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Shelton girls tennis wins pivotal L m ers "Everyon#s goal. clear nurale on a 6-4, 6-0 victory. h| .. |  nn m/ | Finally, Kayla Gustafson u||; yo| |D Lu u way rowara league and Nancy Lugalia won 6-1, H,df{Ad i, |" 6-2 at No. 3 doubles, unm nw fh D hiD1 .... Everyone's goal this year .,,amlons.,. is to go undefeated in (the 3A (he 3A Narrows Narrows League) and be the |anum gHd h eyY - undisputed champions, and l "  emily@masoncouncoJn the girls are really focused on achieving this," Perry said. |spe the "This was our largest hurdle hn[gN 1 Temperatures in t he mid- this season and we were really uHFw 80s didn't stop the Shelton excited withthevictory." girls tennis team fro aa doing Shelton's 5-0 victory April John Per SHS head but we are very dee] knew it would be clos, said. "I thought our gd tremendous job of st cused, being prepare( match and the heat, al to the occasion." Serena Ranney, 8 singles, defeated Da what it needed to do. ! The girls defeate d North Thurston 3-2 at hom May 1 in what head coach John Perry called a pivotal match 1 "North Thurston has two very accomplished players, ), so we .,," Perry rls did a ying fo- for the d rising Shelton b( soccer def two, ties o LNo. 2 m Law- )ys eats ne / By EMILY HANSON i emily@masoncounty co The only outcome Shelton didn't have last week was a loss. I The boys soccer team earned two victories and one tie in three 3A Narrows League games. On April 28, Shelt0n defeat- ed Mount Tahoma 4- at High- climber Stadium. | "We focused on breaking them down with counter soc- cer," head coach Isaiah Herrera said. | Senior forward Francisco Mendiola-Lopez, freshman for- ward Jose Flores, snior for- ward Jesus Nunez add senior defender Hector Ittrribarria scored one goal each. Shelton then tie 1'1 with Timberline on April 0 in Lac- eY"We came out soft, ut played quick counter whicl created chances early and often, we just couldn't score," Henera said. "We let Timberline pay physi- cal and kickball socce: Senior defender McCullough scored lone goal on a corner l second half. Herrera said the te better against the the last 40 minutes. "We adjusted an, more chances and t berline in their half c for most of the secon( said. Finally, the Hig earned a 2-1 victor North Thurston on Lacey. [onathan helton's 3ck in the lm played ;lazers in I created :ept Tim- f the field [ half," he hclimbers against Friday in 29 at Foss moved the girls clos- er to the league championship. "It was a good win for us, as the conditions were very windy and we have had some difficulty adjusting to play- ing there in the past," Perry said. "ross was a very inex- perienced team and I thought we did a great job of staying focused and playing our style of tennis instead of letting the other team dictate play." Lugalia won 6-3, 6-1 at No. 1 singles while Kassy Slone earned a 6-0, 6-1 victory at No. girls tennis coach 2 singles. Meghan Ranney and Rebec- ca Dickson won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 doubles, while Serena Ran- ney and Ly won 6-1, 6-3 at No. 2 doubles and Nancy Lugalia and Gustafson earned a 6-2, 6-0 victory at No. 3 doubles. "All in all, it was a nice match for us to stay undefeat- ed in league play," Perry said. The Lady Highclimbers (6- 2) play at 3:30 p.m. today at Mount Tahoma. Thursday, May 8, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page B-9 mat,:h00against Rams Journal photo by Emily Hanson Shelton No. 2 singles player Serena Ranney prepares to return a shot to her North Thurston opponent May 1 in Shelton. Rams blast 4 HRs over SHS Kelsey Albaugh went 1-2 with a sac- rifice and two RBI, while O'Connor went 1-1 with two walks. Loretta LaClair went 2-3. The loss followed two Shelton victories last week. On April 28, the Lady Highclimbers defeated ross 12-1 in five innings in Ta- coma. "We drove the ball very well, hit gaps and kept the ball low," Goldsby said. Crabtree and Allie Simon led the team, going 3-4. Crabtree had three RBI and two doubles, while Simon had three RBI. Lindsey Corey went 2-2 with four runs. Gouley went 2-3, while Mitchell went 2-2 and Taylor Coleman went 1-2. In the middle of the week, Shelton defeated Wilson 9-3 April 30 at home at Mason County Recreation Area. 