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Spikers (l to r) Kylie Chernikoff, Maddie Vondrak, and Maddie Georges celebrate a big point. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

It was the most peculiar of school athletic years.

Schedules shifted every few seconds, athletes (and fans) wore masks, and some ultra-stupid temporary rule changes made you question reality.

Why were basketball teams forced to forego the opening tip — the visiting team started with the ball out of bounds this season — when seconds later, players slammed into each other in pursuit of rebounds.

But then again, why ask why during the Age of Coronavirus?

As long as teams were playing, in compressed seasons, we were ahead of where we were back in spring 2020.

With action back on courts and fields, photographers had a chance to click their cameras again as well.

What is above and below are 20 of the best pics from Coupeville’s return to live sports action.

Not every sport is represented, and the pics are not in any sort of ranked order.

But they are the ones which caught my eye (again), as I went back through things.

So there you go.

 

Jill Prince makes a sensational barehanded catch on a twisting pop-up. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Isaiah Bittner will eat your soul.

Carolyn Lhamon comes in hot.

Three generations of Wolf softball.

Daniel Olson tip-toes along the baseline.

Mollie Bailey and Brad Sherman start a secret handshake known only to prairie royalty. (Eileen Stone photo)

Mia Farris dances the dance of her people. (Jackie Saia photo)

Daylon Houston tackles Ben Smith after the latter scored a game-winning touchdown. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Emily Fiedler, ever-nimble.

Scene of the crime.

Hawthorne Wolfe bolts for home. (Morgan White photo)

Cole White twirls through the paint. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Mary Milnes keeps her rival at bay.

Maddie Vondrak drops the hammer of the gods.

Alex Murdy is mobbed after hitting game-winning free throws. (Jackie Saia photo)

Mollie Bailey crushes a pitch. (Jackie Saia photo)

“We’re outta here!” (Eileen Stone photo)

Ben Smith rumbles in the open field. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

“Willie needs a vacation!”

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Izzy Wells was dynamic in the pitcher’s circle, and at the plate, leading Coupeville to a 12-0 record in a pandemic-altered season. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

They survived, and they thrived.

Thanks to the pandemic, the 2021 Coupeville High School softball season was played out of order, was shortened, and came with no chance to advance to the playoffs.

But it was played, which was a win in itself after the 2020 campaign was cancelled during the early days of Covid.

And once on the field, this group of Wolves put together a season which can stand among the very-best the CHS diamond program has produced in its nearly 50-year history.

Returning to the Northwest 2B/1B League after an extended absence, Coupeville quickly let everyone know the path to a conference crown would run through Cow Town.

Wolf coach Kevin McGranahan had a roster which was dotted with a few holdovers from 2019 — when Coupeville advanced to the state 1A tourney.

But many of his players were essentially “redshirt” sophomores — girls who had been denied a freshman season by Covid — and newcomers to the program.

It didn’t matter, as veterans and newbies meshed almost flawlessly, with Coupeville running the table at 12-0.

The Wolves outscored their NWL foes 154-41, while trailing only one time all season.

And that was CHS being nice, as it could have trafficked in much-bigger blowouts in many of those games, but chose to show respect and not hang 50 runs on anyone.

Kylie Van Velkinburgh was one of many Wolves to swing a big bat.

McGranahan had a lineup which hit for power and precision from top to bottom, led by seniors Mollie Bailey and Chelsea Prescott.

In the field, the Wolves played often-inspired defense, while junior hurler Izzy Wells dominated opposing hitters.

As a freshman, the fireball-chucking pitcher carried Coupeville to a 1A North Sound Conference league title and the aforementioned trip to state.

After missing season #2 for reasons out of her control, Wells emerged as an even-more confident strikeout queen as a junior, one who was taller, stronger, and yet just as calmly serene behind her mask.

Or two masks in this case, as she and her teammates wore Covid-resistant coverings under their customary “don’t let a softball bust my nasal cavity wide open” metal face masks.

There are many reasons why the 2021 Wolf softball team deserves to be remembered as one of the best, in any sport, to wear the red and black.

