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Jacobi Pilgrim rolls hard to the hoop. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

And now, some rest.

Having reached the sort-of halfway point of the season, give or take a game or three here and there, the North Sound Conference basketball teams are headed out for winter break.

Coupeville has 12 days off, with neither its girls or boys teams returning to action until Jan. 3.

Not all teams are taking the break off, but those who aren’t will be playing exclusively non-conference foes.

The King’s boys will play in a tourney in Arizona, both Granite Falls squads are set for Crush in the Slush in Port Townsend, and there are a handful of other games spread out around Christmas and New Year’s Day festivities.

Then, January rolls around and things get serious, as everyone starts to hunt league titles and playoff positioning.

For now, there have been just two league games played on either side of the ball, with the Coupeville girls one of those tied atop the current conference standings.

As we head into the break, where things sit:

 

North Sound Conference girls basketball:

School League Overall
Coupeville 1-0 6-2
CPC-Bothell 1-0 5-3
Granite Falls 0-0 2-4
King’s 0-0 4-2
South Whidbey 0-1 2-5
Sultan 0-1 3-5

 

North Sound Conference boys basketball:

School League Overall
Granite Falls 1-0 1-5
King’s 1-0 4-3
Coupeville 0-0 3-5
South Whidbey 0-0 6-1
CPC-Bothell 0-1 3-4
Sultan 0-1 1-6

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Sparked by players like Matt Hilborn, CHS baseball has 76 varsity wins across the last seven seasons. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Wolf girls basketball and coach David King are the current champs of the Coupeville Sports era, however, with 79 wins between 2012-2019.

If you’re going to Vegas, bet on Coupeville High School sports teams combining to win 69 varsity games during the upcoming 2019-2020 school year.

Why 69?

Because, when you look back at the seven years Coupeville Sports has existed, the 10 Wolf varsity teams to keep win/loss records (so no track or cross country) have combined to claim 483 wins.

Which translates to exactly 69 a year.

Now, some years have been better than others, but, over time, everything evens out.

Those 483 wins — captured in basketball, soccer, volleyball, tennis, baseball, football and softball — have been spread out against 44 opponents.

It comes as little surprise that the biggest win totals are against Chimacum, Port Townsend, and Klahowya, the three schools with which Coupeville shared the Olympic League.

That run, from 2014-2018, accounts for four of the seven school years I’ve been writing the blog, with the first two years in the Cascade Conference and year #7 in the North Sound Conference.

Breaking it down a bit more, 433 wins came against 29 public schools, and 50 wins against 15 private schools.

That latter number includes four wins over big baddie Archbishop Thomas Murphy, but none against King’s, which has been Coupeville’s bogeyman of late.

But a new school year dawns, and the Wolves get another crack at the Knights in the second, and probably final, year of the North Sound Conference in its current incarnation.

Over the course of the last seven years, the CHS girls basketball team has the most wins, edging out softball and baseball.

The most one-sided match-up that fell in Coupeville’s favor?

It’s come on the baseball diamond, where the Wolves have beaten Port Townsend 13 times across the past seven seasons.

How it’s all broken down during the run of my blog, which stretches from Aug. 15, 2012 to today.

 

CHS varsity team wins:

Rival: Wins:
Chimacum 80
Port Townsend 62
Klahowya 52
South Whidbey 38
Sultan 29
Granite Falls 27
Friday Harbor 25
Concrete 15
Lakewood 14
La Conner 12
Mount Vernon Christian 12
Orcas Island 12
Meridian 11
North Mason 9
Vashon Island 9
Cedar Park Christian 7
Sequim 7
Bellevue Christian 6
Blaine 6
Archbishop Murphy 4
Cedarcrest 4
Forks 4
Nooksack Valley 4
Port Angeles 4
Lynden Christian 3
Seattle Christian 3
Bear Creek 2
Cascade Christian 2
Charles Wright 2
Darrington 2
Eastside Prep 2
Overlake 2
Anacortes 1
Bremerton 1
Bush 1
Deer Park 1
Eatonville 1
Flinders Christian 1
Kingston 1
Oak Harbor 1
Olympic 1
Seattle Academy 1
Stevenson 1
University Prep 1

 

By individual sport:

Girls Basketball (79 wins):

