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Gavin Knoblich, who played football, basketball, and baseball, helped guide Coupeville High School through its first year in the North Sound Conference. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Year one is in the books. Mostly.

The postseason still rages on in various locales this spring, but every North Sound Conference league contest, in every sport, has been played.

Looking back, from the early days of fall, to our current time, one thing remains clear.

King’s is still pretty good.

The private school athletic power, not surprisingly, dominated action in the first year of the new six-team league, winning 66 varsity contests across the 10 sports Coupeville plays.

OK, actually it’s 12 sports, but cross country and track don’t keep track of win/loss records, so, for the purpose of this story, they get ignored.

And sports like wrestling, swimming, or golf?

This blog is called Coupeville Sports, not Gushin’ ‘Bout Granite or Fly Falcons, Fly … so again, out of mind, out of sight.

Anyways. Back to King’s and its 66 varsity wins, which is even more remarkable since the Knights opt not to play boys tennis or softball.

Making up for that, King’s notched 10 league wins in four sports (volleyball, girls and boys basketball, baseball), while the rest of the league combined for just two total double-digit win teams across all 10 sports.

Both of those outliers came in baseball, where Cedar Park Christian won 13 games — most for any varsity team in any sport this school year — and South Whidbey claimed 12 wins.

Back to the team varsity league win totals, year one ended thusly:

King’s — 66
South Whidbey — 56
Cedar Park Christian — 51
Coupeville — 43
Granite Falls — 29
Sultan — 17

After four years of ruling the four-team Olympic League, CHS, the smallest school in its new conference, took a small step back, but held up pretty well, even with the addition of sports-orientated private schools to the mix.

All six schools are expected to return for year two of the league during the 2019-2020 school year.

After that, though, all bets are off, as new classification counts are likely to send Coupeville down from 1A to 2B in 2020-2021.

Until then, a sport-by-sport look back at how the 2018-2019 school athletic year played out:

 

Volleyball:

School League
King’s 10-0
Coupeville 7-3
South Whidbey 6-4
CPC-Bothell 5-5
Granite Falls 1-9
Sultan 1-9

 

Football:

School League
CPC-Bothell 5-0
King’s 4-1
South Whidbey 3-2
Granite Falls 2-3
Sultan 1-4
Coupeville 0-5

 

Boys Tennis:

School League
Coupeville 7-6
South Whidbey 5-8

 

Girls Soccer:

School League
King’s 9-1
Granite Falls 7-3
South Whidbey 7-3
CPC-Bothell 4-6
Sultan 2-8
Coupeville 1-9

 

Girls Basketball:

School League
King’s 10-0
CPC-Bothell 8-2
Coupeville 6-4
Granite Falls 3-7
Sultan 3-7
South Whidbey 0-10

 

Boys Basketball:

School League
King’s 10-0
CPC-Bothell 7-3
South Whidbey 6-4
Sultan 5-5
Coupeville 1-9
Granite Falls 1-9

 

Softball:

School League
Coupeville 9-3
CPC-Bothell 9-3
Granite Falls 9-3
South Whidbey 2-10
Sultan 1-11

 

Girls tennis:

School League
King’s 7-1
South Whidbey 7-1
Granite Falls 4-4
Coupeville 2-6
Friday Harbor 0-8

 

Baseball:

School League
CPC-Bothell 13-2
South Whidbey 12-3
King’s 10-5
Coupeville 7-8
Granite Falls 2-13
Sultan 1-14

 

Boys soccer:

School League
South Whidbey 8-0
King’s 6-2
Coupeville 3-5
Sultan 3-5
CPC-Bothell 0-8

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“Peace out, man.” (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

It’s a wrap.

The postseason continues to play out, but the final North Sound Conference regular-season title was decided last week, as softball came to a hotly-contested end.

When the dust had settled, and the last home run had cleared the fence, Granite Falls managed to blow what seemed like a pretty solid lead, with back-to-back losses throwing things asunder.

The Tigers ended up in a three-way tie with Coupeville and Cedar Park Christian, and, thanks to the magic of the tiebreaker, it’s your Wolves who will carry a #1 seed into the district playoffs.

That royal rumble goes down in Sedro-Woolley May 16 and 18, while back on Whidbey, CHS track hosts bi-districts the same days.

The other Wolves still fighting are Tia Wurzainer and Avalon Renninger, who finished second at the league tourney, and open bi-districts Tuesday. Win there and the duo return to the courts May 17.

While Coupeville baseball and boys soccer reached the end of their roads this past week, being bounced from bi-district and district tournaments, respectively, there is some consolation.

