December 11, 2016
The Bellingham United Football Club rack up their third win on the 2016-17 Western Indoor Soccer season by routing the Oly Town Artesians 10-2 Saturday, December 10 at the Sportsplex. The match began with a goal for goal battle between both squads. But that soon changed as the United unleashed fury and scored 6 unanswered goals while shutting out the Artesians through the rest of the bout. Bellingham is now 3-1 for the season. Click here to view photos from the game.
December 4, 2016
The Bellingham Blazers lose three straight to the Idaho Junior Steelheads in a weekend home stand at the Sportsplex. The Blazers held their own in the first game of the series but did not score a goal throughout the second match. In the third game the Blazers started hot scoring twice in the first period. But the Steelheads ran away with the match scoring 3 goals in each of the following periods, taking the win. This marks a six-game losing skid for the Blazers against Idaho who beat Bellingham three-straight games in McCall, Idaho in the beginning of November. The Blazers are now 8-13 on the season. Click here to view photos from Friday's match.
November 20, 2016
The Bellingham United Football Club open the 2016-17 Western Indoor Soccer League season with a win at home over the Tacoma Stars. Bellingham looks to build off the momentum started with the end of their 2016 Evergreen Premier League campaign with a 9-1-4 record. The United are on the road for a repeat match at Tacoma before returning home December 10th to take on the Olytown Artesians. Final score: 5-3. Click here to view photos from the game.
November 7, 2016
October 30, 2016
The Bellingham Blazers play host to the Lake Tahoe Iceman in a three-game stay at home on Halloween weekend. The Blazers kept the Icemen at arms length for all three games and manage a sweep of their foe. Bellingham scored 4 goals in each of the three games and sit at 8-4 on the 2016-17 campaign. The Blazers wore pink on Saturday, October 29 for Breast Cancer Awareness. Click here to view photos of Staturday's game.
October 8, 2016
The Bellingham Blazers inaugural season in the Western States Hockey League comes with a dominating performance, sweeping the Seattle Totems in two games at the Sportsplex. The first night's match-up featured five goals scored by five different Blazers. The encore match saw three goals by three different Blazers plus a shutout by Goalie Jake Holden. With the new league comes faster competition and a grueling travel schedule. The influx of new talent as well as returning veterans are more than ready for the challenge. Click here to view photos from Friday's game.
August 1, 2016
The Bellingham United FC took to the pitch for the last time in the 2016 EPLWA season and came away with a victory over the visiting Seattle Stars Sunday, July 31st at Civic Field. Emotions were high and the action was furious as both squads scored early. The goals kept coming as each opposing score was answered but it wasn't until Mo Marenah, in his last game as a United player, scored in the 88th minute to seal the win for the Hammers and cemented them in second place for their 2016 campaign. Final score: 4-3. Click here to view photos from the game.
The Bellingham Slam are victorious once again as they chalk-up two more wins this past weekend in the Seattle Pro-Am Basketball League, at the Royal Brougham Pavilion on the campus of Seattle Pacific University. The Slam, in their first Seattle Pro-Am appearance, have fared well against a talented pool of area basketball elites. Facing familiar International Basketball League opponents and former National Basketball League stars, the Slam have amassed a 5-2 record heading into the All-Star break. Bellingham will finish up tournament play Augusts 20th before heading into the playoff round. Click here to view photos from Saturday's action.
July 10, 2016
The Bellingham Bulldogs tackled a familiar foe from the past in the Renton Ravens Saturday, July 9th at Lummi High School Field. This evening the Bulldogs honored a fallen bother as they paid tribute to the memory of #41, Doug Neumann.
The somber tone set by the ceremony would quickly dissipate as the Ravens struck early with a touchdown. Bellingham's offense struggled to finish off drives and looked sluggish off the line of scrimmage. But the Bulldogs defense kept the Ravens out of the end zone, giving their offense plenty of opportunities to even the score.
Throughout the game both sides were heated, resulting in several drive-killing penalties. The Bulldogs and Ravens utilized their ground game, pounding out each yard. However, Bellingham would be the first to open up their passing attack and ultimately besting their long-time rival in the waning minutes of the fourth quarter. Final score 19-14. Click here to view photos from the game.
June 19, 2016
The Bellingham Bulldogs hand the Snohomish County Vikings their first loss of the 2016 WWFA season Saturday, June 18th at Lummi High School field. The Vikings came into the evenings match with an undefeated record of 5-0. After a tough home loss to the Rams and a road victory over the Wolfpack, Bellingham was looking to make a statement by taking out one of the leagues top teams.
