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A day after his birthday, Landon Roberts whiffed three batters in an inning of work on the mound. (Morgan White photo)

The ferry waits for no man.

Even if they’re in the middle of playing a baseball game.

That’s a cold, hard fact for people who live on islands, so Saturday’s JV baseball game between visiting Coupeville High School and host Orcas came to an early end after three innings.

That allowed the Vikings to hold on for a 5-2 win against a young Wolf squad just finding its rhythm.

“All in all, we are happy to get a few innings in before we had to abruptly call the game,” said CHS coach Jon Roberts.

“I truly wish we could have played at least five innings. I think we could have clawed our way back into it.

“However, we will never know if that would be true.”

The Wolves, now 0-4-1 on the season, started strongly, scoring two runs in the top of the first.

All three of Coupeville’s hits came in that inning, with Marcelo Gebhard and Jack Farrell ripping singles and Aidyn McDermott crunching a double.

Both runs came in on a fielder’s choice off the bat of Seth Woollet, while the inning ended when Orcas gunned down a runner headed home.

“An exciting start!” Jon Roberts said. “The opposition pitcher had just played the field on varsity. We were making contact and scoring runs.”

Unfortunately for Coupeville, its first-inning hits would be its only base knocks in the game, though the Wolves did draw three walks across the final two innings.

Orcas only recorded one hit on the afternoon but took advantage of a series of free passes to push four runs across in the first, and another one in the second.

CHS mixed its pitchers, with Yohannan Sandles getting the start, before Myca Clarkson and Landon Roberts followed him to the mound.

The final two hurlers both whiffed three Vikings apiece.

Coupeville’s JV returns to action next Thursday, April 27, when it travels to Darrington.


Saturday stats:

David Dominici — One walk
Jack Farrell — One single
Marcelo Gebhard — One single
Matthew Gilbert — One walk
Aidyn McDermott — One double
Skylar Sand — One walk
Yohannon Sandles — One walk

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Landon Roberts suit game, and his passing, are on point. (Sherry Bonacci photo)

Landon Roberts was dealin’.

The Wolf sophomore spread the love Tuesday night, dishing out 12 assists as the Coupeville High School JV boys’ basketball team thunked visiting La Conner 58-30.

The victory, keyed by a 23-0 run in the third quarter, stretches the squad’s winning streak to nine games and counting heading into the season finale.

The Wolves sit at 10-3 on the campaign, with a road trip Friday to Friday Harbor the cherry on the sundae.

Tuesday’s rumble with the Braves marked the final home game for Coupeville’s rising stars, and they controlled things from start to finish.

Six different Wolves made the net jump in the opening quarter, netting buckets as CHS bolted out to a quick 14-8 lead.

From there, Coupeville stretched its advantage to 23-13 at the half, before dropping the hammer during a stellar third quarter.

Aiden O’Neill tickled the twine for seven points coming out of halftime, with Hunter Bronec, Jack Porter, Camden Glover, and Malachi Somes also scoring during that aforementioned 23-0 shellacking.

Coupeville hit from all angles in the game, raining down five three-balls, with Somes and Hunter Bronec netting two apiece.

The Wolves, or at least Glover, were also spot-on at the free-throw line, where the Wolf freshman went a perfect 5-for-5 en route to scoring a game-high 13 points.

Camden Glover (far left on bench) is ready to rock. (Morgan White photo)

Jack Porter (10), O’Neill (9), Hunter Bronec (9), Johnny Porter (6), Somes (6), Hurlee Bronec (3), and Roberts (2) also scored, with Yohannon Sandles and Carson Field rounding out the active roster.

O’Neill’s final point of the night was his 100th of the season, making him the second Wolf JV player to hit triple digits this year.

He joins Madison McMillan, who has tallied 121 for the CHS girls’ team.

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Landon Roberts (with ball), Aiden O’Neill, and Coupeville’s JV have won six straight games. (Delanie Lewis photo)

They’re still the hottest team in the land.

Holding off a dangerous Mount Vernon Christian squad Friday, the Coupeville High School JV boys’ basketball team ran away with its sixth-straight win.

Closing the game on a 15-6 tear after surrendering the lead for a hot second midway through the fourth quarter, the Wolves held on for a 58-50 victory to sweep the season series with the Hurricanes.

Hunter Smith’s team of two-way hoops stars are now a crisp 3-0 in Northwest 2B/1B League play, 7-3 overall.

The only thing that can stop them right now is a school simply declining to play them, which is the case next week, as Concrete shut down its JV team after iffy grades and lingering injuries gutted its roster.

So, while Coupeville’s varsity will play twice in a four-day span, the JV won’t be back in action until Friday Harbor visits Whidbey Island next Friday, Jan. 27.

Until then, the young guns will keep fine-tuning an offense which can kill you from every angle.

Eight Wolves tallied a bucket or more Friday, and they did it in multiple ways.

