DARRINGTON — The La Conner High School volleyball team is getting off to as hot a start in the spring as it usually does in the fall.

Ellie Marble had 20 kills and was 17-of-17 serving, Emma Keller had 26 assists and the Braves swept Darrington on Saturday 25-6, 25-12, 25-8.

Marble added 10 digs, four aces and was 9-of-9 on serve receive, while Keller had eight digs. 

Rachel Cram added 17 digs and a pair of aces, Sarah Cook had 11 digs and eight kills, and Katie Watkins had six kills, six digs and two blocks as the Braves bettered their record to 2-0.

"We played really well offensively tonight. Emma did a nice job running our offense and Rachel did a nice job running our defense. Ellie was big for us at the net and she and Emma connected well. I am proud of our girls for continuing to push themselves and each other every day," coach Suzanne Marble said. "Every player contributed to our win today."

Concrete Lions 3,

Orcas Island Vikings 2

EASTSOUND — The Lions battled for a victory on the road. 

Rebekah Rider was 26-for-26 serving, Kassidy Smith had 25 digs and the Lions erased a two-set deficit to win 24-26, 19-25, 25-22, 26-24, 15-10.

Rider had five kills and two blocks for the Lions, who also got a 14-14 serving performance with nine kills and nine digs from Kylie Clark, and a 19-of-19 serving tally from Sierra Rensink, who also had 10 assists and four blocks.

Concrete evened its record at 1-1.


Coupeville Wolves 6,

La Conner Braves 0

COUPEVILLE — The Wolves came out on top in the season-opening contest for both teams. 

La Conner's next game is with Concrete on April 23 in Concrete.

Lummi Nation Blackhawks 16,

Concrete Lions 12

BELLINGHAM — The Lions came up short Friday in their season-opener.

Owen Aamot had one touchdown through the air and another on the ground for the Lions, finding Robert Reed for 21-yard strike and finding the end zone on his own with a rush.

"In a whole new league and level and new starters in skilled positions, we battled well for how young we are," Lions coach Arthur Sanchez said.

Adam Culver led the Lions with 59 yards rushing. 

They will host Neah Bay on Saturday.

— Reporter Trevor Pyle: 360-416-2156, tpyle@skagitpublishing.com, Twitter: @goskagit, Facebook.com/bytrevorpyle

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