Posts Tagged ‘Mollie Bailey’

Coupeville’s annual Memorial Day Parade gets off to a flag-waving start. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Local legends Sylvia Arnold (left) and Cheryl Engle meet and mingle.

Even Superman gets tired.

The Marines move out.

He’s the cat’s meow.

“Candy … candy … CANDY!!!!!!”

Mollie Bailey is ready to rock the joint.

   Megan Behan (left) and Caroline Lhamon win over the crowd with a hail of Tootsie-Pops.

Patriotism was in the air, as well as candy.

Coupeville’s annual Memorial Day Parade brought out a mix of veterans, politicians, animals, classic cars and plenty of people tossing sweet treats at the audience.

Local camera bug John Fisken popped in to shoot the whole affair Saturday, and the pics above are courtesy him.

To see everything he shot, pop over to:


And when you do, he’s left this batch of photos wide open for everyone to use and download for free.

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   Charlotte Nölle (back) delivers a hug to her favorite CHS band member, Mollie Bailey. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

   Left alone to operate the scoreboard, CHS Athletic Director Willie Smith inadvertently launches a nuclear missile.

   SWISH basketball coach Lark Gustafson and future Wolf hoops stars watch the current high school players do what they do.

Heidi Meyers lays down the beat.

Sherry Roberts, AKA “The Velvet Voice,” takes over announcing duties.

   CJ Smith and Sylvia Hurlburt find a semi-comfortable perch on the always-hard bleachers.

   Lucy Sandahl gives volleyball mate Lauren Rose a new ‘do, while Emma Smith keeps an eye on things.

Meyers and Raven Vick get a helping hand from Port Townsend’s Sierra Ruegg.

Pics to the left, pics to the right, pics as far as the eye can see.

Wanderin’ photo bug John Fisken slid by Coupeville’s gym Friday night to catch some Wolf girls basketball action, and put his camera to good use.

Along with in-game snaps, he also landed some glossy photos of fans going about their business, which can be seen above.

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   With Genna Wright cleaning the boards with a fury Friday, the Coupeville JV girls crushed Port Townsend. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Put ’em down and put ’em down hard and fast.

That was the goal for the Coupeville High School JV girls basketball squad Friday as it faced off with very-overwhelmed Port Townsend.

Mission accomplished, as the Wolves, behind the hot shooting touch of frosh phenom Mollie Bailey, jumped out to a 13-0 lead, then strolled home for a 28-6 win.

The victory lifts the CHS young guns to 3-4 in Olympic League play, 7-10 on the season, and gives them the most wins of any of the four Wolf hoops teams this winter.

Port Townsend’s JV is very much a work in progress, with many of its players unable to breach the withering Wolf defense.

Nicole Lester slapped home a rebound a few seconds into the game, effectively ending things, though the two teams continued to play so the paying fans would get their money’s worth.

With Bailey dropping home a pair of first-quarter buckets, one on a fall-away jumper, the other on a runner off of a break, Coupeville went to the first break up 11-0.

Tack on another Lester bucket, this one set up by a zinger of a pass from Tia Wurzrainer, and the game looked much like the two previous times the Wolves and RedHawks faced.

But there was a new wrinkle, as the Port Townsend JV, which didn’t score until the fourth quarter in the last meeting, tickled the twines just two minutes or so into the second quarter this time around.

It might not have been much, and was quickly answered by a soft jumper from Wurzrainer, a three-ball off the fingertips of Bailey and a stop ‘n pop jumper from Ashlie Shank, but it was still a nice moment for the still-growing RedHawks.

Up 22-4 at the break, Coupeville decided to give fans a chance to head to the snack bar or bathroom in the third.

In a rarity I’m not sure I’ve ever witnessed at the high school level before, the squads combined to rim out 247 shots (give or take one or two) and score a combined ZERO points in the third.

Then it was back to Bailey knocking down jumpers and calmly cruising back down court, small smile slightly acknowledging the screams of her rabid fan base, and we were done.

