High School Sports

Lynden football program garnering national recognition

Lions football ranked No. 6 nationally among small school dynasties

The Lynden Lions football team was ranked No. 6 nationally by CBS MaxPreps’ small school dynasty rankings.

The national dynasty rankings are based off of MaxPreps’ computer rankings from the last 11 seasons.

Lynden owns a record of 120-21 since 2003 and has won state championships during the 2006, ’08, ’09, ’11, ’12 and ’13 seasons.

Georgia’s Buford High School was ranked No. 1. The team owns a 154-10 record and has won seven state titles in the last 11 years.

Prosser was the only other Washington state school to earn a top-25 ranking. The Mustangs, who are 122-20 with one state title (2007) during the 11-year span, were ranked No. 19.

Small schools in the rankings were categorized as high schools with enrollment less than 1,000 students.

Both Sehome cross country teams ranked No.1 in cross country poll

The Sehome boys’ and girls’ cross country teams are off to strong starts this fall, and its efforts were reflected in the latest Washington State Cross Country Coaches Poll.

Both Sehome teams were ranked No. 1 in its respective polls, and the Bellingham girls’ team earned a third-place ranking.

Meridian and Lynden Christian also garnered some respect in the Class 1A poll.

The Meridian boys’ team was ranked No. 5, and the Lynden Christian boys’ were slated at No. 6. On the girls’ side, Lynden Christian was ranked sixth and Meridian was ranked seventh.

Heart foundation coming to Squalicum

The Nick of Time Foundation is coming to Squalicum High School on Oct. 8 to offer free cardiac screenings to 500 students.

Per the press release, “cardiac arrest affects one person every three days in the United States and is the leading cause of death in young athletes.” With that purpose in mind, the foundation is pairing with Peace Health physicians to raise awareness. For more information, contact Shelly Donahue, at shelly.donahue@bellinghamschools.org.

Lynden HOF inductees announced

Lynden High School will have four new faces adorning its Hall of Fame, honoring Bob Assink, Money Maberry, Eric Petersen and Davidson Wood with the distinction.

Assink, Petersen and Wood enter under the “athlete” category, while Maberry is receiving the honor for his “meritorious service.” A banquet will be held in their honor in February, with a date yet to be set.