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 By Bill Reynolds    School    May 22, 2024 

Braves trio qualify for state 2B/1B golf

Three of six La Conner High School golfers advanced from Northwest Tri-District 2B competition to state brackets this week in Tumwater. Seniors Abigail Udlock and Sammy Williams and junior Corran...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    May 22, 2024 

Braves junior Kendall Lee qualifies for state tennis

Kendall Lee has brought her A-game – as in Anacortes – to area tennis courts this spring. The La Conner High School junior has competed in 2024 for Anacortes head coach Jeff Leer and the 2A Seahawks s...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    May 22, 2024 

Baseball, softball shine in league awards

The La Conner High School baseball and softball teams fell short in their respective league title races this spring, but they were winners nonetheless. Both programs were recipients of 2024 Team Sportsmanship Awards in recent balloting by their...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    May 15, 2024

Braves take second in district track

Tommy Murdock, Yandel Rosales-Rojas, Kiana Jenkins and Morgan Huizenga each won multiple events and four eighth graders teamed to win the girls’ mile relay to lead the La Conner High School track teams to second-place finishes at the Northwest D...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    May 15, 2024
Tommy Murdock leaps a hurdle

Murdock named Herald ­athlete of week

La Conner High School senior Tommy Murdock, the defending state 2B champion in the 110-meter hurdles and two-time state title winner in the 300-meter hurdles, is reaching new heights this spring....

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    May 15, 2024

Golfers compete at Tri-District tourney today

Six La Conner High School students will be doing their course work outdoors today. They will do so while exchanging textbooks for scorecards, having qualified for the May 15 Northwest 2B/1B Tri-District Golf Tournament at Tulalip’s Battle Creek Golf...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    May 8, 2024

Track teams run strong, take second at league title meet

The La Conner High School track teams show they have a finishing kick. The Braves and Lady Braves posted strong performances at the NW2B/1B League Championship Meet in Mount Vernon on May 1, a prelude to Bi-District trials in Coupeville on Saturday,...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    May 8, 2024
5 high school baseball players stand at home plate

Braves teams celebrate despite losses to league rival Coupeville

The La Conner High baseball and softball teams lost their regular season finales at home last week, but each program still had cause to celebrate. For the Braves and Lady Braves, all wasn't lost last...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    May 1, 2024
Softball player hits a line drive

Braves handily tame Lions on the diamonds

It was cold, damp and gusty in La Conner last Saturday, a perfect day for the La Conner Braves softball and baseball teams. The Lady Braves were especially thankful their home doubleheader with...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    May 1, 2024

Fresh off track trials, Braves prepare for league title meet

The La Conner High School track teams should feel at home today at Mount Vernon High School’s Bulldog Stadium for the NW2B/1B Championship Meet. That’s because La Conner enjoyed strong showings on the Mount Vernon oval last week during the 116th Ska...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    May 1, 2024

Emma Worgum finishes strong for WWU golf

Wherever Emma Worgum goes, birdies and eagles are sure to follow. Worgum, who won the 2022 Washington State 2B/1B Girls' Golf Tournament as a La Conner senior, has taken her game to a new level this...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    April 24, 2024

Braves bounce back with big road wins

The La Conner High School baseball team bounced back from three straight heartbreaking, one-run, extra-inning road losses to post convincing wins at Quilcene and Darrington. The Braves defeated Quilcene, a traditionally strong baseball program, by a...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    April 24, 2024

Middle school girls win JV track meet

Other teams brought larger rosters, but the host La Conner Middle School girls’ junior varsity track team had Faith. As in Faith Jenkins, who won three solo events to lead La Conner to top honors in its portion of a nine-school junior varsity t...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    April 24, 2024

La Conner golf team sweeps two matches

Home or away, it didn’t matter where La Conner golfers played to win last week. The Braves were equally strong at their Swinomish Links home course on April 16 and at the Battle Creek Golf Club on Tulalip Reservation on April 18. La Conner edged v...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    April 17, 2024
A boy runs the hurdles.

Braves outperform big schools in Skagit Showdown

First Street isn't the only place in town with parking issues. The Whittaker Field parking lot on N. Sixth Street was jammed with vehicles April 10 when La Conner hosted the annual Skagit Showdown...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    April 17, 2024
A girl lands the triple jump in the sand

Murdock sweeps hurdles, Jenkins 2nd in 200 dash

No rest for the weary. That age-old mantra applied to the La Conner High School track teams last week. Just three days after hosting the much-anticipated Skagit Showdown, La Conner thinclads competed...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    April 17, 2024

Braves' ball teams have a bumpy road trip

Travel wasn’t kind to the La Conner High School baseball and softball teams last week. The Braves suffered a pair of heartbreaking one-run extra-inning losses while the young Lady Braves were dealt double-digit setbacks during visits to Coupeville a...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    April 10, 2024

Braves' late comeback falls short in Sultan

The shorthanded La Conner Braves baseball team had a long afternoon in Sultan April 2. The 2B Braves, minus key starters for a non-league spring break road game, trailed early but rallied late to force extra innings before falling 13-12 to the 1A...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    April 10, 2024

Fifth grader has hoop hopes in elite league

A La Conner Elementary School student is getting an advanced education on the hardwood. Josie Catubo, an 11-year-old fifth grader, is making the grade as a member of the Pacific Northwest Rain girls'...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    April 3, 2024

Track teams do well at MVC meet

Reigning state hurdles champion Tommy Murdock won three solo events, Morgan Huizenga climbed atop the medal podium twice, and the Lady Braves captured two relay crowns as La Conner High School’s track-and-field teams finished near the top of the l...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    April 3, 2024

Orcas teams flee La Conner with close wins on the diamonds

If it wasn’t for bad luck, the La Conner High School’s softball team wouldn’t have any luck at all. For the second time in four outings, head coach Loran James’ young club came up on the short end of a one-run contest. The Lady Braves (0-4 overall...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    March 27, 2024

Track makes strides at Coupeville meet

La Conner High School thinclads seem to be on the right track two weeks into the 2024 campaign. The school’s boys’ and girls’ track teams enjoyed a second straight strong outing March 20 at Coupeville with several among coach Peter Voorhees’ charges...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    March 27, 2024
Baseball player swings at a pitch

Braves rally, nip Loggers in extra innings

Being better armed proved the difference for La Conner as the Braves edged Darrington 3-2 in a classic pitcher's duel at home March 22. La Conner hurlers Nathan Bailey and Kenai Zimmerman combined to...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    March 20, 2024

Braves roll to 7-1 win in home opener

The La Conner High baseball team was in mid-season form for its home opener last Thursday. The Braves used sharp pitching, crisp defense and discipline at the plate to post an impressive 7-1...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    March 20, 2024

Track and field teams post strong start in season debut

Tommy Murdock picked up where he left off a year ago. The La Conner High School senior, who is the reigning Washington State 2B boys’ 110- and 300-meter hurdles champion, swept his signature events during a 10-team season debut meet at Whittaker F...

 

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