Spring sports play final games this week, basketball and wrestling to start practice next week

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Most spring sports will wrap up their final games of the shortened season this week as winter sports will start practicing next week.

Baseball

The Borderites hosted Mount Baker April 29 for an emphatic victory, beating the Mountaineers 11-1. The boys then traveled to Oak Harbor May 6 where they lost 8-4.

As of May 1, Everett Simpson, Axel Puls and Jaxon Kortlever sit second, fifth and eighth in conference for batting average. In a row, their averages so far this season are .455, .424 and .395. Puls, Simpson and Brady Castellano also sit fourth, fifth and sixth in on-base percentage, with .558, .550 and .548. Puls has the third highest slugging percentage in the conference, .697, and Simpson has the ninth, .515. Simpson, Puls and Kortlever are also in the top 10 in conference for most hits and runs scored, according to Whatcom Prep Sports.

The Borderites will play their final two games of the shortened spring season this week. They will host Burlington-Edison Thursday, May 6, and play Mount Vernon Saturday, May 8. The Borderites have an even record of 6-6 so far this season.

Boys soccer

The Borderites returned from a hiatus with two back-to-back home games against Oak Harbor and Meridian on April 30 and May 1. The boys lost 5-0 and 5-1. Then they traveled to Ferndale May 3 where they lost 7-0.

The team was scheduled to host Lynden Christian May 5 and travel to Nooksack Valley Friday, May 7.

Softball

The last recorded game the lady Borderites played was April 27, losing 14-3 to Nooksack Valley. Since, the team had a double-header against Meridian scheduled for April 30 canceled. They were scheduled to play Oak Harbor May 5.

The Borderites are expected to host a make-up game against Meridian Saturday, May 8 for their last games of the season. Their record so far is 3-7.

Track and Field

Boys and girls track and field will wrap up their season at the county meet in Lynden Saturday, May 8.

As of May 2, Scott Baldwin remained in the top 10 in conference in the high jump. He sits fourth with a height of 5 feet 10 inches. Wiconi Bowers sits second in the girls 400 meters with a time of 1:04.31. Eleeshiyah Faulkner leads the conference in the girls 100 and 300 meter hurdles with times of 17.88 and 48.88. Diana Kovtun sits fifth in the girls pole vault with a height of 7 feet 6 inches, according to Whatcom Prep Sports.

Golf

Boys golf are scheduled to meet in conference for the last time this season Thursday, May 6 in Ferndale. Girls golf had their last round of the season at Lake Padden on May 3.

Girls tennis

The Borderites were expected to play Squalicum May 5. They will round-out their shortened season hosting Mount Vernon Thursday, May 6.

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