BELLINGHAM — Whatcom Community College has launched its first-ever Orca Athletics Hall of Fame to honor the athletic achievements of college alumni. The community is invited to nominate worthy individuals or teams for consideration at www.whatcom.edu/HallofFame.

The start of fall sports has officially been delayed by two weeks, the WIAA Executive Board announced Tuesday. Practices for football are now set to start Sept. 5 and all other sports Sept. 7. 

  WHATCOM ­— Former Lynden Christian standout and all-time school leading scorer Cole Bajema is headed home. Well, closer to home. 

  WHATCOM ­— Cole Bajema, former Lynden Christian basketball star and two-time Washington 1A Player of the Year, has put himself in the NCAA transfer portal after one season at the University of Michigan. 

  BELLINGHAM ­— The Bellingham Bells have canceled their season amid COVID-19 concerns and complying with Bellingham Mayor Seth Fleetwood’s order to postpone or cancel events at city facilities until Aug. 31. 

The Lynden Christian and Lynden girls both won state championships in Yakima. The Lyncs beat undefeated Cashmere 58-55 and the Lions defeated West Valley of Spokane 60-38 to claim the title. See this week's sports section for the full stories. (Hailey Palmer/Lynden Tribune)

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