Posts Tagged ‘Cheer’

   Tami Stuurmans (left) and Shannon Sherman kick off a look back at vintage Coupeville High School cheer pics from the ’80s.

Ready to get loud ‘n proud.

Ready for their close-ups, part one.

And part two.

Trying to stay warm in a drafty gym.

Cheer sisters forever.

Putting in work at cheer camp.

The spirit is still strong with them.

As we head towards Friday’s 101st anniversary of Coupeville High School boys basketball, a lot of people associated with the program have been looking back through their school photos.

The pics seen above, which prominently feature cheerleaders from the 1987-1988 school year — the last time a CHS boys hoops team went to the state tourney — come to us courtesy Shannon (Sherman) Martin.

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   The ’83 CHS cheer squad featured (back l to r) Renae Keefe, Tammy Engle, Tonia Moncrief, (middle) Jesse Anderson, Dean Strom, Tony Burwell, (lower) Tracy Hudson, Stacy Glover, Nancy Diem, (front) Debbie Zustiak.

Coupeville also had a drill team in the ’80s, the loud ‘n proud Wolfettes.

Today’s version of Flashback Friday is a loud ‘n proud one.

The photos, which come to us courtesy Renae (Keefe) Mulholland, feature the 1983 Coupeville High School cheer squad and drill team.

Times may have changed, with kids and grandchildren having arrived over the years, but their spirit endures through the decades.

1983 or 2018, there’s little doubt this is a group full of school spirit and pep.

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   Kyla Briscoe shows off her dead-eye shooting touch Tuesday as she rains down buckets on Port Townsend. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

International woman of mystery Julia García Oñoro is a master of multitasking.

Maddy Hilkey leads the assault on the basket.

Lindsey Roberts lives by Ivan Drago’s motto in Rocky IV — “I must break you.”

Sarah Wright is in the zone.

Ashlie Shank’s fan club (at least part of it) is on scene.

With a little help from her friends, Wolf cheerleader Mica Shipley stands tall.

   Genna Wright explains her basketball philosophy. “They call me The Grave Digger, grandpa, cause I bury fools.”

With great power, comes great responsibility.

John Fisken has the snazzy cameras, he has the impeccable photographic eye and he wanders Whidbey snapping like a madman, so it’s a good thing he fully embraces his power.

The latest beneficiaries are the CHS girls basketball players, their parents and fans, and, of course, Coupeville Sports, since he delivers a medley of snappy pics guaranteed to drive my page hits upwards.

The photos you see are from Tuesday’s tilt against Port Townsend, where the Wolves swept varsity and JV games from the RedHawks.

To see all of Fisken’s action shots, pop over to:


And remember, purchases help fund college scholarships for CHS student/athletes.

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Jake Hoagland makes the notes sing. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Wolf cheerleaders bring the noise and the funk.

   Fast-rising CMS hoops stars Ja’Kenya Hoskins (left) and Izzy Wells visit the gym they will one day rule.

CHS band instructor Jamar Jenkins makes sure they spelled his name correctly.

Wolf legend CJ Smith spends some quality time with mom Charlotte.

   One row, four Wolf superstars. L to r, it’s Payton Aparicio, Sage Renninger, Natalie Hollrigel and Mallory Kortuem.

   Sherry Roberts (left) and Sylvia Arnold share a chuckle … while discussing their plot to take over the world.

“Put me in, coach!”

   An injury has kept Heidi Meyers off the basketball court, but nothing can slow her roll when she’s got a tune to share with the world.

   “The Gazelle” at rest. Fleet-footed Maya Toomey-Stout slows down long enough to turn her camera on her fellow athletes.

Glossy pics as far as the eye can see.

Whenever John Fisken swings by Coupeville to shoot sporting events, he always tries to capture the full circus.

So, along with action shots of whatever game is playing out, he also is quick to nab band members, cheerleaders, fans and the like as they go about their business.

Thanks to his lightning-quick camera(s), we have a new batch of behind-the-scenes photos, which appear above courtesy him.

If you like what you see, pop over to Fisken’s site and take a gander at the other three billion photos he has stashed there.

And remember, purchases help fund college scholarships for CHS senior student/athletes.

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   Wolf cheerleader Mica Shipley touches the heavens. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

   “Who knew they could play the sweet, sweet sounds of Chicago this FREAKIN’ LOUD???”

Mckenzie Meyer, Renaissance Woman.

Amanda Neitzel and Kory Score enjoy an evening on the town.

   Skyy Lippo, soon to be seen dancing the lead role in the ballet she’s reppin’ on her sweatshirt.

   Ja’Kenya Hoskins just wants to eat her popcorn and check her updates, but the paparazzi is always gettin’ up in her face.

   CHS volleyball stars (l to r) Emma Smith, Lucy Sandahl and Ashley Menges swing by to see if the gym still looks the same.

Melia Welling gives Ashleigh Battaglia a leg (or two) up.

In his later years, Harris Sinclair got really, really into his music.

Softball sensation Tamika Nastali lays down some sweet air guitar riffs.

There’s the game, and then there’s the universe around the game.

On the court, basketball plays out. Meanwhile, around the sides, cheerleaders fly high, band members wail, and fans look for a chance to get their photos snapped.

Wanderin’ camera clicker John Fisken is always a busy bee at games, and he doesn’t disappoint, delivering a mix of off-court pics for your light Saturday reading enjoyment.

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