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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 


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

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.

by Marcia Johnson

The Camas Boys Varsity baseball team won their seventh straight game Wednesday in walk-off fashion defeating Union 8-7 in 9 innings. Trailing by a run in the bottom of the 9th, Zach Pfeiffer got the rally started with a two-out base hit.  In his first varsity appearance, Cole Hurtarte entered the game to run at first and quickly stole second to get in scoring position.  Taylor Adams, in just his second ever varsity at-bat delivered an RBI single scoring Hurtarte and tying the game at 7-7.  Three pitches later Adams took off for third on a pitch in the dirt and scored the game-winning run when the throw from the catcher went into left field. The win helped the Papermakers take the regular season series with the Titans, 2 games to 1.

Highlights for the Papermakers include:

  • Liam Fitzpatrick- 6 innings pitched, 4 strikeouts; 3 for 3 with an RBI
  • Jared Bentley- 3-5, 2 runs, 2 stolen bases and an RBI
  • Sam Christopher- 3 innings pitched, 2 strikeouts and the win; 1-5 with an RBI and run scored

Papermakers JV baseball beat Union HS yet again. After giving up a four run lead the resilient Makers JV took the lead in the bottom of the sixth inning to capture a 8-7 victory!  Camas was lead on the mound by Nate Kordenat who pitched a complete game to earn the victory. Wes Colvin delivered a clutch 2 out bases clearing double and Ryan Behnke added two hits. The victory moved CHS JV to 7-2 on the season and extends their winning streak to 5 in a row.

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


Camas beat Union in their final match up of the regular season.


Camas catcher, Christian Hellberg.

The Camas High School Athletic Department is currently accepting nominations for this year’s Athletic Hall of Fame inductions.

The Hall of Fame induction occurs every two years, said Marcia Johnson, of the Camas Athletic Department.


  • Nominees/Teams should have graduated in 2006 or before
  • All nominations are to be submitted by April 15, 2016.
  • Email forms to [email protected]

Email [email protected] to request a form.

According to Johnson, the Hall Of Fame Selection Committee is responsible for the selection of inductees for membership in the Camas Sports Hall of Fame. Such inductees should/can include individual athletes, teams, Coaches, Scholar Athlete and Hall of Honor candidate.

Criteria for Eligibility of Hall of Fame Candidates

Categories.  Individual athletes, teams, coaches, scholar athletes, and Hall of Honor candidates are eligible for induction into the Hall of Fame.  Scholar athletes are students who in addition to achieving athletic success, also excelled academically, and served in positions of leadership or made noteworthy community service contributions while in school. Hall of Honor candidates are community members who have rendered services that benefit the athletic programs in the Camas School District.

Qualifications. Candidates should have achieved exceptional athletic success in the Camas School District athletic program.  The candidate’s athletic achievements and contributions to sports should have been recognized in the Camas Community, and should enhance the reputation of the Camas Community as well as themselves.  Candidates must be of good character.

Eligibility. No individual shall be eligible for induction until ten years after the individual has graduated from high school.  No team shall be eligible for induction until ten years after the team has completed its season.  Coach candidates can be retired from coaching the sport in which he or she is being nominated and/or a current coach at Camas High School for at least 10 years.  The Committee shall have the authority in the case of extenuating circumstances to waive the ten year waiting period.

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



Hall of Fame Form, page 1.

This is a Prep Sports update for multiple Camas athletic teams from over the weekend.

Dance: Congratulations dancers! The dance team competed against 39 other teams at state on Friday, placing 10th in dance and 7th in hip-hop. Way to go dancers! A strong finish!

If you’re looking to join the dance team this fall, pick up a dance camp packet in the athletic office to see what it’s all about!

Soccer: Camas 4:0 Evergreen

Goals (assists):

Bennett Lehner (Tallen Wallace)

Shadd Dawson (Lehner)

Lehner (Brian Murray)

Max Bilsborough (Josh Tkachenko)

Goal Keeper Saves: Brian Murray 4, Trevor Chester 1

Halftime score: 3:0

JV score: Camas 2:0 Evergreen


Baseball:  C Team Camas-17, Hockinson-7

The win was earned by Jacob Trupp, pitching 2 innings, giving up 0 hits and striking out 4.  Jake Blodgett was 3 for 4, scoring 3 runs and driving in 3 runs.  Damon Gilmore was 2 for 5 with 3 RBI, and both Luke Brewer and Christian Geigenmiller were 3 for 3 with 2 RBI. The game lasted five-and-a-half innings.

