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CHS freshman Coop Cooper, on his way to playing four baseball games in a weekend. (Ken Cooper photos)

Baseball is taking Coop Cooper across the USA.

The Coupeville High School freshman spent Halloween weekend in Las Vegas, but never had a chance to try the blackjack table.

Instead, Cooper was busy playing in the 32nd annual Desert Fall Classic, participating with the Cascade Baseball Club — a U16 squad which pulls players from Whatcom, Skagit, and Island counties.

During his time on the Vegas diamond, the Wolf hardball ace played four different positions across four games.

Cooper brought the heat on the mound in his tourney opener, coming on in relief against a team from Minnesota.

Cascade trailed 4-0 and the bases were juiced with just one out when he took the ball, but the CHS hurler shut down the rally, and gave his team a chance to rally.

Cooper finished with three strikeouts, while scattering a trio of hits across 4.2 innings of work.

Cooper brings the high, hard cheese.

Cascade also faced off with teams from Vegas, Colorado, and Washington state, with Cooper playing second base, third base, and left field.

He smacked three hits in the tourney, with two of the base-knocks coming against Colorado.

When Cooper takes the field for Coupeville High School next spring, he’ll already be a veteran, even as a freshman.

He played high school ball as an 8th grader and was named Pitching MVP and Most Improved by Wolf JV coaches.

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Landon Roberts and Coupeville’s JV show great promise. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

There was little margin for error.

Playing against a high-functioning Olympic High School squad Saturday, the Coupeville JV baseball team was nipped 3-0.

While the non-conference road loss drops the Wolves to 3-4 on the season, Coupeville’s coaching staff was largely pleased with what they saw from their young roster.

“The JV played extremely well against a really clean team,” said CHS hardball guru Jon Roberts.

While Coupeville only notched a single hit on the day — a bloop single off the bat of the sweet-swinging Coop Cooper — the Wolves acquitted themselves strongly at the plate.

“The bats were alive against a decent pitcher,” Roberts said.

Wolf pitchers Camden Glover and Cooper combined to largely stifle Olympic’s hitters, but the Trojans did manage to eke out a single run in each of the third, fourth, and fifth innings to build their lead.

Coupeville’s JV has three games left on its schedule, with road games at South Whidbey and Mount Vernon Apr. 28 and 30.

If weather holds and the scheduling gods look kindly on the young Wolves, they’ll close the campaign with a May 2 home tilt against South Whidbey.

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“Technical Difficulties” finished 2nd at regionals and will represent Coupeville at the robotics club state tourney.

Bow before your robot overlords!

Coupeville Middle School sent two Robotics Club teams to regionals this weekend, with one squad punching their ticket to the state championships.

“Technical Difficulties” claimed second place out of 60 teams, and now advances to the finals Feb. 12.

That squad includes Coop Cooper, Jack Ferrel, Andrew Milnes, Dante Muthee, Natalie Perera, Nic Rogers, Lina Shelly, and Gabe Smith.

Coupeville’s second team, “Robotic Wolves,” also earned a top 10 finish, finishing ninth overall.

Lisette Bentabou, Ameilia Crowder, Makayla Hansen, Lucy Humphries, Olivia Kowalewski, Edmund Kunz, and Sidney Van Dyke comprise that team.

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