Coach: Brian Roper (ninth season)
Last year: Won the Northwest Conference with a 12-0 record. Won a 2A District 1/2 Tournament title, captured third place at the 2A State Tournament and finished 25-2 overall.
Players to watch: Jaremy Martin (sr., G); Scooter Hastings (jr., P); Jalani Phelps (sr., F); Sterling Somers (so., G); Jordan Wittenberg (so., G); Trey Shagren (jr., G)
Outlook: The most striking aspect of Lynden's roster, besides the number of new names, is the length of this year's Lions. Lynden has eight players standing 6-foot-2 or taller and only one player is listed lower than 6-feet tall. Most of Lynden's contributors have practiced only minimally thanks to another extended football season, but coach Brian Roper is excited about the athletes he has. "There a lot of unknowns right now," Roper said in a phone interview. "I guess I'd rather have lost the three weeks of practice for some athletic kids who are tough-minded and that's what we got." Returners Jaremy Martin (6.1 points per game), Scooter Hastings (4.4) and Jalani Phelps (1.2) are expected to be Lynden's foundation, while Roper said guards Sterling Somers, Jordan Wittenberg and Trey Shagren are expected to play significant roles. Forwards Parker Harrison and Caden Lair should also contribute.
No. Name Year Ht. Pos.
3 Jordan Wittenberg So. 6-0 G
4 Noah King So. 5-10 G
11 Parker Harrison Sr. 6-4 F
13 Sterling Somers So. 6-4 G
20 Trey Shagren Jr. 6-3 G
21 Andrew Kivling Fr. 6-1 G
22 Jaremy Martin Sr. 6-2 G
23 Scott Hastings Jr. 6-7 P
24 Jalani Phelps Sr. 6-3 F
34 Caden Lair So. 6-2 F
35 Davis Bode Fr. 6-4 P
Dec. 14 at Delta Secondary 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 16 at Mount Baker 7:15 p.m.
Dec. 17 Tamanawis Secondary 7:15 p.m.
Dec. 19 at Bellingham* 7:15 p.m.
Dec. 20 at Anacortes 7:15 p.m.
Dec. 21 at Sumner 3:30 p.m.
Dec. 23 Sehome 7:15 p.m.
Dec. 30 King's 7:15 p.m.
Jan. 2 Squalicum* 7:15 p.m.
Jan. 7 at Burlington-Edison* 7:15 p.m.
Jan. 10 Anacortes* 7:15 p.m.
Jan. 11 White River 6 p.m.
Jan. 14 at Nooksack Valley* 7:15 p.m.
Jan. 17 at Lynden Christian* 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 23 Mount Baker* 7:15 p.m.
Jan. 27 at Sehome* 7:15 p.m.
Jan. 31 at Blaine* 7:15 p.m.
Feb. 4 Ferndale* 7:15 p.m.
Feb. 6 at Meridian* 7:15 p.m.
Feb. 11 Sedro-Woolley* 7:15 p.m.
Reach ANDREW LANG at email@example.com or call ext. 862.