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Vancouver, WA — The undefeated Camas High School Slow Pitch Softball team (22-0) handily beat Heritage Monday night, 6-1, claiming the 4A District title.

The team heads to State competition in Richland this Saturday to compete against seven other teams.

Pitcher Emery Miller did well, and was backed up by a solid defense, allowing only one run early in the game.

“We were the number one seed in league, 19-0, then we played Columbia River for tournament play, we beat them, then we played Hudson’s Bay, which qualified us for State in Richland,” said coach Dale Lundy. “Four teams come from our area, and we’ll play the best four teams from Spokane.”

Taija Souki scored early in the game, and was followed by Sophie Franklin, who brought in the second run. Addison Cagle scored the third run, and Maddie Ellis scored the fourth. Sophie Franklin scored again (fifth run) by sliding into home; and Megan Bauer scored the final run of the game.

Game Stats

  • Sophie Franklin was 3-for-3 with 2 runs.
  • Payton Bates was 3-for-3 with two RBI.
  • Cameron Schroeder was 2-for-2.
  • Megan Bauer was 1-for-3.
  • Maddie Ellis was 2-for-3.
  • Ava Lathim was 1-for-3 with 2 RBI.

“We all worked hard to support each other,” said Emery Miller, who pitched the entire game.  “We put in the time, and the work.”

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

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The Camas Girls Swim and Dive Team had a successful weekend in the pool — at two locations. The swimmers competed at the Southwest Washington Invitational at Mark Morris Pool (in Longview, WA), and the team’s divers attended an 11-dive meet in Bainbridge, WA.

Diver Jax Purwins won the diving contest with a final score of 406 points.  Lynne McGee earned 292 points, and Shaye McGee earned 268 points. Thirty-eight divers from the Seattle area participated in the meet. The diver compete again this Friday in Moses Lake. This is the first time in more than 15 years that Camas has featured diving events as part of their program.

“It’s something new this year,” said team coach, Mike Bemis. “It’s logistically challenging because SW Washington had abandoned diving many years ago.

The swim team finished second at the SW Invitational. Camas won the 200 Free and 400 Free relays. Paeton Lesser won the 200 Free, and was second in the 50 Free. Bailey Segall placed third in the 200 Individual Medley (IM) and 100 Fly. The next meet for the girls is Sub Districts, which is this Wednesday at Mark Morris Pool, in Longview, WA.

The girls have been trying to get as many State time cuts as possible to exceed last year.

Here’s a Spotlight Video on the team:

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


Camas resident Liana Gulzow says her legs are shredded following her first 50K (31 miles) run this past week in the Tillamook State Forest.

“What an incredible experience!” Gulzow said. “It was so many things wrapped into one: really tough, lots of climbing, so many encouraging people, absolutely gorgeous trails, exhilarating and so exhausting! Definitely my distance and I’ll do another again! Nature has such healing for us.”

She explains she’s always had a solid base of miles in here, “but like any endurance event, the long training day is most important.”

“For this race in particular, I didn’t start training long miles until after we took (daughter) Cambryn to college because I didn’t want to give up a lot of time training while she was still at home,” she said. “So, I really trained for this race in under two months. I just kept up my normal amount of miles, then as soon as she was gone I ramped up my mileage and actually increased my mileage each week.”

She said the Gorge fires caused her to come up with new training on different trails. She ended up training on Wilson River, Sioxon, Round Lake and Mt. Rainer trails. She incorporated trails with elevation gain and loss since the 50K race was 31 miles and 6,200 feet of gain and loss.

“I also learned that my body needs about 225 calories an hour with that kind of training and racing,” she said.


Gulzow completed her first 50K in October 2017.

Why Gulzow Loves Running

The following are Gulzow’s own words from an article she wrote for Race Center:

My fifth grade teacher introduced me to running. Mr. Moody was the track coach, and he loved to see his athletes realize their potential. He had a bad knee and couldn’t run, but I knew he lived through us. I remember standing in a circle on the school playground blacktop, waiting for my name to be called. “Davis, over here.” I had just been called to run my very first mile.

