Whatcom Reign win regional tournament


The Whatcom Reign U-13 Baseball Club won the Pony U-13 Regional Tournament in Lacey.

The Reign had a 13-1 win over the Kirkland All-Stars, a 14-2 victory over MTYAA Thunder, an 11-3 win over the Enumclaw Hornets and a 3-1 victory over the SSB Nationals in the championship.

James Hinson was the MVP in the title game, pitching five innngs of one-hit ball.

Team members, which are from Ferndale, Lynden and Bellingham, are Marcos Abitia, Reid Benson, Bryson Hickok, Dylan Hickok, James Hinson, Jordan Holmstrom, Trevin Hope, Jonathan Larson, Baker Otter, Carson Rubenack, Mason Shaw and Ty Vandyken.

Darrin Otter is the head coach with Scott Hickok, Greg Vandyken and Jeff Shaw as assistant coaches.

The team, which is 31-9-2 on the season, will participate in the Western Zone Tournament July 20-24 in Fullerton, Calif.

The double elimination tournament has eight teams from Arizona, California, Montana, Idaho, Alaska, Hawaii and Washington.


The Lynden Slo Pitch Fall League registration deadline is Aug. 4.

To register a team, contact Ron Van Soest at 360-224-8228. Cost per team is $555.

The season starts the third week of August and runs for six weeks. All games will be doubleheaders.

Game nights will be Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, depending on the number of teams per division.


Squalicum High School graduate Matt Rawitzer lost "1 up" in the round of 32 to Tim Tucker of Coos Bay, Ore., in the 1112th Pacific Northwest Men's Amateur Championship at Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Bandon, Ore.

In the previous round Rawitzer defeated Taylor Schmidt of Boise, Idaho, "3 and 2" to advance at the 6,836 yard, par 72 course.


Mark Antonson had a hole in one on the No. 8 hole at the North Bellingham Golf Course on Tuesday, July 2.

Gregg Bradford had a hole in one on the No. 16 hole on Saturday, July 6. Bradford used a 5-iron on the 173 yard hole. Witnesses were Kathy Bradford, John Tang and Raymond Tang.


Bob Fish aced the No. 13 hole at Bellingham Golf & Country Club. Fish used a 7-iron on the 167 yard, par 3.

Marco Lopez also had a hole in one on the No. 13 hole on Wednesday, July 3, using an 8-iron.


The 6th Annual Whatcom Hospice Pro-Am Golf Classic will be August 22-23 at Lake Padden Golf Course.

Teams and sponsors, prize donations and flag sponsors are needed for this event, which benefits in-home and Hospice House Care.

Team reservations are needed by Aug. 9.

A gourmet barbecue will be Aug. 22 at the Hotel Bellwether Ballroom with steak tacos and mesquite-grilled wild salmon on the menue. Former Seattle Seahawk Michael Jackson will emcee as the players bid for team parings with the tournament's pros.

The tournament will also have a drive and chipping contest, hitting floating balls into Bellingham Bay. Boats will measure distance from targets and pick up balls.

Dinner registration is included with a player or pro registration. Guest/public tickets for the dinner only are $75 per person. RSVP for the dinner by Aug. 20.

Thirty-two teams will hit Lake Padden Golf Course at 9 a.m. on Aug. 23 for the tournament.

For more information about the Lake Padden Golf Course visit http://www.lakepaddengolf.com.

Whatcom Seniors Golf

Dakota Creek Golf Course

July 8

Low Net Champion: Gary Holz, 64

Flight A (Hcp 0 - 14.00)

1st gross: Mike Anderson, 75

1st net: Bill Cartwright, 68

Flight B (Hcp 14.01 -16.00)

1st gross: Jack Major, 81

1st net: Peter Vlas, 70; Greg Kooy, 70

Flight C (Hcp 16.01 - 19.00)

1st gross: Jim Chevalier, 85

1st net: Fred Warner, 70; Ted Jensen, 70

Flight D (Hcp 19.01 -23.00)

1st gross: Jim Sherf, 89

1st net: Gary Leer, 70

Flight E (Hcp 23.01 - 28.00)

1st gross: Gary Olinger, 92

1st net: Lee Monroe, 68

Flight F (Hcp 28.01 - up)

1st gross: Ron Ness, 94

1st net: Terry Taylor, 70

Borderline Baseball League standings

Team W-L

Pirates 9-3

Brewers 8-4

Mudcats 6-6

Reds 6-6

Cardinals 5-7

Dodgers 5-7

Colt 45s 3-9

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