Prolific writer and avid baseball historian Wes Gannaway, along with Kent Holsather, will present Bays to Bells, a history of baseball in Whatcom County at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at the Lynden Pioneer Museum. It is free to attend.
The presentation will explore early teams such as the the Bellingham Bays and go all the way to 2011 and the Bellingham Bells.
BELLINGHAM BAYSOX WIN TOURNAMENT
The Bellingham Baysox won the 13u pony tournament on Sunday, July 13. The Baysox will now represent the Northwest at the pony regionals in Fullerton, Calif. The event starts on Friday, July 18.
SUDDEN VALLEY PUTTING ON JUNIOR GOLF CAMP
Sudden Valley Golf Course is hosting a junior golf camp which begins on Tuesday, July 15. The three-day camp includes instruction by David Bobillot and nine-hole course training on day three.
Cost is $75 and the event is open to ages 11 to 14.
NORTH BELLINGHAM AMATEUR FAST APPROACHING
The 19th annual North Bellingham Amateur begins on August 2. The deadline for entries is July 31.
Entry fees range from $150 to $225. Entry fees cover two tournament rounds and a practice round.
Three flights allow low handicappers, high handicappers and senior golfers to stay competitive. A $750 grand prize will go to the top gross and net finisher in each flight.
North Bellingham Golf Course is also putting on a Seattle Mariners game and golf getaway. The cost is $135 and includes transportation, a round of golf at Kayak Point Golf Course, which includes a cart and driving range tokens, and a Mariners ticket in section 103.
This getaway is limited to the first 40 people signed up and paid for. Visit northbellinghamgolf.com for more information.
BRANIGAN, OREM SHOW WELL AT AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP
Bellingham's Brooke Branigan and Audrey Orem both moved past the qualifying rounds at the Pacific Northwest Women's Amateur Championship on Tuesday, July 8, at Lewiston Golf and Country Club in Lewiston, Idaho.
Orem was defeated 4 and 3 in the round of 32 by Calgary's Jennifer Ha. Orem was seeded 30th to Ha's No. 3 seed.
No. 24-seed Branigan was not so easily dismissed in the round of 32, managing to stroll past No. 9-seed Mercer Island's Jacqueline Bendrick 3 and 2.
Branigan was ousted in the round of 16 by Kellogg, Idaho's Kaceelyn Pouttu, the No. 8 seed.
WALLEN QUALIFIES FOR KNOCKOUT ROUNDS, FALLS EARLY
Ryan Wallen of Blaine shot a 144 over two rounds in the stroke play rounds at the Pacific Northwest Men's Amateur Championship on Saturday, July 5, and Sunday, July 6, at Palouse Ridge Golf Club in Pullman. His score was good enough to qualify him for the match play rounds, which features the top 64 players.
He couldn't make it past Greg Gildea of Lakewood, falling by 1-up to the No. 8 seed. Wallen was seeded No. 57.
Willy Scholten of Lynden couldn't make it past the qualifying rounds, firing a 151 over two days to miss the cut by six strokes.
NOLAN PLACES 2ND AT LIBERTY LAKE CLASSIC
Bellingham's Nick Nolan shot a 74-78-152 at the Liberty Lake Classic on Saturday, July 12, and Sunday, July 13, at Meadowwood Golf Course in Liberty Lake to take second place in the boys' 16-18 division.
Junior golfers from around the Pacific Northwest competed in the event.
The next junior golf tournament will be the Summer Sizzler in Spokane on August 2 and 3. Registrations are being accepted for the tournament now. Visit juniorgolftournorthwest.com for more information.