Here’s a round up report of Camas High School sports from the weekend. A full report on Track and Field is available here: Camas Track & Field at Oregon Relays

Tennis C team: The Lady Papermakers hosted Union on Friday and sent them home on the losing side of the net, 12-8. Xiansheg Yan doubled up and played with partners Delaney O’Neill and Malia Fishler to win both matches 6-0 and 6-0. The Smith twins, Megan and Reagan, also their opponent to a bagel with their 6-0 win. Gabriela Mincheva and Mariana Beyer-Chapa won their first match of the year 6-2 and Sydney Randolph played her first singles match to complete the Papermaker triumph. They play Evergreen tonight.

Soccer:  Camas 2:0 Union

Goals (assists):

  • Danny Wing (Erik Brainard)
  • Bennett Lehner (Erik Brainard)
  • Goal Keeper saves: Brian Murray 3

Halftime score: 0:0

Softball: JV score: Camas won 2:1

JV won 13-1. Mary Pipkin was 2-3 with 2 doubles, Ellah Allman was 2-3 with 3 rbi’s and Peyton Boatwright went 1-2 with 2 RBI.


Sam Christopher pitched for the Papermakers on Friday night.

Sam Christopher pitched for the Papermakers on Friday night.

Baseball: Varsity beat Heritage at home, 3-2. Sam Christopher was on the mound.

JV – Papermakers completed the three-game season sweep of Heritage HS with a 5-3 win on Friday.  Luke Bruno recorded the win on the mound going 3 2/3, striking out 9.  Noah Strikler delivered a bases clearing double in the 3rd to give the Papermakers a lead they would hold on to.  CHS has a busy schedule this week with 4 games.  CHS JV is now 10-3.

C – Saturday:  Camas-14   Hockinson-2

Caden Wengler threw 5 strong innings, giving up only 3 hits, 2 runs and striking out 4.  The offense was led by Grant Heiser, who went 2 for 2 with 3 runs scored and 6 RBI.  Wengler also had help from Gavin Holley, who was 3 for 3 with 3 RBI, Damon Gilmore, who was 2 for 4 with 4 runs scored, and Jake Blodgett, who had 2 RBI.

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Eugene, OR — Attending Track and Field events at Historic Hayward Field is always fun, and to some it’s disappointing that Camas athletes placed fourth overall at this year’s Oregon Relays, in contrast to winning it all in 2015, but it doesn’t tell the whole story.

You see, life is about balance, and Camas athletes chose to attend their junior and senior proms on Saturday, April 16, so by 4:30 pm Papermakers had left the field and went home to get ready for their big night. Points were left on the track, for sure. It’s OK.

But, until that point, the Papermakers made an impressive run, and for most of the meet they were way ahead of eventual meet winner, Summit, who won by 12 points. Grant High School placed second, and Mountain View, of Idaho, placed third. At one point, Camas was ahead by 30 points. Had they been able to stay, most observers say they would have picked up another meet victory.

“Camas should be SO incredibly proud!” said team coach, Alisa Wise. “There were the likes of Coronodo (San Diego), Mountain View of Idaho, Valor Christian of Colorado, Canadian National Athletes, Cerritos of California, Long Beach (Wilson) of California, and of course all the “bigs” of WA and OR. Camas led the entire meet …. then our kiddos needed to headed to PROM mid afternoon which left us with no more “dogs on the fight” so to speak. It was tough to sit and watch as those talented teams racked up some points against our pretty solid lead as Camas had to leave some points on the track for our amazing kiddos to attend PROM.”

“I’m amazed at the commitment level and fortitude of our athletes!” she continued. “Our athletes came and competed in every event they could up to the time they would need to leave for PROM…and then some…leaving in the afternoon, scooting home with parents to clean up and make it home. We even had one gal get her hair done IN EUGENE, run the 4 x 800m relay, then jump in the car, change into her dress on the way home and meet her group!”

There were some impressive results, such as Caliegh Lofstead’s Pole Vault numbers (2nd place at 12-09.50), the Boys 4×800 relay (2nd place) and the Camas team’s first try at the Steeplechase.

