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2022-08-11 18:33
It’s go time. With the start of fall football practice just six days out, Coupeville has set Wednesday, Aug. 17 as its fall sports registration day for middle and high school athletes… Read More
2022-08-10 21:26
It’s news to me. I live less than a mile away from the waterfront views of Front Street here in Coupeville and yet had no clue when my sister asked me if I had seen the changes to one… Read More
2022-08-10 17:17
Sunday or bust! The Central Whidbey Soccer Club wraps up registration for its fall season at midnight Aug. 14. The league offers teams ranging from U6 to U15 and is particularly in need of U… Read More
2022-08-10 14:18
Will Thayer exits on top. After leading the Coupeville High School baseball team to the regular season Northwest 2B/1B League title, and winning Coach of the Year honors, the diamond guru wo… Read More
2022-08-07 17:15
Two empires unite. Coupeville High School girls basketball coach Megan Smith and Wolf football guru Bennett Richter were wed Saturday, and we have pics. They’re shot by Dina Ginn, come… Read More
2022-08-05 15:52
Junior cheer is back. Coupeville High School is reviving its program to introduce elementary school students to the world of vocal gridiron support. Wolves in grades K-5 are eligible, with r… Read More
2022-08-05 07:53
It’s a lil’ slice of the “good ol’ days.” The photos above and below, which come from a series of pics being digitized by Sarah (Powell) Lyngra, capture Coupevi… Read More
2022-08-05 04:07
They’re turning their pain into positivity. Friends and family of Brandon Graham want to help others in emotional need, doing everything they can to offer an alternative to suicide. Gr… Read More
2022-08-04 07:44
Let’s talk about Brian Casey for a moment. When we do, it’s not all about the gridiron stats — though those were pretty good. Now certainly, some of our conversation will b… Read More
2022-08-03 16:32
It’s a time machine back to a different Coupeville. Sarah (Powell) Lyngra, a local music teacher and volleyball coach who was a standout athlete at CHS growing up, is working on a proj… Read More
2022-08-02 09:03
Gaze into our cracked crystal ball. Looking ahead at the 2022-2023 school year, we can make some educated guesses as to which storylines will dominate conversation in the prep sports world… Read More
2022-08-01 07:44
Scotlyn Helm is the terror of the Monroe Speedway. The Coupeville Elementary student overcame high temps and a packed field of contenders to run strongly during a weekend of fast cars and sc… Read More
2022-07-30 13:36
Do it for Mittens. And Sparky, and Lil’ Lulu, and the Colonel. Take part in a bowling fundraiser for the Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation this weekend, and your lane activ… Read More
2022-07-27 01:45
Esther Hummel was a genuinely nice person. From back in the days when she worked at the family business at The County Deli and visited Videoville on a regular basis, to more recent times, sh… Read More
2022-07-26 18:14
Burn ’em if you got ’em. Thanks to abundant rain in the early days of summer, Island County’s annual outdoor burn ban is arriving later than normal. But it is coming, as of… Read More
2022-07-26 05:59
Savina Wells has taken her talents to South Beach. Or, at least somewhere close to there. A family move to Florida will subtract the rising sophomore from Coupeville High School sports roste… Read More
2022-07-26 03:25
A celebration of life has been set for Lanie Kiel. The much-loved Wolf Mom, who treated her daughter’s teammates as additional children of her own, bestowing hugs and non-stop encourag… Read More
2022-07-25 20:01
The uniform may change, but the game remains the same. Coming off another successful high school softball season, six Coupeville sluggers stayed on the diamond this summer, playing for the W… Read More
2022-07-24 23:20
Chayse remains on the chase. Incoming Coupeville Middle School 6th grader Chayse Van Velkinburgh is spending a good chunk of his summer pursuing his soccer dreams. The speedy pitch king spen… Read More
2022-07-24 21:06
Sports are all about numbers. So, with that in mind, even though we’re still comfortably mired in the middle of the summer, we can take a few moments to crunch some digits. I mean, wha… Read More
2022-07-21 22:50
It could be legendary. Coupeville High School’s Class of 2023 is currently projecting 93 graduates for next spring, which would be double the average size of recent years. Before they… Read More
2022-07-20 14:28
Just when you think you’re done, you’re not. Sitting here in mid-July, I’ve stumbled across three photos from the spring which, for whatever reason, were never used in-seas… Read More
2022-07-18 04:06
It’s a party, with some running tossed in to keep things interesting. Now, I’ll admit it — I’ve never felt the urge to join the Ragnar Relays and be part of a group w… Read More
2022-07-16 05:02
She’s in a groove. Coupeville High School rising sophomore Gabriella Gebhard continues to light up the world of dog shows, guiding her canine companions to a bonanza of trophies and ri… Read More
