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Cameron Toomey-Stout, Hall o’ Famer? One of the easiest calls I’ve made. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

The high-flying Toomey-Stout returns to Earth.

Camtastic being Camtastic.

He was the most unlikely of stars. And yet the most likely.

When Cameron Toomey-Stout was a freshman, he arrived on the football field barely tipping the scales at three digits. So, good thing 87 pounds of that was all heart.

As he grew, and outworked everyone expect maybe his own siblings, Camtastic went from being a novelty to one of the best athletes to ever wear a Wolf uniform.

So it should come as no surprise as to why we are here today, as we swing open the doors to the Coupeville Sports Hall o’ Fame and welcome our newest addition.

After this, if you pop up to the Legends tab at the top of the blog, you’ll find Toomey-Stout right where he should be, rubbing elbows with the record-busters and name-takers.

On the gridiron, Toomey-Stout earned his playing time the old-fashioned way – he worked for it.

He was the point of the spear on special teams, the first man down the field and the first to light someone up, every dang time.

It wasn’t until younger brother Sean showed up, two years behind him, that Cameron finally had a teammate who could match him in hauling tail down the field on a kick or punt, and then inflicting damage on the would-be returner.

Watching the Toomey-Stout brothers race each other to the ball, two heat-seeking missiles unleashed, was one of the great pleasures of my sports-writing career.

Win or lose, in the lead or trailing by 40, the brothers made every special team play just that – special.

For Cameron, once he got on the field, he refused to come off, turning into a consistently-dangerous player on offense and defense to go with his special teams prowess.

In the backfield, he teamed with fellow Hall o’ Famer Hunter Smith to disrupt and deny the game plans of rival QB’s.

Toomey-Stout used his speed and his hops to pick off his fair share of passes while sharing space with Smith, who retired as the school’s all-time leading interception man.

Working together, they gave QB’s nowhere to throw that was safe, and always seemed on the verge of taking a pick six to the house.

As a receiver, Toomey-Stout was again the perfect complement to Smith, until injuries to both his running mate and his brother left Cameron as the last man standing during his senior season.

During the second half of the 2017 season, Coupeville QB Hunter Downes had one weapon left to deploy, and the elder Toomey-Stout fought valiantly while being double and triple-teamed.

Camtastic endured, fighting to the final play, out-leaping defenders, twisting his body into a pretzel, and pulling in pass after pass while knowing other teams had him in their cross-hairs.

If Toomey-Stout had any fears, he never, ever showed them once he pulled down his helmet and tightened his chin strap.

Throughout the history of CHS football, there are other players who, after their run was done, may have looked back and wondered what could of have been if they had worked harder, played more consistently or just been tougher.

With Cameron, when he walked off the field for the final time and hugged sister Maya, there were no lingering questions.

He truly gave everything he had, from day one to the final whistle.

And while football alone would have likely earned him his induction into the Hall o’ Fame, Toomey-Stout was a true three-sport man, one of just four from his class to play all 12 seasons as a high school athlete.

On the basketball floor, he was the glue that held things together. A hustler, a scrapper, a fight-for-the-ball-on-every play support guy who showed, late in his career, he could singe the nets when he wanted to let the ball fly.

Toomey-Stout could knock down a three-ball with a fluid shot, could zip a pass through a maze of arms and have it land right on the fingertips of a teammate, or out-muscle a rival six inches taller for control of the ball.

And through it all, through the sweat and the wear and tear, his hair remained, uncannily, the best in the biz. Which has to count for some extra credit.

When spring rolled around, Toomey-Stout, also a crack student in his small slice of down time, bounced from baseball to track and field.

On the diamond, he was a speed demon in the outfield and on the base paths, part of the first CHS baseball squad to win a league title in 25 years.

But the track, where he was joined by twin siblings Maya and Sean, offered Cameron the ideal way to flash his often-extraordinary physical skills.

Toomey-Stout closed his prep career with a burst of speed and derring-do, competing at the state track meet in three events – the triple jump, long jump and 4 x 100 relay.

He PR’d in the long jump and claimed a medal in the relay, leading off a unit which also included his brother.

But, as we mentioned at the start of this article, Cameron was always about more than just results.

It’s true, he put up some nice numbers, across all of his sports.

What we will remember him most for, though, is how he did it.

The way he pushed himself, every day, getting quicker, stronger, more efficient. The way he conducted himself, attacking with the same intensity in wins and losses.

Rival players, coaches and fans respected him as much as Wolf Nation did, the ultimate testament to the impact he made in his four years in a Coupeville uniform.

He carried the Toomey-Stout name with pride, always, but he fully earned the nickname Camtastic.

