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   Sophomore Melia Welling took home two awards and a letter Thursday as Coupeville cheer wrapped its season with a banquet.

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The Coupeville High School cheer squad officially wrapped up the winter sports season Thursday, handing out awards at a banquet.

When they did, the Wolves shared the loot, with two awards ending in ties.

Mica Shipley and Melia Welling shared the Wolf Award, while Claire Mietus, Julie Bucio and Ja’Tarya Hoskins all earned a piece of the award for Most Spirited.

In other honors, Welling took home the Coach’s Award and Isabel Hucke captured Most Improved.

CHS cheer coaches Emily Stevens and Amanda Jones handed out letters to 10 cheerleaders:

Julie Bucio
Maggie Crimmins
Jesse Hester
Ja’Tarya Hoskins
Isabel Hucke
Claire Mietus
Mira Mostafavinassab
Heather Nastali
Mica Shipley
Melia Welling

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   Hunter Smith led Coupeville in scoring, steals and assists, netting team MVP honors and recognition as a First-Team All-League player. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

   Hunter Downes, who paced the Wolves in rebounding, was one of six seniors honored for their defensive prowess at a season-ending awards banquet.

They were a potent one-two punch and everyone noticed.

Senior gunners Hunter Smith and Ethan Spark combined to score 598 of Coupeville’s 923 points during basketball season, and that helped the duo earn First-Team All-Conference honors when Olympic League coaches voted.

Kaiden Parcher, a beast all season for league champ Port Townsend, claimed conference MVP.

Smith, whose 382 points was the most scored by a Wolf in a season since Mike Bagby netted 414 in 2004-2005, was named team MVP Thursday when CHS held its season-ending awards banquet.

With 847 career points, he finished as the 12th highest scorer in program history, while also leading his squad in steals and assists as a senior.

Coupeville coach Brad Sherman broke down Smith’s strengths:

“Talented floor manager, unique ability to get to the rim and draw contact (102 points from the free-throw line this season), difficult to defend, handles the ball well against pressure, great mid-range game, which is very rare in today’s high school basketball game.

“Quiet leader, amazing competitor.”

Senior Cameron Toomey-Stout collected the Wolf Pack Award, which honors a player who exemplifies “a team-first mentality, commitment and reliability, a positive and encouraging attitude on and off the basketball court, effort and work ethic, and all-around character.”

“His work ethic, character, and level of commitment are clear to anyone who has worked with or knows Cam,” Sherman said.

When it came time to honor the Defensive Player of the Year, Sherman mixed things up a bit, spreading love to all of his seniors — Hunter Downes, Kyle Rockwell, Joey Lippo, Smith, Spark and Toomey-Stout.

“We stressed all year setting the tone with our defensive intensity and five players moving and communicating as one,” Sherman said. “We recorded 217 steals and had 177 deflections and played well on defense as a group.

“When we sat down to determine one defensive player of the year based on several statistical factors, it became difficult to pick one, which is a good thing,” he added. “Ultimately we felt the senior group as a whole deserved to be recognized for the way they worked together to disrupt teams on defense.”

Smith led in steals, Lippo in blocks and deflected passes, Downes in rebounds, Toomey-Stout “was a defensive workhorse,” Spark recorded 48 steals and 30 deflected passes and Rockwell was “a skilled shot blocker and came up huge at the end of the season.”

In fact, that effort at the end netted Rockwell the Play of the Year for an offensive rebound and put-back which sealed an upset of first-place Klahowya on Coupeville’s Senior Night.

Rounding out the awards, Spark notched Sharp Shooter honors, for draining the most three-balls, while Chris Ruck was named Most Inspirational for the JV squad.

“I’m really proud of this group and thought they played so hard this season,” Sherman said. “Had some successes and moments that they can remember for years to come — 101-year anniversary, big win on Senior Night, winning record in league.

“Looking forward, we take this year’s positives and continue to build on them,” he added. “We lose a lot of seniors this year and our entire starting five, but with that comes a great deal of opportunity for our younger guys – and we have a talented group of young players that we are excited about.

“This will be a big off-season for us to develop and grow as a team, and Coach (Chris) Smith and I are really looking forward to what the future holds for this group of athletes.”

