Sports&Outdoors Beste shooter in the bunch By DEAN SIEMON Thaddeus Beste, 15, from Matlock, was hit by the hunting bug when his father, Mike, first started showing him how to shoot with rifles. “It kind of brings you back to early civilizations and brings you back to when things were simple,” he said. “When you go outside and you are the only person within a hundred miles and you just hear nature and you see nature, I think it’s really cool.” His mother, Barb, said that it was not expected that hunting would be a hobby between the father and son. “Mike, when he was growing up, his dad hunted but he never did,” Barb said. “Then when we had kids, we didn’t think that gene was passed on.” Barb said that she grew up in a household that had guns and a family member who was shot and killed by his own gun. “I didn’t really want him [Thaddeus] to embrace this,” Barb said. “I would rather have him do it with knowledge and be taught correctly than to have him turn 18 and go out and shoot.” Thaddues was allowed to go into hunting with his father but not until a few requirements set by his mother were met. “The stipulation that I had made was that he had to go through hunter’s [edu-
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Matlock’s Thaddeus Beste aims at a target set up behind his family’s home. Beste recently won the Pacific International Trapshooting Association’s Washington State High All-Around Junior championship. cation],” Barb said. Eventually, Thaddues said he wanted to find a club to improve his shooting skills. He and his father learned about the Mason County 4-H shooting club – the Hair-Triggers. “When I learned about the 4-H Hair-Triggers, I was really interested and my dad was interested in that too,” Thaddeus said. The club took part in trap shooting, a competitive form of shooting at clay pigeons
(clay targets). During their first practice, Thaddeus hit one of his first targets, which he was told is normal. “I hit the third one and that inspired me that I can do better,” Thaddeus said. After a while, the club’s organizer, Joe Rothrock, approached the family about the 2007 Grand Pacific competition sanctioned by the Pacific International Trapshooting Association (PITA). “Joe came to the house
MMK athletics stay intact; seeking for new A.D. internally By DEAN SIEMON Mary M. Knight High School in Matlock is keeping the athletic programs in place for the upcoming 2010-11 school year. But a few changes due to budget restraints have led to an internal search for a new athletic director. Seth Daneker, MMK principal and superintendant, said that budget restrictions forced the school district to release Joclin Julmist at the end of last school year. “He was one of the lowest in seniority,” Daneker said. Daneker said that he is sure they will hire the school’s next athletic director within their current staff. One reason being that it would be much harder for there to be communication with an athletic director not on the office or teaching staff. “Communication is a big piece of the job,” Daneker said. While the budget restraints cut the MMK staff, it did not reduce the number of athletic programs offered. The Owls will still compete in football and volleyball in the fall, boys and girls basketball in the winter and track and field in the spring. “With cuts in staff, we try really hard not to eliminate athletic programs,” Daneker said. Football was one of the sports at the end of the last school year that was expected to be on the chopping block. But Daneker said that support for football through the booster club, sponsors and the district, in addition to the community’s interest, helped keep the program for this fall.
“We have to keep kids involved and active or they’ll find ways to amuse themselves that we may not approve of.” “Football is also one of those sports that brings in gate money,” Daneker said. “People in this area like football.” Daneker said that in a small town such as Matlock, it is important for there to be athletic programs offered to the students. “Given that we are a small area, there is not a lot of recreational opportunities,” Daneker said. “We don’t have a movie theater, a mall or any places for kids to go.” While it is scheuled to be Daneker’s second year at Mary M. Knight, he said he has grown up in the Matlock area and understands how important the athletic programs and other recreational activities (i.e. 4-H Club) are in the area. “We have to keep kids involved and active or they’ll find ways to amuse themselves that we may not approve of,” Daneker said.