If you have a young son or daughter, a student/athlete with dreams of accomplishing great things, have them study Cameron’s career. Then have them emulate his passion, his will, his drive, his class, his style.

Model yourself after the best, to be the best.

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Kyle Burnett elevates in the pole vault earlier this season. (Justin Burnett photo)

   Ja’Tarya Hoskins flies over the hurdles in an earlier meet. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

   One family, three speed demons. Wolf supernovas (l to r) Cameron, Maya and Sean Toomey-Stout catch some rays Thursday in Port Angeles. (Lisa Toomey photo)

The prep work is done. Now it’s on to the final quiz.

The regular season came to an end Thursday for the Coupeville High School track and field team, as it captured six wins and 15 PR’s at a four-team meet in Port Angeles.

Now, the postseason run begins, kicking off May 4 at home when CHS hosts the 1A Olympic League meet.

That event will pit the Wolves against Port Townsend, Klahowya and Chimacum.

Unlike previous seasons, the league’s 1A schools are striking out on their own and won’t compete along side the seven 2A schools from the conference.

After that, there’s the JV Championships at Kingston May 7, then districts (May 18-19) at Renton and state (May 25-26) at Cheney.

To get ready, the Wolves headed to Port Angeles Thursday to face off with a pair of 2A schools and one of their key 1A rivals.

The Coupeville girls, led by a win in the discus from Allison Wenzel, finished second in the team standings with 47 points.

Port Angeles (90), Port Townsend (27) and Sequim (16) rounded out the results.

On the boys side, CHS was third (47.5), with Sequim (68.5) and PA (53) edging them out. PT was well back, with just six points.

The Wolf boys were led by senior Jacob Smith, who came away with three wins on the day.

He bolted to victories in the 100 and 200, while also finding time to run on a 4 x 100 squad which included Henry Wynn and the Toomey-Stout brothers, Sean and Cameron.

Ariah Bepler (High Jump) and Ryan Labrador (Shot Put) rounded out the Wolf winners, while 11 CHS athletes set at least one PR.

Luke Carlson, Jakobi Baumann, Lindsey Roberts and Henry Wynn led the way, each copping two personal bests.


Complete Thursday results:



100 — Lindsey Roberts (2nd) 13.46 *PR*; Maya Toomey-Stout (3rd) 13.49; Ashlie Shank (9th) 14.64

200 — Roberts (3rd) 27.53 *PR*; M. Toomey-Stout (4th) 27.64; Shank (11th) 30.61

400 — M. Toomey-Stout (2nd) 1:03.26 *PR*

800 — Lucy Sandahl (5th) 2:45.70; Natalie Hollrigel (7th) 2:55.17

1600 — Sandahl (2nd) 5:59.36

3200 — Catherine Lhamon (2nd) 12:54.96

100 Hurdles — Roberts (2nd) 15.85; Ja’Tarya Hoskins (6th) 19.12

300 Hurdles — Hoskins (2nd) 1:00.34

4 x 100 Relay — Zoe Trujillo, Cassidy Moody, Hoskins, Shank (4th) 55.47

Shot put — Emma Smith (2nd) 30-06; Kylie Chernikoff (3rd) 27-8 *PR*; Willow Vick (8th) 18-08

Discus — Allison Wenzel (1st) 81-02; E. Smith (4th) 72-03; Hannah Davidson (5th) 69-03; Chernikoff (6th) 62-09; W. Vick (10th) 57-00; Raven Vick (12th) 36-10

Javelin — Lauren Bayne (2nd) 96-05; Davidson (3rd) 91-01 *PR*; Wenzel (4th) 82-11; R. Vick (6th) 77-10; Trujillo (6th) 77-05; Chernikoff (11th) 67-07

High Jump — Bayne (2nd) 4-08; Moody (4th) 4-02; Hoskins (6th) 4-00

Long Jump — Moody (3rd) 13-04; Hollrigel (5th) 12-02

Triple Jump — Bayne (4th) 29-06.50



100 — Jacob Smith (1st) 11.53; Henry Wynn (4th) 11.97 *PR*; Ethan Clavette (13th) 13.34; Chris Ruck (17th) 14.15

200 — J. Smith (1st) 22.96; Danny Conlisk (3rd) 23.66 *PR*; Wynn (4th) 24.02 *PR*; Luke Carlson (9th) 26.12 *PR*; Kyle Burnett (10th) 26.16 *PR*; Clavette (13th) 27.85

110 Hurdles — Jakobi Baumann (3rd) 20.74 *PR*

300 Hurdles — Baumann (5th) 51.25

4 x 100 Relay — Cameron Toomey-Stout, J. Smith, Sean Toomey-Stout, Wynn (1st) 45.44; Burnett, Carlson, Conlisk, Andrew Martin (4th) 49.41

