Posts Tagged ‘Mother Nature’

Teagan Calkins is ready to play, but weather is not cooperating. (Jackie Saia photo)

No freezing on the prairie for you today.

A couple of hours after Friday’s home girls’ tennis match was postponed due to looming rain, school officials also bumped softball off the schedule.

Coupeville was slated to host Cedar Park Christian-Bothell, but the game has been moved to Thursday, Apr. 6, with first pitch set for 4:00 PM.

The Wolves are still set to host Orcas Island Saturday at noon, with the game dedicated to cancer awareness, but Mother Nature will have the final say.

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Djina Radenovic is ready to launch serves, but Mother Nature has other ideas. (Jackie Saia photo)

The dance continues.

Keeping a tennis schedule in place during “spring” is always a tricky game, and 2023 is no exception.

Friday’s scheduled home match between Coupeville and Friday Harbor has been postponed because of weather, as liquid sunshine returns to the weather scene.

The match, which is a rumble between Northwest 2B/1B League foes, will be rescheduled, said Coupeville Athletic Director Willie Smith.

As the schedule sits now, the Wolves will be off for a bit, with spring break bearing down.

Currently, CHS is set to return to action Tuesday, Apr. 11 with a road trip to South Whidbey.

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Maya Toomey-Stout is disturbed to see Thursday’s Coupeville High School basketball games have been cancelled due to high winds playing havoc with ferries. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

It was going to happen sometime.

Winter weather conditions and Island life finally conspired Thursday to mess up the high school basketball schedule.

Coupeville and Port Townsend were set to face off in four games, with the boys action on Whidbey and the girls games on the mainland, but Mother Nature had other ideas.

“Due to small craft advisory through 1:00 AM and increasing winds through the evening we are canceling tonight’s games rather than risk both teams getting stuck,” said CHS Athletic Director Willie Smith.

“We have always erred on the side of caution when it comes to the PT ferry, which is what we are doing tonight,” he added. “We will look to reschedule at a later date; thank you for your understanding.”

The unpredictability of the Coupeville/Port Townsend ferries to handle various weather-related issues was one of the reasons the Wolves listed when they departed the Olympic League two years ago.

Thursday’s games were non-conference rumbles which would have featured the CHS girls trying to improve to 7-1 and the Wolf boys attempting to pull up to .500 at 4-4.

Both programs will return to action Saturday, when Nooksack Valley comes to Coupeville for a weekend doubleheader. That event starts at 1 PM.

Unless Deception Pass Bridge gets ripped down by giant octopuses between now and then.

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   After playing singles all season, Wolf senior Claire Mietus teamed with Tia Wurzrainer Tuesday to win at #2 doubles. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

No, it will never, ever stop raining this spring.

That point was driven home yet again Tuesday, as the Coupeville High School girls tennis squad traveled to Silverdale, got on the court, but then couldn’t finish its match.

A key 1A Olympic League tilt, it ground to a halt with four of seven varsity matches in the book and things tied 2-2.

Of the three remaining matches yet to be finished, CHS trailed at #2 singles, led at #3 doubles and was just starting #4 doubles.

The match will be completed Apr. 26 when Coupeville returns to Silverdale for the third and final match of the season with the Eagles.

For the moment, the Wolves (2-0 in league play, 3-5 overall) hold a game-and-a-half lead on Klahowya (0-1, 1-5) and Chimacum (0-1, 1-6) in the league standings as they chase a fourth-straight conference title.

Coupeville is scheduled to host Friday Harbor Wednesday (3:30 PM) in a non-conference match.

The biggest surprise? The weather forecast for Central Whidbey is for 56 degrees and … NO RAIN.

I’ll believe it when I see it…


Semi-complete Tuesday results:


1st Singles — Heather Nastali lost to Hailey Sargent 6-0, 6-0

2nd Singles — Nanci Melendrez trails Maddy Rienks 5-7, 6-4, 5-1

3rd Singles — Megan Behan lost to Anna Wells 6-2, 6-0

1st Doubles — Payton Aparicio/Sage Renninger beat Taylor Bruce/Marianne Maker 6-3, 7-5

2nd Doubles — Claire Mietus/Tia Wurzrainer beat Kelisha Harris/Kristin Powell 6-4, 7-6(7-1)

3rd Doubles — Jillian Mayne/Zara Bradley lead Emma Heckert/Mia Brill 2-0

4th Doubles — Maggie Crimmins/Genna Wright facing Rachelle Adams/Angelina Robinson (deuce in first game)

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CHS cheerleader Mckenzie Meyer offers an interpretive dance version of what it would be like to be on a ferry right now. (John Fisken photo)

   CHS cheerleader Mckenzie Meyer offers an interpretive dance version of what it would be like to be riding a ferry right now. (John Fisken photo)

Put the buses back in the barn.

Mother Nature, in all her windy, ferry-rockin’ glory, has forced cancellations of all Coupeville basketball games scheduled for tonight.

The girls and boys high school squads were supposed to travel to Belfair to play non-conference games against 2A North Mason, while the middle school boys were going to be trekking to Sequim.

With the season wrapping down — the CHS girls have seven games left, the CHS boys six, all to be played between now and Feb. 4 — it’s highly unlikely the high school games will be rescheduled.

The middle school game, though, is a league affair, so Coupeville Athletic Director Willie Smith is working on finding a new date.

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