Whatcom Hoops: Girls Week 10 Recap (Jan. 30-Feb. 4)

Whatcom Hoops February-6-2023
In a week full of sportsmanship, LC honors rival Lynden's seniors on Seniors Night.

The Northwest Conference and Northwest 1B League ended their regular seasons last week with familiar names at the top. Nooksack Valley won its second straight NWC title finishing just ahead of Lynden Christian. And Lummi Nation also successfully defending its crown by running roughshod over the rest of the Northwest 1B League. But now come … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Boys Week 10 Recap (Jan. 30-Feb. 4)

Whatcom Hoops February-6-2023
All eyes were on the LC-Lynden game Saturday and Coston Parcher's last-second shot.

The Northwest Conference and Northwest 1B League wrapped up their regular seasons with new champions — Anacortes and Grace Academy, respectively — and now 10 of our 11 Whatcom teams will be heading into the playoffs with new hopes. Lummi Nation was the first of the 10 to see postseason action as the Blackhawks won … Read more

District Previews: Whatcom Teams Ready For Playoffs

Whatcom Hoops February-5-2023
It's tournament time and the Lummi Nation boys are already winners.

It’s playoff time! And all but one of our 22 Whatcom boys and girls teams are heading into the postseason with the goal of making their respective state tournaments and taking a shot at the gold ball that is the state championship trophy. Action starts this week with district tournaments for all four of our … Read more

Meridian Basketball Helps Ukrainian Finds Refuge From War

Whatcom Hoops February-3-2023
Ruslan Berzhatyi proudly wears the Ukrainian flag.

Sports have always used war terminology like football’s bombs, volleyball’s kills, and basketball’s shooters. But Meridian basketball player Ruslan Berzhatyi knows that real war is no game. Eight months ago, Berzhatyi, his parents, and his younger brother were living amidst the horrors of real war in their homeland of Ukraine. “Living in our old house … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Boys Week 9 Recap (Jan. 23-28)

Whatcom Hoops January-30-2023
Harmon Wienkers had 18 points in both of Bellingham's wins.

The Northwest Conference and Northwest 1B League have one more week to go in their regular seasons, and while the playoff seeding has begun to shake out after some big games last week, there’s still much to be decided. When the Class 2A playoffs tip off on Feb. 9, all 10 teams in the District … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Girls Week 9 Recap (Jan. 23-28)

Whatcom Hoops January-30-2023
Makayla Heaton led Squalicum in scoring in all three games last week.

It’s the final week of the regular season for the Northwest Conference and Northwest 1B League and while the playoff seeding has begun to shake out after some important games last week, not everything has been decided. When the Class 2A playoffs tip off, all 10 teams in the District 1 will qualify for the … Read more

It’s All Relative: Whatcom Hoops Are Family Affairs

Whatcom Hoops January-24-2023
Lyncs legacy: Dykstras, Zylstras, and Sipmas

Having grown up as a military brat with our closest relatives 2,500 miles away and only knowing one teammate before joining my high school team,* I’ve been amazed at how close the family ties are in Whatcom County sports. Almost every season you have parents coaching children, siblings playing with each other, and cousins galore … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Girls Week 8 Recap (Jan. 16-21)

Whatcom Hoops January-23-2023
Lainey Kimball had 37 points in Nooksack's two wins.

With two more weeks left in the regular season, Class 1A powers Nooksack Valley and Lynden Christian continue to lead the Northwest Conference, and Lummi Nation is running away with the Northwest 1B League race. But there are a lot of big games on tap for our Whatcom teams as they jockey for seeding in … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Boys Week 8 Recap (Jan. 16-21)

Whatcom Hoops January-23-2023
Meridian sophomore Jaeger Fyfe had 35 points on Friday to top this week's scorers.

The Northwest Conference powers have started to square off with Lynden and Anacortes remaining unbeaten in league play and Blaine and Lynden Christian heading into a Class 1A showdown this week. There’s still two more weeks remaining in the regular season and lots of big games still to be played, so it’s too early to … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Girls Week 7 Recap (Jan. 9-14)

Whatcom Hoops January-16-2023
Squalicum's Mari Binning had 33 points last week. (File photo)

Nooksack Valley and Lummi Nation earned important victories last week to secure the undisputed top spots in the Northwest Conference and Northwest 1B League, respectively. The Pioneers used a big second half to beat Ferndale on Saturday in a battle between the last two unbeaten in NWC play. First-place Lummi Nation knocked off rival Tulalip … Read more