Seniors Help Lummi Nation Girls, Boys Sweep Tulalip

Whatcom Hoops January-31-2023
Great Scott! Everybody watches as Payton Scott puts up a shot.

On a special evening when Lummi Nation School honored its senior basketball players, those seniors paid it back by leading the Blackhawks to a doubleheader sweep of Tulalip Heritage in their regular-season finale on Monday night, Jan. 30. With much of the Lummi Nation community in attendance, the Lady Blackhawks overpowered the Lady Hawks, 79-12, … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Boys Week 9 Recap (Jan. 23-28)

Whatcom Hoops January-30-2023
Harmon Wienkers had 18 points in both of Bellingham's wins.

The Northwest Conference and Northwest 1B League have one more week to go in their regular seasons, and while the playoff seeding has begun to shake out after some big games last week, there’s still much to be decided. When the Class 2A playoffs tip off on Feb. 9, all 10 teams in the District … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Girls Week 9 Recap (Jan. 23-28)

Whatcom Hoops January-30-2023
Makayla Heaton led Squalicum in scoring in all three games last week.

It’s the final week of the regular season for the Northwest Conference and Northwest 1B League and while the playoff seeding has begun to shake out after some important games last week, not everything has been decided. When the Class 2A playoffs tip off, all 10 teams in the District 1 will qualify for the … Read more

Sehome Boys, Lynden Girls Post Shocking Wins

Whatcom Hoops January-28-2023
Sehome's Grant Kepley (41) swats away Cameron Petersen's shot.

The emotions and meaning from three special  ceremonies were expected at the Jake Maberry Gymnasium. What wasn’t expected were the results of the two basketball games the packed crowd saw on Friday, Jan. 27. In the opener between two of the top five Class 2A teams, the Lynden girls dominated Sehome in the second half … Read more

LC Boys, Girls Notch Big Wins Over Blaine

Whatcom Hoops January-27-2023
LC's Dawson Bouma puts up a shot against Blaine's defense.

One was played for seeding in the playoffs, the other for an historic milestone, and in both games it was Lynden Christian that came out on top on Thursday, Jan. 26. In the boys nightcap of the doubleheader at Blaine, the visiting Lyncs fought off every challenge from the Borderites and won the showdown between … Read more

It’s All Relative: Whatcom Hoops Are Family Affairs

Whatcom Hoops January-24-2023
Lyncs legacy: Dykstras, Zylstras, and Sipmas

Having grown up as a military brat with our closest relatives 2,500 miles away and only knowing one teammate before joining my high school team,* I’ve been amazed at how close the family ties are in Whatcom County sports. Almost every season you have parents coaching children, siblings playing with each other, and cousins galore … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Girls Week 8 Recap (Jan. 16-21)

Whatcom Hoops January-23-2023
Lainey Kimball had 37 points in Nooksack's two wins.

With two more weeks left in the regular season, Class 1A powers Nooksack Valley and Lynden Christian continue to lead the Northwest Conference, and Lummi Nation is running away with the Northwest 1B League race. But there are a lot of big games on tap for our Whatcom teams as they jockey for seeding in … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Boys Week 8 Recap (Jan. 16-21)

Whatcom Hoops January-23-2023
Meridian sophomore Jaeger Fyfe had 35 points on Friday to top this week's scorers.

The Northwest Conference powers have started to square off with Lynden and Anacortes remaining unbeaten in league play and Blaine and Lynden Christian heading into a Class 1A showdown this week. There’s still two more weeks remaining in the regular season and lots of big games still to be played, so it’s too early to … Read more

Squalicum Girls Use Fast Start To Beat Bellingham

Whatcom Hoops January-22-2023
The Storm bench is fired up during Saturday's victory.

It’s often how you look at it, which was true with the Squalicum girls’ 56-32 victory over Bellingham on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 21. While the two squads were playing for seeding in the upcoming Northwest District playoffs, it was more important for both the veteran Storm and the young Bayhawks to keep improving as the … Read more

Focused Sehome Boys Knock Off Top-Ranked LC

Whatcom Hoops January-20-2023
LC's Jeremiah Wright (35) and Sehome's Grey Garrison battle underneath.

When you run the Northwest Conference gauntlet — the part of the schedule against highly ranked Class 2A and 1A boys basketball teams — you’d better be focused. Sehome was focused Thursday night, Jan. 19, and the Mariners came away with a 76-64 victory at Lynden Christian in a game that was tight until the … Read more

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