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The 1925 Coupeville High School yearbook, the fifth in school history. Even with an ongoing pandemic, students plan to keep the tradition alive in 2021. (Jack Sell photo)

It’s a whole new ballgame.

With schools largely restricted to distance learning, and no sports until at least January 2021, thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the way things work have been changed.

But, thanks to one hard-working adviser, and a pack of opportunistic students, Coupeville High School still plans to put out a yearbook.

“We have a group of students who have committed to put together a yearbook this year, despite the obvious challenges,” said CHS yearbook adviser Jackie Saia.

“They are determined to make this a book like no other in CHS history, but they will need the help of the students, parents, and the community as a source for photos and content.”

A website for the yearbook is now live, and, on it, you can find out how to preorder the book.

There’s also info on how to submit photos, as well as creating and purchasing senior congratulatory ads.

The pandemic is throwing everything askew, but keeping alive the yearbook tradition matters both this year, and in the future.

“While distance learning and social distancing is difficult for all, it is certainly unique and is part of our story,” Saia said. “25, 50, 100 years from now, this will be a historical document for your child’s high school year of 2020-2021.

“We hope you can help make it the best publication possible! Thank you!”


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Noelle Daigneault corrals the ball Saturday during Coupeville’s JV soccer game with Kingston. (Photos by Jackie Saia)

Camryn Clark (24) brings the ball up-field, while Brekyn Clark (17) trails her.

Katelin McCormick fights for the ball, while Izzy Wells keeps an eye on the play.

Knight Arndt pushes the ball.

Daigneault brings a little hip action to the party.

Brekyn Clark, one second before she said bye-bye-bye to the soccer ball.

There’s a new team in town.

For the first time in many seasons (maybe forever), the Coupeville High School girls soccer program has enough players to field a JV team along with the varsity.

The Wolves second squad hit the pitch Saturday for a home battle with 2A Kingston, and Jackie Saia was on scene to snap photos.

The pics seen above are courtesy her.

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Katie Marti and Co. spent the weekend at the state little league tourney. (Jackie Saia photos)

Aleksia Jump gets ready to crush the ball.

Mayleen Weatherford is ready for her close-up.

Central Whidbey coach Fred Farris offers words of wisdom to daughter Mia.

The Hammerheads charge to the dugout.

Brionna Blouin (left) and Allison Nastali entertain themselves between games.

Sitting at third after smoking a triple, Savina Wells eyeballs the pitcher.

Christina Jump was part of a loud ‘n proud Hammerhead support crew which made the trip to Poulsbo.

Taylor Brotemarkle slaps the tag on a rival runner, while Nastali backs up the play.

Jada Heaton makes the running catch, while her hat and braids jump for joy.

One state tournament is done, so that means it’s about 363 days until the next one.

The Central Whidbey Little League Majors softball squad roared through the spring of 2019 to the tune of 17-4, winning a district title and going toe-to-toe with Kitsap and Seattle all-star teams at the big dance this weekend.

As the Hammerheads head out for summer vacation, here’s one more photographic time capsule, thanks to team mom/wanderin’ paparazzi Jackie Saia.

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Not even a loss on day one of the state tournament could dampen the mood in the Central Whidbey dugout. (Jackie Saia photos)

Madison McMillan cranks it up and gets ready to fire a laser to Mia Farris at first.

Hammerhead coach Fred Farris is a man of many talents.

Teagan Calkins stares into a bright future.

Savina Wells deals heat from the pitcher’s circle.

Braids on point, Coupeville’s diamond warriors head into battle.

Aleksia Jump gets a little work in, while also relaxing.

Katie Marti fires up the Hammerhead bench.

It’s good to have your own personal photographer.

As the Central Whidbey Little League Majors softball team winds its way through the state tourney, Hammerhead mom (and camera clicker extraordinaire) Jackie Saia is on the scene in Poulsbo.

The pics above are but a taste of what she shot Saturday afternoon on day one of the 10-team, double-elimination royal rumble.

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Chloe Marzocca watches the ball fly far, far away. (Photos by Jackie Saia)

Foot firmly on the bag, Mia Farris beats the runner by a mile.

Madison McMillan has been a big-time cruncher at the plate for a high-scoring Central Whidbey Little League Majors softball squad.

Hammerhead catcher Brionna Blouin slaps the tag on a runner who maybe wishes she had stayed at third.

Jada Heaton looks down for the sign.

Slick-fielding Allison Nastali scoops up everything in the vicinity.

Hammerhead shortstop Taylor “The Beast” Brotemarkle unleashes the full fury of her nuclear-powered throwing arm.

Teagan Calkins dares the pitcher to try and throw the ball past her. “I will murder the freakin’ ball, lady, murder it!!”

We’re under 70 hours until the big dance kicks off.

The Central Whidbey Little League Majors softball squad, carrying a 17-2 record and a District 11 championship, opens play Saturday at the state championships.

The Hammerheads take the field at Snider Field in Poulsbo at 1 PM, facing North Kitsap, District 2 champs and tourney hosts.

Win or lose, Central Whidbey plays again Sunday as its winds its way through the double-elimination bracket.

With a victory over North Kitsap, the Hammerheads would face District 3 champs Montesano at noon.

Fall on day one, and Central Whidbey finds itself in a must-win scenario Sunday at 3:00 against either District 10’s Bonney Lake/Sumner or District 8’s Northeast Seattle.

The tournament stretches all the way out to July 7, with the state champ earning an invite to regionals in California.

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