Community Sports

Showcase of North American’s equestrian vaulting coming to Lynden

Equestrian Vaulting, the sport of dance and gymnastics on horseback, comes to the Lynden Fairgrounds in the the Northwest Washington Fair and Events Center on March 27-29.

Vaulters of all ages, including some of the top vaulters from the United States and Canada, will be competing in the first of several U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF) recognized selection trials for the World Equestrian Games and International Vaulting Championships.

Vault into Spring is sponsored by the Warm Beach Vaulters from Warm Beach Camp in Stanwood.

Individual vaulters perform compulsory exercises which test a vaulter’s balance, harmony with the horse, athleticism, and control. Freestyle routines are choreographed routines comprised of moves the vaulters enjoy and perform well. Vaulters choose their music and costuming and are scored not only on athleticism and harmony with the horse, but also on creativity and artistic interpretation.

Vaulters may compete both individually and in teams of six.

In team freestyles, vaulters flow on and off the horse with up to three vaulters on the horse at one time.

The event runs from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The event is free to the public.

Western Washington rugby dominate Eastern Washington at home

The Western Washington men’s rugby club knocked off the visiting Eastern Washington 65-17 to finish their Northwest Collegiate Rugby conference season with a 5-2 record.

The victory gives the Vikings home field for the NCRC semifinals Saturday, April 4, against the University of Oregon. WWU beat the Ducks in Eugene 18-15 in league play.

The Vikings scored 11 trys with Nick Salimano converting five of them. Louie Henson scored four times. Other touchdowns were Sam Carroll with two trys and Gio Trujilio, Zak Hower, Noah Hanks, Anthony Fleck and Nick Bonovich added solo trys. WWU led 34-12 at half time.

Trio competes in track championships in New York

Three runners from Tesseract Running Club competed at the New Balance Indoor National Track Championships, which was March 13-15.

Ruby Watson, Kristen Garcia, and Emmie Sullivan took the trip to New York City to run at the Armory, in Manhattan, site of The Millrose Games.

On Friday, Garcia and Watson ran the Emerging Elite two-mile run, with Garcia placing 3rd in 10 minutes, 56.09 and Watson 21st in 11:20.19.

On Sunday, Emmie Sullivan placed 10th in the Junior High School Mile in 5:26.02 and Garcia doubled back by placing third in the Freshmen Mile with 5:06.46.

Chuckanut rolls back big time to earn home win

The Chuckanut Bay U-19 Rugby team fell behind early but rallied to beat Eastside from Bellevue 24-7 on Saturday, March 14, at Bellingham Polo Fields.

Anthony Parra led the scoring with three conversions and a penalty kick for a total of nine points.

Patrick Condon, named Man of the Match for the second consecutive week, scored the first try for the Steamers. Jake Burns and Gareth Henderson also scored trys for the 3-0 Steamers.

Chuckanut plays Kent at home at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 21.

City lacrosse team falls in opening game to Woodinville.

The Sehome-Bellingham high school lacrosse team lost 9-7 on Saturday, March 14, at Woodinville High School.

No other information provided.

Sehome-Bellingham plays Seattle Prep at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 19 at Lower Woodland #7 in Seattle.

Semiahmoo to host Lights Out Golf Competition

In honor of Earth Hour, Semiahmoo Resort will host a special Lights Out Golf Competition at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club.

The competition will include men’s and women’s divisions and will feature several events including: long drive and straight drive competition; closest to the pin; and a putting competition.

Glow in the dark golf balls will be used for each competition. Glow sticks will be used to illuminate the long and straight drive competition and the flag at the closest to the pin competition. The putting course will also be illuminated.

More information on this can be found at semiahmoo.com. Earth Hour began in 2007 as a lights-off event to raise awareness about climate change. It has grown to engage more than 162 countries and territories worldwide.

The entry fee is for the Lights Out Golf Competition $5. To sign up, call the Semiahmoo Pro Shop at 800-231-4425, extension 1.

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