The freshman sharpshooter finished with 11 points, while Wurzrainer, Lester and Genna Wright each tallied four.

Maddy Hilkey (3) and Shank (2) also scored, while Kylie Chernikoff was a one-woman wrecking crew on the boards, and Spanish sensation Julia García Oñoro came dangerously close to scoring her first American points.

Drawing an explosion of cheers from her teammates, García Oñoro pulled down a rebound and, maybe for the first time since she hit these shores, immediately shot right back up and tried to knock down the shot.

While her bucket wouldn’t drop, the foreign exchange student was battered around the head by a pair of RedHawk rivals and earned two free throws.

Trying to stay composed as varsity star Sarah Wright hollered her name, García Oñoro had both charity shots pop back up and out, as the basketball gods refused to play fair.

Still, her shy smile as she was mobbed by teammates and congratulated by CHS coach Amy King afterwards, was worth far more than two points.

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   Genna Wright kicks off a smorgasbord of CHS basketball portraits. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Jonathan Partida

Kylie Chernikoff

Dane Lucero

Avalon Renninger

Tucker Hall

Mollie Bailey

Ryan Labrador

Everyone gets their portrait taken, but there’s no promise in what order they’ll run.

At the start of every sports season, photo whiz kid John Fisken clicks away merrily, recording each Wolf who shows up on Photo Day, then he’s nice enough to shoot them my way for use during the season.

As the games play out, a lot of the photos are used, though some get bumped as game action shots start to roll in.

I like to make sure all the portraits hit the internet at some point, though.

So, as we wade through a fairly quiet week (high school finals are keeping CHS players out of competition from Sunday to Thursday), here’s eight, which, for whatever reason, haven’t seen the light of day yet.

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   Jean Lund-Olsen’s fingers tell the tale — two JV games Friday, two wins for Coupeville. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

The small gym was hoppin’.

While the varsity basketball teams lit up the Coupeville High School gym Friday, the Wolf JV squads took turns winning thrillers against visiting Mount Vernon Christian across the hallway.

The CHS boys pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 38-36 win, evening their record at 1-1, while the girls emerged from overtime with a 24-22 victory to climb to 2-1 on the season.

Girls fight back:

Trailing 13-7 at the half, the Wolves steadily chipped away at the lead, cutting away three points in both the third and fourth quarters.

After losing its lead, MVC hit a late bucket to re-tie the game, then had a chance to win in the final three seconds.

Wolf frosh Chelsea Prescott read the play nicely, though, intercepting the in-bounds pass and sending the game to overtime, where one perfect play won the night.

Running a play it had recently installed, Coupeville used a “soccer-style” pass from pitch vet Tia Wurzrainer to Mollie Bailey to set up the only bucket of the extra period.

The wild finish capped what CHS coach Amy King termed a “back-and-forth, soccer-style game,” in which the ball was frequently loose, bodies were frequently crashing into one another, shots kept popping back out of the cylinder and there were “a million steals.”

Prescott racked up the best numbers in the scoring column with 10 (she also had five blocks and four steals), while Avalon Renninger (6), Nicole Lester (4), Bailey (2) and Wurzrainer (2) also tallied points.

Boys win a back-and-forth affair:

Both squads took turns surging, with Coupeville up 12-7 after one, down 20-19 at the half, then tied at 25-25 heading into the final eight minutes.

Once there, the Wolves got a pair of crunch-time three-balls from freshman Alex Jimenez, one of five CHS players to score in the fourth quarter.

Sophomore Mason Grove paced Coupeville with a game-high 16, netting five three-point bombs and a crucial free throw, while Ulrik Wells pounded down low for seven points.

Jean Lund-Olsen (6), Jimenez (6), Daniel Olson (2) and David Prescott (1) all chipped in to round out the scoring attack.

“The young guys really stepped up for us tonight,” said Coupeville coach Chris Smith.

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