The Borderites snagged their first conference victory on January 7, a 42–10 blowout at Lakewood (2–8). The win improved Blaine’s record to 4–7 overall and 1–3 in conference games. Next, Blaine hosts Meridian (5–4) at 7:15 p.m. on Friday, January 10.
After starting the season with five wins in a row, the holiday break proved to be a mixed bag for boys basketball. Blaine beat Lynwood 69–56 on December 27, then lost to Stanwood and Burlington-Edison on December 28 and January 4.
On January 7 at home, the Borderites outplayed Lakewood in the second half but it wasn’t enough to overcome a 12-point deficit after the first half. Lakewood won 83–80. Blaine has a 6–4 overall record (1–3 in conference games). Next, Blaine plays at Meridian (7–2) at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, January 9.
Blaine boys wrestlers spent the holidays at a series of tournaments. Gavino Rodriguez placed 6th at 182 pounds at the Gut Check tournament in Kent on January 4. Gut Check is one of the tougher tournaments in the region, with teams from across the country and Canada.
Wrestlers who didn’t qualify for the second day of Gut Check traveled to the Everett Classic, where Blaine placed 8th out of 22 teams. Cael Button placed second at 120 pounds and Luke Westfall tied for fourth at 182.
The Borderites finished 31st out of 33 teams on December 20 and 21 at the Pride of the Lady Lions tournament at Lynden. Blaine also wrestled at the Women’s Woolley Tournament on January 4 at Sedro-Woolley, but results were not available.
After a 3–0 loss to Henry M. Jackson High School on January 7, Blaine’s girls bowling team has a 2–7 record. Next, they bowl against Meridian (1–8) at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, January 14, at Mt. Baker Lanes in Ferndale.