Vancouver, Washington – The highly anticipated Columbia River water feature at Vancouver Waterfront Park (695 Waterfront Way) officially opened to the public today. 

The interactive art installation was gifted to the City of Vancouver by City Council resolution on Monday, Aug. 5. The Vancouver Parks and Recreation Department will maintain the water feature as it draws locals and visitors to enjoy the city’s waterfront for years to come. 

“I believe that carefully conceived environments can create places of meaning within communities,” said Larry Kirkland, the artist who designed the Columbia River water feature. “The best of public art can challenge, delight, educate and illuminate. But above all, it can celebrate the qualities that make each place unique and can create a sense of civic ownership. This pride of place is a building block for the future of these communities.”

Design and Details
The Columbia River water feature journey begins with the monumental structure called Headwaters. This 12-foot tall and 16-foot wide stone and bronze monolith is oriented north and south to the adjacent Columbia River.  

The east face is a cast bronze relief map of the Columbia Basin. The northern Rocky Mountains, Cascades and Coastal mountain ranges and river valleys are rendered in high relief to be touched and traced by human hands. 

The west face is an engraved stone with a topographic map of the origins of the Columbia, the “Great River of the West.” Water cascades down it in a variable flow, reflecting seasonal changes in the flow of the river. The one-inch deep river flows for 150 feet along a molded riverbed past variable-height stacks of textured granite representing each of the Columbia River’s tributaries. More water flows from between these rocks into the original river. The water is chlorinated and can be waded through and played in by visitors.

Facts about each of the tributaries are engraved on the dry side of each granite grouping. Intermingled with the factual text are quotes from literature that reference water and the flow of rivers. Combined, the facts and writingsmerge into a poetic and contemplative experience. 

Donors to the $3.5 million project are recognized on the side of the Headwaters structure.

Donors are Steve and Jan Oliva, who also played a major role in the development of the Vancouver Waterfront, as well as the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. Other key donors are Steve and Jo Hansen, Al and Sandee Kirkwood, Barry Cain, Alvin Charles Berg, Mary Jane Berg, Susan Lynn Berg, Jim and Shirley Johnson, The Columbian, Dean and Kristin Kirkland Family, Marilyn Denham, and Kenneth E. and Eunice M. Teter.

“We’re really happy to have this water feature built,” said Jan Oliva. “This entire Vancouver Waterfront project has been in the works for 12 years, and there are so many good, wonderful people here in Vancouver. Larry Kirkland is the artist and John Grant (John Grant Projects) is the one who built the fountain. It’s designed to show the inlets of the Columbia flowing into it, and the ocean is represented at the end.

“It’s going to be great for little kids. Since we’re involved in the whole waterfront development this is a key piece that is going to the city from the waterfront development group. We love what’s happening here because we feel it’s helping the whole area. There’s a great walking loop that connects us to the land bridge and the Fort Vancouver Historic Site. It’s a good thing, I’m just happy and pleased with it.”

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Design and Details About the Columbia River Water Feature

  • $3.5 million gift to the City of Vancouver, accepted by City Council resolution on August 5, 2019, from Columbia Waterfront, LLC.
  • The water is chlorinated and can be waded through and played in by visitors.
  • The Columbia River water feature journey begins with the monumental structure called Headwaters.
  • This 12-foot tall and 16-foot wide stone and bronze monolith is oriented north and south to the adjacent Columbia River.
  • The east face is a cast bronze bas relief map of the Columbia Basin. The northern Rocky Mountains, Cascades and Coastal mountain ranges and river valleys are rendered in high relief.
  • The west face is an engraved stone with a topographic map of the origins of the Columbia River.
  • Water cascades down it in a variable flow, reflecting seasonal changes in the flow of the river.
  • The one-inch deep river flows for 150 feet along a molded riverbed past variable-height stacks of textured granite representing each of the Columbia River’s tributaries.
  • Facts about each of the tributaries are engraved on the dry side of each granite grouping. Intermingled with the factual text are quotes from literature that reference water and the flow of rivers.
  • Donors to the $3.5 million project are recognized on the side of the Headwaters structure.