Varsity letter winners:

Jered Brown
Hunter Downes
Mason Grove
Gavin Knoblich
Joey Lippo
Dane Lucero
Kyle Rockwell
Hunter Smith
Ethan Spark
Cameron Toomey-Stout
James Vidoni

Varsity participation:

Jacobi Pilgrim
Ulrik Wells

JV participation:

Trevor Bell
Koa Davison
Sage Downes
Mason Grove
Tucker Hall
Alex Jimenez
Gavin Knoblich
Ryan Labrador
Jean Lund-Olsen
Daniel Olson
Jon Partida
Jake Pease
Jacobi Pilgrim
David Prescott
Chris Ruck
Matt Stevens
James Vidoni
Ulrik Wells

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   CHS grad Nick Streubel hangs out with his parents after a Central Washington University football win. (Photo courtesy Nanette Streubel)

   He’s like a Greek god, he is. (Photo property of Central Washington University football)

The accolades continue to pour in for Nick Streubel.

The Coupeville High School grad, now a red-shirt sophomore at Central Washington University, was named Friday as a First-Team selection to the NCAA D-II All-Super Region 4 football squad.

With that selection, he remains eligible to pick up votes when the national All-American team is tallied.

Friday’s regional honors come on the heels of Streubel previously being honored as a First-Team pick by the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

With Streubel helping anchor the Wildcat offensive line, CWU averaged 466.4 yards and 39.4 points per game this season,

Central went undefeated in league play, finishing 11-1 after a playoff loss in double overtime.

The Wildcats landed 15 players on the Region 4 team, with nine earning First-Team honors.

For the whole breakdown, pop over to:

http://www.gnacsports.com/football/news/2017-18/10059/haynes-leads-15-all-super-region-4-gnac-selections/

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   Junior Dane Lucero is one of 18 Wolf football players to letter this season. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

   Senior QB Hunter Downes, here making the great getaway, received Offensive MVP honors at Saturday’s team awards banquet.

A season of pain ended on a positive note.

With all the many injuries sustained this year now in the process of healing, the Coupeville High School football squad gathered Saturday to toast its accomplishments.

Wolf QB Hunter Downes, who broke the school’s career touchdown passes record, was named the Offensive MVP.

Also taking home hardware were seniors Cameron Toomey-Stout (Defensive MVP) and Julian Welling (Lineman of the Year) and juniors Shane Losey (Wolf Award) and Matt Hilborn (Special Teams MVP).

Earlier, Toomey-Stout was a three-time honoree when Olympic/Nisqually League coaches voted on All-Conference teams.

Camtastic was tabbed a First-Team player at both wide receiver and defensive back, while nabbing Second-Team props as a kick returner.

Downes was a Second-Team pick at QB, with Welling earning Honorable Mention on the defensive line.

At Saturday’s banquet, CHS head coach Jon Atkins handed letters to 18 players, with a third of those wrapping up a full four-year run in a Wolf uniform.

Letter winners (* indicates 4-year player):

Chris Battaglia
Hunter Downes
(*)
Matt Hilborn
Jake Hoagland

Teo Keilwitz
Gavin Knoblich
Ryan Labrador
Shane Losey
Dane Lucero
Andrew Martin
Tyler McCalmont
Jake Pease
Kyle Rockwell
Hunter Smith
(*)
Cameron Toomey-Stout
(*)
Sean Toomey-Stout
James Vidoni
(*)
Julian Welling
(*)

Certificate of Participation:

Trevor Bell
Dewitt Cole
Cameron Dahl
Dawson Houston
Brian Roberts
Ben Smith
Gavin Straub

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   Freshman Melia Welling was named Most Improved at Wednesday’s CHS cheer banquet. (Photo courtesy Michion Welling)

First in spirit, first to have their banquet.

The Coupeville High School cheer squad kicked off awards season Wednesday, handing out letters and certificates to cap its fall campaign.

First-year coaches (and Wolf cheer alumni) Emily Stevens and Amanda Jones lettered 19 cheerleaders, with three taking home additional awards.

Ashleigh Battaglia claimed the Coaches Awards, Melia Welling was tabbed as Most Improved and Kaley Grigsby was honored as Most Spirited.

Earning varsity letters:

Ashleigh Battaglia
Julie Bucio
Coral Caveness
Kayla Caudle
Maggie Crimmins
Kaley Grigsby
Gaby Halpin
Jesse Hester
Ja’Tarya Hoskins
Isabel Hucke
Mckenzie Meyer
Claire Mietus
Nanci Melendrez
Mira Mostafavinassab
Heather Nastali
Moira Reed
Mica Shipley
Emma Somes
Melia Welling

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