The Bulldogs defense needed to stop the powerful ground attack that propelled Snohomish through their earlier opponents. Bellingham also needed a powerful ground game to control the clock and field position. They accomplished both in dominating fashion.
Throughout the first half, the defense bent but did not break, allowing the Vikings large chunks of yards via their three-back system. However as the field shortened the Bulldogs stiffened, forcing turnovers on downs, interceptions and fumbles, scoring two touchdowns in the effort. Thanks to a strip sack by linebacker Kaleb Heezen which lead to a scoop-and-score touchdown for fellow linebacker Seth Antila. Corner back Jason Walters would account for an 80-yard interception return for a touchdown.
Bellingham's offensive line pushed the Vikings defense up and down the field allowing running back Brandon Fisher and quarterback Kyle Redmond the space to operate. Fisher would rack up two touchdowns with one run more than 70 yards. Redmond would also score two touchdowns, one on a 30-yard scramble and the other a 43-yard pass to receiver Cody Oakes.
The Bulldogs sit a game over .500 with a 3-2 record and 2-2 record in the division with three games left in the regular season. There is still time for Bellingham to make a push for the playoffs and dominating play on both sides will be the key. Final score 42-0. Click here to view photos from the game.
June 6, 2016
The Bellingham United Football Club chalk up another win Sunday, June 5th at Civic Field. The visiting Yakima United Football Club could not stop the Hammers attack as Bellingham scored four straight goals and held Yakima to two goals after 90 minutes of play. The Hammers currently hold third place with 15 overall points in the Evergreen Premier League Standings. Final score: 4-2. Click here to view photos from the match.
June 5, 2016
The Bellingham Bulldogs faced another tough opponent in the Western Washington Football Alliance Saturday, June 4th at Lummi High School. The visiting Wenatchee Valley Rams brought their bruising ground attack to the Bulldogs and repeatedly pummeled their defensive line. From the fumble of the opening kickoff to the final horn blast the Bulldogs could not stop the Wenatchee juggernaut.
Bellingham received the opening kick in the first half but quickly turned the ball over. The Rams took advantage of the short field and moved into the red zone. Bellingham stayed firm and held the Rams to a field goal. The Bulldogs would rally in their second possession, moving the ball efficiently down field with a balanced offensive attack. They would score via the legs of quarterback Kyle Redmond. But the lead would not last and the Bulldogs would not score another point as the Rams lowered their heads and charged forward.
The Rams kept pounding the line of scrimmage, scoring eight unanswered touchdowns, all via their running game. As the Bulldogs struggled to set the edge on defense and complete passes on offense. Final score: 7-58. The Bulldogs are 1-2 in the WWFA with five games remaining in their 2016 season. Click here to view photos from the game.
May 22, 2016
The Bellingham Bulldogs falter in their first WWFA regular season home game against the Puallup Nation Kings Saturday, May 21st at Civic Field. This was the Bulldogs second match-up of the 2016 campaign against a WWFA team. Puallup, 2015 WWFA champions, would be prove to be the ultimate test for how the Bulldogs measured up in their new league.
The Kings jumped out early, scoring 12 unanswered points on their first two possessions with two touchdowns. Dominating the line of scrimmage, Puallup exacted their will with both running and passing. But Bellingham would gather themselves and quickly close the gap. Utilizing their still developing ground attack, the Bulldogs bullied their way down-field. Taking the lead just before halftime with two touchdowns.
Bellingham tacked on a field goal on the opening possession of the second half. However Puallup would prove to Bellingham why they are champion, scoring two more touchdowns in third quarter. The Bulldogs defense rallied, stopping the Kings twice in the red-zone, and scoring a touchdown off a bizarre interception and fumble recovery combination play. But the turnovers caused by miscues in the passing game spelled the end of a Bulldogs comeback. Final score: 23-38. Click here to view photos from the game.
May 15, 2016
The Bellingham Slam repeat as champions in the Second Annual Back 2 Bellingham Battle at Wade King Recreation Center on the campus of Western Washington University Sunday, May 15th. Stars from all of the Slam's championship rosters squared off for the second straight year against a highly skilled basketball team made up of Western Alumni. Although their talent was on par with the Slam for most of the game, Bellingham ignited late and closed the door on the Alums' chances of winning. Final score 133-106. Click here to view photos from the game.
May 8, 2016
The Bellingham Bulldogs followed suit, knocking out the visiting Pacific Football League South Sound Nighthawks, Saturday May 7th, on Mother's Day Weekend at Lummi High School. Closing out their preseason undefeated, the Bulldogs look to take on the rest of the WWFA in their inaugural season.
