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Under the proposed plans, the Northwest Conference would no longer exist in football. Instead, the Northwest District would be split into three leagues based on classification level. (Cameron Van Til/Lynden Tribune)

County football likely to undergo significant league restructuring

WHATCOM — Whatcom County high school football will likely look much different next season, with plans in place to significantly alter the structure of the Northwest District football leagues. Under the ...

Lynden boys wrestling rallies to finish fifth at NWC Championships

Five Lions bounce back from semifinal losses to earn third-place finishes LYNDEN — Lynden got off to a strong start in the Northwest Conference Championships on Saturday, with six Lion wrestlers advancing ...

4 Pioneer athletes sign letters of intent to play collegiately

EVERSON — Nooksack Valley seniors Olivia Berkan, Cassidy Zylstra and Arlissa Oettel have been playing softball together since middle school. And now the trio has decided to continue their softball careers ...

Ferndale grad announced as Philadelphia Eagles head coach

PHILADELPHIA — Ferndale High School alum Doug Pederson has been hired as head coach of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles. Pederson, 47, has spent the last three seasons as the Kansas City Chiefs’ defensive ...

Boys basketball roundup: Balvanz leads Baker to fourth straight win

WHATCOM — Grant Balvanz scored 27 points, hit five 3-pointers and dished five assists as Mount Baker (10-3, 4-1 Northwest Conference) earned a 63-46 conference win over Burlington on Jan. 14. The Mountaineers ...

Girls basketball roundup: LC beats Burlington in battle of top-ranked teams

WHATCOM — Lynden Christian (13-1, 6-0) used a pair of 9-0 fourth-quarter runs to pull away for a 71-58 win over previously unbeaten Burlington on Jan. 12 in a key Northwest Conference matchup between ...

Smith wins individual title, Baker girls wrestling places second at Othello tourney

OTHELLO — Mount Baker senior wrestler Natalie Smith won the 120-pound title and was one of six Mountaineers to earn top-three finishes at the Othello Girls Invitational on Saturday. Mount Baker placed ...

Lynden boys swim team wins pair of events in narrow loss to Squalicum

BELLINGHAM — The Lynden boys swim team had an individual winner and a winning relay team in an 85-80 dual-meet loss to Squalicum on Jan. 12 at Arne Hanna Aquatic Center. Daniel Traina won the 100-meter ...

Correction: Baker girls wrestling team had 10 NWC finalists

Last week’s article about the Mount Baker girls wrestling team winning the Northwest Conference Championships left out 190-pound runner-up Jada Jarvin. She gave the Mountaineers 10 finalists. Jarvin ...

LC pulls away for win over previously unbeaten Burlington in battle of top-ranked teams

LYNDEN — The Lynden Christian girls basketball team used a pair of 9-0 fourth-quarter runs to pull away for a 71-58 win over previously unbeaten Burlington on Tuesday in a key Northwest Conference matchup ...