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Carolyn Lhamon notched her first goal of the season Tuesday against Friday Harbor. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Playoffs? We’re probably not talking about the playoffs.

Despite putting up a strong defensive effort Tuesday, the Coupeville High School girls soccer team fell 4-2 to visiting Friday Harbor.

The loss drops the Wolves to 0-3 in Northwest 2B/1B League play, 1-6 overall.

While Coupeville has plenty still to play for, and a somewhat-easier schedule the rest of the way, Tuesday’s loss all but eliminates it from postseason contention.

Only two NWL girls’ teams make the playoffs, and Mount Vernon Christian (2-0 in conference action) is a state title contender with few weak spots.

Tuesday’s win lifts Friday Harbor to 3-1 in league play and gives it a season sweep of Coupeville.

Even if everything breaks right for the Wolves — sweeping two games from winless La Conner, then pulling off a major upset of MVC, a team they fell 10-0 to earlier this season — the best they can finish is 3-3 in league play.

Friday Harbor can be no worse than 3-3, and owns the tiebreaker, while it would be mindboggling if MVC tumbled from the top spot.

But even without a path to the playoffs, Coupeville has five games left to play — or maybe six, if Sultan is rescheduled — and stacks up well with most of those foes.

Play with the same intensity they brought to the pitch Tuesday, and the Wolves will claim more victories as the season winds down.

CHS struck first in its rumble with Friday Harbor, thanks to a window-rattling free kick off of the foot of Carolyn Lhamon in the 10th minute.

The senior captain curled her shot over a wall of Wolverine players, the ball splashing home in the top left corner of the net.

It was Lhamon’s first goal of the season, and the fourth of her stellar prep career.

Friday Harbor answered right back, though, banging home two scores in a five-minute span.

McKenna Clark tied the game up with a blast from the left side, before freshman Stella Carli alertly knocked in a rebound off of a missed shot which bounced back right to her foot.

While those shots got in, Wolf goaltender Anna Myles was superb in the net, blocking several close-range shots, punching balls away to allow her team a chance to rally.

Anna played her heart out,” said CHS coach Kyle Nelson. “She really did her best to keep us in the game.”

Coupeville forced the game’s second tie in the game’s 18th minute, when Ayden Wyman converted on a penalty kick.

Tripped up and taken down hard as she made a run, the Coupeville sophomore collected her thoughts, then lashed home her team-high fourth score of the year.

That gives Wyman eight goals through 1.5 seasons, tying her with Sophie Martin and Sage Renninger for #6 on the all-time CHS girls scoring chart.

While the teams combined to rattle home four scores in the first 18 minutes, they then went 49 minutes before either team found the back of the net again.

The ultimate tiebreaker came from Stella Carli, slapping in a shot after being awarded a penalty kick after what seemed like a fairly standard rumble in front of the net.

Friday Harbor tacked on an insurance goal with under three minutes to play, with Ava Martin nimbly hauling in a deflection before flicking in a chip shot.

Myles, who twice went to the pitch hard and ended the game limping, stood tall in the net to the end, coming up with several crowd-pleasing saves even as the final seconds ticked away.

Her play, and that of defenders Nezi Keiper, Sophia Broderick, Edie Bittner, Jackie Contreras, and the battlin’ Parker sisters, Skylar and Brynn, deserve a round of applause.

Brynn Parker, looking to get rowdy. (Bailey Thule photo)

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Three-sport star Carolyn Lhamon is your Coupeville High School female Athlete of the Year for 2021-2022. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Senior Xavier Murdy repeats as the male Athlete of the Year.

A return to glory and a debut in the spotlight.

Senior three-sport star Xavier Murdy became a two-time winner Tuesday when Coupeville High School announced its Athlete of the Year honorees for the 2021-2022 school year.

Joining him was Wolf junior Carolyn Lhamon, who earned her first year-ending honor and will see her photo eventually go up in the CHS gym hallway.

Like Murdy, Lhamon played three sports for Coupeville, anchoring soccer, basketball, and track and field teams.

On the pitch, she was a First-Team All-Conference pick for her play as a midfielder, combining a booming, big-play leg with a rough-and-tumble defensive mentality.

Moving into winter, Lhamon patrolled the paint for Coupeville’s hoops squad, crashing the glass hard in her third varsity season.

Lhamon powers to the hoop.

This spring, she put a cap on things by qualifying for the state track meet in two vastly different events, earning a trip to Cheney to compete in both the 4 x 100 relay and shot put.

Murdy, who was an Athlete of the Year winner as a junior, when he shared the honor with Chelsea Prescott, put together a strong swan song.

He opened the school year by matching Lhamon’s performance, also being tabbed as a First-Team All-Conference player for his work as a midfielder on the Wolf soccer squad.

