Seniors Help Lummi Nation Girls, Boys Sweep Tulalip

Whatcom Hoops January-31-2023
Great Scott! Everybody watches as Payton Scott puts up a shot.

On a special evening when Lummi Nation School honored its senior basketball players, those seniors paid it back by leading the Blackhawks to a doubleheader sweep of Tulalip Heritage in their regular-season finale on Monday night, Jan. 30. With much of the Lummi Nation community in attendance, the Lady Blackhawks overpowered the Lady Hawks, 79-12, … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Boys Week 9 Recap (Jan. 23-28)

Whatcom Hoops January-30-2023
Harmon Wienkers had 18 points in both of Bellingham's wins.

The Northwest Conference and Northwest 1B League have one more week to go in their regular seasons, and while the playoff seeding has begun to shake out after some big games last week, there’s still much to be decided. When the Class 2A playoffs tip off on Feb. 9, all 10 teams in the District … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Girls Week 9 Recap (Jan. 23-28)

Whatcom Hoops January-30-2023
Makayla Heaton led Squalicum in scoring in all three games last week.

It’s the final week of the regular season for the Northwest Conference and Northwest 1B League and while the playoff seeding has begun to shake out after some important games last week, not everything has been decided. When the Class 2A playoffs tip off, all 10 teams in the District 1 will qualify for the … Read more

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

Whatcom Hoops: Girls Week 8 Recap (Jan. 16-21)

Whatcom Hoops January-23-2023
Lainey Kimball had 37 points in Nooksack's two wins.

With two more weeks left in the regular season, Class 1A powers Nooksack Valley and Lynden Christian continue to lead the Northwest Conference, and Lummi Nation is running away with the Northwest 1B League race. But there are a lot of big games on tap for our Whatcom teams as they jockey for seeding in … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Boys Week 8 Recap (Jan. 16-21)

Whatcom Hoops January-23-2023
Meridian sophomore Jaeger Fyfe had 35 points on Friday to top this week's scorers.

The Northwest Conference powers have started to square off with Lynden and Anacortes remaining unbeaten in league play and Blaine and Lynden Christian heading into a Class 1A showdown this week. There’s still two more weeks remaining in the regular season and lots of big games still to be played, so it’s too early to … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Girls Week 7 Recap (Jan. 9-14)

Whatcom Hoops January-16-2023
Squalicum's Mari Binning had 33 points last week. (File photo)

Nooksack Valley and Lummi Nation earned important victories last week to secure the undisputed top spots in the Northwest Conference and Northwest 1B League, respectively. The Pioneers used a big second half to beat Ferndale on Saturday in a battle between the last two unbeaten in NWC play. First-place Lummi Nation knocked off rival Tulalip … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Boys Week 7 Recap (Jan. 9-14)

Whatcom Hoops January-16-2023
Coston Parcher (3) had 31 points in Lynden's big win over Blaine.

The Northwest Conference and Northwest 1B League returned to league action this week with some big games and shocking results. Lynden remained unbeaten in league thanks a victory in their rematch with Blaine, but Lynden Christian and Sehome lost for the first time in NWC play to Skagit County powers Anacortes and Mount Vernon, respectively. … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Boys Week 6 Recap (Jan. 2-7)

Whatcom Hoops January-9-2023
Tyler Sipma had a season-high 35 points in LC's win Saturday.

The Northwest Conference leaders continued on their collision courses as Class 2A Lynden and Sehome and Class 1A Blaine and Lynden Christian remained unbeaten in league play after sweeping their games last week. The Lions collected three victories and the Mariners, Borderites, and Lyncs each notched two wins. And our Class 1B team, Lummi Nation, … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Girls Week 6 Recap (Jan. 2-7)

Whatcom Hoops January-9-2023
Emmy Hart's shooting helped Sehome win three games last week.

The Northwest Conference and Northwest 1B League returned to league action with some big games but not a lot of close games as only one contest all week was decided by less than 10 points. The top-ranked Class 1A team in the state, Nooksack Valley, and Class 2A surprise Sehome were the big winners with … Read more