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   CHS coaches, l to r, top to bottom, Chris Smith, Ashley Herndon, CJ Smith, Justine McGranahan, Mike Etzell, Lincoln Kelley, Luke Pelant, Chad Felgar, Gary Manker.

   Bob Martin, Jordan Ford, Amanda Jones, Neil Rixe, Brad Sherman, David King, Jon Atkins, Josh Welshans, Jerry Helm.

   Steve Hilborn, Ron Wright, Aaron Lucero, Kevin McGranahan, Sylvia Hurlburt, Kyle Nelson, Emily Stevens, Greg Thomas, Cory Whitmore.

   And the trio with the most seasons as Wolf coaches — Randy King, Ken Stange and Amy King.

A new champion will arise.

And a totally imaginary trophy will be waiting for them when they do.

With last year’s top two vote-getters, Ryan King and Kristin Bridges, taking a break from coaching this year, the 2nd annual CHS Coach Supreme should be a wide-open affair.

The rules are simple — 30 coaches enter the arena (whether they want to or not) and, 48 hours later, one emerges with a chance to do their best Sally Field impersonation.

“You like me, you really like me.”

No, there’s no real trophy, or plaque, or even a commemorative t-shirt, just a warm glow in your chest from a heapin’ helpin’ of internet love cascading over you.

To be eligible, you had to be a Coupeville High School coach during the 2017-2018 school year.

No slight intended to middle school coaches, but you are being excluded this time around. The name of the “award” starts with CHS, not CMS.

Voting rules? There are none.

Vote as many times as your little fingers desire, or your internet provider allows, over the next 48 hours.

The poll goes live Monday morning at 8:06 AM, and shuts down Wednesday at 8:06 AM (or whenever I stumble from bed).

It’s the Wild West out there. If you want the “award,” work for it. If you don’t, how dare you not take my silly, imaginary award seriously??????????

He said with a grin.

And, yes, if the poll seems like it arrived a bit earlier this year, it did.

I decided to jump the coach poll up from May to April to provide a bit more room (and for your voting fingers to un-cramp) between it and the poll of polls, the 6th annual CHS Athlete Supreme.

That one, where everyone loses all sense of dignity and decorum, while fighting for … an imaginary award … returns mid-May.

I’m still debating on whether to return that poll to one vote per person after internet scamps pulled off shenanigans last year to dramatically tip the results in favor of one athlete.

We shall see.

For now, like I said, this time out is Wild West rules. May the coach with the craftiest, most dedicated fan base win.

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L to r, Aparicio, Battaglia, Briscoe, Conlisk, Downes, Elfrank, Grove, Lippo, Liquidano, K. Littlejohn, M. Littlejohn, Lodell, Martin, McGranahan, Nelson, Reilly, Renninger, Roberts, Rose, Smith, Spark, Toomey-Stout, Trujillo, Welling, Wright.

Who’s ready to alienate friends and neighbors, scream at their computers, phones and other devices and get worked up into a froth … over an imaginary award?

Yep, it’s that time again, the launch of the all-out war to name the winner of the 5th annual Coupeville Sports Athlete Supreme.

It’s 100 hours of bare-knuckle brawlin’, hurt feelings, a lot of pleading and a brief burst of giddiness for the “winner.”

Good times, good times.

So, let’s say you’re new to the joint and you’re like, what are you goin’ on about?

Each year this blog has existed, I have run a poll near the end of the school year, a vote-fest which allows my most rabid readers to decide which Wolf should sit atop the throne.

A throne which doesn’t exist.

I’ve never actually given a trophy out. Thought about it, then realized that was too much like work.

But, what the winner gets is that intangible feeling of, for a moment or two, being the best, the greatest, the last survivor, the … Athlete Supreme.

In 2013, it was Nick Streubel, and he’s been followed by Amanda Fabrizi, CJ Smith and Hunter Smith.

As I radically loosened up the voting rules, we went from a modest 433 votes the first time around to an astonishing 123,908 votes in just 100 hours last year.

So, let’s make the 5th go-around our biggest and best yet.

