High School Sports

Baker outlasts Blaine

Mount Baker’s volleyball team was able to grind out a five-set win over Northwest Conference rival Blaine on Thursday, Oct. 9, at Mount Baker.

The Mountaineers won a long first set, 26-24, then dropped the next two 25-14, 25-22, before coming back in the final two sets 25-15, 15-7.

“Except for the last game we served a lot better and the serve-receive was excellent. They just got tired at the end,” Blaine coach Bryan Clausen said in a phone interview. “They played tight; they played not to lose, not playing to win.”

Blaine was led by Mikayla Deming’s 16 kills, four aces and five blocks. Elle Moore added nine kills and 34 digs, and Josie Deming had 45 assists and 26 digs.

Emily Yost led the Mountaineers with 21 assists and six blocks, and maddy Tanis added seven kills and eight blocks. Natalie Verry had seven kills, Emily Brandland had eight, and Sarah Verry had 23 digs.

Blaine will look to get back on track on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Sehome. Mount Baker takes on Nooksack Valley the same day on the road.