2022-07-15 17:46
We’re closing in on some major milestones. Today marks nine years and 11 months for Coupeville Sports, leaving me a month shy of the blog’s 10th birthday, which hits Aug. 15. Two… Read More
2022-07-15 17:15
The runners are coming, and so are the fundraising opportunities. The annual Ragnar Relay, which sends teams from Blaine to Langley over the course of two days and a night, kicks off today… Read More
2022-07-13 23:06
They never lost with her in the lineup. The pandemic erased her freshman season, but Bella Whalen swung a big bat a year later for a Coupeville High School softball squad which went 12-0 in… Read More
2022-07-13 05:07
The team that wins the off-season is better prepared for life on the hardwood. Coupeville High School girls basketball players enjoyed some team bonding and bites of barbecue recently, as Wo… Read More
2022-07-13 04:41
They play here. They play there. They play everywhere. Basketball is booming in Coupeville, and one huge positive is how many young kids are willing to trek off Whidbey for a chance to work… Read More
2022-07-12 15:48
Pack the bags, she’s headed to a new time zone. Coupeville High School grad Makana Stone’s second season of professional basketball will play out not in England, but in Norway. A… Read More
2022-07-12 11:22
Scotlyn Helm had a lot of firsts this past weekend. First official race as a Washington Quarter Midget Association driver. Her first in-race wreck. And, most importantly, her first bounce-ba… Read More
2022-07-12 04:01
He’s pursuing the dream. At home in Coupeville, Chayse Van Velkinburgh is on his way to middle school and will be a 6th grader this fall. On the soccer field, however, he’s ahead… Read More
2022-07-12 01:18
“I’m so glad I got to grow up in an amazing school.” When fall arrives, Sofia Peters and her fellow seniors in the Coupeville Class of 2023 will kick off their final run as… Read More
2022-07-11 16:34
Hail the present. Honor the past. Build for the future. The only Coupeville High School sports program to own a team state title is doing all of that, with a little help from its alumni. Wol… Read More
2022-07-09 05:24
The heat is on. With current summer temps at least slightly warmer than before, it’s the perfect time for volleyball players to fine tune their skill sets. The Coupeville High School s… Read More
2022-07-08 12:58
The Man came back around. Finishing his prep school days where they began, Caleb Meyer returned to Coupeville just in time to pen the final two chapters in a tale of athletic success. Videov… Read More
2022-07-07 17:15
A 23-year-old Everett man died Wednesday after being hit by a vehicle while attempting to cross Highway 20 on foot. The accident occurred around 9 AM in Coupeville, across from the Ryan&rsqu&hell…Read More
2022-07-06 16:50
It’s a sneak preview of what’s to come. Coupeville Middle School students headed into grades 6-8 are invited to participate in a free running clinic which will give athletes and… Read More
2022-07-05 19:41
Now, it’s very likely Xavier Murdy knew what his personal stats were. He just didn’t seem to waste much time obsessing over them. What mattered most to the Class of 2022 grad was… Read More
2022-07-04 06:22
Travel as a pack, play as a pack. Coupeville High School boys basketball coaches brought 21 players to Eastern Washington this past week, where the Wolves participated in a team camp at Gonz… Read More
2022-07-03 17:37
“She never misses a layup. Ever.” And then Audrianna Shaw promptly bounced the basketball off the back of the rim, the orb skipping free and bringing my career as a hoops scout i… Read More
2022-07-01 22:16
Welcome to day one of the second half of 2022. With six months in the books, it’s a perfect time to look back at the many, many photos which ran on Coupeville Sports between Jan. 1 and… Read More
2022-07-01 01:31
The off-season is off to a great start. Coming off the program’s best season in decades, Coupeville High School boys basketball players are keeping the good times rolling. Even without… Read More
2022-06-30 23:31
She’s special. A lot of people came and went during my 12 years at Videoville, and Stephanie (Bonacci) Blas remains in the top 1% of my former co-workers. Back in 2004, when Dirty Danc… Read More
2022-06-30 19:00
Amadeus is a great movie, one of the best to ever claim Best Picture at the Oscars. It’s the somewhat-fictionalized tale of a real-life genius — the fast-talkin’, fast-walk… Read More
2022-06-29 14:27
Hard work never scared Logan Martin. Few Coupeville athletes put in as much time and effort as the Class of 2022 grad did. Following in the footsteps of older brother Dalton, lil’ Loga… Read More
2022-06-28 23:12
She was the serene superstar. Now, I don’t live inside the brain of Izzy Wells, so it’s possible there were fireworks going off in there every single game. Her stomach might have… Read More
2022-06-28 21:40
It takes a village to raise ball players. With a lot of help from the community, Central Whidbey Little League roared back to life this spring, jumping from 81 participants back up to 118. T… Read More
