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Junior pitcher Izzy Wells was team MVP for a CHS softball squad which finished 12-0. (Jackie Saia photo)

A season of perfection ended with a shower of awards.

After rolling to a 12-0 mark in their pandemic-shortened introduction to the Northwest 2B/1B League, the Coupeville High School softball squad honored its players Friday night.

Gathering his team at the CHS field, head coach Kevin McGranahan handed out an assortment of awards, while lettering all 24 girls on the roster.

“All contributed in a varsity game, and I wanted to reward them for practicing for a year and only playing for five weeks,” he said.

Headlining the awards were junior pitcher Izzy Wells, named team MVP for her stellar work both in the pitcher’s circle and at the plate.

Seniors Mollie Bailey and Chelsea Prescott were tabbed as the Offensive MVP and Defensive MVP, respectively.

Mollie Bailey paced the Wolves in almost every offensive category. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

 

Other awards:

Rookie of the Year — Maya Nottingham

Most Improved — River Ozturk

Spirit of the Wolf — Coral Caveness

Coaches Award — Bella Whalen

Captains — Chelsea Prescott, Mollie Bailey

Four-Year Awards — Ivy Leedy, Coral Caveness, Mollie Bailey, Chelsea Prescott

 

Sophomore Bella Whalen swung a big bat in her Wolf debut, earning the Coaches Award. (Jackie Saia photo)

 

Letter winners:

Mollie Bailey
Elisa Caroppo
Karyme Castro
Coral Caveness
Jackie Contreras
Gwen Gustafson
Ivy Leedy
Lily Leedy
Allie Lucero
Maya Lucero
Lacy McCraw-Shirron
Heidi Meyers
Allison Nastali
Melanie Navarro
Maya Nottingham
River Ozturk
Sofia Peters
Chelsea Prescott
Jill Prince
Audrianna Shaw
Mckenna Somes
Kylie Van Velkinburgh
Izzy Wells
Bella Whalen

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Allie Lucero gets defensive. (Jackie Saia photos)

The photos rain down as fast as the wins.

As the Coupeville High School softball squad rolls through an undefeated season, there have been frequent visits to the diamond by camera-wielding paparazzi.

One of the best of those lens lovers is Jackie Saia, who provides us with the photos above and below.

Allison Nastali comes up firin’.

Bella Whalen whispers a prayer for the softball she’s about to demolish.

Elisa Caroppo (left) and Ivy Leedy enjoy an afternoon on the chilly prairie.

Lacy McCraw-Shirron fires the ball back in.

Maya Lucero, ready to get medieval on the ball.

Chelsea Prescott slaps the tag on an incoming runner.

Audrianna Shaw hits third gear.

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Audrianna Shaw takes a cut during a team scrimmage. (Tiffani Blazek photo)

Sage Sharp frames a pitch. (Morgan White photo)

“Stop … hammer time!” (Blazek photo)

Abby Mulholland (left) offers a helping hand to a rival. (Renae Mulholland photo)

Zane Oldenstadt (13) watches hardball action unfold under the fading prairie light. (Michelle Glass photo)

Mckenna Somes is locked and loaded at the plate. (Megan Somes photo)

The pandemic has changed many things, but there is one constant for CHS athletes — frequent ferry rides. (Glass photo)

The CHS softball sluggers are (sorta) ready for their closeup. (Aaron Lucero photo)

Take a picture. It’ll last longer.

As this pandemic-shortened spring sports season zips by, Coupeville parents are taking heed of that bit of wisdom.

Cameras are clicking, and the return to school athletics in the Age of Coronavirus is being documented from many angles.

Thanks to some of those parents, here’s a collection of images from the prairie and beyond.

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