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Abraham Leyva scored 45 goals in three seasons while playing for the Coupeville High School boys soccer program. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

After tossing in four scores Saturday at Nooksack, Derek Leyva has 30 career goals.

Aram Leyva has five goals through four games as a junior, and 24 career tallies.

They’re one swing of the foot away from history.

The Leyva clan — Abraham, who graduated in 2016, and current juniors Aram and Derek — are the best goal-scorers Coupeville High School boys soccer has ever had.

And now, as Aram and Derek prepare to play King’s at home Tuesday night (6:00 PM) in their league opener, the family is just a single score shy of its 100th goal.

Abraham exited with a school-record 45 goals, having played for the Wolves from 2014-2016.

His cousin, Derek, made his debut on the CHS pitch in 2018, and is coming up fast behind Abraham, having rattled the net for 30 goals.

Not to be forgotten, Aram, who is Abraham’s younger brother, has peppered in 24 scores between 2017 and the two goals he scored Saturday at Nooksack.

That puts the Leyva’s 1-2-3 on the CHS career scoring chart, with William Nelson (20 goals) and Ethan Spark (17), who both graduated in 2018, rounding out the top five.

Combined, the Leyva trio have 99 goals, and should only go higher with Derek and Aram still having at least nine more games to play during the current season.

Over the years, the three snipers have combined to score at least one goal against 20 schools, with Chimacum, Forks, Port Townsend, Nooksack Valley, and Vashon Island their favorite targets.

As the family races towards that 100th goal, here’s a look at how the three booters have piled up their stats.

 

Abraham:

2014 (sophomore) – 11 goals
2015 (junior) – 14
2016 (senior) – 20

 

Most goals in one game:

(4) – twice against Chimacum, once against Forks

 

Hat tricks (three or more goals in one game):

(5) – three times against Chimacum, twice against Forks

 

Playoff goals:

(1) – against Charles Wright Academy

 

Goals vs. schools:

Chimacum (13)
Forks (9)
Friday Harbor (4)
Granite Falls (4)
Cascade Christian (3)
Charles Wright Academy (2)
King’s (2)
Bellevue Christian (1)
Klahowya (1)
Lakewood (1)
Port Townsend (1)
Sequim (1)
South Whidbey (1)
Sultan (1)
Vashon Island (1)

 

Derek:

2018 (sophomore) – 24 goals
2019 (junior) – 6 and counting

 

Most goals in one game:

(4) – once against Chimacum, once against Nooksack Valley

 

Hat tricks (three or more goals in one game):

(4) – Once against Chimacum, Nooksack Valley, Port Townsend, and Vashon Island

 

Playoff goals:

(3) – all against Vashon Island

 

Goals vs. schools:

Chimacum (6)
Port Townsend (6)
Nooksack Valley (4)
Vashon Island (3)
Klahowya (2)
North Mason (2)
Olympic (2)
Sequim (2)
Forks (1)
Mount Baker (1)
Port Angeles (1)

 

Aram:

2017 (freshman) – 6 goals
2018 (sophomore) – 13
2018 (junior) – 5 and counting

 

Most goals in one game:

(3) – twice against Chimacum

 

Hat tricks (three goals in one game):

(2) – twice against Chimacum

 

Playoff goals:

(2) – one score against Bellevue Christian, one against Vashon Island

 

Goals vs. schools:

Chimacum (13)
Nooksack Valley (2)
North Mason (2)
Port Townsend (2)
Bellevue Christian (1)
Forks (1)
Klahowya (1)
Olympic (1)
Vashon Island (1)

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Alita Blouin (10) is out in front of the pack, on her way to slapping home yet another layup. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

294 points.

Well, at least that’s my best guess.

As the Coupeville Middle School girls basketball squads make the turn at the halfway point of the season, that’s what the three units have combined to score across 14 games.

Both the 7th grade varsity and the 8th grade JV team have played five times, and have another five tilts left on the schedule.

