Gresham, OR — The Columbia River Swim Team (CRST) had their best showing ever at the annual Speedo Sectionals meet at Mt. Hood Community College this past weekend, with Camas High School’s two-time State champion, Eric Wu, leading the way.

The team itself earned more than 300 points, and Wu’s performance in the 100 Fly Finals earned him a berth on the awards podium. He also earned a personal best time, and set a team record in the 200 IM (2.11.13).

Top college and high school athletes from 11 states convened at Mt. Hood CC in a meet that lasted four days — Thursday through Sunday — to test how far these swimmers can go.

Wu’s big success of the meet was the 100 Fly, in which he earned eighth place while competing against college athletes several years older.

“Every moment leading up to the 100 Fly was nerve-racking,” said Wu. “I just barely made the big A final. I would be swimming with all the big college kids in the heat. After I swam, it was a sense of relief mixed with frustration since I missed the Summer national cut by .2 seconds.”

“I did something different training for the 100 Fly this year,” he added. “In addition to swimming fly every available moment in practice, I also did the 200 Fly in every meet this season. The 200 Fly being double the 100 allowed me to build the base and endurance I needed to finish the 100 Fly strongly. I believe that just swimming so much fly throughout the season gave me the back half I needed to drop so much time in such a short period of time.”


Eric Wu competes in the 200 IM at Speedo Sectionals.

His coach, Darlene Lumbard, was pleased with his performance this weekend, and with the team’s efforts overall.

“Eric did a fantastic job, and we are so proud of him! He comes from a very academic family and they put academics first,” said Lumbard. “We make exceptions for the specialized classes and work with his schedule. Swimming is important to him but we’ve always given that time he needs for academics. He’s a well-balanced athlete.”

“Swimming and academics go well together,” added Lumbard. “The swimming culture is really academic. It’s a lifetime sport and they know it. It’s a great stress relief. It’s like yoga.”

Lumbard said the team overall exceeded her expectations.

“They bonded so well,” she said. “They get up and they raced together. They all worked hard and swam well.”


The 400 Free Relay. From left, Wu, Ilya, Tom, and Max.


On the 200 IM

“On the last day of a four day prelim final meet, multiple swims wear you out both physically and mentally,” said Wu. “Your body is sore and your mind is weak. Having experiencing this, swimming the 200 IM for the second time on Sunday in itself is an accomplishment. However, dropping time and swimming your best is even better. As I was swimming warm up before my event, I kept thinking to myself I was way too sore and too tired to finish the event, let alone drop time. However, on the outside, Darlene said I looked fine. Physically I was fatigued, but what made me even more tired was thinking that way. Honestly, that’s what makes swimming such a hard sport, it’s not the different strokes you have to swim, or even how much you have to swim, the hardest part about swimming is overcoming your brain telling you you can’t do it.”

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Camas, WA — The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) is honoring Camas High School with the prestigious Scholastic Cup (4A Division) this Thursday, June 7, at 2:30 pm at the CHS main gym.

The students are receiving this award for their athletic, academics and sportsmanship achievements during the 2017-2018 season. Camas took home the 4A Scholastic Cup with WIAA State Championships in Swimming, Gymnastics, and Boys Track and Field. Camas completed the season with nine top-5 finishes in various sports, as well as having nine teams ranked in the top-5 of their respective categories academically.

The honor is the first for the Papermakers, who finished second in the 2016-2017 season. The other Divsion Champions are: Almira Coulee Hartline (1B), Saint George’s (2B), Lynden Christian (1A), Sehome (2A), and Interlake (3A).

The WIAA Cup recognizes performance in the classroom, as well as on the playing field. Schools that finish at the top of their respective classifications in state athletic competition receive points, as do schools that finish at the tops in team academic performance.

Sportsmanship is also a factor, with substantial points deducted for ejections from contests. At the end of the year, the school with the most points in their classification will be awarded the prestigious Scholastic Cup.

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Mt. Tahoma Stadium, WA — Yes, you read that headline correctly. Camas Boys Track and Field won the State Championship Saturday in a four-way tie with Chiawana, Issaquah, and Bothell. For the record, Walla Walla earned 36.5 points.

So, how did that happen?

Daniel Maton’s first place victories in the 800 and 1600 meter events put Camas in contention, and going into the final event — the 4 x 400 Relay — Issaquah was ahead with 36 points, with Camas, 32; Bothell, 29, Chiawana, 27, and Walla Walla, 30.5.

Chiawana’s victory in the 4 x 400 Relay earned them 10 points, putting their final score at 37 points. Bothell earned second place, giving them eight points, also putting their final score at 37 points. Walla Walla’s third place finish earned them 6 points, for a total haul of 36.5 points. Camas placed fourth for 5 points, which put them at 37 points overall. And, a last place finish for Issaquah earned them just one point, which was enough to make it a four-way tie for first place.

