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Abby Mulholland (left) and Gwen Gustafson celebrate a basket. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Family friends have launched a GoFundMe to help Abby Mulholland and her parents.

The 2022 Coupeville grad, who played volleyball, basketball, and tennis for the Wolves, was seriously injured in a rollover car accident a week ago while at college.

Mulholland, who was a passenger in the back seat, was ejected from the vehicle.

She suffered two neck fractures, a brain bleed, a broken arm, broken pelvis, hip fracture, liver laceration, spleen laceration, deep knee cuts, and a bruised lung.

Initially housed at a hospital in Idaho, Mulholland is expected to be transferred to Spokane for the start of her rehabilitation.

While all signs have been positive, the former Wolf faces a lot of work to get back to 100%, and family friends are asking the community to help her parents, Moose and Renae, during the coming weeks and months.

Abby is part of one of Coupeville’s core sports families.

She is the granddaughter of the late, great Dorothy Keefe on her mom’s side of the family, and whether they go by Keefe or O’Keefe these days, her uncles and cousins can be found all over the school record books.

After playing volleyball and basketball herself, Abby finished her high school career as the #1 singles player for Ken Stange’s Wolf tennis team.

Mulholland rips a return.


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Heidi Mayne and her family hang out at the Coupeville Wharf.

Heidi Mayne makes Whidbey Island a better place.

Since the US Navy brought her and husband Donald to The Rock, the duo, and their five children, have been among the best and brightest we have.

Some of her offspring have worked their way through Coupeville schools, such as Claire, a CHS senior coming off her second trip to the state cross country meet.

And others have found their niche in Oak Harbor’s academic system, where they’ve been able to more actively pursue their love of art and music at larger schools with more classes.

The Maynes are sort of equal opportunity parents, bestowing gifts on multiple teachers in multiple towns.

But ultimately, and probably because this blog is called Coupeville Sports and not Wildcat News or some such nonsense, I tend to view Heidi as a Wolf Mom first and foremost.

Now she’s also a talented music instructor and certified nursing assistant, with previous stints as a science teacher.

Her children come by their big brains naturally.

But a Wolf Mom through and through she is, from volunteering at activities like Race the Reserve to supporting both her own children and their teammates in various pursuits.

And now, we, the rest of Wolf Nation, can help support Heidi and her family, as she battles HER2+, an aggressive form of breast cancer.

As she undergoes treatment, she has had to stop working at WhidbeyHealth, and end, for now, teaching piano.

Heidi’s fellow nurses started a meal train for the family, and all the spots filled up in rapid order.

Now, they have launched a GoFundMe to help the Maynes with expenses and emotional support.


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Ramon Booker

Once a Wolf, always a Wolf.

Former Coupeville student/athlete Ramon Booker is in need as he recovers from a brutal car accident.

Ramon, who played football and basketball during his time on Whidbey, suffered a shattered kneecap Nov. 6, as well as a broken hip, neck, and nose.

“Statistics say he should not be alive, but by God’s grace he is still with us, and we are very, very grateful for that!” said mom Crystal Booker.

Ramon, who lives in Idaho, has progressed from the ICU to a rehabilitation hospital, where he’s receiving help to regain mobility and be able to walk again.

He’s expected to miss a minimum of three months of work as he fights his way back to health, which will create a financial hardship.

To help, his mother has launched a GoFundMe where those near and far can help out.

“On behalf of Ramon, myself, family, and friends, we THANK YOU ALL in advance,” Crystal Booker said.

“We assure you that no donation whether big or small will go without a grateful and thankful heart!”


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Chelsi Stevens, ready to unleash holy heck on a rival pitcher. (Allison Scarpo photo)

They’re the next generation of superstar softball sluggers.

Pulling together 13 girls from across the region, the Whidbey Thunder is a 12U diamond squad which plans to play in eight tournaments over the next year.

Coached by Keasha Campbell, the team will travel across Washington state, with games slated to start in late fall/early winter.

As it preps for this new adventure, the Thunder have launched a GoFundMe to give fans a chance to support their efforts.

Money raised will help with league fees — currently $900 per player — uniforms, equipment, insurance, travel expenses, and tournament fees.

Whether the Thunder players go on to suit up for Coupeville, Oak Harbor, or South Whidbey once they hit high school, the travel ball experience should be invaluable to their growth.

“Softball has always been part of our community,” Campbell said.

“It’s the basis of many young girls’ aspirations to attend college and play big, to form lifelong friendships, and to learn a skill they will love the rest of their lives.

“The goal of our team is to support our athletes not only in softball, but also in academics, school activities, and their families.”


The Thunder roster:

Jolene Coleman
Annika Hastings
Sophia Jennings
Gretta Jones
Charlotte Lasick
Ava Lucero
Adeline Maynes
Chelsi Stevens
Kennedy Rae Strevel
Cameron Van Dyke
Sydney Van Dyke
Abby Whitney
Sophie Zeigler


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Esther Hummel

Esther Hummel was a genuinely nice person.

From back in the days when she worked at the family business at The County Deli and visited Videoville on a regular basis, to more recent times, she was always kind to all.

Esther, who had fought valiantly to overcome health problems in recent years, passed away Tuesday at age 46 after suffering a heart attack.

She’s survived by John, her husband of 25 years, and their children Dylan and Elizabeth, as well as a large, loving family and many friends here in Coupeville.

Esther’s sister-in-law Seaneen has launched a GoFundMe where the community near and far can aid the family with funeral expenses.


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