In the pink!!

(Amy King photos)

Lookin’ fresh, the Wolf JV spikers hang out and wait for an opponent who never showed. (Amy King photos)

Katrina McGranahan spends her free time playing model.

Katrina McGranahan spends her free time playing model.

All dressed up and their dates didn’t show.

High winds forced cancellations on the ferry systems Tuesday, leaving Port Townsend’s girls’ soccer and volleyball squads stranded on their side of the water.

That meant their scheduled Olympic League games in Coupeville had to be postponed, leaving the Wolf spikers standing around sporting new shirts for a cancer awareness night and no one to play while wearing them.

CHS players were planning to wear pink for breast cancer, blue for prostrate and red for Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

Early word is the volleyball match will be rescheduled for Thursday, Oct. 30 and the Dig for the Cure event will go on as planned.

No announcement yet on when the soccer game will be played.

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Amanda d'Almeida

Amanda d’Almeida

Showdown Saturday approaches.

Carleton College’s womens’ soccer team, which includes former CHS star Amanda d’Almeida, will play for sole possession of first place in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletics Conference Oct. 25.

The Knights (9-4-1 overall, 6-1-1 in the MIAC) will travel to Moorhead, Minnesota to play Concordia College (11-3-1, 6-1-1).

The schools hold a slim edge over Augsburg and Saint Benedict (both 6-2) and will each have two games remaining after their tussle for the top of the standings.

Concordia is slipping backwards, having lost consecutive games, including its only MIAC loss, a 2-0 upset at the hands of Bethel, which is mired in the bottom third of the league.

Carleton had its own slip-up, falling 2-1 to Macalester (#8 in the league) before bouncing back to drill Hamline 3-0.

D’Almeida has been playing complete games again after illness slowed her in the early going, and even survived a head-to-head collision with a rival player.

While her opponent suffered a concussion, d’Almeida, thanks to what dad Dan refers to as her “thick head,” walked away with a “big bruise” and is expected to play against Concordia.

On the season, she has played in 12 games, starting five, while recording 614 minutes on the pitch. She has had a pair of shots on goal, but is still looking for her first score.

Kyla Briscoe (left) and big sis Tiffany are ready. Are you? (Amy Briscoe photo)

   Wolf varsity spikers Kyla (left) and Tiffany Briscoe are ready. Are you? (Amy Briscoe photo)

Volleyball is ready to do some work tonight.

When Coupeville hosts Port Townsend (JV at 5, varsity at 6:15), it’ll be two things in one.

On the one hand, it’s a showdown for positioning in the Olympic League standings at the halfway point of the six-game league schedule.

Coupeville (1-1 in league play, 1-7 overall) is in a tie with Chimacum (1-1, 3-6) for second place, a game off of Klahowya (2-0, 10-0).

The Redhawks (0-2, 5-4) have stumbled out of the gate after a strong non-conference stretch of the schedule, but could shake things back up with a win on the road.

To go along with the match, the two schools will also participate in a Dig for the Cure cancer awareness night.

The Wolf players will wear different colors to reflect the battles against different cancers and fans are encouraged to join in with their choice of clothing.

Pink is for breast cancer, blue for prostrate and red for Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

Erin Rosenkranz (John Fisken photos)

Erin Rosenkranz has punched in a pair of goals this season. (John Fisken photos)

Not even being attacked by her own hair on a breakaway can derail the goal-scoring machine that is Micky LeVine.

   Not even being attacked by her own hair on a breakaway can derail the goal-scoring machine that is Micky LeVine.

Normally one of the anchors of the CHS defense, Jacki Ginnings moved up and scored her first-ever high school goal against Chimacum.

  Normally one of the anchors of the defense, Jacki Ginnings moved up and scored her first-ever high school goal against Chimacum.

Seven Wolf booters have a secret bond.

They have each experienced something this season that the other 12 players on the Coupeville High School girls’ soccer squad (currently 4-4-1) have not.

They know what it feels like to have a ball shoot off their foot and end up buried in the back of the net while a rival goaltender sheds a single, solitary tear of regret.

These Magnificent Seven, if you will, are the queens of the pitch. Four seniors and three freshmen, a mix of seasoned vets and explosive newcomers.

