Posts Tagged ‘Willie Smith’

Coupeville sophomores (l to r) Jada Heaton, Lyla Stuurmans, Mia Farris, and Madison McMillan are ready to celebrate playoff wins. (Bailey Thule photo)

Ease into the new week.

The following collection of pics requires little reading for your Monday morning, just viewing.


Maddie Georges gets a big sendoff from her teammates on Senior Night. (Bailey Thule photo)

Carolyn Lhamon and mom Helene spend some quality time together. (Karen Carlson photo)

CHS boys’ hoops manager David Somes lets his sign do the talking. (Chloe Marzocca photo)

CHS students jam the middle school gym in support of Wolf JV basketball. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Ace photographer Bailey Thule waits for some action to unfold. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

The Lyla Stuurmans Fan Club surfs the internet during a timeout. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Gwen Gustafson celebrates her hoops career with dad Lark and big sis Amanda Fabrizi. (Karen Carlson photo)

Willie Smith sweeps us away. (Morgan White photo)

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Ryanne Knoblich and friends have added a game against Lummi Nation. (Bailey Thule photo)

The schedule maker’s job is never done.

Continuing to work the phones as the season progresses, Coupeville High School Athletic Director Willie Smith has picked up another home game for the Wolf girls’ basketball teams.

The addition brings Lummi Nation to Whidbey Island Monday, Jan. 30 for a non-conference rumble.

JV tips at 5:15 PM, varsity at 7:00.

The tilts get Coupeville’s varsity back to 19 regular-season games, while bumping the JV out to 15 contests.

Megan Richter’s lead squad originally had a full 20-game schedule, but the Wolves passed late on going to a two-game Christmas tournament in Eastern Washington as they dealt with a number of nagging injuries.

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“Nothing but net!” (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

There’s a prize at the end of the rainbow.

Connect on a half-court shot at half time (or from a little closer for the young ones), and a Wolf fan can make off with t-shirts, candy, and the heady buzz of a standing ovation from the fans.

Under the watchful eye of Coupeville High School Athletic Director Willie Smith, shots were fired, nets were popped, and cameras were clicked, as you can see in the pics above and below.

“You shoot like a young me. Can I say I’m proud and … no, I’m not crying … the air conditioning in here is bothering my eyes, that’s all.”

“Dame Lillard’s got nothing on me!”

“Come on baby, get in the basket. I needs me some candy!”

Taygin Jump fires the ball to Anacortes.

“If you miss it, you have to run laps around the gym. So … don’t miss it.”

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Coupeville Athletic Director Willie Smith, the gift that keeps on giving. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Ugly sweaters to group reunions, there was something for everyone.

With the holiday season in full gear, Coupeville High School’s varsity basketball teams whacked visiting Crescent Wednesday night, while wanderin’ camera clicker John Fisken worked the sidelines.

The off-court pics above and below are courtesy him.

To see action shots from the games, and possibly make some Christmas purchases for Uncle Rollo and Aunt Ronette in Reykjavik, pop over to:







Lyla “The Franchise” Stuurmans hangs out with mom Sarah.

Now they’re old school. CHS grads (l to r) Logan Martin, Hawthorne Wolfe, Audrianna Shaw, and Kylie Van Velkinburgh catch up.

Fred and Susan Farris keep an eye on daughter Mia as she wrecks folks out on the hardwood.

Even retired, Mia Littlejohn is good for a quick 20 points if necessary.

Wolf Moms Corinn Parker (sweater) and Morgan White keep a watchful eye on the Wrecking Crew, AKA the Sherman boys.

The student section, ready to go crazy.

The very talented future of Wolf athletics.

Their sweater game is on point.

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“I’m just sayin’ Geno Auriemma would make a really good middle school basketball coach. We have some bake sales, and we get that salary paid, son!!” (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

This is your moment. Seize it.

There are not one, but two, Coupeville Middle School girls’ basketball coaching positions open as the season rapidly approaches.

Kassie O’Neil bounced up to the high school, accepting the JV girls’ gig, while Kristina Forbes is resigning due to other obligations.

That leaves the CMS girls hoops program without any coaches, with the season set to start Jan. 23.

It’s basically a six-week job, with the eight-game campaign wrapping up Mar. 9, and you would have the chance to help shape the future of Wolf basketball.

Are you a former Coupeville basketball player looking to give back to where it all started? Bam!

Maybe a semi-retired coach who still gets that itch to be on the sideline? Boom!

Or just someone who has always longed to take the “seven seconds or less” offense and put it in the hands of 12-year-old girls, creating a gym-rattling, mind-fracturing attack guaranteed to blow up the scoreboard and exhaust the refs???

As mentioned before, this is your moment.

Seize it and let Haylee Armstrong and Tenley Stuurmans become the Steve Nash and Shawn Marion of the prairie.


PS — Athletic Director Willie Smith is also looking for middle school track and cross country coaches, as well as a high school girls soccer coach.

We’re just talking about basketball because it’s God’s chosen sport.


To peruse all coaching openings and apply, pop over to:


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