Reporter Paul Valencia and sports administrators Tony Liberatore and Cale Piland talk about high school sports and more
Welcome back to the Clark County Today Sports Podcast.
In this episode we discuss the recent Week 10 high school football games in Washington. Those games are not state playoff games, but they are playoff games. And there were very few close matchups. In Class 4A, maybe four of the 16 games were close. In 3A, the closest game was a 14-point win, and that really wasn’t close.
Does this mean that the gap between the haves and the have-nots in high school football is becoming too wide? We discuss.
We also talk about the seeding process for state playoffs.
Beyond high school sports, Paul Valencia shares some personal sports-related news. Hint: It’s about his passion for the Raiders.
The podcast format is simple. Tony Liberatore of Vancouver Public Schools and Cale Piland of Evergreen Public Schools give their thoughts, along with Clark County Today reporter Paul Valencia. Liberatore and Piland are longtime sports administrators. And Valencia has been a sports reporter in the region for more than 20 years.
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- State arm wrestling championships ready to flex Saturday in VancouverArmSports Entertainment, founded and owned by a Clark County arm wrestler, is hosting more than 300 competitors for the Washington State Arm Wrestling Championships at Kiggins Theater on Saturday.
- Vancouver Lightning to host match Saturday night in indoor soccer leagueVancouver Lightning, a new semi-professional arena soccer team, is playing in the Western Indoor Soccer League.
- Girls basketball: Titan great Tee Anderson returns to Union as Columbia River’s head coachTuileisu “Tee” Anderson still holds several program records from her time playing at Union High School, but on Wednesday she went to Union as a visitor, as the new head coach at Columbia River High School.
- Washougal 5th grade runners compete at Junior Olympics Regional XC meetAnava and Joela Grundy, 5th grade students at Columbia River Gorge Elementary, competed at the USATF Junior Olympics Regional XC Meet in Athol, Idaho, on Nov. 18.
- Opinion: Seton Catholic’s loss in state semifinals reminiscent of Hockinson’s rise to gloryHigh school football: Seton Catholic lost in the Class 1A state semifinals on Saturday in a game that reminded an old coach, and old journalist, of a game in 2014 that would eventually catapult Hockinson to back-to-back state championships.