More than 180 locals in ‘individual sports’ ready to shine at state

Track and field, golf, and tennis are part of wild finish to WIAA school year

It is championship week.

Let’s make it feel like it then, shall we?

It. Is. Championship. Week.

There, that’s better.

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association always ends its school year with the spring championships all in the same week. Golf will get us started Tuesday and crown champions Wednesday. By Saturday, we will know the winners in all the other spring sports.

Clark County has baseball teams in the final four. Clark County has a soccer team in the final four. And Clark County has four softball teams ready to start their state tournaments.

However, the list below celebrates the athletes who have made it to state in the “Individual” sports. By our count (and please, let us know if we missed anybody) there are 181 athletes who have qualified for state competition in track and field, golf, and tennis.

There are 109 track and field athletes who have made it to the final week in an individual event. (Plus there are more when adding members of relay teams.)

There are 51 golfers who will represent Clark County in the various tournaments.

And there are 21 singles or doubles tennis players looking for glory in their sport.

Here are the names of all 181 athletes:

For more information, including schedules and tournament sites, go to the WIAA’s Tournament Central page at:



Class 4A boys

CAMAS: Owen Huntington

SKYVIEW: Tyler Jones and Anthony Chae

UNION: Keith Lobis, Dylan Henry and Reece Boyce

Class 4A girls

CAMAS: Hailey Oster, Abigail Jiang, Ashley Clark, Emma Cox, and Lauryn Tsukimura

SKYVIEW: Maddy Starwalt and Maddy McKinney

Class 3A boys

MOUNTAIN VIEW: Willy Yeh, Graham Moody, and Mason White

PRAIRIE: Dante Heitschmidt and Jacob Abrahamson

Class 3A girls

FORT VANCOUVER: Kiana Coburn and Hallie Tibbitts

MOUNTAIN VIEW: Audrey Chang and Maria Maratos

PRAIRIE: Delainey Patterson, Baylee Robertson, Madi Schmit, and Emma Sorenson

Class 2A boys

COLUMBIA RIVER: Kyle Gomez, Mason Waite, Isaiah Lamont, and Brady Yackley

HOCKINSON: Jarret Christiansen

RIDGEFIELD: Cade Bringhurst, Kellen Bringhurst, and Caden Whitsitt

Class 2A girls

COLUMBIA RIVER: Taylor Blakley, Naomi Phelps, Karlyn Gomez, Madeline Kim, and Miya Baltazar

RIDGEFIELD: Samantha Fenton and Alyssa Dewey

WASHOUGAL: Kallie Sakamoto

WOODLAND: Vanessa Franke, Abby Bozarth, and Rayleah Trice

Class 1A boys

KING’S WAY CHRISTIAN: Cole Sheretz, Nathan Nesbitt, and Ty Mairs

SETON CATHOLIC: Sean Ball and Nate Kutch,

Class 1A girls

LA CENTER: Taylor Enteman


Class 4A boys

Singles: Gunnar Harlan, Battle Ground; and Andrew Kabacy, Skyview
Doubles: Chris Sheppert/Joey Gaylor, Skyview; and Alex Calpagiu/Quinn Lamey, Union

Class 4A girls

Singles: Sam Merrill, Camas
Doubles: Nicole Knudston/Anna Foster, Union; and Karly Metz/Anna Lu, Skyview

Class 3A boys

Doubles: Josh Kim/Lu Abuizza, Mountain View; and Edmund Hsu/Vincent Hsu, Mountain View

Class 3A girls

Singles: Shreya Batra, Mountain View; Avery Honaker, Hudson’s Bay

Class 2A boys

Singles: Spencer Cultice, Ridgefield

Class 2A girls

Singles: Faith Grisham, Columbia River
Doubles: Rebecca Boylan, Beyonce Bea, Washougal


Class 4A boys

CAMAS: Blake Deringer (100, 200); William Schultz (400); Daniel Maton (800, 1,600); David Connell (1,600, 3,200); LJ Floyd (3,200); William Sun (300H); Matt Williams (Jav); Plus: 1,600 relay team

HERITAGE: Ryan Cibart (800); Mekhi Belcha (TJ); Plus: 1,600 relay team

SKYVIEW: Jack Thomas (400); Ethan Gould (HJ); Plus: 400 relay team

UNION: Mitchell Rogers (PV); Cody Laxon (LJ, TJ); Willie Tran (TJ); David MacDonald (SP); Victor Naumov (Dis); Zion Faaopega (Dis); Jackson Saylor (Jav)

Class 4A girls

BATTLE GROUND: Shalene Talkington (Jav)

CAMAS: Ellie Postma (400, 800); Halle Jenkins (1,600, 3,200); Emma Jenkins (1,600, 3,200); Lucy George (100H, 300H); Madison Peffers (HJ); Anna Bedont (PV); Maggie Wells (SP, Dis)

Camas high jumper Maddy Peffers is back at state this week. A year ago, she won the Class 4A state championship. Photo by Paul Valencia
Camas high jumper Maddy Peffers is back at state this week. A year ago, she won the Class 4A state championship. Photo by Paul Valencia

