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Senior Matt Hilborn led CHS baseball in multiple stat categories, both as a pitcher and hitter. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

The season’s not complete without one final swing through the stat sheet.

The Coupeville High School baseball squad exited the playoffs Saturday, after pushing a pair of league champs hard.

With the losses to Northwest Conference kingpin Meridian and Emerald City League bigwig Overlake, the Wolves finished 7-14.

That was a big comeback, though, as Coupeville started the season 0-12.

A 4-3 win over arch-rival South Whidbey snapped the skid — and eventually denied the Falcons a chance to win the North Sound Conference title — and kicked off a seven-game winning streak.

CHS swept three-game sets from Sultan and Granite Falls to snare the final NSC playoff berth.

As they pack up the uniforms, bats, and balls until next spring, a look at final individual stats:



Player AB Runs Hits 2B 3B HR SB BB RBI Avg. OBP
D. Olson 50 8 8 3 8 10 .160 .276
H. Wolfe 52 9 15 2 12 5 6 .288 .383
M. Grove 30 4 2 2 4 1 .067 .176
G. Knoblich 55 5 15 2 4 8 .273 .333
M. Hilborn 61 16 19 2 12 11 7 .311 .427
J. Carlson 1
B. Payne 28 4 2 4 9 2 .071 .297
A. Score 5
S. Weatherford 1 1 2 .667
D. Lucero 51 7 16 6 1 14 8 .314 .471
S. Losey 32 5 5 2 1 4 6 1 .156 .289
S. Sharp 7 1 2 1 2 1 .286 .444
G. Straub 2 2 .333
J. Pease 54 11 13 1 2 8 13 .241 .333
U. Wells 55 9 12 3 1 2 4 7 .218 .279
C. Roberts 11 2 1 1 2 2 .091 .231



Player ERA Gms Starts Hits Runs BB HBP K IP BF WHIP
D. Olson 12.37 7 7 45 53 26 6 28 24.1 153 2.918
H. Wolfe 8.75 3 4 5 1 2 2 4.0 20 1.250
M. Grove 5.25 2 2 1 2 1 2 1.1 9 3.000
G. Knoblich 3.50 2 1 1 6 2 1 2.0 15 3.500
M. Hilborn 1.64 8 6 27 18 20 5 45 38.1 172 1.226
J. Carlson 5.83 6 14 6 3 3 6.0 38 2.833
D. Lucero 4.88 8 8 54 40 28 2 35 38.2 204 2.121
C. Roberts 5.94 11 17 14 12 3 15 15.1 78 1.891

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On a five-game winning streak, Cody Roberts (left) and Gavin Knoblich are all smiles. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Softball sluggers Heidi Meyers (left) and Marenna Rebischke-Smith, done with practice for the day, pop by to cheer on their baseball buddies. 

CHS coach Chris Smith cooks up some strategy.

“Spring” sports on the prairie, a time for layers (and more layers). 

Mason Grove tracks a high fly ball.

Dane Lucero goes low to pull in the throw at first.

Daniel Olson offers good vibes to Knoblich.

Jake Pease slaps the tag on a Granite runner lost in no-man’s land.

The bats are hot, the camera hotter.

As the Coupeville High School baseball squad bashed out nine hits Monday en route to its fifth-straight win, wanderin’ paparazzi John Fisken was busy clicking away from every angle.

The photos above are courtesy him.

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Shane Losey comes up firing at third, zipping his throw between the pesky raindrops. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Hawthorne Wolfe sends the baseball back in the direction from which it arrived.

Wolf catcher Gavin Knoblich dares someone to run on him.

The rain falls mainly on the plain … except when it falls on the lens.

Battling the elements Monday, enterprising paparazzi John Fisken managed to keep his cameras clicking between the raindrops, and the pics above are courtesy him.

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And remember, a percentage of any purchases goes to help fund scholarships for CHS senior student/athletes.

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Gavin Knoblich, here bunting during practice, had one of Coupeville’s two hits Monday night. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

The first league game is officially in the books.

And while it didn’t go the way the Coupeville High School baseball squad might have liked, the Wolves will get an almost immediate rematch.

With the creation of the North Sound Conference, CHS and its foes have adopted a style of play similar to what MLB and college teams do – play actual series, and not just a game here, a game a month later against conference rivals.

