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Coupeville grad Jazmine Franklin continues to take the art world by storm. (Photos courtesy Franklin)

It’s a win-win.

You can make a visible commitment to backing the Black Lives Matter movement, while supporting one of Coupeville’s most talented grads.

Jazmine Franklin was a student leader and standout two-sport athlete (tennis and cheer) during her days at CHS, and she continues to excel as an adult.

Her artwork is eye-catching, such as in the piece seen below.

A recent Franklin art work.

Franklin’s newest project is a series of Black Lives Matter designs, which can be ordered on t-shirts and hoodies.

She can also do custom items such as long sleeve shirts, tank tops, onesies, and toddler items upon request.

For orders or questions, contact Franklin at JZMNOriginals@gmail.com.

Three designs, one cause.


Current offerings:

T-shirts (Gildan200)
$15 each plus shipping


White lettering on:

Charcoal grey
Royal blue


Black lettering on:

Safety green (neon)
Hot pink


Hoodies (Gildan185)
$30 each plus shipping


White lettering on:
Garnet (reddish maroon)
Charcoal grey
Royal blue

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Jazmine Franklin (front) and McKenzie Bailey, during their days as high school tennis aces. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

They were awesome together. They were awesome apart.

And now, three-plus years after graduation from Coupeville High School, Jazmine Franklin and McKenzie Bailey continue to grow in their awesomeness.

The former is an accomplished artist who’s a step away from breaking big, while the latter is on her way to being the coolest teacher a new generation of little kids could hope to meet in the classroom.

While both continue to soar on a daily basis as they chase their dreams, today we’re here to primarily talk about what they accomplished as Wolf athletes.

It is a sports blog, after all, and we’re way overdue on inducting the dazzling duo into the Coupeville Sports Hall o’ Fame.

So, let’s rectify that oversight and crack open the door on our digital hall of wonders, sending them into hallowed company as a team.

After this, when you wander up to the top of the blog and peek under the Legends tab, you’ll find Franklin and Bailey exactly where they’ve always deserved to be.

Both did it all, and did it extremely well, during their time in the red and black.

Franklin was an accomplished cheerleader and a class leader, while Bailey bopped her way through volleyball and basketball, while also being at the forefront of everything the Class of 2016 student leaders accomplished.

But, it was when they came together, picking up tennis rackets and laying waste to anyone foolhardy enough to wander into their path, where they sparkled like never before.

“Killer Kenny” attacks.

“Girl’s crazy … but I kind of dig it.”

CHS tennis coach Ken Stange referred to the fun-loving, hard-hitting duo as Salt ‘n Pepa, and they were his go-to whenever he needed a crucial win.

It might have been easy for their play to be overlooked, as their hard-court careers virtually mirrored those of Payton Aparicio and Sage Renninger, who were a #1 doubles team for four straight seasons, culminating in a long run at the state tourney their senior season.

Playing in the #2 slot never dinged their shine, however, as they methodically raked their way through other teams, while helping their teammates raise their own games.

When he looked back at the first 15 years of his career as leader of the Wolf tennis programs, Stange tabbed Franklin and Bailey as one of the best doubles duos he had coached.

He appreciated their ability to blister foes from big and small schools alike, and how they went about accomplishing the feat.

Over the course of their prep careers, the duo went an eye-popping 28-4 when teamed up together.

That’s a brain-melting .875 winning percentage, a number few, if any, Wolf athletes have come remotely close to hitting.

Always game for a photo op…

But deadly efficient on the court. (Ken Stange photo)

Franklin and Bailey were leaders on and off the court, a combined second voice for their coach, and they capped their prep careers by being “excellent team captains.”

Stange has seen (and coached) hundreds of young women and men during his decade-and-a-half-plus at CHS, but Salt ‘n Pepa remain among his favorites, for their skill, their fight, and their attitudes.

“They were about winning and fun, in that order,” he said. “They lived out loud and I loved it!”


To see (and possibly purchase) Franklin’s artwork, pop over to:


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The super-talented Jazmine Franklin (and fairly-talented sidekick McKenzie Bailey). (John Fisken photo)

   The super-talented Jazmine Franklin (and sidekick McKenzie Bailey). (John Fisken photo)

The torch has been passed, once again.

Every year (or at least it seems that way to me), as Coupeville High School seniors prepare for graduation, they put together a video dedicated to literally passing the torch to the next class.

This year’s production was headed up by the legend herself, Jazmine Franklin, and is now available to watch everywhere.

But you should watch it here on Coupeville Sports, cause you’re already here, and that just makes life easier.

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Sydney Autio was one of four captains for this year's CHS net squad. (John Fisken photos)

   Sydney Autio was one of four captains for this year’s CHS net squad. (John Fisken photos)

Bree Daigneault capped her junior season by being named Most Inspirational.

Bree Daigneault capped her junior season by being named Most Inspirational.

Did it really happen if the media wasn’t alerted?

Successfully pulling off a covert awards banquet Wednesday night, the Coupeville High School girls’ tennis team put a final stamp on a very successful season.

Junior Valen Trujillo and sophomores Payton Aparicio and Sage Renninger shared the team MVP award, while sophomore Maggie Crimmins claimed Most Improved and junior Bree Daigneault copped Most Inspirational.

Trujillo and seniors McKenzie Bailey, Jazmine Franklin and Sydney Autio were also honored for their work as team captains.

Varsity letter winners:

Payton Aparicio
Sydney Autio
McKenzie Bailey
Julia Borges
Maggie Crimmins
Bree Daigneault
Jazmine Franklin
Kenzi LaRue
Sage Renninger
Julianne Sem
Kameryn St Onge
Valen Trujillo

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Jazmine Franklin teamed with McKenzie Bailey for a match-deciding win Monday. (John Fisken photo)

   Jazmine Franklin teamed with McKenzie Bailey for a match-deciding win Monday. (John Fisken photo)

Need a win? Call on your seniors.

“Grizzled” hard-court vets Jazmine Franklin and McKenzie Bailey dug deep and found some third-set magic Monday, propelling themselves, and the Coupeville High School girls’ tennis squad, to a huge win over Port Angeles.

Pulling out a 7-5, 5-7, 6-2 win at second doubles, the rock-solid duo lifted the Wolves to a 4-3 victory, avenging an earlier-season loss to the 2A Roughriders.

Coupeville now sits at 7-3 on the season.

Wolf coach Ken Stange knew he could count on his veteran team captains when things got down and dirty.

“They found a way to pull it out,” he said. “They were clutch in the third set!”

Complete results:

1st singlesValen Trujillo beat Audrey Little 6-3, 6-1

2nd singles Sydney Autio beat Claire Fritschler 6-2, 6-0

3rd singlesBree Daigneault lost to Hailey Horton 2-6, 6-3, 10-1 (tiebreaker)

1st doublesPayton Aparicio/Sage Renninger beat Maddy Woods/Maria Soule 6-3, 6-1

2nd doublesMcKenzie Bailey/Jazmine Franklin beat Emily Traughber/Patricia Polo 7-5, 5-7, 6-2

3rd doublesMaggie Crimmins/Kameryn St Onge lost to Summer Olson/Aeverie Politika 6-4, 6-2

4th doublesJulianne Sem/Julia Borges lost to Lum Fu/Hanna Brown 6-0, 6-1

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