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Salem, OR — The Camas Dream Team 3rd graders went 6-0 this past weekend and dominated the 8-under division to win the Oregon Hoopla 3-on-3 basketball tournament at Oregon’s capitol. Oregon Hoopla is the largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament in Oregon, and the boys played well.

The tournament itself comprised 16 teams in the 8-under division, and the Camas boys outscored their opponents 211 to 42 in six games during throughout the weekend.

The Camas Dream Team players are Lincoln Fogle, Max Gibson, Pierce Harrington and Jaxson Sullivan. All boys will be 3rd graders at area Camas schools this fall. To learn more about this program, visit https://oregonhoopla.com/

The next tournament they play in is the Shoot 360 3-on-3 Tournament in Downtown Camas on August 17th-19th.  This next event is sponsored by Shoot 360. To learn more about that event, please visit www.Shoot360.com

Here is a summary of their game scores:

Camas Dream Team 35 Hampton Inn (Vancouver) 2

Camas Dream Team 35 Team Pitbull (Salem) 4

Camas Dream Team 35 Oregon Flash Red (Portland) 12

Camas Dream Team 36 Fearsome Foursome (Eugene) 10

Camas Dream Team 35 Vipers (Keizer) 9 – SEMIS

Camas Dream Team 35 Beast Squad (Wilsonville) 5 – FINALS

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Camas Dream Team. Max Gibson, Lincoln Fogle, Jaxon Sullivan, and Pierce Harrington.

The Columbia Cannons will bear the marks and logos of the Boston Cannons, playing under the umbrella of Camas Lacrosse

Camas, WA – The Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse (MLL) announced today that the organization has agreed to a five-year partnership with Camas Lacrosse. This agreement will allow Camas Lacrosse to field a club lacrosse team called the Columbia Cannons, which will be based in Clark County, Washington. Additionally, the Columbia Cannons will be granted access to all Cannons marks (name, logos, symbols, emblems, designs, and identifications) for team purposes and apparel.

Camas Lacrosse was established in 2012 as part of the Washington Boys High School Lacrosse Association. One year later, they added a youth program with teams from grades one through eight under the Oregon Youth Lacrosse Organization, while the high school program continues to compete under the Washington Boys High School Lacrosse Association.

Under this collaboration, the Boston Cannons and Camas Lacrosse will host two special events for the Columbia Cannons in either Washington or Oregon. The players and coaches will travel to the west coast for these events to promote the new club and to allow the club to learn from professional coaches and athletes.

“We are excited to bring this partnership to our youth and HS players. We have grown to a total membership of over 200 players in a very short time, and our retention rates are exceptionally high. Camas has a rich athletic tradition, and through this partnership with the Boston Cannons, we hope to have Camas Lacrosse add significantly to that and continue to grow this great game in our area,” said Karen Gibson, President of Camas Lacrosse.

The Cannons and Camas Lacrosse will kick off this partnership with a dedicated “Training Camp Weekend” for the Columbia Cannons, held from June 15 to 17, 2018, during their bye week. Over 600 youth lacrosse players will be in attendance for multiple lacrosse clinics and a tournament to cap off the weekend.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Camas Lacrosse and the Columbia Cannons to continue to grow the sport of lacrosse throughout the country”, said Cannons President Ian Frenette. “Most athletes participating in the Columbia Cannons have had limited exposure to our sport at the professional level. Currently, there are no Major League Lacrosse or National League lacrosse teams in the Northwest US. By entering into an agreement with this club early in its rise, we are helping them shorten the timeframe for their developmental and growth goals.”

About the Boston Cannons
The Boston Cannons are a Founding Member of Major League Lacrosse (MLL) and one of the most recognizable global lacrosse brands. Led by Rob Hale and his ownership team, the they won the 2011 MLL Championship, have eleven playoff appearances and hold a league record with five MLL MVP’s over fifteen seasons. Off the field, the team provide a game day experience second to none and annually top the MLL in attendance and partnership engagement. For more information, call the front office at 617-746-9933 or visit www.bostoncannons.com

Camas, WA — The Camas Lacrosse Club is making the sport available for girls to play competitively this season — with registration currently under way.

