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With 160 career points, Mason Grove enters the 2019-2020 hoops season as the top active CHS scorer. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Fellow senior Scout Smith has 142 points, topping all active girls.

With 139 points and two seasons left to play, junior Chelsea Prescott could chomp her way up the career scoring chart.

Hawthorne Wolfe knocked down 158 points last season, most-ever scored by a Wolf freshman boy across 102 seasons of action.

It’s the best time of the year.

We’re not saying basketball is the best sport of them all, but … yeah, actually we are saying basketball is the best sport of them all.

Facts are facts.

And there’s going to be a lot of basketball going down over the next four to five months.

The Coupeville Middle School boys travel to Shoreline Wednesday to face King’s Junior High in the first games of the season.

Then, six days from now, the CHS girls and boys open practice, with their first games slated for the first week of December.

Toss in the CMS girls, who take the court in February, and there’s hoops action a’plenty.

As basketball unfolds, a little side game I have is keeping track of who scores for the high school teams, and how that affects their standings on the career scoring chart.

Through my research, I’ve tracked 102 seasons of CHS boys action and 45 years of girls play, and, while I’m not 100% there (pre-1960’s is a wasteland for reliable stats), I have a pretty good list.

So, as we head towards a new season, #103 and #46, where do the current players sit in the race for the school’s career scoring records? Glad you asked.

The charts below represent all of the players who COULD return, not necessarily those who WILL return.

In the case of one player, Ja’Kenya Hoskins, a leg injury suffered during a dodge-ball tourney, will keep her sidelined for awhile.

She stays on the list however, as the hope is she makes it back sometime during the season.

With the others, until practice gets fully rolling, we won’t know if anyone suddenly lost their love of hoops and decided to take the winter off.

Hopefully not, but you never know.

So, here’s what’s possible:


GIRLS (224 players on career chart):

Scout Smith – Senior – 142 points – #79
Chelsea Prescott – Junior – 139 points – #81
Avalon Renninger – Senior – 59 points – #118
Hannah Davidson – Senior – 42 points – #136
Tia Wurzrainer – Senior – 18 points – #165
Izzy Wells – Sophomore – 11 points – #178
Mollie Bailey – Junior – 8 points – #184
Ja’Kenya Hoskins – Sophomore – 5 points – #203
Anya Leavell – Sophomore – 4 points – #205


BOYS (391 players on career chart):

Mason Grove – Senior – 160 points – #153
Hawthorne Wolfe – Sophomore – 158 points – #154
Sean Toomey-Stout – Senior – 122 points – #170
Jered Brown – Senior – 100 points – #183
Ulrik Wells – Senior – 78 points – #200
Gavin Knoblich – Senior – 70 points – #212
Jacobi Pilgrim – Senior – 44 points – #253
Koa Davison – Senior – 11 points – #330
Jean Lund-Olsen – Senior – 7 points – #353
Xavier Murdy – Sophomore – 4 points – #368
Daniel Olson – Junior – 3 points – #374


The CHS career scoring marks are safe for now, with Brianne King sitting at 1549 and the duo of Jeff Stone and Mike Bagby tied at 1137.

But, current players can make serious inroads this season.

For Smith and Prescott, the Top 50 is less than 100 points away, with Annette Jameson sitting at #50 with 223 points.

On the boys side, Grove and Wolfe have a little bit further to go, with #100 currently being Terry Roberts and his 277 career points.

Time for everyone to start shootin’.

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Coupeville grad Makana Stone, now a senior at Whitman College, opens her basketball season Friday in Spokane. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

They’re on their final lap.

Two of the best athletes to come out of Coupeville High School, Nick Streubel and Makana Stone, are in the process of wrapping equally-stellar college athletic careers.

Streubel is in the final weeks of his time as an offensive lineman at Central Washington University, while Stone tips off her senior season Friday with the Whitman College women’s basketball team.

A two-time All-Conference pick while playing with the Blues, Stone is on target to become just the ninth Whitman woman in the modern era to top 1,000 career points.

The former Wolf, who has helped the Blues compile a 68-17 record during her three seasons on campus, also has a solid chance of finishing in the Top 10 all-time in numerous other categories.

Which is pretty dang good, as the school dates its women’s hoops program back to 1902.

Whitman’s official record book is missing stats from 1903-1969, but that’s not as bad as it might sound at first, as women’s college sports exist in two vastly different worlds — pre and post Title IX.

Playing in the modern era, where scoring is greatly ramped up, Stone’s numbers can stand with the best Whitman has produced.

She is already #6 all-time in offensive rebounds, #7 in both defensive rebounds and total rebounds, and #10 in field goal made.

Whitman opens its 25-game regular season schedule with an appearance at the Whit Classic in Spokane.

The Blues play Concordia University of Texas Friday, before facing Carroll College of Montana Saturday.