Camas got off to a slow start, and the Papermakers were behind 7-1 by the second inning, but the boys found their bats, and starting moving around the diamond.

“Once we got the bats going, the game went really fast,” said Geigenmiller.


Prep Sports

Camas Freshman pitcher, Jacob Trupp.


Track and Field:  Congratulations to both the boys and girls track team.  Both teams won at the Tiger Invite in Battle Ground on Saturday.  Remarkably strong performances in distance and a well-rounded win.

For the full Track and Field story, click here: https://lacamasmagazine.com/2016/03/camas-wins-tiger-invitational.html


Prep Sports

Both Camas teams won the Tiger Invitational.

Battle Ground, WA — Camas didn’t have to fight the elements on Saturday, but they did battle against a bunch of other high schools at the annual Tiger Invitational on Saturday, at Battle Ground High School — and they came out ahead.

The Papermakers were strong in the distance events Saturday, which put them over the top, for both boys and girls teams.

Camas runners won the boys distance races. Dustin Zimmerly was first in the 800, Yacine Guermali won the 1,600, and Daniel Maton placed first in the 3,200. Camas also won the 1,600 relay and the distance medley relay (400, 800, 1,200 and 1,600 meters).

On the girls team, Papermaker Rachel Blair won the 3,200 and Madison Peffers placed first the high jump. Overall, the Papermakers did well enough in a number of events to win with 115 points, just 13 ahead of second-place Skyview. It was a close competition.

Union senior Bailey King won the discus (75 feet, 4 inches), which was remarkable as it was the best result in the state by nearly nine feet. King also won the shot put.

Union’s Jai’lyn Meriweather won the 400 meters (defending her state title) with 58.02 seconds. Her twin sister, Dai’lyn Meriwether, won the 200 in 26.52 seconds. She is also a state champion.

And, Woodland junior Julia Stepper won the long jump, placed second in the 100 meters and was third in the 200.


300m Hurdles event.

Boys: Tiger Invitational Results

Team scores — Camas 131, Skyview 82, Union 79, Black Hills 65, Battle Ground 45, R.A. Long 41, Washougal 38, Hockinson 38, Evergreen 36.5, Mountain View 34, Prairie 32, Heritage 16, Ridgefield 13, Woodland 11, Mark Morris 11, Kalama 9.5, Columbia River 9, Hudson’s Bay 6, King’s Way Christian 4.

100 — 1, Michael Ugarov (U) 11.28; 2, Kedrick Johnson (Hoc) 11.40; 3, Cameron Townsen (U) 11.41.

200 — 1, David Yandell (BG) 23.13; 2, Cameron Townsen (U) 23.72; 3, Zachary Terry (C) 23.95.

400 — 1, Jason Underhill (BH) 50.68; 2, Adam Ryan (C) 50.71; 3, Brandon Lehto (R) 51.94.

800 — 1, Dustin Zimmerly (C) 1:59.53; 2, Adam Ryan (C) 1:59.87; 3, Mason Scheidel (S) 2:00.26.

1,600 — 1, Yacine Guermali (C) 4:23.72; 2, Mason Scheidel (S) 4:29.13; 3, Quinn Nelson (BG) 4:32.94.

3,200 — 1, Daniel Maton (C) 9:42; 2, Kyle Peterson (Hoc) 1:06.06; 3, Austin Beasley (MM) 10:08.86.

110 hurdles — 1, Denis Baraiac (Her) 15.91; 2, Carter Clay (U) 15.92; 3, Antoine Wilder (E) 16.08.

300 hurdles — 1, Jeremy Harju (E) 41.10; 2, Michael Schmidt (P) 41.24; 3, Jacob Davis (Woo) 41.60.

400 relay — 1, Black Hills 43.77; 2, Battle Ground 44.97; 3, Hockinson 45.32.

1,600 relay — 1, Camas 3:28.66; 2, Evergreen 3:30.54; 3, Battle Ground 3:31.57.

Distance medley relay — 1, Camas 11:11.68; 2, Union 11:36.28; 3, Prairie 11:45.88.

Shot put — 1, Bailey King (U) 51-0½; 2, Ethan Tonder (MV) 49-8½; 3, Aubrey Kraft (Was) 49-4¼.

