Spring sports season competition begins next week, baseball delayed a week

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Practice began this week for all Blaine spring sports, except for baseball, in the upcoming second season of high school athletics.

Due to a positive Covid-19 case ending the football team’s season early and many players also playing on the baseball team, the athletic department decided to postpone the team’s season a week to allow for those players to quarantine the necessary 14 days. “Baseball had a lot of overlap with the football team so we delayed their season a week,” athletic director Sean Linville said.

The second season of high school sports will consist of baseball, boys soccer, softball, girls tennis, golf and track and field. High-risk winter sports like basketball and wrestling will be postponed until the third season.

Baseball will start competition after the Borderites return from spring break on Monday, April 5. The first home game is 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 6 at Pipeline Field against Squalicum.

Boys soccer kicks off its season at Lynden on Tuesday, March 30. The first home game of the season is 7 p.m. Thursday, April 1 against Bellingham.

Softball will start competition at Ferndale on Monday, March 29. The Borderites host its first home game at Pipeline Field against Ferndale at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 31.Girls tennis starts its season in Skagit Valley against Burlington-Edison on Monday, March 29. The first home match is Wednesday, March 31 against Sedro-Woolley starting at 4 p.m.

Track and field hosts Ferndale in its season opener Thursday, April 1.

Linville said a golf season schedule will be out soon.

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