Rival: Wins:
Klahowya 12
Chimacum 11
Port Townsend 10
South Whidbey 8
Granite Falls 6
Orcas Island 5
Concrete 3
Friday Harbor 3
Meridian 3
Sultan 3
La Conner 2
Lakewood 2
Mount Vernon Christian 2
Sequim 2
Vashon Island 2
Darrington 1
Flinders Christian 1
Overlake 1
Seattle Academy 1
Seattle Christian 1

 

Softball (77 wins):

Rival: Wins:
South Whidbey 11
Port Townsend 10
Klahowya 7
Meridian 7
Blaine 5
Friday Harbor 4
Sultan 4
Concrete 3
La Conner 3
Vashon Island 3
Cedar Park Christian 2
Granite Falls 2
Lakewood 2
Lynden Christian 2
North Mason 2
Sequim 2
Archbishop Murphy 1
Bellevue Christian 1
Chimacum 1
Deer Park 1
Eatonville 1
Nooksack Valley 1
Oak Harbor 1
Seattle Christian 1

 

Baseball (76 wins):

Rival: Wins:
Port Townsend 13
Sultan 10
Chimacum 9
South Whidbey 7
Granite Falls 5
Klahowya 5
La Conner 5
Cedarcrest 4
Concrete 4
Lakewood 3
Charles Wright 2
Blaine 1
Bremerton 1
Friday Harbor 1
Lynden Christian 1
Meridian 1
Nooksack Valley 1
North Mason 1
Overlake 1
Vashon Island 1

 

Girls Tennis (51 wins):

Rival: Wins:
Friday Harbor 11
Klahowya 11
Chimacum 10
Granite Falls 6
Lakewood 6
Archbishop Murphy 3
Port Angeles 2
Sequim 1
South Whidbey 1

 

Volleyball (49 wins):

Rival: Wins:
Port Townsend 12
Chimacum 8
Klahowya 5
Sultan 5
Granite Falls 4
Cedar Park Christian 2
Mount Vernon Christian 2
North Mason 2
Port Angeles 2
South Whidbey 2
Anacortes 1
Cascade Christian 1
Friday Harbor 1
Orcas Island 1
Seattle Christian 1

 

Boys Soccer (33 wins):

Rival: Wins:
Chimacum 11
Sultan 4
Cedar Park Christian 3
Forks 3
Friday Harbor 2
Granite Falls 2
Port Townsend 2
Bellevue Christian 1
Cascade Christian 1
Nooksack Valley 1
North Mason 1
Olympic 1
South Whidbey 1

 

Girls Soccer (33 wins):

Rival: Wins:
Chimacum 10
Port Townsend 10
Mount Vernon Christian 3
Sultan 3
Orcas Island 2
Bellevue Christian 1
Concrete 1
Forks 1
North Mason 1
South Whidbey 1

 

Boys Basketball (32 wins):

Rival: Wins:
Chimacum 6
Klahowya 6
Mount Vernon Christian 5
Concrete 4
Orcas Island 3
Port Townsend 3
Bellevue Christian 1
Darrington 1
Granite Falls 1
Lakewood 1
Stevenson 1

 

Boys Tennis (32 wins):

Rival: Wins:
Chimacum 9
Klahowya 6
Friday Harbor 3
South Whidbey 3
Bear Creek 2
Eastside Prep 2
North Mason 2
Sequim 2
Bush 1
Kingston 1
University Prep 1

 

Football (21 wins):

Rival: Wins:
Chimacum 5
South Whidbey 4
Vashon Island 3
Bellevue Christian 2
La Conner 2
Port Townsend 2
Granite Falls 1
Nooksack Valley 1
Orcas Island 1

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Avalon Renninger is a vital part of Wolf girls tennis and basketball, the two most-successful CHS athletic programs during the Coupeville Sports days. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

The girls rule Coupeville High School.

And before you offer an argument, it’s right there in black and white.

This blog launched August 15, 2012, which means it’s been in place for seven complete school years at this point.

In that time, the 10 CHS athletic teams which keep win/loss records have combined to post 19 winning seasons, with 14 of those coming from female athletes.

That’s 73.6%, so the argument is more than done (at least at this moment in time).

Those 10 sports (we’re not counting track or cross country, which operate in their own world of score-keeping) include five girls teams and five boys squads.

On the girls side, all five sports have at least one winning season during the run of Coupeville Sports, while three of the five boys teams have yet to break .500 between 2012-2013 and 2018-2019.

The last seven years have seen Coupeville compete in three different leagues.

