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Gwen Gustafson swoops in to deny a hitter. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Time for a convoy!

Coupeville High School softball finally gets to return to action this Saturday, May 21, breaking an 18-day layoff for a winner-to-state, loser-out contest.

The game, which pits the Wolves (16-2, Northwest 2B/1B League champs, rulers of District 1) against a team from District 4, is set for 6 PM at Fort Borst Park in Centralia.

The 12-team D4 tourney runs May 16-21, with the top four teams advancing to the 12-team 2B state tourney.

Then, Coupeville, despite being a league champ, gets to come in cold and face the #5 team from D4, which will be playing its third game that day.

It’s all because Washington Interscholastic Activities Association officials — ignoring the fact there haven’t been state tournaments since 2019 thanks to the pandemic — are being pedantic.

WIAA rules state 50 schools need to play a sport in a classification to have a normal 16-team state tourney.

End up with 49 active programs, as 2B softball currently does, and you get a 12-team championship event.

Which also takes away District 1’s automatic berth to the big dance, forcing the long layoff, the long bus ride, and a game against an opponent who will be a mystery until an hour or two before first pitch.

Izzy Wells unleashes The Knee-Buckler.

While they haven’t played a game which counts since May 3, the Wolves have continued to practice and scrimmage, and plot their revenge.

CHS coach Kevin McGranahan is calling on Wolf Nation to come out in support of his team, even in a foreign locale.

“Hopefully we can get some fans to travel down to Centralia and show the world how Coupeville does it right,” he said.

“We are facing a tough test, but I am sure this team will give everything they have and leave it all on the field.  When the dust settles my money is on the WOLVES!”



Adults and students without ASB — $7.00
Students with ASB and senior citizens (62+) — $5.00
Children (Under 6) — Free


Fort Borst Park:

2030 Borst Ave
Centralia, WA 98531


Madison McMillan gets medieval on the ball.

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Ja’Kenya Hoskins roars out of the blocks. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

The third-fastest 4 x 1 relay team in 2B is comprised of (l to r) Reiley Araceley, Aidan Wilson, Caleb Meyer, and Dominic Coffman.

The meets get bigger, the battle gets more intense.

Saturday marked the district championships for Coupeville High School track and field, leaving just bi-districts and state still ahead.

The Wolves responded with a strong showing at their home stadium and made a few more inroads on the top 10 performance list for 2B athletes.

Aidan Wilson cracked the code in both the 400 and triple jump, while the CHS boys 4 x 100 relay unit also moves up a slot in the rankings this week.

With two meets to go, 12 Wolves have at least a share of a top 10 time, distance, or height, led by Logan Martin, Caleb Meyer, and Wilson, who appear three times apiece.

Through May 16:



400 — Lyla Stuurmans (8th) 1:04.73

4 x 100 Relay — Ava Mitten, Claire Mayne, Carolyn Lhamon, Ja’Kenya Hoskins (10th) 54.70

High Jump — Ryanne Knoblich (8th-tie) 4-10



100 — Caleb Meyer (7th) 11.57

400 — Meyer (3rd) 52.68, Aidan Wilson (8th) 53.36

1500 — Mitchell Hall (8th) 5:07.85

4 x 100 Relay — Meyer, Reiley Araceley, WilsonDominic Coffman (3rd) 45.43

Shot Put — Logan Martin (2nd) 46-10

Discus — Martin (3rd) 149-06

Hammer — Martin (2nd) 175-00

High Jump — Coffman (10th-tie) 5-10

Triple Jump — Wilson (10th) 38-08.75

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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.

To see much more, and ponder the possibility of buying some glossies for Aunt Edna in Eureka, pop over to:



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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Dylan Guay, owner of the most-magnificent beard in the Western United States, helps record stats at Saturday’s District 1 Track and Field Championships. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

The action was hopping, on the oval and off.

Coupeville High School hosted the District 1 Track and Field Championships Saturday, bringing a metric ton of athletes, coaches, fans, and volunteers out to frolic in the sun.

Wanderin’ photographer John Fisken, in between snapping pics of various races and field events, also turned his camera on the sidelines, as shown in the pics seen above and below.

The Caleb Meyer fan club gets rowdy.

Claire Milnes keeps an eye on things.

Softball sluggers (l to r) Jada Heaton, Mia Farris, and Madison McMillan support their classmates.

Randy King is not in the mood for your shenanigans.

Fueled by Sour Patch Kids, ace photographer Tenley Stuurmans hangs out right in the middle of the action.

CHS track guru Elizabeth Bitting is pleasantly surprised by the decent weather.

One photo, all the Wolf legends, as (l to r) Aimee Bishop, Sherry Bonacci, and Lindsey Roberts spend some quality time together.

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Abby Mulholland is one of six Wolf netters headed to Bi-Districts May 20. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

The circle is complete.

Coupeville High School netters head to Tumwater — where I played tennis for three years — for the District 1/4 tourney.

The Wolves are sending two singles players and a pair of doubles teams to the event, which plays out Friday, May 20.

Players from Stevenson, Friday Harbor and (possibly) La Conner join Coupeville.

The mission is simple – win the tourney and you advance to the state championships, with one singles player and one doubles duo punching their ticket to the big dance.

Coupeville’s roster is 99% set, with all six players locked in, and just a little seeding action left to complete.

Eryn Wood and Noelle Daigneault won an intra-team royal rumble and are the #1 doubles unit, while longtime partners Mary Milnes and Katelin McCormick are #2.

On the other side of the draw, Abby Mulholland and Helen Strelow will play singles, after facing off this coming week in practice to determine seeding.

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