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Lynden’s Cruz on a roll heading into regionals

  LYNDEN — Up until early January, Lynden junior and third-year wrestler Primitivo Cruz had never placed in a tournament. And as head coach Alan Moore put it, Cruz had gotten off to an average start ...

Swim: Lions aim for state

  LYNDEN — With 12 first-year swimmers on the roster of 18, Lynden’s young and inexperienced boys’ swim team went through some growing pains this season, finishing 1-5 in dual meets.   But ...

Girls Basketball: Lyncs win NWC, finish 12-0 in league play

  WHATCOM —  Lynden Christian (17-3, 12-0 Northwest Conference) won the league title with a win over Ferndale on Feb. 3 and wrapped up an undefeated conference slate on Feb. 5 with a victory over ...

Boys basketball: Pioneers win first conference game

  WHATCOM — Connor Beard scored 22 points and hit a game-winning 3-pointer as Nooksack Valley (2-18, 1-11) edged Blaine 64-63 on Feb. 5 in its season finale for its first conference win of the season. ...

Wrestling: Pioneers, Mountaineers have strong showings

  DEMING — A combined 19 wrestlers from Nooksack Valley, Mount Baker and Meridian qualified for regionals by finishing in the top four of their respective weight classes in the 1A sub-regionals on ...

Tuesday night hoops roundup: Lynden boys win NWC title

Sterling Somers scored 18 points and Scooter Hastings added 16 to lead Lynden to a 73-53 rout of Squalicum on Tuesday night and — with some help — the Northwest Conference title. Lynden, Squalicum, ...

NWC 1A girls’ basketball tiebreaker games: Pioneers, Mountaineers advance; Trojans eliminated

Twelve Northwest Conference games weren’t enough to separate Nooksack Valley, Mount Baker and Meridian and determine the league’s final two 1A girls’ basketball district playoff berths, as each team ...

Friday night hoops roundup: Pioneers’ late rally falls short, forces tiebreaker games

Mariah Perry scored 13 points and Nooksack Valley rallied late, but it wasn’t enough, as the Pioneers fell 45-42 to Blaine on Friday night. The loss puts Nooksack Valley (12-8, 5-7 Northwest Conference) ...

Sorting through potential NWC 1A girls’ basketball tiebreaker scenarios

There’s been no shortage of excitement in the Northwest Conference 1A girls’ basketball postseason race, to say the least. Lynden Christian ran away with the NWC 1A’s top seed by going ...

Thursday night hoops roundup: Lyncs beat Mountaineers to finish undefeated in NWC

Kara Bajema scored 16 points as Lynden Christian topped Mount Baker 45-38 on Thursday night to finish undefeated in Northwest Conference play. The Lyncs (17-3, 12-0 NWC) held the Mountaineers to just eight ...