It’s All Relative: Whatcom Hoops Are Family Affairs

Whatcom Hoops January-24-2023
Lyncs legacy: Dykstras, Zylstras, and Sipmas

Having grown up as a military brat with our closest relatives 2,500 miles away and only knowing one teammate before joining my high school team,* I’ve been amazed at how close the family ties are in Whatcom County sports. Almost every season you have parents coaching children, siblings playing with each other, and cousins galore … Read more

Don’t Miss Bellingham High Hall Of Fame Ceremony

Bellingham High fans! The school’s Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony is today, Feb. 1, at 1 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. KPUG sports personality Mark Scholten will be the MC and there’s no charge. The 2020 inductees are:  * Legendary baseball coach and local umpire BRYAN “BUSHER” LEWIS, who coached major-leaguers Clary Marshall and Cliff Chambers, … Read more

Winning Tradition: LC Girls Notch 1,000th Victory

Sharon Strengholt, Curt DeHaan and Brady Bomber have guided the LC girls for more than four decades.

Lynden Christian girls basketball teams have accomplished a lot over the years, but on Wednesday, Jan. 8, the Lyncs reached an unprecedented milestone: the program’s 1,000th victory “Our whole staff has a great respect for the tradition,” said LC coach Brady Bomber, whose team is 9-1 this season after the hard-fought 62-43 victory over Ferndale … Read more

A History Lesson: County’s Top Programs That No Longer Exist

Whatcom Hoops - Whatcom Middle School

Every Whatcom County basketball fan knows the names of our high school boys programs. There’s the old guard, schools that have been around for 60-plus years — Bellingham, Blaine, Ferndale, Lynden, Meridian, Mount Baker, and Nooksack Valley. Then there are the “new-comers” who have been added as our county has grown — Lynden Christian (1961), … Read more

A Magic Formula For Ranking The Best Basketball Counties

Whatcom Hoops Basketball Player

Figuring out a formula to determine the “best” basketball counties is difficult even with all the statistics we have. For example, how much weight do we give state placings? Do we take into consideration the number of schools in a league or in a classification (they can’t all win state)? What about years when fewer … Read more