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Academics, sports, photography, artwork – Coupeville’s Helen Strelow was just born talented. (Photos courtesy Nicole Strelow)

Buy a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork and help support Coupeville High School seniors.

Fans attending Tuesday’s Senior Night Wolf basketball games (5:15 girls, 7:00 boys) will have a chance to participate in a silent auction to claim ownership of a painting by Coupeville student Helen Strelow.

The CHS senior created the piece, entitled “The Reserve,” for last summer’s Race the Reserve event.

A limited series of prints were awarded to top finishers in each of the day’s races.

Now, the original artwork can be bid on, and you can get into the Helen Strelow business early, before the prices likely skyrocket in the coming years.

The painting in question is a watercolor and watercolor gouache painting on cold pressed watercolor paper.

The original artwork is 11″ x 15″ and comes in at 14″ x 18″ with a black frame with white matting.

A certificate of authenticity will be included.

The silent auction, like Race the Reserve, benefits Coupeville’s senior class, with all money raised going to the Class of 2023’s graduation festivities.

Strelow is a standout student, photographer, artist, and athlete who has advanced to the state meet twice as a cross country runner.

As a junior, she won the girls individual title at the Northwest 2B/1B League Championships, then came back around as a senior to lead the Wolf girls to the big dance.

It was the first time CHS had sent an entire team to the state cross country meet since the 1980’s.

Strelow, whose younger brother Thomas is also a Wolf harrier, also plays tennis and is expected to be Coupeville’s #1 singles player this spring.

In her spare time, she also recently finished a commissioned piece for The Cove, the snazzy coffee cafe located on the Coupeville Wharf.

After graduation this spring, Strelow plans to attend Montana State University, where she will work towards an art degree.

Expect many more people to be impressed by her accomplishments and talent in the coming years.

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Wolf senior Mitchell Hall was the boys champion at Friday’s Northwest 2B/1B League championships. (Jon Roberts photos)

Coupeville’s runners bask in a top-notch performance.

The rain came, the smoke got at least a bit better, and everyone returned to running.

After postponing the event a day because of bad air quality, Northwest 2B/1B League cross country teams held their league championship meet Friday in Mount Vernon.

And, when they did, Coupeville made its presence felt, in a big way.

Wolf senior Mitchell Hall won an individual title, the pride of Prairie Center Market beating the field by more than a minute across the 5,000-meter course.

But there was more, much more, as the Wolf girls won a team title outright, while the CHS boys shared the crown with Orcas Island.

Coming off a fantastic all-around day, Coupeville gets right back to work getting ready for the rest of the postseason tour.

Next up for the Wolves is the 14-school Tri-District Championships, which goes down Thursday, Oct. 27 at Ft. Steilacoom Park in Lakewood.

That’s the lead-in to the 2B/1B state meet, and the Wolf girls have a much better shot than their male counterparts at qualifying for the big dance.

The top three girls’ teams, and the top 21 individual runners, qualify for state.

On the boy’s side of things, Districts 1, 2, and 3 are getting the short end of the stick for state meet allocations this season, with only the top team and the first seven individual runners advancing.

The state meet is Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco.


Friday’s results:


Claire Mayne (3rd) 22:53
Noelle Western (4th) 23:38
Helen Strelow (5th) 24:28
Cristina McGrath (6th) 25:02
Erica McGrath (13th) 28:47
Reagan Callahan (14th) 28:48



Mitchell Hall (1st) 17:57
Carson Field 
(3rd) 19:04
Landon Roberts
(9th) 20:17
George Spear
(10th) 20:18
Tate Wyman (20th) 21:40
Preston Howard (23rd) 22:00
Easton Green (24th) 22:02
Ezekiel Allen (25th) 22:03
Nic Wasik (27th) 22:29

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Wolf cheerleaders bond. (Delanie Lewis photo)

Students snapping students.

With Coupeville Sports in its 10th year of existence, you always want to find new ways to keep things evolving.

Thanks to Coupeville High School yearbook teacher Jackie Saia and her student photographers, we’ve been able to run more photos from different sources than normal.

And, when it’s teenagers behind the camera, and teenagers in front of the camera, as in these Wolf cheer pics, there’s often a different feel to the photos, I’ve found.

There’s less of a remove than what you sometimes get when the photographer is an adult, and the pics seem to capture a different side of the athletes.

At least that’s what I think.

(Bailey Thule photo)

(Helen Strelow photo)

(Helen Strelow photo)

(Helen Strelow photo)

(Delanie Lewis photo)

(Helen Strelow photo)

(Delanie Lewis photo)

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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)

(Bailey Thule photo)

(Delanie Lewis photo)

(Delanie Lewis photo)

(Helene Strelow photo)

(Delanie Lewis photo)

(Delanie Lewis 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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