I am the second oldest of five closely spaced children. So when I asked my parents if I could join the track team, my Mom’s first words were: “You need to find your own way home.” Most days after practice, I found my own two feet making the two-mile walk home. Some days if still had the energy, I would run. My love for running has become something that I live for. I don’t feel complete without it. When I run, I am humbled; I feel powerful and alive. I feel like no matter what life throws my way, I can handle it.

I always knew I would run a marathon. I just didn’t know when. But somewhere near the end of March 2009, I convinced myself to register for the Portland Marathon. I was planning to run two half marathons and Hood to Coast anyway, so why not? As soon as I hit “submit” to complete my online registration, I began visualizing myself crossing the finish line — my friends and family on the sideline yelling my name. Two years prior, my husband Brent ran the Portland Marathon. As he finished, I had tears of joy streaming down my face. What an accomplishment! And then, there I was — registered to run my first full marathon. The commitment alone seemed to change my outlook. I finally felt like I was in the game; a marathon is the real deal.

Around mid-June, I decided to start doing my long runs with a group. Running those long miles alone was getting more challenging, and I knew I would love the group camaraderie. Plus, I figured I could learn a thing or two. I didn’t know exactly what to expect from a group run, but I made friends immediately. And from that day forward, I was a consistent member of Jim Mattern’s 4:20 pace group. I looked forward to the group runs all week, and I learned something new and valuable each time. As each long run came to a close, I was amazed at the strength of each runner, and of myself. After my first 20-miler, I felt more energized than ever. I started to envision the details of race day, the crowd excitement, the way my legs would feel after mile 22, my family and friends cheering me on, and the excitement and exhilaration I would feel when I met the finish line.

I love the anticipation of what life brings: a vacation, movie night with the family, even the feeling of sleeping in on a Sunday morning. So I was looking forward race day. I couldn’t wait. As I continued to train throughout the summer, I felt strong and motivated. I felt healthy and vibrant — as though I could do anything I set my mind and body to. An August climb up Mt. St. Helens was relatively easy due to all the training I was doing, and I was surprised that some of my best training runs were the longer 20-milers. I was physically and mentally ready for the challenge I had set before myself.

Summer wrapped up quickly, Hood to Coast came and went, and I could smell fall in the air. The marathon was just weeks away, and I could feel the excitement and anxiousness of the training group as we began to taper our long runs. One beautiful autumn day, I was finishing a 7-miler on my favorite trail. The trees were starting to change colors, and the daylight was lingering just long enough for an evening run. I smiled at the sun still in the early evening sky, beaming the perfect amount of warmth onto my face. I had celebrated my 37th birthday the day before, and I was content with my life and all that went with it. As I walked back toward my car, I was thinking of the next two Saturdays (when we would run our last training runs). And then it would be the big day. The song on the radio was loud and thumping, and I felt motivated and excited about the future. Looking back over the previous six months, I knew I had earned a lot of confidence in myself. I felt more than ready, and eagerly awaited each day since it was that much closer to race day. Then my cell phone rang. And everything as I knew it changed.


Running along a beautiful trail.

I heard my sister-in-law on the other end of the line, speaking slowly and asking strange questions: “Where are you? Are you headed home? I need to talk to you. Can you call me when you get home?” I felt panicked and pale. “No, tell me what’s wrong,” I demanded. My ears were ringing, my heart pounding. All I heard her say was that my brother Jared had committed suicide. And then I only heard my own wailing cries. One phone call can change everything. Bewildered and confused, I stumbled through my front door. My husband and children knew something was terribly wrong. At that point, I was the only member of our family who knew what had happened. I was faced with delivering news that would change the lives of my family forever. I wanted to run away and take my secret with me. But I knew I had to tell my brothers, my sister, and even my mother that someone we love so much had done the unimaginable. My mind was flushed with questions: What? How? How could he do this? Why didn’t he call me? What about his daughters and his pregnant wife? What about us? We need to fly to Alaska immediately. What about my marathon?

