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The all-stars of the future enjoy their time in the gym. (Stevie Glover photo)

Basketball is booming in Cow Town.

A recent summer hoops camp for young hardwood stars, with current high school players working as coaches, drew a large crowd to Coupeville’s gym.

The event was put on by the Coupeville Youth Basketball Association.

CHS freshman Camden Glover imparts wisdom to his young padawan. (Kassie O’Neil photo)

Business is booming. (Morgan White photo)

Hot shots (l to r) Chase Anderson, Aiden O’Neill and Glover, ready to school the young guns. (Stevie Glover photo)

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Camden Glover and his #1 fan, mom Stevie. (Photo courtesy Glover family)

He’s a young guy, but also a veteran.

When Camden Glover hits high school this fall, the Coupeville freshman will do so having already picked up playing experience at CHS.

He was a key part of the Wolf JV baseball team during his 8th grade season, flinging liquid heat as a pitcher and punching hits at the plate.

Glover whiffed five Mount Baker batters — and collected four RBI as a slugger — in an opening day win and remained one of the most reliable players CHS coach Jon Roberts had on his roster.

That topped off a rock-solid final year as a middle school student, following on the heels of a standout basketball season when he banged down low to pace the Wolf attack.

Glover had a stretch where he topped 20 points in multiple games, proving a deadly touch with the ball around the hoop and in the open floor.

Add it all together, and Tammy Glover’s oldest grandson is ready to have a huge impact at the high school level, with one of the more-enthusiastic rooting sections rockin’ the joint in support.

Camden celebrates his 8th grade graduation with his brothers. (Photo courtesy Glover family)

“The best part is our community,” Camden said. “And all the support from all our families.”

Glover plans to keep on playing basketball and baseball during his CHS days and finds something to enjoy in both sports.

“I like them equally,” he said.

“They are very different, but with basketball there is a lot more going on and it’s fast paced,” Glover added.

“It’s a great feeling when we do one of our plays smoothly and score a basket.”

Glover powers to the hoop for another bucket. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

When he’s not playing on the hardwood or diamond, Glover enjoys “hanging out with friends, riding my bike, (and) video games” and hails the Will Ferrell modern-classic Step Brothers as his favorite film.

The rising star relies on his large support crew, which is anchored by his family.

“Probably my mom (has had the biggest impact on me), because she has always pushed me to be the best I can be,” Glover said.

“All my coaches have been great so far,” he added. “Each of them have helped me grow in many different ways.”

Glover credits a large part of his success to “being able to remain calm under pressure,” while wanting “to work on my endurance and cardio.”

As he looks ahead to a bright future playing alongside fellow Wolf freshmen such as Aiden O’Neill and Chase Anderson, he has a clear vision of his athletic future.

“I would like to continue to be a reliable team player,” Glover said.

“And work on gaining confidence in my abilities and being a positive and encouraging role model.”

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Wolf leadoff hitter Landon Roberts, who had two hits Saturday, lets coach/dad Jon Roberts get a photo op. (Sherry Bonacci photo)

The score doesn’t tell the whole story.

While the Coupeville High School JV baseball squad fell 8-6 at Mount Vernon Saturday, the very-young Wolves have taken great leaps and bounds since the two teams clashed earlier this season.

Repping a 2B school, and facing a large 3A program, CHS started multiple 8th graders and yet hung with the big boys all afternoon.

“We played a far better game this time, and it shows the improvement my boys have made in just a little over two weeks,” said Wolf coach Jon Roberts.

“I’ve said it before, and I’ll continue to say, the future of Coupeville baseball is in good hands!”

The first time the schools met in JV action, Mount Vernon claimed a 13-1 win.

This time around, with Aiden O’Neill, Landon Roberts, and Jack Porter sharing time on the mound, Coupeville, now 3-5-1 on the season, stifled the Bulldogs for quite some time.

The hosts pushed across a single run in each of the first, third, and fourth innings, then Coupeville struck back in the top of the sixth to claim the lead.

The Wolves had placed runners aboard in three of the first five innings but couldn’t get that one big hit to crack the seal on the scoreboard.

In the sixth, though, it finally happened.

Coop Cooper led off the frame by getting plunked by a wayward pitch, and that lit a fire under Coupeville.

