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The Vancouver Lightning FC is excited to bring indoor soccer to Clark County, with their next home game kicking off December 2 at 7:30 pm at the Clark County Indoor Sports Center off 16311 NE 15th Street, in Vancouver.

Team president and club Executive Director Peter Valdez says Vancouver Lightning FC has four more home games left in the season, and fans who are 18 and older get in for $10; fans who are 17 and younger get in for $5.

To learn more about the Vancouver Lightning FC, please visit their Vancouver Lightning Arena Soccer Club -Vancouver Lightning Arena Soccer Club website.

The Vancouver Lightning FC wants to call Clark County home for many seasons to come, build a community from the youth level and up, and provide a pathway for players to get to the professional leagues. As the club mission statement states the Vancouver Lightning Arena Soccer Club is committed to provide an enhanced arena soccer experience that focuses on individual skills, communication, positive attitudes, and a safe learning environment for all players.

The Vancouver Lightning FC are playing their first Western Indoor Soccer League (WISL) season. There are currently nine teams playing in the WISL from Bellingham to Vancouver. The WISL was founded in 2014 and  provides a pathway for players to get to the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL), the professional arena soccer league. The MASL is the arena equivalent of the Major Soccer League. 

2023-2024 Home Schedule 


Lifetime Promotions, the region’s Dippin’ Dots distributor, is pleased to announce they’re managing the snack bar at Harmony Sports Complex as part of a multi-year agreement with the Washington Timbers Football Club.

“One of our goals is to raise $20,000 for the Washington Timbers,” said Dennis Beffehr, the owner/operator of Lifetime Promotions. “The snack bar will proudly serve Dippin’ Dots and a whole lot more. We’ve been working on the menu, and want to provide good service to all the athletes, and all their family and friends.”

Their big opening is this Saturday, April 20, and the snack bar will open at 7 am every Saturday and stay open until the last game — all throughout the summer season. And, they’ll proudly be serving Hidden River Roasters coffee, which is based in Camas.

“Dennis and the Timbers already have a nice partnership with his ice cream entity and his donations to the club, and we thought it would it great to continue that relationship long-term and give them a permanent location,” said Michelle Beard, Soccer Operations Manager for the Timbers. “The money they will raise will go toward our scholarship program to help those in need to play soccer. I would encourage families to check it out, and know that it’s part of the Washington Timbers program. There will be more options. Money spent there is a direct benefit to the club.”

Washington Timbers FC serves thousands of youth throughout Clark County with their numerous athletic programs and events. To learn more, visit www.WashingtonTimbers.com

Menu items:

Lifetime Promotions
Snack Bar Menu.
Lifetime Promotions will be managing the concessions stand at Harmony Sports Complex.

The Washington Timbers Women’s First Team are ready to once again provide a summer of quality soccer with hopes to avenge their 3-1 loss to the Seattle Stars FC in last season’s Northwest Premier League (NWPL) championship.

“I’m very proud of what this team has done in two years, competing for the championship both years has established a culture of success that people want to be a part of,” said Executive Director, Sean Janson.  

On June 1st, the Timbers are hosting a rematch of last season championship match against the Stars.

“Coming to the Timbers from Seattle United, I’m very familiar with the quality of players in the Seattle area and I look forward to facing the Stars in a couple months,” said Coach Evan Gaul.

The Timbers open their 2019 season against the NCW Alliance FC on May 5th while hosting their first home match of the season on May 18th against the Capital FC.

Coach Gaul took the reins from Kat Tarr, who stepped down due to the birth of her daughter. Coach Gaul looks to continue the tremendous success of the team witnessed under Tarr, who led the team to two championship appearances and winning it all in 2017. Coach Gaul has experience coaching high-level women’s soccer having coached in the National Women’s Soccer League with the Seattle Reign FC.

“With my experience coaching at the top Women’s level, I will bring a competitive platform for the team to be successful,” said Gaul.

Comprised of current, former and aspiring college players, the Washington Timbers First Team represents the highest level of women soccer available in Southwest Washington. The NWPL is comprised of teams from throughout the state of Washington and includes Capital FC out of Salem, Oregon.

The Timbers play their home matches at the Harmony Sports Complex on NE 18th St & NE 192nd Ave in Vancouver, and their season runs from April to July. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.washingtontimbers.com/nwpl or visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WashingtonTimbersFC/

Washington Timbers FC 2019 Schedule 
Date Opponent Time 
May 5th NCW Alliance FC
May 12th Yakima United FC
May 18th Capital FC 5 pm
June 1st Seattle Stars FC 3 pm
June 8th Blackhills FC 
June 15th Twin City Union 5 pm
June 22nd Olympic Peninsula Force
June 30th Washington Premier FC 3 pm
Bold denotes a home match 

TUKWILA, WA — After battling into double overtime at Sunday’s President’s Cup State Tournament (Division 1) at the Starfire Complex, the East County-based Washington Timbers Red 2 BO4 team defeated NSC Green in penalty kicks, winning the coveted title 5-4 in PKs.

