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Oktober Frost and the Coupeville JV volleyball team are 6-1 on the season. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

The layoff didn’t hurt them.

Returning to competition for the first time in a week-plus Tuesday, the Coupeville High School JV volleyball team picked up right where it left off.

Thumping rivals and taking names.

Roaring to a 25-8, 25-8 victory at Friday Harbor, the Wolves ran their winning streak to four matches, improving to 6-1 overall, 4-0 in Northwest 2B/1B League play.

Now, it’s a much-smaller gap between matches, with South Whidbey due to come to Coupeville Thursday for a non-conference tilt.

As she headed home on the ferry Tuesday, Wolf JV coach Ashley Menges was in a good mood.

“It was a solid night!” she said. “I was very happy to see that after a whole week off of games, we didn’t miss a beat.

“We got to work on a lot of new things in practice, and you could already see it implemented tonight, which was great to see.”

Coupeville used 10 players in the match, with eight Wolves making the stat sheet, while Carly Burt and Oktober Frost chipped in with hustle and desire.

“All the girls are starting to work on new skills, which I love,” Menges said. “Lots of them working on spot serving and jump floats.

“It was just a really good game to work through new stuff,” she added. “Everyone got to get some court time too, which is always appreciated.”


Tuesday stats:

Taylor Brotemarkle — 1 kill, 1 dig, 1 assist, 6 aces
Teagan Calkins — 3 kills, 9 aces
Jada Heaton — 2 kills, 2 aces
Katie Marti — 2 kills, 1 dig, 6 assists, 8 aces
Chloe Marzocca — 1 ace
Madison McMillan — 2 kills, 3 aces
Grier Mooney — 1 assist, 2 aces
Aby Wood — 1 kill

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Teagan Calkins is not here for your tomfoolery. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

The Spartans made a good stand, but still got chomped by the Wolves.

Riding a hot streak at the service stripe Saturday, the Coupeville High School JV volleyball squad polished off host Forks in straight sets, running its winning streak to three matches.

With the 25-10, 25-18, 25-18 non-conference victory, the Wolves improve to 5-1 heading into a major showdown next Thursday, Sept. 29 at La Conner.

Saturday’s rumble, coming after a long bus trip out to bat country, was a battle between two fairly evenly matched squads.

“Forks was good!” said Coupeville coach Ashley Menges. “We focused a lot on what we could control, and it worked out well for us.”

The spiker guru praised her entire team, offering a few extra props for a couple of standouts.

“We had a lot of service runs, especially from Grier (Mooney) and Teagan (Calkins), which we’ve been working hard on becoming a consistent service team,” Menges said.

Issabel (Johnson) did great working hard and filling in in the middle position, which we’re all so appreciative of.”

As the Wolves prep for the upcoming showdown with their biggest Northwest 2B/1B League rivals, Menges, like varsity coach Cory Whitmore, is working on making sure her players talk to each other while on the court.

“Our focus moving on is upping our communication throughout the entirety of the play,” she said. “As well as all the way through the game.”


Saturday stats:

Taylor Brotemarkle — 12 digs, 2 aces
Teagan Calkins — 4 kills, 3 digs, 3 aces
Jada Heaton — 3 kills, 3 aces
Issabel Johnson — 2 kills
Katie Marti — 2 kills, 1 dig, 14 assists, 8 aces
Madison McMillan — 8 kills, 2 digs, 4 aces
Grier Mooney — 1 dig, 1 assist, 5 aces

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Grier Mooney and Coupeville’s JV spikers rolled to a quick win against Orcas Island. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

They were ruthless.

Knowing Orcas Island needed to get out of town by a reasonable time to catch the ferry home, the Coupeville High School JV volleyball squad rolled to a victory in record time Thursday night.

Playing second, after the varsity match went a full five sets, the young Wolves crushed the Vikings 25-8, 25-11.

The victory lifts Coupeville to 3-0 in Northwest 2B/1B League play, 4-1 overall.

The Wolves get their own long trip Saturday, when they trek off to the wilds of Forks for a non-conference tilt.

Thursday’s match was all about power, as Coupeville blistered the ball and Orcas had few answers.

The Wolves rained down 18 aces, while ending most rallies with a mere hit or two.