one night and said, ‘I hate to do this to you mom,’” Barb said. It was agreed upon that Thaddeus would go with the rest of the club to the competition, earning a patch for getting a perfect 25 out of 25 at a house – four houses (stations) in each round. “There are only two current members of the club that have shot 25, me and a kid named Kyle Willey,” Thaddeus said. As the father and son
continued to pursue the interest in trap shooting, Barb and Thaddeus’ sister Amanda, 18, continued to show support at competitions. “They would go out and go shooting and mom and I would be on the sidelines for support,” Amanda said. On Nov. 26, 2008, Mike died, leaving the family to continue on. “After Mike passed away, the support for Thad was still there,” Barb said. “But I’m not his dad, and it made
it difficult for Thad in many ways because I don’t go shoot.” Amanda became supportive of her brother’s interest and became involved with the 4-H club and took part in competitions. She was told in her first practice what her brother was told – she would hit one of her first three shots. “Sure enough I hit the second one,” Amanda said. See Shoot on page C-4
New NM baseball coach wants to build on success By DEAN SIEMON Bill Geyer, who has been involved with the North Mason School District for several years, has been named the new head baseball coach for North Mason High School. Geyer replaces Jay Hultberg who retired in May after 28 seasons and a trip to the WIAA 2A State Baseball Tournament in May. Geyer has coached for Hawkins Middle School for the last three years – Hawkins is within the North Mason School District. “I have worked with a lot of these kids,” Geyer said. “I’ve been Jay’s [Hultberg] assistant off and on for several years basically.” While Geyer said he will have big shoes to fill after the Hultberg regime, he said it is a once in a lifetime opportunity. “I don’t look at it as pressure,” Geyer said. “I look at it as a fun challenge.” The Bulldogs finished 11-13 last season, winning six out of the last eight. A large number of core players are returning, including leading pitcher and batter Kasey Bielec for his senior season “[Hultberg] didn’t leave me with my cupboards bare,” Geyer said. “The [junior varsity] had a decent team and in the middle school, we won the league championship last year. We’ll be all right.” Geyer said he has some changes he would like to make, including the community’s attitude torward baseball. His plan is for his coaching staff and Bulldog baseball players to go to local little leagues and “pee-wee” teams and help develop baseball in Belfair. “We’re going to do clinics, we’re going to umpire, we want kids to see us and I want kids to want to be Bulldog baseball players again,” Geyer said. “I want the Little League and the middle school to run my signs, my plays, so when they get up here, they’ll have all that.”
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Bill Geyer, the new North Mason High School baseball head coach.
While Geyer said there will be a Geyer has been in the area since challenge in getting the players to 1979. During his time in the North jump on the ship and be a part of Mason School District, Geyer has his plan, he said the coaching staff also been an announcer for Bulldog he has inherited will have the same athletics (football and basketball) challenge. and a substitute bus-driver. “We’re going to get the assistant But he looks forward to making coaches to do that same because the baseball head coaching position they’ve been under the other coach a top priority and working yearforever,” Geyer said. round. For the focus of the team, Geyer Geyer has been working during said he wants a “speed” based team the summer to maintain the basethat will put pressure on opposing ball field, as well as building new defenses, no matter who is batting dugouts. in the Bulldogs’ lineup. “We start working on the field “We’re going to run, we’re going and they’ll [the team] have pride to hit and run, we’re going to steal because this field is going to be nice and my four or five hitter might be again,” Geyer said. asked to bunt,” Geyer said. Geyer’s goals for helping youth “I want that defense to make players prepare for high school and mistakes because they’re hurrying helping players play baseball after and they’re worried.” high school. Geyer said the Bulldogs and But as for the Bulldogs in comyounger baseball players at petition, Geyer wants to continue Hawkins Middle School like speed. building on where Hultberg left off. “Some of the kids I won’t have “We’re going to be able to play to give steal signs to,” Geyer said. right now and instill the winning “They’ll have a green light to steal attitude and that will carry over to when they want to.” the long term.” Geyer said. Thursday, August 5, 2010 - Shelton-Mason County Journal - Page C-1
