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                                The 2018 Coupeville fall cheer team — front row, left to right: Mica Shipley, Ashleigh Battaglia; middle row: Ja’Kenya Hoskins, Bella Velasco, Isabel Huke, Coral Caveness, Kayla Bamber, Melia Welling; back row: coach BreAnna Boon, Kaley Grigsby, Moira Reed, Ja’Tarya Hoskins, Marenna Rebischke-Smith, Julie Bucio, mascot Cassidy Moody.

Photo by Jim Waller/Whidbey News-Times The 2018 Coupeville fall cheer team — front row, left to right: Mica Shipley, Ashleigh Battaglia; middle row: Ja’Kenya Hoskins, Bella Velasco, Isabel Huke, Coral Caveness, Kayla Bamber, Melia Welling; back row: coach BreAnna Boon, Kaley Grigsby, Moira Reed, Ja’Tarya Hoskins, Marenna Rebischke-Smith, Julie Bucio, mascot Cassidy Moody.

Prep preview / Coupeville cheer

New Coupeville High School cheer coach BreAnna Boon wants to create a squad that the “students, faculty and community can be proud of.”

“We have been doing two-a-day practices,” Boon said. “Cheerleading is one of the most difficult sports out there. But these girls are killing it. They keep exceeding my expectations.”

Boon praised the team members’ dedication and said their work ethic will be on display “when the community sees us on the sidelines under the Friday night lights.”

Returning from last year are seniors Julie Bucio, Kayley Grigsby and Moira Reed; juniors Melia Welling, Mica Shipley, Ja’Tayra Hoskins, Emi Somes, Ashleigh Battaglia, Marenna Rebischke-Smith and mascot Cassidy Moody; and sophomores Carol Caveness and Isabelle Hucke.

Newcomers to the squad are Graci LeMaster, Kim Castro, Bella Velasco, Ja’Kenya Hoskins and Emily Fiedler.

“I have been making a lot of positive changes to the program,” Boon said. “This season we are going to have four captains out on the sideline…We are trying to make such a huge impact in the community, (and) I needed leaders that will stand out in the crowd. These four captains will do just that.

“They want the town to know that we are in this together. We are a family. We are the pack.”

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