Mainly that South Whidbey also went down in both sports, falling shy of a state berth.

That had to particularly sting for the Falcon booters, who at 13-1, were shocked in back-to-back one-goal games by King’s and The Bush School.

But we’re not here to gloat at our closest rival’s misfortune (well, maybe a little bit…), but instead to close our weekly Sunday recaps of the league standings.

If you deeply care about the continued adventures of Cedar Park Christian baseball and King’s soccer, there are other media outlets sure to track their progress as they play at state.

With the remaining active Coupeville athletes, only softball will see its win/loss record change after this, and you can catch those developments in the coming game stories.

So, until fall sports arrive, a final look at league standings:

 

North Sound Conference softball:

School League Overall
Coupeville 9-3 12-7
CPC-Bothell 9-3 14-4
Granite Falls 9-3 12-7
South Whidbey 2-10 5-13
Sultan 1-11 1-14

 

North Sound Conference baseball:

School League Overall
CPC-Bothell 13-2 20-3
South Whidbey 12-3 18-5
King’s 10-5 12-11
Coupeville 7-8 7-14
Granite Falls 2-13 4-16
Sultan 1-14 1-19

 

North Sound Conference girls tennis:

School League Overall
King’s 7-1 8-1
South Whidbey 7-1 7-4
Granite Falls 4-4 5-10
Coupeville 2-6 2-7
Friday Harbor 0-8 0-8

 

North Sound Conference boys soccer:

School League Overall
South Whidbey 8-0 13-3
King’s 6-2 10-4-1
Coupeville 3-5 6-10
Sultan 3-5 4-11
CPC-Bothell 0-8 0-11

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Lucy Sandahl and Daniel Olson root for their softball-playing classmates. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Playoff fever rages across the land.

Four of five spring sports – baseball, boys soccer, girls tennis, and track – are actively involved in postseason action, while softball is the lone activity still wrapping up regular-season play.

For Coupeville, the season came to an end Saturday night for the diamond men and the booters, as both were knocked out of their respective playoff rumbles.

Track is off to districts at Lynden Christian this coming Thursday and Saturday, with bi-districts and state still to come.

Wolf tennis hits the district tourney Tuesday and Wednesday in Granite Falls, with two singles players and two doubles teams vying to advance to bi-districts.

And softball, coming off a huge week which included an upset of Granite Falls, wraps its regular season Tuesday at South Whidbey.

Win that one, and the Wolves clinch at least a share of the league title, then get some time to rest as their district tourney doesn’t go down until May 16 and 18.

As we juggle regular season and playoff activity, and try to figure out how the softball league title battle will be decided (more on that in a separate story later today), a look at league standings through May 5:

 

North Sound Conference softball:

School League Overall
Coupeville 8-3 11-7
Granite Falls 8-3 11-7
CPC-Bothell 7-3 12-4
South Whidbey 2-8 5-11
Sultan 1-9 1-12

 

North Sound Conference baseball:

School League Overall
CPC-Bothell 13-2 19-3
South Whidbey 12-3 18-4
King’s 10-5 12-10
Coupeville 7-8 7-14
Granite Falls 2-13 4-16
Sultan 1-14 1-19

 

North Sound Conference girls tennis:

School League Overall
King’s 7-1 8-1
South Whidbey 7-1 7-4
Granite Falls 4-4 5-10
Coupeville 2-6 2-7
Friday Harbor 0-8 0-8

 

North Sound Conference boys soccer:

School League Overall
South Whidbey 8-0 13-2
King’s 6-2 10-3-1
Coupeville 3-5 6-10
Sultan 3-5 4-11
CPC-Bothell 0-8 0-11

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Sarah Wright (left) and Lindsey Roberts are coming for all your postseason awards. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Two titles won, two to go.

The battle for regular-season North Sound Conference pennants came to an end in baseball and boys soccer this past week, with Cedar Park Christian and South Whidbey triumphing, respectively.

That leaves girls tennis and softball still in the middle of heated battles, as the teams involved have a chunk of the regular season left to play.

The week ahead (Apr. 29-May 4) is a busy one for Coupeville High School, with a heady mix of regular and postseason play on tap.

Three of five Wolf programs are all about the playoffs as we head for the start of May.

Soccer hosts Cedar Park Christian Monday in a loser-out district game. Win and the Wolves play again May 1 and 4, both on the road, as they try to qualify for bi-districts.

Track heads to Granite Falls May 2 for the league championships. After that comes districts, bi-districts, and state in the weeks ahead.