Rock hounding in Washington Of the many things that can include the outdoors in Washington, one I thought I would never partake in was the hobby of rock hounding or searching for the gemstone called â€œthunder eggs.â€? This is just like elk scouting, hiking, camping and treasure hunting all wrapped up into one package. Last Friday, it was decided that my family of six was to accompany my good friend Frank and most of his entire family, including his mom, his brother and family, his sister and family and friend Kippy, on a camping trip to the area of Naches for the aforementioned rock hounding. This trip found all of us caravanning one by one over Chinook Pass to what looked like a National Lampoons gathering in the woods. Upon a fashionably late arrival, my family found that camp was already set up and us â€œblue tarp campersâ€? were ready for the weekend. The only tent we had to set up was my sonâ€™s little pup tent that he just had to sleep in by himself. Camped along the Little Naches River, my first thought was fishing. But after hearing about our upcoming treasure hunt, I got excited and went to bed early so we could get up at the crack of dawn and be ready. Jumping into bed, my thoughts wandered about searching and digging in the hills for the geodes (thunder eggs) we were after when a faint rumbling moved through our camp. I focused on the sound, again a long, slow rumbling. This time it was closer and I realized with a flash in the pitchblack sky that a thunderhead (thunder cloud) was moving our way. Wifey Laura turned to me and said, â€œI wonder how long until the kids are banginâ€™ on the camper door?â€? I thought about it for a second and
replied â€œAs soon as the rain starts.â€? We both joked about it as the rain started to pour. Climbing back out of bed and slipping on my shoes I opened the camper door to check on the status of the tents. Happily I saw that the rain fly had held up and the tents were dry. By KELLY Snoring could be RIORDAN heard so I went back to bed and fell asleep with the sound of gentle rain and soft thunder. Morning came and I popped up, ready to hunt for rocks. Our camp was buzzing with a mixture of sleepy kids chomping on Pop Tarts and parents sipping grain-filled coffee (because you know those camp coffee sets just donâ€™t retain any of the coffee grains). After only three hours we were set. All 18 of us headed up the gravel road five miles to the trailhead. Parents, kids and gear all spewed out of the vehicles in no real order and after another 30 minutes, we were walking the quarter-mile trail single file toward our final destination. Taking up the rear, my mind again wandered about finding my first â€œthunder eggâ€? and how many we might find. Reaching the top of the hill (mountain), I peered down the ridge to see what looked like a pack of six foot gophers had made homes on the hillside. There were literally a dozen huge holes with some having depths of nine feet. Now let me just say that â€œfriendâ€? Frank had told me there was a little
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Thaddeus Beste, right, stands with his mother, Barb, center, and his sister, Amanda.
digging to be done, but he never said we would be burrowing nine feet into a mountain. It really reminded me of the movie â€œHoles.â€? Before I could start giving directions to my kids, my son dove feet first into the nearest hole and was immediately covered head to toe in dirt and mud. It was ok. That is what we were there to do so I followed suit and started digging. We looked like an old west mining crew as we dug and talked for the first 15 minutes. Then without notice I stopped, put my shovel down and stood in silence. Laura asked me what was wrong. â€œI just realized that I have no idea what I am doing or what I am looking for,â€? I said. Sandy, Frankâ€™s mom, started laughing, as did most everyone else. They too realized I was just digging a hole for no apparent reason. After the last snicker and headshake, directions and instructions were given and again off to digginâ€™ I went. Shouts started, â€œI found one,â€? proclaimed Frankâ€™s brother. â€œMe too,â€? said his sister. Soon everyone was finding thunder eggs â€“ everyone but me. Analyzing situations is something I often do in these circumstances, so I took a minute and went over everyone elseâ€™s holes and found out that digging straight down (which is what I was doing) was not the same course of action as the rest of the clan. Peeling side layers was the key and soon I hit a nice little honey hole and found my first two right in a row. Everyone was having a good time, as was I. Most of the day was spent on that hillside digging holes and tossing dirt clumps back and forth. It truly was a great family affair for all 18 of us.
