Sports roundup/preview: Borderite sports back in Blaine this week


Borderite fall sports have their first home games of the season this week.
On the back of a 33-19 opening loss to Port Angeles, Blaine will take on Sehome Friday, September 9 at 7 p.m. at the Blaine High School stadium.
Girls soccer
The Lady Borderites lost to Sedro-Woolley 3-1 on the road September 6. The girls will host Burlington-Edison Thursday, September 15 at 4 p.m. and travel to Lakewood Monday, September 19 at 7 p.m.
Blaine was scheduled to host Anacortes September 7. The team will also play in the Archbishop Murphy High School tournament Saturday, September 10. Then they travel to Sehome Monday, September 12 and return home Wednesday, September 14 to face Ferndale. The latter two games are 7 p.m.
Cross country
Boys and girls cross country will run at the Sehome Invite Saturday, September 10 at Civic Field. The meet starts at 10 a.m.
Below are coaches’ responses to questions asked about their team goals, players to watch and how to best support the team.
Cross Country: Carey Bacon
1. Our team goal is to work hard together and help everyone improve while also having fun.
2. Senior Jackson Wright will lead the charge for the boys with leadership also coming from Tucker Greene and Ian Tuski. Dylan Johnson has also shown a lot of promise. Our girls team is led by Kiera O’Reilly.
3. Fans that cheer us on at meets really make a difference. These student-athletes are putting out enormous effort and they notice when people come and encourage them.
Football: Jay Dodd
1. Our goal is to help young people become more prepared for the real world by teaching discipline and character. On a competitive level, our goal is to make the postseason. For us, that is a finish in the top 2 in 1A.
2. Student-athletes to watch: Kael Evinger, Larry Creasey, Jack Albright, Victor Gervol, Conner Dalry.
3. The best way to support us is to attend as many games as possible and rep your orange and black gear!
Girls Soccer: Gio Quesada
1. Our goal is to compete as highly as we can. We want to continue competing for a district championship.
2. Student-athletes to watch: Ava Curtright, Evellina Yuryev and Kristina Roby.
3. The best way to support us is to come to games with positive energy and sportsmanship.
Volleyball: Jacquie Smith
1. The team goal this year is to compete, play together as a team and make the playoffs.
2. Student-athletes to watch: Gillian Rea, Anika Hagen, Teya Zaddack, Kaitlyn Harrington.
3. Come support and watch our games!
Check out the full fall sports schedules and rosters on the athletic department website at


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