Sports

Sehome High School senior Austin Fish is The Bellingham Herald’s All-Whatcom County Boys’ Swimmer of the Year. He was photographed at Arne Hanna Aquatic Center on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, in Bellingham, Wash.
Downhill skiers and snowboarders make their way through the second leg of the 100-mile Ski to Sea race Sunday, May 29, 2011, on Mount Baker.
Rockford’s Kyle Short hugs Maddy Veitenheimer while celebrating after beating Okemos in a boys’ basketball Class A quarterfinal game Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at Lansing Eastern High School.
Rockford’s Trent Boyer screams as he wrestles Grand Haven’s Allen Torres in a semifinal at the team wresting regionals Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at East Kentwood. Torres won the match.
Western’s Rico Wilkins shoots in the first half as Western hosted Kwantlen Polytechnic University in their final exhibition game Tuesday evening, Nov. 9, 2010, at Carver Gym. The Vikings won 113-61.
Nooksack Valley High School senior Kyle Impero got air this season and is our All-Whatcom County Boys’ Basketball Player of the Year. He was photographed at the Nooksack Valley High School gym Thursday, March 31, 2011, in Everson, Wash.
Blaine High School sophomore Ryan Wallen is The Bellingham Herald’s All-Whatcom County Boys’ Golfer of the Year. He was photographed Monday, June 6, 2011, in Bellingham, Wash.
Lynden’s Lindsey Bergsma tries to make a play at first base from her knees after stopping the ball from going into the outfield on a hit during the first round of the Class 2A Northwest District Softball Tournament Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at Bender Fields in Lynden, Wash. The Lions won the game 5-4 against Archbishop Murphy.
Lowell cheerleader Erin Groom reacts after the Red Arrows lost to Birmingham Brother Rice in the Division 2 state championship game Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at Ford Field in Detroit, Mich. Lowell lost the game 24-14.
Second-place finisher Simon Reidsma, of Calvin Christian, right, gives Grand Rapids Christian’s Wuoi Mach, who finished in third, a handshake as he lays on the ground after finishing the Cross Country Christian Invitational Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at the South Christian Sports Park.
Runners make their way from the start line in the 35th-annual Fifth Third River Bank Run, the largest 25K road race in the nation, Saturday, May 12, 2012, in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Scott Rigsby, a double amputee, begins a run with the Grandville TrailDawgs, which consist of 6th graders from Grand View and Century Park, Friday, April 27, at Grand View Elementary School. Rigsby is the first double amputee to complete the Hawaii Ironman.
Lowell’s Jordan Drake upends Birmingham Brother Rice’s Brian Roney in the Division 2 state championship game Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at Ford Field in Detroit, Mich. Lowell lost the game 24-14.
Unity Christian’s Adam Rottschafer, left, goes for a ball as his hand gets in the face of Holland Christian’s Nate Petroelje Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at Unity Christian High School Athletic Complex near Grand Rapids, Mich.
Anytime Fitness’ Matt DeSpain-Tonjes, right, tries to grab the flag of Killa Beez’s Ben Lohrer, left, who almost gets his shorts taken off as he dives for a first down in the championship game of the Bellingham Rec Flag Football League Sunday morning, Nov. 14, 2010, at Civic Stadium. Anytime Fitness won the game 34-12.
Zeeland West’s Paul Koeller jumps up to hug his mom Tonya Jaehnig and his uncle CJ Koeller after the Dux beat Marine City in the Division 4 state championship game Friday, Nov. 25, at Ford Field in Detroit, Mich.