The Blaine track teams continued their preparations for the post season in a meet with Mount Baker and Squalicum at home on April 26. The boys side beat Mount Baker 84-34 but lost to Squalicum 60-75. The girls side also defeated Mount Baker 91-50 and also lost to Squalicum 62-87. The Borderites next travel to Civic Field in Bellingham for a dual meet on Thursday, April 3, before sub-district competition starts on May 11.
Blaine’s athletes were strong at the April 26 meet, with Blaine sprinter Ephraim Westbrook getting first place in the final 100m and 200m races. Blaine’s Kiersten Sigfusson also took home a first place finish in the final 200m race of the day.
Blaine’s relay teams cleaned up as well, with victories in the 4x400m on the boys’ side and first place finishes in the 4x100m, 4x200m and 4x400m for the girls. The boys’ team comprises Westbrook, Eddie Fontes, Brandon Becerra and Isaiah Jackson while the girls’ team is made up of Sigfusson, Olivia Olason, Olivia Adams and Alejandra Campos.
The Borderites’ baseball team split its results this past week. On April 27 Blaine lost at home to Lynden in a close 2-0 game. On May 1st the team hosted Squalicum High School and won 3-0 in its final game of the regular season.
The boys golf team played in two tournaments this week.On April 26 they played at Homestead Golf and Country Club and watched Lynden walk away with the best score. On April 30th they played at Sudden Valley Golf Course and finished 7th with a score of 523. Junior Ryan Wallen finished first and second on the week.
The girls golf team played two tournaments as well. On April 26 the team played at Skagit and finished second. On May 1st the team played at Grandview. On May 7th the team will split up for two tournaments against every NWC team with the top seven playing at Avalon and the next seven playing at Sudden Valley.
The Blaine boys’ soccer team won its first regular season game of the season this week. The Borderites defeated Nooksack Valley at home on April 26, 5-1. It lost its other game of the week at home to Mount Vernon 8-0 to finish the season for the Borderites The team did not qualify for post-season play.
The Blaine softball team continued its hot streak and won both of its games this week to make it four wins in its last five. The team beat Squalicum 14-4 at home on April 26. It also defeated Bellingham at home 16-1 on April 30. The Borderites next face Nooksack Valley on May 4 in a double header and Lynden Christian on May 7. The team continues to fight for a post-season birth and will look to win a couple of those games to continue its advance up the standings.
Blaine girls’ tennis defeated Granite Falls on April 27, 4-3 at home and walked away with a 0-0 tie against Mount Vernon on May 1. Blaine’s other matches were rescheduled due to inclement weather. The team will make up the match at Squalicum on May 3.