Posted by Joshua Hart on February 13, 2015
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.
Here’s five predictions for the tourney:
Lynden gets to the championship game. The Lions’ girls have had their ups and downs this season but with Elisa Kooiman and Kaitlyn Mark’s offensive talents, few teams can keep up. The Lions likely face Archbishop Murphy in the second round and that will be the toughest test. The key will be locking down on defense and taking care of the ball. With so much youth that may be a problem for the Lions but coach Rob Adams will have his team ready.
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:
Posted by Joshua Hart on February 3, 2015
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.
Posted by Joshua Hart on January 30, 2015
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.
Posted by Joshua Hart on January 29, 2015
Western Washington University women’s basketball player Taylor Peacocke is trying something a bit different this offseason — or at least her basketball offseason.