So, here’s how things turned out:

Camas Boys Team Oregon Relay Results

3000M: 3rd: Yacine Guermali, 8:32.15

3K Steeplechase: 4th: Dustin Zimmerly, 10:08.20

4×800 Relay: 2nd: Adam Ryan, Cade Greseth, Yacine Guermali, Dustin Zimmerly, 7:54.42

SM 200-200-400-800m: 4th: Zach Terry, Jason Driver, Adam Ryan, Cade Greseth, 3:35.44

DMR 1200-400-800-1600m: 3rd: Daniel Maton, Adam Ryan, Dustin Zimmerly, Yacine Guermali, 10.26.94

Shot Put: 12b.: Dakota Napierkowski: 43-07.25

Javelin: 9th: Cooper McNatt: 162-01

Hammer: 9th, Mason Ellis, 140-06; 17th, Grant Jones, 106-09.

Freshman 100: 8th: Zach Terry.

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Dustin Zimmerly was the last leg of the 4×800 Relay at the Oregon Relays on Saturday.

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Adam Ryan competes in the 4×800 relay.

Camas Girls Team Oregon Relays Results

1500m 11th: Emma Jenkins, 4:48.58

3K Steeplechase: Emily Wilson, 11:49.24

4×200 Relay: 17th: Emily Karkanen, Cambrian Gulzow, Aliya Ponder, Karsyn Quade, 1:49.37

4×800 Relay: 5th: Emma Jenkins, Alex Jones, Rachel Blair, Ellie Postma, 9:56.56

SMR 200-200-400-800m: 5th: Aliya Ponder, Karsyn Quade, Cambryn Gulzow, Ellie Postma, 4:21.29

DMR 1200-400-800-1600m: 4th: Emma Jenkins, Ellie Postma, Maddie Woodson, Rachel Blair, 12:16.10

Shot Put: 14th: Nkem Aduka, 35-09.25

Discus: 23: Nkem Aduka, 101-02.

Pole Vault: 2nd: Caleigh Lofstead, 12-09.50

Long Jump: 19th: Alexa Dietz, 15-08.25

Hammer: 7th: Haleigh Lubbock, 156-00; Maggie Wells: 16th, 99-02; Morgan Kielty, 20th, 88-01

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Mid-way through the 4×800 Girls event at the 2016 Oregon Relays.

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Rachel Blair runs at Historic Hayward Field.


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Zach Terry competes in the Freshman 100.

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Guayaquil, Ecuador — Although her parents haven’t heard directly from her, Camas resident and 2013 Camas High graduate, Paige Jackson, who is currently serving an 18-month LDS mission in Ecuador, has been accounted for, and is safe following the largest earthquake to hit the region since 1979.

President Maxsimo Torres, who heads the Ecuador Guayaquil South LDS mission (where Jackson has been assigned) issued the following statement:

“Terremoto en Esmeraldas 7.8. Todos los misionero (a)s en la misión estamos bien. All missionaries in our our mission accounted for and doing well. Gracias al Senor por sus tiernas misericordias! We are grateful for the Lord’s tender mercies!”

Residents along the Ecuador coastline were most affected by the 7.8 earthquake, which struck Saturday at dusk local time, turning hundreds of thousands of lives upside down.

Jackson’s parents, Jeff and Temple Jackson, found out about the massive earthquake about 9:30 pm Saturday. Their family has been active contributors to the local community for 20 years. Paige, and her twin sister, McKenna, played on the Camas High School Girls Varsity Basketball team, and siblings Brynn and Jefferson “Bubba” currently attend CHS.

“We spent most of the night hoping she was OK,” said Temple. “We’re glad to know the missionaries are all accounted for.”

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Hermana Paige Jackson, center, blonde hair, is safe and accounted for in Ecuador, following Saturday’s devastating earthquake. This photo was dated March 15, 2016.

The death toll soared from under 100 on Saturday night to 238 on Sunday afternoon — and it’s expected to rise, according to CNN. At least 1,500 people were injured, said Ricardo Peñaherrera of Ecuador’s national emergency management office.

The cities of Manta and Porteviejo were the hardest hit, with buildings totally collapsing, and roads and overpasses destroyed. The earthquake hit Saturday night causing houses to collapse and knocking out power in Guayaquil, Ecuador’s most populous city, authorities said. People left their homes and wandered around, some sleeping in the streets.

Ecuador Residents Describe Earthquake

Zoraida Gallegos, a Duran, Ecuador resident, said “The earthquake hit right at 8:50 pm and the lights went out immediately. Electricity was out all night. It’s been very scary, but we put our faith in God.”

Gallegos provided most of the images in this article.

Local officials asked residents to not travel on Sunday, so emergency personnel could get help where it’s most needed.