McKeanSmith is one of the early tenants at the Vancouver Waterfront. Learn more about them here:https://lacamasmagazine.com/2019/07/mckeansmith-law-firm-expands-into-murdock-vancouver-waterfront-tower.html

The following Crown Park information was prepared by the City of Camas:

Why not just replace the Camas Municipal Pool at Crown Park?
We understand that many people loved Camas Municipal Pool and have fond memories of their time there. However, through public outreach, the majority of Camas citizens have expressed interest in a community facility that is usable year-round and provides multiple recreational amenities. The Crown Park location cannot accommodate the size of such facilities or the parking and traffic enhancements that would be needed with them. Construction of another outdoor pool at Crown Park, though less in cost, would only provide use for roughly 10 weeks each year and would only fulfill a fraction of the features and programs sought by most Camas residents.

What’s the plan for Crown Park?
Public input gathered from 2017 to 2018 helped create the Crown Park Master Plan, which was presented to Camas City Council at its Nov. 5, 2018, workshop. Today, the plan serves as a vision for the park and a framework for future funding decisions. In 2019, we’ve been seeking bids, firming up costs, and starting to schedule work. Most improvements will be subject to the 2021-2022 budget cycle that begins next year. Here’s an overview of the proposed features included in the Crown Park Master Plan:

  • Interactive water feature
  • Large destination playground
  • Permanent restrooms
  • Outdoor amphitheater
  • Sports court
  • New ADA accessible pathways
  • Access improvements to Scout Hall
  • Flexible lawn space
  • New site furnishings
  • Upgraded irrigation system
  • Stormwater management gardens and updated plantings

Portions of these elements are already in the works:

Sports Court – In May 2019, an aging concrete slab that served as a basketball court was removed. In the upcoming months, we will be replacing it with a new multi-use sports court closer to Scout Hall and the play areas. Construction is anticipated for fall.

Upgraded Irrigation System – To ensure that new grass grows and thrives around the former pool site, an irrigation system is planned for installation in late July 2019, then the area will be reseeded. The orange fencing will remain until the grass is established, around late August 2019. Irrigation upgrades in other areas of the park will be made throughout the course of the project.

For more information on, please visit http://www.cityofcamas.us/parkshome/68-parkscat/819-parksprojects. Questions may be referred to Parks & Recreation Manager Jerry Acheson at jacheson@cityofcamas.us or 360-817-7990.

How does the Crown Park Master Plan relate to the proposed community aquatics center and sports fields?
When the Parks Commission and City Council approved the proposed features set forth in the Crown Park Master Plan, they made the requirement that the City continue to actively pursue options to fund and develop a year-round aquatic facility. Based on that requirement, we’re working on plans to bring a year-round community aquatics center to Camas at a location that can handle more amenities, parking, and access. The design for the proposed community aquatics center includes skylights and roll-up doors that will provide an open air experience and connection to nature.

Will any trees in Crown Park be removed?
No trees have been identified for removal. However, if a tree becomes identified as hazardous or bearing disease, it may be removed.

Here’s a link to a past article: https://lacamasmagazine.com/2018/06/city-of-camas-to-hold-public-hearing-on-crown-park-redesign.html

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There are several plans for Crown Park.

Vancouver, WA — The law firm, McKeanSmith LLC, officially moved into their spacious new offices at the stunning Vancouver Waterfront on April 1, and they couldn’t be happier.

“I love the fact that Vancouver is reclaiming its waterfront,” said Collin McKean, the firm’s co-founder. “I find that being next to water is an inspiring place to be. I grew up living on a body of water and it’s a great way to give clients a calming location to do our work and help them through their life transitions.”

The firm, established in 2015, moved their nine employees from their downtown Vancouver office to the fifth floor of the Murdock Tower, which has commanding views of the Columbia River and the I-5 bridge. The nearly 3,800 square foot space gives McKeanSmith room to grow. Their Vancouver office provides legal services in the following areas: family law (including collaborative family law), employment law, business law, general litigation, and criminal law. They also have offices in Portland and Hillsboro.

