The Western Washington University men's rugby team lost in the national semifinals at the U.S Collegiate Division AA Rugby Final Four Saturday-Sunday, May 18-20, in Bowling Green, Ohio.
The Vikings lost in the championship game 38-22 to Lindenwood University from St. Charles, Mo. Lindenwood was the defending Division II champions.
WWU's Matt Jensen, Jon Kaimmer and Quinton Willms scored first-half trys. Ned Kelly scored Western's lone second-half try.
The loss ended Western's season, but it was the most successful year in the team's 46-year history, coach Paul Horne wrote in a press release. Western was the Northwest Collegiate champions, finishing with an 8-0 record. It qualified for the Final Four by winning the Sweet 16's in Tucson, Ariz. on April 27-28.
Bellingham Independent Softball is hosting several summer events.
Softball for the Bellingham Special Olympics Program will be from 1-3 p.m. on Sundays at Downers Fields 1 and 2 starting with the first practice on June 16.
A N.W. Regional Softball Tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 3 in Lynden, and the Summer Sports Classic is Aug. 17-18, in Everett. For more information contact Dave Frick at 360-296-1537
EVANS RECORDS HOLE-IN-ONE
Bellingham resident Kevin D Evans recorded a hole-in-one Wednesday, May 1, at Avalon Golf Course in Burlington.
Evans scored the ace on hole No. 3, which is a 127-yard hole. He used a 9-iron.
WOMEN INVITED TO JOIN LAKE PADDEN LEAGUE
Lake Padden Ladies Twilight League is inviting women of all ability levels to join their Tuesday afternoon 9-hole afternoon golf league.
Contact Robin Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 920-1107 for more information or show up at the course at Tuesday at 4 p.m.
BECHARD MAKES HOLE-IN-ONE AT LAKE PADDEN
Mark Bechard recorded a home-in-one Thursday, May 16, at Lake Padden Golf Course.
Bechard scored the ace from the granite tees on hole No. 6, which is 194 yards. Bill O'Rourke, Brian Martin and Mike Drunkin were witnesses.
MIDDLE SCHOOLERS PERFORM WELL AT SHOOTING COMPETITION
Eleven Whatcom County youths competed in the Washington State Scholastic Clay Target Program Finals Friday-Sunday, May 3-5, in Spokane.
Isaac Filuk, an eighth grader at Lynden Christian High School, finished second in state in the individual skeet competition.
Hailey Hickey, McKenna Capp, both eighth graders at Meridian Middle School, joined Filuk to win the team skeet shooting competition.
Sixth grader from Bellingham Christian School Nick Ivanovich competed as a rookie, taking third in state in trap, skeet and sporting clays. He was the highest overall in all three events combined.
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