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With a new cross country season on the horizon, Coupeville Middle School is offering a free summer running clinic. (Elizabeth Bitting photo)

It’s a sneak preview of what’s to come.

Coupeville Middle School students headed into grades 6-8 are invited to participate in a free running clinic which will give athletes and parents a feel for what the upcoming cross country season will look like.

There are actually two clinics available, with one going July 18-20 and the other July 22-23.

Each day’s events will begin at 8:30 AM, using a variety of locations.

The clinics begin at the school track behind Coupeville Elementary School and will conclude with a visit to Fort Casey to walk, then run the middle school cross country course.

“If you have a friend who you think might be interested, invite them to come!” said CMS cross country coach Elizabeth Bitting.

“Parents, grandparents, caregivers are welcome to join and walk/run/jog the same routes,” she added. “I hope to see you soon!”


Questions? Contact Bitting at ebitting@coupeville.k12.wa.us.

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It’s a rite of passage.

Summer arrives, and with the advent of (possibly) warmer weather, everyone heads to the pool.

Yes, even in Washington state…

Want your kiddos to know their way around the pool, and be safe whilst splashing?

Take advantage of lessons being offered by the Admiral’s Cove Beach Club, with all the pertinent info to be found in the photo above.

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Helene Lhamon and her crew enjoy Ragnar 2021.

The runners returned.

Whidbey Island once again became a hub for people getting out and putting one foot in front of another Saturday, as the Ragnar Road Northwest Passage 2021 capped its two-day, one-night event.

The trek, featuring teams of runners, started near the Canadian border in Blaine and finished in the wilds of Langley.

The photos above and below are poached from Wolf mom Helene Lhamon, and feature a crew of Coupeville athletes who tore up the course.

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School will soon be out, but the spikes continue for local students all summer.

The Whidbey Volleyball Club is offering open gyms every Sunday from July 11 through August 15.

All ages are welcome, and masks are required.

Each session runs from 1-3 PM at the Oak Harbor High School gym.

Cost is $5 per session or $20 for the entire summer run.

Questions can be directed to whidbeyvolleyball@gmail.com.

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Coupeville HS/MS Athletic Director Willie Smith has been a busy bee this summer.

How much wood would Willie work if Willie could work wood?

A lot, it appears.

Taking a few days off from the grind of being an athletic director in the age of coronavirus (and having to read my endless, rambling emails), Willie Smith has been a busy bee.

The CHS/CMS sports guru has to return to the office at some point, but he’s spent a chunk of his vacation time communing with nature.

Recent projects include converting an old foosball table into a new work of finely-crafted art.

Also emerging from the workshop have been an epoxy table for daughter Megan, a table top for his brother-in-law, and a cheese platter for his sister-in-law.

Kid’s got skills.

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