Ricardo Blum, who lives in Babahoyo, Ecuador, said “there were several families who lost their home last night, and they are currently staying in the local church. I’m grateful my family is fine.”

He said there’s a lot of devastation, but that people are helping each other.

“We’re grateful that nothing really terrible happened in Duran,” said Carlos Pincay. “We did feel the quake and it lasted a long time. A few things fell down. It’s the first time I’ve experienced something like that. In other parts further north many have died, and there is much devastation. Today, nobody attended church, and we hope there won’t be any aftershocks.”

Angel Romo, who lives in the mountains, in a city called Ambato,  said “We felt the quake up here in the mountains, but we didn’t have the devastation they had on the coast.”

In a race to help residents, Ecuador deployed 10,000 soldiers and 4,600 police officers to the affected areas. The armed forces built mobile hospitals in Pedernales and Portoviejo and set up temporary shelters.

In addition, because of destroyed highways, first responders are having trouble transporting water and other much needed supplies to the hardest hit areas.

Pincay said local communities and church members are sustaining each other until additional help arrives in those areas.

Technology also played an interesting role in this tragedy. In order to not tie up phone lines, many Ecuador residents, with connections to United States citizens, have used the Facebook Safety Check App, which allows family and friends to connect during emergencies.

That’s how this reporter found out about the earthquake. My phone lit up with alerts about friends in Ecuador. Thank you, Facebook.

The Jackson family will provide updates on Paige as they learn more.

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The Facebook Safety Check alerts family and friends about the status of loved ones during a tragedy.


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Porteviejo, Ecuador, was one of the hardest hit areas in this quake. Photo provided by Zoraida Gallegos.


Ecuador Earthquake

Porteviejo, Ecuador, was one of the hardest hit areas in this quake. Photo provided by Zoraida Gallegos.



Hundreds of Providers and Staff Take Pledge, Prepare to Educate Patients about Crisis Healthcare Decisions

VANCOUVER, WA — In anticipation of National Healthcare Decisions Day on April 16, 2016, The Vancouver Clinic (TVC) prepared hundreds of providers and staff to educate patients on the importance of advance care planning this week. Advanced care planning is a process of individuals communicating their wishes about the medical care that they would or would not want to family and healthcare providers. It also involves individuals determining who will make healthcare decisions on their behalf in the event of a tragedy or sudden major illness during which they could not speak for themselves.

National Healthcare Decisions Day is a growing, nationwide campaign to raise awareness among medical providers and the public about the importance of advanced care planning. Through healthcare directives, such as a living will and designating a power of attorney for healthcare, individuals can ensure that those they trust the most are empowered to make crisis healthcare decisions for them that align with their values and wishes.

“Accidents and acute illnesses can happen to anyone at any time, but many families have not adequately planned ahead for such circumstances,” said TVC palliative care specialist Dr. Lynda Tang. “As Clark County’s top healthcare provider, The Vancouver Clinic has a unique opportunity to educate and prepare our patients for the future.”

Healthcare Decisions Education

According to Dr. Tang, the process of engaging patients on advanced care planning starts with making sure TVC’s medical providers and staff are knowledgeable on this critical issue, as well as leading by example. For this reason, Healthcare Decisions Day events aimed at educating employees on the importance of advanced care planning were hosted by TVC at five locations in Vancouver and Battle Ground, with events scheduled for the end of April in Washougal. More than 700 providers and staff participated in the events and signed a pledge to discuss related healthcare decision-making with their own families and friends.

“Healthcare professionals are on the frontlines of patient care and experience firsthand the challenges faced by many families unprepared for decision-making during medical emergencies. We have a tremendous opportunity to engage patients and their loved ones in facilitating related discussions before it’s too late,” said Dr. Tang. “Our events were a positive step forward in educating our providers and staff for their own benefit and for the benefit of our patients.”

To learn more about National Healthcare Decisions Day, visit

About The Vancouver Clinic
The Vancouver Clinic (TVC) has served residents of Southwest Washington since 1936, and is the largest private multi-specialty clinic in Clark County with over 250 providers and 1,100 staff. TVC operates five clinics across Vancouver, Battle Ground and Washougal, and provides 40 medical specialties. Its mission is to be the best in the Northwest for patient-focused, quality-proven care. For more information, visit

Federal Way, WA — Bellevue College golfer and Camas High School alum, Braeden Campbell, 20, won the Highline League Match collegiate golf tournament on Monday at the Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club. It was his first collegiate win.

