Sports

Paddleboard from Cottonwood Beach

Athletes from around the globe are coming to Washougal to stand up on a board and paddle in the Columbia River. The World Paddleboard Association’s first Salmon Classic takes off from Cottonwood Beach Saturday, Aug. 31, at Capt. William Clark Park. An 8-mile long course challenge kicks off at 9 a.m., followed by a 4-mile short course race at 11 a.m., and a 2-mile novice event at noon. The winning male and female competitors will receive a $2,000 prize. Awards will also be given to the top three winners in each class.

Papermaker bowler rolls along to state

Shelby Chartrand will crash pins with the best bowlers in the state Friday, at Tacoma Narrows Plaza Bowl. The 14-year-old Camas High School freshman finished in seventh place at the 4A district tournament Jan. 30, at Allen’s Crosley Lanes in Vancouver. She rolled games of 170, 174 and 183 for a 527 series. “This is a really big opportunity,” Chartrand said. “Basically, what I did was have fun and bowl my game like it’s just a Saturday. It actually felt nice.” Camas finished in fifth place at districts with a combined total of 3,424 points. Battle Ground won the six-team scramble with 4,104 points.

Watermark moments

The Papermakers earned their watermarks Wednesday, at LaCamas Swim & Sport. Kasey Calwell, Lucas Ulmer and John Utas won all four of their events to help the Camas boys beat Union, 155-130, Mountain View, 183-94, Evergreen, 211-36, and Heritage, 212-25.

Panthers carve up Lumberjills

The Washougal High School girls are ahead of the curve after the first run through league. Besides a 44-point loss to defending 2A state champion Mark Morris, the Panthers took care of business against Ridgefield, Hockinson and R.A. Long.

Washougal wins Gorge Invitational

Twelve out of 14 Washougal wrestlers snagged medals from the Columbia Gorge Invitational Saturday, at Stevenson High School. And the team brought home the trophy.

Camas gymnasts stay in command

The Camas High School gymnastics team racked up 168.52 points to beat Union by 23.62 points Saturday, at the Northpointe Gymnastics Center in Vancouver.

Back-to-back cardiac victories help Camas boys get even

The hearts inside these Camas High School boys basketball players are beating fast. They started out 0-3 in league. Now they are 3-3, after defeating Skyview 50-48 Friday, and Battle Ground 50-47 Jan. 21, in the Camas warehouse. “I’m going to remember this for the rest of my life,” said junior James Price. “When the fans are in it and the team is in it, it’s an exciting time.”

A Papermaker beats a Titan to become county champion

Bryant Elliott took Daniel Rice to the wood chipper Saturday, at Mountain View High School.

Elite performance by Washougal girls at Clark County

Erin Locke and Morgan Ratcliff wrestled each other like they would any day in Washougal. There just happened to be fans from all over Clark County watching them under the lights at Mountain View High School, Saturday. “It’s always hard wrestling your teammate,” Locke said. “Right off the whistle, I could see her trying not to smile. I tried not to make eye contact with her. But in the end, it’s all good.” What the fans also saw was an elite performance by 11 Panthers. Locke, Ratcliff, Yaneli Martinez, Jessica Eakins, Emily Alder-Storm, Baliee Wright, Christina Murray, Romney Kellogg, Abby Lees, Jessica Biron and Katelyn Purkeypyle reached the final round of the Clark County tournament. Martinez, Locke, Murray, Lees, Biron and Purkeypyle became county champions, but all of the Panthers worked together to win the team title by more than 100 points.

County excellence

Erin Locke and Morgan Ratcliff wrestled each other like they would any day in Washougal. There just happened to be fans from all over Clark County watching them under the lights at Mountain View High School, Saturday. “It’s always hard wrestling your teammate,” Locke said. “Right off the whistle, I could see her trying not to smile. I tried not to make eye contact with her. But in the end, it’s all good.”