CHS athletics honored by News Tribune

CHS is first Clark County 4A school to earn the honor

Members of the Camas High School girls cross country team grab hold of their state championship trophies. The News Tribune, in Tacoma, honored the Papermakers for having the best athletic programs in the 4A classification.

The News Tribune, in Tacoma, selected Camas High School as the Class 4A All-Sports Champion based on team and individual performances at state tournaments during the 2102-13 school year.

Alexa Efraimson won the state cross country championship race. Efraimson, Alissa Pudlitzke, Maddie Woodson, Megan Napier, Camille Parsons, Mckenzie Good and Alexa Jones finished in first place as a team. Efraimson also captured state track titles in the 1,600- and 800-meter runs.

Brian Humphreys earned first place in the state boys golf tournament, at Camas Meadows. Humphreys and Braden Campbell led the Papermakers to fourth place as a team.

Camas clinched second place at the state softball tournament. Tye Lommason wrestled for a state medal inside the Tacoma Dome and settled for second place. Esther Kwon and Jen Lewis took third place in doubles at the state girls tennis tournament. The Papermakers also made it to the state semifinals in football and girls soccer.

“We have coaches that are committed to excellence,” Camas athletic director Josh Gibson told the News Tribune. “When you couple that with very talented and hard working kids, as well as a supportive community — some pretty incredible things can happen.”

According to The News Tribune’s scoring system, Camas ranked first out of all 4A schools with 258.5 points. Skyline of Sammamish followed in second place with 238 points.

Camas became the first 4A school from Clark County to win the All-Sports Championship since the newspaper started this competition in 1988.

To view the complete News Tribune article, visit www.thenewstribune.com/2013/06/30/2658994/all-sports-championships-underclassmen.html.