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â€œDropped everything else that day, but got the second one. After that, I think my first contest was the Washington State shoot and that was last year.â€? What was discussed between Barb and her husband before his death was eventually purchasing a new shotgun for the continually improving Thaddeus. â€œThe firing pin wasnâ€™t hitting the shells as hard, so I was having misfires,â€? Thaddeus said. Having started with a Stoeger Model 200 shotgun, Thaddeus was able to get a new Browning Cynergy valued over $5,000. â€œI gave him a price cap,â€? Barb said. â€œBut then the price cap kept going up.â€? The new shotgun helped Thaddeus as he continued in competitions, with the goal to earn trophies. For a lot of the PITA events, belt buckles were the prizes. Most recently, Thaddeus won three championships symbolized in belt buckles at the PITA Washington State Championship July 7-11, at the Evergreen Sportsmenâ€™s Club in Littlerock â€“ Handicap, Junior Doubles and High All-Around Junior. His mother reflected to a time in 2007 when Thaddeus and his father were at an event, walking up to the belt buckles that were displayed for all to see â€“ telling his father that he wanted to win one someday. â€œHeâ€™s got three and Iâ€™m
sure his dad would have been very, very proud,â€? Barb said. It was a surprise for a young gun to step up and outshine over all shooters in the Handicap division with a score of 95. â€œSo when some 15-yearold kid comes out and shoots better than everyone [164 entries], it was like holy cow,â€? Amanda said. With the junior and the handicap championships, Thaddeus earned $600 in prize money. He said he is in the competition for bragging rights and trophies and money is not a factor for him. â€œAs soon as you start shooting for money, it becomes a job,â€? Thaddeus said. â€œIt puts more pressure on you, because now every time you see a bird [clay pigeon], you see a dollar.â€? As far as keeping Mike Besteâ€™s memory alive, the 4-H Club started a shooting tournament that was originally about to be named the Mike Beste Memorial Tournament, but was named the Best of the Best. â€œHe was the silent supporter of the club,â€? Barb said. â€œHe didnâ€™t want fan fare or notoriety.â€? â€œWe just knew it was going to be a memorial shoot for dad,â€? Amanda said. While members of the community have shown support, the Beste family said they have changed in the last year. â€œAs far as making us stronger, I donâ€™t know if itâ€™s made us stronger,â€? Barb said. â€œIt has made us more cohesive.â€?
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Third time not the charm for the Bulldogs By DEAN SIEMON A record of 1-8 can be deceiving in the game of football. North Mason High School learned that the hard way in a 2A state play-in game on Tuesday night at Interlake High School, losing 55-34. The Bulldogs (4-6) have been in this situation before, losing to the Saints (2-8) in a play-in game to end their season. In 2009, the Bulldogs lost 47-23 and in 2008 they fell to the Saints 35-20. North Mason’s defense had a tough time stopping the Saints’ junior running back Jordan Todd, who had 206 yards on 22 carries and six touchdowns. Todd’s first carry in the game was a 65-yard touchdown run on Interlake’s first offensive drive in the first quarter. Todd would score on runs of 32, 11, 18, 75, 16 and 7 yards. “He’s got great quickness and great speed at the corner of attack,” said Jeff Bevers, North Mason head coach. The Bulldogs allowed 28 points before scoring their first touchdown on a three-yard run from sophomore Tommy Renne. Renne also had a receiving touchdown in the fourth quarter to bring the score to 49-28. Bevers said Renne has been a successful offensive weapon all season. “That’s all the same stuff I see out of him every day,” Bevers said. Interlake took a 42-7 lead into halftime. Bev-
A little me time In the busy schedule between family and work, I find that rarely am I out in the woods on my own. On Saturday the 23 (if only by a friend canceling on a trip), I found myself By KELLY standing at a RIORDAN locked gate, in the early morning pitch black, with miles of open space and a deer tag to fill. Packing my bag and readying my gear, I had until noon to hunt and then had to be back at my place for my son’s 10th birthday party. Locking the door of my truck, the rain began to pour and in the light of my flashlight, shiny raindrops filled the light. I was glad I had worn my good rain gear as the hike to my preferred spot was twomiles away and it was downpouring. Upon arrival of what I call “The Big Hill”, I knew the last three-quarters mile was all uphill. Arriving in good time, the weather had held off daylight a little longer than I had anticipated, so I had to sit under a tree for a few minutes and wait for shooting light. Early sunrise started over the hill and it was time to begin the ascent to my honey hole at the top. Ten minutes in and the weather again threw me a curveball. Fog started to roll in above me and I knew the clearcut I