Borderites’ doubles lead way for girls’ tennis

Published on Wed, May 11, 2011 by Jerry Huls

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Blaine sophomore Ashley Bolick fires in a pitch during a double-header against Nooksack Valley, Friday, May 6, at Pipeline Fields. Photos by Janell Kortlever

Softball: The Borderites softball team were no-hit in a 7-1 road loss at Mount Vernon. The Bulldogs’ Devin Hiltz threw the no-hitter, missing the shut-out on an error. Alexis McElwain took the loss, falling to 0-5.

Blaine hitters were unable to convert hits into runs as Lynden shut out the Borderites 9-0 in an NWC game at Lynden, Wednesday, May 5. The Lions’ Brooke Bonson scattered six hits for the victory. Natalee Sellers led Blaine, going 2-3.
Nooksack Valley then took the measure of the Borderites winning a double header 6-1 and 7-1, Friday, May 6. The Borderites battled Lynden Christian in a titanic struggle that saw Blaine fall 10-9, Saturday May 7.

Tennis: The girl’s tennis team started the week by hanging on to beat 3A Mount Vernon at home, Tuesday, May 3.

The number two doubles team of Bethany Dahl and Martel Hesketh won a 10-4 tiebreaker against the Lady Bulldogs Tori Gomez and Amelia Pirkel to give the Borderites a 4-3 victory. The number one doubles team of Samantha Nault and Katie Conway cruised to a straight set victory and Blaine got singles victories from Aubrie Hagen and Sheylin Sennett.

The Borderites followed that up with another spine-tingling 4-3 victory at home against Anacortes. Hagen, Sennett and Emily Grayston all won their singles matches and the Dahl/Hesketh team once more pushing Blaine over the top, winning their match easily 6-1, 6-2. The wins evened Blaine’s record at 7-7, 4-5 in the Northwest Conference (NWC).

Girls’ Golf: The girls’ golf team finished a distant fourth at the NWC tournament at Similk Golf Course in Anacortes, Tuesday, May 3, dominated by Bellingham. Shannon Maxon led Blaine with a 41. The Borderites rebounded to win the tournament at Sudden Valley golf course.

Boys Golf: The boys golf team finished second at the NWC tournament played at North Bellingham golf course, Monday, May 9. Sophomore phenom Ryan Wallen finished with a career best 67 to win medalist status. Wallen and the Borderites next hit the links at the 2A district tournament at Snohomish Golf and Country Club, Monday, May 16.