Blaine High School athletics roundup for March 28 to April 3

Published on Wed, Apr 3, 2013 by Ian Ferguson

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Blaine’s star running back Mario Gobbato has signed a letter of intent to play football for the Montana State University Northern Lights. The NAIA Division Lights compete in the Frontier Conference against schools like Rocky Mountain College, Eastern Oregon and Dickinson State. In four years at Blaine, Gobbato ran for 6,118 yards and scored 78 touchdowns. In his senior year, he broke the Washington high school record for most rushing yards in a season with 2,821, and the record for most rushing yards in a game - 480 against Cedar Park Christian November 2, 2012. Montana State University Northern is in Havre, Montana.

Senior golfer Ryan Wallen won the 9th annual Greyhound Tournament at the Black Rock Creek Golf Course in Sunnyside on March 25. Wallen outshot 104 players from 22 teams to win. He fired an even par 72, which tied him with Selah High School senior Derek Woods and earned a one-on-one playoff. Blaine’s sharpshooter birdied the first playoff hole to take the victory.

The boys track team won nine of 17 events at an away meet against Bellingham March 28, but lost the meet in points 84–64. Tracy Booth won the 200m in 24.42 seconds. Tom Bradley won the 800m in 2:02.9. Eddie Fontes won the 3200m in 10:12.6. Scott Fortune won the 300m hurdles in 46.06 seconds. Booth, Bradley, Fontes and Oliver Jackson won the 4 x 400m relay in 3:47.62. James Fakkema won the shot put with a distance of 44' 10". Jon Fakkema won the discus with a distance of 136' 5". James Fakkema won the javelin with a distance of 143' 1". Gage Lott won the pole vault by clearing 8' 6".

The girls track team won four of 17 events and lost 99–51 in overall points. Kieya Villars won the 100m hurdles with a time of 17.61 seconds. Malie Laolagi won the shot put and the discus, with distances of 32' 1.5" and 90' 9" respectively. Olivia Adams won the pole vault, clearing 10'.