Abrupt end of the road

A season should not be defined by its ending, but by its journey.

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Milltown Project breaks the ice

The view from the start line for these Camas runners was like nothing they had seen before.

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Finishing the deal

The Camas High School volleyball team finished a rung higher on the state championship ladder than it did a season ago.

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Finishing the deal in fifth

After a difficult loss to Emerald Ridge in the state quarterfinals, the Camas High School volleyball team earned a better finish than last season when it defeated Tahoma for fifth place. "The seniors will remember the feeling of this last match, and how the entire team came together for a great finish," said senior outside hitter Lauren Harris. "It was the perfect way to wrap up the season," added senior middle blocker Sophi Jacobson. "We played with passion and with heart. It doesn't get much better than that."

Camas football team aims for redemption at state

In order to play football for the next four weeks, these brothers from Camas are going to have to make every single day count. On the field, and in the classroom, weight room and film room. No stone can be left unturned.

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Disappointing district tournament does not fracture sisterhood

This dream season for the Camas High School girls soccer team turned into a nightmare in the district tournament.

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Perfect time to execute

The Camas Papermakers slayed the Battle Ground Tigers in the district championship volleyball match Saturday, but this might not be the last time these two rivals clash on the court.

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Sharing the run of a lifetime

Courtney Owens, Hannah Lintala, Karina Miller, Meredith Collins, Lydia Lyall, Mackenzie Kitchen and Abby Lees accomplished their goal Saturday.

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Pact on top

Emma Jenkins, Alissa Pudlitzke and Emily Wilson finished seconds apart. Maddie Woodson, Kaylee Merritt and Brooke Roy did the same.

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Papermaker pact back on top

Emma Jenkins, Alissa Pudlitzke and Emily Wilson finished in fourth, fifth and 11th place. Maddie Woodson, Kaylee Merritt and Brooke Roy followed in 35th, 36th and 38th place. The strong pact between these Papermakers helped them become state cross country champions for the third time in the last four years Saturday, on the Sun Willows Golf Course, in Pasco.

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Future is now for Camas football

A flock of Cardinals ran away with the Clark County Youth Football Junior Division Championship.

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Washougal girls get back to state

Courtney Owens was motivated. So were her Washougal teammates.

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Panther football family prevails

On the verge of a winning season, the Washougal High School football team did something it hadn’t done in nine years. Defeat Mark Morris.

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Sisters standing tall

When a soccer game is on the line, this Camas sisterhood gets stronger by the minute.

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Washougal girls get back to state

The Washougal High School girls cross country extended its season to the state championship meet with a third-place finish at districts Saturday, on the Lewis River Golf Course, in Woodland. "It's so much more special when you make it to state as a team," said captain and senior Karina Miller. Sophomore Courtney Owens hung with the leading runners from Tumwater. She also beat league rival Bailey Birch, of Ridgefield, to the finish line in third place with a time of 19 minutes, 53 seconds.

Samwel pushes through the rain to state

Heavy rain put a damper on Bryce Samwel’s iron game, but the Washougal golfer pushed through and qualified for state for the third time in his high school career.

Camas soccer team nets league title

After shutting out Skyview and Battle Ground last week at Doc Harris Stadium, the Camas girls soccer team checked the league championship off its list of goals.

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Casteel fuels Washougal comeback

Fort Vancouver scored two touchdowns off Washougal turnovers, but the Panthers still had a Casteel up their sleeve.

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Papermaker machine rolls

With 10 new starters on the football field, the Camas High School football team is going back to the playoffs as a number-one seed.

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Tickets to state

Seven Papermakers finished in the top 11 at Lewisville Park Thursday, making Camas a shoe-in for the district cross country championship.

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Camas sends both cross country teams to state

Emma Jenkins, Alissa Pudlitzke, Emily Wilson, Maddie Woodson, Kaylee Merritt, Gabrielle Postma and Brooke Roy finished in the top 11 to earn a one way ticket to the state championship meet. The combined efforts of these girls made Camas a shoe-in for the district title Thursday, at Lewisville Park in Battle Ground.

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Camas wins clash of titans

Thousands of fans filled both sides of McKenzie Stadium Friday to see the No. 2 and No. 3 ranked high school football teams clash in the rain.

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Papermaker swimmers edge Mountain View

Wins in the 200-meter freestyle relay, 100 backstroke and 400 freestyle relay carried the Camas High School girls swimming team to an 87-83 victory against Mountain View Thursday, at Cascade Athletic Center.

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Golden victory for Washougal soccer

Haley Briggs kicked a golden egg into the basket to help the Washougal High School girls soccer team beat Woodland 2-1 in double overtime Oct. 14, at Fishback Stadium.