This team, which went 24 players deep, faced down obstacles never seen in previous years, from face masks and social distancing, to the constant fear of their season being prematurely ended as other schools suffered failed Covid tests.

Through it all, they never lost their spirit, and never wavered in their pursuit of excellence.

They accepted life as it came at them, and for a few hours each game, went out and gave themselves, their families, their coaches, and their fans a reason to believe that there could still be good things in the middle of a pandemic.

To a woman, these Wolf softball sluggers excelled on and off the field, and did it with admirable attitudes even as the world around them seemed to crash down on a daily basis.

Mollie Bailey, having a heartfelt conversation with her #1 fan, led CHS in several offensive categories.

No CHS team in any sport, male or female, has ever finished an undefeated season with as many wins as this squad did.

There were great Wolf softball teams before the 2021 edition, and there will likely be some very-good ones playing on the prairie in the coming years.

But when we look back, this year’s team is one which will stand the test of time, one which will be remembered and hailed always.

So today we induct the 2021 CHS softball team — six coaches and 24 players — into the Coupeville Sports Hall o’ Fame.

After this, you’ll find them hanging out at the top of the blog, under the Legends tab.

They earned it, every step of the way.

 

The 2021 CHS softball team:

 

Coaches:

Lark Gustafson
Aaron Lucero
Kevin McGranahan
Justine McGranahan
Katrina McGranahan
Ron Wright

 

Players:

Mollie Bailey
Elisa Caroppo
Karyme Castro
Coral Caveness
Jackie Contreras
Gwen Gustafson
Ivy Leedy
Lily Leedy
Allie Lucero
Maya Lucero
Lacy McCraw-Shirron
Heidi Meyers
Allison Nastali
Melanie Navarro
Maya Nottingham
River Ozturk
Sofia Peters
Chelsea Prescott
Jill Prince
Audrianna Shaw
Mckenna Somes
Kylie Van Velkinburgh
Izzy Wells
Bella Whalen

Seniors Chelsea Prescott (9), Bailey (13), and Coral Caveness (1), state tourney veterans, led by example.

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Savina Wells is the #123 scorer in Coupeville High School girls basketball history, and she’s not actually a high schooler yet. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

234 players, and 35,493 points.

It’s not 100% correct, but it’s remarkably close.

With the pandemic-altered 2021 hoops season having ended Tuesday, it’s time to update my semi-official Coupeville High School basketball career scoring charts.

First up are the Wolf girls, who saw five girls add their names to a list which stretches back to the start of the program in 1974.

Two of those newcomers are Lyla Stuurmans and Savina Wells, who became the first 8th grade girls to play, and score, in a CHS varsity hoops contest.

With 59 points across 12 games, Wells was Coupeville’s #2 scorer this season, while Stuurmans rippled the nets for 23, including a team-high 10 in the season finale.

There are 12 active Wolves on the list, led by Maddie Georges, who has tallied 124 points across her first two seasons, putting her 85th all-time.

Admittedly, the list isn’t 100% precise, as any stats for the first Wolf girls team in 1974-1975 seem to have vanished into the mists of time.

We’re also missing a couple games from three seasons in the early 2000’s, with the search ever-ongoing.

With that in mind, the CHS girls hoops career scoring list, through June 17, 2021, with active players in bold:

 

Brianne King – 1549
Zenovia Barron – 1270
Makana Stone – 1158
Megan Smith – 1042
Ann Pettit – 932
Ashley Ellsworth-Bagby – 892
Terry Perkins – 673
Lexie Black – 622
Kristan Hurlburt – 598
Tina Lyness – 594

Marlene Grasser – 574
Judy Marti – 545
Brittany Black – 502
Jen Canfield – 497
Erica Lamb – 497
Emily Vracin – 467
Tina Barker – 464
Vanessa Davis – 448
Lindsey Roberts – 448
Maureen Wetmore – 438

Sarah Powell – 425
Mika Hosek – 424
Cassidi Rosenkrance – 423
Ashley Manker – 404
Shawna West – 388
Katie Smith – 374
Whitney Clark – 359
Amy Mouw – 353
Tracy Taylor – 350
Kailey Kellner – 339

