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Club volleyball vet Lucy Tenore pounds a winner in a high school match. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Time to start thinking about club volleyball.

The Whidbey Volleyball Club, which will have two teams this season, has set tryouts and registration is live on its web site.

Info on tryouts, set for Oct. 30 and Nov. 20, can be found in the photos below.

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Coupeville spikers (left to right) Taylor Brotemarkle, Mia Farris, Jada Heaton, and Lyla Stuurmans sport new t-shirts after winning a weekend tournament. (Photo courtesy Jennifer Heaton)

The best 8th grade SWISH basketball team in the land. (Photo courtesy Ian Somes)

It was a weekend of champions.

Whidbey Island youth teams claimed titles in volleyball and boys basketball, dominating play and sending tremors through the surrounding communities.

The Whidbey Volleyball Club U15 team, which features six Coupeville High School spikers, won an eight-team tourney in Burlington, continuing a season of excellence.

Meanwhile, Coupeville’s 8th grade SWISH boys basketball team emerged as champs from a seven-team royal rumble run by Skagit County Parks and Recreation.

Both victories bode well for the future of Wolf athletics, as athletes in both sports continue to find success in both school and non-school events.

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Lucy Tenore (1), Olivia Schaffeld (11), Grey Peabody (10), and Taygin Jump (3) helped their club team to a strong performance Sunday. (Photos property Whidbey Volleyball Club)

The U15 roster includes Taylor Brotemarkle (4), Katie Marti (back row, far left), and Madison McMillan, Lyla Stuurmans, and Jada Heaton (back row, third, fourth, fifth from left).

The pursuit of excellence never ends.

A batch of Coupeville spikers, hailing from both high school and middle school levels, are still out there chasing that volleyball dream.

The Wolves are playing for the Whidbey Volleyball Club, which brings together North, Central, and South Whidbey players, currently doing so with three teams.

The U17 squad, which won its pool at a tournament in Burlington Sunday, includes Coupeville stars Lucy Tenore, Taygin Jump, Ryanne Knoblich, Olivia Schaffeld, and Grey Peabody.

Gracing the U15 team are Jada Heaton, Mia Farris, Lyla Stuurmans, Madison McMillan, Katie Marti, and Taylor Brotemarkle.

And rounding out the Coupeville contingent are middle school spikers Ava Carpenter, Tenley Stuurmans, Jordaya Dowell, and Ava Ashby, who are on the U14 roster.

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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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Travel ball is out.

Local high school and middle school spikers are not competing right now, and Tuesday the Whidbey Volleyball Club announced it is cancelling its season.

The decision was forced on the club by the double whammy of the COVID-19 pandemic, and by a lack of gym space in which to practice.

In a statement on its Facebook page, the WVC directed players and their parents to look to a pair of mainland clubs if they still want to play.

“There are clubs (Apex and SIVA) off-Island that will still be having a season since they have their own facilities and their tryouts are this weekend,” the WVC said.

“If your child would like to tryout, please reach out to those clubs.”

WVC, which launched in 2016, is a USA Junior Olympic volleyball club which has multiple teams in different age groups, and draws athletes from all parts of Whidbey Island.

In recent seasons, numerous Coupeville spikers, including All-Conference high school stars like Emma Smith, Maya Toomey-Stout, and Scout Smith have played for WVC teams.

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