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Scott Hilborn fires a bullet Friday as Coupeville High School baseball sweeps a doubleheader from La Conner. (Morgan White photo)

It was a great birthday present.

Coupeville High School varsity baseball coach Will Thayer celebrated his cake day in grand style Friday, guiding his squad to a doubleheader sweep at La Conner.

The twin victories lift the Wolves to 5-1 in Northwest 2B/1B League play, 7-5 overall.

That keeps Coupeville just a game back of defending league champ Friday Harbor (6-0) and a half-game up on Mount Vernon Christian (5-2) as the teams battle for conference supremacy in the seven-team NWL.

Friday’s doubleheader was a pretty solid beat-down too, as the Wolves soaked in the rare sun and ran away with 11-2 and 21-4 wins.


Game #1:

CHS pitchers Scott Hilborn and Hawthorne Wolfe combined to whiff 15 Braves in the victory, holding La Conner at bay until the Wolf sluggers got crackin’.

“Took a minute for our bats to warm up, but a good game,” Thayer said.

Coupeville opened the scoring by pushing two runs across in the top of the second, then tacked on another tally in the third.

The top of the fourth was where things busted wide open, however, as the Wolves rained down five runs in a rally keyed by base-knocks from Hilborn and Jonathan Valenzuela.

Hawthorne Wolfe and Co. kept their bats sizzlin’ in the road wins. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Coupeville, which added three runs in the fifth to round out its scoring, took advantage of whatever La Conner gave it.

The Wolves cracked eight hits, with Cole White, Sage Sharp, and Valenzuela recording two apiece, while also walking seven times.

Whatever hopes La Conner had of pulling off the upset faded every time a ball hit one of their fielder’s gloves, as the Braves committed a horrifying nine errors to make life tough for their pitchers.


Game #2:

Coupeville cut this one short, with a 12-run fourth inning helping the Wolves seal the deal in a game mercy-ruled after five frames.

“One of my favorite games I ever coached,” Thayer said. “Everyone played and we had fun.”

The Wolves sent 8th graders Chase Anderson and Coop Cooper to the mound in the nightcap, and the young guns sizzled, getting nine of 15 outs via the strikeout.

Chase Anderson brings the knee-buckling heat. (Morgan White photo)

The ball flew off of Coupeville’s bats as well, with six different players recording two hits as the Wolves rang up 15 base-knocks in the finale.

Wolfe cracked a triple to lead the way, while Hilborn, Peyton Caveness, Johnny Porter, and Anderson all bashed two-baggers in support.


Friday stats:

Chase Anderson — 1 single, 1 double, 2 walks
Peyton Caveness — 1 single, 1 double, 1 walk
Coop Cooper — 1 single
Scott Hilborn — 2 singles, 1 double, 1 walk
Cole Hutchinson — 1 walk
Xavier Murdy — 2 singles, 3 walks
Aiden O’Neill — 1 single
Jack Porter — 1 double
Johnny Porter — 1 double, 1 walk
Sage Sharp — 2 singles, 1 walk
Jonathan Valenzuela — 2 singles, 2 walks
Cole White — 4 singles
Hawthorne Wolfe — 1 single, 1 triple, 1 walk
Kai Wong — 1 walk

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Coupeville 8th grader Camden Glover made an impressive high school baseball debut. (Photo courtesy Stevie Glover)

Welcome to the Camden Glover Experience.

Making his high school baseball debut while still attending middle school, the burly right-hander had an immediate impact Saturday as a pitcher, hitter, and fielder.

Five strikeouts in four innings of work on the mound. Two hits and four RBI at the plate. A perfect read on a bunt back to him.

Toss it all together, liberally season with strong work from his teammates, and it’s not a surprise Glover paced the Coupeville High School JV baseball team to an 8-5 win over visiting Mount Baker on opening day.

The victory, coming as a few fat rain drops mixed with gusts of prairie wind, gave the Wolves hardball program a split on the afternoon and offers the promise of good days ahead for Central Whidbey baseball.

Glover — giving mom Stevie, aunt Alexa, Grandma Tammy, and all of his lil’ family fan club members plenty of opportunities to cheer — didn’t pitch like an 8th grader.

Or at least he didn’t show off any of the butterflies one might expect, as he picked up exactly where he left off after dominating little league play.

Camden busted through the first two innings, notching three strikeouts while getting an assist from Cole Hutchinson, who made a pretty snag on a fly to right.

With their ace throwing liquid heat, the Wolves jumped on Mount Baker, rolling up three runs in the bottom of the first, then sending another three runners across in the third inning.

Cole White stroked a leadoff single to center to get the opening rally going, followed by another base-knock off the bat of Seth Woollet.

That set up Glover, who promptly mashed a two-run double to straight-away center in his first high school at-bat, providing the answer for a trivia question which will likely be asked one day.

A balk by the Baker pitcher sent a third run home for the Wolves, who came back around to match the run total two innings later.

Cole White? He can beat you with his bat, and his arm. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

The third inning started off with back-to-back walks for White and Woollet — though the latter had to wear a ball as he was plunked.

Glover punched an RBI single to keep the good times rolling, while Coop Cooper and Marcelo Gebhard brought runs home with a fielder’s choice and an infield single, respectively.

Coupeville’s only stumble on defense came in the top of the fourth in a five-inning game.

Putting together a string of singles, while also taking advantage of a couple of Wolf miscues, Mount Baker shaved the lead all the way down to 6-5.

That was when Glover seized the moment, punching out the final batter he would face on this day, stranding the tying run on base.

