Sports briefs for Sept. 27, 2018

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Panthers take down W.F. West on the gridiron

After losing close games to Prairie and Woodland earlier this season, the Washougal Panthers football team dominated the W.F. West Bearcats from Chehalis, Washington, at Fishback Stadium, Friday, Sept. 21, winning the game 29-14.

Washougal quarterback Dalton Payne had a career-high night, passing with 335 yards and rushing for another 46 yards.

“Payne made good passes and reads for us,” Washougal football coach Dave Hajek said.

Junior Jakob Davis caught a 75-yard touchdown pass from Payne. Sophomore Peter Boylan caught three passes for 78 yards and rushed for 27 yards. Junior Brevan Bea led Washougal’s rushing attack with 76 yards on 18 carries. Julien Jones had two interceptions for the Panthers.

“We are on the verge of being a pretty good team,” Hajek said. “What made the difference is that we made fewer mistakes and less penalties, which cost us in the first two games.”

Coaches rank Washougal, Camas runners No. 1 in state

The new Washington state coaches’ poll is out, and boys cross-country teams from Camas and Washougal are ranked at the top of the heap.

The coaches’ poll, released Sept. 24, shows the Camas boys cross-country runners ranked No. 1 among 4A teams, and the Washougal boys ranked No. 1 among 2A teams.

Both local cross-country teams will have the opportunity to run against each other at the Nike Portland XC, on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Portland Meadows. More than 225 schools competed in the Nike event in 2017.

Washougal volleyball takes down Mark Morris, Hockinson

The Washougal Panthers volleyball team topped the Mark Morris High Monarchs of Longview, Washington, Sept. 18, winning 3-0. Gracie Dolan dominated at the net with 14 kills, 10 blocks and three digs.

Two nights later in Brush Prairie, Washougal beat Hockinson 25-21, 25-23, 25-23. The three-game battle was led by the Panthers’ Gracie Dolan and Beyonce Bea, who both had eight kills each. Emmy Campen kept the ball alive for the Panthers with 22 digs.

Camas volleyball beats Mountain View High

It was a five-game battle, but the Camas volleyball team pulled out a victory against Mountain View in Vancouver, Sept. 17.

Emma Villaluz had two aces, seven kills, 23 digs, 29 assists and two blocks, leading the Papermakers toward their win.