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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.

To learn more, visit www.wiaa.com

 

The Papermakers (8-1) will load up and head north to Auburn at noon tomorrow, says Camas Varsity quarterback, Kyle Allen, to begin what the team hopes is a five-game winning streak to the State Championship.

Everyone is invited to the game Friday at 7 pm. The address is 801 4th Street, Auburn, WA 98002.

After losing the District Championship game to Union 14-13 last week, the team has been busy getting prepared.

“We’ve been doing the same thing we do every week,” said Allen. “Watch a lot of film and practice hard knowing that next week is not a guarantee.”

“They (Auburn) are a strong competitive team with a lot of good athletes,” said Allen. “Should be a fun one.”

Path to State Championship

Auburn

Reflections on the Season

“It has taught me about how I can be the best football player I can be and the best person I can be,” said Allen. “I’ve learned how to better deal with pressure and how it doesn’t just take individual athletes to win, but a united team to win. Also, I’ve made many great friendships with teammates and coaches along with memories I’ll remember forever.”

Homecoming Images

Photos by Jon Pugmire

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We recently caught up with 2015 Camas High School graduate, Cole Zarcone, who is presently a Junior at Central Washington University (CWU), in Ellensburg, WA, majoring in Business Management. While at CHS, Zarcone played Varsity football and ran sprints for the Track and Field team.

Question: What do you like most about Central Washington?

I love the small town feel of Ellensburg because it makes me feel like I’m back home. We have about 12,000 kids and I think it is the perfect size for a college. The campus is beautiful and the people here are amazing, as well.

Question: What’s happening with rugby?

The rugby season is just getting under way. Our 7’s season is short in the fall with two tournaments. We had the first tournament, called West Coast 7’s in San Francisco on Treasure Island. The team did great in our first tournament together, lots of new faces with our freshman, but we performed really well. There were 16 colleges from across the West Coast. We played well both days and ended up playing the University of Arizona in the championship game and won 17-15. This win for Central Washington Rugby was the biggest tournament win in the school’s history, so I am very blessed to be a part of it. I was honored to be named the MVP of the tournament, scoring 10 tries in our 6 matches. All the success I had on the pitch would not have happened without the help of my teammates and I’m so thankful for all of them.

What we have next is the Silicon Valley 7’s tournament, which is held at Avaya stadium in San Jose. This is an international 7’s tournament, with teams such as USA, Canada, South Africa and many others playing against each other. Eight college teams, us being one of them get to play in the stadium when the international players have a break from their tournament play, which is an experience of a lifetime and I’m very blessed. Very excited for this tournament which is this Friday, November 3-5.

Our 15’s season start in January with another trip down to California. We have a great schedule this year against top teams across the country. The team is hopeful to make a run in the playoffs this year, with the main goal of winning a national championship.

Cole

Celebrating a major victory.

Question: Why the switch from football to rugby?

Why I switched from football to rugby was because I just didn’t love the game as much as I did when I was in high school. I will forever love football and I’m so thankful for all that the sport brought into my life. My older brother, Austin Colvill, played football for Camas as well but ended up playing rugby for Western Washington University, and he was a big reason I found my love for rugby. It was one of the scariest things I have ever done because I left a sport I had played my whole life to go play a sport I had never played before. I was worried and doubted myself at times, but God showed me that this was what he wanted me to do, as he continued to open so many doors for me in rugby and I’m so blessed to be where I am today. Luckily, I ended up being at a school with a rugby team that is nationally ranked year after year. It was time for something new and I am so happy I choose to play rugby because it has brought new life to me in sports and the experiences I have got from it will last a life time.

Question: What do you enjoy most about rugby?

The thing I enjoy most about rugby is how loving and caring our teammates are for each other. I’ve been on amazing teams, but ever since I have played rugby I have learned what true brotherhood looks like. It’s special and leads into lifelong friends.

Question: What did you enjoy most about your time at CHS?

What I enjoyed most about CHS was living in a one high school town. I loved everything about camas. We are very blessed to have the facilities, teachers and coaches we do at Camas.

To learn more about the CWU rugby program, click here: http://www.wildcatsports.com/index.aspx?path=mrugby

Zarcone Images

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Camas, WA — The 2017 Camas Homecoming festivities begin at 4:30 pm today with the traditional parade that begins at Garver Theatre. The parade will feature this year’s Homecoming Royalty Court. Following the parade, Doc Harris Stadium will open its gates at 5:30 pm for the annual Homecoming Football game as the Papermakers host arch-rival, the Union High School Titans.

Tickets go on sale at the Doc Harris gate at 5:30. Please note that no backpacks or open containers are allowed.  Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for visiting students with ASB and CSD Middle School students with ASB, $1 for senior citizens and elementary students – CASH only.  No elementary students are allowed without an adult.  CSD employees please have your school badge for entry at the gate.

