Camas gymnasts set high score
The Camas gymnastics team continued its undefeated season, beating Columbia River, Union and Heritage with a school-record team score of 184.35 on Feb. 1.
Senior Alyssa Shibata won the all-around competition with a score of 38.40, topping teammate Peyton Cody, who finished second with a 37.50.
Washougal’s Shaela Ausmus posted the highest all-around score in school history. Ausmus also won the vault event.
Shibata won every other event, swinging to the top on the bars, balancing to first place on the beam and tumbling to the top in the floor exercise.
Washougal girls stay undefeated in league
The Washougal girls basketball team moved to 10-0 in 2A Greater St. Helens League play with a 70-44 home win over Hockinson Feb. 3.
Senior McKinley Stotts scored 23 points, 13 in the final quarter. Jaiden Bea and Savea Mansfield scored 12 points apiece, and Skylar Bea pulled registered nine points and 10 rebounds.
The Panthers can clinch the league title with a win over Columbia River (9-1 league) on Thursday, Feb. 6.
Washougal boys in race for playoffs
The Washougal boys basketball team beat Woodland for the second time this season with a 61-46 win on Jan. 30.
The Panthers (6-3 2A GSHL) are currently in second place behind Columbia River (10-0 league) with four games remaining in the regular season, including a match-up against the Chieftains on Friday, Feb. 7. Columbia River beat Washougal 56-43 on Jan. 17.
Panthers senior Jakob Davis said Washougal is playing better after a recent slump.
“We just realized we needed to settle down and play our brand of basketball,” Davis said. “If we do that, we will be sitting in second and getting that home playoff game.”
Camas swimmers headed to districts
The postseason is almost here for the Camas swimming and diving team, which qualified 18 athletes for the District 1 meet, to be held at Kelso High School pool Feb. 7-8.
Two Papermakers swimmers have already qualified for the 4A state meet — David Peddie in the 500 freestyle and Jaiden Kim the 100 butterfly. In addition, all three of Camas’ relay teams have qualified for the state meet.
Papermakers coach Mike Bemis expects several more of his swimmers to qualify for state at the upcoming district meet.
“We’ve got five more guys who should go to state because their times are very, very close to qualifying,” Bemis said.
Ten teams will compete at the district meet, with the top four teams qualifying for the state meet’s team competition.
Camas girls fall to Skyview
The Camas girls basketball team couldn’t hold a late lead and fell to Skyview 56-51 on Feb. 3.
Camas (4-3 4A Greater St. Helens League) sits in third place behind the Storm and Union, but is still in the hunt for the No. 2 seed to the upcoming 4A West Central/Southwest district tournament. If the Papermakers beat last-place Battle Ground and Union falls to Skyview on Wednesday, Feb. 5, Camas and Union would tie for second place and battle for the No. 2 seed on Friday, Feb. 7.