The Bellingham Blazers, a local tier III junior hockey team, is seeking help with the costs of attending the USA Hockey Tier III National Tournament.
The Blazers, who won the Northern Pacific Hockey League title, will be leaving for the tournament in Rochester, Minn., on April 3 and returning April 8.
The Blazer roster is composed of 16- to 20-year-olds, with players from Whatcom County, Colorado, California, Oregon and British Columbia.
The estimated cost for the trip is $30,000. The Blazers are asking for donations to the team by making a tax deductible contribution to the Whatcom Sports Commission, which operates the Blazers.
The Whatcom Sports Commission is a not-for-profit organization. For more information, call 360-676-1919.
COLLINS TAKES SECOND AT RACQUETBALL TOURNAMENT
Wanda Collins of Bellingham took second place in the ladies open division of the Northwest Open on March 14-17 at the Bellingham Athletic Club.
The 60-year-old Collins lost to 22-year-old Jesica Munoz of Burlington in the final.
LOCAL BOXERS WIN BOUTS
Ryan Misanes and Samantha Bahe won bouts at the St. Patrick's Day Boxing Show, which was hosted by Sea Mar Boxing Club, on Saturday, March 16.
Misanes of Bellingham earned a split decision over Yevgenity Mindor of Seattle.
Bahe, also from Bellingham, earned a split decision over Frida Marantes from Renton. The bout was honored as fight of the night.
WALLEN WINS MEDALIST HONOR AT TOURNAMENT
Blaine High School's Ryan Wallen won the individual medalist honor after beating Selah High School's Derek Wood in a playoff Monday, March 25, at Black Rock Creek Golf Course in Sunnyside.
Wallen birdied the first playoff hole to win after Wallen and Wood finished an even-par 72.
D-BLOCK HOOPS TEAMS GO UNDEFEATED
The D-BLOCK HOOPS fifth-grade team went undefeated in the Tulip Festival basketball tournament in La Conner.
The players are Devante Powell, Dedrick Mitchell, Breadon Hart, Dominic Gordon, Jack Berry, Hunter May, Nathan VanBeek, Morgan LeTavec, John Berry, Trajan Robinson and Connor Mckay.
The eighth-grade team also went undefeated at the tournament. The players are Darious Powell, Damek Mitchell, Marcus Montag, Noah Westerhoff, TJ Bass, Trazil Lane, Logan Deboo, Ben Peterson, Eli Moore, David Flores and Zerick Shores.
The Super Baller basketball boot camp registration is open with a deadline of April 5. Space is limited to the first 20 participants and signups are at www.dblocks.webs.com or by contacting Reggie Powell at 360-510-7411.
LACROSSE TEAM LOSES AT HOME
The Bellingham Youth Lacrosse League lost at home on Saturday, March 23, to Mukilteo. The final score was 10-8.
WARM BEACH VAULTERS HOST VAULT INTO SPRING
The Vault into Spring equestrian-type event features 130 participants from 17 vaulting teams from the Pacific Northwest, California, and Canada and will be April 13-14, at the Lynden Fairgrounds in the Northwest Washington Fair and Event Center.
The event is the first U.S. Equestrian Federation competition in the Northwest region, joining with the American Vaulting Association.
Competing in this event will give vaulters eligibility for international competition.
The event is free and open to the public.
Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 14.
Vaulting combines gymnastics and dance on the back of a moving horse at a walk, trot or canter.
For more information about this event or vaulting lessons and camps, go to www.warmbeachvaulters.com.
SLO-PITCH SEASON TAKING REGISTRATION
To register for the Lynden Spring Slo-Pitch season, which will start approximately April 15 and run for six weeks, contact Ron Van Soest at 360-224-8228.
Games will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, depending on the number of teams per division. Cost per team is $550.
Registration ends on April 6.
There will be a Summer Co-ed and Men's League, starting mid-June. The season will be seven weeks and consist of doubleheaders. For more information, contact Van Soest.
BASEBALL/SOFTBALL SPRING TRAINING IN LYNDEN
The Lynden High School baseball and softball coaching staffs invite kindergarten to sixth graders to attend Spring Training camp, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at Curt Maberry Field House and Jake Maberry Gym.
The Spring Training camp will teach the fundamentals of baseball and softball. Cost is $20 per person. For more information, contact Cory White at 360-224-2201 or by email at email@example.com.
SHUKSAN TO HOST TOURNAMENT
The Shuksan Golf Course will host upcoming tournaments. To be eligible, at least one player in each group must be an annual member or club member at Shuksan Golf Club. The events will have gross and net scoring payouts as well as side games.
For more information, call 360-398-888, Ext. 2.
Events are as follows:
- April 28: 2-player Best Ball
- June 23: Individual with Stableford Scoring
- July 14: Individual Red, White and Blue (Alternate Tees)
- Aug. 18: 4-player Arizona Shuffle
- Sept. 14-15: Club Championship
- Sept. 29: 4-player Ball Buster
CHUCKANUT 50K RESULTS
Following are the top results from the Chuckanut 50K race on Saturday, March 16.