Amanda Allmer – 331
Misty Sellgren – 331
Taniel Lamb – 330
Marie Grasser – 321
Mia Littlejohn – 317
Amanda Fabrizi – 299
Scout Smith – 290
Bessie Walstad – 288
Hailey Hammer – 282
Madeline Strasburg – 261

Carly Guillory – 260
Sarah Mouw – 259
Julie Wieringa – 252
Danette Beckley – 249
Chelsea Prescott – 249
Marlys West – 247
Kendra O’Keefe – 244
Breeanna Messner – 235
Hilary Kortuem – 231
Ema Smith – 228

Mikayla Elfrank – 227
Annette Jameson – 223
Beth Mouw – 216
Lisa Roehl – 216
Linda Cheshier – 210
Pam Jampsa – 202
Julia Myers – 202
Kim Warder – 193
Kacie Kiel – 188
Stephanie Clapp – 185

Kassie Lawson – 184
Heather Davis – 182
Jaime Rasmussen – 181
Trudy Eaton – 180
Heidi Bepler – 179
Jodie Christensen – 174
Aimee Messner – 168
Danielle Vracin – 167
Sherry Bonacci – 165
Marie Hesselgrave – 165

Marilyn Brown – 164
Hayley Ebersole – 163
Yashmeen Knox – 163
Traci Perkins – 161
Suzette Glover – 159
Jai’Lysa Hoskins – 151
Jennifer Bailey – 150
Emily Young – 149
Vanessa Bodley – 146
Joli Smith – 142

Jennie Cross – 140
Taya Boonstra – 132
Sarah Burgoyne – 126
Christi Messner – 125
Maddie Georges – 124
Kayla Lawson – 124
Avalon Renninger – 123
Cheryl Dunn – 119
Hannah Davidson – 116
Jill Whitney – 116

Sarah Wright – 115
Laurie Estes – 114
Debbie Snyder – 113
Izzy Wells – 113
Tiffany Briscoe – 111
Lauren Escalle – 109
Sally Biskovich – 108
Kara Harvey – 108
Kalia Littlejohn – 106
Kyla Briscoe – 104

Kelly Snyder – 104
Sue Wyatt – 100
Lupine Wutzke – 98
Monica Vidoni – 97
Christine Barr – 95
Lauren Grove – 95
Babette Owensby – 93
Audrianna Shaw – 93
Toni Thiefault – 92
Jennifer Pettit – 85

Laura Young – 83
Marnie Bartelson – 81
Cheryl Pangburn – 79
Courtney Arnold – 78
Tonnalea Rasmussen – 78
Sharon Jolly – 75
Amanda Manker – 73
Beth Cavanaugh – 72
Wynter Thorne – 68
Rachelle Solomon – 64

Lindsey Sherwood – 61
Ann Kahler – 60
Chelsea Rosenkrance – 59
Savina Wells – 59
Judy Wallace – 58
Rose Marti – 57
Jean Wyatt – 57
Carolyn Lhamon – 56
Jennifer Eelkema – 55
Christine Larson – 53

Courtney Boyd – 52
Kari Johnson – 52
Erin Ryan – 52
Anya Leavell – 51
Nicole Shelley – 50
Traci Barker – 49
Paige Mueller – 49
Stephanie Kipp – 48
Lynn Wilson – 47
Andilee Murphy – 46

Janiece Jenkins – 43
Meghan Metlow – 43
Tia Wurzrainer – 43
Jessy Caselden – 41
Karen Jampsa – 40
Jennifer Meyer – 40
Jill Keeney – 39
Suzanne Enders – 38
Mandi Murdy – 37
Shawn Diem – 35

Min Powell – 35
Ja’Kenya Hoskins – 32
Lauren Rose – 32
Tammie Hardie – 31
Shannon Rutledge – 29
Taylor Sherman – 29
Anna Myhr – 28
Kirsty Croghan – 27
Lori Friswold – 27
Sarah Vass – 27

Tina Jansen – 26
Kim Stuurmans – 26
Kathy Jolly – 25
Shelby Kulz – 25
Kylie Van Velkinburgh – 25
Melissa Cox – 23
Haley Marx – 23
Lyla Stuurmans – 23
Lori Hart – 21
Allison Wenzel – 21

