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Sports calendar: March 29 – April 7, 2024

Upcoming recreation opportunities and professional, college and prep sports

Lynden head coach Cory White gestures as he talks to the team who are sitting on the ground listening to him.
Lynden head coach Cory White talks to the team after the game. (Finn Wendt/Cascadia Daily News)
By Connor J. Benintendi Sports Editor

CONNOR’S PICKS

Baseball: Lynden at Selah
6 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 and 1 p.m. Thursday, April 4, Carlon Park

This isn’t local, but it’s the best matchup of spring break week by far. Who doesn’t want to watch a two-game series between a pair of teams that battled in last year’s 2A state semifinals?

The last time these teams met, Lynden advanced to its first state championship since 2012 as the No. 5 seed following an 11-0 drubbing of top-seeded Selah at Joe Martin Field, ending the Vikings’ hopes of a third state title in six seasons.

This time, however, Lynden (6-0) will be on the road instead of playing in its backyard. Selah (6-1) has played three more games than the Lions with a stretch of three two-game series to open the season.

It’s also worth mentioning that these teams faced off in a two-game series at the same time last season, and Lynden lost both by a combined score of 14-6 — further proof the regular season can be deceiving.

WWU: Track and field at Doris Heritage Track Festival
All day, Friday, April 5, Renton Memorial Stadium

With the only home Western Washington University games this week being over the weekend, why not catch some relatively local Vikings track and field?

This meet is hosted by Seattle Pacific University and is the closest the Vikings will be to home until Saturday, April 27, when Western hosts its annual Ralph Vernacchia Invitational at Civic Stadium.

Western is already five meets into its outdoor season after an impressive performance at indoor nationals where six Vikings competed on the biggest stage. Now, Western has a chance to make a statement at its rival’s home meet after strong showings at the UBC Open and Oregon Preview March 22–24.

Western Washington University’s Katie Potts loads up a throw Jan. 27, 2023, during the weight throw event at the UW Preview. (Photo courtesy of Jonah Bloom/WWU Athletics)
Recreation: Spring break day camp
9 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, Birch Bay State Park

Need some time off from watching your kids while they’re on spring break? Well, here you go. Thank me later.

Drop them off at 9 a.m., and don’t even think about them again until at least 4 p.m. ahead of a 4:30 p.m. pick-up time. They will be treated to outdoor excitement, insects, a Nerf party and arcade games. In the meantime, you could bring a camp chair and kick back on the shores of Birch Bay.


Registration and a modest fee of $35 is required. I would say that’s worth it for a care-free day by the bay.


FULL CALENDAR

Friday, March 29

Fastpitch Softball

Sehome at Blaine, 4 p.m.

Meridian at South Whidbey, 4 p.m.

Burlington-Edison at Bellingham, 6 p.m.

Track and field

Blaine, Lummi Nation, Mount Baker, Nooksack Valley at Trojan Twilight, 4 p.m., Meridian High School

Boys golf

Blaine, Meridian at Joe Lenburg Invite, 10 a.m., Appletree Golf Course

WWU

Men’s track and field at Stanford Invitational, all day, Stanford University

Softball vs. Saint Martin’s, 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., Viking Field

Saturday, March 30

Fastpitch Softball

Ferndale at Lake Stevens, 10 a.m.

Boys soccer

Blaine at Lakewood, 12 p.m.

Sultan at Meridian, 7 p.m.

WWU

Track and field at Stanford Invitational, all day, Stanford University

Softball vs. Saint Martin’s, 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., Viking Field

NHL

Dallas Stars at Seattle Kraken, 7 p.m.

Recreation

Community Work Party at Hundred Acre Wood, 9 a.m., 2330 Old Fairhaven Parkway, Bellingham

Swing the Gates 5K/10K, 10 a.m., Deception Pass State Park

Sunday, March 31

Recreation

Public skate, 1 p.m., Bellingham Sportsplex

Monday, April 1

Baseball

Lynden at Mount Vernon, 4 p.m.

Meridian at Sedro-Woolley, 4 p.m.

Anacortes at Ferndale, 4 p.m.

Sehome at Lynden Christian, 4 p.m.

Burlington-Edison at Blaine, 4:30 p.m.

Mount Baker at Nooksack Valley, 4:30 p.m.

Squalicum at Bellingham, 6 p.m.

NHL

Seattle Kraken at San Jose Sharks, 7:30 p.m.

Recreation

Spring Break Camp, 9 a.m., Bloedel Donovan Community Building

Tuesday, April 2

Baseball

Burlington-Edison at Lynden, 4 p.m.

Squalicum at Sedro-Woolley, 4 p.m.

Mount Vernon at Ferndale, 4 p.m.

Nooksack Valley at Meridian, 4 p.m.

Bellingham at Lakewood, 4 p.m.

Lynden Christian at Oak Harbor, 4 p.m.

Anacortes at Sehome, 4:30 p.m.

Blaine at Mount Baker, 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 3

Baseball

Lynden at Selah, 6 p.m., Carlon Park

NHL

Seattle Kraken at Sacramento Kings, 6:30 p.m.

Recreation

Spring Break Day Camp, 9 a.m., Birch Bay State Park

Thursday, April 4

Baseball

Lynden at Selah, 1 p.m., Carlon Park

Orcas Island at Mount Baker, 1 p.m.

Meridian at Brewster, 4 p.m.

Friday, April 5

Baseball

Meridian at Cashmere, 1 p.m.

Fastpitch Softball

Mount Baker at Cashmere, 4 p.m.

WWU

Track and field at Doris Heritage Track Festival, all day, Renton Memorial Stadium

Softball at Simon Fraser, 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

NHL

Seattle Kraken at Anaheim Ducks, 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 6

Track and field

Bellingham, Ferndale, Lynden Christian, Sehome at Birger Solberg Invite, 10 a.m., Civic Stadium

WWU

Girls rowing at Pioneer/Pilot Invitational, all day, Vancouver Lake

Softball at Simon Fraser, 12 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Recreation

Sedro-Woolley High School Senior Class 5K Fun Run/Walk, 10 a.m., Northern State Recreational Area

Sunday, April 7

Recreation

Public skate, 1 p.m., Bellingham Sportsplex

CDN’s sports calendar is published online Thursdays and in print Fridays. To submit an event for consideration, email connorbenintendi@cascadiadaily.com. News Producer Eric Trent compiled the featured listings.

Connor J. Benintendi is CDN’s sports editor; reach him at connorbenintendi@cascadiadaily.com; 360-922-3090 ext. 104.

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