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William Davidson gets stretched out as CHS football returns to practice. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Cameron Breaux hauls in a pass.

Mikey Robinett goes low to snag a ball.

Zane Oldenstadt feels the burn.

A Wolf receiver cuts upfield.

Josh Upchurch limbers up.

Tacklers to the left. Tacklers to the right. Which way do I go?

Dominic Coffman hits the jets.

They’re back in action. Sort of.

While the ongoing pandemic prevents games from being played until at least January, schools were allowed to bring athletes in for carefully-monitored practices starting Sept. 28.

Basically, it’s open gym time, a repeat of the out-of-season coaching period the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association normally allows in June and July.

Some areas, such as Kitsap county, are not taking part, but all three school districts in Island County are.

With Coupeville athletes participating, wandering photo guy John Fisken ended up in Central Whidbey, and the photos above are courtesy him.


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South Whidbey Class of 2020 grad Megan Parker shows off her mask. (Photo from Whidbey DIYers Facebook page)

Rivals on the field, friends off of it.

Students at Coupeville and South Whidbey High School are next-door neighbors, their classrooms separated by about 25 miles, but united by living on the same rock in the middle of the water.

With graduation arriving Saturday for a weary Class of 2020, the seniors at those schools, whether Wolves or Falcons, benefited from the generosity of a local group of “do it yourselfers,” and one of the school’s principals.

As everyone deals with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, both area schools required face masks for their graduation ceremonies.

That’s where the Whidbey DIYers group stepped up, getting going on a project to produce masks for grads at South Whidbey High School and South Whidbey Academy.

With the crafty ones hard at work, South Whidbey High School Principal John Patton donated to the cause.

To the delight of all, his bucks gave the Whidbey DIYers enough financial aid to go beyond their original commitment and craft masks for CHS grads as well.

The project was a success on all levels.

“Whether or not they use these masks or just keep them as a keepsake memory of this crazy year, we wanted them to be able to show off their accomplishment even if they have to wear a mask for work, etc,” the Whidbey DIYers said on their Facebook page.

The project was the work of many, with several DIYers getting shout-outs.

That included Gwendine “The Machine” Norton and husband Tom “The Bomb” Norton, both of Clinton, SWHS parents Keasha Campbell and Petrena Haines, DIYer admin Kymy Johnson, Oak Harbor’s Wendy Shingleton, Coupeville School Board member Venessa Matros, and Patton.

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