Lynden, LC, Lummi Nation Boys Ranked Among Decade’s Best

The 2019 Lions were ranked the top Class 2A team of the decade.

The Evans Rankings website recently ranked the top boys basketball programs and individual teams in Washington state over the past decade and Whatcom County names are at the top of the lists. Of the 400-plus high school boys basketball programs in the state, Lynden was rated No.5, Lynden Christian was No.7, and Lummi Nation was … Read more

Lynden Christian, Lynden Girls Rank Among Decade’s Best

When it comes to the best, everyone is looking up at the Lyncs and Lions.

The Evans Rankings website recently ranked the top girls basketball programs and individual teams over the past decade and the numbers verified the obvious: Lynden Christian is the class of Washington state. Of the 400-plus high school girls basketball programs, the Lyncs were rated No.2. And among all the Class 1A teams that qualified for … Read more

Lynden, Lynden Christian Lead State’s All-Decade Programs

The 2018 Lynden and LC boys state championship teams (Photo courtesy of Sally Heppner)

If there was any doubt where the basketball capital of the state of Washington is, two high school sports websites proved what everyone in Whatcom County already knows: It’s Lynden. Max Preps and Eli Sports Network recently released stories ranking the top prep basketball programs over the past decade, and Lynden and Lynden Christian were … Read more

Best Of State 2020: #1 Lynden Christian Girls vs. Cashmere

(All photos courtesy of Will Rice Photography)

TOP 20 OF STATE 2020: Counting down the best games involving Whatcom County teams from March’s state tournaments. #1 Lynden Christian girls 58, Cashmere 55 This game was simply the best. It had the biggest buildup, the top two teams, perhaps the best player in state history and the most excitement from tipoff to final … Read more

Best Of State 2020: #2 Lynden Girls vs. West Valley (Spokane)

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TOP 20 OF STATE 2020: Counting down the best games involving Whatcom County teams from March’s state tournaments. #2 Lynden girls 60, West Valley (Spokane) 38 The top-ranked Lions completed an amazing season and amazing tournament with an amazing win over the Eagles to claim the Class 2A state championship, Lynden’s second in four years … Read more

Best Of State 2020: #3 Lynden Girls vs. Ellensburg

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TOP 20 OF STATE 2020: Counting down the best games involving Whatcom County teams from March’s state tournaments. #3 Lynden girls 62, Ellensburg 44 It wasn’t for the state title, but this might have been the most impressive game by any Whatcom County team all year as the Lions totally outclassed the team many predicted … Read more

Best Of State 2020: #4 Lynden Christian Boys vs. King’s

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TOP 20 OF STATE 2020: Counting down the best games involving Whatcom County teams from March’s state tournaments. #4 King’s 70, Lynden Christian boys 67 Had they pulled off the upset on the biggest stage, it would have been Whatcom County’s best game in Yakima that week, but the Lyncs fell just short, losing to … Read more

Best Of State 2020: #5 Lynden Boys vs. Lindbergh

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TOP 20 OF STATE 2020: Counting down the best games involving Whatcom County teams from March’s state tournaments. #5 Lynden boys 72, Lindbergh 58  While they just missed an unprecedented third straight state title, the Lions still went out winners with a dominating victory on Saturday to claim third place in the Class 2A state … Read more

Best Of State 2020: #6 Lynden Christian Boys vs. La Salle

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TOP 20 OF STATE 2020: Counting down the best games involving Whatcom County teams from March’s state tournaments. #6 Lynden Christian boys 71, La Salle 58 Bucking the odds and the experts’ predictions, the sixth-seeded Lyncs unleashed a torrent of 3-pointers to shock the Lightning in Friday’s Class 1A semifinal and advance to the state … Read more