The Ferndale 11U Cal Ripken Baseball team will get to defend its 2013 state title at home.
Ferndale Cal Ripken Baseball has been awarded the privilege of hosting the 2014 state tournament, which starts on July 9 and ends July 13 at ConocoPhillips Sportsplex Baseball Fields.
It is the first time Whatcom County has the opportunity to host the yearly competition between local baseball teams from around the state.
Sixteen to 20 teams are expected to compete during the five-day event.
Local businesses can advertise in the tournament program. Money raised by the sale of advertising will be put toward supporting this non-profit organization and the continued success of youth baseball in Whatcom County.
FERNDALE 11U TEAM WINS EASTMONT TOURNAMENT
The Ferndale 11U Cal Ripken Baseball team won the Eastmont Apple Capital Tournament on Sunday, June 22.
The team lost its first game 3-2 to the Kennewick Nationals but then won five games in a row to win its second championship of the season. The team defeated the Bellingham Titans 9-1 in the championship game.
The team is now 17-4 on the season.
UNIFIED SOCCER TEAM FINISHES 4TH AT NATIONAL GAMES
Bellingham's unified soccer team showed its talent, finishing fourth out of 20 teams at the National Games on Saturday, June 21, in New Jersey.
The team blazed through the first round, shutting out four straight teams while scoring 13 of its own.
In the second round, Bellingham defeated a team from Florida 2-1 before falling to a Nebraska team 4-3 and a North Dakota team 1-0.
With a 1-2 record in the medal rounds, Bellingham finished fourth.
The team was captained by coach Mark Wright and included Riley Daugherty, Tim Davenport, Carl Graber, Bryce Hamm, Ben Hilleary, Hannah Jacobus, Larkyn Nelson, Clayton Nevitt, Hattie North, Sydney Wright.
The members also got to go to a Trenton Thunder minor league baseball game, and took an evening cruise around the Statue of Liberty.
LOGGERS ALL-STARS WIN WESTERN REGIONAL
The Washington Loggers all-star teams won the western regional tournament for the sixth straight year on Sunday, June 22, in Portland. Both the JV and the varsity teams won their divisions.
The ladies team finished in 2nd place.
On Saturday, June 28, the Washington Loggers will be playing their final game of the year in Sea-Tac.
HIRAI GETS WIN OVER DEPA IN MMA FIGHT
Bellingham's Lyndon Hirai defeated Vancouver's Matt Depa 9-0 with a fifth-round armbar in a back-and-forth 135-pound bout on Saturday, June 21, at the Bellingham Sportsplex.
Hirai won the first two rounds before losing rounds three and four. He was likely losing round five when he managed to finish Depa off with the armbar.
COSTON QUALIFIES FOR 2014 U.S. SENIOR OPEN
Semiahmoo Golf Resort's Jeff Coston shot a 5-under par 67 and led a field of 70 golfers at the U.S. Senior Open qualifying on Monday, June 16, at Canterwood Golf & Country Club in Gig Harbor, Wash.
Coston will play in the 2014 U.S. Senior Open, to be held July 10-13 at Oak Tree National Golf Club in Edmond, Okla.
Coston, a member of the Pacific Northwest Section PGA Hall of Fame and a teaching pro at Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine, Wash., had six birdies on the day, with his lone bogey coming on the par-4 second hole. Coston has won 19 PGA Section championships.
Keith Henderson of Blaine also competed, but finished with a 78 to tie for 23rd.
SHUKSAN TO HOST FUNDRAISER GOLF TOURNEY
Meridian Public School is putting on a golf tournament on Saturday, June 28, at Shuksan Golf Course tor aise money for the Meridian Foundation.
The foundation has been in existence for 17 years and provides funding for graduates and alumni to further their education.
The tournament will be a four-man scramble with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The tournament will provide a cart and will include lunch, prizes and an auction.
To register, call 360-319-1727 or visit meridianpublicschoolfoundation.org.
NEUFELD HITS HOLE IN ONE AT BELLINGHAM COUNTRY CLUB
Austin Neufeld hit a hole in one on the 18th hole of Bellingham Golf and Country Club on Tuesday, June 17. He used his 7-iron for the 188-yard par three.
Whatcom Senior Golf Tournament
Monday, June 16
Sudden Valley Golf Course
Flight A gross: Andy Yurovchak 79, Don Higgerson 80, Bill Cartwright 80, Terry Moore 83; Flight A net: Jim Yake 66, Dick Denckpohl 71, Ric Kramer 71, Bob Brice 75; Flight B gross: Dale Wright 86, Ted Jansen 90, Jorma Tikkanen 91; Flight B net: Neal Holleman 70, Harry Allison 72, Gog Garnett 74, Jack Major 74, Jack Ayers 74; Flight C gross: Eddie Goto 87, Al Saab 91, Bob O'Donald 92; Flight C net: Rick Schillinger 69, Ron Booth 71, Grant Wilson 71; Conrad Leer 73, Jim Rassat 73; Flight D gross: Don Geleynse 97, Ken Faber 100, Paul Temer 100, Gray Holz 100, Jim Chevalier 102, Dan Gideon 102; Flight D net: Dick Hawkins 74, Karl Erschinger 77, Wayne Church 82; Flight E gross: John Green 93, Chuck McGroddy 102, Greg Cory 105, Gary Olsen 105; Flight E net: Woody Woods 68; Ken Williams 76; Dan Gibboney 77, Norm Scheib 77; Flight F gross: John Schaefer 101, Don Carl 107, Alan Parker 109; Flight F net: John Richey 70, Len Mannon 71, Warren Rice 73.
LPMC June Open
Saturday, June 21
First division gross: Terry Moore 78, Paul Berube 79, Vince Crocker 79; First Division net: Ron Dickerson 70, Jeff Emerson 72, Bo Johansen 73; Second division gross: Dennis Miltenberger 80; Jay Kaemingk 81, Larry Marshall 83; Second division net: Ken Gunning 70, Mark Olsen 70, Jim Emerson 73; Third division gross: Mike Dipietro 82, Mike Hatfield 85, Darrell Butz 86; Third division net: Steve Wight 70, Terry Brayton 71, Doug Bennett; Fourth division gross: Stu Gorski 86, Rob McCombie 89, Brad Peterson 91; Fourth division net: Larry Harvie 67, Robert Johnston 74, Jim Weiss 74.