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New season, new uniform, same big hoop dreams for Lyla Stuurmans and friends. (Corinn Parker photo)

Basketball is booming in Coupeville.

The middle school girls basketball season officially kicked off with the first day of practice Tuesday, and the gym was overflowing with 27 eager players.

CMS coaches Alex Evans and Fred Farris will guide the Wolves through a 10-game schedule which begins Feb. 6 with home games against Northshore Christian.

Those 27 players will be divided between three teams based on skill level, with 7th and 8th graders mixed.

The roster may ebb and flow a bit between now and opening night, but after two practices, these are the young women who have committed themselves to the hoops lifestyle:

 

8th:

Kayla Arnold
Brionna Blouin
Issabel Johnson
Kaitlyn Leavell
Lauren Marrs
Allison Nastali
Alena Osborne
Skylar Parker
Grey Peabody
Desiclali Ramirez-Vasquez
Reese Wilkinson

 

7th:

Gabriella Becktell
Aubrey Blitch
Taylor Brotemarkle
Mia Farris
Bryley Gilbert
Jada Heaton
Katie Marti
Chloe Marzocca
Madison McMillan
Pamela Morrell
Lyla Stuurmans
Shayla Town
Kassidy Upchurch
Devika Vogelsang-Puente
Savina Wells
Aby Wood

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The Coupeville Middle School girls basketball season is fast approaching for players like Jada Heaton. (Photo by Corinn Parker)

Get in the gym early.

Practices for the upcoming Coupeville Middle School girls basketball season kick off later this month, but there are three opportunities for prospective players to hit the floor before then.

The Wolf SWISH hoops team is opening their final three practices to any interested CMS girls, starting Monday, Jan. 6.

The other sessions are Jan. 13 and 15, with all practices running from 6-8 PM in the middle school gym.

“We’ll be working on fundamentals and doing some fun competitive drills,” said SWISH coach Fred Farris. “It would be a great opportunity for those still deciding if they want to play this season.”

Practice for the middle school season begins Jan. 21, and the 10-game season starts Feb. 6, with a home contest against Northshore Christian Academy.

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Clockwise, from top left, are Craig Anderson, BreAnna Boon, Michael Davidson, Alex Evans, Scott Fox, Arik Garthwaite, Sarah Reinstra, Jon Roberts, Brad Sherman, Chris Smith, Megan Smith, Patrick Upchurch, and Greg White.

You don’t have to fight, but it’s more interesting if you do.

It’s that time of the season, when David is looking for some sweet, sweet page hits, so he tosses a group of coaches in a (digital) room, slaps 50 hours on the clock, and waits to see who emerges triumphant.

The battle to be named “Top Coach of the Winter” kicks off Saturday, Dec. 28 at 7 AM, and closes Monday, Dec. 30 at 9 AM(ish).

We have 13 coaches repping middle and high school basketball, as well as CHS cheer.

As always, you can vote as many times as your little heart (and voting fingers) desire.

Now, as in every poll here on Coupeville Sports, there’s no real trophy, just a nice warm glow in the chest of the winner.

And the chance for that coach to lord it over every other coach, at least until we launch the “Top Coach of the Spring” a couple of months from now.

To the coaches involved, if you don’t care about the award, no worries.

And if you? Let the bodies hit the floor!

 

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Lauren Marrs returns to action Feb. 6. (Photos by Corrin Parker)

Wolves (l to r) Taylor Brotemarkle, Savina Wells, Jada Heaton (behind Wells), and Lyla Stuurmans are ready to scrap.

Their turn is coming.

With Coupeville Middle School boys basketball having wrapped its season, the court will soon belong to the Wolf girls.

Well, soon may be a bit of a stretch, as there’s a fairly decent gap between seasons.

But, it will happen, with practices kicking off in January and the first games set for February 6 at home in the CMS gym.

Just like with the boys, the girls will be divided into three teams this season, with 7th and 8th graders mixed depending on hoops skills.

Alex Evans, who led the CMS 8th graders to an undefeated season a year ago, back before the new three-team format was instituted, returns to coach.

He’ll be joined by at least one other, yet-to-be-identified coach.

As you mentally prepare for spending five hours (give or take an hour…) camped on the rock-hard middle school bleachers each time the Wolves play at home, a look at the schedule as it sits today:

 

Thur-Feb. 6 — Northshore Christian Academy (3:15)
Mon-Feb. 10 — @Granite Falls (3:15)
Wed-Feb. 12 — King’s (3:15)
Wed-Feb. 19 — @Sultan (3:30)
Thur-Feb. 20 — @South Whidbey (3:30)
Wed-Feb. 26 — Lakewood (3:15)
Mon-Mar. 2 — Granite Falls (3:15)
Wed-Mar. 4 — @Northshore Christian Academy (3:15)
Mon-Mar. 9 — South Whidbey (3:15)
Thur-Mar. 12 — @Lakewood (3:15)

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Nick Guay leads off a final collection of CMS boys basketball pics. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

William Davidson

Hunter Bronec

Zane Oldenstadt

Cole White

Landon Roberts

Time to put the basketballs away and clean out the photo file.

With the Coupeville Middle School boys hoops season closing Thursday, here’s six Wolf portraits I never got around to using.

They come to us from John Fisken, and are seeing the light of the internet for the first time.

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