The Shelton School Board has lowered the District’s academic eligibility standards for athletics and extra curricular activities to match the WIAA level which is used by most other schools in the state. After a split decision Tuesday night, students will now need to have a 1.8 grade point average to be eligible for sports and other after school activities. The previous GPA was 2.0.
For much of the South Sound, recreational salmon fishing seasons will be the same as last year. The exception will be a major reduction in days fishing will be open on the Skokomish River. That is the outcome of negotiations between the state and tribal co-managers that concluded Thursday at the Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting in Seattle.
Gig Harbor and Timberline topped the Shelton Relays Saturday. The Tides won the boys’ meet followed by the Blazers with North Mason finishing third and the host Highclimbers were sixth. On the girls’ side, Timberline won the meet followed by Gig Harbor, Mt. Rainier Lutheran, Shelton and the Lady Bulldogs.