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Wrestling coach to be honored in hall of fame
On the heels of coaching the Borderite wrestling team to a state championship, Craig Foster was voted into the Washington State Wrestling Coaches Association (WSCA) Hall of Fame.
Girls soccer team shows promise
With strong leadership and a solid turnout, the Blaine girls soccer team is preparing for the upcoming season.
Jamboree builds preseason football experience
Football players from Blaine, Bellingham and Lynden Christian had a chance to run plays and show coaches what they can do at a jamboree at Blaine High School August 29.
Blaine cross country team off and running
With barely enough athletes to compete, the Blaine cross-country teams will certainly be the underdogs in 2A competition this year.
Blaine football kicks off with jamboree
The Borderites are easing into football season with a jamboree of friendly competition against local rivals at the Blaine High School stadium.
Volleyball team gets ready for new season
Like any other sport, the key to playing good volleyball is constant practice.
Blaine PONY baseball team puts together a winning season
After stitching together a ragtag team of kids and receiving help from community members to buy equipment, the first Blaine PONY-13 baseball team in several years came together to win 21 out of 32 games over the summer season.
Summer sports: Baseball, shooting teams excel
While varsity competition takes the season off, other youth sports come to the fore during the summer months, and a few local teams have taken their game to the highest levels.
NBA star gives back to Blaine
Orlando Magic point guard Luke Ridnour coaches kids during the Luke Ridnour Basketball Camp in Blaine.
Slam win third straight IBL championship
The Bellingham Slam has won its third straight International Basketball League (IBL) championship after putting up a dominant performance against the Vancouver Volcanoes.
"We don't break boards unless we're out of firewood"
At the start of practice in the Birch Bay Activity Center, six karate students kneel facing their instructor Eric Henry, who kneels silently in front of them on the hardwood floor.
Local rugby team beats English club
In international competition this year, the local youth rugby team has yet to find its equal.
Camp Demigod to offer scholarships to Blaine
Up to eight students may have the opportunity for a scholarship to Digivations' Camp Demigod.
Blaine golfer Ryan Wallen ends freshman season on a high note
Ryan Wallen, who led the Blaine High School boys golf team from 2010 to 2013, has already made a big impact as a freshman on the University of Wyoming mens golf team.
Local restaurants see crowds of soccer fans for World Cup
The World Cup soccer fever that has taken hold of American fans has spread to Blaine and Birch Bay, with local restaurants experiencing crowds that rival those during the Superbowl.
A guide to the World Cup for beginners
With dedicated live coverage of every World Cup match on ESPN's main channel, American fans have embraced this year's global soccer tournament like never before.
FootGolf offered at Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club
With soccer's World Cup taking center stage this week in Brazil, it's an appropriate time for Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club (SGCC) and Loomis Trail Golf Club (LTGC) to introduce to the area a completely new sport that combines soccer and golf.
Local phenoms accepted at tennis academy
A Semiahmoo family is moving to warmer climes to give their two tennis-loving children the opportunity to pursue their dreams.
Bellingham Slam coming to Blaine this Friday
Hoops fans can witness professional basketball on the local court as the International Basketball League's (IBL) Bellingham Slam are coming to Blaine High School.