Courtney Williams – 21
Aleshia McFadyen – 20
Nancy Dyer – 18
Dina Lanphere – 18
McKenzie Bailey – 17
Carol Estes – 17
Gwen Gustafson – 17
Ryanne Knoblich – 17
Kristina Clark – 16
Dawn Clampet – 15

Nicole Laxton – 15
Mollie Bailey – 14
Lindsey Tucker – 13
Jeannette Fixel – 12
Tammy Shubat – 12
Nikki Snyder – 12
Kelly Ankney – 11
Naomi Prater – 11
Michelle Riddle – 11
Emily Wodjenski – 11

Alyssa Kelley – 10
Zarah Leaman – 10
Toni Hudson – 9
Georgie Smith – 9
Cindy Bennett – 8
Susan Estes – 8
Ami Garthwaite – 8
Eileen Hanley – 8
Keri Iverson – 8
Kristine Macnab – 8

Michelle Smith – 8
Carlie Rosenkrance – 7
McKayla Bailey – 6
Lexi Boyer – 6
Rhiannon Ellsworth – 6
Debbie Johnson – 6
Grace LaPoint – 6
Skyler Lawrence – 6
Corrin Skvarla – 6
Janie Wilson – 6

Katy Bennett – 5
Penny Griggs – 5
Marissa Slater – 5
Denise McGregor – 4
Jessica Sherwood – 4
Kara Warder – 4
Christina Mowery – 3
Samantha Roehl – 3
Ashlie Shank – 3
Jamie Townsdin – 3

Brenda Belcher – 2
Rusty Brian – 2
Carol Davis – 2
Lisa Davis – 2
Nicole Fuller – 2
Cathy Higgins – 2
Nezi Keiper – 2
Daisy Kent – 2
Katie Kiel – 2
Charlotte Langille – 2

Morgan Stevens – 2
Tracy Barber – 1
Amy Biskovich – 1
Corinne Gaddis – 1

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Logan Downes scored 52 varsity points as a freshman. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

The hunt for history continues.

My obsession with tracking individual scoring totals for all 104 seasons of Coupeville High School boys basketball will never be fully satisfied.

I know that. I accept that we’ll probably never uncover a treasure trove of stats from the 1930’s.

Or will we???

As the pandemic-altered 2021 campaign played out, we also picked up one of the holy grails — a complete tabulation of scoring totals for the 1953-54 Wolves.

That was one of two missing seasons (1951-52, you still elude me…) which would have a measurable impact on the career scoring charts, so it’s a major step forward.

Now, we have a final answer on totals for Jack Elzinga and Jerry Zylstra, and are just a season short of fully documenting Tom Sahli’s standout career.

As I played my game of Indiana Jones and the Temple of (Possibly) Doomed Stats, the modern-day Wolves also shook up the career scoring list.

Ten of the 13 CHS players to score this season were first-timers, lifting us to 402 boys we’ve been able to document rippling the net in a varsity contest.

Of the three returning scorers, Xavier Murdy and Hawthorne Wolfe made the biggest jumps, with Hawk vaulting from #58 to #24 all-time while averaging 21 points a night across 12 games as a junior.

It’s an ever-changing list, but as of June 17, 2021, here’s we sit — all 76,595 points I’ve been to able to track down.

Active players are in bold:

 

Jeff Stone – 1137
Mike Bagby – 1137
Randy Keefe – 1088
Jeff Rhubottom – 1012
Mike Criscuola – 979
Bill Riley – 934
Pete Petrov – 917
Brad Sherman – 874
Denny Clark – 869
Arik Garthwaite – 867

Bill Jarrell – 855
Hunter Smith – 847
Corey Cross – 811
Jack Elzinga – 770
Barry Brown – 769
Hunter Hammer – 755
Steve Whitney – 730
Dan Nieder – 729
Tom Sahli – 719 (**MISSING SEASON**)
Chris Good – 688

