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A young girl gets a different view of the world at a recent clinic put on by CHS cheerleaders. (Photos courtesy BreAnna Boon)

The power of cheer compelled them to show up on a Sunday.

Coupeville High School cheerleaders and coaches welcomed 35 kids in grades K-8 to a cheer camp designed to prepare next generation stars to perform at this year’s Homecoming game.

The four-hour event was open to students from all across Whidbey Island.

“Before our clinic, we had done some promoting at the elementary school, as well as the Oak Harbor Youth Cheer practices,” said CHS coach BreAnna Boon.

“We are such a small island, I didn’t want anyone to feel that they were segregated or not allowed to come just because it was a “Coupeville cheer clinic,” she added.

“Sports are supposed to bring people together, and especially as cheerleaders, we want to show the whole Island that CHS cheerleaders are leaders in and out of uniform, and in and out of just our small little town.”

It might have been a Sunday, but the gym was hoppin’.

The young cheerleaders learned a dance, cheer, and stunts, which will be on display at halftime Oct. 18, when Coupeville hosts South Whidbey.

They also enjoyed pizza, which was delivered by the school’s mascot, Wilfred the Wolf, and received little megaphones.

Each young cheerleader walks away with a megaphone, t-shirt, and bow, while also getting to perform at Coupeville’s Homecoming game.

The clinic was a huge success for Boon and her cheerleaders, who are counting down the days until their work can be viewed by the public.

“I can’t wait to have everyone watch their performance Homecoming night!,” Boon said.

The satisfaction in the clinic was a sentiment shared by others, as well.

“My daughter Harper enjoyed it a lot!,” CHS cheer mom Roxanne Moon said. “As a parent I was very pleased with the cheer coach and cheerleaders keeping the youth girls productive and on task.

“They were very nice and professional!”

The present and future of cheerleading.

Willy Shaw-Parker, a coach with Rise Cheerleading, agreed.

“You could not only feel but hear and see the joy on every face as the Coupeville Wolves led our youth in dance and cheer!

“The high level of professionalism, patience and energy had my two daughters and niece engaged and excited every minute of the clinic. We look forward to the performance!”

While the day was for the younger generation, there was also a great benefit to the current Wolf cheerleaders, who had a chance to pass on their love of the sport.

“To see all the children light up when we taught them cheer, dances, and stunts was the absolute best part,” said CHS captain Ja’Tarya Hoskins.

“I am the champion … of the world!”

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The voters have spoken, and BreAnna Boon is your Top Coach of the Fall. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

The bigger school is back on top.

Breaking a run of three straight polls won by Coupeville Middle School coaches, CHS cheer guru BreAnna Boon has claimed the title of Top Coach of the Fall.

Boon, who finished second last year, held off CMS cross country coach, and defending champion, Elizabeth Bitting, to win a slug-fest which drew 8,000+ votes over the past 50 hours.

While there’s no physical award, the internet fame, and resulting warm glow in the chest of the winner, is undeniable.

Boon, who led most of the way, then put the hammer down early Monday, finished with 3,081 votes to Bitting’s 2,219.

Rounding out the top five were three newcomers to the world of Coupeville Sports coaching polls.

CHS C-Team volleyball coach Krimson Rector (995 votes), CHS cross country coach Luke Samford (341), and CMS boys soccer coach Reese Cernick (254) all had strong showings in a field of 21 coaches.

While she didn’t win, CMS volleyball coach Jenna Vester had the biggest climb in the waning hours, jumping from 19th to 6th as the contest wore down.

With Top Coach of the Fall voting in the books, there have been six coaching polls run by Coupeville Sports, with CHS and CMS now having split at 3-3.

Past winners include Ryan King (CHS football), Randy King (CHS track), Bitting (CMS cross country), Dante and DeAndre Mitchell (CMS basketball), and Jon Gabelein (CMS track).

Now, it’s on to Top Coach of the Winter in a few months, when Boon will have a chance to go back-to-back, if she can best the combined forces of CHS and CMS basketball.

Time to get in some training now.

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CHS cheerleaders (left to right) Ja’Tarya Hoskins, Marenna Rebischke-Smith, and Melia Welling pass on skills to the next generation. (Photos courtesy BreAnna Boon)

Wolves Karyme Castro, Bella Velasco, and Emily Fiedler get in on the good times.

Two age groups, two towns, one cheer dream.

Stunting and dancing will unite the Island.

The Coupeville High School cheer squad trundled off to Fort Nugent Park Tuesday, where they linked up with young cheerleaders from Oak Harbor.

The interaction was a warm-up for this Sunday, when BreAnna Boon and her Wolf team host a youth cheer clinic at CHS.

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All your pertinent details.

Launch your cheer career.

Coupeville High School cheerleaders and coaches are offering a camp for kids in grades K-8, with the payoff being the chance to perform at halftime of this year’s Homecoming game.

All the info you need is in the brochure pictured above, so I’ll step aside and direct you to scroll back up and take a gander at it.

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Senior Ashleigh Battaglia leads a cheer squad that can bring the noise and the funk. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Back, left to right: Lucy Crouch, coach BreAnna Boon, Coral Caveness, Battaglia, Mica Shipley, Emily Fiedler. Front: Kim Castro, Marenna Rebischke-Smith, Ja’Tarya Hoskins, Melia Welling, Karyme Castro.

Fiedler gets a helping hand (or three) from her teammates.

Hoskins was a key part of a Wolf cheer team which claimed 3rd place at state last season.

Fiedler and Shipley go gliding.

Welling has been in the cheer biz most of her life.

Fiedler fires the bow and arrow.

“We’re coming for all your state titles! All of them!!”

They can’t be contained.

Whether working the sidelines or the gym, the Coupeville High School cheer squad is among the best in the state, offering equal parts fire and excitement in their routines.

As they sit a day away from pulling their first sideline duty of the fall — CHS football is home Friday vs. Port Townsend — John Fisken offers up a medley of cheertastic pics to get things kicked off.

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