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They’re expanding.

Registration is open for the Central Whidbey Soccer Club’s spring season, with the league adding a team for older players.

The plan is to field a U17 squad in addition to the programs which already exist.

The breakdown for where athletes fall based on birth year:

U6 = 2017-2018
U8 = 2015-2016
U10 = 2013-2014
U12 = 2011-2012
U15 = 2008-2010
U17 = 2006-2007

Athletes can also play above their age group, if approved by league officials.

For more info, and to register your children, pop over to:


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Kim Brotemarkle is vocal in support of both daughter Taylor and other Wolf athletes. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Different town, same great fan support.

The Coupeville High School volleyball and boys’ soccer teams recently hit the road for playoff games, with Wolf fans in tow.

Whether playing in La Conner or Oak Harbor, CHS athletes brought their support crew, as captured in the pics above and below.

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With no more home football games, and his ice cream shop shut for the season, Joel Norris heads into hibernation until basketball starts. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Wolf spiker Issabel Johnson goes into launch mode. (Bailey Thule photo)

The end is here.

Not to the fall sports season, as teams chase various playoff paths.

But our weekly look at Northwest 2B/1B League standings ends here and will be picked back up once basketball season begins.

With the postseason upon us, all regular-season games have been played, and champions crowned.

Coupeville claimed its first conference football title since 1990, while adding crowns for both girls and boys cross country.

In non-Wolf news, La Conner volleyball, Mount Vernon Christian girls’ soccer, and Orcas Island boys’ soccer defended their regular-season championships.

Here in Cow Town, four of five fall sports teams are still alive, with only the female booters having packed up their gear.

CHS volleyball heads to La Conner Wednesday for the district tourney, while eight cross country runners motor to Pasco for Saturday’s state meet.

Wolf boys’ soccer kicks off bi-district play with a game against Atlas Summit either Monday or Tuesday, and a win gets them to a second game Wednesday at Mount Vernon Christian.

Meanwhile, Coupeville football players get some rest, as they’ve clinched a berth in the 12-team state tournament, which doesn’t start until Nov. 11.

The final league standings for fall sports 2022:


Northwest League boys soccer:

School League Overall
Orcas Island 8-0-0 13-1-0
Friday Harbor 7-1-0 10-2-0
MV Christian 6-2-0 9-4-1
Grace Academy 4-4-0 9-4-2
Coupeville 3-5-0 5-8-0
Lopez Island 3-5-0 4-7-0
PC Christian 3-5-0 6-7-1
La Conner 2-6-0 4-11-1
CPC-Lynnwood 0-8-0 0-13-0


Northwest League football:

School League Overall
Coupeville 4-0 7-1
Darrington 2-0 6-3
Friday Harbor 2-2 3-6
Concrete 0-2 1-7
La Conner 0-4 1-6


Northwest League girls soccer:

School League Overall
MV Christian 5-0-0 8-4-0
Friday Harbor 4-2-0 8-5-1
Coupeville 2-4-0 3-8-0
La Conner 0-5-0 0-14-0


Northwest League volleyball:

School League Overall
La Conner 8-0 13-3
Coupeville 7-2 9-5
MV Christian 7-3 14-5
Orcas Island 6-4 13-7
Darrington 4-6 10-8
Friday Harbor 2-9 3-9
Concrete 0-10 4-15

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No more endless bus rides to Forks for Kyle Nelson. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

After 15 seasons, two teams, an estimated 100+ bus rides, not to mention a few ferry trips, Kyle Nelson has reached his limit.

The Coupeville High School girls’ soccer coach is stepping down from the position, following on the heels of the recent announcement Wolf cross country guru Paige Spangler is moving to the East Coast.

Nelson is not planning to leave town, or his job as a CHS teacher, but the father of former Wolf booters Loren and William decided this was a good time to step away from his pitch duties.

After stepping in to cover for current Coupeville boys’ soccer coach Robert Wood at a three-team tiebreaker Saturday in Oak Harbor, he pondered the upcoming change.

“My wife would like to see more of me,” Nelson said. “I’ll still show up at some games and make that transition to just being a fan.

“If every game was played in 65-degree weather, and all the road trips didn’t go any further than Oak Harbor, maybe I’d hang on,” he added with a smile.

“But that’s not going to happen, so…”

Nelson, who previously coached swim in Seattle, joined the Coupeville boys soccer program as an assistant to Paul Mendes, serving two seasons in that capacity.

When the former Seattle Sounder retired, his right-hand man inherited the head coaching job, later making it a two-fer when he also took over the Wolf girls’ program.

Nelson led both programs until Coupeville moved from 1A to 2B, where boys’ and girls’ soccer play in the same season.

In all, he coached nine seasons with the CHS boys, seven as head coach, and six with the girls.

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Gwen Crowder leads off a collection of CHS soccer Senior Night portraits. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

It was a two-for-one special on the soccer pitch.

Tuesday night brought Senior Night festivities to Coupeville’s Mickey Clark Field, with male and female booters both honored.

Nine Wolves — five girls and four boys — were celebrated, with both CHS squads also winning games against visiting La Conner.

Grant Steller

Nezi Keiper

Reiley Araceley

Anna Myles

Aidan Wilson

Wynter Arndt

Cameron Epp

Carolyn Lhamon

The pitch is theirs.

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