Category Archives: Sports

New AD at Shelton

The Shelton School District has a new athletic director: Trevor Leopold. Leopold will begin as AD in August.

Leopold, a native of Wisconsin, attended elementary and middle school in Tacoma, and graduated from Neenah High School in Wisconsin. At Neenah, he participated in football, wrestling, track and field, and powerlifting; winning the state powerlifting championship his senior year. Following high school, Leopold obtained his Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science degrees in physical education from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.

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MMK’s Sowle Selected Athlete of Week

Mary M. Knight’s Kaylee Sowle was selected as WIAA Athlete of the Week for week 38 (May 20 to May 26).

The Owl junior took first place in all four of her events at the Class 1B State Track and Field Championships. These events were the 100-meter dash, the long jump, the triple jump, and the high jump. Sowle set a new 1B record of 5 feet 8 inches in the high jump breaking her own record set last year.

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MMK’s Sowle & Frost Take State Crowns

At the Class 1B State Track and Field Championships, Mary M. Knight’s Kaylee Sowle and Ian Frost repeated as champions.

Sowle took the title in four events: the 100 meters with a time of 13.35 seconds; the high jump with a height of 5 feet 8 inches; the long jump with a distance of 17 feet, 8.25 inches (a season record); and the triple jump with a distance of 35 feet, 2.25 inches (a personal record).

Frost won the discus again with a throw of 169 feet. The senor Owl also placed 5th in the shot put with a throw of 42 feet, 5.5 inches.

MMK freshman Isaiah Compton placed 6th in the State in the discus with a throw of 117 feet 1 inch.

Austin Fries placed 8th in the State in the triple jump with a distance of 38 feet 3.25 inches.

In the team standings, the Mary M. Knight girls placed 5th in the state while the boys from Matlock were 15th.

At the Class 2A State Track and Field Championships, North Mason’s Lily Campbell finished 4th in the state in the girls’ discus with a throw of 119 feet, 4 inches; placed 8th in the state in the javelin with a throw of 120 feet, 8 inches; and set a personal record in the shot put at 35 feet, 7 inches placing 9th.

Shelton had three place at the Class 3A State Track and Field Championships.

McKenzie Salazar-Fox placed 5th in the state in the shot put with a personal record throw of 40 feet, 10.75 inches.

Highclimber freshman Victoria Silverman took 6th in the 300-meter hurdels with a personal record time of 45.53 seconds.

Trinity Payment finished 7th in the state in the long jump with a distance of 17 feet, 4.75 inches (a personal record).

Final State Golf Results

At the State Golf Championships, North Mason’s Eric Jones finished 17th and Shelton’s Tim Nail was 24th.

Jones knocked three strokes off his score on the second day of the Class 2A Tournament at Columbia Point Golf Course in Richland. The Bulldog shot a two-day total of 155 (79 in the first round, 76 in the second).

Nail shot a two-day total of 153 in the Class 3A competition at the Creek at Qualchan in Spokane. The Highclimber shot 76 on the first day and 77 on the second.

First Day of State Golf Results

At the Class 2A Boys’ State Golf Championships, North Mason’s Eric Jones shot a 79 in the first round at Columbia Point Golf Course in Richland and is tied for 21st. Jones has a second round tee time of 8:26 AM.
The Bulldogs’ other State qualifier, Luke Morris, missed making the second round by a stroke shooting an 85.

After the first day of the Class 3A Boys’ State Golf Championships, Shelton’s Tim Nail shot a first-round 76 at the Creek at Qualchan in Spokane and is tied for 17th. The Highclimbers’ Ethan Pentony had a 77 and is tied for 24th among Class 3A golfers. Nail’s second round tee time is 8:15 AM and Pentony tees off at 8:24 AM today.

The ‘Climbers’ Dreann Merriman had a 97 in the first round at Indian Canyon Golf Course in Spokane. Unfortunately Merriman didn’t advance to the second day of the Class 3A Girls’ Golf Championships.

Shelton District Track Results

At the Class 3A West Central District 3 / Southwest Distrct 4 Track and Field Championships, Shelton had six athletes advance to State.

Cody Hall finished 2nd in the boys’ javelin with a season record throw of 167 feet, 6 inches.

Freshman Victoria Silverman took 3rd in the girls’ 300-meter hurdles with a personal record time of 46.11 seconds.

McKenzie Salazar-Fox placed 4th in the girls’ shot put.

Trinity Payment was 4th in the girls’ long jump (with a personal record 17 feet 1.75 inches).

Josiah Salazar-Fox took 4th in the boys’ 400 meters.

William Johnson was 5th in the boys’ 1600 meters (with a personal record time of 9 minutes, 39.64 seconds).

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North Mason District Track Results

At the Class 2A West Central District Track and Field Championships at Renton Memorial Stadium over the weekend, North Mason’s Lily Campbell won the girls’ discus and javelin, and took 3rd in the shot put (with a personal record 33 feet 8 inch throw). The senior Bulldog will be competing in State along with two others from Belfair.

Christopher Ramsey finished fourth in the boys’ long jump and Braeden Kemmer was fourth in the boys’ triple jump.

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MMK Sending Athletes to State

The Mary M. Knight track and field team is sending several athletes to the Class 1B State Championships at Eastern Washington University in Cheney May 24 through May 26.

At Wednesday’s District IV Track Meeting, the Owls’ Kaylee Sowle won the girls’ 100 meters, the high jump, the long jump and the triple jump.

Ian Frost won the boys’ shot put and the discus.

Jadyn Davidson took 1st in the girls’ 200 meters.

Austin Fries won the boys’ triple jump, was 2nd in the high jump and 3rd in the long jump.

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Shelton Baseball Falls in State

The Shelton baseball team was held to three hits and lost 3 to 1 to Southridge Saturday in the regional round of the Class 3A State Baseball Championships at Pasco High School. The Highclimbers scored the only run in the third inning. Wade Smotherman batted in Brenden Engstrom on a sacrifice grounder that tied the game at 1-1.

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