Seattle, WA – The Camas Jets 12U Pop Warner football team has been invited to compete in a regional qualifying event with top teams moving onto the Pro Football Hall of Fame National Championship in Canton, Ohio. These top teams will compete to the world championship on December 10th-14th at the Johnson Controls Pro Football Hall of Fame Village and Tom Benson Stadium. Every championship game in Canton will be televised or streamed on CBS Sports Network.

The qualifying event will invite top teams from throughout the region to compete for exciting post-season football on Nov. 21st- Nov. 24th in the Northwest Regional in Seattle Washington. Regional qualifying events will take place in the following cities: New York/New Jersey, New Mexico, Richmond VA, Canton Ohio, Dallas Texas, Santa Clara CA, Valley Forge PA, Gulf Shores AL, and Wichita, KS.

Teams will be represented from seven unweighted divisions, four weighted divisions and three all-star divisions.

Teams that qualify for the national championship in Canton will take part in national media day, a red-carpet ceremony with Gold Jackets and the Game for Life program that will provide character development to all athletes and coaches. The program was created by the Pro Football Hall of Fame along with Hall of Famers.

The national selection process is headed by former NFL General Manager, Ray Farmer and National Collegiate Scout, Gary Howard. More than 2,500 top teams from across the country will be considered in 2019.

“We are thrilled to share the vision of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and LEGACY Global Sports with the next generation of promising athletes,” Pro Football Hall of Fame President David Baker said. “This youth championship series, the biggest in the history of youth football, will feature athletes and coaches competing in the most exciting post-season weekend in football with every team aiming for the championship. Just as important, all of these fine athletes, win or lose, will be immersed in the values of football through the Game for Life Program authored by the Pro Football Hall of Fame and its Gold Jacket members that teach life skills that serve athletes beyond the game of football.”

Camas Jets Pop Warner 12U team.

The championship event is owned by Legacy Global Sports and directed by Richard McGuinness, who created the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on NBC, the Eastbay All- American Game and other top football properties over the past 15 years. McGuinness sold his interest in his previous company to re-imagine the nation’s top showcase events for youth, high school and soon to be NFL athletes through showcase events like the Championship series.

“This national showcase event will bring the nation’s top youth teams and youth athletes together like no other and it will serve as a cornerstone property for football in America. With regional play, a blue-ribbon selection team and a final championship weekend in Canton, this is the ultimate in youth football,” McGuinness said.


By 2020, the championship event will be featured in the indoor football stadium at the village that will include 8,000 seats, a perfect place to celebrate the best in youth football.

“As the world of football recruiting continues to get younger, this event will also serve as the first phase of player identification in the nation. Through our extensive collection of game film from this event along with NFL style evaluations, we are provided a unique opportunity to identify nation’s best youth athletes like no one else,” said National Event Director, Marc Boldurian . “We are excited to invite elite teams such as the East County Camas Jets team to represent their state and compete for regional supremacy in the largest youth championship in the world.”

Team nominations for next year are currently hosted at
Event sponsors include Xenith, Jet Fuel, Wilson and Shadowman.

Seattle, WA — Camas High School Football Head Coach Jon Eagle was just named Seattle Seahawks Coach of the Week, announced Joe Cronin, Committee Chair for the Seattle Seahawks Coach and Youth of the Week/Year Program.

“Great job this season!” said Cronin. “Always fun to follow the Papermakers. Keep up the great work. Each week during the high school football season, the Seahawks and the Washington State Football Coaches Association select two high school football coaches as the Coach of the Week winners. Congratulations on the season thus far! The Camas Papermakers are off to great start and a huge part of that is your leadership. Nice victory over Bellevue.”

In being named a Seahawks Coach of the Week Eagle will receive:

1. $500 donation to the Camas football program.

2. Framed certificate signed by Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll.

3. Named on the Seahawks website as a Seattle Seahawks Coach of the Week, along with the WSFCA website.

4. Receive two tickets to a home football game later this season and be recognized on the field with the other Seattle Seahawks Coaches of the Week recipients.

Eagle has worked tirelessly for years and always gives credit to his fellow coaches and the players.

“I’m not out there on the field doing the hard work,” said Eagle in a recent interview. “These hard-working players are. Our coaching staff is amazing.”

