Borderites come up short for wins as sports season progresses

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The Borderites came up short for wins this past week as all fall sports continued competition in the WIAA’s adjusted fall season.

Football

The Borderites fell to Bellingham last Friday 30-19 at home. It was Bellingham’s first win of the season.

Junior Gabe Cranford scored the Borderites first touchdown of the game late in the second quarter, making the score 24-6 at halftime. Junior Peyton Dixon scored shortly after the half to put the Borderites within two touchdowns from the lead. But it was not to be, the Red Raiders responded quickly, putting the game out of reach for the Borderites. Junior Seth Zuch scored Blaine’s third and final touchdown of the game.

Senior Will McKinney led the Borderites defensively with 7.5 tackles, two tackles for a loss, a sack and a forced fumble.

The Borderites are scheduled to play Nooksack Valley at home Thursday, March 11, at 7 p.m. The team then travels to Anacortes Tuesday, March 16.

Girls Soccer

After their first win of the season against Mount Baker, the Borderites were kept scoreless in their following games. Girls soccer lost to Anacortes 3-0 at home March 3 and fell to Sehome 5-0 in Bellingham March 6.

The Borderites were scheduled to travel to Lynden March 10. The team is also scheduled to host Lynden Christian Saturday, March 13, at 2 p.m. and travel to Sedro-Woolley on Tuesday, March 16.

Cross Country

The boys and girls cross country teams raced Lynden Christian in a dual meet March 3. Freshman Cameron Saunders led the boys team, taking fourth place with a time of 21:47 in the 5,000-meter race. Senior Abby Higgins took fifth in the girls varsity race with a time of 28:03.

Both teams were scheduled to take on Nooksack Valley and Mount Baker March 10 in a three-school race held at the Deming Logging Show event space.

Volleyball

The Borderites lost three matches in straight sets this past week on the back of their second win of the season against Mount Baker, and first straight set win. Girls volleyball hosted Burlington-Edison March 4 and Anacortes March 8. The team traveled to Mount Vernon March 6. The Borderites lost all matches 3-0.

The team were scheduled to travel to Sehome March 10. The Borderites will also travel to Sedro-Woolley Monday, March 15, and host Lynden on Wednesday, March 17, at 7 p.m.

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