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  • Sports Blog: 5 predictions for the Class 2A girls’ basketball district playoffs

    Posted by Joshua Hart on February 13, 2015

    Lynden's Elisa Kooiman gets a basket as Lynden beat Port Angeles 53-52 in a girls' quarterfinal basketball game at the Yakima Valley SunDome on Thursday March 6, 2014 in Yakima. Kooiman is key for a Lions team hoping to get back to state.

    The playoffs are in full swing now and the Class 2A playoffs start Saturday, Feb. 14. Four teams advance to the regional round of state from the double-elimination tournament. The Northwest District is one of the toughest in the state, featuring three top-10 teams.


  • Sports Blog: District boys’ swimming preview

    Posted by Joshua Hart on February 11, 2015

    Sehome's Isaiah Grambo swims to a first place finish in the 100 Yard Backstroke as Sehome beat Lynden 108-62 in a Northwest Conference boys' swim meet at Arne Hanna Aquatic Center on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 in Bellingham.

    The postseason for boys’ swimming begins on Friday, Feb. 13, at Fidalgo Pool where some of the top schools in the state will face off in the District Tournament.


  • Sports Blog: Girls’ basketball power rankings

    Posted by Joshua Hart on February 6, 2015

    The last week of the regular season has all but past and the Northwest Conference has almost all of its playoff teams decided. The Class 1A battle for the two spots may come down to a mini-playoff on Saturday unless Nooksack Valley wins Friday night. It’s been a great season and now teams are ready for the postseason. Here is the final power rankings of the season:


  • Sports Blog: Girls’ basketball playoff glance

    Posted by Joshua Hart on February 5, 2015

    Nooksack Valley's Mariah Perry goes for a layup over Mount Baker's Emily Yost on Friday, Jan. 23, at Mount Baker High School. Perry needs to lead her team to a win over Blaine to make the postseason.

    The teams that make the playoffs are almost all but set in the Class 3A and 2As barring any major twists. The 1As, however, are a completely different story.


  • Sports Blog: The battle for the girls’ basketball NWC crown

    Posted by Joshua Hart on February 3, 2015

    Ferndale's Linsey Honeycutt, right, and Shorecrest's Keyonna Jones battle for the ball as Ferndale beat Shorecrest 55-51 in the first round of the Class 3A Northwest District Girls' Basketball Tournament on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 in Ferndale. Honeycutt will be key in Tuesday night’s game against Lynden Christian. Do the Lyncs have a way to keep her off the boards?

    Barring any final game upsets, Tuesday night (7:15 p.m. at Lynden Christian) will decide the Northwest Conference title. The battle between Ferndale and Lynden Christian will be exciting, as the last two matchups between the teams have shown.


  • Sports Blog: Girls’ basketball power rankings

    Posted by Joshua Hart on January 30, 2015

    Ferndale's Carly Bannerman sinks a 3-point shot as Ferndale lost to Lynden Christian 48-43 in a girls' basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 in Lynden.

    Wow, it has been a battle for the Northwest Conference title. Lynden Christian has been able to hold on to the top spot, parrying an effort from Lynden. The Lyncs get Ferndale on Tuesday, in what will likely decide the NWC title — that is unless Lynden knocks off Ferndale on Friday, Jan. 30, which is a real possibility. Meanwhile, the 1A playoff picture continues to be a mess. Nooksack Valley and Meridian both sit at 4-5 while Mount Baker sits at 3-5. Meridian and Mount Baker meet Saturday in a huge game. The NWC has shown no night is easy in this conference.


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