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   Maya “I have no use for your stinkin’ stats!!” Toomey-Stout. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

The Gazelle is too fast for the stat-keepers.

We know super sophomore Maya Toomey-Stout has been tearing up the volleyball court for Coupeville High School this fall — she torched Chimacum for five service aces alone.

But she’s nowhere to be seen when you look at the CHS stat sheet on MaxPreps, which is a surprising (and probably completely accidental) oversight.

To make up for that, she gets to grace our first volleyball stats story with her picture.

We know you exist, Maya, even if MaxPreps tries to insist otherwise.

Free The Gazelle!

Or at least free her stats…

Anyway, as the Coupeville spikers head off to North Mason today for a non-conference match, the fourth straight road trip for the Wolves, here’s a look at up-to-the-moment stats.

Stats through 9/20 (three matches):

Sets Played:

Payton Aparicio 9
Kyla Briscoe 9
Hope Lodell 9
Katrina McGranahan 9
Ashley Menges 9
Emma Smith 9
Scout Smith 9
Mikayla Elfrank 8
Allison Wenzel 7
Lauren Rose 6


McGranahan 11
Briscoe 10
Aparicio 9
Elfrank 9
E. Smith 9
S. Smith 5

Kill Percentage:

McGranahan 52.4
Aparicio 47.4
Elfrank 39.1
E. Smith 37.5
Briscoe 34.5
S. Smith 23.8

Hitting Percentage:

McGranahan .476
Aparicio .474
E. Smith .208
Briscoe .172
Elfrank .087


Lodell 9
Briscoe 7
Aparicio 6
Rose 3
Elfrank 2
McGranahan 2
Menges 1
E. Smith 1
Wenzel 1


Elfrank 7
McGranahan 4
E. Smith 2
S. Smith 1

Service Returns:

Aparicio 32
Lodell 26
Briscoe 20
Menges 1
McGranahan 1
E. Smith 1
S. Smith 1
Wenzel 1


Menges 24
Rose 21
S. Smith 7
Elfrank 1

Serving Percentage:

McGranahan 96.6
Rose 95.7
Aparicio 91.7
Briscoe 88.9
Menges 81.1
S. Smith 77.8
Lodell 70.6
Wenzel 66.7

Service Points:

Aparicio 37
Menges 25
McGranahan 21
Rose 15
Lodell 10
S. Smith 7
Briscoe 5
Wenzel 4

Service Aces:

Menges 15
Aparicio 14
Lodell 8
McGranahan 5
Rose 5
Briscoe 3
S. Smith 3
Wenzel 2

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   Katrina McGranahan had six kills and four service aces Tuesday as CHS romped to a win in its league opener. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Brutally efficient.

Attacking from the moment it hopped off the ferry to the moment it clambered back on Tuesday, the Coupeville High School volleyball squad looked very much like the unit that swept to a league crown last season.

Decimating host Chimacum in straight sets, the Wolves ran their season record to 2-0, while grabbing a huge win in their Olympic League opener.

Key to the 25-9, 25-11, 25-4 romp were keywords like aggressiveness and consistency, something every coach wants to see.

“Very happy with our consistent play today,” CHS spiker guru Cory Whitmore said. “Playing our speed and back to aggressive serving and attacking.”

Once the ball was in play, every Wolf on the floor chipped in with solid, often inspired play.

“The setters did a great job of distributing the ball,” Whitmore said. “But our passers provided great first ball contacts to work with.”

Sophomore Maya Toomey-Stout led Coupeville at the service stripe, pounding home five aces, while three of her veteran teammates — Payton Aparicio, Lauren Rose and Katrina McGranahan — chipped in with four apiece.

Rose collected 11 assists, sharing set-up duties with Ashley Menges (six assists), while McGranahan (six kills) and Aparicio (four kills) were the primary beneficiaries.

Coupeville, which doesn’t play its first home match until Sept. 26, is off to Yakima for the SunDome Volleyball Festival Friday, an all-day event which pits 32 schools drawn from 1B, 2B, 1A and 2A.

The tourney, which is played on the same courts where the 1A state tourney is held, will give the Wolves a feel of what it would be like to play in the big show.

