Skagit Valley To Host NWC All-Star Games Tonight

Whatcom Hoops March-15-2023
Payton Mills (left) and Hallie Kamphouse (15) will on the same team this time.

Some of the top Whatcom County players will join forces and do battle one more time at the Northwest Conference Girls and Boys All-Star Games on Wednesday, March 15, at Skagit Valley College. The girls game starts at 6 p.m. and the boys at 8 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students. … Read more

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

State Wrap-up: Thanks To Everyone For Everything

Whatcom Hoops March-7-2023
Nothing is more symbolic of Whatcom's golden era than winning three more gold balls.

In the aftermath of county-wide celebrations, we need to remember there were long stretches in the history of Whatcom County basketball when we didn’t bring home any state championships let alone three. We are in a “golden era” of collecting gold balls and we need to appreciate it because it is not only extra special … Read more

2A Boys State: North Kitsap Stuns Sehome, Ends Mariners’ Season

Whatcom Hoops March-2-2023
Sehome's Grant Kepley (left) and Grey Garrison are not happy that no foul was called on the final shot.

When Northwest Conference champion Anacortes was eliminated from the Class 2A boys basketball state tournament barely an hour earlier, it should have been a warning to the Sehome Mariners: If you don’t play your best, you won’t last long in Yakima. The Mariners didn’t play their best and they were the second NWC team sent … Read more