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  • 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...

  • '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

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  • 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

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  • 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 postseason rolls around. Shelton will remain a member of the...

  • 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...

  • Owls soar

    Jan 25, 2024

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  • WRESTLING

    Jan 18, 2024

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  • SWIMMING

    Jan 18, 2024

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  • SOCCER

    Journal Staff|Jan 18, 2024

    The Shelton High School girls soccer team had eight players earn All-Conference honors. Achaya McMullin and Tatum Dickey were named first team All-EvCo at midfielder and defender, respectively. Lydia Hanson (goalkeeper), Ashley Hermenegildo (midfielder) and Kodee Galloway (defender) earned second team honors. Amaya Carrion, Blayke Germeau and Hailey Schuffenhauer received honorable mentions....

  • A night at Bulldog Gym

    Jan 11, 2024

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  • SPORTS & OUTDOORS

    Jan 11, 2024

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  • Highclimber victory

    Jan 11, 2024

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  • PREP ROUNDUP

    Compiled by reporter Matt Baide|Jan 11, 2024

    Shelton girls wrestling The Shelton girls won the Mount Tahoma Classic girls wrestling tournament Jan. 6 in Tacoma. The Highclimbers had six girls win their respective tournaments. Shelton’s Amaya Carran won the 100-pound tournament with wins against Lake Washington’s Ela Caglar, Montesano’s Julianna Smith and Shelton’s Naima Harmon. Adell Anderson won the 105-pound tournament with wins against Interlake’s Dhruvi Neerudu, Mount Tahoma’s Aydin Harbin and Lincoln (Tacoma) Heather Johnson. Shelton’s Sofia Todd won the 130-pound tournament wi...

  • 'Dogs bowl perfect against Knights

    Jan 11, 2024

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  • Shelton continues hot streak

    Jan 4, 2024

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  • Battling Bulldog

    Jan 4, 2024

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  • Driving the paint

    Dec 28, 2023

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  • Climbers chase out Wolves

    Dec 21, 2023

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  • PREP ROUNDUP

    Compiled by Matt Baide, For the Journal|Dec 21, 2023

    Shelton boys basketball Shelton earned its first win of the season 58-40 against Black Hills on Dec. 13 in an Evergreen Conference game at the Terry Gregg Court in Shelton. The Highclimbers lost 74-47 in a nonleague game against Mount Tahoma on Dec. 15 in Tacoma. Shelton (1-5, 1-1) hosts Olympic at 7 tonight in a nonleague game at the Mini-Dome. Shelton girls basketball The Highclimbers lost 62-34 against Black Hills on Dec. 12 in Tumwater and lost 47-36 to River Ridge on Monday in a nonleague game at Terry Gregg Court. Shelton (0-7, 0-3) is...

  • Takedown

    Dec 14, 2023

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  • LOCAL SPORTS

    Dec 14, 2023

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  • 'Dogs run wild

    Matt Baide, For the Journal|Dec 7, 2023

    North Mason junior Adrianne Tupolo scored 35 points to lead the Bulldogs to a 54-38 win against Shelton in the girls basketball version of the Mason County Cup on Dec. 1 at the Mini-Dome in Shelton. Coming off the Bulldogs' first appearance in districts in more than a decade, North Mason head coach Alex Fitzhugh said the game was "everything we could have asked for." "We've got a bunch of new girls so just keeping the ball rolling from last year's success," Fitzhugh said. "I think this is the...

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