The next few days were a blur. My brother was gone. I felt sorrow, guilt, anger, worry, and other emotions I can’t put into words. I have never before wished so much that I could turn back time. Rewind the clock in hopes of a different outcome. All my goals and hopes for the near future were buried in grief and sorrow.

Somehow, I found myself in Wasilla, Alaska with my family. And somehow I had the forethought to bring my running shoes. In the midst of all I was facing, I had to keep running. Although I would be back in time for the marathon, I was doubting my ability to run it. I had more important things on my mind.

My family and I spent the next difficult week preparing for my brother’s service. It was a time full of emotional family moments and shared sadness. And while we had lost close members of our family before, suicide is a loss like no other. In late September in Alaska, the fall foliage burns with the same colors as fire. The birch leaves turn from green to rich shades of yellow and green. In the distance, the freshly snow-dusted mountains announced the arrival of winter’s presence. I knew it would be a long winter.

My brother’s funeral was one week before the marathon. Since I missed the last group run, I felt determined to log that last 8-miler. Wasilla has a beautiful paved trail that runs along the highway, and I was going to run an out and back. I needed some clarity to get my mind focused on the short-term goal ahead of me. I headed out before anyone else in the house was awake. It was cold, but I came prepared for the weather. I started my Garmin and headed out on the trail with the gorgeous Alaskan scenery greeting me. I noticed right away that my body was tired, my legs felt like lead — like I hadn’t run in months. My heart was heavy. I felt so strong just two short weeks ago, and it suddenly felt like all the long miles I logged had disappeared. I told myself I must press on. The marathon was only seven days away. My mind went to my brother and what he must have gone through. I suddenly found myself on the cold ground, sobbing. My Garmin told me I ran only .29 miles, and I felt angry. I had trained so hard for the marathon. But at that moment, I felt it would be impossible to run. If I couldn’t even run half a mile, how could I run 26.2? Hurt and angry, my wobbly legs took me back to the house.

I flew home on Monday, and I knew I would have to make a choice. I would either need to suck it up and go for it, or simply try again another time. My husband told me that I needed to run this marathon. He said that I needed to focus on the goal I had set for myself, and that the grief would still be there waiting for me after the marathon was over. I decided that I would run. Until race day, I would do my best to fight tears when they came and focus hard on my goal. At that point, my biggest concern was the lack of running over the previous two weeks. Had I lost my training? I knew I had to be strong. I had to tough it out, take a deep breath, and do what I needed to do.

Sunday morning came early, and I was at the start line before I knew it. The darkness of the early morning matched the darkness I was feeling inside. But this was the day I’d been waiting for. I found my group at the start line, and felt confident that I was doing the right thing. The gun went off, and thousands of runners pushed forward. I was surprised to feel my body responding the way I hoped it would. I found my groove and a nice, steady 10-minute pace. I wondered how many other people were running despite hardship, grief and pain. My appearance didn’t give my story away; I looked happy and strong just like every other runner. I was on the verge of tears, but I put one foot in front of the other because I had to. I had to keep telling myself that I was doing the right thing — I was doing what I needed to do. I reminded myself that we all have choices. My brother had a choice. I have a choice. We all do.

When I passed the 26-mile marker, I felt the wave of emotion I had been holding back for days come flooding to the surface. I could hardly breathe as I ran that last quarter mile. I was finally there — finally to the finish line. It was a long race and a long road. And I know that I will grieve for my brother for a long time.

Crossing the finish line felt much different than I had imagined. But in a strange way, it means so much more to me now. Life is wonderful, but it’s also painful at times. You have to lift up your head, take a deep breath, and keep moving forward. I did a lot of thinking during those 26 miles. Someone once told me that you learn a lot about yourself when you finish a marathon. And I always wondered what that would mean for me. I sure wish my brother had found the strength he needed in life. I’ll miss him for the rest of mine. And each time I run, I will think of him and remember the fight I have within myself. Because we all have it — we just need to find it. For me, I will continue to be strong. And I will run.

