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

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

Unified Basketball Tournament Fills Gym With Fans, Smiles

It was fun and lots of games at the Unified Basketball Tournament.

It’s tourney time! And six basketball teams from Whatcom County high schools joined in on the fun at the first Unified Culminating Tournament on Thursday night, Feb. 27, at Sehome High School. Unified basketball is one of the sports under the Special Olympics umbrella. Whatcom County schools also compete in unified soccer, bowling, volleyball and … Read more

Unified Basketball Teams To Have Special Tournament

The Northern Lights Unified team (dark jerseys) is made up of players from north county schools. (Photo courtesy of Doug DeVries)

The varsity basketball teams aren’t the only high school teams going to the playoffs this time of year. For the first time, the Unified Basketball teams from Whatcom County will be coming together for their own tournament. The Unified Culminating Tournament will be held this Thursday, Feb. 27, at Sehome High School, and everybody is … Read more

Meridian Boys Shoot Down Nooksack; Ferndale Girls Lose

Jordan Veenstra (shown here against Blaine) had seven 3-pointers to lead Meridian over Nooksack Valley. (File photo)

The Meridian boys basketball team made it 3-for-3 against Whatcom County rival Nooksack Valley and in the one that counted the most the Trojans beat the Pioneers, 71-51, in the Class 1A Bi-District 1/2 consolation bracket Tuesday night, Feb. 18. Meridian advances to play No.25 Bear Creek of Redmond (13-9) on Thursday at 7 p.m. … 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

Girls District: Ferndale, Lynden Roll; Sehome Falls

Senior Breanna Byrnes helped lead Ferndale to victory Friday. (Kelli Terpsma file photo)

The Ferndale and Lynden girls basketball teams had little trouble in their respective district openers Friday night, Feb. 14, but Sehome will have to battle back through the consolation bracket after losing its district contest. The Golden Eagles defeated Edmonds-Woodway, 66-53 in the quarterfinal round of the Class 3A District 1 tournament. The victory puts … Read more

3A Boys District: Squalicum Moves On, Ferndale Eliminated

Senior Dedrick Mitchell's big free throws helped the Storm win Thursday. (File photo)

It was the best of times and the worst of times for Whatcom County’s two entries in the Class 3A District 1 boys basketball tournament as Squalicum won and Ferndale lost their play-in games Thursday night, Feb. 13. The Storm’s 63-51 victory over Shorewood puts Squalicum into the double-elimination portion of the tournament. The Storm … Read more

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