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Coupeville High School JV baseball coach Jon Roberts surveys the action. (Morgan White photo)

Consider it the first building block.

The Coupeville High School JV baseball team made its season debut Saturday, and immediately faced a stern test, tangling with 3A Oak Harbor.

While the 2B Wolves ultimately fell 10-0 in the non-conference rumble, they got a chance to play at home in front of their own fans.

Plus, eight of the 12 CHS players to see the field were doing so for the first time this season, giving JV coach Jon Roberts a chance to see how his young charges would respond to live action.

The Wolves second unit, which currently has eight games on the schedule but is looking for more, racked up three hits and three walks against Oak Harbor.

Johnny Porter led the way with a single and a walk while Seth Woollet and Aidyn McDermott both whacked base hits.

Johnny Porter, ready to rip a liner. (Morgan White photo)

Marcelo Gebhard and Camden Glover earned walks to round out Coupeville’s offensive attack.

Freshmen Glover and Coop Cooper shared pitching duties, with the former whiffing four Wildcats and the latter gunning down a pair.

Ethan Gill, Jaje Drake, Piotr Bieda, Skylar Sand, Myca Clarkson, and David Dominici also saw action for the Wolf JV, which returns to action Apr. 4 with a rematch against Oak Harbor, this time up North.

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Taylor Brotemarkle has a big bat, and she’s not afraid to use it. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

The season opened with a bang.

Or several bangs.

Playing in a three-team jamboree Friday in Oak Harbor, the Coupeville High School softball squad brought out the big bats, bashing the ball under cloudy skies.

The Wolves started against South Whidbey — the team they face Wednesday in their regular-season home opener — and rolled to an 11-0 win.

“We got off to a fast start,” said CHS coach Kevin McGranahan. “Seemed like everyone was hitting and hitting it hard.”

Sophomore Madison McMillan delivered the game’s biggest bash, launching a two-run triple down the left field line, while the Wolves were effective in all facets of the game.

“We were aggressive on the bases and at the plate, something we have been working on,” McGranahan said. “So it was good to see them translate it to a game.”

In the nightcap, Coupeville squared off against their hosts, but the teams were only able to put up an inning and a half of play before darkness sent everyone home.

The Wolves got just one round of at-bats in the bottom of the first inning, but made it count, with sophomore slugger Taylor Brotemarkle tagging a two-run inside-the-park home run to kick things off.

Coming on a line drive to deepest, darkest (for real) center field, it bodes well for the season ahead.

Coupeville opens the regular season Monday on the road against always-tough Meridian, then plays eight of its next 10 at home, offering Wolf sluggers plenty of opportunities to send balls screaming down towards Prairie Center.

As he prepares for his seventh season at the helm of the Wolves, McGranahan is ready and rarin’ to get going.

“All in all, very happy with how we played and are gelling as a team,” he said. “Everyone is contributing, and the girls are excited for the season.”

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Oak Harbor High School stage star Maria Andelmi wonders, Does Your Mother KnowThe Winner Takes It All …¬†When All is Said and Done? (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Do I like ABBA?

I am a human being with working grey matter (at least a little bit…) so, of course, I do.

Plus, I also enjoy access to free photos, so keeping alive my tradition of sponging off of John Fisken for glossy pics, here’s a look at Oak Harbor High School’s ongoing production of Mamma Mia!

The school’s first musical in five years, it runs Feb. 16-18 and 23-25.

 

For ticket info, pop over to:

https://www.ohsd.net/Page/10042

 

To see more photos, pop over to:

https://www.johnsphotos.net/Events/Mamma-Mia-2023-02-11/


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Lauren Marrs makes the net jump. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Former Coupeville High School hoops coach Scott Fox sports a new purple and gold ensemble while gracing the Oak Harbor bench.

Once were Wolves, now are Wildcats.

Oak Harbor High School kicked off a new basketball season Saturday with “A Night with the Cats,” featuring various OHHS teams squaring off on the hardwood.

On the girl’s side of things, two participants have a Coupeville connection.

Sweet-shooting Lauren Marrs, coming off a stellar season on the soccer pitch, torched the nets in Cow Town back in her middle school days.

A proficient scorer for the Wolves, she’s back to lofting jumpers and remains a fan favorite.

Also reappearing on the sidelines is former Coupeville coach Scott Fox, now sporting purple and gold clothes.

The longtime hoops swami worked with both male and female players during his time at CHS.

Fox started with the Wolf boys’ program, then led the school’s varsity girls through two seasons of play before stepping down to focus on health issues.

And thus concludes our brief detour into Wildcat territory, home to the school which issued me a high school diploma.

There will be no rivalry games between Oak Harbor and Coupeville during the 2022-2023 season.

Having been KO’d by the 2B Wolves last season in a boy’s game, the 3A Wildcats constructed a schedule without a rematch this season.

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Bryley Gilbert and her Coupeville soccer teammates fought hard Tuesday but fell to 3A Oak Harbor. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

It was a bit lopsided.

The Coupeville High School girls soccer team scrapped and fought from the opening tap to the final whistle Tuesday but were eventually overwhelmed by their neighbors from the North.

By the time things were done, visiting Oak Harbor, a 3A school, had polished off the 2B Wolves to the tune of 9-0.

The non-conference loss, coming in its home opener, drops Coupeville to 0-2 on the season.

The Wolves get a chance to bounce right back however, with two more games this week.

CHS travels to University Prep Thursday, before hosting Ocosta Saturday.

The latter of those games is a 2 PM start at Mickey Clark Field.

Tuesday’s Island rivalry tilt was a scoreless affair for a good chunk of time, before Oak Harbor began to find and exploit the cracks in Coupeville’s defense, which spent much of the first half playing on its heels.

The Wildcats punched in the game’s first goal in the 10th minute, added two more in a seven-minute span, then blew things open with three scores in the final four minutes of the first half.

Coupeville was extremely limited in its scoring opportunities, making things easy-peasy for Oak Harbor goaltender (and former Wolf middle school star) Lauren Marrs.

The Wildcats tacked on three more goals in the second half, though Coupeville’s defenders, led by Nezi Keiper, continued to scrap for every loose ball.

While it’s tough for any 2B program to punch up three levels and face a 3A school, Coupeville coach Kyle Nelson was philosophical afterwards.

“It gave us a chance to go out and play, and get some solid playing time for our players, a lot of whom are fairly new,” he said.

“It helps us build.”

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