Nooksack Valley boys' golf capsule

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDMarch 21, 2014 

NOOKSACK VALLEY

PIONEERS

Coach: Chris O'Day

Last year: Nooksack Valley finished at the bottom of the Northwest Conference last year.

Players to watch: Alex Brown (Fr.); Jimmy Hagen (Fr.); Jeremy Dykes (Fr.).

Outlook: New Pioneers coach Chris O'Day is getting a clean slate for his first year at the helm of Nooksack Valley's boys' golf team. He has five freshmen and one sophomore making up his lineup right now, but he thinks the youth on his team is of a pretty high caliber. "I'm trying to let them know that they might not do that well at tournaments, but it's more about getting experience and learning to play golf the right way instead of winning tournaments," O'Day said in a phone interview. Alex Brown, Jimmy Hagen and Jeremy Dykes are all kids he believes will turn into quality golfers as they progress through the program. "Jeremy, he's got a really good looking swing," O'Day said. "He's already got his swing out, and that's a big plus to have." It's a solid stock of underclassmen, he said, noting that the pace and tempo of playing at the varsity level will offer learning opportunites for all of them, learning opportunities he's happy they are getting at such a young age. With that, they will be a solid group that grows up together, so to speak, O'Day said.

2014 SCHEDULE

March 27

Blaine, Bellingham, Lynden Christian, Lynden, Mount Baker, Meridian, Nooksack Valley, Sehome, Squalicum at Birger Solberg at Ferndale (at Grandview GC), 12:30 p.m.

April 10

Bellingham, Ferndale, Mount Baker, Nooksack Valley, Squalicum at Meridian (at North Bellingham GC), 3 p.m.

April 15

Blaine, Lynden Christian, Mount Baker, Nooksack Valley, Squalicum, Sedro-Woolley at Ferndale (at Grandview GC), 3 p.m.

April 23

Anacortes, Blaine, Bellingham, Meridian, Nooksack Valley, Sedro-Woolley at Sehome (at Padden) 3 p.m.

April 29

Anacortes, Bellingham, Lynden, Mount Baker, Nooksack Valley, Sedro-Woolley at Blaine (at Loomis Trail GCC), 3 p.m.

May 5

Anacortes, Blaine, Lynden, Meridian, Nooksack Valley at Sedro-Woolley (at Avalon), 3 p.m.

May 9

Anacortes, Bellingham, Blaine, Ferndale, Lynden Christian, Lynden, Mount Baker, Merdiian, Nooksack Valley, Sehome, Squalicum, Sedro-Woolley at Burlington-Edison (at Skagit GCC), 3 p.m.

May 12

Anacortes, Burlington-Edison, Bellingham, Blaine, Ferndale, Lynden Christian, Lynden, Meridian, Nooksack Valley, Sehome, Squalicum, Sedro-Woolley at Mount Baker (at North Bellingham GC), 3 p.m.

May 28

1A State, TBD

May 29

1A State, TBD

Bellingham Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service