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

Senior Classic To Feature Boys, Girls All-Stars This Friday

Whatcom Hoops March-8-2023
Nooksack's Ella Perry and LC's Reganne Arnold will be teammates this Friday.

Whatcom Hoops fans will have one final opportunity to see some of their favorite high school players this Friday, March 10, when the annual Whatcom County Senior Classic returns to Lynden High School’s Jake Maberry Gymnasium. The girls events begin at 6:15 p.m. with a 3-point contest followed by the girls all-star game. Then around … 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

State Update: 4 Whatcom Teams In State Finals

Whatcom Hoops March-3-2023
The Nooksack Valley girls are up first in Friday's semifinals.

It was a busy day for Whatcom Hoops teams with five playing in state semifinals at the Yakima Valley SunDome on Friday, March 3, and four of them winning to earn spots in their respective state championship games. The Nooksack Valley girls were up first and the top-ranked Pioneers punched their ticket for the Class … Read more

It’s Halftime: What Does Your Team Need To Do To Reach State?

Whatcom Hoops February-12-2023
The Nooksack cheer staff in their vintage uniforms are ready to perform at state.

So, after one week of prep basketball playoffs, how many Whatcom Hoops teams have qualified for state? Zero. But that will quickly change as we move into the second and final week of our district, bi-district, and tri-district tournaments starting Monday. Check out all of last week’s playoff action at Here’s a look at … Read more

District: Lummi Splits, Squalicum Boys Win, Bellingham Falls 

Whatcom Hoops February-10-2023
Coach Tyler Hannigan and the Squalicum boys are headed for the district quarterfinals. (File photo)

The Lummi Nation boys came up short in their quest for a Class 1B district title on Thursday, Feb. 9, but the Lady Blackhawks won to take third. Meanwhile, the Class 2A boys district got started with Squalicum winning its play-in game, but Bellingham losing out. For the Lummi Nation teams, the next step is … Read more

2A/3A Girls District: Ferndale Advances, Bellingham Ousted

Whatcom Hoops February-9-2023
The Ferndale bench gets into the game Wednesday night.

With their season on the line, the Ferndale girls basketball team did what it does best. And thanks to their frenetic defense, the Golden Eagles’ season will go on. Ferndale shut down visiting Shorewood, 33-23, in a Class 3A District 1 loser-out, first-round playoff game on Wednesday, Feb. 8. With the win, the Golden Eagles … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Girls Week 10 Recap (Jan. 30-Feb. 4)

Whatcom Hoops February-6-2023
In a week full of sportsmanship, LC honors rival Lynden's seniors on Seniors Night.

The Northwest Conference and Northwest 1B League ended their regular seasons last week with familiar names at the top. Nooksack Valley won its second straight NWC title finishing just ahead of Lynden Christian. And Lummi Nation also successfully defending its crown by running roughshod over the rest of the Northwest 1B League. But now come … Read more