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Ella Colwell controls the action under the basket. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Scout Smith keeps her body between the ball and her defender.

Alita Blouin lines up a free throw.

Mollie Bailey plays keep-away.

Maddie Georges hits the gas.

Claire Mayne fires a pass.

Chelsea Prescott goes up strongly for a bucket.

Heidi Meyers gets all up in her rival’s business.

Everyone is back in the gym.

The Coupeville High School girls basketball squads kicked off a new season Saturday with an appearance at a jamboree in Sedro-Woolley, and that got travelin’ photo man John Fisken to leave the Island as well.

The pics above are courtesy him, but are just the beginning of what he shot.

To see everything Fisken snapped, and maybe buy some glossies for Gram and Gramps, pop over to:


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Coupeville freshman Alita Blouin had a strong high school hoops debut Saturday at a jamboree in Sedro-Woolley. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

A new era begins.

The 2019-2020 hoops season officially kicked off Saturday, with new Coupeville High School girls basketball coaches Scott Fox and Megan Smith making their debuts.

The Wolves played four games at a jamboree in Sedro-Woolley, with the varsity fighting strongly against two high-powered squads, while the JV romped to big wins.

The regular season begins Tuesday, when Coupeville travels to Darrington.

That starts a busy first week, as the Wolves also travel to Oak Harbor Wednesday, then host Orcas Island Saturday afternoon.

Saturday’s shortened games were a way for Fox and Smith, who replace the retired David and Amy King, to start to implement their style of play.

But only partially, as the Wolf coaches kept things close to the vest, knowing their upcoming foes were likely scouting them.

How it played out in Sedro:



The Wolves top squad rumbled with 2A Bellingham and Meridian, which went three games deep into the 1A state tourney a season ago.

In both games, CHS fought back from deficits, claimed the lead, but couldn’t quite hold on, falling by five and four points, respectively.

Fox praised the play of senior point guard Scout Smith, who “was driving to the basket for multiple and-ones,” while also noting Hannah Davidson and Izzy Wells spent the night “crashing the boards.”

Toss in strong work by Chelsea Prescott, who “made multiple shots off of drives and cuts,” and the new Wolf head man came away pleased with much of what he witnessed.

“Everyone played hard, and we’re ready for the season to start,” Fox said.



The young Wolves decimated their 2A opponents, thrashing Bellingham by 16 and Sedro-Woolley by 15.

A pair of freshmen making their high school hoops debut caught the eye of the veteran varsity coach.

Alita Blouin was spectacular running the offense, stealing and distributing,” Fox said. “Ryanne Knoblich slashed to the basket and everyone played great.”

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Coupeville ace Heidi Meyers launches a wicked serve Saturday at a jamboree in Oak Harbor. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

The Wolf stars of the future are ready to blister rival JV teams today.

Libero Emma Mathusek goes low to set up her teammates, as Maya Toomey-Stout monitors the play.

Scout Smith has mad skills.

Hannah Davidson hammers the volleyball with enough fury to deflate the sucker.

New C-Team coach Krimson Rector keeps her spike-happy assassins under control.

Three times the talent, as Wolf juniors (l to r) Kylie Chernikoff, Maddie Vondrak, and Chelsea Prescott plan out a winning season.

The CHS varsity must crush you. It is their nature.

The first spikes have been pounded, the first photographs captured.

The Coupeville High School volleyball squads opened a new season Saturday by taking part in a jamboree in Oak Harbor, and their coach left the gym with a positive mindset.

“It went well for our first outing as a new team,” said CHS head man Cory Whitmore. “I’m excited about the starting point and the direction we are headed.”

The Wolves had both varsity and JV teams on the floor, and both came away with three wins apiece on the day.

“We competed well,” Whitmore said. “We have plenty to work on, and much of it will be just continuing to become familiar with players in new roles/filling positions.

“I thought that we had very consistent serving throughout the day and this is a big part of our identity.”

While Whitmore was pleased with the effort and skill shown across the board, a few Wolves had an especially strong day.