About a year after my brother’s death, my running partner and close friend Alisa told me that someday I would find a silver lining in his loss.  At the time I wanted to punch her in the face, but as the years have somehow disappeared, life has gone on and in looking back I can see the truth in what my friend wisely told me.  There have indeed been some silver linings.  His daughters came to live with my family and I for a year while their Mom was able to get her life back on track. I now have a deep love for them and a bond that I never would have had if Jared were still here. I have gone on to run 4 more marathons, including 2 Boston’s, and 2 more redeeming Portland Marathon races. I also ran Alaska’s oldest and most prestigious mountain races – Seward’s Mt Marathon.  Running this race in Alaska was very special for me, as I felt my brother and my father beside me every step.  I have run more races than I can count, ran more trails than I can remember and I have been able to heal in ways that I never could have if not for my running shoes.  But most of all, I have been able to quietly and tenderly help those who have also lost a loved one to suicide.  There is healing in connection.  There is comfort in forgiveness.  There is internal peace when I run.

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Two Camas baseball teams are heading for their respective tournament championship games today and Monday. Fresh off winning their semi-finals today (18-0 vs. Mt. Adams), the Camas Little League 11/12 All-Star Team plays in the District 4 championship game on Monday at 5:30 pm at David Douglas Park, home of Columbia Little League.

The Camas Papermakers 18U Varsity team won their semi-final (10-5 vs. Hillsboro Spartans) game Saturday night at Rutschman Stadium, which is home to the Hillsboro High School Spartans. The Papermakers are playing in the Hillsboro Wood Bat Tournament. The Championship game starts at 5:30 pm today at Hillsboro High School against Columbia River.


Gideon Malychewski pitches at Hillsboro.

Both teams are undefeated in their respective tournaments.

The All-Star team, which is coached by Casey Taylor, Bryce Gehlen, and Bryan Williams, will play the winner of today’s 4 pm game on Monday at 5:30 pm. The winner of the District 4 Tournament Championship will represent District 4 at State, which will be held in Federal Way, WA.

The Papermakers team, which is coached by Stephen Short, has been playing an aggressive summer schedule with multiple tournaments and regular games. During the semi-finals, they pitched brothers Sam and Gideon Malychewski.

To learn more about Little League, visit www.camasll.com 

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Camas, WA — Longtime baseball umpire and sports enthusiast, Joe Pleckinger, officiated at his final game at Forest Home Park Friday night. Age age 87, he felt it was time to hang it up.

Friday night’s game ended an umpire career in multiple sports that started in 1958.

“I was a Parks and Rec Director, and we weren’t paid a lot of money,” said Pleckinger. “So, I found some opportunities to umpire — for the extra money. I’d take the 60 bucks I’d make as an umpire, and then I would go down to the lumber yard and finish off my basement. This was in Minnesota.”

Pleckinger then moved his family to Northbrook, Ill. and got contacted to umpire in a suburban league, which comprised eight big schools in Chicago.

“We officiated at multiple games with a four-man crew,” said Pleckinger.  “We were there for three seasons, and then moved back to Minnesota.”

In the early 60s, he officiated at games in Minnesota. He umpired small college and high school baseball, basketball, and football games. Often, he’d get called on short notice to umpire games.

“It’s still like that,” he says. “You know how it is.”

In 1978, the Pleckinger’s moved to Olympia, Washington, but his job prevented him from officiating for several years. But that changed when they moved to SW Washington, and in September 2005, he resumed umpire duties for the Little League.

“I like being around the people — the fans and the kids,” he said. “I enjoy base umpiring because it’s not so physically strenuous. I enjoy honest competition. I enjoy golf, football, baseball, and a good track meet on television.”


Joe Pleckinger gets ready to officiate at his final game.

About Youth Sports Today

“I think in the situation we’re in, I like the parent involvement we have in Camas,” said Pleckinger. “I think the parents do a good job of leaving the game on the field. Sometimes we have a few people upset, but it’s usually from somebody that doesn’t own the call. That’s why I make my calls loud and clear. The ball isn’t caught until it’s secured. Often the first baseman’s foot isn’t on the base.”


