New Hoops Season To Have New Look

Whatcom Hoops November-24-2023
Devin Coppinger (in purple t-shirt) is surrounded by teammates at her signing.

The 2023-24 basketball season started up Tuesday night the same way last season ended, with the Nooksack Valley girls gathered around their oncourt leader. While the first tip off isn’t until this coming Monday, Nov. 27, Whatcom Hoops fans got a treat six days early when in front of family, teammates, and Valley faithful, all-state … Read more

Setting Our Sights For State: Your Regional Guide

Whatcom Hoops February-24-2023

The high school basketball state playoffs begin this weekend with the state regionals, and Whatcom Hoops has all the information you’ll need to follow all nine of our teams. Three squads — the Nooksack Valley and Sehome girls and the Lynden boys — play on Friday with the girls at Mount Vernon High School and … Read more

2A Girls State Preview: Lynden, Sehome

Whatcom Hoops February-22-2023
Lynden's Payton Mills (left) and Sehome's Madison Hogan are key to their teams' success.

The Lynden and Sehome girls basketball teams come into the Class 2A state playoffs with different experiences but with the same expectations: to be playing Saturday for a trophy. They’ll find out which trophies once they start their state journeys this weekend with the regionals at Mount Vernon High School. Ninth-seeded Sehome goes first with … Read more

1A Boys State Preview: Lynden Christian, Blaine

Whatcom Hoops February-22-2023
LC's Tyler Sipma and Blaine's Lucas Smith are two of the top guards in the tournament.

The Lynden Christian and Blaine boys basketball teams survived the Northwest Conference gauntlet, a district tournament, and loser-out playoff games, and for their efforts earned berths in the Class 1A state tournament. They also were rewarded with big challenges in their state regional games this Saturday, Feb. 25. For top-seeded Lynden Christian, the challenge is … Read more

1B Boys State Preview: Lummi Nation

Whatcom Hoops February-21-2023
Mathias Johnson (3) and the rest of the Blackhawks are ready to soar to state.

Lummi Nation might be Whatcom County’s smallest school, but when it comes to state tradition, its boys basketball team looms large. The Blackhawks will get a chance to add to that legacy on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 4 p.m. when sixth-seeded Lummi Nation takes on third-seeded DeSales in a Class 1B state regional at Richland … Read more

It’s State Time! 9 Whatcom Teams Headed To Regionals

Whatcom Hoops February-19-2023
The Sehome girls and eight other teams are headed to state.

It’s that time of year again, when Whatcom Hoops fans ask, “How do those state tournaments work again?” With state regionals, play-in games, and weird seedings, the format is complicated but the bottom line isn’t: Nine Whatcom teams will be getting their shots at state glory. From largest to smallest, the Lynden and Sehome boys … Read more

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