Playoffs: Lummi Teams Off To State; Sehome Girls Stay Alive

Whatcom Hoops February-14-2024
Tobias Francis (2) sparks Lummi Nation to Tuesday's big win.

Overcoming a community tragedy that affected many of their families, the Lummi Nation boys and girls basketball teams won their biggest games of the season Tuesday night, Feb. 13, to qualify for the Class 1B state regionals. The No.1-ranked Lummi boys powered through a slow start at home to eclipse Crescent, 55-27, in the District … Read more

Girls: Lynden Romps To District Final; Squalicum, Lummi Advance

Whatcom Hoops February-11-2024
The Lynden starters get to enjoy Saturday's victory.

The Lynden girls basketball team has been making it a habit to shut down opposing offenses but even coach Rob Adams was impressed with the Lions’ defensive dominance in beating Sehome, 60-20, in the Class 2A District 1 semifinals Saturday, Feb. 10. “Their intensity and effort was as good as we’ve had,” said Adams of … Read more

Districts: Lummi Splits; Lynden, Sehome Move On; Ferndale Falls

Whatcom Hoops February-9-2024
Seniors Naomi Stanley and Maleah Singson left a special legacy with Ferndale.

All but one of our six Whatcom teams playing in their respective district tournaments on Thursday, Feb. 8, lived to play another day. The Lummi Nation boys and girls split their Class 1B district championship games with the boys beating Tulalip Heritage for the third time, 69-28, and the girls losing to Mount Vernon Christian, … Read more

Baker Boys, Meridian Girls Move Into Semis; Squalicum Boys Fall In OT

Whatcom Hoops February-6-2024
Junior Fabian Singh sparked Squalicum's amazing comeback. (File photo)

They are called play-in games and for the Mount Baker boys and Meridian girls, victories in the opening round of their Class 1A district tournaments on Monday, Feb. 5, means the Mounties and Trojans will be playing in the semifinals. Unfortunately, they also are loser-out games, which means that the Blaine boys and Mount Baker … Read more

District Previews: Whatcom Teams Tip Off For Playoffs

Whatcom Hoops February-5-2024
The Mount Baker girls and boys tip off the 1A district tourney.

Ready or not, it’s playoff time for all 22 of our Whatcom boys and girls teams as they begin district tournaments with the goal of reaching their respective state tournaments and getting a shot at the gold ball that is the state championship trophy. Action starts this week with District 1 tournaments for our three … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Boys Week 10 Recap (Jan. 29-Feb. 3)

Whatcom Hoops February-5-2024
Lynden came out on top of LC in the NWC's wild finish.

The Northwest Conference race finished in an exciting jumble, but the Northwest 1B League wrapped up in boring fashion as our Whatcom teams completed their regular seasons last week. Lynden was in the middle of the NWC photo finish winning three of its four games last week. While the Lions’ one-point loss to Mount Vernon … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Girls Week 10 Recap (Jan. 29-Feb. 3)

Whatcom Hoops February-4-2024
Finley Parcher averaged 18 points in Lynden's four big wins.

The Northwest Conference and Northwest 1B League wrapped up their seasons with Nooksack Valley and Lummi Nation claiming league titles for the second year in a row. The Pioneers and Lady Blackhawks will join the other nine Whatcom teams in heading into their respective District 1 tournament this week. The top placers in the Class … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Girls Week 9 Recap (Jan. 22-27)

Whatcom Hoops January-29-2024
Madi Cooper averaged 25 points in Sehome two games last week.

The hottest Northwest Conference and Northwest 1B League teams remained hot heading into the final week of the regular season as squads scrambled for the best seeding heading into the upcoming district playoffs. After last week’s games, the top-ranked and defending Class 1A state champion Nooksack Valley girls have won nine in row as have … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Boys Week 9 Recap (Jan. 22-27)

Whatcom Hoops January-28-2024
Lynden's Anthony Canales (21) and Nooksack's Caden Heutink had big games last week.

With only one week remaining in the regular season, the Northwest Conference leaders started facing off last week as all the teams settled into their playoff seeding with district tournaments on the horizon. Lynden Christian and Lynden had big victories last week with the Lyncs bouncing back from their first loss of the season to … Read more

Whatcom Hoops: Boys Week 8 Recap (Jan. 15-20)

Whatcom Hoops January-22-2024
Marcus Nixon had 32 points for Squalicum on Saturday.

Only two of our 11 boys teams played more than one game last week as winter weather forced the postponement of nine contests and forced the Northwest Conference and Northwest 1B League schedule-makers into extra work for the final two weeks of the regular season. Nooksack Valley was the biggest winner last week with victories … Read more