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   Maggie Crimmins and CHS tennis swept two league matches this week to claim control of first-place in the 1A Olympic League. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Let the jockeying begin.

In a week where many teams were beset by the never-ending rain, two of the four Olympic League races we’re tracking had changes at the top of the standings.

In baseball, Chimacum, which has never finished higher than third in the previous three seasons of the conference, jumped past Coupeville and into first-place.

A one-run win put the Cowboys a game up on the Wolves, but there’s still two-thirds of the league season to play — including two more bouts between these very two teams.

Over on the tennis courts, not a single league match had been played prior to this week.

That’s changed, and with back-to-back wins at the tail end of the week, the Coupeville netters staked a solid claim to being a favorite to win a fourth straight crown.

While softball (Coupeville) and boys soccer (Klahowya) didn’t change leaders, none of the races are anywhere close to being decided yet, ensuring several more weeks of excitement.

Maybe.

Softball, thanks to the unique challenges raised by Port Townsend and Chimacum abandoning their programs this season due to a lack of players, could be settled five days from now.

If CHS beats Klahowya Friday at home, the Wolves, with wins in the first two of three games the squads will play, will clinch their first softball title since 2002.

An Eagle upset (Coupeville won 15-1 Mar. 28 and weather has kept KSS sidelined since that day) and the championship would come down to an Apr. 30 meeting in Silverdale.

And, speaking of upsets, the most unexpected score came from the world of baseball, where Port Townsend shocked Klahowya 6-2 Friday.

The win snapped a 48-game losing skid for the RedHawks, who last won Apr. 9, 2015, and sent the Eagles, the defending champs, crashing into the cellar.

My, oh my.

Current standings through Apr. 15:

Olympic League baseball:

School League Overall
Chimacum 3-0 5-5
COUPEVILLE 2-1 7-4
Port Townsend 1-3 1-6
Klahowya 1-3 2-8

Olympic League boys soccer:

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

Olympic League girls tennis:

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

Olympic League softball:

School League Overall
COUPEVILLE 1-0 7-3
Klahowya 0-1 5-2

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   With spring break dominating the news, Coupeville was the only 1A Olympic League school to play a game in ANY sport this week. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

One school brave enough to bust the schedule.

With spring break in full bloom this past week, every 1A Olympic League school not wearing Coupeville uniforms sat idle, in every sport.

The Wolves, though, were busy, getting in non-conference tilts in softball, baseball and soccer across three of the six days.

Things get back to mostly normal as we move into a new week, as all the lazy bones schools rejoin CHS on the field.

As they get back at it, Coupeville is holding on to the lead in varsity wins for both spring and for the 2017-2018 school year.

With victories in all three sports which have played a league game, the Wolves are up 6-4 on Klahowya this spring and 37-32 for the year.

Port Townsend (22) and Chimacum (10) each have a single win this spring.

Current standings through Apr. 8:

Olympic League baseball:

School League Overall
COUPEVILLE 2-0 7-3
Chimacum 1-0 2-5
Klahowya 1-2 2-7
Port Townsend 0-2 0-5

Olympic League boys soccer:

School League Overall
Klahowya 3-0 5-2-1
COUPEVILLE 3-1 4-3-2
Port Townsend 1-2 1-5-0
Chimacum 0-4 0-5-0

Olympic League girls tennis:

School League Overall
COUPEVILLE 0-0 1-4
Chimacum 0-0 1-4
Klahowya 0-0 1-3

Olympic League softball:

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

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   Derek Leyva knocked in two goals Saturday in a season-opening win. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Too early? Of course, it’s too early.

You don’t run league standings two days into a new season and … every Wolf varsity team is in first-place? Run that sucker!!!

So sure, maybe we’re jumping the gun just a bit, but what the hey, it’s not like we have a lot of rules here at Coupeville Sports World Headquarters.

Plus, this way, you can start to get used to the weirdness of seeing only two softball teams listed in the standings, since Port Townsend and Chimacum have bailed on their seasons.

Anyway, a look at some very, very, VERY early standings, reflecting Coupeville’s opening day sweep in baseball (7-3 over Lynden Christian) and soccer (4-1 over Olympic) and Chimacum’s 6-5 baseball loss to South Whidbey.

Olympic League baseball:

School League Overall
COUPEVILLE 0-0 1-0
Klahowya 0-0 0-0
Port Townsend 0-0 0-0
Chimacum 0-0 0-1

Olympic League boys soccer:

School League Overall
COUPEVILLE 0-0 1-0
Chimacum 0-0 0-0
Klahowya 0-0 0-0
Port Townsend 0-0 0-0

Olympic League girls tennis:

School League Overall
COUPEVILLE 0-0 0-0
Chimacum 0-0 0-0
Klahowya 0-0 0-0

Olympic League softball:

School League Overall
COUPEVILLE 0-0 0-0
Klahowya 0-0 0-0

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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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   Ema Smith captures the mood of everyone in Coupeville when we think about OlympicLeague.com these days. 

Coupeville fans are told, again and again, that there is one “official” site for Olympic League news, schedules and standings.

But what if that site makes an error, then compounds it day after day, for 17 days?

And what if that site doesn’t want to hear from me or you, or pretty much anyone, that they are doing a mediocre (at best) job?

Welcome to http://www.olympicleague.com/, where incompetence is the flavor of the day … day after day after day.

So, what am I wailing about?

Jump back in time 17 days (so, two-plus weeks), land on the afternoon of Jan. 6 and the Coupeville girls basketball team beat Klahowya 29-23.

At which time, the big brains behind the Olympic League site updated both team’s overall win/loss records, but did NOT do the same for their league marks.

A small error at the time, but one compounded when day after day after day, they refuse to use two small key strokes to fix the issue.

And why is this big, at least relatively speaking?

Because most people (including a lot of newspaper writers) just take a quick scan of said standings when talking or writing about how teams are doing.

Which presently show Coupeville at 3-2 and Klahowya at 1-4.

Which isn’t true.

If you pop into the schedule for either CHS or KSS and go down and manually count up the league games, you wind up with 4-2 and 1-5 respectively, which rightfully places the Wolves in a first-place tie with Port Townsend heading into Friday’s showdown between those two squads.

But 99.6% of people aren’t going to go do that, so they buy the incorrect 3-2 and 1-4 records.

Is this end-of-the-world type of stuff? Probably not, but I am easily chafed, frequently vocal and have plenty of time on my hands to be irritating as all get out, so here we are.

Do your one job, OlympicLeague.com!

Do it for the kids!

Or just do it to get me to stop whining.

But do it!

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