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Coupeville High School junior Scout Smith joined senior Lindsey Roberts as the only Wolves to make All-Conference teams in three different sports during the 2018-2019 school year. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

It was a decent haul.

While Coupeville High School has the smallest student body (by far) in the North Sound Conference, Wolf athletes more than held their own in year one of the new six-team league.

Counting the 14 athletic teams CHS sends into action, Cow Town produced one league MVP, two Coaches of the Year, and 32 athletes who received at least one All-Conference selection during the 2018-2019 school year.

Actually, our little exercise only covers 12 of the 14 teams, as the NSC gave no All-Conference honors for girls or boys tennis.

So, that leaves softball, baseball, volleyball, football, plus girls and boys teams in cross country, soccer, track and field, and basketball.

Before we run through the cold hard numbers, there are a couple of things to know.

Six Wolves earned All-Conference honors in two sports, with Emma Smith, Maya Toomey-Stout, Gavin Knoblich, Ryan Labrador, Dane Lucero, and Sean Toomey-Stout all proving themselves to be multi-talented.

Knoblich and the Toomey-Stout twins are juniors, so 50% of the Two-Timers Club can return next year.

Going one better, senior Lindsey Roberts (soccer, basketball, track) and junior Scout Smith (volleyball, basketball, softball) are the only CHS athletes to make an All-Conference team in each of the year’s three seasons.

Of other note, track and cross country listed no MVP’s or Coach of the Year winners, and those two sports chose their All-Conference teams based solely on how athletes placed at the league meet.

The other eight sports had coaches vote for postseason honors.

And lastly, not all sports referred to their top players as MVP’s, so those distinctions will be noted in the list.

How things broke down:

 

Top athletes:

Baseball:

Offensive Player of the Year – Cole Fazio (Cedar Park) and Tyler Durbin (King’s)
Pitcher of the Year – Ethan Petty (South Whidbey)

 

Boys Basketball:

MVP – Kody Newman (South Whidbey)

 

Boys Soccer:

Offensive Player of the Year – Michael Lux (South Whidbey)
Defensive Player of the Year – Christian Engmann (King’s)
Goalkeeper of the Year – Gunnar Morehead (King’s)

 

Football:

Offensive Player of the Year – Zach Wilkins (Cedar Park)
Defensive Player of the Year – Dawson Drews (Cedar Park)

 

Girls Basketball:

MVP – Irena Korolenko (Cedar Park) and Claire Gallagher (King’s)

 

Girls Soccer:

Offensive Player of the Year – Callie Wright (King’s)
Defensive Player of the Year – Emma Culberson (King’s)

 

Softball:

Offensive Player of the Year – Samantha Vanderwel (Granite Falls)
Defensive Player of the Year – Sarah Wright (Coupeville)

 

Volleyball:

MVP – Dominque Kirton (King’s)

 

Coaches of the Year:

Baseball – Tom Fallon (South Whidbey)
Boys Basketball – Adam Lynch (Cedar Park)
Boys Soccer – Emerson Robbins (South Whidbey)
Football – Mark Hodson (South Whidbey)
Girls Basketball – Todd Weideman (Sultan)
Girls Soccer – Nicole Gabelein (King’s)
Softball – Kevin McGranahan (Coupeville)
Volleyball – Cory Whitmore (Coupeville)

 

1st and 2nd Team All-Conference selections
(*track relay teams count as one pick):

King’s (75)
South Whidbey (64)
Coupeville (48)
Cedar Park Christian (46)
Granite Falls (32)
Sultan (19)

 

Coupeville’s All-Conference selections:

Danny Conlisk:

1st Team – Track (200)
1st Team – Track (400)
1st Team – Track (4 x 100 Relay)
2nd Team – Track (100)

 

Veronica Crownover:

2nd Team – Softball (First Base)

 

Koa Davison:

1st Team – Track (High Jump)

 

Matt Hilborn:

2nd Team – Baseball (Shortstop)

 

Ja’Kenya Hoskins:

2nd Team – Track (4 x 200 Relay)

 

Ja’Tarya Hoskins:

2nd Team – Track (4 x 100 Relay)
2nd Team – Track (4 x 400 Relay)

 

Tiger Johnson:

1st Team – Track (4 x 100 Relay)

 

Gavin Knoblich:

