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

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

All-NWC Boys: 2 Lions, 2 Lyncs, 2 Storm On All-Conference Teams

Lynden's (in white from left) Brock Heppner and Liam Hanenburg earned first-team all-NWC honors.

Lynden, Lynden Christian and Squalicum each had two players named to the all-Northwest Conference boys basketball all-star teams as announced by the coaches. Senior forward Brock Heppner and junior post Liam Hanenburg, who helped the Lions take third in the Class 2A state tournament last weekend, were named to the first team. Senior guard Andrew … Read more

All-NWC Girls: State Champion Lyncs, Lions Head All-Conference Teams

Lynden Christian's (from left) Riley Dykstra, Emily Mellema, and Libby Stump earned all-conference honors.

If there was any doubt that Whatcom County girls basketball teams had a successful season then check out the Northwest Conference’s all-league first and second teams where 14 of the 16 spots went to local players. Not surprisingly, the state champions dominated. Senior guard Riley Dykstra of Class 1A state champion Lynden Christian was named … Read more

2A Boys District: Lynden Earns State Berth, Blaine Done

The Lynden bench is enjoying Tuesday night's comeback win.

It is a whole new group, but the Lynden boys basketball team is in the same old place: the Class 2A state tournament. The Lions shook off a forgettable first 14 minutes and took down Mountlake Terrace, 58-49, in the District 1/2 semifinals Tuesday night, Feb. 18. With the victory, Lynden clinched a berth in … Read more

Who Has The Best Chances Of Making It To State?

Coach Brady Bomber has the LC girls back in the state tournament. (File photo)

What a week! High school basketball fans experienced 20 Whatcom County teams in the playoffs and 46 game stories and hundreds of photos (some even in focus) on’s 18 posts. So where does that leave our surviving teams? Glad you asked. Heading into the second and final week of district, bi-district and tri-district tournaments, … Read more

Boys Districts: Lynden Romps; Blaine, Squalicum Lose

Seniors Brock Heppner (12) and Austin Anderson (2) are happy to see the Lions move on. (File photo)

The Lynden boys basketball team showed why its one of the top two seeds in the Class 2A District 1/2 tournament with a convincing 71-54 victory over Cedarcrest in the quarterfinals on Saturday, Feb. 15. Unfortunately for Blaine, Burlington-Edison showed why it is the top seed, with an 81-51 quarterfinal victory over the Borderites. The … Read more

Boys Districts: Blaine Ousts Sehome, Meridian Tops Nooksack

Zane Rector had a game-high 16 points in Blaine's victory Thursday. (File photo)

In a pair of boys basketball battles between Northwest Conference rivals, Blaine defeated Sehome, 65-53, in a Class 2A District 1/2 play-in game, and Meridian outran Nooksack Valley, 71-47, in a Class 1A District 1 consolation game on Thursday, Feb. 13. With its victory, Blaine moves on to the double-elimination portion of the 2A tournament … Read more

2A Girls District: Sehome Advances; Bellingham, Blaine Out

The Mariners got a great team effort from (from left) Kaylee Wilson, Ava Lunny and Mikayla Wefer on Wednesday. (File photo)

Sehome overcame a slow start to win its opening-round game in the Class 2A District 1/2 girls basketball tournament, but Bellingham and Blaine found the going tougher and fell in loser-out games Wednesday, Feb. 12. The Mariners defeated Northwest Conference rival Sedro-Woolley, 42-35, to advance into the quarterfinals and the double-elimination portion of the district … Read more

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