Posts Tagged ‘scholarship’

Coupeville’s Danny Conlisk signed a letter of intent Friday afternoon to run track for an NCAA D-II school. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Conlisk and his family celebrate his signing day. (Eileen Stone photo)

One of Coupeville’s finest is on his way to a bigger stage.

Danny Conlisk, who has had a meteoric rise, both in the classroom and the athletic arena, signed a college letter of intent Friday to run track for the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.

The school competes at the NCAA D-II level and its sports programs stretch back to 1895.

Originally known as the Longhairs, its athletic teams now operate as the Hardrockers, paying tribute to the school’s mining background.

Originally an NAIA school, SDSM&T joined the NCAA in 2013 and currently competes in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

And, in case you were wondering, the Hardrocker mascot is named Grubby the Miner.

The more you know.

Conlisk, a captain in cross country and track for Coupeville, received an athletic scholarship from SDSM&T, and will also get financial help from the GI Bill.

He will compete just in track in college, both during indoor and outdoor seasons.

During his time at CHS, Conlisk served a term as the student body rep on the school board, and plans to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

After making huge strides with both the high school track team, and the Kitsap Fliers club running team, the speedy Wolf was tracked by SDSM&T coaches, who made sure he knew they were interested.

After a trip to see the school, it was an easy choice.

“They grabbed his interest and Danny didn’t want to be just a number at a school,” mom Dawnelle said. “He wanted a smaller school that was engineering-focused.”

Currently one of the fastest 1A runners in the state in the 100, 200, and 400, the Coupeville senior is making his final run at prep track glory.

Conlisk already has three state meet medals to his credit, with his best finish 2nd in the 400 as a junior.

He also claimed 5th in the same event as a sophomore, and was part of a 4 x 400 relay unit which took 5th during his junior season.

While running for the Fliers, Conlisk advanced to the USATF Hershey National Junior Olympics Championships in the 400.

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Coupeville senior athletes — the WIAA is just waiting to give you money.

This is our year.

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association is teaming once again with Les Schwab Tires and the Dairy Farmers of Washington to offer scholarship money to high school athletes.

This marks the seventh go-around for The Smart Choices Scholarship Program, and while no one from Coupeville has won in the first six years, that can, and should, change now.

So, basically, if you’re a Wolf senior, get crackin’! Jump over to the WIAA site (link below) and do what needs to be done to get in the mix.

Two athletes, one male and one female, will walk away with a $5,000 college scholarship, while eight other finalists (four males, four females) will get $1,000 towards their education.

The scholarships recognizes students for their work in athletics/activities, academics, leadership and community service throughout their high school career.

Students need to fill out an online application and write a short essay or provide a personal statement video on the subject “How you plan to use your education to benefit others.”

Judging is broken down into five categories.

It’s 35% athletic/activity excellence, 35% academic achievement, 15% leadership, 10% citizenship/community service, and 5% originality/creativity of the essay or video.

Applications can be submitted between Nov. 1, 2018 and April 1, 2019.

For more info and to start your application, pop over to:


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   Purchase basketball pics like this one featuring Spanish superstar Julia García Oñoro before Mar. 10 and get a crisp 10% discount. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

He’s sweetened the deal.

Snap-happy camera clicker John Fisken is offering Coupeville parents, athletes and relatives a 10% discount on glossy basketball photos through Mar. 10.

To see everything he’s shot this winter in Cow Town, high school and middle school, pop over to:


Once there, use the discount code CHSWINTERSPORTS2018 when ordering prints and he’ll lop dollars off your bill.

Plus, as always, a percentage of each purchase goes to fund two scholarships Fisken gives out annually to graduating CHS student/athletes.

Photo sales are the sole funding source, so the more pics Wolf Nation buys, the bigger the financial reward for the Coupeville graduates.

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The Big Hurt and parents David and Nanette Streubel.

Nick “The Big Hurt” Streubel and parents David and Nanette Streubel. (John Fisken photo)

The Big Hurt and Coach V hug it out.

Streubel and Dustin Van Velkinburgh, one of the coaches who taught him the game.

Nick Streubel is staying in-state.

The Coupeville High School senior lineman, a 1A all-state player this past season, verbally committed to Central Washington University Sunday.

He expects to sign with them, accept their scholarship offer and take his football skills to Ellensburg.

Streubel and parents David and Nanette made an official recruiting trip to the campus this weekend and came away impressed with what they saw.

“I’ve always loved Central from when I went there for footall camp as a freshman and loved it ever since,” Nick Streubel said. “The coaching staff is great and fun to be around, as well.”

The Wildcats will be playing for a new coach, having recently hired Ian Shoemaker from a field of 55 applicants.

He spent the past six seasons as the co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. While he was there, the Huskies made the playoffs three of the last four years.

CWU, which competes at the NCAA Division II level, has won the conference championship in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference seven of the last 11 seasons. They went 7-4 in 2013.

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