So, while Monday night’s 10-0 loss in five innings to Cedar Park Christian under the lights at Marymoor Park in Redmond stings, the Wolves get to bounce back Wednesday and host the Eagles.

That game starts at 4 PM on the prairie, then the two squads clash a third and final time Friday back in Redmond.

A young, rebuilding Coupeville team, now 0-1 in league play, 0-3 overall, is facing the King Kong of the NSC right out of the gate.

CPC finished 4th at the 1A state tourney in 2018, and 2nd a season before that.

The Eagles have power pitching, and power hitting, to spare, and they showed it Monday night.

Cedar Park hurlers whiffed nine Wolves, while having to deal with only three CHS runners across five innings of play.

Coupeville’s best opportunity came in the top of the first, when freshman Hawthorne Wolfe ripped a one-out double, then stole third.

He never made it home, however, as Cedar Park blunted any hopes of an early rally, escaping the inning on a fly-out and a strikeout.

The only other hit the Wolves had on the night came in the top of the second, as Gavin Knoblich whacked a lead-off single.

Unfortunately, the junior catcher died a quick death on the base-paths, as did Wolfe when he reached on an error in the fourth inning.

Coupeville threw three pitchers against CPC, with Dane Lucero doing most of the work.

He tossed four innings, including a scoreless first, before giving way to the tag-team of Jonny Carlson and Knoblich to finish the game.

Cedar Park’s big inning came in the second, when it broke a scoreless tie thanks to a couple walks, an error, and a huge three-run triple off of the bat of its #8 hitter, London Conard.

Up 4-0 after that blow, the Eagles added two runs in the third, three more in the fourth, then brought an early end to the game by pushing across a run to start the fifth, invoking the ten-run mercy rule.

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Gavin Knoblich gets set to fire up a shot. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

The early returns have not been awe-inspiring.

Two weeks or so into a new basketball season, 11 of 12 North Sound Conference varsity hoops teams have a losing record.

The only one which doesn’t, the South Whidbey boys, have scrambled back to .500 in recent days.

Overall, NSC girls teams are 7-22 against non-league foes, while the boys squads are just 4-22.

But wins are coming this week, and that’s guaranteed.

How, you ask?

Because all 12 teams play their first league game this coming week, so, barring any soccer-style ties, we’ll have some (very) early front-runners atop the standings.

Tuesday brings’s Kings vs. Cedar Park and Granite Falls vs. Sultan in girls action, and CPC vs South Whidbey and Sultan vs. Coupeville in boys play.

The Coupeville and South Whidbey girls clash Wednesday, with the Granite Falls and King’s boys waging war Friday.

Around those first league games, there’s still a fair amount of non-conference action left to play out.

For Coupeville, it starts with a doubleheader Friday at Concrete.

After that first league game Tuesday, the Wolf boys don’t play a conference foe again until Jan., while the CHS girls host Sultan Dec. 18, then also wait until the new year for the majority of their league schedule.


Through Dec. 9:


North Sound Conference girls basketball:

School League Overall
CPC-Bothell 0-0 2-3
Granite Falls 0-0 1-4
King’s 0-0 1-2
South Whidbey 0-0 0-5
Sultan 0-0 2-4


North Sound Conference boys basketball:

School League Overall
CPC-Bothell 0-0 0-4
Granite Falls 0-0 1-3
King’s 0-0 0-2
South Whidbey 0-0 3-3
Sultan 0-0 0-5


CHS girls basketball varsity scoring:

Lindsey Roberts – 38
Chelsea Prescott – 30
Scout Smith – 19
Avalon Renninger – 18
Ema Smith – 14
Nicole Laxton – 8
Hannah Davidson – 7
Tia Wurzrainer – 6
Anya Leavell – 2
Izzy Wells – 2
Mollie Bailey
Ja’Kenya Hoskins


CHS boys basketball varsity scoring:

Hawthorne Wolfe – 52
Sean Toomey-Stout – 32
Jered Brown – 23
Ulrik Wells – 22
Mason Grove – 18
Gavin Knoblich – 12
Koa Davison – 9
Dane Lucero – 2
Jacobi Pilgrim – 1
Jean Lund-Olsen

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