“As lawyers, we work hard, sometimes long hours for our clients, and it’s important to be in a place you like to be in,” said McKean. “Given we have a front row seat to the waterfront, we’ve taken a unique approach to the gathering space. The location is also comforting to our clients, who are often going through major life changes.”

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Several McKeanSmith employees at Vancouver’s Waterfront.

The move is also a reflection of the firm’s positive momentum.

“We have a good reputation so we continue to get referrals in from our clients for family law work, and our attorneys are very active in the community,” said McKean. “We value them, and invest in small businesses and support them. We’re looking to increase our employment law practice and support for small businesses. We’re handling typical small business issues with transactional litigation needs.”

And, their work isn’t going unnoticed by their peers.

“We’re proud our lawyers have been recognized in Vancouver for Best Lawyer designations. Annelisa Smith, Deanna Rusch, and I are Super Lawyer Rising Stars,” said McKean. “We’re also ranked top tier in the Portland/Vancouver metro area by US News and World Report, which ranks all firms.”

The office, with its modern touches, brings in a lot of natural light, and a nearly 180 degree view of the waterfront and downtown Vancouver.

“The office offers a calm and serene location and atmosphere because whether they’re new or existing they’re all in some form of turmoil, so you can’t underestimate the importance of that,” said Rusch.
“I have a beautiful view of Mt. Hood, the river and the I-5 Bridge, and kind of just the whole eastern part of the waterfront development that is still under construction. I like watching the boats go by.”

“Family law was the cornerstone of the practice so that was really what they had been doing. Since then, Collin especially has grown into other practice areas. So, when I joined the firm in October 2017 it was to continue my family law practice, which is mostly in Clark County. I represent anyone, mostly in divorces, and my clients range from little to no assets to high assets.”

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Art from Attic Gallery in Camas.

And, as part of their commitment to small business and things local, the firm invested heavily in local art to adorn their new office space.

Rusch put partners McKean and Smith in touch with Maria Gonser, owner of Attic Gallery in downtown Camas. Gonser works with local artists, and assisted them with the whole process, even taking a Sunday afternoon to hang the artwork in entrance, hallway, and conference room.

“The art on left-hand side in the conference room are from the Sandra Jones Campbell Pendleton series,” said Gonser. “She had 30 paintings in that series. The pieces on the other side are all from Pendleton. The ‘Broad Shoulders’ cowboy is her father. The ones on the right are inspired from old photographs. She’ll get a series of photographs from a particular era and she recreates those pictures in her paintings.”

McKeanSmith also bought an Earl Hamilton abstract, wood carvings by Monica Setziol-Phillips, and a massive piece by Cedar Lee.

“Collin and Annelisa went through this process with great detail,” said Rusch. “I’m very appreciative of their support and follow through.”

To learn more about their practice, please visit www.McKeanSmithLaw.com

One Stop Home Furnishings has a rich Camas history and a proven track record at recognizing trends and being there for their customer base. We sat down with store owners Dave and Molly Fletcher as they answered questions about business, family, and local history. Please enjoy this Q&A format.

The store is located at 2140 SE 8th Avenue, right at the SR 14 roundabout and on-ramp.

How long has One Stop Home Furnishings been here?

The business started in 1954, when it was incorporated. My grandfather started it in the One Stop Shopping Center, the same complex where Domino’s Pizza is today. My grandmother was a driving force. My grandparents built that shopping center. It was one of the first in the northwest, and it was revolutionary. There was free parking. They had a grocery store, a shoe store, a hardware store, Nan Henriksen’s father had a drug store — all in one center. I remember as a kid going to some of those stores.

Hazel and Mickey Schwary were the ones who started it in 1954. Then dad and mom, Winn and Joanne Fletcher, came in 1958.

They started in the back side where the driving school used to be. Then after my father came in, they expanded, and added furniture and mattresses. Eventually, we moved into the anchor spot, and then we moved into this much larger location on April 1, 1998. We’ve been here 21 years.

