Due to concerns over the outbreak of the Coronavirus, the Northwest Conference has suspended all indoor sporting events, so the Whatcom County Senior Classic scheduled to take place this Friday, March 13, has been postponed until after spring break, according to co-organizer Brady Bomber.
The girls and boys basketball doubleheader each year matches all-star seniors from Whatcom County high schools in exhibition games, 3-point contests and a dunk contest.
Five members of the Class 2A girls state champion Lynden Lions were selected for the County Team, and they would have been joined by two members of the Class 1A state champion Lynden Christian Lyncs.
The City Team was to have three members of Ferndale’s Class 3A playoff team and two members of Sehome’s Class 2A playoff squad.
Bellingham, Lummi Nation, Meridian, Mount Baker and Nooksack Valley each had one representative on the girls teams.
On the boys side, four members of 1A state runner-up Lynden Christian were selected for the County Team along with three members of Nooksack Valley’s 1A playoff team, and two members of Blaine’s 2A playoff team.
The City Team was to have four members of Meridian 1A state squad and three from Squalicum’s 3A playoff team.
Bellingham, Lummi Nation, Lynden, Mount Baker and Sehome each had one representative on the boys teams.
Riley Dykstra (Lynden Christian)
Keylie Hershey (Lynden)
Kenya Holleman (Lynden)
Alexis Holman (Lynden)
Kora Larsen (Nooksack Valley)
Liv Mellema (Lynden Christian)
Liv Tjoelker (Lynden)
Ruby VanderHaak (Lynden)
Brianna Byrnes (Ferndale)
Amya Cook (Bellingham)
Chelsey LaPlante (Ferndale)
Ashtin McElderry (Lummi Nation)
Jessica Melvin (Sehome)
Amanda Schleimer (Meridian)
Ashley Thomas (Ferndale)
Mikayla Wefer (Sehome)
Abby Yost (Mount Baker)
Selected but unable to participate: Taylyn Depauw (Blaine), Leah Austin (Squalicum), Nichole Adams (Squalicum), Emma Mulryan (Blaine)
Bryce Bouwman (Lynden Christian)
Clancy Coppinger (Nooksack Valley)
Andrew DeVries (Lynden Christian)
Cole Eldridge (Nooksack Valley)
Brock Heppner (Lynden)
Zach Johnson (Nooksack Valley)
Jason Lee (Mount Baker)
Zane Rector (Blaine)
Zach Sipma (Lynden Christian)
Mason Vega (Blaine)
Brevin Zylstra (Lynden Christian)
Lincoln Hofer (Squalicum)
Ryan Johnson (Meridian)
Nick MacPhee (Sehome)
Dedrick Mitchell (Squalicum)
Joe Plagerman (Meridian)
Devante Powell (Squalicum)
Caleb Revey (Lummi Nation)
Colm Schaefer (Bellingham)
Jackson Short (Meridian)
Jordan Veenstra (Meridian)
Selected but unable to participate: Connor McKay (Bellingham)
Jim Carberry is a former Bellingham Herald sports editor and author of several books on Whatcom County prep basketball. Follow him on Twitter @whatcomhoops and visit the Whatcom Hoops Facebook page.