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Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014- Mason County Journal- Page B-1 MASON COUNTY JOURNAL .00;PORTS Journal photo by Emily Hanson Mary M. Knight senior Carlie Adsero drives to the hoop Saturday during the 1B SouthwestDistrict IV Championship against Taholah at Montesano High School. Lady Owls make history BASKETBALL:Mary M. Knight girls begin regionals Saturday By EMILY HANSON emily@masoncoun com Mary M. Knight head girls' basket- ball coach Lance Valley jumped in ex- citement Saturday with about 1 min- ute left in overtime. Senior Ashley Kiliz had just hit a 3-point shot for a 64-56 lead. The Lady Owls went on to defeat Taholah 65-62 at Montesano High School for the 1B Southwest District IV Championship. This is the first time in school his- tory that the girls' team has won the district championship. Valley said he was excited about the victory. "This is the fourth trip to the district championship and we finally pulled one out," Valley said with a big grin afLer the game. "I've always dreamed about cutting down the nets and we fi- nally did it." Senior Carlie Adsero said the Lady Owls came into the game ready and excited. "Everyone was really dedicated and focused on the team's goals," she said. At halftime, Taholah led 26-24 after a 20-12 first quarter. "In the first quarter, we played half- court man-to-man, which is not nor- mal for us," Valley said. "In the second quarter, we jumped to full-court man. Jaycee Valley, Miranda Sowle and Kiliz hit some big shots." see BASKETBALL, page B-6 Shelton junior sets 2 records SWIMMIN6: Highdimbers compete at state By EMILY HANSON emily@masoncoun corn After the preliminary round at the 3A WIAA State Championship on Friday, Shelton junior Harrison MacAlevy felt he could swim the 50- yard freestyle faster. He was right. MacAlevy finished the sprint in 21.58 seconds Saturday at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. His time set a school record, breaking the time he set in the pre- liminaries at 21.72. He fmished fourth. "It felt weird, like I was stiff," MacAlevy said after the preliminar- ies. "It's a new pool, maybe I just wasn't loose enough to take it all out." The 200-yard freestyle relay team finished 13th in the consolation fi- nals with a time of 1:33.79. For the 200-yard medley relay, se- nior Dalton Green swam the back- stroke leg, with senior Ryder Phel- an on the breaststroke leg, while MacAlevy took the butterfly leg and senior Scan Kealy finished with the freestyle. Together, the team took llth place in the consolation finals with a time of 1:46.71. Together, the team finished in 15th place, the highest placing Shel- ton has earned at state in 10 years, co-head coach Chad Youngquist said. MacAlevy also set a school record in the 100-yard backstroke. He finished the finals in ninth place with a time of 55.98. "The remarkable thing about the backstroke was that Harrison fin- ished in ninth place with a school record right aider swimming in the 200-yard freestyle relay," Youngquist said. "I have no doubt in mind he could've been top four if the meet had a different race configuration." Although Youngquist and MacAlevy knew all season that swimming in the 200-yard freestyle relay and then in the backstroke would be a problem at state, they decided it was a better event for MacAlevy to compete in than the 100- yard butterfly, Youngquist said. see SWIMMING, page B-4 / North Mason, Shelton compete at state tournament WRESTLIN6: Two Bulldogs win in first round By EMILY HANSON emily@masoncoun cam Seven Mason County wrestlers competed in tough brackets at the state wrestling tournament last week. On Friday, two Highclimbers and five Bulldogs wrestled at Mat Classic XXVI, the WIAA's state wrestling championship. North Mason senior Matt Zink (113 pounds) and junior Tyler Grewell (160) won their first- round matches. Both then lost their next two matches to exit the tournament. From Shelton, senior Kaitlin Woods (124) went 0-2 while soph- omore Riley Rifle (113) finished 1-2. From North Mason, senior Grant Hunter (145) went 0-2, se- nior Victor McIntosh (182) went 1-2 and senior Chase Davis (195) went 1-2. "It was a rough day," North Ma- son head coach Bill McCarty said. "I really expected at least three to place. It was a really disappoint- ing day." Shelton head coach Chris Lacy said Woods and Rifle both had opportunities to win at least one more match than they did. "Often at this level, opportuni- ties are only available for a frac- tion of a second," Lacy said. see WRESTLING, page B-5 Journal photo by Emily Hanson Shelton head wrestling coach Chris Lacy, left, shows senior Kaitlin Woods a move during her first-round 124-pound bout in the Girls' Mat Classic XXVI on Friday at the Tacoma Dome while assistant coach Chris Frazier looks on.