Basketball and wrestling in June? Winter sports up next with spring season over – Blaine Northern Light

Spring sports finished off this year’s shortened season last week. With no season culminating competitions, teams and their players are left to measure their seasons by their record and personal statistics.
Boys and girls basketball is scheduled to start competition next week with wrestling to follow at the end of the month as the winter sports round out this year’s alternative sports schedule.
The Borderites finished their season with an even 7-7 record, their last two games reflecting the season as a whole. The boys hosted Burlington-Edison May 6, losing 11-2. But they came back with a 6-2 win at Mount Vernon.
All season the Borderites had some conference standout players as Jaxon Kortlever, Axel Puls and Everett Simpson finished the season on multiple conference leaderboards. Kortlever had the most hits of any player in the Northwest Conference with 21. Puls finished the season tied for fourth along with three other players that had 17 hits each. Kortlever also closed the season second in batting average, .429, while Puls was sixth, .395, and Simpson ninth, .385. Puls tied for the most triples in conference with three other players that had two. The boys appeared on many other conference leaderboards that can be seen in full on
Boys soccer
The Borderites finished their season without a win. With a game canceled against Lynden Christian May 5, the boys finished their season with a 5-3 away loss – scoring more goals than they have all season – to Nooksack Valley.
The Lady Borderites closed their season with a 4-7 losing record. On May 5, the girls traveled to Oak Harbor for a tightly fought double-header, winning the first 9-8 and losing the second 10-9. They then had a doubleheader against Meridian canceled, and instead scrimmaged each other to wrap up 2021.
Tatum Cox finished tied for fifth in triples with multiple other players in the conference also with two. Piper Nissen finished 10th in the lowest earned run average, pitchers had to have a total of 28 innings to be considered, with 7.53. She was also seventh in strikeouts with 32.
Track and Field
A couple of Borderite athletes finished the season on the conference leaderboard after a season packed with head-to-head meets.
Scott Baldwin tied for fourth in the high jump with another athlete that made 5 feet 10 inches. Eleeshiyah Faulkner topped the girls 100 and 300 meter hurdles leaderboards with times of 17.38 and 48.88. Diana Kovtun tied for fifth in the girls pole vault with a height of 7 feet 6 inches.
This article has been updated to correct the softball team’s season record, which was 3-7.  We regret the error.
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