Katie Marti, who opened the match by peppering Orcas with her nasty serve, had the put-away of the match midway through the first set.

Bounding airborne, the CHS sophomore reached back way over her head to corral a ball trying to evade her arm, then lashed a spike which bit the court with a vengeance, tearing up little chunks of wood in the process.

Or at least it felt that way.

While the CHS gym floor remained largely intact, the Wolves also got big hits from Madison McMillan and Issabel Johnson, plus a beautiful drop shot off the fingers of Taylor Brotemarkle.

Look away for a hot second to answer a question from someone else in the stands, and when you looked back, Coupeville had strung together another 4-5 points in the blink of an eye.

That brought a smile to the face of coach Ashley Menges and sent everyone ankling to the exits in record time.

On to bat country for the red-hot JV spikers!


Thursday stats:

Taylor Brotemarkle — 1 kill, 1 assist
Teagan Calkins — 6 aces
Jada Heaton — 1 assist
Issabel Johnson — 2 kills, 3 assists
Katie Marti — 4 kills, 1 digs, 6 assists, 10 aces
Madison McMillan — 4 kills, 2 aces

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Jada Heaton filled up the stat sheet in an opening-night win for the Wolf JV spikers. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

They came out swinging.

Racking up big hits and even bigger service aces, the Coupeville High School JV volleyball squad cruised to victory Thursday night.

Pounding the ball from all angles, the Wolves peppered visiting Friday Harbor, eventually sweeping their season opener 25-11, 25-19, 25-9.

Kicking off the third season at the helm of the team for coach Ashley Menges and coming against a Northwest 2B/1B League rival, it made for a strong statement.

Coupeville controlled the action from start to finish, never trailing by more than just a single point in any of the sets.

Down 1-0 to open the match, the Wolves quickly reversed things, with Katie Marti and Madison McMillan ripping off extended runs at the service stripe.

That staked CHS to an 11-2 lead in the first set, and the rout was on.

Teagan Calkins came through shortly thereafter with a tip winner, flicking the ball between two Friday Harbor players, before Taylor Brotemarkle smashed a ball which sliced off some Friday Harbor kneecap as it found paydirt.

The second set stayed close for a bit, but Coupeville’s advantage on serve soon broke things open, with Chloe Marzocca, Marti, and McMillan all lashing aces.

Aby Wood went airborne to smack a winner to open the third set, with Grier Mooney and Marzocca poppin’ winners from the service stripe.

The set belonged to Heaton, however, as the high-energy sophomore went off.

She froze the defense while dropping a tip for a winner, came back around to deliver another artfully directed shot which sliced ‘n diced the defense, then got red-hot while serving.

Heaton ripped an ace which knocked the last bit of paint off the line, before getting an assist on a later play as Marti reared back and literally punched a winner during a scramble at the net.



Taylor Brotemarkle — 1 kill, 7 digs
Teagan Calkins — 1 kill, 2 aces
Jada Heaton — 5 kills, 3 digs, 1 ace
Issabel Johnson — 2 digs
Katie Marti — 2 kills, 1 dig, 12 assists, 8 aces
Chloe Marzocca — 4 aces
Madison McMillan — 5 kills, 3 digs, 8 aces
Grier Mooney — 2 aces
Aby Wood — 2 kills

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Greg Turcott enjoys a lighter moment with some of his players. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

There’s an opening on the bench.

After one season of coaching the Coupeville High School JV girls basketball team, Greg Turcott has moved to the other side of the state.

The longtime hoops guru will teach and coach boys basketball at White Swan High School in Yakima.

Turcott finished 3-8 while guiding a fairly inexperienced Wolf JV team and was part of a coaching staff which went 9-9 at the varsity level under head coach Megan Smith.

During his year on the CHS bench, Turcott balanced coaching in Cow Town with teaching middle school social studies and PE in Edmonds.

Prior to his arrival at Coupeville, he had high school stints at Archbishop Thomas Murphy, Kamiak, Bishop Blanchet, and South Whidbey.

Turcott also coached Shoreline Community College when its men’s hoops squad twice led the nation in scoring.

He and wife Amy, also a teacher, have three daughters.

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