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Mallory Kortuem, being smooched by mom Heather, now tears up college track ovals. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Faster each time out.

Coupeville grad Mallory Kortuem ran at her third college track and field meet Saturday, exiting with a college PR in the 400.

The Western Washington University freshman hit the tape in one minute, 3.31 seconds, shattering her previous best by 0.40 of a second.

Kortuem was competing at the John Knight Twilight in Monmouth, Oregon.

The meet, held at McArthur Stadium, was hosted by Western Oregon University.

With her speedy time, Kortuem claimed fifth in the 400, grabbing four points for her WWU team.

Next up for Western is a trip to Ellensburg April 16-17, for a meet hosted by Central Washington University.

During her time in Coupeville, Kortuem, younger sister of Keegan and Miranda, was a standout soccer and track star.

Mallory holds at least part of four school records (400, pole vault, 4 x 100, 4 x 200), and brought home four medals from the state track meet, including a 2nd place finish in the 400 as a junior.

She was denied a bid at a state title when the pandemic erased her senior season, but has picked right back up at being brilliant, just now as an NCAA D-II athlete.

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Sean Toomey-Stout, during his Coupeville days. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Sean Toomey-Stout is pursuing a big-time dream.

Having aced a walk-on tryout at the University of Washington, the Coupeville High School grad has taken the first step towards becoming an NCAA D-I football player.

Toomey-Stout, a 5-foot-9, 193-pound redshirt freshman, is now listed as a defensive back on the Husky roster as spring practices begin.

During his time in Coupeville, he was maybe the hardest-hitting Wolf of all time, earning the nickname “The Torpedo” for his bone-crunching style of play.

Toomey-Stout was a two-way force for CHS, providing most of the team’s offense, and scaring rival teams with his defensive intensity.

“The Torpedo” drops the hammer.

A true four-year letterman, Sean first hit the high school gridiron as a special teams player, as he and older brother Cameron, AKA “Camtastic,” raced each other to be the first to cream the dude trying to return a punt or kickoff.

From there, Sean excelled as a running back and receiver, while laying waste to any foes who dared to come within 70 yards of him while he chased down ball-carriers from one side of the field to the other.

He also received national attention when videos of one of his touchdowns went viral.

In a game against King’s, Toomey-Stout followed the blocking of a wayward deer which stumbled onto the field, taking back a kick 95 yards for a score.

Videos of the play reached everywhere from Sports Illustrated to British television.

Like his twin sister, Maya, AKA “The Gazelle,” Sean was a multi-sport athlete at CHS, making a huge impact as both a basketball and track and field star.

Spring football practices at U-Dub run April 10-30, with the annual Spring Game set for May 1.

The Huskies open the 2021 season at home Sept. 4 against the University of Montana.

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Mallory Kortuem

She’s official.

Coupeville High School grad Mallory Kortuem made her debut as a college athlete Saturday, competing for NCAA D-II Western Washington University.

The former Wolf ran at the Doris Heritage Track Festival at West Seattle Stadium, hitting the tape in the 200 in a crisp 28.75 seconds.

With the ongoing pandemic having shut down spring sports in 2020, Saturday marked the first time in 379 days that WWU track had competed.

Kortuem, who lost her senior track season at CHS, finished her run as a Wolf as one of the most-impressive track and field athletes to wear the red and black.

She claimed four state meet medals, including a 2nd place finish in the 400 as a junior, and joins Maya Toomey-Stout as the only Wolves to appear four times on the school record board.

Kortuem currently holds CHS records in the 400 (58.02) and pole vault (8-10), as well as being part of record-setting 4 x 100 (50.54) and 4 x 200 (1:46.13) relay squads.

The Coupeville Sports Hall o’ Famer, who was also a standout soccer player during her Coupeville days, is studying kinesiology at WWU.

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Ja’Tarya Hoskins, seen here last spring at CHS, is now a freshman at Saint Martin’s University. (Brian Vick photo)

She’s official.

Coupeville grad Ja’Tarya Hoskins made her college track and field debut Saturday, competing for NCAA D-II Saint Martin’s University at the PLU Opener in Tacoma.

The former Wolf finished 9th in the 200, crossing the line in 28.86 seconds, which beats her high school PR.

The meet, the first Saint Martin’s has attended in a year thanks to the pandemic, also featured Seattle Pacific University, the University of Puget Sound, and host Pacific Lutheran University.

Hoskins, a freshman who is studying pre-law, is next set to compete March 20, when Saint Martin’s travels to Seattle Pacific.

During her days at CHS, she was a key part of two teams which went to state.

In their first year back as a competitive squad after a six-year break, the Wolf cheer squad claimed 3rd place at the big dance during her junior season.

She and her teammates then qualified for nationals the next year.

On the track oval, Hoskins teamed with Mallory KortuemMaya Toomey-Stout, and Lindsey Roberts to place 5th at state in the 4 x 100 relay.

The quartet hit the tape in 50.54 seconds, and they currently sit on the big board in the CHS gym as school record-holders.

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Makana Stone (in headband) chases down a loose ball. (Photo property Loughborough University)

She made a very-good first impression.

And then a great second, third, fourth, and fifth impression.

Coupeville grad Makana Stone has played five basketball games for England’s Loughborough University, throwing down five double-doubles.

Now, after amassing 20 points and 21 rebounds Saturday, including hitting a game-winning bank shot with four seconds to play to upend undefeated Ipswich, the former Wolf is once again raking in honors.

Stone was tabbed Monday as the Women’s National Basketball League Player of the Week, the second time she’s snagged that award this season.

Ipswich is the defending league champ and looked like it would keep its record perfect after a three-ball staked it to a late 76-75 lead.

Enter Loughborough’s American assassin, who pulled down an entry pass, used and abused her defender — Gonzaga-bound Esther Little — then softly banked home the game’s final bucket while hanging in the air.

With the win, the Riders improved to 4-2 on the season, 4-1 with Stone in uniform, while sending Ipswich to 6-1.

Coupeville’s progeny, who had a torrid four-year run of academic and athletic success at Whitman College before heading overseas, is among the league leaders in multiple categories.

Stone is tied for #1 in rebounds (16.4 a night), #4 in efficiency (133.0), #5 in scoring (17.0), and #8 in free throw percentage (79.2%).

Loughborough has one game left before winter break, with a matchup against Nottingham this coming Saturday, December 19.

That game will pit Stone against three-ball gunner Mady Burnett, her running mate at Whitman for four seasons.

Together, the duo led the Blues to 94 wins, the most by a graduating class in program history.

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