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Concession stand workers man the grill at a CHS football game in pre-COVID days. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Prepare your taste buds.

With no football games or volleyball matches right now, the Coupeville High School Class of 2021 is unable to raise money from concession stand sales.

So, the parents and students have found a different way to get meat into the mouths of Wolf fans, while generating money for the graduation night party fund.

The Class of 2021 is hosting a BBQ at Mickey Clark Field Saturday, Nov. 21 – with all the hot dogs and hamburgers you can buy.

They’ll be selling Wolf Pack Meals at the concession stand, which sits at the entrance to the field on S. Main, and the event runs from 12-4.

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, everyone is required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing.

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Luke Merriman

Luke Merriman: Legendary. (John Fisken and Ann Merriman photos)

He is the legend that keeps on giving.

A sharp-shooting, slick-dribbling, nattily-dressed hoops sensation who glides through the world, sly grin on his face.

Luke Merriman, who celebrates a birthday today, is the real deal — a genuine superstar who is genuinely one of the nicest guys you’ll meet.

He’s a killer on the hard-court (as long as he can keep his bones intact) and willing to put up with my shenanigans off-court, which is a sweet combo.

Few high schoolers would step up and not only accept, but seem to mostly enjoy, the hubbub created by me publishing an infamous photo of said player going to town on a hotdog (during the middle of a game).

Even as the photo was republished just about everywhere, becoming our own little Cow Town version of viral, Luke just did his version of McConaughey, sliding by with a slightly amused “Alright, alright, alright.”

Mr. Merriman is a cool customer all around, and this upcoming basketball season should be his moment to shine even brighter than ever.

With a wide open path to varsity hoops glory opening up in front of him, Luke, who will be a junior, should have considerable freedom to rain down three-point bombs alongside his fellow Wolf sharpshooters.

After a mass graduation and recent defections, CHS will have only two varsity players returning and a limited number of last year’s JV players around to move up.

Merriman could be the team’s secret weapon, though, a born shooter who lives to slay from distance and cocks an eyebrow when people start talking about the school record for treys in a single boys basketball season.

It’s 62, courtesy Brad Sherman in 2002-2003, if you’re wondering.

So my advice to Merriman?

Enjoy your birthday, bask in the cake (though check for any wandering paparazzi before putting fork to mouth), then get back to perfecting the rotation on your shot.

This is your season, your time to rise up and write your legend.

Happy birthday, Luke. Now go get ready to shred folks.

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Allison Wenzel prepares to unleash madness at the Coupeville Lions Garage Sale. (John Fisken photos)

   Allison Wenzel prepares to unleash madness Saturday at the 37th annual Coupeville Lions Garage Sale. (John Fisken photos)

"Strapped down or not, when this baby hits 88 MPH, you're gonna see some serious sh..."

   “Strapped down or not, when this baby hits 88 MPH, you’re gonna see some serious sh…”


Tami Aparicio (right, in jeans) has found the new centerpiece for her front lawn.

hot dogs

Gettin’ chummy with the grill master.


CHS soccer star Nick Dion and family prepare to feed the hungry hordes.


The table o’ mystery parts draws them in.

Taichen Rose

Taichen Rose, moments before she disappeared under a wave of humanity.

As CHS athletic stars Allison Wenzel and Taichen Rose let loose with their air horns Saturday morning, a great wave of humanity crashed down on Coupeville Elementary School.

The event?

The 37th annual Coupeville Lions Garage Sale, where bargains stretch out as far as the eye can see, and you just need to be quick (and sharp-elbowed) to get to that elusive trash-turned-treasure first.

Throwing all personal safety to the wind, wanderin’ photo man John Fisken waded ashore, cameras blazing in a one-man bid to capture the event.

We’re not sure he made it back out alive, but, at the very least, his photos did.

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