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2017 1A-2A State Recap
Mar 7, 2017 9:26 PM

By Ted House

Two things come to mind when thinking back on the 2017 state basketball tournaments: revenge, and sophomores.

Well, three things, as Russillo’s Pizza is now serving in the SunDome. It’s a bit spendy, but quite addictive.

Mar 7, 2017 6:48 PM

Four-year starter, senior Damek Mitchell of Squalicum has been named the Most Valuable Player of the Northwest Conference, by vote of league coaches.

The NWC Coach of the Year is Bellingham's Brad McKay.

For the complete list of first and second teams, please see the attachment below.

Mar 7, 2017 6:45 PM

Junior Avery Dykstra of Lynden Christian was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Northwest Conference, by league coaches.

Burlington-Edison's Brett McLeod was named the Coach of the Year.

For complete first and second teams, please see the attachment below.

State - Day 3 Recap
Mar 4, 2017 12:29 AM

By Ted House

There will be two girls championship games in Yakima’s SunDome on Saturday, and three Northwest Conference teams will have a shot at the gold ball.

State - Day 2 Recap
Mar 2, 2017 11:43 PM

By Ted House

State Tourney Thursday was another good one for the NWC. Boys and girls teams combined to go 5-3 in state quarterfinal games. Two of those losses were self-inflicted. The NWC is up to 9-3 after the first two days.

State Tournament Box Scores
Mar 1, 2017 9:23 AM

State tournament box scores will be posted for NWC boys and girls games. They can be found by going to the team schedule, and clicking on the magnifying glass for that game. They will be available at some point following the game. Please be patient. It’s a test run.

State - Day 1 Recap
Mar 2, 2017 9:13 AM

By Ted House

The play-in day of the state tournament is over, and NWC teams went 4-0 in the Wednesday, loser out contests. Two of those wins created familiar state quarter-final matchups.

NWC: 11 Years of History
Feb 23, 2017 8:49 AM

By Ted House

The mammoth Northwest Conference just completed its 11th year in existence. It has always been the home to either 13 or 14 schools, and has always included the 1A, 2A and 3A classifications.

Mt. Vernon was one of the charter members, and Lakewood is the latest to join the conference, having been picked up as a free-agent from the Cascade Conference last summer.

NWC Boys - Regional Preview
Feb 24, 2017 5:38 AM

By Ted House

The famed Mt. Vernon High School gym will host the maximum of eight regional games this weekend. Here is a short preview of the Northwest Conference opponents in the regional round.

State Basketball - What you need to know
Dec 7, 2016 10:14 PM

by Ted House

As we pick up our story, you will remember that all the district tournaments have been completed. There are now 16 teams left in each classification who are on their way to the regional round. The teams that remain all have an RPI score that has been following their progress all season. They will be placed in order from 1-16. And now, back to our story…

Kickoff the Post-Season
Feb 19, 2017 8:12 AM

by Ted House

This could go several different ways. By simply reading this, you may experience a headache. You might find some valuable information that you have been wondering about. You may also be entertained. If this blog was an RPI, I’d say 25% information / 50% headache / 25% entertainment. But I am willing to tweak the numbers as the seasons go along.

District Tourney Wrap
Feb 19, 2017 12:31 PM

By Ted House

The 2A boy’s district tournament was the most balanced in years. I thought it would be like pouring gasoline too fast into a small funnel. You spill all over the place. That’s what this tourney did. We spilled really good teams all over the place.

Going in, I thought Anacortes was the team to beat, and then no less than six teams with a good shot at the final two spots. None of which would have been a surprise to grab them.

State RPI - What you need to know
Dec 14, 2016 7:24 PM

by Ted House

The WIAA has made further changes to its state basketball tournaments, beginning with the 2017 version.

The changes begin with a new RPI system, which will be used to seed the 16 finalists once district tournaments have been completed. The RPI system is being used to try to avoid circumstances in which the top teams in the state play each other too early in the tournament.

The RPI system will score each team using three layers:

1. Team win-loss percentage, worth 25 percent.

2. Win-loss percentage of a team’s opponents, worth 50 percent.

3. Win-loss percentage of the opponents of a team’s opponents, worth 25 percent.

Mathematical Weighting System for 2A Leagues to help District Seeding
Aug 31, 2016 3:08 PM




By Ted House,

(In conjunction with District 1 & 2 Athletic Directors)

District 1 and District 2 are home to 14 schools in the 2A classification, involving four leagues: Northwest Conference, Cascade Conference, Wesco 3A, and KingCo 2A/3A. Because they all play league schedules that include teams from multiple classifications, district Athletic Directors devised a Mathematical Weighting System (MWS) that assigns a point value for wins in league play. The end product will be a ranking of teams from 1 to 14, which will be used to seed teams for district tournaments.

NWC Basketball - What you need to know
Dec 2, 2016 4:52 PM

by Ted House

While the coaches roll out the new Spalding’s, let’s review the changes that have happened since last season.

First, Squalicum has joined Ferndale in the 3A classification. The 2A’s picked up Lakewood from the Cascade Conference, so they will still have eight schools. And we still have four teams in the 1A category, so each NWC team will play 13 conference games.

The New NWC for 2016 & Beyond
Aug 30, 2016 6:04 AM

by Ted House

Fresh off reclassification, there have been some changes effecting the Northwest Conference lineup. The first is, reclassification of schools has now changed from every two years, to every four years. So, what you see now will be here for a while.

Squalicum has moved from 2A to the 3A classification, joining Ferndale, as the only two 3A schools in the NWC. The rest of the NWC members stayed put.

NEW!! WPA GameDay Launch - Mobile Website
Jan 8, 2013 11:39 AM

Introducing the MOBILE version of NWCAthletics.com! With the new WPA GameDay, you can "TAKE THE GAME TO GO!" Version 1.0 of WPA GameDay is now accessibly on ALL mobile devices.

For the best user experience, we have found the Google Chrome browser to work the best. See below for the WPA GameDay 1.0 features.

TO BEGIN: Type in any league website URL into your browser on your mobile device. You will now be taken to the new WPA GameDay site. You can still access the full league website by clicking the View Full Website link.

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