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June 17, 1971     Shelton Mason County Journal
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June 17, 1971

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DOWN THE MIDDLE is the only way you can get a shot off the third tee at Bayshore Golf Club. SWINGING into a pitch, a Shelton Highclimber starts a winning rally. BOAT PATROL of Mason County's lakes will be resumed this summer to enforce a county boat safety ordinance, according to Sheriff John Robinson. Feel athletic ? J~uscles muttering for action ? Exee~s energy busting out all over, like June ? Just gotta be a he- man . . . or a tomboy (again) ? Mason County has the wherewithal to satisfy almost any yen in this direction. Mason County golf facilities have been dramatically increased during the past three years. Construction is completed on two new courses and a nine-hole addition to a third. These are now open to public play in addition to the Bayshore Golf Club which for many years was the only one in the county. These are Alderbrook Inn, t8 holes; Lake Limerick and Lake Cushman, nine holes each. Another nine-hole course under construction at Lakeland Village near Allyn is expected to be open in 1971. Limerick and Cushman are open to the public at any time. Public play at Alderbrook and Bayshore is limited. They are closed during club membership events. In the competitive type of sports outlet, the recreation- ist who lives in these parts goes strong for bowling. With two bowling emporiums at his disposal, the athletically-in- clined finds this activity readily accessible to either casual or league participation. During the normal kegling season something in ex- cess of twenty leagues operate in Shelton at the two bowl- ing lanes, but there are still sufficient alleys available to handle the non-leaguer who drops in while the leagues are in action. The leagues themselves compose a highly diverse body, with organized team play set up for everyone from the pre- teenage bantams to company circuits sponsored by Simp- son Timber Company and ITT Rayonier Incorporated There are leagues for boys and girls, men and women, and mixtures of each. Just how many individuals participate in bowling in these leagues and casual play is a will-o-the-wisp sort of thing, but educated guesses place it in excess of 600. Many participate in more than one league. Horse-riding has boomed in popularity here in recent years and today there are a large number of saddle clubs in Mason County most of which engaged in competition of one kind or another. In the more vigorous vein, men find basketball, fast- ball, track, motorcycle racing, and auto racing ready to soak up their time and energies -- not to say some of their money. In basketball, the city league has enjoyed-strong par- ticipation for several years with as many as eight teams. A church league has grown in strength, offering non-school basketball competition to boys who are unable or do not desire to play on school teams. The American I gion Post in Shelton sponsors a jun- ior baseball team, for boys up to 19 years, which plays a compact 20-game-plus schedule each summer in June and July. Younger boys, from nine to fifteen, enjoy spirited and well-organized competition in Little League and Babe Ruth league play affiliated with the national set-ups. A team on the Skokomish Indian Reservation has gathered many honors unto itself over past years, playing mainly against Indian competition in league and tourna- ment action. One of the state's top fastball teams, the Shelton Athletics, competes in Seattle major league play, sponsored by OK Roofers. The Mason County team took second place in a statewide playoff last year. The same sponsor also has a team in the Olympia B League. Summer track has been a bright star in the athletic picture here during vacation months for many years. Di- rected by Bill Brickert, a dedicated track coach of state- wide repute, the track program here is sponsored by the Shelton Jaycees and attracts participants from Bremerton, Olympia, Tacoma and Grays Harbor as well as Mason County men and boys . . . and even a few girls occasion- ally. Some of its participants have gone to the Jaycee na- tional meets. The Jaycees also sponsor junior gol and tennis tournaments for the youngsters. Skin and SCUBA divers find Mason County waters, particularly Hood Canal, splendid arenas for their particu- lar type of recreation and competition. The Hood Canal Seals are the most active organized body in this area. The Sheiton Go-Kart Club, the Shelton Trailblazers Motorcycle Club, and The Track Burners. an a,,to r ei, , group using a new track-at the Mason County fairgrounds all provide competition for those who zest tor action on wheels. Page 5-64 - 5helton'Mason County Journal, Thursday, June 17, 1971 j" - '%.> ... I( Thursday, June 17, 1971 - Shelton-Mason County Journal - Page S-29