Reporter Paul Valencia and sports administrators Tony Liberatore and Cale Piland talk about high school sports, and a few other things, too.
Here is Episode 5 of the Clark County Today Sports Podcast. We had to talk about the elephant in the room: The proposal to cut athletic directors from Evergreen Public Schools. Yes, there will be sports. But the sports will be run under a new system. And we are in the process of losing qualified, high-character people who love their jobs.
We also give a salute to the Camas girls basketball team for their second-place finish at state, and we talk a little controversy at state basketball. Should video replay be used at state? What about official protests at state?
It’s me, reporter Paul Valencia, along with high school sports administrators Tony Liberatore of Vancouver Public Schools and Cale Piland of Evergreen Public Schools.
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- Columbia River names DeWayne Patterson as head football coachDeWayne Patterson, a former Washington State University football player, is the new head coach at Columbia River High School.
- Daven Harmeling resigns as King’s Way Christian coachDaven Harmeling is walking away from coaching after leading the King’s Way Christian Knights to Yakima in each of the past eight Class 1A state tournaments.
- A family decision: Blake Conley resigns as Union’s boys basketball coachBlake Conley, who has been the head coach for the Union boys basketball team for the past 10 years and went to state in each of the past eight tournaments, has resigned to spend more time with his family.
- Clark County Today Sports Podcast, Episode 5: What it means to eliminate athletic director positionsThe sports enthusiasts discuss the proposed elimination of athletic director positions, as we know them, in Evergreen Public Schools, plus a shout-out to Camas girls basketball team, and more discussion on state tournament formats.
- Athletic directors from Evergreen Public Schools ‘blindsided’ and ‘shocked’The high school athletic directors from Evergreen, Heritage, Mountain View, and Union were told Monday that the district is recommending that their jobs be cut after this academic year.