The regular season stretches through late February, with the top four teams from the Northwest Conference advancing to the league’s postseason tourney Feb. 27 and 29.

Whitman has made it to the tourney in each of Stone’s seasons, finishing 3rd, 2nd, and 2nd in regular season play.

The Blues won the NWC postseason tourney during her freshman season, before advancing all the way to the Elite 8 of the NCAA D-III championships.

Stone and Co. made it back to the national tourney the next year, falling in the first round, before being denied a bid last season despite a strong 20-7 record.

Seniors Mady Burdett and Lily Gustafson and juniors Taylor Chambers and Kaelan Shamseldin join Stone as leaders on an experience-packed roster which was picked to win the league title in a preseason coach’s poll.

Whitman is also ranked #21 in the first D3hoops.com poll.


Makana’s career numbers (2016-2019):

Points – 928
Offensive Rebounds – 236
Defensive Rebounds – 376
Total Rebounds – 612
Assists – 123
Steals – 65
Blocks – 39
Field Goals – 394 of 781 (50.4%)
Free Throws – 139 of 199 (69.8%)
Games – 83
Starts – 66
Minutes – 1876

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Veronica Crownover, sultan of swat, titan of terror on the diamond. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Playing softball in not-so-balmy November, Crownover is fond of muttering “Throw me the dang ball, woman, before I freeze in place!” (Kelly Crownover photos)

The union that was meant to be.

Hey, the weather was better. So, that’s a start.

Coupeville grad Veronica Crownover and the Washington State University club softball squad have endured freezing temps, rain, and plenty of doom ‘n gloom-lookin’ clouds during the opening of their season.

After winning four of six games while battling the weather, the Cougars found slightly more balmy temps awaiting them in Eugene this weekend, but the game scores took a turn slightly for the worse.

Wazzu pulled out a come-from-behind 9-7 win Saturday, then fell 13-5 and 7-1 Sunday to the University of Oregon, dropping its record to 5-4 headed into winter break.

With fall ball wrapping, Crownover and Co. put the mitts and bats away for a bit, with the spring portion of the season kicking off in February.

WSU, which opened by taking two of three from both Boise State and Gonzaga, played this weekend minus its starting pitcher (foot injury) and with its catcher hampered by a numb leg which limited her movement.

Crownover, who has swung a hot bat in her college debut, picked up a pair of singles and an RBI in the series.

The former Wolf was also a vacuum at first base, pulling in several short throws to nab the out.

A freshman at Wazzu, Crownover, when she’s not bashing softballs, is on track for a career in saving all the animals.

All of them, I said!

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A basket of goodies waits to be bid on at the Coupeville Booster Club Crab Feed. (Lucy Sandahl photos)

Auctioneer Dale Sherman puts his velvet voice to good use.

Alita Blouin (left) and Gwen Gustafson grab a quick break from their kitchen duties.

Janie Keilwitz hits the jackpot.

The raffle crew (l to r, Samantha Streitler, Lily Leedy and Gavin Straub) are ready to rock.

Crab Feed committee members Jeannie Sandahl (left) and Jennifer Kellner celebrate a successful fundraiser.

Unlike the Oscars, we don’t play anyone off stage mid-way through their thank-you’s.

With another Crab Feed in the books, the folks who put on the Coupeville Booster Club’s biggest fundraiser are flush with praise for everyone who helped, so we hand off the mic to them:


Thank you, Coupeville, for a successful Crab Feed!

Ever wonder how many people it takes to make an event like this happen?

In addition to the wonderful folks who supported us by purchasing tickets to attend, we’d also like to thank and acknowledge:


Jeremy and Dianna Bodin
Coupeville Schools
Mark Hammer
Kole and Ray Kellison
Randy Payne
Dale and Liz Sherman
Terra Firma Wealth Management
Toby’s Tavern
Brian Vick
Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge
Andreas Wurzrainer


Plus, our silent and live auction donators (listed below by name), our dessert bakers (listed below by name), our bartenders, our kitchen volunteers, National Honor Society volunteers, and student/athletes who helped us set up, serve, park cars, and clean up.

This couldn’t be done without you!