SKYVIEW: Krystal Kaufman (800); Presley TImmons (800); PLUS: 1,600 relay team

UNION: Brooklyn Jackson (400); Lexi Raymore (Jav); PLUS: 1,600 relay team

Class 3A boys

EVERGREEN: Jeremy Harju (300H); Jerrin Hunter (PV); Devin Ciobanu (Dis, Jav)

HUDSON’S BAY: Wyatt Prutch (HJ); Angel Terry (SP)

MOUNTAIN VIEW: Daniel Furcron (Dis)

PRAIRIE: Nolan Mickenham (100, 200); Caleb Sagert (300H); PLUS: 400 relay team; and 1,600 relay team

Class 3A girls

EVERGREEN: Reymi Shelton (LJ, TJ)

FORT VANCOUVER: Anna Harrison (800); Emily Phelps (1,600, 3,200); Bayley Norwood (100H)

MOUNTAIN VIEW: Katherine Kadrmas (100H); Erika Strait (HJ); Mykala Preston (Dis)

PRAIRIE: Katie Vroman (800); Meri Dunford (1,600); Valerie Schmidt (100H, 300H); Malaika Quigley (Jav) PLUS: 1,600 relay team

Class 2A boys

HOCKINSON: Micah Kinnunen (100, 200); Makaio Juarez (200); Bailey Jones (Jav); PLUS: 400 relay team

RIDGEFIELD: August Albers (1,600); Kyle Radosevich (3,200); Nick Jenkins (TJ); Bryan Tavera (TJ); Wyatt Layman (SP); Trey Knight (SP, Dis)

Ridgefield’s Trey Knight has the top qualifying marks in the shot put and the discus going into this week’s Class 2A state track and field championships. Photo by Mike Schultz
Ridgefield’s Trey Knight has the top qualifying marks in the shot put and the discus going into this week’s Class 2A state track and field championships. Photo by Mike Schultz

WASHOUGAL: Ryan Davy (100), Koy Chaston (800) Troy Prince-Butterfield (800); Gabriel Dinnel (3,200); Tanner Lees (PV)

WOODLAND: Isaac Hall (110H, TJ); Tyler Flanagan (110H, 300H); Alexzander Bishop (HJ); Damon Holland (SP)

Class 2A girls

COLUMBIA RIVER: Lucy Ianello (800, 1,600); Giovanna Rhoads (HJ, TJ))

HOCKINSON: Emma Watson (100, 200); Alyssa Chapin (200, 100H, 300H); Allyson Peterson (3,200); PLUS: 400 relay team

RIDGEFIELD: Mackenzie Sparks (Jav)

WASHOUGAL: Clara Best (400); Amelia Pullen (1,600, 3,200); Kiara “Kiki” Kallie (100H); Kiersten De La Rocha (Dis)

WOODLAND: Sarah Retter (HJ); Nicole Guthrie (HJ); Megan Shubert (PV);  PLUS: 1,600 Relay team

Class 1A boys

KING’S WAY CHRISTIAN: Nathan Rose (1,600)

LA CENTER: Tanner Dreyer (400); Calvin DuBois (1,600, 3,200); Caiden Krout (SP)

SETON CATHOLIC: Hayden Miller (800), David Carrion (1,600, 3,200); Elijah Volk (PV)

Class 1A girls

KING’S WAY CHRISTIAN: Aurora Chaney (100, 200); Sarah Turcic (100H, 300H); Lacey Zook (SP, Dis); Kate Roseburrough (HJ); PLUS: 400 relay team

LA CENTER: Bethany Whitten (800); Roselynn Martin (1,600); Natasha Lewis (1,600, 3,200); Valencia Burgess (TJ);  PLUS: 800 relay team

SETON CATHOLIC: Jerrica Pachl (800); Riley McDonough (800); Sydnee Dyer (1,600, 3,200); Michaela Ephraim (LJ); Rachel Balsiger (HJ); Ellie Saunders (HJ); Josie Partridge (PV); PLUS: 400 relay team, 800 relay team, 1600 relay team

Class 1B boys

FIRM FOUNDATION: Kaleb Moyer (100, 200); Daniel Kogler (400); Kaden Richter (300H); Isaac Baker (HJ). PLUS: 1,600 relay team

WASHINGTON SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF: Ramon Varaja (200); Cristian Martinez-White (200, 400); Jose Ramirez (TJ). PLUS: 400 relay team; 1,600 relay team

Class 1B girls

FIRM FOUNDATION: Anna Huntsinger (100H)

WASHINGTON SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF: Ashantay Truong (100, 200); Emma McKinney (100). PLUS: 400 relay team


About The Author

Paul Valencia joins after more than two decades of newspaper experience. He became the face of high school sports coverage in Clark County during his 17 years at The Columbian. Before moving to Vancouver, Paul worked at Oregon daily newspapers in Pendleton, Roseburg, and Salem. A graduate of David Douglas High School in Portland, Paul enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving three years as a soldier/journalist. He and his wife Jenny recently celebrated their 20th anniversary. They have a son who has a passion for karate and Minecraft. Paul’s hobbies include: Watching the Raiders play football, reading about the Raiders playing football, and waiting to watch and read about the Raiders playing football.

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