We were in the old place for 44 years, and we’ve been here at this location for 21 years, so now we’re the oldest independent furniture store by quite a bit.

We bought the business from my mom and dad, and I’ve been working it since 1983. Molly came in seven years ago full-time. Needless to say, it’s a family business. We work pretty hard at it.

We’ve been here almost 65 years. And, there are several other longtime local family-run businesses, as well — such as Lutz, Gunderson Les Schwab Tires, Runyan’s, Westlie Ford, Columbia Litho and Washougal Lumber. We all have longevity. I believe that businesses don’t hang around a long time if they don’t treat customers well.

One Stop
This vibrant blue adds pop to any family living space.

What do you want to be known most for?

Good quality product at good prices and great values. I think also the fact that we’ve been here so long people can trust us. And, if a problem arises, we react quickly. We work hard to maintain a good reputation in the community.

We get a lot of five stars on our ratings, but this is how we grew up — by taking care of people. We take care of people, not account numbers.

It’s a pretty personal approach, we’re not on commission here. It’s a “turtle and the hare” type of approach, and we’re the turtle. The pace is a little different than some stores. Doing business this way is more comfortable and fun. This is the type of business we really enjoy.

We’re also very proud of the 59-year run we had selling appliances, but it got to the point where there were too few places to buy furniture, and many places to buy appliances. We felt there would be an increasing need for furniture and mattresses in our area, due to growth projections. The trick is staying current, and adapting to new trends.

My wife is so good with colors and decorating. We have designers that we work with, and we do have a few that we recommend.

I would say we have a friendly atmosphere, we go out of our way by helping people match up what they have in their minds with what we can offer. We don’t expect to close every sale, but we are very competitively priced.

One Stop
A reclining sectional sofa.

What are all the things you sell?

Stanton — we like them because they’re local and family owned, been around for 40+ years. Beautyrest, Serta, Ashley, England Furniture, which is owned by Lazy Boy, which is made in Tennessee. They have so many fabrics. Aspen makes case goods, anything with wood — bedroom sets, dining sets, occasional tables. Whittier Wood, made in Eugene, is also a very quality line. We have 12-15 brands that we do most of our business with.

Why should people visit One Stop Home Furnishings?

Price is always king. You don’t stay in business for 65 years if you’re not priced well. Plus, there’s there personal touch. If there are problems we will deal with them because it’s a personal thing to me. I take it personally if we goof up.

We really try to make sure that people get what they pay for, and we want people to know we care.
We say hello and let people absorb what we have, there’s no pressure here.

We have an upstairs bargain area, too. Our main focus, though, is selling quality items.

And, it’s been interesting over these 65 years, we’ve seen many brands that didn’t survive us.
I went to Camas High School, graduated in 1974, and I’ve seen a lot of changes to the area.

We go to two furniture markets each year and we keep up with new products, colors, fabrics, and styles. Every 18-24 months colors start to change.

Mattresses
One Stop Home Furnishings offers a great selection of mattresses and bed frames.

Even in today’s Internet world, we encourage customers to try it before they buy it. Lay down, sit down, recline, feel it. Usually with things you’re going to sleep on, you would feel more comfortable trying it instead of just hoping it works.

We’re quite a different store from 10 years ago by getting out of the appliance business and upgrading much of our furniture offerings.

People are usually surprised and, hopefully, impressed by what they see inside. If someone has never been in before, we always invite them to stop in for just a visit. Plus, come by and meet our four-legged mascots, Cubby and Cooper!

Visit www.OneStopHomeFurnishings.com to learn more.

Swimmers from local Camas and Vancouver clubs broke team records while taking home several state titles at last weekend’s four-day OSI Area Long Course Championships at Mt. Hood Community College.

The athletes have been preparing for months to meet specific times, and many achieved or exceeded those goals.

“We experienced very positive team work with accountability and skill set enforcement,” said Darlene Lumbard, head coach of Columbia River Swim Team (CRST).