To be eligible, you had to make a solid contribution to at least TWO VARSITY teams during the 2016-2017 school year.

I had to be a bit ruthless to get things down to a manageable 25 athletes, so, if you’re unhappy you’re not included, I have a checklist for you. Pick one that fits.

Play more than one sport, keep working hard, try not to get hurt or just shrug your shoulders and go about your life, content in the knowledge this is, ultimately, a fake award and I’m an idiot.

Voting rules?

There are none. Almost.

The voting runs 100 hours, from 9:00 AM, Monday, May 8 to 1:00 PM, Friday, May 12.

During that time, you can vote as many times as you want.

There may be times you’re shut out of voting. It happened a few times last year, and it was unfortunate, but it was WordPress doing it, not me.

I want this to be the Wild West.

There are ways to get around those freeze-outs, and yes, it’s also possible some people were figuring out ways to vote last year without having to sit and endlessly click over and over again.

If you’re tech-savvy and deeply committed, more power to you.

Like I said, 100 hours, Wild West, NO RULES. Let the bodies hit the floor!!

Your nominees:

Payton Aparicio — Starter on league champion volleyball team, currently undefeated as tennis doubles player.

Chris Battaglia — “Italian Stallion” a two-way star in football who’s trying to make it back to state in track.

Tiffany Briscoe — Key contributor in volleyball, basketball and softball. One of two seniors to have played a sport in all 12 seasons of high school.

Danny Conlisk — Helped bring back cross country, now piling up PRs in track.

Hunter Downes — Put up big passing numbers as a QB, hustler supreme in basketball, scored two goals in first soccer game.

Mikayla Elfrank — Ferocious, whether blasting kills in volleyball, romping coast-to-coast for buckets in basketball or cranking grand slams to straight-away center in softball.

Lauren Grove — Starting goalie in soccer, relentless defensive dynamo in basketball, legend on the track oval. One of two seniors to play a sport all 12 seasons of high school.

Joey Lippo — Core player in tennis, basketball and baseball. Made strong postseason run as a doubles netter, hit a shot from behind half court in a playoff hoops game and routinely guns down runners at the plate as a diamond dandy.

Uriel Liquidano — A rock. Played every down on the football field, every moment on the soccer pitch, like it was life and death.

Kalia Littlejohn — Splendid soccer star who stretches every defense, and a genuine bad-ass on the basketball court, where she scrapped like a wild beast unleashed.

Mia Littlejohn — Shattered the school record for most soccer goals in a season, then ran the point for a basketball squad which won a third-straight league title with her at the helm.

Hope Lodell — Smashed school records at the service stripe in volleyball, now running down everything in center for a 15-2 softball squad.

Jacob Martin — Emotional leader of football team, among the best in 1A in the long jump this track season.

Katrina McGranahan — League MVP in volleyball, a major contender for same award in softball.

William Nelson — Standout tennis player, heart and soul of soccer squad, where he once again led team in assists.

Clay Reilly — Mixing superior athleticism with quality leadership skills, a standout on the gridiron and diamond.

Sage Renninger — Score, pass, defend, she can do it all on soccer field. On the tennis court, undefeated this season. Too bad she gave up basketball.

Lindsey Roberts — Explosive supernova on soccer pitch, basketball court and track oval, on target to join parents as CHS Athlete of the Year winner.

Lauren Rose — The glue that holds everything together, a serene star in volleyball, basketball and softball.

Hunter Smith — Record-bustin’ football receiver and defensive back, high-scoring hoops sensation and a standout pitcher/shortstop who pounds the hide off the baseball. Plus, our defending champ.

Ethan Spark — Highly-efficient scorer in both basketball and soccer.

Cameron Toomey-Stout — Two-way threat in football, whirlwind 6th man in basketball, speed demon in track.

Valen Trujillo — Closed stellar volleyball career owning multiple school records, long-time #1 singles player in tennis.

Julian Welling — Big hitter on the line in football and at the plate in baseball.

Sarah Wright — Exuberant force of nature who gives you everything she’s got and plays with passion in every game. Rising star in volleyball and basketball, a vocal leader with a booming bat in softball since day one.

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