Let her fly!!

   Dalton Martin (right), reunited with CHS track guru Randy King. (Abbie Martin photo)

Former Wolves can be found in places other than baseball or softball diamonds.

Dalton Martin, a freshman at Everett Community College, is busy pursuing his dream of chucking the discus at the next level, and his latest stop was in Bellingham.

Competing at the 36th annual Ralph Vernacchia Track and Field Meet at Civic Stadium Saturday, he unleashed a throw of 137 feet, 10 inches.

That gave him 10th place in a field of 20 competitors.

During his high school days, Martin became the first Coupeville High School athlete in 116 years to earn three throwing medals at the same state track meet.

He finished 2nd in the discus and 8th in the shot put and javelin as a senior.

That last event was a bit of a surprise, as Martin had only thrown the javelin once in competition before that postseason.

   CHS sophomore Lindsey Roberts (center) is in the Top 10 among all 1A athletes in three events. (Deb Smith photo)

They’re contenders.

As track and field heads to the start line for postseason action, a pack of skilled Coupeville High School athletes lead the way.

The Elite Eight, which includes three freshmen, one sophomore, one junior and three seniors, currently hold positions in the Top 10 among all 1A participants.

Lindsey Roberts is the pace car, with her name appearing three times, while Jacob Smith is the lone Wolf to pop up in two individual events.

Where CHS athletes sit (as of 11:38 AM Saturday morning):


100 Hurdles — Lindsey Roberts (9th) 16.30

4 x 100 Relay — Lauren Grove, Mallory Kortuem, Maya Toomey-Stout, Roberts (9th) 52.11

4 x 200 Relay — Grove, Roberts, Toomey-Stout, Kortuem (4th) 1:49.36

High Jump — Cassidy Moody (5th) 5-00


100 — Jacob Smith (7th) 11.32

200 — Smith (6th) 23.08

Long Jump — Jacob Martin (7th) 20-07

Triple Jump — Mitchell Carroll (5th) 42-06.50

Nick Dion is one of four seniors on the Wolf roster. (John Fisken photo)

Wipe the slate clean.

The regular season is done and the playoffs loom for the Coupeville High School boys soccer squad.

After taking a 2-0 loss at Port Townsend Friday night, the Wolves sit at 4-10-1 overall, 3-6 in Olympic League play.

As the #3 seed from its conference, Coupeville hosts the #4 seed from the Nisqually League in a loser-out district playoff game.

The particulars:

When: Thursday, May 4, with a 5 PM kick-off

Where: Oak Harbor Stadium

Cost: Adult/student without ASB $8; student with ASB and senior citizens $5; elementary students $4

Opponent: Bellevue Christian (5-7 with one game left on its schedule)

Goal differential: BC has outscored teams 43-37, while CHS has been outscored 49-26

Best/Worst wins: BC beat Chimacum 11-2 and lost 10-0 to Charles Wright Academy. CHS beat Chimacum 7-0 and lost 7-0 to Klahowya.

Mascots: BC – Vikings; CHS – Wolves

Coaches: BC – Paul Adams; CHS – Kyle Nelson

To see the playoff bracket, hop over to:


   Maggie Crimmins and her Wolf tennis teammates captured their third-straight league title this week. (John Fisken photos)

Zack Nall (20) and CHS boys soccer are off to the playoffs May 4.

We’re coming down to the wire.

As spring sports head toward the regular season finish line, Coupeville, the smallest school in the 1A Olympic League, continues to hold off Klahowya, the biggest, in two important categories.

With baseball, girls tennis and boys soccer titles clinched (softball is the last holdout as Chimacum and Coupeville continue to fight), the Wolves have won four team titles during the 2016-2017 school year.

CHS has brought home girls and boys tennis, volleyball and girls basketball championships, compared to Klahowya winning girls and boys soccer and baseball.

Port Townsend took boys basketball and Chimacum is trying to hold on to its top dog status in softball.

With football’s title having gone to interloper Cascade Christian after the Olympic League joined up with the Nisqually League for that sport, it appears Coupeville will win the most team titles for the second straight year.

Klahowya, two games back of Chimacum with three to play in softball, would have to jump both Coupeville and the Cowboys to claim the title and tie the Wolves 4-4.

At the same time it’s primed to win the most team titles for a second year, Coupeville is also on the cusp of another distinction.

With seven league games left for each school this spring, CHS has 48 varsity wins this school year across the 10 sports it plays.

With a 48-44 edge on Klahowya, the Wolves are trying to boot the Eagles from the roost.

KSS held a 52-40 advantage in 2014-2015, then CHS cut that to 45-42 in 2015-2016.

Standings through games played Friday:

Olympic League softball:

School League Overall
Chimacum 5-1 7-3
Klahowya 3-3 7-4
Port Townsend 0-6 0-11

Olympic League baseball:

School League Overall
Klahowya 7-0 9-4
Chimacum 2-5 4-7
Port Townsend 0-7 0-12

Olympic League boys soccer:

School League Overall
Klahowya 8-0 12-2-1
Port Townsend 5-2 7-6-0
COUPEVILLE 3-6 4-10-1
Chimacum 0-8 2-10-0

Olympic League girls tennis:

School League Overall
Klahowya 2-3 4-9
Chimacum 0-3 0-6

   “Well, I understand she’s your friend … but I’m still gonna need you to strike her out, OK?” (John Fisken photos)

“A mile high, in the dirt, no pitch gets past me!”

  Rockin’ the electric green unis, Central Whidbey hitters were swinging big sticks.

“Taste sweet death, fool!!!”

Winner, winner, Dairy Queen dinner.

   Landon Roberts makes a bid to steal big sister Lindsey’s athletic spotlight. Word of advice, though — come for the queen, better not miss.

Central Whidbey ruled the little league world for a night.

Both Coupeville’s Minors softball and baseball teams pulled off home wins Friday, 12-11 and 15-3 respectively, while paparazzi John Fisken was on hand to nab photos of all the action.

To see more of his click-tastic work from these games, pop over to: