The Camas Papermakers dominated the 4A district boys swimming meet, winning 10 of 12 finals Saturday, and set 18 district meet or pool record-times over the two-day event.
Senior Tom Utas won two individual events in his specialties — the 50 and 100 freestyles in record fashion, nonetheless — and the runner-up in each race was a swimmer he describes as his idol: Heritage’s Maksim Dolbinin.
Utas doesn’t have many chances to race Dolbinin, the defending Class 4A state champion in the 50 free and when he does, Utas calls it a special event.
Read more at The Columbian
Alexa Dietz captured the 4A district gymnastics all-around championship for Camas Saturday, at Battle Ground High School.
A Camas gymnast won each event at the district meet, but getting every girl on the team to the state meet for the first time in school history was the ultimate dream come true.
“We worked so hard for this, and our hard work paid off,” said team captain Emily Karkanen. “I’m just so proud of our whole team. We all contributed to the team score.”
The Papermakers collected 170.575 points to win their fourth straight district title. And this time, the district champion goes directly to state instead of having to compete at a regional meet. Read more at the CW Post Record
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Gold Medalist Ashley Teng interview with KGW News.
The Young Artists Competition is an integral part of The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s commitment to the musical advancement of the youth of Southwest Washington.
Music students 18 years and younger compete in piano, strings or brass/woodwinds. A panel of judges selects the competition finalists and winners perform with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in their April concerts. For more details on this event click here.
Camas Defeats Richland for the State 4A Football Title
Camas team members celebrate with the trophy after they defeated Richland in the 4A State Football Championship game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Tacoma, Wash. (Photo by Patrick Hagerty)
They crushed teams in September. They kept rolling in October. They owned November. In December, the Camas Papermakers finished the job. They are now and will forever be the Perfect Papermakers and the 2016 Class 4A state football champions.
“Honestly, I feel like I’m on top of the world right now,” quarterback/safety Jack Colletto said after leading Camas to a 24-14 victory over Richland in the state finals at the Tacoma Dome. Read more at The Columbian