Two of the area’s best boys golf teams teed off against each other Monday, and Camas coach Ed Givens was glad about that.
“David Long and I have been going head to head for the past 25 years,” Givens said of Columbia River’s golf coach. “Every year, we found a way to play each other. But this year, it looked like it wasn’t going to happen.’
This season’s limited league-only schedule originally meant that Givens’ 4A/3A Greater St. Helens League Camas squad would not face Long’s 2A team. But with the help of Heritage coach Dwight Patterson, River was able to join Camas’ league match with Heritage on Monday at Club Green Meadows.
“I’m glad we were able to make this happen,” Long said. “I just wish we had been able to play better.”
Led by sophomore Eli Huntington’s even-par 36, Camas beats Columbia River 152-169.
“I was really surprised with how well we finished today,” Givens said. “We’ve been averaging 152 this season, and that’s what we scored.”
Camas had its four scoring golfers finish at 40 or better. Owen Huntington and Evan Chen both shot 38 and Caleb Shira shot 40.
Sam James was the only River player to break 40, shooting a 38. Freshman Noah Larson was next best at 42.
“We’ve had guys shooting in the 30s all season,” Long said. “But today was a rough day. We’ve been winning all of our matches easily this season. And now we have a chance for a competitive match, and we don’t play well. As a coach, that’s frustrating.”
Stars of the day
• Emmy Hansen, Camas volleyball, had a team-high 11 kills in a three-set win over Mountain View.
• Morgan Harter, Ridgefield volleyball, had a team-high nine kills along with nine digs in a three-set win over R.A. Long.
• Mackenzie Armstrong, Skyview girls soccer, scored two goals in the Storm’s 3-2 win over Prairie.
• Maya Parman, Camas girls soccer, had three assists in a 4-0 win over Mountain View.
• Gage Pilot, Woodland boys golf, shot a 1-under 34 at Lewis River, the lowest round as the Beavers beat Hudson’s Bay.
• Graham Moody, Mountain View boys golf, shot even-par 37 as the Thunder edged Skyview at Tri-Mountain.
• Gracie Byrnes, R.A. Long slowpitch softball, had three hits in each game of a doubleheader sweep over Columbia River as the Lumberjills improved to 9-0.
• Alisa Mertes, Kelso slowpitch softball, had two doubles and four RBI in a 13-2 win over Prairie.