As a team, Blaine placed second out of 14 at the Island Individual on January 11 at Bainbridge Island. Blaine scored 168.5 points as a team, trailing only Forks High School, a state wrestling powerhouse.
Blaine’s top individual wrestlers were: Cael Button, who placed second at 120 pounds; Colt Pederson, second at 182; Luke Westfall, third at 182; Gavino Rodriguez, first at 195; and Owen Hansen, second at 220.
Blaine’s home dual on January 15 was postponed due to snow and will be rescheduled.
Blaine took an early lead against Ferndale (9–4) on January 14, but Ferndale dominated in the second half and defeated Blaine 69–35 at Ferndale High School.
Hailey Pike had 11 points and eight rebounds, and Krystin Kamrath scored 15 points.
The week before, Blaine lost to Meridian 46–36 at home. After the losses, Blaine has a 4–9 overall record (1–5 in conference games).
“The last couple games have been exciting just to see the improvement they’re making,” said Blaine head coach Ryan Pike. “This is a stretch of the season coming up where we have some games that we can win.”
Next, Blaine travels to Sehome (9-3) to play at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, January 16. The Borderites’ next home game starts at 7:15 p.m. on Monday, January 20 against Sedro-Woolley (4–8).
After a 3–0 loss to Ferndale on January 8, the girls bowling team has a 2–7 record. Next, the Borderites travel to San Juan Lanes in Anacortes to bowl at 3:15 p.m. on Thursday, January 16 against Anacortes High School.
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