Whatcom Girls, Boys Dominate All-NWC Teams

Whatcom Hoops March-8-2022
Nooksack Valley's Devin Coppinger was named the league MVP.

There aren’t many leagues that can claim three state championship teams and two state runners-ups, which is why the all-Northwest Conference boys and girls teams can boast of some of the top players in the state. League champion and Class 1A state runner-up Nooksack Valley had two of the top honors on the girls side. … Read more

Coaches’ Kids Lead Class Of 2022 On Emotional Final Run

Whatcom Hoops February-1-2022
Hailey Pike has been shooting under the watchful eye of her father since second grade.

As our 22 Whatcom County boys and girls basketball teams wind up their regular seasons this week and look forward to the playoffs, the seniors also will be looking at playing their final high school games. So for all of us who have enjoyed watching the Class of 2022 play the past four years — … Read more

New Hoops Season Brings Back Normalcy (Sort Of)

Meridian's Maris Baklund gives the new season two thumbs up.

After surviving perhaps the most unusual season in Whatcom County hoops history earlier this year, our 22 boys and girls basketball teams are tipping off the new 2021-22 season with high expectations and the hope of returning to some sort of normalcy. Unfortunately, it hasn’t started normally. All the Whatcom County schools delayed their opening … Read more

Welcome Our Seven New Varsity Head Coaches

Darcie Hill takes over the Bellingham girls program.

If the 2021 prep basketball season didn’t already bring enough changes, nearly a third of our 22 boys and girls teams will have new head coaches taking over their varsity programs. We want to welcome and get to know our seven new head coaches: Aaron Bogaard, Tyler Hannigan, Darcie Hill, Ken McLendon, Sarah Tom, Vic … Read more

An Interview With Retiring Squalicum Boys Coach Dave Dickson

Dave Dickson pushes his team to strive for excellence (Photo courtesy of Will Rice)

For a coach who has had tremendous success at three different schools and been inducted into the state’s basketball coaching Hall of Fame, perhaps it’s surprising that Dave Dickson doesn’t want his legacy to be about victories on the court or state trophies. After stepping down earlier this month after 14 years as the Squalicum … Read more

New Coaches Take Over Ferndale Girls, Baker Boys Programs

Ferndale's new girls basketball coach Terry Yost

Whatcom County has two new head coaches, both with local ties. Ben Zakheim will head up the Mount Baker boys program, and Terri Yost takes over the Ferndale girls program. MOUNT BAKER BOYS COACH BEN ZAKHEIM BACKGROUND: Grew up in town of Freeman just south of Spokane; baseball standout and 2012 graduate of Freeman High … Read more

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