Posts Tagged ‘Jackie Saia’

Allie Lucero gets defensive. (Jackie Saia photos)

The photos rain down as fast as the wins.

As the Coupeville High School softball squad rolls through an undefeated season, there have been frequent visits to the diamond by camera-wielding paparazzi.

One of the best of those lens lovers is Jackie Saia, who provides us with the photos above and below.

Allison Nastali comes up firin’.

Bella Whalen whispers a prayer for the softball she’s about to demolish.

Elisa Caroppo (left) and Ivy Leedy enjoy an afternoon on the chilly prairie.

Lacy McCraw-Shirron fires the ball back in.

Maya Lucero, ready to get medieval on the ball.

Chelsea Prescott slaps the tag on an incoming runner.

Audrianna Shaw hits third gear.

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Ivy Rudat leads off a collection of Coupeville Middle School cross country photos. (Portraits by Jackie Saia, action shots by Teagan Calkins)

Cross country is booming in Cow Town.

Year three of the comeback is starting off strongly for Coupeville’s harrier programs, both at the high school and middle school levels.

While the pandemic is preventing CMS runners from competing this school year against rivals from other towns, the young Wolves are still putting in miles and burning up trails in intramural action.

The photos above and below are courtesy Jackie Saia, who shot the portraits, and Teagan Calkins, who lurked in the woods to capture the action shots.

Dylan Robinett

Bryley Gilbert

Solomon Rudat

Thomas Strelow

Ayden Wyman

Savina Wells

Johnny Porter

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Heidi Meyers dares you to run. (Jackie Saia photos)

They rule the diamond.

The Coupeville High School softball squad is a perfect 7-0 heading into a home doubleheader Saturday against Darrington, with first pitch set for 1 PM.

Senior Night festivities are set to go down before the start of the first game.

In preparation, we present a collection of pics from Jackie Saia, who beautifully captures a lot of the little moments which often slip by as the roar of the game attracts all the attention.

Maya (left) and Allie Lucero get recharged between games.

Chelsea Prescott, softball Terminator.

Ivy Leedy

The Wolves line up for their postgame serenade of fans.

Lily Leedy hides from the blustery Whidbey weather.

Allison Nastali

Prairie strong.

Mollie Bailey has a heartfelt conversation with her #1 fan.

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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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