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The uniform may have changed for Makana Stone, but the production has not. (John Fisken photo)

   The uniform may have changed for Makana Stone, but the production has not. (John Fisken photo)

First they moved up three slots in the polls, then they wrecked another foe.

Whitman College’s women’s basketball squad, which includes former Coupeville High School legend Makana Stone, routed visiting Whitworth 61-50 Tuesday night to improve to a flawless 7-0.

The Blues entered the night ranked #22 in the most recent Women’s Basketball Coaches Association D-3 poll.

Whitman rolled to its second straight Northwest Conference win, using a 34-18 run over the middle two quarters to turn a tied ball game into a 16-point advantage.

Stone snared three of her five rebounds during that surge, while also picking up a steal.

She hit a season low with just a single point, off of a fourth quarter free throw, but she had the second-most rebounds for Whitman as it controlled the boards to a 36-25 tune.

Whitman spread its scoring around, with three players hitting double figures.

Emily Rommel popped for 15, Chelsi Brewer banked home 11 and Maegen Martin knocked down 10.

Through seven games, Stone, who is averaging 17 minutes a game off the bench, is putting up 6.0 points and 5.6 rebounds a night.

She leads the team in shooting percentage at 54.5% (18 of 33) and has seven steals, six assists and two blocks.

Whitman’s next four games come tourney-style, two in Walla Walla and two in Honalulu.

The Blues will play in the Kim Evanger Raney Classic Dec. 9-10 at home, facing Louisiana College and Colorado College.

After that it’s off to the islands for the Hawaii Tournament Dec. 19-20, where their foes will be Occidental College and the University of the Redlands.

Whitman then takes a two-week-plus break between games, returning to conference play Jan. 6 against Linfield College.

The Blues close with 14 straight league games, the first four on their home court.

Coupeville Booster Club bigwig Robyn Myers requests your presence in the CHS gym Saturday. (John Fisken photo)

   Coupeville Booster Club bigwig Robyn Myers requests your presence in the CHS gym Saturday night. (John Fisken photo)

Prepare your derriere. Then sit it down on the rock-hard bleachers.

If this Saturday’s Coupeville vs. South Whidbey basketball doubleheader wasn’t big enough, now the Booster Club is upping the ante.

The only time this season both the Wolf girls and boys will be playing at home on the same night, it’s been tabbed as a Pack the Stands event as well.

The Booster Club is sweetening the deal with giveaways and prizes, and CHS fans are asked to sport their team colors (that would be, in some order, red, white and black).

Both varsity games will be in the high school gym (boys at 5:15, girls at 7:00) with JV teams flip-flopped, playing across the hallway in the middle school gym.

So much beardly goodness, so much value for your entertainment buck. (Photo property of Esurance)

   Will Butela and Mike Duke — so much beardly goodness, so much value for your entertainment buck. (Photo property of Esurance)

You know, I’ve seen Will Butela drink his body weight in frozen coffee, in 12 seconds flat.

So, basically, if nothing else, our time together at Videoville let me fully realize he would be a star — or end up on the FBI’s Most Wanted list. One of the two.

Mr. Butela and fellow Coupeville High School grad/shenanigans-causer Mike Duke continue to carve out their niche in the world of sports entertainment.

If you haven’t listened to all 41 of their Fun Brothers podcasts, well, your world is a dank, gray Hellscape, now isn’t it?

Here’s the latest episode:

https://therealfunbrothers.wordpress.com/2016/12/01/fun-brothers-a-podcast-ep-41-the-siracha-brothers/

Or, if you have less time and demand to see them in their full visual glory, check out the dynamic duo in another ad for Esurance:

Deb Smith, seen here with son Jacob at the state track meet last spring, is leading a drive to help Coupeville's homeless.

   Deb Smith, seen here with son Jacob at the state track meet last spring, is leading a drive to help Coupeville’s homeless.

Deb Smith spends a lot of time outside running.

Now the fitness enthusiast and Wolf mom is racing to lead an effort to help provide for homeless in Coupeville this holiday season.

She’s hoping to collect:

Tarps
Rope
Socks and gloves
Hats and beanies
Sleeping bags
Wool blankets
Hygiene items
Non-Perishable food items
Gift cards (food or coffee)

Smith would like to pull everything together by Dec. 18, and she plans to supplement everything with home-baked cookies as well.

For more info or to donate, call or text Smith at (360) 731-7619.

One big happy family!!

Coupeville harriers Danny Conlisk and Henry Wynn appear in the official Soutrh Whidbey team photo.

   Coupeville harriers Danny Conlisk and Henry Wynn appear in the official South Whidbey team photo.

Teamwork wins out in the end.

This year’s South Whidbey High School cross country team photo features an unexpected bit of red and black.

The Falcons decided to include Coupeville runners Henry Wynn and Danny Conlisk — who trained and traveled with them since CHS doesn’t have a harrier program of its own — in the official team pic.

So, solid proof Island rivals can work together in photographic harmony.