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Hayley Fiedler (left) and Vivian Farris have added ice skating to their already-stacked resumes. (Susan Farris photos)

Their talent has no limits.

Coupeville High School students Vivian Farris and Hayley Fiedler have proven to be masters of multiple sports over the years, from volleyball to cheer to tennis — where they form a dangerous duo for the Wolves — and far beyond.

And now you can add ice skating to their resumes.

Looking for something to do during the pandemic shutdown, Farris heard the siren call of the rink.

Then the wait began.

“This was really a Covid dream for Vivian when she couldn’t do anything else, she wanted to ice skate,” said mom Susan. “And, of course, all the rinks were closed.

“We persisted until they opened.”

Vivian celebrates after her first competition.

Not wanting to go alone, Vivian invited Hayley to come along on her new adventure, and the duo began taking weekly lessons in early 2021.

That involves a two-and-a-half-hour roundtrip to Bellingham, but it’s been worth it.

“They both really love it,” said Susan Farris.

The duo are fast learners, and have participated in performances at Halloween, Christmas, and in the spring with the Bellingham Figure Skating Club.

Recently, Hayley and Vivian took to the stage for Ice Fest, a competition put on by a skating club out of Seattle.

After skating duets together, the Wolf supernovas now have their eyes set on passing skating tests and qualifying to perform solos.

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Eryn Wood reaches for an overhead. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

It was a solid swan song.

Coupeville High School tennis players combined to net four wins Friday while playing in Tumwater, carrying the Wolves to a second place showing in the team standings at the District 1/4 tournament.

While the Wolves were not able to advance any of their racket wielders on to the state championships, every CHS netter in attendance garnered a win.

That’s especially nice, since five of the six Wolves who made the trip — Mary Milnes, Eryn Wood, Noelle Daigneault, Katelin McCormick, and Abby Mulholland — are seniors.

Helen Strelow, a junior who competed at state in cross country at the start of the school year, will be the lone returning player from this group.

The bi-district tourney featured two schools from each district, with Friday Harbor and Coupeville repping D-1, while Stevenson and Three Rivers Christian hailed from D-4.

Stevenson, which swept both the singles and doubles crowns, sends three players to state after going 10-2 on the day.

Coupeville was 4-4, winning all of its first-round tussles, while Friday Harbor and TRC finished 0-4.


Complete results:


Abby Mulholland:

Beat Pan (Three Rivers Christian) 6-1, 7-6(7-4)
Lost to S. Rudd (Stevenson) 6-2, 6-2


Helen Strelow:

Beat Dennis (Three Rivers Christian) 6-3, 6-1
Lost to P. Rudd (Stevenson) 5-7, 6-3, 6-3


Eryn Wood/Noelle Daigneault:

Beat Coffman/Stevens (Three Rivers Christian) 6-0, 6-3
Lost to Gunderson-Birkenfeld/Schultz (Stevenson) 6-3, 7-6(7-4)


Mary Milnes/Katelin McCormick:

Beat McMillan/Yi (Three Rivers Christian) 6-2, 6-0
Lost to I. Spencer/S. Spencer (Stevenson) 6-0, 6-0

Helen Strelow can return for another season of volleys and aces.

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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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