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Danny Conlisk, wearing a lei gifted him by Eileen Stone, is honored for his year as student rep to the Coupeville School Board. (Photos courtesy Dawnelle Conlisk)

Conlisk hangs out with CHS Principal Duane Baumann (left) and CES Principal David Ebersole.

Elizabeth Bitting, the CMS track coach who started Conlisk on his running path.

Deb Sherman, the teacher who gave Conlisk the courage to undertake his first public speaking role at his 5th grade moving up ceremony.

Dad Kenny, mom Dawnelle, and Nana Glyn check out Danny’s official digs.

The baton has been passed.

Coupeville High School senior Danny Conlisk hit the tape on his year-long run as the student rep to the school board Monday, with his older compatriots honoring him as he exited stage left.

The Wolf track and cross country standout is being replaced by junior Tia Wurzrainer, who will juggle the position along with stints as a soccer, basketball and tennis sensation.

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Coupeville senior Lindsey Roberts (front) was named to the 1st team All-Conference squad by league soccer coaches. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Junior defender Tia Wurzrainer was also honored by the North Sound Conference.

Two for the win.

Coupeville High School landed a pair of players on the All-League team when North Sound Conference girls soccer coaches tabulated their votes.

Senior midfielder Lindsey Roberts and junior defender Tia Wurzrainer both landed on the 1st team.

Those honors, and many more, were revealed Thursday night as the Wolf booters capped their season with an awards shindig.

In addition to her All-Conference hardware, Roberts, a four-year starter who banged home 17 career goals, was tabbed as the team’s Player of the Year.

CHS coach Kyle Nelson also honored freshmen Mary Milnes (Rookie of the Year) and Lily Leedy (Most Improved), along with senior Sarah Wright (Most Inspirational).


Varsity letter winners:

Knight Arndt
Mollie Bailey
Kiara Contreras
Anna Dion
Maddy Hilkey
Natalie Hollrigel
Mallory Kortuem
Lily Leedy
Katelin McCormick
Mary Milnes
Avalon Renninger
Lindsey Roberts
Audrianna Shaw
Ema Smith
Genna Wright
Sarah Wright
Tia Wurzrainer


Participation certificates:

Megan Behan
Aurora Cernick
Casey Rogers

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Sarah Wright was named as Coupeville High School’s Homecoming Queen Friday night. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Coupeville High School went old-school.

Having opted out of holding a class float parade on its still relatively new track oval, school officials didn’t announce all of the Homecoming royalty at an afternoon assembly.

Instead, CHS, while revealing 10 senior court nominees, kept the identity of the 2018 King and Queen confidential until halftime of Friday’s game against Sultan.

It was only then that Sarah Wright and Matt Hilborn were revealed as the successors to last year’s top two, Payton Aparicio and Hunter Smith.

Counting the underclassmen and teachers, whose courts were announced earlier, 18 Wolves were honored.


2018 CHS Homecoming royalty:



Sarah Wright


Matt Hilborn

Senior Prince and Princesses:

Maddy Hilkey
Lindsey Roberts
Ema Smith
Emma Smith
Jakobi Baumann
Jaschon Baumann
Teo Keilwitz
Shane Losey

Junior Court:

Tia Wurzrainer
Ethan Clavette

Sophomore Court:

Anya Burns
Drake Borden

Freshman Court:

Noelle Daigneault
Miles Davidson

Duke and Duchess:

Stefanie Ask
Kyle Nelson

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Wolf junior Tia Wurzrainer netted her first goal of the season Thursday as Coupeville soccer played to a 2-2 tie with visiting Friday Harbor. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Well, they’re headed in the right direction.

After being blanked in a season-opening loss earlier in the week, the Coupeville High School girls soccer squad bounced back Thursday to net a hard-earned draw in its home debut.

Garnering goals from Genna Wright and Tia Wurzrainer, the Wolf booters exited the field with a 2-2 tie against visiting Friday Harbor.

The stalemate leaves Coupeville sitting at 0-1-1 in non-conference play, heading into its first games as a member of the new North Sound Conference.

