Posts Tagged ‘Chelsea Prescott’

Carolyn Lhamon slices to the hoop during a recent basketball practice. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Wolf freshman Brionna Blouin works on her volleyball skills.

Mano a mano, hardwood-style.

Abby Mulholland hones her shooting touch.

Chelsea Prescott gets down to snag a sizzlin’ grounder.

Brian Casey gets stretched out.

Katie Marti slides in to make the play.

Quinten Simpson-Pilgrim flies up-court.

Kylie Van Velkinburgh snaps a throw across the infield.

No games, but plenty of action.

While the ongoing pandemic prevents Washington state schools from playing competitions, Coupeville High School athletes continue to take part in off-season workouts.

The pics above, shot at a number of practices, come to us courtesy local photo clicker John Fisken.

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Kylie Van Velkinburgh (with a little help from Tupac) keeps things locked down at first base. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Heidi Meyers snuffs out a potential base hit.

Wolf coach Kevin McGranahan gets his swing on.

Jill Prince tracks an incoming throw.

Chelsea Prescott prepares to unleash a laser.

“Get in my glove, ball.”

Izzy Wells hauls in a long bomb.

“Try and run, fool, I dare you!”

The girls of spring are playing this fall.

Sort of.

While there won’t be any games, in any sport, for some time thanks to an ongoing pandemic, Coupeville athletes are being allowed to participate in practices right now.

Staying off to the side at a reasonable distance, intrepid photographer John Fisken visited a recent Wolf softball event, where he snapped the pics seen above.


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Chelsea Prescott is killin’ it in “home school.” Come with us as she replaces toilets and much more. (Photos courtesy Josie Prescott)

Attention to detail, always.

Power washing the house after lunch.

Got a car issue? Prescott also worked on the brakes after this.

Swinging by home ec to show off her cake skills.

If we end up in an apocalyptic wasteland, all hail our new leader!

Apparently Chelsea Prescott can do it all.

As an athlete, the Coupeville High School junior has been at the forefront every step of the way.

Back in her middle school days, she once accidentally smashed a volleyball off a rival’s face with so much fury, school Athletic Director Willie Smith had to bring out the really big towel to deal with all the blood on the floor.

In little league, she passed on softball, chose baseball, and said “Give me the dang ball, coach!” and was her team’s best pitcher.

Through three years of high school, nothing has changed, as Prescott has been a stellar star on Wolf volleyball, basketball, and softball squads, helping take the spikers and diamond queens to state.

Now, with schools shut down and sports put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, everyone has had to scramble to adjust.

When it comes to the new homeschooling, few have made the transition with as much flair as Prescott.

Instead of just doing a little math here, and some history there, she’s jumped feet-first into hands-on learning, from changing brakes to removing and replacing a toilet.

If this is the start of the apocalypse, you all might want to get on Chelsea’s good side now before you have to wander the wastelands.

Cause it’s pretty dang obvious which one of us in this town is built to survive the longest.

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Senior sharpshooter Scout Smith rattled the rims for 13 Friday as Coupeville bounced arch-rival South Whidbey. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

They were a two-woman wrecking crew.

Outscoring South Whidbey by themselves Friday, Scout Smith and birthday girl Chelsea Prescott torched the nets for 13 points apiece, lifting the Coupeville High School varsity girls hoops squad to a major rivalry win.

Getting stronger as the night went on, the Wolves rolled to a 34-25 road win in Langley, improving to 3-1 in North Sound Conference action.

Now 8-3 overall, Coupeville won by clamping down on defense, hitting some key three-balls, and overcoming another shaky night at the free throw line.

The Wolves connected on just 3-12 at the charity stripe, continuing a season-long struggle, but made up for it in every other facet of the game.

On the day she celebrated her 17th birthday, Prescott had the hot hand early, banking in five points in the opening quarter to stake CHS to a 10-8 lead.

From there, the Wolves steadily pulled away, using 10-4 and 10-6 surges across the next two frames to build a 30-18 lead heading into the fourth.

Prescott continued to bang away on the offensive end, while her senior running mate found life fun behind the three-point arc.

Smith drained a pair of three-balls in the second quarter, then came back for another trey in the third, offering up something South Whidbey had no answers for on this night.

With their twin 13-point efforts, both of Coupeville’s shooting stars continue to climb up the CHS girls hoops career scoring chart, which covers 1974-2020.

Smith, now with 239 points, jumps from #50 to #46, passing Mikayla Elfrank (227), Ema Smith (228), Hilary Kortuem (231), and Breeanna Messner (235).

Prescott, just a junior, has tallied 224 points as a high school player, and is on the cusp of also breaking into the Top 50.

She moved from #54 to #51 Friday, elbowing past Beth Mouw (216), Lisa Roehl (216), and Annette Jameson (223).

Coupeville also got scoring from Avalon Renninger (4), Maddie Georges (2), and Hannah Davidson (2) Friday, while Carolyn Lhamon, Izzy Wells, Tia Wurzrainer, and Kylie Van Velkinburgh saw floor time.

Renninger reached a milestone of her own, as her final point of the night, a third-quarter free throw, was the 100th of her career.

Friday’s win kicked off a five-game road trip for the Wolves, who are scheduled to play three times next week.

CHS travels to Granite Falls Monday, Cedar Park Christian Friday, and Port Townsend Saturday.

The first and third games are make-up games after snow and wind, respectively, got in the way the first time around.

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Chelsea Prescott emerges victorious from a wild scrum. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Alita Blouin sizes up a free throw.

Mollie Bailey looks for an opening in the defense.

Heidi Meyers offers tips to CHS coach Scott Fox.

Gwen Gustafson, a second before she starts breakin’ ankles.

Audrianna Shaw clamps down on defense.

Hannah Davidson rolls hard to the hoop.

The Wolf varsity, ready to rock ‘n roll.

The nets were on fire, and so was the cameraman.

Wanderin’ paparazzi John Fisken worked the sidelines at Tuesday’s Coupeville High School girls basketball games, as both he and the Wolves got back into the flow of the season.

The pics above are courtesy him, but are just the start of what he shot.

To see all the snaps, and perhaps ponder buying some glossies for presents, pop over to:


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