Posts Tagged ‘Zane Oldenstadt’

Audrianna Shaw takes a cut during a team scrimmage. (Tiffani Blazek photo)

Sage Sharp frames a pitch. (Morgan White photo)

“Stop … hammer time!” (Blazek photo)

Abby Mulholland (left) offers a helping hand to a rival. (Renae Mulholland photo)

Zane Oldenstadt (13) watches hardball action unfold under the fading prairie light. (Michelle Glass photo)

Mckenna Somes is locked and loaded at the plate. (Megan Somes photo)

The pandemic has changed many things, but there is one constant for CHS athletes — frequent ferry rides. (Glass photo)

The CHS softball sluggers are (sorta) ready for their closeup. (Aaron Lucero photo)

Take a picture. It’ll last longer.

As this pandemic-shortened spring sports season zips by, Coupeville parents are taking heed of that bit of wisdom.

Cameras are clicking, and the return to school athletics in the Age of Coronavirus is being documented from many angles.

Thanks to some of those parents, here’s a collection of images from the prairie and beyond.

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Zane Oldenstadt rumbles down low in the paint. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Oldenstadt and William Davidson pause for a photo op during track season. (Morgan White photo)

Zane Oldenstadt listens to his mom, and that may pay off as the world deals with a pandemic.

As Coupeville students prepare for a new school year, without knowing for sure how it will play out in the age of coronavirus, incoming freshmen have high hopes in an unsettled world.

For Oldenstadt, who plans to be a three-sport athlete at CHS, it’s a perfect time to reflect on words of wisdom from mom Michelle Glass.

“My mom’s had a huge impact in showing me how the only way things get done is through perseverance and work,” Oldenstadt said.

Whether his high school days start off in a classroom or at home in front of a computer, the outgoing 9th grader-to-be wants to make an impact in everything he does.

Oldenstadt is “very interested in marine biology, and I plan to go to college for it,” while in the arena he hopes to play football, basketball, and baseball, in whatever order the WIAA and CHS allow him to.

Being a three-sport athlete is something which comes naturally, as he played soccer and basketball, then wrapped up the school year competing in track and field during his middle school days.

He also played little league baseball.

While he enjoyed all of his sports, Oldenstadt felt most at home on the hardwood.

“Basketball, I have fun getting out there and battling on the court,” he said. “It’s a sport I never tire of, and I’m always ready to go and give it my all.”

As he makes the transition from CMS to CHS, Oldenstadt already has the height and strength to set him apart from other athletes his own age.

But he also realizes he needs to add other components to his game if he wants to be successful at a higher level.

“I think my athleticism at my size really stands out,” Oldenstadt said. “But I’d still like to work on overall quickness.

“My goal in high school sports is to better myself and the teams I play on through hard work and commitment.”

When he’s not playing sports, Oldenstadt enjoys listening to music.

In an uncertain world, though, athletic activity is key to his happiness.

“Sports helps me cope with stress or anything else that’s bothering me,” he said. “It’s nice just to go and focus all your energy on trying to win something.”

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Logan Downes pumped in 27 Wednesday, including all 15 of his team’s fourth-quarter points. (Morgan White photo)

So, this is what it’s like to play at home.

After opening the season with four of five games on the road, the Coupeville Middle School boys basketball squads kicked off the second half of the season Wednesday in their own gym.

Facing off with rough-and-ready King’s, the Wolves nabbed a win, while pushing hard for a second one but coming up just short.

How the afternoon played out:


Level 1:

Spurred on by the red-hot shooting of Logan Downes, who went off for a season-high 27, the Wolves put a scare into the visiting Knights before falling 49-33.

The loss drops Coupeville’s top squad to 1-4 on the season.

The Wolves split up their scoring load in the first quarter, with Downes, Ryan Blouin, and Zane Oldenstadt each scoring a bucket.

After that, it was the “Logan Gets Buckets” show, as the CMS 8th grader scored 25 of his team’s final 27 points, including all 15 they tallied in the fourth quarter.

The only time a teammate put the ball in the bucket over the final three-fourths of the game was when Cole White knocked down a third-quarter jumper.