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Panthers bust out against Hudson's Bay

Twenty seconds from the opening kickoff, Tristan Roseff triggered a landslide and the Washougal football team buried Hudson’s Bay 48-6 Friday at Kiggins Bowl.

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Checkpoint for Pudlitzke

Alissa Pudlitzke has been chasing Alexis Fuller for years. “It’s always fun to run with her because I know we are going to push each other,” Pudlitzke said.

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Beautiful day for a run

Courtney Owens traversed the sand, gravel, dirt and grass at Capt. William Clark Park in record time Wednesday. The Washougal High School sophomore crossed the finish line in first place with a time of 21 minutes, 19 seconds. “It’s a lot harder than normal because your feet are always slipping, but it’s a good challenge,” Owens said. “Once I got off the beach, I said ‘you got this.’ I felt pretty good coming around to the finish.”

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The beat goes on for Camas football

The beat goes on for the Camas football team, to the tune of 77-21. Battle Ground scored a touchdown within the first three minutes of Thursday’s game at District Stadium. After that, it was all Papermakers.

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Golf buddies battle for district title

It had been a long time since Ben Gruher and Brian Humphreys went one-on-one on the golf course, but that's what the 4A district tournament boiled down to Tuesday.

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First slowpitch softball season a success

The Papermakers left everything on the diamond during the slowpitch softball district championship game Monday, at Heritage High School. Kamryn Schroeder, Tori O’Neill and Emma Jimenez led off the top of the seventh inning with back-to-back-to-back hits to load the bases. Rio Smith added an RBI single, Katie Schroeder delivered a 3-run double and McKinley Johnson knocked in a run on a ground out. Abbi Wong and Kennedy Ferguson kept the rally alive with 2-out base hits, but the next Papermaker grounded out to end the game. Skyview held on for a 12-10 victory.

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Camas surge smashes Skyview

Propelled by a 35-point wave, the Camas football team methodically dismantled Skyview 56-24 Friday, at Doc Harris Stadium.

Washougal unable to cool off sizzling Woodland football team

No football team has been able to stop Woodland so far.

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Camas wins round one of soccer rivalry

With throbbing legs and thumping hearts, the Camas High School girls soccer players remained bound and determined until the final whistle.

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Love for volleyball grows

Playing in front of a packed warehouse at Camas High School propelled the Papermakers to a five-set victory against Battle Ground Sept. 30.

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Camas pride endures

Evergreen got under Camas’ skin, but then the Papermakers showed their resolve.

Camas football team finds more success on the road

A long bus ride to Puyallup didn’t keep the Camas High School football team from firing on all cylinders Saturday.

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Panthers peel Spudders

With memories of his grandmother pumping his beating heart, Brandon Casteel tore the Ridgefield Spudders to shreds Friday at Fishback Stadium.

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Victories to savor in Washougal

The members of the Washougal High School girls soccer team couldn’t have imagined a better start to the season.

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Tough night in Panther town

White Salmon spoiled Washougal’s return to Fishback Stadium by scoring the winning touchdown in the final minutes of the fourth quarter Friday.

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Slow pitch softball catches on

The softball gets pitched slower in this game, but the Papermakers are still hitting it, catching it, throwing it and enjoying every moment of it.

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Camas girls get ahead

Improved possession, direction and distribution of the ball led to a fury of goals for the Camas girls soccer team Saturday, at Doc Harris Stadium.

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Golfers pass their first test

Seven birdies propelled Brian Humphreys to first place in the Jeff Hudson Invitational Sept. 9, on the Tri-Mountain Golf Course in Ridgefield.

New eager leader for Camas sports

When Rory Oster graduated from Enumclaw High School in 1997, Camas wasn’t on his radar.

Washougal wears down Stevenson

Motivated by a calm and steady attack, the Washougal High School football team earned a hard fought 18-6 victory at Stevenson Friday.

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What a finish

Nine long months of frustration is over in Camas. Ever since Chiawana beat the Papermakers 27-26 on a last second touchdown and an extra-point kick in the state championship game, the countdown to this season has been on.

Wourms earns trip to Ironman World Championships

Lisa Wourms never thought her passion for swimming, biking and running would take her around the world.

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Stand, paddle and discover

Professional and recreational paddleboarders from around the globe conquered the Columbia River with smiles on their faces Sunday.

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CrossFit for armed forces

Athletes in Camas and Washougal are turning the concept of CrossFit on its head by pushing themselves to their physical and mental limits while being submerged in water.

Wise survives tough tour of Lake Stevens

Digging deeper than she ever had before in life, Alisa Wise crossed the finish line at the end of her first half Ironman Aug. 17, in Lake Stevens.

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Where it all begins, again

Helmets and pads are where it all begins. By next Friday, Camas and Washougal will be playing football games again.