Cowell ties for third at Washington Open Invitational

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDMay 29, 2013 

Matt Cowell of Lake Padden Golf Club tied for third place at the Sterling Bank Washington Open Invitational May 20-22 at the Meridian Valley Country Club in Kent.

Cowell shot a 69-68-74-211 over the three-day event.

Jeff Coston of Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club finished sixth after shooting a 71-69-73-213.

Also, Hitting Zone's Dean Russell had a 76-77-75-228 and Brett Eaton of Semiahmoo had a 79-80-78-237.

SUMMER SEVENS COMING SOON

The 35th Can Am Summer Sevens rugby tournament will be Saturday, July 13, at the Bellingham Rugby and Polo Fields.

Twenty-four teams will compete in the Men's Elite and Women's Elite and Social Men's divisions

Cost is $250 per team before June 10 and $300 per team after the deadline.

Teams can register at chuckanutrugby.com.

For more information, contact Paul Horne at pshorne@comcast.net or Jeff Lombard at jeff@iarugby.com.

FERNDALE BASEBALL TEAM WINS TITLE

The Ferndale 12U boys baseball team won the championship at the Making Memories Memorial Weekend tournament in Lynden.

Ferndale went undefeated beating Mount Baker 9-6 in extra innings, Mount Vernon 19-0, Stanwood 3-0 in the semifinal. Trace Jeffrey and Brett Westford pitched the combined shutout.

Ferndale then defeated Sedro Woolley 5-0 in the championship game. Darius Walker combined with Shane Jamison to pitch a one-hit shutout and recorded 15 strikeouts in the final game.

Bryan Ebe and Jamison each batted over .500 for the tournament.

Team members are Dawson Baker, Bryan Ebe, Jamison, Jeffrey, Sequoyah Julius, Taylor Lupo, Tommy Lyons, Caden Martinez, Carson Moyes, Walker, Westford, and Ryan Whipkey.

The team is coached by Greg Ebe, Adam Jamison and Bo Westford.

BASH TEAMS PLACE THIRD AT TOURNAMENT

The Bellingham Bash had two U12 teams take third place in their divisions at the Bash Blowout softball tournament on May 18-19.

Lauren Dodge had two home runs in the tournament and Carissa McDowell and Kaeli Andersen had one home run each.

Bash Blue team MVPs: Megan Paoli, Maryellen Burfeind, and Natalie Zender.

Bash Orange MVPs: Carissa McDowell, Tori McDowell and Kaeli Andersen.

4 HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS SCHOLARSHIPS OFFERED

The Bellingham Tennis Club is offering four tennis scholarships for high school sophomores through seniors.

Each scholarship value is $2,839 per student. Includes one-year tennis membership, 1 summer tennis camp, 12 semi-private lessons (with other scholarship recipients), 2 free 7-week tennis clinics, and free entry into BTC tennis tournaments. Download the application at bellinghamtennis.com. Due June 8, winner announced Junr 15. More info: Matthew Iwersen, Tennis Director, 360-733-5050

SOFTBALL SEASON DEADLINE COMING SOON

The deadline for the 2013 Lynden Slo Pitch Men's Summer League and Co-ed League registration is Friday, June 7.

The season begins in mid-June and continues for seven weeks. All games will be doubleheaders.

To register a team, contact Ron Van Soest at 360-224-8228. Cost per team is $550.

ASHBY SHOWS POWER AT COMPETITION

Jobe Ashby, a Squalicum High School senior, set a United States and world record and then broke his own world record in the Raw bench press teen (18-19) division, all in about 90 minutes at the 2013 APF Teen National Powerlifting Championships on Sunday, May 19, in Detroit.

Ashby, who will attend Washington State University this fall, lifted 72.5 kilograms during his first attempt, breaking the Raw division American record. A Raw lifter is one who uses no help from lifting suits, braces, gear, etc.

Ashby's second lift was 76 kilograms, breaking the previous record of 75. He then benched 77.5 to break his own record.

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