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Cross Country

Blaine cross country athletes competed at the South Whidbey Invite on September 21. Taylee McCormick was Blaine’s top finisher, placing 34th out of 90 in a season-best 23 minutes, 5.01 seconds. In the boys race, Malachi Crump finished 84th out of 147 in 19 minutes, 30 seconds.

Next, after a September 25 home meet, Blaine cross country teams travel to the King’s Cross Invite on Saturday, September 28, at King’s High School in Shoreline.


Blaine defense once again had a solid game, but it wasn’t enough in a 17–0 loss at Lynden on September 20. After the loss, Blaine’s record is 1–2. Lynden Christian, a 1A team, is undefeated.

Lynden-Christian’s Eli DenBleyker kicked a 25-yard field goal in the second quarter – the only points scored in the first half. The Lyncs scored a touchdown on their first possession of the second half, and another in the fourth quarter.

Blaine linebacker Gavino Rodriguez was involved in 16 tackles, forced a fumble, recovered a fumble and had a sack. Dakota George and Zane Rector each had an interception. Borderites running back Oscar Caridad carried 20 times for 70 yards. Quarterback Will McKinney passed to four different receivers for a total of 106 yards.

Next, the Borderites host Burlington-Edison (3–0) at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 27.


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