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Quinten Simpson-Pilgrim played on the first-ever Coupeville Middle School boys soccer team. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Simpson-Pilgrim goes strong to the hoop. (Morgan White photo)

​Quinten Simpson-Pilgrim is ready to mix things up a bit.

As he heads into his freshman year at Coupeville High School, the promising young student/athlete plans to stay with one longtime favorite sport, while trying another for the first time.

Simpson-Pilgrim, following in the footsteps of older brother Jacobi, who graduated this spring, is already a veteran on the basketball court.

“Basketball is my favorite because it’s fun, and I have stuck with it throughout my whole life,” Simpson-Pilgrim said.

​”I think my strengths are stamina and my physical strength,” he added. “I’d like to work on rebounding.”

While he was a member of the first-ever Coupeville Middle School boys soccer squad this past fall, Simpson-Pilgrim has his sights set on a different sport for his high school days.

He plans to turn out for cross country, which has been bumped from September to March along with other fall sports, as the world deals with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Regardless of when he gets to compete, Simpson-Pilgrim plans to be ready to take full advantage of his opportunities.

“I always have something to focus on getting better at and have something to do.” he said. “My goal is to make varsity (in my sports) before my junior year.”

A big fan of his math and PE classes, Simpson-Pilgrim enjoys playing games, listening to music, and hanging out with friends when he’s not pursuing his athletic dreams.

While he strives for success, the young Wolf is quick to give credit to those who are helping him on his journey.

“The people that have the biggest impact on me are my previous (basketball) coach, Greg White, who has been my coach since 2nd grade, and my mom, because she is always a part of my team and helping plan stuff.”

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Quinten Simpson-Pilgrim enjoys his time on the hardwood. (Morgan White photos)

Alex Clark (25) and Justin Jansen get ready to rumble.

Coupeville’s support crew brings the noise and the funk.

Mikey Robinett kicks the fast break into high gear.

Cole White slashes to the hoop.

JP Edoukou looks for an open teammate.

Johnny Porter lets fly.

Stone-cold killers. Sort of…

Wherever you go, Morgan White (and her camera) will be there.

The Wolf mom delivered a ton of great photos during the fall, covering Coupeville Middle School cross country from a variety of vantage points along the trail and track.

Now, she’s moved inside, turning her lens on the CMS boys basketball squads as they play.

The pics above come from three different games, and we appreciate them all.

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Preston Epp and the first-ever CMS boys soccer squad finished 2-8. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Logan Downes led the Wolves with five goals.

Tavan Hughes (10) and Nick Guay (13) helped lead the Wolves into a new world.

The first season is in the books.

The Coupeville Middle School boys soccer program, which launched this fall, reached the end of the trail Wednesday, falling 4-0 to visiting Northshore Christian Academy.

The Wolves finished 2-8 in their first go-around on the pitch, with Logan Downes (5) and Andrew Williams (2) combining to rattle home Coupeville’s goals this season.

Wednesday’s game remained scoreless until the 11th minute, when Northshore got on the board thanks to a fairly spectacular goal.

One of the visitors lofted a long ball from the right side, off of a corner kick, with a teammate springing airborne to use his head to deflect the shot past Wolf goalie William Davidson.

A second score, coming on a penalty kick, put NSA up 2-0 at the halftime break, then the private school booters tacked on two more goals in the second half.

Coupeville’s defense played strongly in the loss, with especially nice work from Mason Butler, who took over in goal midway through the first half.

A newcomer to the net, he pulled off several nice saves, including making back-to-back denials as Northshore’s high-powered offense kept up a steady barrage of in-close shots.

The debut season was a learning experience for CMS coach Reese Cernick and his players, with the soccer guru witnessing improvement as the campaign played out.

In his post-season assessment, Cernick praised players such as Quinten Simpson-Pilgrim, who entered the season with little experience, but exited having shown great growth and a desire to keep improving.

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