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  • District champion

    May 23, 2024

  • Shelton High tennis duo preps for final state run

    Matt Baide, For the Journal|May 23, 2024

    Jayden Lovingfoss and Wyatt Wagner were paired up to play as a doubles team in ninth grade, and now they are getting ready to play in their final tennis tournament of their Shelton Highclimber careers. The duo will compete at the 2A boys state tennis tournament Friday and Saturday at the Nordstrom Tennis Center on the campus of the University of Washington in Seattle. Both players are feeling good, but they have had a lot of time off since they last played tennis together. The duo finished 14-0...

  • Last outs at home

    May 16, 2024

  • Prep Roundup

    Compiled by Matt Baide, For the Journal|May 16, 2024

    Shelton baseball Shelton’s season came to an end May 8 with a 2-1 loss against Mark Morris in the 2A District IV baseball tournament at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex. Shelton ended the season 11-8 overall. North Mason softball North Mason won 8-7 against Bremerton on May 8 in Belfair and lost 9-5 against Bainbridge on May 9 in Belfair and ended the regular season with a 15-0 loss against North Kitsap on May 10 in Belfair. The Bulldogs ended the regular season 9-10 overall and 4-10 in Olympic League games. As of Tuesday, the 2A D...

  • Happy Moment

    May 9, 2024

  • Prep Roundup

    May 9, 2024

    Shelton baseball Shelton lost 8-2 to Columbia River in the first round of the 2A District 4 baseball tournament Tuesday at Columbia River High School in Vancouver. The Highclimbers played against Mark Morris on Wednesday at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex to try to keep the season alive. If Shelton won, the Highclimbers would play against the loser of the Tumwater-Ridgefield district semifinal game at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Recreation Complex in Ridgefield. Shelton wrapped up the regular season with a 5-3 loss against the Warriors...

  • Highclimbers host 64th Shelton Invitational

    Matt Baide, For the Journal|May 2, 2024

    The Shelton boys finished 15th and the girls finished 16th as a team at the 64th Shelton Invitational track and field meet April 27 at Highclimber Stadium in Shelton. Shelton senior Anthony Sanchelli finished fifth in the discus with a throw of 146 feet, 7 inches, and finished sixth in the shot put. Junior Benjamin Morford placed fifth in the high jump with a height of 5 feet, 10 inches. Freshman Justice Bloomfield placed eighth in the 100-meter hurdles. Sophomore Bennett Henry finished 10th in...

  • Climber victory

    May 2, 2024

  • Prep Roundup

    May 2, 2024

    Shelton baseball Shelton won 8-0 against Black Hills on April 23 in Tumwater and won 15-0 on April 24 against Black Hills in Shelton in Evergreen Conference baseball games. The Highclimbers (11-7, 7-5) scheduled game against Rochester on April 27 was rescheduled to Wednesday in Rochester. Shelton wraps up the regular season at 4:30 p.m. today against Tenino in a nonleague game on senior night. Shelton girls golf Shelton lost to Rochester 38-22 in an Evergreen Conference girls golf match on April 24 at Lake Limerick Golf Course in Shelton....

  • Dancing at state

    Mar 28, 2024

  • Next level

    Matt Baide, For the Journal|Mar 28, 2024

    Shelton seniors Lelia Ollenburg, Kaylin Mutoli and Jayden Lovingfoss all signed to swim in college next year. Ollenburg is staying the closest, signing with the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma. Ollenburg finished fifth in the 100-yard butterfly and eighth in the 200-yard individual medley at the state meet. She was also a part of the second-place 400-yard freestyle relay and third-place 200-yard freestyle relay. Mutoli signed to swim with Fresno Pacific University in Fresno, California....

  • Climbers edge Elma

    Matt Baide, For the Journal|Mar 21, 2024

    Shelton boys baseball Shelton baseball opened the season with a 1-0 win against Elma in a nonleague game March 12 in Shelton. The Highclimbers lost 8-1 against Olympic in a nonleague game March 16 in Shelton. Shelton (1-1) hosted Tumwater on Tuesday in the first Evergreen Conference game of the season and traveled to Tumwater on Wednesday. The Highclimbers travel to Oregon to take on Aloha at 5 p.m. in Beaverton. Shelton girls golf Shelton lost 30-15 to Rochester on Monday in the opening Evergre...

