Tickets for the Lynden-Ferndale football game at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Lynden High School will be pre-sold.
Game tickets go on sale starting Monday, Oct. 15, through Friday, Oct. 19. Fans can purchase tickets from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Lynden or Ferndale ASB offices.
Cost is $5 for adults and students without an ASB card. Tickets cost $3 dollars for visiting students with an ASB card and $2 will get senior citizens into the game.
The game is a matchup of two undefeated teams, and the winner will gain an advantage in the race for a Northwest Conference title.
LYNDEN ANNOUNCES HALL OF FAME CLASS
Lynden High School has announced its 2013 Class of Athletic Hall of Fame inductees.
Athletes Scott Rutgers, Adrian Jorissen and Doug Smith will be inducted as well as Elmer Clarkston for administrative work and Greg Helgath for meritorious service.
The Hall of Fame Banquet is at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Homestead Resort in Lynden. A Hall of Fame halftime presentation will take place during a game on Friday, Jan. 25, at Jake Maberry Gymnasium.
NIELSEN ENJOYING STRONG FRESHMAN SEASON
The Squalicum girls' swimming program seems to churn out one strong swimmer after another.
One of the reasons is, in large part, due to hard-working athletes such as freshman Olivia Nielsen.
Nielsen is one of two girls on coach Steve Gibb's team who have a 100 percent attendance record for early morning dry land workouts and afternoon water workouts.
Her dedication is paying off.
Nielsen swam state times in the 200 freestyle and the 100 backstroke during Squalicum's meets against Anacortes and Ferndale on Oct. 4 and Oct. 9, respectively.
Against Ferndale, Nielsen did something Gibb hasn't witness a swimmer do since he started coaching. In the 200 freestyle event, she chose to swim the butterfly stroke.
"I've had other girls do breaststroke and backstroke but not butterfly (very hard to do)," Gibb wrote in an email.
Nielsen owns top Whatcom County times in the 200 individual medley, 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke this year.
"Any coach would love to have a team full of Olivias," Gibb wrote. "She never stops pushing herself to work hard and do better. She never stops smiling. (She's) a real joy to coach. I've had many champions who were self-motivated, and Olivia belongs right in the same league."
PRESS INVALUABLE FOR SEHOME
Sehome tennis player Trevor Press may not have had a huge impact on the Mariners this season in terms of wins and losses, but his presence has been invaluable to the success of the team.
Press has a varsity doubles record of 3-0, and coach Bonna Giller said he provides great balance for the many different personalities on Sehome.
"Trevor has played varsity tennis for two seasons," Giller wrote in an email. "Every coach wants a player like Trevor. He doesn't see as much playing time as he would like but still is so committed to the sport. Trevor never misses practice, plays any position he is asked to play, has a positive attitude every day, plays in the offseason and works hard each and every day."
BLAINE LOOKING TO FILL COACHING POSITIONS
Blaine High School is seeking a new baseball and track and field coach.
Anyone interested can contact Steve Miller or Wayne Vezzetti at Blaine for more details on the open positions.
FERGUSON AND DIFFLEY END SEASON STRONG
Bellingham tennis doubles players Sam Ferguson and Emile Diffley won't be partnered during the Class 2A Northwest District Tournament, but the two enjoyed a strong ending to the regular season.
The duo recorded straight set wins against Lynden and Squalicum. They beat Lynden's Trevor Dalla Santa and Brock Benner 6-2, 6-0 on Monday, Oct. 8 and Squalicum's Drew Segren and Kevin Smiley 6-4, 6-2 on Wednesday, Oct. 10.
"Sam and Emile were put together for the last two matches and really clicked," Bellingham coach Steve Chronister wrote in an email. "They beat two quality teams in an impressive fashion."
Reach ANDREW LANG at email@example.com or call ext. 862.