Holiday Cheers: 3 Local Tournaments And More

Whatcom Hoops December-23-2022
The Blaine girls and 18 other squads will have lots to cheer about during the holidays.

Merry Christmas to all our Whatcom Hoops prep basketball fans! And for a special present we have a week of exciting holiday tournaments coming up featuring 19 of our 22 squads, including three events hosted by our teams. Eight of our teams are involved in  the Lynden Christmas Classic hosted by Lynden Christian, the Trojan … Read more

Boys Preview: Lynden, Sehome, LC Lead Talented Pack Of Contenders

Whatcom Hoops November-25-2022
Who will cut down the championship nets this year?

Whatcom County boys and girls basketball teams are tipping off the 2022-23 season on Monday, and Whatcom Hoops wants to prepare our fans to watch their favorite teams … and all the teams. Once again the Northwest Conference can claim the defending Class 2A and 1A state championship boys teams, and Lynden and Lynden Christian … Read more

Girls Preview: Nooksack, LC Favored In Strong Field

Whatcom Hoops November-25-2022
They are up in the Valley after last year's great season.

How do you top last season, when Whatcom County once again reached the pinnacle of girls basketball by putting two teams in the Class 1A state championship game? Only time will tell, but one thing’s for certain as the 2022-23 season gets ready to tip off: our 11 girls teams will be super competitive again … Read more

3A Boys State Preview: Ferndale On The Road To Glory

Whatcom Hoops February-22-2022
Mark Schlichting and the Ferndale faithful have had lots to get excited about.

Who would have thought the Ferndale boys basketball team would be going to state after starting the season 1-7 and losing three starters to injuries or sickness? The Golden Eagles, that’s who. Ferndale is a team on a mission and despite a season full of challenges, the Golden Eagles won three straight games at district … Read more

Girls Preview: Old Favorites, New Faces Ready To Go

Lynden and the rest of the county girls are preparing for the new season.

Whatcom County boys and girls basketball teams are tipping off the 2021-22 season, and Whatcom Hoops wants to prepare our fans to watch their favorite teams … and all the teams. Here’s a look at our 11 girls teams almost half of which have new head coaches. For the boys preview, check out Whatcom Hoops … Read more

Boys Preview: No Clearcut Favorites, Lots Of Youth

Meridian and the other boys teams are ready to start the season.

Whatcom County boys and girls basketball teams are tipping off the 2021 season, and Whatcom Hoops wants to prepare our fans to watch their favorite teams … and all the teams. After having success at the Class 2A, 1A and 1B state level the past four years, the county has no dominant teams — yet. … Read more

New Hoops Season Brings Back Normalcy (Sort Of)

Meridian's Maris Baklund gives the new season two thumbs up.

After surviving perhaps the most unusual season in Whatcom County hoops history earlier this year, our 22 boys and girls basketball teams are tipping off the new 2021-22 season with high expectations and the hope of returning to some sort of normalcy. Unfortunately, it hasn’t started normally. All the Whatcom County schools delayed their opening … Read more

Girls Preview: New Season Sees Old Powers, New Faces

The returning Lyncs and their fans should have a lot to smile about this season.

Whatcom County boys and girls basketball teams are kicking off the 2021 season, and Whatcom Hoops wants to prepare our fans to watch their favorite teams … and all the teams. Here’s a look at our 11 girls teams. For the boys preview, check out https://www.whatcomhoops.com/boys-preview-new-season-brings-new-look-for-teams/.  BELLINGHAM Coach: Darcie Hill Last season: 11-10 overall, 5-8 … Read more

2021 HOOPS SEASON IS HERE (And So Are Lots Of Changes, Challenges)

Watching games this year won't be the same as last year in the SunDome.

A new high school basketball season is upon us, and while each one is unique, the 2021 season promises to be completely different than any in Whatcom County hoops history. Many things are in flux as most schools begin practice this week, and more changes still may be in store, but here are some of … Read more

It’s Playoff Time: Lummi Nation Girls, Boys Tip Off Tournaments

Lummi Nation starters (from left) Caleb Revey, Jaie Leighton, Tyran Lane and William Hetland are ready for the playoffs. (Photo by Kelli Terpsma)

It’s the biggest and best time of the season — the playoffs — and Whatcom County’s smallest school again will tip off the district tournaments starting Thursday, Feb. 6. The Lummi Nation boys and girls will host Class 1B District 1 games with the Lady Blackhawks meeting Cedar Park Christian (Mountlake Terrace) at 5 p.m. … Read more