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Fresh off her own successful run at the state meet, cross country ace Cristina McGrath supports her football-playing classmates. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

The cold never bothered them, anyway.

There was a bit of a November nip in the air Saturday as Coupeville hosted Onalaska in a state playoff game, but the temps didn’t keep Wolf fans away.

Instead, they opted for wearing layers, sipping hot drinks, and staying active on the cold metal bleachers at Oak Harbor’s Wildcat Memorial Stadium.

Jarrett and Tasha Fiedler raise the roof.

Mia Farris stares down the cameraman while Ryan Blouin has gone to his happy place, where it’s much, much warmer.

“I will get loud ‘n proud, yes sir.”

Gwen Crowder contemplates going all Sean Penn on the paparazzi.

Where’s Waldo, Coupeville edition.

Former CHS hoops star Anya Leavell came prepared for the cold.

The Wolf faithful get rowdy.

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Mia Farris was one of three Wolves to hammer 10 or more kills in a win Thursday night. (Jackie Saia photo)

The snipers were hitting their targets.

Three different players recorded 10+ kills Thursday night, with another two notching five apiece, as the Coupeville High School varsity volleyball squad surged to its sixth win in its last seven matches.

Bouncing back from a tentative start, the Wolf spikers unloaded on host Mount Vernon Christian to the tune of 23-25, 25-18, 25-21, 25-14.

With the victory, CHS moves to 6-0 in Northwest 2B/1B League play, 7-3 overall.

The Wolves, who host non-conference foe Neah Bay Saturday, sit alone atop the NWL standings, a half-game up on three-time defending 2B state champs La Conner (5-0), and a game ahead of MVC (6-2).

Coupeville has three league matches left, travelling to La Conner Oct. 18, before closing with home matches Oct. 20 against Darrington (3-5) and Oct. 25 against La Conner.

Win, lose, or draw the rest of the way, the Wolves are playoff-bound after that. All that’s left to decide is the draw.

Of the three 2B schools in the NWL, two teams advance to the postseason and Friday Harbor (1-8) is eliminated.

The District 1/2 tourney is Nov. 2 in La Conner, with the #2 team from District 1 playing District 2’s Auburn Adventist Academy in a loser-out match.

The winner then faces off with the NWL champ in a winner-to-state, loser-out rumble.

The battle to unseat La Conner will become the primary mission in the coming days, but Thursday night was about holding off the Hurricanes, who have been on a torrid run.

Mission accomplished.

“A good win tonight against a much-improved Mt. Vernon Christian team,” said Coupeville coach Cory Whitmore.

“We knew they would be tough and I’m proud of the way the girls shook off a little bit of a flat first set and turned it on moving forward.

“The girls got rid of the hesitation on defense and returned to our unified culture and play.”

Coupeville misfired a bit at the service stripe in the early going, but successfully righted things.

“Took a bit to find a groove on serves but once we did, our defense was strong behind the block,” Whitmore said.

Madison McMillan went on a run of serves in the fourth (set), which opened things up.”

With Grey Peabody (13 kills), Ryanne Knoblich (10), and Mia Farris (10) pounding the rock, Coupeville’s attack kept the Hurricanes on their toes.

“All our hitters hit positive on the attack and (setter) Maddie (Georges) did a great job keeping everyone involved but pushing points when needed,” Whitmore said.

“I was very happy with our passers, and it took stamina to finish the game strong on serve receive.”

“Dang! We’re good!!” (Jackie Saia photo)


Thursday stats:

Alita Blouin — 27 digs, 2 assists, 1 ace
Mia Farris — 10 kills, 1 dig, 1 solo block
Maddie Georges — 1 kill, 7 digs, 39 assists
Taygin Jump — 4 digs, 1 ace
Ryanne Knoblich — 10 kills, 8 digs, 3 aces
Katie Marti — 1 dig, 2 aces
Madison McMillan — 9 digs, 4 aces
Grey Peabody — 13 kills, 3 digs
Jill Prince — 5 kills, 1 dig, 1 ace
Lyla Stuurmans — 5 kills

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Taygin Jump (right) and Mia Farris share a moment. (Jackie Saia photos)

Spikes zinged and cameras clicked.

