Tim Martinez: Camas, Columbia River have shined this fall

Tim Martinez: High School Sports

By Tim Martinez, Columbian Assistant sports editor

Published:

Updated: November 5, 2012, 10:23 AM

 

On Friday night at Kiggins Bowl, the public address announcer celebrated the successful fall sports season at Columbia River.

And even though I wasn't there — I haven't quite figured out how to be at two places at the same time — I'm sure there was something similar going on over at Doc Harris Stadium, celebrating the fall that Camas has had.

But who had the better fall?

Camas in the 4A Greater St. Helens League, or Columbia River in the 3A GSHL?

Well, you be the judge.

We'll start first with the Papermakers.

Football: League champions, advanced to state first round.

Volleyball: District champions, bi-district runner-ups, advanced to state.

Girls soccer: League co-champions, district runner-ups, advanced to state.

Boys cross country: District champions, third at bi-district, ninth at state.

Girls cross country: District, bi-district and state champions.

Girls swimming: District champions.

Boys golf: District runner-ups.

Boys tennis: District runner-ups.

And now for Columbia River.

Football: League champions, advanced to first round of state.

Volleyball: District runners-up, bi-district champions, advanced to state.

Girls soccer: League champions, advanced to state.

Boys cross country: District and bi-district champions, eighth at state.

Girls cross country: District runners-up, fifth at bi-district, 16th at state.

Girls swimming: District champions.

Boys golf: Third at district.

Boys tennis: Co-district champions.

Those are impressive résumés. Can't decide whose is better?

Well, some of these stories are still being written.

So let's get to this week's events.

Volleyball

CLASS 4A: At St. Martin's University in Lacey, Union faces Skyline of Sammamish and Camas opens against Monroe. Both matches are at 3:15 p.m. Friday.

CLASS 3A: Also at St. Martin's, Prairie opens against Mercer Island at 8 a.m. Friday, while Columbia River takes on Seattle Prep at 11:45 a.m.

CLASS 1A: At Yakima's SunDome, King's Way Christian will open with Nooksack Valley at 8 a.m. Friday, and Woodland will face Granger at 9:45 a.m. This was slightly revised Monday morning after the WIAA reported a seeding error on Sunday night and had to redraw the bracket.

Girls soccer

Some match times and sites will be announced today.

CLASS 4A: Union plays Skyline at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at McKenzie Stadium in a first-round state match. Camas plays at Moses Lake at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

CLASS 3A: Columbia River will face Seattle Prep at Kiggins Bowl on Tuesday or Wednesday.

CLASS 2A: Hockinson will travel to play Lindbergh of Renton on Tuesday or Wednesday.

CLASS 1A: La Center will host Seattle Academy on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Football

Games will be played Friday or Saturday. Times and sites will be announced today.

CLASS 4A: Camas will host Arlington at 6 p.m. Saturday at Doc Harris Stadium. Union will play at Gonzaga Prep in Spokane.

CLASS 3A: Columbia River will face Kennedy at Kiggins Bowl.

CLASS 1A: Woodland will travel to play Mount Baker at 7 p.m. Friday in Bellingham, while La Center will host Meridian of Bellingham on Saturday.

Girls swimming

The 4A, 3A and 2A state meets begin Friday at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. The 2A preliminary heats begin at 9:45 a.m., the 3A is at 2:30 p.m. and 4A at 6:15 p.m.

The finals are Saturday: 2A at 10 a.m.; 3A at 2:30 p.m., 4A at 6:30 p.m.

Tim Martinez is the assistant sports editor/prep coordinator for The Columbian. Contact him at 360-735-4538 or email at tim.martinez@columbian.com