Sports roundup: Blaine takes fifth at Battle of the Border last weekend


Blaine hosted a two-day, 15-school Battle of the Border wrestling tournament this past weekend where the Borderites took fifth against some tough competition. Borderites boys wrestling coach Tom Hinz said the boys wrestled pretty good compared to other 1A schools.

 “I thought it was a really tough tournament and the boys wrestled really well,” Hinz said.

Some standout performances for the Borderites came from Alex Welch, Timothy Pomeroy and Cael Button, who took second, third and third in their weight classes, respectively.

The boys will have their senior night Thursday, December 16, hosting Ferndale. They travel to Cashmere for a multi-school invitation Saturday, December 18.  

Boys basketball

The Borderites lost their opening home game last Thursday against Burlington-Edison by  only two points, 61-59. The boys then hosted Lake Stevens on Saturday and lost 58-46.

Blaine was scheduled to play Bellingham at home Wednesday and will travel to Mount Vernon Thursday, December 16, to face the Bulldogs. On Monday, December 20, they will host Lynden. All games are at 7:15 p.m.

The boys are 1-2 this season.

Girls basketball

The Lady Borderites had a rough start to their delayed season due to a positive Covid-19 case. They opened their season last Friday at Burlington-Edison where they lost 60-28. The girls traveled to Lummi Nation the next day, winning 64-36, and then to Bellingham Tuesday, where they lost narrowly 41-37. 

Blaine will host Mount Vernon Friday, December 17, for their first home game of the season. They will then go to Lynden Monday, December 20. Both games are at 7:15 p.m.

The girls are 1-2 this season.


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