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: #2 Lynden Girls vs. West Valley (Spokane)

(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. #2 Lynden girls 60, West Valley (Spokane) 38 The top-ranked Lions completed an amazing season and amazing tournament with an amazing win over the Eagles to claim the Class 2A state championship, Lynden’s second in four years … Read more

Best Of State 2020: #3 Lynden Girls vs. Ellensburg

(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. #3 Lynden girls 62, Ellensburg 44 It wasn’t for the state title, but this might have been the most impressive game by any Whatcom County team all year as the Lions totally outclassed the team many predicted … Read more

Best Of State 2020: #5 Lynden Boys vs. Lindbergh

(All photos courtesy of Will Rice Photograph)

TOP 20 OF STATE 2020: Counting down the best games involving Whatcom County teams from March’s state tournaments. #5 Lynden boys 72, Lindbergh 58  While they just missed an unprecedented third straight state title, the Lions still went out winners with a dominating victory on Saturday to claim third place in the Class 2A state … Read more

Best Of State 2020: #12 Lynden Boys vs. North Kitsap

(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. #12 North Kitsap 62, Lynden boys 56 For three quarters, it was one of the Lions’ best games of the season. But a nightmare fourth quarter left top-ranked Lynden stunned in Friday’s Class 2A semifinal. Lynden led … Read more

A Story Of Hope: Bringing Whatcom County Hoops To South Africa

Kent VanderYacht (right) is using his passion for basketball to make a difference in boys' lives. (Photos courtesy of Kent VanderYacht)

South Africa is about as far from Whatcom County as you can get — both figuratively and literally. But Lynden native Kent VanderYacht has taken Whatcom County basketball nearly halfway around the world and is making a difference in the lives of high school boys in his new homeland. “It’s made me realize how blessed … Read more