Posts Tagged ‘tennis’

Olivia Schaffeld and Coupeville volleyball are a perfect 1-0 on the season. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Katelin McCormick and Wolf girls soccer kick off their season this coming week.

Now, everyone starts to play.

The week ahead is the first to feature all five Coupeville High School fall sports teams in action, with girls soccer finally hitting the pitch.

Most of the action is in the latter stages of the week, with six of seven events going down between Thursday and Saturday.

Wolf volleyball is the only program to play in the first part of the week, with a home match Tuesday against Mount Vernon Christian, followed by a Thursday home clash with Orcas Island.

Girls soccer makes its debut Thursday at home against La Conner, then hits the road Saturday for a non-conference tilt with East Jefferson — the result of Chimacum and Port Townsend merging into one program for athletics.

Also seeing action is Wolf football — on the road Friday at East Jefferson — boys soccer and cross country.

The CHS booters host Orcas Island Friday, with the harriers traveling to Langley Saturday for the 42nd annual Carl Westling Invitational.

Where things stand through games of September 11:


Northwest League boys soccer:

School League Overall
MV Christian 2-0-0 2-0-0
PC Christian 2-0-0 2-0-0
Friday Harbor 1-1-0 1-1-0
CPC-Lynnwood 0-0-0 0-0-0
Orcas Island 0-0-0 0-0-0
Coupeville 0-1-0 0-1-0
Grace Academy 0-1-0 0-1-0
La Conner 0-1-0 0-1-0
Lopez Island 0-1-0 0-1-0


Northwest League football:

School League Overall
Concrete 0-0 0-1
Coupeville 0-0 0-2
Darrington 0-0 0-1
Friday Harbor 0-0 0-2
La Conner 0-0 0-1


Northwest League girls soccer:

School League Overall
Coupeville 0-0-0 0-0-0
Friday Harbor 0-0-0 0-1-0
La Conner 0-0-0 0-0-0
MV Christian 0-0-0 1-0-1


Northwest League volleyball:

School League Overall
Coupeville 1-0 1-0
La Conner 1-0 2-0
MV Christian 1-0 1-0
Orcas Island 0-0 0-1
Concrete 0-1 0-1
Darrington 0-1 2-1
Friday Harbor 0-1 0-1

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Coupeville’s Jaimee Masters, a two-sport athlete who also possesses oodles of artistic talent. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Talent on the court, talent off the court.

A highly-accomplished artist and two-sport athlete, Jaimee Masters had a sizable impact during her days at Coupeville High School.

She followed in the footsteps of cousin Hope Lodell on the volleyball court, but carved out her own solid reputation.

A hard worker with a team-first attitude, Jaimee played all four seasons during high school, working her way into being a valuable role player for the Wolf varsity.

Masters played multiple positions on the court, but always gave her all.

As a senior, she played in 29 of 30 sets during a pandemic-shortened campaign, racking up a solid number of digs as a dependable back-row assassin for a CHS squad which claimed second-place in the Northwest 2B/1B League.

Her tenacity and solid work ethic greatly helped her on the tennis court, as well.

Playing both singles and doubles over the course of her hardcourt run, Jaimee ended her prep net career by teaming with Emily Fiedler to form Coupeville’s #1 doubles duo.

The seniors didn’t get to play as many matches as they might have liked — again with the Covid restrictions — but they took advantage of every opportunity presented.

“Prepare to die, Mr. Tennis Ball!”

Facing off with Friday Harbor in a six-match royal rumble, Coupeville went undefeated during Jaimee’s senior season.

As in truly undefeated, with a 6-0 mark in team matches, and a 30-0 record in individual rumbles.

Masters and Fiedler strolled to straight-sets wins in all six of their matches, winning them by a combined score of 72-11.

They were brutal, efficient, and remarkably kind to the rival players they were battering, showcasing their athletic skills, but also their compassion.

While sports accomplishments are the driving force behind this blog, it’s also worth noting that Jaimee’s talents go far beyond the athletic world.

During the early days of Covid lockdown, with no games to write about, I transitioned a bit and tried to highlight other skills.

One of those areas was artwork, and Jaimee was a particular standout there, showing off works of precise beauty and artistry.

That mixture of talent, hard work, and a caring soul helped her accomplish great things during her school days in Coupeville, and should serve her well as she charges out into the adult world.

