Local football players, coach honored
Camas senior Tai Tumanuvao and Washougal senior Brevan Bea received top honors and $3,500 scholarships at the annual Clark County Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame awards banquet on Jan. 16 at Hudson’s Bay High School.
Tumanuvao was named as the county’s top lineman, and Bea was selected as the top running back. Washougal’s Tommy Liston earned a third place prize of $1,500.
Panthers head coach Dave Hajek was honored as coach of the year along with Mike Peck from Prairie.
Winning players are chosen each year based on athletic accomplishments, academic achievement and community leadership.
Washougal girls stay undefeated in league
The Washougal girls basketball team moved to 7-0 in 2A Greater St. Helens League play after beating R.A. Long 69-46 on Jan. 20.
Jaiden Bea finished with 21 points for the Panthers (12-2 overall).
Panthers coach Britney Ervin said her players are still figuring out their roles after Beyonce Bea, last year’s 2A state player of the year, graduated and joined the University of Idaho basketball team.
“We’re young and we are establishing new leadership,” she said, “so I think that a lot of things will fall into place as confidence builds throughout the season and our girls continue to grow in their roles.”
That confidence showed during Washougal’s 45-40 win over Columbia River on Jan. 17. The victory put the Panthers alone in first place.
The Chieftains pulled to within three points with less than one minute left in the game, but Savea Mansfield hit a clutch 3-pointer to ice the game for Washougal. Mansfield led all scorers with 14 points.
Camas girls lose to Skyview
In a battle for first place in the 4A Greater St. Helens League, the Skyview girls basketball team topped Camas 62-54 in a tense overtime game on Jan. 17.
The Papermakers (9-6 overall, 2-1 league) bounced back the next day with a 67-59 victory over South Eugene (Oregon).
Camas wrestlers win at Lake Stevens tournament
Camas wrestlers Gideon Malychewski (160 pounds) and Dominic Fugihara (170 pounds) won their weight classes at the Viking Invite in Lake Stevens on Jan. 18.
The tournament featured some of the top wrestling programs in Washington.
Washougal girl wrestlers finish 1st
The Washougal girls captured first place in the Clark County Championships at Skyview High School on Jan. 18.
“The girls wrestled with true grit and determination as they won the hardest tournament in the county and showed true teamwork and cooperation in the great team victory,” Panthers coach John Carver said.
Washougal defeated last year’s state champions from Union and held off Kelso to claim the title. Panthers medalists included Aleksi Donahue, who won first place; Melina Aguilar and Ashley Garrison, who grabbed second-place honors; Natalie Logan, Josalyn Orriz, Lillian Mucha, Lacey Klopman and Vanessa Brooks, who took third; and Michayela Lowery and Kabiah Blain (fourth).
Camas gymnasts rack up another win
The scores keep rising for the Camas gymnastics team, which won the five-team Winterfest tournament on Jan. 18 with a score of 179.65.
Camas’ Alyssa Shibata won the all-around competition, with sophomore Peyton Cody finishing second.
Papermakers sophomore Olivia Bane was the bar champion, followed by Shea McGee and Shibata.
Shibata also was the floor exercise champion, followed by Cody.
Washougal boys wrestlers take 3rd place
Korben Modoc’s championship-winning efforts led the Washougal boys wrestling team to a third-place finish at the Clark County Championships on Jan. 18 at Skyview High School.
In his final match, Modoc trailed his Mountain View opponent until the very last seconds, when he pulled off a move to tie the score and push the match into overtime, when he emerged victorious.
Other Washougal athletes earning medals included Luke Golphenee and Henry Jones (second place); Scott Lees, Blake Mattern and Gus Shelley (third place); Conrad Jones and Stephen Warren (fourth place); and Bryce Williams (sixth place).