”It was really one for the ages,” said Boys Head Coach, Jon Eagle. “Amazing. It was a surreal last part of the meet. It was very long odd for it to turn out the way it did. Go Papermakers!”

Mason Gross, William Schultz, Bryce Leighton, and Daniel Maton ran the 4 x 400 Relay for Camas.


From left: Daniel Maton, William Schultz, Mason Gross, and Bryce Leighton. Photo from District Meet.

”I’m pretty sure it was the first time that’s ever happened at State,” said Leighton. “It’s pretty crazy, it’s awesome that we managed to get first as a team, though. I’m really proud of our entire team and program, even everyone who didn’t go to State, for working so hard and getting to where they got.”

Leighton said there were 15 other Papermakers at State.


Event Results

Blake Deringer placed 7th (11.21) in the 100 meter event, and 6th (22.43) in the 200 meter event.

William Sun placed 6th (40.11) in the 300 meter hurdles.

Matt Williams placed 8th (169-03’) in Javelin.

David Connell placed 5th (9:17.03) in the 3200 meter event. LJ Floyd placed 11th (9:40.47).

Maton won both 800 meter (1:51.02) the 1600 meter event (4:07.50), setting personal records in both. His two victories were essential to the team’s ultimate victory, but as the math shows, every point and individual team member placement led to the overall success at this year’s State competition.


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



This is an update from Tuesday’s Papermaker athletic events — Track and Field, Baseball, and Soccer.

Track and Field

Boys – CAMAS 82, UNION 63
100 — Blake Derringer (C) 11.16; 200 — Blake Derringer (C) 22.52; 400 — William Schultz (C) 51.59; 800 — Daniel Maton (C) 2:02.37; 1,600 — David Connell (C) 4:25.11; 3,200 — Spencer Twyman (C) 10:15.88; 110 hurdles — William Sun (C) 39.59; 4×100 relay — Camas 43.48; 4×400 relay — Camas 3:59.21.

Girls – UNION 76, CAMAS 74
100 — Halle Jenkins (C) 5:22.03; 3200 — Halle Jenkins (C) 11:19.59; 100 hurdles — Lucy George (C) 14.70; 300 hurdles — Lucy George (C) 46.46; 4×100 relay — Shot put — Maggie Wells (C) 35-5; Discus — Maggie Wells (C) 111-5; Javelin — Ahmika Kluka (C) 120-8; High jump — Madison Peffers (C) 5-2; Pole vault — Anna Bedont (C) 9-3; Long jump — Lucy George (C) 15-10.


Daniel Maton wins the 800 meter event.


The Papermaker Varsity team finished off league play in style with a 14-2 victory in 5 innings over the Heritage Timberwolves. The Camas offense was running hot on Tuesday as they pounded out 19 hits in the game. Trevor Bentley and Josh Mansur each finished 3-for-4 at the plate with Gideon Malychewski, Grant Heiser, Jason Neve and Jacob Trupp also pitching in 2 hits apiece. Grant Gaudio, Nick Preston, and Taylor Adams each had a hit and scored a run as well with the whole lineup chipping in. On the mound, Mansur earned the win in his first career varsity start, pitching 3 innings without allowing an earned run.

The Papermakers will next play on Thursday in their final home game of the season as they celebrate Senior Night versus Wilson HS (OR). All 12 of this year’s seniors will be honored prior to the game with player introductions at 3:45 pm. First pitch is scheduled for 4 pm.


Grant Heiser behind the plate — from a home game.



Varsity beat Battle Ground 3-0. Goals: own goal, Brennen Martin (Luke Davidson), Davidson (Josh Tkachenko)
GK Saves: Brison Manandic 2

JV beat Battle Ground 7-0. Halftime 5-0. JV goals: Ethan Judd: 2, Sam Burnett, Mark Robinson, Spencer Lieser and Liam Quinn.
Assists: Jud 4, Noah Frazier, Wilson Fresh
GK Saves: Ben Bonazelli 5

Thursday is Senior Night for the boys’ soccer program. Camas Varsity soccer has NINE seniors graduating and they want to celebrate with you. Come to Doc Harris Thursday at 7 pm to watch them play against Skyview. It’s Hawaiian Shirt Night! First 100 fans thru the gate receive a free lei! Come out and watch the last league match of the year with us!


From a previous game.



Emma Jenkins competes in the 800 meter event.



Start of the 800 meter event.

Battle Ground, WA — The Camas Varsity Baseball went 2-1 over their three game series with Battle Ground this week, falling to the Tigers Thursday night, 8-7.

In the final inning, with Samuel Malychewski on the mound, two outs on the board, two runners on base, and two strikes on the batter, Battle Ground hit a walkoff RBI and won the game.