CHS advanced to state four straight years from 2001-2004, winning at least one match every time, but hasn’t been back since, a streak this year’s senior-led squad wants to break.

Young guns sweep:

Coupeville swept to straight-sets wins in both JV and C-Team action, as well.

“The JV just cruised. They carried on where they left off from this weekend (at the South Whidbey Invite) and just dominated both sets,” said Wolf JV coach Chris Smith. “After facing varsity competition all weekend the JV was geared up and ready to play at a different level.

“They were playing well as a team and set the tone from the service line.”

The C-Team, comprised of freshmen, saw action against a rival for the first time this season.

“The nerves were high with the ‘C’ team, but once they settled down they cruised,” Smith said.

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   Katrina McGranahan (top) is joined by (l to r) Maya Toomey-Stout, Mitchell Carroll and Lindsey Roberts. (Maria Reyes and John Fisken photos)

Life is made up of moments.

Today, as we open the doors to the Coupeville Sports Hall o’ Fame, we’re going to immortalize four such pieces of time, and the athletes who crafted them.

So, let’s pay tribute to Lindsey Roberts, Mitchell Carroll, Maya Toomey-Stout and Katrina McGranahan for crafting events which, after this, will sit at the top of the blog under the Legends tab.

Pop up there, scroll down past Athletes, Coaches and Contributors, stop on Moments, and viola, there they’ll be, forever alive on the internet.

And in the memories of those who created them.

Our first two moments came at this year’s West Central District 3 track and field championships, though one of the two has a footnote (which we’ll get to in a second.)

But we start at districts, where Roberts, a CHS sophomore, and Carroll, a senior, chose the same meet to smash school records which were set before either of them were born.

Roberts sailed through the 100 hurdles in 15.97 seconds, knocking Jess Roundy (16.06) off the track big board, where her name had resided since 1999.

When Lindsey’s name goes up to replace Jess, it will give the speedy supernova her third appearance on the board, as she’s already a member of 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 relay units which own school records.

With half her career ahead of her, Roberts is tied with Chad Gale (long jump, 110 and 300 hurdles) for most school records, two shy of Makana Stone (200, 400, 4 x 1, 4 x 2, 4 x 4) for total track board dominance.

Carroll exits having won a 5th place medal in the triple jump Friday at the 1A state track and field championships, while also ensuring his name will live on (at least for a bit) at the entrance to Coupeville’s gym.

In our second Hall o’ Fame-worthy moment, he sailed 43 feet, three inches at districts, knocking Virgil Roehl (42-11.50 in 1994) off the record board.

The change erases the last touch of the ’90s from the male side of the Wolf record book, as all the records now are either holdovers from the ’80s or were set between 2000-2017.

Not content to stop, though (this is that footnote), Carroll erupted for a jump of 43-11.75 at state, adding eight-plus inches to his record and ensuring it has just that much more chance to live as long as Roehl’s mark did.

Our third magic moment isn’t really one moment, but we can fudge things a bit since it’s very much a milestone.

Toomey-Stout, AKA “The Gazelle,” is on her way to putting her name up on the record board, having come dangerously close to busting school records in the 100 and 4 x 2 in her first go-round.

What she did accomplish though is nothing short of amazing, as she became the first Wolf girl in the 117-year history of the high school to qualify for and compete in four separate events at one state meet.

Bouncing from event to event in the blazing Cheney sun, Toomey-Stout ran in the 100, 200, 4 x 1 and 4 x 2, and was still bouncing sky-high at the end of her first (but I doubt last) trip to state.

For our final Hall-worthy moment, we step away from track and head to the softball diamond.

McGranahan has been pouring in strikes for the Wolf sluggers since she first stepped inside the CHS pitcher’s circle three seasons ago.

Her junior campaign was her finest though, as she used her arm and booming bat to lead Coupeville to a 19-5 record, the second-best mark in program history.

Along the way, she faced six teams which made it to state — South Whidbey, Lynden Christian, Sequim, Friday Harbor, Chimacum and Bellevue Christian — blitzing four and battling to the final out with the final pair.

We could talk about the frequent out-of-the-park home runs, the electrifying strikeouts, the steals (she has wheels to go with her strength, leading the team in pilfered bags) and her quiet leadership skills.

