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Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 -Mason County Journal- Page B-3 FLY ON THE SIDELINE At the sound of Tery Bo- tham's softly uttered go," Harrison MacAlevy kicked off in the Shelton swimming pool to do a lap of the 25-yard long pool. Once MacAlevy was sev- eral strokes away, Botham again quietly commanded "go" and Brayden Ordonez kicked off. During the fall and winter, I have a standing appoint- ment to interview SHS swim coaches Chad Youngquist and Rob Phelan each Friday after- noon. For the past several weeks, while talking with Youngquist, I've watched as the small-statured Botham, 73, conducts what he calls By EMILY HANSON Tery'sl Lap Swim in lane 6 dur- ing the girls swim ~eam practices. "I can't work with the boys outsid~ of the swim season," Youngquist told me in early September. "But I can open a lane for Tery to work with them. I stopped to chat witt Botham on Friday to le~ rn more about the progra~ and I found myself intrigued. "Other than the Quic ~- Water Swim Club, ther('s no year-round swim program in Even though MacAlevy gram is that, for swimmers Shelton," Botham said. "And owns the record, Botham said who want to compete at the QuickWater didn't swim dur- he and Ordonez, a freshman,national or international lev- ing the summer (this year) are the most regular partici- el, this is the kind of training because of numbers." pants of the lap swim. they need to do. Botham began his swim "We've had as many as "These kids say the high coach career when he was 12 six or seven come, though,"school program is great but and living in Wichita, Kan- Botham said. "I've limited it it's only for three months," sas. to the guys who can do the Botham said. "To place at He retired when he was 60, workouts." state, you're competing but found himself back in the The workouts can include, against those kids who swim swim room helping with swimming laps or practicing a year-round. We're trying to MacAlevy's butterfly form. variety of strokes. For others, get closer to a year-round pro- MacAlevy, a senior, is a there's weight lifting, gram." powerhouse swimmer for the Botham said the lap swims Knowing this, I expect to SHS boys program. He holds are designed to build up ath- see fast times from some of the school record for the 50- letes' strength and cardiovas- the boys this winter right out yard freestyle at 21.58 sec- cular system, of the gate. onds, which he set at the 3A '%Vhen high school prac- And I hope there'll be a WIAA State Boys Swim and tices start, they're ready to go larger number of Highclimb- Dive Championship in Febru- fast," he added, ers headed to state in Febru- ary. Another benefit of the pro-ary. SPORTS BRIEFS Shelton junior scores hat trick Loryn Ziegler scored a hat trick last week. The Shelton junior forward got past the Foss keeper three times Oct. 9 in the Lady Highclimbers' 7-1 home vic- tory. "This was a very rough game be- cause both the game play and the of- ficiating were very one-sided," head coach Dan Deacon said. "We controlled all aspects of the game play from start to finish, but with a high-scoring game, we were lucky if we got a call. We were pretty beat up by the end of the game." Ariana Dose, Madison Jacoby, Hana Chappell and Halley Fields also scored for Shelton. Two days before, Central Kitsap defeated Shelton 6-2 at Highclimber Stadium. "The game was pretty equally matched as far as possession and con- trol," Deacon said. "We had an equal number of opportunities to score, but the difference was they were able to finish, while we still struggled finish- ing." MMK volleyball bests Wishkah With the exception of game three, the Mary M. Knight volleyball team dominated Wishkah last week. By EMILY HANSON emily@masoncoun com On Oct. 7, the Lady Owls defeated Wishkah 25-9, 25-10, 26-28, 25-11 in Matlock. i Head coach Kitty Brehmeyer said she put the subs in for game three to gain playing experience. "When you're winning by that many points, it's nice to mix it up a bit and challenge your players," Brehmeyer said. The coach praised sophomore Kalah Ralph in game three for coming off the bench strongly. "She tracked the ball well and didn't miss a serve," she said. The team's Oct. 9 home match against Oakville wasn't played be- cause the official never arrived. The Lady Owls (6-3) are scheduled to play at the Dig Pink Tournament at 10 a.m. Saturday at Wishkah. The tournament is a fundraiser for breast cancer research. NMHS wins two volleyball matches The North Mason volleyball team defeated two 2A Olympic League op- ponents last week. On Oct. 7, the Lady Bulldogs beat Kingston 25-18, 25-13, 25-19 in Bel- fair. "The team served better than any previous match, with 93 percent," head coach Kanoe Lilly said. "That in- cluded 13 aces." The