“In the past, the girls have had to play for Evergreen, but that’s changing now,” said Gibson. “Girls can now play competitively in Camas. We have one entire 3rd/4th grade team already set.”

The sport made its official Camas debut five years ago and continues to thrive and grow in popularity, said club president, Karen Gibson. It started with 30 players and has grown to 250 this year.

Registration is open at www.camaslacrosse.com

You may also email the team at: camaslacrosse@aol.com

For grades 9-12, practices start on February 25, and the season runs through the beginning of May. For grades 1-8, practices start on March 5, with the season running through the beginning of May.

The club is working to make girls lacrosse an official high school sport. And, they are actively recruiting coaches. They also received a $3,000 equipment grant from US Lacrosse earmarked for the girls teams.

In addition, Camas LAX is hosting a college game between Portland State University and Central Washington this Saturday at Cardon Field at 3 pm.

”We’re trying to bring a high level of lacrosse to the area,” said Gibson. “We’re grateful for all the support we’ve received.”

 

Kelso, WA — It may be a bit of a drive, but Kelso is a familiar place for Camas swimmers. It’s been a place where District Championships are won, records broken, and state qualifying times are earned. And, this week was no different.

On Tuesday, Camas Junior, Eric Wu, made his state cut time in the 50 Free (22.23), which put a smile on his face. Reluctant to talk about his feat, he pivoted and thanked his team instead.

”The whole team swam very well today — especially Ben Taylor in the 100 Fly and Luke Bales in the 200 Free. Our team is up and coming and we’re ready for the Kelso Invitational on Saturday.”

That’s how leaders talk.

And, prior to the Kelso meet, Wu demonstrated that talent and capacity. While most were getting themselves mentally ready for the tasks ahead of them, Wu was busy helping teammate, Tim Timchenko, with his swimming strokes.

That’s how leaders act.

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Eric Wu helps Tim Timchenko with some swimming strokes.

They lead, they inspire, and they motivate.

The Camas Boys Swim team is a diverse one. You’ve got your rock stars who have State Champion titles, the near break-outs who are are the verge of hitting some amazing times, focused swimmers who are improving their skills, those that struggle or are new to the sport.

Freshman Josef Kiesenhofer’s teammates know he works as hard as anyone at their practices. New to Camas, Kiesenhofer had taken a break from competitive swimming while his family lived in Germany for the past two years. Prior to that, he swam in Connecticut and North Carolina.

He’s focusing on getting state cuts in the 100 Back and 100 Fly.

”I feel pretty good about the 100 Fly,” Kiesenhofer said. “I have a lot of experience, and it’s fun to be on this team. I really admire Mark Kim — he can practically do anything.”

At Kelso, Kiesenhofer competed in the 100 Fly, 50 Free, and two relays. He won the 100 Fly event.

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Josef Kiesenhofer in the 100 Fly.

Freshman Kaden Lana started back up this year after a two-year swimming hiatus. He competes in the 50 Free, 100 Free, and 200 Relay.

“Swimming is fun,” said Lana. “And I love doing Freestyle. It’s easy!”

Sophomore Luke Bales is on the cusp of getting State times in the 50 Free and 100 Free.

”I need to shave 1-2 seconds,” said Bales. “That’s still a lot, but Kelso is a good pool with good blocks and a deep diving end. And the walls here are sticky.”

He may pull it off at Kelso 2.0 this week, when the boys meet at the annual major invitational featuring athletes from 19 schools.

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

Swim Photo Gallery

 

Coeur d’ Alene, ID — Camas sent seven wrestlers to this weekend’s Tri-State Wrestling Tournament to compete against the region’s elite from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana, and won first place in the Half Team division.

The half team division is for schools that send half teams. Fourteen is considered a full team, and since Camas sent seven that was their designation. Competing against 60 other schools, the Papermakers held their own, placing ninth overall.

Five of the seven Papermakers placed in the top 10. Junior Tanner Craig competed in finals, and earned second place in his weight class. Gideon Malychewski placed third, as did Samuel Malychewski, in their respective weight classes. Rylan Thompson earned fourth, while Jack Latimer placed eighth.

