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Valedictorian Sarah Wright is on hand Friday to rock the mic at the Coupeville High School graduation. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Madison Krieg gets congrats from Coupeville Schools Superintendent Steve King.

CHS Principal Duane Baumann had a prime seat to see sons Jakobi (left) and Jaschon graduate.

Ema Smith gets mobbed by big sisters Jesi (left) and Ciara.

Citlalli Montiel and Jasmine Nastali enjoy the festivities.

Dewitt Cole (left) and Greg Villarreal strike a pose.

Katherine Morales (left) and Tomi Herrera are off to new adventures.

Kyle Burnett gets the spotlight.

Coupeville’s best and brightest include, left to right, Peytin Vondrak, Lindsey Roberts, Ema Smith, and Emma Smith.

Josh Robinson and Chris Battaglia reach the end of their high school days.

It’s a wrap.

The Coupeville High School Class of 2019 has left the building and is on to new adventures.

But, before they could exit the gym on graduation night, photographer John Fisken was there to snap pics of both the diploma exchanges and the after party.

To see everything he shot, pop over to:


This time out, all photos are free to download.

But, if you want a high-grade, glossy version, you can purchase prints through Fisken as well.

And, if you do, a percentage of each sale will go to help kick off the fundraising drive for the scholarships he’ll give out next year to two graduating CHS student/athletes.

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Derek Leyva notched his seventh score of the season Tuesday, giving his family 100 goals as CHS soccer players. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

No faulting their fight.

Despite playing a man down for almost three-quarters of the game Tuesday night, the Coupeville High School boys soccer squad came within a shot or two of upending perennial power King’s.

But, missing their #2 scorer, junior team captain Aram Leyva, who was given a red card after a scrum, the Wolves fell 2-1 on their home turf.

The loss drops Coupeville to 0-1 in North Sound Conference play, 2-3 overall.

If the red card, which was levied in the game’s 22nd minute, is upheld, Aram Leyva will have to sit out his team’s next game, Friday night at home against Sultan.

But there may be hope.

“We will see,” said CHS head coach Kyle Nelson. “We may appeal depending on what we see on the video.”

Coupeville, coming off a big road win Saturday at Nooksack Valley, drew first blood in its league opener.

Barely two minutes into the game, Derek Leyva bounced a ball over the diving King’s goaltender to put his squad up 1-0.

“Great goal from Derek,” said CHS assistant coach Robert Wood. “Unassisted, moving right to left on top of the 18, a bouncing shot the keeper couldn’t handle.

“Home field advantage there.”

The seventh goal of the season for Derek Leyva, it gives him 31 for his Coupeville prep career, but the score was also a bigger milestone.

When the ball hit the back of the net, it was the 100th goal scored at CHS by a Leyva, with Derek’s tally added to the 45 and 24, respectively, of his cousins, brothers Abraham and Aram.

King’s fought back, literally, with its big bruiser “barreling through our players” while knocking in a header off of a corner kick in the 12th minute.

The Knights added to their rally, taking the lead on a give-and-go play, in which their striker, who Wood favorably compared to Will Bruin of the Sounders, slapped a shot just to the side of Coupeville goalie Dewitt Cole.

Coupeville played the final 18 minutes of the first half, and the entire 40-minute second half down a player, but its defense held up magnificently.

Cole and his back-line mates stood tall, while the Wolves continued to push the ball on King’s side of the field.

“We were able to hold them off for the rest of the game,” Nelson said. “And even had a few good attempts on goal.”

Wood agreed, praising “great saves by Dewitt all the way to the final whistle” and a defense anchored by Sam Wynn, who had an “especially fine effort, tracking everyone and everything.”

Derek Leyva, Teo Keilwitz, and Sage Downes brought the heat up front, but, despite their best efforts, the tying goal would not find its way into the net.

While they wanted a win, Coupeville’s coaches departed the pitch pleased with much of what they saw.

“All heart playing a man down for 60 minutes,” Wood said. “All strength from the back line. All focus from the mids and forwards.

“Really happy with their play and passion,” he added. “Lots to work on, but they’re coming together and understanding what is required.”

Tuesday’s game kicked off a four-game run of league games for the Wolves.

After Friday’s home tilt with the Turks (0-0, 0-4), Coupeville hits the road for games at Cedar Park Christian (Mar. 26) and South Whidbey (Mar. 29).

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James Wood and Coupeville High School soccer are wading through a tough non-conference schedule. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

You take your bumps and bruises, and, hopefully use them as learning lessons.

The Coupeville High School boys soccer squad, still a work in progress, dropped its second-straight non-league game Thursday, falling 4-0 at Meridian.

Both losses for the Wolves, now 1-2 on the season, have come against tough 1A/2A/3A Northwest Conference foes.

And the run through that league isn’t quite done yet, as Coupeville travels Saturday to Nooksack Valley

But having a non-league schedule full of big-timers can be a help, as the Wolves want to be sharp when they begin North Sound Conference play.

“We’re still putting the pieces together early in the season,” CHS coach Kyle Nelson said. “We are showing some improvement; trying to get ready for league play next week.”

After the Nooksack game, Coupeville plays eight of its next nine games against league foes.

First up is King’s Mar. 19, then Sultan Mar. 22, with both games on Coupeville’s field.

While the Wolves were shut-out for the first time this season, after racking up 10 goals across their first two contests, Nelson was pleased with how his team responded under duress.

Meridian jumped out to a 3-0 lead at the half, but the Coupeville defense stiffened after the break and the team as a whole gave “a better effort in the second half.”

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“So, we meet again, my old friend!” (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

The CHS varsity softball squad, ready to take aim at nabbing a second-straight league title.

Eryn Wood limbers up her tennis elbows.

If this prairie spring plays out like most of the ones before it, this is the final time the Wolf JV sluggers will see the sun.

You shoot, Wolf goalie Dewitt Cole denies you. The circle of life.

Wolf netters throw down an old-fashioned gun show.

Chelsea Prescott comes up firing.

Megan Behan gets ready to launch her javelin into the (surprisingly sunny) sky.

One week until the games count.

Next Saturday, Mar. 9, brings with it the first regular season spring sports clash for Coupeville High School.

Chimacum is the foe, boys soccer is the game, and it all goes down starting at 12:30 PM at Mickey Clark Field.

After that, softball, track and field, baseball, and girls tennis will get going, and, before you know it, spring sports will be in full swing.

In the week to come, we’ll be running preview stories for all five programs.

I can’t tell you what order those articles will run, because it all depends on which coaches answer their questions first.

So, a little suspense.

As we take bets to see which CHS spring boss is first to finish their survey, and which ones waits until the final moments, some more pics from recent practices.

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