Senior Classic: County Teams Sweep, But Everyone Wins

Whatcom Hoops March-11-2023
The City boys bench and the fans had a fun time Friday.

Smiles and laughter were more prevalent at the Whatcom County Senior Classic than 3-pointers and dunks— and that’s saying a lot as the best of the Class of 2023 enjoyed their final prep basketball games together at Lynden High School on Friday night, March 10. “It was more fun than I thought it would be,” said … Read more

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

Whatcom Hoops March-8-2023
Nooksack's Ella Perry and LC's Reganne Arnold will be teammates this Friday.

Whatcom Hoops fans will have one final opportunity to see some of their favorite high school players this Friday, March 10, when the annual Whatcom County Senior Classic returns to Lynden High School’s Jake Maberry Gymnasium. The girls events begin at 6:15 p.m. with a 3-point contest followed by the girls all-star game. Then around … Read more

Whatcom Powers Dominate All-NWC Girls, Boys Teams

Whatcom Hoops March-7-2023
Nooksack's Devin Coppinger (left), Lainey Kimball and coach Shane Wichers earned NWC honors.

It’s no big surprise that after winning three state championships and taking second- and third-place trophies that Whatcom boys and girls dominated the all-Northwest Conference all-star teams announced by the league’s head coaches. Class 1A state champion Nooksack Valley had two of the top honors on the girls side. Shane Wichers was named the head … Read more

It’s Halftime: What Does Your Team Need To Do To Reach State?

Whatcom Hoops February-12-2023
The Nooksack cheer staff in their vintage uniforms are ready to perform at state.

So, after one week of prep basketball playoffs, how many Whatcom Hoops teams have qualified for state? Zero. But that will quickly change as we move into the second and final week of our district, bi-district, and tri-district tournaments starting Monday. Check out all of last week’s playoff action at Here’s a look at … Read more

1A District: Nooksack Boys, Blaine Girls Grab Spots In Semis

Whatcom Hoops February-7-2023
Ayden Roper (24), Bennett DeLange (12), and Colton Lentz (22) fight for a loose ball. (File photo)

The Nooksack Valley boys wanted a repeat and the Blaine girls wanted to avoid one, and the two teams got their wishes with big victories in Class 1A District 1 play-in games Monday night, Feb. 6. The Pioneers defeated the visiting Mounties, 61-43, almost matching the same margin as the two teams’ matchup three weeks … Read more

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