third in border battle
Without wrestlers in five weight categories, the Borderites scored 32 points to finish 15th in the Battle of the Border wrestling tournament in Blaine December 7 and 8.
Tyler Glahn was the lone Borderite to place in the tourney, finishing third at 125 lbs. Glahn pinned Burlington-Edisons Cory Brown in 26 secs and decisioned Washougals Billy Hamllik 10-4 before being edged 11-10 by Wellpinits Chauncey Redcrow, who finished second.
Glahn took 4-2 and 6-2 decisions in the consolations from Lakesides Michael Bell and Heritages Cory Getchell to grab third place.
In December 6 action at Langley, Borderite Le, Glahn, Tewes, Newton and Jesus Campos picked up wins in a NCC tri-meet against South Whidbey and Lakewood. Blaine was topped 58-19 by the Falcons and 48-27 by the Cougars.
Battle of Border team results: Heritage 210, Mt. Baker 163, Washougal 160, Lakeside 151, Wapato 139, Lakewood 129.5, Mt. Vernon 107.5, Kentwood 102.5, Zillah 89.5, Thomas Jefferson 85, Burlington Edison 81, Kalama 54, Wellpinit 52, Issaquah 50, Blaine 32, Meridian 28, Cascade 16, Granite Falls 15.
Other Blaine results:
112 lbs., Danny Le pinned in 1:17 by James Williams (MV) and in 2:30 by Brandon Lytle (Was). 130 lbs. Richie Tewes pinned in 1:54 by Teddy Herrera (Wap), decisioned 11-0 by Samson Blakeslee (Ka). 135 lbs. Dustin Hartman pinned in 3:05 by Richard Huizenga (Mer) and in 1:00 by Seth Lilly (BE). 145 lbs. Randy Newton decisioned Matt Roetcisoender (MV) 7-1, pinned in 3:27 by Juan Carlos Baca (Z) and in 5:05 by Zach Dalling (Was). 152 lbs. Ivan Matramoros pinned by Bryan Schneider (Ka) in 2:35 and by Kyle Murphy (Ca) in 0:19. 160 lbs. Vano Rehon pinned by Travis Johnson (Is) in 0:15 and in 0:23 by Brian Styles (Was). 171 lbs. Vlad Taranenko decisioned Marshall Clark (Is) 9-4; pinned by Cameron Groves (LS) in 2:58; pinned Bryan Cronk (Mer) in 3:19, pinned by Mike Lorence (BE) in 3:12. 215 lbs. Anthony Terris decisioned Matt Roach (LS); was pinned by Ryan Higdon (Was) in 1:17, pinned Chris Paradis (Mer) in 2:50, was pinned in .31 by John Boedecker (Is).
Langley Tri-Meet Results:
Le defeated SWs Phil Schorr 8-6 and LWs Josh Hoffman 9-4 at 112 lbs. Glahn beat SWs Eric Flister 14-2 and pinned LWs Travis Berwald in .42 at 125 lbs. Tewes won by forfeit against SW and pinned LWs Steven Legenfelder in 5:08 at 130 lbs.
Newton lost 10-5 to SWs Christ Long, but pinned LWs Jacon Bruns in :59 at 145 lbs. Campos was pinned at 2:46 by SWs Chris Martin, then pinned LWs Matt Pederson in 4:32 at 275 lbs. .
scrambles past Ferndale
It was ugly, but well take it, Blaine boys head basketball coach Dan Rucker said, commenting on the Borderites 39-35 non-conference win over Ferndale on December 6 at the Big Orange.
It was a bit ugly, but it was also quite exciting. Played without benefit of a shot clock, it was very like a 1950s game with squeaking sneakers, quick passes and dashes, plenty of running and keep-away and an excess of downed players grasping at and grabbing for the ball in a foes unfriendly
Blaine led 13-6 after Q1 and were up 20-12 with three minutes left in the half before Ferndale went on a 10-2 rampage, outscoring the Bs 16-9 in Q2 to make it 22-22 at the half. Blaine outscored Ferndale 13-7 in Q3 to go into Q4 with a six-point lead.
Blaine scored only four points, all on free throws, in Q4; but the Bs tenacious defense and ball-controlling offense kept Ferndale scoreless for more than four minutes before the Es went on a six-point tear to come within two of Blaine with 1:18 left.
With the game up for grabs, Blaine grabbed control, blanking Ferndale the rest of the way. Cody Boyd, Ferndales 6-8 center and leading scorer with 11 points, fouled out, taking the Es top scoring threat off the floor with less than a minute left. A timely Cory Crews rebound and two successful free throws by Ryan Pike cinched it for the Bs.
Stats-wise, Crews and Keith Williams scored 10 points each for Blaine. Pike added 8; Skyler Anderson, 7 and Brendan Mulholland, 4. The games most significant statistic may have been Ferndale shooting 0-for-10 from trey territory.
The Double Bs play Lynden Christian at 7:30 p.m. on December 14 at LC and host Sultan at 7 p.m. December 18 at the Big Orange. . Back to Top
Ferndale beat Blaine 48-36 in shots from the floor, edged the Lady Bs in treys 1-0 and committed four fewer turnovers, but after that, the Lady Bs out-tallied the Golden Eagles in stat after stat, while defeating the Lady Es 50-39 in non-conference basketball on December 7 at Ferndale.
Blaines Jessica Summers won the battle of the 6-foot sophomores, topping Ferndales Liz McCarrell, who came into the game with a 33.7 ppg average, in points 22-21 and rebounds 11-7. The remaining Lady Bs Kristina Francis 8, Shela Robertson 6, Kimberly Harmening 5, Becky Riddle 4, Linsey Taylor 3 and Jaclyn Hendrickson 2 outscored their Lady E counterparts 28-18 and also out-rebounded their Golden Eagle peers 28-21.
The Lady Bs granite ingrained discipline led to Blaines committing only 20 fouls to Ferndales 30.
One key difference between the Bs and Es was Blaines smart bomb style of shooting. The Lady Bs hit 59 percent (26/44) from the foul line and 33 percent (12/36) from the field. The Es accuracy averages were of lesser extent 43 percent (10/23) on foul shots, 28 percent (14/51) on field attempts. Even if Ferndale had equalled Blaines twine-twitching accuracy, the Golden Eagles would have only accumulated eight more points, and still lost.
The game was close until the final quarter. Blaine lead 11-8, 21-18 and 32-28 before breaking away with an 18-11 final quarter surge.
The Lady Bs host Lynden Christian at 7 p.m. on December 13 and take on the Turks in Sultan on December 18. Back to Top