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Xavier Murdy charges into battle. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

The fall belongs to La Conner, the school year to Coupeville.

We’ve made it through two of three seasons during this pandemic-fractured campaign, with winter sports set to kick off Monday and finish in mid-June.

Fall sports, which were played second and not first as normal, featured a very-competitive four-way battle for supremacy, with La Conner coming out with 17 varsity wins across volleyball, football, boys soccer, and girls soccer.

Cross country doesn’t have won/loss records, and boys tennis was cancelled after Friday Harbor chose not to play any sports this season.

The 17 wins was a big bounce back for the always-tough Braves, who won exactly zero games during spring sports.

But fall is La Conner’s sweet spot, thanks to a two-time defending state champ volleyball team which went 10-0 this time around, sweeping all 30 sets it played.

Mount Vernon Christian, paced by its title-winning girls soccer squad, was second with 15 fall varsity wins, followed by Orcas Island (13, with 10 from boys soccer), and Coupeville, which collected 12.

Concrete and Darrington were far back, with just two wins apiece, while Friday Harbor took the zero, cause you can’t win if you don’t play.

When we add fall and spring together, the Wolves, who went 25-3 in the spring while playing softball, baseball, and girls tennis, go back out in front, and by a lot.

With just basketball left to play — we don’t count wrestling, because CHS doesn’t wrestle, and this blog isn’t called, say, Darrington Sports — here’s the school year to date varsity win totals:

Coupeville — 37
Orcas Island — 20
La Conner — 17
Mount Vernon Christian — 16
Friday Harbor — 11
Darrington — 10
Concrete — 2

 

Final fall sports standings:

 

Northwest League boys soccer:

School League Overall
Orcas Island 10-0-0 10-0-0
MV Christian 4-2-0 4-2-0
CPC-Lynnwood 4-3-1 4-3-1
La Conner 3-4-1 3-4-1
PC Christian 3-5-1 3-5-1
Coupeville 1-5-0 1-5-0
Grace Academy 0-6-1 0-6-1

 

Northwest League football:

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

 

Northwest League girls soccer:

School League Overall
MV Christian 6-0-0 6-0-0
Coupeville 2-3-0 2-3-0
La Conner 0-5-0 0-5-0

 

Northwest League volleyball:

School League Overall
La Conner 10-0 10-0
Coupeville 6-3 6-3
MV Christian 5-4 5-4
Orcas Island 3-7 3-7
Concrete 2-8 2-8
Darrington 0-4 0-4

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Maddie Vondrak soars into the heavens. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Nick Guay fights for a patch of turf. (Morgan White photo)

One week left on the schedule, but how many games will actually be played?

All we know for certain is that this pandemic-shortened fall sports season ends next Saturday, May 8.

After that, whomever is left standing is off to play basketball as the 2020-2021 school year winds towards its finish.

If the schedule holds — and that’s been extra-tricky of late during the Age of Coronavirus — Coupeville High School teams have 10 events in the final six days.

Wolf cross country hosts the Northwest 2B/1B League Championships Thursday at Fort Casey State Park.

Then, you have CHS football at home Saturday for Senior Night against Concrete.

Both Coupeville soccer teams have two games remaining, with the girls traveling to La Conner Monday, then hosting Mount Vernon Christian Friday.

The Wolf male booters host league leader Orcas Island Monday, before finishing on the road Wednesday at La Conner.

And then there’s volleyball, which hopes to play four matches in the final five days.

Tuesday, the Wolf spikers travel to MVC, they’re home Wednesday against Darrington, back on the road Friday to La Conner, before closing Saturday at home against Orcas in a game with no fans.

Maybe…

When you look at the NWL standings, it’s easy to see how the pandemic has messed with schedules, as mid-season quarantines for several programs have left teams with radically-different number of games played.

But on we plow.

Where things stand through May 2:

 

Northwest League boys soccer:

School League Overall
Orcas Island 7-0-0 7-0-0
MV Christian 4-2-0 4-2-0
CPC-Lynnwood 3-3-0 3-3-0
PC Christian 3-4-0 3-4-0
Coupeville 1-2-0 1-2-0
La Conner 1-4-1 1-4-1
Grace Academy 0-4-1 0-4-1

 

Northwest League football:

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

 

Northwest League girls soccer:

School League Overall
MV Christian 4-0-0 4-0-0
Coupeville 1-2-0 1-2-0
La Conner 0-3-0 0-3-0

 

Northwest League volleyball:

School League Overall
La Conner 6-0 6-0
MV Christian 4-1 4-1
Coupeville 4-2 4-2
Orcas Island 2-6 2-6
Concrete 1-5 1-5
Darrington 0-3 0-3

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“Gimme those sweet, sweet standings!” (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

It’s a donnybrook.

As we continue to stumble through a pandemic-altered fall sports season — which is running after spring this time around — pretty much everyone in the Northwest 2B/1B League is having success.

Well, except for Friday Harbor, which is sitting out the season…

But, other than the quarantine-lovin’ Wolverines, the battle for the most varsity team wins is a hotly-contested affair.

Coupeville, which rolled to a blowout victory during spring sports, still leads the pack, with eight wins spread out among its volleyball, girls and boys soccer, and football teams.

But, La Conner and Mount Vernon Christian are on the rise, with seven W’s apiece, while Orcas Island has six.

