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Central Washington University thrower Logan Martin hangs out with his #1 fan. (Photo courtesy Abbie Martin)

All across the USA, former Wolves were on the prowl Saturday.

Whether it was track and field, rowing, or baseball, Coupeville grads were knee deep in college sports.

A look at CHS alumni in action:


Ja’Tarya Hoskins:

The former Wolf cheerleader and track star ran in the 200 at the Peyton/Shotwell Invitational in Tacoma, hitting the tape in 30.52 seconds.

Hoskins is a redshirt sophomore at Saint Martin’s University and on target to graduate this spring.

Ja’Tarya Hoskins is racing on the college track oval, and towards graduation. (Photo courtesy Hoskins)


Joey Lippo:

The former Wolf three-sport star racked up three hits, three walks, two runs, an RBI, and a stolen base while playing a pair of baseball doubleheaders in Boston this weekend.

A junior at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, Lippo continues to be one of the true bright spots for an Owls team struggling to find a winning groove.

On the season, he’s hitting .283 with 14 hits, including a triple and a home run.

Lippo has scored eight times, while picking up six RBI and walking six times.

Joey Lippo waits for his pitch. (Timothy Goupille photo)


Logan Martin:

The Central Washington University freshman was also at the Peyton/Shotwell Invitational, where he claimed 2nd place in the discus.

Besting 14 of 15 rivals, Martin heaved the throwing implement 128 feet, nine inches.


Lucy and Sophie Sandahl:

The sister combo was on the waters at the Husky Open Saturday, competing for Seattle Pacific University in women’s rowing.

Lucy was the coxswain for a pair of varsity 4+ boats which finished second to powerful Cal Poly in four-team fields, while Sophie manned an oar as the Falcons varsity 8+ crew zipped along.

The Sandahl sisters return to action Apr. 1, when SPU hosts the Falcon Regatta.

Sophie Sandahl (far left) and sister Lucy (middle) continue to excel on the water for Seattle Pacific University. (Photo courtesy Lucy Sandahl)

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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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Lucy (left) and Sophie Sandahl are back for another season of college rowing action. (Photo courtesy Lucy Sandahl)

Running, throwing, or rowing — former Coupeville athletes sparkled in multiple locales Friday and Saturday.

Sisters Lucy and Sophie Sandahl returned to the water with their Seattle Pacific University rowing teammates, while former Wolves Ja’Tarya Hoskins and Logan Martin kicked off the outdoor track and field season — just no longer as teammates.

The Sandahls zipped across American Lake in Lakewood at the PLU Invite, helping their varsity four squad capture two lopsided wins.

Lucy Sandahl was the boat’s coxswain, with Megan Rouse (stroke seat), Addie Clark (third seat), Gem Gatmaytan (second seat), and Sophie Sandahl (bow seat) busy on the oars.

SPU dominated against Western Washington University and Seattle University, jumping out to open water after the first 500 meters in both races.

“That is the first time we’ve ever competed with that line up and it was a very strong race day,” Lucy Sandahl said. “It was a good start to building a strong foundation for the season.”

The sensational siblings and their associates return to action Mar. 25, when they’ll take to the water for the Husky Open on the Montlake Cut in Seattle.

While the Sandahls were soaring under cloudy conditions, Martin and Hoskins reunited in Tacoma at the Ed Boitano Invitational.

Former Wolf Logan Martin (left) hangs out with his new Central Washington University teammates. (Abbie Martin photo)

Hoskins, who is zipping towards graduation from Saint Martin’s University this spring, ran in the 200 at the season-opener, hitting the tape in 31.06 seconds.

Meanwhile, Martin, a freshman at Central Washington University, threw in three events across the two days of the meet.

He claimed 5th place (out of 25 athletes) in the hammer throw with a heave of 154 feet, four inches, while also finishing 10th in the discus (112-07) and 20th in the shot put (34-00).

