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With 160 career points, Mason Grove enters the 2019-2020 hoops season as the top active CHS scorer. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Fellow senior Scout Smith has 142 points, topping all active girls.

With 139 points and two seasons left to play, junior Chelsea Prescott could chomp her way up the career scoring chart.

Hawthorne Wolfe knocked down 158 points last season, most-ever scored by a Wolf freshman boy across 102 seasons of action.

It’s the best time of the year.

We’re not saying basketball is the best sport of them all, but … yeah, actually we are saying basketball is the best sport of them all.

Facts are facts.

And there’s going to be a lot of basketball going down over the next four to five months.

The Coupeville Middle School boys travel to Shoreline Wednesday to face King’s Junior High in the first games of the season.

Then, six days from now, the CHS girls and boys open practice, with their first games slated for the first week of December.

Toss in the CMS girls, who take the court in February, and there’s hoops action a’plenty.

As basketball unfolds, a little side game I have is keeping track of who scores for the high school teams, and how that affects their standings on the career scoring chart.

Through my research, I’ve tracked 102 seasons of CHS boys action and 45 years of girls play, and, while I’m not 100% there (pre-1960’s is a wasteland for reliable stats), I have a pretty good list.

So, as we head towards a new season, #103 and #46, where do the current players sit in the race for the school’s career scoring records? Glad you asked.

The charts below represent all of the players who COULD return, not necessarily those who WILL return.

In the case of one player, Ja’Kenya Hoskins, a leg injury suffered during a dodge-ball tourney, will keep her sidelined for awhile.

She stays on the list however, as the hope is she makes it back sometime during the season.

With the others, until practice gets fully rolling, we won’t know if anyone suddenly lost their love of hoops and decided to take the winter off.

Hopefully not, but you never know.

So, here’s what’s possible:

 

GIRLS (224 players on career chart):

Scout Smith – Senior – 142 points – #79
Chelsea Prescott – Junior – 139 points – #81
Avalon Renninger – Senior – 59 points – #118
Hannah Davidson – Senior – 42 points – #136
Tia Wurzrainer – Senior – 18 points – #165
Izzy Wells – Sophomore – 11 points – #178
Mollie Bailey – Junior – 8 points – #184
Ja’Kenya Hoskins – Sophomore – 5 points – #203
Anya Leavell – Sophomore – 4 points – #205

 

BOYS (391 players on career chart):

Mason Grove – Senior – 160 points – #153
Hawthorne Wolfe – Sophomore – 158 points – #154
Sean Toomey-Stout – Senior – 122 points – #170
Jered Brown – Senior – 100 points – #183
Ulrik Wells – Senior – 78 points – #200
Gavin Knoblich – Senior – 70 points – #212
Jacobi Pilgrim – Senior – 44 points – #253
Koa Davison – Senior – 11 points – #330
Jean Lund-Olsen – Senior – 7 points – #353
Xavier Murdy – Sophomore – 4 points – #368
Daniel Olson – Junior – 3 points – #374

 

The CHS career scoring marks are safe for now, with Brianne King sitting at 1549 and the duo of Jeff Stone and Mike Bagby tied at 1137.

But, current players can make serious inroads this season.

For Smith and Prescott, the Top 50 is less than 100 points away, with Annette Jameson sitting at #50 with 223 points.

On the boys side, Grove and Wolfe have a little bit further to go, with #100 currently being Terry Roberts and his 277 career points.

Time for everyone to start shootin’.

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Ashlie Shank and the Coupeville girls kick off the playoffs Feb. 10 with a home game. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Winter belonged to the RedHawks, but the school year has belonged to the Wolves.

Both Port Townsend basketball teams won league titles Saturday, with the girls ending Coupeville’s three-year run atop the standings.

But, if we look at the entire 2017-2018 school year, CHS is the big dog right now.

Looking at the six fall and winter sports the Wolves play (football, volleyball, boys tennis, girls soccer and girls and boys basketball), they have the most varsity wins of any of the four Olympic League teams with 31.

Klahowya, whose boys basketball team had the title sewn up until a late-season collapse, has 28, while Port Townsend sits with 21.

Chimacum, which has suffered win-less campaigns in boys basketball and tennis, brings up the rear with nine total varsity wins.

Spring is on the horizon, and with that comes softball, baseball, girls tennis and boys soccer as we follow the team wins battle.

Track also arrives, but is largely an individual sport disguised as a team sport, and team win totals are all but impossible to keep track of when multiple schools are involved in every meet.