Overall male winner: David Laney, Ashland, Ore., 3:40.17
Overall female winner: Jodee Adams-Moore, Bellingham, 4:01.23
Men 20 and under: Abram Gates, Maple Falls, 6:03.29
Men 20-29: David Laney, Ashland, Ore., 3:40.17
Men 30-39: Max King, Bend, Ore., 3:43:06
Men 40-49: Tony Eckel, Bothell, 4:27:19
Men 50-59: Mark Kerr, Bellingham, 4:24.54
Men 60-69: Ben Elmer, Kingston, 6:45.52
Men 70 and over: John Bandur, Federal Way, 8:26.46
Women 20-29: Nicola Gildersleeve, North Vancouver, B.C., 4:45.40
Women 30-39: Jodee Adams-Moore, Bellingham, 4:01.23
Women 40-49: Melanie Bos, Kelowna, B.C., 4:33.50
Women 50-59: Theresa Knakal, Mill Creek, 6:42.52
Women 60-69: Marlis Dejongh, Seattle, 7:37.26
WHATCOM SENIORS GOLF
Bellingham Golf & Country Club
March 25, 2013
Low Net Champion: 65, Pat Ness,North Bellingham,6 balls
Flight A (Hcp 0-14.00)
1st Gross 79 Bob Weeks Homestead 5 balls
1st Net 71 Dirk Curry Grandview 5 balls
2nd Gross 80 Andy Yurovchak Bellingham G&CC 4 balls
2nd Net 77 Steve Brand Birch Bay Village 4 balls
77 Henry Willemsen Raspberry Ridge 4 balls
3rd Gross 84 Larry Nash Homestead 3 balls
3rd Net 78 John DeKinder Homestead 3 balls
78 Jack Thompson N. Bellingham 3 balls
78 Ric Kramer Homestead 3 balls
Flight B (Hcp 14.01 -17.00)
1st Gross 84 Greg Cowan Sudden Valley 5 balls
84 Gary Pitcher Lake Padden 5 balls
1st Net 74 Neal Holleman Homestead 5 balls
2nd Gross 93 David MacAuley Raspberry Ridge 4 balls
2nd Net 77 Gary E. Smith Lake Padden 4 balls
3rd Gross 95 Gailen Ludke Lake Padden 3 balls
95 John Veleber Birch Bay Village 3 balls
3rd Net 80 Wayne Bennett Grandview 3 balls
80 Bob Gundred Lake Padden 3 balls
Flight C (Hcp 17.01-20.00)
1st Gross 89 Hans Van Miert Avalon 5 balls
1st Net 75 Ted Jansen Grandview 5 balls
2nd Gross 93 Eddie Goto Grandview 4 balls
2nd Net 76 Ron Feeney Avalon 4 balls
3rd Gross 95 Keith Bakker Raspberry Ridge 3 balls
95 John Bird Sudden Valley 3 balls
95 Ross Boice N. Bellingham 3 balls
95 Bill Quick Birch Bay Village 3 balls
3rd Net 77 Harry Allison Lake Padden 3 balls
77 Larry Ganje Sudden Valley 3 balls
Flight D (Hcp 20.01-24.00)
1st Gross 91 Jim Rassat Lake Padden 5 balls
1st Net 74 Ed Hangge Lake Padden 5 balls
2nd Gross 97 Mike Butschli Birch Bay Village 4 balls
2nd Net 77 Conrad Leer N. Bellingham 4 balls
3rd Gross 99 Mike Stansbury Birch Bay Village 3 balls
3rd Net 78 Karen Cornish N. Bellingham 3 balls
Flight E (Hcp 24.01-27.00)
1st Gross 96 Karen Ness N. Bellingham 5 balls
1st Net 74 Ueli Nussbaum Birch Bay Village 5 balls
74 Ian Stanford Grandview 5 balls
74 Ron Bogen Birch Bay Village 5 balls
2nd Gross 102 Richard Price Raspberry Ridge 4 balls
102 Wayne Trask Grandview 4 balls
2nd Net 77 Gary Olsen Raspberry Ridge 4 balls
3rd Gross 103 Mel Williams Raspberry Ridge 3 balls
3rd Net 79 Chuck McGroddy Sudden Valley 3 balls
79 Woody Woods Raspberry Ridge 3 balls
Flight F (Hcp 27.01-up)
1st Gross 104 Dan Gideon Raspberry Ridge 5 balls
104 Gary J. Smith Raspberry Ridge 5 balls
1st Net 75 Ron Ness Birch Bay Village 5 balls
2nd Gross 107 Lee Dallas Raspberry Ridge 4 balls
2nd Net 77 Boyd Vinup North Bellingham 4 balls
77 Warren Rice Sudden Valley 4 balls
3rd Gross 108 Bob Bryant Lake Padden 3 balls
108 Don Carl Birch Bay Village 3 balls
3rd Net 79 Bob Hunter Birch Bay Village 3 balls