The 8th grade varsity, stung by King’s and Northshore Christian not fielding teams, sits with four in the books and five to play.

Now, if I was super-productive, I would have tracked all the rebounds, assists, personal fouls, and other stats as the season has unfolded.

Yeah, didn’t happen…

But, while I might not have achieved statistical nirvana, I have managed to track the gaudiest of all stats – who scored.

At home games, I had my own numbers, and compared them to the official score-books.

When the Wolves were on the road, I went off of the books, which fluctuated in quality depending on whether a Coupeville person was doing them, or whether a local scrawled a pencil across the page.

So, it may not be 100% correct, but I feel pretty confident that it’s at least 97.24% dead-on.

 

The points race:

 

8th varsity (four games):

Nezi Keiper – 32
Carolyn Lhamon – 31
Maddie Georges – 30
Alita Blouin – 15
Gwen Gustafson – 8
Ryanne Knoblich – 7
Jill Prince – 4
Hayley Fiedler – 2
Trinity McGee – 2
Jordyn Rogers – 2

 

7th varsity (five games):

Brionna Blouin – 59
Lauren Marrs – 27
Reese Wilkinson – 8
Desi Ramirez – 7
Erica McGrath – 4
Kayla Arnold – 2
Allison Nastali – 2
Skylar Parker – 2

 

8th JV (five games):

Trinity McGee – 10
Jessenia Camarena – 6
Mercedes Kalwies-Anderson – 6
Ryanne Knoblich – 6
Cristina McGrath – 6
Adrian Burrows – 4
Karyme Castro – 4
Claire Mayne – 4
Melanie Navarro – 2
Jordyn Rogers – 2

 

**There is no 7th grade JV.**

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Scout Smith will enter her senior season as the #1 active scorer among CHS girls basketball players. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

There’s madness in the numbers.

Trying to track individual scoring totals through 147 seasons of Coupeville High School basketball – 102 for the boys, 45 for the girls – is a good way to fry your brain.

And yet, I persist, because basketball is my favorite sport, because points are the most concrete stat we have, and because I refuse to give up.

When I look at the master scoring chart I have compiled, I feel good about the girls side and semi-good about the boys.

Other than the inaugural 1974-1975 season, which the Whidbey News-Times all but ignored, I have 99.2% complete scoring totals for every other girls campaign.

I’m missing a game or three from the mid-2000’s, but, other than that, I’ve accounted for 34,452 points scored by 224 Wolf girls.

Over on the boys side, things are a bit more difficult.

I’m golden from the 1954-1955 season to today, but pre-’54 is a scattershot mess of missing score-books, inadequate newspaper articles and players and teams lost to the mists of times.

What I do have, and it’s more than anyone else out there, is a scoring chart reflecting 391 Wolf boys combining to rattle the rim for 73,296 points.

So, a start.

As the 2018-2019 seasons unfolded, I updated my master list after every game.

Now, I could have waited until the end of the season, but it was more fun to do it in the moment, watching current players move up, sometimes a single slot, sometimes leapfrogging a pack of five or six former Wolves in a single burst.

By the time we wrapped, the departing seniors had cemented their place in history, at least until someone else comes flying past them.

Lindsey Roberts made the deepest run, tossing in 448 points in four varsity seasons, finishing in a tie with Vanessa Davis at #18 on the all-time girls chart.

Then, there was Ema Smith (228 points in two seasons, #48 all-time), Dane Lucero (20 points in two seasons, #300 all-time), and Nicole Laxton (15 points in one season, #170 all-time).

Looking forward, 20 of 24 varsity players from this past season can return, 11 boys and nine girls.

So where do they sit on the all-time scoring chart? Glad you asked.

