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Former Coupeville athletes Nick Streubel and Madeline Roberts reunite after a Central Washington University football game. (Photo courtesy Nanette Streubel)

The Big Hurt is a two-timer.

Coupeville High School grad Nick Streubel earned his second-straight First-Team All-Conference nod Wednesday, as he and 19 of his Central Washington University football teammates were honored.

The Wildcats, who earned a share of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference regular-season title, but were snubbed when the NCAA DII playoff bracket was revealed, claimed three of the league’s big awards.

Quarterback Reilly Hennessey was the Offensive Player of the Year, guard James Moore was the Offensive Lineman of the Year and running back Michael Roots was the Newcomer of the Year.

Streubel, a red-shirt junior offensive lineman, was a unanimous pick after playing a major role for one of the most-prolific offenses in DII football.

Central, which averaged 47.7 points while going 8-3, rushed for 2,999 yards on the season.

The Wildcats averaged 272.64 rushing yards per game, with two different backs rambling for 1,000+ yards.

Next up for Streubel is the announcement of the All-Region team, where he will be looking to repeat as a First-Team pick.


To see the complete All-GNAC team, pop over to:


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Makana Stone had a team-high 11 points and 10 rebounds on opening night Saturday, but Whitman College fell just short of a win. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Three former Wolves, three different states, all united by the experience of college sports.

Coupeville High School grads Kailey Kellner and Makana Stone kicked off new basketball seasons Saturday, in New York and Oregon, respectively.

Meanwhile, Nick Streubel rumbled on the gridiron back in Washington state, as he and his team capped their regular season run.

How things went down:


Kailey Kellner:

D’Youville College used a 22-15 third-quarter surge to claim a win on opening night in Aurora, New York.

The Spartans turned a two-point halftime deficit into a five-point advantage, then held on to bounce host Wells 74-69.

Kellner, a sophomore, came off the bench to score four points, snag a rebound and dole out an assist in 11 minutes of action.


Makana Stone:

Down by 10 heading into the fourth, Whitman College almost made it all the way back in La Grande, before falling 52-49 to Eastern Oregon.

Stone, a junior, topped the Blues with 11 points, 10 rebounds, three blocked shots and three steals.

She nailed a pair of key fourth-quarter jumpers to spur Whitman on, with the final one cutting the lead all the way down to 48-45.

Unfortunately, that was the last field goal of the night for the Blues, as they could only scrape out four free-throws in the game’s final five minutes.

Eastern Oregon, which went 31-2 a season ago, didn’t do much down the stretch, either, but netted a pair of jumpers to keep the margin at three until the final buzzer.


Nick Streubel:

Central Washington University couldn’t hold on to a late lead, surrendering the tying and go-ahead touchdowns in the final six minutes in Ellensburg.

Nabbing a 42-35 win, visiting Azusa Pacific earned a share of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference title.

The squads, which split a pair of games this season, both finished 7-1 in league play, 8-3 overall.

It was the second straight league title for CWU, which went 8-0 last season to claim sole ownership of the title banner.

Now, Streubel, a red-shirt junior, and his teammates await the reveal of the 28-team NCAA DII football playoff bracket. That goes down Sunday afternoon.

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Shane Losey played four seasons for Coupeville High School football. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

All-Conference lineman Ryan Labrador clears running room for Andrew Martin.

The season ended not with a tackle or a screen pass, but with deviled eggs and All-Conference certificates.

Coupeville High School football brought an end to the gridiron season Thursday with an awards banquet, as the Wolves put a final stamp on the 2018 campaign.

First-year head coach Marcus Carr handed letters to 19 players, while also hailing those who played four years of football, and those who were previously honored by the North Sound Conference.


All-Conference 1st Team:

Dane Lucero (Defensive Line)
Sean Toomey-Stout (Running Back, Defensive Back, Special Teams)
Alex Turner (Linebacker)


All-Conference 2nd Team:

Gavin Knoblich (Tight End)
Ryan Labrador (Offensive Line)
Shane Losey (Linebacker)
Matt Stevens (Defensive Line)


Four-Year Awards:

Chris Battaglia
Matt Hilborn
Shane Losey
Dane Lucero
Jake Pease
Alex Turner


Varsity letter winners:

Isaiah Bittner
Brian Casey
Cam Dahl
Miles Davidson
Matt Hilborn
Dawson Houston
Gavin Knoblich
Ryan Labrador
Derek Leyva
Shane Losey
Dane Lucero
Andrew Martin
Gabe Shaw
Ben Smith
Matt Stevens
Gavin St Onge
Gavin Straub
Sean Toomey-Stout
Alex Turner


Certificate of Participation:

Chris Battaglia
Jake Pease
Keahi Sorrows

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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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Coupeville super fans Michael Davidson and Charlotte Young have been busy this fall, bouncing between volleyball, football and soccer. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

One photo, so many superstars. Back (l to r): Maddie Vondrak, Aria Bowen, Kylie Chernikoff, Savannah Smith. Front (l to r): Ashley Menges, Emma Smith.

To everything there is a finish.

With the North Sound Conference down to just two teams still alive in the playoffs – King’s volleyball and soccer – this is our last league standings update.

For a few weeks.

Once high school basketball games kick off, we’ll be right back here every Sunday morning.

But, until then, this is it for fall.

If you deeply care how King’s does at the state tourney, where both of its squads are the defending 1A champs, you can easily find those results elsewhere next week.

This isn’t Knights Sports.

At least not until they come through with some of that sweet, sweet private school pay-off cash to keep me in the style I dream about…


Entering this past week, there were still multiple teams from other NSC schools alive, but, one by one, they all fell.

Coupeville and South Whidbey volleyball went down, Cedar Park Christian and South Whidbey soccer fell, and the league’s football squads got bushwhacked.

Big time.

Facing off the with always-tough Northwest Conference, the gridiron squads from the NSC were swept aside in four games.

Meridian drilled South Whidbey 59-8, Lynden Christian rapped King’s 42-14 and Mount Baker made it a two-fer.

The Mountainers destroyed Granite Falls 61-0 in the play-in game, then thumped NSC champ Cedar Park 49-10.

With those wins, the Northwest Conference accounts for three of the 16 football teams headed to the state playoffs, while the North Sound Conference comes up empty in year one.

At least on the gridiron, since, as I said up top, King’s can still repeat as state champs in two sports.

To which, as public school supporters, we say … yay???



Final fall sports standings (* = league champs):


North Sound Conference volleyball:

School League Overall
King’s * 10-0 17-1
South Whidbey 6-4 12-9
CPC-Bothell 5-5 9-9
Granite Falls 1-9 4-13
Sultan 1-9 4-11

North Sound Conference football:

School League Overall
CPC-Bothell * 5-0 7-2
King’s 4-1 4-6
South Whidbey 3-2 6-4
Granite Falls 2-3 2-8
Sultan 1-4 2-7

North Sound Conference girls soccer:

School League Overall
King’s * 9-1 17-2
Granite Falls 7-3 9-8-1
South Whidbey 7-3 11-8-1
CPC-Bothell 4-6 9-9-1
Sultan 2-8 6-11
COUPEVILLE 1-9 2-12-1

Emerald City League boys tennis:

School League Overall
Seattle Academy * 13-0 13-0
University Prep 11-3 11-4
Overlake 9-3 9-3
Bush 6-8 6-8
South Whidbey 5-8 5-8
Bear Creek 2-12 2-12
Eastside Prep 0-13 0-13

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