The tournament, which actually began a week earlier in pool play, continued into semi-finals Saturday culminating in Sunday’s Championship game.  The Timbers beat Crossfire Premier in the semi-finals, 3-0, and over six games, the boys only gave up two goals.

“It’s a very athletic group,” said Head Coach, Dan Youngren. “The championship was a really good game, and the other team had a strong defense. We had 10-12 shots on goal and couldn’t get them in during regulation time. During OT both teams went back and forth, then we went to PK’s. It’s a crazy way to end it. The first four kickers from both teams scored. On the fifth kick, NSC missed. Our last kicker, Jaydon Morgan, a left kicker, buried it in the right side of the net. And, that’s what won the game, we won 5-4 in PK’s.”

Timbers goalie Ryan Doyle worked incredibly hard, and Ethan Hunt and Jeremy Mohn scored the goals against Crossfire Premier during semi-finals.

”We’ve had a solid defense all season,” said Youngren, who’s coached the sport for nine years. Mark Fortin in the team’s assistant coach. “This has been a fun experience, and it’s still sinking in what an achievement it was.”

But, the team has been here before — except in Oregon, where they won State last year.

“It’s pretty cool to be state champions in two different states,” he said.

The Timbers success gives them the opportunity to advance to Regionals, which is in Salt Lake City on June 12.  It’ll be  round robin play, quarter, semi- and finals during that weeklong tournament.

The team’s roster:

Jevon Carr

Ryan Doyle

Kade Drake

Gavin Erickson

Michael Fedoruk

Connor Fortin

Ethan Hundt

Ethan Kay

Jeremy Mohn

Jaydon Morgan

Ethan Ouchi

Jake Penn

Hayden Rouse

Derik Soto

Eli Warne

Samuel Wilson

Cody Youngren



By Dan Trujillo

Lauren Rood says pressure is a privilege.

“You can’t be afraid to fail,” she said. “You have to be able to look at failure straight on and say, ‘Not today. I’ve worked too hard for this.’”

The goalkeeper from Camas took pressure head on every single day as a member of the NCAA championship clinching Stanford University women’s soccer team. And the Cardinal passed with flying colors.

Rood collected 13 saves in 10 games. She allowed just two goals all season, which converts to a 0.22 goals against average. Stanford went 9-0 in the games Rood defended the goal, and the sophomore helped preserve seven shutouts.

“She was a major contributor. Her work ethic and dedication to the team was tremendous,” said head coach Paul Ratcliffe. “She had some big performances throughout the season that helped propel us to the championship.”

Rood made first career start on Aug. 20 against Wisconsin. Stanford won 1-0, and Rood secured her first shutout.

“I was beyond excited,” Rood recalled. “I told myself, ‘Get through the first five minutes. Get that first touch on the ball.’ Once I get that first touch, I’m locked in and I know that everything is going to be fine.”

She earned two saves in wins against Santa Clara, Sept. 17, and Arizona, Sept. 28. And then three saves in victories over Washington, Oct. 13, and Oregon State, Oct. 22. Between Sept. 21 and Oct. 29, Stanford played 788 minutes, 28 seconds without allowing a goal.

According to her player profile, Rood made a “miraculous save” to preserve a 1-0 lead late in the game against Washington. Following that performance, the Pacific-12 Conference selected Rood as Goalkeeper of the Week.

“As a goalkeeper, you have to wait and wait and wait and stay locked in,” Rood said. “It could be the 85th minute, or the final seconds of the game, when they get a breakaway. You have to be ready to save the ball. That’s why you train and why you play.”

Stanford clinched its third straight Pac-12 championship, but the women wanted to achieve more. Unfortunately, Rood suffered a concussion in training and was unable to contribute on the field. She never missed a practice or a game, and finally made her first postseason appearance Nov. 24, against Penn State. Stanford won 4-0, and Rood shared the shutout with Alison Jahansouz.


Stanford, CA – October 13, 2017: Stanford defeated Washington 1-0 during a women’s soccer match at Cagan Stadium. Photo by StanfordPhoto.

“My coach didn’t want to rush me back, or change the lineup, and I respected that,” Rood said. “Once I was able to start training again, I felt like I was back with the team.

“We pushed each other every single day, and we made each other better,” she added. “It was such a great atmosphere to be in. Every single day, you have to prove yourself.”

