Best Of Whatcom Hoops: End-Of-The-Year Awards

Whatcom Hoops March-19-2022
In the end, the LC boys and girls held up the state championship trophies.

The 2022 basketball season tipped off last December with uncertainty because of COVID’s scary shadow, but it ended with a historic night when three of our teams were crowned state champions. And in between there were lots of highlights that made this one of the most exciting and memorable seasons for the players, coaches, and … Read more

2022 All-Whatcom Hoops: Girls First Team

Whatcom Hoops March-15-2022
LC's Libby Stump and Nooksack's Devin Coppinger and Hallie Kamphouse head the girls first team.

Last year, because the Northwest Conference did not have all-league teams during the pandemic season, Whatcom Hoops decided to unveil its own all-Whatcom Hoops teams. And because it was so much fun recognizing such great players, we’re going to do it again. Starting Monday, we began to release one team each day. Today is the … Read more

Senior Classic: County Sweeps, But Fun For All

Whatcom Hoops March-12-2022
Players and fans all were enjoying the Senior Classic.

They’ve won state championships, hit game-winning shots, gotten college scholarships. But it’s doubtful the seniors who played their final high school basketball game on Friday, March 11, had more fun any time this season than they did at the Whatcom County Senior Classic at Jake Maberry Gymnasium in Lynden. “Our coach said all he wanted … Read more

Whatcom County Senior Classic To Feature Boys, Girls All-Stars This Friday

Whatcom Hoops March-8-2022
Lynden's Dawson Adams (20) and Jordan Medcalf (11) will play on the same team as LC's Jamison Hintz (center).

Basketball fans will have one final opportunity to see some of their favorites high school players this Friday, March 11, when the annual Whatcom County Senior Classic returns to Lynden High School’s Jake Maberry Gymnasium. The girls event begin at 6:15 p.m. with a 3-point contest followed by the girls game. Then around 7:45 p.m., … Read more

Whatcom Girls, Boys Dominate All-NWC Teams

Whatcom Hoops March-8-2022
Nooksack Valley's Devin Coppinger was named the league MVP.

There aren’t many leagues that can claim three state championship teams and two state runners-ups, which is why the all-Northwest Conference boys and girls teams can boast of some of the top players in the state. League champion and Class 1A state runner-up Nooksack Valley had two of the top honors on the girls side. … Read more

District roundup: Blaine Girls, Meridian Boys Win; Lummi Splits

Whatcom Hoops February-9-2022
Seniors Hailey Pike (4) and Krystin Kamrath led Blaine to its playoff victory. (File photo)

The higher seeds won all four games involving Whatcom County teams in the Class 1A and 1B District 1 tournaments on Tuesday, Feb. 8. In the new “league” format tournament, the fourth-seeded Blaine girls and Meridian boys eliminated the fifth-seeded Mount Baker girls and boys in a doubleheader at Blaine. The Borderites and Trojans will … Read more

Boys District Previews: Lummi, LC, Lynden Top Seeds

Whatcom Hoops February-7-2022
Jamison Hintz and the NWC champion Lyncs begin their playoff hunt this week.

With the regular season just completed, all 11 of our Whatcom County boys basketball teams are preparing for the postseason, which starts this week. Lummi Nation, Ferndale, and the Class 1A teams start their playoff runs on Tuesday, Feb. 8, and the 2A squads begin on Wednesday. While the final seedings and dates were officially … Read more

Girls District Previews: Lummi Nation Opens, Ferndale Next

Whatcom Hoops February-7-2022
Take a bow, Pioneers, you're the county's only top seed.

With the regular season just completed, 10 of our 11 of our Whatcom County girls basketball teams are preparing for the postseason, and the 11th — Lummi Nation — has already begun its playoff run. While the final seedings and dates were officially announced Sunday, Feb. 6, the venues and times are still tentative, so … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Boys Week 10 Recap (Jan. 31-Feb. 5)

Whatcom Hoops February-7-2022
Tyler Sipma and LC clinched the NWC title for the second year in a row.

The final week of the regular season wrapped up with Lynden Christian and Lummi Nation wrapping up the Northwest Conference and Northwest 1B League boys championships for the second year in a row. That also meant No.1 seeds for the Lyncs as they head into the Class 1A district tournament and for the Blackhawks as … Read more

Girls Week 10 Recap (Jan. 31-Feb. 5): Lummi Nation Wins Playoff

Whatcom Hoops February-6-2022
Aleisha Solomon (1) led Lummi Nation to a district win Saturday.

While our bigger schools were playing for playoff seeding last week, our smallest school — Lummi Nation — was opening its girls basketball playoffs with a big victory. The Lady Blackhawks won their Class 1B District 1 quarterfinal contest with Darrington on Saturday, 54-39. The victory advanced them to the district semifinals and also guaranteed … Read more

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