“I think the kids are learning they’re going to get out of it what they put in it,” he adds. “If they don’t put in extra time, they won’t excel. Parents need to be involved. It’s a good thing.”

The whole family loves sports. The Pleckinger’s have watched for years their grandsons (Jake and Zack Blair) compete, and rarely miss a game. And, Joe is affectionately called “Grandpa Joe” by those who know him well.

“Joe focuses on teaching the kids, and so does my son-in-law, John Blair,” said Carol Pleckinger, Joe’s wife. “They use each situation as a teaching moment.”

She says they do this naturally.

“Last night’s game, I was talking to kids who don’t usually play on second base — I tell them to not stand on second base because it’s interference. It’s a teaching moment.”

Little League umpires are volunteers. They’re not paid for their work, but are typically given a bottle of water, Gatorade, and a meal after their work is completed.



Calling a foul ball.



Joe Pleckinger speaks with Orioles catcher, Jackson Knuth, between innings during his final game.


Camas, WA — The Camas Little League (CLL) regular season closed this week with the Majors Royals team (15-3) winning their division title. They won their final game Friday night against the Orioles, 24-22.

The boys brought their bats to the games, but they also impressed defensively.

“Our top line pitchers were as good as anybody in the league,” said manager/head coach, Casey Taylor. “Aaron Sung, Zach Blair, Dom Colletto, Jake Swenson, and Justin Taylor. What else stood out? Patrick Phelps, who hasn’t played since T-ball, is a 12-year-old now, and is by far the most improved player in the league. He made some big plays for us. Big plays defensively, big plays offensively, and all the kids were real easy to coach.”


Zach Blair at bat. Jackson Knuth catching for the Orioles.

John Blair and Will Speakman also coached the winning team. The coaches have spent countless hours over the span of many years coaching Little League teams, both regular and post-season.

“It was always fun to play against the Royals,” said Reds player, Easton McCarty. “They’re a good team. We had a lot of fun on the Reds team, too.”

Teams were drafted in March, and competitive play began in April. Post-season All-Star teams will be announced this week.


Coach Casey Taylor helps Zach Blair warm up before Friday’s game.

Royals Team Roster

  • Asher Asbury
  • Zach Blair
  • Dominic Colletto
  • Cai Davis
  • Beck Gummer
  • Grady Milholen
  • Patrick Phelps
  • Reagan Speakman
  • Aaron Sung
  • Jacob Swenson
  • Justin Taylor

Camas Little League has been a part of Camas for more than 50 years, and brings youth (ages 5-14) together each season to play ball. To learn more, visit www.camasll.com


Aaron Sung warms up.


Reagan Speakman.

The Camas Boys Varsity baseball team continues their winning streak. Track and Field wins meet at Heritage. Tennis loses close match with Union.


Varsity- Camas 10 – Evergreen 3

Pitching — Liam Fitzpatrick 5 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 4 K, 1 BB, win; Zach Pfeiffer 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 K; Kristian Hellberg 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H. Highlights — Ryan Kempf 1-4, run; Jared Bentley 1-4, run, RBI; Liam Fitzpatrick 3-4, 2 2B, 3B, 3 runs; Sam Christopher 2 runs, RBI; Tucker Parker 3-4, 2B, run, RBI; Taylor Adams 1-3, run, RBI; Caleb Field RBI; Trevor Bentley 1-3, run, RBI.

JV Baseball beat Evergreen 7-3 to sweep the 3 games they played this season.  The win improves Makers JV to 12-3 on the season.  Caleb Field broke the game open with a two run bomb in the 5th inning. It was the Papermakers first home run of the JV season.  Camas looks to keep their winning streak going heading into a tough matchup with Skyview HS!


Track & Field

Heritage hosted Camas Tuesday afternoon.

Boys – Team scores — Camas 117, Evergreen 28; Camas 111, Heritage 34; Heritage 73, Evergreen 61.

Girls – Team scores — Camas 137, Evergreen 11; Camas 111, Heritage 38; Heritage 97, Evergreen 33.

