This week in sports
By Neil Macdonald
Summers, Pike Honorable Mentions
Blaine�s Ryan Pike and Jessica Summers earned honorable mention honors on March 20 as the Associated Press released its All- State boys and girls basketball team selections for 2002. Pike led the Borderite boys to fifth place and Summers took the Lady B�s to fourth place at State.
Krista Walter pitched Blaine�s first ever fastpitch no-hitter ever as the Lady B�s blanked Granite Falls 10-0 in NCC action on March 22 at the Pipe. Walter faced 16 and struck out 11. G-Falls� only runner reached on an error.
Leading hitters for Blaine: Brandi Johanneeson (1-for-3, RBI), Jynessa Trennepohl (2-for-4, 2 RBIs), Kristina Frances (2-for-3, double, RBI) and Lacy Cheatwood (2-for-3).
Blaine defeated Lakewood 6-0 in North Cascades Conference soccer on March 23 at the Pipe. Alden Walcon scored two goals while Chris Crane, Pedro Magallon, Dustin Johnson and Yasuto Morinako added a goal each. Jason Dean, Crane, Magallon and Morinako picked up assists. GK Eli Dugger got the shutout.
Blaine blanked Meridian 7-0 on March 22 and split a twin bill on March 23, losing 25-3 to 3A Burlington-Edison and topping the Trojans 11-1 on a one-hitter.
Laird Dickie, Grant Sanders and Craig Anderson collaborated on a six-hit shutout in the 7-0 Trojan tilt. Dickie got the win, going four innings and striking out six. Sanders and Anderson blanked the Trojans the rest of the way. Anderson and Sanders each got a hit as Blaine scored 7 runs on 3 hits and 4 Meridian errors.
B-E overpowered the Borderites in their non-conference game, scoring 25 runs on 25 hits and 6 Blaine errors. Bob Francis got a RBI double for the locals.
Chris Kleman, who let up Meridian�s only hit, got the win in the 11-1 game. Bob Francis pitched no-hit ball in relief. Ryan Pike went 3-for-3, Dickie got 2 RBIs and Sanders, a 2-run double for Blaine.
The first annual Run to the Border is slated for May 4. The 1.5- mile Kids Fun Run starts at 10:30 a.m. The 5K Fun Run goes at 11 a.m. All proceeds benefit the Blaine chapter of Girls On The Run to provide scholarships, running attire and coaching stipends to help support a building program for 3rd through 5th grade girls. For further info, call Dan at 371-3882 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barracuda wrestlers Andrew Price (midget 80) and Anthony Munden (midget 120) got firsts in the Steelclaw Classic at Sedro Woolley on March 23 while Todd Bird (midget 80), Chris Nunez (midget 112), Gavin Reagh (junior 171) and Scott Dodd (open 264) were first at the Ferndale Mat Classic on March 16.
Other Blaine placers at Sedro Woolley: 2nd � Dylan Krenz (midget 65), Darrell Price Jr. (novice 112) and Willie McLean (novice 140), 3rd � Jacob Humphrey (novice 65), Jesse Kilthau (schoolboy 80), Devin Krenz (schoolboy 110) and Derek Stremler (schoolboy 130).
Baracuda placers at Ferndale: 3rd � James Fakkema, bantam 65; Andrew Price, midget 75; Dylan Krenz, midget 65; Randy Newton, junior 152; and Richie Tewes, junior 135.
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