Spring brought Murdy more honors, when he was acknowledged as a Second-Team All-League pick for his work behind the plate for CHS baseball.

But winter put the exclamation point on his bid to join the relatively short list of Wolves who have won their school’s biggest athletic award more than once.

Murdy makes the net pop.

Murdy paced Coupeville basketball in almost every stat category, copping Northwest 2B/1B League MVP as he played a key role for a program which enjoyed its best performance in decades.

The Wolf hoops squad finished 16-2, winning its first league title since 2002.

Murdy and Co. also claimed the program’s first district title since 1970 and advanced to state for the first time since 1988, where they pushed hoops heavyweights Kalama and Lake Roosevelt to the final buzzer.

Based on his hardwood play, Murdy became the first Wolf boy in at least a decade-and-a-half to be invited to participate in the All-State basketball game, where he scored 10 points in a 115-95 win.

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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.

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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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Tate Wyman set a PR in the 1600 Wednesday at the Northwest 2B/1B League Championships. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Logan Martin kicked off the postseason in style.

The Coupeville High School senior claimed a pair of titles Wednesday at the Northwest 2B/1B League Track and Field Championships in La Conner.

Martin topped the field in the shot put and discus, while junior Aidan Wilson won the 800 and the Wolf boys hit the tape first in the 4 x 100 relay.

Coupeville’s baton gods were senior Caleb Meyer and juniors Reiley Araceley, Tim Ursu, and Dominic Coffman.

In fairly tight battles, perennial power Mount Vernon Christian held on to win both girls and boys team titles.

MVC nipped Coupeville 145-128 on the boys side, while holding off La Conner 144-110 for the girls win.

The Wolf girls, who nabbed five second-place finishes, were third with 51 points.

Coupeville had a strong team-wide showing Wednesday, with its athletes combining for 37 PR’s.

The league championships were the first leg on a four-meet excursion through the postseason.

Next up is the 11-team District 1 Championships, which are set for May 14 in Coupeville.

After that comes the 22-team Bi-District meet May 20 at W.F. West High School in Chehalis, which pits District 1 (Coupeville and companions) against District 4 (foes like Kalama and Adna).

Finally, the best of the best advance to the state meet May 26-28 at Eastern Washington University in Cheney.

Taygin Jump finished 2nd in the discus and javelin. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)


Complete Wednesday results:



100 — Ava Mitten (7th) 14.76 *PR*; Issabel Johnson (10th) 15.43 *PR*; Taygin Jump (12th) 15.61; Mercedes Kalwies-Anderson (19th) 16.97; Kaitlyn Leavell (21st) 17.38 *PR*

200 — Ja’Kenya Hoskins (4th) 28.54; Mitten (9th) 31.33 *PR*; Johnson (11th) 32.60 *PR*; Leavell (18th) 37.18 *PR*

800 — Cristina McGrath (8th) 3:25.68

3200 — C. McGrath (4th) 15:43.41 *PR*

100 Hurdles — Claire Mayne (4th) 20.54 *PR*

300 Hurdles — Ryanne Knoblich (6th) 59.22 *PR*; Mayne (7th) 1:01.15

4 x 100 Relay — Mayne, Carolyn Lhamon, Hoskins, Mitten (2nd) 56.57

4 x 200 Relay — Lyla Stuurmans, Ayden Wyman, Knoblich, Hoskins (3rd) 2:02.36

Shot Put — Lhamon (3rd) 28-0.25; Reese Wilkinson (4th) 23-2.50; Erica McGrath (6th) 20-03.50 *PR*

Discus — Jump (2nd) 72-03 *PR*; E. McGrath (4th) 69-10.50; Wilkinson (5th) 68-01; Lhamon (7th) 61-05; Aby Wood (8th) 47-00

Javelin — Jump (2nd) 75-03; Johnson (4th) 72-08 *PR*; Mayne (8th) 54-03; Wood (9th) 54-01; E. McGrath (10th) 52-05; Wilkinson (12th) 46-03; Samara Maund (14th) 28-03

High Jump — Knoblich (2nd) 4-08

Long Jump — Knoblich (2nd) 14-00 *PR*; Hoskins (9th) 11-09

Triple Jump — C. McGrath (5th) 26-10



100 — Caleb Meyer (2nd) 11.57 *PR*; Dominic Coffman (3rd) 11.99 *PR*; Aidan Wilson (6th) 12.24 *PR*; Tim Ursu (7th) 12.37 *PR*; Nehemiah Myles (11th) 12.59 *PR*; Preston Epp (20th) 13.02 *PR*; Alex Merino-Martinez (25th) 13.50 *PR*

200 — Meyer (2nd) 24.32 *PR*; Nick Guay (6th) 25.43; Reiley Araceley (8th) 25.70 *PR*; Myles (9th) 25.76 *PR*; Cael Wilson (18th) 27.44 *PR*

