2012 fall sports practices begin this month! Click the links below for information regarding practice dates, athletic forms, and requirements for participation.
- Camas High School: All Fall Sports
- Liberty Middle School: Cross Country
- Liberty Middle School: Football
- Skyridge Middle School: Cross Country
- Skyridge Middle School: Football
CAMAS — Follow the line: Catcher. Pitcher. Center fielder.
The three seniors on the Camas softball team position themselves in the middle, the center of attention for the Papermakers.
Trace that line back to when they were freshmen on varsity, overwhelmed at times, intimidated. Program-wide, the Papermakers had 16 freshmen back in 2009.
Stay on that line to the present, and only Mikaela Searight, Sarah Nidick and Cali Mulholland remain. The catcher, the pitcher, and the center fielder have one last weekend with the Papermakers, one last shot at glory at the Class 3A state tournament.
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Camas’ Triton Pitassi was a district champion tennis player before putting down his racket to focus solely on throwing in track and field. Photo by Zachary Kaufman.
Even overachievers need to simplify things from time to time.
Triton Pitassi had taken on just a little too much in his first couple of years of high school. So he gave up one passion in order to excel in another.
This spring, Pitassi, a junior at Camas, is confident he will make it to the state track and field meet in shot put for the first time, possibly even medal.
He also is ranked No. 2 in Washington in the hammer throw, an event not sanctioned by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association but still with its own independent state championship.
Pitassi will not, however, be competing in bi-district and state tennis tournaments.
Austin Barr laces a single into right field Friday, at Mountain View High School. In the first inning, the Camas High School senior crushed a 3-1 pitch over the left field fence for his 100th hit. Photo: Dan Trujillo.
As Austin Barr rounded the bases after hitting a home run in the first inning, it felt like it was going to be a better day for the Camas baseball team Friday.
But then Mountain View scored four runs in the bottom of the first to put the Papermakers in another hole they could not dig themselves out of. On Thursday, the Thunder shocked the Papermakers with a 10-0 victory on the Camas field. On Friday, they defeated the Papermakers 7-2 on their home field to capture the league championship.
The Papershakers got their swagger back in 2012.
On March 24, the 17 Camas High School dancers will showcase their hip-hop and jazz routines at the state dance and drill competition inside the Yakima Sun Dome. Several Papershakers will also perform in the drill down event.
Photo: Dan Trujilo
CHS wrestlers took to the mat at Regional Wrestling and finished 10th out of a field of 20 teams. Four wrestlers advanced to the State Wrestling Tournament in the Tacoma Dome: Tyler Weiss, who finished 2nd, Marcus Hartman 3rd, Vince Huber 4th, and Bryant Elliott 5th. In the girls tournament, Taryn Lommasson made the finals and finished 2nd. Great job wrestlers!
The best part about being on the sidelines is watching the teams and the athletes you cover accomplish some pretty amazing things.
You get to ask them questions, tap into their emitions and share their stories.
From the time they arrive on varsity as freshmen, sophomores and juniors, to their final go around as seniors, you grow to respect these athletes for all the hard work they put into their sport for their teammates, coaches, school, family, friends and community.
As eight Camas High School seniors sat at the table in front of the packed North Commons area on campus for National College Signing Day Wednesday, Athletic Director Terry Cavender chose the perfect statement to describe these Papermakers.
Photo by Dan Trujillo
Senior Zach Marshall was awarded the top prize, a $3,500 scholarship, at the National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Banquet January 18. This marks the third straight year that a Papermaker has earned First Place honors: Stu Jergensen, Logan Grindy, Odin Coe, and now Marshall. Go Papermakers!
Photo: Zachary Kaufman
Brent Richards (pictured right) of Camas has been impressing Gavin Wilkinson with his soccer skills for more than seven years.
Now the Portland Timbers’ general manager hopes Richards will impress well into the future.
Richards, 21, signed a Major League Soccer contract with the Timbers on Wednesday, making him the first MLS Homegrown Player signed by the club. Contract details were not released.
“It’s awesome. It’s something that I wanted for a long time,” Richards said.
Read more at The Columbian. Photo: Steve Dipaola