Baseball gets to rest a bit, then heads to Sehome High School May 4 for the start of the bi-district tourney. The Wolves play twice Saturday, and need at least one win to keep their season alive.

Meanwhile, softball and girls tennis still have a chunk of the regular season to finish.

The netters are set to play four matches next week, starting with the home finale Apr. 30 against Friday Harbor.

After a road trip to Chimacum for a non-conference match-up May 1, the Wolves have a doubleheader May 2 at Granite.

Or, more like a match-and-a-half, as they need to finish an earlier tussle halted by rain, then play the regularly-scheduled finale.

Softball faces its biggest week yet, with four games in five days, and a title on the line.

Monday, the Wolves travel to Bothell to face Cedar Park Christian, then it’s home to rumble with Granite May 1 and for a Senior Night double-header May 3 with Sultan.

Coupeville has one more regular-season game the following week, a short trip to Langley to play South Whidbey, but league title hopes will be decided this coming week.

The Wolves sit right behind Granite in the standings, and absolutely have to topple the Tigers, or pray for a ginormous miracle from other teams, if they want to hang a banner for a second-straight season.

As we await the nail-biting, legacy-defining week on its way, a look at league standings through Apr. 28:

 

North Sound Conference softball:

School League Overall
Granite Falls 7-1 10-5
Coupeville 5-2 8-6
CPC-Bothell 5-3 10-4
Sultan 1-6 1-9
South Whidbey 1-7 4-10

 

North Sound Conference baseball:

School League Overall
CPC-Bothell 13-2 17-3
South Whidbey 12-3 17-3
King’s 10-5 11-9
Coupeville 7-8 7-12
Granite Falls 2-13 4-16
Sultan 1-14 1-19

 

North Sound Conference girls tennis:

School League Overall
King’s 5-0 6-0
South Whidbey 5-1 5-4
Granite Falls 2-3 3-8
Coupeville 1-4 1-4
Friday Harbor 0-5 0-5

 

North Sound Conference boys soccer:

School League Overall
South Whidbey 8-0 12-1
King’s 6-2 7-3-1
Coupeville 3-5 5-8
Sultan 3-5 4-10
CPC-Bothell 0-8 0-10

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Katelin McCormick and CHS tennis are scheduled to play three times in four days next week. Will Mother Nature cooperate? (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Push for the playoffs.

All five Coupeville High School spring sports programs are currently in line to send their team, or individual players, to the postseason.

For baseball, its playoff dreams are front and center this coming week.

The Wolf diamond men close the regular season with a three-game series against Granite Falls, playing at home Monday and Friday and on the road Wednesday.

They’ll enter that series needing just one win to clinch the fourth, and final, playoff berth from the North Sound Conference.

Meanwhile, softball, which is fighting for a league title, gets what could be an easy week, with games Monday at Sultan and Tuesday at home against South Whidbey.

Those two teams are in the cellar of the league standings, offering Coupeville a chance to get in, win, and get out, while maintaining their chase of Granite Falls.

Wolf soccer and track close the regular season, Tuesday at home against South Whidbey, and Thursday at Langley, respectively.

And tennis?

If the weather holds, they could play more matches in a four-day period next week than they have all season.

The netters have been limited to two full contests, and one against Granite Falls which was postponed mid-match by the arrival of liquid sunshine.

But, with the hope of sun on everyone’s minds, the Wolves are slated to spend a lot of time on the bus, with road trips Tuesday (King’s), Thursday (South Whidbey), and Friday (Friday Harbor).

As everyone preps for the week ahead, a look at where we sit with all games complete through Apr. 20:

 

North Sound Conference softball:

School League Overall
Granite Falls 6-1 9-5
Coupeville 4-2 7-6
CPC-Bothell 3-3 8-4
Sultan 1-4 1-7
South Whidbey 1-5 4-8

 

North Sound Conference baseball:

School League Overall
CPC-Bothell 12-0 16-1
South Whidbey 10-2 15-2
King’s 7-5 8-9
Coupeville 4-8 4-12
Granite Falls 2-10 4-13
Sultan 1-11 1-16

 

North Sound Conference girls tennis:

School League Overall
King’s 4-0 5-0
South Whidbey 3-1 3-4
Granite Falls 1-2 2-5
Coupeville 0-2 0-2
Friday Harbor 0-3 0-3

 

North Sound Conference boys soccer:

School League Overall
South Whidbey 6-0 10-1
King’s 5-1 6-2-1
Coupeville 3-4 5-7
Sultan 2-4 3-9
CPC-Bothell 0-7 0-9

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