JV defeated Battle Ground 13-2 in 5 innings.

Wednesday’s Game:

The Papermaker’s Varisty Baseball team had great performance on the mound from Ryan Behnke in an 8-3 victory on Wednesday. Behnke was backed by another strong defensive effort from the Papermakers led by shortstop Josh Mansur and a couple game-changing catches by Taylor Adams in right field.

Trailing 3-0 heading into the bottom of the 4th, Camas’s offense woke up when Luke Bruno singled to lead off the inning followed by 3 walks and a Battle Ground error. Gideon Malychewski singled in a run to tie the game up, and Josh Mansur drove in the go ahead run with an RBI groundout. Jake Blair was able to bring home another run with a bunt single as the Papermakers finished the inning with a 5-3 lead. Gideon Malychewski stayed hot at the plate going 3 for 3 with a double, RBI, and a run scored. Luke Bruno followed up his three hit effort on Monday versus Union with two more hits and a big two out, two-RBI single to extend Camas’s lead in the 6th.

JV defeated BG 10 – 0.

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Camas, WA — After beating Union on Thursday, both Camas Varsity and JV again face the Titans today at 4 pm at UHS.

Here’s the recap from last Thursday’s baseball games:

The Varsity Baseball team defeated Union on Thursday 9-0. Ryan Behnke twirled a complete game, 1 hit shutout backed by terrific Papermaker defense. Behnke retired 10 straight Titans to begin the game before allowing a hit in the top of the 4th inning, and then put the final 11 batters down in order to finish the game.

Trevor Bentley, Josh Mansur, and Jake Blair paced the offense with each player collecting multiple hits. Bentley finished the game with 2 RBI and a run scored. Blair drove in 3 runs, and Josh Mansur collected a double, 3 runs, and an RBI on the afternoon.

JV defeated Union 9-3. Luke Brewer delivered 6 strong innings on the mound surrendering 3 runs and striking out 8. Jacob Rumble threw the 7th to secure the win. Jacob Trupp, Gavin Holley and Cameron Smith each had multi hit games.


Catcher Grant Heiser tags out the runner.

Here’s the recap from last Wednesday’s baseball games:

The Varsity Baseball team battled Skyview into extra innings on Wednesday with the Storm coming out on top 4-3. Skyview ace, and Gonzaga commit, Daniel Copeland held the Papermakers in check through 5 innings with the Storm holding a 2-1 lead. In the bottom of the 6th, Shane Jamison and Gideon Malychewski each delivered clutch RBI singles to put Camas ahead 3-2. Skyview was able to tie the game up on the top of the 7th sending the game into extra innings where they eventually won 4-3. In his first career varsity start, Michael Quintana was fantastic delivering 5 1/3 innings without allowing an earned run.

The JV took 2 from the Skyview JV. Game one 5-4. Game two 7-4.
Lucas Warner was behind the plate for both games and turned in an outstanding effort throwing out two base runners in critical situations; blocking balls in the dirt; and calling a great game.

GAME 1 – Gibbs drove in the game winner in a 7th inning walk off driving in Lucas Barbier running for Jacob Trupp who led off with a hard hit double. Zack Shaw tossed 5 strong innings and Cameron Smith finished it earning the win. Clint French and Gavin Holly each had multi-hit games.

GAME 2 – Clint French started on the mound and gave us five quality innings earning the win. Christian Giegenmiller threw a clean 6th and 7th securing the win. Gibbs led off the 5th inning with a missile to left field for a double leading to a 3 run 5th and that was the difference in the game. Jacob Trupp had a double and a triple and Gavin Holly contributed 2 hits.

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By Dan Trujillo

VANCOUVER, WA — Ryan Davy and Troy Prince-Butterfield showed off their wheels for Washougal at the John Ingram Twilight track and field meet Friday — at Columbia River High School.

After winning the 1,600 and the 800 races, Prince-Butterfield ran a 51.7 final lap to help the Panthers clinch first place in the 1,600 relay. Donovan Bailey, Koy Chaston and Cade Lowman contributed to Washougal’s winning time of 3:37.61. Prince-Butterfield also ran a 4:35.04 1,600 and a 2:02.2 800.

Davy swept the 100 and 200 dashes, and the 400 relay run, with times of 11.61, 23.44 and 44.73. Kade Coons, Kenny Kanthak and Arcey Harton contributed to the 400 relay victory for the Panthers.

The Washougal boys won the Ingram Twilight by a 44.5 point margin over Kelso.

Tanner Lees soared to first place on the pole vault with a leap of 11 feet, 6 inches. Kanthak took second place in the 300 hurdles and third in the 110 hurdles.

