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Ariah Bepler finds his moment of Zen at the state track and field meet. (Logan Martin photos)

Lauren Bayne visualizes her target.

Chris Battaglia is trapped in a mesh net of emotion.

This ain’t Randy King’s first time at the rodeo.

Bayne and Bepler gaze out at the action.

   A Lynden Christian runner moves in to congratulate Danny Conlisk after the Wolf junior busted a PR and claimed 2nd in the 400.

Yes, Battaglia does feel pretty good about the luxuriousness of his hair and how it’s holding up in the Cheney heat. Thanks for asking.

   Maya Toomey-Stout (left) celebrates teammate Lindsey Roberts’ success in the hurdles.

The heat of Cheney, the roar of the overflow crowds, the electricity of the races themselves — all done for another year.

But while the state track and field meet ended Saturday, the photos, such as the ones seen above, will linger on for some time.

The pics you’re gazing upon come to us from the camera of Coupeville Middle School camera bug Logan Martin, who took a break from his own athletic pursuits to capture the goings-on in Eastern Washington.

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Coupeville sophomore Mallory Kortuem is state-bound in the 4 x 1 and 4 x 2 relays. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Cameron Toomey-Stout (left) and Ariah Bepler both qualified for state Friday, while Lauren Bayne will have two chances Saturday to join them in punching a ticket to Cheney.

“What a day! They’re killing it!!”

Coupeville High School assistant track and field coach Bob Martin and associates exited Renton Stadium Friday night riding on a winning high.

With day one of the West Central District 3 Championships in the book, the Wolves have qualified 12 athletes for state, and are on the cusp of winning team titles for both girls and boys.

While there’s still a ton of action ahead Saturday, Coupeville currently sits atop the girls team standings at the eight-school meet, leading Charles Wright Academy 69-61.

The Wolf boys are just a tick behind Bellevue Christian at 92-90.

CHS won six titles Friday, with Jacob Smith (100), Chris Battaglia (Discus), Danny Conlisk (400) and Cameron Toomey-Stout (Triple Jump) all claiming individual crowns.

The Wolves also swept both the 4 x 100 races.

To punch a ticket to state, you had to finish in the top two in your event, and Coupeville added four runner-up finishes.

After day one, junior Lindsey Roberts has qualified for state in three events (100 Hurdles, 4 x 1 and 4 x 2), while Maya Toomey-Stout, Mallory Kortuem and Ashlie Shank will join her in the relays.

Smith (100, 4 x 1) and Cameron Toomey-Stout (Triple Jump, 4 x 1) are also Cheney-bound in multiple events.

Cassidy Moody (Long Jump), Battaglia (Discus), Ariah Bepler (Triple Jump), Conlisk (400), Jean Lund-Olsen (4 x 1) and Sean Toomey-Stout (4 x 1) round out the state qualifiers.

The season’s final meet is May 24-26 at Eastern Washington University.

Coupeville will have a chance to add more names to the reservation list, and more events for them to compete in at state, when action resumes Saturday morning.

CHS is scheduled to vie in 14 events on day two.

For the moment, however, the Wolves can marinate in an afternoon where Battaglia shattered his PR in the discus by 20 feet and Roberts broke her own school record in the 100 hurdles.

A day when they were, without a doubt, “killing it.”


Complete Friday results:



100 — Maya Toomey-Stout (3rd) 13.27

400 — Mallory Kortuem (3rd) 1:01.30 *PR*

1600 — Lucy Sandahl (5th) 5:53.21

100 Hurdles — Lindsey Roberts (2nd) 15.26 *SCHOOL RECORD*; Ja’Tarya Hoskins (4th) 18.04 *PR*

4 x 100 Relay — Ashlie Shank, Kortuem, M. Toomey-Stout, Roberts (1st) 52.18

4 x 200 Relay — Roberts, Shank, Kortuem, M. Toomey-Stout (2nd) 1:49.53

Shot put — Emma Smith (4th) 32-00.50; Kylie Chernikoff (7th) 29-07.75 *PR*

High Jump — Lauren Bayne (5th) 4-08

Long Jump — Cassidy Moody (2nd) 15-04.75 *PR*; Hoskins (6th) 13-06



100 — Jacob Smith (1st) 11.17; Jean Lund-Olsen (5th) 11.77; Henry Wynn (7th) 12.07

400 — Danny Conlisk (1st) 51.25; Wynn (3rd) 53.54

110 Hurdles — Jakobi Baumann (3rd) 20.34

4 x 100 Relay — Cameron Toomey-Stout, J. Smith, Sean Toomey-Stout, Lund-Olsen (1st) 45.00

Discus — Chris Battaglia (1st) 125-02 *PR*; Thane Peterson (7th) 87-09

Javelin — S. Toomey-Stout (3rd) 133-10 *PR*; Battaglia (5th) 129-08

Pole Vault — Peterson (7th) 8-06

Triple Jump — C. Toomey-Stout (1st) 39-08 *PR*; Bepler (2nd) 38-10 *PR*

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   Coupeville’s Chris Battaglia gets medieval on the shot put during Thursday’s Island Jamboree in Oak Harbor. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Hannah Davidson lines up her throw.

Working between two rivals, Wolf speed demon Jacob Smith fires up the jets.

   Freshman Kylie Chernikoff makes her high school track and field debut a successful one.

   Thane Peterson contemplates the state of the universe before flinging his discus into the great unknown.

A day after her birthday Lindsey Roberts gets airborne in the hurdles.

The shoes were tightly tied, the shot puts were flying and the cameras were clicking.

Thursday brought the start of a new high school track and field season, and the presence of all three Whidbey Island schools in one location was enough to draw John Fisken out of hiding.

