1A Girls State: LC Downs King’s, Heads To Semifinals

Whatcom Hoops March-1-2024
The LC bench is excited about returning to the semifinals.

Halfway through the season, the Lynden Christian girls basketball team looked like … well, not like the usual LC squads that were battle-tested and aiming for a state title. Instead, the Lyncs had no returning starters on the floor and five losses. Less than two months later, Lynden Christian is … well, battle-tested and aiming … Read more

1A Girls State: Nooksack Shuts Down Seattle Academy On Way To Semis

Whatcom Hoops March-1-2024
Devin Coppinger (24) celebrates a Nooksack basket with Grace DeHoog (50) and Lainey Kimball.

When you’re the defending state champion and ranked No.1, the bar is set pretty high. And the Nooksack Valley girls basketball team is getting closer and closer to reaching it. The Pioneers continued their historic run by demolishing Seattle Academy, 60-22, in the Class 1A state quarterfinals on Thursday, Feb. 29, in the Yakima SunDome. … Read more

1A Boys State: LC Beats King’s, Moves Into Semifinals

Whatcom Hoops March-1-2024
Jeremiah Wright gets ready to score in LC's win Thursday.

It took the two-time defending state champs a little while to get reacclimated, but once they did, the Lynden Christian boys basketball team rolled over King’s, 61-32, in their Class 1A state quarterfinal on Thursday, Feb. 29, at the Yakima SunDome. The victory, Lynden Christian’s 23rd in 25 games, puts the second-seeded Lyncs back into … Read more

1A Boys State: Meridian’s Season Ends In Shootout Loss

Whatcom Hoops February-28-2024
The disappointed Meridian bench watches the final seconds tick off.

The Meridian boys basketball team saw its exciting post-season run come to an end with a 72-60 loss to Seton Catholic in the Class 1A state tournament on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at the Yakima SunDome. “If you’d told me in July that we’d beat our rival and get a chance to play in the SunDome…it’s … Read more

Essential Fans Guide: Class 1A Boys State Tournament

Whatcom Hoops February-26-2024
Kayden Stuit and the Lyncs are hoping to dunk some opponents at state.

The Lynden Christian and King’s boys basketball teams have played each other in the past three Class 1A state championship games, but there won’t be a fourth finals meeting when the tournament starts up Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Yakima SunDome. That’s because the two teams — barring a major upset on Wednesday — will … Read more

Essential Fans Guide: Class 1A Girls State Tournament

Whatcom Hoops February-26-2024
Introducing ... Whatcom's best 1A girls teams.

When you speak of the best of the best in Class 1A girls basketball, the discussion pretty much begins and ends with Whatcom County teams. This year, as they have the past two state tournaments, Nooksack Valley and Lynden Christian will be looking to square up again in the state championship game. The Lyncs won … Read more

1A Girls Regional: LC Holds Off Lakeside, 59-51

Whatcom Hoops February-25-2024
The Lyncs celebrate during Saturday's victory. (Photos courtesy of Marie Yates)

Even with an almost entirely new team, the Lynden Christian girls find themselves in a familiar place after holding off Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls), 59-51, in the Class 1A state regional Saturday afternoon, Feb. 24, at Lynden High School. The third-seeded Lyncs, who have been in the last five state finals, are back in the … Read more

1A Girls Regional: Nooksack Rolls Over Toppenish, 75-36

Whatcom Hoops February-25-2024
The Pioneers are excited to return to Yakima.

After a two-week layoff, the top-ranked Nooksack Valley girls basketball team needed a quarter to get on a roll, but once Pioneers did, they rolled over Toppenish, 75-36, in a Class 1A state regional Saturday afternoon, Feb. 24, at Mount Vernon High School. “It’s been 14 days,” Nooksack Valley coach Shane Wichers said of the … Read more

1A Boys Regional: Meridian Headed To SunDome After 63-57 Win

Whatcom Hoops February-24-2024
Christian Clawson grabs a big rebound for Meridian. (Photos by Averi Evans)

The next stop on the Meridian boys basketball team’s comeback tour: the Yakima SunDome for the Class 1A state tournament. The 10th-seeded Trojans continued their storybook journey with a 63-57 victory over Life Christian Academy in the state regional on Friday night, Feb. 23, at Mount Vernon High School. By winning the loser-out contest, Meridian … Read more