Daniels bowls to 4th-place state finish
Two weeks ago, Kaeli Daniels said that she wanted to shine at the 4A state bowling meet, and that’s exactly what she did.
The Camas senior, who averaged 156 during the regular season, rolled her way to a 186 average and a fourth-place finish at the 4A state meet, held at Narrows Plaza Bowl in Tacoma on Feb. 7.
“Oh my goodness, she was on automatic. It was crazy,” Papermakers coach Barb Burden said.
Burden said that Daniels was struggling with her aim a few days before the state meet, but listened to her coaches’ advice which pushed her to new heights.
“She kept missing her mark by a few boards,” Burden said. “I told her instead of aiming at the arrows down the lane, just focus on one of the little dots near the foul line. We practiced the night before (the tournament) and she really picked it up.”
Daniels knocked down 1,116 pins in five games, breaking the 200-pin mark in her second and fourth games.
Camas senior Kimmy Boone finished in 17th place, knocking down 982 pins with a single-game high of 184.
Camas wrestlers take 2nd at sub-regional championships
The Camas boys wrestling team qualified 18 wrestlers for the upcoming 4A regional tournament at the District 4 tournament on Feb. 8 at Hudson’s Bay High School in Vancouver.
Four Papermakers won district titles — sophomore Porter Craig (106 pounds), senior Gideon Malychewski (160), junior Jacques Bodalato-Birdsell (195) and senior Colby Stoller (220).
The regional tournament will be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14-15, at Mead High School in Spokane.
Postseason begins for Camas girls basketball
The Camas girls basketball team opened postseason play with a 53-30 win over Hazen High School on Feb. 11 at Olympia High School in a 4A District 3/4 contest. The Papermakers (12-8 overall), who finished in third place in the 4A Greater St. Helens League, will play Rogers High School in Puyallup on Feb. 13.
Washougal boys lose chance to host home playoff game
The Washougal boys basketball team had a chance to start the playoffs with a home game, but the opportunity was lost when the Panthers fell to R.A. Long 60-57 in the final league game of the season on Feb. 11. It means Washougal (12-8 overall, 7-5 league) will enter the postseason as a number 3 seed and will face W.F. West in Chehalis on Feb. 15 in the first round district tournament game.