Concrete and Darrington are finding less success, with each school nabbing just a single win across the four fall sports to post win/loss records.

Cross country doesn’t roll that way, and Friday Harbor’s exit means Coupeville hasn’t been able to pick up any boys tennis victories.

The week ahead offers up a mix of contests — if the schedule plays out as planned, which has been highly-questionable in recent days.

Coupeville boys soccer is set to travel to Mount Vernon Christian Tuesday, then host NWL interloper Providence Classical Christian Thursday.

Meanwhile, Wolf girls soccer goes to MVC Wednesday, while cross country makes the same trip Friday afternoon.

Rounding out the schedule, next Saturday offers up a road game, with football playing Neah Bay in Forks, and a home affair — Senior Night for volleyball against Concrete.

Standings through April 25:

 

Northwest League boys soccer:

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

 

Northwest League football:

School League Overall
La Conner 2-1 2-1
Coupeville 1-1 2-1
Darrington 0-0 1-2
Concrete 0-1 0-3

 

Northwest League girls soccer:

School League Overall
MV Christian 2-0-0 2-0-0
Coupeville 1-1-0 1-1-0
La Conner 0-2-0 0-2-0

 

Northwest League volleyball:

School League Overall
La Conner 4-0 4-0
Coupeville 4-1 4-1
MV Christian 3-1 3-1
Concrete 1-4 1-4
Orcas Island 1-4 1-4
Darrington 0-3 0-3

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“Show me some standings!” (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

It’s a war so far.

With fall sports up and going — at least where Covid is not making teams sit right back down — the race for the most team varsity wins is a close one.

While Coupeville thoroughly dominated the spring sports which kept win/loss records, fall is a three-way battle.

The Wolves, who have at least one league victory in four sports — boys and girls soccer, football, and volleyball — are tied with La Conner with six wins total, while Mount Vernon Christian has five.

Orcas Island offers up three wins, all in boys soccer, while Concrete has one, and Darrington remains winless thus far.

Friday Harbor is actually winless as well, but, with all its fall programs shut down by a rise in positive Covid cases on San Juan Island, they’re not really a factor.

The week ahead offers a mix of games for Coupeville, with one constant — they’re all on the road.

Girls soccer is the only Wolf program set to play more than once, with a road game Friday at La Conner, followed by a 3 vs 3 mini-tourney Saturday at Mount Vernon Christian.

Meanwhile, boys soccer travels to Grace Academy Wednesday, volleyball and cross country will be on Orcas Friday, and football meets Lummi Nation Saturday night.

That last one is a non-conference clash, rare this time around as almost all Age of Coronavirus games are being played against league foes.

 

Standings through April 18:

 

Northwest League boys soccer:

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

 

Northwest League football:

School League Overall
Coupeville 1-1 1-1
La Conner 1-1 1-1
Concrete 0-0 0-2
Darrington 0-0 1-1

 

Northwest League girls soccer:

School League Overall
MV Christian 1-0-0 1-0-0
Coupeville 1-1-0 1-1-0
La Conner 0-1-0 0-1-0

 

Northwest League volleyball:

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

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Eryn Wood and CHS tennis went 6-0, capturing a league crown. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

The Wolf softball squad, with big contributions from seniors Heidi Meyers (left) and Chelsea Prescott, also swept through an undefeated campaign. (Jackie Saia photo)

25-3.

Coupeville High School made a dramatic statement in its return to the Northwest 2B/1B League, dominating play during the pandemic-shortened spring season.

The Wolves won titles in girls tennis and softball — with both teams finishing undefeated — while claiming second-place in the final baseball standings.

While CHS was piling up 25 wins, the other six league schools combined to claim just 27.

Friday Harbor, which did win the baseball title, was a distant second with 11 victories, followed by Darrington (8), Orcas Island (7), and Mount Vernon Christian (1).

Concrete, and perhaps surprisingly, traditional power La Conner, both came up empty this spring.

But don’t cry too hard for the Braves, as they launch the league’s most-dominant program as we head into this school year’s out-of-place fall sports season.

La Conner volleyball has won back-to-back state titles.

And while there won’t be any playoffs this season, that squad is still a heavy favorite to be the team of the “fall.”

With all the seasons super-compressed by the pandemic, football, volleyball, boys tennis, cross country, and soccer start play this coming week, even as the dust from spring sports settles.

First up for Coupeville is its own talented volleyball squad, which travels to Concrete Thursday, then hosts Friday Harbor on Saturday.

Girls soccer is on the road Friday, travelling to Friday Harbor, while Wolf football hosts La Conner a day later.

CHS tennis and cross country make their debuts the following week, while the Wolf boys soccer program is sitting out the season after it was unable to fill a complete roster.

 

Final spring sports league standings:

 

Northwest League baseball:

School League Overall
Friday Harbor 9-0 9-0
Coupeville 7-3 7-3
Darrington 3-2 3-2
Orcas Island 4-5 4-5
MV Christian 1-5 1-5
La Conner 0-9 0-9

 

Northwest League girls tennis:

School League Overall
Coupeville 6-0 6-0
Friday Harbor 0-6 0-6

 

Northwest League softball:

School League Overall
Coupeville 12-0 12-0
Darrington 5-3 5-3
Orcas Island 3-3 3-3
Friday Harbor 2-6 2-6
Concrete 0-4 0-4
La Conner 0-6 0-6

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