The only problem?

Now that they’ve scored, whether once or multiple times, they’ll need to feel that rush again and again.

They’ll need the thrill of the score. The roar of the crowd. The adrenaline spike.

Good thing they still have four more regular season games and then a probable playoff run to get their fix.

The current leaders:

Micky LeVine – 5 goals
Mia Littlejohn - 3
Marisa Etzell - 2
Erin Rosenkranz -2
Lauren Bayne - 1
Jacki Ginnings - 1
Sage Renninger - 1

Mitchell carroll (John Fisken photos)

   Sophomore Mitchell Carroll is starting to move up the stats charts both as a receiver and a tackler. (John Fisken photos)

Joel Walstad

   Wolf QB Joel Walstad (upper right) has thrown for 1,000+ yards in his first season as a starter.

When he's not busy moonlighting as a volleyball cheerleader, Josh Bayne is among the state's best 1A players.

  When he’s not busy moonlighting as a volleyball cheerleader, Josh Bayne is among the state’s best 1A players.

Change is in the air.

Coming off a huge 57-14 romp over Chimacum, the stat sheet for the Coupeville High School football squad is in flux once again.

Several younger players such as Chance Kleinfelter, Mitchell Carroll and Cameron Toomey-Stout got a chance to slap their names on the board, while big guns such as Josh Bayne and Joel Walstad padded their already-impressive stats.

As the Wolves prepare for a Homecoming showdown with Klahowya (5:30 PM Friday) that will decide which of the two schools goes to the playoffs, take a moment to marinate in all the statty goodness.



Joel Walstad  79 completions for 1,054 yards (#3 in 1A) with 10 TDs and 9 INTs
CJ Smith  9-99 with 1/1
Josh Bayne 1-43


Bayne 26 receptions for 343 yards (#6 in 1A)
Ryan Griggs
22-328 (#8 in 1A)
C. Smith 17-242
Wiley Hesselgrave 10-157
Jacob Martin 9-66
Mitchell Carroll 3-27
Lathom Kelley 4-21
Cameron Toomey-Stout 1-12
Gabe Wynn


Bayne 105 carries for 1,038 yards (#2 in 1A, #6 in all classifications)
Hesselgrave 33-286
Martin 40-212
Walstad 15-26
Mitchell Losey 7-25
Chance Kleinfelter 1-14
C. Smith 4-12

Kickoff/punt returns:

Bayne 8 returns for 174 yards
Hesselgrave 9-146
Kelley 5-83
Toomey-Stout 1-8
Wynn 1-0

Total yards:

Bayne 1,424 (#3 in 1A)
Walstad 1,080 (#7 in 1A)
Hesselgrave 443
C. Smith
Griggs 328
Martin 278
Kelley 263
Carroll 27
Losey 25


Bayne 14 (#2 in 1A, #8 in all classifications)
Hesselgrave 4
Kelley 4
Griggs 2
Kleinfelter 1
C. Smith 1



Bayne (68) 56 solo, 12 assists (#5 in 1A)
Hesselgrave (41) 34-7
Aaron Wright (33) 23-10
Matt Shank (31) 27-4
(26) 14-12
Oscar Liquidano (25) 21-4
Martin (21) 15-6
(13) 13-0
Griggs (12) 9-3
Hunter Smith
(11) 11-0
Isaac Vargas
(11) 8-3
C. Smith (8) 6-2
Brenden Gilbert
(7) 7-0
Losey (7) 5-2
Dominic Dausey
(6) 6-0
(6) 5-1
Josh Lord (6) 4-2
Mitchell Carroll
(4) 3-1
James Vidoni
(2) 1-1
Kleinfelter (1) 1-0
Jake Lord
(1) 1-0
Carson Risner
(1) 1-0


Bayne 2
Hesselgrave 2
Shank 2
JR Pendergrass 1
Wright 1


Bayne 4 (#4 in 1A)
C. Smith 2
H. Smith 1

Fumble recoveries:

Bayne 3
Vargas 2
Martin 1
H. Smith
Walstad 1
Wright 1

Blocked kicks:

Shank 1


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