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Shelton No. 2 singles player William Newman returns serve to Central 30 in Shelton. Newman defeated Angico 6-2, 7-5. Journal photo by Emily Hanson Kitsap's Chris Angice on Sept. By EMILY HANSON At No. 1 singles, Danny Draco-singles against Brendan Min. emi/y@masoncounO/com bly split sets. "Justin played excellent against "Danny did a great job of fight- their No. 1 singles player," Perry The Shelton's boys tennis victo- ing back after a tough first-set said. "He played extremely smart, ry last week shows that the score loss in a tiebreaker to win in the consistent tennis and proved why doesn't always determine the dif- second and then loosened up a bit, he is one of the top players in the ficulty of a match, pressed the net, and put his oppo- league. I was very happy that he was The Highclimbers defeated nent away easily in the third set," able to adjust his game from a more Central Kitsap 4-1 on Sept. 30 in perry said. aggressive, doubles type play to a Shelton.. Dracobly won 6-7, 6-4, 6-2 over focus of being more consistent and "The score isn't a reflection of Warren Coons. executing higher percentage shots, how close the match was," head No. 2 singles player William which proved to work very well." coach John Perry said. "I was re- Newman won a tough contest also. The coach said Perry won his ally happy with how we closed our "William was down 1-4 in the first set quickly and easily at No. matches out in the end." second set, but then put it in high 2 singles. At the start of the contest, Per- gear and won six of the next seven "His opponent then changed his ry said he didn't feel that any of games to win his second set," Per- style of play and focused on being the Shelton boys had control of ry said. more consistent ' the coach said. their matches. Newman defeated Chris Angico "Jamin dropped the first three "Central Kitsap had some very 6-2, 7-5. games of the second set. He then scrappy players that were able to Shelton followed the victory became more aggressive and won get the ball back over the net more with a 3-2 "nail-biter" loss Oct. 2 six of the next seven games to win times than not, so every game was at North Thurston. the second set." very close," he said. "We changed our lineup a bit The deciding match of the con- The most difficult match up and that proved to be beneficial test came at No. 3 doubles, where came at No. 1 doubles, where Jus- against them," Perry said. "With- Mark Vernon and Ethan Pentony tin Demattos and Jamin Perry lost out (senior Andrew Johnson) inlost 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 to Ethan Kimsey 6-2, 6-2 to Tyler Feldbush and Ja- the lineup, everyone had to play and CJ Lane. son Jun. up a spot, which is tough when"They played a very solid, ag- "Justin and Jamin had their you are playing against another gressive first set, but their op- hands full with two of Central top team." ponents came out strong in the Kitsap's best players, who were Shelton earned both its match second and third and we Couldn't consistent and hit with very good points at singles, quite close out the match," Perry pace," Perry said. "They were one Demattos defeated Ryan Joiner said. of the strongest doubles teams 6-2, 6-4 at No. 1 singles, while Ja- The Highclimbers (6-2) play at that I have seen yet this year." min Perry won 6-2, 6-4 at No. 2 3:30 p.m. today at Capital. Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page B-3 .s swimmers By EMILY HANSON emily@masoncoun corn About month into the swimming season, the inexperienced Shelton girls are still learning the ropes. "Our team is still a novice group and they are learning a lot each time they go out and race," co- head coach Chad Youngquist said. North Thurston defeated Shelton 129-38 Oct. 2 in Lacey. Despite the loss, several Shelton swimmers earned personal records. Junior Logan "if they master these skilJs, Maddox swam we will see big a best 200-yard , g freestyle time at |~pFOve~[~e~ts= t 2:43.07, fast enough for fifth place. She Chad Youngquist, SHS also earned a best in the 100-yard co-head girls backstroke, taking swim coach fourth in 1:32.60. Sophomore Lillian James swam the 100-yard butterfly in 1:39.30, good for third place. Junior Megan Jacobsen earned a best in the 100-yard freestyle at 1:02.10, placing fourth. She also swam a personal best in the 100-yard breast- stroke, taking fourth in 1:27.68. Sophomore Rebecca GoneUa swam the 100 free- style in 1:07.95 for fifth place, while junior Ivie Redman also earned a personal record in the 100 freestyle at 1:10.25 for sixth place. Finally, freshman Hannah Oliver earned a personal best in the breaststroke in 1:29.75, fast enough for fifth. On Saturday, the team competed at the South Sound Relays at The Evergreen State College in Olympia. "he relay meet is mainly an opportunity to race with blocks and swim different races," Youngquist said. "The times are estimates of their abilities, and we did not make direct comparisons with their best times." Olympia won the nine-team event with 593 points. Shelton took seventh with 329 points. "The block experience that both of our meets provided is crucial as we approach the postseason," Youngquist said. "I was pleased with the progress they show going off the blocks." Some techniques still need to be corrected. "We had way too many swimmers crossing their midlines and exaggerated breathing (head coming out too far)," Youngquist said. "These and our turns need to be addressed in the next couple weeks. If they master these skills, we will see big improvements." The Lady Highclimbers swim at 3:30 p.m. today against Central Kitsap at Olympic High School. s to e STEEL BUILDINGS INC. By EMILY HANSON ed out 12 assists. emily@masoncoun com Senior middle blocker Mikaela Shumaker made The North Mason vol- 18 digs and five kills. leyball team won two "We learned how to of its eight games last defend Sequim's tough week. hitters and were more That wasn't enough to able to trust our defen- win either of the team's sive system," Lilly said. matches. "The Wolves are a top On Sept. 30, Sequim team in (the 2A Olympic defeated the Lady Bull- League) and it felt great dogs in four sets, 25-9, to know that we had 25-16, 24-26, 25-i2. them off balance (in the "Our .team pushed third game)." back in the third game," The setters on the head coach Kanoe Lillyteam are emerging as said.."We played :with a leaders of the Lady Bull- lot of heart and really fo- dogs, she added. cused on finishing strong "Our hitters are be- in the rallies." coming: more versatile Senior outside hit- and our defense is more ter Quincy Satran alert and aware," she served at 100 percent,said. "It's exciting to made 10 kills and had watch it come togeth- 14 digs, while sopho- er." more setter Sydney North Mason followed Garrett also served atthe loss with another 100 percent and hand- four-game loss, this time to Bremerton on Oct. 2 at home, Bremerton won 25-23, 21-25, 27-25, 26-24. "The stats do not re- flect a failure to execute on offense," Lilly said. "Again, our hitters strug- gled to find the court. Our passing averages were very low even though our defensive stats were high. We were unable to convert on many 'free' plays, which should re- sult in more competitive volleyball." Sophomore outside hitter Jenna Rock had seven kills and 10 digs, while Shumaker made 13 kills, three blocks and 13 digs. Satran added eight kills and 13 digs, senior libero Samantha Leap- trot had 15 digs and Gar- rett made 14 assists. "We struggled with holding on to large leads, playing smart through longer rallies and end- ing each set with smart plays and positive ener- gy," Lilly said. The Lady Bulldogs (2- 6) play at 5 p.m. today at Port Angeles. Shop, RV Storage with Garage 30" x 28" x 12 1724 Cole Street Seattle / Enumclaw 360-825-7768 1-8oo-8s, 1o $16,945 Contractor's License #ALPHASB117PU 0 I L DIST. 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