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Scout Smith is one of three Wolves tabbed as the CHS Athletes of the Year. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Sean Toomey-Stout is Coupeville’s top male athlete for a second-straight year.

Sean’s twin sister, Maya Toomey-Stout, shares the top female award with Smith.

Three for the win.

Coupeville High School handed out its top athletic awards Tuesday, honoring Sean Toomey-Stout, Scout Smith, and Maya Toomey-Stout as its Athletes of the Year.

All three are graduating seniors.

It was the second-straight year Sean Toomey-Stout was named the top CHS male athlete, allowing him to join previous two-timers such as Hunter Smith, otherwise known as Scout’s big bro.

Sean led the Wolf football team in virtually every stat category, then did the same for the boys basketball squad in the winter.

He was primed to end his stellar four-year run at CHS as a member of the track and field team, but was denied along with his teammates when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down schools and erased spring sports.

Scout Smith was a team captain for both the Wolf volleyball and girls basketball teams, running the offense as a setter and point guard, respectively.

She also led the hoops squad in scoring this season.

Maya Toomey-Stout finished her standout prep volleyball career by blasting shots to all corners of the court, raining down kills and terrorizing opponents who found themselves in the path of her incoming fireballs.

A First-Team All-Conference pick, she was to compete in track and field this spring, while Smith was returning to the softball field.

The trio were joined in being honored during an online awards ceremony by fellow seniors Hannah Davidson and Aram Leyva, who each received the Cliff Gillies Award.

That honor, named for the longtime Executive Director of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, recognizes student/athletes who excel in scholarship, citizenship, and participation in activities.

Davidson was a strong contributor to Wolf volleyball and basketball teams, while Leyva was a captain and high-octane goal scorer for the CHS boys soccer squad.

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Maya Toomey-Stout unleashes the fury. (Brian Vick photo)

Sean Toomey-Stout rumbles. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

The wonder twins and their wonder moms — Beth Stout (left) and Lisa Toomey.

They came into the world together, born to be stars.

When we have the conversation about the best athletes I have written about, not just today, but all-time, Maya and Sean Toomey-Stout are among the first names I would raise.

The wonder twins, “The Gazelle” and “The Torpedo,” they are up there with Makana Stone, Hunter Smith, Madeline Strasburg, Nick Streubel, Breeanna Messner, and a few others.

So, while I normally wait until after graduation to induct Wolf athletes into the Coupeville Sports Hall o’ Fame, what’s going to change in 3-4 months?

The Toomey-Stout’s are golden now, and they’ll be golden in June, so why prolong the inevitable?

Throw open the doors to our hallowed digital world o’ wonder, and let Maya and Sean join older brother Cameron in the Hall.

It’s time.

From this moment on, when you look at the Legends tab at the top of the blog, you’ll see all three Toomey-Stout siblings in residence.

While both Maya and Sean still have a final track and field season to go, a swan song hopefully full of record-busting and state title-chasing, the duo have already established themselves as the gold standard.

As athletes, and as people.

Moms Beth Stout and Lisa Toomey have raised three of the finest kids to grace Coupeville, and I would regard them that way even if none of the trio had been athletes.

But dang, they have been, and their impact is undeniable.

Maya’s eye-popping power on the volleyball court, Sean’s electric, game-changing plays on the football field and basketball court, their complete and utter command of any event they compete in during track season.

And that’s just the start.

Maya was a very good hoops player herself until she let the game go to focus on volleyball, and her skills as a base thief during her little league softball days were truly uncanny.

I really believe she and her twin brother would be among the best to ever wear a CHS uniform in any sport.

Toss a tennis racket their way, say, or a soccer ball, give them a couple of practices, and be amazed.

Great genes help, yes, but what sets Sean and Maya apart from almost everyone else on their campus is their work ethic.

To find another recent Wolf athlete who worked as hard, in season and out, as the Toomey-Stout twins, you’d have to look around until you spotted … Camtastic.

Cameron set the pace for the family, and his younger siblings have lived up to his legacy.

Scan the photos from off-season training sessions in the CHS weight room and the same three faces pop up in 99.2% of the photos.

Other Wolf athletes come and go, with some reappearing on a fairly-steady basis, but the Toomey-Stouts were there EVERY DANG DAY.

They took nothing for granted, they prepared for everything, and they played their hearts out from the first day of their middle school adventure to the final days of their high school journey.

It’s Sean, his arm injured, sneaking back on to the field late in the final game of his football career, intent on anchoring his defensive unit to the end, regardless of the score or the pain.

When CHS coach Marcus Carr noticed “The Torpedo” ready to blow up the Interlake QB, and intent on accomplishing the feat with only one good arm, the Wolf gridiron guru shook his head softly, then went to retrieve his wrecking ball, a look of pride and concern mingling on his face.

