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   Aiden Burdge, seen earlier this season, competed in three events Wednesday at Port Townsend. (Ja’Tarya Hoskins photo)

Let the PR’s rain down.

Competing in its second meet of the season Wednesday, the Coupeville Middle School track and field squad racked up 34 career-best marks.

The Wolves were on the road in Port Townsend, vying with host Blue Heron and Stevens.

CMS hosts its first home meet May 8, when the Wolves welcome Chimacum and Blue Heron to Whidbey.

Complete (I think) Wednesday results:



60 — Ja’Kenya Hoskins 8.80 *PR*, Angelina Gebhard 9.10; Cristina McGrath 9.98; Abigail Place 10.20 *PR*

100 — Claire Mayne 15.90; Helen Strelow 16.06; Jordyn Rogers 16.50; Place 16.60; Mercedes Kalwies-Anderson 16.60

200 — Audrianna Shaw 30.40 *PR*; Hoskins 31.28; Abigail Ramirez 34.61; Mayne 34.70; Strelow 38.90

400 — Mary Milnes 1:15; Ramirez 1:21; Maddie Andrews 1:26

800 — Carolyn Lhamon 3:05.40; Milnes 3:07

1600 — Jaelyn Crebbin 6:41; Lhamon 6:44 *PR*; Alana Mihill 7:03

75 Hurdles — Kiara Contreras 16.60

200 hurdles — Bella Velasco 36.80 *PR*; A. Shaw 38.00

4 x 100 relay  — Mayne, Contreras, Velasco, Ramirez 1:03.40; Noelle Daigneault, Gebhard, Eryn Wood, Ella Colwell 1:04.90 *PR*

4 x 200 relay — Velasco, A. Shaw, Crebbin, Hoskins 2:05.70 *PR*; Daigneault, Gebhard, Mihill, Lhamon 2:18 *PR*

Shot Put — Daigneault 22-04; Wood 21-05; McGrath 13-3

Discus — Colwell 59-05 *PR*; McGrath 46-10 *PR*; Strelow 43-08

Turbo — Mihill 54-09 *PR*; Wood 43-08; Place 39-00 *PR*; Milnes 36-01; McGrath 35-08; Andrews 22-01

High Jump — Colwell 4-00; Gebhard 3-08

Long Jump — Hoskins 12-00; A. Shaw 11-04 *PR*; Strelow 10-03.50, Colwell 10-01; Mayne 9-01.50; Place 9-01 *PR*; Contreras 8-07



60 — Lucious Binning 8.53; Joven Light 8.90; Dominic Coffman 9.62; Ty Duddridge 10.60 *PR*; Brayden Coatney 10.70;  Connor Bachmann 10.81; Jesse Cowan 10.90

100 — DJ Stadler 12.60; Aiden Burdge 13.40; Rieley Araceley 13.84 *PR*; Light 14.80 *PR*; Lucas Salazar 14.90 *PR*; Coffman 15.00; Aiden Anderson 15.70; Duddridge 18.25

200 — Caleb Meyer 26.50; Stadler 27.40; Araceley 29.20

400 — Araceley 1:10.40; Coffman 1:25

1600 — Elijah Pepin 6:20 *PR*; Tate Wyman 6:57

4 x 100 relay — Ty Hamilton, Burdge, Binnings, Meyer 53.03 *PR*; Bachmann, Light, Salazar, Stadler 1:01 *PR*

Shot Put — Logan Martin 34-09; Gabe Shaw 27-01 *PR*, Wesley Cowan 18-00

Discus — Martin 84-04; G. Shaw 58-04; W. Cowan 44-09 *PR*; J. Cowan 42-00; Anderson 41-02

Turbo — Stadler 112-11; Martin 111-06 *PR*; Binnings 97-01; Salazar 73-03 *PR*; Bachmann 71-03 *PR*; G. Shaw 66-04 *PR*; Hamilton 66-00 *PR*; Light 65-00 *PR*, Duddridge 55-05 *PR*; Anderson 38-09 *PR*; W. Cowan 34-05

High Jump — Martin 4-08; Meyer 4-08; G. Shaw 4-04

Long Jump — Meyer 14-00; Hamilton 13-02 *PR*; Burdge 12-00; Araceley 11-07.50 *PR*; Duddridge 9-10.50 *PR*; Anderson 8-3; J. Cowan 8-02, Bachmann 7-09

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   CMS 7th grader Maya Lucero outscored Blue Heron by herself Monday afternoon. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

We arrive. We torch your gym. We leave. (Ryan Georges photo)

Rain drops were falling outside Monday, but inside the gym at Port Townsend, a storm was raging.