Today, though, we’re bringing Jaimee back for a moment, as we induct her into the Coupeville Sports Hall o’ Fame.

It’s a well-deserved honor for a remarkable young woman, and, after this, you can catch her hanging out at the top of the blog, up under the Legends tab.

Jaimee never asked for praise, but instead went out and earned it every step of the way.

The true mark of a great one.

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CHS booter Alex Smith is first up in our photographic look at Wolf fall sports teams. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

It’s a little bit of something for everyone.

All five active fall sports teams at Coupeville High School pop up in this collection of John Fisken pics.

Consider it some very light reading for your Thursday morning.

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Audrianna Shaw busts the space/time continuum.

Alita Blouin dances with the volleyball in the pale moonlight.

Tim Ursu is light on his feet.

Cross country sensation Tate Wyman is back for another season of running trails.

Taygin Jump is locked and loaded.

Dominic Coffman dares you to try and tackle him.

Eryn Wood prepares to slap the crud out of the ball.

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Alita Blouin and Co. return to action later this month. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Get ahead of the paperwork curve.

Coupeville High School and Middle School athletes can get all their forms filled out and fees paid before practice begins at an athletic paperwork day Tuesday, August 17.

The event runs from 12-5 PM at the CHS office.

Attendance is not mandatory, as athletes can also obtain paperwork by emailing Lisa Yoder (lyoder@coupeville.k12.wa.us) or Barbi Ford (bford@coupeville.k12.wa.us).

Forms to be completed, with student and parent signatures, include the Athletic/Activities form, Extra-Curricular/Athletic Participant Eligibility form, and the Free/Reduced lunch form.

All athletes need a sports physical as well.

Physicals cover two years, and you can check your status on the school’s Skyward site. It’s under the Health Info button on the left.

ASB and fall athletic fees, which need to be handled prior to the first game, can be paid during this event or online through the eFunds link on Skyward.

CHS plays volleyball, boys tennis, football, co-ed cross country, and boys and girls soccer in the fall, while CMS offers cross country, volleyball, and boys soccer.

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Left to right, top to bottom, are Wolf softball and tennis coaches Katrina McGranahan, Justine McGranahan (and grandson Braxton), Kevin McGranahan, Aaron Lucero, Ron Wright, Lark Gustafson, and Ken Stange.

CHS baseball and track coaches Steve Hilborn, Will Thayer, Bob Martin, Randy Thayer, Randy King, Brandon Bailey, Ferron Rice, Neil Rixe.

It’s been awhile since we’ve done one of these.

With prep sports back in action after a year-plus absence, it’s time for another super-unofficial, highly-competitive coach’s poll.

We toss 15 Coupeville High School spring sports coaches into a (digital) room, you get 50 hours to mash your phones and computer keyboards into submission, and one guru emerges as the winner.

Their prize?

A nice, warm glow in the chest, and the respect of the internet. Plus the chance to needle all their fellow coaches.

So, priceless.

This time around, we’re not including any middle school coaches, as CMS is not competing against their rivals this school year.

Yes, there have been intramurals, and coaches have done amazing work — but we’re limiting this royal rumble to just those involved with teams playing other schools.

So, softball, track and field, baseball, and girls tennis.

Head coaches and assistant coaches, paid or volunteer, are included, but no managers or former Wolf athletes who are hanging out and helping for a few days.

If your name was in a Senior Night program produced by CHS, you’re in. If not, I’m sure you’ll survive.

And now on to the bloodbath!

The poll kicks off Tuesday, April 6 at 8 AM and closes 50 hours later on Thursday, April 8 at 10 AM.

Vote as many times as you like, and the more, the merrier.

I have no restrictions set.

WordPress sometimes does little things to slow people down, but you can usually avoid that by bouncing to a different device, before returning to your preferred one.

Those who get creative claim the throne!



UPDATE – 4/6 – 10:15 PM:

Poll has ended early. 

Over the past nine years, there have been several different companies involved with these polls on WordPress.

I’ve run polls which have collected everywhere from 17 votes to 123,908 votes.

And yes, there was probably some serious shenanigans on that last one… 

But through 27 previous polls, no one tried to charge me extra.

Until this time.

Crowd Signal (which I have never heard of before), “will not display new submissions in the results after 2,500 “signals” or votes.”

“Crowd Signal will still collect all your responses and when you upgrade to a paid plan they will be shown in the reports.”

Crowd Signal can blow it out their collective ass.

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