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February 25, 1971

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Stites Places Second: HIGHCLIMBER RICH WALKER qoes up between two bewildered Tumwater players for a rebound and gets the ball right in his face. This scene took place Friday in the Climbers' loss to the T-Birds. By CHARLES GAY Shelton's Highclimbers were cold from the field in Friday night's league encounter with Tumwater and the T-Birds flew 9-9. It was the second loss in a row for Shelton. tbllowing a period when they won five of six games. They shot a poor 33 per cent from the field and had only a few spurts of good shooting where they took the lead for a short time. Neither team scored until about four minutes were gone. Bruce Cole and Bill Bacon each put in baskets to put Shelton in front but the T-Birds scored eight unanswered points in the last part of the quarter to take a 10-5 first period advantage. Tumwater's Bill Yandle did a good job on the boards in the initial quarter and in the game. Yandle is only six feet tall but has legs like springs. He grabbed 18 rebounds for his team and was the game's high scorer with 21 points. Shelton pulled to within two points of the T-Birds by the half time intermission, 26-24. Bruce Cole, Kevin Dorcy and Rich Walker each had five points in the second quarter to lead the Climbers' comeback attempt. The hosts used their full court press effectively to narrow the margin. Dorcy, Walker and Bacon teamed to give Shelton the lead for a short time in the third period, 39-36, but the T-Birds grabbed it back by the end of the quarter and had a 40-39 edge. In the fourth quarter, the Climbers again got the lead a few was 15 of 23. Dorcy led the Climbers with 15 points. He was followed by Cole with 13, Walker with ten, Bacon seven, Mike Bac four, Neal White two, Larry OUi two and Tom Brigham two. of six free throws to ice the contest. It was the highest scoring period, with the T-Birds getting 22 and Shelton 16. Tumwater was 18 of 22 from the line for the night and Shelton IIIlfllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll Little Meeting For Tuesday A general meeting for everyone interested in the welfare of Little League will be held Tuesday, March 2; 7:30 p.m. at the PUD auditorium. Little League sign-ups will be March 4, 5 and 6. Registration forms are in the schools. All boys must sign up whether they played last season or not. Boys 8 to 12 years of age are eligible. August 1st is the date to use in determining eligibility. Boys have to be at least 8 before August 1, and no older than 12 before August 1. IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII Sophomore Brad Stites took second at the district tournament last weekend at Tumwater, placing the highest of four Climber grapplers who will now go to regionals this week. Those four wrestlers finished within the top five places of their weight classes in the tournament. They will compete in the regionals at Olympia. Stites was seeded fifth in the 101 pound class. On Friday night, he beat Stan Carlson of Tumwater place in the Black Hills league behind three AAA teams, North Thurston, Aberdeen and Hoquiam, and Centralia, which is AA. They are ahead of Olympia, Tumwater, Chehalis and Timberline. This Friday night Shelton plays its last regular season game against Chehalis in Shelton Gym. Tuesday the Climbers head for AA basketball playoffs. By CHARLES GAY Aberdeen shot a sizzling 70 per cent on its own floor Tuesday evening and sent the visiting Shelton Highclimbers home with their tenth loss of the season, 79-55. The Bobcats hit 35 of 50 shots from the field in the display of hot shooting. Shelton managed only 23 of 62 shots in one of its worst losses of the season. Coach Terry Gregg of the Climbers said that his team didn't play alert defense and didn't cover for each other on defense. This opened up good percentage shots for Aberdeen and the Bobcats took advantage of the situation. The hosts grabbed an 18-8 first quarter lead and never trailed. It was 34-18 by the half and 56-35 at the third period's end. Kevin Dorcy led his Climbers with 16 points. Rocky Nutt added 14 despite a badly injured finger that has kept him out of recent action. Rich Walker had six, Bill Bacon six more, Bruce Cole made five and Mike Bac four. Tracy Armstrong and Mark Johnson each had two. Aberdeen had the game's two highest scorers. Bob Failor made 22 and Brad Fuhrer contributed 19. Aberdeen improved their season record to 16-3 with the win and Shelton is now 7-8 in league and 9-10 overall. Next Tuesday Shelton will travel to Kelso for playoffs.iThe Seventy-five riders showed up for the Shelton Trailblazers Motorcycle Club's moto-cross race last Sunday that was held on a brand new six tenths of a mile course. Keg Tourney Ends Buck Murphy and Jim Einarsson, two local riders, put on Jess Mobil took first in low pay team division of the Men's Bowling Tournament with a 2916 score. In doubles, Gary Wolden and Wayne Coleman nabbed first with a 1285 total, Gene Benedict and Frank Willard took second with 1280 pins and Oliver Petty and Jerry Drescher were not far behind in