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CHS sophomore Savana Allen tied for team-high scoring honors in Wednesday’s JV basketball game. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

A short turnaround and a talented foe.

That made for a rough evening Wednesday for the Coupeville High School JV girls basketball squad.

Back on the court for the second time in less than 24 hours, with both games on the road, the young Wolves fell 37-12 at Oak Harbor.

The non-conference loss to the 3A Wildcats evens Coupeville’s record at 1-1 on the season.

The Wolves now get a bit of time off, from games at least, with the home opener against Orcas Island set for Saturday afternoon.

Wednesday night, CHS stumbled out of the gate, falling behind 12-2 at the first break.

While the Wolves did better in the second and fourth quarters (6-2 and 6-3 deficits), a 13-5 third quarter hurt as well, and they weren’t able to slow down Oak Harbor.

“It was a tough one out there,” said Coupeville coach Megan Smith. “We just couldn’t find our footing and ended up playing Oak Harbor’s game instead of ours.”

While the final score was a bit lopsided, the Wolves had their moments.

“We’ve got some things to work on, but I also saw great things from our girls!,” Smith said. “Savana (Allen) and Ella (Colwell) really stepped up today and that was really fun to watch.”

Allen and Colwell dropped in four points apiece to lead the scoring, Ryanne Knoblich banked home a bucket, and Morgan Stevens and Heidi Meyers each added a free throw.

Gwen Gustafson, Claire Mayne, Lily Leedy, Natalie Castano, Jessenia Camarena, Samantha Streitler, and Alita Blouin also saw floor time for the Wolves.

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Ella Colwell controls the action under the basket. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Scout Smith keeps her body between the ball and her defender.

Alita Blouin lines up a free throw.

Mollie Bailey plays keep-away.

Maddie Georges hits the gas.

Claire Mayne fires a pass.

Chelsea Prescott goes up strongly for a bucket.

Heidi Meyers gets all up in her rival’s business.

Everyone is back in the gym.

The Coupeville High School girls basketball squads kicked off a new season Saturday with an appearance at a jamboree in Sedro-Woolley, and that got travelin’ photo man John Fisken to leave the Island as well.

The pics above are courtesy him, but are just the beginning of what he shot.

To see everything Fisken snapped, and maybe buy some glossies for Gram and Gramps, pop over to:


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Ella Colwell, a volleyball, basketball and track star, enters Coupeville High School as a freshman this fall. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Colwell sinks a free throw during a summer hoops camp. (Photo courtesy Megan Wise)

Sports often build friendship.

That’s true for Ella Colwell, a three-sport star heading to Coupeville High School as a freshman this fall.

During her middle school days, she played volleyball and basketball, while rounding out the year with track and field.

Staying active and involved on a daily basis has paid off for Colwell.

“Being a part of something (is great),” she said. “It helps you find people that you maybe didn’t think you’d be friends with.”

While Colwell enjoys all of her sports, hard-court life is the life for her.

“My favorite sport is basketball, because I like how you can be aggressive in it and also I love how much of a team sport it is,” she said. “You really can’t have a successful team if you don’t work together.”

Colwell and her hoops teams, both in middle school and SWISH, have been winners, bringing home titles as they build a tight-knit bond.

A tall, strong athlete who could likely develop into a fearsome inside enforcer in the paint, she’s ready for the challenge.

“My strengths as an athlete would be someone who you can look for as help,” Colwell said.

“Like, in basketball, I’m a post/defender, so when a teammate needs help getting around their defender, I might go up and screen them, or yell “defender on your left” or “watch for screens.”

A strong math student (“it’s my favorite, because I love the satisfaction of when you’ve been trying to solve this hard question, and you finally get it right”), Colwell enjoys watching action/thriller flicks in her spare time.

“Movies that get your heart pumping,” she said. “And have you on the edge of your seat, waiting to see what happens next!”

But when it’s time to head to practice or games, Colwell is as committed as they come.

“My goals for my high school sports career would definitely be to make it on the varsity for basketball,” she said. “And to become a better overall volleyball player.”

Regardless of the sport or activity, she knows her biggest fan, mom Megan, will always be there for her.

“My mom has been a big impact because she was the one who first told me to play basketball,” Colwell said. “Actually, at first, I didn’t even want to play, but I’m glad I did, because it is my favorite sport.”

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   Ella Colwell, a strong rebounder for the CMS 8th graders, kicks off a final look at Wolf hoops portraits. (Photos by JohnPhotos.net)

Claire Mayne

Allie Lucero

Trinity McGee

Jordyn Rogers

Alana Mihill

Mercedes Kalwies-Anderson

Hannah Mayne

Abigail Ramirez

Angelina Gebhard

The future of Wolf girls basketball is strong.

The Coupeville Middle School 7th and 8th grade teams just capped 8-2 and 6-4 seasons, respectively, and both rosters were chock full of rising stars.

As they exit and head outside for track season, here’s a look at 10 portraits I wasn’t able to use during the regular season.

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