It all came to a head Dec. 3, when Stanford defeated UCLA, 3-2, for the NCAA championship, in Orlando, Florida.

“Our ultimate dream was to win the national championship,” Rood said. “That one moment was worth all the hard work that we put into the season.”

On Oct. 10, the Stanford men’s soccer team outlasted Indiana, 1-0 in double overtime, to capture the NCAA championship, in Chester, Pennsylvania. Ratcliffe said this was the first time a Pac-12 college won two national soccer titles in the same season.

Before this blossomed into a championship season, Rood believes the seeds were planted after a 3-2 loss to the University of Florida, three games from the start.

“It was a big wake up call for our team,” she said. “We have great players, but every single day, you have to show up and give everything you have in your heart. We never wanted to feel like that again. That was motivation every day.”

The women rebounded, finished the season 24-1 and rose the national championship. It was a season Rood will never forget. One that sets a new standard at Stanford.

“Embrace the moments you have every step of the way, even the bad ones,” Rood said. “Pressure is a privilege. You have to be able to manage those failures and turn them into success later.”

The Camas High School Girls Varsity soccer team qualified for the WIAA Final Four Tournament for the third consecutive year by defeating Skyline of Sammamish by a score of 4-1 last weekend. They will next compete against Issaquah at Puyallup’s Sparks Stadium in the semi-final on Friday in their drive to defend their state title. This is the third time this team has been down this road.

The girls made it to the state semifinals by averaging 4.2 goals per game, led offensively by junior Maddie Kemp (who’s scored 40 goals this season). Defensively, Perrin Belzer is the team’s defensive anchor, which has been an essential ingredient to the team’s success this season, and throughout Belzer’s high school soccer career.

Camas has only allowed nine goals this entire season. In 2015, Issaquah beat Camas in a shootout following two overtimes. The match was scoreless until the shootout.

This weekend’s state games will be broadcast on www.nfhsnetwork.com

The games begin at 8 pm Friday.

Last Saturday’s Soccer Match

Here are some of the statistics from last weekend’s Skyline match at Doc Harris:

Goals (assists):

Carla Jooste (Jazzi Paulson)

Maddie Kemp (Paulson)

Kemp (Liz Parker)


Saves in Goal: Falissitie DePasquale 6

Soccer Image Gallery

Photos by Kris Cavin

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Camas, WA — The Camas High School Varsity soccer team shut out Todd Beamer last night at Doc Harris Stadium, winning 9-0. The state qualifier, loser out match means the girls advance to play Rogers, of Puyallup, this Saturday at 2 pm at Ingersoll Stadium.

Four players scored goals early in the match as the girls seek a return to the State tournament. Five more goals were scored in the second half.

Jazzlyn Paulson and Maddie Kemp broke records on the same play, as Paulson earned her 16th assist, and Kemp scored her 82nd career goal. Kemp is a Junior. Both records are brand new to the Papermaker soccer program.

Soccer Match Stats

Goals (assists):

Jenna Efraimson

Kierstyn Heilbrun (Jazzlynn Paulson)

Paulson (Maddie Kemp)


Paulson (Efraimson)

Carla Jooste (Kemp)

Kemp (Paulson)

Kemp (Paulson)


Goalkeeper saves: Falissitie DePasquale 1

Halftime: 4:0

Again, let this sink in: With Thursday’s match, Paulson has the single season all-time assist record with 16.  Kemp has the all-time career goal record with 82. They happened on the same play.

The girls won the Washington State Championship last year, and hope to return to the Championship game this season. Their season record is 13-2-2. Camas hasn’t given up a goal since October 3.

To learn more, visit www.chs.camas.wednet.edu

Camas, WA — The Camas High School Girls Varsity Soccer team clinched the league title Tuesday night and are the No. 1 seed into the Bi-District Playoffs.

Tuesday night’s 8-0 win against Battle Ground secured their standing.

Here are the stats from Tuesday’s match:

Goals (assists):

Jenna Efraimson (Maddie Kemp)

Jazzlyn Paulson (Kemp)

Perri Belzer

Elizabeth Parker (Kierstyn Heilbrun)

Kemp (Carla Jooste)

Kemp (Carla Jooste)

Kemp (Justine Pauly)

Kemp (Paulson)


Keeper saves: Falisstie DePasquale 0

Halftime: 4:0

The Camas Junior Varsity Girls soccer team beat Battle Ground, 1-0.

The girls play again tonight at Doc Harris Stadium against Skyview. It’s the final league match of the season.

The Junior Varsity soccer team plays tonight at 5 pm, and the Varsity soccer team follows them at 7 pm. It’s Senior Night, as well.

