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Savina Wells leads a parade of masked-up Wolf sharpshooters. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

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They’ll be first up.

If prep sports return from the pandemic on the current schedule, basketball will take the court beginning the last week of December, with games slated to start in Jan.

While no one knows where we’ll be in three months time, for now, Coupeville athletes have been allowed to start open gym-style practice sessions.

Stretching from Sept. 28 through November, it’s a repeat of the out-of-season coaching period the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association normally allows in June and July.

As Wolf girls hoops stars worked on their shots, with masks in place, wandering photo whiz kid John Fisken collected the snaps seen above.


To see everything he shot, pop over to:


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Artwork by Izzy Wells (Photos courtesy Katy Wells)

With Washington state schools closed down for at least six weeks due to the spread of coronavirus, we’re offering all Coupeville students a chance to be heard and stay connected.

Izzy Wells, who created the artwork seen in this story, is a sophomore at CHS who plays soccer, basketball, and softball.

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Izzy Wells works her magic behind the arc. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Gavin Knoblich comes flyin’ in hot.

Gwen Gustafson hits the brakes, giving her hair a case of whiplash.

Alita Blouin gets down ‘n dirty.

Ulrik Wells touches the heavens.

Avalon Renninger does complex mathematical equations in her head while waiting for someone to get open.

Hawthorne Wolfe pounds home the rock.

The Wolf JV boys get rowdy.

It’s the sound of silence.

We’re on Day 5 of a 12-day run with no Coupeville High School basketball games, as winter break plays out.

The Wolves return to action Jan. 3, when both the girls and boys travel to Chimacum for the final non-conference action of the season.

Unless the Port Townsend games — postponed by the concern high winds would affect the ferries — get rescheduled, that is.

But, I’m not holding my breath on that happening.

After the Chimacum match-ups, Coupeville jumps full-force into North Sound Conference games, with the girls at home first, welcoming Cedar Park Christian to Whidbey Jan. 7.

As we wait for the sound of basketballs thunking off the hardwood to return, here’s some photos from John Fisken to fill 2-3 minutes of your time.

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Izzy Wells was one of eight Wolves to score Saturday in Seattle as Coupeville’s varsity won its fourth-straight game. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

They’re getting historical.

Sparked by a big second quarter Saturday, the Coupeville High School varsity girls basketball team clobbered The Bush School to keep its early-season hot streak alive.

With the 41-28 non-conference road victory in Seattle, the Wolves are on a four-game winning streak and sit at 5-1.

That’s the best start by a CHS girls hoops team since the 2009-2010 squad, which was led in scoring by current JV coach Megan Smith, opened 6-1.

Coupeville, which plays its first North Sound Conference game next Tuesday, Dec. 17, when it travels to Sultan, is mixing aggressive defense with opportunistic scoring.

First-year head coach Scott Fox has a 13-player roster, and it’s a mix of seasoned vets who enjoyed success under previous coach David King before he retired, and young guns looking to make their own mark.

Saturday’s game perfectly captured Coupeville’s “something new, something old” style, as senior Scout Smith, and her likely heir at point guard, freshman Maddie Georges, teamed up to batter their foes.

Smith scored in every quarter, topping the Wolves with 10 points, while Georges nailed a pair of three-balls in the decisive second quarter, en route to eight points of her own.

The duo were part of a very-balanced offense, as eight different CHS players scratched their names into the scorebook.

Coupeville, whose only loss was to 3A Oak Harbor, which is also off to its best start in years at 5-0, came out strongly on the road.

Attacking the basket with intensity, the Wolves opened up a 10-7 lead after one quarter, then dropped the hammer with a 17-7 run in the night’s second frame.

Georges lit the fuse during that surge with her treys, but Smith, Avalon Renninger, Hannah Davidson, Izzy Wells, and Kylie Van Velkinburgh also netted buckets as CHS was unstoppable.

The Bush School players stiffened their collective spines during halftime and played Coupeville to a dead heat in the second half, with the third quarter going 9-9 and the fourth finishing 5-5, but it was too late for a rally.

“Well, we did it again,” Fox said. “Scout stepped up big time and led us like a senior.

Maddie played great and Hannah controlled the middle; another team win.”

While Smith (10) and Georges (8) had the hottest shooting touch, Davidson and Chelsea Prescott were hot on their heels, dropping in six points apiece.

Wells (4), Renninger (3), Mollie Bailey (2), and Van Velkinburgh (2) rounded out the offensive attack, with Tia Wurzrainer, Carolyn Lhamon, Audrianna Shaw, and Anya Leavell garnering quality floor time.

After playing at Sultan, the Wolves play two non-conference games next week, traveling to Port Townsend Thursday and hosting Nooksack Valley Saturday.

After that, they’re off for 12 days, returning Jan. 3 to kick-off the 2020 portion of the 2019-2020 hoops season.

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Learn it, live it, love it. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Izzy Wells slaps a two-run single back up the middle.

Darren Crownover broadcasts to the USA, while Kelly Crownover debates having some words with the ump if he doesn’t pull his head out of his rear.

Sarah Wright does her best to frame the pitch.

Rally caps sprout up in the Wolf dugout.

Ron Wright enjoys his afternoon on the prairie.

Coral Caveness squares up, moments before dropping a bunt single.

Every day, every moment, is an opportunity to excel.

That’s a key part of the commitment poster Coupeville High School softball coach Kevin McGranahan has posted on the team’s dugout.

Monday afternoon his team responded, storming back from a three-run deficit in the bottom of the seventh, before toppling Cedar Park Christian in extra innings.

Local paparazzi John Fisken also lived up to the poster, clicking away across both the varsity and JV games, and delivering unto us an assortment of glossy pics.

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