Many of her athletes compete for local high schools, including Camas, Heritage, Union, and Mountain View, during the school season. We also covered achievements from the Lacamas Headhunters swim team.

Long Course Championship Results

  • 100 Fly: Jaden Kim, Lacamas Headhunters (57.59) State Champion.
  • 800 Free: Dave Peddie, CRST (8:43.90) State Champion.
  • 13/14 200 IM: Nathan Kim, Lacamas Headhunters (2:17.09) State Champion.
  • 13/14 200 Back: Nathan Kim, Lacamas Headhunters (2:15.61) State Champion.
  • 13/14 200 IM: Sammy Empey, CRST (2:19.00) State Champion.
  • 13/14 50 Free: Sammy Empey, CRST (24.88) State Champion and Futures Cut. This is exceptional!
  • 800 Free Relay: Ilia Zablotovskii, Christian Madden, Alex Curran, Dave Peddie, CRST (8:04.02) State Champions.
  • 400 Free: Dave Peddie, CRST (4:11.31) State Champion.
  • 13/14 100 Fly: Sammy Empey, CRST (58.86) State Champion.
  • 12 100 Fly: Steven Empey, CRST (27.40) State Champion.
  • 13/14 200 Medley Relay: Sammy Empey, Alex Wendler, Alex Wahlman, Steven, Wu, CRST (1:57.07) State Champions.
  • 200 Fly: Christian Madden, CRST (2:14.02) State Champion.
  • 13/14 100 Free: Sammy Empey, CRST (53.96) State Champion.
  • 100 Free: IIia Zablotovskii, CRST (53.38) State Champion.
  • 1500 Free: Dave Peddie, CRST (16:34.70) State Champion.
  • 13/14 100 Back: Sammy Empey, CRST (1:01.12) State Champion.
  • 13/14 200 Free: Sammy Empey, CRST (2:03.92) State Champion.
  • 200 Free: Christian Madden, CRST (1:59.67) State Champion.

Video Coverage

To see video coverage of Dave Peddie, click here: https://youtu.be/HEKpR0YS9Gc

To see video coverage of Jaden Kim, click here: https://youtu.be/KzSMq_heOH8

To see video coverage of Sammy Empey, click here: https://youtu.be/DedfR_n8E-k

To see video coverage of Christian Madden, click here: https://youtu.be/x_zYMSmpDB4

For CRST, their athletes also broke several records during the four-day Long Course Championship meet:

  • Alex Wendler set a record in the 100 Breaststroke.
  • Sammy Empey set at record in the 50 Free and 200 IM.
  • Dave Peddie set a record in the 800 Free.
  • The 13/14 Girls set a record in the 800 Free Relay: Maddie Wick, Jean Lim, Jolie Fong, Annette Chang.
  • Dave Peddie also broke a 15-year-old record in the 400 Free.
  • Sammy Empey set a record in the 100 Fly.
  • Annette Chang, Campbell Deringer, Jolie Fong, and Maddie Wick also set a record in the 13/14 Girls 200 Medley Relay.
  • Sammy Empey, Alex Wendler, Alex Wahlman, and Steve Wu set a record in the 13/14 200 Medley Relay.
  • Sammy Empey broke the 100 Free record.
  • The girls also broke the 13/14 200 Free and 400 Free Relay record.
  • The boys also broke the 13/14 200 Free Relay record.
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From left, Lacamas Headhunters who competed on Sunday: Jaden Kim, Jack Harris, Nathan Kim, Owen Robertson, and their coach.

After months of preparation, Ducky Derby 2019 is a wrap.

A few hundred spectators gathered along the Washougal River Sunday afternoon to see if their ducky would win the annual race — and an array of great prizes. The Ducky Derby is a fun community event that raises significant funds to benefit local student scholarships, school programs, and humanitarian projects.