Gavin Keohane – 677
Virgil Roehl – 674
Foster Faris – 668
Hawthorne Wolfe – 662
Pat Bennett – 659
Wade Ellsworth – 659
Jason McFadyen – 654
Rich Morris – 637
Kramer O’Keefe – 636
Wiley Hesselgrave – 632

John O’Grady – 611
Greg White – 604
Joe Whitney – 601
Brian Miller – 597
Mike Syreen – 594
Gabe McMurray – 592
Pat Clark – 583
Randy Duggan – 552
Roy Marti – 551
Jim Syreen – 550

Marc Bissett – 549
Denny Zylstra – 538
Jerry Zylstra – 527
Brad Miller – 526
Gary Faris – 524
JJ Marti – 520
Cody Peters – 518
David Lortz – 502
Jason Bagby – 499
Pat O’Grady – 472

Harold Buckner – 469
Sean Dillon – 469
Frank Marti – 462
Gary Hammons – 443
Del O’Shell – 440
Tony Ford – 432
Caleb Powell – 421
Mason Grove – 414
Ben Biskovich – 407
Casey Clark – 407

Nick Sellgren – 406
Blaine Ghormley – 393
Tom Logan – 385
James Smith – 382
Don Cook – 377
Chad Gale – 373
Mike Millenbach – 373
JD Wilcox – 373
Ty Blouin – 369
Caesar Kortuem – 369

Ray Harvey – 368
Pat Brown – 355
Dick Smith – 352
Ethan Spark – 352
Glenn Losey – 350
Timm Orsborn – 345
Robin Larson – 342
Byron Fellstrom – 340
Kevin Faris – 339
Michael Vaughan – 337

Jim Yake – 331
Aaron Trumbull – 330
Brad Brown – 328
Charlie Tessaro – 328
Utz Conard – 326
Ian Smith – 324
David Ford – 323
Bob Rea – 320
Chris Marti – 319
Gabe Wynn – 316

Nick Streubel – 314
Ben Hayes – 306
Allen Black – 305
Noah Roehl – 301
Blake Day – 299
Noel Criscuola – 298
John Beasley – 293
Risen Johnson – 291
Brian Fakkema – 290
Matt Frost – 290

Mike Mallo – 282
Keith Jameson – 277
Terry Roberts – 277
Kit Manzanares – 275
Boom Phomvongkoth – 275
Zepher Loesch – 274
Alex Evans – 272
Aaron Curtin – 271
Tyler King – 270
Joe Tessaro – 270

Eric Hopkins – 265
Harvey Wainio – 265
Rick Keefe – 259
Troy Blouin – 256
Sean Callahan – 256
Greg Fellstrom – 248
Casey Larson – 247
Don Schreiber – 247
Brandon Huff – 245
Richard Hammons – 240

Brad Haslam – 235
Sean Toomey-Stout – 235
Geoff Hageman – 227
Curt Youderian – 226
Xavier Murdy – 221
Ed Wood – 219
Rich Vaughan – 219
Joel Walstad – 217
Richard Cook – 216
Ryan Keefe – 214

Jordan Ford – 210
Andrew Mouw – 204
Vance Huffman – 203
Tim Quenzer – 202
Alan Hancock – 198
Shawn Ryan – 197
Mitch Aparicio – 195
Trevor Tucker – 194
Roy Mattox – 191
Dale Sherman – 188

Scott Stuurmans – 188
Pat Millenbach – 181
Wayne Hardie – 178
Chris Cox – 177
Evan Tingstad – 177
Jerry VandWerfhorst – 177
Anthony Bergeron – 176
Mike Ankney – 173
John Engstrom – 173
Ron Naddy – 172

Dale Libbey – 169
Roger Sherman – 168
Tim Walstad – 168
Randy Blindauer – 166
Mark Bepler – 165
Chad Brookhouse – 163
Jered Brown – 156
Monty Moore – 155
Geoff Wacker – 154
Bill Baas – 153

Ulrik Wells – 152
Jim Faris – 151
Steve Konek – 149
Gavin O’Keefe – 149
Ryan McManigle – 148
Ryan Griggs – 147
Hugh Abell – 145
George Libbey – 142
Craig Anderson – 132
Scott Franzen – 129

