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"We're gonna blow this joint down. They ain't never heard a beat like this!" (John Fisken photos)

“We’re gonna blow this joint down. They ain’t never heard a beat like this!” (John Fisken photos)

Tami

Star Lord (right) commands the Central Whidbey Co-Op Preschool float.

Marines

The Marine Corps League rolls proud.

biker

  Riding for POW/MIAs — remembering those whose journey home was interrupted or never fulfilled.

segway

The snappiest ride in town.

Allison

Allison Wenzel lets loose with some vocal stylings.

Leo club

   Bree Daigneault’s heart is full and her toes are light, as she and (l to r) Sofia Hassapis, Joey Lippo and Grey Rische rep the Leos.

Pearl Harbor

Grand Marshal Harold Johnson gets a round of applause.

Jerry Helm

Jerry Helm leads Central Whidbey’s firefighters down the parade path.

Savanna

Savanna Dohner has never been afraid of a camera. Never, ever, ever.

grocery carts

   Volunteers from the Gifts from the Heart Food Bank, out for a stroll with their designer grocery carts.

flute

“Play another song? OK, if you insist…”

The entire town might not have been in Coupeville’s Memorial Day parade Saturday, but it was probably close.

Showing big cities everywhere how it’s done, Central Whidbey closed off the streets and put together its best show on a day of remembrance.

Music, costumes, floats and tributes to fallen warriors — Cow Town at its best.

Freshmen Katrina McGranahan (11) and Lauren Rose started from day one and were immediate successes for the Wolves. (John Fisken photos)

   Freshmen Katrina McGranahan (11) and Lauren Rose started from day one and were immediate successes for the Wolves. (John Fisken photo)

Robin Cedillo (left) and CHS coach Deanna Rafferty (Shelli Trumbull photo)

  Robin Cedillo (left) and CHS coach Deanna Rafferty hang out before a game this season. (Shelli Trumbull photo)

The postseason trek ended prematurely this season, but it still had its moments.

While the Coupeville High School softball squad couldn’t make it back to state — falling 6-2 to Bellevue Christian at districts Friday — the Wolves had a successful run with a very young roster.

With four freshmen (Katrina McGranahan, Lauren Rose, Hope Lodell and Kyla Briscoe) starting on a daily basis, CHS finished 7-12 overall, 5-4 in Olympic League play.

They won at least one game from each of their league rivals, including a 22-21 win over Chimacum, a team that is state-bound.

The Cowboys finished second at districts to earn that slot, losing to champ Seattle Christian 12-2 before rebounding to knock off Bellevue Christian 14-8 in the second-place game.

Coupeville missed out on a fourth meeting with Chimacum thanks to some strong defense from Bellevue Christian.

Facing off with their non-conference foe for the third time this season, the Wolves smashed the ball, but often right at a glove.

“Almost everyone hit the ball during the game,” said Wolf coach Deanna Rafferty. “It was just unfortunately right where their defense was.”

McGranahan smacked a pair of singles and sophomore Robin Cedillo collected a base knock of her own to pace the Wolf attack.

Coupeville loaded the bags in the seventh, but its hopes of a come-from-behind walk-off win, something it pulled off twice this season, fell short when Bellevue’s shortstop made a clutch diving catch to seal her team’s win.

Pitching at the high school level for the final time, four-year hurler McKayla Bailey whiffed six, while Lodell made a pair of sparkling catches in center.

While the season ended sooner than anticipated, Rafferty was pleased with the hustle and grit her team showed in her first year as a head coach.

“Despite a 4 and 1/2 hour bus ride these girls played their hearts out,” she said. “I’m so proud to end the way we did.”

Jared Helmstadter (front) set a PR in the 200 Saturday at the District 3 meet. (John Fisken p[hotos)

Jared Helmstadter (front) set a PR in the 200 Saturday at districts. (John Fisken photos)

Lauren Bayne capped her freshman season with a PR in the 3200.

Lauren Bayne capped her freshman season with a PR in the 3200.

Day two was all about PRs.

While the Coupeville High School track squad didn’t add any more state qualifiers Saturday during the wrap-up of the District III meet at North Mason, the Wolves did set a string of top marks.

Six of the 10 CHS athletes who competed during day two put up the best time or throw of their high school careers.

Throwers Dalton Martin (shot put) and Skyler Lawrence (discus) both finished third Saturday, missing state by a single slot.

The duo had already qualified in different events Friday, with Martin winning the discus and Lawrence beating the field in the shot put.

The two, along with Makana Stone (400) and the 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 girls’ relay squads (Stone, Marisa Etzell, Sylvia Hurlburt and Lauren Grove) will head to Cheney May 29-30.

Complete Day 2 results:

Girls:

200 — Makana Stone (4th) 27.29; Sylvia Hurlburt (5th) 27.39 *PR*; Marisa Etzell (8th) 28.49

800 — Abby Parker (7th) 2:42.62 *PR*

3200 — Lauren Bayne (8th) 13:00.63 *PR*

Discus — Skyler Lawrence (3rd) 89-06 *PR*

Javelin — Naika Hallam (7th) 76-08

Boys:

200 — Jared Helmstadter (4th) 23.86 *PR*

Shot Put — Dalton Martin (3rd) 41-10.25 *PR*

High Jump — Connor Thompson (5th) 5-04

Christine Fields fires at the pin. (John Fisken photo)

Christine Fields fires at the pin. (John Fisken photo)

The best go first.

Tee times for the 1A state girls’ golf tourney have been announced, and Christine Fields will tee off with the first group during round one Wednesday, May 27.

The Coupeville High School senior, who is making her fourth consecutive trip to the big dance, finished fifth as a junior.

Her partners on the tee at 11:22 AM at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco will be defending champ Lauryn Keating of Elma and Hannah Roh of King’s, who finished fourth in 2014.

The trio are the top three returning finishers from last year’s tourney.

Day two tee times will be determined by the order of finish in round one, with the leaders going off the tee last as they pursue a title.

Fields has made the cut at each of her previous three appearances at state.

Four of her traveling/training partners from South Whidbey will be in Pasco for a reunion with the Lone Wolf.

Falcon duffers Tarra Moore (11:30 tee time), Kolby Heggenes (11:54), Grace Stringer (12:02) and Rosie Portillo (12:18) all qualified.

Portillo, who finished sixth last year, two strokes behind Fields, is the only returnee among the South Whidbey players.

"You dare to run on my arm? MY ARM?!?!?!? Fool!!!!" (John Fisken photos)

“You dare to run on my arm? MY ARM?!?!?!? Fool!!!!” (John Fisken photos)

That moment when you realize you really don't want to bunt.

Bunting while blind.

"Yeah, you ain't hittin' that one, son! There's a seat on the bench waitin' for your butt!!"

“Yeah, you ain’t hittin’ that one, son! There’s a seat on the bench waitin’ for your butt!!”

"If chicks dig the long ball, just call me the Ryan Gosling of this league!!"

“If chicks dig the long ball, just call me the Ryan Gosling of this league!!”

"To the people who parked their cars too close to the outfield fence, my apologies in advance."

“To the people who parked their cars too close to the outfield fence, my apologies in advance.”

"All eyes

“All eyes lock on the young outfielder as he moves in to make the catch of the century. There is no way this baseball is getting away from me!!”

"Told ya!!!"

“Told ya!!!”

If you’re looking out your window right now, it doesn’t look like baseball weather.

But ignore the current rain, because Central Widbey Little League has been playing games. Often in quite sunny weather.

The proof is in the photos above, which capture a game between CWLL’s Majors baseball squad and NW Red Sox.

See? I’m not lying.

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