Random Recap: 1981 Game #3, Meridian 29—Nooksack 6 Comments

1981 Game #3:  Meridian 29, Nooksack 6 (From the Belllingham Herald) Big, big day for Trojans, Mark Stieber LAUREL–Mark Stieber rushed for 225 yards–his second 200-plus game in a row–and the Meridian defense sacked Nooksack Valley quarterback Dave Zapien six times as the Trojans romped to a 29-6 Whatcom County League victory over the Pioneers. ...

Meridian Boosters Auction Mar. 22 Comments

Passing along some information regarding the Meridian Boosters Auction from Coach Webster Kurz: First, tickets are going fast and they are $40 a piece.  Contact Gina Heslep at Meridian High School for tickets for the auction on March 22. Two, please consider sponsoring a table or donating a silent auction or live auction item.  These ...

Random Recap: 1981 Game 2, Meridian 27—Lynden Christian 6 Comments

Random Recap: 1981 Game 2, Meridian 27—Lynden Christian 6
1981 Game #2:  Meridian 27, Lynden Christian 6 From The Bellingham Herald: Stieber Leads Trojans over Lynden Christian (incomplete article) . . . “I guess Coach Ames wanted to take a look at both of us there.  I wasn’t totally uncomfortable there last week.  I’d played some QB in eighth grade, but nothing since then, ...

Random Recap: 1976 Game #5, Meridian 35-Blaine 0 Comments

Random Recap: 1976 Game #5:  Meridian 35, Blaine 0 From The Bellingham Herald: Meridian Stays atop WCL with 35-0 Win over Blaine When Bob Ames accepted the head coaching job at Meridian his friends told him he was nuts.  They told him Meridian would never win. Guess who is having the last laugh? “Yeah, it’s ...

Random Recap: 1991 Game #5, Meridian 15–Mt. Baker 12 Comments

1991 Game #5:  Meridian 15, Mt. Baker 12 The 1991 season marked the end of the WCL’s scheduling system (in place since the 1979 season) whereby each league team played each other twice, excepting one matchup.  The Trojans and the Mountaineers met just once during the ’91 campaign in Week 5 in Laurel. The Trojans ...

Blaine Reclassed to 2A, Friday Harbor to 2B Comments

Blaine, we hardly knew ye. Unless some kind of appeal happens (unlikely), Blaine will be back into the 2A classification for 2014-2016. With an enrollment of 474, it is the second smallest non-optup school in 2A. Also, it appears that Friday Harbor (San Juan as listed on the WIAA sheet) will fall back to 2B. ...

Meridian Football 2013 Season Banquet set for Feb. 9 Comments

A quick note from the Boosters: Hello Football Families, Our football banquet has been scheduled for Sunday February 9th @ 6pm. Seniors/Freshmen bring a main dish and salad.   Juniors/Sophomores bring a mail dish and dessert. Drinks, plates, napkins and silverware will be provided. We look forward to seeing everyone and celebrating our 2013 Meridian Football Teams! Michelle and Debbie

Random Recap: 1989 Game #8, Meridian 24 – Nooksack 21 Comments

1989 Game #8:  Meridian 24, Nooksack 21 In 1989, the Nooksack Valley Pioneers won in Laurel for Week 3 for the first time since the 1978 season, boasting standouts Dave Longoria and Troy Slayton in the backfield, Brandon Newell at quarterback, and future NFL offensive lineman Tom Ackerman at tight end and linebacker.  The Week ...

Random Recap: 1977 Game #4, Meridian 36, Blaine 24 Comments

Random Recap: 1977 Game #4:  Meridian 36, Blaine 24  From the Bellingham Herald: Meridian downs game Borderites Meridian piled up 420 total yards and bunched all of its points into the first half in beating Blaine, 36-24 here <Blaine> Saturday night to boost their WCL record to 3-1. The Trojans totaled 247 yards on the ...

Know Thy Opponents: Cashmere Bulldogs & Stevens Pass Fightin’ Closures Comments

Know Thy Opponents: Cashmere Bulldogs & Stevens Pass Fightin' Closures
This week’s game is a classic triangular conflict straight out of a Quentin Tarantino movie: The Meridian Trojans vs. The Cashmere Bulldogs vs. The Stevens Pass Fightin’ Closures. First opponent first.  It’s been 29 years since Meridian and the Cashmere Bulldogs (or the “Kashmir Fightin’ Peshmergas,” their nom de guerre in the remote Washington central highlands, ...