Two final years in the 1A/2A Cascade Conference were followed by four years in the Olympic League, then the 2018-2019 school year kicked off the 1A North Sound Conference.

The years spent with Klahowya, Port Townsend, and Chimacum in the Olympic League were the sweet spot, as CHS captured the most league wins of any of the four schools, while claiming 14 of its 19 winning seasons.

Back in the company of private schools like King’s and Cedar Park Christian this past year, the Wolves took a step back, percentage-wise, but still claimed three winning campaigns.

That was one more than CHS totaled across its final two years of being hammered by Archbishop Thomas Murphy and Co. in the old Cascade Conference.

Looking at the results, there are several things which emerge.

The two CHS programs with the highest winning percentages from 2012-2013 to 2018-2019 — girls tennis and girls basketball — only had one coach during that time period.

Ken Stange, who has also guided boys tennis to the fifth-best mark, was already in place long before I left the Coupeville Examiner to start this blog, while girls hoop guru David King was hired right as it began.

Girls tennis holds down the #1 slot, despite taking a step back the past two seasons, while volleyball and softball are rising up the rankings, with each having posted three-straight winning seasons.

Overall, counting league and non-league clashes, Coupeville has compiled a 482-667 record during my blogging days. That’s a .419 winning percentage.

Better than a lot of schools, but no one is going to call us a state powerhouse anytime soon.

As we head into a second season in the North Sound Conference, with the possible promise of a long-anticipated return to 2B a year from now, my hope is for the wins to keep trending upward.

If nothing else, that makes my job easier, and making my job easier is priority #1.

It’s not? Well, it should be.

 

Breakdown by sport:

 

Girls Tennis:

School Year: W/L:
2012-2013 9-3
2013-2014 6-7
2014-2015 11-3
2015-2016 10-3
2016-2017 6-3
2017-2018 7-8
2018-2019 2-7
(51-34) .600

 

Girls Basketball:

School Year: W/L:
2012-2013 6-16
2013-2014 10-13
2014-2015 15-7
2015-2016 16-6
2016-2017 15-6
2017-2018 8-14
2018-2019 9-10
(79-72) .523

 

Baseball:

School Year: W/L:
2012-2013 10-12
2013-2014 14-11
2014-2015 9-10
2015-2016 10-12
2016-2017 11-9
2017-2018 15-6
2018-2019 7-14
(76-74) .507

 

Softball:

School Year: W/L:
2012-2013 6-16
2013-2014 8-20
2014-2015 7-12
2015-2016 9-11
2016-2017 19-5
2017-2018 12-9
2018-2019 15-10
(76-83) .478

 

Boys Tennis:

School Year: W/L:
2012-2013 4-4
2013-2014 0-7
2014-2015 4-5
2015-2016 5-3
2016-2017 5-8
2017-2018 6-7
2018-2019 8-6
(32-40) .444

 

Volleyball:

School Year: W/L:
2012-2013 4-13
2013-2014 3-12
2014-2015 1-11
2015-2016 6-10
2016-2017 11-6
2017-2018 13-5
2018-2019 11-5
(49-62) .441

 

Girls Soccer:

School Year: W/L:
2012-2013 1-16-0
2013-2014 2-14-0
2014-2015 6-7-1
2015-2016 6-7-3
2016-2017 8-7-1
2017-2018 8-9-0
2018-2019 2-12-1
(33-72-6) .324

 

Boys Soccer:

School Year: W/L:
2012-2013 3-14-0
2013-2014 5-10-2
2014-2015 3-11-0
2015-2016 5-9-1
2016-2017 4-11-1
2017-2018 7-9-2
2018-2019 6-10-0
(33-74-6) .319

 

Football:

School Year: W/L:
2012-2013 2-9
2013-2014 4-5
2014-2015 5-5
2015-2016 1-9
2016-2017 3-7
2017-2018 3-7
2018-2019 3-6
(21-48) .304

 

Boys Basketball:

School Year: W/L:
2012-2013 1-21
2013-2014 3-17
2014-2015 7-13
2015-2016 9-11
2016-2017 3-17
2017-2018 7-13
2018-2019 2-16
(32-108) .229

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   CHS girls tennis, sparked by players like McKenzie Bailey, has been dominant over the past three seasons. (John Fisken photo)

It’s not always about wins and losses, except when it is.

There are many ways to look at the success or failure of a high school sports program — titles, players who move on to compete in college, improvement shown by the current players, size of the fan base and on and on.

But ultimately they play games to decide a winner.