2nd Team – Football (Tight End)
2nd Team – Baseball (Catcher)

 

Mallory Kortuem:

2nd Team – Track (400)
2nd Team – Track (4 x 100 Relay)
2nd Team – Track (4 x 200 Relay)
2nd Team – Track (Pole Vault)

 

Mikaela Labrador:

2nd Team – Track (4 x 400 Relay)

 

Ryan Labrador:

2nd Team – Football (Offensive Line)
2nd Team – Track (Shot Put)

 

Aram Leyva:

1st Team – Soccer (Midfielder)

 

Derek Leyva:

2nd Team – Soccer (Forward)

 

Shane Losey:

2nd Team – Football (Linebacker)

 

Dane Lucero:

1st Team – Football (Defensive Line)
2nd Team – Baseball (First Base)

 

Jean Lund-Olsen:

1st Team – Track (100)
1st Team – Track (4 x 100 Relay)
2nd Team – Track (200)

 

Emma Mathusek:

1st Team – Softball (Centerfielder)

 

Alana Mihill:

2nd Team – Track (4 x 400 Relay)

 

Jake Pease:

2nd Team – Baseball (Outfield)

 

Chelsea Prescott:

2nd Team – Softball (Shortstop)

 

Lindsey Roberts:

1st Team – Soccer (Midfielder)
1st Team – Basketball
2nd Team – Track (100 hurdles)
2nd Team – Track (4 x 100 Relay)
2nd Team – Track (4 x 200 Relay)

 

Lucy Sandahl:

2nd Team – Track (4 x 400 Relay)

 

Ema Smith:

2nd Team – Basketball

 

Emma Smith:

1st Team – Volleyball (Middle Blocker)
1st Team – Track (Shot Put)
2nd Team – Track (Discus)

 

Scout Smith:

1st Team – Softball (Second Base)
2nd Team – Volleyball (Setter)
2nd Team – Basketball

 

Matt Stevens:

2nd Team – Football (Defensive Line)

 

Maya Toomey-Stout:

1st Team – Volleyball (Outside Hitter)
1st Team – Track (Long Jump)
2nd Team – Track (4 x 100 Relay)
2nd Team – Track (4 x 200 Relay)

 

Sean Toomey-Stout:

1st Team – Football (Running Back)
1st Team – Football (Secondary)
1st Team – Football (Specialist)
1st Team – Track (Long Jump)
1st Team – Track (4 x 100 Relay)
2nd Team – Track (Triple Jump)

 

Alex Turner:

1st Team – Football (Linebacker)

 

Izzy Wells:

2nd Team – Softball (Pitcher)

 

Tia Wurzrainer:

1st Team – Soccer (Defender)

 

Sam Wynn:

2nd Team – Soccer (Defender)

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Coupeville catcher Sarah Wright was the North Sound Conference softball Defensive Player of the Year. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Scout Smith was a First-Team All-Conference pick for her work at second base.

Heidi Meyers won the JV team’s “Charlie Hustle” award.

The future is now. Freshmen Izzy Wells (left) and Audrianna Shaw (center) and sophomore Coral Caveness all lettered this season.

Banquet season ended with a bang.

The Coupeville High School softball team, coming off a triumphant return to the state tournament, officially capped spring sports Thursday, handing out awards, letters, and plenty of desserts.

The Wolves, who captured the North Sound Conference title, finished 2nd at a tough district tourney, then played three games at state, including knocking off highly-ranked Deer Park, had plenty to celebrate.

Coupeville saw six of its nine starters earn honors when league coaches voted for All-Conference teams.

Senior catcher Sarah Wright led the way, sharing league MVP honors with Granite Falls senior shortstop Samantha Vanderwel.

Wright was tabbed as the North Sound Conference Defensive Player of the Year, while Vanderwel was named the NSC Offensive Player of the Year.

Junior second-baseman Scout Smith and junior center-fielder Emma Mathusek received First-Team All-Conference honors, with senior first-baseman Veronica Crownover, sophomore shortstop Chelsea Prescott, and freshman pitcher Izzy Wells making Second Team.

Coupeville diamond guru Kevin McGranahan was selected as Coach of the Year by his peers.

While the All-Conference honors were big, they were just the start for the Wolves, who also handed out a bunch of team awards as well.

