Whatcom Hoops: Girls Week 7 Recap (Jan. 10-15)

LC's Libby Stump was nominated for the McDonald's All-American Games.

As the Northwest Conference teams continued to vie for league and district seeding heading into the final three weeks of the regular season, the big news in Week 7 was off the court. Lynden Christian’s Libby Stump was one of three senior girls in the state to be nominated to the McDonald’s All-American Games. Of … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Boys Week 7 Recap (Jan. 10-15)

Jesse Sapp (4) led the Golden Eagles to two victories last week.

While cancellations and postponements continued to pile up, the Northwest Conference boys basketball teams continued their battles for playoff positioning as they headed into the final three weeks of the regular season. But of all the games played in Week 7, the most emotional was Lynden’s contest with Anacortes on Thursday, Jan. 13. The Lions … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Boys Week 6 Recap (Jan. 3-8)

Bennett DeLange's big games helped Nooksack Valley post two wins.

After having all their games canceled in Week 5, the Whatcom County boys teams got back in action last week with several key games among the Northwest Conference leaders. As we head into the second half of the regular season, Mount Vernon and Lynden Christian continue to lead the Class 3A and 1A teams, respectively, … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Girls Week 6 Recap (Jan. 3-8)

Maddie Schumacher had two big games for Sehome last week.

The recent winter storms caused postponements and cancellations, and the Northwest Conference schedule caused an unusual number of double-digit victories — and defeats — for our girls basketball teams in Week 6. Even the two games pitting league leaders were not as close as expected as Lynden Christian handed Burlington-Edison its first loss of the … Read more

‘Underdog’ Lynden Boys Win Showdown With Sehome

Kobe Baar (24) and Jordan Medcalf (11) help Lynden hold off Grey Garrison and Sehome.

It’s rare for the Lynden boys basketball team to go into a league game as anything but the heavy favorite. Having a wall full of state championship banners and top-three finishes in eight of the past nine state tournaments will do that. But when the Lions hosted Sehome on Monday, Jan. 3, it was the … Read more

Girls: Whatcom Hoops Midseason Report Cards

All eyes are on Devin Coppinger and the Nooksack Valley Pioneers.

In a crazy and chaotic Week 5 spoiled by COVID outbreaks and snow storms, only three of our Whatcom County girls basketball teams — Meridian, Lynden Christian, and Nooksack Valley — managed to get games in. The host Trojans swept both their games in the Meridian Holiday Tournament. The Lyncs and Pioneers each split their … Read more

Boys: Whatcom Hoops Midseason Report Cards

The rest of the league is looking up at Jamison Hintz and the LC boys.

With COVID, snow, and even the lack of bus drivers cancelling almost all the Week 5 games and tournaments involving Whatcom County boys basketball teams, maybe it’s a good time to take a look at where each squad  is at the halfway point of the regular season. Because letter grades are way too subjective and … Read more

Meridian, LC Holiday Tourneys Still On; Two Others Canceled

Come out and cheer for the LC, Nooksack Valley and Meridian girls at their tournaments.

What started as a busy week full of holiday cheer and basketball tournaments for many of our Whatcom County basketball teams has turned into a pandemic-induced, weather-fueled nightmare for local squads. The good news is the Meridian Holiday Tournament and the Lynden Christmas Classic at Lynden Christian are still planning to go on as scheduled. … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Boys Week 4 Recap (Dec. 20-25)

Sophomore Anthony Canales had 40 points in Lynden's two games.

In a week marred by COVID cancellations, there was a shakeup at the top of the Northwest Conference standings as Lynden and Sehome suffered their first league losses of the season and Lynden Christian escaped an upset bid. Besides the 7-0 Lyncs, the hottest boys teams in Whatcom County are Lummi Nation, which won its … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Girls Week 4 Recap (Dec. 20-25)

Squalicum's Mari Binning (21) had a big game against Meridian.

In a week with almost as many games canceled because of COVID cases as games played, Lynden remained undefeated in Northwest Conference play, and Lynden Christian and Meridian won showdowns with other NWC contenders. The Lyncs and Trojans bounced back from close losses the previous week — their first in league play — to trounce … Read more

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