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9 S S tl pf q i- ~r Y 9 E Y d S S g i- E :i. F- d )- I- I/ I- :h By EMILY HANSON emily@masoncoun com Equestrians throughout Mason County are invited to this year's Peggy Bolling Memorial Scholarship Ride this weekend. The annual ride is a fundraiser for the scholarship, which is in memory of Boiling, a horsewoman who helped establish a program for riders with dis- abilities in Mason County, ride direc- tor Kris Moran said. "It's a memorial scholarship pre- sented to anyone in Mason County with an equine background to help further their educations," Moran said. "We've paid for colleges, but also to send rid- ers to the state fair and to Haiti to help with emergency programs." Although the only winners so far have been Mason County girls, Moran said the scholarship is open to boys also. Saturday's ride begins at 9 a.m. at Hunter Tree Farm on U.S. Highway 101. The Equestrians of Mason County laid out the two trail options for the ride this week. The first is a long ride, which can take up to 3 hours, while the second is a short ride that takes about 90 minutes. "It is a prize ride with lunch avail- able," Moran said. To participate, riders pay $7 each, which also buys one chance to draw a prize ticket. Riders can purchase extra chances to draw prize tickets for $3 each. .... After the riders come in, they'll draw the same number of prize tick- ets as chances that they've purchased. Those tickets will either have a prize number written on them, or a thank you for participating message. Moran said plenty of parking is available for participants, who are also welcome to camp on the grounds Fri- day or Saturday nights. "We had 65 riders last year, but we've had as many as 150," Moran said. "It just depends on what else is going on." Thursday, Aug. 21,2014 - Mason County Journal - Page B-3 Guy Sarson, an infielder for Cline Construction, makes a catch for an out Saturday while playing against Shelton Floor Covering in the Fuddpucker Draft Tournament at Callanan Park. Journal photo by Emily Hanson line ru omln By CHUCK ROBERTSON Special to the Journal What this year's Fuddpucker Draft Tournament lacked in stellar play, it made up for in nail-biting competition, with six of the 15 games requiring tie- breakers to determine outcomes. Under the Fuddpucker draw for- mat -- teams are chosen by random- ly drawing names -- the men and women of Cline Construction swept through five games to take top honors, despite some fierce opposition at Cal- lanan Park. Cline finished off its perfect run with a victory'in the championship game when James Drywater's sac- rifice fly in the bottom of the eighth paced Little Creek with run-producing triples. Bill Remington went 3-3 for Ji- mini. Bob's Tavern scored nine in the first two frames en route to a 14-4 win against The Other Guys. Danny Rhoades had three hits and scored three runs to lead the way. Ricky Miller homered and went 3-3 as Cline edged Shelton Floor Cover- ing, 6-4. Brynnen Beierle's single plated the game winner as Bob's got by Little Creek 7-6 in an eighth-inning tie- breaker. In another tiebreaker, Cline out- lasted The Other Guys 9-7 with sin- gles by Nancy Drake and Ethan Miller providing the difference. enabled Cline to top Jimini Construc- Jimini tallied three in the fifth and lion, 4-3. ~ four in the ~sixtl~ to pull away from Little Creek Casino Resort finished ' Shelton Floor Covering, 9-1. second at 3-2, followed by Bob's Tav- ern, Jimini Construction and The Oth- er Guys Handyman Service at 2-3 and Shelton Floor Covering at 1-4. The real winners, however, were Meals on Wheels and ALS Founda- tion, which received donations from the tournament's proceeds. Little Creek opened play Saturday morning with a 13-5 win against Jimi- hi. Sean Howland and Andrew Ward Trevor Madison went 4-4 to pace Cline to a 9-5 victory against Little Creek. Megan Lund had a pair of dou- bles for Little Creek. The Other Guys needed two tie- breaker sessions to edge past Shelton Floor Covering, 9-8. Chad Mentzer's infield roller brought in the game- winner. Sam Thompson singled and scored twice for Shelton Floor. In Saturday's finale, Jimini toppled Bob's 9-4 with Kyle Lowe scoring three for the winners. In Sunday's opener, Little Creek edged Shelton Floor 7-6 in yet another tiebreaker. After Shelton Floor scored once in their half, Little Creek tallied two