team's passing accuracy served to give hitters m0re opportunities, she added, i "Overall team energy was high and we were able to make good things hap- pen, recovering and refocusing after mistakes," Lilly said. "We converted a lot of our defensive plays into offensive success." The Lady Bulldogs then defeated Port Angeles 15-25, 25-21, 25-15, 25- 15 on Oct. 9 in Port Angeles. "After reflecting on our game one loss, we were able to make some small adjustments and eventually set the tone of the match," Lilly said. "We concentrated, as a team, to make sure that every third contact was a jump and hit." The Lady Bulldogs (4-6) play at 6:15 tonight at home against North Kitsap. Lady Bulldogs lose North Mason's Oct. 9 game at Port Angeles came down to a shootout. Port Angeles defeated the Lady Bulldogs 4-1 in the shootout, which resulted after the teams failed to score in two five-minute overtime periods. Junior Tegan Daviscourt scored the team's lone goal in the second minute of the game. On Oct. 7, North Mason defeated Kingston at home 2-1. Daviscourt scored in the fii~h min- ute, while senior Rylee Engel added the second goal in the 16th minute. Head coach Mitchell James did not provide comments for either game by deadline. The Lady Bulldogs (4-3-1) play at 6:45 p.m. today against North Kitsap at Phil Pugh Stadium. Swimmers seeing fewer best times The Shelton girls swim team is in a tough spot at this point in its season. 'Tee have a lot of injuries right now," co-head coach Chad Youngquist said. "(The experienced swimmers are) not very resilient because of what (in- juries) they came into the season with. The rest of the swimmers are new." This effected the team both in its 93-68 victory against Mount Tahoma on Oct. 7 in Shelton and its 114-48 loss to Central Kitsap on Oct. 9 in Sil- verdale. Youngquist said there are fewer personal records than he's used to see- ing at this point in the season. "(Personal records) always come and when they come, I expect there will be a lot of them and they will be big jumps," he said. Despite the low number of personal records, junior Megan Jacobsen quali- fied for the 3A West Central District III Championship in the 100-yard free- style at Central Kitsap. She took sec- ond place in the event with a personal best of 1 minute, 1.50 seconds. The Lady Highclimbers compete next at 3:30 p.m. today against Foss in Shelton. Illness remained a factor for the North Mason cross- most, he said. finished in 19:03.50 for "I'm looking at prob- country team last week. The younger Mead 36th and Johnson came in ably a couple of girls going Head coach Bill McCar-sister took 18th place in 66th place in 20:09.24. on to state," McCarty said. ty said a flu-like bug has 22:24.20, while Simonson Despite persistent ill- The road to state will taken its toll on the team. finished 41st in 24:25.86. ness and a few injuries, be tougher for the boys Despite the illness, the The boys team had a McCarty said he is happy team, he added. girls came out strong in harder time on the course, with the way the season The Bulldogs were their meet OCt. 8 at Battle The Bulldogs took hasgone thus far. scheduled to compete in Point Park on Bainbridge eighth among eight teams "I think we have gotten their final regular season Island. with l70points, much better overall," he meet yesterday. The Lady Bulldogs Junior Jeremiah Lam- saidi "If we can get everyone Varsity runners will took sixth among nine bert led the team's efforts over this bugin the next few compete in the 2A Olym- teams with 152 points,with a 15th-place finish in days, we should peak right pic League Championship Senior Caitlyn Mead 18:14.62. at the end of the season and at 4:30 p.m. (boys) and led the girls with a time of Seniors Corey Allen, be ready for league." 5:01 p.m. (girls) Oct. 23 at 22 minutes, 10.19 seconds, Mark Phillips and fresh- For the first time in The Cedars at Dungeness fast enough for 17th place, man Dustin Johnson several years, McCartyGolf Course in Seqnim. Compiled by sports reporter Emily Hanson usually indicative of a "hamstring pain and swelling have subsided, strain" involving one or more of your doctor may refer you to the three muscles that run along physical therapy to restore muscle the back of the thigh. A hamstring function. 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Hamstring muscle fibers rehabilitation program is needed gradually become tendon fibers for healing and recovery, near the knee. i at rig i It was jtmior Joanna stood out among the boys, can picture the top five Mead and freshman McCartysaid. girls advancing to the Halley Simonson who Allen took 25th place Westside Classic -- the impressed McCarty the in I8:40.01, while Phillips district meet -- as a team. while sprinting or high-kicking is period of rehabilitation. Once the