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   Dakota Eck made a name for himself in football, basketball and soccer during his days at CMS. (John Fisken photos)

   His mom, Cheridan, has been a beacon of joy as a cheer coach, Zumba instructor and advocate for all things healthy.

   Dakota’s energetic lil’ sis, Aubrey, delivers one final kick before she and her family head off on a new adventure.

Dakota Eck is headed to the big show.

A three-sport athlete for the Wolves during his time at Coupeville Middle School, Eck won’t be making the jump to CHS this fall with his classmates.

Instead, he’ll be attending classes at Edmonds-Woodway, a 3A school which competes in Wesco alongside Oak Harbor.

The change is due to a family move, as Eck, mom Cheridan, the former CHS cheer coach, and lil’ sister Aubrey are relocating.

It’ll be a big switch, as the last WIAA classification numbers shows EWHS with 1,216 students, or, basically, just about a thousand more than Coupeville.

During his time at CMS, Dakota was a key member of several teams, playing for Wolf football and basketball squads.

He also played rec soccer for many years, and was the captain for his pitch team this year.

Aubrey’s enthusiasm meter as a junior cheerleader never dipped below 100, as she spent much of her time immersed in her mom’s cheer world.

Cheridan, a former Sonics dancer and someone who was always at the forefront of health and well-being, both as instructor and participant, led the CHS cheer program for several years.

As the trio heads off to the big city on a new adventure, we here at Coupeville Sports wish Dakota, Cheridan and Aubrey all the best.

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   CHS junior William Nelson was named a First-Team All-Conference soccer player for the third straight season. (John Fisken photos)

Uriel Liquidano was also honored by Olympic League coaches.

Still perfect.

Coupeville High School junior midfielder William Nelson was named a First-Team All-Conference player by Olympic League soccer coaches for the third consecutive year, an honor he shares this time around with senior defender Uriel Liquidano.

The duo hauled away their fair share of awards at a season-ending banquet Tuesday, also being honored as Captains.

Nelson was named the Player of the Year, while Liquidano copped Most Inspirational.

Freshman Aram Leyva (Rookie of the Year) and goaltender Dewitt Cole (Most Improved) rounded out those honored by coach Kyle Nelson.

Varsity letter winners:

Jaschon Baumann
Laurence Boado
Dewitt Cole
Nick Dion (4-year player)
Hunter Downes
Zach Ginnings
Mason Grove
Brandon Jansen
Uriah Kastner
Teo Keilwitz
Aram Leyva
Uriel Liquidano (4-year player)
Zack Nall
William Nelson
Axel Partida
Brian Roberts
Josh Robinson
Mathew Shreffner
Ethan Spark
James Wood

JV participation certificates:

Chris Cernick
Jonathon Johnson
Jonathon Partida
Simon Socha

Manager awards:

Maddy Hilkey
Ashley Menges
Peytin Vondrak

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Dewitt Cole clears the goal. (John Fisken photos)

   Die-hard soccer dads Kelly Keilwitz (left) and Robert Wood stay dry on the covered bleachers.

   Meanwhile, team managers Ashley Menges (left) and Peytin Vondrak stay dry, and warm, nestled away in the press box.

Hunter Downes (4) leads the charge through the raindrops.

Loyal to the end.

The weather was miserable and the final score equally so, but the photos turned out pretty good.

Shooting between the rain drops (and lightning warnings) paparazzi John Fisken clicked away at Thursday night’s Coupeville High School boys soccer playoff game.

The pics above are courtesy him.

To see everything he shot (purchases fund college scholarships for CHS student/athletes), pop over to:


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   Uriel Liquidano is one of four seniors on the CHS boys soccer squad. (John Fisken photo)

“Not our finest game.”

With his team buffeted Thursday by a quick Bellevue Christian squad, a harsh reffing crew and the constant threat of thunder and lightning, the season did not end the way Coupeville High School boys soccer coach Kyle Nelson would have liked.

By the time things were done at Oak Harbor Stadium, the Wolf booters had absorbed a 5-0 loss, leaving them one-and-done in the district playoffs.

Coupeville finishes 4-11-1, while BC (6-8) advances to play Vashon Island in another loser-out game.

Thursday’s game was frustrating all around.

With the day morphing from blazing sun to stormy doom ‘n gloom, there were two 45-minute delays because of lightning — one right before the game was scheduled to start and another deep in the first half.

Officials decided to skip a halftime break to try and keep things going.

Those same refs called the game extremely tight, benefiting Bellevue Christian, which relied on speed, and not Coupeville, which was ready to rumble in the trenches.

The Wolves, who received just one yellow card all season, were handed multiple warnings Thursday, with Bellevue Christian getting seven free kicks to none for Coupeville.

BC got on the board less than a minute into the game, scoring off of a header set up by one of those free kicks.

The Vikings tacked on two more goals in the first half, one off a corner kick, the other on, yep, a free kick.

With the game in hand, Bellevue tossed in two more scores in the second half to pad the final margin.

Coupeville had several shots on goal, but couldn’t get one to find the back of the net.

The playoff tilt marked the end of the run for CHS seniors Zack Nall, Uriel Liquidano, Nick Dion and Brandon Jansen.

Final season scoring stats:

Aram Leyva – 6
Ethan Spark – 6
William Nelson – 4
Zack Nall – 3
Hunter Downes – 2
Uriel Liquidano – 2
James Wood – 2
Laurence Boado – 1

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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

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