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When she’s not spiking volleyballs, Wolf sophomore Maddie Vondrak is a photographer with a keen eye for capturing award-worthy images. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Garrett and Sylvia Arnold brighten up the CHS gym.

Nikolai Lyngra, guitar god and mustache wax aficionado.

Interrupted while working, Emma Smith plots her revenge.

The whole crew is ready to jam.

Sarah and Joshua Leavell endure the hardest bleachers in all of the universe because they love their basketball-playing daughters.

Wander into the wrong part of the gym and you may disappear into a group hug, never to be seen again.

Ciara Smith celebrates lil’ sis Ema on Senior Night.

All the faces are in place.

In between snapping pics of on-court action Tuesday, wanderin’ paparazzi John Fisken also captured a series of portraits featuring various Coupeville residents.

From band members to other photographers to proud parents, they form a mosaic of Wolf Nation.

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“On Tuesdays, we dress like twins.” (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

With the night off, Coupeville female athletic stars show up to support their male counterparts.

Kyle Rockwell, making the world a better, more relaxed place, one shoulder rub at a time.

Shenanigans waiting to happen.

International superstar McKayla Bailey returns to the scene of her former glory days.

CHS varsity hoops stars wait to take the court.

The sisterhood is strong.

Studies show, four of five high school athletes like having their picture taken.

Each photo is a small slice of life.

While the action plays out on the court, there are a thousand little tales unfolding in the stands as well.

Ever-wandering paparazzi John Fisken knows this, and he lets his camera swing to and fro, capturing those moments in time for us.

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Barbi Ford enjoys quality grandma time during a recent basketball game. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

CHS girls hoops coach David King (left) offers Whidbey News-Times Sports Editor Jim Waller tips on his jump shot.

Wolf cheerleader Kaley Grigsby enjoys her evening.

Four shooting stars momentarily sitting still – l to r, it’s Koa Davison, Derek Leyva, Natalie Hollrigel and Sarah Wright.

Defensive dynamo Tia Wurzrainer replenishes her body’s nutrients after a night of terrorizing her foes on the hardwood.

Heidi Meyers, a hot second away from breaking free and dropping the greatest flute version of “Welcome to the Jungle” you’ve ever heard.

Sherry Roberts, forever keeping an extra eye in the back of her head to monitor lil’ brother Danny Bonacci, in case shenanigans break out.

Volleyball stars (l to r) Emma Smith, Maya Toomey-Stout and Ashley Menges, the first people to ever make Coupeville’s bleachers look semi-comfortable.

Sometimes John Fisken is almost too productive.

Almost. I said almost.

Whidbey’s top-ranked paparazzi gave me so many glossy pics the first time he hit a Coupeville High School basketball doubleheader last week, I wasn’t able to use all the side pics immediately.

So, here you go, a few days down the road, some more snappy pix capturing Wolf fans, the band, cheerleaders and cute babies.

Always with the cute babies, cause page views.

Probably should have started a blog called cutebabies.com and not Coupeville Sports back in 2012…

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Christi Messner gets some quality time with the future of Wolf basketball. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

The Coupeville cheerleaders rock the house.

Rusty Bailey, eternal scamp.

Sean Toomey-Stout auditions for “Tongue God: The Gene Simmons Story.”

The CHS student section – a seething cauldron of mixed emotions.

Kaley Grigsby masters the art of juggling cheer and band.

Chelsea Prescott enjoys a post-game nosh.

Lucy Sandahl (left) and Ashley Menges hug it out.

A good photographer always stays busy.

When the action on the basketball court ebbs and flows, John Fisken swings his camera and nabs a little bit of everything.

Band, cheer, fans, cute babies. You name it, he shoots it, and I run it.

Especially the cute babies, cause cute babies get big page hits.

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Daniel Olson is ready to fire up this joint. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Wolf seniors (l to r) Peytin Vondrak, Emma Smith, Lindsey Roberts and Maddy Hilkey work the concession stand.

It’s not true futbol, maybe, but CHS soccer sensations Genna Wright (left) and Tia Wurzrainer are still fans.

Willow Vick, a hot second away from going all Sean Penn on the paparazzi.

Fab frosh Kylie Van Velkinburgh (left) and Ella Colwell, counting down the minutes until their basketball season starts.

Those shoes, though. Once you see them, you can’t look away.

Two days before she and her volleyball teammates head to districts, Zoe Trujillo comes out to support her classmates.

Scout Smith (left) and Maya Toomey-Stout return fire.

Izzy Wells (left), always ready to shred.

Ema Smith (left) and Ashley Menges are ready for their close-up. Superintendent Steve King may not have gotten the memo, though.

Turn the camera and there’s a whole different world at play.

While the gridiron was awash with football action Thursday, life in the stands (and the concession booth) offered its own vibrant swirl of tales.

Wanderin’ paparazzi John Fisken snapped away, documenting life with the support crew, from fans to band members to hot dog sellers to fellow photographers, all united by being caught in the camera’s eye.

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