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In 24 days, Tim Ursu and Coupeville football kick off fall practice. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Sports are all about numbers.

So, with that in mind, even though we’re still comfortably mired in the middle of the summer, we can take a few moments to crunch some digits.

I mean, what else are we going to do with our time? There are no high school, middle school, or even little league games to write about right now.

And don’t get me started on why little league has to end play so early…

Yes, yes, it’s so the teams still alive can (seemingly) devote a month or more to postseason play and allows for summer vacations to not bump up against games.

But it also means your little league season competes with spring high school sports for eyeballs, instead of staking a claim to being the only game in town.

Like I said, don’t get me started…

Back in our world of lazy, hazy number-crunching, the countdown to the return of school sports has begun — even if few people are thinking about such things.

As of today — Sunday, July 24 — here’s where we sit:

It’s 24 days until Aug. 17, which is the first day of fall practice for Washington state high school football programs.

Then we hit Aug. 22 (which is 29 days out) and all other sports — volleyball, soccer, tennis, and cross country — kick into gear with the start of practice.

Getting biblical, for a moment, the first game of the 2022-2023 school year is exactly 40 days away, with Coupeville High School football slated to travel to Silverdale Sept. 2 to face Klahowya.

Finally, Sept. 6 — a mere 44 days ahead on the calendar — brings the first home games for the Wolves, with boys and girls soccer, plus volleyball, all hosting Auburn Adventist Academy.

So now you know, and can promptly return to your lazy, hazy summer Sunday content in the knowledge that at least one of us is spending way too much time focusing on random facts and figures.

Me. I’m talking about me.

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   CHS girls hoops coach David King imparts wisdom to (l to r) Kailey Kellner, Lauren Grove and Lauren Rose. (John Fisken photo)

Hoops are back.

High school basketball kicks off Monday, with both the Coupeville girls and boys squads set to tip-off their first practices.

As he counts down the hours, minutes and maybe even seconds, Wolf girls coach David King has a few thoughts running through his head:

The excitement of a new season is upon us.

In less than 24 hours I get to start losing my voice for a few weeks. And that’s a good thing.

It means I’m coaching, instructing and encouraging.

The feeling of a new season starting reminds me of memories of a kid the night before Christmas or going to a place like Disneyland for the first time.

Or making that first basket.

We have had a great off season with a punctuation with a great showing at the shooting clinic on Saturday.

Those that attended have already made advancements in their shooting that others missed out on.

Starting tomorrow each and every player has to have the mindset to compete in every drill, every play and every day to earn their spot and playing time.

This includes attitude, effort, skill set, coachability and willingness to put team over individual.

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