Sports briefs: CHS football to host state game

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CHS football to host playoff game

Randy Yaacoub ran for 172 yards to lead a powerful ground attack as the Camas High School (CHS) football team beat Olympia High School 48-13 on Friday, Nov. 8, at Doc Harris Stadium in a Week 10 playoff game.

The Papermakers (10-0) clinched a berth to the 4A state tournament with the win. They’ll play host to Eastmont High School at 2 p.m. Saturday in a first-round loser-out contest.

CHS was seeded No. 2 in the 16-team tournament by a committee made up of coaches, athletic directors and media members. The Wildcats (9-1), who earned their second straight state tournament by beating Sunnyside High School in a three-team tiebreaker last weekend, are seeded 15th.

“We came out on top of a good Olympia squad,” Papermakers coach John Eagle said. “Our goal is to continue to improve this week, fix some things and prepare for a very good Eastmont team.”

Gabe Guo ran for 84 yards and Jacques Badolato-Birdsell added 78 yards on the ground for CHS, and Blake Ascuitto threw for 307 yards and two touchdowns in an offensive display that was generated by a feisty Papermakers defense against the Bears.

CHS volleyball wins league title

The CHS volleyball team beat Skyview High School 3-0 in a tiebreaker match on Nov. 5 to earn the top seed from the 4A Greater St. Helens League in the upcoming 4A District 3/4 tournament.

The Papermakers (12-2 overall) and Storm finished the regular season with 7-1 league records and split their two matches earlier in the year.

CHS will play Mount Rainier High School on Friday, Nov. 15, at Bellarmine Prep High School in Tacoma, Washington, in a first-round district tournament match. The top eight finishers from the 16-team double-elimination tournament, which concludes Saturday, Nov. 16, will qualify for the 4A state tournament, to be held later this month in Yakima.

“I tell the girls that no matter the outcome, the biggest thing is knowing you can walk out of the gym with no regrets and that you know you gave 100 percent of what you have. That is all I care about as a coach,” said Papermakers coach Michelle Ford. “We know we will come up against a lot of hard teams, and we are mentally prepared to compete and play the best we can.”

CHS swimmers place 2nd at bi-district meet

The CHS girls swimming and diving team finished second at the 4A bi-district meet in Kelso on Nov. 9. Eight Papermakers qualified for the 4A state meet Nov. 15-16, in Federal Way.

Campbell Deringer took first place in the 100 breaststroke and second in the 200 individual medley. Paeton Lessor finished first in the 200 individual medley and second in the 100 freestyle. Ashlyn Burgener finished third in the 50 freestyle, and Mia Kamenko took third in the 100 backstroke.

CHS’ 200 medley relay team (Kamenko, Deringer, Bailey Segall and Lesser) and 400 free relay (Yim, Burgener, Deringer and Segall) took first place in their respective races; and its 200 free relay team (Lesser, Segall, Burgener and Hope Yim) took second. Camas divers Irelyn McGee and Shaelyne McGee have also qualified for state.