High school football coaches say they offer similar training that private trainers provide, but without the steep costs. Yet, a trainer with the Rise Football Academy says school coaches can’t help kids like they can. There are benefits to both if they can coexist, say college recruiters.
A pair of Ferndale football players will continue to be teammates at the next level, as seniors Patrick Hegarty and Justice Powell have both signed their letters of intent to play for NCAA Division II Simon Fraser.
Blaine running back/defensive back Riley Fritsch and Lynden running back/linebacker Brody Weinheimer took visits to Pacific Lutheran University on Friday, and on Saturday each announced via Twitter that they will play football for the Lutes beginning next fall.
Bellingham senior Alice Hiebert has signed her national letter of intent to play soccer for Western Washington. She was among a number of Whatcom County student-athletes to commit to colleges this week.
Mount Baker senior Jed Schleimer has been selected The Bellingham Herald’s All-Whatcom County Football Player of the Year for the second straight year after another impressive year running the football and a new role on defense.
Mount Baker running back/linebacker Jed Schleimer finished fourth in voting for the Class 1A State Football Player of the Year voting released by the Associated Press, while Lummi’s Raven Borsey finished third in the Class 1B voting.