Whatcom Hoops: Girls Week 2 Recap (Dec. 4-9)

Whatcom Hoops December-11-2023
Jordyn Vezzetti (10) and Teia Dube have Blaine's fortunes looking up this year.

The Northwest Conference began league play with favorites Lynden and Nooksack Valley rolling to big wins and remaining undefeated. But they weren’t the only ones. After two weeks of action, Sehome and Anacortes also remain unbeaten and Ferndale and Burlington-Edison kept pace atop the NWC standings. For a look back at Week 2 for our … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Boys Week 2 Recap (Dec. 4-9)

Whatcom Hoops December-11-2023
Wyatt Stephan's hot hand helped keep Bellingham unbeaten.

The Northwest Conference started league action with some big games and some familiar names sitting at the top of the standings. Defending state champions Lynden and Lynden Christian opened with two NWC wins each as did Skagit power Mount Vernon and city rivals Bellingham and Sehome. Defending league champion Anacortes, which had its first game … Read more

Sehome Girls, Boys Sweep Squalicum In Exciting Fashion

Whatcom Hoops December-5-2023
Even the Sehome boys watch Madi Cooper's 3-point shot.

The Sehome girls and boys basketball teams got the wins in Monday’s doubleheader with visiting Squalicum, but the coaches agreed that it was a good night for all four of their teams. In the first game, the Squalicum girls scored the first seven points of the game, but the Mariners rallied behind their defense and … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Boys Week 1 Recap (Nov. 27-Dec. 3)

Whatcom Hoops December-3-2023
Blaine's Josiah Weeda was one of three players to score 29 points in a game last week.

Ten of our 11 Whatcom County boys basketball teams started their season last week with the only exception being Nooksack Valley thanks to the Pioneers’ extended — and very successful — football season. Defending state champions Lynden (2A) and Lynden Christian (1A) opened with impressive victories but the only other teams that escaped the first … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Girls Week 1 Recap (Nov. 27-Dec. 3)

Whatcom Hoops November-28-2023
Natalie Van Liew averaged 20 points in Mount Baker's three victories.

Two Whatcom County girls basketball teams that many expect to be in the hunt for state titles — Nooksack Valley and Lynden — started their seasons off with a pair of impressive victories each last week, but the hottest start to the season was pulled off by the Mount Baker girls. The Mounties, who only … Read more

Boys Preview: Lynden, LC Favorites In Competitive NWC

Whatcom Hoops November-26-2023
Expect another NWC dogfight with LC's Wright and Lynden's Heppner (22), Canales (21), and Elsner in the thick of it.

Can Whatcom County continue its amazing run of boys basketball success? Last season, Lynden and Lynden Christian repeated as state champions, Blaine placed third at state, and Sehome and Lummi Nation made it to state. If it is to be another great March for Whatcom teams, expect the usual suspects to be in the postseason … Read more

Girls Preview: Defending Champ Nooksack Heads Strong Field

Whatcom Hoops November-25-2023
Nooksack fans should have lot to cheer about this season.

After last year’s incredible season, our Whatcom County girls basketball teams seem to be divided into two camps coming into the 2023-24 season. There are those who return almost all of their teams (Nooksack Valley, Lynden, Sehome, Lummi Nation, Squalicum, Meridian, Blaine) and those who through graduation, injury, or other reasons will need to rebuild … Read more

Check Out Where 2023 Seniors Will Play Next Year

Whatcom Hoops June-13-2023
Ferndale's Madisyn Butenschoen and Cailyn Kessen (2) are headed for Skagit Valley College.

With most of our Whatcom high school seniors graduating this past weekend, it’s the perfect time to look at where some of your favorite players will be attending college next year to play basketball. Here are members of the Class of 2023 who have announced where they will be going this fall. And good luck … Read more