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Coupeville players confer during a break in the action at a summer hoops camp in Eastern Washington. (Photos by Amy King)

Lunch time, with senior Ema Smith (center) shepherding the freshmen.

   Smith, fully embracing a leadership role, offers an assist to injured teammate Audrianna Shaw.

Mollie Bailey (left) and Anya Leavell work on a word search during a team bonding exercise.

   Shaw, Ja’Kenya Hoskins (center) and Kylie Van Velkinburgh beat the heat with icy treats.

   18 Wolves made the trip East, the biggest turnout for summer camp in many years for the CHS girls.

The wounds of war.

CHS varsity coach David King draws up a play for the Wolf JV players.

Work in the summer to prosper in the winter.

That’s the mindset for Coupeville High School girls basketball players, who spent a chunk of vacation time this past week putting in time on courts at Eastern Washington University.

The team’s annual trip to summer camp, while breaking from tradition by not being at Ocean Shores, was still a big draw.

CHS coaches David and Amy King had 18 players show up, the most in years.

Almost every returning varsity player was on hand, and the incoming freshmen came out in force like never before.

Overcoming two sprained ankles, a concussion check and “quite a few bruises,” the Wolves survived playing many of their games in a converted hockey rink, returning with knowledge, game experience and team bonding memories galore.

David King’s thoughts on the trek East:

What a trip it turned out to be.

We as coaches don’t necessarily go to camp for the wins.

We go for the team bonding and building teamwork. Stretch players into roles they may not have played before. Along with working individual skills and improving our overall game.

We also wanted to work in mental toughness.

With such a big freshman group, our goal was to learn more about each player and what skills they have. It also helped them get to know us and our way of coaching and expectations.

Overall, it was a great camp and we accomplished what we wanted.

Each day we saw improvement throughout the games, with Tuesday evening and Wednesday’s games being our best.

Lindsey (Roberts) and Ja’Kenya (Hoskins) had a block party over the three days.

Lindsey started it with a run down from behind on a fast break and spiked the ball out of bounds. Ja’Kenya, game after game, had what seems like multiple blocks.

We had Mollie (Bailey) and Lily (Leedy) dazzle us with behind-the-back dribbling.

Lily pulled hers off in the last game. The varsity team went wild.

Toughness was brought by Hannah (Davidson), Nicole (Laxton) and Ella (Colwell). All three improved their post defense and post offense.

With better understanding about positioning, Ema (Smith), Chelsea (Prescott) and Abby (Mulholland) came up big for us with hitting some outside shots, along with improved defensive play for each.

Sammi (Streitler) and Kylie (Van Velkinburgh) are both solid players that help the team in many ways.

We challenged both to look for their shots.

By day three, both started looking at the basket and knocking down some shots. They understand that being an offensive threat helps the team.

Audrianna (Shaw) and Scout (Smith) led both teams from the point guard position. Looking to set up teammates along with taking their shots when open.

Tia (Wurzrainer) played with the varsity group.

This experience really helped her and showed she can play at a higher level. She also mixed it up with grabbing rebounds against much taller opponents.

Kylie Chernikoff, with one year of basketball under her belt, played on both the JV and varsity teams.

She, along with Mollie, led the JV team and gained good experience getting into games with the varsity group.

Anya (Leavell), like many other players, is a competitor. Hates to lose and will give her all.

Something we have been working on is her shot, getting more arc. Sometime on Tuesday it clicked for her and her shot started to transform.

During camp we talked about playing with the correct energy with all of the players.

Anya corralled her energy and had her two best games of camp. Others also showed progress and their games improved as well.

Morgan (Stevens), never played before. I believe one of the first to sign up for camp.

Talk bout growth over three days.

Came in very quiet and unsure. By the end of game three, her defense had improved, she was diving on the court for loose balls and battling for rebounds.

We had great leaders in Lindsey, Ema and Scout. Varsity players that put team over individual and willing to help each and every other teammate.

To prove this point — during the last JV game, Ema came over and talked with Morgan about defense.

The next time out, Morgan was aggressive when guarding her player and channeled Kylie C. with being vocal along with aggressive.

There are things that we know we need to work on; camp helps bring this to light. But the positives far outweighed the areas to improve.

Lastly, we couldn’t have done this without the support of Sherry and Jon Roberts, who let us borrow their car.

Then two freshman moms stepped up big time. Alysabeth Leedy Bonifas and Stephanie Grimm

Both took their time and vehicles to help get these players to camp! The support was outstanding! We can’t thank them enough.

