Essential Fans Guide: Class 1A Boys State Tournament

Whatcom Hoops February-26-2024
Kayden Stuit and the Lyncs are hoping to dunk some opponents at state.

The Lynden Christian and King’s boys basketball teams have played each other in the past three Class 1A state championship games, but there won’t be a fourth finals meeting when the tournament starts up Wednesday, Feb. 28, in the Yakima SunDome. That’s because the two teams — barring a major upset on Wednesday — will … Read more

Essential Fans Guide: Class 1A Girls State Tournament

Whatcom Hoops February-26-2024
Introducing ... Whatcom's best 1A girls teams.

When you speak of the best of the best in Class 1A girls basketball, the discussion pretty much begins and ends with Whatcom County teams. This year, as they have the past two state tournaments, Nooksack Valley and Lynden Christian will be looking to square up again in the state championship game. The Lyncs won … Read more

1A Girls Regional: LC Holds Off Lakeside, 59-51

Whatcom Hoops February-25-2024
The Lyncs celebrate during Saturday's victory. (Photos courtesy of Marie Yates)

Even with an almost entirely new team, the Lynden Christian girls find themselves in a familiar place after holding off Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls), 59-51, in the Class 1A state regional Saturday afternoon, Feb. 24, at Lynden High School. The third-seeded Lyncs, who have been in the last five state finals, are back in the … Read more

State Previews: Whatcom’s Elite 8 Head To Regionals

Whatcom Hoops February-22-2024
Can the Nooksack girls and the Lynden and LC boys repeat? Stay tuned ...

Whatcom’s Elite Eight begin their quests for their respective state championships this weekend as the Class 1B, 1A, and 2A boys and girls basketball regionals tip off. And once again, many of our teams find themselves among the favorites. The defending state champion Nooksack Valley girls (Class 1A) and Lynden boys (2A) and the Lummi … Read more

It’s State Time! Whatcom’s Elite 8 Head To Regionals

Whatcom Hoops February-18-2024
The Meridian boys and seven other Whatcom teams are excited to be in the state regionals.

The good news is that all the eight state-bound Whatcom teams will be playing close by. The bad news: You won’t be able to watch them all. The state regional games for all our teams will be played Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23 and 24, at Lynden and Mount Vernon high schools. Unfortunately, two games … Read more

Playoffs: Meridian Boys, LC Girls Earn State Berths; Lummi Teams Split Semis

Whatcom Hoops February-17-2024
The Trojans go wild in the final seconds of Saturday's win.

One game was decided at the final buzzer, the other was essentially over after the first quarter. And when the excitement was done at the Class 1A District 1 consolation finals on Friday night, Feb. 16, it was the Meridian boys and Lynden Christian girls who earned state berths with wins. Meridian rallied from 14 … Read more

1A District: Nooksack Girls, LC Boys Claim Titles, State Berths

Whatcom Hoops February-11-2024
Jeremiah Wright's 30 points help LC win district title. (File photo)

 The defending state champion Nooksack Valley girls and Lynden Christian boys had their hands full but came away with victories on Saturday, Feb. 10, to claim Class 1A District 1 championships and earn berths in the state regionals. The Pioneers had to come from behind in the fourth quarter to get by nemesis Lynden Christian, … Read more

1A District: Nooksack Girls, LC Teams Roll; Meridian Boys Advance 

Whatcom Hoops February-8-2024
Jeremiah Wright and the Lyncs prove too much for the Mounties.

The heavy favorites rolled in three of the four Class 1A District 1 semifinals, but the fourth semi provided not only the most excitement but a little bit of an upset. The No.1 ranked and defending state champion Nooksack Valley girls outmuscled Meridian, 83-32; the seventh-ranked Lynden Christian girls overpowered Blaine, 74-21; and the second-ranked … Read more

District Previews: Whatcom Teams Tip Off For Playoffs

Whatcom Hoops February-5-2024
The Mount Baker girls and boys tip off the 1A district tourney.

Ready or not, it’s playoff time for all 22 of our Whatcom boys and girls teams as they begin district tournaments with the goal of reaching their respective state tournaments and getting a shot at the gold ball that is the state championship trophy. Action starts this week with District 1 tournaments for our three … Read more