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Camas girls lose grip in first round of state tournament

Saturday’s state regional playoff game slipped away from Camas High School girls basketball team in the second quarter.

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A stroke of genius

Kayla Yraceburu’s evolution from swimming to rowing has been a stroke of genius.

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Bittersweet loss for Camas boys

Although they were thrilled to be playing in the basketball program’s first state playoff game in 51 years, turnovers and missed free throws in the final minute broke the Camas boy’s hearts.

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Winter all-league athletes and coaches

Here is the list of Camas and Washougal high school winter all-league athletes and coaches.

Camas basketball teams are bound for state

The Camas High School boys and girls basketball teams are on the same path to the state tournament.

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Dazzling finale for Lees

After coming up short in the state championship match a year ago, Abby Lees returned to the Tacoma Dome and earned her place on the top of the podium.

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Swimmers say: REMEMBER CAMAS

The Papermakers didn’t need a diving board to spring to second place at the state meet Saturday.

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Lofstead keeps raising the bar

Caleigh Lofstead's third high school state gymnastics meet was short, but sweet. The Camas High School junior earned her first 10.0 starting value on the uneven bars this season Friday, at the Tacoma Dome. She put together one of her best routines and was rewarded with a score of 8.25.

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Camas-Washougal wrestlers earn tickets to Tacoma

Ten Washougal and two Camas high school wrestlers are destined for the Tacoma Dome Friday. Those still competing against the best in the state Saturday achieve medals.

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Swim it forward

When it comes to academics, competition and teamwork, the Camas High School boys swimmers are worth their weight in gold.

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Panthers break 32-year playoff curse

After winning its first playoff game since 1983, the Washougal High School girls basketball team pushed Mark Morris to the final buzzer in the semifinals Monday, at Ridgefield High School.

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Camas sweeps Heritage on Hoops for Pink night

The Camas High School basketball teams swept Heritage off the court Thursday, and raised thousands of dollars for breast cancer research.

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Thompson clinches district title

Rylan Thompson has never forgotten his loss to Taggart Hartwig in middle school.

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Makings of a special team

With Heritage nipping at their heels, the Camas High School gymnasts swung for a second straight district championship Saturday, at the Northpointe gym in Vancouver.

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PANTHERMANIA

The Washougal Panthers defended their home turf against wrestlers from the southern region of Washington state Saturday.

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Papermade athletes are college bound

The biggest assembly of Papermakers particpated in National College Signing Day today, at Camas High School. Eight athletes were advertised. Four more completed the final steps just in time. All of them thanked their parents, teachers, coaches, teammates, friends, family and community for their unwavering support for the past 12 years.

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Dome dreams begin at home

Several Greater St. Helens wrestlers will begin the journey to the Tacoma Dome in Camas and Washougal.

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Hoops for Pink

There’s only one evening of basketball scheduled in Camas this week, and it’s the most important one.

Papermaker football players receive scholarships

Since James Price and Gabe Lopes watched each other’s backs on the football field for the past four years, it seemed fitting for the two Camas Papermakers to receive scholarships on the same night.

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Happy to be home

Happy to be home for the first time in weeks, the Camas High School basketball teams kept rolling along Friday.

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Championship quest

The Camas High School boys swimming team completed the first step on its quest for championships.

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Camas gymnasts achieve snowflake

The Camas High School gymnastics team added another Winterfest snowflake to the trophy case.

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Elliott learns from title match loss

Camas High School senior Bryant Elliott pushed Tommy Strassenberg to the brink, but the Union Titan held on for a 5-3 victory in the boys 145-pound Clark County Championship match Saturday, at Prairie High School.

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Thrill a minute

Lightning struck twice for Camas at Skyview Friday night, in the form of Teague Schroeder.

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Washougal claims county mat

Washougal’s fourth straight Clark County girls championship might have been the most deafening.

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Exhausting victory for Washougal girls

Washougal fans held their breath as the basketball took two bounces off the rim and continued to hover above the net.

