SHS Fall Sports Are Just Around The Corner

SheltonAxeRegistration and practices begin this month for all incoming 9th through 12th graders.  Fall sports include Football, Volleyball, Girls’ Soccer, Boys’ Tennis, Girls’ Swim, and Boys’/Girls’ Cross Country

The SHS Athletics Office will be open for fall sports registration and clearance on the following dates:

FOOTBALL Registration/Clearance:  August 13th and 14th from 9-Noon and 1-3 pm

                First day of Football Practice is August 19th

ALL OTHER Sports Registration/Clearance:  August 17th through 21st  from 9-Noonand 1-3 pm

                First day of practice for other fall sports is August 24th

Please note that the Athletics Offices will close promptly at 3 pm, so please plan ahead.

NEW THIS YEAR:  In order to be cleared for practice your sports physical must no expire before the end of your sport season.

FALL season can run through 12/05/2015 for some sports.  Make sure your physical does not expire before that date.

Registration materials can be found by following the ATHLETICS links on the Shelton Schools webpage:

SHS Sports Press Release – August 12, 2015

Mariners 6-5 Win Over Orioles

SEATTLE (AP) - Austin Jackson hit a bases-loaded single in the 10th inning to give the Seattle Mariners a 6-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night, marking the first time since baseball expanded to 30 clubs that all 15 home teams won on the same day.

Jackson's single off reliever T.J. McFarland (0-2) down the right-field line scored Logan Morrison from third and finished off the major league schedule for the night.

The last time home teams went undefeated on a day with more than one game was an 8-0 record on Aug. 28, 2008 - although road squads were 7-0 on April, 2, 2013, according to STATS. Arizona and Tampa Bay joined the majors in 1998, bringing the total to 30 teams.

STATS said the best performance by home teams had been 11-0, accomplished six times - three in the 1800s. The most recent occasion was Sept. 16, 1989.

August 12, 2015

Langhorne, Seattle Rally Past Parker, Sparks 85-77

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Crystal Langhorne scored 18 points, including a go-ahead layup with 2:34 remaining, and the Seattle Storm rallied to beat the Los Angeles Sparks 85-77 on Tuesday, spoiling Candace Parker's big night.

Parker had 12 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists - narrowly missing the WNBA's sixth triple-double. Margo Dydek, Lisa Leslie, Sheryl Swoopes, Deanna Nolan and Temeka Johnson are the only WNBA players with regular-seasons triple-doubles.

After Langhorne's layup, Jenna O'Hea hit a 3-pointer on Seattle's next possession and Langhorne had a putback to cap the Storm's 7-0 run for an 81-74 lead. After Kristi Toliver hit a 3-pointer to cut Los Angeles' deficit to 81-77, Jewell Loyd hit a fadeaway jumper with the shot clock winding down and O'Hea made two free throws with 24 seconds left.

Sue Bird, Jewell Loyd and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 15 points apiece for Seattle (6-17). Mosqueda-Lewis scored 12 first-half points to set a career-high.

Seattle snapped a five-game losing streak and beat Los Angeles for the fourth straight time - including its only two road wins.

Jantel Lavender added 22 points and Nneka Ogwumike 16 for Los Angeles (7-16).

August 12, 2015

Orioles Win 3-2 Over Mariners

marinersbaseball2015SEATTLE (AP) - Chris Davis hit a go-ahead single and his 30th home run, and the Baltimore Orioles pulled within two games of the second wild-card spot in the American League with a 3-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night.

Adam Jones launched his 18th homer in the first inning off Seattle starter Vidal Nuno (0-1) and scored on Davis' base hit in the fourth. Davis then hit a line drive out to center field off reliever Mayckol Guaipe in the sixth that landed in nearly the same spot as Jones' drive.

Davis reached 30 homers for the third time in the last four years. He led the majors with 53 in 2013.

Seattle slugger Nelson Cruz extended his hitting streak to a career-high 20 games with an opposite-field single leading off the fourth. His streak of nine straight games with an extra-base hit came to an end.

August 11, 2015

Wagner, Hahn Lead US Women's Amateur Qualifying

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Samantha Wagner and Jennifer Hahn shot 4-under 68 on Monday in the U.S. Women's Amateur at Portland Golf Club to share the first-round lead in stroke-play qualifying.

The top 64 after the second round Tuesday will advance to match play.

The 18-year-old Wagner, from Orlando, Florida, will be a freshman at Florida. The 21-year Hahn, from Henderson, Nevada, will be a senior at Vanderbilt.

Cindy Ha of Demarest, New Jersey, opened with a 69. She will be a sophomore at Vanderbilt.

Stanford's Mariah Stackhouse of Riverdale, Georgia, was at 70 along with Canadian Women's Amateur champion Mariel Galdiano of Pearl City, Hawaii; Australia's Soo Jin Lee and France's Mathilda Cappeliez. Defending champion Kristen Gillman of Austin, Texas, shot 71.

August 11, 2015