The camera bug hit the Island Jamboree in Oak Harbor, and the Coupeville-heavy pics seen above are courtesy him.

To see everything Wolf-related Fisken shot, pop over to:


And, when you do, remember, purchases fund college scholarships for CHS student/athletes. Circle of life and all.

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   Lauren Bayne is barely intrigued. “Seriously, you’re that bored, you put together an entire photo essay around the letter B?!” (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

“Well, I’m a bouncin’ baby boy, so I’ll play along!”

Nikolai Lyngra keeps the beat going, boppin’ with the CHS band.

   He’s no beatnik, baby, but Ben Olson can lay down a boomin’ beat with every bash of the drums.

   This is bull, thinks burly footballer Chris Battaglia as he realizes he barely studied for tomorrow’s test. Perhaps in biology?

Wolf baby approves of your shenanigans. Begrudgingly…

Jaschon Baumann is just here for the sweet, sweet tunes … and free popcorn.

   And then the ultimate Killer B, Miss Mollie Bailey, baller supreme, arrives to win the whole bloomin’ internet.

It’s a school day, so let’s get educational.

Sort of.

Today’s photos have a common theme, as they’re brought to you by the letter B.

They feature Wolves with last names like Bayne, Bailey, Battaglia and Baumann, first names like Ben, band members and a couple of babies, for good measure.

What do you mean, it must be a slow news day?? You’re a slow news day!!

Anyways, on with the B’s, courtesy some A+ photos from John Fisken.

Or, as he’s known in these parts … Johnny B. Goode.

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   Wolf junior Chris Battaglia is second on the team in rushing yards and tackles. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

If football stats are like stocks, Chris Battaglia is trending upwards.

The Coupeville High School junior had his best rushing game of the season Friday, grinding away for 53 yards against a tough, beefy Nooksack Valley defense.

That gave the Wolf passing game a little breathing room, where Hunter Downes (194 yards) and Shane Losey (16) combined to break the 200-yard barrier.

The biggest beneficiary of their heaves was Hunter Smith, who hauled in four tosses for 130 yards.

As he continues to pile up game, season and career CHS football records for receiving yards and touchdowns, as well as interceptions, the senior standout is also inching up on another maybe less-noticed milestone.

Those four snags gives Smith 95 career receptions, putting him on the cusp of breaking triple digits.

He pulled in 32 as a sophomore, 49 as a junior and has 14 through this year’s first three games.

Also of note is the tackling stats of sophomore stud Sean Toomey-Stout.

He’s racked up 38 take-downs through three games, which puts him on pace for 127, not that far off the school single-season record.

That belongs to Joe Kelley, who collected 142 tackles during the 2001 campaign.

As Coupeville (2-1) prepares for its league opener against Charles Wright (2-1) this Friday (7 PM kickoff), let’s take a gander at the season-to-date stats, as compiled by CHS coaches and posted on MaxPreps.

Keep in mind, though, that when you look at where Wolf players are ranked, it comes with one caveat — not all teams in the state are actively reporting stats.



Hunter Downes 31-64 for 650 yards (#2 in 1A) with 8 TDs and 2 INTs
Shane Losey 1-2 for 16 yards


Hunter Smith 14 receptions for 360 yards (#1 in 1A, #4 in the state)
Cameron Toomey-Stout 10-129 (#9 in 1A)
Sean Toomey-Stout 4-120 (#10 in 1A)
Matt Hilborn 3-51
Losey 1-6


S. Toomey-Stout 22 carries for 128 yards
Chris Battaglia 22-114
Hilborn 16-13
Smith 3-5
Jean Lund-Olsen 1-3
Downes 12 (-25)

All-Purpose Yards (Rush/Rec/KR/PR/IR):

Smith 490
S. Toomey-Stout 293
C. Toomey-Stout 267
Battaglia 114
Hilborn 64
Losey 6
Lund-Olsen 3

Total Yards (Rush/Pass/Rec):

Downes 625 (#3 in 1A)
Smith 365
S. Toomey-Stout 248
C. Toomey-Stout 129
Battaglia 114
Hilborn 64
Losey 22
Lund-Olsen 3


Smith 5 (#2 in 1A)
C. Toomey-Stout 3 (#7 in 1A)
S. Toomey-Stout 2 (#8 in 1A)
Hilborn 1


Hilborn 6 (#3 in 1A)


Smith 30 (#2 in 1A)
C. Toomey-Stout
18 (#7 in 1A)
12 (#10 in 1A)
S. Toomey-Stout
12 (#10 in 1A)



S. Toomey-Stout 38 (#3 in 1A, #5 in the state)
Battaglia 21
C. Toomey-Stout 19
Hilborn 17
Julian Welling 14
Dane Lucero
Jake Pease
James Vidoni 11
Jake Hoagland
Tyler McCalmont 5
Trevor Bell 3
Gavin Knoblich 2
Andrew Martin 2
Koa Davison 1
Dawson Houston 1
Teo Keilwitz 1
Lund-Olsen 1

Tackles for Loss:

Vidoni 4
McCalmont 3
Lucero 2
Hoagland 1
Knoblich 1
Pease 1


C. Toomey-Stout 2 (#1 in 1A, #6 in the state)
1 (#4 in 1A)

Fumble recoveries:

Pease 2
Hoagland 1
S. Toomey-Stout 1
Welling 1


Losey 1.5
Lucero 1.5
Battaglia 1
Pease 1
Vidoni 1
Welling 1



Hilborn 11 for 273 yards
Ethan Kedrowski 3-44


Downes 5 for 124 yards

Kickoff/Punt returns:

C. Toomey-Stout 5 for 108 yards (#3 in 1A)
S. Toomey-Stout 3-45
Smith 2-33

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