'Wee should have beaten Wilson in our first go-round and we had no doubt that we would step up to the plate and force them to play our game this time," Goldsby said. Mitchell pitched a complete game, al- lowing six hits. She struck out one and hit one batter. "Morgan had her best all-around game of the year thus far," Goldsby said. Mitchell went 3-3 with a double and three RBI, while Gouley went 3-3 with a double and three runs. Simon went 3-4 with a triple and O'Connor went 2-4 with three RBI. LaClair went 2-4. The Lady Highclimbers (9-9) are scheduled to begin the 3A Narrows League Tournament on May 15 at Re- gional Athletic Complex in Lacey. By EMILY HANSON emily@masoncoun com The North Thurston batters had Shel- ton pitcher Morgan Mitchell's number. The Lady Rams scored nine runs on Mitchell in two innings Friday in Lacey to take a 9-2 lead. North Thurston went on to win 14-2. "We had the opportunity to watch North Thurston's hitters take batting practice (before the game)," head coach Kim Goldsby said. "That's all they were doing for their pre-game warm-ups. We knew they were going to use their home- field advantage and their very short fenc- es to their benefit, and if we didn't keep the ball moving around with different speeds, we would be in trouble." The Lady Rams hammered 11 hits off Mitchell. With backup pitcher Kennedy O'Connor complaining of shoulder pain, Goldsby brought in junior varsity pitcher Taylor Hitsman. 'raylor did a great job of throwing them off balance for a couple of innings," G01dsby said. "Once she gets some more experience, better speed differential and a balanced arsenal of pitches, shell give them a go next year." In three innings, Hitsman walked one and allowed six hits. The Rams scored five runs on her. The Lady Highclimbers brought in two runs each in the first and fitch in- nings. Cassie Crabtree led the team at the plate, going 3-3, while Aurora Gouley went 2-3. Soccer: Final game played yester, lay connuedfrompage B-3 and push it just wide," Holloway said. Wiseman scored two of North Mason's goals. The first was assisted by Nick Sebastian in the 15th min- ute. The second was a free kick in the 62nd minute. Bjorn Van Dijk scored North Mason's second goal on a penalty kick in the 57th minute. "The guys played a great game, we just came up short in the end," Hol- loway said. The Bulldogs followed the loss with a 5-0 defeat to Sequim on May 1. "The boys played well in the first half, but were worn down in the second," Holloway said. Sequim led 1-0 at half time. "Sequim is a big, physi- cal team and we have a hard time matching up, especially defensively," Holloway said. The Bulldogs (3-11) were scheduled to play their final game Wednes- day night, after deadline. 111 I "We played well ith a lot of players who had injuries," Herrera said. 'We played with quick possession anal created good chances." 1 Flores scored botl of Shel- ton's goals. The Highclimber (8-2-2) play at 7 tonight against Wilson at Highclimber StadiUm. I i i 1 i!:! |T T ........ - ............. "It was a back-and- forth game all night," head coach Brian Hollo- way said. 'Wee had plenty of opporttmities as did Port Townsend.  One such opportunity happened with just a few minutes remaining to play. "Danny (Wiseman) had a one-on-one against their keeper and the keeper made an amazing diving save to get a finger on it Track: NM girl takes second at Shelton Invitational continued from page B-8 meters in 6:26.10, about 30 seconds short of her personal record. Sophomore Jeremiah Lambert won the boys 3,200 meters in a personal re- cord time of 11:23.80. Another boys team personal record came from freshman Ryan Grogan in the 300-meter hurdles. He took fifth place in 48.17. Senior Tommy Marsh won the boys discus with a throw of 142-9, while se- nior Ruby Nelson won the girls discus at 103-9. Becker met his personal record in the the high jump, taking first with a height of 5-8. For the girls, junior Mikaela Shumak- er won the high jump at 4-8, 2 inches short of her personal record. Finally, senior Tabitha Schwerzler matched her pole vault personal record of 8 feet to win the event. "We're in good shape for our league meet and the postseason push," Thy- gesen said. Three Bulldogs competed in the pouring rain at the 54th Shelton Invi- tational on Saturday at Highclimber Stadium. Daviscourt took second in the fresh- man/sophomore 100-meter dash in 13.57, and 10th in the varsity 200 me- ters in 27.12. Sophomore Raven Wolfe finished third in the freshman/sophomore 1 mile in 5:39.69. Finally, Marsh took sixth in the var- sity discus with a distance of 129-6. "I thought our kids, despite the weather, went out and competed really hard," head coach Jeff Bevers said. "As far as performances go, it was difficult to score well and we really just put an emphasis on competing hard. They did that." The Bulldogs compete next at the 2A Olympic League Championship begin- ning at 11 a.m. Saturday at North Kit- sap High School in Poulsbo.