A full report to follow.



Camas lost a close match to Skyview last night 2-4. Wins were earned at singles by Hannah Gianan and Sam Merrill. Junior varsity pulled off the win with a full team effort. Camas won on games 36-34. Every player contributed games to secure the win. Match wins were earned by Olivia Doumitt, Georgina George and the team of Hannah Zimmerman and Rani Floyd.

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


Eugene, OR — Attending Track and Field events at Historic Hayward Field is always fun, and to some it’s disappointing that Camas athletes placed fourth overall at this year’s Oregon Relays, in contrast to winning it all in 2015, but it doesn’t tell the whole story.

You see, life is about balance, and Camas athletes chose to attend their junior and senior proms on Saturday, April 16, so by 4:30 pm Papermakers had left the field and went home to get ready for their big night. Points were left on the track, for sure. It’s OK.

But, until that point, the Papermakers made an impressive run, and for most of the meet they were way ahead of eventual meet winner, Summit, who won by 12 points. Grant High School placed second, and Mountain View, of Idaho, placed third. At one point, Camas was ahead by 30 points. Had they been able to stay, most observers say they would have picked up another meet victory.

“Camas should be SO incredibly proud!” said team coach, Alisa Wise. “There were the likes of Coronodo (San Diego), Mountain View of Idaho, Valor Christian of Colorado, Canadian National Athletes, Cerritos of California, Long Beach (Wilson) of California, and of course all the “bigs” of WA and OR. Camas led the entire meet …. then our kiddos needed to headed to PROM mid afternoon which left us with no more “dogs on the fight” so to speak. It was tough to sit and watch as those talented teams racked up some points against our pretty solid lead as Camas had to leave some points on the track for our amazing kiddos to attend PROM.”

“I’m amazed at the commitment level and fortitude of our athletes!” she continued. “Our athletes came and competed in every event they could up to the time they would need to leave for PROM…and then some…leaving in the afternoon, scooting home with parents to clean up and make it home. We even had one gal get her hair done IN EUGENE, run the 4 x 800m relay, then jump in the car, change into her dress on the way home and meet her group!”

There were some impressive results, such as Caliegh Lofstead’s Pole Vault numbers (2nd place at 12-09.50), the Boys 4×800 relay (2nd place) and the Camas team’s first try at the Steeplechase.

So, here’s how things turned out:

Camas Boys Team Oregon Relay Results

3000M: 3rd: Yacine Guermali, 8:32.15

3K Steeplechase: 4th: Dustin Zimmerly, 10:08.20

4×800 Relay: 2nd: Adam Ryan, Cade Greseth, Yacine Guermali, Dustin Zimmerly, 7:54.42

SM 200-200-400-800m: 4th: Zach Terry, Jason Driver, Adam Ryan, Cade Greseth, 3:35.44

DMR 1200-400-800-1600m: 3rd: Daniel Maton, Adam Ryan, Dustin Zimmerly, Yacine Guermali, 10.26.94

Shot Put: 12b.: Dakota Napierkowski: 43-07.25

Javelin: 9th: Cooper McNatt: 162-01

Hammer: 9th, Mason Ellis, 140-06; 17th, Grant Jones, 106-09.

Freshman 100: 8th: Zach Terry.

Oregon Relays

Dustin Zimmerly was the last leg of the 4×800 Relay at the Oregon Relays on Saturday.

Oregon Relays

Adam Ryan competes in the 4×800 relay.

Camas Girls Team Oregon Relays Results

1500m 11th: Emma Jenkins, 4:48.58

3K Steeplechase: Emily Wilson, 11:49.24

4×200 Relay: 17th: Emily Karkanen, Cambrian Gulzow, Aliya Ponder, Karsyn Quade, 1:49.37

4×800 Relay: 5th: Emma Jenkins, Alex Jones, Rachel Blair, Ellie Postma, 9:56.56

SMR 200-200-400-800m: 5th: Aliya Ponder, Karsyn Quade, Cambryn Gulzow, Ellie Postma, 4:21.29

DMR 1200-400-800-1600m: 4th: Emma Jenkins, Ellie Postma, Maddie Woodson, Rachel Blair, 12:16.10

Shot Put: 14th: Nkem Aduka, 35-09.25

Discus: 23: Nkem Aduka, 101-02.