 

Girls:

Scout Smith – (142 points) – (56 as a sophomore, 86 as a junior) – (#78 all-time)

Chelsea Prescott – (139 points) – (38 as a freshman, 101 as a sophomore) – (#81)

Avalon Renninger – (59 points) – (3 as a sophomore, 56 as a junior) – (#118)

Hannah Davidson – (42 points) – (11 as a sophomore, 31 as a junior) – (#136)

Tia Wurzrainer – (18 points) – (18 as a junior) – (#165)

Izzy Wells – (11 points) – (11 as a freshman) – (#178)

Mollie Bailey – (8 points) – (8 as a sophomore) – (#184)

Ja’Kenya Hoskins – (5 points) – (5 as a freshman) – (#203)

Anya Leavell – (4 points) – (4 as a freshman) – (#205)

 

Boys:

Mason Grove – (160 points) – (51 as a sophomore, 109 as a junior) – (#153 all-time)

Hawthorne Wolfe – (158 points) – (158 as a freshman) – (#154)

Sean Toomey-Stout – (122 points) – (122 as a junior) – (#170)

Jered Brown – (100 points) – (5 as a freshman, 24 as a sophomore, 71 as a junior) – (#183)

Ulrik Wells – (78 points) – (4 as a sophomore, 74 as a junior) – (#200)

Gavin Knoblich – (70 points) – (5 as a sophomore, 65 as a junior) – (#212)

Jacobi Pilgrim – (44 points) – (1 as a sophomore, 43 as a junior) – (#253)

Koa Davison – (11 points) – (11 as a junior) – (#330)

Jean Lund-Olsen – (7 points) – (7 as a junior) – (#353)

Xavier Murdy – (4 points) – (4 as a freshman) – (#368)

Daniel Olson – (3 points) – (3 as a sophomore) – (#374)

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Tim Quenzer (30) is the only player in CHS basketball history to score varsity points while repping a last name that starts with Q.

Kari Iverson stands alone.

There have been 147 seasons of basketball played at Coupeville High School – 102 by the boys and 45 by the girls, at least in the post-Title IX world – and, in that time, only one player with a last name starting with “I” has scored a point at the varsity level.

Iverson tossed in eight points across two seasons, scoring four in each of her two varsity seasons (1990-91 and 1991-92), to claim the honor.

She would have likely had more, but missed her senior season in 92-93 after a bad car accident.

That tidbit is just one of many I found as I wiled away some of my Snowmageddon time by going through basketball scoring records in a bid to discover who were the highest scoring players by last name.

Now, I will admit, my record-collecting isn’t finished … yet.

I have virtually complete scoring totals for 44 of the 45 seasons of girls basketball. The one to elude me, so far, is the debut team in 1974-1975.

The Whidbey News-Times of the day (shamefully) had nothing to say about that season, and the school’s yearbook has photos, but no scoring totals.

But I do have a roster, and there’s no “I” players to be found.

With boys basketball, I can claim to be on fairly solid ground with 69 of 102 seasons. And with the way records have generally been allowed to blow free in the breeze at CHS, that’s saying something.

As I piece things together, I have individual scoring totals for every season from 1954-1955 to today, but pre-’50s scoring marks have been tough to uncover.

Now, I can tell you Roy Armstrong topped Coupeville with 80 points during the 1924-1925 season, and Banky Fisher edged out Gaylord Stidham 44-41 for the 1939-1940 scoring title.

But, other than success with scattered seasons — the Bruzas brothers, Joe (71) and Stanley (48) combined to tally 119 of 186 points scored in 1926-1927, in case you were wondering — uncovering the early years of Wolf basketball remains my Raiders of the Lost Ark-style adventure.

If there’s a holy grail, it’s the 1953-1954 boys season.

The yearbook had a roster, but no scoring totals, preventing me from cementing the status of Jack Elzinga and Tom Sahli.

With Sahli, I know he scored 310 points in 1952-1953, but am missing his totals for 1951-1952 and 1953-1954.

Elzinga is even more tantalizing, as I know he rattled the rims for 337 in 1954-1955 and another 309 in 1955-1956.

That two-year total of 646 points puts “The Zinger” in 25th place on the all-time Wolf boys scoring chart, and yet, how high is he really?