Discus — 1, Bailey King (U) 175-4; 2, Connor Jensen (S) 147-6; 3, Joshua Bischoff (Was) 147-2.

Javelin — 1, Cooper McNatt (C) 178-9; 2, Brad Decker (S) 165-3; 3, Curtis Stradley (BG) 162-1.

High jump — 1, Ethan Sterkel (RAL) 6-5; 2, Garrett Davies (MV) 6-4; 3, Ethan Gould (S) 6-1.

Pole vault — 1, Joey Weiler (RAL) 14-0; 2, Michael Schmidt (P) 12-6; 3, Trevor Bushman (U) 12-6.

Long jump — 1, Kyler Nygren (BH) 21-10¼; 2, Ethan Sterkel (RAL) 21-2¾; 3, Anthony Broxton (RAL) 19-8.

Triple jump — 1, Kedrick Johnson (Hoc) 43-4½; 2, Matt Rotundo (Was) 41-11; 3, Willie Tran (U) 41-10½.


Papermaker, Ethan Plock, competes.

Girls: Tiger Invitational Results

Team scores —Camas 115, Skyview 102, Union 80.5, Woodland 71, Mountain View 35, Battle Ground 33, Prairie 32.5, La Center 30, Kalama 24, Hudson’s Bay 23, R.A. Long 21.5, Columbia River 20, Ridgefield 20, Hockinson 19, Kamehameha (Hawaii) 19, Fort Vancouver 17, Heritage 17, Evergreen 10, Black Hills 4, Washougal 1.5, King’s Way Christian 1.

100 — 1, Kaylin Sperley (P) 12.67; 2, Julia Stepper (Woo) 12.76; 3, Saydee Aganus (Kam) 12.79.

200 —1, Dai’lyn Merriweather (U) 26.52; 2, Jai’lyn Merriweather (U) 26.66; 3, Julia Stepper (Woo) 26.78.

400 — 1, Jai’lyn Merriweather (U) 58.02; 2, Dai’lyn Merriweather (U) 1:00.82; 3, Kaitlan Belocura (Her) 1:03.98.

800 — 1, Molly Beaman (S) 2:22.86; 2, Savanna Craig (MV) 2:23.64; 3, Krystal Kaufman (S) 2:23.96.

1,600 — 1, Savanna Craig (MV) 5:04.33; 2, Emma Jenkins (C) 5:10.40; 3, Jenna Melanson (LC) 5:13.59.

3,200 — 1, Rachel Blair (C) 11:09.20; 2, Ellen Burbank (S) 11:19.28; 3, Cassie McKinney (U) 11:50.06.

100 hurdles — 1, Saydee Aganus (Kam) 15.65; 2, Madison Lord (S) 16.01; Alyssa Chapin (Hoc) 16.43.

300 hurdles — 1, Erykah Weems (HB) 48.13; 2, Alyssa Chapin (Hoc) 48.76; 3, Cambryn Gulzow (C) 49.32.

400 relay — 1, Woodland 51.93; 2, Prairie 51.98; 3, Camas 52.13.

1,600 relay — 1, Union 4:06.38; 2, Skyview 4:16.04; 3, Camas 4:25.10.

Distance medley relay — 1, Camas 12:27.43; 2, Skyview 12:53.14; 3, Union 13:58.30.

Shot put — 1, Parker Esary (Kal) 36-1; 2, Remington Riley (S) 34-8¼; 3, Nkem Aduka (C) 33-10½.

Discus — 1, Shelby Vermeulen (LC) 117-9; 2, Yaiydenn Lopez-Perez (CR) 110-9; 3, Hailey Haggard (U) 110-1.

Javelin — 1, Kaelyn Shipley (Kal) 145-2; 2, McKenna Flanagan (Woo) 116-5; 3, Sierra Block (LC) 113-9.

High jump — 1, Madison Peffers (C) 5-2; 2, Madison Lord (S) 5-1; 3, Chloe Lindbo (R) 5-1.

Pole vault — 1, Abby Weiler (RAL) 13-0; 2, Caleigh Lofstead (C) 12-0; 3, Laura Shannon (BG) 9-6.

Long jump — 1, Julia Stepper (Woo) 16-11¾; 2, Kimberley Lesley (BG) 15-9¼; 3, Kayla Fredricks (Woo) 15-7½.

Triple jump — 1, Emily Duong (BG) 32-5½; 2, Hailey Fredrickson (S) 32-4½; 3, Kayla Fredricks (Woo) 32-1.


