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Caleb Meyer rumbles during his high school days. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Hawthorne Wolfe smacks a base-hit.

Add two more to the list.

Coupeville High School Class of 2022 grads Caleb Meyer and Hawthorne Wolfe are joining the ranks of former Wolves playing college sports.

Meyer, a six-foot-two guard and the last heir to the Videoville legacy, is one of 15 players listed on the 2022-2023 men’s basketball roster at Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon.

The Cardinals tip off Nov. 18 at the North/West Classic at Everett, with their season running through March.

A star athlete during his early days in Coupeville, Meyer attended Jackson High School from grades 9-11, before returning to his hometown for his senior year.

He was a crucial part of the most-successful Wolf boys basketball squad in decades, before advancing to the state meet in track and field.

Meyer keeps alive a Whidbey-to-Skagit tradition, with South Whidbey gunner Kody Newman the most recent alumni of The Rock to have played hoops for the Cardinals.

Wolfe, the floppy-haired Pistol Pete of Cow Town, was a four-year starter for Coupeville’s hoops squad who rained down 800 career points, even while Covid threw two of those seasons into turmoil.

But it’s baseball, where he was the Northwest 2B/1B League MVP last spring, which is drawing his early interest.

After tryouts, Wolfe made the roster for the club baseball team at Western Washington University, which plays in the spring.

The Vikings, who play at historic Joe Martin Field in Bellingham, compete in the National Club Baseball Association.

Western went all the way to the NCBA World Series in 2013, a season when one of their key players was Coupeville grad Jordan Wilcox.

The dynamic duo knocks it out of the park at graduation. (Morgan White photo)

With Meyer and Wolfe taking the next step, Coupeville currently has 13 active college athletes.

The other 11:

 

Ja’Tarya Hoskins 
Saint Martin’s University
Track and Field

 

Joey Lippo
University of Maine at Presque Isle
Baseball/Golf

 

Logan Martin
Central Washington University
Track and Field

 

Lucy and Sophie Sandahl
Seattle Pacific University
Crew

 

Mica Shipley
Eastern Washington University
Cheer

 

Ben Smith
Eureka College
Football

 

Emma Smith
University of Washington
Club Volleyball

 

Sean Toomey-Stout
University of Washington
Football

 

James Wood
Colorado State University
Club Co-Ed Soccer

 

Sarah Wright
Sewanee: University of the South
Softball

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Caleb Meyer drains another bucket. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

The Man came back around.

Finishing his prep school days where they began, Caleb Meyer returned to Coupeville just in time to pen the final two chapters in a tale of athletic success.

Videoville, my home away from home for 12 years, may not exist anymore, but for six months it was reborn in our memories as the last heir to Miriam Meyer’s VHS kingdom once again flourished in Cow Town.

Caleb was already a star during his days at Coupeville Middle School, when he was bounding across the basketball court and dominating on the baseball diamond.

He was part of a tight-knit group of young Wolves who were friends off the court and clicked as a unit when repping the same uniforms.

But life has its twists and turns, and Caleb — owner of the curliest locks in Wolf Nation since his uncle Mike kept the shampoo companies flush with cash during his own teen years — ventured away from Whidbey after 8th grade.

Caleb attended Jackson High School in Mill Creek from the first day of his freshman year until early in his senior campaign, though often came back to Coupeville to visit his friends.

And then one day early this past winter, cue his entrance music, because the gang was back together.

Caleb’s return, just in time for the start of basketball season, was like manna raining down from the heavens.

On his way to making a deposit. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

He was that last missing piece for Brad Sherman’s hoops squad — a ballhandler who didn’t flinch under pressure, a tough rebounder, a big-game scorer, and a guy who slapped every butt and bearhugged every teammate as he provided emotional leadership.

In a season where the pandemic altered the roster seemingly from quarter to quarter, much less game to game, Caleb was back with his middle school buddies.

Reunited with X, Hawk, Grady, Logan, and Miles, playing for each other and for the memory of Bennett, the friend they lost too early.

Something magical clicked from the first moment of opening night, with Caleb bringing the ball up-court against Oak Harbor, laughing at the Wildcats futile efforts to play bully ball.

The 2B Wolves stuffed their 3A next-door neighbors, flexing and popping their uniforms as the CHS gym imploded with noise, launching the best season the CHS boys hoops program has seen in decades.

Every night a different hero.

Every night a gym which got progressively more stuffed with bodies, until the rafters shook with the joy.

The first league title since 2002.

The first district crown since 1970.

The first trip to state since 1988, with the Wolves heading to the big dance boasting a 16-0 mark.

District champs! (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Through it all, Caleb was integral.

Vocal and passionate, he never left a teammate on the floor, and never missed an opportunity to lead by example and word.