Dropping the hammer on their foes, both Coupeville Middle School girls basketball squads savaged host Blue Heron, then retreated to the bus to celebrate in style.

The CMS 7th graders opened things with a 37-3 crunching in which three different Wolves outscored their foes by themselves, then Coupeville’s 8th grade unit strolled to a 53-14 victory.

The wins lift the young guns to 7-2 on the season, while the older Wolves are 5-4.

Coupeville wraps its season Thursday with the longest road trip of the year, a jaunt to the land from which Ron Bagby sprang, the misty Twilight-land known as Forks.

8th grade:

The first half was a battle. The second, a rout.

Clinging to a 20-11 lead at the half, Coupeville went nuclear like the Rams in the NFL free agent market, scoring every time they tried anything.

The 33-3 surge after the break brought a smile to CMS coach Dustin Van Velkinburgh’s face.

“Didn’t play very well in the first half, but then we turned it up and played a lot better,” he said.

It was a two-woman show on the offensive end of the floor for the Wolves, with Audrianna Shaw (16 points) and Anya Leavell (12) combining to singe the nets.

They had plenty of help though, with Kylie Van Velkinburgh (9), Izzy Wells (7), Ella Colwell (4), Kiara Contreras (2), Abby Mulholland (2) and Ja’Kenya Hoskins (1) all rattling the rim.

7th grade:

Carolyn Lhamon dominated in the paint, throwing down 15 points to pace five Wolves who penned their name in the score-book.

She was backed up by Alita Blouin, who knocked down eight, Maya Lucero and Maddie Georges, who each tickled the nets for six and Gwen Gustafson, who banked home a bucket.

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   Mercedes Kalwies-Anderson and her Coupeville Middle School teammates swept three games Monday from Blue Heron. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

It was a beat-down, in three beautifully-played acts.

Dropping the hammer with a vengeance Monday, the Coupeville Middle School girls basketball squads drilled visiting Blue Heron, sweeping three games by a combined score of 112-20.

Now, it could have been much, much worse, but Wolf coaches Dustin Van Velkinburgh and Alex Evans did their best to balance rolling to a win with not unnecessarily embarrassing their foes.

Both varsity teams cruised to wins, with the CMS 8th graders winning 43-6 and the 7th graders coming within a single shot of a shutout, romping to a 48-2 rout.

The victories lifted both squads to 3-1 on the season headed into a huge showdown Wednesday in Port Angeles against ginormous Stevens Middle School.

In the one semi-close game, the Wolf 7th grade JV prevailed 21-12, while there was no 8th grade JV action as Blue Heron didn’t have the bodies.

8th grade varsity:

One play. It was over in one play.

Busting through a pair of Blue Heron players, Audrianna Shaw knocked the ball free, plucked it from mid-air, then beat nine other players down the floor, slapping home a game-ending layup with emphasis.

And yes, there were still 31 minutes and 40 seconds to play, but the game was over.

It was all gravy after Shaw’s opening play, as the Wolves bolted out to a 19-0 lead and only surrendered a single basket in the first two-and-a-half quarters.

Many of Coupeville’s scores came off of steals or outlet passes after rebounds, with CMS attacking relentlessly, no matter which combo of players Van Velkinburgh had on the floor.

The Wolves also showed a flair for the set-up pass, each player taking turns feeding whatever teammate broke free, then often getting the favor returned.

Ja’Kenya Hoskins dropped a long pass right onto Shaw’s fingertips, hitting her running mate in full stride, then immediately got the ball back on the next play, with Kylie Van Velkinburgh feeding Hoskins on a silky dish.

Shaw had the two plays which probably earned the biggest roar from the crowd.

On one, she went right, then spun left, shed her defender as she crashed into the paint, then spun the ball up and in for a bucket.

Not content to stop there, Shaw drained the game’s lone three-ball, and, to put a twist in it, she opted to bank the ball high off the backboard while going to her right.

Did she call “glass?”

Maybe, maybe not, but the shot earned much hootin’ and hollerin’ from the three-ball-loving CMS boys basketball players camped out in the bleachers.

Everyone in a Wolf uniform was on point, with Kiara Contreras jumping from a sweet roller in the paint to knocking down a mid-range jumper, Ella Colwell dominating on the boards and Izzy Wells being her normal calm, yet ruthless self.

