Community Sports

Three area athletes run sub-4 hour marathons in Boston

Bellingham’s Dwight Baker was the first of five area runners to complete the 119th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 20, finishing in a time of 3 hours, 27 minutes, 34 seconds.

Baker, 49, finished 9,253rd overall and 1,361st in his division.

Bellingham’s Pat Kyles was 10 minutes back in 3:37:34, finishing 12,590th overall and 1,697th in his division.

Bill Pech was the Bellingham runner to finish best in his respective division, as the 65-year-old placed 43rd and 15,728th overall in a time of 3:47:58.

Christine Gary was the only local female runner in the race, as she placed 19,393rd overall and 1,457th in her division with a time of 4:03:52, while Jeff Coulter was 20,584th overall and 1,225th in his division in 4:22:04.

Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won the the overall title in 2:09:17, while Kenyan Caroline Rotich won the women’s race in 2:24:55.

Tyran dominates at Fun with the Fuzz 5k

Serena Tyran broke the world record for twelve year old girls with her time of 18:08 at the Fun with the Fuzz 5k in Bellingham on Sunday, according to her coach.

Tyran, running for Tesseract Running Club, broke the record set by Nnenna Lynch from 1983. Lynch went on to become an NCAA Champion at Villanova as well as a Rhodes Scholar.

Tyran placed as the third overall female behind former Syracuse standout and current Oiselle runner Heather Stephens (17:47) and teammate Kristen Garcia (18:01). She also finished 17th overall of 1,258 total finishers.

Dan Harris Challenge coming next weekend

On Sunday, April 26, some of the West Coast’s finest paddlers and rowers will take part in the Dan Harris Challenge at 10 a.m. at the north end of Boulevard Park in Bellingham.

Along with U.S. and Canadian Olympic and National Surfski champions and medalists, plus members of Whatcom County’s intrepid surfski and SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) communities, fans can enjoy the legacy of Dirty Dan Harris’ arrival by rowboat in 1853 by cheering the flash of boat colors and churning paddles in the 8.5 mile race.

For more information about the Dan Harris Challenge, go to: . For more information about Dirty Dan Harris Festival, go to

WWU women’s lacrosse wins championship

The Western Washington University women’s lacrosse team won the WCLA NWWLL Division 1 Championship on Sunday April 12, over University of Washington.

The team won its first ever Regional Championship and is awaiting an at-large bid to the National Championship games hosted by U.S. Lacrosse at Norfolk, Va., in early May.

The team is self coached by three captains and had six players nominated to league 2015 MVP honors; with Kate Ades getting named league MVP for defender and Amanda Hultz named league MVP for attack.

Hagan aces hole at Bellingham Golf and Country Club

Brian Hagan had a hole in one on the No. 8, 167-yard hole on Sunday, April 19, at Bellingham Golf and Country Club.

Hagan used an 18-degree hybrid to hit the shot.

Basketball camp offered at Squalicum in August

The Advantage Basketball Camps, for youth ages 6 to 18, will be offered in early August.

The camp which runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. is either a three days from Aug. 3-5 ($195) or five days from Aug. 3-7 ($265).

For more information, go to, email or call 425-670-8877.

Cascade Crush baseball wins tourament in Wenatchee

The Cascade Crush U12 baseball team won the 2015 Triple Crown Season Opener in Wenatchee.

The team compiled a 5-0 record along the way and outscored opponents 61-11. It also earned a berth in the 2015 Triple Crown World Series in July in Park City, Utah​.

This is the teams fourth tournament title of the season.