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Sports calendar: Nov. 24 – Dec. 3, 2023

Upcoming recreation opportunities and professional, college and prep sports

Western Washington University's Brooke Walling looks to pass the ball Friday
Western Washington University's Brooke Walling looks to pass the ball Friday (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Connor J. Benintendi Sports Editor

CONNOR’S PICKS

Boys basketball: Lynden Christian at King’s
1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, King’s High School

These teams love to play each other. Lynden Christian probably just loves it a little more after beating King’s in each of the last two 1A state championship games.

That history is what makes this game, especially as a season opener, one to attend. This game’s only purpose is for each team to be able to gauge how last year’s success has rolled over to the new season. 

LC lost six seniors at the end of last season, which does make the Lyncs more vulnerable early on in the schedule. King’s, however, also lost five, making this contest very difficult to predict. 

In the regular season meeting between these teams last year, LC won 73-55 before winning the state title rematch by 10.

photo  Lynden Christian’s Tyler Sipma keeps an eye on the basket as he leaps for the shot March 4 in the 1A state championship game versus King’s High School. (Andy Bronson/Cascadia Daily News)  

WWU: Women’s basketball vs. Simon Fraser
7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, Carver Gym

This game will be Western Washington University women’s basketball’s first Great Northwest Athletic Conference game of the season, and it’s at home.

Western is off to a 3-1 start to the season, and the Vikings have a good chance to begin their conference schedule with a victory against Simon Fraser (4-3). 

This matchup has been dominated by Western the last few seasons, as the Vikings have won four of their last five games against the Red Leafs on a twice-per-year cadence. 


Following this game, Western will be on the road for five straight games from Dec. 14–Jan. 6 (winter break is included in that span) so it’ll be crucial to win this one. 

Recreation: Fairhaven Frosty 5K & 10K Race
9:45 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, Fairhaven Park

One of many local holiday-themed fun runs, the Fairhaven Frosty 5K and 10K offer another opportunity to dress up in holiday gear and join a social run/walk.

There will be awards based on performance and costumes, candy canes for all runners, and refreshments at the finish line, according to the event’s website.

Registration is required, and the price is based on age and Greater Bellingham Running Club membership status. GBRC members can run the 5K or 10K for $10, while non-members must pay $15 for the 5K and $20 for the 10K.

The fee is $5 for non-member runners ages 10 and under, and free for members of the same age group.

photo  Runners head down Cornwall Avenue Dec. 10, 2022 while running in the Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run 5K. Similar attire is encouraged at the Fairhaven Frosty 5K & 10K Race at Fairhaven Park on Saturday, Dec. 2. (Andy Bronson/Cascadia Daily News)  


FULL CALENDAR

Friday, Nov. 24

WWU
Women’s basketball vs. MSU Moorhead, 7 p.m., Carver Gym 

WCC

Men’s basketball at Clark College, 3 p.m.

NHL
Vancouver Canucks at Seattle Kraken, 7 p.m.

Recreation

WMBC’s: Opt Outside Volunteer Trail Day, 9 a.m., Galbraith Mountain

Salmon Sighting: Chuckanut Creek, 12 p.m., North Chuckanut Mountain Trailhead

Saturday, Nov. 25

Football
1A state tournament, semifinals: Nooksack Valley at Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls, 1 p.m., Union Stadium (Mead)

WWU
Men’s basketball vs. Douglas College, 1 p.m., Carver Gym 

Women’s basketball vs. Hawaii Pacific, 7 p.m., Carver Gym

WCC

Men’s basketball at Big Bend Community College, 4 p.m.

Recreation
Salmon Sighting: Chuckanut Creek, 12 p.m., North Chuckanut Mountain Trailhead

Sunday, Nov. 26

WCC

Men’s basketball at Grays Harbor College, 12 p.m.

MLS
Western Conference semifinals: Los Angeles FC at Seattle Sounders, 6:30 p.m.

Recreation
Shimmies & Shakes Belly Dance Workshop, 3 p.m., Fairhaven Library auditorium

Monday, Nov. 27

Boys basketball
Coupeville at Mount Baker, 7:15 p.m.

Girls basketball
Coupeville at Mount Baker, 5:30 p.m.

Nooksack Valley at Kentwood, 6 p.m.

WCC

Women’s basketball at Douglas College, 6 p.m.

Recreation
Gangball, 4 p.m., Bloedel Donovan Multi-Purpose Room

Tuesday, Nov. 28

Boys basketball
Blaine at Friday Harbor, 4:30 p.m.

South Whidbey at Mount Baker, 7:15 p.m.

