Ryan Wallen returned to the medalist stand, tying Sehome’s Sam Reier with a 75 for top score, as the Mariners nipped Blaine by a single stroke to win the Northwest Conference tournament in inclement weather at Grandview Golf Course, Tuesday April 20.
Josh Miller finished with a personal season best of 77. Wallen then joined Michael Andes at the medalist stand, as the tandem powered to a 73 and the top score at the Lynden Christian Invitational, Monday April 25 at rainy Homestead Golf and Country Club. For Wallen, it was his fourth victory in six events this season.
The boys finished the week on a strong note, winning two out of three games, rebounding from a 9-4 drubbing at Sehome, Tuesday, April 19. Three errors in the decisive second inning allowed five Mariner runs. Derrick Doughan came off the bench to go 2 for 3 with three RBIs. Cody Nagle won his third game of the season, pitching a complete game, a four-hitter, and Todd Bird cracked a two-run homer as the Borderites beat Meridian 3-1, Friday, April 22, at Pipeline Fields.
Blaine came back the next day and crushed Lakewood 11-5 in a non-conference game Saturday, April 23, at Pipeline Fields. Borderite hitters feasted on Lakewood pitching pounding out 10 hits.
Shannon Maxon topped all Blaine golfers scoring a 40 as the Borderites finished with a strong second place finish in the Northwest conference tournament at North Bellingham Golf Course on a blustery, rainy Monday, April 25. Lynden won the event with a 194, while the Borderite girls checked in with a 150 followed by Sedro-Woolley, which was a distant third.
It was a difficult week for the Borderites boys soccer team getting rocked by Bellingham 9-0 Wednesday, April 20, at Pipeline Fields. Squalicum was no kinder to Blaine, drubbing the Borderites 9-0, Friday April 22 at Whatcom Community College’s Orca Field. The Borderites were far more competitive in a night game at 3A Sedro-Woolley, Monday, April 25, falling 4-1.
Girls Tennis: The Borderite girls were unable to derail the Bellingham victory train as the Red Raiders moved to 9-0 on the season with a decisive 7-0 sweep of Blaine, Wednesday, April 20 at Bellingham High School. The Borderites traveled to Lynden the next day to complete a match. The Lynden Lions swept the singles matches to take a 4-3 win Thursday, April 21. Blaine’s contest with Sehome scheduled for Monday, April 25 was postponed.