Best Of State 2020: #1 Lynden Christian Girls vs. Cashmere

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TOP 20 OF STATE 2020: Counting down the best games involving Whatcom County teams from March’s state tournaments. #1 Lynden Christian girls 58, Cashmere 55 This game was simply the best. It had the biggest buildup, the top two teams, perhaps the best player in state history and the most excitement from tipoff to final … Read more

Best Of State 2020: #4 Lynden Christian Boys vs. King’s

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TOP 20 OF STATE 2020: Counting down the best games involving Whatcom County teams from March’s state tournaments. #4 King’s 70, Lynden Christian boys 67 Had they pulled off the upset on the biggest stage, it would have been Whatcom County’s best game in Yakima that week, but the Lyncs fell just short, losing to … Read more

Best Of State 2020: #6 Lynden Christian Boys vs. La Salle

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TOP 20 OF STATE 2020: Counting down the best games involving Whatcom County teams from March’s state tournaments. #6 Lynden Christian boys 71, La Salle 58 Bucking the odds and the experts’ predictions, the sixth-seeded Lyncs unleashed a torrent of 3-pointers to shock the Lightning in Friday’s Class 1A semifinal and advance to the state … Read more

Best Of State 2020: #7 Lynden Christian Girls vs. Freeman

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TOP 20 OF STATE 2020: Counting down the best games involving Whatcom County teams from March’s state tournaments. #7 Lynden Christian girls 45, Freeman 25 The Lyncs were not going to let anyone stand in the way of returning to the Class 1A state title game, and they humbled the Scotties in the semifinal rout … Read more

Best Of State 2020: #10 Lynden Christian Boys vs. Meridian

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TOP 20 OF STATE 2020: Counting down the best games involving Whatcom County teams from March’s state tournaments. #10 Lynden Christian boys 62, Meridian 53 In the only game involving two Whatcom County teams, the Lyncs held off the Trojans in Thursday’s Class 1A state quarterfinal. Zach Sipma and Jaden DeBoer had 17 points each … Read more

Best Of State 2020: #14 Lynden Christian Girls vs. Zillah

TOP 20 OF STATE 2020: Counting down the best games involving Whatcom County teams from March’s state tournaments. #14 Lynden Christian girls 63, Zillah 41 The second-seeded Lyncs enjoyed their first game in the SunDome as they easily defeated the Leopards in Thursday’s quarterfinals of the Class 1A state tournament. Emily Mellema led LC with … Read more

Whatcom Hoopsters Add AP All-State Honors

After leading Lynden to the state title, Keylie Hershey (left) and Ruby VanderHaak were named all-state.

Whatcom County basketball teams not only dominated the boys and girls state tournaments, but their players and coaches dominated the state’s end-of-the-season awards, too. The Associated Press was the latest to name its top players. Keylie Hershey of Lynden was the Class 2A girls player of the year; Riley Dykstra of Lynden Christian and Jaden DeBoer … 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