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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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Jakobi Baumann, boogie woogie bugle boy. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Noelle Daigneault (left) and Eryn Wood are on the edge of their seats.

It’s a 10-year reunion, a few years early, for Class of 2018 grads (l to r) Kayla Rose, Hope Lodell, Joey Lippo and Jacob Zettle.

“So we go renegade and play ‘Ice Ice Baby’?” “Yes, yes, a thousand times, yes!”

A brief burst of on-field action, as Sean “The Torpedo” Toomey-Stout preps for Thanksgiving, where he’s a 12-time defending champ in breaking the wishbone.

“Sweet sassy molassy, that kid’s gonna be walking funny for weeks!”

Spikers and booters mingle as Wolf stars (l to r) Scout Smith, Tia Wurzrainer, Lucy Sandahl and Zoe Trujillo pose for the paparazzi.

Volleyball aces Jaimee Masters (left) and Chelsea Prescott swing by to cheer on their classmates.

Super sophomores (l to r) Kylie Chernikoff, Aria Bowen, Savannah Smith and Maddie Vondrak approve this photo essay.

There are two separate story-lines going on at most high school football games.

One tale plays out on the field, while the other is told in the stands, where students, parents, alumni and fans mingle, chat, catch up, spark new romances or gossip about old ones, and, occasionally, cheer.

Swinging his camera around to catch grandstand life, wanderin’ paparazzi John Fisken snapped the images seen above.

To view more fan happenings, and a handful of action pics he snapped before hightailing it to Oak Harbor to watch son Michael play for the Wildcats, pop over to:


And, gentle reminder – purchases help fund scholarships for CHS student/athletes.

Yes, yes, you could just chuck your wallet at the first Wolf you see wander by, and let them scamper away with whatever bills they fish out, but this way of funding them does seem more constructive.

If slightly less fun.

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