Sports briefs for Sept. 3

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CHS football team set for showdown

The next stop for the Camas High School (CHS) football team’s self-proclaimed “revenge tour” will be on the home turf of perennial 3A powerhouse Bellevue High School (BHS) on Friday, Sept. 27.

The game will represent a unique chance for payback for the Papermakers, who suffered a 38-35 loss to the Wolverines last season. CHS football coach Jon Eagle said that his team learned some valuable lessons from that loss.

“We made mistakes that cost us a chance to win,” he said. “We say that winning masks problems and losing exposes problems. We learned from it and moved on. New year, new team. If you don’t learn from your mistakes, you’re doomed to repeat them.”

BHS defeated Garfield High School 28-27 on Sept. 20 to improve to 2-1.

CHS, meanwhile, moved to 3-0 after topping West Valley (Yakima) 45-14 on Sept. 20. The Papermakers jumped to a 35-0 lead after the first 12 minutes of the game. Jacques Badoloto-Birdsell rushed for 104 yards and four touchdowns, quarterback Jake Blair completed 9 of 12 passes with two touchdowns, and the Papermakers defense held the Rams to 50 yards of offense in the first half.

WHS football team to take on unbeaten squad

The Washougal High School (WHS) football team will travel north Sept. 27 to take on W.F. West High School (WFWHS) in Chehalis.

The Bearcats are 3-0 with wins over River Ridge, Capital and Hudson’s Bay high schools. The Panthers beat the Eagles easily in their home opener, but lost to 3A Prairie High School before rebounding with a 47-21 win over Woodland High School last week.

Panthers coach Dave Hajek said WFWHS is a formidable team.

“(They have) good athletes on the perimeter (and have) pretty good offensive and defensive lines,” he said. “We have to play better than we did in our win against Woodland last week to win.”

While the Panthers produced more than 500 yards of offense, including 369 yards passing and five touchdowns (four passing, one rushing) from senior quarterback Dalton Payne, turnovers were a problem against the Beavers.

“The ball was actually on the ground seven times and we lost four fumbles,” Hajek said. “Otherwise the score would have been even more lopsided.”

Brevan Bea had two rushing touchdowns and added a third score through the air for the Panthers.

Camas boys tennis beats Columbia River

The CHS boys tennis team defeated visiting Columbia River High School 3-2 on Sept. 18.

Akash Prassad, the Papermakers’ top singles player, defeated Wilson Keller 6-1, 6-0. The CHS doubles teams of Sonny Wang and Jesse Kim, and Garreth Starrat and Michael Lee also were victorious.

The Papermakers (3-0) will face Prairie High School at home on Thursday, Sept. 26.

CHS slowpitch sweeps twinbill

The CHS slowpitch softball team picked up two wins against Battle Ground High School on Sept. 23.

The Papermakers won the first game of the doubleheader 8-5 and finished the evening with a 13-6 victory.

CHS moved to 5-2 with the victories.

WHS slowpitch knocked from unbeaten ranks

The WHS slowpitch softball team tied R.A. Long High School 3-3 in the first game of a doubleheader on Sept. 23, then dropped the nightcap 9-6.

The tie and loss are the first non-wins of the season for the Panthers (4-1-1).

WHS boys golf loses to Woodland

The WHS boys golf team lost to Woodland High School 185-197 at Orchards Hill Country Club on Sept. 23.

Oliver Evers led the Panthers (2-2) with a 46, and Chase Baldwin and Gavin Tyacke both scored 48.

CHS boys golf notches victory

Even Chen shot 35, Eli Huntington fired a 36 and Owen Huntington had a 37 as the CHS boys golf team beat Columbia River 149-171 on Sept. 23 at Camas Meadows Golf Club.

The win moves the Papermakers’ record to 3-1.

CHS volleyball earns third straight win

The CHS volleyball team beat visiting Kelso High School 25-12, 25-20, 25-21 on Sept. 19.

Emma Villaluz led the Papermakers with 13 digs, five kills and one ace. Mackenzie Hancock had 12 digs, 10 assists, four kills, one block and four aces for the Papermakers (3-1), who won their third straight match.