Skyviews Dobbin back on softball diamond

first_imgLoaded: The Camas Papermakers have two quality pitchers (Harli Hubbard and Katie Schroeder). They return the All-Region player of the year (Amee Aarhus). Oh, and they had new talent move into town. Camas reached the Class 3A state tournament last year. Now a 4A program, the Papermakers hope to make it to state this year at the biggest classification in the state.Also moving up: Ridgefield moved from 1A to 2A, but the Spudders should not be intimidated. They have Shannon Boyle in the pitching circle, which means they likely will be in every game.Moving down, but possibly going to the top: The Woodland Beavers went from 2A to 1A this year. In softball, that means they are automatically a contender for a state championship. Makayla Lefever has been pitching great the first weeks of the season, including quality wins over 4A and 3A competition. Emily Tesdale and Emma Pilkington, meanwhile, provide bats and leadership. The three of them, now seniors, were part of Woodland’s state championship team as freshmen.Staying put: The Prairie Falcons did not change leagues. They remain a solid program in the 3A Greater St. Helens League. Taylor Bussey seems to crush the ball at every plate appearance. Another team that remains in the league is Mountain View. The Thunder stunned everyone but themselves last year by making it to state with two seniors. Our guess if the Thunder believe they can make another long run this year.Name to remember? Columbia River’s Teaghan Cowles has been nothing short of amazing in her first couple weeks of high school softball. A freshman, she can hit for power. Or, if she just gets on first base, it’s almost as good as a triple. So fast, she is just about automatic with steals.last_img read more

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