Honoring The Best: Nooksack Girls, County’s Top 30 Players

Whatcom Hoops March-18-2024
Nooksack Valley's all-staters (Photo courtesy of Kim Wichers)

After another historic high school basketball season that saw Whatcom teams win three state championships and three other state trophies, it’s time to honor the top players from our county starting with … The Nooksack Valley girls, who swept the state awards at the Washington State Girls Basketball Coaches Association all-star event on Sunday, March … Read more

Whatcom’s Best In All-Star Game Wednesday, Earn All-State Honors

Whatcom Hoops March-11-2024
Dawson Bouma (2) and Anthony Canales (21) were named state players of the year.

Whatcom’s best not only dominated the recent Washington state basketball tournaments, but they also are dominating the post-season all-star awards. First up is the Northwest Conference girls all-star game on Wednesday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. at Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children and seniors. … Read more

Senior Classic: County Girls, Boys Win, But Everyone Has Fun

Whatcom Hoops March-9-2024
Even the County Team cheered when Savannah Storgaard scored.

There were some surprises at the John Clark Whatcom County Senior Classic but the end result, according to the senior boys and girls who played, was anything but a surprise. “I had a blast,” said Sehome’s Braddock Duckworth. “It was our last good-bye … and it was a good one.” If fun was the measuring … Read more

2A Boys: Bellingham, Sehome Come Up Short In Final Games

Whatcom Hoops February-13-2024
Bellingham's Joe Harward (22) and Kincade Vanhouten battle for a loose ball.

Sehome couldn’t generate enough offense and Bellingham couldn’t muster enough defense and when the Class 2A District 1 boys consolation games were done Monday, Feb. 12, so were the Mariners’ and Bayhawks’ seasons. Sehome went cold in the fourth quarter and couldn’t keep up with Lakewood, losing the night’s first game, 53-43, at Mount Vernon … Read more

2A Boys: Lynden To Play For District Title; Bellingham, Sehome Stay Alive

Whatcom Hoops February-10-2024
Jack Stapleton's big game helped Lynden notch a big win.

It takes more than one great half to dethrone the king as the Lynden boys basketball team proved by rallying in the second half to defeat Lakewood, 62-53, in the Class 2A District 1 semifinals on Friday, Feb. 9. The victory moves the two-time defending 2A state champion Lions into the district championship game against … Read more

Boys District: Lynden Wins; Bellingham, Sehome, Ferndale Lose 

Whatcom Hoops February-8-2024
Anthony Canales had 33 points in Lynden's victory. (File photo)

It was a rough day for Whatcom teams in the Class 2A and 3A boys district tournaments as only Lynden came away unscathed on Wednesday, Feb. 7. The Lions began defense of their 2A state title by taking care of Burlington-Edison, 81-65, in the District 1 quarterfinals. With the victory, Lynden move into the semifinals … Read more

Lummi Nation Boys, Girls Reach Finals; Bellingham Girls Ousted

Whatcom Hoops February-7-2024
Ailina Rabang helps shoot the Blackhawks into the district final. (File photo)

The Blackhawks were able to fly, but the Bayhawks were grounded in boys and girls District 1 tournament action on Tuesday, Feb. 6. Lummi Nation won its Class 1B district semifinal games with the boys defeating Orcas Island, 67-57, and the girls routing Darrington, 82-42. Tuesday’s victory put the Blackhawks and Lady Blackhawks into their … Read more