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Dominic Coffman (left) and Jonathan Valenzuela celebrate during their junior hoops season. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

They are part of an elite fraternity.

Having earned their ticket to a state championship event this spring, Coupeville High School seniors Dominic Coffman and Jonathan Valenzuela are the first Wolf boys to go to the big dance in three sports in more than three decades.

The duo both started for a CHS football team which clashed with Onalaska this fall – the first Wolf gridiron squad to make the state playoffs since 1990.

Jonathan Valenzuela relaxes after a game. (Davin Houston photo)

Jump back to their junior campaigns, and Valenzuela and Coffman came off the bench for a Coupeville boys’ basketball team which carried a 16-0 mark to state.

When Brad Sherman’s program broke through in the winter of 2022, winning league and district titles before vying with top-seed Kalama and Lake Roosevelt at state, it was the first such trip for the school’s male hoops stars since ’88.

Now, this spring, Valenzuela is one of Coupeville’s top hitters for a baseball team slated to play Toledo Saturday in Castle Rock.

The last visit to state for the Wolf diamond dogs was 2014.

Dominic Coffman hangs out with mom on Senior Night. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Coffman is slated to be in Yakima May 25-27 for the state track meet, where he will compete in the high jump and 4 x 100 relay.

Last year he qualified in the same events — though the season finale was in Cheney — bringing home a 2nd place medal for his work with the relay squad.

While Valenzuela and Coffman are the first Wolf boys to make it to state in three sports in quite a while, Coupeville’s female athletes have done it several times during that time frame.

Allison Wenzel — the power of the braid compels you. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Allison Wenzel, who graduated in 2018, went to the state basketball tourney as a sophomore, made it to volleyball’s big dance as a junior, then PR’d in the discus at state as a senior.

Before that, Wolf girls earned state berths in volleyball, basketball, and softball during the 2001-2002 school year, with numerous players such as Ashley Ellsworth-Bagby, Sarah Mouw, and Tracy Taylor appearing on all three teams.

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Dominic Coffman, gridiron giant. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Your money can help put Dominic Coffman in the spotlight.

The Coupeville High School senior was selected to play in the Earl Barden Classic — the All-State football game for players from 2A, 1A, 2B, and 1B schools.

The game is set for Saturday, June 24 in Yakima.

But first Coffman, like all players in the game, needs to sell tickets to the event.

Whether you plan on making the trek to Yakima or just want to help support the Wolf three-sport athlete, you can nab a ticket for $10.

You can also make a donation, if that’s your preference.

To obtain tickets and support Coupeville’s gridiron standout, text Coffman at (360) 969-3227 or email him at Coffmandominc@gmail.com.

The selection to the All-State game is a rare honor, with only three other Wolves getting the call in the last two decades — Mike Bagby (2006), Josh Bayne (2015), and Ryan Labrador (2019).

Coffman was the Offensive MVP of the Northwest 2B/1B League this fall, and a First-Team All-League pick on defense for his work at linebacker.

He scored a team-high 14 touchdowns while picking up most of his rushing yards after first contact, helping the Wolves finish 7-2.

CHS football won its first league title since 1990, and advanced to the state playoffs for the first time in 32 years.

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Coupeville senior Dominic Coffman is ready to knock heads and take names. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

“The Dominator” got his invite to the big dance.

Coupeville High School senior Dominic Coffman has been tabbed for an appearance in the Earl Barden Classic, the All-State football game for players from 2A, 1A, 2B, and 1B schools.

The game is set for Saturday, June 24 in Yakima.

Coffman, the Offensive MVP of the Northwest 2B/1B League this fall, was selected for the West team, which will be coached by Luke Abbott of Raymond/South Bend.

The only other player selected from this region was Adriaan Castro of 2A Anacortes.

Coffman, who was also a First-Team All-League pick on defense for his work at linebacker, scored a team-high 14 touchdowns during his senior season.

Picking up most of his yards as a rusher after first slamming into, and knocking over would-be tacklers, he helped the Wolves tie the program record for most TD’s on the ground (26), first set back in 2014.

“Mama said, knock you out.” (Brenn Sugatan photo)

Coupeville went 7-2, won its first league title since 1990, and advanced to the state playoffs for the first time in 32 years under first-year head coach Bennett Richter.

Coffman joins an exclusive club of Wolf players to get an invite to the All-State gridiron clash in the last two decades, joining Mike Bagby (2006), Josh Bayne (2015), and Ryan Labrador (2019).

Coffman and Kai Wong embrace after Coupeville’s first state playoff game since 1990. (Becky Terry photo)

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Jermiah Copeland and friends were honored on Senior Night, then thunked La Conner. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

First, they celebrated. Then they celebrated some more.

Coupeville High School’s boys’ basketball program honored four seniors Tuesday night before their final regular-season home game.