Did he score 100 points in what I presume was his sophomore season? If so, he catapults up to #16. Or, if he notched 222 or more, he’s cracked the top 10.

Of course, being his first season on varsity, Elzinga’s scoring total might be much lower than his other two years. Even so, it’s frustrating to not be able to firmly place him in the pantheon.

But, for now, we go with what we have.

And what we have says there’s never been a CHS player, girls or boy, who scored at the varsity level while repping a last name starting with U or X.

There’s been one guy upholding the honor of Q, as Tim Quenzer scorched the nets for 202 points during the 1969-1970 campaign, but no Q girls.

Top it off with the odd twist of no boy with a last name starting with I, and no girl with one starting with N or Z.

The biggest surprise for me is N, but, maybe it shouldn’t have been, as only five boys — Ron Naddy, Frank Nelson, Dan Nieder, Bill Nienhuis, and Chad Nixon — check in on that side of the ledger.

Maybe N isn’t as common as I thought.

At the least, N, on the boys side, comes in ahead of Z (John Zimmerman and Denny, Jerry, and Larry Zylstra) and Y (Jim YakeCurt and Tim Youderian).

Other factoids I found:

E and O are the only letters where the leading scorers are related.

O offers up the sister/brother combo of Kendra and Kramer O’Keefe (uncle Randy, who played when the family still went by Keefe, leads the K boys) while E gives us Ashley Ellsworth-Bagby and dad Wade Ellsworth.

Wade’s spot is hanging by a thread, though, as he’s a mere 13 points up on Elzinga (659-646), with “The Zinger’s” missing season still lurking out there somewhere in the mists of time.

Megan Smith and Bill Riley are the highest-scoring players who are NOT also the highest-scoring players with a last name starting with their letter.

Riley is #6 on the boys all-time chart with 934 points, but #4 Jeff Rhubottom (1012) edges him out for R bragging rights.

Smith (1042) sits even higher, at #4 for the girls program, but #3 Makana Stone (1158) is a rung above her, while also carrying an S last name.

Best letter to start your last name with if you want to be a top-10 career scorer? S.

Smith, Makana Stone, Jeff Stone (tied for #1), and Brad Sherman (#8) pull their initial highest, edging out B, which is brought to the dance by Mike Bagby (tied for #1), Zenovia Barron (#2), and Lexie Black (#8).

The most productive letter? K.

Brianne King (1549) and Randy Keefe (1088) combine for 2,637 points, topping the 2,407 flung up by B (Zenovia Barron – 1270 and Mike Bagby – 1137) and the 2295 offered by S (Makana Stone – 1158 and Jeff Stone – 1137).

And, last but certainly not least, is the tightest race, which played out among boys whose last names start with T.

Eight have broken 100, three have topped 200, but the title came down between a duo who hit for 300+.

Charlie Tessaro tossed in 93 points in 1984-1985, then led his squad with 235 the next season, finishing with 328 for his career.

Which I thought would be tops, but it wasn’t.

Aaron Trumbull never reached the heights Tessaro did in 85-86, but he benefited from being a rock-solid four-year varsity vet from 2011-2012 to 2014-2015.

The kind of player who did everything – rebound, defend, set screens for the big gunners – he also proved to be a solid backup scoring option.

From six points as a freshman, Trumbull jumped to 106 as a sophomore (#3 on the team), 70 as a junior, then 148 (#2 on the team) during his senior season.

His final basket gave him 330 points, edging Tessaro in the closest race I could find.