Ben Etzell – 127
Gavin Knoblich – 126
Len Buckner – 125
Brian Shank – 125
Joey Lippo – 121
Jessie Smith – 119
Sandy Roberts – 118
Scott McGraw – 116
Christian Townsdin – 116
Mitch Pelroy – 115

Taylor Ebersole – 114
Eric Taylor – 112
Jim Casey – 111
Jacobi Pilgrim – 111
Brian Barr – 108
Joe Donellon – 101
Jason McManigle – 101
Bryan Hamilton – 99
Brian Knoll – 98
Morgan Payne – 96

Christian Lyness – 95
Koa Davison – 94
Grady Rickner – 94
Ted Weber – 91
Hunter Downes – 89
James Meek – 89
Dan Miller – 89
Steve Bissett – 87
Andrew Cashen – 87
Carson Risner – 86

John Sinema – 86
Nick Morris – 83
Roy Armstrong – 80
Cameron Toomey-Stout – 80
Caleb Valko – 78
Ross Buckner – 77
Matt Shank – 77
JJ Johnson – 76
Duane Score – 76
Quinten Farmer – 75

Matt Ortega – 75
Mike Ellsworth – 74
Don Spangler – 72
John Zimmerman – 72
Joe Bruzas – 71
Jason Fisher – 71
Tony Prosser – 70
Les Jacobson – 69
Tom Conard – 68
Dean Grasser – 68

Matt Bepler – 67
Zack Swerdfeger – 66
Ron Lanphere – 65
Sage Downes – 64
Ben Hancock – 63
Randy Stone – 63
Mike Brown – 62
Jason McDavid – 62
Jeremy Staples – 62
Brian Hageman – 61

Erik King – 61
David Davis – 60
Tom Mueller – 59
Brandy Ambrose – 58
Sam Kieth – 58
Steve Smith – 58
Martin Walsh – 58
Matt Helm – 57
Dennis Terrell – 57
Drew Chan – 56

DeAndre Mitchell – 56
Daniel Olson – 56
Ellis Schultz – 56
Dave Stoddard – 56
CJ Smith – 54
Larry Zylstra – 54
Logan Downes – 52
Asa Owensby – 52
Marc Aparicio – 51
Chris Chan – 51

Joe Kelley – 51
Marvin Darst – 50
Troy Hurlburt – 49
Alex Murdy – 49
Stanley Bruzas – 48
Dalton Engle – 48
Jerry Helm – 48
Dalton Martin – 47
Eddie Fasolo – 45
Doug Speers – 45

Banky Fisher – 44
Keith Dunnagan – 42
Gaylord Stidham – 41
Erick Harada – 40
James Jorgensen – 40
Nevin Miranda – 40
Jeff Thomas – 40
John Wyatt – 40
John Moskeland – 39
Danny Bonacci – 36

Chuck Ruthford – 36
Charlie Toth – 36
Jim Marti – 35
Zeb Williams – 35
Robert Cushen – 34
Dante Mitchell – 34
Sid Mudgett – 34
Dave Brandt – 33
Ryan Kelley – 33
Brian Roundy – 32

Richard Barber – 31
Joe Libbey – 31
Logan Martin – 31
Ray Cook – 29
Tim Leese – 29
Ralph Lindsay – 29
Kyle Rockwell – 29
Rick Marti – 28
Toby Martinez – 28
Daniel McDonald – 28

Joe Rojas – 28
Todd Smith – 28
Scott Sollars – 28
Richard Benson – 27
Mike Duke – 27
John Holmes – 26
Lewis Berry – 25
Mark Short – 25
Tim Youderian – 25
Jared Helmstadter – 24

Trent Diamanti – 23
Trevor Mueller – 22
Dan Schleiffers – 22
Jay Roberts – 21
Dustin Van Velkinburgh – 21
Matt Douglas – 20
Jordan Emerson – 20
Dane Lucero – 20
Dean Strom – 20
Scott Fisher – 19

Scott Losey – 19
Bud Merryman – 19
Matt Petrich – 19
Jason Raymond – 19
Rob Blouin – 18
Rick Keith – 18
Marvin Mitchell – 18
Guy Walker – 18
Gary Boyke – 17
Jim Keith – 17