third with 1278. Jack Wheeler took the singles crown with a 714 series. Ernie Stoner was second with 672, Leo Nault took third with 666 and low pay with 604 pins. Wheeler also took first in all events combined with 1986 pins. Ernie Stoner was second with 1913 and low pay with 1865. an exhibition of exciting riding in the 250 cc class. The cyclists changed the lead several times per lap and both fell at one time or another during the race. In the end it was Murphy coming out the victor, Einarsson second. Other Shelton riders who won trophies were, Jeff Strutz, who won sixth in the 125 cc B class, Dan Kirk, who took fourth in the open class and George Waite who took eighth in the open class. The local CAP squadron, headed by Mr. Fred Rupe, gave the event first aid and ambulance service. Although they did not have any calls for assistance, it was comforting to the riders to know help was there. THIS GROUP of grade schoolers is turning out for a new program here in Shelton, elementary wrestling. The boys are learning the fundamental and conditioning portion of the sport. ge 10 - Shelton-Mason County Journal - Thursday, February 25, 1971 7-0. Carlson had beaten Stites earlier in the season, accounting for one of two losses Brad had this year. In his second match, on Saturday, Stites won again. Paul Minnitti of North Thurston was undefeated for the entire season and was seeded first in the tournament. Stiles faced him and in 1 8 seconds Minnitti was pinned. It was the tournament's fastest pin and the fastest Shetton pin of the year. With the win over Minnitti, Climbers' opponent there has not been determined. Shelton's last game of the season is Friday when the Climbers host Chehalis. In the two teams' last meeting, the Bearcats' Jeff Smith tallied 38 points but Shelton won. Mt. Olive Lutheran beat Methodists 48-44 Monday night in a close Church League game to earn a share of first place. It was the first time in Mr. Olive's history that they have been in the top spot. Methodist was one of three teams that finished first in the first half of Church League. The Lutherans finished in fourth place with a 1-3 record in the same first half. Playing inspired ball, Mt. Olive pulled off the upset. Mr. Olive jumped to a 4-0 lead and held a 12-10 edge at the end of the first quarter. The Methodists came back to take the lead for a short time in the second quarter but the Lutherans rallied to lead 21-19 at the half. The Methodists scored 16 points in the third quarter to grab a 35-33 lead. They had the advantage until late inthe final period when Mt. Olive got it on to outscore Methodists 15-9 in the quarter and win the game. Rob Settle had 15 points for the victors, Charlie Gay added 14, Elmer Herrel made nine, Mike Nutt eight and Cary Settle two. Mike Johnson and Colonel Johnson tied for Methodist high point honors with 12 each. Lewis Dean had ten, Jim Hays scored eight and Dan Bolender had two. FAITH BEATS EPISCOPAL Faith Lutheran bounced back from a loss to the Catholics last week to beat Episcopal 51-44 in the second game of the night. The Lutherans controlled the contest in the first quarter to take a 17-12 lead. The Episcopals outscored Faith 16-6 in the second quarter when Faith's second string was playing and took a 26-21 intermission lead. In the third quarter, Faith came back and dominated 17-7 to take the lead away, 37-33. The eventual victors hung on in the final period to win. By winning, Faith assured itself of a tie for second with the Methodists at 1-1. Clyde Rains was high for the victors with 17 points. Don Neth had 14 more, Dave Myer scored eight, Dean Medcalf six, Dave Lund four and Jay Himlie two. Steve Stockwell scored 21 to take game high honors for Episcopals. Bob Quimby added l l, Jim Rogerson had five, Paul Rogerson had four and Bill Gray made three. Catholics had the bye this week. They clash with Mt. Olive next Monday night for possession of first place and Faith tangles with the Methodists. LEAGUE STANDINGS WL Catholics I 0 Mt. Olive Lutheran 1 0' Faith Lutheran 1 1 Methodists 1 1 Episcopals 0 2 IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIlUlIIII Stites earned his way into the championship bout where he was pinned by Steve Connon of Olympia. Shelton did not have a third place but two Climbers placed fourth. Mark Wittenberg at 158 and heavyweight Bill Gray won two matches each. Both are juniors. Wittenberg beat Kevin Pettit from Chehalis, who had beaten him earlier in the year, and then lost to the eventual champion, Mike Blankenship of Olympia. He decisioned Cal Cairns of Tumwater 6-5 in overtime in the consolation round Saturday afternoon. That night, he dropped the match for third place to Dale Pettit of North Thurston, 7-0. Gray defeated Jon Stricevich of ttoquiam on Friday night and lost to Olympia's Tom Dyer, the eventual champ, in his first match Saturday. He then decisioned Rick Jones of North Thurston in consolation, 7-2, before losing Saturday evening. Sophomore Mark Lewis also earned his way to regionals with a fifth place finish. He lost Friday night but beat Todd Koepp of Tumwater in his second match. He lost to North Thurston's Jim