 

CHS career scoring leaders by last name:

 

A – Amanda Allmer (331), Mitch Aparicio (195)

B – Zenovia Barron (1270), Mike Bagby (1137)

C – Jen Canfield (497), Mike Criscuola (979)

D – Vanessa Davis (448), Randy Duggan (552)

E – Ashley Ellsworth-Bagby (892), Wade Ellsworth (659)

F – Amanda Fabrizi (299), Foster Faris (668)

G – Marlene Grasser (574), Arik Garthwaite (867)

H – Kristan Hurlburt (598), Hunter Hammer (755)

I – Kari Iverson (8), (no boy)

J – Annette Jameson (223), Bill Jarrell (855)

K – Brianne King (1549), Randy Keefe (1088)

L – Tina Lyness (594), David Lortz (502)

M – Judy Marti (545), Jason McFadyen (654)

N – (no girl), Dan Nieder (729)

O – Kendra O’Keefe (244), Kramer O’Keefe (636)

P – Ann Pettit (932), Pete Petrov (917)

Q – (no girl), Tim Quenzer (202)

R – Lindsey Roberts (448), Jeff Rhubottom (1012)

S – Makana Stone (1158), Jeff Stone (1137)

T – Tracy Taylor (350), Aaron Trumbull (330)

U – (no girl or boy)

V – Emily Vracin (467), Michael Vaughan (337)

W – Maureen Wetmore (438), Steve Whitney (730)

X – (no girl or boy)

Y – Emily Young (149), Jim Yake (331)

Z – (no girl), Denny Zylstra (538)

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Ema Smith opens the playoffs Monday against Lynden Christian. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

One team is done, one plays on.

The Coupeville High School boys basketball squad reached the end of the road Saturday, falling a game shy of a playoff berth.

But dreams of postseason glory are still alive for the Wolf girls, who open the double-elimination district tourney Monday at Lynden Christian.

As they exit, a look at the final scoring totals for the CHS boys reveals several things.

The Wolves got three guys into triple digits this time around, after settling for two last year.

But, at the same time, scoring was down, with 158 points from the team’s top scorer being the lowest total by a squad leader since the 2012-2013 season.

Closing on a positive note, that leading scorer was freshman Hawthorne Wolfe, who was the highest-scoring 9th grader in 102 years of Coupeville boys basketball.

Only four other CHS boys, and five girls, have topped 100 varsity points during their freshmen season, and eight of those nine went on to finish their careers in the top 10 for career scorers.

So, based on history, and Wolfe’s own strong work ethic, we can reasonably expect his point totals to trend upwards in the coming years.

Over on the girls side of the ball, seniors Lindsey Roberts and Ema Smith continue to chase individual achievement alongside team glory.

Roberts passed three former Wolf greats in her last game, and now sits at #20 on the girls career scoring chart, while Smith is just four points from cracking the top 50.

As we leave the regular season behind and head into the playoffs, a look at where we are, through Feb. 3:

 

North Sound Conference girls basketball:

School League Overall
King’s 10-0 16-4
CPC-Bothell 8-2 12-6
Coupeville 6-4 8-9
Granite Falls 3-7 5-14
Sultan 3-7 7-13
South Whidbey 0-10 2-18

 

North Sound Conference boys basketball:

School League Overall
King’s 10-0 16-4
CPC-Bothell 7-3 11-9
South Whidbey 6-4 13-7
Sultan 5-5 6-14
Coupeville 1-9 2-16
Granite Falls 1-9 4-17

 

CHS girls basketball varsity scoring:

Lindsey Roberts – 134
Ema Smith – 119
Chelsea Prescott – 94
Scout Smith – 78
Avalon Renninger – 54
Hannah Davidson – 22
Tia Wurzrainer – 18
Nicole Laxton – 15
Izzy Wells – 9
Mollie Bailey – 8
Ja’Kenya Hoskins – 5
Anya Leavell – 4

 

CHS boys basketball varsity scoring:

Hawthorne Wolfe – 158
Sean Toomey-Stout – 122
Mason Grove – 109
Ulrik Wells – 74
Jered Brown – 71
Gavin Knoblich – 65
Jacobi Pilgrim – 43
Koa Davison – 11
Jean Lund-Olsen – 7
Dane Lucero – 4
Xavier Murdy – 4
Daniel Olson – 3

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