Blaine came up just short of going to the state volleyball tournament, losing 3-0 to Lynden (9-4 in conference games) in the final round of the district tournament on November 4.
Lynden will play at the state tournament, along with fellow 2A Northwest Conference schools Sehome and Burlington-Edison, on Friday, November 10 and Saturday, November 11.
After beating Sedro-Woolley in a loser-out game in the first round of the playoffs, Blaine lost 3-0 to Liberty, and then kept its season alive with a 3-1 win over Archbishop Murphy.
In the final game against Lynden, Blaine’s Camryn Vosloh made 14 kills and Kylah Wilskey made 32 assists. Lynden won by set scores of 25-18, 25-18 and 25-20.
Though they hoped to make the tournament, the Borderites had a better season than any Blaine volleyball team has had in years, head coach Bryan Clausen said.
Sehome beat Blaine 65-24 on November 2 at Sehome, ending Blaine’s football season.
Isaiah Russ and Max Miller scored touchdowns on receptions from Cam Ellis, Cruz Rodriguez caught a touchdown pass from William McKinney, and Oscar Caridad rushed in a touchdown. The Borderites had a 1-9 record this season.