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Logan Martin hangs out with mom Abbie. (Teresa Besaw photo)

Logan Martin is throwing with the big boys.

The Coupeville High School grad competed in his second college track and field meet Saturday, joining his Central Washington University teammates at the Doris Heritage Track Festival in Renton.

The Wildcat freshman earned 6th place in the discus, chucking the implement 127 feet, 10 inches, and 9th in the shot put, where he lobbed the metal ball 37-09.50.

CWU track returns to action next Saturday, Mar. 25, when the ‘Cats travel to Tacoma for the Peyton/Shotwell Invitational.

During his days in Coupeville, Martin finished 2nd at state in the discus, shot put, and hammer throw.

He also played tennis and soccer and was a key part of the first Wolf boys’ basketball team to win a district title in 52 years.

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Hawthorne Wolfe surveys the skies during his time on the prairie. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

He’s an equal opportunity pitcher.

After making his first two college baseball appearances as a reliever, Coupeville grad Hawthorne Wolfe was tabbed to make his first start Saturday afternoon.

The former CHS ace tossed three scoreless innings for the Western Washington University club hardball squad, whiffing four Central Washington University hitters while keeping his ERA pristine.

While the Vikings eventually fell 6-5 after their bullpen failed to match Wolfe, it was the only loss for WWU, which claimed two of three for the second time this season.

Western, which clubbed Central 17-1 and 20-1 in the weekend’s other two games, sits at 4-2 overall, 2-1 in league play.

Wolfe, who leads Viking pitchers with three appearances on the mound, is 1-0 with a save, having struck out six across seven scoreless innings of work.

He’s scattered five hits and three walks, while plunking a rival batter just to keep everyone honest.

Along with his debut as a college starting pitcher, the former Northwest 2B/1B League MVP also got his first swings at the plate for the Vikings this past weekend.

Wolfe scored twice, picked up an RBI, and made off with his first college steal.

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Rachel (left) and Allison Wenzel, supremely talented sisters. (Photo courtesy Susan Wenzel)

The toast of Coupeville is on her way to wow Ocosta.

Allison Wenzel, a three-sport athlete and musical wunderkind in her days as a Wolf, will follow up graduation from Central Washington University by being hired as a K-12 music teacher in Grays Harbor County.

Her job, which kicks in with the 2022-2023 school year, was approved by the Ocosta School Board at its April 26 meeting.

Wenzel graduates from CWU June 11.

The lil’ sis of highly talented Rachel, and daughter of Tim and Susan, Allison was a quintuple threat in high school.

She played four seasons each of volleyball, basketball, and track and field for CHS, advancing to the state championships in all three sports.

Wenzel, who graduated from Coupeville in 2018, was the first Wolf athlete in a decade-plus to go to the big dance in three sports.

When she wasn’t busy with sports, music ruled her world.

A master of multiple instruments, Wenzel also went to state as a musician, qualifying both as a solo artist (interpreting Mozart) and as part of a duo with Jakobi Baumann.

Add that time when she was inducted into the Coupeville Sports Hall o’ Fame — https://coupevillesports.com/2019/08/14/talent-so-much-freakin-talent/ — and she’s kind of a big deal.

Ocosta School District officials? You understood the assignment.



After writing this story, I found out Tim Wenzel (and his siblings) are Ocosta grads, meaning Allison is going to work at her dad’s alma mater.

Her aunt (also named Rachel) previously taught for the school district, and Allison’s grandparents live in town.¬†

Which means we should be getting a first day of school photo when she starts her new job.

Just sayin’!

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Logan Martin signs to compete in track and field for Central Washington University. (Eileen Stone photos)

A family portrait, of sorts.

“You da man!”

Track season never ended.

Coupeville High School senior Logan Martin has been hard at work perfecting his throws, showing up and showing out in one-man workouts.

And all that work has paid off.

In advance of his final season with the Wolves, Martin signed paperwork to commit to competing at Central Washington University.

He’s expected to throw the discus and shot put, as he does at CHS, while adding the hammer and weight throw.

Martin, who has also played basketball, tennis, and soccer during his time as a Wolf, set PR’s in the shot put, discus, and javelin during his junior season of track.

His best discus throw in a high school meet has been 153 feet, 10 inches, putting him hot on the heels of older brother Dalton, who owns the CHS career record with a heave of 161-07 from 2016.

With a PR of 44-03 in the shot put, Martin is also chasing Hunter Hammer’s school-best mark of 51-03.75 from 2011.

This spring will offer Logan and teammates their first chance in three seasons to qualify for the state meet.

The ongoing pandemic erased spring sports during Martin’s sophomore season.

While CHS and its foes returned to competition last year, there were no postseason events.

That’s expected to change this time around, with Martin and Co. aiming to make the trip to Cheney for the big dance.

After that, Coupeville’s top thrower will return to the eastern side of the state, but this time with Ellensburg and CWU his destination.

That’s the same NCAA D-II school where former Wolf football star Nick Streubel pulled on the pads during a stellar collegiate career.


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McKenzie Bailey, prairie legend.

All eyes on her.

McKenzie Bailey, vaunted member of the Coupeville Sports Hall o’ Fame, and sharer (with sisters McKayla and Mollie) of the title of Prairie Photo Bomb Queen, continues to get noticed.

This time around she’s being honored by Central Washington University, named as one of three “Wildcats to Watch” for December.

Bailey, a 2020 CWU grad who is currently teaching 8th grade science in Ellensburg, was nominated “for her involvement as an intern in the STEM teaching program.”

Part of the Engle family, which has lived and farmed in Coupeville for decades, the middle of Rusty and Donna Bailey’s three daughters played volleyball, basketball, and tennis during her days as a Wolf.


To read all the details on why McKenzie is one to watch, pop over to:

Copy of Student Highlight Draft (cwu.edu)

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