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Rare photo offers new angle on '48 Braves tourney team

After more than 70 years, a storied La Conner High basketball team is sporting a different lineup.

Not in terms of a revised roster but instead how the 1948 Braves, who placed eighth at the State ‘B’ Tournament, were lined up for a team photo taken separately from those that appear in the school yearbook or on the history wall in the foyer of Landy James Gym.

The black-and-white shot shows players standing sideways to the camera, an angle that focuses on their profiles rather than the standard straight-ahead look.

The rare photo was recently re-discovered by Gail Thulen, who long ago had been...


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