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Camas, WA — The Warehouse was well attended Tuesday night as Camas hosted Heritage for their first wrestling dual of the new season. Camas won, 59-21.

Heritage had some impressive athletes, but they weren’t able to overcome Camas.

The Papermaker wrestlers are off to a great start this season — they notched two individual wins at Rose City two weeks ago — with seniors Jack Latimer and State Champion, Tanner Craig. And, last weekend, junior Gideon Malychewski won his weight class at Tri-State.

In addition, Latimer was named Athlete of the Week by The Columbian newspaper.

”In the last couple of hours I took first, so that was really cool for my team,” said Latimer. “I’m really happy about that. We’re off to a great start.”

Here are the Varsity wrestling results:

106 pound weight class:

Heritage’s Israel Gonzalez defeated Porter Craig

120 pound weight class:

Papermaker Ryan Bell defeated Kyle Killiam

126 pound weight class:

Heritage’s Bodee Parker defeated Devin Padilla

132 pound weight class:

Papermaker Chris Goodnight defeated Wyatt Scott

Wrestling

Isaac Duncan won by pin against Alex Newberry.

138 pound weight class:

Papermaker Jack Latimer won by forfeit

145 pound weight class:

Papermaker Tanner Craig defeated Juan Castillo

152 pound weight class:

Papermaker Isaac Duncan defeated Alex Newberry (pin)

160 pound weight class:

Heritage’s Timmy Carbollo defeated Mason Gross

170 pound weight class:

Dominic Fujihara won by forfeit

182 pound weight class:

Papermaker Gideon Malychewski defeated Andrew Cowley

195 pound weight class:

Papermaker Colby Stoller won by forfeit

220 pound weight class:

Papermaker Dustin Hubbard won by forfeit

285 pound weight class:

Papermaker Josue Espinoza defeated James Cook

 

Tulsa, OK — July was a very busy month for Camas elementary student, Aubrie Wheeler, who won the top title at a National Horse show in Tulsa, OK, which was preceded by wins at two major competitions in Longmont, CO.

“From July 5-6, Aubrie competed at the Rocky Mountain Regional POA High Point Show and won (9 & Under Divison), and from July 7-8, she competed at the World West POA Show High Point (9 & Under Division),” said Mamie Wheeler, Aubrie’s mother. “Then we went on to Tulsa, Oklahoma to our National show, where she won National Congress High Point All Around 9 & Under. That was three overall titles in three shows — at the national level.  It was a huge accomplishment for a little one!”

POA (Pony of the Americas) is the breed of her horse, and over the course of four days, Aubrie competed in 43 classes, and won the overall title for her division at both of those shows. There were participants from nine states, and Aubrie was high point all around 9U for both shows. She had a bunch of class wins, and she was the top of her division in both shows. There were 14 in her division.

Each class is a separate event, or competition. At end of show, judges combine class totals together and name overall titles. She won the national title at the National High Point All Around 9U.

Aubrie Answers Questions

What is your favorite part of showing your Pony? 

AW: Being with my ponies and making new friends.

Who are your new friends this year?

AW: Olivia and Avery Mae (Tennessee), Grace (Georgia), Olivia and Kelly (Oklahoma), Katie (Wisconsin) & McKenzie and Hailey (Illinois).  And I made the trip with my friends Chloe and Kylee from Washington!

What is your favorite event at the shows?

AW: Gaming.

Why do you like Gaming?

AW: Cause you get to go fast.

What does it take to win the an Overall National Championship?

AW: You have to work hard.  Practice a lot.

What is your goal next year for the National POA Congress show?

AW: To win the Overall High Point Championship again!

What do you need to do to reach that goal?

AW: Practice and try hard.

Training

“We do a lot of training ourselves, and we work with two trainers,” said Mamie. “She rides 5-6 days a week, and trains with a trainer in Ridgefield, while the other trainer comes to our house. We’ve been competing since January, and she has competed in two to three competitions a month since March. This was helping her prepare for Nationals — to get lots of practice.”

Her trainers are Anthony Wilson of Wilson Performance Horses in Ridgefield, and Amy Vesneske, of Battle Ground. Veneske specializes in jumping, and Wilson specializes in pleasure horses. Mamie teaches the speed competitions.

“We are a fourth generation equestrian family,” said Mamie. “We raise our own babies. Grandpa did rodeo, and her dad was a professional bull rider for several years. She was born into it, and has competed in rodeos and horse shows since she was 2 years old.”

 

 

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.

