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: #11 Lummi Nation Boys vs. Riverside Christian

(All photos courtesy of Heather Leighton)

TOP 20 OF STATE 2020: Counting down the best games involving Whatcom County teams from March’s state tournaments. #11 Lummi Nation boys 64, Riverside Christian 45  The Blackhawks made their return to the Spokane Arena a memorable one by trouncing the Crusaders in Thursday’s quarterfinals of the Class 1B state tournament. Senior guard Caleb Revey … Read more

Best Of State 2020: #13 Lummi Nation Boys vs. Yakama Nation Tribal

(All photos courtesy of Heather Leighton)

TOP 20 OF STATE 2020: Counting down the best games involving Whatcom County teams from March’s state tournaments. #13 Yakama Nation Tribal 51, Lummi Nation boys 50 A controversial call at the buzzer turned what would have been one of the county’s top state moments into a disappointing loss for the Blackhawks, who fell in … Read more

Best Of State 2020: #16 Lummi Nation Boys vs. Naselle

(All photos courtesy of Heather Leighton)

TOP 20 OF STATE 2020: Counting down the best games involving Whatcom County teams from March’s state tournaments. #16 Naselle 70, Lummi Nation boys 41 The Blackhawks ended their great season on a down note as they fell to the Comets in Saturday’s round at the Class 1B state tournament and had to settle for … Read more

Best Of State 2020: #19 Lummi Nation Girls vs. Oakesdale

(All photos courtesy of Keenan Gray)

TOP 20 OF STATE 2020: Counting down the best games involving Whatcom County teams from March’s state tournaments. #19 Oakesdale 62, Lummi Nation girls 28 The Lady Blackhawks saw their season come to an end in Wednesday’s first round of the Class 1B state tournament with a loss to the Nighthawks, the eventual state runners-up. … Read more

Whatcom Hoopsters Add AP All-State Honors

After leading Lynden to the state title, Keylie Hershey (left) and Ruby VanderHaak were named all-state.

Whatcom County basketball teams not only dominated the boys and girls state tournaments, but their players and coaches dominated the state’s end-of-the-season awards, too. The Associated Press was the latest to name its top players. Keylie Hershey of Lynden was the Class 2A girls player of the year; Riley Dykstra of Lynden Christian and Jaden DeBoer … Read more

Whatcom County Senior Classic All-Star Games Postponed

Lynden's Ruby VanderHaak (25) and LC's Riley Dykstra (15) were selected but won't be playing together this Friday.

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 … Read more

State Wrap-up: Nine Teams Provide Memorable Moments

Titles, trophies and a lot of emotional and inspirational moments made State 2020 memorable.

Even for someone who has seen well over 40 years worth of basketball state tournaments, State 2020 stands out as one of the best. Whatcom County has had other years with two state champions as we had this year — take a bow, Lynden and Lynden Christian girls — and other years with five teams … Read more