The Seahawks also issued the following statement:

“The Camas Papermakers defeated the Bellevue Wolverines 24-7 in a big non-league game. Coach Eagle has the Papermakers at 4-0 following wins over Lincoln, Hazen and West Valley. Under the leadership of Coach Eagle the Camas Papermakers have been a perennial state contender and a dominant team in the 4A classification. The Papermakers always play with tremendous character, discipline and sportsmanship. Coach Eagle has been a long time member of the WSFCA and is heavily involved.” 


Portland, Ore. — More than 1,500 Cycle Oregon cyclists rolled into Oakridge, Ore., on September 14, completing a seven-day, 430-mile ride through Central Oregon. The flagship ride of Cycle Oregon, the Classic gave participants scenic views of many Oregon natural wonders including the Cascade Mountains and Crater Lake, and the warm hospitality of numerous small towns, including Cottage Grove, La Pine and Diamond Lake – all rolled into a festival-like atmosphere.

The Classic finish also marked the end of a successful season year for Cycle Oregon, a Portland-based nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming individuals and communities through bicycling. Cycle Oregon’s three signature events included: Classic (Sept. 7-14, 2019); GRAVEL, a weekend gravel ride based out of Dufur, Ore. (May 17-19, 2019); and Joyride, a one-day, women-only ride based out of Independence, Ore. (June 22, 2019). Each distinct ride enabled cyclists of all abilities to explore the state’s renowned natural beauty on two wheels, plus connected them with the people, places and businesses of many rural Oregon towns.

All in all, more than 2,400 cyclists from 42 states and seven countries participated in Cycle Oregon’s three 2019 rides, which totaled more than 675 miles and 43,000 feet of elevation gain and contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to local economies. The three events directly supported eight rural Oregon communities through the hiring of local groups for event support and local spending by cyclists. Cycle Oregon annually provides approximately $160,000 to community groups for the services they provide, ranging from event planning to volunteer organizing.

I marvel at how Cycle Oregon can double a population, be so professional and then be gone before we know it, leaving everyone with a smile on their face,” said Ann Gawith, Executive Director, La Pine Chamber of Commerce. “Even thought they were here for less than 24 hours, these cyclists really impacted our small town. Everyone was busy, from our restaurants and motels to our gas stations – and even our florist! And it was great to see our bike lanes filled with cyclists. Cycle Oregon was a fantastic experience for La Pine.”

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“Even though Cycle Oregon is now over 30 years old, each ride feels fresh and exciting. The riders bring such positive energy to the state,” said Steve Schulz, Executive Director of Cycle Oregon. “We are incredibly grateful to all the communities across Oregon who welcomed our riders with open arms. While we have undeniably spectacular scenery that was showcased by our 2019 rides – from the eastern end of the Columbia River Gorge to the beautiful Willamette Valley to Central Oregon and the stunning Cascade Mountains and Crater Lake National Park – it’s really the people that make Oregon special.”

Discounted early registration for the 2020 Classic ride is now open online at, although the routes for all the 2020 events will not be revealed until the 2020 kick-off party on January 29, 2020

Cycle Oregon Fund’s 2019 Cycle Now Open through October 21, 2019

Cycle Oregon’s dedication to transforming lives through cycling is perhaps most visible in the projects around the state in which the Cycle Oregon Fund has invested. This fall, the Cycle Oregon Fund will award approximately $100,000 to local nonprofits working to preserve and protect the special places of Oregon and implement community development projects. Organizations are encouraged to submit applications now through October 21.

Cycle Oregon
Cycle Oregon.

The Cycle Oregon Fund is supported by proceeds from the organization’s rides and managed by the Oregon Community Foundation. Over the last 20 years, the Fund has awarded more than 300 grants totaling $2.2 million, supporting projects ranging from bike racks in Baker City and Yachats to helping purchase land for the Wallowa Band Nez Perce Trail Interpretive Center. 

The Fund supports projects and programs throughout Oregon in three key areas: Environmental Conservation and Historic Preservation, Bicycle Safety & Tourism and Community Projects. Complete guidelines and an online application are available at

About The Organization

Cycle Oregon is a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming individuals and communities through bicycling. For riders who want an unparalleled Oregon bicycle experience at their own pace, they hosts a series of fully supported rides that offer a unique perspective of the state, all the while managing every last detail. Established in 1988, Cycle Oregon’s 30-plus years of event logistics and deep roots within the state create an authentic Oregon experience that strengthens communities—on and off the bike. Cycle Oregon attracts more than 4,500 riders from all 50 states and around the world. #ridecycleoregon

Dozens of supporters from near and far gathered at the Camas High School Main Commons Saturday evening to attend the 6th Camas High School (CHS) Hall of Fame Induction Banquet.