Live Auction Donors:

June Blouin
The Compass Rose
Home Depot
Ken Jubert (Wells Fargo Advisers Business Development)
Mariah Knoblich
Molly McPherson
Sandy and Susan Roberts
Saratoga Charters
Derek Wolfe


Silent Auction and Raffle Donors:

Ace Hardware
Ashley’s Design
Audette Construction
Nicole Bailey
Blue Fox Drive-In
Boatyard Inn
Ivy Breen
Cascade Custom Homes
Central Collision
The Cove
Cynthia Woerner Photography
Dentistry of Bellevue – Dr. Khurana
Domino’s Pizza
Sandy Dubpernell
Ebey Academy
John Fisken
Heather Forest
Frontier Lumber
Front Street Grill
Bruce Grim
The Honey Bear
Jersey Mike’s
Kapaws Iskreme
Michelle Kempees
Kingsman Investments
Clint Knoblich
Lavender Wind
Leann Leavitt
Little Red Hen Bakery
The Bob Martin Family
Mukilteo Coffee
New Image Salon – Joan Payne
The Oystercatcher
Penn Cove Farms
Penn Cove Outfitters Kayak Rentals
Penn Cove Taproom
Penn Cove Vet
The Pizza Factory
Prairie Bottom Farm
Salon Blue – Naomie Welshans
Seabolt’s Smokehouse
Seaside and Sylvan
The Seattle Mariners
Seattle Pacific University
The Simpson Family
Scott Smith
Willie Smith
The Steller Family
Erin Straub and Family
Sunshine Drip
Terra Firma Wealth Management
Toby’s Tavern
Amy and Valen Trujillo
Harriet Vick
Wells Fargo Banking
Wells Fargo Mortgage
Whidbey Health Gift Shop
Whidbey Island Business Group
Whidbey Island Pies
Whidbey Party Store
Winfield Design
Wright Construction

… and our CHS and CMS sports teams and their families.


Dessert Bakers:

Matthew Cook
Nikki Enters
Suzan Georges
Shannon Hamilton
Roberta Madsen
Abbie Martin
Maria Reyes
Deb Smith
Heather Tenore
Toby’s Tavern
Teresa Woods


Coupeville Booster Club Crab Feed Committee:

June Blouin
Stephanie Grimm
Fawn Gustafson
Shannon Hamilton
Wendi Hilborn
Jennifer Kellner
Mariah Knoblich
Leann Leavitt
Nate Leavitt
Alysabeth Leedy
Aaron Lucero
Jess Lucero (chair)
Abbie Martin
Bob Martin
Maria Reyes
Jon Roberts
Jeannie Sandahl
Erin Straub

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Coupeville junior Catherine Lhamon got faster as the cross country season progressed, running her best time Saturday at the 1A state meet. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Lhamon and Wolf coach Luke Samford celebrate in Pasco. (Helene Lhamon photo)

Her junior season ended much better than her sophomore campaign.

A year ago, Coupeville’s Catherine Lhamon was the top female runner for a reborn Coupeville High School cross country program.

Peaking at just the right time, she was running wild on the trails, until late-season leg injuries sent her to the sidelines, unable to run in the postseason.

Jump forward a year, and the Wolf harrier program has exploded in the number of athletes participating, with Lhamon back at the front of the pack.

This time, she avoided injuries, allowing her fleet feet to carry her all the way to Pasco, where she ran in the 1A state meet Saturday.

And not only did Lhamon break from the line at the big dance, but she also finished with a bang.

Passing runners down the backstretch, the Wolf junior recorded a season-best time, and the second-fastest mark she’s ever had in a 5,000 meter race.

Her time of 21 minutes, 44.70 seconds was 18.5 seconds faster than her previous top mark this season, and placed her 92nd in a field of 149 runners.

Lhamon was the only CHS athlete to qualify for state this fall, in any sport, and becomes just the third Wolf, and only female, to make it to high school cross country’s biggest race this decade.

She joins Danny Conlisk, who ran at Pasco in 2017, and Tyler King, who won the 1A state title in 2010.

King trained and traveled with Oak Harbor, Conlisk with South Whidbey, as Coupeville’s own cross country program lay dormant for two decades.

It returned in 2018, led by Lhamon, Conlisk and coach Natasha Bamberger, who won the 1985 state title while attending CHS.

Work commitments led to Bamberger stepping away from the program before this season, and she was replaced by college coach Luke Samford.

Coupeville jumped from two girls in 2018 to five this year, while the boys drew a double-digit turnout in year two.

The increased numbers allowed the Wolves to compete in the team standings at meets this season, another huge step as the program rebuilds.

A prime example of what CHS would like to be sits just up the road in Langley, where South Whidbey has a cross country program which sits in the WIAA Hall of Fame.

Saturday, the Falcons sent both boys and girls teams to Pasco, claiming fourth and eighth in the team standings, respectively.

The top individual finisher for South Whidbey was junior Kaia Swegler Richmond, who claimed 6th place.

The 1A girls race got super-dramatic, as defending state champ Naomi Smith of King’s and top contender Alaina Stone of Colville dueled, separated by a single second at the two-mile mark.

Smith, who is one of the fastest high school harriers in the nation, suffered a late fall, however, allowing Stone to run away with a title in the final prep match-up between the speedy seniors.

Adam Briejer of Charles Wright Academy won the boys race, with the Deer Park girls and Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) boys claiming team titles.

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