Coupeville High School football coach Bennett Richter has his team playing smart ball. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Wolf booters get hydrated and stretched. (Bailey Thule photo)

Advantage, home.

Coupeville High School fall sports teams are scheduled to play five times in front of their home fans this coming week, only hitting the road for three trips.

Wolf girls soccer defends the pitch at Mickey Clark Field twice, hosting Friday Harbor Tuesday and Crosspoint Academy Saturday.

It’s a split for CHS volleyball and boys soccer, which both start the week on the road, then end it at home.

The spikers travel to Friday Harbor Tuesday, before hosting South Whidbey Thursday, while the male booters travel to Cedar Park-Lynnwood Tuesday and host Mount Vernon Christian Saturday.

Coupeville’s harriers are the lone road-only team, participating in the Nike Hole in the Wall Cross Country Invitational Saturday at Lakewood High School.

Finally, we have Wolf football, which is playing this week on a Thursday, and not Friday, due to a ref shortage in the region.

The gridiron giants welcome Bellingham to town for a non-conference tilt.

A look at standings through Oct. 2:


Northwest League boys soccer:

School League Overall
Friday Harbor 1-0-0 4-1-0
La Conner 1-0-0 3-5-1
MV Christian 1-0-0 4-2-1
Orcas Island 1-0-0 5-1-0
Coupeville 0-0-0 2-3-0
CPC-Lynnwood 0-1-0 0-5-0
Grace Academy 0-1-0 4-1-2
Lopez Island 0-1-0 1-3-0
PC Christian 0-1-0 3-2-1


Northwest League football:

School League Overall
Coupeville 2-0 4-1
Darrington 1-0 5-0
Friday Harbor 1-1 2-3
Concrete 0-1 0-4
La Conner 0-2 0-3


Northwest League girls soccer:

School League Overall
MV Christian 2-0-0 4-3-0
Friday Harbor 2-1-0 5-4-1
La Conner 0-1-0 0-6-0
Coupeville 0-2-0 1-5-0


Northwest League volleyball:

School League Overall
MV Christian 4-0 7-0
Coupeville 3-0 4-2
La Conner 1-0 3-1
Orcas Island 3-2 4-5
Darrington 1-3 5-3
Friday Harbor 1-4 2-4
Concrete 0-4 2-7

Fill your afternoon with spikes and sets.

Coupeville High School volleyball players and coaches are holding a free skills clinic for students in grades 3-8 this Wednesday, Oct. 5.

The clinic matches up perfectly with an early release day, and CHS players will be available to escort elementary school students down the street to the gym.

All the info you need? It’s in the photo above.

Wolf cheerleaders, always ready to whip the crowd into a frenzy. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

They light the fuse.

The current edition of the Coupeville High School cheer squad has proven to be a strong unit, capable of firing up overflowing crowds at gridiron games this season.

The pics above and below capture some of those Wolves at work and rest during Friday’s Homecoming game.

Cheer, click, repeat

Volleyball ace Issabel Johnson leads off a collection of behind-the-scenes pics from Friday’s Homecoming football game. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

On field or off field, the action never stops.

Friday’s Coupeville High School Homecoming football game drew a sizable pack of fans and behind-the-scenes types out to Mickey Clark Field.

The pics seen above and below, sent our way by John Fisken, capture some of what was going on away from the whistle of the refs and the thunk of shoulder pads connecting with helmets.

And baby, I’ll rule

Sophomores Mia Farris and Hurlee Bronec kick off a parade of Coupeville High School Homecoming royalty. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

It’s Homecoming festivities from a different angle.

John Fisken pops up to offer the pics seen above and below, which capture Friday’s halftime tribute to Coupeville High School’s royalty.

From fresh-faced frosh to seasoned seniors, they all get their moment in the (setting) sun.

Senior girls (l to r) Carolyn Lhamon, Ryanne Knoblich, Karyme Castro-Sotelo, and Alita Blouin bask in the spotlight.

Senior boys (l to r) Tim Ursu, Daylon Houston, Cameron Gates, and Dominic Coffman await the announcement of King.

Juniors William Davidson and Skylar Parker are on the scene.

Coupeville’s mascots join the festivities.

Fab frosh Abbigail Bond and Aiden O’Neill, earning honors early in their career.

All is revealed, as hidden balloons point to the King and Queen.

Coffman and Blouin promise to be benevolent rulers.