Sports roundup: Blaine spring sports close in on playoffs

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For some, regular season spring sports action wraps up this week. And with playoffs approaching, Blaine softball, boys soccer and baseball all look like favorites at districts.

Baseball

Blaine boys baseball is on a roll heading into its last few games of the regular season. The Borderites have won six straight games since losing to the Lynden Lions on the road April 11.

On April 25, the team beat the Lakewood Cougars 6-1 at Lakewood High School. Before that, the boys narrowly beat both the Nooksack Valley Pioneers and the Squalicum Storm 9-8. Prior to these games, the Borderites beat the Lynden Christian Lyncs 7-4, the Sedro-Woolley Cubs 2-1 and the Meridian Trojans 6-2.

The Borderites will host the Oak Harbor Wildcats at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27 at Pipeline Fields. The team will travel to Bellingham High School to take on the Bayhawks at 6 p.m. Friday, April 28. The boys finish their season at Marymoor Park in Redmond with a double-header against The Overlake School Owls, who knocked them out of the 1A district 1/2 playoff last season.

Blaine is 12-4 overall this season and 9-4 in conference.

Boys golf

Blaine boys golf will play their last conference match May 1 at Avalon Golf Links in Skagit Valley. Tee off is at 3 p.m.

Girls golf

Blaine girls golf will play next at Whidbey Golf Club in a multi-school conference match Thursday, May 4. Tee off is at 3 p.m.

Boys soccer

Blaine boys soccer lost its first game since preseason April 20. The Borderites fell 2-1 to the Meridian Trojans at home. Earlier this season, the boys narrowly beat the Trojans at their home field with a late goal that saw the game finish 3-2. The team bounced back from the loss with a commanding 4-0 win over the Lynden Christian Lyncs April 24 at the Blaine High School stadium.

The boys were scheduled to play the Nooksack Valley Pioneers at Nooksack Valley Elementary April 26. They will host the Mount Baker Mountaineers 7 p.m. Monday, May 1 for their last game before playoffs.

As of press time, the team was 7-2-2 overall and 5-1 in conference.

Girls softball

The Lady Borderites are perfect. The team has won 10-of-10 games so far this season. Recently, the girls beat the Lynden Lions 8-4, the Ferndale Golden Eagles 7-0 and the Anacortes Seahawks 11-1. All games were at Pipeline Fields in Blaine.

The team was scheduled to play the Mount Vernon Bulldogs Wednesday, April 26. The girls host Burlington-Edison Tigers on Friday, April 28 and travel to Mount Baker High School to face the Mountaineers Tuesday, May 2. Both games are at 4:30 p.m.

As of press time, the team was 10-0 overall and 9-0 in conference.

Girls tennis

Blaine girls varsity tennis team has been progressing all season, head coach Amanda Dahl said.

While the team lost to the Mount Vernon Bulldogs at home April 25, Dahl said the girls played competitively, winning games within sets and pushing deuce tiebreakers. She said the team is in a transitional season after losing seven seniors from its varsity squad last year but Blaine’s tennis future is looking strong.

The girls will play next at Ferndale High School on Thursday, April 27 with matches starting at 4 p.m.

Track and field

Four Blaine track and field athletes traveled to the GearUp Eason Invitational meet at Snohomish High School’s Veteran’s Memorial Stadium April 22.

Sophomore Josiah Weeda placed seventh in the mens 110-meter hurdles final with a time of 16.22 seconds. Junior Deja Dube placed 12th in the discus with a throw of 91 feet, 1 inch. Senior Madeleine Ernst placed 15th in the javelin with a throw of 94 feet, 2 inches. Sophomore Kaitlyn Harrington took 34th overall in the womens 200 meters in 27.98 seconds and placed 11th in the high jump at 4 feet, 8 inches.

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