Cover photo by Mike Schultz of www.ClarkCountyToday.com Join Washougal High School, all district schools, and the Washougal community on Friday, March 8 to celebrate the historic win by the State Champion Washougal Girls Basketball Team. In a festive caravan led by fire trucks and police cars, they will start at Reflection Plaza at 10:15 am to revel with City employees, businesses and the community. Then the team will visit each Washougal school before the trip culminates with an assembly with the Washougal High School student body at 12:55 am.
Members of the community who wish to congratulate the team can either come to Reflection Plaza at 10:15 am or to the WHS assembly at 12:55 pmto witness the presentation of the 2A State Trophy with school, district, and community leadership. Community members are asked to park along the East side of 39th Street near WHS and check in at the main office. School staff will guide them to the gym, where they will have dedicated seating for the ceremony.
Bellevue, WA — The Camas Girls Gymnastics team won their second consecutive State Championship Friday night at Sammamish High School, with a team score of 184.825, which is the third highest score in state history.
Camas sophomore Shea McGee finished first in the all-around with a score of 38.175 across four events.
Two other Papermakers medaled in the all-around — sophomore Alyssa Shibata (36.925, sixth) and freshman Peyton Cody (36.850, tied-eighth). A total of five Camas gymnasts advanced to individual finals (top-16 ) on Saturday morning.
McGee finished first in the vault with a 9.750 in the team’s last event of the day. With their rotation completed, and knowing their overall score, they felt strongly they would earn their second consecutive title. Archrival Woodinville still had to finish, and would place second, five points behind Camas.
Camas also performed well during Saturday’s individual finals. McGee, Shibata, Cody, Olivia Bane, and Lili Ford arrived early ready to compete. Bane, who was to compete in Bars, injured her knee during a fall during warmups, which eliminated her from competition.
“As a team, everyone was just so amazing and so helpful,” said Ford. “I’ve never been in this experience before. It just felt so good!”
On floor, McGee placed third.
On bars, McGee placed second, and Cody fourth.
On vault, Ford placed third, while McGee placed eigth.
On beams, Shibata, McGee, and Ford placed second, third, and fourth, respectively.
“Camas did so well because we were well prepared,” said Camas Head Coach, Carol Willson. “We peaked at the precise time. We are blessed to have athletes that are club gymnasts or in some gymnastics training year round and are still able to manage the grades, and juggle the schedule of late night practices to follow High School rules. We have incredible depth.
“Almost every one one of the gymnasts on the State roster are in multiple sports or activities ranging from Gymnastics, Crew, Cheer, Dance, Worship Ministry, Young Life, etc. They sacrifice a lot to make a State title happen and let WIAA gymnastics know now that Camas exists. Last year I had a lot of people asking ‘Where is Camas?’ and this year they knew we were the team to beat. We went in as not only defending champions but also with the highest team score at Districts. We also went in with the highest individual AA score in the State from Shea.”
“Out of four AA competitors 3 were in the top 8 in the State. Camas has an amazing AD that expects accountability from his Coaches and athletes. I expect my gymnasts to be kind, gracious, and to serve their teammates. They have jobs to do and they do them.”
“This has become a well working machine. Joy and Madison will be missed not just for their gymnastics but for their ability to lead. Annika and Lizzy will continue in that role and are already tremendous leaders. Forty kids came together as one. Not by coincidence but by the leadership that I was able to put in place and empowered these Captains to thrive under and grow as young women. Grace and Morgan bring the quiet lead-from-behind spirit. All of the kids go the second mile.”
“There is a deep heart connection with these kids. They bring out the best in myself and Tricia and the best in their teammates. 24 routines competed, 24 routines with not one fall. 20 10.0 start values…just amazing. Hours spent on team building and cohesive development added to their super hero ability and each of them owning their job! In watching these kids mature they will be bright stars among their generation. I am a better person having the amazing opportunity to Coach them.”
Camas, WA — Union High School hosted Wednesday’s Dual Wrestling meet against Camas in their annual epic match up, but the Papermakers fell short, surrendering their paddle, while the Titans earned the coveted 4A GSHL League title.
The wrestling match was filled with solid competition, and some highly anticipated battles. The Titans girls wrestling team handily defeated the Papermakers, 42-0, while the Titan boys beat Camas 34-25.
Girls Varisty Wrestling Results
Union 42 – Camas 0
110—Madeline Chinn (U) p. Ava Weatherl, 1:12
120—Kayla Brosius (U) p. Lillian Taylor, 1:07
125—Hannah Lew (U) p. Christinanna Martin, 1:02
135—Riley Aamold (U) p. Padon Diehel, 0:59
145—Krista Warren (U) p. Olivia Perarson, 2:55
155—Nevaeh Cassidy (U) p. Kiana Pullen, 0:32
170—Annabelle Helm (U) p. Autumn Aho, 2:21
The Union Titans won their wrestling dual against Camas Wednesday night, 34-25, clinching the 4A GSHL League Title.
Boys Varsity Wrestling Results
Union 34 – Camas 25
106—Ryan Esperto (U) md. Porter Craig, 10-0
113—Elijah Cassidy (U) p. Philip Hartleip, 1:06
120—Dylan Jimenez (U) d. Ryan Ball, 11-8
126—Brandon Esperto (U) md. Chris Goodnight
132—Jack Latimer (C) p. Andres Nicacio, 5:24
138—Tanner Craig (C) p. Calvin Ball, 5:03
145—Roscoe Garcia (C) d. Josh Helm, 8-2
152—Isaac Duncan (C) md. Damario Yebra, 17-3
160—Noah Talavera (U) d. Carter Liesen, 6-3
170—Six Buck (U) md. Dominic Fujihara, 18-7
182—Danny Snediker (U) tf. Dustin Hubbard, 5:38 (19-4)
195—Gideon Malychewski (C) d. Kyle Brosius, 7-3
220—Colby Stoller (C) d. Levi Harms, 3-2
285—Josh Barber (U) p. Anthony Choi, 0:20
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Vancouver, WA — The Camas Gymnastics team won the Winterfest meet Saturday with a final score of 181.8, which is their highest score in team history.
The reigning State champions were functioning on all cylinders with a full and healthy roster as they battled several other local teams at the annual meet, which was held at Naydenov Gymnastics.
“We are right where we need to be a month away from State scoring higher than our State Championship score by .6 with eight falls,” said Camas Head Gymnastics Coach, Carol Willson. “They are getting stronger each weekend, and are right in schedule to peak at State. Collectively joining together to make the team score which is indicated by seeing the .15 -.2 difference between our top six to seven kids makes the district line up difficult to choose. Consistency is better and start values are getting to the full value needed by all the girls.”
Here are the results, by event:
1 Shea McGee — 37.5
2 Alyssa Shibata — 35.95
3 Peyton Cody — 35.8
5 Joy Marsh — 35.7
2 Shea McGee — 9.3
3 Madison Martin — 9.1
4 Joy Marsh — 9.0
5 Peyton Cody — 8.9
Camas had their best team score in their history! 181.8.
4 Shea McGee — 9.2
8 Alyssa Shibata 9.5
9 Tie Joy & Lizzy Wing — 9.1
10 Peyton Cody — 9.05
11 Annika Affleck and Lili Ford — 9.0
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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
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
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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.
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?
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.
“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.”
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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.
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!
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.”
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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
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.
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