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Senior Julie Bucio is part of the rebirth of Coupeville High School’s competition cheer squad. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

The Wolves celebrate their 2nd place finish Saturday at “Battle at the Border” in Vancouver. (Erika Hoffmire photos)

Enjoying the moment are: back row (left to right): Mica Shipley, Ashleigh Battaglia, coach BreAnna Boon, Bella Velasco, and Coral Caveness. Front: Kim Castro, Emily Fiedler, Ja’Tarya Hoskins, Bucio, and Marenna Rebischke-Smith.

Leaps and bounds.

The Coupeville High School cheer squad, which recently returned to competition after a seven-year absence, has caught the attention of the judges.

The Wolves have been to three meets now, winning awards each time, but it’s been their improvement on the score cards which has been the biggest bonus.

Saturday, CHS headed back to the bus with a 2nd place trophy for their work in the Small Game Day division at the “Battle at the Border” in Vancouver.

That gives the Wolves two 2nds and a 3rd during their brief rebirth.

Even bigger, they scored a 60, which is just five points shy of earning them a trip to state, and is a whopping 19 points up from what they posted at their first competition.

“That’s when they really started screaming and jumping up and down!,” said CHS coach BreAnna Boon. “Knowing that they got that close (to state) was more exciting for them than the trophy!

“This weekend I watched them bloom into a completely different squad,” she added. “They finally saw what I have always seen in them!”

It’s a feeling shared by her cheerleaders.

“I could not be prouder of my team,” said captain Ja’Tarya Hoskins. “This year is our year, to show all the kids at our school that we aren’t just dumb cheerleaders who cheer for just football and basketball.”

While they’re still very involved as a sideline squad, the core of the Wolf cheer team has doubled up in recent weeks, putting in tremendous effort to get ready for their competitions.

“Every week we have to change our routine, based on the judges critiques,” Boon said. “This week we only had two days to completely change everything. They learned a whole new dance, put a new song to their routine, and learned a new cheer.

“As a coach my job is to look at those score sheets and critiques, and apply that to our routine so we can meet the ultimate goal of competing at state,” she added. “I wish I could put into words how hard these cheerleaders have been working.

“There is nothing that can describe their level of intensity when they get to practice.”

Nine Wolves took the mats Saturday, with a tenth, Melia Welling, there in spirit if not in body.

“We have bonded and became family and it showed on that blue mat!,” said captain Mica Shipley. “I’ve never been more proud of those beautiful ladies.”

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Marenna Rebischke-Smith is part of a 13-woman CHS winter cheer squad. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Winter cheer is coming.

High School basketball season starts Monday, when Coupeville players hit the floor for their first practices.

While Wolf ballers will just be getting started, their cheer counterparts are already working towards a new season, leaving the gridiron sidelines behind for the warmth of the gym.

First-year CHS coach BreAnna Boon has a 13-woman roster with which to work, with 11 of those Wolves returning from football season.

“We are a small but mighty squad!,” Boon said. “Great things are coming … be prepared to be amazed!”

The CHS winter cheer squad:

Ashleigh Battaglia
Julie Bucio
Kim Castro
Coral Caveness
Emily Fiedler
Kaley Grigsby
Ja’Tarya Hoskins
Lola Jimenez
Jaden Marrs
Marenna Rebischke-Smith
Mica Shipley
Bella Velasco
Melia Welling

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Wolf cheerleaders, seen here at the preseason jamboree, were ready to rock from day one. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

BreAnna Boon’s first season is in the books.

The Coupeville High School cheer coach capped her first time running things on the Wolf sidelines with a season-ending banquet Tuesday night.

Boon honored seniors Julie Bucio and Moira Reed with four-year awards, while handing out letters to 15 girls who stayed loud ‘n proud while cheering on football this fall.

Now, the coach and her athletes head indoors for the start of basketball season.

 

Letter winners:

Ashleigh Battaglia
Julie Bucio
Kim Castro

Coral Caveness
Emily Fiedler

Kaley Grigsby
Ja’Kenya Hoskins

Ja’Tarya Hoskins
Isabel Hucke
Marenna Rebischke-Smith

Moira Reed
Mica Shipley
Emma Somes
Bella Velasco

Melia Welling

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   Sophomore Melia Welling took home two awards and a letter Thursday as Coupeville cheer wrapped its season with a banquet.

Share and share alike.

The Coupeville High School cheer squad officially wrapped up the winter sports season Thursday, handing out awards at a banquet.

When they did, the Wolves shared the loot, with two awards ending in ties.

Mica Shipley and Melia Welling shared the Wolf Award, while Claire Mietus, Julie Bucio and Ja’Tarya Hoskins all earned a piece of the award for Most Spirited.

In other honors, Welling took home the Coach’s Award and Isabel Hucke captured Most Improved.

CHS cheer coaches Emily Stevens and Amanda Jones handed out letters to 10 cheerleaders:

Julie Bucio
Maggie Crimmins
Jesse Hester
Ja’Tarya Hoskins
Isabel Hucke
Claire Mietus
Mira Mostafavinassab
Heather Nastali
Mica Shipley
Melia Welling

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   Kyla Briscoe shows off her dead-eye shooting touch Tuesday as she rains down buckets on Port Townsend. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

International woman of mystery Julia García Oñoro is a master of multitasking.

Maddy Hilkey leads the assault on the basket.

Lindsey Roberts lives by Ivan Drago’s motto in Rocky IV — “I must break you.”

Sarah Wright is in the zone.

Ashlie Shank’s fan club (at least part of it) is on scene.

With a little help from her friends, Wolf cheerleader Mica Shipley stands tall.

   Genna Wright explains her basketball philosophy. “They call me The Grave Digger, grandpa, cause I bury fools.”

With great power, comes great responsibility.

John Fisken has the snazzy cameras, he has the impeccable photographic eye and he wanders Whidbey snapping like a madman, so it’s a good thing he fully embraces his power.

The latest beneficiaries are the CHS girls basketball players, their parents and fans, and, of course, Coupeville Sports, since he delivers a medley of snappy pics guaranteed to drive my page hits upwards.

The photos you see are from Tuesday’s tilt against Port Townsend, where the Wolves swept varsity and JV games from the RedHawks.

To see all of Fisken’s action shots, pop over to:

http://www.johnsphotos.net/Sports/Coupeville-basketball-2017-2018/GBB-2018-01-09-vs-Pt-Townsend/

And remember, purchases help fund college scholarships for CHS student/athletes.

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