“I thought that Hannah Davidson has done a great job stepping up as a primary attacker, as we will need her to be,” Whitmore said.

Chelsea Prescott and Zoe Trujillo both showed that they will be big contributing members of the offense as well, and will continue to develop their connection with Scout Smith’s sets.”

Fab frosh Lucy Tenore, who is making the jump from middle school to being a swing player for the top team right out of the gate, had a strong debut.

Lucy did a great job filling in as our secondary middle blocker,” Whitmore said. “While she will primarily play JV this season, she showed that she is right there with our varsity-level players and will continue to grow at a fast rate.”

With a taste of live action against rival teams under their belt, the Wolves move ever closer to matches which count in the win/loss column.

Coupeville opens with road matches at Friday Harbor (Sept. 12) and Anacortes (Sept. 17), before making its first appearance in the CHS gym Sept. 21, when Chimacum comes to Whidbey.

Whitmore and Co. are just happy to be in the gym every day, no matter the circumstances.

“Very excited to get back to work at Monday’s practice, progressing toward our long-term goals.”


To see more photos from the jamboree, pop over to:


When you purchase photos, a percentage of each sale goes into a fund which covers two scholarships awarded to CHS senior student/athletes at the end of the school year.

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“I said it was MY FREAKIN’ BALL, woman!!” Coupeville’s Natalie Hollrigel (10) is a rampaging warrior during a jamboree Thursday in Oak Harbor. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Former Wolf soccer greats William Nelson (modeling a stylish zip-up) and Aaron Wright (in hat) stop by to see the next generation play.

Showcasing her explosive speed, Mallory Kortuem jukes a rival out of her shoes.

The Wolf faithful settles in.

Sherry Roberts (left) and Fanny Deprelle share a moment.

Fab frosh Carolyn Lhamon drops the hammer.

McKenzie Bailey doin’ what McKenzie Bailey does.

Eryn Wood makes the Earth rumble beneath her feet.

The pitch is open for business.

The Coupeville High School girls soccer squad made its 2019 debut Thursday at a four-team jamboree in Oak Harbor.

Joining the Wolves and the Wildcats were Anacortes and Meridian, and the second of those teams will be back on Whidbey shortly.

That’ll happen Saturday, and the trip will be a bit longer for Meridian, as the Trojans travel to Coupeville for the regular-season opener.

The non-conference tilt kicks off at 1 PM at Mickey Clark Field.

Until then, wanderin’ paparazzi John Fisken offers up a mix of pics from Thursday’s event, with some on the field, some off.

To see everything he shot, pop over to:


And, while you’re there, remember that a percentage of any sales goes back to fund scholarships Fisken gives out at the end of the school year to CHS senior student/athletes.

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Coupeville High School’s football squad got a taste of live action Friday at a five-team jamboree in Sedro-Woolley. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Gavin Straub, primed to explode and get all up in someone’s face.

“OK, that’s two votes for McDonald’s so far, and three for KFC… “

Gavin Knoblich wraps up a wayward runner.

The best dang managers in the game.

Wolf senior Andrew Martin comes rumbling up the middle, taking the first steps on his way to a 30-yard stroll to the end zone.

Ready to get rowdy.

Sean “The Torpedo” Toomey-Stout brings the heat.

Closer and closer, each snap one more step down the path.

The Coupeville High School football team sits just four days out from its season opener — Friday at home vs. Port Townsend — and all the wrinkles are being ironed out.

The Wolves got a taste of live action Friday when they traveled to Sedro-Woolley for a five-team jamboree, emerging with strong showings on both sides of the ball.

Strolling into town, then wandering away on a journey which eventually brought him (and his camera) back to Whidbey, was paparazzi to the stars John Fisken.

The pics seen above are a taste of what he shot.

To see more, pop over to:


And, as we head into a new school year, a reminder that a percentage of all purchases comes back around.

Fisken hands out a pair of scholarships to CHS senior student/athletes at the end of the year, financed by photo sales.

So, basically, the circle of life kicks in when you buy some glossies for grandma.

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