Year in Review: Blaine High School sports takes on a Covid year

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• The Borderite football team was excited to get back on the field for the first time since 2019, and play in the Blaine High School’s newly-built, unused stadium. Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) released new guidelines and an adjusted fall sports season is scheduled, with football, girls soccer, cross country and volleyball all
competing.

• Borderite fall sports struggle to find wins in the middle of their adjusted season.

• Football won its first game of the season against Nooksack and then had its season cut short due to Covid-19 exposure. Girls soccer, cross country and volleyball finished out their seasons.

• Boys soccer, baseball, softball, golf and track competed as WIAA’s adjusted spring season
began. 

• Borderite baseball and softball players and track athletes made conference leaderboards.

• Baseball finished a shortened spring season with a 7-7 record, while boys soccer finished 0-6 and softball ended 4-9.

• The 2020-21 adjusted winter sports season started with basketball and wrestling competing in June.

• Winter sports season ended. Boys basketball finished with a 7-6 record and girls basketball finished 5-8.

• Football and girls soccer opened their return to a “regular” fall sports season with a win while volleyball lost on the road.

• Senior forwards Randi Roose and Bries Nolasco each scored a hat trick in girls soccer’s 9-2 win over Mount Baker on senior night.

• Blaine’s girls soccer team finished with a 8-7 record and entered the 1A post-season bracket as first seed.

• Blaine’s football team beat Nooksack 35-21 in a dramatic fourth-quarter comeback on senior night.

• Blaine’s girls soccer team beat Meridian in penalties to advance out of the district bracket. They moved on to play The Bush School in Bellevue with the winner advancing to the state
tournament.

• Girls soccer lost 2-0 to The Bush School on the road to the state tournament, ending their season.

• Winter sports started and boys basketball won its opening game 70-53 against Archbishop Murphy while girls basketball were forced to delay its season due to a Covid-19 case.

• Blaine High School hosted Battle of the Border, a two-day, 15-school wrestling tournament, December 10 and 11. The Borderites took fifth in the competition, with standout performances from Alex Welch, Timothy Pomeroy and Cael Button, who all finished in the top three of their weight classes, respectively.

• Blaine’s boys basketball team beat rival Lynden for the first time since the 1992-93 season. The Borderites beat the Lions 49-44 at home December 20, sending a spark into the team that had a 3-4 losing record before the holiday break.

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