Community Sports

Concussion lecture set for Tuesday

Western Washington University’s Michael Fraas will give a lecture titled “Concussion in the Young Athlete: Considerations for Safe Return-to-Play and Return-to-Learn” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Bellingham City Council Chambers.

Fraas, an assistant professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at WWU, will discuss concussions in young athletes in the free talk.

The lecture will highlight ways to effectively treat concussion symptoms and safely return athletes to sporting competition and the classroom.

The event will be recorded and shown on Bellingham TV channel 10.

Whatcom Rowing improves almost 30 places in Boston

The Whatcom Rowing Association’s women’s team finished 27th at the Charles Regatta Oct. 18-19 in Boston.

A first-time entry, the team started at 55th and moved up almost 30 places in competition on the 4,800-meter course. The team is made up of coxswain Tom Tiffany, stroke Jane Sloane, No. 3 Mary Davis, No. 2 Gail Wazilewski and bow Bev Mayhew.

WWU Rugby second at CWU

Western Washington University’s men’s rugby team took second at the Northwest Collegiate Rugby Conference 7’s finals, in Ellensburg.

The Vikings lost to host Central Washington University 50-7 in the championship match. The Wildcats, a full varsity program, are ranked No. 6 nationally, while the Vikings improve to No. 22.

WWU defeated Washington State University in the semifinals and the University of Washington in the quarternfinals after beating Idaho and Gonzaga in pool play.

Berube top gross score in The Memorial at Lake Padden

Paul Berube took top gross honors in the first division, and Mike Anderson had top net honors in The Memorial tournament at Lake Padden Golf Course. The event was held in honor of Gordy Loomis.

Anderson won the top net position in the first division after a scorecard playoff with runner-up Craig Johnson.

Mike Hatfield took first gross position in the second division, with Doug Nemo taking first in net. In the third division, George Willet took the top gross honors, and Ed Turrell had top net honors.

Hole-in-one: Bob Baker made a hole-in-one on Sunday, Oct. 26, at the Bellingham Golf and Country Club. Baker made the shot on the eighth hole, a par-3, with his driver from 155 yards.