Sports -- November 29, 2001

Published on Thu, Nov 29, 2001
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Simpson, Heer receive football awards
Running back Zeth Simpson was named Blaine’s Most Valuable Player at the Booster Club’s annual end-of-season football awards night on November 20.
Simpson and Hardeep Heer, who excelled as a center and defensive lineman, won the co-captain’s awards. Simpson accumulated 1,064 yards in 144 attempts, averaging 7.39 yards per carry. Zeth, as one of Blaine’s best linebackers, also chipped in a stack of anti-offensive activities (tackling opponents, harassing QB’s, upsetting their passing plans and such).
Heer’s contributions to the Borderite cause included the offensive duties of snapping the ball on cue, then instantly assuming any number of jobs – dissuading any offensive foe from bothering the Blaine QB going into passing mode, opening a space for a Borderite ball-carrier to go gathering rushing yardage, etc.
As a defensive lineman, Heer spent his time shedding blockers, sorting out the ball-carrier from an on-coming onslaught of would-be blockers and going on to tackle and shackle said carrier.
Other times he opened the path for a teammate or two to come into close contact of the tackling type with an on-rushing opposition ball carrier.

Neil's Notes
V-Ball Awards
Borderite sophomore Jessica Summers was named to NCC’s First Team All-Conference volleyball squad at the middle hitter spot. Blaine senior Becky Riddle made the NCC Second Team All-Conference team at the outside hitter position.

Cheers for Two Cheerleaders
Blaine cheerleaders Krista Walter and Lindsay Stanford were honored November 20, Walter winning the Most Improved Award and Stanford, the Most Inspirational Award.

State Golf Site Changes
The WIAA all-classification high school state golf tournament hosted by Whatcom County courses in recent years will move east in 2002. Kennewick will host the 4A boys and girls; Yakima, the 3A boys and girls; Sunnyside, the 2A boys and girls; Pasco and Richland, the 1A/B boys and girls.

Blaine Winter Classic
The Blaine winter basketball classic, set for December 28-29 in both Borderite gyms, will host Bellingham and Meridian boys and girls teams, the Sammamish boys quintet and the North Mason girls squad. The classic includes varsity and junior varsity divisions.

Webfoot Ridnour Rollin’
Blaine grad and U of Oregon sophomore guard Luke Ridnour is averaging 13.2 ppg, sinking 56.2 percent of his field goal shots, 50 percent of his 3-pt. attempts and 81.2 percent of his free throw tries. Ridnour, the Pac-10 2000-01 Freshman of the Year, also has a 1.5 to 1 assist to turnover ratio, averaging 5.2 assists and 3.5 turnovers. As of November 26, the Ducks are 4-0, having beaten Alabama State 92-52, Western Michigan 91-48, Long Beach State 88-58 and Louisville 90-63.. Back to Top