Warriors bantam team takes second in Canada

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJanuary 6, 2014 

The Whatcom Warriors bantam hockey team took second place at the 14-team Aldergrove New Year's Hockey Tournament from Jun. 3-5 in Aldergrove, B.C. The Warriors were the only team from the United States.

The Warriors opened the tournament Friday with a 4-0 win over the Aldergrove Hitmen. Chase Noble, Bretton Chitwood, Steven Garcia and Shane Lynette scored.

Later Friday, the Jacob Weeks scored with six seconds remaining as the Warriors beat the Chilliwack Bruins 5-4. Garcia had three goals in the victory and Brett Hanson also scored.

On Saturday, Garcia had two goals and Weeks added one as the Warriors beat the Mission Stars 3-1.

On Sunday, Garcia scored in the first period of the semifinal as the Warriors beat the Cloverdale Colts to advance to the championship.

Later on Sunday, the Langley Eagles beat the Warriors 5-1 in the title game. Lynette had the lone goal for the Whatcom team.

The team consists of players from across Whatcom and Skagit county and include players from Bellingham: Karl Andersson, Daniel Bergeron, Max D'Amour, Garcia, Hanson, Gunnar Jacobsen, Lynette, Chai Spelchake, and Weeks; from Ferndale: Johnny MacDonald, Chase Noble, and Carter Poynter. From Blaine: Ewan Thorpe, Alex Burke. From Lynden: Bretton Chitwood. From Sedro-Wooley: Sam Webster, Jeremiah Webster. The Warriors are coached by Larry MacDonald, Brian Poynter, David Bergeron and managed by Adam Chitwood.

MULLEN BOWLS 300 AT EVENT

Josh Mullen bowled a perfect 300 at the Allen's Crosley Lanes in Vancouver, Wash., on Sunday, Dec. 15, at the Oregon Junior Classic's Holiday Doubles event.

This was Mullen's sixth perfect game in his career. Mullen, who is from Bellingham, teamed with Ryan Nikolas of Milwaukie, Ore. and finished second, five pins out of first.

Jacob Mullen, in his first Classic, teamed with Jared Hartrampf of Molalla, Ore., to win the A Division title.

BBST EIGHTH AT STATE MEET

The Bellingham Bay Swim team placed eighth as a team last month at the 2013 Washington State Senior Chyampionships with a score of 296.

The senior girls were fourth and the boys were 12th.

Top eight individual finishes:

? Emily Huffer: 6th, 500 free; 6th, 200 fly; 7th, 200 back; 8th, 100 back, 8th, 400 IM.

? Cole Avery: 5th, 100 fly; 6th, 50 fly; 8th, 200 IM; 9th, 200 fly.

? Audrey Shenkin: 7th, 500 free.

Top eight relay finishes:

? Women's 200 free relay: 5th place: Audrey Shenkin, Sydney Wong, Emma Carlton, Emily Huffer.

? Women's 400 free relay: 6th place: Olivia Nielsen, Emily Huffer, Audrey Shenkin, Sydney Wong.

? Women's 800 free relay: 7th place: Emily Huffer, Audrey Shenkin, Sydney Wong, Olivia Nielsen.

? Women's 400 medley relay: 8th place: Emily Huffer, Yanran Le, Olivia Nielsen, Audrey Shenkin.

The 14 and younger swimmers had a ninth place finish at the 14 & Under Championships last month with a score of 453 points.

Top 16 individual finishes:

? Kelly Huffer: 1st, 500 free; 1st 1650 free; 1st, 200 fly; 1st, 200 IM; 1st, 400 IM; 3rd, 100 fly.

? Tiana Varang: 2nd, 50 back; 2nd, 100 back; 2nd, 200 back; 3rd, 50 free; 6th, 100 free; 6th, 200 free.

? Teigen Detta: 6th, 50 free; 6th, 100 free; 7th, 200 free; 12th, 500 free.

? Emma Frey: 8th, 100 back; 10th, 200 back; 11th, 50 free; 11th, 200 free.

? Yanran Le: 12th, 200 breast, 14th, 200 breast.

? Emma Carlton: 4th, 50 free, 10th, 100 fly.

? Grace Kim: 7th, 50 breast.

? Hunter May: 13th, 50 back.

? Zach Shenkin: 16th, 400 IM.

D-BLOCK TEAMS WIN TITLES

The D-Block 5th grade boys' basketball team won the title in the Meridian Hoopslam Tournament on Dec. 22.

The team consists of Braedon Hart, Clayton Bell, Mason Binning, John Pohlman, Colin McCarthy, Kaleb Hawkinson, Ayden Rodriguez, Thomas Mathews , Jacob Watt, Trevor Johnson and Elliott Tanovan.

The 5th and 6th grade teams won titles at the Mount Vernon Classic, which was Dec. 28-29.

The 6th grade team consist of Devante Powell, Dedrick Mitchell, Connor McKay, Dominic Gordon, Morgan Letavec, Trajan Robinson, Dawson Smith, Nate Keeley, Brett Larkin, Nathan VanBeek and Hunter May.

Both teamed coached by Reggie Powell.

ANTONSON MAKES HOLE IN ONE

Mark Antonson used a 4 hybrid to hit a hole in one on the 160-yard No. 8 hole at North Bellingham Golf Course.

Witnesses were Mike Massey, John Kupka, and Dan Cocco.

LACROSSE CLINIC COMING SOON

The Bring a Friend Lacrosse Clinic with be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Civic Stadium.

The event, which is hosted by Bellingham Warriors Lacrosse, is free for boys and girls and no experience is required.

Anyone who comes to the clinic and brings a friend will receive a free Warriors T-shirt.

Boys will be on one half of the field and girls will be on the other half.

Schedule of events:

? 10-11 a.m.: boys in grades 1-4; girls in grades 2-5

? 11 a.m.-Noon: boys in grades 5-6; girls in grades 6-8

? Noon-1 p.m.: boys in grades 7-8; girls in high school

RUGBY SIGN-UPS COMING SOON

The Chuckanut Bay rugby club will have youth sign-ups later this month. No experience is necessary.

U-19 girls' sign-ups are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Ferndale Whatcom Educational Credit Union (WECU) building, 5659 Pacific Highway.

Youth boys' sign-ups at at the Bellingham WECU office at 1305 High Street.

Boys' times are as follows:

? U-19 from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

? U-15 and U-13 from 3 to 4 p.m.

? U-17 from 4 to 5 p.m.

For more information, go to chuckanutrugby.com.

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