Check out Where 2021 Seniors Will Play Next Year

LC's Emily Mellema (23) and Lexi Hernandez and Sehome's Kaylee Wilson are planning to play in college.

Even though their seasons were shortened and there were no post-season games, our Whatcom County high school seniors still had an opportunity to shine on the court this year. Here is a list of members of the Class of 2021 who will be taking their games to colleges next year.   JOSIE CLINE, WHATCOM COMMUNITY … Read more

NWC Boys Coaches Honor Medcalf, Roper, Whatcom Stars

Jordan Medcalf and the Lynden coaching staff were honored by the NWC.

The Northwest Conference boys basketball coaches announced their all-conference teams and awards, and Whatcom County players and coaches were prominently named. Lynden junior Jordan Medcalf was chosen as the conference MVP. His coach, Brian Roper, was named co-coach of the year with Brett Senff of Anacortes. Kent Victor of Lynden was named co-assistant coach of … Read more

Best Of Whatcom Hoops: End-Of-The-Year Awards

Thanks to all the seniors who made 2021 special.

Despite a shortened-season, having to wear masks, limiting the number of fans at games, and missing both injured stars and state playoffs, the 2021 basketball season still had a lot of highlights. So, after covering all 22 Whatcom County boys and girls teams at least once and getting feedback from coaches and fans alike during … Read more

2021 All-Whatcom Hoops: Boys Honorable Mentions

Leland Zender (11) and Jake Ortega head up our honorable mentions.

Because this COVID-crazy season has taken so much from us — fans, games, state tournaments —  Whatcom Hoops has decided to add something for teams and fans alike: our all-Whatcom Hoops all-star teams … with our own little twist. First of all, these will be all-WHATCOM COUNTY teams, which means the Lummi Nation players will be … Read more

2021 All-Whatcom Hoops: Girls Honorable Mentions

Maddie Canales (left) and Ripley Reardon head up our honorable mentions.

Because the Northwest Conference will not have all-league teams for this COVID-crazy season, Whatcom Hoops has decided to unveil its own all-star teams … with a little twist. First of all, these will be all-WHATCOM COUNTY teams, which means the Lummi Nation players will be included but no Skagit or Snohomish County players will be … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Girls Week 6 Recap (June 14-19)

On LC's Seniors Night, the Lyncs seniors presented flowers to Lynden seniors for their final game of the season.

The  2021 girls basketball season ended Saturday night, June 19, just as it ended last season: with a Whatcom County team cutting down the nets. This time it was the Nooksack Valley girls, who for fun celebrated their own “state tournament” run of four victories last week by cutting down the nets to complete a … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Boys Week 6 Recap (June 14-19)

Everyone waited to see if Jordan Medcalf's halfcourt shot would tie the Lynden-LC game at the buzzer.

And then it was over. Six weeks after they started in the middle of spring baseball and a week after everybody had finished their school years, the 10 Whatcom County boys basketball teams wrapped up their Northwest Conference seasons on Friday. While the NWC decided before the season started that there would be no official … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Girls Week 5 Recap (June 7-12)

Bellingham's Adi McKay (12) set the career school record for 3-pointers. (File photo)

And then there was only one week. It wasn’t that long ago when we were wondering if there would be a basketball season, and now we have only six more days left. Except for Lummi Nation, which  is already done with its season (the Blackhawks started a week earlier than the rest of the county), … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Boys Week 5 Recap (June 7-12)

Senior Jaie Leighton (24) and Lummi Nation end their season on a high note.

The last time the Whatcom County high schools got together for a post-season boys basketball tournament to determine the county champion was 1940 … and, unfortunately, in this crazy and chaotic COVID time, we won’t be having one this year either. BUT … if we did, depending on the format, we might have ended up … Read more

Late Run Allows Meridian Girls To Finally Shake Bellingham

Avery Neal (21) helps the Trojans run past the Red Raiders.

For three quarters, the favored Meridian girls basketball team couldn’t shake Bellingham. But the fourth quarter belonged to the visiting Trojans, who pulled away for a 48-29 Northwest Conference victory Friday night, June 11. A 13-0 run turned a tenuous four-point Meridian lead into a 17-point margin with two minutes left and sewed up a … Read more

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