Winter athletes receive letters, awards, league honors

While the coronavirus put the brakes on spring sports, it did not stop winter athletes from completing their seasons. Below is a list of Oak Harbor and Coupeville high school letter and team award winners.

Oak Harbor Swim and Dive

Coach: John Chargualaf.

Record, 4-7; 4-6, seventh in Western Conference.

Senior lettermen: Ridgely Briddell, Kyle Guevarra, Micah Franklin, Andrew Lof.

Juniors: Cameron Hoppock, Caden Leckelt, Tyler Mattson, Jake Mitten, Tyeson Neal, Sam Noel, Gage Powers, Riley Williamson, Lawrence Zapanta.

Sophomores: John Blankman, Charles Brooks, Aidan Golden, Chandler Landolt, Austin Hoppock, Ralph Ramier, Elias Thompson.

Freshmen: Jordan Fay, Kyle Huang, Benjamin Roll, Jacob Swanson, Benjamin VonGrey.

Team awards: Franklin, Most Valuable Swimmer, Captain; Lof, Captain, Leadership; Austin Galletta, Captain, Leadership; Fay, Most Improved Diver; VonGrey, Most Improved Swimmer; Guevarra, Most Inspirational

League honors; Franklin, first-team Wesco North 200 individual medley, 100 butterfly.

State participants: Fay, 17th, diving; Blankman, 22nd, diving.

Coupeville Girls Basketball

Coach: Scott Fox.

Record: 12-7; 6-3, second in North Sound Conference.

Senior letter winners: Hannah Davidson, Avalon Renninger, Scout Smith, Tia Wurzrainer.

Juniors: Mollie Bailey, Chelsea Prescott.

Sophomores: Anya Leavell, Audrianna Shaw, Kyle VanVelkinburgh, Izzy Wells.

Freshmen: Maddie Georges, Nezi Keiper, Carolyn Lhamon.

Team awards: Smith, Most Valuable Player; Davidson, Defensive Player of the Year; Prescott, Offensive Player of the Year; Renninger, Most Inspirational.

League honors: Smith, first team; Davidson, second team; Prescott, honorable mention; Wurzrainer, Sportsmanship.

Note: Davidson led the league in rebounding — 92 (10.2 average) in conference play, 158 overall (8.3).

Oak Harbor Girls Basketball

Coach: Jon Atkins.

Record: 7-13; 1-13, 14th in Western Conference.

Senior letter winners: Mikaela Cortez, Jasmine Ford, Anna Jones, Olivia Waite.

Juniors: Evelyn Osburn, Anabel Thayer.

Sophomores: Chloe Frank, Tiana Jackson, Grace Waite.

Freshman: Paige Fortin.

Team awards: Cortez, Offensive Player of the Year; Ford, Defensive Player of the Year; Tessa Hughes, Most Improved; Jackson, Most Inspirational; Jones, Miss GLUE.

League honors: Cortez, honorable mention; Ford, honorable mention.

Coupeville Boys Basketball

Coach: Brad Sherman.

Record: 6-13; 2-7 in North Sound Conference, fifth place.

Senior lettermen: Jered Brown, Koa Davison, Mason Grove, Gavin Knoblich, Jean Lund Olsen, Jacobi Pilgrim, Chris Ruck, Sean Toomey-Stout, Ulrik Wells.

Sophomores: Xavier Murdy, Hawthorne Wolfe.

Managers: Aram Leyva, James Wood.

Team awards: Grove, Offensive Player of the Year; Davison, Defensive Player of the Year; Ruck, Heart of the Wolfpack Award; Toomey-Stout, Wolf Way Player of the Year.

League honors: Grove, second team.

Oak Harbor Boys Basketball

Coach: Nate Sullivan.

Record: 1-19; 0-14, 15th in Western Conference.

Senior lettermen: Jerome Dones, Garrett Levell, Joshua Pendleton.

Juniors: Cameron Asinsin, Izayah Jannini, Matt Kelley, Mason Myers.

Sophomores: Shawn Day, Gage McLeod, Will Rankin, Jordan Ronning, Kenneth Tofah, Kaito White.

Freshmen: Brock Boyer, Shane Warden.

Manager: Lucy Nowlin.

Team awards: Kelley, Captain; McLeod, Captain; Rankin, Most Inspirational.

Oak Harbor Boys Wrestling

Coach: Larry Falcon.

Record: 9-8; 0-6, seventh in Wesco North.

Senior lettermen: Evan Beerbower, Luke Golden, Jamal Graham, Noah Hangan, Derek Jacques, Ivan Snyder, Shamus Warden.

Juniors: Nathan Kolden, Zachary Badaouie.

Sophomores: Timothy Luttrell-Dinger, Zachary English, Timothy Powers, Derek Salazar-Leyva, Jaden Scott, Cole Valdez.

Freshmen: Ezekiel Egli, Miles Erikson.

Team awards: Warden, Captain; Graham, Captain; Egli, Coaches’ Award; Beerbower, Cor Aut Mors; Scott, Most Improved.

State qualifier: Graham, 132 pounds.

Oak Harbor Girls Wrestling

Coach: Brian Farmer.

Record: 1-6.

Senior letter winners: Barrett Chowning, Maria Dailey, Samantha Davis, Ella Erikson, Ofelia Velasco, Adrionne Yelle.

Juniors: Abigail Correa-Cruz, Adelina Lopez.

Sophomores: Aly Grose, Haven Lemme, Gabriela Suarez Flores.

Freshman: Christiana Frank.

Team awards: Dailey, Most Valuable Wrestler; Chowning, Most Inspirational; Frank, Most Promising; Erikson, Captain.

Note: Correa-Cruz and Lopez will be next year’s captains.

State qualifier: Dailey, sixth at 155 pounds.

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