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 By Bill Reynolds    School    November 30, 2022 

New Lady Braves hoop coach plans fun and fundamentals

Succeeding a Hall of Fame coach is a tall order, but fortunately for the La Conner High School girls' basketball program new mentor Joe Harper stands 6'-5". He takes over from Scott Novak, who guided...

 

Not just playing: La Conner students take theater seriously

There's plenty of drama going on at La Conner Schools these days. Which is just fine, especially when blended in equal measure with comedy, stage craft and set construction. Theater arts, which...

 

Braves hoop team ready for season

It only seems fitting that the high school basketball team plans an up-tempo style this season. That's because the Braves have gotten the 2022-23 hoops campaign off to a running start thanks to...

 

Ellie Marble earns statewide honor for play at volleyball tourney

Ellie Marble delivered some big hits in Yakima for the state champion La Conner High School volleyball team this November. In turn, Marble was a big hit with Washington Interscholastic Activities Asso...

 

State volleyball champions honored with downtown parade Saturday

La Conner loves a winner. And the community is always up for a parade. Townspeople and tourists alike enjoyed both Saturday afternoon, turning out to honor the arrival of La Conner High School's 2B...

 

The award is even larger

THE AWARD IS EVEN LARGER – La Conner Schools' Andy Wheeler, director of special programs, left, and ceramic arts teacher Steve DeLeon accept a $4,500 check, a gift from Epting Foundation Trustee...

 

La Conner wins bi-district net title against a tough Coupeville team

If practice makes perfect, the La Conner High School volleyball team should be perfectly ready to defend the state 2B net crown it has worn since 2019. Just moments after securing a berth to the...

 

Braves close out season with win

It was a case of less is more when the eight-man La Conner High School football team closed out its season at Lummi Nov. 1. The Braves (2-6) exceeded their prior season point total with an explosive...

 

Epting Foundation funds La Conner Schools' new kiln

La Conner Schools officials are fired up about the district’s arts program’s newest addition. It is, after all, a kiln for students to use to fire pottery. The acquisition is made possible by a $2,500 donation from the Anacortes-based Rick...

 

Girls' locker room named for coach Marble

She's already in the state coaches' Hall of Fame. Now Suzanne Marble is having her name affixed to a space closer to home, off the corridors of Landy James Gym, where she has guided the school's...

 

La Conner ends volleyball season beating Squalicum

The road to a seventh state volleyball championship may well go through Manson. If so, the Lady Braves will have to bypass the speed bumps they encountered during a two-day Eastern Washington swing...

 

Braves football lose against Ilwaco

By Bill Reynolds Ilwaco High School did a victory jig with a 23-0 non-league triumph – the Fishermen's first of the season – when its relentless run game finally wore down the Braves for two...

 

Splinters from the school board

At its meeting Oct. 24, the La Conner School board heard reports from middle school and high school students who attended Cispus Leadership Camp in Randle, near the base of Mount Rainier, last summer. The students reported enjoying the experience,...

 

Volleyball spiker earns award from national coaches' group

Ellie Marble is well known in regional volleyball circles and at Central Washington University, where the La Conner High School standout is a prized recruit for veteran head coach Mario Andaya's...

 

Braves soccer win 2-1 on Senior Night

La Conner High School senior Thomas Kitchen and his Braves teammates unleashed heat that Providence Classical Christian defenders couldn't handle during conference boys' home soccer action Friday nigh...

 

Braves fall short in homecoming defeat

The La Conner High School homecoming football game last Friday was full of bright shining moments. Not so much in the final score, but certainly during isolated moments of a 67-18 grid loss to league...

 

Volleyball fundraiser for cancer research a winner at senior night

The defending state 2B La Conner High School volleyball team is used to posting big numbers when it takes the floor. But none bigger than last Wednesday at Landy James Gym. The Lady Braves swept...

 

Braves break scoring barrier, defeat Tarriers for first grid win

The La Conner Braves had a point to make Friday night. Actually, they made 30 of them. Held scoreless all of 2021 and the first month of this season, the Braves broke the scoring barrier and got into...

 

Volleyball team places first in Olympia tourney silver bracket

The La Conner High School volleyball team turned in another capital performance last weekend. Facing teams from larger schools, including undefeated 4A power Puyallup High School, the defending state...

 

Students, staff honor victims of residential school trauma

It wasn't yellow flags that dotted dry and brownish Whittaker Field Friday morning. It was instead the orange shirts worn by La Conner students and staff that colored the school district's football...

 

Honoring Hall of Fame coach Suzanne Marble Oct. 13

La Conner High School volleyball players have given their fans plenty of reasons to celebrate over the past three decades – starting with six state titles. Now the La Conner community has an...

 

Braves Preschool opens with 11 students

Build it and they will come. This famous line from a popular movie is also a mantra for the new Little Braves Preschool on the La Conner Schools campus. Eleven students attended last week’s reopening of the district preschool, which has been...

 

Liberty Bell rings up 54-0 win over Braves

There were no cracks in a Liberty Bell defense that held La Conner to 67 yards total offense – all on the ground – in an impressive 54-0 non-conference eight-man triumph at Whittaker Field Saturday, Oct. 1. The visitors amassed 339 yards in...

 

Braves football lose to Coupeville in home debut

The Coupeville High School football team needed just one score and 16 seconds to post an NW2B shutout win over La Conner at Whittaker Field Friday, Sept. 23. Coupeville's Scott Hilborn returned the...

 

Volleyball wins league opener last Thursday

The La Conner High School volleyball team split a pair of matches last week but literally won the one that counted. The defending state 2B net champs were edged in three sets at 1A Nooksack Valley Sept. 20 before sweeping Friday Harbor on San Juan...

 

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