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A safe place to cool off

Since opening for its 61st year May 23, hundreds of swimmers are taking the plunge into the Camas Municipal Pool every day.

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Two tickets to Tennessee

The Torres family truckster is heading back to Tennessee.

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Preserving a spectacular view

Hikers are in for a treat once they approach the Cape Horn Waterfall Overlook.

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Class of 2015

Friday and Saturday were filled with community pride as friends and family gathered to watch local students earn their high school diplomas. There were tears, laughter and a sense of accomplishment and anticipation, as one chapter closed and another opened. The Post-Record has put together a wrap-up of the festivities from all four schools.

Heart of a hammer

Haleigh Sudbeck stepped into the ring with the right mindset and became the Washington state high school hammer champion.

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First timers stand tall

About 25 first time paddleboarders of all ages stood up against the wind and the fear of falling Friday, on Lacamas Lake.

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Cycling toward the future

Brady Stotts pedaled around Washougal Motocross Park faster than any junior or novice mountain biker Sunday.

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Pickling on the river’s edge

National pickleball champions Christine Barksdale and Wesley Gabrielsen felt right at home on the Hathaway Park courts.

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Star studded finale

High school baseball and softball seniors from Southwest Washington gathered to celebrate their love for the game Wednesday.

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A kick, swish and a smash

Haley Briggs kicked, swished and smashed her senior year at Washougal High School.

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Final decision made in Camas football case

The day after their recruiting suspensions had been lifted, Jon Eagle and Dan Kielty couldn’t wait to get back to work.

Final decision handed out on Camas football case

After a final review, the WIAA Executive Board ruled that the Camas High School athetic program be put on probabtion for one year. Head football coach Jon Eagle and defensive coordinator Dan Kielty will not be suspended for any games. All of the CHS athletic coaches will receive mandatory training on WIAA rules and regulations. WIAA Executive Director Mike Colbrese said although there was no intent by Eagle to recruit, meeting with an athlete who wanted to transfer from another school instead of telling him to speak to the athletic director was a violation in protocol. “These are very difficult decisions that are made based on consistency and knowing all the facts,” Colbrese said. “Everybody feels they got a chance to express their concerns, the board took a lot of time to go over all the facts and came up with something that feels like the appropriate way to go.”

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Camas football coaches are cleared of recruiting violations

The day after their recruiting suspensions had been lifted; Jon Eagle and Dan Kielty couldn’t wait to get back to work. More than 170 Camas High School students, and incoming freshmen, gathered for spring practice at Cardon Field. For the first time a month, Eagle and Kielty could finally concentrate on football. “I appreciate even more now the support from the Camas community and the Camas School District,” Eagle said. “We just want to get back to playing football.”

Camas softball family finishes in fourth place at state

Each Papermaker on the softball diamond played for the team name on their jerseys and brought home a fourth-place trophy from the state tournament, in Spokane.

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Soaring Papermakers

Nikki Corbett set the bar high and Caleigh Lofstead cleared it.

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Panthers are in orbit

Josh Bischoff needed some time to get his feet back on the ground.

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Lewis and Gianan win state again

Jen Lewis and Hannah Gianan were not a one-hit wonder.

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State dream cut short for Camas soccer team

The Papermakers and the Tahoma Bears battled on the soccer field at Doc Harris Stadium for 80 minutes, 45 seconds Wednesday.

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Aiming for glass ceiling

Two runs right off the bat propelled the Camas softball team to a 3-0 victory against Battle Ground in the district championship game Wednesday afternoon, at Battle Ground High School.

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Clearing hurdles together

How did the Papermakers muster the leg power and endurance to run around the track so many times?

Appeal leaves CHS football coaches in limbo

Thursday’s appeal hearing in Chehalis revealed more into a recruiting investigation on Camas High School head football coach Jon Eagle and defensive coordinator Dan Kielty.

Appeal delves deeper into Camas football investigation

Thursday’s appeal hearing in Chehalis revealed more into a recruiting investigation on Camas High School football coaches Jon Eagle and Dan Kielty. Although the WIAA Executive Board voted to reduce Eagle’s suspension from four games to three, Kielty’s punishment has been extended from one to three games.

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Friends become champions

Sami Anderson and Haley Briggs bounced back from their first lost set in stunning fashion. The two Washougal High School seniors beat Ridgefield’s Sarah Kaufman and Sophie Bird 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 for the 2A sub-district doubles championship Saturday, in Longview.

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Strong first impressions

Home field advantage served as a springboard for the Washougal Panthers at the sub-district track meet Friday, at Fishback Stadium.

