Camas cradles second place at Clark County

Two sophomores win championship medals

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Several Camas High School wrestlers made a statement at the Clark County tournament. And together, the Papermakers rose to second place.

Camas sophomore Rylan Thompson wore down Kody Walls, of Prairie, during a wild six minutes under the lights. One more takedown before the final buzzer helped Thompson secure a 5-2 victory and walk of the mat as the 132-pound champion.

Sam Malychewski, another Camas sophomore, gained the advantage early on against Battle Ground’s Tyler Stewart, and just continued to apply the pressure. The Papermaker captured the 170-pound championship with a 5-0 victory.

Tanner Howington and Dylan Ingram also wrestled in the final round for the Papermakers, and both settled for second place. Four other Camas grapplers fought through their consolation brackets and brought home medals.

Freshman Jack Latimer dominated La Center’s Robel Grove 16-0 for third place at 106 pounds. Tanner Craig pinned Evergreen’s Dat Nguyen in 2:12 for third place at 113 pounds. Luke Pipkin defeated Skyview’s Mitch Hutchison 8-5 for third place at 182 pounds. Triston Groth beat Heritage’s Whitney Sosene 5-0 for third place at 285 pounds.

As a team, Camas racked up 186.5 points to earn second place at the 17-school tournament. Union won the Clark County team title with 237.5 points.

The Papermakers placed fourth in the Clark County girls tournament with 63 points. Lacy Dunlop, Bailey Thompson and Sam Flannelly all wrestled in the finals and settled for second place.

The Camas varsity team shredded Heritage 65-16 in a league dual Wednesday. The Papermaker boys and girls compete in the Emerald Ridge Invitational Saturday.