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Nick Guay leads off a final collection of CMS boys basketball pics. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

William Davidson

Hunter Bronec

Zane Oldenstadt

Cole White

Landon Roberts

Time to put the basketballs away and clean out the photo file.

With the Coupeville Middle School boys hoops season closing Thursday, here’s six Wolf portraits I never got around to using.

They come to us from John Fisken, and are seeing the light of the internet for the first time.

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Logan Downes pumped in 27 Wednesday, including all 15 of his team’s fourth-quarter points. (Morgan White photo)

So, this is what it’s like to play at home.

After opening the season with four of five games on the road, the Coupeville Middle School boys basketball squads kicked off the second half of the season Wednesday in their own gym.

Facing off with rough-and-ready King’s, the Wolves nabbed a win, while pushing hard for a second one but coming up just short.

How the afternoon played out:


Level 1:

Spurred on by the red-hot shooting of Logan Downes, who went off for a season-high 27, the Wolves put a scare into the visiting Knights before falling 49-33.

The loss drops Coupeville’s top squad to 1-4 on the season.

The Wolves split up their scoring load in the first quarter, with Downes, Ryan Blouin, and Zane Oldenstadt each scoring a bucket.

After that, it was the “Logan Gets Buckets” show, as the CMS 8th grader scored 25 of his team’s final 27 points, including all 15 they tallied in the fourth quarter.

The only time a teammate put the ball in the bucket over the final three-fourths of the game was when Cole White knocked down a third-quarter jumper.

Downes has had a hot hand all season, leading all CMS scorers with 95 points across the first six games, a whisper below 16 a night.

While they didn’t score, the trio of Landon Roberts, William Davidson, and Nick Guay┬áprovided key support on the defensive end of the floor for the Wolves.


Level 2:

Coupeville’s most-successful team continues to roll.

Putting the game away with solid runs in the second and third quarter, the Wolves cruised to a 31-15 win, improving their record to 4-1-1.

The game was close for seven minutes, as CMS clung to a 4-2 lead coming out of the first break.

After that, Timothy Nitta got going, and he carried his team on his back.

Popping for five points in the second and another seven in the third, the sharp-shooting Wolf guard spurred Coupeville to 11-5 and 10-4 surges, keeping King’s at bay.

Nitta finished with a game-high 16, hitting from all angles (six free throws, two regular buckets, and a pair of three-balls), while Quinten Simpson-Pilgrim knocked down six points in support.

Mikey Robinett (4), Nathan Ginnings (3), and Hunter Bronec (2) also scored, with Jack Porter, Hurlee Bronec, and Johnny Porter seeing floor time.


Level 3:

A cold-shooting third quarter kept Coupeville’s young guns win-less.

Toss out that frame and it was a one-point affair, but a 10-2 deficit coming out of the halftime break sealed the deal in a 22-15 loss which drops the Wolves to 0-5.

“Team three fought hard, but couldn’t quite make enough shots fall,” said Wolf coach Greg White.

JP Edoukou paced CMS with four points, Justin Jansen (3), Carson Fields (2), Chris Villarreal (2), Harlan Mouw (2), and Jordan Bradford (2) also scored, and Jesus Madrigal rounded out the active roster.

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Jon Roberts is one of three CMS boys basketball coaches this season. (Photo by Ema Smith)

The seasons are a’changing.

It’s not just Daylight Savings Time, which is roaring up on us, but also the sounds of basketballs thunking against gym floors.

The Coupeville Middle School boys are the first ones to claim the hardwood, having opened practice Monday.

The 10-game Wolf schedule runs through Dec. 19, with the first game set for Nov. 13.

To peruse said schedule, pop over to:


Greg White returns to coach, while Jon Roberts and Craig Anderson join him this time around.

Continuing a new trend started during volleyball season, the CMS hoops squads will not be divided up by grade, but by talent level.

Instead of 7th and 8th playing separately, there will be three teams — Level 1, 2, and 3 — with each squad featuring a mix of the two grades.

Two days into practice, the Wolf coaches have 26 players to draw upon.

While some may go, and some may show up late, here’s how things stand as of mid-Tuesday:



Jordan Bradford
Hunter Bronec
Hurlee Bronec
Carson Fields
Tavan Hughes
Jesus Madrigal
Jack Porter
Johnny Porter
Zander Pulliam
Landon Roberts
Nic Wasik


Ryan Blouin
Alex Clark
William Davidson
Logan Downes
JP Edoukou
Nathan Ginnings
Nick Guay
Justin Jansen
Harlan Mouw
Timothy Nitta
Zane Oldenstadt
Mikey Robinett
Quinten Simpson-Pilgrim
Chris Villarreal
Cole White

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Aleksia Jump guns it while running Saturday at a cross country meet in Langley. (Morgan White photo)

Cole White (left) and Hank Milnes set a pace for each other. (Jackie Saia photo)

Brynn Parker heads into the woods. (Jackie Saia photo)

Eyes on the prize (or eyes on the paparazzi). (Morgan White photo)

Three Wolf boys claimed medals Saturday – Landon Roberts, Hank Milnes, and Cole White. (Morgan White photo)

They’re off.

The middle school cross country season officially opened for Coupeville Saturday, as Wolf coach Elizabeth Bitting took 16 runners down to Langley for the 41st Carl Westling Invitational.

The Wolves, who ran 1.7 miles, placed four runners in the top 20, with Hank Milnes busting into the top 10 with a 9th place finish.

For the first time, middle school races now include 6th grade runners along with 7th and 8th graders, as state officials approved the move for track and cross country.

While she didn’t have her full team, as a few athletes haven’t put in enough practices, and illness is creeping in to the school system, Bitting came away pleased with the first performance.

“With a handful of up and comers, the boys side is setting itself up real well for longevity in cross country for years to come,” she said. “On the girls side the depth will come, and they are setting themselves up for a solid team.

“All were happy with their performance today; I was ecstatic!,” Bitting added. “They performed beautifully! It was an awesome morning for some great running!!”


Complete CMS results:


Erica McGrath (19th) 13:51.71
Teagan Calkins (22nd) 14:17.02
Edie Bittner (26th) 15:01.70
Aleksia Jump (33rd) 15:50.19
Brynn Parker (38th) 16:48.10
Aubrey Blitch (39th) 17:02.52


Hank Milnes (9th) 10:58.55
Cole White (13th) 11:01.84
Landon Roberts (14th) 11:02.71
George Spear (32nd) 12:06.96
Hayden Harry (43rd) 12:58.31
Malichi Somes (48th) 13:24.98
Jack Porter (52nd) 13:55.91
Johnny Porter (54th) 14:16.15
Thomas Strelow (56th) 14:26.10
Gabe Reed (67th) 19:00.20

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Landon Roberts digs down deep to find a few extra MPH on his fastball. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Stealing bases when the other team isn’t looking is kind of our thing.

“Just the way I taught him!”

“Ehhh, it’s kinda cold and slimy down here…”

“I have to wash those pants??!?”

Spoiler alert: John Rachal hit the ball pretty darn far on this swing.

“My big brother can throw harder than your big brother. Just you wait…”

“Oh, it’s true. Prepare to taste hot death, my friend!”

Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays the paparazzi from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.

So John Fisken dodged the many, many raindrops Wednesday in Oak Harbor to snap pics as the District 11 baseball tourney played out across multiple fields at Windjammer Park.

The photos above capture the only game we really care about here in Coupeville, the one in which Central Whidbey swatted Sedro-Woolley 10-1.

To see everything he shot as the Wolf diamond men kept their playoff dream alive, pop over to:


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