Here is the official list of winners and the prizes won:

  • 1 week Alaska Cruise plus $1500 cash: Kristen Boos
  • $1000 cash: Awna Underwood 
  • $500 cash: Gene Cox
  • $1000 hand crafted table: Kate Davis
  • $800 Traeger Grill: Amy Rasmussen 
  • $400 HP Laptop Elitebook: Rich Biggs
  • $275 4 Rounds of Golf with Cart at Orchard Hills:  Lynda Taylor
  • $100 Feast 316 gift certificate:  J. Hammerstrom
  • $100 Target gift card: Gene Cox
  • $50 Amazon gift card: Michael Kelly
  • $50 Our Bar gift card: Leslie Durst
  • $50 LaPellah gift card: Chris Wynn
  • $40 Caps and Taps gift card: Mel Baker
  • $25 Mesa gift card: Leslie Durst

“The winner of the last place duck prize is Barbara Gutzler,” said CW Rotary president, Nan Henriksen. “She will be receiving a water cooler jug full of prizes and rubber ducks. This prize is a reminder that every duck in the race is a winner because each represents dollars that enable us to make a positive difference in our community and our world.”

Each year, community members buy tickets for $10 apiece, which are sold by Camas Washougal Rotary Club members directly and at events, such as the Camas Car Show and the annual Camas Days festival. The club is grateful for local sponsors, donors and ticket buyers.

Camas-Washougal Rotary Club is part of an international service organization that works to improves communities by assisting with education, health services, charitable giving, and disaster relief. The local chapter meets every Thursday morning at Orchard Hills Golf Club, and holds several special events throughout the year.

To learn more, visit www.CWRotary.com or https://lacamasmagazine.com/2019/07/ducky-derby-tickets-proceeds-fund-local-scholarships-services-programs.html

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At Friday’s Babe Ruth PNW Regional Championship Series, the game between the Camas-Washougal All-Star’s and the team from New Castle, WY got off to a very slow start. 

The two teams were fairly evenly matched for the first three innings of the game with a tied score of 1-1 at the bottom of the 3rd.  However, the WY All-Stars pulled ahead over the next two innings scoring five runs against the CW defense, making the score 6-1 by the end of the 5th.  

WY seemed to have the game locked up with 2 outs at the top of 6th, but the CW bats came alive and the entire line up came up swinging on a 2-out rally that seemed to never end.  Carter Keyser led off the inning with a base hit to get the team started. Carter Bennett helped bring him in with a 1-run single. He was followed by a 1-run single by AJ Sorrells, 2-run double by Chase Howington, an outstanding 3-run single by Luke Jamison, and Nate Adams wrapped up the inning with a final 1-run single.  By the end of the 6th inning, the tides had turned in CW´s favor. CW scored 8 runs that inning, making the score 9-6.

The 7th inning was more of the same.  They stunned WY with a base hit by Dax Clifton to get the inning started. Ben Burnett had a 2-run single, Knuth followed with a bunt scoring another run.  There were more base hits by Keyser and Adams, and the final 1-run single was made by Carter Bennett to put the CW team ahead by an additional 9 runs.    

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Closing pitcher, Gavin Keyser, had a great afternoon on the mound.  He and the CW defense did not allow a single run to score the final two innings of the game, making the final score of Friday’s game, 17-6.  CW will face the North Washington All-Stars from Moses Lake Saturday at 10 am in the semi-finals. If CW wins at 10 am, they will move onto the finals to face the winner of the 1 pm semis.  Finals will be Saturday at 5 pm.          

To learn more about Babe Ruth baseball, visit www.baberuthleague.com

To learn more about this PNW series, visit https://lacamasmagazine.com/2019/07/camas-washougal-wins-2nd-game-while-hosting-babe-ruth-regionals-plays-friday.html

The Camas-Washougal Babe Ruth All-Stars came out with a vengeance at Louis Bloch Park Thursday night after losing to Montana a day earlier.

Camas-Washougal started the game against Meridian, ID with a 1-run single by Gavin Keyser bringing in lead off batter Zach Blair.  Carter Bennett also had a 1-run single followed by a 2-run single by Dax Clifton, bringing in Nate Adams and Damian Panko.  The bats kept going with an RBI by AJ Sorrells, a 2-run single by Weston Field and a final 1-run single by Jack Davy, making the score at the end of the 1st inning 7-0.