Jean Lund-Olsen – 17
Cedric McIntosh – 17
TJ Rickner – 17
Rick Frieze – 16
Chad Nixon – 16
Josh Wilsey – 16
Steven Cope – 15
Eric Dyer – 15
Mike Lester – 15
Brad Rogers – 15

Jonathan Valenzuela – 15
Henry Edwards – 14
Todd Brown – 13
DJ Kim – 13
LaVerne Arnold – 12
Mike Eaton – 12
Guy George – 12
Kole Kellison – 12
Glen Lanphere – 12
Desmond Bell – 11

Bill Hamilton – 11
Ken Pickard – 11
Jon Roberts – 11
Chris Squires – 11
Ben Winkes – 11
Ron Edwards – 10
Travis Hooker – 10
Daniel Graham – 9
Kyle King – 9
Bruce Seiger – 9

Jimmy Sullivan – 9
Fred Wyatt – 9
Erik Anderson – 8
Dave Bowers – 8
Rob Fasolo – 8
Kraig Gordon – 8
Cody Roberts – 8
Robert Shafer – 8
Dave Wells – 8
Charlie Cook – 7

Bobby Engle – 7
Brian Folkestad – 7
Wayne Hesselgrave – 7
Ed Cook – 6
Tucker Hall – 6
Chuck Hardee – 6
Kevin King – 6
Robert Kirkwood – 6
George Smith – 6
Nic Anthony – 5

Ariah Bepler – 5
Scott Davidson – 5
JD Myers – 5
Nate Steele – 5
Andrew Bird – 4
Bill Boze – 4
Miles Davidson – 4
Ralph Engle – 4
Jason Legat – 4
Morgan Roehl – 4

Rusty Bailey – 3
Luke Currier – 3
Frank Mueller – 3
Tracy Wilson – 3
Teo Benson – 2
Norm Enders – 2
Chris Locke – 2
Jeremy McCormick – 2
Rich McCormick – 2
Denny Moss – 2

Tony Sherman – 2
Marion Sill – 2
Stephen Stietenroth – 2
Robbie Wanamaker – 2
Cole White – 2
Paul Baher – 1
Bill Engle – 1
Robert Engle – 1
Bob Franzen – 1
Meryl Gordon – 1

Oscar Liquidano – 1
Raleigh Sherman – 1

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Scott Fox is stepping down after two years as Coupeville High School girls basketball head coach. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

“It’s been a great ride!”

After two seasons at the helm of the Coupeville High School girls basketball program, head coach Scott Fox is stepping down.

He made the news official Wednesday, a day after the Wolves closed their latest campaign with a 54-18 win over Darrington.

The decision is a health-based one, as Fox is facing “a major back surgery later on this summer, with a long recovery time.”

“I found out in May that L3, 4, and 5 (vertebra) are loose and degenerating,” he said. “After 50 years of basketball and a 30-year firefighting career, I have to focus on my health at this point.”

With a young roster — this year’s team had no seniors and featured two 8th graders, one of whom was a starter — Fox sees a bright future ahead for the CHS girls program.

It will just have to develop without him on the bench.

“I was looking forward to grooming these young kids through the next couple of years,” Fox said. “But I physically can’t do the job anymore.

“I would like to thank (Coupeville Athletic Director) Willie (Smith) and the school for the opportunity.”

After jumping over from being a CHS boys hoops assistant coach to succeed David King as girls head coach, he had two eventful seasons, marked by big wins and dealing with the pandemic.

In his first season, Fox guided the Wolves to a 12-7 record, with Coupeville going 6-3 in league play during the final season of the 1A North Sound Conference.

Year #2 brought a move to 2B, a transition to the Northwest 2B/1B League, and Covid.

Basketball was bumped to the spring, and the schedule was compressed, with Coupeville finishing 5-7.

As he looks back on his two-year run with the girls program, Fox is philosophical.

“Last year we tied the record for best start, and this year we brought in 8th graders, so I’d like to think we left a mark on the program,” he said.

“This isn’t the way I wanted to script the ending of our season, but that’s sports and life.”

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