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Prep highlights: Castle Rock has three champions to win La Center Wildcat Invitational wrestling

Camas wins Sprint Pentathlon swim meet

By Tim Martinez, Columbian Assistant Sports Editor
Published: December 9, 2023, 8:59pm
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Ryder Keplar of Evergreen (top) wrestles Zach Foreman of Kalama in the semifinals of the 190-pound division at the La Center Wildcat Invitational wrestling tournament at La Center High School on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023.
Ryder Keplar of Evergreen (top) wrestles Zach Foreman of Kalama in the semifinals of the 190-pound division at the La Center Wildcat Invitational wrestling tournament at La Center High School on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023. (Tim Martinez/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

Skylar Ammons, Kacen Hamilton and Cooper Williams won titles to lead Castle Rock to the team title at the La Center Wildcat Invitational boys wrestling tournament on Saturday.

Ammons won the 113 division, Hamilton won at 120 and Williams won 126 as the Rockets outdistanced second-place Columbia River 209.5-161.5.

Battle Ground had two champions in Andrew Gray (132) and Isaiah Rogers (144). Ridgefield got titles from Landon Draper (138) and Nolan Carney (150). Washougal also got a pair of title winners in Isaac Gill (175) and Garrett Lees (190).

Other winners included Columbia River’s Tennyson Kurtz (157), Evergreen’s Mahki Miller (215) and Fort Vancouver’s Nathan Nellis (285).

CAMAS WINS IN FIFE — Camas crowned six champions to capture the team title at the Larry Brown Invitational at Fife High School.

The Papermakers got wins from Alec Fraser (132), Jace Mayer (144), Kannon Freschette (175), Jackson Lougen (190), Elliott Scott (215) and Luke Webb (285) as Camas outdistanced Prairie 244.5-238 for the team title.

FOUR LOCAL CHAMPIONS IN PORTLAND EVENT — John Carey (106) and Liam McKee (126) of Hockinson, Alex Gomez-Paz of Seton Catholic (120) and Kaiden Niswander of Heritage (138) won individual titles at the Rick Sanders Invitational at Lincoln High School in Portland.

Boys swimming

KURTA, CAMAS SHINE AT SPRINT PENTATHLON — Fort Vancouver’s Tarik Kurta was the top individual scorer and Camas won the team title at the Sprint Pentathlon at Mark Morris.

Kurta won 50 freestyle, 25 butterfly and 100 freestyle to tally 92 total points, edging out Mountain View’s David Kilway (91) for top point honors. Kilway won the 200 individual medley and 25 freestyle.

Tenzin Kelsang won the 100 backstroke and 25 breaststroke as Camas scored 466 points to easily outdistance Mountain View (211). The Papermakers also got wins from Pranaya Shrestha (200 free), Atali’i Seumalo (25 IM) and Rafa Lavagnino (500 free).

Also, Prairie’s Vladyslav Danylyuk won the 25 backstroke.

Boys basketball

ROGERS-PUYALLUP 57, SKYVIEW 55 — Two shots in the final eight seconds did not fall for Skyview as the Storm suffered a tough road loss.

Gavin Perdue hit three 3-pointers in the first quarter to help Skyview to 16-13 lead. But the Storm struggled in the second half, falling behind 40-29 at halftime.

The Storm rallied back in the second half to tie the game four times, but could never grab the lead. The final tie happened late, when Rogers held for the final shot and got fouled. Kyree Grays hit two free throws for a two-point lead with 7.9 seconds left.

Malakai Weimer missed a 3-pointer with two seconds to play, and Javen Fletch’s putback tip did not fall.

Weimer led Skyview with 15 points, and Perdue added 12.

Girls basketball

UNION 48, PUYALLUP 32 — Playing without Rowyn Riley, Brooklynn Haywood and Ava Smith picked up the slack with 19 points apiece for the Titans.

Smith had 16 of her 19 points in the first half as Union built a 30-13 lead. Haywood added 13 of her 19 in the second half to seal the win.

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