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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.

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Genesis of VEGA

VEGA continues to evolve in Camas.

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.