Wells didn’t do anything fancy, just casually banked home bucket after bucket, including one layup off a great pass from Abby Mulholland, drained her free throws and finished with a game-high 18 points.

So, just another day at the office for the low-key scoring ace.

Shaw knocked down 13 to back Wells, while Contreras and Hoskins each went for six.

Anya Leavell, Lily Leedy, Angelina Gebhard, Katelin McCormick and Alana Mihill also saw floor time, with Leavell launching a one-woman crime spree with a series of steals.

7th grade varsity:

Ponder this.

Middle school basketball games are 32 minutes long, and the Wolves held Blue Heron scoreless for 30:36.

Up 48-0, with eight different players having scored, the Wolves let one lonely bucket slip through in the dying moments of the fourth quarter, and that was it.

There was no part of the game Coupeville’s starters didn’t dominate, from pesky, persistent guards Alita Blouin, Gwen Gustafson and Maddie Georges repeatedly forcing turnovers to inside bangers Carolyn Lhamon and Nezi Keiper grabbing every single rebound.

And things didn’t change with the second unit, as Trinity McGee, Jordyn Rogers, Hayley Fiedler and the battlin’ Lucero twins, Allie and Maya, scorched Blue Heron every moment they were on the floor.

The game’s most picture-perfect play came early.

Up just 4-0, Gustafson drove inside, then waited until the last possible moment and threaded a truly magnificent wraparound pass.

The ball slid behind the Blue Heron defender, caught hardwood perfectly and snapped onto the waiting fingertips of Lhamon, who caught the ball and went right up for the lay-in, prompting Gustafson to nod, smile slightly and immediately sprint back to play defense.

So, probably exactly the way their coach, former Wolf bombardier Alex Evans, drew it up. Or, at least that’s his story.

Gustafson, evoking memories of big sis Amanda Fabrizi, had an especially strong game, driving the baseline on one play, then weaving between defenders to drain a soft jumper.

Later she ripped a rebound free from a girl she gave up several inches to, and converted the freebie into a put-back for two, then dropped a tear drop jumper from the left corner on yet another play.

Her running mates were just as effective, especially Lhamon, who went off for a game-high 14.

A beast on defense, she got out and ran the floor aggressively on almost every play, and many of her buckets came off winning a foot race and hauling in outlet passes from her ball-handlers.

Coupeville spread out the rest of its offense, with Blouin, Gustafson and Georges scoring eight apiece in perfect symmetry.

Keiper added four, and picked up a great assist with a hook pass in the paint to Lhamon, while Maya Lucero, McGee and the rampaging Rogers — who forced a string of turnovers — each picked up a basket.

7th grade JV:

Up 10-5 at the break, Coupeville busted the game open with an 8-2 run in the third quarter and never looked back.

Cristina McGrath knocked down a team-high five points, while McGee, Jessenia Camarena and Mercedes Kalwies-Anderson chipped in with four apiece.

Claire Mayne and Karyme Castro added two points each, with Mayne tickling the twines on a pair of free throws, with Adrian Burrows, Hannah Mayne and Abigail Ramirez also seeing floor time for the Wolves.

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   Caleb Meyer was one of seven Wolves to score Monday as the CMS 8th graders rocked Blue Heron 73-49. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Consider it a warning shot fired across the bow.

Playing a day before their respective high school teams clash, the Coupeville Middle School varsity boys basketball squad crushed host Blue Heron (Port Townsend) Monday 73-49.

Powered by a 29-point performance from guard Hawthorne Wolfe, the Wolves romped to their fourth straight win and improve to 5-2 on the season.

The CMS JV, a much-greener team that is still very much a work in progress, fell 50-25 in the opener. The younger Wolves sit at 1-6.

Both teams return home for their next two games, with the first one being Thursday against Chimacum. Tip-off is 3:15.

Monday, everything worked, and all its shots (or, at least a great majority of them) dropped for the Wolf varsity as it hit a season-high in scoring.

Coupeville was remarkably consistent all afternoon, dropping in 19, 19, 18 and 17 in the four quarters.

Wolfe was the man with the golden touch, scoring in every quarter.

After opening with a modest four points in the first eight minutes, he went off for 11 in both the second and third quarters.

Hot on his heels were Logan Martin, who combined a pair of three-balls and some buckets in the paint for a season-best 16 points, and Xavier Murdy, who tickled the twines for 13.

Caleb Meyer (7), Grady Rickner (5), Cody Roberts (2) and Aiden Burdge (1) rounded out the team-wide scoring attack.

Coupeville was active behind the three-point arc, raining down seven treys.

