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Ema Smith, seen here on the dodge ball court, will be busy on the soccer pitch this coming week. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

You can see the end of the trail from here.

Fall sports, while still in full swing, are definitely starting to wind down a bit as we plunge into the middle of Oct.

Boys tennis and girls soccer both wrap up their regular seasons this week, and both Coupeville squads could end their entire run as early as the weekend.

The netters host Seattle Academy Monday and Eastside Prep Wednesday, before traveling to Seattle Saturday for the Emerald City League tourney.

The Wolves will be bringing two singles players and two doubles teams to the Amy Yee Tennis Center.

Finish highly enough, and you get to pop back to the same locale the next day for districts. Don’t, and all that’s left is to plan for the season-ending banquet.

Soccer hosts South Whidbey Monday, travels to Granite Falls Wednesday and then may have an extra game Saturday.

If the Wolves and Sultan remain tied for fifth-place, and the last playoff berth out of the North Sound Conference, they meet Oct. 20 to decide who moves on, and who turns in uniforms.

That game would be in Sultan, as the Turks got a better draw when league Athletic Directors did a blind draw for postseason seeding.

Whichever team nets the #5 slot advances to the double-elimination district tourney, where they open against defending state champion King’s.

While cross country also kicks off its postseason run next weekend, volleyball and football still have two weeks left of regular season play.

The gridiron gang goes to Bothell Friday to play Cedar Park Christian, then returns home for Senior Night Oct. 26 against Granite Falls.

The Wolves are hanging on to faint playoff hopes, and the next two weeks will decide whether they spend week #10 kicking off the postseason or looking for a final cross-over game with another non-playoff squad.

Volleyball, which is far and away enjoying the best season of any Wolf program, has a big clash Monday, when the Wolves welcome South Whidbey to town.

The winner of that game will sit in sole-possession of second-place with three matches to go.

After that, Coupeville’s spikers travel to Granite Falls Wednesday, then have match-ups with first-place King’s and cellar-dweller Sultan the week after.


Standings through Oct. 14:


North Sound Conference volleyball:

School League Overall
King’s 6-0 9-1
South Whidbey 4-2 7-4
CPC-Bothell 3-3 7-4
Granite Falls 1-5 3-7
Sultan 0-6 3-7

North Sound Conference football:

School League Overall
CPC-Bothell 3-0 5-1
King’s 2-1 2-5
South Whidbey 2-1 5-2
Granite Falls 1-2 1-6
Sultan 1-2 2-5

North Sound Conference girls soccer:

School League Overall
King’s 8-0 13-1
Granite Falls 5-3 6-6-1
South Whidbey 5-3 7-5-1
CPC-Bothell 4-4 7-6
COUPEVILLE 1-7 2-10-1
Sultan 1-7 5-9

Emerald City League boys tennis:

School League Overall
Seattle Academy 10-0 10-0
Overlake 8-3 8-3
University Prep 7-3 7-4
South Whidbey 5-7 5-7
Bush 4-7 4-7
Bear Creek 2-10 2-10
Eastside Prep 0-8 0-8

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Jaschon Baumann, here with Madison Rixe, teamed with Tiger Johnson Wednesday to spark Coupeville tennis to a league win. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Want to make a group of grizzlies turn and run? Get yourself a tiger.

With both their doubles match and the team match on the line Wednesday, Coupeville High School netters Tiger Johnson and Jaschon Baumann responded in epic fashion, ruining Bear Creek’s Senior Night festivities and lifting the Wolves to another win over a ritzy private school.

Johnson and Baumann trailed 7-4 in a third-set tiebreaker to 10 points, then stormed back to capture the final six points of their #3 doubles match.

That was the clincher, as Coupeville eked out a 3-2 win on the road, while claiming a season sweep of Bear Creek.

Proving to be the ultimate comeback kings, the Wolves nabbed two of their three wins after dropping the opening set.

Coupeville’s #1 doubles duo, Mason Grove and James Wood, joined Baumann and Johnson in pulling off come-from-behind victories.

With the win, its second in as many days, CHS improves to 7-4 on the season, while also lifting its mark in Emerald City League matches to 6-4.

Competing in the eight-team conference, which features six private schools and interlopers Coupeville and South Whidbey, the Wolves have more than held their own, beating four of seven schools at least once.

Two of their four remaining matches are against teams they beat the first time around (Bush and Eastlake Prep), and CHS sits in fourth-place in the toughest 1A league in the state.

The Wolves trail only Seattle Academy, University Prep and Overlake, who have combined to win a staggering amount of state tennis titles over the last decade.


Complete Wednesday results:



1st Singles — Jakobi Baumann lost to Cody Clayhold 6-7(3-7), 6-2, 10-5

2nd Singles — Drake Borden beat Robert Jiang 6-1, 6-1

1st Doubles — Mason Grove/James Wood beat B. Spoelstra/George Anderson 3-6, 6-3, 10-2

2nd Doubles — Jacob Burke/Zach Ginnings lost to Josh Kelleran/Steven Wang 6-0, 7-5

3rd Doubles — Jaschon Baumann/Tiger Johnson beat Aaron Yang/David Sherrer 2-6, 7-5, 10-7



4th Doubles — Thane Peterson/Andrew Aparicio lost 7-6(10-8)

5th Doubles — Koby Schreiber/Harris Sinclair lost 6-2

6th Doubles — Aparicio/Schreiber won 6-2

7th Doubles — Peterson/Sinclair won 6-3

8th Doubles — Aparicio/Schreiber lost 6-4

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Harris Sinclair teamed with Thane Peterson to shred their foes Tuesday, as Coupeville tennis bounced Friday Harbor 5-0. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Koby Schreiber rolled to a straight-sets win at #1 singles.

