1B Regional: Lummi Nation Girls Win, Headed to Spokane

Raven Solomon fires up a shot in Lummi Nation's big victory Saturday. (Photo by Kelli Terpsma)

It’s been their dream all season, and now it has come true. The Lummi Nation Lady Blackhawks earned their first trip in eight years to the Class 1B girls basketball state tournament in Spokane after rallying to defeat the Columbia Adventist Kodiaks in tregionals, 59-38, on Saturday, Feb. 29, at Mount Vernon High School.  “Our … Read more

1B Regional: Lummi Nation Boys Finish Strong On Way To Spokane

Tyran Lane had a big game for the Blackhawks on Saturday. (photo by Kelli Terpsma)

The Lummi Nation boys basketball team saw its lead evaporate in the fourth quarter, but the Blackhawks wouldn’t be denied as they defeated Muckleshoot Tribal School, 62-50, in the regional round of the Class 1B state tournament Saturday night, Feb. 29, at Mount Vernon High School. With the win Saturday, third-seed Lummi Nation will get … Read more

1B Girls: Lummi Nation Wins To Clinch State Berth

Aliesha Solomon (1) and the rest of the Lady Blackhawks are happy to be headed to state. (Photo by Kelli Terpsma)

The Lummi Nation girls basketball team is going to the Class 1B state tournament thanks to a career game by Alayla Solomon. The junior center had a career-high 24 points and pulled down 14 rebounds to lead the Lady Blackhawks to an exciting 46-42 victory over Tacoma Baptist and a fifth-place finish in the 1B … Read more

Hoops & Cheers: Lummi Nation’s Julius Does It All 

Lummi Nation's Shandeara Julius makes a big impact on the court and on the sidelines.

While lots of Whatcom County high school students dedicate their free time to an after-school sport, Lummi Nation’s Shandeara Julius has set the bar a little higher by participating in two sports … at once.  The six-foot junior has been playing basketball for the Lady Blackhawks for four years, but she always had a soft … Read more

Nooksack Valley Girls Bounce Back From Loss, Hold Off Sehome 

The Pioneers battle the Mariners for a rebound. (Photos by Kelli Terpsma)

After its eight-game winning streak was broken less than 24 hours prior, the Nooksack Valley girls basketball team returned to its home court with a vengeance and beat the Sehome Mariners, 56-48, on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 25.  With six different players scoring and everyone playing strong defense, the Pioneers jumped to an early eight-point lead … Read more

Lummi Nation Boys, Girls Hang On To Stay In First Place

Jaie Leighton and the Blackhawks hang on to the big win.

Even after four days without practice due to snow, the Lummi Nation girls and boys basketball teams were in first-place form as they swept Tulalip Heritage at Marysville on Friday, Jan. 17. Both the Blackhawks teams jumped out to big leads and then hung on in the fourth quarter in their first-place showdowns for the … Read more

Emily Mellema’s Defense Fuels LC’s Win Over Mount Baker

Lynden Christian’s Emily Mellema took the phrase “hungry for the ball” to a whole new level against Mount Baker, leading the Lyncs to a 76-32 victory on Saturday, Jan. 4. The 5-foot-10 junior guard scored 10 of her game-high 20 points in the first quarter off fastbreak steals as the Lyncs jumped to a 23-6 lead and never looked back.

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Barlean Comes Back From Concussion To Lead Ferndale Past Gig Harbor

Ferndale's Hannah Barlean gets fouled as she goes up for two.

Hannah Barlean didn’t let a fall, let alone a concussion, keep her from leading the Ferndale girls to a resounding 65-50 victory over Gig Harbor at the Cloud 9 Sports Lynden Christmas Classic on Saturday, Dec. 28. The Ferndale sophomore led her team with 15 points, going 12-for-12 from the line, and sinking two free … Read more