The Bellingham Bash 12U fastpitch team took second place in the Gold Division of the Kasch Park Invite, held Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May11, in Everett.
Megan Hall hit grand slam on Saturday and a walk-off, two-run home run on Sunday to lead the Bash to the championship game Sunday afternoon. Bellingham lost to the Bellevue Blast in the final.
The Bash will look to build on their success on Saturday, May 17, in their home tournament at Frank Geri Fields in Bellingham. The tournament begins at 9 a.m.
WWU MEN'S CREW POSTS TOP TIME
Western Washington University's men's varsity 4 crew posted the best time at the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta on Friday, May 9, in Philadelphia. In the AM Semi-Finals on Saturday, May 10, the boat posted a time of 6 mintues, 29.1 seconds to take third at the event.
The Vikings finished the 2k course in 6:25.975 on Friday in the nine heat event. Forty-eight other teams compted at the regatta.
The boat is manned by Joseph Gregersen, Carl Smith, Brayden Jacobson and Henry Brown. Genevieve Carrillo is the boat's coxswain, and it is coached by Jack Marolich.
WARRIORS TAKE TOP SEED TO STATE TOURNEY
The Bellingham Warriors varsity lacrosse team came back from a three-point deficit at halftime to defeat Stanwood 17-8 on Friday, May 9, at Stanwood. The win gave the Warriors an undefeated 10-0 record for the conference season.
The Warriors took an 8-4 non-conference loss to Seattle Academy on Saturday, May 10, at Civic Stadium in their regular-season finale. They finished with a 10-2 overall record.
Bellingham takes the top seed at the state tournament and will host a first-round game on Tuesday, May 20, in Bellingham against an opponent to be determined.
LYNDEN BOYS' LACROSSE SUFFERS HOME LOSS
Lynden High School boys' lacrosse fell 13-3 to Snohomish on Friday, May 2, at Bender Fields in Lynden.
Snohomish scored nine unanswered goals in three shutout quarters to take the win. Lynden's Blake Browning scored two goals and Derron Dunnigan scored one goal, assisted by Jared Moffat.
BELLS TO HONOR PITCHING COACH WITH BOBBLEHEAD
The Bellingham Bells, a summer, wood bat, collegiate baseball team, in partnership with Sound Beverage will give away bobbleheads honoring pitching coach Jim Clem on Saturday, July 26, in a home game against Cowlitz.
The first 750 fans will receive a bobblehead honoring the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator, who has been with the team since 2011. Prior to joining the Bells, Clem led Burlington-Edison High School's baseball team to 481 wins and 15 state tournaments. Clem will be inducted into the WIAA and Central Washington University Athletics Hall of Fames later this month.
Gates open for the game at 6 p.m. July 26, at Joe Martin Field.
BELLS TO RAISE MONEY FOR ALS RESEARCH
The Bellingham Bells have partnered with Sport Restaurant to host a jersey auction fundraiser benefiting research on Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS) on Friday, July 4, at Joe Martin Stadium. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. for the 1:05 p.m. game.
Fans can participate in a silent auction at the game for the special edition uniforms the Bells will wear on July 4. Following the game, the winners can collect the jersey directly from the players, with opportunities for autographs and photos. All proceeds will go to the ALS Therapy Development Institute and the ALS Association Evergreen Chapter.
SKI TO SEA PACKET PICKUP
Ski to Sea Packet Pickup will be held in the former Liquor and Wine store in the Lakeway Center, in Bellingham. Racers can pick up their packets, containing race bibs, t-shirts, timing chips and late news, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, May 23, or from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 24.
Teams can send a representative to pick up the team's entire packet. If a team does not have eight registered racers, it will not receive a packet. The address of the pickup is 1022 Lakeway Drive.
DINNER AND AUCTION TO SUPPORT POST 7 LEGION HALL YOUTH BASEBALL
The Post 7 Legion Hall will host a dinner and silent auction to benefit the hall's youth baseball program on Friday, May 30, at the Post 7 Legion Hall.
Cost is $7 to attend. Donations are still being accepted for the silent auction.
LMPC MASTERS FEATURES 2 PLAYOFFS
Steve Swank had the low gross score of 74 and Bryan Jones had the low net score of 66 at the LMPC May Masters on Saturday, May 10.
Paul Berube's 76 was the low gross in Division I and Mark Rachor shot a 71 for the low net.
In Division II, Ron Dickerson won a scorecard playoff to take the low gross spot with an 81, while Steve Wight shot a 69 for the low net score.
Steve Epperson (82) had the low gross in Division III, with Joel Wark (68) winning the low net position.
Rob McCombie won the low gross spot in Division IV after a scorecard playoff with an 87. Joe Treat took the division's low net position with a 69.
BRYANT FINISHES WITH LOW NET AT WHATCOM SENIORS GOLF TOURNEY
Bob Bryant shot a 61 to become the low net champion at the Whatcom Seniors Golf Tournament on Monday, May 5, at Raspberry Ridge Golf Course.
In Flight A, Bill Cartwright had the low gross (76) and Fred Hess tied with Steven James for the low net (65). Flight B's Jorm Tikkanen had the low gross (78) and Don Kilpatrick tied Fred Warner for the low net (66).
In Flight C, Eddie Goto took the low gross position with an 87 and Dan Gideon took the low net with a 68. Flight D saw two ties, with Tom Kean and Bob Simpson sharing the low gross (90), and Ken Faber and Paul Temer sharing low net (70).
Jim Chevalier (90) took the low gross position in Flight E, and Ken Williams (64) had the low net. Flight F's Dan Gibboney took the low gross (97) and Alan Parker won the low net (66).
4 North County Grapplers win division at Steel Claw Freestyle
Four North County Grapplers won their respective divisions at the Steel Claw Freestyle Tournament on April 27 in Sedro-Woolley.
Andrew Dugger (Pee Wee 52-55 division), Braden Leyba (Novice 80-85), Cooper Clawson (Schoolboy 152-160) and Alexander McLaurin (Cadet 145) were the division champions for North County.
North County's Kingston Fogarty (Pee Wee 52-55), Dylan Harrison (Schoolboy 70-77), Giovanni Steltzer (Schoolboy 152-160) and Elijah Rohde (Cadet 120-126) took second in their respective divisions.
Delaney Cop (Cadet 120-126) and Evan Sorensen (Novice 95-100) were North County's third-place finishers. Jackson Bennett (Bantam 55-60) and Hunter Morgan (Schoolboy 120-128) finished fourth.
Gabriel Diersing (Schoolboy 105-112) was the only fifth-place finisher. Cooper Swope (Bantam 55-60), Gage Morgan (Intermediate 70-75), Tyler Weed (Schoolboy 136-144) and Adam Dugger (Schoolboy 136-144) also competed for North County.