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Thursday, July 17, 2014 -Mason County Journal- Page B-1 Discs fly in annual tourney page B-4 Co-ed softball continues page B-4 The summer's first heat wave hit Ma- son County this past week, so I think it's time to remind people of the ira- portance of taking care of themselves during hot weather. On Saturday, I at- tended the Skin Cancer Awareness golf tourna- ment at LakeLand Village Golf Course in Allyn. By noon, the sun was bright and hot, and temperatures were already in the 80s. As I walked the golf By EMILY course, taking photos of HANSON golfers, I could feel my body temperature rise. My head started pound- ing. My mouth went dry. I started to feel tired -- all signs that I was too hot and starting to become dehydrated. Luckily, my water bottle was tucked away in my camera bag, so with a few sips of water every couple of minutes, I felt fine. I got back to my car -- and its wonderful air conditioning -- to drive to Shelton for the next event. At the Showdown, the Mason County Disc Golf Associati0n's aimual tournament at the Shelton Springs Disc Golf Course, I accidentally left my water bottle in the car. I wasn't at the disc golf tournament long, but the temperature outside had risen to the low 90s and by the time I got back to my car, I felt like I might collapse. Once in my car, I cranked on the AC, drank as much water:as I could, and just sat there for several moments as I started to cool down and my headache receded. This is why it's so important to keep a water bottle on you as mucrh as possible dur- ing hot weather. If I'd had my water bottle with me, I would have been in much better shape when I got back to my car. On the state's Department of Health website, there are many tips for taking care of yourself during hot weather. These tips include: Stay indoors and in air-conditioning as much as possible; Drink plenty of fluids, avoiding alcohol, caffeine or a lot of sugar; Eat frequent, balanced, light meals; and Never leave a person or pet in a parked vehicle. If you do venture outside in the heat, DOH recommends: i Plan activities for early or late day, when the temperatures are cooler; Take frequent breaks when working outdoors; and [] Wear a wide-brimmed hat, stmlblock and light-colored, loose-fitting clothes. At the first signs of heat illness, which include dizziness, nausea, headaches and muscles cramps, the DOH website says to move to a cooler environment, such as in- doors or in the shade, rest for a few minutes and drink something cool. If you don't start to feel bettor, seek medical attention imme- diately. There's another piece to being safe under the hot sun and it's one that, unfortunately, I have a lot of experience with: sunburns. For many years, at least once per sum- mer, I experience the painful, embarrassing and careless consequence of not properly see SIDELINE, page B-3 Journal photos by Emily Hanson Tureano Johnson, right, of Nassau, Bahamas, lands a punch on Mike Gavronski of Tacoma on Friday night during ESPN's 'Friday Night Fights' at Skookum Creek Event Center at Little Creek Casino Resort. Behomien fighter takes middleweight title By EMILY HANSON em#y@masoncoun com Tureano Johnson became a boxer Friday night. The fighter from Nassau, Ba- hamas, said before his match, he wasn't that great of a fighter. ' In the last two rounds, I adjusted and became a boxer," Johnson (15-1, 10 knockouts) said. "(Friday night), you saw a sneek peek preview of what I can do." Johnson defeated Mike Gavronski of Tacoma (14-1-1, 10 KOs) unanimously during the main fight of ESPN's "Fri- day Night Fights" at Skookum Creek Event Center at Little Creek Casino Resort. Official scoring for the fight was 99-91 from all three judges. "I must say, Gavronski put up a hell of a fight," Johnson said. "He has a titanium belly. He came with a game plan I wasn't expecting." And that's why Johnson had to adjust his fighting style to come Tureano Johnson of Nassau, Bahamas (15-1, 10 KOs), holds up the belt for the WBC Continental Americas Middleweight Title on Friday night after defeating Mike Gavronski of Tacoma (14-1-1, 10 KOs) during ESPN j 'Friday Night Fights' at Skookum Creek Event Center at Little Creek Casino Resort. away with the victory in the fight for the World Boxing Council's Conti- nental Americas Middleweight title. The boxers went the full 10 rounds against each other before Johnson handed Gavronski his first professional loss. see F/GHTS, page B-3 Love l STAFF REPORT news@masoncounty, com In memory of Don James, former University of Washington football coach and past tourna- ment celebrity golfer, his wife, Carol James, will co-host the fourth annual Love INC Golf Tourna- ment next week. The tournament, sched- uled to begin with a shot- gun start at 11 a.m. Mon- day at Alderbrook Golf Course in Union, will also be hosted by Angle Men- tink, the Roots Sports' Emmy Award-winning re- Balls from Heaven" dropthest from the pin. porter, will occur at 5 p.m. All proceeds from the Mentink is a TV re- Love INC has accepted golf tournament go to Love porter for the Seattle $10 donations per ticket to INC of Mason County, a Mariners. Her transition secure a ball for the drop, 501(c)(3) nonprofit orga- to sports television fol- which will be done fromnization that mobilizes lowed her athletic career a helicopter donated bychurches in Mason County as an All-American col- Olympic Air. to assist people in need. lege softball player with The helicopter will flyTwenty-one church af- UW and professionally over hole No. 18 and drop filiates in Mason County playing baseball with all of the golf balls. Every- helped almost 2,000 peo- the Colorado Silver Bul- one is encouraged to come ple last year. lets. and watch the drop. TenLove INC clearing- Registration for the cash prizes will be award- house hours are 10 a.m. to tournament begins at 9 ed for the balls closest to 3 p.m., Tuesday through a.m. and a catered lunch the pin, including $2,000 Thursday. will be served as players for a hole-in-one. There For more information, complete the tournament, will also be one cash prize call 462-5683 or email Additionally, the "Golf awarded for the ball far- loveinc@hcc.net.