It’s Maya, pushed to the limit in the final moments of her prep volleyball career, physically exhausted, mentally drained, after back-to-back epic matches, yet still finding a way to elevate and abuse the ball, until there were no more shots to make.

“The Gazelle” would have played all night, if need be. Like her brothers, she has no quit button.

That the Toomey-Stouts are great athletes is a start.

That they are top-notch students intent on using their brains, and not their brawn, to get ahead in life after their high school days, is more.

That they are kind, and caring, that they treat those around them with compassion, that they greet life with a joy which radiates outwards and touches all those they meet, is the most.

When Beth Stout and Lisa Toomey, two of the loveliest human beings I know, brought their children into the world, they made that world a better place.

And now, Cameron, Maya, and Sean continue the work of their moms, spreading love, joy, and general awesomeness.

We, as a town, as Wolf fans, have been blessed to be a part of their story, and putting them in my lil’ Hall o’ Fame is one of the easiest decisions I’ve ever made.

So why wait?

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Maya Toomey-Stout (left) and Mallory Kortuem have seven state meet medals between them. (Konni Smith photo)

They’re chasing history, one race at a time.

When a new track and field season starts a week from today, six Wolves will step into the first day of practice having already won at least one medal at the state meet.

Five of those CHS athletes are seniors, with one a sophomore.

Leading the pack of potential returnees is Mallory Kortuem, who’s snagged four medals, including a 2nd in the 400 last season.

Earn some more hardware in Cheney this May, and the quicksilver sprinter/relay ace can finish her prep career as one of the most-decorated CHS female athletes ever.

Tied with Sylvia Hurlburt and Lauren Grove currently, Kortuem is hot on the heels of Yashmeen Knox (five medals), Natasha Bamberger (6), Makana Stone (7), and Lindsey Roberts (8).

Should she finish atop the podium at the state meet — Alma Manzo of Conell, who nipped her in the 400, has graduated — and Kortuem would exit with an even-bigger moment.

There have been nine state champs from CHS, but only two female winners.

Bamberger won four track titles and a cross country crown in the ’80s, with Amy Mouw claiming the 800 title in 2003.

While Kortuem is on the cusp of immortality, she has some company, with fellow seniors Maya Toomey-Stout and Jean Lund-Olsen entering their final campaign having already collected three state meet medals apiece.

Wolf 12th graders Sean Toomey-Stout (2) and Ja’Tarya Hoskins (1), and 10th grader Ja’Kenya Hoskins (1) also boast shiny hardware of their own.

As a new track and field season comes hurtling towards Wolf fans, athletes, and coaches, a look at the all-time CHS state meet medal count, covering the modern era of 1963-2019:

 