Hawthorne Wolfe would drain a three-ball and Caleb was there to tousle his hair.

One of the young guns like Alex Murdy or Cole White took an elbow to the face, and Caleb was there, arm thrown around his teammate’s shoulder, simultaneously plotting revenge while also calming down the aggrieved player.

On a team where five or six guys could be the go-to scorer, Caleb finished #2 in points, while taking great delight in being the dude who made the picture-perfect dish to set up a different guy scoring.

In a season where it truly seemed to be about team over self, he walked the walk, talked the talk, and marinated in the joy.

That continued as Caleb and Co. headed outside for track and field, where he spent much of the season ranked among the best in 2B in multiple events.

“We have launch!” (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

He competed in six events as a senior — three sprints, two relays, and the high jump — and went out on an emotional high.

Teaming up with Dominic Coffman, Reiley Araceley, and Aidan Wilson, Caleb closed out his high school days at the state meet in Cheney, running a leg on a 4 x 100 relay unit which claimed 2nd place.

That helped the Coupeville boys finish 7th in the overall team standings.

Kings of the oval. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

And now, the school year is done, sports are on vacation, and Caleb has made the graduation walk side-by-side with the kids he grew up with.

Like big sis McKenzie, the path to future success is wide open.

Caleb, while a splendid athlete, is a better human being — a whip-smart, kind yet strong young man.

Why, he could be the Meyer who one day brings Videoville back to its former glory!

Hello, hello, is this thing on…

But anyways, back in reality, we’re here today to induct Caleb into the Coupeville Sports Hall o’ Fame, where he’ll join McKenzie inside our hallowed digital shrine.

They’ll be up there at the top of the blog, hanging out with Uncle Mike and Aunt Megan, under the Legends tab.

Everyone has a different journey, and while Caleb ended up only putting in two seasons in a Coupeville High School uniform, it was plenty of time to have the kind of impact worth honoring.

Quality over quantity every time.

Caleb and Hawthorne Wolfe exit in style. (Morgan White photo)

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Audrianna Shaw was a busy bee, playing three sports while still finding time to earn a bevy of academic scholarships. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Let the honors rain down.

The Coupeville High School Class of 2022, which endured through a pandemic which altered public schooling for two-plus years, exits this weekend.

But, before graduation arrives — 1 PM Saturday, June 11 at Mickey Clark Field — school officials and community members are hailing all the Wolves have achieved.

During a virtual ceremony, CHS seniors received awards and scholarships, with the Class of 2022 bagging an impressive amount of financial help for college or trade training.

Morgan Stevens received the CHS Senior Service Award, an honor in which students are nominated by fellow students, before being voted on by faculty.

Good citizenship and sportsmanship are considered, as well as “aiding other students unselfishly, (and) serving faculty, administration and their school in an unselfish manner.”

Brian Casey and Noelle Daigneault were also named as Lion’s Club Students of the Year.

Brian Casey was a strong performer on the field and in the classroom.

 

Scholarships:

 

Allen-Phibbs:

Noelle Daigneault ($1,000)
Alana Mihill ($2,000)
Mary Milnes ($2,000)

 

Allied Health/Vaughn Porter
($5,000):

Eryn Wood

 

Association of Old Crows
($1,500 x 4 years):

Mary Milnes

 

Audubon Society
($3,000):

Logan Martin

 

Bayleaf
($1,000):

Izzy Wells

 

Bennett Boyles Memorial:

Jonathan Carroll ($2,022)
Noelle Daigneault ($2,022)
Cole Hutchinson ($1,250)
Logan Martin ($1,250)
Caleb Meyer ($2,022)
Audrianna Shaw ($1,250)
Mckenna Somes ($1,250)
Izzy Wells ($2,022)
Hawthorne Wolfe ($2,022)

 

Big Brothers/Big Sisters
($2,500):

Noelle Daigneault
Ja’Kenya Hoskins

 

Cascade Custom Homes
($1,000):

Logan Martin
Xavier Murdy

 

CEA
($1,500):

Brian Casey
Caleb Meyer

 

CFCPS
($1,000):

Ja’Kenya Hoskins
Grady Rickner
Ian Sylvester

 

Coupeville Booster Club
($1,000):

Brian Casey
Noelle Daigneault
Logan Martin
Xavier Murdy
Grady Rickner
Izzy Wells

 

David Eccles Memorial
($500):

Brian Casey

 

Dr. Leo C. Beck Scholarship
($1,000):

Caleb Meyer

 

Ed Walker Memorial
($2,000):

Brian Casey
Abby Mulholland

 

Endeavor
($1,000):

Kim Castro Sotelo

 

Educate Your Passion
($1,000):

Cecilia Camarena Barajas

 

Exceptional Student Athlete
($1,000):

Logan Martin

 