on singles by Marie Stevenson and Matt Duncan. The Other Guys got past Jimini 14- 12 via yet another tiebreaker. Jerry Paine paced the winners with four hits while Corey Bell had three hits in a losing effort. Cline toppled Bob's 8-5 with Ricky Miller plating three. In a rare pitcher's duel, Little Creek edged The Other Guys 2-1 with Barb Rhoades scoring both runs for the win- ners. Shelton Floor Covering rallied for two in the bottom 0f'the seventhto edge BoWs 4-3. Liezl Carlsen's two-out single brought in the winning run. Tournament director Scotti Crump expressed her gratitude to all team sponsors and added that awards were provided by Taylor Shellfish, BoWs Tavern and Little Creek Casino Re- sort. She also thanked Fuddpucker play- ers who served as coaches and volun- teer umpires and scorekeeper Chuck Robertson. ,il :0 // le le dl :0 le dl ~r, 'S re ~t- li- is :'S ~Y T- Y D )U ,rt it- :ill d: h- nt ty ty )i- 4- m :al h- e, -~0 By EMILY HANSON emily@masoncoun~ com In 2004, Valinda Mitchell was lying in a hospital bed, with doc- tors telling her it was the end. "Clearly, I survived," Mitchell said Saturday morning at the eighth Leap for Lupus event at Skydive Kapowsin. "But it became apparent there weren't enough drugs to treat lupus and what they have is harsh and sometimes ineffective." Mitchell was diag- nosed with lupus -- a chronic autoimmune disease where the body's healthy cells eat them- selves -- in 1989. She wasn't able to jump at this year's event because the arthritis she suffers due to lupus was too painful. "Lupus is basically an overactive immune system that's lost the ability to tell good cells from bad," Mitchell said. "No body system is spared." After leaving the hos- pital in 2004, Mitchell and her husband, John, began the Leap for Lu- pus Foundation. "We spent a lot of time researching research- ers," Mitchell said. "The University of Washing- ton has a research lab for lupus, so the funds we raise go to Dr. Keith Elkon." Every year in August, the Mitchells host Leap for Lupus at Kapowsin, where they are both sky- diving instructors. This year's event, as of Mon- day, had raised more than $18,000 with do- nations still coming in. That will be added to the more than $155,000 the foundation has raised so far. "We thought we get a lot of awareness for lupus with a sport we know and love," Mitchell said. Although the official Leap for Lupus event is each August, Mitchell said the foundation does fundraisers all year. "If you raise $500 through the Leap for Lupus website, you can make your own Leap for Lupus event," she said. "A lot of people with "lupus do that, tOO." For more information, go to leapforlupus.org. benefits that has been providing individualized regular exercise confers but have a chronic condition that prevents you from doing so, a consultation with the physical therapist may help get you on your feet. This is particularly important for those with type 2 diabetes, who face twice the risk of heart attack or stroke than those without diabetes. Inactivity only increases the risk. According to recent research involving over 15,000 type-2 diabetics (average age of 60), those who rarely exercised at the beginning of the study were 25% more likely to have a heart attack or stroke (and 70% more likely to die from one) over a five-year period than their more active counterparts. SHELTON PHYSICAL THERAPY & SPORTS MEDICINE located at treatment plans for a wide range of diseases and injuries for over 32 years. Our therapists evaluate your strength, range of motion, and flexibility before undertaking any therapy. By being actively involved in your treatment and supervising your movements, we can keep you from causing further injury to damaged tissues. Call (360) 426-5903 to schedule an appointment at a time that fits into your busy schedule. We accept most insurance plans. P.S. Physical activity (along with diet and medication) is a cornerstone of treatment for diabetes. Moreover, physical activity is a cornerstone for diabetes prevention. :" Advanced Chiropractic & Massage ADVANCED CHIROPRACTIC NOW HAS DIGITAL X-RAY WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU: * Radiology results are stored on a DVD. No more big cumbersome film packages. * Patients can have multiple copies sent to specialists. * Your x-rays are at your fingertips and can be stored i on your own pc and emailed to your medical doctor