Down low in the paint, from behind the arc, and even, once in a while, from the free throw line.

Hunter Bronec got things kicked off, burying a three-ball in the game’s first minute, and the two teams battled to an 11-11 stalemate at the first break.

MVC bolted back in front, for a half second, opening the second frame with a three-ball, but there was no bend, and no break, in the Wolves spirit.

An 8-0 run featuring buckets from Hurlee Bronec, Jack Porter, and Chase Anderson broke things open, while Hunter Bronec came back around to splash home another trey late in the half.

Hurlee Bronec crashes to the hoop. (Chloe Marzocca photo)

The Hurricanes are a scrappy bunch, however, and they never let Coupeville fully pull away.

Up 28-23 at the half, the Wolves saw their lead shrink to 38-36 exiting the third quarter, though still felt good about it, since they ended the frame with Johnny Porter snagging a loose ball and bolting to the bucket for a score.

Exchanging buckets back and forth, the two teams circled each other warily in the fourth quarter, with MVC slipping ahead at 44-43.

That was the moment when the Wolves, to a man, stepped up and drilled their rivals.

Camden Glover knocked down back-to-back buckets — one off of a board, the other on a long outlet pass from Aiden O’Neill — before Jack Porter sank a gorgeous jumper from the side.

The final dagger was a three-ball from the just-mentioned Jack Porter, the ball settling through the net with a happy sigh as the Hurricanes could do nothing but wail.

While Coupeville struggled at the line, hitting just 12 of 32 charity shots (MVC was an equally sickly 9-24), the Wolves hit them when it mattered most.

Landon Roberts netted a pair of free throws, with Hunter Bronec and Glover sinking one apiece as CHS scored the game’s final four points at the line.

Glover led an extremely well-balanced scoring attack with 13 points, while Hunter Bronec and Jack Porter each tossed in nine.

Roberts (8), Johnny Porter (8), O’Neill (7), Anderson (2), and Hurlee Bronec (2) also scored, while Malachi Somes brought defensive heat while on the floor.

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Landon Roberts was one of 12 CHS cross country runners who competed Saturday in Bellingham. (Photo courtesy Sherry Bonacci)

The Wolves pause for a group photo before running. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

The trail calls to them.

Dodging the wildfire smoke which blanketed Washington state Saturday, the Coupeville High School cross country squad kicked off a new season.

The Wolves sent 12 runners to the line at the Gear Up Northwest Cross Country Preview in Bellingham, an event which drew 36 schools.

Saturday’s two-mile races were largely divided by grade, with sophomores facing sophomores, seniors vs. seniors, and so on.

Next up for CHS is the 43rd annual Carl Westling Invite, which goes down next Saturday, Sept. 17 at South Whidbey High School.


Saturday’s results:





Reagan Callahan (64th) 19:03.35



Claire Mayne (56th) 16:36.36





George Spear (29th) 12:16.19
Easton Green (91st) 14:34.64



Landon Roberts (83rd) 13:18.94
Carson Field (84th) 13:21.08
Thomas Strelow (92nd) 13:36.66
Preston Howard (104th) 14:07.25



Mitchell Hall (53rd) 12:22.33
Tate Wyman (85th) 14:17.31



Nick Wasik (59th) 13:57.75
Ezekiel Allen (98th) 15:10.26

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Peyton Caveness reached base three times Wednesday. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Improvement every day.

The Coupeville High School JV baseball team couldn’t pull out a win Wednesday, but it did put up a strong fight on a day filled with cruddy weather.

Unable to dig their way out of an early hole, the Wolves fell 13-5 to visiting Oak Harbor under an onslaught of cold rain.

The loss evens Coupeville’s record at 3-3 on the season.

Oak Harbor came off the bus ready for action, tossing a quick two runs on the board in the top of the first.

After that, the Wildcats added four more tallies in the second and five in the top of the third to build an 11-0 lead.

Coupeville’s young guns fought back, however, putting together their best offensive showing of the day in the bottom of the third.

Landon Roberts strolls home.

Base-knocks from Landon Roberts, Cole White, Peyton Caveness, and Camden Glover helped the Wolves push four runs across the plate.

CHS added a fifth score in the bottom of the fourth and final inning, giving the Wolf coaching staff continued hope.

“The bats are still alive at the JV level,” said Coupeville hardball guru Jon Roberts. “Happy to say we continue to put the bat on the ball.”

The Wolves finished the day with four hits, while also putting six runners aboard thanks to walks.

Aiden O’Neill, Caveness, and Seth Woollet each eked out a pair of free passes thanks to sharp eyes at the plate.

Coop Cooper, O’Neill, and Landon Roberts — two 8th graders and a freshman, respectively — handled pitching duties for the Wolves.

Coupeville returns to action Saturday when it travels to Bremerton to face Olympic High School.

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