Downes has had a hot hand all season, leading all CMS scorers with 95 points across the first six games, a whisper below 16 a night.

While they didn’t score, the trio of Landon Roberts, William Davidson, and Nick Guay provided key support on the defensive end of the floor for the Wolves.


Level 2:

Coupeville’s most-successful team continues to roll.

Putting the game away with solid runs in the second and third quarter, the Wolves cruised to a 31-15 win, improving their record to 4-1-1.

The game was close for seven minutes, as CMS clung to a 4-2 lead coming out of the first break.

After that, Timothy Nitta got going, and he carried his team on his back.

Popping for five points in the second and another seven in the third, the sharp-shooting Wolf guard spurred Coupeville to 11-5 and 10-4 surges, keeping King’s at bay.

Nitta finished with a game-high 16, hitting from all angles (six free throws, two regular buckets, and a pair of three-balls), while Quinten Simpson-Pilgrim knocked down six points in support.

Mikey Robinett (4), Nathan Ginnings (3), and Hunter Bronec (2) also scored, with Jack Porter, Hurlee Bronec, and Johnny Porter seeing floor time.


Level 3:

A cold-shooting third quarter kept Coupeville’s young guns win-less.

Toss out that frame and it was a one-point affair, but a 10-2 deficit coming out of the halftime break sealed the deal in a 22-15 loss which drops the Wolves to 0-5.

“Team three fought hard, but couldn’t quite make enough shots fall,” said Wolf coach Greg White.

JP Edoukou paced CMS with four points, Justin Jansen (3), Carson Fields (2), Chris Villarreal (2), Harlan Mouw (2), and Jordan Bradford (2) also scored, and Jesus Madrigal rounded out the active roster.

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Zane Oldenstadt rumbles under the hoop. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

CMS students cram the stands to support their classmates.

Wolf coaches Jon Roberts (seated) and Craig Anderson ponder the action.

Coupeville’s Level One team is (back, l to r) Logan Downes, Oldenstadt, William Davidson, Nick Guay. Front: Timothy Nitta, Ryan Blouin, Hunter Bronec, Cole White, Landon Roberts.

Blouin lets the ball fly.

Greg White delivers his best Vince Lombardi speech to his players.

Downes strolls in for two of his game-high 25 points.

Calm and composed, William “Mr. Freeze” Davidson remains a cool cat, even when crashing to the floor to snag a loose ball.

Rumble, young man, rumble.

Playing at home for the only time in their first five games, the Coupeville Middle School boys basketball squads were in top form Thursday afternoon.

The Wolves captured two wins in as many games against visiting Northshore Christian Academy, while wanderin’ paparazzi John Fisken worked the sidelines, clicking away.

The pics above are courtesy him, but there’s a lot more.

To see everything Fisken snapped, and maybe nab some early Christmas gifts for Gram and Gramps, pop over to:


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Zane Oldenstadt stood tall in the goal for Coupeville Wednesday afternoon. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Every game a lesson.

The final score wasn’t what they were hoping for Wednesday, but there are better days ahead for the Coupeville Middle School boys soccer team.

For one thing, the Wolves, now 1-3 after taking a 7-0 loss at Northshore Christian Academy, get to stay home for a bit.

Coming off of a three-game road trip, CMS now gets three straight home games.

The Wolves host Lakewood (Oct. 7), Granite Falls (Oct. 9), and get another crack at Northshore (Oct. 14).

Wedneday’s match-up pitted Coupeville against the best team in their four-school conference, and it made for an uphill battle.

“We played a tough team,” CMS coach Reese Cernick said. “We need to work on getting to the ball first.

“(Goalies) William (Davidson) and Zane (Oldenstadt) saved plenty of goals, but could not block them all,” he added. “Our back line was under constant bombardment as Northshore’s offense was dominating.”

The Wolves managed to put together a couple of runs at the goal, but couldn’t get the soccer gods to smile on any of their shots.

While he would have liked a score or two, Cernick praised the play of his offense.

“I felt our passing in the second half was a bit better,” he said. “We were more aggressive in the second half as well.

“I look forward to playing them again because they are a worthy opponent.”

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