Attendees were greeted by the CHS Marching Band, Cheer Squad and a hearty welcome by Marcia Johnson, the Athletic Hall of Fame Chairperson; then treated to a delicious dinner and a series of tributes and official induction ceremonies.

Six individuals, and two teams were honored during the two-hour Hall of Fame event.

Lauren Rainey, Class of 1948
Introduced by John Skimas and accepted by Barbara Rainey Runyan.

Lauren played basketball, football, and baseball. In his senior year, Lauren set all the scoring records in basketball and led his team to the Washington State Basketball tournament that year. At the State tournament, he averaged 18 points per game! Lauren was also named to the All-Conference Basketball teams during his junior and senior seasons. In addition, Lauren contributed to the 1948 baseball team during his senior year.

Les Morsach, Class of 1958
Introduced by Tom Wallenborn.

From 1955-1958, Morsach played football, basketball, and track. He was a three-year starting varsity quarterback. He was the first Camas QB to lead team to a state championship. Morsach was a SW Washington first team All-Star QB two years in a row. Led team in passing yardage and passing touchdowns all three years, and received a football scholarship from Yakima Community College. He also participated in basketball, where he was a starting guard and in track, where he set school pole vault records.

Donald Huston, Class of 1961
Introduced by his brother, Denny Huston, who said “good coaches teach how to win.”

Huston played baseball and basketball. Two-sport star at Camas High School. He was the starting guard his junior and senior year where he was All League each year. He averaged 12.7 points per game, the assist leader, team captain and always assigned to defend the opponent’s top player. During his senior year, the team record was 19-1 and went to the State tournament for the first time since 1947. Huston also participated in baseball, starting at second base both his junior and senior years. Don then went on to play college basketball at Western Washington University followed by a career in coaching basketball for 25 years.

Bob Cameron, Class of 1971
Introduced by Doug Slyter.

Cameron competed in five sports: wrestling, football, basketball, baseball, and track. He earned 10 Varsity letters during his high school career, and during his sophomore year he qualified for the Washington state wrestling tournament, and in the spring he lettered for the baseball team; at the time a rare accomplishment. His senior year accomplishments included football team MVP, Team Captain, “Black Helmet Award” recipient and All league; baseball MVP, Team Captain, All League and Clark County All-Star; Basketball Team Captain. He was named Outstanding Athlete for CHS his senior year.

Brent Richards, Class of 2008
Introduced by Coach Roland Minder.

Hall of Fame
Brent Richards.

“Brent was quickly the team’s top scorer and won the All-League Academic Award. He was a huge part of our success in earning the State title that year,” said Minder. “He was all about the team. I felt a special bond with Brent and we felt the refiner’s fire. He scored 26 goals with 10 assists his senior year and earned a 4.0 GPA. He was the Columbia Region Player of the Year.”

Career stats: 83 goals, 32 assists. Freshman year: Varsity Offensive Player of the Year, All-Academic Award (3.95 GPA), 2nd Team All-League, League Champion. Sophomore year: Team won State Championship, All Academic Team (3.76 GPA). Junior year: Injured. Senior year: Gatorade State Player of the Year, Regional Player of the Year, and All-League Scholar Athlete (4.0 GPA). Brent also won the State Tournament Player of the Year where his high school team won the state championship. He was drafted by the Portland Timbers and played professional soccer for 10 years.

“There were a lot of people that were inspirational to me, I’m so thankful I got to grow up in this community,” said Richards. “Thank you.”

Coach Roland Minder
Introduced by Steve Hogan.

Coach Minder started his CHS soccer coaching career in 1993 as an assistant in the girls’ program until he was named the head coach in 2004 and served until 2018. He was the boys’ head coach from 1995 to 2017. In 38 seasons as head coach, his teams earned 30 League championships, won 24 District championships, had 33 WIAA State tournament appearances, 22 WIAA State Quarterfinal appearances, 14 WIAA tournament Final Four appearances, eight WIAA state championship game appearances, and earned five WIAA State championships!

Hall of Fame
Coach Roland Minder at Friday’s football halftime show.

Minder has been awarded: League Coach of the Year, Washington State Coach of the Year, NSCAA Regional Coach of the Year, NFHS Sectional Coach of the Year in 2011, NSCAA National Coach of the Year in 2016. His combined record for the boys and girls is: 589 wins, 106 losses and 46 ties.