This is the final year of the current set-up of the Olympic League, as Coupeville is bouncing to the new North Sound Conference next fall.

Before the Wolves go, they would love to repeat as unofficial league-wide champs and defend the varsity wins title they copped last year, when they edged Klahowya 51-48.

The Eagles, who spring from the second-biggest student body in 1A, prevailed 52-40 and 45-42 over CHS the first two years of the league, with Chimacum and Port Townsend well behind in every year.

In other matters, the end of the regular season for basketball means the end of the trail for the Coupeville boys.

While the Wolf girls kick off a playoff run Feb. 10,  their male counterparts were tripped up by the Olympic League only having two playoff slots this season.

Still, before they were done, a couple of Wolves hit milestones.

Ethan Spark topped the 200-point mark in his senior season, while Hunter Smith’s 382 points was the best single season for a Wolf boy since Mike Bagby tossed in 414 back in 2004-2005.

Smith also came very close to having one of the best seasons in school history, with the tenth-best single-season mark by a Wolf boy being 392 by Wade Ellsworth in 1978-1979.

On the girls side of the ball, Wolf junior Lindsey Roberts, who still has games to play, has more than doubled her previous career total.

With 152 points this season, she’s jumped from 137 career points (#77 all-time for CHS girls) to 289 points (#36 all-time).

Final regular-season varsity scoring totals and league standings:

Girls:

Lindsey Roberts 152
Mikayla Elfrank 99
Sarah Wright 99
Ema Smith 94
Kyla Briscoe 78
Scout Smith 52
Kalia Littlejohn 38
Chelsea Prescott 34
Hannah Davidson 10
Allison Wenzel 5
Avalon Renninger 1

Boys:

Hunter Smith 382
Ethan Spark 216
Joey Lippo 88
Cameron Toomey-Stout 54
Hunter Downes 53
Mason Grove 51
Kyle Rockwell 29
Jered Brown 24
Dane Lucero 16
Gavin Knoblich 5
Ulrik Wells 4
Jacobi Pilgrim 1

Olympic League girls basketball:

School League Overall
Port Townsend 7-2 9-10
COUPEVILLE 6-3 8-13
Chimacum 4-5 7-12
Klahowya 1-8 4-15

Olympic League boys basketball:

School League Overall
Port Townsend 7-2 11-8
Klahowya 6-3 10-10
COUPEVILLE 5-4 7-13
Chimacum 0-9 0-14

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   As they head into the heart of the league schedule, both CHS hoops teams will need big rebounds like this one pulled down by Hannah Davidson. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

The week ahead is the biggest week yet for the Coupeville High School basketball squads.

The Wolf girls play two games, while the boys have three bouts (with one a makeup for a game postponed when the refs failed to show).

All are against Olympic League foes and the results will greatly impact any chance CHS has to add more league titles to the school’s Wall of Fame.

The Wolf girls, three-time defending champs, sit a half-game off of Chimacum and Port Townsend, no matter what the league’s “official” site would like you to believe.

While it waits for OlympicLeague.com to give it proper credit for a win over Klahowya (the Wolves are 2-2 in conference, not 1-2), Coupeville hosts Klahowya Tuesday and travels to Chimacum Friday.

Meanwhile, the Wolf boys, who are a game back of Port Townsend, have trips to Klahowya Tuesday and Saturday, packaged around a home game Friday against Chimacum.

That night marks the 101st anniversary of CHS boys basketball.

By the time the week is done, both Wolf squads will have six of their nine league games in the books (will OlympicLeague.com keep up???), with just a single game against each of their three conference rivals left.

As both teams head down the stretch, the scoring races are heating up, as well.

On the girls side of the ball, Mikayla Elfrank’s ankle injury, which has sidelined her for several games, has allowed Lindsey Roberts to storm past her and claim the #1 spot on the points chart.

With the guys, no one is likely to catch Hunter Smith, who is more than 100 points ahead of Coupeville’s second-leading scorer as he rises up the school’s career scoring list.

Smith, who is averaging 19.1 a night this season, sits #17 all-time, one decent game from cracking the Top 15.

