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July 19, 2013 · Updated 10:46 AM

CHS names Cowan new softball coach

Troy Cowan was recently named Coupeville High School’s girls soccer coach.

Cowan is the Wolves’ third head coach in three years.

He replaces Dan d’Almeida who coached Coupeville for one season. D’Almeida is leaving Central Whidbey for a teaching position in Austria.

Prior to d’Almeida, Mike Thornton coached Coupeville for a number of years before taking a job in Texas.

Cowan, a long-time Coupeville resident, is currently coaching the Islanders GU15 club.


Coupeville boosters host golf tournament

The Coupeville Booster Club is hosting its seventh annual golf tournament Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Gallery Golf Course.

The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.; sign in begin at 11:30 a.m.

Prizes include $25,000 for a hole-in-one, as well as longest drive, longest putt, closest to pin and lowest team score.

The cost is $70 per person and $280 per team. The fee includes a barbecue after the tournament.

Contact Christy Kellison at 360-969-5275 for more information.


Ragnar Relay weaves way down Whidbey

The annual Ragnar Relay weaves down Whidbey Island this weekend.

The Ragnar series features 21 races throughout the country each year, with the Washington event starting at Blaine at 6 a.m. Friday, July 19.

The final teams are expected to finish the 196-mile run at about 9 p.m. Saturday in Langley.

Over 425 teams and 9,000 runners registered for this year’s race with about 25 teams based out of Oak Harbor and Coupeville.

The race runs primarily along trails and rural roads with vans following the runners to exchange zones. In some areas throughout the two-day event, local residents may experience heavy levels of traffic.

Runners are expected to travel through Oak Harbor from 1 to 11 a.m. Saturday and Coupeville from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m.


CSWA continues firearm safety series

The Central Whidbey Sportsmen’s Association is continuing its series of firearm safety classes this summer and fall at its clubhouse at 397 Safari Lane, 2.5 miles south of Coupeville.

In addition, the club is offering access to its shooting range for nonmembers.

Next up is a women’s class 9 a.m. Saturday, July 27.

The four-hour class covers the skills needed to handle a loaded firearm and how to make it safe.

The class is free and no preregistration is required. Participants may use their own firearm or borrow one from the club. It is suggested participants bring a snack or lunch.

Instructors are retired law enforcement officers.

Call Bob Clark at 360-929-2167 for more information.

Four hunter education classes are also scheduled for July 31-Aug. 3, Aug. 28-31, Sept. 4-7 and Sept, 18-21.

For more information, go to cwsaonline.org or call instructors Sam Weatherford at 360-914-0354 or John Boling at 360-969-2440.

Online registration is required by the state at wdfw.wa.gov/hunting.

The CWSA shooting range is open to nonmembers from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays July 28, Aug. 25 and Sept. 22.

The range fees are $5 per firearm for adults and $2 per firearm for those under 14. Fees are waived for active duty military.

CWSA will provide one paper target. Shooters may bring their own targets or purchase more for $1 each.

For more information, contact John Jeffries at jeffkath@comcast.net or 675-3054.


NWLL softball team drops state games

The North Whidbey Little League 9/10 softball team, which included Coupeville players Mollie Bailey and Chelsea Prescott, fell in both of its state tournament games last weekend in La Center.

North Whidbey lost to Kirkland 21-0 Saturday and to Battle Ground 14-4 Saturday.

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