Of course I can’t leave Amy out without thanking her.

She is the hardest-working person I know.

She does all of the behind the scenes stuff that keeps me on track and us organized. This year she even sacrificed more by having to stay in a dorm room while I took the easy route and stayed in a hotel.

I’m just very happy and proud of the players and how they represented themselves and Coupeville.

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Coupeville senior Jacob Smith is set to run in four events at his final high school state track meet. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Track and field is all about the numbers.

Every tenth-of-a-second, every inch, is the difference between nabbing another PR and exiting the stadium with a little extra skip in your step.

But now, as we enter the final week of the season, the game has changed a bit for the last 16 Coupeville High School track stars still standing.

Nine Wolf boys and seven girls are off to Cheney this weekend for the state tourney. When they get there, they’ll still want PR’s, but the hunt is also on for medals, and, possibly, state titles.

It’s been eight long years since a Coupeville athlete won top honors.

You have to go back to the spring of 2010, when Tyler King stood atop the podium in the 1600 and 3200 to find a Wolf state champ.

That performance came in his junior season, and he followed it up by winning a state title in cross country to kick off his senior year.

From that moment on, no CHS athlete has achieved nirvana, not even King himself, as he finished second in the 800, 1600 and 3200 as a senior.

But once again, as a new state meet approaches, there is hope.

And it’s real hope, as Wolf senior Jacob Smith is among the fastest in all of 1A in the 100 and 200, while junior Lindsey Roberts is just a step or two off in the 100 hurdles.

Smith qualified for state in four events (100, 200, 4 x 1, 4 x 2), matching what Maya Toomey-Stout accomplished last season.

If he were to medal in all of his events, he would join Jon Chittim as the only Wolves to earn four competitive medals in one state meet.

Chittim won state titles in the 200, 400 and 4 x 4, while finishing seventh in the 100 that season.

Five of Coupeville’s 16 state-bound athletes will arrive in Cheney with at least one competitive state track meet medal already in their collection, and all can make a move up the all-time list for Wolf track stars.

Roberts has claimed four medals in her first two seasons, while Smith (2), Danny Conlisk (1), Mallory Kortuem (1) and Maya Toomey-Stout (1) have also earned previous honors.

In the history of CHS track, there are 21 athletes who have captured three or more medals in competition.

They are:

Tyler King (11)
Kyle King (10)
Makana Stone (7)
Natasha Bamberger (6)
Chad Gale (6)
Bill Carstensen (5)
Jon Chittim (5)
Yashmeen Knox (5)
Jeff Fielding (4)
Lauren Grove (4)
Sylvia Hurlburt (4)
Dalton Martin (4)
Brian Miller (4)
Lindsey Roberts (4)
Madison Tisa-McPhee (4)
Ed Cook (3)
Hunter Hammer (3)
Kyra Ilyankoff (3)
Janiece Jenkins (3)
Amy Mouw (3)
Pete Rosenkranz (3)

As we wait for Roberts, Smith and Co. to make a run at history in the blazing inferno that is Eastern Washington in late May, a look at the particulars.



1B/2B/1A Track and Field State Championships



Eastern Washington University in Cheney



May 24-26 (no Coupeville athletes compete Thursday)


Ticket prices:

Adults – $6 Thursday, $10 Friday or Saturday, or $24 for entire meet
Senior (62+) – $5, $8, $19
Students (5-11 and 12+ with ASB) – $5, $8, $19
Children (Under 5) – FREE


WIAA tournament central site:



Schedule for CHS competitors:



10 AM – Girls Javelin (Finals) — Lauren Bayne
10 AM – Girls 4 x 200 (Prelims) — Lindsey Roberts, Ashlie Shank, Mallory Kortuem, Maya Toomey-Stout
11:20 AM – Girls 100 Hurdles (Prelims) — Roberts
11:55 AM – Boys 100 (Prelims) — Jacob Smith
12:30 PM – Boys Discus (Finals) — Chris Battaglia
12:45 PM – Girls Long Jump (Finals) — Cassidy Moody
1:00 – Boys 4 x 100 (Prelims) — Cameron Toomey-Stout, Smith, Sean Toomey-Stout, Jean Lund-Olsen
1:45 PM – Girls 4 x 100 (Prelims) — Shank, Kortuem, M. Toomey-Stout, Roberts
2:30 PM – Boys 400 (Prelims) — Danny Conlisk
3:10 PM – Boys Triple Jump (Finals) — Ariah Bepler, C. Toomey-Stout
4:30 PM – Boys 200 (Prelims) — Smith
5:35 PM – Boys 4 x 400 (Prelims) – Smith, Henry Wynn, S. Toomey-Stout, Conlisk