Track

Daniel Maton wins the 800 meter event.

Baseball

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.

Baseball

Grant Heiser behind the plate — from a home game.

 

Soccer

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!

Sports

From a previous game.

 

Track

Emma Jenkins competes in the 800 meter event.

 

Track

Start of the 800 meter event.

Camas, WA — When Ed Fischer and his wife, Katina, opened Camas Bike and Sport in 2009, they said a lot people didn’t think they’d last. Nine years later, the business is thriving in their expanded location on 5th Avenue in Downtown Camas.

”I think we’re successful because we welcome everyone — we’re very inclusive,” said Fischer. “It’s a special place for everyone who wants to get on a bike — from young kids to adults, beginners to enthusiasts.”

Fischer said biking is a sport you can do for life.

“Bikes are a lifestyle sport that you can adapt — as long as you want to stay active,” said Fischer.

A lifelong bike enthusiast, Fischer practices what he preaches, and gets on his bike as often as possible.

“Instead of driving to the grocery store, take your bike,” he said. “Instead of driving to work, take your bike. Feel like getting an ice cream with your kids, or your friends, take your bike. It’s good exercise, takes a car off the road, and usually you get the best parking spot right up front.”

Fischer calls it Live By Bike.

Camas Bike and Sport is about getting people together.  Thousands in the community ride bikes, and their store likes to bring cycling enthusiasts together for rides, competitions, and to see what new products are coming.

It is a specialty store, and carries a wide range of products that meet a certain level of quality.

They offer a wide range of road, mountain, gravel, cycleocross, kids, city, BMX, eBikes (electric assist) and women’s bikes — from manufacturers like Specialized, Norco, Haro, and Felt. We also have a fleet of demo/rental bikes where you can try a bike before purchasing — or just rent out for special occasions.

“We have everything for the novice rider to the enthusiast,” he said. “We have a great selection bikes, apparel, accessories, shoes — plus a complete repair shop and bike fitting studio. We fix everything related to bikes — from a flat tire to a complete overhaul. Whatever our customers need. We also provide winter sports services, including snow shoe rentals, and we have a full ski and snowboard service shop for tuning and waxing.”

Fischer is also a big advocate of the Washougal Bike Park (still under construction, which has been stalled) and enjoys promoting bike trails. He frequently holds community meetings for bicycle leagues, cycling competitions, and promotes anything bikes. The shop is also going to foster a youth mountain bike team in a new Oregon league, for 6th to 12th grade youth. To learn more, visit Lacamas Freedom Riders

“We really love what we do here,” he said. “Stop on by and see what’s here, we’ll help you #LogOffAndRide.”

To learn more, visit www.camasbikes.com

Our blog is www.logoffandride.com

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By Dan Trujillo

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.

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

 

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

BOYS – CAMAS 74, SKYVIEW 71
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.

GIRLS – CAMAS 92, SKYVIEW 58
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.

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

Some Track Photos

All photos by Dan Trujillo.

Spokane, WA — The Camas Junior Basketball 5th grade girls team won the Washington State Championship Gold Division on Sunday by defeating Lake Washington, Skyline, Inglemoor and Bothell in pool play, which advanced them to the championship game against Woodinville.

“Throughout the weekend defense was their calling card,” said Head Coach, Scott Thompson. “They held teams on average to 22 points, by far the lowest of any team in the 5th grade division.”

In the championship game Woodinville started out hot, hitting three straight jump shots for a 6-0 lead. Despite early offensive struggles, the Camas girls kept it close at the half, down 15-12. The second half was all Camas. The girls held Woodinville to 7 points in the 2nd half and brought the championship home with a 33-22 victory.

The girls had a great fan base at the three-day tournament, which hosted 400 teams.

”Spokane is basketball heaven,” said Thompson. “It was a really cool experience for the girls. We told them to keep it as a team, but then crowd erupted. It was so loud.”

The junior basketball team was formed in November as part of a league that serves as feeder program for the high school.

”It’s very well run,” said Thompson. “And it’s exclusively Camas. They do an incredible job with this program.”

 

Camas, WA — Last Friday, I wrote an opinion article called “Respect the History — We’re Called ‘Papermakers’ For a Good Reason,” which addressed issues many in the community have with shortening the Camas High School mascot name from Papermaker to Maker. See the article here: Opinion

I asked for community members to respond and provide feedback, as I wanted to have an open conversation about this topic. The article reached 7,000+ and elicited hundreds of responses. It’s been a good, civil, passionate discussion.