Thursday night’s Coupeville vs. South Whidbey rivalry rumble on the volleyball court attracted its fair share of photographers, and the photos above and below come to us courtesy Jackie Saia.

Madison McMillan sacrifices her body for the good of the team.

CHS coach Cory Whitmore has a heart-to-heart talk with his spikers.

Jada Heaton delivers the lightning and the thunder.

Maddie Georges gets artful with her tip game.

Lyla Stuurmans (4) and McMillan swap spots in the lineup.

Ryanne Knoblich abuses the volleyball.

It’s a party on the hardwood.

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Sophomores Mia Farris and Hurlee Bronec kick off a parade of Coupeville High School Homecoming royalty. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

It’s Homecoming festivities from a different angle.

John Fisken pops up to offer the pics seen above and below, which capture Friday’s halftime tribute to Coupeville High School’s royalty.

From fresh-faced frosh to seasoned seniors, they all get their moment in the (setting) sun.

Senior girls (l to r) Carolyn Lhamon, Ryanne Knoblich, Karyme Castro-Sotelo, and Alita Blouin bask in the spotlight.

Senior boys (l to r) Tim Ursu, Daylon Houston, Cameron Gates, and Dominic Coffman await the announcement of King.

Juniors William Davidson and Skylar Parker are on the scene.

Coupeville’s mascots join the festivities.

Fab frosh Abbigail Bond and Aiden O’Neill, earning honors early in their career.

All is revealed, as hidden balloons point to the King and Queen.

Coffman and Blouin promise to be benevolent rulers.

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Maddie Georges flicks a pass skyward. (Jackie Saia photo)

It was a brawl on the hardwood.

In the first of two regular-season clashes between next-door neighbors, the South Whidbey High School varsity volleyball squad eked out a tough four-set win Monday, rallying to top visiting Coupeville.

The non-conference loss drops the Wolves to 1-1, though they’ll have an immediate chance to bounce back thanks to a Tuesday trip to Bothell to face Cedar Park Christian.

Coupeville came out strongly in Langley, winning the opening set 25-15.

After that, however, South Whidbey found a winning strategy, capturing the next three sets 26-24, 25-22, 25-17.

Which means, even in a loss, the Wolves were only outscored by three points, with the Falcons holding a 91-88 advantage at the end.

CHS coach Cory Whitmore is already looking ahead to the rematch in Coupeville, which arrives Oct. 1.

“I’m excited that we get another chance to face them again, and I know the girls are too,” he said.

Monday’s match started out as one thing, then took a detour, with the Wolves not quite able to get the car fully back on the road.

“We played lights out in the first set and let them crawl back into the game in the second,” Whitmore said. “With some untimely errors and them taking care of the ball, they overtook in the second.

“We fought hard and kept it competitive in the third set, but our four service errors and a few attacking errors gave them chances to keep their three-point lead on us.

“In the fourth we had a lot of fight but lost gas, as again, some serves and attacks that had worked all night, weren’t there.”



Alita Blouin — 18 digs, 1 assist
Mia Farris — 12 kills, 1 ace, 2 block assists
Maddie Georges — 1 kill, 5 digs, 2 assists, 4 aces
Taygin Jump — 1 kill, 2 digs, 1 assist
Ryanne Knoblich — 2 kills, 9 digs, 4 aces
Katie Marti — 1 dig, 3 aces
Madison McMillan — 1 kill, 2 digs
Grey Peabody — 6 kills, 1 block assist
Jill Prince — 4 kills, 1 solo block, 2 block assists
Lyla Stuurmans — 3 kills, 6 digs, 1 ace, 1 solo block, 1 block assist

Big-hitting Mia Farris may try to hide, but she can’t escape her ever-growing fan club. (Delanie Lewis photo)

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