Local paddlers succeed at Green Lake event


Bellingham Canoe & Kayak Sprint Team paddlers competed in the 2014 Ted Houk Regatta June 7-8 on Green Lake in Seattle.

- Ana Swetish and Elena Wolgamot took first place in the 1,000 meter K2 (sprint kayak for two) women's bantam division.

- Wolgamot took third place in 1,000m and 500m in K1 women bantam.

- Wolgamot was second place in 5,000m K1 women bantam.

- Wolgamot and Melody Oh from Maple Ridge, B.C., took first place in 500m K2 women Bantam.

- Swetish and Wolgamot were second in 1,000m K4 (four person sprint kayak) women bantam (with two other paddlers from Seattle C/K Club).

- Jonas Ecker and Cameron Bartlett, third place in 500m K2 men bantam.

- Ecker and Bartlett, 2nd place in 5000m K2 men bantam.


Local non­profit Community Boating Center announced guided evening sea kayak paddles on Bellingham Bay are back for the 2014 season.

Evening tours have already begun, and pre­registration is required.

Guided evening paddles are a mix of fun on the water, socializing, and basic skills instruction. Each outing is led by experienced kayak guides and use incredibly stable tandem sea kayaks, great for the novice paddler. Each guided evening paddle is three hours from start to finish with a snack and refreshments break in the middle.

Three types of evening paddles offered:

Full Moon Paddle: Being on the water at night with the full moon as your. Check out the sights and sounds as well as the feel of Bellingham Bay under


Bioluminescence Paddle: Experience the darkest evenings of the summer to view the "Tinkerbell" displays put on by tiny phytoplankton.

Sunset Paddle: Some of the best sunsets happen on partly­cloudy days, so consider joining a sunset paddle as they continue into the Fall.

To learn more about the Boating Center's programs, contact Mike McKenzie, education coordinator at 360-714-8891


The Squalicum Storm boys' basketball team is running a basketball camp from June 23-26 at Squalicum's gym.

The morning session runs from 9 a.m. to noon, is for boys entering 3rd to 6th grades and costs $80.

The advanced skills session is for 7th to 9th graders, runs from 1 to 4 p.m. and is $100.

For more information or pre-registration, contact the Bellingham Parks & Rec office at 3424 Meridian Street or call 360-778-7000. Additional information is available by calling Storm coach Dave Dickson at 360-201-5218.


The Whatcom Reign U-14 baseball team went 4-0 in the GSA state tournament, scoring 55 total runs in those games.

The Reign beat Baden Baseball of Seattle 11-1 in five innings in the semifinals and beat the Kitsap Renegades of Kitsap County 13-12 in extra innings.

MVP for the Tournament was Ty Vandyken with .687 batting average.

By winning the tournament, the Reign qualified to play in the U-14 World Series on July 17-20 in Austell, Ga., but most likely will not attend.

Playing for the Reign are Ty Vandyken, Marco Vanderveen, Bryson Hickok, Dylan Hickok, Trevin Hope, Simon Burkett, Carson Rubenack, Jordan Holmstrom and Baker Otter.

The Reign are to play in the Babe Ruth District tournament, starting June 25 in Burlington.


The Corinthian Yacht Club of Bellingham has announced the three race divisions for the first Bellingham Bay Leukemia Cup Regatta, which will take place on July 26.

CYC Race Director Dan Stuart announced that the July 26 regatta will include a competitive division of racing sailboats, an "unlimited fun" class for those who are less competitive and the virtual class, where non-sailing supporters will compete on shore to raise the most funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).

Registration for each boat is $150 and can be made at bit.ly/BBayLC or by check to the CYC of Bellingham.

Each registered team is entitled to two tickets to the post-race awards party and barbecue dinner, two Leukemia Cup T-shirts, a Leukemia Cup burgee, and three nights' complimentary moorage at the Squalicum Marina Visitor's Dock in Bellingham.

All participants at the Bellingham Bay Leukemia Cup will also have personal fundraising websites at www.leukemiacup.org/pages/wa/bel14 where members of the community can make donations to any participant.

Teams raising the most money for the LLS receive prizes and national recognition with the LLS, including a chance to sail with renowned sailor and National Regatta Chairman Gary Jobson at the 2014 Fantasy Sail in Savannah, Ga.

The race begins on Bellingham Bay at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 26, and will be followed by a 5 p.m. awards party. Individual tickets to the party can also be purchased online at cycbellingham.org/leukemiacup for $25.

Also during the day, the Bellingham Antique Automobile Restorers Club (http://aarcbellingham.com) will host an antique car show at Squalicum Harbor, with all donations benefitting the LLS.


Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club pro Jeff Coston finished tied for eighth after shooting a 74-72-70-216 at the Oregon Open Invitational at Black Butte Golf Course in Sisters, Ore.

Lake Padden's Matt Cowell finished tied for 25th after firing a 71-75-76-222 on the 7,007 yard course, and Luke Bennett, also of Lake Padden Golf Course, shot a 76-69-78-223 to tie for 28th place.


The Bellingham Knights of Columbus is sponsoring the Saints and Sinners Golf Tournament, which will be Thursday, Sept. 25, at Bellingham Golf and Country Club.

Proceeds will go toward various community charities.

Check-in will be at 9 a.m. with a 10 a.m. shotgun start for the four-man team competition in scramble match format for 18 holes.

Prizes will be awarded for the top three low team scores, longest drive and closest to the pin.

Cost is $100 per player.

For more information or to sign up, contact Dick Winchip at 360-933-4147.


Bethnie Morrison hit a hole in one on Sunday, June 1.

Morrison used a 7-iron on the No. 14 hole

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