Posts Tagged ‘Basketball’

Roy Marti, a Wolf for life. (Photos courtesy Christi Messner)

Wolf Nation has lost a hoops legend.

Roy Marti, who graduated in 1980 as the #21 scorer in Coupeville High School boys basketball history, still sits at a very-impressive #40 all-time four-plus decades later.

Part of a prominent Wolf athletic family, he passed away Tuesday at age 60 after a battle with ALS.

Marti rang up 551 points across three varsity hoops seasons at CHS, allowing him to edge sister Judy (545) for family honors.

Other high-scoring family hoops stars include Roy’s nephew, JJ (520), and brothers Frank (462) and Chris (319).

Niece Katie Marti is the latest hoops sensation to spring from the family, having made her varsity debut as a freshman during the 2021-2022 season.

Roy tossed in 16 points as a sophomore during the 1977-1978 season, before soaring to a 342-point performance as a junior.

He capped things with another 193 points as a senior.


His obituary, as posted by the family:

Roy John Marti III passed away at home on June 21st, 2022.

He was born April 9th, 1962 to Roy John Marti II and Judith Bernice Roberts in Seattle, Wash.

He was raised in Coupeville, Wash., and graduated from Coupeville High School with the class of 1980.

Roy worked for Sierra Pacific Industries for seven years, retiring in March of 2021.

Roy married the love of his life, Kelly Toomey, on July 7th, 2007 in Humptulips, Wash.

They were married for almost 15 years, but have been together since 1988.

Being a papa was his favorite. He loved being with friends and family.

He enjoyed raising pigs, chickens, and all other animals you can eat.

He loved to farm, hunt, fish, and tend to his garden.

Roy believed in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. With the help of Jesus, Roy was sober for 11 years.

Roy is survived by his wife Kelly; mom Judy; daughters Jessica Curley Marti, Judith Rose Marti, and Dawn Marti; brothers Chris, Rick, Mike, Frank, Bill, Tony, and Jim Marti; sister Rose Tyhuis; and grandchildren Faith Lenormand, Gracie Marti, Kayden Lindgren, Raven Curley, Roy Curley, and Phoenix Curley.

He is preceded in death by his father Roy II, sister Judy, and his granddaughter Andrea.

To share memories or to leave a condolence for the family, please visit http://www.harrisonfamilymortuary.com.

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The all-stars of the future enjoy their time in the gym. (Stevie Glover photo)

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 event was put on by the Coupeville Youth Basketball Association.

CHS freshman Camden Glover imparts wisdom to his young padawan. (Kassie O’Neil photo)

Business is booming. (Morgan White photo)

Hot shots (l to r) Chase Anderson, Aiden O’Neill and Glover, ready to school the young guns. (Stevie Glover photo)

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Camden Glover and his #1 fan, mom Stevie. (Photo courtesy Glover family)

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 part of the Wolf JV baseball team during his 8th grade season, flinging liquid heat as a pitcher and punching hits at the plate.

Glover whiffed five Mount Baker batters — and collected four RBI as a slugger — in an opening day win and remained one of the most reliable players CHS coach Jon Roberts had on his roster.

That topped off a rock-solid final year as a middle school student, following on the heels of a standout basketball season when he banged down low to pace the Wolf attack.

Glover had a stretch where he topped 20 points in multiple games, proving a deadly touch with the ball around the hoop and in the open floor.

Add it all together, and Tammy Glover’s oldest grandson is ready to have a huge impact at the high school level, with one of the more-enthusiastic rooting sections rockin’ the joint in support.

Camden celebrates his 8th grade graduation with his brothers. (Photo courtesy Glover family)

“The best part is our community,” Camden said. “And all the support from all our families.”

Glover plans to keep on playing basketball and baseball during his CHS days and finds something to enjoy in both sports.

“I like them equally,” he said.

“They are very different, but with basketball there is a lot more going on and it’s fast paced,” Glover added.

“It’s a great feeling when we do one of our plays smoothly and score a basket.”

Glover powers to the hoop for another bucket. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

When he’s not playing on the hardwood or diamond, Glover enjoys “hanging out with friends, riding my bike, (and) video games” and hails the Will Ferrell modern-classic Step Brothers as his favorite film.

The rising star relies on his large support crew, which is anchored by his family.

“Probably my mom (has had the biggest impact on me), because she has always pushed me to be the best I can be,” Glover said.

“All my coaches have been great so far,” he added. “Each of them have helped me grow in many different ways.”

Glover credits a large part of his success to “being able to remain calm under pressure,” while wanting “to work on my endurance and cardio.”

As he looks ahead to a bright future playing alongside fellow Wolf freshmen such as Aiden O’Neill and Chase Anderson, he has a clear vision of his athletic future.

“I would like to continue to be a reliable team player,” Glover said.

“And work on gaining confidence in my abilities and being a positive and encouraging role model.”

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A family move will take Wolf three-sport star Mikey Robinett from Whidbey Island to Tennessee. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

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.

Instead, he and his family will be in Tennessee after a family move in the next couple of weeks takes them to Music City.

Robinett, who just wrapped his sophomore year at CHS, plays football, basketball, and track and field.

On the gridiron he had a sizable impact on both sides of the ball.

While playing defense, Robinett delivered thunderous cracks, while on offense he showed great promise as a runner.

Basketball, where a large senior class is departing, is the one sport where he’s been a JV player.

Robinett crashed the boards with intensity last season and looked to be in the mix for making the jump to the top team.

The Wolf super sophomore earned his first trip to the track and field state championships this spring, where he was an alternate for the 4 x 100 relay squad.

During the season Robinett also competed in the 200, 3200, discus, and long jump.

He’s not the only active Wolf athlete in his family either, as younger brother Dylan is a cross country, basketball, and track athlete who just wrapped his 7th grade year.

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Basketball unites different age groups. (Michelle Murdy photo)

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 high school gym, will give young players a chance to “improve your dribbling, shooting, passing, teamwork, and defensive skills, along with some fun competitions!”

Cost is $20 and the event is open to Coupeville School District students.

Each day will run from 9-11:30 AM, and you need to register by June 12 to ensure getting a camp t-shirt.

Payment is due the first day of camp.

For questions, contact coupeville.youth.basketball@gmail.com.


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