Clinics for women to prepare for Ski to Sea



Beth Hartsoch and Heather Nelson of Team Kulshan Cycles have organized a series of clinics to encourage women to participate in the Whatcom County Women's division of the Ski to Sea race.

The cross country and downhill ski/snowboard clinic will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5 , at Fairhaven Bike and Ski. To attend the clinic, call the store at 360-733-4433 or RSVP on the Whatcom County Women Ski to Sea Facebook group at Subsequent clinics will be announced via the Facebook group.


Chuckanut Bay Rugby opened its Pacific Northwest Rugby play last week. Its U15 boys team was the big winner in a 57-0 romp over Liberty.

The men's team also edged Eastside 19-17. The U17 boys team fell 12-10 to Liberty and the U19 boys team lost 34-12 to Liberty.


Patrick Schjelderup took first place in the Senior Male Novice Heavyweight division at the Western Judo Tournament to lead nine Western Judo Club members in the club's home tournament on Saturday, Feb. 22, at Western Washington University's Wade King Recreation Center.

David Shull was second in the Masters Men's lightweight and middleweight divisions, and Alejandro Castellanos was second in the Senior Male Novice middleweight division. Third-place finishers from the host club were Mike Sullivan in the Senior Male Brown/Black belt heavyweight division, Kenji Guttorp in the Senior Male Novice middleweight division, Ivy Meadows in Senior Women's Novice lightweight and Willar Cook in the Senior Male Novice light-middleweight division.

Jack Curnow, Gary Gokey and Jacob Standaert performed Nage-No Kata, which is a form of judo throwing techniques in formal demonstration. Mike Sullivan performed the Katame-No Kata, a demonstration of pins, chokes and armlocks.


Deming resident Judy Strachila, representing Anytime Fitness of Mount Vernon, set personal, state and national Records at the United Powerlifting Association Washington State 2014 State Championships. She participated in the Masters 3 RAW division of the 148-pound weight class.

Strachila was three for three in the squat, ending with a best of 200 pounds. In bench she went two for three attempts with a best of 105 pounds. In the final event, deadlift, she was three for three, finishing with a best of 250 pounds. Her total for the competition, her first, was 555 pounds.


The North County Grapplers participated in the Sons of Thunder Wrestling Tournament. Finishing first from NCG were Andrew Dugger (Pee Wee 56-60), Braden Leyba (Novice 85-87), Tyler Weed (Schoolboy 136-144), Cooper Clawson (Schoolboy 152-159) and Nicholas Bourassa (Junior 285).

Second-place finishers from North County were Jacob Franson (Novice 95-100), Cameron Ledet (Novice 120), Dylan Harrison (Schoolboy 70-74) and Giovanni Steltzer (Schoolboy 152-159). Taking third in their respective divisions for NCG were Kingston Fogarty (Pee Wee 52-54), Jackson Bennett (Bantam 55), Evan Sorensen (Novice 105-107), Gabriel Diersing (Schoolboy 105-112) and Delaney Cop (Cadet 120-124).

Finishing fourth from North County were Collin Averill (Novice 105-107), Daeln Tells (Schoolboy 105-112) and Luke Sorensen (Schoolboy 136-144). Taking fifth for NCG was Christian Averill (Schoolboy 136-144). North County Grapplers who also participated, but whose place was unknown were Daniel Zarate (Bantam 50), Evan Bravo (Bantam 50), Adam Dugger (Schoolboy 120-128) and Hunter Morgan (Schoolboy 120-128).


Former Washington State linebacker Anthony McClanahan and 41 Sports announced a Whatcom Youth Football Camp from June 20-22 at a location to be determined.

Children between 4 to 8 years old meet only June 20-21 for a short skills camp that costs $150. Older kids ages 9 to 17 meet all three days for a hitting and skills camp which costs $225.

T-shirts, lunch and a snack are provided. The camp, run like an NFL training camp, includes two practices with meetings, playbook study and guest speakers. For more information and registration visit or call 360-715-0041.


Former Olympian Jarred Rome announced his 2014 Throws Clinic, presented by Ironwood Sports Clinics LLC, set for March 15, at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.

To register, visit Athletes cost $90 to attend and coaches are $110. Athletes will learn advanced drills and techniques for shot put, discus and javelin. There wil also be a strength-training session. Coaches will receive a handbook with tips and drills, and have the opportunity to work with their athletes at the clinic.

For more information, contact


Lynden Youth Sports opened registration for its baseball and fastpitch leagues. To register, visit

Recreational Fastpitch is open to girls in the U10-U12 leagues with a March 10 registration deadline. Recreational Baseball for second grade boys and girls in the Lynden School District boundaries and surrounding communities and third through sixth grade boys closes registration on March 14.

Pony League for seventh and eighth grade boys is open for registration until March 14. Competitive baseball is open for 8- through 12-year-olds through a mail-in application. The competitive divisions are the only ones that require a copy of a birth certificate. For more information, contact Lynden Youth Sports at 360-354-0597.


The first-annual Bellingham Bay Leukemia Cup Regatta, sponsored by the Corintian Yacht Club of Bellingham, is set for Saturday, July 26. Members of racing teams will seek donations to support those families that have been impacted by blood cancer through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Those interested in racing should register with the Corinthian Yacht Club before May 22 at People interested in volunteering during the event can contact regatta officials at

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