Tyler King (11) — Two state titles, five 2nd, two 4th, one 6th, one 8th
Kyle King (10) — Five state titles, two 2nd, one 4th, one 5th, one 6th
Lindsey Roberts (8) — One 2nd, three 3rd, one 4th, two 5th, one 6th
Makana Stone (7) — Two 2nd, two 3rd, one 4th, one 5th, one 6th
Natasha Bamberger (6) — Four state titles, one 2nd, one 3rd
Danny Conlisk (6) — Two state titles, two 2nd, two 5th
Chad Gale (6) — One 2nd, three 3rd, one 4th, one 6th
Jacob Smith (6) — Two 2nd, one 3rd, one 4th, one 5th, one 7th
Bill Carstensen (5) — One 3rd, three 4th, one 6th
Jon Chittim (5) — Three state titles, one 2nd, one 7th
Yashmeen Knox (5) — One 4th, one 6th, two 7th, one 8th
Jeff Fielding (4) — One state title, one 2nd, two 5th
Lauren Grove (4) — Two 3rd, one 5th, one 6th
Sylvia Hurlburt (4) — Two 3rd, one 5th, one 6th
Mallory Kortuem (4) — One 2nd, one 3rd, two 5th — **ACTIVE**
Dalton Martin (4) — One 2nd, one 5th, two 8th
Brian Miller (4) — One 3rd, one 4th, one 5th, one 6th
Ed Cook (3) — One 2nd, one 5th, one 6th
Hunter Hammer (3) — One 6th, two 8th
Kyra Ilyankoff (3) — One 2nd, one 3rd, one 4th
Janiece Jenkins (3) — One 5th, one 6th, one 8th
Jean Lund-Olsen (3) — One 4th, two 7th — **ACTIVE**
Amy Mouw (3) — One state title, one 2nd, one 8th
Pete Rosenkranz (3) — Two 2nd, one 3rd
Madison Tisa McPhee (3) — One 3rd, one 5th, one 8th
Maya Toomey-Stout (3) — One 3rd, two 5th — **ACTIVE**
Jennie Cross (2) — One 2nd, one 6th
Joe Donnellon (2) — Two 2nd
Corrine Gaddis (2) — One 6th, one 8th
Kit Manzanares (2) — Two 8th
Steven McDonald (2) — One state title, one 4th
Andrew Moon (2) — One 3rd, one 5th
Jay Roberts (2) — One 3rd, one 4th
Sean Toomey-Stout (2) — One 5th, one 7th — **ACTIVE**
Rick Alexander (1) — One 3rd
Brandy Ambrose (1) — One 5th
Allyson Barker (1) — One 8th
Tina Barker (1) — One 4th
Ariah Bepler (1) — One 5th
Mark Bepler (1) — One 4th
Sally Biskovich (1) — One 4th
Mitchell Carroll (1) — One 5th
Jana Engle (1) — One 5th
Marisa Etzell (1) — One 3rd
Jordan Ford (1) — One 8th
Tony Ford (1) — One 5th
Matt Frost (1) — One 8th
Joy Hack (1) — One 3rd
Kevin Hack (1) — One 3rd
Alicia Heinen (1) — One 6th
Erin Hickey (1) — One 5th
Devin Hopkins (1) — One 5th
Jai’Lysa Hoskins (1) — One 5th
Ja’Kenya Hoskins (1) — One 3rd — **ACTIVE**
Ja’Tarya Hoskins (1) — One 5th — **ACTIVE**
Larry Howard (1) — One 5th
Chris Hutchinson (1) — One state title
Tony Killgo (1) — One 3rd
Brianne King (1) — One 6th
Kim Kisch (1) — One 6th
Judy Marti (1) — One 6th
Bob McClement (1) — One 3rd
Cassidy Moody (1) — One 8th
Mitch Pelroy (1) — One 8th
Jess Roundy (1) — One 6th
Todd Smith (1) — One 6th
Joe Tessaro (1) — One 6th
Cameron Toomey-Stout (1) — One 7th
Alan Wedell (1) — One 4th
Rich Wilson (1) — One 4th
Henry Wynn (1) — One 5th

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Wolf cheerleader Ella Bueler stalks the perfect pic. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

The Hawthorne Wolfe fan club gets vocal.

Phil Renninger commands the floor.

Where the action starts.

CHS band director Jamar Jenkins fires up the drum set.

The most-experienced scorer’s table staff in the biz.

CHS girls hoops guru Scott Fox (back) swaps tales with longtime coach turned Whidbey News-Times Sports Editor Jim Waller.

Former CHS volleyball stars Ashley Menges (far left) and Maya Toomey-Stout (second from right) discuss life.

Sometimes the real action is what happens between plays on the court.

Photographer John Fisken stays busy, even when the players on the court are taking a momentary pause, and the pics above capture those supplementary moments.

From cheerleaders moonlighting as paparazzi, to band directors sitting in for their drummers, to friends and former teammates reconnecting, it’s all part of the tapestry of CHS sports.

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Wolf cheerleaders Julie Bucio (back) and Coral Caveness pass on the legacy to a new generation. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Get you someone who looks at you the way Sarah Wright looks at confetti.

Jada Heaton makes the snag of the spring. (Jackie Saia photo)

Kai Wong celebrates a fumble recovery. (Photo property CHS football twitter account)

Zoe Trujillo (front) and Maddie Vondrak get down with their bad selves. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Ulrik Wells comes crashin’ home. (Karen Carlson photo)

Izzy Wells gives lil’ sister Savina a lift. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Carolyn Lhamon denies you.

Ben Smith (left) and Sean Toomey-Stout hug it out. (Deb Smith photo)

Emily Fiedler celebrates after the Wolves won a team competition at cheer camp. (BreAnna Boon photo)

Mid-match black eyes can’t stop the stone-cold killer that is Scout Smith. (Charlotte Young photo)

Lindsey Roberts directs traffic. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Lucy Sandahl inspires Avery Parker. (Photo courtesy Cory Whitmore)

CHS football coaches Kwamane Bowens (left) and Bennett Richter, caught up in the excitement of a winning season. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Natalie Hollrigel, wrecking ball.

Bound for the state tourney. (Jackie Saia photo)

Mason Grove’s defense is so strong it knocks off rival player’s shoes. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Avalon Renninger pops in for some photo love with the grandparents.

Maya Toomey-Stout rises up and destroys. (Brian Vick photo)

The (very talented) future of Wolf athletics. (Sherine Wenzel photo)

We published 100’s of photos on Coupeville Sports in 2019, but these were the ones whose impact lasted the longest.

It’s not scientific. It’s just me going back through the files and seeing what, to my mind, still pops.

So click away.

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