 

Varsity awards:

Team MVP — Sarah Wright

Offensive MVP — Veronica Crownover

Defensive MVP — Scout Smith

Coaches Award — Chelsea Prescott

Rookie of the Year — Izzy Wells

“Put in the Work” — Emma Mathusek

Four-year recognition — Crownover, Nicole Laxton, Wright

Captains — Smith, Wright

 

JV awards:

Leadership/Sportsmanship — Marenna Rebischke-Smith

Charlie Hustle — Heidi Meyers

Golden Glove — Abby Meyers

Coaches Award — Ivy Leedy

Most Improved — Morgan Stevens

Most Versatile — Mckenna Somes

 

Varsity letter winners:

Mollie Bailey
Coral Caveness
Veronica Crownover
Mackenzie Davis
Nicole Laxton
Emma Mathusek
Chelsea Prescott
Audrianna Shaw
Scout Smith
Izzy Wells
Chloe Wheeler
Sarah Wright

 

JV participation certificates:

Tariana Hunter
Ivy Leedy
Lily Leedy
Abby Meyers
Heidi Meyers
Marenna Rebischke-Smith
McKenna Somes
Morgan Stevens
Amanda Thomas
Kylie Van Velkinburgh

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Matt Hilborn was named team MVP for his senior season on the baseball diamond. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Jake Pease won the team’s “Dirt Bag Award” for plays like this.

A late-season run carried the Coupeville High School baseball squad to the playoffs, and won the Wolves some fans among league coaches.

When All-Conference balloting was finished, four CHS diamond men landed North Sound Conference Second-Team honors.

Seniors Matt Hilborn, Jake Pease, and Dane Lucero were tabbed, while junior catcher Gavin Knoblich also got the call.

Those awards were just the start of what Coupeville coach Chris Smith doled out Tuesday, as he and his staff held a season-ending awards banquet.

Hilborn, who led the team on the mound and at the plate, was named the MVP, while Lucero was tabbed as Offensive Player of the Year and Knoblich as Defensive Player of the Year.

Pease claimed the “Dirt Bag Award,” Gavin Straub was handed the “Aiden Award,” named after former CHS player Aiden Crimmins, and Lucero and Pease were honored as captains.

Seniors Lucero, Pease, Hilborn, and Shane Losey notched Four-Year awards for playing their entire high school career.

 

Varsity letter winners:

Mason Grove
Matt Hilborn
Gavin Knoblich
Shane Losey
Dane Lucero
Daniel Olson
Bryce Payne
Jake Pease
Cody Roberts
Ulrik Wells
Hawthorne Wolfe

 

Participation Awards:

Jonny Carlson
Sage Sharp
Gavin Straub
Seth Weatherford

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Junior Sean Toomey-Stout earned team MVP honors Wednesday as Coupeville High School boys basketball held its season-ending awards banquet. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Immediate impact.

From the moment they made their varsity basketball debuts this season, junior Sean Toomey-Stout and freshman Hawthorne Wolfe were at the core of everything the Coupeville High School boys basketball squad accomplished.

Leading a young team building for the future, the duo impressed North Sound Conference coaches, picking up votes in postseason voting and earning Honorable Mention status when the league recently named its All-Conference teams.

Toomey-Stout, bouncing back after missing his sophomore basketball season thanks to a football injury, added the team varsity MVP award Wednesday, when CHS held its season-ending banquet.

“The Torpedo” led the Wolves in steals, assists, points in the paint, and offensive rebounds, while finishing second in defensive boards and scoring.

The night’s other big awards went to the team’s two seniors, post player Dane Lucero and team manager Ryan Labrador.

Lucero capped a two-year run on the hardwood by nabbing the varsity Wolf Pack Award, which honors a player who showcases “leadership, character, attitude, effort, and commitment.”

Dane exemplifies all of these and more,” said CHS coach Brad Sherman. “Very deserving of being recognized for his level of leadership and class in everything he does.”

Labrador received the Program Distinguished Service Award.

Ryan works extremely hard to support those around him, never asks for anything in return, and does it with a smile on his face,” Sherman said. “That’s just who he is and we were very lucky to have him this year.”

As a program, Coupeville also received a pair of awards from the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, with both the varsity and JV earning Distinguished Scholastic Awards.

The JV put together a cumulative GPA of 3.292, while the Wolf varsity finished at 3.185.

