Community Sports

Marathons combine to offer deals to runners

The Whidbey Island Marathon, North Olympic Discovery Marathon and Bellingham Bay Marathon have partnered to form the Salish Sea Road Race Series.

Individuals who register for any of these three events are now automatically eligible for discounts on the other two, and there are two official series options for 2015:

1. Ladder series: WIM’s 5K (April 19), NODM’s 10K (June 7), and BBM’s half marathon (Sept. 27).

2. Half series: WIM’s half marathon (April 19), NODM’s half marathon (June 7), and BBM’s half marathon (Sept. 27).

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top overall male and female finishers of each series, and all series participants will receive commemorative apparel at BBM, the third race in the series. Individuals are automatically entered in the series after they have registered for each event separately.

For more information about the NOD Marathon, visit or contact Michelle Little at 360-417-1301 or For more information about the WIM, visit or contact Director Melissa Riker at 360-929-2489 or For more on the the BBM, visit or contact Ben Twigg at 360-594-1193 or

Padden to host local youth golf qualifying competition

Lake Padden Golf Course will be one of 11 Pacific Northwest sites for local qualifying for the 2015 Drive, Chip & Putt Championship.

The competition is open to boys and girls from 7 to 15 years old. in separate divisions and four age categories.

For more information about the Drive, Chip & Putt Championship, including official rules, a full listing of qualifying sites and registration information, please visit

Fisher Elementary will host 5K fundraiser

The Fisher Elementary School in Lynden will host the first 5K fundraising event, Roar and Soar, which will raise money for Fisher Elementary’s PTA for Fisher kids and families.

The race will be May 9 with registration and check-in at 8 a.m. and the race at 9:30 a.m. at Fisher Elementary.

The hope in the future is for more Lynden School District schools to be involved and divide the money between participating schools.

Participants can register for the race at or check out our links on our web page at

Gym Star Sports Center shines in Arizona

Fourteen gymnasts from Gym Star Sports Center traveled to Chandler, Ariz., for the Valley of the Sun Challenge March 13-15.

Rachel Sawicki won vault for her age group with a 9.725 and finished with a 34.80 all-around score. Teammate Campbell Dejong placed seventh all-around with a 36.525

Competing at Level 3 was Emily Gaven (34.975); at Level 4 was Neely Thomas (34.2), and Sage Cary (35.75); at Level 5 was Jene Flittie (8.65 V, 8.55 UB), Olivia Little (33.825), and Kaylee Sawicki (33.7), at Level 6 was Camryn Miller (33.425), Skylar Walston (63.075), and Grace Hettinga (35.725), at Level 7 was Anneli Johnson (36.05), and Alyssa Willett (35.60), and at Level 8 was Ginger Mullins (33.275).

City lacrosse team falls to Seattle Prep

The Sehome-Bellingham boys’ high school lacrosse team suffered a 10-6 loss Thursday, March 19, ato Seattle Prep at Seattle’s Lower Woodland Park.

Nathaniel Heritage and Zachary Lorenz each had two goals for Sehome-Bellingham and Dakota Jones had 11 saves in goal.

Bellingham girls’ lacrosse team loses to Bellarmine Prep

The Bellingham girls’ high school lacrosse team suffered an 18-6 loss to Bellarmine Prep on Wednesday, March 18, at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma.

Skylar Lorenz had three goals and an assist for Bellingham.

Lynden softball league gears up for next season

The Lynden Spring League Slo-Pitch Games will begin week of April 12, with six weeks of doubleheaders and games being played Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Cost is $560 per team and registration is due by April 4.

For more information, call Ron Van Soest at 360-815-6326.

Semiahmoo duo finishes tied for ninth at golf event

Brett Eaton and Justin Conlan finished tied for ninth at the Pacific Northwest Pro-Assistant Championship at the Meridian Valley Country Club in Kent.

The Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club team shot a 68-71–139 at the 6,673 yards, par 72 course. The event pairs a pro and assistant pro from the same facility to play in the four-ball format.

Local wrestlers compete in South County Scuffle

Six wrestlers from North County Grapplers competed in the South County Scuffle at Tahoma High School in Covington.

Hunter Morgan finished in second place after being beaten twice by tech fall and pin in the Schoolboy 152-153 division, Tyler Weed finished fourth in the Cadet 145 division after going 2-2 and losing in the third-place match, Gabriel Diersing was fifth in the Schoolboy 128 after going 0-4 at the event, Gage Morgan was fifth in the Novice 85 division after going 0-4, Dylan Harrison went 1-2 in the Schoolboy 70 and Dennis Harrison went 1-2 in the Intermediate 70 division.