Community Sports

Pro cowboys coming for Extreme Broncs & Bulls

Close to 40 professional cowboys are coming for the Laurel Farm and Western Supply Extreme Broncs & Bulls event at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, inside the heated Washington Tractor Arena at the Northwest Washington Fair & Event Center in Lynden. Music in the beer garden will be offered after the competition, which is presented by Wild West Events.

Reserved tickets from $29 to $39 will be available starting Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Northwest Washington Fair & Event Center office, 1775 Front St., online at or by phone at 360-354-4111.

Call the same number for sponsorship opportunities and VIP seating details.

United earn win at home

The Bellingham United earned an 11-4 victory over the Oly Town Artesians on Saturday, Jan. 16, at the Bellingham Sportsplex to improve to 5-1 in the Western Indoor Soccer League season.

Richard Henderson had three goals for Bellingham to raise his season total to eight, which is tied for third most in the league.

The United is in second place behind the Olympic Force with four regular season games remaining.

Blazers lose in overtime

The Bellingham Blazers, a tier III junior hockey team, lost 4-3 in overtime on Sunday, Jan. 17, at the Wenatchee Wolves.

Karson DeRego had two goals and Simeon Smith had the other.

Broderick Parker made 33 saves on the night in the Blazers goal.

Bells return three players for the 2016 season

Bronson Larsen, a junior catcher for Brigham Young University, will return to play for the Bellingham Bells in 2016.

In 2015 with the Bells, Larsen had a .256 with 31 hits. He was also third on the team with six home runs and hit home runs in four of five games. As a sophomore at BYU in 2015, Larsen strung together a 23-game hitting streak.

Pitchers Kyle Rossman from Pacific Lutheran University and Hunter Haworth from Chico State will also return for 2016.

Rossman started four games for the Bells in 2015, going 2-0 while finishing the season with a 0.76 ERA in 23 2/3 innings pitched.

Haworth had a 1-1 record with the Bells last season with 13 strikeouts and five walks in 26 2/3 innings pitched.