Local wrestlers clinch medals

The Washougal High School girls wrestling team finished in fourth place at the Kelso Invitational Saturday.

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Canadian flavor

Camas got a taste of Canadian basketball Wednesday.

Camas girls become the rally makers

For the fourth time during this seven-game winning streak, the Camas High School girls basketball team rallied to victory in the second half.

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Washougal boys are getting back on track

The streak ended at eight wins to start the season for Washougal, but the boys are rebuilding for the long haul.

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Ladders and pitfalls

The Camas and Washougal high school wrestlers continued to climb ladders during the holidays.

Panthers on a road to redemption

Washougal High School seniors Haley Briggs, Crystal Chase and Jolynn Wenick got the Centralia Tigers off their backs.

Camas quality beats Union quantity

Eleven Camas High School gymnasts defeated 30 opponents from Union Saturday, at Northpointe in Vancouver.

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Papermaker girls unwrap three victories

A shorthanded Camas High School girls basketball squad still won all three of its games at the Evergreen Holiday Hoops festival.

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Camas Andersons

A basketball rolls around at the Anderson house, and the boys continue to bounce it.

Camas-Washougal wrestlers battle best of the west

Camas High School senior wrestlers Talon Edmiston and Bryant Elliott advanced to the championship round of their respective 32-man Best of the West brackets Dec. 20, in Pasco. Both Papermakers settled for silver medals to lead the team to seventh place in the 30-school scramble.

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Camas slams Evergreen

A Plainsman had a night to remember, but seven Papermakers set a new school record for points in a game. The Camas boys basketball players and coaches hadn’t forgotten about the game-winning buzzer beating over the shoulder basket Robert Franks made against them in the first round of the district tournament. The shot gained national attention. A video of it is available on Youtube.

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All-American Storm

The synergy between the athletes and coaches in the Evergreen Storm Track Club is creating All-Americans. “We’re kind of like a family,” said Rachel Blair, a 13-year-old from Camas. “We spend so much time running together.”

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Gymnasts jump for their love

The Camas High School gymnasts are setting the bar higher every single day and jumping for it.

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Swimmers test their limits

Adrenaline is John Utas’ ally, but it can also be his adversary.

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Washougal boys on a 7-0 surge

Shielded from the howling wind with electricity still pumping through the gym, the Washougal High School boys basketball team held beat Fort Vancouver 41-37 Thursday in a battle of two boys basketball teams who were 5-0.

Panthers take a bite out of bigger GSHL schools

The Washougal High School boys and girls basketball teams showed no fear against three of the bigger schools in the Greater St. Helens League.

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Panther family blossoms by wrestling

Jessica, Samantha and Hannah Eakins, and Abby and Tanner Lees are bound by family.

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Back to the grindstone

Cory Vombaur has the keys to the wrestling room at Camas High School.

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Milltown becomes a national power

The Washington State and Nike Cross Northwest Regional championship runners from Camas traversed a soggy Glendoveer Golf Course with the best in the nation Saturday.

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Men on a mission

The Washougal High School boys basketball players took their lumps last season.

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Lady Panthers live for today

The Lady Panthers are no longer looking to the future. Their time is now.

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Staying home to play tennis

Clark and Caryn Vitek spent the past 22 Thanksgiving vacations playing tennis in Palm Springs, Calif. This year, they had a good reason to stay home. Oh sure, they still played tennis. But this time, it was in their new four court 27,000-square foot translucent covered facility in Camas. Evergreen Tennis, located at 5225 N.W. 38th Avenue, offers free play Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In December, the facility will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Hours will expand in the new year with increasing membership growth. If the need becomes great enough, there are plans to build two more indoor courts on site.

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More Papermakers are crowding the bowling alleys

The sound of crashing bowling pins is catching on at Camas High School.

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Washington runs on Mill Town Power

Camas High School runners Emily Wilson, Alissa Pudlitzke, Emma Jenkins and Said Guermali gave Team Washington a dose of mill town power during its BorderClash with Oregon Sunday, on the Nike World Headquarters, in Beaverton, Ore.