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.
Friday, the Belfair Water District Commissioners voted unanimously to fire Dave Tipton. The action came after a 45-minute executive session. Earlier this month, the Water District’s Commissioners placed Tipton on paid administrative leave and asked the Mason County Superior Court to declare his employment contract invalid.
The Mason County Sheriff’s Office has released a sketch of the suspect who sexually assaulted a 14-year-old Belfair girl. According to a news release, the rape occurred on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 between 4:30 PM and 5:00 PM in the wooded area behind the tennis courts at Hawkins Middle School in the North Mason School District.