It was more of the same the 2nd inning.  Luke Jamison started the inning with a base hit.  Nate Adams came to the plate for a 1-run triple followed by a 1-run double by Carter.  Clifton had another base and it was 12-0 by the end of the 2nd inning.  

Camas-Washougal would score once again in the 3rd and 4th innings.  Starting pitcher, Damian Panko, had seven strikeouts for the night and the CW defense held the team from ID to a scoreless game until the bottom of the 4th.   The Idaho All-Stars began to rally in the 4th, but only managed to score one run against the tough CW defense.  

Closing pitcher, Jackson Knuth, came in at the bottom of the 5th and struck out two of the three batters he faced, ending the game with final score of 14-1. The CW all-stars will play again Friday at 4:00 at Louis Bloch when they will face Wyoming.  

To learn more, visit www.BabeRuthLeague.org or read one of our past articles: https://lacamasmagazine.com/2019/07/camas-washougal-hosts-babe-ruth-regional-championship-wins-game-1.html

The Camas-Washougal Babe Ruth All-Stars struggled to find their bats Wednesday evening while facing the All-Stars from Glacier, Montana. 

CW found themselves behind 0-3 by the end of the 1st inning. The lead off batter from Montana came out swinging with a double into left field.  CW starting pitcher, Trey Briggs, did a great job on the mound, but the Montana batting line-up followed with a base hit, bringing in their first run.  Montana continued with a another single, base on balls, and a 2-run single to finish off the inning.  

Relief pitcher for CW, Dax Clifton, was brought in at the bottom of the 4th.  Even though Clifton had 3 strikeouts during the remainder of the game, Montana managed to score again in the 4th and 6th innings, making their lead 5-0 by the end of the 6th.  

CW rallied in the top of the 7th with a double by Nate Adams. Keyser brought Adams in with a 1-run single, finally putting CW on the board, The final score was 1-5 for the night.  

CW will play again tomorrow evening at 7:00, where they will face the all-stars from Idaho.

The winner of this regional tournament will advance to the Babe Ruth 13/15 World Series in North Dakota.

To learn more, visit www.baberuthleague.org

To see Tuesday’s article, click here: https://lacamasmagazine.com/2019/07/camas-washougal-hosts-babe-ruth-regional-championship-wins-game-1.html

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After having a bye to start off the tournament, the Camas-Washougal Babe Ruth All-Stars played their first game of the PNW Regional 13/15 Year-Old Tournament Tuesday where they faced a team from Portland, OR representing Northern Oregon. This tournament is made up of teams from five states and Canada, including Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, northern and southern Oregon, northern and southern Washington and Alberta.   

The Camas-Washougal Babe Ruth All-Stars scored early in the game by taking a 3-0 lead in the top of the 2nd inning. CW’s Nate Adams led off with a double, followed by a base on balls by Zach Blair.  AJ Sorrells moved the runners around with a base hit and then lead off batter, Damian Panko, brought them all in with a 3-run double.  

Camas-Washougal kept up the pressure in the 3rd inning by getting runners on base with Carter Bennett getting hit by a pitch and Grant Keyser being walked.  Luke Jamison came up with a big 2-run single, bringing both runners in, and Zach Blair finished off the inning with a sacrifice bunt allowing Jamison to score making the score 6-0 at the bottom of the 3rd inning.

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Starting pitcher for Camas-Washougal, Jack Davy, pitched for 6 innings, faced 28 batters, and threw 94 pitches-striking out 5 batters. Dax Clifton came in at the bottom of the 7th inning to relieve Davy.   

The players from Portland rallied in the 5th inning scoring 3 runs, but the stellar defense of Camas-Washougal team kept them at bay. Big plays in center field by Zach Blair, at 2nd base by Jackson Knuth and right fielder, Gavin Keyer, helped to end the game with a score of 6-3 at the bottom of the 7th inning. Camas-Washougal will go on to face Montana tomorrow night at 7:00 at Louis Bloch field.

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Zach Blair.