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Savina Wells, seen here during volleyball season, is back on the basketball court in Florida. (Katy Wells photo)

She’s been a star since she first exited the hospital by ripping off a string of cartwheels as a mere newborn.

Or at least that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

These days Savina Wells, who dazzled Wolf fans for a decade-plus, is a sophomore at Fernandina Beach High School in Florida, where she’s wowing the locals in a second sport.

Coming off of a strong volleyball season, Izzy and Ulrik’s younger sibling is now torching the basketball net in her first go-round as a Pirate.

Showing off the hardwood skills she first honed in Coupeville, the youngest of Katy and Lyle’s children went off for 26 points Wednesday in a 43-37 win over West Nassau.

Savina was aces at the free-throw line, netting 10-12 on charity shots, including rippling the net on a pair after her foes were whistled for a technical foul.

Fernandina Beach is off to a 3-0 start on the court, with a game Friday against a 1-6 Fletcher squad.

Through three games, Savina has racked up 40 points, 25 rebounds, two assists, eight steals, and four blocked shots.

She sits #1 on the team in scoring and blocks, and #2 in rebounds.

Even with 6 AM practices, Savina is enjoying herself, while not forgetting about former teammates such as Lyla Stuurmans or Maddie Georges.

“This will be a fun season to watch!” said mom Katy. “Wolves, we are cheering you on too!!”

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Former Coupeville volleyball ace Savina Wells earned MVP honors at a mid-season tournament in Florida. (Katy Wells photo)

Savina Wells is embracing a bright future.

The former Coupeville supernova made a strong debut on the volleyball court in her new home this fall.

Now a sophomore at Fernandina Beach High School in Florida after a family move to the Sunshine State, Wells worked her way into the Pirates varsity lineup as the season progressed.

Joining a squad headlined by five seniors, she played 41 sets for Fernandina Beach’s top squad.

Wells peppered opponents with 29 kills, recorded 14 block assists, went low for 16 digs, dealt out three assists, and soared for two solo blocks.

A three-sport star during her Coupeville days, she helped the Pirates finish 20-6 on the season.

Fernandina Beach made it to the regional semifinals before falling to Bishop Kenny of Jacksonville, which went on to win the tourney and advance to Florida’s final four.

Growing up in Coupeville, Savina, the youngest of Lyle and Katy’s three talented children, played volleyball, basketball, and softball.

Following in the footsteps of Ulrik and Izzy, she played at the varsity level at CHS in all three of her sports as a freshman, while making her high school basketball debut as an 8th grader.

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Savina Wells, one of Coupeville’s best and brightest, has moved to Florida. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Savina Wells has taken her talents to South Beach.

Or, at least somewhere close to there.

A family move to Florida will subtract the rising sophomore from Coupeville High School sports rosters, bringing an end to a stellar run in Wolf uniforms for the youngest child of Lyle and Katy Wells.

The move also affects Cow Town’s teaching depth, as Katy Wells was an Elementary Paraeducator for the Coupeville School District.

Savina, who followed in the footsteps of Ulrik and Izzy, who both graduated from CHS, has been at the forefront of Coupeville athletics since she was old enough to walk.

In the early days, you’d be at one of her siblings’ games, and there would be Savina doing a series of never-ending cartwheels, all while never losing the bag of chips she was bringing back from the snack bar.

The Wells sisters fuel up before wreaking havoc on the diamond.

Once she was old enough to capture the spotlight, she was a gold-plated star from day one.

Did I think about calling Savina “The Chosen One?”


Did I show restraint for once, though, and not refer to her as that in print until now?

Definitely, though it was a tough battle with the shameless hype master living inside me.

A standout in little league and youth sports, Savina made her high school basketball debut as a precocious 8th grader and was second on the team in scoring during a pandemic-shortened season.

Through her first year-and-half of high school hoops, she racked up 133 points, leaving her 85th all-time among Wolf girls for a program which started in 1974.

Older sister Izzy graduated with 204 points to her credit and is #58 all-time.

Soaring above the competition.

Savina was also a varsity volleyball and softball player for CHS during her freshman year.

On the volleyball court, she registered 70 kills, 47 digs, five block assists, and 42 service aces in her debut, ranking #2 on the team in aces and #3 in kills.

When spring rolled around this year Savina was Coupeville’s starting catcher, where she hauled in pitches from her sister.

The lanky fab frosh was a dangerous hitter and a fleet-footed runner, cracking a steady string of extra-base hits for a Wolf squad which went 16-3.

Savina hauls in another strike from big sis Izzy.

Coupeville has taken a hit in the offseason from family moves, losing four talented athletes in the prime of their prep careers.

Along with the Wells clan moving to Florida, other Wolves departing include sisters Olivia and Amaya Schaffeld and three-sport star Mikey Robinett.

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Joey Lippo (right) mashed four hits Monday, including his first home run of the season. (Photo courtesy Connie Lippo)

The bat is sizzlin’.

Day two of a five-day jaunt to Florida brought more success for Coupeville grad Joey Lippo, as he continued to tear up college baseball pitching.

The former Wolf bashed four hits across two games Monday, including launching a home run to left center.

But while Lippo’s bat was getting work done, his University of Maine at Presque Isle hardball team didn’t have as much luck, dropping both games it played.

After absorbing a 14-3 loss to Rutgers University-Newark and an 18-4 defeat at the hands of SUNY Plattsburgh, the Owls fall to 1-5 on the season.

Presque Isle, which is playing five straight days in Florida, has its lightest schedule Tuesday, with just a single game against SUNY Brockport.

The Owls wrap up their southern jaunt with doubleheaders Wednesday (Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts) and Thursday (Colby-Sawyer College), then are off for nine days.

Lippo opened play Monday by bashing three hits off of Rutgers pitching, before topping his day with a round-tripper against Plattsburgh.

Through six games, he tops Presque Isle in virtually every offensive category, from batting average (.500) to hits (9), runs (4), RBI (3), on-base percentage (.524), and slugging percentage (.778).

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CHS grad Joey Lippo racked up five hits Sunday, as his college baseball team split a doubleheader. (Photo courtesy Connie Lippo)

Like Superman before him, Joey Lippo seems to draw power from the sun.

Kicking off a nine-games-in-five-days road trip to Florida, the Coupeville grad rapped out five hits Sunday as he and his college baseball team split a doubleheader.

The University of Maine at Presque Isle slipped past Gallaudet University 3-2 in the opener, then fell 8-7 in extra innings in the nightcap.

The Owls, now 1-3 on the young season, get right back at it Monday with games against Rutgers University-Newark and SUNY Plattsburgh.

Lippo put up quality numbers in both games Sunday, lashing a leadoff triple in the opener.

He came around to score on an RBI single from teammate Timothy Burns, then added an RBI on a sac fly to stake Presque Isle to the win.

Playing the all-around game, Lippo also gunned down a runner at the plate, launching a cannon shot from deep in center field.

Returning to the field for game #2, the former Wolf stayed en fuego, bashing four hits against Gallaudet pitching.

Through four games, Lippo, a sophomore at Presque Isle, is hitting .455 with a .462 on base percentage and a .636 slugging percentage.

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