In Brief: Papermakers advance to 4A state football tournament; Washougal girls take 3rd at state cross country meet

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Camas football advances to 4A state tournament

The Camas football team advanced to the 4A state tournament with a 57-20 win over visiting Mount Rainier in a Week 10 loser-out playoff game on Nov. 5.

The Papermakers (5-5), seeded fifth in the 16-team tournament, will take on Puyallup at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at Doc Harris Stadium in a first-round contest. The Vikings advanced with a 35-14 road win over Mount Si on Nov. 6.

Washougal girls take 3rd place at 2A state cross country meet

The Washougal girls cross country team finished third at the 2A state cross country meet, held Nov. 6 at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco.

The Panthers were led by a pair of top-10 finishes from sophomore Elle Thomas, who completed the 5,000-meter course in 19 minutes, 2 seconds to place sixth, and junior Sydnee Boothby, who placed ninth with a time of 19:16.90.

Sophomore Danica Stinchfield finished in 50th place (21:19.10), followed by senior Savea Mansfield (54th place, 21.24.70), junior Chloe Johnson (59th place, 21:27.60), sophomore Audrey Grice (101st place, 22:15.90) and freshman Iris Hancock (108th place, 22:22.00).

The Panthers finished with 125 points, behind only Sehome (64) and Anacortes (65).

Sophomore Samuel Grice led Washougal in the 2A boys race by finishing in 16:31.50 to place 11th. He was followed by sophomore Dawson Sprinkle (91st place, 18:03.90), junior Trey Keyser (107th place, 18:16.20), junior Nolan Johnson (117th place, 1822.70), junior Carson Holmes (124th place, 18:29.50) sophomore Liam Churchman (156th place, 19:43.40) and senior Blake Scott (166th place, 21:29.40).

The Panthers finished 12th in the team standings with 286 points. Squalicum won the state title with 77 points.

Camas junior Gracie Buzzell finished in 44th place in the 4A girls race with a time of 19:48, followed closely by junior Natalie Peddie (52nd place, 19:58). Junior Amelia Merritt finished in 118th place in 21:33, with freshman Bethany McKinstry (132nd place, 22:08), junior Alyson Robertson (139th place, 22:16), junior Erin Mitchell (141st place, 22:22.60) and senior Callie Ulin (145th place, 23:22) rounding out the Papermakers lineup.

Camas finished 15th in the team standings with 377 points. Eastlake took top honors with 64 points.

In the 4A boys race, Camas was paced by junior Hayden Reich, who placed 57th in 16:59, and junior James Puffer, who finished in 59th place in 17:01. Junior Luke Tupper finished 94th in 17:25.99; junior Gabriel Marcham took 99th place in 17:29; senior Porter Craig finished in 17:31 for 104th place; sophomore Max Gregory finished 121st in 17:44; and sophomore Joshua Ji finished in 147th place with a time of 18:30.

The Camas Papermakers finished in 15th place in the team standings with 292 points, with Kamiakin (81 points) winning the state title.