Sports http://thenorthernlight.com/sports Sports RSS Feed Slam win third straight IBL championship http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-07-09_slam_win_third_straight_ibl_championship The Bellingham Slam has won its third straight International Basketball League (IBL) championship after putting up a dominant performance against the Vancouver Volcanoes. http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-07-09_slam_win_third_straight_ibl_championship "We don't break boards unless we're out of firewood" http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-07-02__we_don_t_break_boards_unless_we_re_out_of_firewood_ At the start of practice in the Birch Bay Activity Center, six karate students kneel facing their instructor Eric Henry, who kneels silently in front of them on the hardwood floor. http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-07-02__we_don_t_break_boards_unless_we_re_out_of_firewood_ Local rugby team beats English club http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-07-02_local_rugby_team_beats_english_club In international competition this year, the local youth rugby team has yet to find its equal. http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-07-02_local_rugby_team_beats_english_club Camp Demigod to offer scholarships to Blaine http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-06-25_camp_demigod_to_offer_scholarships_to_blaine_ Up to eight students may have the opportunity for a scholarship to Digivations' Camp Demigod. http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-06-25_camp_demigod_to_offer_scholarships_to_blaine_ Blaine golfer Ryan Wallen ends freshman season on a high note http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-06-25_blaine_golfer_ryan_wallen_ends_freshman_season_on_a_high_note Ryan Wallen, who led the Blaine High School boys golf team from 2010 to 2013, has already made a big impact as a freshman on the University of Wyoming mens golf team. http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-06-25_blaine_golfer_ryan_wallen_ends_freshman_season_on_a_high_note Local restaurants see crowds of soccer fans for World Cup http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-06-25_local_restaurants_see_crowds_of_soccer_fans_for_world_cup The World Cup soccer fever that has taken hold of American fans has spread to Blaine and Birch Bay, with local restaurants experiencing crowds that rival those during the Superbowl. http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-06-25_local_restaurants_see_crowds_of_soccer_fans_for_world_cup A guide to the World Cup for beginners http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-06-18_a_guide_to_the_world_cup_for_beginners With dedicated live coverage of every World Cup match on ESPN's main channel, American fans have embraced this year's global soccer tournament like never before. http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-06-18_a_guide_to_the_world_cup_for_beginners FootGolf offered at Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-06-11_footgolf_offered_at_semiahmoo_golf_and_country_club With soccer's World Cup taking center stage this week in Brazil, it's an appropriate time for Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club (SGCC) and Loomis Trail Golf Club (LTGC) to introduce to the area a completely new sport that combines soccer and golf. http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-06-11_footgolf_offered_at_semiahmoo_golf_and_country_club Local phenoms accepted at tennis academy http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-06-11_local_phenoms_accepted_at_tennis_academy A Semiahmoo family is moving to warmer climes to give their two tennis-loving children the opportunity to pursue their dreams. http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-06-11_local_phenoms_accepted_at_tennis_academy Bellingham Slam coming to Blaine this Friday http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-06-11_bellingham_slam_coming_to_blaine_this_friday Hoops fans can witness professional basketball on the local court as the International Basketball League's (IBL) Bellingham Slam are coming to Blaine High School. http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-06-11_bellingham_slam_coming_to_blaine_this_friday Adams, V'Dovec win state track championships http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-06-05_adams__v_dovec_win_state_track_championships May 31 was a big day for Blaine High School track and field. http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-06-05_adams__v_dovec_win_state_track_championships Boucher takes 18th at state golf championship http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-06-05_boucher_takes_18th_at_state_golf_championship Competing against the best 1A golfers in the state, Blaine golfer Devan Boucher used seemingly laser-guided putting to overcome early struggles off the tee and tied for 18th in the state championship at Lake Spanaway Golf Course near Tacoma. http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-06-05_boucher_takes_18th_at_state_golf_championship Blaine suffers season-ending upset http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-05-28_blaine_suffers_season_ending_upset The Blaine softball team's season is over after a stunning loss to Coupeville in the final round of the Tri-District tournament. http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-05-28_blaine_suffers_season_ending_upset Blaine track sends 10 to state meet http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-05-28_blaine_track_sends_10_to_state_meet The Blaine girls and boys track teams put forth strong performances at the Tri-District tournament, with 10 athletes advancing to the state meet. http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-05-28_blaine_track_sends_10_to_state_meet Blaine athletes honored http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-05-28_blaine_athletes_honored Blaine High School seniors Jon Stewart and Alexis McElwain were named the 2014 Athletes of the Year at a school assembly May 28. http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-05-28_blaine_athletes_honored Softball takes third in district tournament http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-05-21_softball_takes_third_in_district_tournament In an action-packed weekend, the Blaine softball team battled its way to a third-place finish in the 1A District 1 tournament and earned a berth to the Tri-District Tournament. http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-05-21_softball_takes_third_in_district_tournament Soccer competes in state tournament http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-05-21_soccer_competes_in_state_tournament When was the last time a Blaine High School boys soccer team made it to the state tournament? http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-05-21_soccer_competes_in_state_tournament Track athletes advance to tri-districts http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-05-21_track_athletes_advance_to_tri_districts The Blaine track and field teams advanced 18 athletes to the 1A Tri-District Tournament after strong performances in sub-districts last week. http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-05-21_track_athletes_advance_to_tri_districts Soccer vying for bid to state tournament http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-05-14_soccer_vying_for_bid_to_state_tournament With a win over Vashon Island in the first round of the 1A Tri-District tournament, the Blaine boys soccer team is making a run towards state that began with a crowd-pleasing win over Lynden Christian last week. http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-05-14_soccer_vying_for_bid_to_state_tournament Saskia Dolk wins district championship http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-05-14_saskia_dolk_wins_district_championship The Blaine girls tennis team played well in the first round of the 1A District tournament. http://thenorthernlight.com/sports/article.exm/2014-05-14_saskia_dolk_wins_district_championship