Girls basketball

Blaine at Friday Harbor, 6 p.m.

Lynden Christian at Archbishop Murphy, 7:15 p.m.

Lynden at Meadowdale, 7:15 p.m.

Girls bowling

Meridian at Blaine, 3:15 p.m., Mt. Baker Lanes

NHL
Seattle Kraken at Chicago Blackhawks, 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 29

Boys basketball
Meridian at Friday Harbor, 6 p.m.

Bellingham at Granite Falls, 6 p.m.

Tamanawis Secondary at Lynden, 7:15 p.m.

Girls basketball
Meridian at Friday Harbor, 4:30 p.m.

Mount Baker at Bellingham, 7:15 p.m.

Squalicum at Lake Stevens, 7:15 p.m.

Sehome at Mountlake Terrace, 7:15 p.m.

Girls bowling

Nooksack Valley at Anacortes, 3:15 p.m., Riverside Lanes

WCC

Women’s basketball at Green River College, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 30

Boys basketball

Sehome at Arlington, 7:15 p.m.

Squalicum at Cedarcrest, 7:15 p.m.

Mount Vernon Christian at Meridian, 7:15 p.m.

Girls basketball
Lynden at King’s, 7 p.m.

Marysville-Pilchuck at Bellingham, 7:15 p.m.

Boys swim and dive
Bellingham at Ferndale, 3:30 p.m.

Squalicum at Sehome, 3:30 p.m., Arne Hanna Aquatic Center

Lynden at Sedro-Woolley, 7:30 p.m., Skagit Valley Family YMCA

WWU
Women’s basketball vs. Biola, 7 p.m., Carver Gym

Volleyball at West Regionals, teams TBD, campus site

NFL
Seahawks at Cowboys, 5:15 p.m., FOX

NHL
Seattle Kraken at Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 p.m.

Recreation
Cat Yoga, 6 p.m., NEKO Cat Cafe

BBay Pub Run to Structures XXVI, 6 p.m., BBay Running store

Friday, Dec. 1

Football

1A state tournament, championship: Teams TBD, 3 p.m., Husky Stadium

Boys basketball

Mount Baker at Orcas Island, 5 p.m.    

Girls basketball

Mount Baker at Orcas Island, 3:30 p.m.

Nooksack Valley at Archbishop Murphy, 7:15

Jackson at Ferndale, 7:15 p.m.

Girls bowling

Blaine at Burlington-Edison, 3:15 p.m., Riverside Lanes

Ferndale at Mount Vernon, 3:15 p.m., Riverside Lanes

Cascade (Everett) at Meridian, 3:15 p.m., Mt. Baker Lanes

Jackson at Squalicum, 3:30 p.m., 20th Century Bowl

WWU
Volleyball at West Regionals, teams TBD, campus site

WCC

Men’s basketball at Centralia College, 2 p.m.

Women’s basketball at Chemeketa Community College, 6 p.m.

Recreation
Open Roller Skate, 6 p.m., Depot Market Square

Saturday, Dec. 2

Boys basketball

Lynden Christian at King’s, 1 p.m.

Archbishop Murphy at Blaine, 5:30 p.m.

Ferndale at Marysville-Getchell, 7:15 p.m.

Girls basketball

Ferndale at Mountlake Terrace, 2 p.m.

Kingston at Squalicum, 6:15 p.m.

Lynden Christian at Meadowdale, 7:15 p.m.

Boys wrestling

Blaine at Mariner, 9:30 a.m.

Lynden, Meridian, Nooksack Valley, Sehome at George Yonlick Tourney, 10 a.m., Bellingham High School

Girls wrestling

Mount Baker at Squalicum, 7 a.m.    

WWU
Men’s basketball vs. Simon Fraser, 3 p.m., Carver Gym 

Women’s basketball vs. Simon Fraser, 7 p.m., Carver Gym

Volleyball at West Regionals, teams TBD, campus site

WCC

Men’s basketball at Green River College, 4 p.m.

Women’s basketball at Lower Columbia College, 1 p.m.

MLS
Conference Finals, teams TBD

NHL
Seattle Kraken at Ottowa Senators, 4 p.m.

Recreation

Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt, 11 a.m., downtown Lynden

Squalicum Creek salmon sighting, 12 p.m., Cornwall Park

Fairhaven Frosty 5K & 10K Race, 9:45 a.m., Fairhaven Park

CDN’s sports calendar is published online Thursdays and in print Fridays. To submit an event for consideration, email connorbenintendi@cascadiadaily.com. News Producer Eric Trent compiled the featured listings.

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