70 participate in annual tennis tournament
The 17th annual Skywater tennis tournament was held June 27� 29 at the Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club. The Blaine Chamber of Commerce sponored the event, which was directed by Eric Cramer and assisted by Joyce Vanderpol. The tournament received about 70 entries, including men and women�s singles and doubles and mixed doubles.
In the men�s A singles, Steve Ershig defeated Julian Torresa, and Jouko Paavola defeated Rodny Lonquist in the men�s B singles. Jeff Leer and Trey Ballard defeated Scott Bianchi and John Freal in the men�s A doubles. The men�s B doubles round robin will take place later.
The women�s B singles final between Patty Macheras and Denise Bosman will be played at a later date. For the women�s B doubles, Suzanne Ware and Gayle Davis defeated Pam Carl and Liz Curry, and in the open mixed doubles, Tim Trott and Mary Beaumont defeated Michael Reimer and Susanne Ball. Playing together for the A mixed doubles, Jeff Leer and his daughter Lauren, defeated John Freal and Shirley Hill. For B mixed doubles, Courtney Turner and Carole Fairbrother defeated Denise and Drew Bosman.
boot camp to be held later this month
The second annual Blaine wrestling boot camp, sponsored by the Blaine Barracudas, will be Saturday, July 19 through July 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Blaine high school gym. The camp is for students who will be entering grades five through 12 in the fall, and costs $75. Students who complete the camp will receive a T-shirt.
Craig Foster, the Blaine wrestling coach, described the camp as tough, militaristic, no-nonsense and designed for wrestlers who are serious about improving. The camp�s primary emphasis is on discipline, and learning specific aspects of the Blaine wrestling system. Key components of the camp include focus, listening with a purpose, hard work, teamwork, and intensity. Call Craig Foster at 371-7467 for more.
Black wins last week, Force Gray loses two
Force Black girls softball team won three games last week, improving their record to four wins and one loss in the Whatcom County girls fastpitch league. On June 25, the locals defeated Sehome Thunder 15 -2, and on Wednesday, June 26 Black defeated Ferndale Lady Eagles in a double-hitter. The team won the first game14 � 0 and the second game 6-1.
Blaine Gray played two games against the Lady Lions of Lynden on Wednesday, June 25 and lost both games. The first game was scored 6-5 and the second 9-5. Next game for both teams will be Thursday, July 3 at 7 p.m. in Lynden when the Black and Gray play each other.