The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Executive Board voted Sunday not to renew its contract with the Tacoma Dome as the host site for the Football State Championships, citing fan experience and financial implications for both the WIAA and spectators as the primary reasons to make the change.
Two new records were set Saturday during the Mason County Forest Festival Goldsborough Creek Run and Walk. There were 142 participants including 11 Junior Joggers (age 3-8) and two senior walkers (age 65+).
The records were set in the men’s two-mile run and the men’s seven-mile run.
Shelton’s William Johnson set the two-mile record with a time of 9 minutes 27 seconds beating his old record set last year by 9 seconds.
Shelton’s Matt Lowe set the seven-mile record with a time of 37 minutes, 36 seconds, beating the previous record set in 2015 by 1 minute, 15 seconds.
In a new category in the seven-mile run, Frank Dorual from Shelton set a new record using a recumbent bike for the disabled. Time of 42:24.
At the Class 1B State Track and Field Championships at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, two Mary M. Knight athletes took home four titles.
The Owls’ Kaylee Sowle won the Triple Jump with a distance of 36 feet, 3.25 inches; took the Long Jump with a distance of 16 feet, 11.75 inches; and tied her state record in the High Jump at 5 feet, 8 inches (earning her another state title in the event).
Sowle also placed 3rd in the 100 Meter Dash with a time of 13.26 seconds.
Austin Fries (pictured right on the podium with his medal) won the title in the Long Jump with a personal record distance of 20 feet 10.5 inches. Fries placed 4th in the Triple Jump with a distance of 40 feet, 10.25 inches; and was 7th in the High Jump with a height of 5 feet, 10 inches.
Isaiah Compton finished 4th in the Discus with a personal record throw of 128 feet, 6 inches.
Other MMK athletes to participate in the State meet were Corbin Thompson (in the 800 meters) and Kaleb Riggs (who finished 16th in the 1600 meters).
In the team standings the Mary M. Knight girls placed 7th while the boys from Matlock were tied for 9th.
At the Class 3A State Track and Field Championships at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma, Shelton had two athletes place.
Heading into the third and final day of State Track & Field Championships, Mary M. Knight’s Kaylee Sowle took the Class 1B state title in the High Jump (tying her state record height of 5-foot-8) and won the Long Jump at Eastern Washington University in Cheney. Sowle is also in the finals for the 200 Meter Dash (set for 6:35 PM Saturday) and the finals for the Triple Jump.
The Owls’ Austin Fries finished 4th in the Class 1B Triple Jump and is in the finals for the High Jump.
Isaiah Compton placed 4th in the Class 1B Discus Throw.
In the Class 3A Meet at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma, Shelton’s McKenzie Salazar-Fox placed 4th in the Shot Put.
At the Class 2A Meet (also at Mt. Tahoma), North Mason’s Christopher Ramsey finished 7th in the the Long Jump.
Competition wraps up today.
After two days of competition in the WCD/SWD 3A District Track & Field Meet at Sunset Chevrolet Stadium in Sumner, four from Shelton have qualified for the 3A State Track & Field Championships in five events.
The Highclimbers were led by McKenzie Salazar-Fox who took the District Championship in the girls’ shot put.
Victoria Silverman placed 2nd in the girls’ 100-meter hurdles and was 3rd in the 300-meter hurdles.
William Johnson finished 2nd in the boys’ 1600 meters.
Brock Knowles was 4th in the boys’ 800 meters.
After two days of competition in the WCD III 2A Track & Field Championships at Bremerton High School, five individuals and a relay team from North Mason have qualified for the 2A State Track & Field Championships in seven events.
The Bulldogs were led by Christopher Ramsey who took 2nd in the boys’ long jump and 3rd in the triple jump.
Noah Hasselblad was 2nd in the boys’ 3200 meters.
Grady Durbin placed 4th in the boys’ shot put.
Carli Durbin finished 5th in the girls’ javelin.
Miller Campbell was 5th in the boys’ javelin.
The relay team of Kira Schwerzler, Averie DuPont, Sierra Morin and Morgan Shumaker placed 6th in the girls’ 4 x 400.
The North Mason baseball team’s season came to an end Saturday in the Class 2A State Round of 16 at Daniels Field in Anacortes. The Bulldogs lost to Liberty 4 to 3 in 8 innings.
The Renton school scored three runs in the 2nd inning and held that lead until the top of the 6th when the Bulldogs scored two runs with two out. Ethan Collins batted in Preston Macomber and an error on a Troy McCormick fly ball allowed Bently Fisk to score.
The boys from Belfair tied the game in the top of the 7th when Brenden Kimball hit a solo home run with two out.
The Shelton fast pitch softball team’s season game to an end Thursday in the West Central / Southwest 3A District Tournament. The Highclimbers dropped two games at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey, first they were shutout by Spanaway Lake 7 to 0 and then fell to Kelso 12 to 2.
The Sentinels held Shelton to two hits while the Hilanders (or Lassies) limited the ‘Climbers to three hits.
Kayla Zembas hit a single against Spanaway Lake and had an RBI double against Kelso.
Patricia Dugger had an RBI single against Kelso.
Kamryn Hyland hit a double against Spanaway Lake.
Correction: Carly Van Aagten had Shelton’s third hit against Kelso.
MasonWebTV Powered by HCC broadcast both games live.
Watch the Shelton fast pitch softball team play its second game in the 2019 West Central / Southwest 3A District Tournament. The loser out game is set for 7 PM. Dedrick Allan will start the Our Community Credit Union On-Deck Show at 6:50 PM.
The Shelton fast pitch softball team was held to two hits and lost their first game in the WCD / SW 3A District Tournament, falling to Spanaway Lake 7 to 0.
The Highclimbers were led in the loss by Kamryn Hyland’s double in the 1st inning and Kayla Zembas’ single in the 5th.
Shelton plays the loser of the 2nd round game between Kelso and Bonney Lake. First pitch is set for 7 PM. The player for the 2nd game is below.