400 — Meyer (2nd) 54.72; A. Wilson (3rd) 55.22 *PR*; Hank Milnes (11th) 1:02.39

800 — A. Wilson (1st) 2:17.86; Merino-Martinez (6th) 2:35.97 *PR*; Milnes (8th) 2:44.03

1600 — Mitchell Hall (2nd) 5:10.26; Carson Field (3rd) 5:17.60; Merino-Martinez (8th) 5:51.40 *PR*; Tate Wyman (10th) 6:12.14 *PR*

3200 — Cameron Epp (2nd) 11:46.16 *PR*; Mikey Robinett (3rd) 12:46.22 *PR*

110 Hurdles — Araceley (3rd) 18.92; C. Wilson (6th) 20.71

300 Hurdles — Araceley (7th) 51.30 *PR*; C. Wilson (8th) 52.09 *PR*; T. Wyman (11th) 55.03

4 x 100 Relay — Meyer, Araceley, Ursu, Coffman (1st) 46.91; Myles, P. Epp, N. Guay, Robinett (5th) 50.15

4 x 400 Relay — Hall, Milnes, Field, P. Epp (3rd) 4:07.70

Shot Put — Logan Martin (1st) 40-00; Zane Oldenstadt (4th) 29-09; Zac Tackett (5th) 29-01; Josh Guay (14th) 20-04

Discus — Martin (1st) 148-03.50; Tackett (2nd) 102-6.50; Oldenstadt (4th) 92-07 *PR*; C. Epp (7th) 81-00 *PR*; J. Guay (8th) 74-09 *PR*

Javelin — Hall (4th) 109-01; Ursu (5th) 105-03 *PR*; Tackett (6th) 96-06; C. Epp (9th) 91-01; Field (10th) 84-06; P. Epp (14th) 71-00; J. Guay (19th) 48-00

High Jump — Coffman (3rd) 5-06; N. Guay (4th) 5-04; C. Wilson (9th) 4-06

Long Jump — Ursu (8th) 16-03.50; Coffman (11th) 15-07.25; Myles (14th) 14-11.50; Robinett (16th) 14-07

Triple Jump — A. Wilson (3rd) 37-02 *PR*; Milnes (9th) 31-00; Hall (12th) 28-08

Nick Guay soars over the bar. (Mitchell Hall photo)

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Ja’Kenya Hoskins slashes to the hoop. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Abby Mulholland rumbles in the paint.

And that’s a wrap.

The Coupeville High School girls basketball program brought the 2021-2022 season to an official end Friday with a season-ending awards banquet.

Coaches Megan Smith, Greg Turcott, Alex Evans, Cherie Smith, and Lark Gustafson handed out letters and certificates, providing tangible evidence of a season well-played.

The Wolf varsity girls finished third in the seven-team Northwest 2B/1B League, trailing just state powerhouses La Conner and Mount Vernon Christian, while the JV hoops stars showed rapid improvement as the season progressed.

When it came time for awards, players voted on four of five awards — Offensive and Defensive MVP, Most Improved, and Most Inspirational.

Their mentors made the decision on two Coaches Awards, which were given to players who made a big-time commitment.

“It was given to these players because they were always excited to be there,” Megan Smith said. “They worked hard no matter what, always wanted to improve.

“They were willing to do whatever was asked of them and were an all-around great person to be around.”

Katie Marti lines up a shot.


Varsity awards:

Coaches Award — Ja’Kenya Hoskins

Offensive MVP — Audrianna Shaw

Defensive MVP — Carolyn Lhamon

Most Improved — Katie Marti

Most Inspirational — Maddie Georges

Manager Extraordinaire — Mckenna Somes


JV awards:

Coaches Award — Madison McMillan

Offensive MVP — Desi Ramirez-Vasquez

Defensive MVP — Brooklyn Thayer

Most Improved — Mia Farris

Most Inspirational — Jada Heaton


Varsity letter winners:

Alita Blouin
Maddie Georges
Gwen Gustafson
Ja’Kenya Hoskins
Nezi Keiper
Carolyn Lhamon
Katie Marti
Abby Mulholland
Leni Raduenz (Manager)
Audrianna Shaw
Mckenna Somes (Manager)
Lyla Stuurmans
Izzy Wells
Savina Wells


Varsity participation certificate:

Mia Farris


JV participation certificates:

Kayla Arnold
Edie Bittner
Mia Farris
Bryley Gilbert
Jada Heaton
Madison McMillan
Candace Meek
Yodnum Nakakul
Skylar Parker
Desi Ramirez-Vasquez
Brooklyn Thayer
Jayden Varljen (Manager)
Reese Wilkinson

Skylar Parker sets up a teammate.

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