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Projecting upward

Sophomore Allie Hancock and juniors Emma Jimenez and Alexis Tiedy led the hit parade on Senior Day. The Camas High School softball team thumped Heritage 11-0 in five innings Thursday to secure the league championship.

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Camas soccer rolls along to state

The Camas High School boys soccer team sidestepped the district trap and grabbed the championship May 12, at Doc Harris Stadium. A needle and thread between teammates helped the Papermakers weave three goals to defeat Mountain View 3-0 and secure their 17th straight appearance in the state tournament.

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Camas creates distance after first day of districts

Caleigh Lofstead only needed two vaults to become district champion Monday, at McKenzie Stadium. The Camas High School junior set her sights on a personal best height of 13 feet, but came up just centimeters short. “I barely hit the bar coming down,” Lofstead said. “I’ve been trying to get to 13 feet for the last few meets. This is the closest I’ve been to it all season. For it to come at state would be a good time.” Lofstead is a three-time district champion in the pole vault. She hopes to improve on her third-place finish at state this weekend, at Mt. Tahoma High School in Tacoma. “Back when I started pole vaulting, I never thought this could be possible,” Lofstead said. “My goal has always been just to make it to state. Becoming district champion is the cherry on top.”

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Camas golfers off to fantastic start at districts

Hailey Oster, Elise Filuk, Rio Smith and Connie Wang are four strokes apart and in the top six for the Papermakers at the district tournament. Maddie Miller and Skyla Stifter will also be playing in today’s championship round at the Lewis River Golf Course, in Woodland.

Camas baseball team advances in district tournament

The Camas baseball team extended its season a game further this year with a 2-1 victory over Evergreen in the first round of the district tournament Monday, at Propstra Park.

CHS football coaches suspended

Camas High School head football coach Jon Eagle has been suspended by the Greater St. Helens League for the first four games of the season for a recruiting violation.

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Panthers rise to playoff challenge

Washougal didn’t give Tumwater hope on its own soccer field Saturday

Camas football coach suspended for four games

Camas High School head football coach Jon Eagle has been suspended by the Greater St. Helens League for the first four games of the season for a recruiting violation.

Camas softball team passes first test in extra innings

After losing to Battle Ground and Union by a run, the Camas High School softball team turned the tide against Mountain View in extra innings Wednesday.

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Effort leads to league title

Alissa Pudlitzke knows her high school track career is coming to an end in a month.

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Panthers gain pride at Twilight meet

Washougal pride was on display during the Panther Twilight track and field meet Friday, at Fishback Stadium.

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Catching fire on the diamond

Seven victories in the last eight varsity games breathes new life into the Camas High School baseball program.

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Camas tennis team doubles up on Union

Meghal Sheth and Hannah Giannan teamed up on the tennis court for the first time.

Panthers push their opponents on the road

Washougal limited R.A. Long to an unearned run and two hits Monday, in Longview. That was all the Lumberjills needed to defeat the Panthers 1-0 in softball.

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Soccer league still belongs to Camas

The Camas High School soccer team wrapped up the league championship with three games to spare Friday, but the boys didn’t celebrate.

Camas head softball coach put on leave

Camas High School head softball coach Ken Nidick was absent from the dugout during Wednesday's home game against Battle Ground because he has been put on administrative leave by the district.

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Defining victories for Washougal baseball team

Just as Ryan Krout wrapped his hands around the bag to ensure the tying run touched home plate for Washougal, Brandon Casteel took a risk to score the winning run and succeeded Monday.

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Oregon Relays go to the Papermakers

The Camas High School track and field athletes had one more lap left in them.

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On a golden destiny

First there was rain, then there was fog and more downpour in this overtime soccer dunk contest at Doc Harris Stadium.

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Fun in the sun

Rivalries disappeared on this sunny day. These golfers were having too much fun.

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TreeSong’s roots grow in Washougal

TreeSong has become a 24-hour, 365-day melody for Michelle Baumann.

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All for the VEGA family

Ryan Dietzman and Trace Jacquot competed for their VEGA family for the last time in Clark County Saturday.

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Panthers kick Hawks to the curb

The rain didn’t let up for one second, and neither did the Washougal High School boys soccer team.

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Panther soccer team breaks through Beaver dam

When Sam Razumovskiy skipped the soccer ball past the Woodland keeper like a rock on the Washougal River, it ended a 135-minute scoring drought and helped the Panthers defeat the Beavers 1-0 Friday at Fishback Stadium.

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Papermakers unravel rivals

As the rain poured down and the Union High School girls softball team put two runs up on the scoreboard in the first inning, the Camas Papermakers realized its for real now.

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Chariots of Panthers

Three Washougal Panthers had the Ridgefield track all to themselves Thursday.