Friends of Coupeville Library
($1,500):

Brian Casey
Abby Mulholland
Amanda Thomas

 

Gervais Memorial
($1,500):

Xavier Murdy

 

Harada Family
($1,500):

Brian Casey

 

Harvey-Pickard
($2,500 x 4 years):

Cecilia Camarena Barajas
Abby Mulholland

 

Larry Engle Teacher Extraordinaire
($500):

Brian Casey

 

Leganieds
($1,000):

Cecilia Camarena Barajas
Jonathan Carroll
Logan Martin
Audrianna Shaw

 

Lion’s Club:

Cecilia Camarena Barajas ($1,000)
Jonathan Carroll ($1,000)
Brian Casey ($1,000)
Noelle Daigneault ($2,000)
Ja’Kenya Hoskins ($2,000)
Cole Hutchinson ($1,000)
Logan Martin ($2,000)
Caleb Meyer ($2,000)
Alana Mihill ($2,000)
Mary Milnes ($2,000)
Abby Mulholland ($2,000)
Xavier Murdy ($3,000)
Grady Rickner ($1,000)
Audrianna Shaw ($2,000)
Mckenna Somes ($2,000)
Ian Sylvester ($2,000)
Amanda Thomas ($1,000)
Izzy Wells ($3,000)
Hawthorne Wolfe ($1,000)
Eryn Wood ($1,000)

 

Masonic Lodge
($1,000):

Izzy Wells

 

New Leaf/Jo Balda
($2,000):

Cecilia Camarena Barajas

 

Pegasus
($1,000):

Noelle Daigneault

 

Red Apple Market
($1,000):

Xavier Murdy

 

Rose Hip
($1,000):

Cecilia Camarena Barajas

 

Salon Blue
($1,000):

Katelin McCormick

 

Soroptimists
($1,000):

Abby Mulholland

 

Toby’s
($1,000):

Caleb Meyer

 

Trades for Career/Drawing Room
($500):

Logan Martin

 

West Family Foundation
($1,000):

Cecilia Camarena Barajas
Audrianna Shaw
Amanda Thomas
Eryn Wood

 

WIAMOAA
($3,000):

Mary Milnes

 

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Caleb Meyer is one of three Coupeville seniors set to compete at the 2B state championships. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

It’s the final countdown.

High school sports in the 2021-2022 school year come to a close this weekend with state track meets.

Coupeville is sending 16 athletes, including relay alternates, to Eastern Washington University in Cheney for the 2B championships.

The Wolves will get a sendoff at CHS Thursday morning at 8:15 AM.

Competition at state kicks off that afternoon and goes through Saturday.

It’s the first state meet since 2019, with the pandemic having wiped out the big dance the past two springs.

This isn’t Wolf coach Bob Martin’s first trip to Cheney.

 

Who’s going for Coupeville:

 

SENIORS:

Ja’Kenya Hoskins (200, 4 x 100 Relay, 4 x 200 Relay)
Logan Martin (Discus, Shot Put)
Caleb Meyer (4 x 100)

 

JUNIORS:

Reiley Araceley (4 x 100)
Dominic Coffman (High Jump, 4 x 100)
Taygin Jump (4 x 100)
Ryanne Knoblich (High Jump, Long Jump, 4 x 200)
Carolyn Lhamon (Shot Put, 4 x 100)
Claire Mayne (4 x 100)
Aidan Wilson (800, 4 x 100)

 

SOPHOMORES:

Nick Guay (4 x 100)
Issabel Johnson (4 x 100, 4 x 200)
Ava Mitten (4 x 100, 4 x 200)
Mikey Robinett (4 x 100)

 

FRESHMEN:

Lyla Stuurmans (400, 4 x 200)
Ayden Wyman (4 x 200)

Issabel Johnson (right) is an alternate for two Wolf relay teams.

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Caleb Meyer, destroyer of worlds. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Every flex, every ounce of sweat, all captured on film.

Coupeville High School track and field stars put up strong efforts Saturday, shining brightly at the district meet being held in their home stadium.

Along for the ride was photo whiz kid John Fisken, who delivers the photos seen above and below.

To see much more, and ponder the possibility of buying some glossies for Aunt Edna in Eureka, pop over to:

https://www.johnsphotos.net/Sports/Coupeville-Track-2021-2022/Track-2022-05-14-League-meet-at-CHS/

 

Ryanne Knoblich strains for that last inch.

Cameron Epp (right) and Mikey Robinett pound the oval.

Issabel Johnson tenses for the take-off.

Josh Guay lets loose with a throw.

Zac Tackett aims for somewhere up around Oak Harbor.

Claire Mayne beats gravity.

Mitchell Hall, on his way to a PR, and win, in the 1600.

Carolyn Lhamon sends her shot put on a long journey.

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