Mock Trial Face Off Against Columbia

Camas High School students Bracy Ratcliff, 17, from left, Baylee Allen, 18, and Alex McOmie, 17, consult at the defense counsel table during Clark County’s two-day district mock trial tournament Thursday at the Clark County Courthouse. (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

Students from Camas and Columbia high schools faced off Thursday afternoon during Clark County’s two-day district mock trial tournament at the Clark County Courthouse.

Eight teams from six local high schools presented “Ex-Con Oration,” a civil action case seeking damages after a prisoner’s conviction was overturned. The other participating schools included the Clark County Skills Center, Columbia River, Hockinson and Morton. Read more at The Columbian

Team Mean Machine Update

With the end of their six week long build season, FRC Team 2471, Team Mean Machine premières their 2016 competition robot in this year’s robot unveil video. The team put in 5000+ man hours to complete “Carbon Knight”, which is capable of scoring every game challenge except for one. These game challenges include breaking nine different defences or field obstacles and scoring 10 inch diameter foam balls into goals over 7 ft. off the ground. The team will be competing in the PNW Wilsonville and Oregon City District Events. More information can be found at

KBowl SW Regional Varsity Tournament

Varsity — At the SW WA Regional Varsity Tournament on Monday, February 22nd, Camas had 4 teams compete in the 4A tourney of 9 teams.  By virtue of two of the teams finishing 1st and 3rd (in the top 3), they have earned trips to the state tournament, which will be held on Sat. March 19th at Arlington HS. Congratulations to Camas Varsity #4 who took home top honors in the tourney, earning first place and the highest scoring team of the day.  Varsity #4 is anchored by senior Colton Ratcliff and juniors Jason Kim, Rachel Duquette, Chemay Shola, Calvin Taylor, and sophomore Noah Thompson.  Bravo! Camas Varsity #2 took third place.  This team is composed of senior Andrew Leetham and sophomores Daniel Fan, Jonathan Angulo, and Jesse Lester. It is not often a school qualifies more than one team to the state meet, so this is indeed a special accomplishment. Read the full story at the Camas Knowledge Bowl website.

Winter GSHL 4A All-League Honors

C with Papermakers Text.fwCongratulations to all our GSHL4A All-League sports honors…

Swimmer of the Year: Mark Kim
First team: Kim (200- and 500-meter freestyle) and Eric Wu (100 breaststroke)
Second team: Luke Albert (200 freestyle), Wu (200 individual medley, Tom Utas (50 freestyle), Christopher Xia (100 butterfly), Austin Fogel (500 freestyle) and Finn McClone (100 backstroke)
Gymnast of the Year: Caleigh Lofstead

First team: Emily Karkanen
Second team: Madison Martin (beam) and Jacqueline Purwins (bars)
First team: Rylan Thompson (126 pounds) and Dylan Ingram (220)
Second team: Jack Latimer (106), Tanner Craig (113), Dominic Delgado (138), Sam Malychewski (170) and Triston Groth (220)
Assistant Coach of the Year: Pat Craig
Girls Basketball
First team: Emma Jones

Second team: Haley Hanson
Coach of the Year: Scott Preuninger
Boys Basketball
First team: Ethan Unger and Jake Hansel
Girls Bowling
First team: Shelby Chartrand

CHS Wrestlers Clinch Third at state

Dylan Ingram holds Calhoun Helberger, of Curtis, down for the second time in the 4A state wrestling tournament Saturday, in the Tacoma Dome. Ingram won 4-0 and brought home a third-place medal. (Dan Trujillo/Post-Record)

The Mat Classic got off to a great start for Dylan Ingram.

The Camas High School junior pinned Yelm’s Noah Littlefield and shut out Calhoun Helmberger, of Curtis, 3-0 last Friday to advance to Saturday’s semifinal round in the 4A 220-pound bracket.
Read more at the Post Record.

Camas Claims Fourth at 4A State Swim

Members of the Camas swim team on the podium after receiving their fourth-place team medals at the 4A state meet at Federal Way on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. (Erik Gundersen / The Columbian)
The Camas Papermakers took home a trophy for the second straight season, finishing in fourth place in the state meet.
In doing so, they surpassed head coach Mike Bemis’ expectations.
“We’re really happy with it, all of us,” said sophomore Mark Kim, who took home two individual state titles in the 200 and 500 yard freestyle events. “All for our hard work during practice. Everything led up to this one meet, it’s really exciting for us to get fourth. Read more at the Columbian.