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CHS and CMS volleyball stars work with the next generation during a recent K-6 skills camp. (Photos courtesy Cory Whitmore)

Start young, have strong role models, and the future is bright.

Lucy Sandahl teaches a girl who just discovered she wants to grow up to be the next Lucy Sandahl.

Layer upon layer.

That’s how you build truly-successful sports programs, bringing in athletes when they’re young, then having current stars work with them.

Coupeville High School volleyball guru Cory Whitmore embraces the idea, which is why the K-6 skills camp he, assistant coach Chris Smith, and their players ran the past couple of days is so important.

You can see it in the photos above, as high school and middle school players embrace the chance to be role models and coaches in their own right, and elementary school athletes discover someone to emulate.

A few years down the road, the lil’ kids will be the teachers, and the current spikers will be the ones visiting and seeing how their efforts paid off.

It’s how you build success, one layer upon another layer.

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Mason Grove comes around to tap home Friday as Coupeville wins its fourth-straight game. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Wolves (l to r) Lucy Sandahl, Ashley Menges, and Lindsey Roberts drop by to cheer on their classmates.

CHS alumni Hope Lodell and Kyle Rockwell venture back onto school grounds.

Gavin Knoblich gets down with his bad self.

First-base coach Mike Etzell runs away to join the soccer team.

Heidi Roberts (left), Sarah Meyer (center), and Mckenzie Meyer get a little bit rowdy.

The Wolf brain trust ponders in-game strategy.

Spoiler: he said yes. Sandahl and Daniel Olson are Prom-bound.

The weather held up, and so did the cameras.

Despite some splatters of rain in the early going Friday, the Coupeville High School baseball squad was able to get a complete game in, waxing visiting Sultan 14-4.

And, despite having to dodge a bit of liquid sunshine, and deal with some mid-game wind, local paparazzi John Fisken was able to merrily snap away for the full 2.5 hours.

The photos above, a mix of in-game and out-of-game action, are courtesy him.

To see everything Fisken shot (and possibly purchase some glossies, while helping fund scholarships for CHS student/athletes), pop over to:


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Aurora Cernick shattered her PR in the javelin Saturday at the six-team Coupeville Imvite. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Ja’Kenya Hoskins, training with Sean Toomey-Stout, set a PR in the 200 while also running a leg on two winning relay teams.

Invade Whidbey, get wrecked.

Defending their home turf with authority, the Coupeville High School girls track and field team roared to a team win Saturday at the six-team Coupeville Invite.

Piling up nine victories, including two individual wins each for Lucy Sandahl, Mallory Kortuem, and Lindsey Roberts, the Wolves held off Cedar Park Christian 137-101.

Mount Vernon Christian (100), Clallam Bay (67), and Crescent (7) rounded out the race.

Sandahl blazed to wins in the 800 and 1600, Roberts notched triumphs in the 100 hurdles and high jump, and Kortuem doubled her pleasure by claiming titles in the 400 and pole vault.

Catherine Lhamon also claimed first in the 3200 on mom Helene’s birthday, while the CHS 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 relay squads couldn’t be caught.

Those units were comprised of Roberts, Kortuem, and the quicksilver Hoskins sisters, Ja’Kenya and Ja’Tarya.

On the boy side, Coupeville nabbed wins in the 100 (Jean Lund-Olsen) and 400 (Danny Conlisk), while claiming third in the team race.

Mount Vernon Christian topped that battle with 166 points, staying well ahead of Cedar Park (128), Coupeville (92), Clallam Bay (50), and Crescent.

Lummi had a handful of athletes competing, but didn’t score in either team race.

After two meets in three days, Coupeville is now off until April 11.

The Wolves won’t have to go far for that meet, as they will once again be home, with King’s and Cedar Park scheduled to come to Whidbey.


Complete Saturday results:



100 — Mikaela Labrador (5th) 15.49 *PR*

200 — Ja’Kenya Hoskins (3rd) 29.33 *PR*

400 — Mallory Kortuem (1st) 1:00.65 *PR*

800 — Lucy Sandahl (1st) 2:44.57

1600 — Sandahl (1st) 5:59.64; Catherine Lhamon (2nd) 6:00.53 *PR*

3200 — Lhamon (1st) 13:31.69

100 Hurdles — Lindsey Roberts (1st) 16.68

300 Hurdles — Ja’Tarya Hoskins (3rd) 55.68

4 x 100 Relay — Ja’Kenya Hoskins, Ja’Tarya Hoskins, Kortuem, Roberts (1st) 52.88

4 x 200 Relay — Roberts, Kortuem, Ja’Tarya Hoskins, Ja’Kenya Hoskins (1st) 1:51.23

Shot Put — Raven Vick (6th) 21-02 *PR*; Aurora Cernick (7th) 20-02.50; Megan Behan (8th) 19-11 *PR*

Discus — Cernick (3rd) 66-05 *PR*; Willow Vick (5th) 62-05; R. Vick (6th) 60-04 *PR*; Behan (8th) 53-05

Javelin — R. Vick (3rd) 85-06; Cernick (6th) 63-09 *PR*; W. Vick (8th) 59-03; Behan (9th) 57-03; M. Labrador (12th) 39-00

