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

(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. #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: #15 Meridian Boys 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. #15 Cashmere 62, Meridian boys 56 The Trojans’ historic season came to an end with the loss to the second-seeded Bulldogs in Friday’s consolation round at the Class 1A state tournament. It was a disappointing ending for the … Read more

Best Of State 2020: #17 Meridian Boys vs. Bellevue Christian

TOP 20 OF STATE 2020: Counting down the best games involving Whatcom County teams from March’s state tournaments. #17 Meridian boys  61, Bellevue Christian 49 The Trojans dominated in the second half to eliminate the Vikings in Wednesday’s opening round of the Class 1A state tournament and advance into the quarterfinals. For Meridian and its … Read more

Best Of State 2020: #20 Meridian Girls vs. Annie Wright

(All photos courtesy of Will Rice)

TOP 20 OF STATE 2020: Counting down the best games involving Whatcom County teams from March’s state tournaments. #20 Annie Wright 76, Meridian girls 46 The Trojans lost to the Gators and all-stater Julianna Walker in Wednesday’s opening round of the Class 1A state tournament, but the season-ending loss didn’t take away from Meridian’s impressive … 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

State Wrap-up: Nine Teams Provide Memorable Moments

Titles, trophies and a lot of emotional and inspirational moments made State 2020 memorable.

Even for someone who has seen well over 40 years worth of basketball state tournaments, State 2020 stands out as one of the best. Whatcom County has had other years with two state champions as we had this year — take a bow, Lynden and Lynden Christian girls — and other years with five teams … Read more

1A Boys State: Meridian’s Season Comes To End With Loss 

The Meridian seniors went out as brothers when their season ended Friday.

The numbers on the scoreboard said the Meridian boys basketball team lost to Cashmere, 62-56, in a consolation game at the Class 1A state tournament Friday morning, March 6, in the Yakima SunDome. But the only number Meridian coach Shane Stacy wanted to talk about was 7. That’s the number of seniors who played their … Read more

1A Boys State: LC Tops Meridian To Head Into Semis

Coach Roger DeBoer and the LC bench get excited Thursday.

It was a lot closer than the last one — a LOT closer — but the result was the same. The Lynden Christian boys basketball team broke away in the second half to defeat Whatcom County rival Meridian, 62-53, in the quarterfinals of the Class 1A state tournament on Thursday afternoon, March 5, in the … Read more