wanted to glass over with my binoculars might be out of the question. Sure enough as I entered the clearcut, visibility was only 60 to 70 yards, Dang. This was normally a huge area almost a half-mile long and several hundred yards wide. Pulling up my binoculars only gave me another few yards to see. Deciding that I didn’t have time to wait out the fog, I made the choice to hike slowly and hunt two miles to another area where my brotherin-law, Rodgar, was hunting with my nephew and one of his friends, Dillon. This area was a little lower in elevation and I thought I might be able to help out my nephew and his friend. Creeping through the clearcut, I had made it about 300 yards when a covey of quail flushed at my feet and almost gave me a heart attack! After a few choice words for the fleeing fowl, I resumed my deer hunt. Fog socked in the area and nothing was moving (except quail) and I just moseyed along at a snail pace. There was good deer sign via droppings and even a buck rub on a small alder tree when I came up a small rise in the clearcut. Peering through the fog I could see a deer rump lying down behind a small Douglas fir tree on the edge of a “small” cliff. Up came the binoculars, but I couldn’t tell if the deer was a buck or a doe. What I could tell was the deer was large! Thinking about my next move, I remembered that I had bought a grunt tube from Verle’s a few years back. Digging into my pocket, I located the call and decided to give it a try, “RRRRRR…RRRRR…RR…R”. It kind of made me snicker at the sound. Apparently the deer didn’t think it was too funny and jumped up, spun around, stomped and snorted at me! Thinking about it now, I am sure there was a priceless look of shock on my face. There was no doubt, it was a buck
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Above, Interlake High School’s Jordan Todd escapes North Mason senior Kameron Crosswhite’s tackle en route to one of six touchdowns in a state tournament play-in game. Right, North Mason’s Tevin Williams attempts to shake off a defender after making a catch. ers told the team heading into the contest that the Saints would be the toughest 1-8 team they faced. “I think we took them a little too lightly and that’s why we didn’t come out fast,” said Tevin Williams, North Mason senior. After trailing 49-7 with 9:41 left in the third quarter, the Bulldogs went to the passing attack, which totaled 301 yards. Junior quarterback
Charlie Becker threw 11 out of 22 for 146 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions. Becker concluded his first full season as a varsity starting quarterback, which Bevers said has included a lot of growth he hopes to see continue next year. “He’s become the leader of this football team and I expect that to last the rest of the way his senior year,” Bevers said. Senior Kasey Bielec threw two completions
in halfback trick pass plays, both were touchdowns to Williams for 87 yards (third quarter) and 68 yards (fourth quarter). “We’ve run them [halfback passes] a couple of times earlier in the year and they’ve worked for us,” Bevers said. The senior wide receiver for North Mason had eight catches for 261 yards. “They were playing up See Bulldogs on page C-6
Oly beats Shelton in OT thriller By DEAN SIEMON The Shelton High School football Highclimbers looked like they were about to have their best game of the last three years, let alone this season, at home on Friday against 4A Narrows League rival Olympia High School. But the Highclimbers allowed 28 unanswered points for Olympia to win in overtime, 41-35. Shelton (2-7, 1-6 Narrows League) held a 35-14 lead after senior running back Jacob Barrett rushed for an eight-yard touchdown. Barrett rushed for 178 yards with three touchdowns, two in the first half. Senior Joey Wuolle ran for 87 yards on 15 carries and one touchdown. Matt Hinkle, Shelton head coach, said the one-two punch of Wuolle, who is six-foot-four and 284 pounds, and the much lighter and faster Barrett was a factor in Shelton’s success on the ground. “Wuolle running inside led to the defense hesitating,” Hinkle said. “When the opportunity arose, we went outside to Jacob [Barrett].” The Shelton offense rushed for 351 yards in the game on 62 rushing plays in the game. Hinkle said he gives credit for the offensive numbers to the offensive line. “With those rushing totals, the offensive line must have been doing well,” Hinkle said. The Bears (8-1, 7-0 Narrows League) had one costly fumble in the first quarter to keep Shelton ahead by two scores, in addition to unsportsmanlike conduct penalities to continue Highclimber drives. “Oly had some turnovers and some big penalites,” Hinkle said. “But I was just pleased with the way the kids
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Mary M. Knight High School’s Jeremy Pais prevents a pass on defense during the Owls’ home game against Lake Quinault High School on Saturday. Journal photo by Rick Kennedy
Shelton High School’s Jacob Barrett gets a few blocks on a sweep play during a home game against Olympia High School on Friday.
