No.1 LC Girls Lead Whatcom Teams In Final ‘Unofficial’ State Rankings

LC's five seniors were 39-1 the past two years.

With no state playoffs or RPI ratings and no media or coaches polls, it’s hard to know where the best boys and girls basketball teams stood against the rest of the state this past season. So one website did its own final state rankings. And to no one’s surprise, the Lynden Christian girls led our … Read more

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

LC’s Hommes, Stump Earn All-State Honors

Andrew Hommes led the Lyncs to a fifth-place finish at the state invitational.

Lynden Christian junior post Andrew Hommes and junior guard Libby Stump earned all-state honors this weekend. Hommes was named to the Class 1A State Invitational boys basketball all-tournament second team after leading the Lyncs in scoring in two of the three games at the “unofficial” state tournament at Cedar Park Christian (Bothell). Lynden Christian finished … 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: Girls First Team

Jamie Johnson (center) and Emily Mellema head our first team.

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

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

Nooksack Girls Cut Down Ferndale, Then Cut Down Nets

The Pioneers wrapped up their great season holding their "state" net.

It wasn’t a state championship … but in this COVID-crazy year, it might have been the next best thing. The Nooksack Valley girls basketball team completed their “state tournament” with a 61-48 victory over Ferndale and celebrated by cutting down the nets in front of their overjoyed fans on Saturday night, June 19. “We treated … Read more

LC Girls Stay Unbeaten, Lynden’s Season Ends

The undefeated Lyncs celebrate their big victory.

It wasn’t supposed to end this way for the Lynden and Lynden Christian girls basketball teams. When the Lions and Lyncs wrapped up their hard-fought rivalry game Thursday night, June 17, it was supposed to be the motivation for playoff runs that would lead one or both teams to state championship games. After all, it’s … 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

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