New website features interactive map of Galbraith trails

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJune 2, 2014 

A website launch of GalbraithMountainMap.com, an interactive web map of the trails at Galbraith Mountain, will begin at 3 p.m. Friday, June 6, in Arntzen Hall 30 (AH30) at Western Washington University.

The project was created in collaboration with Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition and Western Washington University's Huxley College of the Environment and Computer Science Department.

The website will allow WMBC to provide an official source of information about the trails at Galbraith Mountain to local recreationists and potential visitors. It includes trail information such as length in miles; open/closed status; elevation profiles; recommended routes for trail runners and mountain bikers; photos; points of interest including local shops, parking lots, kiosks, viewpoints and emergency checkpoints; and more.

GalbraithMountainMap.com will be launched at the close of the presentation, and will be available for free online after that date.

WHATCOM ROWING STRONG AT JUNIOR REGIONALS

Whatcom Rowing Association's performed well at the Northwest Junior Regionals on May 16-17, in Vancouver.

The men's JV team of Thomas Newman, Garth Bates, Harrison Holmes, Derek Smith and Ian Roth finished first with a time of 7 minutes, 54 seconds.

The women's varsity team took second in its division after finishing in 8 minutes, 10 seconds. The women's team is composed of Mallory Langen, Maddi Cummins, Susie Bennett, Emma Bennett and Danielle Cummins.

WHATCOM MIDDLE SCHOOL UNIFIED SOCCER WINS AT STATE

Whatcom Middle School's unified soccer team finished first place in the Junior Unified Division 2 State Tournament on Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1 in Fort Lewis.

Bellingham High School took second place in the WIAA Senior Unified Division 1 and Shuksan/Kulshan Middle School placed third in the Junior Unified Division 1.

BELLINGHAM BASH GO UNDEFEATED IN WEEKEND TOURNEY

Bellingham Bash's 14U team took first place in its Bash Blowout 2014 tournament. The Bash went undefeated for the weekend tournament with six wins. The Blaze Pride took second place. MVP players for the weekend were Tori McDowell, Carissa McDowell, Kaeli Andersen and Riley Conn.

ALL-COMERS TRACK MEETS BEGIN WEDNESDAY

The 2014 All Comer Track & Field Meets will be held on Wednesdays all June and Wednesday, July 2, at Burlington-Edison High School's Kirkby Field.

The track and field events are open to all ages and skills. First, second and third-place ribbons will be handed out for athletes 5 years old and older. Participation ribbons are handed out for ages 4 and younger.

Registration begins at 5 p.m. every Wednesday and field events begin at 5:30 p.m., while running events start at 6 p.m. Events for ages 13 and older begin around 7 p.m.

It costs $5 per night and $25 for a season pass, which includes all five night and a t-shirt. Vintage t-shirts are on sale for $5 each. Spectators get in free.

2014 changes include the discontinuation of the standing long jump and hurdle events for athletes ages 4 or younger.

To pre-register, call the Burlington Parks and Recreation Department at 360-755-9649 or download the registration form at burlingtonwa.gov/recreation.

ROTH, ARNESON COMPETE PNW JUNIOR PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

Bellingham High School's Cody Roth finished 14th and Lynden High School's Ezra Arneson finished 35th at the the 2014 Pacific Northwest Junior PGA Championship on Sunday, June 1, at Lake Spanaway Golf Course in Tacoma.

Roth shot 77-71 for a 148 over two days. Arneson shot a 79-77 for a 156.

Matt Marrese and Marianne Li of Bellevue won the boys' and girls' divisions, respectively. For winning, Marrese and Li qualified for the 39th Junior PGA Championship July 29-Aug. 1 at Miramont Country Club in Bryan/College Station, Texas.

Marrese, 17, posted a final-round 69 for a two-day total of 139 and a one-stroke victory over John Sand of Hoquaim.

Li, 17, had a final-round 72 for a two-day total of 142 and a one-stroke victory over Olivia Benzin of Tacoma.

ROTH CONNECTS FOR HOLE IN ONE AT STATE

Bellingham High School's Cody Roth hit his first hole in one at the best time - the Class 2A State Tournament.

Roth connected with a 5-iron to ace the 160-yard, par-3 hole 17 at Chamber Bay Golf Course, the site for the 2015 US Open Championship.

O'DONNELL HITS FIRST HOLE IN ONE

Jim O'Donnell of Lynden hit a hole in one on the 135-yard, par-3 third hole at Raspberry Ridge Golf Course using an 8-iron. He has only been golfing for two years and its his first hole in one. Witnesses were Greg Kooy, Dan Cushman and Fred Warner.

HECKER ACES 8TH HOLE AT BIRCH BAY

Ken Hecker of Birch Bay Village aced the 135-yard, par-3 eighth hole at Birch Bay Village Golf Course using a 5-hybrid. Witnesses were Robert Simpson and Don Hubert. It was Hecker's first hole in one.

LPMC Two-Man Stableford Tournament

May 24

First division gross champions: Dan Jansen/Jon Hulbert, 47; First division net champions: Craig Johnson/Larry Marshall, 54; Second division gross champions: Dave Stamm/Steve Wight, 35; Second division net champions: Mark Olsen/Scott Peterson, 61; Third division gross champions: Darrell Butz/Mike Dinsmore, 35; Third division net champions: Brian Helgeson/Scott Reed, 56.

Whatcom Seniors Golf Tournament

May 20 at Grandview Golf Course

Low net champion: Dan Gibboney, Raspberry Ridge, 61; Flight A gross champion: Bob Weeks, Homestead 77; Flight A net champion: Greg Cowan, Sudden Valley, 64; Flight B gross champion: Neal Holleman, Birch Bay Village, 82; Flight B net champion: Ted Jansen, Grandview, 68; Flight C gross champion: Wayne Trask, Grandview, 87; Flight C net champion: Ron Booth, Grandview, 68; Flight D gross champion: Jim Chevalier, North Bellingham, 87; Flight D net champion: Bob Simpson, Birch Bay Village, 66; Flight E gross champion: Ken Williams, Birch Bay Village, 94; Flight E net champion: Ken Grasser, Birch Bay Village; Michael Crnick, Raspberry Ridge, 71; Flight F gross champion: Alan Parker, North Bellingham, 93; Flight F net champion: Bob Bryant, Lake Padden, 66.

Finish of Whatcom Rowing Association Men's JV four boat and date of Northwest Junior Regional corrected on June 3.

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