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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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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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Gavin Knoblich finished second in touchdowns and points, third in receiving yards and fifth in tackles for Coupeville football this season. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Welcome back to contentious corner, for the final time.

Tracking football stats is a tricky business, especially when multiple people are recording said info.

So, as I present the season-ending stat totals for Coupeville High School’s gridiron squad, keep in mind, I’m just the messenger.

I can stand behind some stats (touchdowns, PATS, interceptions, etc.) with rock-solid faith.

With a few others which involve yardage or tackle totals, I understand the arguments on both sides, but this is what I have been given.

If there’s someone out there with more football knowledge than me, and a HUDL password, feel free to go review the last nine weeks of film and tell me what you see.

Until then, here’s our best guess.


CHS football stats (final):




Dawson Houston 53-95 for 637 yards with 5 TDs
Shane Losey 7-16 for 64 yards
Sean Toomey-Stout 2-2 for 35 yards


Toomey-Stout 20 receptions for 284 yards
Dane Lucero 10-131
Gavin Knoblich 11-96
Losey 7-81
Matt Hilborn 7-48
Derek Leyva 2-47
Jake Pease 3-33
Ben Smith 1-13
Gabe Shaw 1-3


Toomey-Stout 143 carries for 1095 yards
Hilborn 30-148
Losey 28-102
Chris Battaglia 13-63
Andrew Martin 15-54
Xavier Murdy 6-28
Gavin Straub 7-24
Leyva 8-15
Lucero 3-10
Alex Turner 6-8
Smith 1-(-3)
Houston 29-(-78)

Total Yards (Rush/Pass/Rec):

Toomey-Stout 1414
Houston 559
Losey 247
Hilborn 196
Lucero 141
Knoblich 96
Battaglia 63
Leyva 62
Martin 54
Pease 33
Murdy 28
Straub 24
Smith 10
Turner 8
Shaw 3


Toomey-Stout 10
Knoblich 2
Battaglia 1
Hilborn 1
Houston 1
Losey 1
Pease 1


Murdy 4
Leyva 2


Hilborn 1
Knoblich 1
Pease 1


Toomey-Stout 60
Knoblich 14
Hilborn 8
Pease 8
Battaglia 6
Houston 6
Losey 6
Murdy 4
Leyva 2




Turner 86
Toomey-Stout 70
Lucero 39
Martin 35
Knoblich 33
Losey 30
Battaglia 29
Hilborn 26
Ryan Labrador 25
Matt Stevens 20
Pease 12
Gavin St Onge 12
Isaiah Bittner 5
Leyva 5
Murdy 5
Brian Casey 4
Miles Davidson 4
Straub 4
Cameron Dahl 2
Shaw 2
Smith 2


Toomey-Stout 2
Hilborn 1
Knoblich 1
Martin 1

Fumble recoveries:

Toomey-Stout 2
Hilborn 1
Knoblich 1
Labrador 1
Leyva 1
Pease 1
Turner 1

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Experience Gavin Knoblich in 3-D! (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Kylie Chernikoff operates with one thought on defense — no one scores. Ever.

Shot-blocking demon Joey Lippo gets nasty.

Having ripped the ball free, Ema Smith is off on a merry jaunt.

Do not get between Hunter Downes and a rebound. He wouldn’t like it.

Fab frosh Chelsea Prescott attacks the hoop.

   Threatening to pull his arms out of their sockets, Jacobi Pilgrim touches the heavens and snares a rebound.

Tia Wurzrainer, destroying two rivals on every play.

The buckets were dropping, the wins were raining down and the cameras were clicking.

Coupeville’s basketball squads enjoyed a solid night Wednesday, with three of four teams beating visiting Concrete.

Wanderin’ photo god John Fisken was in the house to document the big plays and big victories, and the photos above are courtesy him.

To see everything he shot (purchases fund college scholarships for CHS student/athletes), pop over to the links below.





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