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|The Season That Will Not Be Forgotten|
|Jun 20, 2021 5:49 PM|
While everything outside the lines was different, in the 2021
Northwest Conference basketball season, as far a I could see,
everything inside the lines was as normal as it could be.
Credit first goes to the coaches and parents for keeping their
players and kids focused. I did not see any drop in intensity over
the final days of the season, despite seniors having graduated, and
hosted and attended grad parties. Their only link left to their
school colors was on the basketball floor.
Most of all, credit to those seniors, and every player on every
school’s roster, at every level of play. The made the best of an
impossible situation and remained committed.
|Jun 13, 2021 11:48 AM|
It’s the final week, or “finals week.” As of this writing, 12
of the current 15 teams in the Northwest Conference will have “grad
students” on their respective basketball floors this week. Two of
the remaining three will have graduation ceremonies during the
Also, just in case they throw a last-minute state tournament
together in Yakima, there is ZERO chance of snow on Snoqualmie
Pass. I’d like to see January, or even February or March do
|It's All About Rebounding|
|Jun 6, 2021 10:56 AM|
Much of basketball is about rebounding. Coaches frequently talk
about its importance. Being effective at team rebounding means
extra possessions on offense, which could mean a better chance for
that big win.
Off the subject for a moment, there is something else that is
noticeable in Juneuary basketball that you do not see in
January basketball. The answer will be at the end. See if you can
think what it is along the way.
|Free Throw Shooting 101 From a Self-Proclaimed Expert|
|May 30, 2021 10:57 AM|
I mentioned last week that it was impressive to watch teams
play as hard as they are with no end result to the 2021 season. The
sense of urgency has been on display on every basketball floor.
That deserves a “Job Well Done” to all players and coaches from the
C-Teams, on up.
Offenses are in gear now. Defenses can be stingy.
Three-pointers are flowing. But there is one part of their game
that, maybe, has not come on strong yet. And, for good reason. That
would be free-throw shooting!
|Different Start to the Season; Different Start to the Game|
|May 23, 2021 11:22 AM|
Have you ever gone to a game and been busy talking, or paying
attention to something else, then look up and say, “Hey, I missed
the jump ball!” Well, now, at least for this season, you may have
to say, “Hey, I missed the sideline-inbounds!”
|Welcome to Basketball Season; Courts are in Session|
|May 16, 2021 3:01 PM|
Yes, basketball courts are finally in session in Whatcom and
Skagit Counties, which encompass the Northwest Conference. Instead
of splitting the season at New Year’s, this basketball season will
end the school year. It’s a little off, but it’s here.
|WIAA Athletics Plan for 2020-21 School Year|
|Jul 22, 2020 8:35 PM|
Since the early cancellation of the 2020 school year and its
spring sports season, the Washington Interscholastic Activities
Association has been working feverishly to come up with an activity
plan for the 2020-21 school year. That plan was released Tuesday,
July 21. And while it is great to look at and imagine future
scenarios, any part of it can be changed, or eliminated, depending
on the path of the Covid-19 virus.
|All-Northwest Conference Teams for Fall Season|
|Nov 22, 2019 9:18 AM|
The All-Northwest Conference Teams for Volleyball, Girls Soccer, Cross Country, Boys Tennis, and Girls Swim & Dive have been posted on their respective sport pages.
The All-NWC Football teams will be published around the end of the state playoffs.
|NWC Football Teams Nearing Post-Season Play|
|Oct 23, 2019 9:02 PM|
This week will mark the end of the regular season for 2A and 3A
football teams, while the 1A Merry-Go-Round will finish a week
The news of the week in 2A is that Friday’s Lake Division city
rivalry between Bellingham and Sehome will not be played. Sehome
will be awarded a win by forfeit, as Bellingham will be unable to
field a full team.