  • Spring Training

    Mar 7, 2024

  • 'A chance to give back'

    Journal Staff|Feb 29, 2024

    For Centralia College women's basketball coach Tiffany Twiddy, it was a chance to come full circle. "For people that know me, Skok is my tribe and my people," Twiddy wrote in a text message. "It means something to me to be able to come back home and put on an event that's positive for young hoopers." Twiddy wrote that as a college coach, she strives to see her players grow as leaders and that it's exciting to see them give back and work with Skok youth athletes. "I think all of us, coaches and p...

  • State champ

    Feb 22, 2024

  • North Mason's Evans wins state wrestling title

    Matt Baide|Feb 22, 2024

    North Mason junior Sadie Evans won the 155-pound weight class during the 1B-2A girls state championship at Mat Classic XXXV on Friday and Saturday at the Tacoma Dome. Evans is the first North Mason wrestling state champion since Zac Joaquin in 2011. "It was pretty dang good. She pinned out, I think she might have spent all of her matches, nine or 10 minutes total on the mat," North Mason assistant coach Bill McCarty told the Journal. "Obviously, a lot of pins. Regardless of that, she really...

  • Shelton High swimmers, wrestlers shine at state

    Feb 22, 2024

  • Prep Roundup

    Feb 8, 2024

    North Mason boys basketball The North Mason High School boys basketball team dropped two games last week, falling 80-79 in double-overtime senior night to Olympic on Jan. 30 and then lost a 63-54 decision at Bainbridge on Feb. 1. The Bulldogs faced North Kitsap on Tuesday and host Neah Bay in a doubleheader with the girls team at 6:30 p.m. tonight. North Mason girls basketball The North Mason girls basketball team split two games last week, blowing out Olympic 45-32 on the road on Jan. 30...

  • Climbers move up

    Justin Johnson|Jan 25, 2024

    Meet the new leagues, same as the old leagues. As Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s quadrennial process of reclassification of its member schools came to a close over the weekend, not much changed on the surface for Mason County’s three sports-playing high schools. After four years in 2A as a member of the Evergreen Conference, Shelton High School was returned to 3A despite an appeal to remain at the lower level, but the change will only affect the Highclimbers when pos...

  • SPORTS & OUTDOORS

    Justin Johnson|Jan 25, 2024

    The Bulldogs cast a wide net in their search for a new football coach, but it turns out the answer was just across the parking lot. North Mason High School officially made John Fullington its head football coach after the school board approved the move at its Monday meeting. Fullington has been a physical education teacher and football coach at Hawkins Middle School since 2018. "I'm very excited about this hire," North Mason athletic director Ray Bonnell wrote in an email. "We spread the net...

  • PREP ROUNDUP

    Compiled by Matt Baide|Jan 25, 2024

    Mary M. Knight girls basketball Mary M. Knight won 60-17 against Wishkah Valley on Jan. 16 in Matlock but lost 47-38 against Darrington in a nonleague game Jan. 17 in Darrington. The Owls won 44-17 against Clallam Bay on Jan. 20 in Matlock and won 54-10 against Lake Quinault on Monday in Amanda Park in a 1B Coastal League game. MMK (8-7, 4-2) hosted Oakville on Tuesday in Matlock in a league game. The Owls play against Lake Quinault at 7 p.m. on Friday in a league game in Matlock. Mary M....

  • Owls soar

    Jan 25, 2024

  • WRESTLING

    Jan 18, 2024

  • SWIMMING

    Jan 18, 2024

  • PREP ROUNDUP

    Compiled by reporter Matt Baide|Jan 18, 2024

    Shelton boys basketball The Highclimbers earned a 59-37 win against the Warriors on Jan. 10 in Rochester to extend their win streak to six games. Shelton (7-5, 4-1) was scheduled to host Tumwater at Terry Gregg Court on Jan. 12, but the game was postponed due to weather. The Highclimbers travel to Tumwater at 7 tonight to take on Black Hills in an Evergreen Conference game. Shelton travels to Tumwater at 7 p.m. on Monday to take on the Thunderbirds. Shelton girls basketball Shelton lost 53-42 against Rochester on Jan. 9 at Terry Gregg Court...

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