Call it a palate cleanser.

Taking a break from their slog through the Emerald City League, AKA “The Toughest Boys Tennis Conference in the State,” the Coupeville High School netters had a much-easier mission Tuesday afternoon.

And sure enough, even juggling the lineup and not using four regular varsity players, the Wolves still shredded visiting Friday Harbor 5-0.

After playing ritzy private schools much of the season, the chance to duel an old-school rival which was, admittedly, not up to its former glory, was a bit refreshing.

“Friday Harbor just resurrected their program this year,” said CHS coach Ken Stange. “They were green and it was their first match.”

Still, a win is a win, and this one lifts Coupeville to 6-4 on the season, kicking off a week in which it is scheduled to play three matches in as many days.

The Wolves travel to Bear Creek Wednesday, then host Bush Thursday, as they scramble to get all their matches in before the rain and the fast-approaching district tourney conspire to bring an end to the regular season.


Complete Tuesday results:



1st Singles — Koby Schreiber beat Ryker Mattox 6-2, 6-4

2nd Singles — Andrew Aparicio beat Max Mattox 7-5, 7-5

1st Doubles — Mason Grove/James Wood beat Frankie Black/Ricky Hughes 6-2, 6-2

2nd Doubles — Jaschon Baumann/Tiger Johnson beat Tyler Fleming/Hank Erickson 6-1, 6-1

3rd Doubles — Thane Peterson/Harris Sinclair beat Levi Wolf/Erik Ryan 6-1, 6-1

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Jakobi Baumann held off a match point Wednesday, then rallied to win at #1 singles, lifting Coupeville to a league victory on the road. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Twins for the win.

Coupeville High School seniors Jakobi and Jaschon Baumann upheld family honor Wednesday, helping the Wolf boys tennis team roar back to topple The Bush School in a key league match.

CHS nipped the Blazers 3-2, then promptly exited Seattle and headed back to Whidbey boasting a 5-4 record in Emerald City League play.

The Wolves, in their first year of competition in the toughest tennis league in 1A, have beaten three of the six private schools in the ritzy conference, while sweeping two matches from fellow public school South Whidbey.

That leaves them solidly in fourth-place in the eight-team league, trailing just perennial state title contenders Seattle Academy, University Prep and Overlake.

Coupeville has five league matches left, including rematches with Bush, Bear Creek and Eastside Prep – conference foes they beat the first time around.

Wednesday’s match wasn’t a blowout by any means, as the Wolves had to rally at #1 singles and #3 doubles to pull out the win.

A straight-sets win for Drake Borden at #2 singles gave CHS one mark on the board, and then Jaschon Baumann and Tiger Johnson stormed back after dropping their opening set 6-1.

JaTiger was on fire,” said Coupeville coach Ken Stange. “They laid an egg in the first set, before settling down.”

The Wolf duo rallied to take the second set, then cruised home for the win by capturing a third-set tiebreaker.

Jakobi Baumann put Coupeville over the top, but he made his coach sweat a bit.

After splitting two sets, the Wolf ace went up 9-5 in the third-set tiebreaker, only to have his foe hold off four match points.

When Bush’s top player, Ivan Repin, won a fifth straight point, he actually went from being on the defensive to holding his own match point.

Which was just where Baumann wanted him to be, as Jakobi promptly cranked things up, held off the match point, and won the final three points to claim the personal, and team win.


Complete Wednesday results:



1st Singles — Jakobi Baumann beat Ivan Repin 6-4, 3-6, 12-10

2nd Singles — Drake Borden beat Daniel Wang 6-2, 6-4

1st Doubles — Mason Grove/James Wood lost to Griffin Murch/Quinn Chow 6-3, 7-5

2nd Doubles — Jacob Burke/Nathan Ginnings lost to Anselm Aguerra Arcos/Nik Ioannou 7-5, 6-1

3rd Doubles — Tiger Johnson/Jaschon Baumann beat Morgan Dougherty/Dhruv Groel 1-6, 6-4, 10-6



3rd Singles — Koby Schreiber beat David Nagai 8-4

4th Singles — Andrew Aparicio beat Parker Holloway 8-6

4th Doubles — Harris Sinclair/Thane Peterson lost to Dominic Lizardi/Saxton Barrett 6-2, 6-0

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Jakobi Baumann, normally a singles player, teamed with Drake Borden to play doubles Friday. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Sometimes it’s just about survival.

Facing off with University Prep, arguably the premier boys tennis program in Washington state, Coupeville absorbed a beatin’ Friday afternoon.

The Wolves shuffled their lineup a bit to mix things up, but were still mauled 5-0 by the Pumas, who have won more state titles than there are stars in the sky.

As they navigate the choppy waters of the private school-dominated Emerald City League, the CHS netters are still staying afloat, with a solid 4-4 record on the season.

Coupeville gets right back at it next week, with a road trip Wednesday to face Bush, and then a rematch at home Friday against Overlake.


Complete Friday results:



1st Singles — Jaschon Baumann lost 6-0, 6-0

2nd Singles — Tiger Johnson lost 6-0, 6-0

1st Doubles — Jakobi Baumann/Drake Borden lost 6-0, 6-0

2nd Doubles — Mason Grove/James Wood lost 6-2, 6-2

3rd Doubles — Jacob Burke/Zach Ginnings lost 6-1, 6-0



4th Doubles — Andrew Aparicio/Koby Schreiber lost 6-1, 6-2

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