An RBI single from Cole White plated one run, before Porter lashed a two-run triple to knot the game up at 3-3.

The Wolves weren’t finished, though, as Seth Woollet brought Porter in to score with a well-placed grounder, pushing Coupeville in front.

Mount Vernon rebounded in the bottom half of the sixth, scoring five runs with two outs, but Coupeville went down fighting in the final frame.

Kai Wong walked to kick things off, followed by Cooper and Landon Roberts smacking back-to-back singles.

An RBI groundout from White got Coupeville back within 8-6 before the Bulldogs finally escaped with a hard-fought victory.

Wolf hurlers O’Neill and Roberts finished the game with three strikeouts apiece.

 

Saturday stats:

Coop Cooper — 1 single, 1 walk
Aiden O’Neill — 1 single
Jack Porter — 1 triple
Johnny Porter — 1 single
Landon Roberts — 2 singles, 1 walk
Cole White — 1 single, 1 walk
Kai Wong — 1 walk

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Camden Glover bashed two hits Monday as Coupeville’s JV waxed Sultan 12-0. (Photo courtesy Stevie Glover)

It was really close to perfection.

Despite the weather being lousy in Sultan Monday, the Coupeville High School JV baseball team was hitting on all cylinders.

Paced by a dominant pitching performance by hurlers Coop Cooper and Landon Roberts, the Wolves strolled to a 12-0 win in a game called after three innings.

The victory lifts Coupeville’s second squad to 3-1 on the season, with a home game against Mount Vernon set for this Wednesday, Apr. 13.

The Wolves came out aggressively Monday, pushing five runs across in the top of the first.

After tacking on two more scores in the second, Coupeville put the game on ice by dropping another five-spot in the final frame.

All 11 Wolves to see action reached base against the Turks, with CHS smacking five hits, walking nine times, and picking up free bases thanks to an error and a dropped third strike.

Hard-hittin’ 8th grader Camden Glover had the hottest bat on the day, bashing a single and double, while Cole Hutchinson, Cooper, and Roberts all collected a base-knock apiece.

Seth Woollett walked twice, with Peyton Caveness, Johnny Porter, Yohannon Sanders, Kai Wong, Roberts, Glover, and Cooper also picking up free passes.

Rounding out the offensive attack, Aiden O’Neill (error) and Gabe Reed (dropped third strike) both alertly took advantage of Sultan miscues to reach base.

The Turks didn’t have quite so much luck in getting base runners aboard, however.

Cooper and Roberts combined to toss a no-hitter, with just one Sultan batter reaching on an error.

The Wolf duo largely gave their defense the day off — except for Caveness, who was catching — recording all nine outs by way of strikeouts.

For Coupeville varsity coach Will Thayer, the win provided a cherry on top of an otherwise miserable day, as weather and a varsity loss combined to dampen spirits early.

“Good pitching and good plate discipline,” he said, then nodded and headed to the bus, hopeful of finally getting warm for the first time in hours.

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Johnny Porter walked twice Saturday as Coupeville battled South Whidbey. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Perfection isn’t easy.

The Coupeville High School JV baseball team entered play Saturday undefeated on the young season but stumbled for the first time.

Falling 10-3 at South Whidbey in a non-conference rumble, the Wolf young guns see their record slip to 2-1.

The host Falcons jumped on the scoreboard early and often, scoring in each of the first four innings.

Two runs in the bottom of the first, followed by a single tally in the second, then two more in the third stretched South Whidbey’s advantage to 5-1, before Coupeville pushed across two runs in the top of the fourth to cut things to 5-3.

Unfortunately, South Whidbey put together its best offensive surge of the game in the bottom half of that frame, doubling its output with a five-run rally.

Coupeville relief ace Coop Cooper kept the Falcons at bay after that, tossing two scoreless innings while whiffing a pair of hitters.

But there was no late-game rally for the Wolves, as they couldn’t come up with a hit across the final three innings, and also had a runner picked off of first base after walking.

On the day CHS tallied six hits, with Aiden O’Neill, Zane Oldenstadt, Landon Roberts, Camden Glover, Marcelo Gebhard, and Cooper each collecting a base-knock.

The Wolf JV returns to action Apr. 4, when it travels the other direction on Whidbey, heading to Oak Harbor.

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