Lynden, LC, Lummi Nation Boys Ranked Among Decade’s Best

The 2019 Lions were ranked the top Class 2A team of the decade.

The Evans Rankings website recently ranked the top boys basketball programs and individual teams in Washington state over the past decade and Whatcom County names are at the top of the lists. Of the 400-plus high school boys basketball programs in the state, Lynden was rated No.5, Lynden Christian was No.7, and Lummi Nation was … Read more

Lynden Christian, Lynden Girls Rank Among Decade’s Best

When it comes to the best, everyone is looking up at the Lyncs and Lions.

The Evans Rankings website recently ranked the top girls basketball programs and individual teams over the past decade and the numbers verified the obvious: Lynden Christian is the class of Washington state. Of the 400-plus high school girls basketball programs, the Lyncs were rated No.2. And among all the Class 1A teams that qualified for … Read more

Lynden, Lynden Christian Lead State’s All-Decade Programs

The 2018 Lynden and LC boys state championship teams (Photo courtesy of Sally Heppner)

If there was any doubt where the basketball capital of the state of Washington is, two high school sports websites proved what everyone in Whatcom County already knows: It’s Lynden. Max Preps and Eli Sports Network recently released stories ranking the top prep basketball programs over the past decade, and Lynden and Lynden Christian were … Read more

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

(All photos courtesy of Will Rice Photography)

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