In June 2023, Jim Sterk became Western Washington University’s seventh director of athletics in the 109 years the university has been open. He rejoined the community to work with student-athletes who are where he once was at Western.
Vikings basketball has returned. The official start of the new season is Friday, Nov. 3, when the Vikings play against Daemen University in Langley, British Columbia.
Pieces of king salmon, skewered with alder wood sticks and seasoned with salt and pepper, stood at the ready, their pink tones waiting to be darkened by an open flame. A traditional Lummi BBQ was set up at the Squalicum Harbor, surrounded by many other local seafood sellers.
The 2023 season was one of the best in recent memory for Vikings baseball, making it to regionals for the first time since 2018.
Western Washington University’s Devyn Oestreich was the only underclassman to be selected from Western’s volleyball team for the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Preseason All-Conference Team.
Costumes, breweries and relay races are great ways to enjoy the season and contribute to the community. On Sunday, Oct. 15, Whatcom Events hosted its fourth annual Trails to Taps race, where participants dress up and enjoy a fun run through Bellingham’s trails and breweries.
Bellingham Bells head coach Jim Clem will step down for the 2024 season. He coached the Bells for 12 seasons.
Western Washington University hosted its first and only home event of the season with the Women’s Golf Invitational taking place Oct. 9-10. Western finished in second place with Dani Bailey leading the way for the team.
“It’s just amazing,” Viking defender Halle Noel said. “It feels so good to win with this group."
As the Western Washington University men’s golf team flew into Ohio to compete in the Division II national championship tournament, so did fifth-year senior Jordan Lee for the first time in his career.
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As the brand new spring roundnet league comes to an end, the Bellingham Parks and Recreation Department looks forward to hosting the decades-old All-Comer track and field meets this summer.
Every morning, starting from the summer and entering his junior year of high school, D'Angelo Minnis would wake up before the sun, pick up his basketball and shoot 1,000 shots.
Western Washington University has had its share of rich sports memories, championships and professional athletes including 10 NFL, two MLB and six MiLB alumni. The following are some of the most successful men’s professional athletes to come out of Western.