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February 18, 1971

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By CHARLES GAY Burning the nets for their biggest total of the year, Shelton's sizzling Highclimbers won their fifth game in their last six starts, 78-68 over Timberline Friday night in Shelton Gym. Strangely enough, the game was Shelton's third worst defensive showing of the season as well as their best offensive effort. it was the second time the Climbers had defeated the Blazers this year, last time by a 67-58 score. "TAKE THAT, YOU BIG OAF," would seem to be an appropriate comment from Shelton's Neal White to Centralia's 6'8" Scott Hamilton. But White did not just smack the giant in the kisser, as the photo seems to indicate; he had tossed up a shot at the bucket which Hamilton tried to block. I0 Basketball fans will get a chance to scc future Itighclimber,; at hail tmw ,)f" the lumwatcr game this t:riday night when the finals of Jaycees' hoop shoot are held. Playoffs were held in each grade school to send the best free throw shooters from each school to the semifinals held in Shelton Gym last Saturday evening. ltoop shoot chairman Kirk Criner announced the winners of that competition this week. Sean Byrne of Mountain View took first in the fourth grade shooting, followed by Bob Hurst of Southside and Brett ttaskell of Bordeaux in second and third places. Chuck Meuli from Bordeaux bettered the field of fifth graders for first place there. Joe Baze of Mt. View and Billy White of Bordeaux were second and third place winners respectively. "faking first in sixth grade division was Dennis Devaney of Evergreen school. In second was Doug Christensen of Evergreen and Roger Ayers of Bordeaux took third. Only the first and second place winners in each division will compete in the finals Friday night at the game. Trophies have already been presented to the third place winners for their shooting. The hoop shoot is an annual Jaycee-sponsored event that involves all of the local grade schools. Boys that are competing in the finals Friday night are reminded to be in front of the gym by 8:15 for instructions of the half time competition. Shelton jumped to a quick 9-1 lead before the Blazers could gain momentum. The visitors outrebounded the hosts and were able to come back to within 41-40 at one point in the third stanza. Shelton's players shared the scoring very evenly. Kevin Dorcy, senior guard, led the pack with 21 points. He was followed by Bruce Cole with 16, Mike Bac and Rocky Nutt with 14 each and Bill Bacon with 1 I. The only other scorer for Shelton was Mark Johnson with two. The Climbers started out with 18 points to Timberline's 14 in the first quarter. Dorey had four buckets in his hottest period. Shelton held a 36-28 halftime edge after they outscored the visitors 18-14 in the second quarter. Cole led the charge with six counters. Dorcy and Bacon had seven points apiece in the third quarter when the Blazers stayed even Shelton, netting 17 points. The fourth quarter was a high-scoring affair. The Climbers made 25 points, led by Rocky Nutt with nine, and the visitors made 23. Cole and Bac added six each in the quarter which saw the Shelton bench emptied. Shelton was 11 of 15 from the free throw line. Cole was a perfect four of four and Rocky Nutt made six of seven to lead the hosts. The Blazers had 21 chances and converted on 11. Stan Cole, Timberline's leading scorer with 20, was six for six from the line. The win raised the Climbers' season record to 9-7 and their league mark to 7-5. They take on Tumwater in Shelton Gym this Friday at 8 p.m. Every player on Shelton's jayvee team scored as the Climbers dumped Timberline's subs, 62-43. Shelton had a 16-12 first quarter lead and held a 31-18 halftime edge. They kept the 13-point difference in the third quarter, 45-32. None of the Climbers played over two quarters. Jeff Okano led Shelton with 12 points. He was followed by Neal White with eight, Doug Long and Tracy Armstrong with seven apiece, and Ray Krumpols with six. The rest of the scorers were: Mark Johnson4, Jeff Thompson 4, Duane Makoviney 4, Tom Brigham3, Terry Knight 2, Drew Eken 2, Barry Gesche 2, and John Eager I. PLACE WINNERS in the Jaycees' hoop shoot semifinals held last Saturday evening are left to right front row: Dennis Devaney, Chuck Meuli and Doug Christensen; back row; Billy White, Sob Hurst, Roger Ayers, Joe Baze, Brett Haskell and Sean Byrne. , age 10- Shelton-Mason County Journal - Thursday, February 18, 1971 Rebounds were the story Tuesday night in Lacey when the Highclimbers lost to league-leading North Thurston, 73-64, ,,, Shelton displayed cold shooting and was outrebounded 48-30 by the Ram team. Highclimber Head Coach, Terry Gregg thought that the rebounding difference cost his team the game. He also stated that Shelton did not play well as a team. Although the Climbers had balanced scoring, they only hit 26 of 62 shots from the field while the host Rams hit on 30 of 63 shots. The visitors were 12 of 21 from the free throw line and North Thurston made 11 of 21. Kevin Dorcy led his Climbers with 15 points and was followed by Mike Bac with 14, Rocky Nutt with 12 and Bruce Cole with ten. All are seniors. Juniors Bill Bacon and Rich Walker had nine and four points respectively. The Rams jumped to the first quarter lead and never gave it up. They had an 18-16 first period advantage and a 35-29 halftime edge. The