“The team wrestled really well,” said Coach Cory Vom Baur. “This says a lot about the seniors and juniors at Camas. It’s spreading to other parts of the team. It was a highlight to simply be in the top 10 at such an elite tournament. This is a good year, and Samuel and Rylan have really taken charge.”

 

Tri-State

There were many awards presented at Tri-State.

The team had a lot to say about the experience.

“I thought the team did very well and we are developing more and more each match,” said Jack Latimer. “And we are developing more and more each match. We all had a lot of success and we’re all ready for Best of the West next weekend.”

“I enjoyed being able to compete at Tri-State with all my teammates,” said Samuel Malychewski. “What I got out of it was that we as a team are very tough and will compete. And, I thought that it was unique to be competing against people not only from Washington or Oregon, but also Idaho and Montana, as well.”

Tanner Craig: “I think that I had a good tournament and I’m glad that I beat everyone from my state, but I am still disappointed to lose in the finals no matter how good my opponent was.”

Gideon Malychewski faced Gunner Starren from Tahoma.

“My placing match was against a tough opponent, ” said Gideon. “He was from Tahoma High School, and I ended up getting on top of it in the end.”

Rylan Thompson: “It was a great tournament, and everyone wrestled great! I enjoying getting in some tough matches and learning from my mistakes. It was an awesome experience for me and I had fun bonding with all of my team mates!”

Issac Duncan: “I think it really pushed the team to wrestle the best we ever have. It was a great experience for sure and I can’t wait to go again next year.”

Karter Leifsen: “I thought that the tournament was a great representation of how State is, tough competition everywhere! Every match is a battle. The venue is awesome, as well!”

Tri-State Image Gallery

Photos by Kris Latimer.

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To learn more, visit www.CamasWrestling.com

Portland, OR — The Camas Boys Wrestling team made significant improvements at this year’s Rose City Wrestling Tournament at Westview High School. Four boys made it to Finals, with two winning their weight classes — Rylan Thompson, and Tanner Craig. Samuel Malychewski and Isaac Duncan placed second in their weight classes.

The Papermaker wrestlers placed fourth overall at Rose. Jack Latimer placed fourth, and Gideon Malychewski placed fifth in their respective weight classes.

“Rose City is a major tournament,” said Head Wrestling Coach, Cory Vom Baur. “We had a record finish of fourth place, and last year we took eleventh, so that’s a major improvement.  We had four finalists this year, and last year we had one, and the year before that we had one. Three years ago, no one reached the finals.”

Thompson (5-0) won by decision over Sawyer Myers, of West Albany, and Tanner Craig beat a returning state finalist (Gavin Stockwell) that beat him three times last year in the semi-finals.

“The team did really outstanding the past two days and learned a lot from wins and losses,” said Thompson, a Senior who’s been wrestling since third grade. “They battled great, it was a tough tournament, and they all wrestled well.”

The tournament brings in over 50 schools from across four states.

Thompson said the boys put in the time at school practice, club practice, weight lifting and closely monitoring their diets.

“I like when all the work I put in pays off,” Thompson said. “I also like the extreme highs and lows of the sport.”

He said wrestling’s biggest challenge is learning how to keep your mind set right.

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Tanner Craig during day 1 of the Rose City Wrestling Tournament.

“I feel really good about the win,” said Craig, a Junior, who is undefeated this season. “I feel great about the win. I beat some kids I wasn’t supposed to beat who had beaten me in the past, and it felt really good to come out on top today. I feel there was some well earned wins, but some close losses that our guys should have won. I have confidence  in our team’s heart and I know that next time it’s close that Camas will be on top.”

The boys practice several hours a day, and their next wrestling match is this Wednesday at Skyview. Next weekend, they travel to Coeur d’Alene for another major tournament.

“I felt that we showed up big as a team by placing fourth as a team and showed that our team is one that is going to do well this season,” said Samuel Malychewski, a Senior.

And, the team keeps plugging away.

“Overall, I thought we did really well,” said Vom Baur. “The guys responded well, and they wrestled a really great tournament.”