 

Other awards:

 

Varsity statistical recognition:

 

Leading Scorer:

Hawthorne Wolfe

 

Steals Leader:

Sean Toomey-Stout

 

Leading Rebounder:

Gavin Knoblich

 

Blocks Leader:

Ulrik Wells

 

JV co-MVPs:

Xavier Murdy
Daniel Olsen

 

JV Wolf Award:

Grady Rickner

 

C-Team MVP:

Jaylen Nitta

 

C-Team Most Improved Player:

Chris Cernick 

 

Varsity letter winners:

Jered Brown
Mason Grove
Gavin Knoblich
Dane Lucero
Jean Lund-Olsen
Jacobi Pilgrim
Sean Toomey-Stout
Ulrik Wells
Hawthorne Wolfe

 

Participation certificates:

Andrew Aparicio
Chris Cernick
Brayden Coatney
Miles Davidson
Koa Davison
Sage Downes
Tony Garcia
Tucker Hall 
Alex Jimenez
Logan Martin
Xavier Murdy
Jaylen Nitta
Daniel Olson 
Jonathan Partida
Grady Rickner
TJ Rickner
Cody Roberts
Chris Ruck
Ben Smith
Damon Stadler

 

Manager:

Ryan Labrador 

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CHS basketball players (l to r) Ema Smith, Scout Smith, and Lindsey Roberts were tabbed for All-Conference honors. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

They made a strong first impression.

The Coupeville High School girls basketball team beat preseason predictions, finishing third in the new six-team North Sound Conference.

Proving the best of the four scrappy public schools, CHS pushed back as hard as anyone against the twin private school juggernauts who ruled the roost.

The Wolves took Cedar Park Christian to the final moments in the second meeting between the teams, and did what it could to contend with league champ King’s.

Based on their play, and their refusal to back down, league coaches tabbed three Wolves for All-League honors, led by senior Lindsey Roberts earning a First-Team distinction.

A four-year varsity vet, she led Coupeville in scoring for the second-straight season, and wrapped her career as the #18 scorer in program history.

Fellow senior Ema Smith and junior Scout Smith, Coupeville’s other two varsity captains, were honored as Second-Team All-League picks.

Both Smith girls had big seasons, with Ema topping the team in nailing three-pointers, while Scout ran the point for the Wolves and sealed a key win at Sultan with a pair of late free throws.

In addition, junior Avalon Renninger shared the NSC Sportsmanship Award.

The coaching staffs from each league team picked one player from their squad to be honored.

The league awards were just the start Thursday as CHS coaches David and Amy King capped their seventh season with a team banquet.

 

Team awards:

 

Four-Year Varsity:

Lindsey Roberts

 

Four-Year Participation:

Nicole Laxton
Ema Smith

 

Varsity Captains:

Lindsey Roberts
Ema Smith
Scout Smith

 

JV Captain:

Mollie Bailey

 

Most Improved:

JV:

Alana Mihill
Morgan Stevens

Varsity:

Ja’Kenya Hoskins

 

Best Offense:

JV:

Audrianna Shaw
Izzy Wells

Varsity:

Lindsey Roberts
Ema Smith

 

Best Defense:

JV:

Ja’Kenya Hoskins

Varsity:

Tia Wurzrainer

 

Hustle Award:

JV:

Kiara Contreras

Varsity:

Tia Wurzrainer

 

Most Inspirational:

JV:

Mollie Bailey

Varsity:

Avalon Renninger

 

Wolf Pride:

Alana Mihill

 

Coaches Award:

Nicole Laxton

 

Varsity letter winners:

Hannah Davidson
Ja’Kenya Hoskins
Nicole Laxton
Chelsea Prescott
Avalon Renninger
Lindsey Roberts
Ema Smith
Scout Smith
Tia Wurzrainer

 

Varsity participation certificates:

Mollie Bailey
Anya Leavell
Izzy Wells

 

JV participation certificates:

Mollie Bailey
Kylie Chernikoff
Kiara Contreras
Ja’Kenya Hoskins
Anya Leavell
Ivy Leedy
Lily Leedy
Alana Mihill
Abby Mulholland
Audrianna Shaw
Morgan Stevens
Kylie Van Velkinburgh
Izzy Wells

 

Manager:

Heidi Meyers

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