Check Out Where 2023 Seniors Will Play Next Year

Whatcom Hoops June-13-2023
Ferndale's Madisyn Butenschoen and Cailyn Kessen (2) are headed for Skagit Valley College.

With most of our Whatcom high school seniors graduating this past weekend, it’s the perfect time to look at where some of your favorite players will be attending college next year to play basketball. Here are members of the Class of 2023 who have announced where they will be going this fall. And good luck … Read more

Skagit Valley To Host NWC All-Star Games Tonight

Whatcom Hoops March-15-2023
Payton Mills (left) and Hallie Kamphouse (15) will on the same team this time.

Some of the top Whatcom County players will join forces and do battle one more time at the Northwest Conference Girls and Boys All-Star Games on Wednesday, March 15, at Skagit Valley College. The girls game starts at 6 p.m. and the boys at 8 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students. … Read more

Senior Classic: County Teams Sweep, But Everyone Wins

Whatcom Hoops March-11-2023
The City boys bench and the fans had a fun time Friday.

Smiles and laughter were more prevalent at the Whatcom County Senior Classic than 3-pointers and dunks— and that’s saying a lot as the best of the Class of 2023 enjoyed their final prep basketball games together at Lynden High School on Friday night, March 10. “It was more fun than I thought it would be,” said … Read more

Whatcom Powers Dominate All-NWC Girls, Boys Teams

Whatcom Hoops March-7-2023
Nooksack's Devin Coppinger (left), Lainey Kimball and coach Shane Wichers earned NWC honors.

It’s no big surprise that after winning three state championships and taking second- and third-place trophies that Whatcom boys and girls dominated the all-Northwest Conference all-star teams announced by the league’s head coaches. Class 1A state champion Nooksack Valley had two of the top honors on the girls side. Shane Wichers was named the head … Read more

Girls: LC Advances, Lummi Loses, Ferndale Finished

Whatcom Hoops February-15-2023
Demi Dykstra (2) and the LC bench are headed for the bi-district tourney. (File photo)

The Lynden Christian girls basketball team will continue its quest to win a third straight state title thanks to a 70-41 victory over Meridian in the Class 1A District 1 consolation final Tuesday night at Lynden High School. The Lyncs will join district champion Nooksack Valley in the District 1/2 crossover series Saturday at King’s … Read more

Boys: Sehome, Lummi Off To State; Blaine, Squalicum Win

Whatcom Hoops February-15-2023
The Sehome bench and coaches celebrate their last-second victory.

The points were hard to come by but the excitement wasn’t as the Sehome boys basketball team held off Lynden, 46-44, in a thrilling Class 2A District 1 semifinal Tuesday night at Mount Vernon High School that earned the Mariners a trip to state. “These guys are our biggest rivals,” Sehome junior Braddock Duckworth said … Read more