“I won the tournament overall by one shot,” Braeden said. “I was tied for lead after the first day, and after nine holes on day two, I was three shots behind the lead. I eventually tied it up with three holes to play, and took the lead on the next hole.”

He was 1 over par, 72-73.

Overall, Bellevue College men’s golf took second at the Highline League Match, which ran from Sunday, April 10 through Monday, April 11.

Eddie Abellar shot 80-74, Brett Ball, a 2015 Camas graduate, (79-76), and Dexter Simonds (80-77) rounded out Bellevue’s team scoring.

“I like golf because I’m never satisfied,” he said. “I always have to improve and work on something because there is always somebody who’s out there working harder than you.”

Braeden said he puts in 35-40 hours per week practicing his game during the competitive season, and tapers it down during the off-season.

His love for the game began at an early age, but he didn’t start playing competitively until he started playing at Camas High School, as a Freshman, under the guidance of Coach Ed Givens.

“I learned I wasn’t very good,” he said. “But I had good coaching, and got to play with Brian Humphreys (a State champion). It was a lot of fun!”



Campbell takes home top honors from his tournament victory on Monday, April 11, 2016.


“Braeden got started in golf playing with his Grandparents,” said his mother, Holly Campbell. “He started his love for golf on the putt putt courses early on, when he was 2. His main sport was baseball for years but decided to try out for the CHS team as a Freshman. He made Varsity as Freshman and played varsity all four years. He made it to the state tournament all four years, as well.”

Braeden was recruited by Bellevue College his senior year at Camas High, and signed to play for two years with their program. He was recruited by the University of Hawaii in Hilo and received a full scholarship and will join their team this Fall.

He looks forward to transferring to Hawaii, and has set some high personal and team goals.

“I want to win one tournament every year, and I want the team to go to regionals in the NCAA.”

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A photo from his golfing years at Camas High School.


Camas alumnus, Braeden Campbell, won his first collegiate tournament on Monday, April 11, 2016.

Camas alumnus, Braeden Campbell, won his first collegiate tournament on Monday, April 11, 2016.

Camas, WA — The city of Camas is coordinating its annual Garbage Disposal and Recycling Day event this Saturday, April 16. It’s being held in conjunction with the annual Yard Debris Disposal Day. It’s a chance to get rid of that junk in your backyard, garage, shed, etc.

The flyers attached to this article provide a list of what is acceptable, and what isn’t at the disposal sites. A donation of two canned food items is requested when dropping off items for recycling.

Free Annual Household Garbage Disposal & Recycling Day Event

SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
City of Camas Operations Center – 1620 SE 8th Avenue, Camas



Yard debris can be dropped off at the site location this Saturday.

Free Annual Yard Debris Disposal Day

SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Triangle Resources – 612 SE Union Street, Camas
(coupon and proof of Camas residency required)

FREE disposal of items listed on the flyer below. Your donation of two canned food items is requested for local food banks.

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Local Camas sports are in full swing again, following Spring Break.

Camas High School Athletic Schedule

Monday, April 11               

Sport                      Opponent             Location   Time

Baseball JV/V         Battle Ground         BGHS            4:00

Baseball C                Battle Ground         CHS               3:00

Golf JV  Skyview    Camas Meadows                            3:30

Tennis C/JV/V       Evergreen                CHS               3:30

Softball JV/V          Evergreen                CHS               3:30


Tuesday, April 12     

Sport                     Opponent             Location    Time

Tennis JV/V           Union                       Union             3:30

Tennis C                  Union                       CHS                3:30

Softball C                Evergreen                Evergreen      4:00

Soccer JV/V           Battle Ground         Doc Harris    5:00/7:00


Wednesday, April 13

Sport                    Opponent          Location           Time

Golf V                      Evergreen            Fairway Village  3:00

Baseball JV/V       Heritage               Heritage               4:00 


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Camas Little League

The 2016 Little League season kicks off on Monday, April 11 at 5 pm, at Forest Home Park, which is located just off 6th Ave, in Camas. Visit

Joel Shega

Joel Shega pitches during the regular season.

Each week, Lacamas Magazine will feature a Pet of the Week, from the Southwest Washington Humane Society.