Abby Weiler, of RA Long, won the Pole Vault event.



Papermaker, Alexa Dietz, on Long Jump.



McKenna Kerr, of Fort Vancouver, competes.

Camas hosted Heritage at Friday’s Varsity baseball game, winning 7-2. Photos by Kris Cavin.

Here’s how things went:


Heritage 000 101 0—2 4 3

Camas 200 041 x—7 7 2


Pitching — Daniel Thompson 5 IP, 1 K, loss; Tanner Lundberg 1 IP, 0 R. Highlights — Nick Somboun 1-3, BB; No. 13 (N/A) 1-2, 2 runs, 3B, BB; Bailey Alley 1-2, RBI, BB; Taryn Yarnell RBI, BB; Forrest Hoisington 1-1.


Pitching — Liam Fitzpatrick 3.1 IP, 1 ER, 1 H, 4 BB, 1 K, win; Sam Christopher 3.2 IP, 1 ER, 3 H, 1 K, 2 BB. Highlights — Jared Bentley 1-4, run; Ryan Kempf BB, 2 runs; Hunter Bruno 1-3, run, RBI; Liam Fitzpatrick 1-2, run, 2B, RBI; Sam Christopher 1-2, BB, RBI; Tucker Parker 1-2, 2 RBI; Christian Hellberg 1-3; Trevor Bentley 1-2.

The Papermakers play again against Skyview this Wednesday at 4 pm, at Camas High School.

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


Photo by Kris Cavin.



Photo by Kris Cavin.



Camas Senior, Jared Bentley. Photo by Kris Cavin.

Camas, WA — The Camas High School Varsity soccer team enjoyed a successful weekend, winning both matches against Archbishop Murphy and Columbia River. Both matches were at Doc Harris Stadium.

Friday – Camas 3:0 Archbishop Murphy

Goals (assists):

Dominic Fewel (Erik Brainard)

Danny Wing (Bennett Lehner)

Goal Keeper saves: Brian Murray 12

Halftime score: 1:0

JV score: Camas 0:1 Archbishop Murphy


Varsity Soccer

Camas player, Danny Wing, in action. Photo by Blake Schnell.

Saturday – Camas 1:0 Columbia River

Bennett Lehner scored the lone goal and Brian Murray had 4 saves.

Halftime score: 0:0

Goal Keeper saves: Brian Murray 4

JV Camas won 2:0

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

Photos by Blake Schnell

Varsity Soccer

Bennett Lehner delivered quite a performance for Camas over the weekend.


Varsity Soccer

Camas won both matches over the weekend. Photo by Blake Schnell.


Varsity Soccer

Camas High School beat Columbia River on Saturday, at Doc Harris Stadium.

The Papermakers Girls Swimming team won their 4A District victory at Pasco over the weekend. The Lady Papermakers earned a total of 254 points. In the photo, team captains Jessica Rourke and Brooke Kelly are holding the trophy.

Several girls advance to State competition in Federal Way.

The team consists of the following swimmers: Savannah Kennedy, Emily Hows, Lydia Keller, Brooke Kelly, Jessica Bretz, Corinne Bintz, Jessica Rouske, Siobhan Choong, Kalle Rouske, Nicole Lobkov, Hannah Clayton, and Madalyn Scherwinski.


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PASCO, WA — It was expected, but it wasn’t a given, as the Camas Girls XC team won their second consecutive State title on Saturday, which was their fourth in five years.

Freshman Rachel Blair finished fourth, covering the 5,000 meter course at Sun Willows Golf Course in 18 minutes, 10 seconds. Sophomore Emma Jenkins was seventh in 18:17, and sophomore Emily Wilson was was in thirteenth place, clocking in at 18:30.

Maddie Woodson and Kaylee Merritt rounded out the five scoring Camas runners, who posted a team score of 81 points.

Many of the girls also compete in Track & Field, as well as run for club teams, so they are well-conditioned all year long. Blair also said their team is coached well, and that although it’s an individual sport, the girls on the team work well together, and encourage each other to excel, and to do their absolute best.

The team begins practice before school even begins in September, and they always set lofty goals for themselves.

More details to come.


From left to right: Brooke Roy, Madison Child, Ellie Postma, Rachel Blair, Maddie Woodson, Emily Wilson, Emma Jenkins, Kaylee Merritt, & Alexa jones.comprised the State Champion Camas XC team.