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The CHS student section leads the charge during playoff action. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Basketball games are done, but the roar of the crowd still lingers in the gym.

The pics above and below, shot by John Fisken, come from recent Wolf playoff rumbles.

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Logan Martin strikes a pose. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Hard work never scared Logan Martin.

Few Coupeville athletes put in as much time and effort as the Class of 2022 grad did.

Following in the footsteps of older brother Dalton, lil’ Logan became big Logan, achieving his own athletic and academic success, and he did so thanks to outworking everyone.

As a little kid, he and Mollie Bailey would seize every chance they had to shoot during down time at high school hoops games.

Before tipoff, at halftime, after games, the duo would be out there, putting up shots, shagging rebounds, and building their skill set.

Rumble, young man, rumble. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

That drive and commitment carried over to high school for Logan, especially when he began to pursue excellence as a track and field thrower.

No matter the weather conditions, the time of day, or the state of the world, he’d be out there with dad Bob, honing his discus and shotput skills.

Logan would whirl, the implement would explode free from his hand, arcing high into the heavens, and then he’d nod, say a word or two to pops, and get right back at it.

“Fly far away, my lil’ discus!” (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

So, it didn’t come as much of a surprise to see him soar the way he did, even in the Age of Coronavirus.

The pandemic stole away Logan’s entire sophomore season and eliminated any postseason opportunities as a junior.

But, like his fellow Wolf athletes, he endured and prospered.

Logan won 22 times in his high school career, tacking on a combined 13 victories as a senior after going undefeated in both discus (5-0) and shot put (4-0) during his shortened junior campaign.

He never stopped working, and with the annual trek to Cheney restored this spring, he capped his senior season by claiming 2nd place in both of his events at the WIAA championships.

Not content to stop there, Logan added a third runner-up finish — all to Jeremiah Nubbe, a once-in-a-lifetime chucker from Rainier — at the non-WIAA state hammer throw meet.

Medals and plaques in hand, memories carved out, hard work paid off, the road continues with Logan slated to throw for Central Washington University next year.

Signing on the dotted line to be a college athlete. (Eileen Stone photo)

While his track performance marked a personal high, spring was the cherry on an amazing senior campaign for the youngest of Abbie Martin’s two sons.

The Wolf boys basketball team, anchored by a group of seniors who grew up together on the hardwood, reached heights not seen in decades.

The program’s first league title since 2002.

Its first district crown since 1970, with the clincher coming against perennial power La Conner.

And, finally, the first trip to the state tourney since 1988, with Coupeville the only unbeaten team in the 2B field at 16-0.

Celebrating hardwood success with Dominic Coffman. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Through it all Logan was a “glue” guy for a Wolf squad which bought in to coach Brad Sherman’s team-first concept.

Everyone wants to be The Dude, hitting the game-winning shot, and Logan could score inside and outside, putting back offensive boards or pulling up to splash a three-ball.

But on a team where six to seven guys could pace the squad in scoring on any night, he accepted his role, and made the Wolves better for it.

Logan was the guy who fought for every loose ball, ripped rebounds free even while being pummeled, set his teammates up for success — and cheered their achievements — and never backed down on defense.

From day one to the final moments of his prep hoops career, he worked — relentlessly and with pride in what he was doing.

And that carried over to other sports Logan picked up along the way, whether it was wielding a tennis racket or protecting the goal on the soccer pitch.

Different sport, same work ethic. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Through six years of school sports — middle and high school — he grew in height, in strength, in maturity.

Logan has been, in everything I’ve witnessed and heard, a good guy, and he showed great resiliency in challenging times.

Today we give him some payback, welcoming the rock-solid Mr. Martin to the Coupeville Sports Hall o’ Fame, where he joins his brother.

After this, you’ll be able to find him hanging out at the top of the blog, under the Legends tab.

How’d he punch his entry ticket to that hallowed digital destination, you ask?

He worked for it, every day, and he earned it, on every play.

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