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  • Dancing at state

    Mar 28, 2024

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  • Shelton's McClanahan competing in national rodeo

    Matt Baide|Jun 29, 2023

    Shelton High School student Madison McClanahan is preparing to compete in the National High School Rodeo Association's Reined Cow Horse Championships from July 16 to 22 in Gillette, Wyoming. In reined cow horse competition riders must control the horses' movements while in the ring. Midway through the allotted time, a cow is released into the rodeo ring and the rider must control the horse to control the cow. Riders are scored on the reining part, which is how well you know a pattern and how...

  • Running for a cause

    Jun 8, 2023

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  • Big fish story

    Matt Baide|Apr 13, 2023

    The first Trout Pond day - Saturday at Verle's on Golden Pheasant Road just outside Shelton - was reportedly an overall success. WDFW Region 3 State Hunting Coordinator Kelly Riordan said the event drew a few hundred families and at least 225 kids fished. The mobile fish pond was stocked with 300 Rainbow Trout and a few jumbo-sized Rainbow Trout. "The message of introducing all generations to the outdoors hit the mark, even in quite poor weather," Riordan told the Journal in an email. "A steady...

  • The Y turns two

    Matt Baide|Mar 2, 2023

    The Shelton Family YMCA opened March 1, 2021, and it is continuing to grow with each passing year. YMCA Senior Director Claudia Suastegui has been with the Shelton YMCA since September, but has worked for the YMCA for at least 20 years. "I moved here from a larger YMCA association in Idaho, and this association has been like a breath of fresh air because every association has a different community," Suastegui said. "It is so small so you can deepen relationships with people here and you immerse...

  • Lifting the Cup

    Dec 29, 2022

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  • Carstens captures state titles

    Matt Baide|Dec 29, 2022

    Shelton's Alauna Carstens ended her senior year with an exclamation point, winning the State 2A 1,600- and 3,200-meter races Thursday and Saturday at the state 2A, 3A and 4A track and field meets at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma. Carstens competed in the 1,600-meter race Thursday and pulled ahead in the third lap and was able to narrowly edge Ellensburg's Kate Laurent at the finish line with a time of 4:58.34 to Laurent's 4:58.48. The time was a personal record and school record. "It feels...

  • Highclimber football earns district berth

    Matt Baide|Dec 29, 2022

    What a difference a year makes. The Shelton Highclimbers football team was back in a Kansas tiebreaker once again on Monday at Tumwater District Stadium with Black Hills and Aberdeen, with two spots in the district crossover playoff games on the line. Shelton defeated Black Hills in the first matchup, and then took down Aberdeen to secure the No. 4 seed out of the Evergreen Conference into the District crossover games. The Highclimbers will travel to Washougal to take on the Panthers at 7 p.m....

  • Bulldogs' Varick second in javelin

    Matt Baide|Dec 29, 2022

    North Mason senior Addilyn Varick saved her best for last to earn second place in the state 2A girls javelin throw Thursday at Mount Tahoma High School. Varick's final throw of her high school career measured 116 feet, 4 inches, a personal best and good enough to take second place. Tumwater's Natalie Sumrok won the state title with a toss of 126 feet, 2 inches. "It felt really nice because I've been dealing with really bad rib issues all season and that one was probably my best because I was abl...

  • Shelton finishes ninth at state swimming

    Matt Baide|Dec 29, 2022

    After the final event of the state 2A girls swim meet in Federal Way, the Shelton relay team of Lelia Ollenburg, Madeline Allred, Kaylin Mutoli and Abbi Sachs jumped into the pool to celebrate their 2022 season accomplishments. As the team scores were revealed, Shelton celebrated again. The big readerboard showed Shelton taking ninth place, the highest finish in school history, at the state 2A swim meet Nov. 11 and 12 at the King County Aquatic Center. "That's awesome. That's the first time the...

  • Allyn's Lucas family baseballs around the country

    Matt Baide|Dec 22, 2022

    Since he was a baby, Kayden Lucas has had a bat and a ball in his hands. The 12-year-old still has a bat and ball in his hands, but now he takes it with him around the country, playing baseball for two teams. The Allyn native has traveled to eight states and 10 cities and played 100 games this past season. "I have a lot of fun because I always think of baseball day in and day out," Lucas told the Journal. "I have a love for the game, not a like for the game. Every time I am around or playing, I...

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