Slam to have Corgi race at game

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDApril 30, 2014 

The Bellingham Slam, a member of the International Basketball League, will be hosting its inaugural Corgi race on Friday, May 2, at Whatcom Community College's Pavilion during halftime of the Slam's game against the Seattle Flight set to take place at 7 p.m.

The Alternative Humane Society, a non-profit organization located in Whatcom Country, will be sponsoring the race.

A promotional video was filmed on the track of Western Washington University, located in Bellingham. The video (which can be found at http://vimeo.com/90162236) reached the 10,000-view milestone over this past weekend from viewers all over the world and throughout the country. The race also gained a lot of recognition from Corgi pages on Facebook and blogs

There will be six Corgi's racing during the halftime show. The Corgi's will start on one end of the court and run to their respective owner on the other end of the court. Owners cannot bribe their dog with treats or toys during the race.

For more information regarding the Corgi race and the Bellingham Slam's game at 7 p.m. on May 2 at Whatcom Pavilion, contact Paul Burke at 425-802-8055 or at paul.burke@bellinghamslam.com or visit their website at www.bellinghamslam.com.

SEHOME SAILING TEAM WINS EVENT

The Sehome High School sailing team won 10 out of 28 races at Anacortes High School's North West Interscholastics Sailing Association (NWISA) Double-handed District Championships.

The team was lead by skippers Miles Johannessen, a senior, and Liam Hood, a sophomore.

Their crews consisted of senior Elise Chambers and sophomores Riley Allsop, Shea Walker, and Jeffrey Werner. Nearly all of these sailors went through one of the local learn-to-sail programs at the Bellingham Yacht Club or WWU Lakewood.

Sehome will now compete at the National Championship in May in San Diego and race against 18 teams from around the country.

SKI TO SEA SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

Ski to Sea is searching for dedicated volunteers who want to get involved in the community and be a part of this year's race, which will take place Sunday, May 25.

We are looking for committed volunteers for all parts of the race, but especially the Mountain Bike, Canoe and Kayak leg. All volunteers are invited to the Volunteer Appreciation BBQ and receive a free T-shirt and lunch on race day. If you're interested then email Kellie Zulauf at Volunteer@skitosea.com.

SEHOME-BELLINGHAM LACROSSE LOSES FIRST GAME

Overlake powered to its fourth win of the spring with a 5-4 upset over previously undefeated Sehome-Bellingham on Saturday at Whatcom Community College.

Cruising with a 7-0 record with just five games remaining in the season, the Sehome-Bellingham squad was caught sleeping, falling to the Division II Owls squad.

The Warriors will celebrate Warrior Night from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, at Civic Stadium. Admission is free to the games.

StrEAT Foods and Goat Mountain Pizza will serve food, and there will be slingshot giveaways and a ra?e for lacrosse sticks and gloves.

The varsity team plays Kamiak at 8 p.m.

LYNDEN LACROSSE LOSES TWICE

Peninsula earned a 13-6 win over Lynden, Saturday, April 26, at Bender Fields in Lynden.

Lynden dropped its fifth of the season against only two wins.

Behind three hat tricks, Meadowdale cruised to an 11-5 win over Lynden on Friday at Meadowdale High School.

CRUSH WIN BASEBALL TOURNAMENT

The Cascade Crush U-11 baseball team won the Tri-Cities Turf Wars tournament April 26-27.

The team went 4-0-1 including a 10-0 victory in the championship game against HBC from Hermiston, Ore.

Jacob Kaepernick led the team with three home runs and Carson Peters played solid defense at shortstop.

Team members include Kaepernick, Peters, Tim Malo, Alec McDonald, Kobe Sandstrom, Johnny Pohlman, Darren Smith, Ashton Olson, Aidan Carter, Aidan Roddel, Jake Cleary, Darius Opdam Bak, Ryan Pelton and Trent Miller. The team is coached by Brandon Hundt, Nick Perigo and Austin Neer.

SHANNON EIGHTH AT GOLF TOURNAMENT

Bob Shannon of Bellingham shot a 72-72-144 to finish in eighth place at the Washington State Champion of Champions tournament at The Home Course in Dupont.

The Men's Championship was a 6,694 yard, par 72.

BELLEFEUILLE ACES HOLE

Nicole Bellefeuille made a hole in one Wednesday, April 23, at North Bellingham Golf Course.

Bellefeuille used a 5 hybrid to ace the 120 yard, No. 5 hole.

MORE HITS HOLE IN ONE

Tom More of Custer hit his first hole in one Saturday, April 19, at Raspberry Ridge Golf Course.

More used a 6 hybrid on the 135-yard, par-3, No. 3 hole.

Witnesses were Steve James and Peter Briggs.

COUNTY GYMNASTS PERFORM AT STATE

Two local gymnasts from Gym Star Sports Center won state all-around titles in their age groups at the Washington State Gymnastics Meet, which was Friday-Sunday, April 25-27.

Neely Thomas, level 3, won her age group with a score of 37.30, and Chloe Broyles, level 3, earned the victory in her age group with a score of 35.85.

Jene Flittie placed third (36.375) in her level 4 age group, Olivia Little placed sixth (35.925) in her level 4 age group, Kaylee Sawicki was 10th (35.7) in her level 4 age group, Sage Cary scored a 34.7 in her level 4 age group, Natalie Tolsma scored a 34.9 in her level 3 age group and Skylar Walston scored a 35.1 in her level 5 age group.

Lake Padden Men's Club 2-Man Scramble

First Division

Gross: Pete Papadopulos, Alex Papadopulos, 67

Net: Steve Pake, Rick Gray, 59

Second Division

Gross: George Willet, Quentin Thompson, 70

Net: Ron Dickerson, Dave Goss, 58

Third Division

Gross: Darrell Butz, Jim Webb, 73

Net: Tim Frick, Brad Peterson, 58

Fourth Divison

Gross: Tom Bennett, Bob Norton, 70

Net: Ray Daigle, Don Lewis, 56

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