Then those Wolves — Alex Murdy, Jonathan Valenzuela, Jermiah Copeland, and Dominic Coffman — went out and helped their squad drill arch-rival La Conner.

The win clinched a #1 playoff seed for CHS, guaranteeing the seniors will play at least two playoff games at home.

So, a job well done.

Dominic Coffman

Alex Murdy

Jonathan Valenzuela

CHS hoops guru Brad Sherman joins his four-pack of elder statesmen.

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Hunter Bronec, fan favorite, hard at work. (Chloe Marzocca photo)

It started as a low rumble, then became a roar.

“I love you, Hunter!!” echoed off the walls of the Coupeville High School gym, as Wolf JV players hooted and hollered as swing player Hunter Bronec prepared to check into Friday night’s varsity hoops game.

A fourth-quarter appearance by the lanky young gun, who hit the floor like a ball of fire unleashed, was the perfect cap to a night on which everything went right for CHS.

Putting 13 players into action, with 10 of them scoring, Wolf coach Brad Sherman crafted a perfectly calibrated team win, shepherding his squad to a 64-25 dismantling of visiting Darrington.

The victory, Coupeville’s fifth in its last six games, lifts it to 1-1 in Northwest 2B/1B League play, 7-5 overall.

With another game roaring up fast — a road trip Saturday to face non-conference foe Neah Bay — being able to spread out minutes and keep his top guys fresh was exactly Sherman’s hope.

And, like the A-Team before him, the prairie hardwood sage does love it when a plan comes together.

Coupeville jumped on the Loggers quickly, with Logan Downes going off for seven points in about seven seconds.

A layup, off of a dish from Jonathan Valenzuela, a three-ball from the right side, and then a steal and breakaway bucket and the Wolves and their scoring ace were ready to punch the pedal through the metal.

Toss in back-to-back buckets from Valenzuela, with William Davidson and Downes zipping perfect set-up passes to the silky-smooth senior, and Darrington had few answers.

Dominic Coffman, rampaging from one end of the floor to the other and enjoying his best offensive performance of the season, capped the first quarter with another steal and swooping layup.

Powered by 11 points off the fingertips of Downes, the Wolves had a 19-6 lead heading into the first break, and it felt like much more.

Darrington couldn’t generate much offense, and definitely couldn’t slow down Coupeville, which got points from six different players in the second quarter en route to building a 38-14 halftime lead.

The Wolves attacked from all angles, with Alex Murdy and Downes droppin’ three-balls, while Ryan Blouin, Cole White, and Coffman converted steals into points.

Dominic Coffman will devour your soul. (Chloe Marzocca photo)

Fab frosh Chase Anderson turned an offensive rebound into a bucket, snagging an air ball and putting it back up and in a millisecond before a shot clock violation, while White got fancy.

Streaking down court after picking the pocket of a Logger ballhandler, he was headed for a layup, only to find his path blocked at the very last second.

Stopping on a dime, White stepped back and drained a short jumper over the arms of a defender, the ball splashing home as dad Greg nodded in approval from the Wolf bench.

“Just the way I did it back in the day,” was what his expression seemed to say.

To which Sherman arched one eyebrow in the direction of his assistant coach, then went back about his business.

Job #1 was getting quality floor time for everyone on the roster, and he nailed it.

With the Wolf starters sitting out most of the second half, Coffman and Nick Guay picked up the scoring slack, the former jamming the ball down the throats of the defenders, the latter showing off a series of slick inside moves.

When the ball went back outside, Blouin made the Loggers pay, knocking down a pair of second-half treys to help push the lead out to 40.

Before the running clock kicked into play, Murdy also delivered a crowd-pleasing defensive gem.

Darrington had the ball on the break, with a Logger careening into the paint in hopes of netting a rare bucket.

Instead Murdy emphatically stuffed the shot, rising up to rip the ball away while delivering a death stare which made his feelings recognizable to everyone in the gym, from the first row to the top of the bleachers.

“Don’t try that again, son. Just don’t.”

Playing his fewest minutes of the season, Downes paced the Wolves with a game-high 16 points, enough to help him achieve a personal milestone.

With his first quarter three-ball, the junior, who entered play Friday averaging a hair under 25 points a night, became the 50th Wolf boy to score 500 career points for a program launched in 1917.

Downes, who heads to Neah Bay with 512 points and counting, passes Jason Bagby (499) and David Lortz (502), moving from #51 to #49 on the all-time list.

He got plenty of support Friday, with Coffman ringing up a season-high 10 points, while Guay banked in nine and Blouin rippled the nets for eight.

Anderson (6), Murdy (5), White (4), Valenzuela (4), Jermiah Copeland (1), and Zane Oldenstadt (1) also scored for the Wolves, with Bronec, Davidson, and Quinten Simpson-Pilgrim seeing floor time.

Quinten Simpson-Pilgrim and Co. have won five of their last six. (Bailey Thule photo)

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