Camas (8-0 overall) and Union (7-1 overall) compete tonight for the 4A Greater St. Helens League (GHSL) District Championship title. This will be the first time since 2009 the two teams squared off for a league title in the regular-season finale. Camas has beat Union the last contests, and there’s a lot at stake.

Tonight’s winner earns the GHSL No. 1 seed, which keeps them at home for the first three postseason games. The loser of tonight’s game must travel for the first two playoff games, which begin next week. The undefeated Camas team, ranked No. 1 all season, has kept on pace after winning the State title last December. A Papermaker win tonight will bring Camas six straight 4A GHSL titles.

The game will be broadcast live at  www.nfhsnetwork.com

Homecoming

This is the Camas Homecoming 2017 Parade Route.

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.

Camas vs. Heritage Photo Gallery

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

DOC HARRIS STADIUM — The Camas Junior Varsity (JV) football team handily defeated Battle Ground Monday night, 62-28, and saw the debut of Freshman Quarterback Jake Blair, who entered the game during the second quarter. Blake Asciutto started for Camas and his first touchdown pass was to #33, Zach Terry, and then to #41, Jackson Preston.

Blair threw four touchdown passes during the game, first hitting #30, Tyler Forner, who ran half way across the field for the TD. Blair also completed touchdown passes to Preston, #87 Kenny Wright, and #83 Jackson Clemmer. Asciutto finished the game.

“I had a really fun night tonight,” said Blair. “I threw for four touchdown passes and I love playing in front of my family and friends in a sport I love.”

Blair played Clark County Youth Football (CCYF) for several years, and played for Skyview Middle School last year.

JV Game Schedule:

  • October 9 vs. Skyview @ Doc Harris, 6:30 pm
  • October 16 vs. Heritage @ McKenzie, 7:00 pm
  • October 20 vs. Sunnyside @ Sierra VIS, 3:30 pm
  • October 30 vs. Union @ McKenzie Stadium, 6:45 pm

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

Image Gallery

Here are images, and one video with Blair, who discusses his JV debut.

 

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CAMAS, WA — Following Friday night’s “Mill City Miracle” ending during the Coeur d’Alene vs. Camas football game at Doc Harris Stadium, Papermaker Quarterback, Kyle Allen, is one of this week’s nominees for The Columbian’s prep football player of the week, which is sponsored by Athletes Corner. This is for the week ending September 23.

Vote here for Prep Football Player of the Week

http://www.columbian.com/news/2017/sep/23/nominees-for-week-4-prep-football-player-of-the-week/

For most of the game, Camas football was losing to themselves. Coeur d’Alene’s defensive line disrupted Allen early and often, and the Vikings offense capitalized, putting up 228 yards in the first half. Camas turnovers hurt.

Allen completed 25 of 45 attempts for 242 yards. Coeur d’Alene’s Cole Yankoff finished 19-34 with 294 yards, a touchdown and two picks. With 90 seconds remaining, Camas was behind 25-14, but Allen passed it to Drake Owen, who scored two TD’s after several attempts, and then scored a 2-point conversion, which sealed the deal with 20 seconds on the clock.

Shelton

Ja’Michael Shelton scores TD! Photo by Jon Pugmire.

Here are stats from the game:

Cd’A 6 0 13 6 — 25

Camas 0 7 0 21 — 28

First quarter

Cd’A – Shilo Morgon 13 run

Second quarter

Camas – Ja’Michael Shelton 10 pass from Kyle Allen (Andrew Boyle kicked)

Third quarter

Cd’A – Caleb Beggerly 38 run

Fourth quarter

Camas – Will Schultz 30 run (Boyle kick)

Cd’A – Yankoff 65 run (run failed)

Camas – Drake Owen 13 pass from Allen (pass failed)

Camas – Owen 4 pass from Allen (Owen from Allen)

 

Photo Gallery

All photos by Jon Pugmire.

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The Papermakers continue to dominate this season (7-0). Here is a photo from last Friday’s game against Union. Camas QB Liam Fitzgerald throws the ball as he’s being sacked.

 

Coaches.

They provide leadership, mentoring, coaching, and life skills to their players. The Camas Varsity football coaches continue to amaze and impress. Thank you to Coaches Jon Eagle, Dan Kielty, Justin Wochnick, Les Albert, Craig Hardin, Rick Copsey, Darren Alcorn, Jack Hathaway, Rick Harrington, Will Ephraim, Matt Loop, Dale Rule, Dave Morris, Tom Schroeder, Manny Melo, Kendall Thieman, Allen Jones, Rick Devereaux, and Matt Codino!

Coaches

 

A couple of games ago, Camas had the help of two new ball boys. Camas senior, Matt Thomas, spent time during the game to help these guys out and explain some things to them. We call that CHARACTER. Well done, Matt.

MattThomas