On the Sidelines: Postseason week

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Tuesday’s report


Camas defeated Prairie for the district championship, at Mountain View High School.


Papermakers won 25-17, 26-24, 25-15


Stefani Sorensen 15 kills, 12 digs, 3 aces

Marleen de Zoete 31 assists, 7 digs, 3 kills, 2 blocks

Brindl Langley 15 service points, 8 aces, 8 digs, 4 kills, 1 block

McKenzie Elliott 10 digs

Kelsy Benton 9 service points, 5 kills, 2 blocks

Mariah Vega 6 digs

Sydney Schwartz 3 kills


Washougal lost a heartbreaking shootout to Black Hills in the semifinals of the district tournament, at Fishback Stadium. Ellie Boon, Emily Schmid and Megan O’Neill netted penalty kicks for the Panthers, and Darcy Akers made a diving save.

Washougal had three chances to win, but one shot missed and the other two were blocked by the opposing goalkeeper. The Wolves took a 4-3 lead, and their goalkeeper stopped the last shot by the Panthers.

Thursday’s report


Mark Morris defeated Washougal 2-0, at Fishback Stadium. The loss brings the season to an abrupt end for the Panthers.

Auburn Mountainview plays Camas in a bi-district playoff Saturday, at Doc Harris Stadium. Game time is at 2:30 p.m. The winning team advances to the state tournament.

Friday’s report


Doc Harris Stadium didn’t stop rocking around the clock.

The Camas High School marching band played on and on, the cheerleaders jumped higher and the fans cheered louder, as the Papermakers squashed Rainier Beach 56-0 for their first playoff victory in three years.

Camas scored 35 points in the second quarter, and started the running clock with nine minutes left in the third quarter. Rainier Beach did not complete a first down until there was about two minutes left in the game. Before that, the Papermakers forced a combination of 10 punts, two turnovers and a stop on fourth down.

Making his first varsity start at quarterback, Tony Gennaro threw four touchdowns to four different receivers. One of them was Zack Marshall, who also had three touchdown runs. Jeremy Faulkner made two interceptions, and a touchdown catch. Addison Owen and Miguel Salamanca added touchdown catches, and Julian Samuels scored the final touchdown on a run.

The Papermakers are scheduled to host a state playoff game with Juanita of Kirkland next Saturday, at Doc Harris Stadium. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. Camas defeated Jaunita for the Oregon State University football camp during the summer. A win next week would be their first state playoff victory in school history.


Camas defeated Peninsula 25-12, 25-19, 25-19 to qualifiy for the state tournament for the seventh year in a row. Stefani Sorensen fired 15 kills 11 digs and one block; Marleen de Zoete added 42 assists, 10 digs, 5 kills and one block; Sydney Schwartz scored 5 kills and 1 block; Sydney Trammell had 5 kills and 2 blocks; Brindl Langley delivered 7 kills, 7 digs, 11 service points and 2 aces; and McKenzie Elliott earned 12 digs.

Saturday’s report


Camas defeated Auburn Mountainview 1-0, on a goal by Janae Benson with less than 20 minutes to go.

Sixty minutes of soccer settled nothing. Then, the Papermakers kicked the intensity up a notch.

After having one corner kick from the left deflected out of bounds, Camas set up another from the right. The corner from Adrienne Engel appeared to be one its way out again, but Annike Sumpter kept the ball in play and passed it back to Sara Slayton in the left corner.

Slayton’s first thought was to shoot the ball, but Sumpter shouted “cross” and Kailee Esser yelled “drop.” Slayton fed Esser because she had a better angle.

Esser had an open window for a shot that she could not see. The ball darted across the goal line and deflected off of the far goal post back into play. Benson made the right read and blasted the ball into the left corner of the net for a huge goal.

The whole team rushed to hug Benson and Esser, and then finished the game strong.

The Papermakers are on their way back to state. They will host Juanita of Kirkland in the first round Wednesday, at Doc Harris Stadium.


Camas captured the bi-district championship with a 25-19, 25-23, 11-25, 25-18 victory over Kennedy Catholic at Auburn Mountainview High School. Stefani Sorensen racked up 12 kills and 10 digs; Brindl Langley added 15 kills, 10 digs and 3 acres; Marleen de Zoete delivered 38 assists, 14 digs and 4 blocks; and Sydney Schwartz scored 2 kills and 2 blocks.

Camas beat Auburn Mountainview 25-23, 25-9, 23-25 and 25-13 in the semifinals. Sorensen collected 17 kills and 16 digs; Sydney Trammell added 9 kills, 5 blocks; Langley had 10 kills, 27 digs and 4 aces; de Zoete 51 provided assists, 17 digs and 2 blocks; McKenzie Elliott earned 13 digs; and Kelsy Benton had 3 aces and 16 service points.

The 3A state tournament is next Friday and Saturday, at the Toyota Center in Kenniewick.


Washougal senior runner Dylan Croeni earned second place in the 2A state championship race, at the Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco. Croeni’s time of 15 minutes, 31 seconds on the 5,000-meter hilly course was one second behind defending state champion Sean Carlyle of Sehome. The Washougal boys finished in 16th place.

The Camas girls cross country team earned eighth place, one point behind Prairie High School. Megan Napier, Jackie Premo, Austen Reiter and Lindsay Wourms finished between 32nd and 57th place. The Papermaker boys team took 13th place.


Camas notched second place at the district meet, only 30 points behind Columbia River, at Kelso High School.

Ada Beale finished first in the 500-meter freestyle and third in the 100 breaststroke. Ashlyn Price placed second in the 100 backstroke and third in the 200 individual medley. Kayla Yraceburu claimed third in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle. The Papermakers also captured second in the 200 and 400 freestyle relay races, and third in the 200 medley relay.

The state swimming meet is next Friday and Saturday, at the King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way.

Read more about all of these Camas and Washougal postseason events in Tuesday’s Post-Record.

See you on the sidelines.