St. Helens drivers Bob Berg, Jim Potter and Joel Beehler each won stock car racing main events in the sixth round of the Columbia County Racing Association (CCRA) series June 30 at River City Speedway in St. Helens.

Fun for kids from first grade up to age 16, the Ambassadors Soccer Camp returns to Clatskanie City Park from July 10-14. Camps are held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Cost is $130.

With the largest crowd of the season in River City Speedway grandstands, the June 16 Sam Brittain Memorial Race definitely proved to be one well worth remembering with exciting racing and thrilling finishes throughout the evenings special Columbia County Racing Assciation (CCRA) event.

The Minors CRSS District 1 Tournament of Champions started on June 1st and ended on June 7th with Rainier Northside Towing and Recovery (NSTR) taking the Championship.

River City Speedway's fourth stock car race this year will certainly be a very memorable event for Broc Ross and Bill Sanford as they each recorded their first ever Columbia County Racing Association (CCRA) main event wins June 2 at the county fairgrounds motorsports facility in St. Helens.


A walk-off left Rainier Columbians Varsity on the wrong end of a 3-2 defeat to Dayton on Friday. The game was tied at two with Dayton batting in the bottom of the eighth when an error scored one run for Dayton.


Clatskanie softball nabbed the lead late in the game in a 7-6 victory over Grant Union on Friday, May 25. The game was tied at five with Clatskanie batting in the top of the seventh when Kaity Sizemore hit a fielder's choice, but a run was scored.

Clatskanie softball wins its quarterfinals playoff game against Grant Union 7-6 and advances. The game was held over from last night due to weather. The Lady Tigers will face Dayton in an away game at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

Local drivers Bernie Lujan and Doug McVae recorded their first main event wins this season in the third consecutive week of Columbia County Racing Association motorsports action on May 19 at River City Speedway in St. Helens.

Wednesday's game against Horizon Christian was a heartbreaker for Rainier Columbians varsity baseball, as they lost the lead late in a 17-5 defeat. The game was tied at three with Horizon Christian batting in the top of the fifth with a single on a 3-1 count, scoring one run.

Clatskanie’s Shelby Blodgett sends another batter packing in the third inning of this first-round playoff game against Harrisburg. The score is tied 1-1 at the bottom of the third. UPDATE: The Lady Tigers win 10-2 over the Eagles.

Rainier Columbians Track & Field had five athletes qualify for six state events that were held this past Thursday and Friday. Head coach Andrew Perri reported the following results from Hayward Field in Eugene.


Record Breakers: Clatskanie Tigers athletes placed 1st in the Men’s 4x100-meter Relay at the 3A State Track & Field Meet. The team includes Ryan Watson, Cooper Blodgett, Crew Blodgett and Kees Tjaarda. They finished with a time of 43.34, setting a new state meet record.

The Tigers has a great district meet this past week. The top two finishers in each event qualified for the state meet, to be held at Hayward Field in Eugene this Thursday and Friday.

For St. Helens race car driver Stephen Kaptur and Jake Tupper, the second race at River City Speedway proved to be a very memorable one as they each won their first ever Columbia County Racing Association main event victories.

Clatskanie varsity baseball picked up wins against Catlin Gabel and Portland Christian this past week. The Tigers fell 9-8 to Warrenton at home before hosting Catlin and Portland Christian.

One of the responsibilities that parents take most seriously is protecting their children from injury, whether it is buckling seat belts in a car or wearing a helmet while riding a bike. And when their kids become teenagers and want to participate in sports or other activities, parents do ev…

River City Speedway was revved up for its 34th season of stock car racing with the 2018 season opener May 5 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds facility in St. Helens.

Clatskanie Middle/High School held its home meet this past Wednesday, hosting Rainier, Riverdale and Warrenton for a full range of events.

Ryan Watson breaks the Clatskanie school record in the 300-meter hurdle race with a time of 40.79 seconds. Jeff Pillar set the previous record of 41.40 seconds in 1981. This was Watson’s second record-breaking performance this year – the first was on the 4x100 team.

Clatskanie baseball lost its league opener at Catlin Gabel 14-9. The Tigers had 10 hits in defeat. Cade Warren was three-for-three, Ryan Bochner was two-for-four and Noah Patterson was two-for-four with a homerun. The Tigers (2-5,0-1) travel to Portland Christian (3-7-1, 0-0) on Friday. Next…

Clatskanie softball was on a roll up until it met with Scio in a road game this past week. The Lady Tigers lost 23-11 to the Loggers. The loss comes on the heels of a 10-0 victory at Corbett and six tournament game wins in Las Vegas. Clatskanie’s varsity girls are 11-1 overall and ranked No.…

The Longview Relays meet was a success on March 27. Both our girls and boys teams finished the meet in second place in overall team scores.

Clatskanie baseball played at the Icebreaker tournament on March 16 in John Day and fell 8-4 to Vale.

Clatskanie varsity softball picked up four wins in non-league play to start its season. Road games led to victories against Colton, Kennedy and Astoria. Oregon School Activities Association currently ranks the team No. 11.

Clatskanie’s track and field team had its first meet on Wednesday, March 14, at the Forest Grove Icebreaker. A number of Tigers athletes set personal records while first-time competitors got a feel for how a track meet plays out.

Following 33 years as a head coach, 25 of those leading the Willamina Bulldogs, Bob Bishop will be inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame by the Oregon Chapter on May 5. Following five years of coaching in Nebraska, Bishop arrived in Oregon in 1968 and spent a year coaching Warren…