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Wolf freshman Teagan Calkins earned First-Team All-Conference honors for her superb play. (Jackie Saia photos)

The future is bright for Coupeville High School softball.

Coming off a strong 14-6 season, seven Wolves were tabbed to All-Conference teams by Northwest 2B/1B League coaches.

Better still, four of those seven, including all three players to land First-Team honors, still have two or more seasons left to play.

Sophomores Madison McMillan (SS) and Mia Farris (OF) were joined by freshman catcher Teagan Calkins in receiving top honors.

Four other Wolves — sophomore Taylor Brotemarkle (2B) and seniors Allie Lucero (P/1B), Gwen Gustafson (3B/OF), and Maya Lucero (P/1B) — were named to the Second Team.

Coupeville’s seven All-League players make for a formidable lineup.

Coach of the Year honors went to a former Wolf assistant coach, with Concrete’s Stephanie Henning honored by her fellow diamond gurus for reviving the Lion program.

“She kept her girls playing all season,” said CHS coach Kevin McGranahan. “Something to be said for her and her coaching.”

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Logan Downes lines up a shot. (Andrew Williams photo)

They earned the respect of rival hoops gurus.

Coming off a strong 14-9 season, two Coupeville High School boys’ basketball players were named to the All-Conference team by Northwest 2B/1B League coaches.

Junior Logan Downes, who averaged 23.2 points a night across 10 league contests, with a high of 40 against Orcas Island, was tabbed as a First-Team pick.

The Wolf gunner scored in double digits in every NWL game this season, tossing in 26+ five times against league foes.

Overall, Downes put together the second-best individual season in the 107-year history of CHS basketball, torching the nets for 554 points on his way to averaging 24.1 a game.

After twice scoring 40 in a game as a junior, he’s #15 on the Wolf boys career scoring chart, having splashed home 778 points.

Downes was joined on the 2022-2023 All-League team by senior Alex Murdy, who was tabbed as a Second-Team pick.

Alex Murdy slices up the defense. (Andrew Williams photo)

Closing his stellar prep career with a bang, Coupeville’s most aggressive defensive player averaged 10.7 points a night in league play, with a high of 17 against La Conner.

Capable of changing the flow of the game on both ends of the floor, Murdy scored 448 points during his time in a Wolf uniform.

Senior Diego Lago, who led Orcas Island to a 6th place finish at the 1B state tourney, was league MVP, while Vikings head man Ed Lago was named Coach of the Year.

Concrete won the Sportsmanship Award.


First-Team All-League:

Billy DeJong – Senior – Mount Vernon Christian
Logan Downes – Junior – Coupeville
Liam Millenaar – Senior – Mount Vernon Christian
Aidan Murray – Senior – Orcas Island
Braden Thomas – Senior – La Conner


Second-Team All-League:

Tommy Anderson-Cleveland – Senior – Orcas Island
Chris Gustafson – Junior – Friday Harbor
Alex Murdy – Senior – Coupeville
Isaiah Price – Senior – La Conner
Ben Rozema – Senior – Mount Vernon Christian


Honorable Mention:

Hunter Anderson – Freshman – Darrington
Adam Culver – Junior – Concrete
Colby Faber – Senior – Mount Vernon Christian

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After busting big plays all season, Coupeville senior Dominic Coffman is the Offensive MVP of the Northwest 2B/1B League. (Renae Mulholland photo)

The Wolves ruled both sides of the ball.

Fresh off winning its first league title in 32 seasons, and just days before opening the state playoffs, the Coupeville High School football team dominated All-League selections.

Northwest 2B/1B League coaches selected CHS seniors Dominic Coffman (offense) and Scott Hilborn (defense) as conference MVPs, while Benett Richter was tabbed as Coach of the Year.

Coupeville finished the regular season 4-0 in NWL play, clinching the program’s first title since 1990, and 7-1 overall.

The Wolves open the 12-team 2B state tourney Saturday in Oak Harbor, when they host Onalaska in a loser-out game.

The winner advances to the state quarterfinals to face Okanogan.

Richter, in his first year as CHS head coach after several seasons as an assistant, offered thanks to everyone involved in the Wolf program.

“Coach of the year was made possible by the hard work of my dedicated and passionate staff and the unbelievable buy in and hard work of the kids who truly do the heavy lifting,” he said.

“Without these guys, I’m just another Joe Schmo with a whistle! Love this team! Love this town!!”

