Congratulations to Bennett Lehner for his All-Region Soccer Team selection.
Of the 59 goals Bennett Lehner scored over four seasons for the Camas High soccer team, perhaps the most memorable came during his freshman season. Late in the 2013 Class 4A District 4 championship match against Union, Lehner intercepted the ball near midfield to create a two-on-one opportunity that he finished with a well-placed 18-yard shot that sealed a 3-1 win over the rival Titans. Read more at “The Columbian“
For all that last year’s Class 4A girls state tennis singles final wasn’t, Hannah Gianan of Camas and Angela Schuster of Timberline put on a show this year.
From comebacks to fighting off multiple match points, Saturday’s final at Columbia Basin Racquet Club in Richland had it all.
In the end, the 4A Greater St. Helens League lost its four-year hold on the state title as Schuster defeated Gianan 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4.
The past four years the state singles title was held by Skyview’s Sammi Hampton, who finished her career last year with a walkover victory in the final. No match was played.
Enter Gianan, a junior, who had won the state doubles title the past two seasons. Her opponent Schuster lost to Hampton in the first round last year and went on to place fifth. Read more at The Columbian
Congratulations to senior Caleigh Lofstead who repeated as the state pole vault champion. Lofstead had her fingers crossed headed into the 4A pole vault Saturday. She strained a ligament in her back shortly before last weekend’s bi-district meet and barely practiced since then. “I only made maybe four or five jumps this past week before coming up here,” Lofstead said. “I didn’t know what to expect, especially if it was going to rain or be windy.” Read more at The Columbian
For the Girls at state… Caleigh Lofstead – Pole Vault 1st Rachel Blair – 1600 Run 7th, 3200 Run 11th Emma Jenkins – 1600 Run 13th, 3200 Run 10th Nkem Aduka – Shot Put 4kg 10th, Javelin 9th Stephanie Knight – Javelin 10th
For the Boys at state… Adam Ryan – 400 Run 4th Yacine Guermali – 3200 Run 6th Daniel Maton – 3200 Run 12th 1600 Relay Team finished 4th Cody Williams – Javelin 800g Throw 11th Jacob Bedont – Pole Vault 13th
In a total team effort the Papermakers challenged perennial state champion Bellarmine Prep all the way to the end. On day two Elise Filuk had a strong finish going 3 under par over the last 4 holes to finish with an even par round of 72 and 6th place. Connie Wang had her best round as a Papermaker with 76. Hailey Oster 77, Abby Jiang 84 and Emma Cox 86 rounded out the scoring. Lauryn Tsukimura also contributed to the team’s success with a first day 89. The Papermakers achieved every goal for this season, GSH League Championship; beat Union in every event, District Championship, top 5 State (2nd). Seniors Filuk and Wang will be greatly missed. Read more at the Post-Record
Elise Filuk hits her golf ball over the water fountain and sticks it on the 16th green during the final round of districts May 10, on the Lewis River course in Woodland. (Dan Trujillo/Post-Record)
The Papermakers played well enough to win the district team title by 19 strokes over rival Union. Filuk took second place with rounds of 77 and 78 for a two-day total of 155. Hailey Oster and Abby Jiang tied for fourth place with a 167. Emma Cox earned sixth place with a 169. Read more at the Post-Record