CHS faces defending state champ King’s Sept. 11, then squares off with Sultan Sept. 13, with both games scheduled to play out at Coupeville’s Mickey Clark Field.

Thursday night the Wolves and Friday Harbor played a classic back-and-forth game.

Wright, who set a CHS freshman record with 10 goals last season, banged home her first score of her sophomore campaign off of a first-half penalty kick.

Knotted at 1-1 at the break, the teams exchanged scores down the stretch, but neither team was able to find a magical third tally.

Wurzrainer saved the draw for Coupeville by finding the back of the net with the equalizer, negating a 2-1 Friday Harbor lead.

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   Showcasing her ferocious serve, Avalon Renninger teamed up with fellow sophomore Tia Wurzrainer Monday to win in straight sets. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Small, but important steps.

A young, plucky and undermanned Coupeville High School girls tennis team didn’t get the win Monday, but it did flash a lot of positives.

The Wolves fell 5-2 to visiting Port Angeles, a large 2A school which carries 31 players on its full roster (double Coupeville’s body count).

But, having sunshine instead of howling wind and slashing rain on Opening Day was a good sign.

Brighter than the sun was the play of sophomore sensations Avalon Renninger and Tia Wurzrainer, who romped to a win at second doubles.

While Coupeville’s top doubles duo, seniors Payton Aparicio and Sage Renninger, were huge favorites and easily lived up to the hype with their own straight-sets victory, the younger Wolf aces were somewhat of an unknown entering the match.

Both Wurzrainer and Avalon Renninger had strong freshman years, but they are a new pairing as a doubles team, so there might have been some kinks to work out in their first official match.

Not so.

The left-handed Renninger controlled the match on her serve, zinging low, hard shots which bit a chunk out of the court as they skidded away from the Port Angeles netters.

Her running mate was particularly deft at the net, as Wurzrainer delighted her fervent fan club with a series of crisp put-aways.

Their play brought a quick smile to the face of longtime Coupeville net guru Ken Stange as he restlessly prowled the outside of the chain link fence.

With a solid line-up of doubles duos, the Wolves should give rival teams trouble all year long.

Singles is a little more of a work in progress, as CHS deals with the loss of its top three players from a year ago to graduation.

With Valen Trujillo and Co. off to pursue new avenues in life, Wolf freshman Genna Wright got a chance to jump right into the cauldron of playing first singles on opening day.

A naturally-talented athlete and one of the most gung-ho people on the planet Earth, the fab frosh was a First-Team All-Conference player in soccer and a one-woman wrecking crew in basketball.

While she might not have the same amount of experience in tennis as she does in her other sports, Wright came out swinging Monday, making her far more seasoned foe battle mightily for every point.

At one point, the two players went back and forth on a sustained rally, before the freshman dumped a back-hand winner just out of the reach of her rival.

Walking back to the service line, head down, hat pulled low, Wright wore a giddy grin, a star of tomorrow savoring a winner today.

Complete Monday results:


1st Singles — Genna Wright lost to Summer Olsen 6-0, 6-1

2nd Singles — Heather Nastali lost to Hailey Horton 6-1, 6-0

3rd Singles — Nanci Melendrez lost to Kailey Droz 6-0, 6-0

1st Doubles — Payton Aparicio/Sage Renninger beat Saige Hefton/Casandra Shamp 6-0, 6-3

2nd Doubles — Avalon Renninger/Tia Wurzrainer beat Jocelyn Reifenstahl/Emily Metzeler 6-2, 6-1

3rd Doubles — Claire Mietus/Maggie Crimmins lost to Paulina Crawford/Madison Saiz 6-2, 6-2

4th Doubles — Jillian Mayne/Zara Bradley lost to Hanna Brown/Emily Rygaard 6-0, 5-3 (PA left to catch ferry)


5th Doubles — Elaira Nicolle/Megan Behan trailed 3-0 (ferry)

6th Doubles — Jaimee Masters/Emily Fiedler lost 6-2

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