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Senior goalie Sarah Wright and the CHS girls soccer team kicked off a new season Tuesday in Bellingham. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Right into the fire.

The Coupeville High School girls soccer team has no pushovers on its early-season schedule, and a Wolf team in transition will get a chance to learn quickly against tough competition.

First up was Meridian, which came within a game of making it to the state tourney last season.

The Trojans are already gelling this time around, as they rolled to a season-opening 4-0 win over Coupeville Tuesday in Bellingham.

After absorbing the shutout loss, the Wolves head back to Whidbey, where they’ll play three straight.

The home stand starts Thursday, with Friday Harbor, a 2B state quarter-finalist last year, arriving in Cow Town for a 4:30 match-up.

Then comes defending 1A state champs King’s Sept. 11 and always-tough Sultan Sept. 13, as CHS plays its first-ever games in the new North Sound Conference.

Second-year Coupeville girls coach Kyle Nelson, who led his team to a program-record eight wins last year, came away from the opening day loss with eyes set firmly on the long view.

“We lost, but it gave us a look against a good team and areas we will be looking to improve,” he said. “With many new players, and players in new positions, it was a first chance to start figuring out our system and changes that will need to be made.”

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Sarah Wright (front) and Katrina McGranahan have changed uniforms, but are still playing softball deep into the summer. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Softball all day, every day.

That’s pretty much life this summer for former Wolf battery-mates Katrina McGranahan and Sarah Wright.

While the diamond duo hung up their CHS uniforms after the district playoffs in mid-May, they have continued to play the game they love for another two months.

McGranahan, who graduated this year, is playing travel ball with the 18U Seattle Spice, while Wright, who will be a senior this coming school year, suits up with the 16U Snohomish County Express.

Wright is manning her usual station behind the plate as her team’s catcher, while McGranahan is resting her pitching arm and playing shortstop.

Both Coupeville standouts have spent most of their summer bouncing from tournament to tournament.

“It’s been busy!,” Wright said.

McGranahan and the Spice won a state title earlier this summer, and spent last weekend at the huge Canada Cup International Softball Championship in Surrey, BC.

The Spice rallied to win two of their final three games, with Killer Kat playing every inning in five games over three days under a blazing sun.

The summer season wraps up soon for both, with the Wolf stars and their current teammates each having one tournament left to play.

McGranahan is first up, heading to Milwaukie, Oregon July 20-22 for the Western Nationals.

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Justine McGranahan, the final word on softball stats. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

The games ended Saturday, but the stats-perusing will go on for awhile.

With the season having come to an end for the Coupeville High School softball squad, the focus turns from the field to the agate, with every last walk and stolen base totaled up.

Wolf senior Katrina McGranahan finished atop the heap, leading her team in six of 11 offensive categories and all 11 pitching categories.

Also landing atop at least one offensive category were senior Lauren Rose, juniors Veronica Crownover and Sarah Wright and freshman Chelsea Prescott.

A final look at season-to-date stats, as compiled by CHS coaches and posted on MaxPreps:

 

Hitting:

Player AB Runs Hits 2B 3B HR SB BB RBI Avg. OBP
C. Caveness 44 10 11 4 3 7 .250 .298
H. Lodell 61 11 18 4 1 3 5 4 .295 .358
E. Mathusek 43 8 11 3 5 8 .256 .347
S. Smith 74 23 24 3 3 4 17 .324 .367
L. Rose 52 21 15 2 1 6 11 5 .288 .413
C. Prescott 61 22 15 2 2 5 6 13 .246 .313
M. Davis 23 4 4 2 3 3 .174 .296
K. McGranahan 70 30 30 1 4 1 14 9 16 .429 .518
M. Bailey 21 8 6 1 1 4 5 .286 .400
V. Crownover 69 15 28 7 3 4 19 .406 .438
S. Wright 76 24 27 5 3 2 1 1 27 .355 .364
N. Laxton 20 2 4 1 5 .200 .273

 

Pitching:

Player W/L ERA Gms CG SO Hits Runs BB K IP BF
K. McGranahan 10-6 3.37 19 13 3 89 92 42 103 108 516
S. Smith 2-3 9.00 6 1 31 40 9 6 21 120
C. Prescott 0-0 3.50 1 3 1 2 2 12

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Sophomore second-baseman Scout Smith is in the top four in eight of 11 offensive categories. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Turn the page, it’s time to start a new season.

As the Coupeville High School softball team prepares for the district tourney, which goes down May 18-19, one thing hangs around, though.

That’s the stats piled up by the Wolves through the first 18 games of the season.

With the postseason coming up fast, a look at the latest sweet statsy stats, as compiled by CHS coaches and posted on MaxPreps:

 

Hitting:

Player AB Runs Hits 2B 3B HR SB BB RBI Avg. OBP
C. Caveness 37 10 9 4 3 7 .243 .300
H. Lodell 54 11 15 3 1 2 4 4 .278 .339
E. Mathusek 36 7 10 3 5 8 .278 .381
S. Smith 64 23 22 3 3 4 15 .344 .391
L. Rose 42 18 12 2 1 5 10 5 .286 .423
C. Prescott 54 20 14 1 2 4 5 11 .259 .322
M. Davis 23 4 4 2 3 3 .174 .296
K. McGranahan 60 29 27 1 3 1 14 9 16 .450 .548
M. Bailey 20 8 6 1 1 4 5 .300 .417
V. Crownover 61 15 28 7 3 4 19 .459 .482
S. Wright 67 22 25 5 3 2 1 1 26 .373 .382
N. Laxton 19 2 4 1 5 .211 .286

 

Pitching:

Player W/L ERA Gms CG SO Hits Runs BB K IP BF
K. McGranahan 9-4 3.07 16 10 3 84 68 33 81 89 421
S. Smith 2-3 9.00 6 1 31 40 9 6 21 120
C. Prescott 0-0 3.50 1 3 1 2 2 12

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   Sarah Wright (front) and Katrina McGranahan lead the “good game, good game” line Friday after whompin’ on Klahowya. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Joey Lippo is too fast for mere mortals to catch.

   Wolf baseball fans (l to r) Sylvia Hurlburt, Maya Toomey-Stout and Charlotte Young are all smiles as their team rolls to another win.

   Scout Smith drops some interpretive dance moves into the post-game celebration.

Jake Pease gets ready to grip it and rip it.

   CHS groundskeeper Mike Lodell tries not to get emotional as he gazes out onto his pristine softball field.

Jake Hoagland has a need, a need for speed.

   As her team gets ready to celebrate its league title, Veronica Crownover (14) looks back at dad Darren, who is screaming like a wild man off camera.

It was a party on the prairie.

The rain stayed away Friday, both the Coupeville High School softball and baseball squads thrashed visiting Klahowya, and wanderin’ photo bug John Fisken was merrily clickin’ away.

The pics above are courtesy him.

To see everything he shot, pop over to:

Softball:

https://www.johnsphotos.net/Sports/Coupeville-Softball-2017-2018/2018-04-20-vs-Klahowya/

Baseball:

https://www.johnsphotos.net/Sports/Coupeville-Baseball-2017-2018/2018-04-20-vs-Klahowya/

And, when you do, remember, if you buy some glossies for grandma, you not only make it more likely Fisken will keep on coming to Cow Town, but you also help fund college scholarships for CHS student/athletes.

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