Community Sports

Ski to Sea registration now open

Mountain runners start of the 2015 Ski to Sea Race at the White Salmon Lodge on May 24.
Mountain runners start of the 2015 Ski to Sea Race at the White Salmon Lodge on May 24.

Registration for the 2016 Ski to Sea race is open.

After an altered 2015 race due to lack of snow, organizers are hoping to have a traditional competition with cross country ski, downhill ski or snowboard, run, road bike, canoe, cyclocross bike and kayak legs.


Before May 1:

▪ Standard team: $599

▪ Corporate team: $649

▪ High School team: $499

After May 1:

▪ Standard team: $649

▪ Corporate team: $699

▪ High School team: $549

The number of teams is capped at 500 so earlier registration is encouraged. Teams members do not have to be fully assembled prior to registration.

To register, go to

Chuckanut Bay Rugby training to start soon

Adult men’s and women’s training for Chuckanut Bay Rugby will start Tuesday, Jan. 26, and be 8 to 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Whatcom Community College’s Orca Field.

The youth training started Monday, Jan. 25, and will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at the same location.

No experience necessary.

For more information, email

United earn 11-4 road victory

The Bellingham United soccer team earned an 11-4 victory Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Vancouver Victory in Western Indoor Soccer League action.

Nick Cashmere had three goals and three assists for the United, Brendan Quilici and Uche Ugwoaba had two goals each and Kenny Parker, Richard Henderson, Mo Maranah and Tyler Bjork had a goal each.

WWU rugby opens season with wins

The Western Washington University men’s rugby team opened the 2016 season with two wins over the Oregon State Beavers.

The WWU A team won its nonconference game 26-16. Scoring for the Vikings were Nate Muir, Mac Stone, Nick Bonovich and Oliver Daugherty. Nick Salimano converted three of four trys. The B team won 33-5.

Blazers lose at home

The Bellingham Blazers, a Tier III junior hockey team, was shut out for the second straight night, losing to the Eugene Generals 3-0 on Friday, Jan. 22, at the Bellingham Sportsplex.

The Blazers had 44 shots on goal. Bellingham goalie Broderick Parker had 37 saves in the loss.

Bells sign trio of players

The Bellingham Bells have three players from the University of Maine for the 2016 West Coast League season.

Jeff Gelinas, a 6-foot-4-inch right-handed pitcher from Saco, Maine, made six starts for Maine in 2015, compiling a 3-1 record. His best performance came against LIU Brooklyn, where he threw seven strong innings, striking out seven batters and allowing only one hit.

Connor Johnson, a 6-foot-1-inch left-handed pitcher from Taunton, Mass., appeared in 13 games for Maine during the 2015 season. He was named a Maine scholar-athlete Rising Star. Johnson had a 16-5 record with a 1.70 ERA and 137 strikeouts in his senior year at high school.

Middle infielder Danny Casals is from Miami, Fla., where he attended Christopher Columbus High School. In addition to Maine, the University of Florida, Central Florida University, and the University of North Carolina heavily recruited Casals. He was ranked in the Top 500 by Perfect Game, and was also selected as a Pre-Season All-American in 2015.