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Ellie Meenk and the Lynden Academy book club

LYNDEN — At Lynden Academy, a school-wide book club has led to school-wide success.   Back in 2008, only 20 percent of Lynden Academy’s fourth-grade class passed the State Writing Assessment Test. ...
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Progressing by leaps and bounds

  LYNDEN — Lynden Christian junior Zach Roetcisoender, a star on the basketball court, had never played competitive soccer prior to this season.   But over a span of just a few minutes on Saturday, ...
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Despite turnover, goal is same for Lions

  LYNDEN — Losing players to graduation is simply part of the game when it comes to high school sports.   But the Lynden baseball team is currently experiencing that reality more than average. ...
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Missing Scooter ‘the guy’

  LYNDEN — Standing at 6-7, Lynden senior forward Scooter Hastings is a towering presence.   And the Cal Poly Pomona commit — who was recently named Class 2A state Player of the Year by the ...
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Lots to like in Lynden’s season-opening victory

  LYNDEN — With his team missing three key players and starting a defender at goalkeeper in the season-opener on Monday, Lynden head coach Drew Smiley wasn’t quite sure what to expect.   “We ...
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Lyncs make magical run

  YAKIMA — Even Lynden Christian head coach Roger De Boer was stunned.   As the Lyncs headed to the locker room with a 20-point halftime lead over defending state champion Zillah in the state ...
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LC bounces back for fourth place

  YAKIMA — It wasn’t the ending Lynden Christian was looking for.   As the defending state champions and one of the top-ranked teams in the state, the Lyncs had hoped to be playing on Saturday ...
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Youthful Lions have made major strides

  YAKIMA — Entering the season, Lynden had just four players — senior Kaitlyn Mark, senior Mandy Warner, sophomore Elisa Kooiman and sophomore Jasmyne Neria — with significant varsity experience. ...
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Lions row their way to Yakima

  MOUNT VERNON — “Row the boat” has become Lynden’s team slogan this season, symbolizing the importance of each player doing her job and working together as one while striving toward a common ...
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Constant motor

  LYNDEN — In Lynden Christian senior forward Cody Fransen’s left wrist, the ligaments and cartilage have been completely torn from the bone.   His right wrist is in better shape, but that’s ...