It also brought an official statement from Camas Schools Superintendent, Jeff Snell, and an informative dialogue with Camas High School Athletic Director, Rory Oster.

Here’s Mr. Snell’s response:

Mr. Geigenmiller:

You asked for feedback on your recent article, Respect the History. I read your opinion and thought I would offer my perspective. I understand your first and second points and think that probably over time design and language have happened in various forms for various reasons similar to what you’ve articulated. I don’t believe any of that is done with the intention of trying to disrespect our history.

I wanted to comment specifically on your third point, attitude. “There is a concerted movement to erase the history,” is a strong statement. Our school district has never made an effort to erase history. In fact, we try to embrace it. Whether it’s Papermakers or any other part of our proud past we want to honor and celebrate it. Take for example the commons in CHS and all of the versions of Papermakers, or the school bell we placed at district office, or the anchor outside of Liberty Middle School. We have an award in the district called the Mill Town Pride Award. When presenting this award, we talk about how it represents the best of who we were, are and want to be as a community. We use the certificate below and have a pin of the mill that we hand out.

We understand and appreciate the passion about Papermakers. We embrace it along with the rest of our history. If you’d ever like to chat let me know.

Jeff Snell

 

Mill Town Pride

Mill Town Pride Award Certificate.

I also sat down for an hour with Mr. Oster, who provided insight on this topic. During the discussion he also talked about the uniform design process.

”I want to make sure the community understands that the students are very proud to be called Papermakers,” said Oster. “We’re not ashamed of being Papermakers. There have been thousands of conversations about this, and we embrace the history. Regarding the phrase ‘Roll Makers’ the first time I heard the phrase was four years ago — one of our volleyball student athletes gave an interview and said it at the end of the interview. It really took off with our students and coaches from there. It was about the same time frame as Russell Wilson saying ‘Go Hawks’ after every interview.”

Camas School District Communications Director, Doreen McKercher, offers a different perspective on the shortening to ‘Maker.’ She said that it happened during the Fall of 2011 when students created a spirit campaign called “Meet Your Maker.” The theme was present at many CHS athletic events.

McKercher emphasized it was a student-driven effort, and not an official movement to change the mascot name.

Papermaker Uniform Design Process

One of the things that offend many in the community is using the term “Maker” on official school uniforms.

So, Oster explained the uniform design process.

”Every three years, each team captain, along with their coaches re-design their team uniform,” said Oster. “They use design websites like Nike Uniform Builder, and decide what to put on the home uniform and on the away uniform.”

The students decide what to put on the sleeve, on the front of the jersey, and they can change colors and lettering, but that there is a standard Camas red that is used. They generally put “Camas” on the home jerseys and Papermakers or Makers on the away jerseys. Or sometimes they put the Camas “C” on.

He said sometimes the name “Papermaker” is too long to fit across the jersey — and sometimes that depends on the font used, as well.

“They copy what they see happening at the collegiate level,” he said. “And once the coach and captain make their design decisions, they submit those to me for final approval.”

The next round of uniform design changes will appear on jerseys this Fall. The football updates are already done, and volleyball and girls soccer are in the works.

”I really do want to emphasize these kids are proud of being called Papermakers,” he said.

Papermaker

Rory Oster explains how uniforms are selected using a Nike website.

 

Papermaker

The State championship football team is a source of pride for Camas.

Camas, WA — Union won an intense District Wrestling Championship Saturday at Camas High School that saw several “civil war” matches, and a striking rematch between Skyview’s Jackson McKinney and Papermaker Samuel Malychewski.

The Titans won with 374.5 points — and Camas followed with 358.5. Heritage, Skyview and Battle Ground placed third, fourth, and fifth respectively.

Spectators watched Papermakers Rylan Thompson, a senior, and Tanner Craig, a junior, battle for the first time competitively. Craig’s long winning streak was broken by Thompson during the match that went into overtime sudden victory.

“It’ll hurt no matter who wins,” said Camas Head Coach, Cory Vom Baur, prior to the match. Vom Baur was also named District Coach of the Year.

Malychewski and McKinney have faced each other several times this season, as the third and fourth state ranked (respectively) wrestlers — and will likely battle again at State. Malychewski bested McKinney on Saturday.

“I just went out there and gave it 100 percent,” said Samuel Malychewski of his match against McKinney. “I wasn’t thinking about my past loss, I just focused.”

Union continues to dominate the 4A GSHL District Championship having won seven of the last eight titles.

