High School Sports

Teacher protest will not impact NWC Championships

A scheduled teacher protest that will cancel classes in the Bellingham, Blaine and Ferndale school districts on Friday, April 24, is not expected to impact Friday’s scheduled high school athletic events, including the Northwest Conference Track and Field Championships.

“Sporting events will not be impacted,” Squalicum athletic director Patrick Brown, who is the meet manager for the NWC Championships, wrote in an email. “The NWC Championships are on schedule as planned.”

Teachers in Bellingham, Ferndale and Blaine are expected to join more than, 2,600 teachers from eight school district statewide to stage one-day protests of the state Legislature’s failure to provide ample funding for K-12 education, according to a press release from the Washington Education Association. More information on the planned strikes can be found at bellinghamherald.com.

Tickets for the NWC Championships, which are scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. at Civic Stadium, are $6 for adults and $3 for students with ASB card and senior citizens. Sehome has swept the NWC boys’ and girls’ titles the past four years, while the Mariners girls have claimed the conference crown all five times the meet has been staged.