On the sidelines: Rainbow road

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Camas-Washougal sports reporter Dan Trujillo travelled 337 miles Friday and Saturday to cover the state baseball, soccer and track and field state championship events.

It was a weekend filled with tears, rain drops and championships.

The Camas High School boys soccer team captured the state championship Saturday, at Harry Lang Stadium in Lakewood, with a 3-0 victory over Bainbridge. Nathan Beasley netted two goals and Parker Roland rocketed in one. Goalkeeper Zach Anderson defied gravity to get his hands on the ball. The Papermakers finished the season with a record of 20-1.

The Camas baseball team suffered a heartbreaking first loss of the season Friday, at Cheney Stadium, but the Papermakers bounced back with a 6-4 victory over Kamiakin Saturday to finish third place in state. Logan Grindy drilled his second home run in two days, a 3-run blast that broke a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the sixth inning. Camas finished with an amazing record of 26-1.

The Papermaker girls track and field team captured fourth place at state Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Mt. Tahoma High School. Megan Kelley clinched first place in the 400-meter dash, second place in the 200 and sixth place in the 100. Sara Slayton, Austen Reiter, Ciara Klein and Kelley finished second in the 1,600 relay.

It was all Brendan Casey and Dylan Croeni leading the Washougal boys track and field team to fifth place at state. Croeni won the 3,200 run Thursday, before finishing fourth in the 1,600 Saturday. Casey weathered several rain and hail delays Friday, and still captured first place on the pole vault. He also took second in the javelin earlier in the day.

Read more about these events in Tuesday’s print edition of the Post-Record, and check back on this site for a photo gallery.

See you on the sidelines.