To learn more, visit www.CamasWrestling.com

Rose City Tournament Gallery

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Vancouver, WA — The Camas Junior Varsity Football team handily defeated Heritage, 53-14, Monday evening. The team brought in multiple quarterbacks (Andrew Boyle (#4), Blake Asciutto (#3), and Tyler Forner (#30)) and gave players opportunities to play multiple positions — on both offense and defense.

Quarterback Boyle threw to Gavin Holley (#20) and Titan Phillips (#84) who scored in the second half. Bryce Leighton got the extra points. The Junior Varsity experience gives players multiple opportunities to grow and develop their skill sets.

“Robert Edwards had a good night,” said Jordan Geigenmiller. “He played really well, and just keeps improving.”

The JV team plays against Sunnyside High School this Friday afternoon, just prior to the Varsity game.

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

Vancouver — The Camas-Washougal Soccer Club’s 18U Wolves team beat Centralia’s Timbers 3-2 in double overtime on Sunday, advancing the newly-reunited team to the State semi-finals in Tukwila, WA next week.

The intense game was scoreless until the second half when Brooks Burns made the match’s first goal. Centralia tied it up soon after. Marshall Braten scored the second goal, and then a controversial PK gave tied up the match.

Senior Ben Klave gets ready to make a goal during Saturday’s rec quarter-finals.

 

Near the end of the second OT, forward Ben Klave scored the winning goal, advancing the team to semi-finals next Saturday.

The Wolves, formerly known as the Cheetahs, reunited this past August to compete one last season before they graduate next June. Coached by Wayne Svilar, the boys played for many years (most since they were six years old) as a recreational team — until they disbanded three seasons ago.

“We made the team to close out our last season to all play on the same team so it is kinda neat to play with all the guys for the last season,” said team member, Josh Harimoto.

JJ Guo moves the ball along, getting ready to make a goal.

 

Chad Kirby jumps to avoid hitting the goalie.

 

Marshall Braten is tripped and falls early in the match.

 

The boys wrap it up, and are now getting ready for next week’s State semi-finals.

 

Both the Camas High School Boys Basketball and Wrestling teams competed Thursday night. This is a sports round up of how events happened.

Boys Basketball: Varsity defeated Skyview 54-49. Trent Johnson was the leader with 13 points. The Boys’ Junior Varsity Basketball team last night lost a tough one in overtime to Skyview.  The final score was Skyview 60, Camas 59.  Offensively the team was led by Josh Ryan with 13 points.  Other contributors were McKinley Lefore with 10 points, Jordan Anderson with 9 points, Cole Zarcone with 8 points, Andre Delosrios and Tanner Halcumb each chip in with 6 points.

The Freshman Boys’ Hoops team put together a fine comeback victory over Skyview last night to open the 4A league season. The score was 60–57.  Trailing by as many as 9 in the second half, the young Papermakers turned to their defense to turn around the score.  Loose balls, steals, and deflections were created by Blake Roy, Alex McOmie, Quentin Lebeau, Brock Fielding, among others.  Ethan Unger poured in 17 points, and Cameron Vega hit 2 clutch free throws in the final seconds in addition to his buzzer beating 3 earlier in the game.  Over winter break the boys finished their nonleague season with a 10 – 0 record and are now 11 – 0 overall.

 

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The 2012 Camas High School Varsity Basketball team. They beat Skyview
Thursday night, 54-49.

 

Boys Wrestling:  The wrestling team fought hard last night against a tough Evergreen squad.  Seniors Austin Miller, Dakota Safford, and Vicente Huber all earned big wins.  Huber and sophomore Talon Edmiston both bumped up one weight class and earned victories to put the team ahead 33-30 with two matches to go.  It ended up not being quite enough as the team lost by a final score of 42-33.  The JV tied Evergreen 15-15, and the lone member of the girls’ wrestling team in action last night, Erin Tulley, lost in the second period.  The wrestlers are back in action tomorrow in Kelso and Chehalis.  
 
Thanks to Marcia Johnson, of the Camas High School Athletic Department, who provided much of this information.