Sports http://thenorthernlight.com/sports Sports RSS Feed Blaine football kicks off with jamboree http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-08-27_blaine_football_kicks_off_with_jamboree The Borderites are easing into football season with a jamboree of friendly competition against local rivals at the Blaine High School stadium. http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-08-27_blaine_football_kicks_off_with_jamboree Volleyball team gets ready for new season http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-08-27_volleyball_team_gets_ready_for_new_season Like any other sport, the key to playing good volleyball is constant practice. http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-08-27_volleyball_team_gets_ready_for_new_season Blaine PONY baseball team puts together a winning season http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-08-20_blaine_pony_baseball_team__puts_together_a_winning_season After stitching together a ragtag team of kids and receiving help from community members to buy equipment, the first Blaine PONY-13 baseball team in several years came together to win 21 out of 32 games over the summer season. http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-08-20_blaine_pony_baseball_team__puts_together_a_winning_season Summer sports: Baseball, shooting teams excel http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-08-13_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. http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-08-13_summer_sports__baseball__shooting_teams_excel NBA star gives back to Blaine http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-08-13_nba_star_gives_back_to_blaine Orlando Magic point guard Luke Ridnour coaches kids during the Luke Ridnour Basketball Camp in Blaine. http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-08-13_nba_star_gives_back_to_blaine Slam win third straight IBL championship http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-07-09_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. http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-07-09_slam_win_third_straight_ibl_championship "We don't break boards unless we're out of firewood" http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-07-02__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. http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-07-02__we_don_t_break_boards_unless_we_re_out_of_firewood_ Local rugby team beats English club http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-07-02_local_rugby_team_beats_english_club In international competition this year, the local youth rugby team has yet to find its equal. http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-07-02_local_rugby_team_beats_english_club Camp Demigod to offer scholarships to Blaine http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-06-25_camp_demigod_to_offer_scholarships_to_blaine_ Up to eight students may have the opportunity for a scholarship to Digivations' Camp Demigod. http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-06-25_camp_demigod_to_offer_scholarships_to_blaine_ Blaine golfer Ryan Wallen ends freshman season on a high note http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-06-25_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. http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-06-25_blaine_golfer_ryan_wallen_ends_freshman_season_on_a_high_note Local restaurants see crowds of soccer fans for World Cup http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-06-25_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. http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-06-25_local_restaurants_see_crowds_of_soccer_fans_for_world_cup A guide to the World Cup for beginners http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-06-18_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. http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-06-18_a_guide_to_the_world_cup_for_beginners FootGolf offered at Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-06-11_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. http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-06-11_footgolf_offered_at_semiahmoo_golf_and_country_club Local phenoms accepted at tennis academy http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-06-11_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. http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-06-11_local_phenoms_accepted_at_tennis_academy Bellingham Slam coming to Blaine this Friday http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-06-11_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. http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-06-11_bellingham_slam_coming_to_blaine_this_friday Adams, V'Dovec win state track championships http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-06-05_adams__v_dovec_win_state_track_championships May 31 was a big day for Blaine High School track and field. http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-06-05_adams__v_dovec_win_state_track_championships Boucher takes 18th at state golf championship http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-06-05_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. http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-06-05_boucher_takes_18th_at_state_golf_championship Blaine suffers season-ending upset http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-05-28_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. http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-05-28_blaine_suffers_season_ending_upset Blaine track sends 10 to state meet http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-05-28_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. http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-05-28_blaine_track_sends_10_to_state_meet Blaine athletes honored http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-05-28_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. http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-05-28_blaine_athletes_honored