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   CHS spikers (l to r) Hope Lodell, Valen Trujillo and Payton Aparicio hang out with their young padawans. (Photos courtesy Cory Whitmore)

   Players work their way through the line, though at least one is well aware of the camera.

Fast-rising star Lucy Sandahl (black shirt) congratulates award winners.

Repping the Coupeville Booster Club.

The present met the future.

Coupeville High School volleyball players joined up with Wolf coach Cory Whitmore to pull off a successful two-day skills camp for spikers in K-6.

The event, which ran Friday and Saturday, was sponsored by the Coupeville Boys and Girls Club.

It followed on the heels of a volleyball clinic earlier this month for players in grades 7-12.

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   Wolves (l to r) Hayley Fiedler, Catherine Lhamon, Lauren Rose and Eryn Wood. (Cory Whitmore photo)

Four more winners for the road.

Coupeville High School volleyball coach Cory Whitmore capped a very successful four-day skills camp Thursday, honoring a pack of Wolves for their play.

Lauren Rose, Catherine Lhamon and Hayley Fiedler were tabbed for exemplifying “spirit,” the fourth core covenant of the CHS volleyball program.

Also hailed was Eryn Wood, named the top ACES Newcomer.

In all, 13 Wolves took home awards over the course of the camp.

Previously honored were:

“Attitude” — Payton Aparicio, Zoe Trujillo, Abby Mulholland

“Competitiveness” — Mikayla Elfrank, Lita Woollet, Kylie Chernikoff

“Effort” — Scout Smith, Emma Mathusek, Kiara Contreras

The skills camp, which was open to spikers headed into grades 7-12, drew more than 50 participants.

A second clinic, for athletes in K-6, is set for June 23-24.

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   Day one winners at the CHS volleyball skills camp included (l to r) Abby Mulholland, Zoe Trujillo and Payton Aparicio. (Cory Whitmore photos)

   On day two (l to r), Mikayla Elfrank, Kylie Chernikoff and Lita Woollet captured the spotlight.

   Wednesday brought a new trio to the forefront. This time it was (l to r) Scout Smith, Emma Mathusek and Kiara Contreras.

The spikes are flying and the awards are being bestowed.

Coupeville High School volleyball coach Cory Whitmore is three days into a four-day skills camp, and so far he’s honored nine Wolves for their play.

Each day, three players have received awards for exemplifying one of the program’s core covenants.

Monday, it was “attitude,” while Tuesday was all about “competitiveness.” Wednesday brought “effort” to the forefront.

Whitmore, who guided CHS to its first league title in more than a decade during his rookie season last year, has the spiker program hoppin’.

More than 50 players in grades 7-12 have shown up for the skills camp, which wraps Thursday.

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   Wolf volleyball aces Hope Lodell (left) and Lauren Rose, ready to get back at it. (Kim Bepler photos)

   As CHS coach Cory Whitmore imparts wisdom, the line of players goes on forever.

Excitement ripples through the gym.

   Spikers (l to r) Abby Mulholland, Zoe Trujillo and Payton Aparicio earned awards for their attitude on day one of skills camp.

The gym was packed.

Day one of a four-day volleyball skills camp attracted more than 50 spikers to the Coupeville High School gym Monday afternoon.

The camp, run by Wolf coach Cory Whitmore, is open to athletes headed into grades 7-12.

A similar two-day clinic for K-6 is set for later this month.

Three players walked away with hard-earned Gatorades Monday after being honored for their attitude, the first Covenant Awards handed out at the camp.

Taking home the refreshing honors were high school spikers Payton Aparicio and Zoe Trujillo and middle school ace Abby Mulholland.

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   Ian Barron has gone from zero name-checks on Coupeville’s record board to a much more pleasing six. (Jon Roberts photos)

The 2016 CHS volleyball squad put up four new records.

The most electrifying running back in Coupeville High School history is finally getting his due.

Wednesday afternoon, after much work tracking down records, and much support and help from the school’s Booster Club, I got to witness the CHS football and volleyball record boards brought up to date.

It’s been one of several projects for which I’ve spent the past year harassing people day and night, and it’s a thrill to see it finished.

While volleyball only needed to be tweaked a bit, mainly to reflect records set last fall by Hope Lodell, Valen Trujillo and Co., the football board has been a sore point for some time.

It was only 50% filled in, and 48% of that featured incorrect records.

Now, that’s not an issue, as Ian Barron’s many rushing marks are finally being acknowledged, and the current generation of Wolves have legitimate records to dream about breaking.

Well done, one and all.

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