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.
Perfect timing, right? We recorded this episode just an hour or so after Union announced that Steve Pyne is the school’s next football coach.
You know, Steve Pyne, the five-time Oregon state champion coach from Central Catholic. Pyne resigned from Central Catholic to coach at Union? Wow! That was worthy of discussion.
We also talk about the WIAA and RPI and how RPI is just something to get a conversation started. Nothing else. It is not used for seeding purposes toward state tournaments anymore.
Oh, and then we talk high school football scheduling, with the news that Columbia River and Skyview are not scheduled to play each other in the fall of 2024.
And, of course, we have Super Bowl talk. Not a fun matchup for our hosts. We don’t care for these teams, but we will always celebrate the national sport of football.
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 basketball Thursday: Camas cruises in quarterfinals, with help from everyoneThe Camas girls basketball team had no problems in the state quarterfinals Thursday, rolling past Tahoma en route to the Class 4A state semifinals.
- State basketball Thursday: Skyview boys fall in quarterfinalsDemaree Collins scored 31 points Thursday night for the Skyview Storm, but the Davis Pirates got the job done down the stretch for a six-point victory in the Class 4A boys basketball state quarterfinals.
- State basketball Thursday: Clark County small schools lose in quarterfinalsSeton Catholic and Columbia Adventist Academy boys, and Columbia River girls lost Thursday in the elite eight of their respective tournaments.
- Like mother, like daughter?Camas standout Addison Harris is attempting to follow in her mother’s footsteps as the Camas Papermakers attempt to win a state basketball championship this week at the Tacoma Dome.
- State basketball Wednesday: Skyview boys advance to quarterfinals; Camas fallsThe Skyview Storm got defensive again, and they won again in the Class 4A boys basketball state tournament, advancing to the quarterfinals, and a few hours later, Camas just missed a trip to the elite eight, falling in the round of 12.