By Ian Haupt
While high school sports have looked anything but normal this year, basketball and wrestling in June might take the cake. The Borderites’ adjusted winter sports schedule started last week with boys and girls basketball playing multiple games. Wrestling was scheduled to start this week.
After a slow start to their season with a 93-46 loss away to Lynden Christian, the Borderites have an undefeated record at home with three straight wins. The boys beat Nooksack Valley 68-55, Sedro-Woolley 61-36 and Bellingham 78-71. Both the Sedro-Woolley and Bellingham game can be seen – along with the junior varsity games – on the Borderites Live YouTube page at bit.ly/3quNaL3. Home games will be live streamed.
The Borderites travel to Oak Harbor Thursday, May 27, and Squalicum Monday, May 31. Then they are back at home with a game against Meridian High School Wednesday, June 2.
The Borderites hosted Lynden Christian for their first game of the season May 18, losing 63-16. They then had three games on the road against Nooksack Valley, Sedro-Woolley and Bellingham. The girls lost 68-18 to Nooksack and 40-33 to Bellingham, but with strong defense and outscoring Sedro-Woolley in the final minutes, were able to pick up their first win of the season against the Cubs. Hailey Pike led the Lady Borderites with 14 points while freshman Alia Ball contributed three big baskets to solidify the 36-24 victory.
The girls were scheduled to play Oak Harbor at home May 26 and will host Squalicum Tuesday, June 1. Then they travel to Meridian Thursday, June 3.
Boys wrestling was scheduled to begin competition this week with an in-conference match at Burlington-Edison May 25. The Borderites will travel to Anacortes Thursday, May 27, and Mount Baker Wednesday, June 2.
The girls team began competition last week with an in-conference match at Squalicum May 18. On Monday, they hosted conference competition while their next match is Friday, May 28, in Oak Harbor.