No.1 LC Girls Lead Whatcom Teams In Final ‘Unofficial’ State Rankings

LC's five seniors were 39-1 the past two years.

With no state playoffs or RPI ratings and no media or coaches polls, it’s hard to know where the best boys and girls basketball teams stood against the rest of the state this past season. So one website did its own final state rankings. And to no one’s surprise, the Lynden Christian girls led our … Read more

NWC Boys Coaches Honor Medcalf, Roper, Whatcom Stars

Jordan Medcalf and the Lynden coaching staff were honored by the NWC.

The Northwest Conference boys basketball coaches announced their all-conference teams and awards, and Whatcom County players and coaches were prominently named. Lynden junior Jordan Medcalf was chosen as the conference MVP. His coach, Brian Roper, was named co-coach of the year with Brett Senff of Anacortes. Kent Victor of Lynden was named co-assistant coach of … Read more

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

Thanks to all the seniors who made 2021 special.

Despite a shortened-season, having to wear masks, limiting the number of fans at games, and missing both injured stars and state playoffs, the 2021 basketball season still had a lot of highlights. So, after covering all 22 Whatcom County boys and girls teams at least once and getting feedback from coaches and fans alike during … Read more

2021 All-Whatcom Hoops: Boys First Team

Logan Dykstra (left) and Liam Hanenburg head up our first team.

Because this COVID-crazy season has taken so much from us — fans, games, state tournaments —  Whatcom Hoops has decided to add something for teams and fans alike: our all-Whatcom Hoops all-star teams … with our own little twist. First of all, these will be all-WHATCOM COUNTY teams, which means the Lummi Nation players will … Read more

2021 All-Whatcom Hoops: Girls First Team

Jamie Johnson (center) and Emily Mellema head our first team.

Because the Northwest Conference will not have all-league teams for this COVID-crazy season, Whatcom Hoops has decided to unveil its own all-star teams … with a little twist. First of all, these will be all-WHATCOM COUNTY teams, which means the Lummi Nation players will be included but no Skagit or Snohomish County players will be … Read more

2021 All-Whatcom Hoops: Girls Honorable Mentions

Maddie Canales (left) and Ripley Reardon head up our honorable mentions.

Because the Northwest Conference will not have all-league teams for this COVID-crazy season, Whatcom Hoops has decided to unveil its own all-star teams … with a little twist. First of all, these will be all-WHATCOM COUNTY teams, which means the Lummi Nation players will be included but no Skagit or Snohomish County players will be … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Girls Week 6 Recap (June 14-19)

On LC's Seniors Night, the Lyncs seniors presented flowers to Lynden seniors for their final game of the season.

The  2021 girls basketball season ended Saturday night, June 19, just as it ended last season: with a Whatcom County team cutting down the nets. This time it was the Nooksack Valley girls, who for fun celebrated their own “state tournament” run of four victories last week by cutting down the nets to complete a … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Boys Week 6 Recap (June 14-19)

Everyone waited to see if Jordan Medcalf's halfcourt shot would tie the Lynden-LC game at the buzzer.

And then it was over. Six weeks after they started in the middle of spring baseball and a week after everybody had finished their school years, the 10 Whatcom County boys basketball teams wrapped up their Northwest Conference seasons on Friday. While the NWC decided before the season started that there would be no official … Read more

Nooksack Girls Cut Down Ferndale, Then Cut Down Nets

The Pioneers wrapped up their great season holding their "state" net.

It wasn’t a state championship … but in this COVID-crazy year, it might have been the next best thing. The Nooksack Valley girls basketball team completed their “state tournament” with a 61-48 victory over Ferndale and celebrated by cutting down the nets in front of their overjoyed fans on Saturday night, June 19. “We treated … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Girls Week 5 Recap (June 7-12)

Bellingham's Adi McKay (12) set the career school record for 3-pointers. (File photo)

And then there was only one week. It wasn’t that long ago when we were wondering if there would be a basketball season, and now we have only six more days left. Except for Lummi Nation, which  is already done with its season (the Blackhawks started a week earlier than the rest of the county), … Read more

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