Bellingham's offense started sluggish, trading punts on their first and second drives. However a shortened field on a muffed punt return by the Nighthawks turned into a scoring opportunity. After a series of running plays the Bulldogs struck with their first touchdown pass of the game. They would strike again on their next possession but this time on the ground. With less than one minute left on the clock in the second quarter Bellingham would scored again with a field goal.
The Bulldogs' defense imposed their will early on. Bending just enough but not allowing a single Nighthawk to score the entire game. Bellingham would tack on two more touchdowns, one by air and one with their running attack, making a statement to the rest of the league of their arrival and intention to dominate the WWFA 2016 season. Final score 31-0. Click here to view photos from the game.
May 1, 2016
The Bellingham Bulldogs kick off their 2016 campaign with a run-a-way victory over the visiting Everett Predators at Lummi High School. The new look Bulldogs are starting the 2016 season in the Western Washington Football Alliance after competing in the Pacific Football League for several years. Bellingham looks to quickly establish their dominance and return to their championship form.
The Bulldogs used their size and strength to overwhelm the under-maned Predators from the start, forcing a safety on Everett's opening possession. Bellingham then finished their first drive with a 22-yard touchdown pass to Toby Seim. The offensive woes continued for the Predators as their second drive of the game resulted in another safety. Followed by a Bulldog interception return for touchdown on Everett's third possession.
The Predators remained scoreless throughout the first half as the Bulldogs offense began to ramp up. Bellingham scored 45 unanswered points heading into the third quarter. Everett would not quit, with a quick change at quarterback, the Predators turned a second and long into a 60-yard touchdown scramble down the sidelines. This would prove to be their only points as the Bulldogs brought down the hammer, closing the game out on a 100-yard interception return of a touchdown as time expired. Final score: 58-6. Click here to view photos from the game.
April 2, 2016
The Bellingham Blazers finish out their 2015-2016 NPHL season with a three-game sweep at the hands of their league rivals the Wentachee Wolves Friday, April 1, at the Sportsplex. Bellingham ground out a 30-9 regular season record heading into the playoffs where they faced the Eugene Generals in the opening round. After a tough five-game series battle with Eugene, Bellingham would once again face their nemesis. Wenatchee had not lost to Bellingham the entire regular season and did not falter once during the championship bracket, sweeping both Tri-Cities and Bellingham along the way to their first Cascade Cup. Final score: 1-2. Click here to view photos from the game.
March 14, 2016
The Bellingham Blazers begin the 2016 Cascade Cup series with a two-game home sweep over the visiting Eugene Generals. Bellingham dominated the weekend with a combined score of 10-3 in two contests. The Blazer head south to Eugene, Ore. for the next game in the best of five series. Click here to view photos from Saturday, March 12.
February 28, 2016
The Bellingham Blazers sweep the West Sound Warriors Friday, February 26 and Saturday, February 27 on a split home-away weekend. The Blazers are 29-9 for the season and will play the Warriors one last time in Bremerton before heading into the playoffs. The Blazers will square off against the 21-15 Eugene Generals Friday, March 11 at the Sportsplex. Click here to view photos from Friday, February 26.
February 22, 2016
The Bellingham Blazers lost their eighth and final regular season game against the Wenatchee Wolves Saturday, February 20th at the Sportsplex. Bellingham stands winless against their rivals from Wenatchee and currently stand in second place in the NPHL. The Wolves controlled the game from first drop. Out shooting the Blazers 42-31 with shots-on-goal and catching the net six times to Bellingham's one. The Blazers head into the NPHL playoffs with an almost inevitable showdown with Wenatchee. Final score 6-1. Click here to view more photos.
February 7, 2016
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January 31, 2016
The Bellingham Blazers end their four-game losing skid with a win over the Seattle Ravens at home Friday, January 29 at the Sportsplex. Bellingham blistered the net in the first period with five goals. They would add three more goals to cap off the third. Six different Blazers found net with forward Reese Fegen scoring a hat-trick. Final score: 8-0. Click here to viewphotos from the game.
January 24, 2016
The Bellingham Blazers lose two-straight games at home to the visiting Eugene Generals Friday, January 22 and Saturday, January 23 at the Sportsplex. Saturday's loss marks their fourth-straight since January 9. Bellingham continues to sit at the number two spot in the NPHL standings, seven games behind the Wenatchee Wolves. With ten games remaining in their season the Blazers need to tighten up their play in preparation for the playoffs. Click here to view photos from Friday's match.