Lynden Lobos win state baseball tournament


The Lynden Lobos U13 baseball team won the 2014 USSSA Washington State Tournament on June 27-29 in Lacey.

The Lobos won five of six games over the three-day period to bring home the trophy, and in the championship avenged their only loss of the tourney with a 11-3 victory in four innings over the Northwest Blaze of Bremerton.

As a team, the Lobos hit 52 of 150 for a .347 average. Top hitters were Jack Doolittle (.611), James Marsh (.467) and Trevor Abitia (.430).

The players are Trevor Abitia, Jack Doolittle, Dillon Geleynse, Brendan Kleindel, Preston King, Ben Libolt, James Marsh, Carter Parcher, Payton Robertson, Elijah Vander Haak and Grant VanderYacht. Coaches are Fred Abitia, Kyle Kleindel, Clyde Libolt and Jim Marsh.


On Thursday, July 10, the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services of Whatcom County will host its seventh annual Charity Golf Classic at Bellingham Golf and Country Club.

Players will come together for a fun-filled day of golf, games, prizes and more while raising money for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Registration opens at 11:45 a.m. with a putting contest and brunch followed by a 1 p.m. shotgun start.

Following the tournament, a barbecue will be provided by the Bellingham Golf and Country Club.

Recreational, Ladies, and Competitive divisions will compete for trophies and prizes.

Cost is $125 per person or $500 per team. For $600 Corporate Teams can have their name and logo on event materials, four rounds of golf for employees or customers, and compete for the Corporate Cares Award.

Sponsorships are also available starting at $250. Visit or contact Jen Sandoval at 360-671-5714 or if you would like to play or sponsor.


The Susan Sutton Agape Walk & 5K Run will be Saturday, Aug. 2, at Lake Padden Park.

To participate the price is $20 per adult and $5 per child younger than 13. A T-shirt and refreshments will be provided.

All proceeds go to help women and children who stay at the Agape Home.

The Agape Walk was re-named as a tribute to Lighthouse Mission's former development director, Susan Sutton.

Sutton was a mission staff member for 26 years and retired at the end of 2013. She still volunteers at the mission on a monthly basis.

For more information, call 360-733-5120 or visit


Kirsten Webber from Squalicum High School had a vault of 13 feet, 4 1/8 inches on Saturday, July 5, at the Spokane pre-Jr. Olympic tryouts. Her best vault of the 2014 high school track season was 13-1.00 on April 5 at the Birger Solberg Invitational.


Ruby Watson of Sehome High School placed sixth in the 3,000 at the USATF Junior National Track and Field Championships (19 and under) in Eugene, Ore.

The meet also served as the qualifier for the World Junior Championships, with the top two qualifying for the U.S. team.

Watson ran 10 minutes, 13.29 seconds and earned a medal for her performance. Watson also qualified for the 5,000 meters race on Sunday but elected to just run the 3,000.


President of the Raspberry Thursday Ladies League Charlotte Brand, 71 years old, aced the 105-yard, No. 3 hole at Raspberry Ridge Golf Course for her first hole in one.

Brand used a 5-wood on Thursday, July 3rd. Witnessed by Sally Jones, Peg Riley and Lorraine McMonagal.

2014 Ferndale Golden Eagle Basketball Camp Awards

Ferndale High School, June 23-25

Little Caesars Best Defensive Player: Ian Freeman of North Carolina

Little Caesars Best Shooter: Sequayah Julius of Florida Gulf Coast

Little Caesars Best Rebounder: Troy Knutson of the Knicks

Little Caesars Mr. Hustle: Brady Morrison of North Carolina

Little Caesars Most Improved Camper: Sam Brooks of North Carolina

Little Caesars Most Inspirational player: Edgerton Cook of the OKC

Dairy Queen Pro team Champions: Sonics coached by Carson Genger and Austin Honeycutt

Dairy Queen College team Champions: North Carolina coached by Patrick Hagerty

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