2022-06-28 03:45
Kathleen Anderson’s legacy will live on at her old stomping grounds. The Coupeville School District is naming its board room in honor of the late school board president, a decision app… Read More
2022-06-27 20:21
Let ’em spike the dirt from your vehicle. Coupeville volleyball players will be armed with brushes and hoses this coming weekend, holding a car wash fundraiser. The event goes down at… Read More
2022-06-27 18:23
Her impact goes far beyond mere stats. Ja’Kenya Hoskins, like her siblings before her, is a naturally talented athlete, to be sure. Even with the loss of competition inflicted by a wor… Read More
2022-06-24 06:03
The final game doesn’t tell the entire story. The Central Whidbey Little League Majors softball squad is a high-flying group of talented young women, with bright diamond futures ahead… Read More
2022-06-23 05:24
Basketball is booming in Cow Town. A recent summer hoops camp for young hardwood stars, with current high school players working as coaches, drew a large crowd to Coupeville’s gym. The… Read More
2022-06-23 04:44
They’re still very much in it to win it. The Central Whidbey Little League Majors softball squad rallied Wednesday on its home field, crushing South Skagit 20-10 in a loser-out game at… Read More
2022-06-22 20:51
We’re going to the future. One school year is still fading away in the background, and already some of us are looking ahead at plans for another. Coupeville High School has released sc… Read More
2022-06-21 16:16
Family and friends of Brandon Graham, a 2007 Coupeville High School grad who died last summer, are starting a foundation to assist others. The goal is to “honor Brandon by bringing awa… Read More
2022-06-20 16:51
He’s a young guy, but also a veteran. When Camden Glover hits high school this fall, the Coupeville freshman will do so having already picked up playing experience at CHS. He was a key… Read More
2022-06-19 18:06
It’s a magnet for out-of-control vehicles. For the second time in the last three months, Penn Cove Pottery was invaded by a runaway vehicle, with a semi-truck crashing into the buildin… Read More
2022-06-18 03:48
The Bennett Richter era is underway. Coupeville High School’s new head football coach made his debut Thursday, as the Wolves traveled to Richter’s alma mater for a five-team spri… Read More
2022-06-17 00:51
They’re moving up the street, and up in the world. Coupeville Elementary School honored its graduating 5th graders Thursday, and the group heads to middle school this fall. The trip is… Read More
2022-06-16 23:02
They found joy in despair and made the night rock once again. Not that many years back, the Coupeville High School boys basketball program endured a winless season-plus. The number of fans i… Read More
2022-06-16 20:58
The Schaffeld sisters will shine elsewhere. A family move will subtract two of Coupeville’s best young athletes, with Olivia and Amaya Schaffeld set to suit up in a new town this fall… Read More
2022-06-16 17:34
They’re taking a big step forward. The Class of 2026 officially became high schoolers Wednesday, as Coupeville Middle School held its 8th grade passage ceremony. There are 54 Wolves se… Read More
2022-06-14 23:54
Little league season is going strong, even between the frequent bursts of rain. On one of those rare non-wet days, wanderin’ photographer John Fisken ended up down in Coupeville, and t… Read More
2022-06-14 22:19
Do a little work now, and a lot less work later. That’s the plan, as Coupeville High School and Middle School launch a new online program for parents to register their children for ath… Read More
2022-06-13 17:59
Graduation isn’t really over until the final photos drop. Sure, the Coupeville High School Class of 2022 has their diplomas, Mickey Clark Field has emptied, and new destinations await… Read More
2022-06-13 17:27
She has a need … a need for speed. Coupeville ace Scotlyn Helm is a busy bee these days. She’s got a new baby brother to help take care of, a school year to finish up, and a sou… Read More
2022-06-12 16:12
It’s official — they’re grads. The Coupeville High School Class of 2022 came together for one final time Saturday, receiving diplomas and congratulations under sunny skies… Read More
2022-06-11 00:00
I mean listen, we talkin’ ’bout practice. There are a lot of game day pros in the Coupeville High School Class of 2022 lineup, but even they occasionally need a rehearsal. With t… Read More
2022-06-10 23:04
First, they walked on by. Then they drove on by. A day before graduation, Coupeville High School’s Class of 2022 participated in an assortment of time-honored traditions. The Wolves, s… Read More
2022-06-09 15:38
A little rain can’t stop true Washingtonians. Putting a final stamp on their days at Coupeville High School, Wolf seniors braved the approach of yet another burst of liquid sunshine to… Read More
2022-06-09 11:49
Forever linked. Coupeville High School’s latest graduating seniors will make the final walk this Saturday, June 11, with a ceremony starting at 1 PM at Mickey Clark Field. After that t… Read More
