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Mount Baker freshman Kylind Powell drives toward the basket during the Mountaineers’ 53-51 win over Meridian on Saturday. (Cameron Van Til/Lynden Tribune)

Mountaineers rally, survive Trojans’ upset bid

Mount Baker climbs back from 11-point second-half deficit to edge Meridian LAUREL — Meridian was looking to pull off a signature win and brighten what has been a challenging season. Mount Baker was determined ...

NWC wrestling matches cancelled amidst skin infection outbreak

WHATCOM — Northwest Conference athletic directors cancelled all boys wrestling matches last week as a precaution against an unusually high number of reported skin infections among the league’s teams. ...

Rising costs force WIAA to move state semifinals out of Tacoma Dome

TACOMA — Football state semifinal contests will no longer be held in the Tacoma Dome. An increase in Tacoma Dome rental fees has forced the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association to move the ...

Boys basketball roundup: Lions, Lyncs cruise to wins; Gray leads Baker past Meridian

WHATCOM — 2A third-ranked Lynden (17-1, 9-1 Northwest Conference) extended its winning streak to eight games with three blowout league victories. On Jan. 26, Christian Zamora scored 21 points to lead ...

Girls basketball roundup: Lions fall to Burlington, but still control path to NWC title

WHATCOM — 2A third-ranked Lynden (16-2, 9-1 Northwest Conference) saw its 12-game winning streak come to an end with a 69-46 home loss to Burlington on Jan. 26. The 69 points the Lions allowed was 16 ...

Lynden girls wrestling places third, Baker finishes fourth in Lady Wolfpack Invite

MILL CREEK — The Lynden girls wrestling team placed third with 124 points in the Lady Wolfpack Invite on Saturday at Jackson High School. Senaida Veliz (190 pounds) won an individual title and was one ...

Lynden swim team downs Burlington

LYNDEN — Roscoe Perry won a pair of individual races and contributed to a relay victory as the Lynden boys swim team earned a 96-66 win over Burlington on Jan. 28. Perry earned victories in the 200-meter ...
Lynden senior Sterling Somers recorded 26 points and 10 rebounds to help carry the Lions to a 71-68 win over rival Lynden Christian on Thursday, Jan. 21. It was the Lyncs’ first loss of the season. (Cameron Van Til/Lynden Tribune)

Lions edge Lyncs in rivalry thriller

LYNDEN — With the two teams sporting a combined 28-1 record and Northwest Conference title implications at stake, there was even more excitement than usual surrounding this year’s edition of the storied ...
Lynden senior guard Emily Holt hit three 3-pointers in the third quarter and finished with nine points to help spark the Lions' 55-45 rivalry win over Lynden Christian on Friday, Jan. 22. (Cameron Van Til/Lynden Tribune)

Lynden girls rally from 16-point deficit to stun Lyncs

LYNDEN — Lynden senior guard Emily Holt describes the Lions as a “hard hat, lunch pail” type of team. No matter the situation, they just go to work. That blue-collar mentality was on full display ...
Mount Baker junior guard Grant Balvanz is averaging 13.9 points per game this season, which ranks 14th in the Northwest Conference. (Cameron Van Til/Lynden Tribune)

Balvanz travels unique path to success on the hardwood

DEMING — Grant Balvanz had never played competitive basketball — or any sport, for that matter — prior to the eighth grade. One would certainly never know from his play today. Nor his stats. The ...