Top Boys, Girls Featured In League’s ‘Future Stars’ Games Friday

The top high school underclassmen will have two all-star games for themselves when the second annual Northwest Conference Future Stars Basketball Games tip off this Friday, March 15, at Lynden High School’s Jake Maberry Gymnasium.

The girls game will be at 7 p.m. and the boys game at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students.

Coaching the girls teams will be Lynden alum Brandi (Brenner) Visser and Lynden Christian alum Leanne (Bajema) Van Hulzen. The boys coaches are Lynden Christian alum Isaac Reimer and Squalicum girls coach and former Western Washington University star Deondre Ootsey.

The girls rosters have not been set yet, but here is a list of the juniors, sophomores and freshmen who have committed to play and the boys rosters:


Team 1
Anacortes: Grayson Eaton, jr.; Kaeden Flynn, jr.
Lakewood: Alex Jensen, jr.; Jackson Schultz, jr.
Lynden Christian: Bryce Bouwman, jr.; Jaden DeBoer, so; Andrew DeVries, jr; Zach Sipma, jr.
Sedro-Woolley: Isaiah Guerero, jr.
Squalicum: Dedrick Mitchell, jr.; Devante Powell, jr.

Team 2
Bellingham: Colm Schaelfer, jr.
Blaine: Zane Rector, jr.; Josh Russ, so.
Burlington-Edison: Jackson Reisner, jr.; Wyatt Walker, jr.; Logan Wright, jr.
Lynden: Liam Hanenburg, so; Brock Heppner, jr.
Meridian: Ryan Johnson, jr; Jackson Short, jr.; Jordan Veenstra, jr.


Team 1
Bellingham: Adi McKay, jr; Alexa Mee, jr.
Burlington-Edison: Katie King, jr.
Lynden: Keylie Heshey, jr.; Keyna Holleman, jr; Ruby VanderHaak, jr.; Anna VanderYacht, so.
Meridian: Jolee Sipma, jr.
Squalicum: Nicole Adams, jr.; Kali Haizlip, jr.; Grace Schroder, jr.

Team 2
Anacortes: Lacie Petitclerc, fr.
Ferndale: Brianna Byrnes, jr.; Jamie Johnson, so.; Ashley Thomas, jr.
Lynden Christian: Lexi Hernandez, so.; Emily Mellema, so.; Kiley Roetcisoender, so.; Libby Stump, fr.
Mount Baker: Abby Yost, jr.
Nooksack Valley: Maya Galley, so.; McKenna Wichers, fr.

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Jim Carberry is a former Bellingham Herald sports editor and author of several books on Whatcom County prep basketball. Follow him on Twitter @whatcomhoops and visit the Whatcom Hoops Facebook page.