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Lucy Tenore is a heavy hitter for a high-flying Coupeville volleyball squad. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

They came, they saw, and they almost completely conquered.

The Coupeville High School varsity volleyball squad claimed second-place at a tournament in Sultan Saturday, while mixing competition with experimentation.

The Wolves opened by blitzing through pool play, winning five of six sets to claim top dog status.

Coupeville, a 2B school, gave up a single set to 2A Cedarcrest, then bounced 4A Mariner in a three-set thriller in the semifinals of the tourney.

While the Wolves “ran out of steam a bit,” falling to 1A Mount Baker in the championship match, CHS coach Cory Whitmore was pleased with the day.

“It was great experience, and we got to work with some different lineups, which was fun for the group,” he said. “I thought we served tough throughout the day and worked hard in transition — a focus of ours.

“Always fun to get some tournament experience fairly early on, and the day offered a lot of chance for touches and reps.”

Coupeville, which is 4-0 in Northwest 2B/1B League play, and 4-1 overall, has back-to-back matches to kick off next week.

The Wolves host next-door neighbor South Whidbey (5-1) Monday in a titanic non-conference rumble, before traveling Tuesday to Friday Harbor (1-2, 1-4) for a league tussle.

Maddie Georges sets up the Wolves for success.

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Jeff Stone

He shoots and scores.

Coupeville basketball legend Jeff Stone still has the magic touch, but these days he’s tearing up the golf course and not the hardwood.

The man who still holds CHS basketball game, season, and career scoring records 51 years after graduation, was at the front of the field May 29-30 at Whidbey Golf Club’s Mountain Mist Men’s Invitational.

Stone won low net at the tourney, winning a $750 purse, while Nick Krantz captured the low gross title.

Darren Justus came out on top in the chipping contest, with the “closest to the hole” competitions being won by Chris Robinson, Michael Lacey, Lucas Horrobin, and Thomas Kidd.

Back before putting together a long, successful run as a teacher, coach, and athletic director at Oak Harbor High School, Stone was a standout three-sport athlete at CHS.

His biggest impact came on the basketball court, where he went on to be a college player.

Stone’s marks of 48 points in one game, 644 in a season, and 1,137 in a career still stand as the best in the 104-year history of Wolf boys hoops.

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Taekwondo students claimed ownership of the CHS gym Saturday. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Basketball players aren’t the only athletes in the Coupeville High School gym these days.

Armstrong’s ATA Martial Arts held a taekwondo tourney Saturday, and wanderin’ paparazzi John Fisken swung by to nab us some fresh, action-packed pics.

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Coupeville soccer ace Chayse Van Velkinburgh scored 15 goals in four games this weekend. (Photo courtesy Dustin Van Velkinburgh)

He’s come for all the goals. I said, all of them.

Coupeville soccer ace Chayse Van Velkinburgh had himself quite a weekend, smashing home 15 goals across four games as he and his Northwest United U9 squad finished second at a tournament in Issaquah.

The only team NWU fell to was the Bellevue Titans, and the championship game ended in confusion and much muddling by the refs.

A disputed final goal, set up by a questionable call on a free kick, allowed Bellevue to send the title tilt to penalty kicks, where they slipped away with the biggest trophy.

That couldn’t take the shine off of Van Velkinburgh, though, as he rattled home goals in every game.

After opening with a goal and an assist, the pitch artist, who will be a third grader at Coupeville Elementary School in the fall, ripped off three goals and three assists in game two.

That was just the set-up for total freakin’ domination, with Van Velkinburgh smashing home 10 goals (you read that right) and assisting on three others in a rout of Gig Harbor.

In the title game, the booter with the torrid toe added three more assists and one final goal.

At which point the entire field caught on fire. Most likely.

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Coupeville boys basketball, which boasts nine players who will be seniors this coming season, went 5-0 this weekend, winning the Crescent Classic. (Mindy Grove photo)

The underclassmen join the action. (Photo courtesy Brad Sherman)

Right now, at this moment in time, they’re undefeated.

The high school boys basketball season is still months and months away, but that’s not stopping Coupeville from getting after it.

Prepping for an upcoming team camp, the Wolves traveled off-Island this weekend, and returned home as Crescent Classic champs.

Coupeville, facing off with Chimacum, Forks, and the host team, went 5-0 to nab the title.

Having traveled 154.8 miles round-trip to Crescent, the Wolves earned a win for every 31 miles.

CHS coach Brad Sherman had his full team at his disposal, with all nine returning full-time varsity players in attendance.

That group includes Jacobi Pilgrim, Jered Brown, Hawthorne Wolfe, Jean Lund-Olsen, Gavin Knoblich, Ulrik Wells, Mason Grove, Koa Davison, and Sean Toomey-Stout.

Also along for the trip were Daniel Olson and Xavier Murdy, who were swing players during the 2018-2019 season, and Tucker Hall.

After a season in which Coupeville had just one senior, the now-graduated Dane Lucero, the Wolves could boast nine 12th graders this winter.

The only underclassmen in the current varsity group are Olson, who will be a junior, and Wolfe and Murdy, who will be sophomores.

Their coach came away from the trip pleased with the results, and, more importantly, thrilled with the effort he saw from his players.

“Was a good opportunity for our guys to get out and play before camp,” Sherman said. “Good team basketball; really great team effort.”

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