1A District: Nooksack Girls, LC Boys Claim Titles, State Berths

Whatcom Hoops February-11-2024
Jeremiah Wright's 30 points help LC win district title. (File photo)

 The defending state champion Nooksack Valley girls and Lynden Christian boys had their hands full but came away with victories on Saturday, Feb. 10, to claim Class 1A District 1 championships and earn berths in the state regionals. The Pioneers had to come from behind in the fourth quarter to get by nemesis Lynden Christian, … Read more

1A District: Nooksack Girls, LC Teams Roll; Meridian Boys Advance 

Whatcom Hoops February-8-2024
Jeremiah Wright and the Lyncs prove too much for the Mounties.

The heavy favorites rolled in three of the four Class 1A District 1 semifinals, but the fourth semi provided not only the most excitement but a little bit of an upset. The No.1 ranked and defending state champion Nooksack Valley girls outmuscled Meridian, 83-32; the seventh-ranked Lynden Christian girls overpowered Blaine, 74-21; and the second-ranked … Read more

Baker Boys, Meridian Girls Move Into Semis; Squalicum Boys Fall In OT

Whatcom Hoops February-6-2024
Junior Fabian Singh sparked Squalicum's amazing comeback. (File photo)

They are called play-in games and for the Mount Baker boys and Meridian girls, victories in the opening round of their Class 1A district tournaments on Monday, Feb. 5, means the Mounties and Trojans will be playing in the semifinals. Unfortunately, they also are loser-out games, which means that the Blaine boys and Mount Baker … Read more

District Previews: Whatcom Teams Tip Off For Playoffs

Whatcom Hoops February-5-2024
The Mount Baker girls and boys tip off the 1A district tourney.

Ready or not, it’s playoff time for all 22 of our Whatcom boys and girls teams as they begin district tournaments with the goal of reaching their respective state tournaments and getting a shot at the gold ball that is the state championship trophy. Action starts this week with District 1 tournaments for our three … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Boys Week 10 Recap (Jan. 29-Feb. 3)

Whatcom Hoops February-5-2024
Lynden came out on top of LC in the NWC's wild finish.

The Northwest Conference race finished in an exciting jumble, but the Northwest 1B League wrapped up in boring fashion as our Whatcom teams completed their regular seasons last week. Lynden was in the middle of the NWC photo finish winning three of its four games last week. While the Lions’ one-point loss to Mount Vernon … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Girls Week 10 Recap (Jan. 29-Feb. 3)

Whatcom Hoops February-4-2024
Finley Parcher averaged 18 points in Lynden's four big wins.

The Northwest Conference and Northwest 1B League wrapped up their seasons with Nooksack Valley and Lummi Nation claiming league titles for the second year in a row. The Pioneers and Lady Blackhawks will join the other nine Whatcom teams in heading into their respective District 1 tournament this week. The top placers in the Class … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Girls Week 9 Recap (Jan. 22-27)

Whatcom Hoops January-29-2024
Madi Cooper averaged 25 points in Sehome two games last week.

The hottest Northwest Conference and Northwest 1B League teams remained hot heading into the final week of the regular season as squads scrambled for the best seeding heading into the upcoming district playoffs. After last week’s games, the top-ranked and defending Class 1A state champion Nooksack Valley girls have won nine in row as have … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Boys Week 9 Recap (Jan. 22-27)

Whatcom Hoops January-28-2024
Lynden's Anthony Canales (21) and Nooksack's Caden Heutink had big games last week.

With only one week remaining in the regular season, the Northwest Conference leaders started facing off last week as all the teams settled into their playoff seeding with district tournaments on the horizon. Lynden Christian and Lynden had big victories last week with the Lyncs bouncing back from their first loss of the season to … Read more

Blaine Boys Battle But Can’t Beat Burlington

Whatcom Hoops January-27-2024
Blaine's Noah Tavis drives against the Burlington defense.

Sometimes when it doesn’t seem to matter, it still matters, as the Blaine boys basketball team proved Friday night, Jan. 26. Despite a lot of reasons why they didn’t have to, the Borderites gave a tremendous effort before falling to Burlington-Edison, 70-62, in Northwest Conference action. “They definitely gave their effort to the end,” said … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Boys Week 8 Recap (Jan. 15-20)

Whatcom Hoops January-22-2024
Marcus Nixon had 32 points for Squalicum on Saturday.

Only two of our 11 boys teams played more than one game last week as winter weather forced the postponement of nine contests and forced the Northwest Conference and Northwest 1B League schedule-makers into extra work for the final two weeks of the regular season. Nooksack Valley was the biggest winner last week with victories … Read more