Coupeville made up for its defensive letdown by tacking on a pair of insurance runs in its half of the fourth, with Woollet and Glover picking up RBIs.

Up 8-5, three outs away from the win, the Wolves needed their version of Mariano Rivera, and they found him in the lanky (and lethal) Cole White.

He may not have entered the game to the strains of Enter Sandman, like the greatest relief pitcher in Major League Baseball history always did, but Riley White’s big bro proved to be just as devastating with the ball in his mitt.

Making his first-ever pitching appearance, Cole walked his first opponent — on a questionable call — then dropped the hammer.

A strikeout, with the batter catching nothing but the last gusts of prairie wind as he swung, then a force-out at second, and a soft fly ball to center.

Save #1 for White, win #1 for the Wolf JV.

The legend begins.

Glover (2), Woollet (2), White (2), and Gebhard (1) rapped hits for CHS, with Zane Oldenstadt, Hutchinson, Johnny Porter, Woollet, and White eking out walks.

Kai Wong and Cooper rounded out the opening day lineup for the JV, which returns to action Mar. 16 with a game at Lynden Christian.

Wolf football star Kai Wong, making his baseball debut, helped spark his team to a season-opening victory. (Photo courtesy Becky Terry)

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Cole White, out for a stroll. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Run for your closeup.

The Coupeville High School cross country squad hosted, and competed at, the Northwest 2B/1B League Championships Thursday at Fort Casey State Park, attracting fans of all sizes and shapes.

Wanderin’ photographer John Fisken and his cameras were among the onlookers, and the pics seen above and below are courtesy him.

To see everything he snapped, and possibly buy some glossies for Aunt Bertha in Poughkeepsie, pop over to:



Bob Martin keeps things official.

“That way! Go that way!!”

Helen Strelow runs to a league title.

A passing ferry gives chase.

A splash of color, to brighten up the day.

Claire Mayne is in the zone.

The Wolves went 17 runners deep at the league championship meet.

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Jacquelyn and Jacob McCormick are up bright and early for Race the Reserve. (Photos courtesy Wendy McCormick)

Katelin McCormick (left) and Mary Milnes prep swag bags for racers.

Later than normal, but still on time.

With Covid throwing things asunder, the 10th edition of Coupeville’s Race the Reserve moved to Oct. from its customary late-summer date, with runners hitting the trails Saturday morning.

Andy Wyman of Oak Harbor claimed top honors in the half marathon, breaking the tape in one hour, 24 minutes, 37.7 seconds.

He was joined by 10K winner Nicole Moore of Kenmore (40:13.5) and 5K champ Cole White of Coupeville (20:10.3) in bringing home first place.

The event is the primary fundraiser for the Coupeville High School Class of 2022, with money raised going to fund graduation week events.

Below we have local finishers.

So, if you listed Coupeville as your home town, you’re here. If you didn’t, well you should have.


Half Marathon:

James Stellar (5th) 1:37:11.4
Hannah Teminsky (7th) 1:44:45.0
Goose Gordon (12th) 1:51:10.5
Desi Greene (20th) 2:12:43.1
Lark Gustafson (22nd) 2:21:10.8
Amanda Fabrizi (23rd) 2:21:11.6
Lincoln Kelley (27th) 2:40:08.2



Henry Milnes (7th) 48:37.3
Helene Lhamon (9th) 50:36.2
Sean O’Neill (10th) 50:45.4
Elizabeth Bitting (13th) 53:16.1
Christina Jump (17th) 1:00:58.7
Guadalupe Eagleton (25th) 1:10:09.5
Heather Nastali (29th) 1:13:52.5
Jeannie Sandahl (31st) 1:19:51.1
Halston Crites (32nd) 1:21:22.6
Connie Lippo (39th) 1:47:30.8
Justine McGranahan (40th) 1:47:32.5
Katrina McGranahan (41st) 1:47:34.1



Cole White (1st) 20:10.3
Landon Roberts (2nd) 20:47.3
Paige Spangler (12th) 29:25.6
Alana Mihill (14th) 29:52.4
Bree Daigneault (23rd) 33:15.4
John Hughes (24th) 33:18.6
Jonathan Carroll (31st) 36:51.4
Jacquelyn McCormick (38th) 40:37.0
Jacob McCormick (39th) 40:38.1
J. Dotson (40th) 40:46.6
Travis Dotson (41st) 40:47.2
Theresa Sanders (42nd) 40:56.3
Joanne Martinis (43rd) 41:37.4
Rachel Martinez (46th) 42:14.9
Janelle Boer (47th) 43:47.6
Jim Boer (48th) 43:53.9
Dante Muthee (53rd) 55:34.4
Carrie Muthee (55th) 55:48.4
Marisa Croucher (59th) 1:00:03.2
Bianca Terado (60th) 1:00:03.3
Betty Dehaven (61st) 1:00:55.9
Sheila O’Rourke (63rd) 1:06:25.7
Emily Richards (67th) 1:07:37.0
Gaye Rodriguey (68th) 1:07:37.0


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Olivia Schaffeld leads off a collection of Coupeville fall sports portraits. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

A portrait for you, and one for you, and even one for you.

As the fall sports season progresses, we’ve been sprinkling in close-up photos of many Coupeville High School athletes, and today you get a whole batch.

Drawing from all five active Wolf sports teams, they come to us courtesy wanderin’ photographer John Fisken.

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Brian Casey

Leni Raduenz

Cole White

Melanie Navarro

Grant Steller

Hunter Bronec

Amaya Schaffeld

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