In the summer of 2020, Camas High School released information that all winter sports would be canceled and moved to the spring. The boy’s basketball team saw this as an opportunity for more time to prepare and bond with their teammates before the season. Many of the student-athletes wanted to make the most out of the short season that they were given.
The season kicked off to a start very fast with only one week of practice before the games start. Many big games happened early for the Papermakers. Although the season was cut short, the team managed to get many games in. The team finished the season 9-5, with a win against every team in the league.
Many memories were still made during these interesting times, and players and coaches were very happy to be back out on the court.
CHS Senior Caleb Shira said, “I was mainly just happy to be back out on the court and having fun with my friends again. It’s been so long and I think we are all very excited.”
Many wanted to compare this season to others due to the constrictions and rules players had to follow.
CHS Senior Armand Nunez said, “ This season was different from the others due to the time and things we can and can’t do, but the games and energy was still the same.”
As the season came to an end on June 3 for the Papermakers, many of the players and staff were happy with the outcome and accomplishments the team has had.
CHS Senior Blake Bell said, “Even though the season is over, there is a lot to look back on. For the younger guys, it is an example to not take anything for granted.”
The season seemed to be a good learning experience for both players and the coaches. For next year, the team will have a fair share of returners; they will look to cement CHS’s status as one of the top contenders going into the future.