2022-06-09 04:42
Their talent has no limits. Coupeville High School students Vivian Farris and Hayley Fiedler have proven to be masters of multiple sports over the years, from volleyball to cheer to tennis … Read More
2022-06-09 03:37
Coupeville’s loss is Nashville’s gain. Three-sport star Mikey Robinett, one of the most promising young Wolf athletes, won’t be wearing a CHS uniform next school year. Inst… Read More
2022-06-08 03:20
A return to glory and a debut in the spotlight. Senior three-sport star Xavier Murdy became a two-time winner Tuesday when Coupeville High School announced its Athlete of the Year honorees f… Read More
2022-06-08 03:19
Let the honors rain down. The Coupeville High School Class of 2022, which endured through a pandemic which altered public schooling for two-plus years, exits this weekend. But, before gradua… Read More
2022-06-08 03:15
You can’t dampen their enthusiasm. Coupeville High School seniors Noelle Daigneault and Hawthorne Wolfe are multi-sport stars who both have vibrant personalities. So, it’s sort o… Read More
2022-06-06 21:39
She’s the best of the bunch. Mary Milnes, a two-sport athlete who also excelled in the classroom, tops the Coupeville High School Class of 2022, earning Valedictorian honors with a 3.9… Read More
2022-06-06 04:08
Some tee shots, a few divots, and a whole lot of purple. Whidbey Golf Club was hoppin’ Saturday, as Oak Harbor High School’s athletic department held its big fundraiser for the y… Read More
2022-06-06 03:15
The hardwood calls. The Coupeville Youth Basketball Association is offering a two-day skills camp later this month for children entering grades K-6. The camp, which runs June 21-22 at the hi… Read More
2022-06-03 20:06
In 92 days, the games start counting again. With spring sports wrapped up and graduation bearing down quickly, the 2021-2022 school year is all but done, and yet, here we are already looking… Read More
2022-06-02 07:33
The meet which never ends finally ended. The two-day Cascade League Track and Field Championships — which has a five-day gap between sessions — wrapped up Wednesday at Lakewood… Read More
2022-06-02 02:58
Spring high school sports are officially done. Track and field, the last Coupeville High School team to be competing this school year, kicked off June with a season-capping awards banquet We… Read More
2022-06-02 02:58
Stats make the world go round. As Coupeville High School track and field athletes wrap their season, coaches Bob Martin and Elizabeth Bitting provide us with a look at the numbers behind the… Read More
2022-06-01 01:35
It’s not over until all the awards are bestowed. The Coupeville High School softball program put an official cap on things Tuesday, handing out letters and honors to a wide range of pl… Read More
2022-05-31 01:01
Time moves on, but some people remain with you forever. After Videoville and Miriam’s Espresso went away, I saw a lot less of most people that I worked with there. We all found differe… Read More
2022-05-30 00:12
It was a three-day duel. Rainier High School senior Jeremiah Nubbe is a record-shattering man mountain of a thrower, but Coupeville’s Logan Martin never backed down this weekend. The p… Read More
2022-05-29 16:47
Welcome to the club. Enjoying the first state track and field meet in three springs after a pandemic shutdown, Coupeville High School athletes got back to doing what they do. Bringing home m… Read More
2022-05-29 04:32
They exited in style. Closing the 2B state track and field championships strongly, Coupeville High School athletes claimed three 2nd place finishes and a 3rd Saturday in Cheney. The medal wi… Read More
2022-05-28 07:09
It’s a meet so big, they break it into two parts. The Cascade League Track and Field Championships pits seven middle schools against each other, with Coupeville right in the thick of t… Read More
2022-05-28 05:10
Cheney is once more the promised land. After the pandemic shut things down for two springs, the state track and field championships returned to Eastern Washington University, and Coupeville… Read More
2022-05-27 02:27
They’re off! The Coupeville High School track and field team sent 16 athletes and a couple of coaches towards Cheney, and the 2B state track meet, Thursday morning. It’s the firs… Read More
2022-05-27 00:10
We’ll take all your top awards. All of them, I said! Coming off of a league title winning season, the Coupeville High School baseball squad finished strong in All-Conference voting. Se… Read More
2022-05-26 03:00
Noelle Daigneault was a busy bee Wednesday. The Coupeville High School senior pocketed three citations, as Wolf girls tennis capped its season with an awards banquet. Daigneault was honored… Read More
2022-05-25 20:03
Their bats bashed a merry tune. Coupeville High School softball sluggers ripped the hide off the ball this spring, as seen in the pics above and below. A hit-happy crew from the top of the o… Read More

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