“The game of soccer has always been an integral part of my life growing up in Switzerland,” said Minder. “It was a long road in building this soccer program. My first priority was to get the club and the high school to work together. It took a while, but we eventually started having success. I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time. I dare describe it as a movement … This award is because of so many people, and represents all those who worked so hard for so many years.”

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2005 Girls’ Soccer Team
Introduced by Minder.

They won the State Title in 2005, the first time for a Clark County team.

“They’re the greatest girls soccer team to ever play at Camas High,” said Minder.

2006 Boys’ Soccer Team
Introduced by Minder.

The won the State Title in 2006.

“This age group was special,” said Minder. “The coaches had a great rapport with the high school and we all looked forward to the year. Our nemesis was Columbia River, which caused us to place second in league … We defeated Lakeside for the title. I still remember the coach after the game from Lakeside because they were all over us … We had all the players behind the ball and we just defended, defended, defended. It was a phenomenal effort. We had skilled players but we had a great team effort. Everyone bought into the program and this team made history. It was the only time that both the girls and boys teams won a State Title in the same school year.”

At the conclusion, Johnson addressed the audience.

“I want to thank everyone for coming, and for your support,” said Johnson, who organized the event. “I just want to give a special thanks to the Hall of Fame committee. I couldn’t do this without your support. We select teams by application so you have to be nominated. I carry nominations from year to year and we go through tons of information and we select people we feel deserve it for that year. I also want to thank the Camas Athletics Booster Club. It takes a lot of money to do this.”

Hall of Fame
Camas Hall of Fame Inductees at Friday’s football game.

When Washougal dentist and ultra runner, Dave Stinchfield, decided he’d tackle a 200-mile race, he wasn’t totally sure he could do it. But, when he embarked on this remarkable journey that began August 9, deep in the Cascade Mountains, he realized all his preparation running 50K and 100-mile races paid off.

“I was really excited building up to it, I was really excited about the whole thing, but I thought could I actually do this 200-miler? Actually I thought there’s a 50/50 chance, so I was wondering where my weak point was going to be,” said Dave, about a week after the race ended. “There was actually no part of the race where I thought I needed to quit.”

Aided by his wife, Adina; daughter, Morgan; brother, Tom; and a team of pacers and supporters, Dave completed the Bigfoot 200 race in 85 hours, 10 minutes, crossing the finish line at 10:30 pm on August 12.

Making the race successful is a delicate balance of mental stamina, focus, support, proper nutrition, hydration and foot care.

Dave walks us through the adventures of each day.

Day One

“The first part of the race is the Mount St. Helens blast zone, it was like running on the moon, and then going into Coldwater Creek I heard the thunder in the distance,” said Dave. “I was going to get two to three hours of sleep and it was just dumping and the rain was so loud I couldn’t sleep. My next leg was 19 miles that went up 5,000 feet. That’s what I had ahead of me and there was lightning and thunder and I put on all my rain gear and it took me seven hours to get through that section, and it took me on mountain ranges and cliffs. I passed a lot of people who were getting really discouraged. That was the first night.”

The 160+ ultra runners were supported by aid stations (10-15 miles apart) and sleep stations that are dispersed throughout the race. The runners let support staff know they’re ready for sleep, or if they have a vehicle they use those, but you’re not allowed to leave the area. Dave used a roof top tent on his truck, which Adina drove.

Dave along the trail.


Dave fueled up on breakfast burritos, guacamole, veggie hamburgers, and protein gels eaten along the way. Ultra runners need lots of salt and carbs.

“You need salt because it gets depleted and it makes you tank and you lose your appetite so I was taking salt tabs,” said Dave. “I sweat salt. I drank a lot of water and a lot of electrolytes. I use Tailwind, which is an electrolyte, and it keeps you balanced. I figured I burned about 25,000 calories during the race! I wasn’t able to replace all of that with food. I lost weight. I usually lose 5-10 pounds on these type of races. And, when I was done I really wanted pizza.”


Day Two

On day two, the storm cleared out and Dave was joined by a pacer named Wes, from Sunnyvale, California, who ran three legs with him, which lasted the whole day and into the next night — a total of 50 miles.

“A lot of the trails were deep rutted and shaped like a V from water run off or motorcycles and there were angled surfaces,” said Dave. “That was the whole 50-mile climbing stretch. He stayed with me until Lewis River camp ground aid station where I got three hours of rest. You have to balance how much you sleep with how far you’re getting behind. I had four time goals set, and I finished only three hours off my awesome goal. I had a really good pace going. I’m typically in top third group and I wanted to stay there in that top third.”