9:15 AM – Opening ceremonies
10:00 AM – Girls 4 x 200 (Finals)
10:15 AM – Boys Long Jump (Finals) — C. Toomey-Stout, S. Toomey-Stout
11:25 AM – Girls 100 Hurdles (Finals)
11:45 AM – Boys 100 (Finals)
12:30 PM – Boys Shot Put (Finals) — Ryan Labrador
1:00 PM – Boys 4 x 100 (Finals)
1:20 PM – Girls 4 x 100 (Finals)
1:40 PM – Boys 400 (Finals)
3:00 PM – Girls Discus (Finals) — Allison Wenzel
3:05 PM – Boys High Jump (Finals) — Bepler
3:35 PM – Boys 200 (Finals)
4:50 PM – Boys 4 x 400 (Finals)

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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 senior Jacob Smith is ranked #2 in the 100 and #3 in the 200 among all 1A runners. (Photo by Deb Smith)

If you bought early on Jacob Smith stock, it’s about to pay off.

The Coupeville High School senior is getting quicker as the season winds down, and, with his performance Friday at the Olympic League Finals, he’s positioned himself as a legitimate state title contender.

Smith, who shattered a 31-year-old school record in the 100, is the second-fastest male runner in all of 1A in the event.

Add the 200, where he sits as the third-fastest, and the 4 x 100, where he and his teammates are in 7th place, and he’s on target to have a busy time in Cheney at the end of May.

Smith, who has two state meet medals to his credit, has a chance to join elite company if he makes it to state and does well.

Only 21 Wolf track and field stars have won three or more medals during their career and only eight have gone as high as five.

Coupeville junior hurdler Lindsey Roberts, who has also been a top 10 fixture all season, has four medals.

One more and she joins Makana Stone (7), Natasha Bamberger (6) and Yashmeen Knox (5) as the only CHS girls in the Five-Timers Club.

For the moment, though, the Wolves sit a little under two weeks until districts, and three from state. While they train, all they can do is watch the rankings.

While the Olympic League meet is in the books, other conferences haven’t run their events yet. So, expect a little shuffling in the Top 10 lists, even at the top.

But, at this exact moment, 8:31 AM, Sunday, May 6, here’s how Coupeville stacks up against the best of 1A:



100 Hurdles — Lindsey Roberts (7th) 15.82 *Same position on charts*



100 — Jacob Smith (2nd) 11.12 *Up three slots*

200 — Smith (3rd) 22.87 *Up one slot*

4 x 100 — Jean Lund-Olsen, Cameron Toomey-Stout, Sean Toomey-Stout, Smith (7th) 45.01 *Down one slot*

High Jump — Ariah Bepler (3rd) 6-02 *Up one slot**

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   Ashlie Shank runs on two Coupeville High School relay teams which rank among the best in 1A. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

With the track season winding down, the battle at the top of the charts is ever more intense.

Even when you slice time off your previous best, every one is coming hard, leading some to drop down in the state-wide standings even though they’re actually running faster than before.

With two regular-season meets left for Coupeville, the Wolves currently have five boys and four girls who sit with one of the 10 best times among all 1A athletes.

Leading the pack are junior Lindsey Roberts and senior Jacob Smith, who each appear three times on the charts.

And, as soon as I post this story, some lollygagging coach or meet official will post a new time or 10,000, and the charts will once again ebb or flow.

But, at this exact moment, 7:36 PM, Sunday, Apr. 22, here’s how Coupeville stacks up against the best of 1A:



100 Hurdles — Lindsey Roberts (6th) 15.82 *Same position on charts as before*

4 x 100 Relay — Maya Toomey-Stout, Ashlie Shank, Mallory Kortuem, Lindsey Roberts (10th) 52.72 *Debuts on charts*

4 x 200 Relay — Kortuem, Roberts, Shank, M. Toomey-Stout (9th) 1:51.73 *Down three slots*



100 — Jacob Smith (5th) 11.32 *Same position on charts as before*

200 — Smith (7th) 23.26 *Down two slots*

400 — Danny Conlisk (6th) 51.97 *Down one slot*

4 x 100 — Jean Lund-Olsen, Smith, Sean Toomey-Stout, Cameron Toomey-Stout (10th) 45.34 *Down two slots*

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