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School district has monthly community meetings

La Conner Schools leaders want to meet you and hear your questions, concerns and suggestions starting Sept. 15 at 7 a.m. at Stompin’ Grounds Coffee, on Morris Street. Join Superintendent Will Nelson, Director of Special Programs Andy Wheeler,...

 

La Conner volleyball team banks on rich state title tradition

Great Expectations. It is not just a famous Charles Dickens novel. It is also the mantra of the La Conner High School volleyball program, winner of six state crowns in the past 20 years, including 2019 and 2021. Only the pandemic stood in the way of...

 

La Conner High School football eyes next step in program rebuilding project

Less than two years ago Charlie Edwards was the architect of a stout defense that helped La Conner High School clinch a league football title. That was during a shortened, conference-only season...

 

Braves soccer team revamps attack to offset graduation losses

The roster has changed and so has the game plan for the La Conner High School boys' soccer team. The Braves opened preseason workouts Monday minus key players who graduated from last year's club that...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    July 13, 2022

Dustin Swanson is new Stanwood basketball coach

Dustin Swanson is the new head coach of the Stanwood High School girls’ basketball team. Swanson was the La Conner High School assistant basketball coach. Swanson, from a pioneer La Conner family,...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    July 5, 2022

Schools forecast smaller enrollment, budget for fall

Fifteen years ago, 650 students attended grades K-12 at La Conner Schools. But this fall only 530 are projected, an enrollment drop that will have a direct impact on the school district’s 2022-23...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    July 5, 2022

Basketball Coach C.J. Woods takes on school district athletics director role

C.J. Woods has been named the La Conner School District’s new director of athletics after his first year as a teacher and boys’ head basketball coach. The district has been splitting the assistant principal/athletics director position. Woods...

 
 By Ken Stern    School    June 21, 2022

La Conner Schools enrollment by director districts

School’s out for summer. The next La Conner School District board director elections are in 2023, but this spring the district’s school board made slight adjustments to the five director district...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    June 15, 2022

La Conner High School senior class graduates

The La Conner High School graduating class had to adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic and then one last time Friday evening. The 128th annual commencement exercises were moved from Whittaker Field to...

 

2022 La Conner High School Graduating Class

La Conner high school's graduating class. Graduation Friday, June 10 at 5 p.m....

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    June 7, 2022

High school graduation at Whittaker Field on Friday

La Conner High School has held annual commencements for more than a century but the 5 p.m. June 10 graduation at Whittaker Field will offer something new. Those attending will be officially welcomed i...

 
 By Aurelien Ali    School    June 7, 2022

‘America became my new home,’ Italian exchange student said

Even though Eleonora Libé got sick her first days here after what seemed to her an endless flight, she is living her dream since then over the last nine months. The senior exchange student at...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    May 31, 2022

Emma Worgum wins girls’ state golf crown

Winning has long been par for La Conner High School senior Emma Worgum. The Lady Braves’ senior golf standout has excelled throughout her high school career, including summer tournaments. She...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    May 31, 2022

Murdock captures state gold in hurdles

La Conner High School sophomore Tommy Murdock won the boys’ state 2B 300-meter hurdles title in storybook fashion at Cheney May 26-28. Murdock, who had bolted to an early lead, clipped the final...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    May 24, 2022

Marble qualifies in four events

La Conner High School track standout Ellie Marble has qualified in four events at what will be the first state 2B track and field meet in three years starting Thursday, May 26 at Eastern Washington Un...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    May 17, 2022

Golf teams take first in district competition

La Conner High School golfers dealt with tough conditions last Thursday in Oak Harbor, but at the end of the day their outlook could not have been sunnier. The boys and girls golf teams weathered drizzly skies and harsh gusts to blow past the...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    May 17, 2022

Girls win district track; boys place second

By capturing the NW2B District track crown in Coupeville on Saturday, the La Conner High School girls completed a three-sport hat trick this year. La Conner girls’ teams had earlier won the district volleyball and basketball championships. They...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    May 10, 2022

La Conner youth teams now on school campus

La Conner youth league teams made an adjustment this spring. The teams had to shift venues after last year’s sale of Hedlin’s ballfield on Maple Avenue. Youth practices and games are now on the La Conner schools campus. The transition has...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    May 10, 2022

Best in track go to Coupeville district meet

La Conner High School track teams are picking up the pace as the season’s finish line looms ahead. Some dozen La Conner athletes compete in district trials at Coupeville this Saturday. Winners quali...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    May 3, 2022

Baseball Braves blank Concrete

The La Conner High School baseball team made major strides with an impressive 6-0 league triumph at Concrete April 26. Braves pitcher Brogan Masonholder earned his first win by tossing a six-hit shutout that secured La Conner a two-game season...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    April 26, 2022

Baseball Braves fall to Orcas

The La Conner High School baseball team ripped nine hits, drew 10 walks, and received solid outings from pitchers Nathan Bailey and Haydin Dinuis when the Braves hosted Orcas Island Friday afternoon. But it wasn’t enough to overcome crucial...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    April 19, 2022

Coupeville sweeps La Conner in diamond doubleheaders

It was Good Friday on the calendar, but anything but a good Friday for the La Conner High School baseball and softball teams. Both lost league home doubleheaders to Coupeville. In the girls’ softball twinbill, the defending NW2B/1B champions...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    April 19, 2022

Cook named one of state’s top hoop shooters

Sarah Cook delivered countless highlights while helping La Conner High School to a 23-2 mark and fourth place finish at the 2022 Girls’ 2B Hardwood Classic in Spokane. Since then, the senior has received many post-season honors. The latest is her...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    April 12, 2022

Ellie Marble picks Central for college volleyball

Ellie Marble has been a central figure in La Conner High School’s last two state 2B Volleyball championship runs. So, it seems only appropriate that Marble would verbally commit to attend and play volleyball at Central Washington University after...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    April 12, 2022

Baseball Braves beaten by Friday Harbor

A major fire struck downtown Friday Harbor Thursday morning. The next day the town’s high school baseball team, the defending NW2B2B/1B champions, was equally hot. The Wolverines (5-0 in league) opened their April 8 conference game at La Conner...

 

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