Pole Vault: 2nd: Caleigh Lofstead, 12-09.50

Long Jump: 19th: Alexa Dietz, 15-08.25

Hammer: 7th: Haleigh Lubbock, 156-00; Maggie Wells: 16th, 99-02; Morgan Kielty, 20th, 88-01

To learn more, visit www.athletic.net


Oregon Relays

Mid-way through the 4×800 Girls event at the 2016 Oregon Relays.

Oregon Relays

Rachel Blair runs at Historic Hayward Field.


Oregon Relays

Zach Terry competes in the Freshman 100.

Oregon Relays

Camas High School sports teams resumed their Spring games on Monday. Here’s how it all went down:


Varsity softball won 13-3 against Evergreen. Peyton Bates had a home run, Allie Hancock had 3 hits & 3 RBI’S, Ashley Grimanelis had 4 hits with a triple.

JV softball won 22-6 over Evergreen. Katie Hancock and Cameron Besner hit home runs. Ellah Allman went three for three with a triple. Mary Pipkin pitched four innings and had nine strike outs.


Camas tennis defeated Evergreen 5-1 last night. At singles wins were earned by Sam Merrill and Lucia Zhang. At doubles wins were earned by Hannah LaFrazia /Emma Jones, Tenzin Gyalnub/Tionni Trieu and Lauren Garner/Olivia Doumitt.

Junior Varsity won 6-0. Wins were earned at singles by Georgia George, Sabrina Coelho and Courtney Estrada. At doubles wins were earned by Angela Xu/DonlA Gyalnub, Shelby Chartrand/Hannah Zimmerman and Rani Floyd/Marissa Tehrani.

The C-Team girls continue to dominate league play with a 6-2 win over Evergreen last night. Kelsey Wright, Amy Kellogg, Emma Turk and Aubrey Pugmire were all challenged but came through as winners. Emily Tobey and Zaynah Usmani played together for the first time and rolled their opponents 6-1. Bring on Union this afternoon at CHS.


Varsity – Tucker Parker carried the Varsity baseball team to a 5-4 victory over Battle Ground.  Parker earned the win pitching a complete game, while also finishing 2 for 4 at the plate with a double and 2 RBI.  Ryan Kempf was outstanding on defense and went 2 for 4 with a run and a stolen base on offense.  The win moves the Papermakers to the top of the league standings as the team prepares to take on Heritage this Wednesday. Freshman Team: The boys played a double header against Battle Ground. They won the first game, and lost the second game.

By Marcia Johnson

Photos by Blake Schnell

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


No. 28 gets ready to crush it! Photo by Blake Schnell.


Local Camas sports are in full swing again, following Spring Break.

Camas High School Athletic Schedule

Monday, April 11               

Sport                      Opponent             Location   Time

Baseball JV/V         Battle Ground         BGHS            4:00

Baseball C                Battle Ground         CHS               3:00

Golf JV  Skyview    Camas Meadows                            3:30

Tennis C/JV/V       Evergreen                CHS               3:30

Softball JV/V          Evergreen                CHS               3:30


Tuesday, April 12     

Sport                     Opponent             Location    Time

Tennis JV/V           Union                       Union             3:30

Tennis C                  Union                       CHS                3:30

Softball C                Evergreen                Evergreen      4:00

Soccer JV/V           Battle Ground         Doc Harris    5:00/7:00


Wednesday, April 13

Sport                    Opponent          Location           Time

Golf V                      Evergreen            Fairway Village  3:00

Baseball JV/V       Heritage               Heritage               4:00 


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Camas Little League

The 2016 Little League season kicks off on Monday, April 11 at 5 pm, at Forest Home Park, which is located just off 6th Ave, in Camas. Visit www.CamasLittleLeague.org

Joel Shega

Joel Shega pitches during the regular season.