Chaston clinched second place in the 800 and Gabriel Dinnel grabbed second place in the 1,600. Preston Bentley placed second in the javelin throw. Jackson Keyser and Jonathan Wells claimed second and third place in the 3,200. Judson Mansfield earned third place in the high jump.

The Washougal girls took third place at the Ingram Twilight.

Amelia Pullen won the 3,200 and improved her school record time to 11:19.85. She also took second place in the 1,600 with a season-best time of 5:31.88.

On her final triple jump, Gracie Dolan skipped to first place with a personal best distance of 34-0.75. Kiara Kallie claimed first place on the 110 hurdles in 16.95. Ashley Gibbons grabbed first place in the javelin with a personal best toss of 94-10.

Kiara Cross took second place in the 100 dash. Bekah Shilling, Clara Best, Shae Alder and Alexis Maniscalco claimed second place in the 1,600 relay. Kiersten DeLaRocha notched second place in the discus.

Papermakers excel at River Twilight

Although their premier athletes are competing at the Oregon Relays, Camas sent a fired up squad to the John Ingram Twilight Friday.

And those Papermakers rose to the occasion against the full Southwest Washington squads in attendance.

Katherine McCann, Madeline Sheppard, Josephine Rein and Jenna Lukowiak clinched first place in the girls 1,600 relay with a time of 4:28.82. Lukowiak also took second place in the 800 and Sheppard followed in fourth.

Luc Utheza clinched first place in the boys 3,200 with a time of 10:17.88. Will Schultz notched first place in the 400 with a time of 54.03. Micah Harimoto leaped to second place in the triple jump and third place in the long jump.

Jacqueline Allen earned second place in the girls shot put, Megan Amundson took third place in the high jump and Elizabeth Nilles earned fourth place in the 3,200.

The Camas girls finished fourth in the team standings and the Camas boys secured fifth.

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Bundled up against the wind and pelted by the rain, the Camas High School girls golf team were thrilled to reach the top after a crazy Thursday on the Tri-Mountain course in Ridgefield.

The Camas team, which comprises Ashley Clark, Hailey Oster, Abigail Jiang, Emma Cox and Wenny Cai performed well enough to finish in the top seven and propel the Papermakers to first place at the Chieftain Invitational.

Anchored by an even par performance on the front nine, Clark claimed the individual title with a score of 82. Oster and Jiang tied for third place, Cox earned sixth place and Cai followed in seventh place.

Kallie Sakamoto led Washougal with a 91. She struggled on the front nine, but turned things around on the back and finished the day with a smile.

Camas returns to Tri-Mountain Monday to play in the Titan Cup.

Jiang keeps herself busy, as the very next day she traveled to Cheney, WA with 37 other teammates to compete at the State Science Olympiad competition — which Camas won on Saturday night.

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Skyview High School — The Camas Boys and Girls Track and Field teams both won against Skyview Thursday afternoon at a meet that lasted well past 7 pm.

Track Meet Results

100 — Blake Deringer (C) 11.26; 200 — Jack Thomas (S) 22.77; 400 — Jack Thomas (S) 50.93; 800 — Daniel Maton (C) 1:57.90; 1600 — Bruce Erickson (S) 4:34.78; 3200 — David Connell (C) 9:56.62; 110 hurdles — William Sun (C) 15.93; 300 hurdles — William Sun (C) 41.44; 4×100 relay — Camas 44.02; 4×400 relay — Camas 3:37.00; Shot put — Taylor Vo (S) 46-3; Discus — Cristopher Barron (S) 131-4; Javelin — Matt Williams (C) 164-11; High jump — Ethan Gould (S) 6-0; Pole vault — Thomas Selfridge (S) 11-0; Long jump — Micah Harimoto (C) 20-0; Triple jump — Mason Holder (S) 38-2.5.

100 — Breann Porter (S) 13.48; 200 — Remingtin Riley (S) 27.09; 400 — Ellie Postma (C) 1:02.24; 800 — Emma Jenkins (C) 2:23.03; 1600 — Halle Jenkins (C) 5:17.76; 3200 — Emma Jenkins (C) 11:02.33; 100 hurdles — Lucy George (C) 15.12; 300 hurdles — Lucy George (C) 48.37; 4×100 relay — Skyview 51.72; 4×200 relay — Skyview 1:49.01; 4×400 relay — Camas 4:13.38; Shot put — Maggie Wells (C) 33-9; Discus — Elle Raunig (S) 107-4; Javelin — Ahmika Kluka (C) 120-9; High jump — Madison Peffers (C) 5-4; Pole vault — Anna Bedont (C) 9-3; Long jump — Gwen Mistretta (S) 14-4.5; Triple jump — Savannah Kohler (C) 30-3.

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Some Track Photos

All photos by Dan Trujillo.