Josh Upchurch, a huge key to Coupeville’s impressive play on both sides of the line. (Brittany Kolbet photo)


Coupeville’s honorees:





Dominic Coffman (RB)



Logan Downes (QB)
Scott Hilborn (RB)
Tim Ursu (WR)
Kai Wong (OL)
William Davidson (OL)
Zane Oldenstadt (OL)


Honorable Mention:

Daylon Houston (WR/K)





Scott Hilborn (LB)


First Team:

Dominic Coffman (LB)
Tim Ursu (DB)
Logan Downes (DB)
Josh Upchurch (DL)
William Davidson (DL)


Honorable Mention:

Jonathan Valenzuela (LB)
Kevin Partida (LB)

Wolf juniors (left to right) William Davidson, Zane Oldenstadt, and Logan Downes all earned All-League honors. (Michelle Glass photo)

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Coupeville volleyball aces Grey Peabody (8), Maddie Georges (5), and Ryanne Knoblich (back) earned All-League honors. (Jackie Saia photo)

They were honored individually, and as a team.

When Northwest 2B/1B League coaches handed out All-Conference awards, Coupeville High School volleyball players were named six times.

The Wolves shared the league’s Team Sportsmanship honor with Orcas Island, while five CHS spikers were singled out for their play.

Jill Prince awaits the serve. (Jackie Saia photo)

Seniors Alita Blouin and Maddie Georges were named First-Team All-League picks, with junior Grey Peabody and senior Ryanne Knoblich landing Second-Team honors.

Jill Prince rounded out the Wolf honorees, earning Honorable Mention for her senior season.

In the year’s biggest non-surprise, La Conner senior Ellie Marble repeated as league MVP, while mom Suzanne Marble was named Coach of the Year in her 30th, and final season, with the Braves.

Alita Blouin launches a serve. (Bailey Thule photo)


First-Team All-League:

Alita Blouin – Coupeville – Senior
Bethany Carter – Orcas Island – Junior
Maddie Georges – Coupeville – Senior
Josie Harper – La Conner – Senior
Makayla Herrera – La Conner – Senior
Morgan Huizenga – La Conner – Junior
Claire Wright – Darrington – Sophomore


Second-Team All-League:

Mia Blackmon – Friday Harbor – Senior
Kelsey Edwards – Concrete – Sophomore
Allie Heino – Mount Vernon Christian – Junior
Kenadie Hoglund – Darrington – Senior
Ryanne Knoblich – Coupeville – Senior
Grey Peabody – Coupeville – Junior
Milana Schneider – Orcas Island – Junior
Abby Udlock – La Conner – Junior


Honorable Mention:

Ava Ashcraft – Orcas Island – Sophomore
Ayana Berube – Friday Harbor – Senior
Jill Prince – Coupeville – Senior

Ryanne Knoblich, comin’ at you. (Jackie Saia photo)

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Maddie Georges denies a pass. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

It’s a bit lopsided.

League champ La Conner and state champ Mount Vernon Christian accounted for 11 of 16 All-League picks when Northwest 2B/1B League coaches honored their top female basketball players.

The 2B Braves, who went undefeated in league, then finished fourth at state, have seven selections, including MVP Sarah Cook.

MVC, which only lost to La Conner and 1A power King’s before going on to claim the 1B hoops crown, have four players and their coach on the list of honorees.

Coupeville, which finished third in the seven-team league, was the only other school to land recognition for more than one player.

Junior point guard Maddie Georges was a Second-Team All-League pick, while senior gunner Audrianna Shaw earned Honorable Mention status.


Complete All-League awards:



Sarah Cook — Senior — La Conner


Coach of the Year:

Jeff Droog — Mount Vernon Christian



Friday Harbor


First-Team All-League:

Rachel Cram — Senior — La Conner
Josie Harper — Junior — La Conner
Ellie Marble — Junior — La Conner
Juna Swanson — Senior — La Conner
Hannah Van Hofwegen — Junior — Mount Vernon Christian


Second-Team All-League:

Bethany Carter — Sophomore — Orcas Island
Maddie Georges — Junior — Coupeville
Allie Heino — Sophomore — Mount Vernon Christian
Kylee Russell — Senior — Mount Vernon Christian
Caitlin Vander Kooy — Junior — Mount Vernon Christian
Ellalee Wortham — 8th grade — La Conner


Honorable Mention:

Ava Ashcroft — Freshman — La Conner
Mia Blackmon — Junior — Friday Harbor
Audrianna Shaw — Senior — Coupeville
Alyvia Wright — Senior — Darrington

Audrianna Shaw slaps home a runner.

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