Check Out Where 2024 Seniors Will Play Next Year

Whatcom Hoops June-3-2024
Lynden Lions (from left) Ty Holleman, Anthony Canales, and Brady Elsner are college-bound.

With most of our Whatcom high school seniors graduating in the next two weeks, it’s the perfect time to look at where some of your favorite players will attending college next year to play basketball. Here are members of the Class of 2024 who have announced where they will be going this fall. And good … Read more

Honoring The Best: Nooksack Girls, County’s Top 30 Players

Whatcom Hoops March-18-2024
Nooksack Valley's all-staters (Photo courtesy of Kim Wichers)

After another historic high school basketball season that saw Whatcom teams win three state championships and three other state trophies, it’s time to honor the top players from our county starting with … The Nooksack Valley girls, who swept the state awards at the Washington State Girls Basketball Coaches Association all-star event on Sunday, March … Read more

Whatcom’s Best In All-Star Game Wednesday, Earn All-State Honors

Whatcom Hoops March-11-2024
Dawson Bouma (2) and Anthony Canales (21) were named state players of the year.

Whatcom’s best not only dominated the recent Washington state basketball tournaments, but they also are dominating the post-season all-star awards. First up is the Northwest Conference girls all-star game on Wednesday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. at Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children and seniors. … Read more

Senior Classic: County Girls, Boys Win, But Everyone Has Fun

Whatcom Hoops March-9-2024
Even the County Team cheered when Savannah Storgaard scored.

There were some surprises at the John Clark Whatcom County Senior Classic but the end result, according to the senior boys and girls who played, was anything but a surprise. “I had a blast,” said Sehome’s Braddock Duckworth. “It was our last good-bye … and it was a good one.” If fun was the measuring … Read more

Whatcom Boys, Girls Dominate NWC, NW1B All-League Teams

Whatcom Hoops March-6-2024
All-leaguers Lainey Kimball (10) and MVP Devin Coppinger show love to Valley fans.

It’s no big surprise that after winning three state championships and five state trophies, Whatcom boys and girls dominated the all-Northwest Conference all-star teams announced by the league’s head coaches. It’s also no surprise that after going unbeaten and largely untested in league play, the Lummi Nation boys and girls dominated their Northwest 1B League … Read more

State Wrap-Up: And The Awards Go To … 

Whatcom Hoops March-5-2024
The Lynden girls earned the state champions' confetti shower.

With the basketball state tournaments wrapping up and the Academy Awards coming up, it’s a natural to combine the excitement of hoops with our love of movies. And since Hollywood is always a little behind the times, Whatcom Hoops will take the lead. You can still catch your favorite seniors this Friday at the John … Read more

1B Boys: Lummi Loses But Finishes With Sixth-Place State Trophy

Whatcom Hoops March-4-2024
The Lummi players and coaches enjoy a fun moment Saturday. (All photos by Heather Leighton.)

EDITOR’S NOTE:  Apologies from your editor for getting the Lummi Nation boys and Lynden Christian girls stories out so late. But because of WiFi connection problems at our hotel, we had to wait until we returned home before posting. Thank you for your patience and support. Lummi Nation boys basketball coach Jerome Toby Sr. knows … Read more