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Large turnout at Concrete anniversary hoops night

La Conner High School's annual basketball road trip to Concrete on Friday covered more than the usual hour-long drive time.

This one spanned seven decades.

La Conner fans filled the visitors' bleachers on a night commemorating the 1952 opening of the iconic Concrete High School gymnasium and the century-old hoops rivalry between the two Skagit County schools.

The evening was billed as the "70-Plus Years Celebration" of the Concrete gym. And it was only fitting that the host Lions had La Conner on the schedule.

La Conner and Concrete have competed in basketball since the 1920s. They were paired...


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