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Savina Wells tells big sis Izzy where she wants the pitch. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

The season is not done.

They’re just putting in a lot of work on the practice field.

The Coupeville High School softball squad last played May 3 and doesn’t get a chance to open the playoffs until May 21, thanks to convoluted reasoning by state officials.

While we wander in the desert without games, the photos above and below will at least give us a reminder of what softball players actually look like in action.

Chloe Marzocca crunches a hit.

Maya Lucero swoops in to deny a rival.

Teagan Calkins keeps her eye(s) on the ball.

Mia Farris soaks in the 1.7 seconds of sun the prairie has seen this spring.

Maya Nottingham fires up the hit machine.

Violette Huegerich scoops up an incoming throw.

Try and test Gwen Gustafson’s arm. She will terminate you.

“Come on! Let’s play, already!!”

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Freshman Madison McMillan walloped four hits Friday, helping Coupeville softball beat Oak Harbor. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

The Wolves run Whidbey.

Pounding out 17 hits Friday, the Coupeville High School varsity softball team drilled host Oak Harbor 13-7, completing a three-game sweep of their Island rivals this season.

Take two wins over 1A South Whidbey, toss in the destruction of the 3A Wildcats, and the 2B Wolves are sitting sweet at 12-1 on the season.

Coupeville, which is 6-1 against schools from bigger classifications, carries an 11-game winning streak into a home game Saturday against 2A Lakewood.

First pitch is 1 PM, with JV following varsity.

Friday’s tilt in the big city gave the Wolves a chance to show resiliency, as they had to battle back late to claim the victory.

After leading all afternoon, Coupeville gave up four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and suddenly found itself down 5-4 with two frames left to play.

To which the Wolves said, “No worries,” and dropped the hammer.

CHS smacked five hits and eked out four walks in the top of the sixth, plating seven runs to turn a taut thriller into a runaway.

The base-knocks came from everywhere, with Gwen Gustafson leading off the inning with a double, then coming back around to smack a single later in the frame.

Gwen Gustafson, sliding in to second here, had a hot bat Friday.

Madison McMillan, Allie Lucero, and Teagan Calkins also collected hits in the inning, with Mia Farris, Melanie Navarro, Audrianna Shaw, and Calkins garnering free passes.

It was a big moment for Calkins, an 8th grader who collected her first varsity hit, and did it at a crucial moment.

While Oak Harbor got a single run back in both the sixth and seventh innings, Wolf hurler Izzy Wells closed out the game with a few snaps of her fastball-chucking wrist and the celebration was on.

The senior righty whiffed 11 ‘Cats across seven innings of work.

Coupeville opened the game by slapping a quick two runs on the board in the top of the first, before going three innings without a score.

Other than the third inning, the Wolves had runners aboard in every frame, but couldn’t break through again until the fifth, when they tapped home twice to stretch their lead to 4-1.


Friday stats:

Teagan Calkins — 1 single, 1 walk
Mia Farris — 1 single, 1 walk
Gwen Gustafson — 1 single, 1 double
Allie Lucero — 3 singles, 1 walk
Maya Lucero — 1 single
Madison McMillan — 4 singles
Melanie Navarro — 1 walk
Audrianna Shaw — 2 singles, 1 walk
Mckenna Somes — 1 single
Izzy Wells — 1 single, 1 double

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Cody Roberts brings the high, hard heat. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

It’s the crack of the bat, the click of the camera.

Diamond action officially began Friday, with Coupeville High School varsity baseball and softball teams taking part in a jamboree in Oak Harbor.

As both Wolf squads played a pair of three-inning games, wanderin’ photo clicker John Fisken prowled the area, cameras working overtime.

The pics above and below are courtesy him but are just the beginning of everything he shot.

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Allie (left) and Maya Lucero are smiling now, but they’ll terrorize rival teams on the diamond.

Xavier Murdy watches to make sure younger brother Alex taps home as he flies by.

Taylor Brotemarkle fires the cannon.

Audrianna Shaw mashes the crud out of the softball.

Peyton Caveness reaches to the heavens to snag a ball. 

Hawthorne Wolfe watches the ball fly far, far away. 

Gwen Gustafson wishes a fool would run on her.

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Gwen Gustafson soars in for a quick two. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

They’re getting back into the groove.

After the long holiday layoff, the Coupeville High School girls basketball teams and wanderin’ photographer John Fisken returned to the gym Tuesday night.

That produced the pics you see above and below.

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Alita Blouin rains pain on her foes.

Brooklyn Thayer is right on target.

Maddie Georges, ready to snap some ankles.

Lyla Stuurmans is locked and loaded.

Skylar Parker slaps home a runner in the paint.

Carolyn Lhamon beats the defense.

Audrianna Shaw wheels and deals.

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Bryley Gilbert and the Coupeville JV captured their first win Saturday at Orcas Island. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

They shuffled the roster, and lit up the scoreboard.

Coupeville High School swing players Gwen Gustafson and Lyla Stuurmans made their first JV appearance Saturday, combining with Madison McMillan to form a formidable scoring machine.

Paced by the trio’s combined 26 points, the Wolves led from start to finish, polishing off host Orcas Island 41-23.

The win puts Coupeville’s young guns at 1-0 in Northwest 2B/1B League play, 1-2 overall.

Saturday’s clash looked more like a nailbiter than a blowout after one quarter, with the Wolves clinging to just a 4-2 lead at the first break.

That changed, and quickly, as McMillan poured in eight points in the second frame, sparking CHS on a 17-9 run.

Also coming up big was Katie Marti, who banked in a three-ball en route to tallying five points during the game-busting streak.

Up 21-11 at the half, the Wolves stretched the lead out to 35-15 by the end of the third quarter, then coasted in for the victory.

McMillan paced Coupeville with 10 points, while Gustafson and Stuurmans recorded eight apiece.

Also getting in the book were Marti (5), Brooklyn Thayer (4), Desi Ramirez-Vasquez (2), Bryley Gilbert (2), and Kayla Arnold (2).

It was the first game for Thayer, and the fab frosh made an immediate impact on the boards as well.

Jada Heaton, Skylar Parker, Edie Bittner, Mia Farris, and Yodnum Nakakul all saw floor time for the Wolves, who have a bit of a break in their schedule.

Coupeville’s next foe, Concrete, doesn’t have a JV team, similar to what happened with Darrington Friday night.

That means the young Wolves are off the floor until next Friday, Dec. 17, when CHS travels to Mount Vernon Christian.

The JV also plays Dec. 18 — on the road at South Whidbey — then all Coupeville teams don’t play games again until Jan. 4.

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