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Basketball: SHS Boys Win; Girls Lose

The Shelton boys’ basketball team improved to 5-and-0 with a 61 to 60 overtime win at Gig Harbor Wednesday. The Highclimbers host Timberline Friday on MasonWebTV Powered by HCC.

The Shelton girls’ basketball team lost to Gig Harbor 53 to 36 Wednesday in a game broadcast by MasonWebTV Powered by HCC.

The Lady Highclimbers couldn’t overcome a two-point first quarter (scoring their first points with 1:15 remaining in the quarter) and were unable to stop the Tide’s Brynna Maxwell who finished with a game-high 31 points.

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Watch Shelton Girls' Basketball Host Gig Harbor

Watch the Shelton girls’ basketball team host Gig Harbor. This South Sound Conference game between the Highclimbers and the Tide tips off at 7 PM. Dedrick Allan will start the Maple Glen Senior Living Pregame Show at 6:45.

Shelton is 1-and-2 on the season, 1-and-1 in the SSC. Gig Harbor is 4-and-1 overall, 2-and-0 in the Conference.

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High School Sports Results from 12/11/18

Despite eight Highclimbers posting wins (two by pins), the Shelton wrestling team lost to Central Kitsap Tuesday 36 to 34. Half the Cougars’ points came on forfeits by the ‘Climbers. Michael Gilman and Trevor Meier pinned their opponents. Cameron MacAlvey Peace Lee, Robert Alfred, Beau Ward, Maurice Castro and Ammon Anderson posted wins for Shelton. The Highclimbers travel to the Hammerhead Tournament at the Kitsap Pavilion Friday and Saturday.

The Shelton boys’ swimming team beat Lakes 100 to 83 Tuesday. Individual results were not reported. The Highclimbers take on Capital Thursday at Evergreen State College.

The Shelton girls’ bowling team knocked off Gig Harbor 5 to 0 Tuesday. The Highclimbers are 8-and-2 on the season. They take on Timberline Thursday at Aztec Lanes in Olympia.

The North Mason boys’ basketball team beat Kingston 78 to 53 Tuesday. Ryan Pearson led the Bulldogs with a career high 35 points on 14 of 19 shooting. Pearson also broke the team’s single-game scoring record by a point. The previous record was held by current NM coach Brett Skogstad. The boys from Belfair improved to 4-and-4 on the season, 1-and-3 in the Olympic League. North Mason travels to Port Angeles Friday.

The North Mason girls’ basketball team lost at Kingston Tuesday 57 to 47. The Lady Bulldogs have dropped their last three games after starting 5-and-0. Their overall record is 5-and-3, 0-and-3 in the Olympic League. The girls from Belfair host Port Angeles Friday.

The Mary M. Knight girls’ basketball team dominated Three Rivers Christian for the second time in a little more than a week. The Lady Owls beat the Lady Eagle 45 to 14 Tuesday (and won 51 to 22 on Dec. 4th. The MMK girls are 3-and-1 on the season. They host Rainier Christian tonight (Wed. Dec. 12th).

The Mary M. Knight boys’ basketball team was held to five points in the first quarter and eight points in the third and lost at Three Rivers Christian Tuesday 56 to 40. The Owls are now 2-and-3 on the season. They host Firm Foundation tonight (Wed. Dec. 12th).

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County Budget Advisory Committee Makes Recommendations

[VIDEO] Mason County’s Citizens Budget Advisory Committee made recommendations Tuesday to the Mason County Commission.

Those recommendations for the next budget cycle include giving the highest priority for funding to criminal justice and public safety. The Committee also recommends a citizen-led multi-year property tax levy lid lift to the maximum amount possible for criminal justice and public safety. Other recommendations are annual review of fees, aggressive pursuit of grants, a voter approved county-wide Metropolitan Park District, a six-year criminal justice levy including a sales tax increase for a jail facility and other criminal justice needs, look at regional juvenile justice services, and find ways for county employees to be more efficient.

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County Takes Action Again on Olsen Building

[VIDEO] The Mason County Commission took action again on the County’s purchase of the former Olsen Furniture building. Tuesday, the Commissioners approved a resolution authorizing the purchase of the building at 414 W. Franklin Street in downtown Shelton for “a total of $825,000 plus closing costs with a 25% down payment and monthly installments at 4.5% for five years, paid from the REET 1 Fund #350.”

The Commission’s action was again unanimous despite three residents continuing their objections to the purchase.

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Watch Mason County Commission

[LIVE VIDEO] Watch the April 10, 2018 Mason County Commission meeting. There are three ways to watch live at 9 AM: or Mason County’s website ( You can also watch on demand on or Mason County’s website: Rebroadcasts on Hood Canal Communications’ local channel are Thursday at 6 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 9 AM.

Here is the meeting’s agenda:

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City Construction Schedule 12/10 to 12/14

Work on one of the two remaining infrastructure improvement projects in Shelton has stopped for the winter. Crews have stopped working on the Downtown Connector Project but work continues on Basin 3 Sewer Rehabilitation. There are still several temporary traffic revisions and lane closures in effect in the downtown area. Here is what motorists will encounter December 10th through December 14th.

Downtown Connector Project:

  • Construction on the Downtown Connector Project was put on hold for the winter on Saturday, December 1st. Olympic Highway North with remain open. Alder street will remain closed through the winter between 1st. St. & 2nd St. and 6th St. & 7th St. It is anticipated that construction will resume on April 1, 2019.

Basin 3 Sewer Rehabilitation Project:

  • Intermittent closures between Alder and Birch from 3rd St. to 7th St.
  • Intermittent closures between Birch and Henry from 2nd St. to 4th St.

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High School Sports Results from 12/8/18

SHS & NM Wrestling; MMK Basketball

The Shelton wrestling team had four place in the 2018 Wilfong Classic Saturday at Puyallup High School. The Highclimbers’ Robert Allred took 2nd place at 145 pounds; Michael Gilman was 2nd at 170 pounds;Peace Lee was 4th at 138 pounds; and Ammon Anderson finished 4th at 195 pounds.

The North Mason wrestling team had three take 2nd place Saturday in the 2018 Larry Brown Invitational at Fife High School. The Bulldogs’ Domingo Pedro-Gaspar was 2nd at 132 pounds; Juan-Miguel Jesus-Miguel took 2nd at 126 pounds; and Daniel Pulley finished 2nd at 170 pounds.

The Mary M. Knight girls’ basketball team lost their first game of the season Saturday falling to Naselle 31 to 24. The Lady Owls are now 3-and-1. They travel to Three Rivers Christian Tuesday.

The Mary M. Knight boys’ basketball team was held to 16 points in the second half Saturday and lost to Naselle 97 to 48. The Comets, leading 41 to 32 at the half, blew the game open in the third quarter outscoring the Owls 36 to 10. In the fourth quarter, Naselle outscored the boys from Matlock 20 to 6. MMK dropped to 2-and-2 on the season. They travel to Three Rivers Christian Tuesday.

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