Sports Sports RSS Feed Summer sports: Baseball, shooting teams excel While varsity competition takes the season off, other youth sports come to the fore during the summer months, and a few local teams have taken their game to the highest levels. NBA star gives back to Blaine Orlando Magic point guard Luke Ridnour coaches kids during the Luke Ridnour Basketball Camp in Blaine. Slam win third straight IBL championship The Bellingham Slam has won its third straight International Basketball League (IBL) championship after putting up a dominant performance against the Vancouver Volcanoes. "We don't break boards unless we're out of firewood" At the start of practice in the Birch Bay Activity Center, six karate students kneel facing their instructor Eric Henry, who kneels silently in front of them on the hardwood floor. Local rugby team beats English club In international competition this year, the local youth rugby team has yet to find its equal. Camp Demigod to offer scholarships to Blaine Up to eight students may have the opportunity for a scholarship to Digivations' Camp Demigod. Blaine golfer Ryan Wallen ends freshman season on a high note Ryan Wallen, who led the Blaine High School boys golf team from 2010 to 2013, has already made a big impact as a freshman on the University of Wyoming mens golf team. Local restaurants see crowds of soccer fans for World Cup The World Cup soccer fever that has taken hold of American fans has spread to Blaine and Birch Bay, with local restaurants experiencing crowds that rival those during the Superbowl. A guide to the World Cup for beginners With dedicated live coverage of every World Cup match on ESPN's main channel, American fans have embraced this year's global soccer tournament like never before. FootGolf offered at Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club With soccer's World Cup taking center stage this week in Brazil, it's an appropriate time for Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club (SGCC) and Loomis Trail Golf Club (LTGC) to introduce to the area a completely new sport that combines soccer and golf. Local phenoms accepted at tennis academy A Semiahmoo family is moving to warmer climes to give their two tennis-loving children the opportunity to pursue their dreams. Bellingham Slam coming to Blaine this Friday Hoops fans can witness professional basketball on the local court as the International Basketball League's (IBL) Bellingham Slam are coming to Blaine High School. Adams, V'Dovec win state track championships May 31 was a big day for Blaine High School track and field. Boucher takes 18th at state golf championship Competing against the best 1A golfers in the state, Blaine golfer Devan Boucher used seemingly laser-guided putting to overcome early struggles off the tee and tied for 18th in the state championship at Lake Spanaway Golf Course near Tacoma. Blaine suffers season-ending upset The Blaine softball team's season is over after a stunning loss to Coupeville in the final round of the Tri-District tournament. Blaine track sends 10 to state meet The Blaine girls and boys track teams put forth strong performances at the Tri-District tournament, with 10 athletes advancing to the state meet. Blaine athletes honored Blaine High School seniors Jon Stewart and Alexis McElwain were named the 2014 Athletes of the Year at a school assembly May 28. Softball takes third in district tournament In an action-packed weekend, the Blaine softball team battled its way to a third-place finish in the 1A District 1 tournament and earned a berth to the Tri-District Tournament. Soccer competes in state tournament When was the last time a Blaine High School boys soccer team made it to the state tournament? Track athletes advance to tri-districts The Blaine track and field teams advanced 18 athletes to the 1A Tri-District Tournament after strong performances in sub-districts last week.