Sports briefs for Sept. 20, 2018

Papermaker defense shines in win over West Valley

Three interceptions in the first half of a Friday, Sept. 14, game against West Valley put the Camas High football team in a great position to score. And score they did, racking up a 53-7 halftime lead and winning the game 67-14.

The Papermakers’ defense swarmed the Rams throughout the game, and the Camas offensive unit took advantage of the short-field situations.

There were plenty of touchdowns to go around in the non-league contest, held in Yakima, Washington. Camas quarterback Andrew Boyle had three touchdowns, plus three field goals. Randy Yaacoub rushed for two touchdowns and Luc Struebelle caught two touchdown catches. On Sept. 21, Camas hosts Bellevue High School, one of Washington’s perennial powerhouses.

Camas girls soccer shuts down Sherwood

The Camas girls soccer team dominated the Sherwood High (Oregon) Bowmen in a non-league contest, Sept. 11. Jenna Efraimson had two goals for Camas and Maddie Kemp scored another in the shutout match that delivered the Papermakers a 3-0 win over the Bowmen. The Papermakers are looking for their ninth consecutive league championship this season.

Washougal cross-country runners crush competition at Gorge Cup Invitational

For the second meet in a row, the Washougal boys cross-country team nearly beat all the other teams combined as they placed six Panthers in the top 10 during the inaugural Gorge Cup Invitational, held Sept. 12, in Trout Lake, Washington.

Washougal runner Gabriel Dinnel led the race from start to finish, and Troy Prince-Butterfield took third place for the Panthers.

The Washougal girls cross-country runners won first place out of the seven teams on the field, thanks to Amelia Pullen’s run-away victory, which broke her own senior record. Freshman Savea Mansfield made an impressive cross-country debut for the Panthers with a fifth-place finish.

Panther volleyball team spiked by Spudders

The Ridgefield High Spudders topped the Washougal Panthers volleyball team 3-1 at an away game held Sept. 13.

On the Panthers’ side, Beyonce Bea contributed 15 kills, four blocks and 13 digs while Emily Johnson showed her setting skills with 23 assists. The loss puts Washougal at two wins, two losses for the season so far.

Camas volleyball drops match to Prairie, beats Mountain View

The 3A Prairie High volleyball team topped the 4A Camas volleyball team 3-1 in the Camas gym, Sept. 13.

Emma Villaluz led the Papermakers with 11 digs, 24 assists, four kills and an ace.

On Monday, Sept. 17, the Papermakers rallied and beat the Mighty Thunder from Mountain View 3-2.

Washougal golfers swing short against Columbia River

The Washougal Panthers boys golf team got outplayed by the Chieftains from Columbia River on the Lewis River Golf Course in Woodland, Sept. 13. Columbia River took the match 163-194. Oliver Evers was the top golfer for Washougal, with a nine-hole score of 45.