Varsity scoring and league standings through Jan. 14:

Girls:

Lindsey Roberts 105
Mikayla Elfrank 99
Sarah Wright 66
Ema Smith 57
Kyla Briscoe 48
Kalia Littlejohn 38
Scout Smith 29
Chelsea Prescott 25
Hannah Davidson 6
Allison Wenzel 3
Avalon Renninger 1

Boys:

Hunter Smith 248
Ethan Spark 144
Joey Lippo 61
Hunter Downes 38
Mason Grove 15
Kyle Rockwell 15
Cameron Toomey-Stout 15
Jered Brown 14
Dane Lucero 10
Gavin Knoblich 2
Ulrik Wells 2
Jacobi Pilgrim 1

Olympic League girls basketball:

School League Overall
Chimacum 3-2 6-8
Port Townsend 3-2 5-8
COUPEVILLE 2-2 4-11
Klahowya 1-3 3-10

Olympic League boys basketball:

School League Overall
Port Townsend 4-1 8-5
COUPEVILLE 2-1 4-9
Klahowya 2-1 6-7
Chimacum 0-5 0-9

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   Allison Wenzel netted her first point this season in a win over Concrete. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Not much action, but it was all positive.

Coupeville only played a single foe on the basketball court this week, but both the Wolf girls and boys came away with solid non-conference wins over Concrete.

As winter break kicks off, a lack of games was a trend all across the Olympic League, as Port Townsend, Klahowya and Chimacum join CHS in biding their time.

Once we get past the start of the new year, things will ramp up in intensity, and the heart of the conference schedule will come to the forefront.

Until then, a look at the stat sheet shows four Wolves, senior Allison Wenzel and three newbies, netting their first points of the season against Concrete.

For sophomores Gavin Knoblich, Hannah Davidson and Ulrik Wells, those buckets also marked their first-ever varsity points.

Varsity scoring stats and league standings through Dec. 24:

Girls:

Mikayla Elfrank 90
Lindsey Roberts 58
Kalia Littlejohn 38
Ema Smith 34
Sarah Wright 30
Kyla Briscoe 25
Scout Smith 18
Chelsea Prescott 10
Hannah Davidson 2
Allison Wenzel 1

Boys:

Hunter Smith 149
Ethan Spark 71
Joey Lippo 26
Hunter Downes 17
Mason Grove 12
Kyle Rockwell 11
Jered Brown 9
Dane Lucero 5
Cameron Toomey-Stout 3
Gavin Knoblich 2
Ulrik Wells 2
Jacobi Pilgrim 1

Olympic League girls basketball:

School League Overall
Chimacum 2-0 4-3
Port Townsend 1-1 3-4
COUPEVILLE 0-1 2-7
Klahowya 0-1 2-6

Olympic League boys basketball:

School League Overall
COUPEVILLE 1-0 3-5
Klahowya 1-0 2-6
Port Townsend 1-1 3-3
Chimacum 0-2 0-5

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Mia Littlejohn's 16 goals has her in a tie for most in the state. (John Fisken photo)

   Mia Littlejohn has scored 16 goals in six games, tying her for the state lead. (John Fisken photo)

It’s a two-woman battle, and one of the combatants is a Wolf.

Coupeville High School junior booter Mia Littlejohn is tied for the state lead in goals scored, as least according to MaxPreps.

With four hat tricks in six games (and two of those hat tricks including a fourth score), Littlejohn has rattled home 16 goals, which ties her with Cascade Christian’s Nicole Souply.

No one else on the list has more than 10 goals.

Now, there is a caveat to this, which is not every school stays on top of reporting to MaxPreps.

But, tough for them then, I guess.

Littlejohn is also second in the state in total points, with 33 (you get two points for a goal and one for an assist).

Soupley, who has played in one more game (Cascade Christian is 7-0 to Coupeville’s 4-1-1) sits with 40 points (16 goals, 8 assists) currently.

Up-the-moment Wolf stats (as seen on MaxPreps):

Goals:

Mia Littlejohn 16 (tied for #1 in state)
Kalia Littlejohn 4
Bree Daigneault 1
Avalon Renninger 1
Lindsey Roberts 1

Assists:

Sage Renninger 5
Daigneault 1
K. Littlejohn 1
M. Littlejohn 1
Roberts 1

Points:

M. Littlejohn 33 (#2 in state)
K. Littlejohn 9
S. Renninger 5
Daigneault 3
Roberts 3
A. Renninger 2

Saves in goal:

Lauren Grove 20

Shutouts:

Grove 2

PS — As Coupeville prepares for its first-place showdown with Klahowya (4-0-1) Tuesday, the Wolves are now ranked #15 by ScoreCzar, the highest the nefarious computer wizard has ever placed them.

To marinate in the ranking, pop over to:

http://www.scoreczar.org/classifications/63-high-school-soccer-girls-wa1a

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