victors increased the lead to 55-44 by the third quarter's end. Individuals on the Ram squad hurt Shelton. Big Lew Monta scored 14 of the Ram's 18 first MCRA Will Meet President Don Johnson announced this week that the Mason County Recreation Association would like to invite the public to an open meeting February 21 at the Evergreen school, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Business on the agenda will deal with the progress the MCRA has made, the upcoming program and Little League Football. The Little Leaguers will be honored at the meeting, films will be shown of the past year's action and awards will be given. Bowlers Quoli House qualifications are now going on at the Timber Bowl for the Men's Team Handicap Tournament of the Washington State Bowling Proprietors' Association, and the women's tournament by the same name. Qualifications started January first and continue through April 18. The best teams will compete in the state finals at the Bowlero Lanes in Tacoma in May. First place in the state finals for the men is $1,500 and the women's top prize is $1,000. Last year, National Bank of Mason County, a local team, took fourth place in the state finals and made $800. KEVIN DORCY MAKES two of 21 points he had in Timberline. The Climbers won the offensive battle 78-68 maples. quarter points to get North Thurston off to a good start and then Burdick had ten of 17 second quarter points. Monta was the game's high scorer witt-r a~total, of 30. The loss set the Climbers' record at 9-8 for the season and 7-6 in league. They have a chance to grab. a league victory over Tumwater this home. They have the T-Birds once Shelton's contest, 67-63 in nl After losing three of its first four games, Shelton's sophomore basketball team came on to win its last seven and finished with a fine 8-3 win-loss record. In their first game, the Climbers lost a one-point decision to Tumwater after making only 11 of 23 free throws. Terry Knight made 12 points to lead Shelton and Doug Long added eight. Aberdeen dumped Shelton twice for the Climbers' other losses. Shelton beat Centralia 57-32 between the losses. Knight led his team again in the first loss to Aberdeen with 18 and Long made 17 points in the second loss to the Bobcats. Balanced scoring beat Centralia, with Knight getting ten, Long nine and Rick Endicott eight. The Climbers' defense did a good job on the Tigers. Centralia made only five points in the first and fourth quarters. Shelton also hit more free throws than they had all season, 21. Shelton started on their string of seven in a row by beating Tumwater 47-43 in a revenge win. Ray Krumpols had nine points, Long eight, Endicott eight and Knight seven more. Doug Long made 12 points in the Climbers' 49-46 drubbing of Hoquiam. Duane Makoviney helped out with ten and Knight added eight. Shelton hit a terrible free throw percentage, five of 32. The Climbers played good enough defense to stay close enough to come back and win. lqoquiam made only 18 of 40 from the charity line to blow the contest. Shelton slaughtered Centralia again in the seventh game of the year, 55-34. The Climbers led all the way. Long had 13 and Drew Eken, Steve Hoosier and Knight all added eight. Knight scored 15 and Long 14 when the Climbers dumped Olympia 53-48 to make their record 5-3. They won despite hitting only seven of 18 free throws. Shelton came back from a 26-18 halftime deficit to score 17 points in the fourth quarter and win. In their highest scoring game, the locals topped Ehna 77-71 next. Long made 17, Knight 16, Makoviney 12 and Eken nine. The Climbers made more field goals than they had so far, 33. The Eagles had 33 of their points from the free throw line. Good defense in the first half and a high scoring first quarter gave Shelton the lead they needed to beat Hoquiam again, 58-46. The Climbers allowed only 13 points in the first half while scoring 32 points themselves. Eken made 12 points to lead the team and Long had 11 more for the victors. Knight paced his team past Olympia in the last game of the season with 12 beans. Makoviney and Long both scored ten. Shelton made 21 of 34 free throws in the contest. The game was tied at the quarter before points to final period. Paul of the winning the team were Drew Eken, Hoosier, Dan Miller, Doug Terry Knight, Makoviney, RaY Endicott, Mark Johnson. PUBLIC impertinent, who unpleasant for content to be IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll Shelton's entire varsity wrestling squad, whicla season, will compete in the district tournament Tumwater. Friday night, the first round will start at 6:00 second round will start at 1:00 p.m. and consolatiorl immediately in the double elimination tourney. will be decided at 7:00 p.m. Saturday evening matches will follow. Three Highclimbers were seeded third in the at 135, Mark Thompson at 148 and Bill Gray at the (?limbers' highest rankings. Thompson is a are juniors. A program of the Shelton grapplers Name, (?lass Weight Brad Stites, So. 101 Tom Sagmiller, So. 108 Mark Lewis, So. 115 Randy Howard, So. 122 Wayne Alexander, So. 129 Dave Nutt, Ju. 135 Dean Medcalf, Ju. 141 Mark Thompson, Se. 148 Mark Wittenberg, Ju. 158 Don Vanderwal, Se. 170 Dave Myer, Se. 188 Bill Gray, Ju. Hvy The top five places at district will proceed to on t:ebruary 26 and 27. The state tournament University of Washington March 5 and 6. IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIlllllllllllll