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Page B-6 - Mason County Journal - Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 SheRon hasplenty of 3A WIAA State Boys Swim- ming Championship in the 50- swimmers, experience yard freestyle last February. "Anything Harrison this upcoming season swims, it's going to be hard to beat him," Youngquist said. By EMILYHANSON Green will be strong in emily@masoncoun com the 200-yard freestyle and the 200-yard individual med- Chad Youngquist thinks ley, while Taylor is a fast the Shelton boys swim team 100-yard breaststroke swim- is a success-oriented group, mer and sprint freestyler, "The quality of boys is Youngquistsaid. high," the co-head coach said "I think we'll be where we Friday during practiee. "Their were last year with a young grades are good, they're sup- crew," he added. "I'm seeing portive of each other. It's just some new talent, but they're a good, solid bunch." not district-level swimmers Leading that 40-boy yet." bunch are six seniors: Dalton Youngquist teaches an in- Green, Harrison MacAlevy, termediate swim class at SHS Ryan Taylor, Corbett John- and said he thinks the class son, Chris Frost and Rex is funneling strong swimmers Wilson. to the team, accounting for Among the seniors,the higher number of athletes MacAlevy is the most experi- this winter. enced. He placed fifth at the "We've lost a lot of speed (from last season), but I think hole the team needs to fill. He we're in a position to reload," moved to Idaho during the Youngquist said. "There's asummer. whole bunch of middle-level"Levi was going to be our swimmers who could rise up." clincher to make sure we The fastest sprinter placed at state in the relays," on the team right now is Youngquist said. "Sprint- Youngquist's son, sophomoreing is kind of a junior/senior Ryan Youngquist. thing. They often have to de- "Ryan just broke 1 minute velop into it." in the 100-yard freestyle in a Youngquist said he thinks physical education class," the a couple of the divers could coach said. fill relay positions. Junior Levi Vance left one Six divers return to the team from last year: ju- niors Jon Netzel and Troy Krumpols and sophomores Zack Netzel, Luke Netzel, Brock Wienmann and Mikey Willis. "The depth of our dive squad might be the most in the state," Youngquist said. Co-head coach Rob Phelan, who oversees the divers, said the six returners have the potential to qualify for state by points before the regular season ends. Only four divers from each school are allowed to compete at state, though. Krumpols has been to the state championship the past two years. As a sophomore, he took 10th place. Jon Netzel competed at state last year, but a back injury stopped him from plac- ing, Phelan said. "It's exciting to see what they'll do," he added. S continued from page B-1 good kids coming in who will be strong, with more wrestlers than able to ease that burden, though." usual this winter. Nine girls are One spot the team needs to He predicted that the fresh- on the roster this year. fill will be at 113 pounds. Junior men class -- there are 12 -- will Lacy said Mecham, Ruiz-Rivas Riley Rifle, who participated at make a difference right away be- and junior Izabel del Bosque will state the past two seasons, moved cause of their experience through lead the girls. out of district during the summer, the Shelton youth wrestling pro- The team will exhibit its skills "Riley was a big part of our gram. at the annual challenge night, be- team," Lacy said. "We've got some Finally, the girls team is ginning at 5 p.m. Saturday. Adreanna Cheney School: Shelton High School Winter sport: Girls' bowling Favorite animal: Cats Favorite movie: 'q'he Nightmare Before Christmas" If you could be any kind of cat, what kind would you be and why?. "A Havana brown munchkin cat because they are gorgeous cats." continued from page B-1 North Mason senior Ty Grewell takes down teammate junior practice. Journal photo by Emily Hanson Cole Rinehart on Nov. 20 during ogs" continued from page B-1 The coach faces a quick turnaround in getting his wrestlers ready to compete. "I think the next two years should be pretty strong," McCarty said. The team's primary goal is to get at least five Bulldogs to state in February. North Mason sent five wrestlers to state last year, four of which graduated in June. Varsity s ule Tournament Ja.. 3 -- TBD at Port Angeles for Battle for Dec 4 -- TBD at Port Angeles the Axe Toumament Dec 6 -- TBD at Aberdeen for Kick Off Oassk Ja. 6-- 6 p.m. at Shelton Dec. 12 -- 5 p.m. at Pavilion for Jan. 8-- 6 p.m. vs. Olympic and Port Otym NTournament Townsend Dec. 13 --- TBD at Rfe High School for Larry Jaa. 10 -- TBD at Bainbfidge Island Invite Brown Invitational Jan, 13 -- 6 p.m. vs. Kingston and North Dec, 16-- 6 p.m. at Sequim IGtsap Dec 19-20 -- TBD at Kitsap Pavilion for Jan. 21 -- 6 p.m. vs. Bremerton HammerHead Tournament Jan. 22 -- G p.m. at Port Townsend Dec. 26 -- North Mason tV Tournament. Time Jan. 24-- TBD at Sequim for All-Comers to be determined Toumarnent Dec. 27 --- TBD North Mason Varsity Jan. 29 -- 6 p.m. vs. Klahowya She said when she arrived at the bowling al- ley that evening, she was told the adult recreation leagues would start in 30 minutes. "So I just started chucking my ball," Cheney said with a laugh. The game started with four strikes in a row. Cheney picked up the spare in the fifth frame. While this is Cheney's third season with the Lady Highclimbers, she's also with her third bowling coach. As a freshman, Curt Snyder coached the team. "Curt was a great coach, but he focused on the var- sity and I was C-team," Cheney said. "I'm not as good as I should be because I lacked that training in my first year." She said Steve Pelto as coach last season was her favorite, but he was mostly a supportive coach. Last season, Cheney reached the 3A West Central District III Tournament, but said she didn't bowl well. She added that she thinks she can reach the dis- trict tournament again this season. Outside of bowling and FFA, Cheney is the vice president of the Key Club. "I love Key Club, it's so much fun," she said. "I get to go out and do things. I get to have fun while help- ing other people." She said she loves art, but hasn't had the opportu- nity to study it at SHS. "I like learning in general," Cheney added. "I like my teachers, too. They're nice and really helpful." What Cheney loves most isn't part of her school life at all. It's her six cats. "I don't know what I'm going to do without a cat next year (in the WSU dorms)," she said. "I plan on getting an apartment my sophomore year and hope- fully I can have a cat."