High Jump — Roberts (1st) 4-11 *PR*

Pole Vault — Kortuem (1st) 7-00

Long Jump — M. Labrador (2nd) 12-09.50 *PR*



100 — Jean Lund-Olsen (1st) 11.61; Lucious Halstead (7th) 13.11

200 — Danny Conlisk (2nd) 23.88; Halstead (7th) 26.28 *PR*; Kyle Burnett (9th) 26.53

400 — Conlisk (1st) 51.76; Tiger Johnson (5th) 57.74 *PR*

110 Hurdles — Jakobi Baumann (3rd) 20.94

300 Hurdles — Baumann (4th) 50.76

4 x 400 Relay — Halstead, Johnson, Baumann, Conlisk (3rd) 3:57.54

Shot Put — Ryan Labrador (2nd) 39-09.50; Keahi Sorrows (3rd) 39-02; Chris Battaglia (4th) 37-07; Elijah Okaruru (17th) 27-03 *PR*

Discus — Battaglia (5th) 104-09; Sorrows (6th) 104-04 *PR*; R. Labrador (9th) 97-03; Brian Casey (18th) 73-04; Okaruru (19th) 65-04

Javelin — Battaglia (2nd) 134-01; Baumann (10th) 77-00 *PR*; Okaruru (12th) 68-03; Casey (13th) 61-04

High Jump — Koa Davison (2nd) 5-04

Pole Vault — Burnett (2nd) 7-06

Long Jump — Baumann (5th) 15-03 *PR*

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Christi Messner gets some quality time with the future of Wolf basketball. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

The Coupeville cheerleaders rock the house.

Rusty Bailey, eternal scamp.

Sean Toomey-Stout auditions for “Tongue God: The Gene Simmons Story.”

The CHS student section – a seething cauldron of mixed emotions.

Kaley Grigsby masters the art of juggling cheer and band.

Chelsea Prescott enjoys a post-game nosh.

Lucy Sandahl (left) and Ashley Menges hug it out.

A good photographer always stays busy.

When the action on the basketball court ebbs and flows, John Fisken swings his camera and nabs a little bit of everything.

Band, cheer, fans, cute babies. You name it, he shoots it, and I run it.

Especially the cute babies, cause cute babies get big page hits.

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Jaimee Masters was electric at the service line Thursday, sparking the Coupeville JV volleyball squad to a comeback win. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Give your foes a glimmer of hope, then crush their dreams.

Using every player on the roster Thursday, the Coupeville High School JV volleyball squad stormed back from down a set to blitz visiting Cedar Park Christian, turning a tense match into a runaway win.

While the Eagles slipped away with the opening set 26-24, after blowing a seven-point lead and wasting two set points, it was all Wolves, all day, as soon as the squads switched sides of the floor.

Coupeville blistered the visitors 25-16 in the second set, then took the third set, and the win, with a 25-19 frame in which the Wolf freshmen carried the load.

The win, the team’s third-straight, lifts the JV to 3-3 in North Sound Conference play, 5-4 overall.

CHS coach Chris Smith mixed up his lineup a bit more than normal Thursday, used all 13 of his players, and got big-time plays from everyone on the court.

While the Wolves ultimately dropped the opening set, they displayed an admirable scrappiness, battling back from an 11-4 deficit to knot the set up at 19-19, 22-22 and 24-24.

After failing to win a point through its first four servers, Coupeville finally broke through on the wicked hot arm of Willow Vick.

Her first serve set up a roundhouse spike from Zoe Trujillo, then Vick ripped off a knee-buckling ace to start the comeback.

The Wolves fought all the way back to tie the set at 19 when Lucy Sandahl spun a ball off of her fingertips while on the move, dropping a tip winner between two flailing rivals.

From there, the opening set became a war of attrition.

Maddie Vondrak bounded to the ceiling to pound home a winner, Raven Vick scorched a nasty ace, but a truly awful call by the ref swung things back to CPC, which closed out the set.

From their demeanor, it was tough to tell the Wolves were down a set, however, as they bounced around, full of energy and ready to bring the pain.

Sandahl started things off with a nice run at the service line, then Jaimee Masters took things to another level, ripping off seven straight winners, punctuated by a  low, screaming ace which tore a chunk out of a CPC player’s toe.

Inspired by her teammate’s serving prowess, Vondrak got funky, dancing this way and that, blocking two shots in a row with just the top of her fingertips, before swinging the hammer on a spike that sealed the deal.

Riding the wave of emotion, Coupeville’s freshmen (Izzy Wells, Noelle Daigneault, Eryn Wood, Abby Mulholland, Kylie Van Velkinburgh and Anya Leavell) teamed with sophomores Ivy Leedy and Abby Meyers to do most of the damage down the stretch.

Wells opened the final set with eight consecutive points on serve, then, after a nifty kill from the middle of the floor by Leavell, it was time for Daigneault to get down and dirty.

Back-to-back aces from the freshman Homecoming princess blew the lead out to 11-1, with the Wolves eventually stretching the margin all the way to 22-9.

Van Velkinburgh sprawled out on the floor to keep one crucial rally going, while Mulholland froze two rivals with a tip winner, and things looked to be about three seconds from ending.

Give CPC some credit, though, as they closed on a 10-2 run with at least two winners catching the last flake of paint on the back line.

Smith never panicked, however, and neither did his youngest players, as he left them on the floor to close out the win. Which they promptly did.

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