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Sofia Peters (left) and Gwen Gustafson are part of a “bright future” for Coupeville High School softball. (Photo courtesy Irene Gustafson)

Wins are nice, growth even better.

Getting some of both, the Coupeville High School softball squad strolled to an 8-2 win over next door neighbor Oak Harbor Wednesday, running its summer league winning streak to four games.

The Wolves enjoyed a bigger roster than before, with incoming freshmen who played on the Whidbey Island All-Star juniors team in uniform for the first time.

That group was coming off a district title and a four-game run at the state little league tourney.

“All the new freshmen played for the first time last night and did a great job, with some minor hiccups along the way,” said CHS coach Kevin McGranahan.

“But, all in all, I was impressed with their poise and how they competed,” he added. “The Wolf fastpitch program has a very bright future.”

With the influx of new players, McGranahan had to shuffle his lineup a bit to insure playing time for the newcomers.

“It is impossible to play 20 girls in one game, so I want to thank those that I asked to take a week off,” he said. “You gave the younger girls valuable experience last night.

“Thanks for being unselfish and “taking one for the team”.”

Coupeville closes summer league play next Wednesday, July 28, when it plays its final two games of the off-season.

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Haley Thompson, seen here on Senior Night during football season, is part of a state title-winning Oak Harbor High School competition cheer squad. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Alyssa Carlon is also part of a 15-person Wildcat squad.

Whidbey Island still rules the cheer world.

While Coupeville High School didn’t field a team during this pandemic-altered school year, its neighbors to the North did.

And spoiler alert? Oak Harbor’s cheer program, which has a long history of success, is still making new additions to the trophy case.

Competing virtually, the Wildcats claimed a state title this past weekend, earning top honors from the Washington State Cheer Coaches Association.

OHHS topped all entrants in the Traditional Non-Tumbling Medium class, with Auburn Riverside claiming second, and Bethel collecting third.

The Wildcats are led by coach Jazmin Jones, who has been in charge of the program since 2017.

 

Her championship squad includes:

Melany Alanis
Johanna Asencio-Morcillo
Francisca Bartlett
Amber Biller
Alyssa Carlon
Jocelyn Carlon
Cassidy Gore
Audrey Moyes
Leah Murphy
Asya Pressley
Mariah Roach
Tatyana Smith
Griffin Stein
Haley Thompson
Annaliza Toliniu

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Matthew Kelley, who played for Coupeville for many years, lofts a jumper Saturday as Oak Harbor and South Whidbey clash. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

John Fisken was bored, so now I have to be nice to the two high schools not in Coupeville.

While Central Whidbey’s high-flying boys basketball players were blasting Orcas Island Saturday and moving into first-place in the Northwest 2B/1B League, Whidbey’s other hoops squads squared off back at home.

In the end, 3A Oak Harbor came away with the non-conference win in Langley, bouncing 1A South Whidbey 60-41.

With the win, the Wildcats improve to 2-7, while the Falcons slip to 3-4.

Coupeville, in case you weren’t aware, is 6-3, but won’t get a chance to play either of its two next-door neighbors as it’s playing a league-only schedule this year.

The photos above and below are courtesy Fisken, and I never say no to the offer of pics, so here you go.

To see everything heĀ snapped, and perhaps buy some presents for the family, pop over to:

 

Oak Harbor:

BBB 2021-06-05 at South Whidbey – John’s Photos (johnsphotos.net)

 

South Whidbey:

BBB 2021-06-05 South Whidbey vs Oak Harbor – John’s Photos (johnsphotos.net)

 

Jacob Ng comes in hot.

“Knock, knock, I have a delivery. Spoiler, it’s two points for me.”

Luke Rookstool floats in the danger zone.

Kelley goes Dikembe Mutombo on a Falcon.

Elijah Dixon looks for a way out of a sticky situation.

Killer shoes, killer game.

Sterling Patton yanks down a rebound while Kelley admires his work on the glass.

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An Oak Harbor High School senior gets really into his artwork. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

The pandemic can’t crush creativity.

Oak Harbor High School handed its seniors boxes of sidewalk chalk and let them go crazy in the parking lot, and wanderin’ photo man John Fisken was there to capture the Pablo Picasso’s and Frida Kahlo’s at work.

To see more photos (and download what you want for free), pop over to:

Senior Chalk 2021-03-17 – John’s Photos

 

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Matthew Kelley, who once upon a time ruled the Coupeville sports world, enjoys his Senior Night in Oak Harbor. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Jake Mitten, another Wolf turned ‘Cat, celebrates with his parents, grandma Carmen McFadyen, and lil’ sis Ava. Grandpa Jack would be proud.

We’re off to Oak Town.

Yes, yes, this blog is called Coupeville Sports, but Thursday was Senior Night for the Oak Harbor High School football squad, which includes two guys who grew up playing sports here in Cow Town.

So, as a tribute to Matthew Kelley and Jake Mitten, who gave me plenty to write about during their junior high days, we present an assortment of photos courtesy John Fisken.

The other six photos are a mix of Wildcat gridiron players and cheerleaders, chosen pretty much at random by me, the guy who can only ID the former Wolves.

But, pop over to the link below and you can find glossy pics for every senior who participated.

Plus, Fisken has left this gallery open, which means you can download photos for free.

So, win-win.

 

2021-03-11 FB and Cheer senior night – John’s Photos

 

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