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

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

All-NWC Girls: State Champion Lyncs, Lions Head All-Conference Teams

Lynden Christian's (from left) Riley Dykstra, Emily Mellema, and Libby Stump earned all-conference honors.

If there was any doubt that Whatcom County girls basketball teams had a successful season then check out the Northwest Conference’s all-league first and second teams where 14 of the 16 spots went to local players. Not surprisingly, the state champions dominated. Senior guard Riley Dykstra of Class 1A state champion Lynden Christian was named … Read more

1A Girls District: Nooksack, Meridian Win; Baker Still Alive

Nooksack Valley senior Kora Larsen led the Pioneers over Mount Baker on Thursday. (File photo)

All four Whatcom County teams are still alive in the Class 1A District 1 girls basketball tournament, and Nooksack Valley and Meridian guaranteed themselves spots in next week’s bi-district tournament with victories on Thursday night, Feb. 13. Nooksack Valley advanced at the expense of Mount Baker, beating the Mounties, 48-24. Meridian had another strong game … Read more

1A Boys District: Lyncs In Final; Pioneers Win To Stay Alive

Lynden Christian hopes to celebrate another district championship on Saturday. (File photo)

For the second year in a row, it will be Lynden Christian and King’s in the championship game of the Class 1A District 1 boys basketball tournament after the two collected convincing victories Wednesday night, Feb. 12. The Northwest Conference champion Lyncs nearly doubled South Whidbey, 72-37, in one of Wednesday’s semifinals. In the other … Read more

1A Girls District: Lyncs In Title Game; Mounties, Trojans Win

The Lynden Christian bench had lots to cheer about in Tuesday's victory. (File photo)

The top seeds in the Class 1A District 1 girls basketball tournament — Lynden Christian and King’s — earned their way into the championship game, but the other three Whatcom County teams are still alive for state berths. The Northwest Conference champion Lyncs blasted Cedar Park Christian (Bothell), 82-14, in one semifinal, and the North … Read more

1A Boys District: Lyncs, Trojans Win; Pioneers, Mounties Fall

Mount Baker's Garrett Smith (2) tries to find some room against the King's defense. (Photos by Kelli Terpsma)

The top-seeded teams from the Northwest Conference and North Sound Conference held serve in the first round of the Class 1A District 1 boys basketball tournament Monday night, Feb. 10. Lynden Christian and Meridian unleashed their offenses in impressive fashion, the Lyncs dominating Sultan, 87-53, and the Trojans chopping down Cedar Park Christian (Bothell), 77-49. … Read more

1A Girls District: County Teams Split Opening-Round Games

Meridian's Finnley Claeys fights for a loose ball in the Trojans' loss Monday. (Photos by Kelli Terpsma)

Lynden Christian and Nooksack Valley made quick work of their first-round foes in the Class 1A District 1 girls basketball tournament, but Mount Baker and Meridian couldn’t make it a Whatcom County sweep Monday night, Feb. 10. The Lyncs smothered South Whidbey, 81-14, and Nooksack Valley clobbered Coupeville, 61-15, putting the top two Northwest Conference … Read more