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Former Lynden Christian standout Jasmine Hommes led Montana State in scoring last season as a junior with 16.9 points per game, third-most in the Big Sky Conference. The 6-1 forward was named to the all-conference second team. (Courtesy photo/Montana State athletics)

Hommes thriving at Montana State

BOZEMAN, Montana — Many players are capable of the occasional big performance. The great ones, however, consistently play to that high level. That’s what separates Jasmine Hommes. The former Lynden ...
Local students from Lalawigan, Philippines, learn to use a new water tower. (Courtesy photo by Tony Neal)

Lynden-area church sends locals to Philippines to install water towers

LYNDEN — Installing five sanitary water towers in tsunami-stricken regions of the Philippines wouldn’t have happened without a completely local effort. Led by Calvary Creekside, a church located east ...
All summer the Whatcom County Library System wants elementary-age students involved in a reading program. The local county branches have signed on for the event. (Courtesy photo)

Every hero has a story to be read

WHATCOM — Summer is well underway, and that means the Whatcom County Library System’s Summer Reading program is, too. “Every Hero Has a Story” is this summer’s theme at all county libraries, ...
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Relaying with granddaughters

Virgil Stremler, who is doing well after surgery for esophageal cancer, enjoys a picture-taking moment with granddaughters at the Relay For Life of North Whatcom Friday evening at the Northwest Washington ...
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Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ delights with relatable, emotion-filled story

Pixar’s new movie “Inside Out” certainly looks a lot like the studio’s previous offerings: It’s bright, fantastical, imaginative and whimsical. But “Inside Out” is easily Pixar’s most grounded ...
Former NFL quarterback Jake Locker (above) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers punter Michael Koenen, each a former Ferndale High School standout, hosted their annual youth football camp Saturday at Ferndale High School.  (Brent Lindquist/Ferndale Record)

Playing with the pros

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From left: front row, Emily Holt, Julia DeVere, Sarah Hulbert, Michelle Saunders, Sarah Bryon, Jacqueline Dierdorff, Nicole DeBoer; back row, coach Joe Gonzalez, coach Carlos Melendez, Emily Schwisow, Carly Bannerman, Tori VandeHoef, Alexa Smiley, Jordin Bartel, Hattie North, Mia Hodges, Harlan Morgan, Kate Peterson and coach Drew Smiley. Not pictured: Natalie Robinson. (Cameron Van Til/Lynden Tribune)

A storybook Rangers team

Nearly every player on close-knit team is going on to play collegiately   WHATCOM — After the Whatcom FC Rangers under-18 girls’ soccer team suffered a hard-fought loss in the Washington State ...
The San Joseph soccer team recently won the Super League Lynden championship. From left are: front row, Carlos Touar, Ramiro Herrera, Gertain Herrera, Eduardo Mendoza, Abdias Miranda, Francisco Torres, Juan Valadez, Ramon Castellon, Rene Ramirez; back row, assistant coach Casimiro Alfarez, assistant coach Jose Mendoza, coach Jose I. Lopez, Luiz Mendoza, Rafael Pedraza, Antonio Gallegos, Benjamin Zamora, Jose Lopez, Adan Vasquez and Sergio Ruiz. (Courtesy photo)

Lions’ 2015 preparations heating up

Lynden heading to pivotal EWU camp, where starting jobs can be determined By Cameron Van Til sports@lyndentribune.com   LYNDEN ...
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Benson named league MVP

Behind Lynden senior’s dominant pitching and hitting is a “one-more” work ethic By Cameron Van Til sports@lyndentribune.com   LYNDEN — Lynden ...

Reliving the year’s 10 best local sports moments

By Cameron Van Til sports@lyndentribune.com   WHATCOM — Shortly into the beginning of my tenure last fall as the Tribune’s sports ...