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CHS baseball coach Steve Hilborn hasn’t entirely trusted computers since Skynet went whack-a-doodle in those┬áTerminator films. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Those machines run on 1’s and 0’s approve of our prairie hardball ways.

Evans Rankings, which has smiled favorably on several Coupeville High School sports teams during the 2022-2023 school year, likes the Wolf varsity baseball squad.

After feeding all the data into Newman — the resident computer possibly bent on world domination — noted number cruncher Matt Evans emerged from the basement Monday with the news CHS lands at #7 in 2B in his first rankings of the season.

The Wolves, who sit at 11-4 heading into a game at Concrete Tuesday, have five regular-season tilts left on the schedule.

After that, Coupeville heads off to the three-team District 1/2 tourney, where it will be the top seed in a single-elimination royal rumble with a state tourney berth at stake.


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In 24 days, Tim Ursu and Coupeville football kick off fall practice. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Sports are all about numbers.

So, with that in mind, even though we’re still comfortably mired in the middle of the summer, we can take a few moments to crunch some digits.

I mean, what else are we going to do with our time? There are no high school, middle school, or even little league games to write about right now.

And don’t get me started on why little league has to end play so early…

Yes, yes, it’s so the teams still alive can (seemingly) devote a month or more to postseason play and allows for summer vacations to not bump up against games.

But it also means your little league season competes with spring high school sports for eyeballs, instead of staking a claim to being the only game in town.

Like I said, don’t get me started…

Back in our world of lazy, hazy number-crunching, the countdown to the return of school sports has begun — even if few people are thinking about such things.

As of today — Sunday, July 24 — here’s where we sit:

It’s 24 days until Aug. 17, which is the first day of fall practice for Washington state high school football programs.

Then we hit Aug. 22 (which is 29 days out) and all other sports — volleyball, soccer, tennis, and cross country — kick into gear with the start of practice.

Getting biblical, for a moment, the first game of the 2022-2023 school year is exactly 40 days away, with Coupeville High School football slated to travel to Silverdale Sept. 2 to face Klahowya.

Finally, Sept. 6 — a mere 44 days ahead on the calendar — brings the first home games for the Wolves, with boys and girls soccer, plus volleyball, all hosting Auburn Adventist Academy.

So now you know, and can promptly return to your lazy, hazy summer Sunday content in the knowledge that at least one of us is spending way too much time focusing on random facts and figures.

Me. I’m talking about me.

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