And while we can argue all day long in favor of other things, that’s what sits there in black and white forever.

I acknowledge there are a lot of hidden factors in win/loss records.

Who did you play, for one?

In scheduling, did you punch upwards and maybe absorb losses against bigger schools, AKA “moral victories”, or punch downwards against smaller schools and fluff up the ol’ record a bit?

Did you have one great year and that was enough to balance out some weaker campaigns, or were you consistent, but maybe never reached the mountain top?

A lot of ifs, ands and buts, and to go through all of them would require much more patience and research on my part (and a lot more rambling for you to read).

For the moment, here’s what we’re going with.

I went back through the entire run of the 1A Olympic League, which began with the 2014-2015 school year and is currently heading towards the finish line on Year 3.

I went with each team’s complete record, league and non-league, through games played Apr. 19, 2017.

Spring is obviously not done and winning percentages will change, but, in three of four sports (baseball, girls tennis and boys soccer), the all-time front runner can’t be caught this year.

Softball, which is the closest sport in the Olympic League by far, could change. If so, we’ll talk about that another day.

I went with 10 of the 11 sports Coupeville plays (track win/loss records from dual meets are arbitrary and worthless), so no swimming or wrestling or gymnastics.

And what did I find?

Klahwoya girls soccer, which won a state title in 2015 behind the 1-2 punch of Izzy Severns and McKenzie Cook, has been the most successful program in any sport.

Hardly surprising.

But, as good as the Eagle booters have been, they do not boast the biggest advantage over their league rivals.

When you compare records, both Coupeville girls tennis and girls basketball have a far bigger edge over the second-best school in the league in their sport when you compare winning percentages.

Another interesting tidbit?

Klahowya, which has the best winning percentage as a school, owns the best record in four sports (girls and boys soccer,  volleyball and baseball).

That allows the Eagles to edge out Coupeville (girls basketball, girls and boys tennis), Port Townsend (football, boys basketball) and Chimacum (softball).

But, Klahowya also has the worst record in both girls and boys basketball.

Port Townsend (3) and Chimacum (5) split the other cellar dwellers, while Coupeville is the lone school NOT to have any of its programs mired in last-place.

And one final bit of quirkiness.

In boys basketball, Coupeville and Chimacum have virtually the exact same record over the past three seasons. Same losses and the Cowboys have just one more win.

And yet Chimacum won back-to-back league titles before falling to Port Townsend this winter, piling up league wins while the Wolves were far better against non-conference foes.

You just shrug your shoulders and move on, I guess.

Records from Sept. 2014 to Apr. 19, 2017:

Volleyball:

School W/L Win Pct.
Klahowya 32-19 .627
Chimacum 21-27 .438
COUPEVILLE 18-27 .400
Port Townsend 12-30 .286

Football:

School W/L Win Pct.
Port Townsend 24-7 .774
Klahowya 18-10 .627
COUPEVILLE 9-21 .300
Chimacum 2-27 .069

Girls Soccer:

School W/L Win Pct.
Klahowya 46-10-3 .805
COUPEVILLE 20-21-5 .489
Port Townsend 8-34-3 .211
Chimacum 8-32-1 .207

Boys Tennis:

School W/L Win Pct.
COUPEVILLE 14-16 .467
Klahowya 16-22 .421
Chimacum 2-30 .063

Girls Basketball:

School W/L Win Pct.
COUPEVILLE 46-19 .708
Port Townsend 19-39 .328
Chimacum 20-42 .323
Klahowya 12-46 .207

Boys Basketball:

School W/L Win Pct.
Port Townsend 27-34 .443
Chimacum 20-41 .328
COUPEVILLE 19-41 .317
Klahowya 12-47 .203

Softball:

School W/L Win Pct.
Chimacum 31-19 .620
Klahowya 29-19 .604
COUPEVILLE 24-24 .500
Port Townsend 0-37 .000

Girls Tennis:

School W/L Win Pct.
COUPEVILLE 23-9 .719
Klahowya 12-24 .333
Chimacum 7-22 .241

Baseball:

School W/L Win Pct.
Klahowya 40-10 .800
COUPEVILLE 25-28 .472
Chimacum 14-30 .318
Port Townsend 1-38 .026

Boys Soccer:

School W/L Win Pct.
Klahowya 40-9-4 .792
Port Townsend 19-20-3 .488
COUPEVILLE 11-27-2 .300
Chimacum 4-32 .111

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