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Finn Price, Coupeville’s lone Wolf in the water. (Photo courtesy Rachel Price-Rayner)

A successful year one, in the books.

Coupeville High School freshman Finn Price, a one-man Wolf aquatic team, capped his season this weekend with an appearance at the 2A Northwest District 1 meet in Anacortes.

Competing against swimmers from bigger schools, the Wolf frosh, who joins three South Whidbey swimmers in training and traveling with 4A Kamiak, hit the water in two events.

Repping a 2B school, Price claimed 7th in the 200 free, winning the consolation finals Saturday in two minutes, 4.88 seconds.

He tapped the wall a solid eight seconds ahead of his nearest competitor in that race.

Price also finished 11th in the 100 free, slicing through the water in 56.47 seconds.

While he was the lone Wolf, he had three companions from South Whidbey along for the trek.

Jack Hemple claimed 4th in both the 50 and 100 free, while Rowan Jung finished 6th in both the 200 IM and 500 free.

Tyson Prendergast delivered an 8th place finish in the 100 butterfly, and a 9th place finish in the 100 breaststroke.

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Carmen McFadyen and granddaughter Kate hang out in Anacortes.

Talent runs deep in the family.

Kate McFadyen was honored as an Athlete of the Month for January by Anacortes High School.

The Seahawk freshman is front and center for the school’s cheer squad and has been during both football and basketball season.

But this blog is called Coupeville Sports, and not the Anacortes Gazette, or some other such nonsense, you say.

So why do we stop to pay tribute to Kate the Great?

Because her Coupeville roots run deep.

While she and older sister Pearl attend Anacortes schools, dad Jason McFadyen and aunt Aleshia Mitten are both CHS grads.

Pops was a three-sport star in his days, leading the Wolf football team to an undefeated regular season in 1990 while also torching the nets as a hoops sensation.

Kate’s cousin, Ava Mitten, is a track star and talented artist well on her way to graduating from Coupeville, while Ava’s older bother, Jake, was a standout Coupeville Middle School athlete before transferring to Oak Harbor for high school.

And then there’s her grandparents, Carmen and the late, great Jack, who, like their children, have spent decades being super-supportive of me first at Videoville and now on the sports blogger beat.

So, while Kate may not currently wear a Wolf uniform, she is prairie royalty, born and raised.

How could we not praise her?

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Kwamane Bowens snags a photo with Coupeville grad turned U-Dub football star Sean Toomey-Stout, who he coached in high school. (Photo courtesy Bowens)

Life is good.

Kwamane Bowens, who was a Coupeville student as a young man, then came back around to help coach Wolf football players, is a multi-threat.

The former NCAA D-I scholarship athlete is currently on the gridiron coaching staff at Anacortes High School, where the Seahawks are a flawless 3-0 after smacking formerly-big-and-bad Archbishop Thomas Murphy last Friday.

Bowens also continues to pursue his musical career as Groovie Mane, having dropped his debut album, Key to Me.

To listen to his music, pop over to https://music.apple.com/us/album/key-to-me/1603659980.

And take a gander at the video for his song Can’t Change (which does have some explicit lyrics) below:


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Coupeville hoops stars have taken their game on the road. (Photo courtesy Brad Sherman)

They play here. They play there. They play everywhere.

Basketball is booming in Coupeville, and one huge positive is how many young kids are willing to trek off Whidbey for a chance to work on their skills.

A three-day hoops camp in Anacortes, which kicked off Tuesday and runs through Thursday, attracted 13 Wolf hoops stars.

Making the trip:

Colton Ashby
Halle Black
Alec Christie
Brayden Grinstead
Damien Howard
Liam Lawson
Jonah Meek
Dreyke Mendiola
Abel O’Neil
Braxten Ratcliff
Kamden Ratcliff
Brady Sherman
Nicholas Strong

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Pearl McFadyen and dad Jason.

Family tradition of excellence? Upheld.

Pearl McFadyen, whose father and grandfather are both in the Coupeville Sports Hall o’ Fame, is headed to the big dance.

The Anacortes High School sophomore and her teammates are bound for the Yakima SunDome, and the 2A state volleyball tournament, after finishing third at districts.

The Seahawks earned their golden ticket thanks to 3-0 wins Saturday over Sedro-Woolley and Archbishop Thomas Murphy.

Anacortes (14-5), which entered districts with the #4 seed, beat its ranking, toppling an ATM squad which was ranked #2 in the draw.

Top-seeded Burlington-Edison held off #3 Lynden in the title match, with both teams now joining Anacortes in making the trip to Eastern Washington.

Pearl McFadyen, whose cousin Ava Mitten is a soccer and track star at Coupeville High School, hails from hardy Wolf stock.

Dad Jason was a three-sport star (football, basketball, baseball) at CHS, aunt Aleshia (McFadyen) Mitten was an accomplished athlete in her own right, and grandparents Jack and Carmen McFadyen remain legendary in the history of Wolf boosters.

Pearl, one of three sophomores on the Anacortes roster, has built herself a nice body of work.

The Seahawks have stats posted on MaxPreps through Nov. 7, with McFadyen playing 30 sets, and compiling nine kills, 24 digs, nine block assists, seven service aces, one assist, and 31 points of offense.

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