4 x 400 Relay — Wynn, J. Smith, S. Toomey-Stout, Conlisk (2nd) 3:42.04

Shot Put — Ryan Labrador (1st) 38-05.50; Chris Battaglia (2nd) 38-02; Keahi Sorrows (4th) 37-04

Discus — Sorrows (4th) 100-02 *PR*; Battaglia (5th) 99-10; Ariah Bepler (8th) 91-00; Thane Peterson (9th) 89-01; Labrador (10th) 86-05; Clavette (12th) 64-05

Javelin — Battaglia (4th) 122-10; S. Toomey-Stout (5th) 119-06; Carlson (7th) 113-04 *PR*; Bepler (8th) 110-10

High Jump — Bepler (1st) 6-00

Pole Vault — Burnett (8th) 8-00; Peterson (9th) 7-06

Long Jump — C. Toomey-Stout (2nd) 19-00; S. Toomey-Stout (4th) 17-08.25; Ruck (12th) 12-07

Triple Jump — C. Toomey-Stout (2nd) 37-03; Bepler (4th) 36-05 *PR*; Baumann (5th) 36-04 *PR*

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   Wolf seniors like Kyle Rockwell were honored before Thursday’s CHS boys basketball game. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Wolf mom Kali Barrio works on decorations.

James Vidoni

Hunter Downes

Ethan Spark

Hunter Smith

Cameron Toomey-Stout

Joey Lippo

First the tributes, then the game.

Coupeville High School boys basketball paid homage to a large group of upperclassmen Thursday, then went out and shocked first-place Klahowya on Senior Night.

John Fisken was in town for the evening, and delivers the pics seen above.

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   A random number generator plucked out Sage Downes to be the first Wolf hoops player to see their headshot hit the internet. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

   Coupeville’s varsity girls, seeking a fourth-straight league title, have no time for your shenanigans.

First-year boys JV coach Chris Smith (back, far left) has a deep bench.

Seniors (l to r) Mikayla Elfrank, Kyla Briscoe and Allison Wenzel hang out.

Ema Smith does not fear your random number generator.

   Wolf hoops legend turned varsity coach Brad Sherman (back, far left) welcomes his first team to the floor.

The Wolf JV girls are a scrappy band of warriors.

   Seniors dominate the boys roster, with (l to r) Joey Lippo, Hunter Downes, Ariah Bepler, Cameron Toomey-Stout, Kyle Rockwell, Hunter Smith and Ethan Spark.

It’s every grandma’s favorite event – picture day.

Wanderin’ photo man John Fisken slid by the Coupeville High School gym recently to snag individual and group shots of every Wolf player in attendance.

Then he was nice enough to slip me a bunch of them.

Along with four team photos, and two collections of seniors, I used a random number generator to pluck two head-shots for use.

That means Ema Smith and Sage Downes beat the odds. So, they got that going for them, which is nice.

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   Junior Dane Lucero is one of 18 Wolf football players to letter this season. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

   Senior QB Hunter Downes, here making the great getaway, received Offensive MVP honors at Saturday’s team awards banquet.

A season of pain ended on a positive note.

With all the many injuries sustained this year now in the process of healing, the Coupeville High School football squad gathered Saturday to toast its accomplishments.

Wolf QB Hunter Downes, who broke the school’s career touchdown passes record, was named the Offensive MVP.

Also taking home hardware were seniors Cameron Toomey-Stout (Defensive MVP) and Julian Welling (Lineman of the Year) and juniors Shane Losey (Wolf Award) and Matt Hilborn (Special Teams MVP).

Earlier, Toomey-Stout was a three-time honoree when Olympic/Nisqually League coaches voted on All-Conference teams.

Camtastic was tabbed a First-Team player at both wide receiver and defensive back, while nabbing Second-Team props as a kick returner.

Downes was a Second-Team pick at QB, with Welling earning Honorable Mention on the defensive line.

At Saturday’s banquet, CHS head coach Jon Atkins handed letters to 18 players, with a third of those wrapping up a full four-year run in a Wolf uniform.

Letter winners (* indicates 4-year player):

Chris Battaglia
Hunter Downes
Matt Hilborn
Jake Hoagland

Teo Keilwitz
Gavin Knoblich
Ryan Labrador
Shane Losey
Dane Lucero
Andrew Martin
Tyler McCalmont
Jake Pease
Kyle Rockwell
Hunter Smith
Cameron Toomey-Stout
Sean Toomey-Stout
James Vidoni
Julian Welling

Certificate of Participation:

Trevor Bell
Dewitt Cole
Cameron Dahl
Dawson Houston
Brian Roberts
Ben Smith
Gavin Straub

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