Classic to Mission Hills of San Marcos, Calif.

Josephson said Mission Hills outworked Camas in that tournament championship game. It was hard pill to swallow for the Papermakers, but also led them to reflect on their style of play.

Since then, they’ve found a higher level as they strive to be, in their head coach’s words, the hardest-working team in the state.

“It’s a lot of fun to coach,” Josephson said. “They’re super coachable and their intensity … it’s a good thing to work with when you got guys that are willing to dive on the floor and do the dirty work that it takes to win.”

Now, the hard work will also be rewarded with some much-needed rest.

Josephson confirmed the Papermakers will, in fact, take the weekend off to recuperate.

“I think it would be inhumane to not give them a day off,” Josephson said with a laugh. “They’ll have the weekend to rest up and then we’ll come back recharged for the next week of competition.”

CAMAS 83, KELSO 38

KELSO — Carter Lloyd 5, Naiser Lukas 2, Hayden Yore 1, Chase Dillehay 0, Michael Foust 11, Sean McFarland 2, Payton Stewart 10, Blake Eastham 0, Chase Johnson 5. Totals 14 (4) 6-7 38.

CAMAS — Luke Dizon 4, Beckett Currie 18, Matthew Chilian 3, Josh Dabasinskas 6, Jace VanVoorhis 5, Theo McMillan 4, Carson Frawley 19, Quentin Allen 8, Stephen Behil 14, Grady Milholen 0, Jamison Carlisle 2. Totals 28 (12) 15-21 83.

Kelso 15 8 10 5—38

Camas 26 21 26 10—83

Boys basketball: Porter Hills, Yanni Fassillis lead Union over Prairie
Author: Tim Martinez

Porter Hill had 24 points and seven steals, and Yanni Fassillis added 20 points and seven blocks as the Union boys basketball team pulled away for 68-45 win over Prairie.

Union led 30-24 at halftime. Hill had 10 of his 24 points in the third quarter as Union opened a 47-37 lead.

Hayden Rose had 12 points for Prairie, and Brendan Carter added 10.

SKYVIEW 67, HOOD RIVER VALLEY 62 — Colton Looney scored 17 of his 24 points in the second half as the Storm fended off Hood River Valley.

Demaree Collins and Joshua Rushing added 11 points each for Skyview.

BATTLE GROUND 62, MOUNTAIN VIEW 60 — Austin Ralphs scored eight of his team-high 15 points in the fourth quarter as the Tigers held off visiting Mountain View in the non-league game.

Ty Robertson had 14 points and Todd Copper 13 for the Tigers.

Mountain View was led in scoring by Isaiah Vargas with 17 and Aiden Nicholson with 16.

EVERGREEN 72, HERITAGE 40 — DJ Edmonson scored 10 of his team-leading 14 points in the first quarter as Evergreen won the 3A Greater St. Helens League matchup.

Evergreen led 20-12 after that first quarter.

Delo Doutrive added 13 points for the Plainsmen.

Rylan Taylor led Heritage with 14 points.

RIDGEFIELD 61, HOCKINSON 43 — Henry Hughes, Nathan Semlick and Zachary Warren each hit a pair of 3-pointers in the first quarter as the Spudders jumped out on Hockinson.

Hughes finished with 23 points to Ridgefield (13-2, 10-1 2A Greater St. Helens League), which solidified its hold on second place in the league.

Tyler Litle had 13 points for Hockinson.

WOODLAND 63, FORT VANCOUVER 47 — Dane Huddleston scored 17 points as the Beavers used a solid defensive effort to get a 2A Greater St. Helens League win.

“I thought we played pretty well defensively,” Woodland coach Jesse Buck said. “We were getting some guys back into the lineup, so that was a big help.”

The Beavers will need that depth as they are slated to play nine games over the next 17 days.

Beau Swett and Gus Heidgerken added 10 points each for Woodland.

David Smith-Myles had 12 points and Kaeleb Cvitkovich added 11 for Fort.

Girls basketball: Ava Smith, Addie Harris lead Camas over Kelso
Author: Columbian staff

Ava Smith hit two early 3-pointers to get Camas going and the Papermakers never looked back, beating Kelso 78-48 in 4A/3A Greater St. Helens League game.

Camas led 47-26 by halftime as the Papermakers did a solid defensive job on Kelso’s Natalie Fraley. Fraley finished with 19 points, but only five in the first half.

Smith finished with 20 points for Camas. Addie Harris added 19 points and 10 rebounds.

Reagan Jamison had a solid all-around game with six points, eight steals and seven assists.

HERITAGE 47, EVERGREEN 22 — Keanna Salavea had 17 points to lead the Timberwolves to a 3A Greater St. Helens League win. Coraleigh Speer had 10 to lead Evergreen.

BATTLE GROUND 29, MOUNTAIN VIEW 27, OT — Candice Adams scored 13 points and Yvette Rosales scored the key basket in overtime as the Tigers earned their first win of the season.

Nina Peterson scored 12 to lead the Thunder.

KING’S WAY CHRISTIAN 48, CASTLE ROCK 30 — Laurel Quinn had 26 points, 15 points and hit six 3-pointers to lead King’s Way to a Trico League win.

Hannah Erwin added nine points for King’s Way. Brooke Wirkkala had 13 for Castle Rock.

COLUMBIA-WHITE SALMON 60, SETON CATHOLIC 51 — Columbia-White Salmon jumped out to a 9-0 and that proved to be the margin of victory for the Bruins.

Teagan Blankenship had 17 points and Sydney Aman had 16 to lead Columbia, which converted 17 of 24 free throws.

Kierra Williams had 14 points for Seton, and Maddie Willis added 12. The Cougars, who were 4 of 11 from the free throw line, got within one point of the Bruins several times, but could never take the lead.

 

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