Wolfe led with four, while Martin knocked down a pair and Meyer swished one.

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   Aiden Burdge, seen here last season, was a spark-plug Monday for Coupeville. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

All in all, a pretty good day.

Facing off with visiting Blue Heron Monday, the Coupeville Middle School boys basketball squads came away with a split highlighted by the Wolf varsity romping to a big win.

The JV wasn’t quite as lucky, but did close with an especially strong fourth quarter in its loss.


In a game with a lot of offense, it was a superb defensive stand which launched the Wolves to a 64-43 win, evening their record at 2-2 on the season.

After a back-and-forth slug-fest of a first quarter which ended with things knotted at 17-17, Coupeville held Blue Heron without a field goal for 10 minutes.

20, if you count the halftime break.

Pushing the ball hard on breakaways — speed demon Hawthorne Wolfe knocked down 10 of his game-high 21 in the second quarter — then getting back on defense as a unit, CMS broke Blue Heron’s spirit.

A 16-3 romp in the second, in which the visitors could only manage three free throws (while missing five), juiced up the crowd.

Then, without missing a beat, the Wolves switched up and pounded the ball down low to Caleb Meyer, who opened the third quarter with back-to-back buckets while out-muscling his defender.

With the game blown wide open, Coupeville was able to withstand a very-effective three-ball wizard in a road uniform. While the Blue Heron gunner knocked down six treys, most of them came long after the game was decided.

And, just to show the visitors that they too could hit from behind the arc, the Wolves swished six balls from distance.

Wolfe hit the first, Logan Martin nailed a twisting miracle, Meyer knocked one down from the top, while Grady Rickner torched the net.

Putting a cap on the win, Rickner hit three-balls on three straight trips down the court to open the fourth quarter.

Each one came from a little further back, and each one sent his teammates and fans into ever-growing hysterics.

Proving they could attack from any angle, the Wolves closed the game by ditching the threes and punctuating things with some old-school savagery.

Gabe Shaw yanked down a rebound, pulling it away from a rival, then stepped between two defenders and set up Xavier Murdy for a layup with a crisp bounce pass.

Very next play, Murdy climbed into the sky to soundly reject a shot from Blue Heron’s tallest player.

Full of swagger at the start of the game, but clutching a stitch in his side midway through the third, the visitor learned one final lesson — don’t mess with X.

CMS spread out its offensive attack, with Meyer rattling the rim for 14 and Rickner tickling the twines for 12 in support of Wolfe’s 21.

Murdy and Martin each knocked down seven, Cody Roberts (a whirling dervish on defense) added three and Shaw and Aiden Burdge provided quality minutes off the bench.


A rough second quarter, in which the Wolves surrendered a 16-2 run, doomed Coupeville in a 62-46 loss.

CMS, which boasts little experience among its young guns, fell to 0-4.

But, while the final margin was substantial, it was radically cut down, as the Wolves sliced away at a 27-point deficit, getting it down to 16 by game’s end.

With Isaiah Bittner working hard in the paint and Dominic Coffman flying all over the place, Coupeville opened the fourth with 11 straight points.

After giving up back-to-back buckets, CMS went right back to Bittner and his hot hand, coasting in on a 5-1 run.

Coupeville, with a bit of unintentional trickery, stayed close in the game’s opening minutes.

At one point midway through the first quarter, a Wolf missed his cue to exit the game, and CMS attacked with six players on the floor.

With the odds ever in his favor, Burdge slashed to the hoop for a bucket.

Both coaching staffs, like the refs, didn’t notice the discrepancy until AFTER Blue Heron pulled the ball from the net, in-bounded it again and headed back up-court.

To the delight of the home crowd and the deep consternation of the visiting coaches, who later got an official warning from the refs for complaining after a different play, the basket stood.

Blue Heron got their revenge in the second quarter, though, using a string of fast-break layups to turn an eight-point lead into a 22-point bulge.

Lost in the hail of buckets for the visitors was a superb pass from Wolf guard Tony Garcia to Coffman.

Working an in-bound play to perfection, Garcia delivered his picture-perfect assist through a tangle of Blue Heron arms, while Coffman caught the pass, spun and nailed home a beauty of a banker.

Bittner finished with 12 points to pace the Wolves, while Shaw went off for eight of his 10 in the third quarter.

Alex Murdy (8), Coffman (6), Damon Stadler (4), Burdge (4) and Ty Hamilton (2) also scored, while Kevin Partida, Garcia, Levi Pulliam and Brayden Coatney rounded out the roster.

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