played.” Hinkle said he was not shocked to look up at the scoreboard with nine minutes left, which read Shelton 35, Olympia 13. “In the last three games, we’ve played well,” Hinkle said. “Was I shocked? No, because these kids are battlers.” But Olympia started strong in the third quarter with rushing touchdowns by juniors Spenser Killman (three yards) and Trevor Houser (one yard). The Bears trailed 35-27 late in the fourth quarter until senior Griffin Boudia rushed for a four-yard touchSee Overtime on page C-6
Owls remain winless at home By DEAN SIEMON Mary M. Knight High School football came back home for a 1B Southwest League game on Saturday but fell to the Lake Quinault High School Elks, 54-14. The Owls (1-7, 1-5 Southwest) totaled 236 yards of offense. Freshman Austin Thompson started at quarterback, throwing one completion for 22 yards. The young Owl threw an interception in the third quarter to Lake Quinault (4-4, 3-3 Southwest) sophomore Chris Erdman, who returned 20 yards for a touchdown. Sophomore Kyle Willey, the previous starting quar-
terback, was inactive due to injury. “[Thompson is] not very well seasoned but we gave him a chance,” said Eric Smith, Mary M. Knight head coach. Sophomore Juan Jimenez led the Owls’ rushing attack, which totaled 214 yards. Jimenez scored on a four-yard touchdown run to cap a first quarter drive to bring the score to 8-6. Jimenez came off the field in the second quarter due to a hand injury and was limited to playing on defense in the second half. “Everytime he’s on the field, he leads the team,” See Owlson page C-5 See Outdoors on page C-5 Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 - Shelton-Mason County Journal - Page C-1
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“They come to work every day and are a lot of fun to coach,” Bevers said. Williams, one of the seniors leaving, said playing for North Mason was the best experience of his life. “I wouldn’t want to play football anywhere else if I had the choice,” Williams said.
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(Evans kick) Third quarter I - Todd 16-yard run (Evans kick) NM - Charlie Becker 14-yard pass to Tevin WIlliams (Bielec kick) NM - Bielec 87-yard pass to Williams (Bielec kick) Fourth quarter NM - Becker 32-yard pass to Renne (Bielec kcik) I - Todd 7-yard run (Evans kick failed) NM - Bielec 68-yard pass to Williams (Bielec run failed)
First quarter I - Jordan Todd 65-yard run (Danny Evans kick) I - Todd 32-yard run (Evans kick) Second quarter I - Todd 11-yard run (Evans kick) I - Todd 18-yard run (Evans kick) NM - Tommy Renne 3-yard run (Kasey Bielec kick) I - Todd 75-yard run (Evans kick) I - Matt Malos 21-yard pass to Scotty Gehlhausen
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Shelton High School senior quarterback Ryan Adams looks for an opening against Olympia High School’s defense during Friday’s game at Shelton.
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down with 2:09 left. Boudia ran for the twopoint conversion to tie the game at 35-35. In overtime, the Highclimbers had the first possession starting from the Olympia 25-yard line (college overtime rules applied). Wuolle, who had a touchdown earlier in the game, fumbled to turn the ball over. In Olympia’s overtime drive, Killman scored the game-winning touchdown from five yards out. “Olympia is a good team and I’m proud of the way the kids battled,” Hinkle said. Olympia had 19 first downs in the game and converted on a few third-andlong situations. The Bears were four out of nine in third down conversions, but Hinkle said the Highclimbers should have done better, primarily in the second half. “[Olympia] capitalized on some stuff and we missed an opportunity,” Hinkle said. “When we put this team in third and long, we need to do a better job getting our guys off the field.” The Highclimbers are scheduled for their final game of the season at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4, at Yelm High School. Yelm is 2-7 with a 1-4 record in the 3A Narrows League. The Tornadoes lost their last game at Wilson High School 21-14. Hinkle said playing a 3A school is not going to make a difference in the expectations entering the season finale. “They put 11 kids out there just like everybody else,” Hinkle said. “The kids will play well, I’m sure.” After having played the top three teams in the 4A Narrows League (Gig Harbor High School, Bellarm-
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