Whatcom County Girls & Boys High School Basketball

Whatcom Hoops December-9-2023

Addison’s Story: Squalicum Freshman Inspires Others

Like most high school freshmen, Addison Kettman doesn’t want to be different. But she is and not just because she plays basketball with an artificial limb. The 15-year-old Squalicum student not only made the varsity team but is among the … Read More »
Whatcom Hoops December-6-2023

Aggressive Blaine Girls Take Down Bellingham

To the victor go the spoils, the saying goes, but in high school basketball, the spoils often go to the aggressive, which the Blaine girls proved by beating Bellingham, 53-30, in both teams’ Northwest Conference opener on Tuesday night, Dec. … Read More »
Whatcom Hoops December-5-2023

Sehome Girls, Boys Sweep Squalicum In Exciting Fashion

The Sehome girls and boys basketball teams got the wins in Monday’s doubleheader with visiting Squalicum, but the coaches agreed that it was a good night for all four of their teams. In the first game, the Squalicum girls scored … Read More »
Whatcom Hoops December-3-2023

Whatcom Hoops: Boys Week 1 Recap (Nov. 27-Dec. 3)

Ten of our 11 Whatcom County boys basketball teams started their season last week with the only exception being Nooksack Valley thanks to the Pioneers’ extended — and very successful — football season. Defending state champions Lynden (2A) and Lynden … Read More »
Whatcom Hoops November-28-2023

Whatcom Hoops: Girls Week 1 Recap (Nov. 27-Dec. 3)

Two Whatcom County girls basketball teams that many expect to be in the hunt for state titles — Nooksack Valley and Lynden — started their seasons off with a pair of impressive victories each last week, but the hottest start … Read More »
Whatcom Hoops December-3-2023

Blaine Boys Learn Lessons In First Loss

The inexperienced Blaine boys basketball team learned some valuable lessons in its 59-46 non-league loss to visiting Archbishop Murphy on Saturday night, Dec. 2. “We learned we have a group of guys who don’t quit,” said Blaine coach Nate Sullivan, … Read More »
Whatcom Hoops November-30-2023

It’s Official: We Still Need More Referees (So Please Help)

As our new high school basketball season tips off this week, Whatcom County will not lack for great players and successful teams. But there is something we are lacking: officials. Across the nation there has been an unfortunate decline in … Read More »
Whatcom Hoops November-29-2023

Welcome Four New (Sort Of) Varsity Head Coaches

There are four new head coaches among our 22 Whatcom County varsity teams this season, but two of them are hardly new to the Northwest Conference and the other two may be new to head coaching but not to Whatcom … Read More »
Whatcom Hoops November-28-2023

Mount Baker Girls, Boys Split Opening Doubleheader

The Mount Baker girls and boys tipped off the 2023-24 basketball season on Monday, Nov. 27, and although they were at different ends of the scoreboard, both young squads had a lot to be happy about in their home doubleheader … Read More »
Whatcom Hoops November-26-2023

Boys Preview: Lynden, LC Favorites In Competitive NWC

Can Whatcom County continue its amazing run of boys basketball success? Last season, Lynden and Lynden Christian repeated as state champions, Blaine placed third at state, and Sehome and Lummi Nation made it to state. If it is to be … Read More »
Whatcom Hoops November-25-2023

Girls Preview: Defending Champ Nooksack Heads Strong Field

After last year’s incredible season, our Whatcom County girls basketball teams seem to be divided into two camps coming into the 2023-24 season. There are those who return almost all of their teams (Nooksack Valley, Lynden, Sehome, Lummi Nation, Squalicum, … Read More »
Whatcom Hoops November-24-2023

New Hoops Season To Have New Look

The 2023-24 basketball season started up Tuesday night the same way last season ended, with the Nooksack Valley girls gathered around their oncourt leader. While the first tip off isn’t until this coming Monday, Nov. 27, Whatcom Hoops fans got … Read More »
Whatcom Hoops June-13-2023

Check Out Where 2023 Seniors Will Play Next Year

With most of our Whatcom high school seniors graduating this past weekend, it’s the perfect time to look at where some of your favorite players will be attending college next year to play basketball. Here are members of the Class … Read More »
Whatcom Hoops April-8-2023

Whatcom Hoops Top 30 Boys: #1 Anthony Canales

In a season filled with outstanding players, Whatcom Hoops has ranked the top 30 boys. Each day we featured an amazing player in our county and today we finally get to #1. We hope you enjoyed the countdown as we … Read More »

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