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Wolf supporters, ready for their close-ups. (Delanie Lewis photo)

Does a game really mean anything if there aren’t fans in the stands?

Coupeville High School teams don’t have to really ponder that question, as Wolf fans generally show up, and show out.

The pics above, shot by CHS students, capture other CHS students supporting their classmates.

The circle of life, as it were.

(Delanie Lewis photo)

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(Helene Strelow photo)

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Katie Marti finds her inner Zen. (Delanie Lewis photo)

The kids are all right, when it comes to operating cameras.

Under the direction of Coupeville High School yearbook advisor Jackie Saia, a platoon of click-happy students has been out and about snapping photos at sports events this fall.

The pics seen above and below capture some of the work of three of those young Wolves — Helen Strelow, Brenn Sugatan, and Delanie Lewis — as well as their mentor.

We look forward to seeing what else … develops … as they continue to hone their craft.

Jage Drake gets pumped up before kickoff. (Brenn Sugatan photo)

High kicks and high energy. (Helen Strelow photo)

CHS Athletic Director Willie Smith is in mid-season “posing for photos” form. (Jackie Saia photo)

Peyton Caveness auditions for a shampoo ad. (Helen Strelow photo)

David Somes has had enough of your intrusive cameras. He said, good day! (Delanie Lewis photo)

Brynn Parker unleashes the full fury of her foot. (Jackie Saia photo)

Wolf freshman Ezra Boilek ponders if one day he might grow a beard as magnificent as the one rocked by grizzled gridiron guru Bennett Richter. (Brenn Sugatan photo)

“Come back for more cheers, and more pics!” (Helen Strelow photo)

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A Wolf cheerleader is ready to rock the joint at Friday’s Battle for the Bucket. (Photos by Helen Strelow and Jackie Saia)

She’s got skills.

Coupeville High School senior Helen Strelow is a top student, and an accomplished tennis and cross country athlete who has been to the state meet in the latter sport.

Now, camera in hand, she swings by to show off her photography bona fides, making an auspicious debut with her work at Friday’s football game between the Wolves and South Whidbey.

Offering up a mix of on field and off field action, Helen comes out of the gate strongly.

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Helen Strelow returns for another crack at capturing cross country glory. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Welcome to year five.

It may seem like just yesterday that Coupeville High School reactivated its cross-country program, but here we are, with the Wolves going strong and building on past success.

CHS sent three runners to the state meet a year ago — the program’s best showing since the 1980’s — and all three return for their senior season.

Helen Strelow is the defending Northwest 2B/1B League women’s champ, and she and Claire Mayne helped lead the Wolves to a team title.

Coupeville’s girls came within a single point of advancing to state as a team.

On the boys side of things, Mitchell Hall paced Coupeville to a second-place showing at the league championships, and a third-place finish at tri-districts.

That trio are joined by a strong group of returning runners and newbies.

Sophomores Landon Roberts, Thomas Strelow, and Carson Field are among those expected to have an impact for the Wolves, while George Spear and Zeke Allen are promising freshmen.

Thomas Strelow is part of a group of hard-working Wolf runners. 

Perennial powerhouse Mount Vernon Christian is Coupeville’s biggest league rival heading into a new season, but, as always, the Wolf runners largely control their own destiny.

“The goals for this season are to hopefully claim league champions and take as many runners to state as possible,” said Coupeville coach Paige Spangler.

“I really want the athletes to enjoy the season while still working hard and setting several personal records.”

The Wolf running guru, who is in her second year at the helm of the program, is excited to add “new speed work to our training program” to “put us in the best position to win.”

As her harriers prep to kick off their season — they debut at the Sehome Invite Sept. 10 — it’s all about getting better, race by race, practice by practice.

“The team has already shown how much they have improved from last year,” Spangler said. “They are really dedicated and spent their summer working hard.

“Everyone is pacing really quickly and it’s only the second week of the season.”

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Eryn Wood reaches for an overhead. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

It was a solid swan song.

Coupeville High School tennis players combined to net four wins Friday while playing in Tumwater, carrying the Wolves to a second place showing in the team standings at the District 1/4 tournament.

While the Wolves were not able to advance any of their racket wielders on to the state championships, every CHS netter in attendance garnered a win.

That’s especially nice, since five of the six Wolves who made the trip — Mary Milnes, Eryn Wood, Noelle Daigneault, Katelin McCormick, and Abby Mulholland — are seniors.

Helen Strelow, a junior who competed at state in cross country at the start of the school year, will be the lone returning player from this group.

The bi-district tourney featured two schools from each district, with Friday Harbor and Coupeville repping D-1, while Stevenson and Three Rivers Christian hailed from D-4.

Stevenson, which swept both the singles and doubles crowns, sends three players to state after going 10-2 on the day.

Coupeville was 4-4, winning all of its first-round tussles, while Friday Harbor and TRC finished 0-4.


Complete results:


Abby Mulholland:

Beat Pan (Three Rivers Christian) 6-1, 7-6(7-4)
Lost to S. Rudd (Stevenson) 6-2, 6-2


Helen Strelow:

Beat Dennis (Three Rivers Christian) 6-3, 6-1
Lost to P. Rudd (Stevenson) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3


Eryn Wood/Noelle Daigneault:

Beat Coffman/Stevens (Three Rivers Christian) 6-0, 6-3
Lost to Gunderson-Birkenfeld/Schultz (Stevenson) 6-3, 7-6(7-4)


Mary Milnes/Katelin McCormick:

Beat McMillan/Yi (Three Rivers Christian) 6-2, 6-0
Lost to I. Spencer/S. Spencer (Stevenson) 6-0, 6-0

Helen Strelow can return for another season of volleys and aces.

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