Sports briefs for Nov. 7: WHS slowpitch advances to semis

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Photo by Heather Carver The Panthers during a game at the state tournament in Yakima on Nov. 2.

WHS slowpitch advances to state semifinals

The Washougal High School (WHS) slowpitch softball team won its first game at the 2A/3A state tournament before losing its next two contests Nov. 1-2 at Gateway Sports Complex in Yakima, Washington.

The Panthers opened tournament play by beating Chief Sealth High School 12-8 to advance to the semifinal round. WHS lost to Hermiston High School 10-0, then saw its season come to an end with a 16-6 loss to Rogers (Spokane) High School.

The Panthers finished their first season in the 2A ranks with a 13-10 record.

WHS football to face W.F. West in playoff game

The WHS football team, the No. 3 seed from the 2A Greater St. Helens League, will travel to Chehalis to face W.F. West High School, the No. 2 seed from the 2A Evergreen Conference, in a Week 10 loser-out playoff game on Friday, Nov. 8.

The Panthers (5-4 overall, 4-2 2AGSHL) beat R.A. Long High School 51-6 at Fishback Stadium on Nov. 1 to close out their regular season. Quarterback Dalton Payne threw for 143 yards and two touchdowns for WHS.

Running back Gavin Multer only rushed the ball four times, but managed to rack up 94 yards and two touchdowns for the Panthers, who recorded 373 yards of total offense and held the Lumberjacks to just 74 yards.

CHS girls soccer kicks into playoffs

After finishing the regular season with 0-0 ties with Skyview and Union high schools, the Camas High School (CHS) girls soccer team (10-4-2 overall) will open 4A District 3/4 tournament play with a loser-out game against Enumclaw High School at Ingersoll Stadium in Olympia, Washington, on Thursday, Nov. 7.

The winner of that game will clinch a berth to the 4A state tournament and will play in a seeding game on Thursday, Nov. 9, in Federal Way.

CHS divers qualify for state meet

CHS senior diver Irelyn McGee won the 4A district diving meet on Nov. 2, beating out her younger sister and Papermakers teammate Shaelynne McGee, who finished in second place.

The McGee sisters will compete at the 4A state championships, to be held Nov. 15-16 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Washington.

CHS volleyball falls to Skyview

In a battle of top 4A Greater St. Helens League volleyball teams, Skyview High School (SHS) beat CHS 3-2 on Oct. 31 in Camas.

The Papermakers (11-2 overall, 6-1 4AGSHL) started the match strong, winning the first two sets 25-23 and 25-10. The Storm answered by winning the next three sets, including a close tiebreaker in the fifth set.

Emma Villaluz had 13 kills and 12 digs for CHS, which wraps up its regular season against Battle Ground and Skyview high schools.

CHS is tied for first in the 4AGSHL with SHS.

WHS girls soccer qualifies for playoffs

The WHS girls soccer team will play Black Hills High School on Thursday, Nov. 7, in a 2A District 4 tournament loser-out game.

The Panthers (11-7), who finished fifth in the 2A Greater St. Helens League, opened tournament play with a 3-1 loss to top-seeded Columbia River High School on Nov. 2.

The Panthers clinched a playoff berth with a 2-0 win over Aberdeen High School on Oct. 31. Kailee Neyer and Aurora Espinoza both scored goals for WHS.