“This year was about depth,” said Titan Head Coach, John Godhino, “our JV has really wrestled hard and came through, and we had about the same amount of guys in the finals. Going forward these next few years, we have a strong junior base so we won’t lose a lot next year, but we have to get better to compete with Camas.”

 

Wrestling

Union High School won the 4A GSHL Wrestling Championship on Saturday.

Results by Weight Class

106

  • 1st Place – Sanry Nguyen of Heritage
  • 2nd Place – Ryan Esperto of Union
  • 3rd Place – Miguel Victorano of Battle Ground

113

  • 1st Place – Brandon Esperto of Union
  • 2nd Place – Jacob Tabor of Heritage
  • 3rd Place – Samuel McCormick of Camas

120

  • 1st Place – Daniel (Brett) Joner of Battle Ground
  • 2nd Place – Aaron Avery of Union
  • 3rd Place – Dilyn Jimenez of Union

 

126

  • 1st Place – Jack Latimer of Camas
  • 2nd Place – Kyle Moore of Camas
  • 3rd Place – Calvin Bahl of Union

132

  • 1st Place – Rylan Thompson of Camas
  • 2nd Place – Tanner Craig of Camas
  • 3rd Place – Logan Smith of Skyview

138

  • 1st Place – Noah Talavera of Union
  • 2nd Place – Isaac Salon of Union
  • 3rd Place – Jonah Sullivan of Camas

145

  • 1st Place – Isaac Duncan of Camas
  • 2nd Place – Karter Leifson of Camas
  • 3rd Place – Miles Hartwig of Union

152

  • 1st Place – Danny Snediker of Union
  • 2nd Place – Chris Johnson of Skyview
  • 3rd Place – Spencer Inserra of Battle Ground

160

  • 1st Place – Gideon Malychewski of Camas
  • 2nd Place – Kyle Brosius of Union
  • 3rd Place – Kyle Cantu of Heritage

170

  • 1st Place – Josh Joo of Union
  • 2nd Place – Noah Renk of Battle Ground
  • 3rd Place – Nick Oien of Skyview

182

  • 1st Place – Colby Stoller of Camas
  • 2nd Place – William Pettersen of Skyview
  • 3rd Place – Anthony Choi of Camas

195

  • 1st Place – Samuel Malychewski of Camas
  • 2nd Place – Jackson Mckinney of Skyview
  • 3rd Place – James Cook of Heritage

220

  • 1st Place – Austin Stewart of Battle Ground
  • 2nd Place – Dumitru Salagor of Union
  • 3rd Place – Brian Lloyd of Skyview

285

  • 1st Place – Marvin Barber of Union
  • 2nd Place – Giovanny Rojo of Union
  • 3rd Place – Josue Espinoza of Camas

For a complete list of results, go here: District Results

To learn more, visit www.camaswrestling.com

Wrestling Photo Gallery

(more will be posted at www.Lacamasmagazine.smug.com by Sunday afternoon)

Camas, WA — National Letter of Intent Day is Wednesday, February 7th, 2018, we have an impressive group of athletes that will be signing at 9:00 am at the Camas High School North Commons. Family and friends are invited.

Here’s the list of 14 talented scholar/athletes and where they will be attending college:

  • Payton Bates, College of Idaho, Softball
  • Perrin Belzer, Grand Canyon U., Soccer
  • Trevor Bentley, Mt. Hood, Baseball
  • Courtney Clemmer, Oregon Tech, Basketball
  • Alexa Dietz, San Diego State, Rowing
  • Kennedy Ferguson, U of New Mexico, Softball
  • Dominic Fewel, Oregon State, Soccer
  • Maddie Freemon, Cal State Fullerton, Basketball
  • Mark Kim, West Point Military Academy, Swim
  • Hailey Oster, Montana State U., Golf
  • Madison Pfaff, Corban U., Volleyball
  • Madalyn Scherwinski, U of Mary, Swim
  • Joshua Schneider, Willamette U., Soccer
  • Abbi Wong, U of Puget Sound, Softball

Schools across the country are taking part in the letter of intent event.

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

Here’s a gallery of some of the athletes that will participate at the signing.

Football

Trevor Bentley runs to score one of the Papermaker TD’s at the season home opener.

 

Volleyball

Madison Phaff (with the ball).

 

Basketball

Courtney Clemmer.

 

Soccer

Perri Belzer. Photo by Kris Cavin.

 

Swim

State Champion swimmer, Mark Kim.