Hi, I’m Amber! I’ve just arrived on a rescue transport. I’m a beautiful girl that has a sweet, friendly personality. I’m looking for a best friend that loves to pet and snuggle and play. I’m a very happy dog with beautiful brown eyes! I like short runs and long walks. If you want to meet me, let the front desk know and they’ll be happy to set it up. It’s always best for a new dog to meet the children and other pets they will share their future home with. Amber thanks you for considering adoption!


Amber is 6 years old.

Code Number: 83933
Date Available: Now
Type: Dog
Breed: Labrador Retriever
Sex: Female
Age: 6 years, 0 months
Weight: 80.4 lbs

The adoption fee for dogs in Angelica’s age range (6 months to 6 years) is $100-$200. The costs of adoptions vary, depending on the dog’s age, and other issues.

All adoptions include: Spay or neuter surgery, microchip ID and national registration, select vaccinations, free veterinary exam with a local participating veterinarian, animal training information, and 30 days of free pet insurance.

Denise Barr, the Director of Marketing at the Southwest Humane Society, says the Pacific Northwest is a good area for pet adoptions.

“We have a very high adoption rate here,” she said. “4,400 pets were adopted last year.”
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Amber is available for adoption.

by Marcia Johnson

The Camas Boys Varsity baseball team won their seventh straight game Wednesday in walk-off fashion defeating Union 8-7 in 9 innings. Trailing by a run in the bottom of the 9th, Zach Pfeiffer got the rally started with a two-out base hit.  In his first varsity appearance, Cole Hurtarte entered the game to run at first and quickly stole second to get in scoring position.  Taylor Adams, in just his second ever varsity at-bat delivered an RBI single scoring Hurtarte and tying the game at 7-7.  Three pitches later Adams took off for third on a pitch in the dirt and scored the game-winning run when the throw from the catcher went into left field. The win helped the Papermakers take the regular season series with the Titans, 2 games to 1.

Highlights for the Papermakers include:

  • Liam Fitzpatrick- 6 innings pitched, 4 strikeouts; 3 for 3 with an RBI
  • Jared Bentley- 3-5, 2 runs, 2 stolen bases and an RBI
  • Sam Christopher- 3 innings pitched, 2 strikeouts and the win; 1-5 with an RBI and run scored

Papermakers JV baseball beat Union HS yet again. After giving up a four run lead the resilient Makers JV took the lead in the bottom of the sixth inning to capture a 8-7 victory!  Camas was lead on the mound by Nate Kordenat who pitched a complete game to earn the victory. Wes Colvin delivered a clutch 2 out bases clearing double and Ryan Behnke added two hits. The victory moved CHS JV to 7-2 on the season and extends their winning streak to 5 in a row.

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Camas beat Union in their final match up of the regular season.


Camas catcher, Christian Hellberg.

This is a Prep Sports update for multiple Camas athletic teams from over the weekend.

Dance: Congratulations dancers! The dance team competed against 39 other teams at state on Friday, placing 10th in dance and 7th in hip-hop. Way to go dancers! A strong finish!

If you’re looking to join the dance team this fall, pick up a dance camp packet in the athletic office to see what it’s all about!

Soccer: Camas 4:0 Evergreen

Goals (assists):

Bennett Lehner (Tallen Wallace)

Shadd Dawson (Lehner)

Lehner (Brian Murray)

Max Bilsborough (Josh Tkachenko)

Goal Keeper Saves: Brian Murray 4, Trevor Chester 1

Halftime score: 3:0

JV score: Camas 2:0 Evergreen


Baseball:  C Team Camas-17, Hockinson-7

The win was earned by Jacob Trupp, pitching 2 innings, giving up 0 hits and striking out 4.  Jake Blodgett was 3 for 4, scoring 3 runs and driving in 3 runs.  Damon Gilmore was 2 for 5 with 3 RBI, and both Luke Brewer and Christian Geigenmiller were 3 for 3 with 2 RBI. The game lasted five-and-a-half innings.

Camas got off to a slow start, and the Papermakers were behind 7-1 by the second inning, but the boys found their bats, and starting moving around the diamond.

“Once we got the bats going, the game went really fast,” said Geigenmiller.


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Camas Freshman pitcher, Jacob Trupp.


Track and Field:  Congratulations to both the boys and girls track team.  Both teams won at the Tiger Invite in Battle Ground on Saturday.  Remarkably strong performances in distance and a well-rounded win.

For the full Track and Field story, click here:


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Both Camas teams won the Tiger Invitational.