Gammell 16-1 in his third match, but beat Kevin Johnson of Centralia for fifth place in the 115 pound division. Coach Dick Wentz of Shelton said 122 pounder Randy Howard had the toughest luck of the Climbers. He lost his first match, won his second and lost his third on a disputed referee's decision. He ended up with a sixth place finish after losing his fourth match. Dave Nutt won one match at 135 but lost his match for fifth place and finished out of the running for regionals. Six other Climbers did not win a match at the tournament. Sophomores Tom Sagmiller and Wayne Alexander, junior Dean Medcalf and seniors Mark Thompson, Don Vanderwal and Dave Myer all lost their first two encounters in the double elimination tourney. Olympia's Bears cleaned up in the tournament. They had seven individual champions in 12 weight classes and qualified their entire varsity team for regionals, which they will host this weekend. Olympia scored away with the Tumwater was points. Shelton nine team The Climbers 8-3-1 for the 4-3-1 in league. STANDING UP TO GET AWAY is Brad pound district championship match lost to finish second and will go to regionals Gott WCC 83-62 In CL Play,. .... Gott Oil broke out of a tie for second with WCC this week in City League by beating the Correction Center quintet 83-62. In the other game, ITT defeated cellar dweller Bob's Tavern. WCC and Gott had identical 6-3 records going into the game that was played last Wednesday evening. Gott took an early lead, 21-10 by the end of the first quarter. They led 40-23 at the half. Both teams scored 21 points in the high scoring third period and Gott still led, 61-44. WCC was in foul trouble and had to play the last minute and a half with only four men because three players fouled out. The winners' fast break and strong shooting enabled them to win the game, their seventh victory of the season. Don Andrews led Gott in the scoring department with 18 points. Bill Bingham added 17 more, Wayne Clary had 13, Terry Gregg 11, Young and Coleman ten each and Corey four. Walt Turner led the losers with 12. He was followed by Terry Cotton and Bill Rhodes with 11 apiece, Jim Bash with ten, Craig Moeller eight, Bob Coleman and Don Austin four each and Harold Givens two. ITT won its third game in a row by dumping the winless Bob's Tavern team, 69-55. A pressing front court defense enabled the victors to maintain their lead most of the game. It was Bob's who led at the close of the first stanza, 13-12. By the halftime intermission, ITT was leading 32-27 and they never gave up the lead. They held a 54-42 third quarter advantage and kept the pressure on in the final quarter. Don Jorg was the game's high scorer with 18 points. He was followed on his own team by Jerry Mallory with 17, Guy Miller with 14, Dick Antilla eight, Elledge six, Todd Kenning four and Wally Ewart two. Jim Elvery led the losers' charge with 16 counters. Steve MARK LEWIS rides his opponent in this pound match for fifth place at district proceed to regionals in Olympia with four HIGHCLIMBER MARK WITTENBERG third place at district in Tumwater last to regionals in the 158 pound class because finish. IIIIIIIIIIIlUlIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIlUlIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII Bowling News IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII R I:-_OWa,nv News Katrel added 15, Anderson hadITT RAYONIER SHELTON IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii nine, Bowmen made seven, Men's Hi Game: Jerry Mallory Men's HiGe McKay and Jonkers contributed 225., Men's Hi MERCHANTSns four each and Shellgren scoredMen s Hi Series: Jerry Mallory ' en's Men_'s .H.! Game: Bill Howard 236 two. ~aa 494. Hi Me~ta.naings:"" HI .Series: Boon'sBill Howard1672.71/2;625. Jess Mobil, the league leader,~;i~t. e~8~ Hi Game: Gerry Lou Women's Hi NB.if.of MC. 14-6; Prepp's 15-9; sat out last week with a bye. City Women's "HiSeries: Gerry Lou 489. , cert.te, lecl 15-9; ...... T" gr1~.9. League games are played Geist 496. Standing. Whl s 11-13 B "'" ' - , ; . Kimbel s 10-14; Wednesday nights in Lincoln Standings: Acetate Aces 27-9; 19-5; SheltC Ren.ecKer s, 8-16; Thriftway 7-17; Gym, excei~t those at WCC. Lefty s + 1 23V2-121k; Waterboys Ins 13-11; ]ranDtazer s 4'2 1~/~ k-_..... 23-13; Makeups 22-14; Woodbirds 11-13; Hem Renecker,s 1, C. Renecker CITY LEAGUEsTANDINGS 15]tz-201/2; Maintenance 13-23; Eagles 10-1Z 560;. Prepp s 3, B. Howard 625; Statics 10-26; Silva Foxes 10-26. Merv's Tireci T hr!fflway 0, G Stite's 453; Lefty's + 1 4, Jerry Mallory Merv's 1 cerrt~'ela 4, ,j. Campagna 542; W L 634; Woodbirds 0, Marge Bacon J.C.'s 3, ~'~:.-~2: ~" ~ac~son 501; Boon's Jess Mobil 7 2 475; Acetate Aces 4, Dan Cormier Eagles 3,. 3, .~- Do~m 514; B. K mbel's 2, B. Gott Oil 7 3 524; Statics 0, Gerry Geist 496; Hembroff Z 13air 't.a'~; Trail Blazer's 2 C Waterboys 3, Jack Sather 450; Bob's 4, Bernert 4_37; N 8 nf ~n r" :~ T" Correction Center 6 3 o . ............. Maintenance 1, Bud Ristine 436; Timber B( 5F~os n 537, White's 1, K. O'Dell ITT Rayonier 4 6 Makeups 4, Bill Howard 551; Joslin 3, Bob's Tavern 0 9 Silva Foxes 0, Ky Wilson 420. V.F.W. 1,