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Blaine defense dominates in 27–8 win in first game

Blaine football’s defense held Chief Sealth to just 45 yards of total offense in a 27–8 victory at the season-opener on September 6, at Blaine High School. “Our front seven and … more

Cross country is “lightyears ahead” of last year, says coach

This season, Blaine’s cross country teams have a goal of getting more than one runner to state – their standard of the past two seasons. Blaine’s cross country teams have … more

With experienced starters, BHS volleyball hopes to return to state

Blaine volleyball’s roster includes four of six returning starters from a team that qualified for the state tournament last season. If those experienced players can integrate some talented … more

With a spot in a higher conference, football team will look to prove they belong

Faced with a choice in the off-season of whether to move up to the 2A Northwest “Sky” division or stick with the lower “lake” division, Blaine Borderites’ seniors … more

Experienced girls soccer team could turn some heads this year

With nearly every player from last year back – and everyone who played regularly – the Blaine girls soccer team is looking to have a competitive season and improve on last year’s … more

Blaine wrestlers look toward postseason

Blaine’s Aidan Button wrestles an opponent from Bellingham during a January 23 meet at Bellingham High School. Photo by Christina Hall By Oliver Lazenby The Blaine boys varsity wrestling team ended … more

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Girls wrestling The Blaine girls wrestling team ended its regular season at the Lady Knights Invitational on January 26 in Everett, where the small Borderites squad placed 22nd out … more

Boys basketball splits a pair of away games

By Oliver Lazenby The Blaine varsity boys basketball team came out ahead in another close conference game on January 17, beating Mount Baker (6–11 overall) 67–64 at Mount Baker … more

Blaine Special Olympic athletes bring home ribbons

Nine Blaine athletes competed in the Special Olympic sub-regional basketball skills tournament at Stanwood High School on January 20. The following were awarded ribbons: Ryker … more

Borderites take 5th in Lynden wrestling tournament

Jacob Westfall pinned his opponent, Preston Barr of Glacier Peak High School, at the 31st annual Lynden Tournament on Saturday, January 19. Westfall placed first at 195 pounds in the tournament. … more

Borderites team effort topples Sedro-Woolley in 75–64 conference win

By Oliver Lazenby The entire Blaine boys varsity basketball team looked full of confidence and energy in a 75–64 win at home against the Sedro-Woolley Cubs on … more

Blaine girls suffer close loss at Sedro-Woolley

By Oliver Lazenby Blaine girls basketball lost two close games in the last week, starting with a 57–51 loss at home against Sehome on January 10, followed by a 46–42 loss at … more

Blaine wrestlers place second out of 24 teams at Seattle tournament

By Oliver Lazenby The Blaine’s boys wrestling team placed second out of 24 teams at the King of Beacon Hill Invitational at Cleveland High School in Seattle against many bigger 3A … more

First league win since 2016 – a sign of progress for boys basketball

Blaine’s Adam Vega drives toward the hoop against Meridian on January 3 at Blaine High School. Vega scored the final basket in Blaine’s 75–73 conference win against Meridian. Story on page 6. … more

Blaine wrestlers place against national competition at Las Vegas Tournament

By Oliver Lazenby Blaine wrestling teams traveled to Nevada over the holiday break where the boys competed against 51 teams from seven states at the Las Vegas … more

Blaine girls get confidence boost at Vegas wrestling tournament

Both Blaine wrestling teams traveled to the Las Vegas Invitational on December 21–22, but due to girls wrestling being more popular in Washington state than in the southwest, competition on the … more

Girls basketball wins two at holiday tournament

After winning two games during a holiday tournament then losing two games to start 2019, Blaine girls varsity basketball has a 5–7 record overall and 1–4 record in conference … more

2018 Year In Review: Blaine High School sports

By Oliver Lazenby For Blaine High School sports, 2018 was a year of changing leadership. Eight programs got new varsity head coaches and it was athletic director Sean Linville’s … more

It’s small in numbers, but girls wrestling team is strongest yet

By Oliver Lazenby The Blaine girls wrestling team is still shy of seven athletes – the number required to form a scoring team – but it’s the biggest and best yet for the … more

Blaine wrestlers beat 10 teams at Lynnwood Classic

By Oliver Lazenby Blaine boys wrestlers cruised to victory at the Lynnwood Classic on December 15, beating 10 other schools and crushing even the second best school … more
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