Last year’s Camas Varsity soccer team won the Washington State Championship.

To learn more, visit www.chs.camas.wednet.edu

League Play Image Gallery: By Kris Cavin

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Prep Sports Today

  • Volleyball Frosh: 5 pm @ CHS vs. Col. Adventis
  • Soccer C: 6 pm @ Doc Harris vs. Oregon City

Mystery and Mayhem and Book Group

Tuesday, September 19 @ 6-8 pm

This group meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. If you would like to join this book discussion group or have any questions, please contact any library staff member.

Prep Sports

Tuesday, September 19

  • Softball: 3:30 @ CHS vs. Battle Ground
  • Soccer JV/Varsity: 5 pm @ Doc Harris vs. St. Mary’s; Varisty @ 7 pm
  • Volleyball C/Varsity: 5 pm @ Seton Catholic

Camas Planning Commission Meeting

Tuesday, September 19 @ 7 pm

The City of Camas Planning Commission normally meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers at Camas City Hall, located at 616 NE Fourth Avenue. The public is welcome.

Meeting agendas, videos and minutes are located on the City’s website at: http://www.cityofcamas.us/yourgovernment/minuteagendavideo. The agenda is posted approximately five days prior to the scheduled meeting date.

The Planning Commission is the first legislative body to formally review land use issues. The Commission makes recommendations to the City Council as to best methods of conservation utilization, planning and development within the city. They conduct public hearings as part of their decision making process where they review planned developments applications.

The Community Development Department’s email is: [email protected]Phone: 360.817.1568

Camas Farmer’s Market

Wednesday, September 20 | 3-7 pm

There’s still lots of great, locally-owned produce to buy, plus try out some great food and treats from local vendors. Located in downtown Camas on 4th Avenue in front of the Camas Public Library.

Prep Sports

Wednesday, September 20

  • Cross Country: 3:30 pm @ Pacific Com. Park CHS vs. Skyview
  • Soccer C: 4 pm @ Doc Field E vs. Jesuit
  • Volleyball Frosh/C/JV/Varsity: 4pm/5:30 pm/5:30 pm/7 pm @ CHS vs. Mountain View
  • Freshman Football: 4:30 pm @ McKenzie Stadium, CHS vs Evergreen


Photo by Kris Cavin.

Prep Sports

Thursday, September 21:

  • Golf: 3 pm at Camas Meadows vs. Kelso
  • Girls Swim: 3:30 pm @ Cascade Athletic Club vs. EPS
  • Tennis: 3:30 @ Prairie High, Camas vs. Prairie
  • Softball: 4 pm @ Hudson’s Bay, Camas vs. Hudson
  • Soccer JV/Varsity: 4 pm @ Doc, Camas vs. Central Catholic



Photo by Kris Cavin.



Camas Marching Band

Interview soccer player, Zach Morris, of Vancouver.

by Haley Childers

Since he could remember, Zach Morris has always been a soccer player. “My parents volunteered at the YMCA when I was really young and I remember playing every sport while I was there, but I decided to pursue soccer after that, and it just went from there. So since I was 4 years old I haven’t stopped.”

At seventeen years old he is currently playing at the semi-pro level with Vancouver Victory FC, currently in his second season playing goalie. The season is off to a great start, with 5 wins and zero losses for the team.

Coach Aaron Lewis said Zach’s age hasn’t presented any challenges for anyone on the team.

“Physically, Zach is a mature player,” said Lewis. “He also has a great attitude, always looking to improve and takes opportunities whenever he can get them. He’s a helpful teammate and is always looking for ways to give back to the team and the community.”

Zach Morris

Zach Morris

Lewis says that the goal of Vancouver Victory is to develop great soccer players, giving them a place to perform and flourish so that they can grow as players, as well as serving the community to give back to Southwest Washington.

Morris highlights several coaches who have really helped him grow as a player: “Andy Barth who coaches for North Florida University, Sorin Popovici, who I met at the Olympic Development Program when I was 10, and I’ve been training with him ever since. Aiden Brown who coaches at the Timbers, all of them have helped me out a lot. They’ve really raised me as a player, put me under their wing in a way.”

His passion in life is definitely clear: His whole life is soccer – no outside hobbies. Besides playing for Vancouver Victory FC, Morris is excited to start working for Kidz Love Soccer, a group that offers camps and classes to communities in Washington, Oregon, California, and Texas. It serves as a non-competitive environment for kids to build confidence and self esteem. And as for the future, Morris is excited to see what college brings and hopes to play on a university team and eventually professionally.

“It’s just the drive, soccer never gets old for me. I just love it.”

Zach Morris

Zach Morris practices with his teammates.