Foot Care

Experienced runners know when you start getting hot spots on your feet that’s where blisters form and you have to take care of it.

“I changed shoes five to six times, and most of the time I’d get wet pretty quick,” he said. “If you run on soaking wet feet it will create worse blisters. After 100 miles I had blisters that hurt with every step. I learned to endure the pain in my feet, but my joints and muscles didn’t hurt too much.”

Dave and Adina have been married for 26 years.

Day Three

On day three, Dave was joined by his brother, Tom Stinchfield, who ran two legs with his older brother.

“We left there with a river crossing and we went through this thick wet, overgrown trail area that was soaking wet,” said Dave. “I had a bunch of climbing with Tom, and he stayed with me for 25-30 miles. So he got me to the next aid station in the late afternoon and then he dropped off and I got my feet taped off again. A group called Dirtbag Medic was there and they examined everyone’s feet, so I felt like I covered a lot of ground and realized I had 60 miles left. I felt good, my pace was good, my joints and muscles felt really good.”

“So I left that aid station alone and it had four river crossings, one of which had a five-mile relentless climb, and once I got to the top of that it was nighttime. It was 1 or 2 am on Monday and I slept for three hours.”

Dave told Adina he just wanted to wake up at a particular time, and once he laid down flat, he was gone.

“I took my socks off to air out my feet,” he said. “I had a pair of running shoes once size larger because the feet swell up. To prevent foot damage you go to a bigger pair of shoes. Julie, works with Adina, joined me there, and she ran two or three legs with me. That was beautiful, and we went up these areas with gorgeous views of Mt. Rainier and Mount St. Helens and Mt. Adams. We came across a runner who was passing a kidney stone on this ridge out of reach of anybody. He wasn’t able to move anymore. He ended up having the Air National Guard airlifting him out from a ridge up 4,500 feet.”

On these long races, Dave said you have to watch your urine output as you can be totally dehydrated. Urinating regularly is sign you’re properly hydrated. Runners take dirt naps or short breaks at the aid stations, but they’re focused on constantly moving.

Day Four

During one of the updates, Adina reported “Just a marathon left.”

Dave said there were a couple times in the last quarter of the race where nothing would hurt.

“I didn’t feel tired at all, my feet didn’t hurt, it was almost this euphoria,” he said. “I could just take off running way faster than I was going. It was really a runner’s high. I felt I was able to do it with a decent time. Everything feels good, and you just take off running. I did my last leg with Morgan and then she jumped on with a half-marathon to the finish and at that point that was mile 193 and ran into 206.5, which was a nice sunset. I came in around 10:30 pm. The finish line was at White River High School in Randall, WA. You finish on the track right there.”

Pacers helped along the way.

Lessons Learned

“I learned that with every increase of distance and endurance I was always wondering am I capable of doing that? I learned that it was possible. We’re all going through struggles and I learned I had to take it one chunk at a time. I took it into small little chunks. I think I just got to get to that aid station. I learned I can actually do it. I’m so grateful for Adina and all they pacers that got me through it. That middle section is really tough.”

Would he do it agin?

“Yes, I would do it again. I’m gonna do it again next year.”

There were 160+ runners that started, and 55 dropped the race. Dave was number 35. There were 70 runners that came after him.

“After the race, we went and got some pizza then we went back to the hotel, I took a shower and I went to bed and slept for eight hours. Then I went back to the track in Randall and kept my feet elevated while I watched the runners finish. There were people from all over the world. I made some really good friends and saw people that really struggled and overcame it. I stayed there until 6 pm when the last runner came in.”

He said his feet really hurt for the next four to five days, and a couple of toes are numb.

He uses a couple brands of shoes: Altra and an Italian brand called Los Portiva.

“I think I need different brands to keep my feet guessing. I use Ultimate Direction for gear. I go through two to three pair of shoes at once and they last four to five months.”

“Ultra running is catching on. There’s a slogan that says 200 is the new 100. There are lot of ultra runners out there and the Pacific Northwest is the best place to run with all our trails and varying terrain. People come from all over the world to run here.” is where you go to sign up for these races, and search for Bigfoot 200 to learn more about this particular race.

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

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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.
Babe Ruth
From left, Lacamas Headhunters who competed on Sunday: Jaden Kim, Jack Harris, Nathan Kim, Owen Robertson, and their coach.

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.    

Babe Ruth

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.          

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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.