Posts Tagged ‘Seattle Mariners’

Chelsea Prescott is ready to make a dash for cash. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Dear Coupeville admins and coaches … the Seattle Mariners want to give you money.

High schools across Washington and Oregon have until December 18 to apply for the Mariners Care Equipment Donation Grant, which aims to “make high school baseball and softball more equitable.”

The big league squad will issue ten grants of $5,000 apiece, and this is the fourth year for the program.

Schools which raked in the sweet, sweet cheddar in 2020 included Toppenish, Bridgeport, Juanita, and Coupeville’s new Northwest 2B/1B League opponent, Darrington.

This time around, applicants will be notified of which programs are being helped by January 15, 2021.

Winning teams will receive funds by the end of February, 2021.

So, where should CHS coaches and/or Athletic Director Willie Smith go to apply, you ask?

Right here:

Mariners Care Equipment Donation Grant | Seattle Mariners (mlb.com)

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Two-time state champion Danny Conlisk, seen with CHS track coach Neil Rixe, was honored at Wednesday’s Seattle Mariners game. (Dawnelle Conlisk photos)

Coupeville hits the big board at T-Mobile Park.

Conlisk is the 9th state champ added to the Wall of Fame in the Coupeville High School gym.

Danny Conlisk got his big-city bow.

The Coupeville High School senior and other spring sports state champions were honored Wednesday by the Seattle Mariners.

Conlisk sprinted away with titles in the 200 and 400 at the 1A state track and field championships in Cheney at the end of May.

Those were the first state titles won by a Wolf since Tyler King captured track and cross country crowns in 2010.

While Conlisk, his family, and CHS assistant track coach Neil Rixe went out to the ball game, the Coupeville Booster Club was busy prepping another honor.

Jon Roberts spent part of his Wednesday morning adding new plaques to the Wall of Fame in the CHS gym, making sure they would be up before Conlisk and the Class of 2019 graduate Friday night.

And track and field isn’t the only sport benefiting.

Wolf cheer (3rd place at state) and softball (North Sound Conference champs and 9th at state) join track, which adds plaques for the boys finishing 5th at state, the girls claiming 9th at the big dance, and Conlisk winning his titles.

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(John Fisken photos)

   This? This is a look the Mariners have had most of the season. (John Fisken photos)

Robinson Cano

Robinson Cano nimbly evades the tag.

"I call this the high, hard cheese and it tastes like a strikeout, baby!!"

“I call this the high, hard cheese and it tastes like a strikeout, baby!!”

Steven Baron

   Steven Baron, one of the promising young players getting a chance to shine at the end of a forgettable M’s season.

The legacy of arguably the greatest Mariner of all time stands proud at Safeco.

   The legacy of arguably the greatest Mariner of all time shines proudly at Safeco.

play at 3rd

Ketel Marte gets doubled off first to end any comeback hopes.

21,840 folks showed up Safeco Field Sunday to watch the Mariners stumble to another loss in a fairly forgettable season.

As a guy who somehow ended up being a life-long Pittsburgh Pirates fan (despite living all 44 years of my life in Washington state), I, however, was busy riding the buzz of an 11th inning come-from-behind win.

After watching the Pirates set a North American sports record by racking up 20 consecutive losing seasons, the last three years of success have been a non-stop joy ride.

So, to long-suffering M’s fans, better days are ahead.

Maybe not for two decades, but some day…

Until then, you can bask in these hot ‘n toasty pics fresh from the camera of travelin’ photo god John Fisken.

Having escaped the Whidbey prep sports beat he (and his free parking pass) were up in the big leagues Sunday.

Well, if you can call the Mariners a big league team…

I kid. I kid. Enjoy the photos and dream of better days ahead.

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CHS grads Will Butela (left) and Mike Duke. (Esurance ad photo)

CHS grads Will Butela (left) and Mike Duke. (Photo copyright Esurance)

They were always superstars. Now the whole world knows about it.

Coupeville High School grads Will “The Thrill” Butela and Mike Duke kept the student section jumpin’ during their days as Wolves.

Now, they’re chillin’ at Major League Baseball’s All-Star game in Cincinnati,  having won the trip in a contest run by Esurance.

Even better, the dynamic duo are starring in their own ad, in which they reveal their undying love for all things Seattle Mariners-related and meet MLB legends Johnny Bench and Joe Morgan.

To see two minutes and 11 seconds of scruffy-bearded awesomeness, pop over to:


You’re welcome.

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