But today we honor McGranahan for a moment which stands as a testament to her inner strength.

Having made a 90+ mile trip with her teammates to Tacoma for the district playoffs, she threw every pitch for the Wolves across four games in little more than a day.

Coupeville split those four contests, two of which went to extra innings, falling a single out short of state in a 10-inning battle royal with BC in the tourney finale.

The Vikings went on to win twice at state, the best showing of any Wolf foe to make the big dance.

By the time she was done, her throbbing arm encased in a cool-down mechanism, McGranahan had hurled pitch after pitch, racking up 33 innings in just under 26 hours.

None of the other five teams at districts played more than three games, and Killer Kat’s pitching duties included a tourney-opening nine-inning win over Vashon, followed by a second game against a fresh BC squad literally five minutes later.

The Wolves had time only to walk from one field to the other, with no food or water break, as the start time for the second game had already passed thanks to game one going to extra innings.

Every one of Coupeville’s players put in supreme effort during districts, overcoming illness, injury, fatigue and heat in their quest to get to Richland.

But McGranahan deserves a special tip of the cap, since, as pitcher, she was literally the focal point of every single moment on defense.

While still finding time to clear the fences yet again with a home run in a win over Seattle Christian.

Time and again, Katrina reached down and found something maybe even she didn’t know was there, and her performance stands with the best the softball program, and her school, has seen.

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   Wolf sophomore Danny Conlisk won his heat Friday and is seeded #2 for the finals in the 400 at the 1A state track championships. (Dawnelle Conlisk photo)

Jacob Smith and Mckenzie Meyer enjoy some down time. (Deb Smith photo)

   The loudest ‘n proudest part of the stands, featuring Wolf moms (clockwise, starting in back left) Deb Smith, Eileen Stone, Sherry Roberts, Mindy Grove and Dawnelle Conlisk.

   The relay squad of (l to r) Lauren Grove, Maya Toomey-Stout, Lindsey Roberts and Mallory Kortuem advanced to the finals in the 4 x 200. (Mindy Grove photo)

The Wolves went East and found joy and heartbreak.

With day one of the 1A state championships in the books, the Coupeville High School track and field squad can reflect on a Friday full of huge highs and a few unexpected lows.

The biggest thrill came from senior Mitchell Carroll, who shattered the school record in the triple jump for the second straight meet en route to nabbing the Wolves first medal.

Flying 8.75 inches further than he had at districts, Carroll nabbed 5th place.

Coupeville guaranteed itself at least three more medals Saturday, after Jacob Smith (200), Danny Conlisk (400) and the girls 4 x 200 relay unit (Lauren Grove, Maya Toomey-Stout, Mallory Kortuem and Lindsey Roberts) successfully made it through prelims.

Conlisk roared to a win in his heat, and will enter finals seeded #2.

While Smith and the girls relay team will each be bringing home a medal, they missed out on doubling up their hardware by the slimmest of margins.

We’re talking .13 of a second to be exact, which is how close Smith was to advancing in the 100, and the relay squad was in the 4 x 100.

Roberts, who was running in three events despite suffering through a horrible sinus cold, suffered the day’s biggest heartbreak.

After finishing 4th in the 100 hurdles as a freshman, she entered Friday’s race as a top contender.

But in a very short race, with no margin for error, she lost her stride after accidentally clipping her trail leg and couldn’t recover.

Still, when she and Grove run in the 4 x 200 Saturday, both will capture the fourth state meet medal of their careers.

That puts them in lofty territory, as only five other CHS girls have matched that total in the 117-year history of the school.

While Grove is a senior, Roberts has two years to keep chasing former Wolf legends Makana Stone (seven medals), Natasha Bamberger (6) and Yashmeen Knox (5).

Sylvia Hurlburt and Madison Tisa-McPhee also had four medals apiece when they graduated.

Hot on her heels is Toomey-Stout, who became the first girl in school history to compete in four events at the same state meet.

While she didn’t advance in the 100, “The Gazelle” came dangerously close to the school record.

The fab frosh broke the line in 12.97 seconds, just off of Coupeville’s top mark of 12.89, set in 2005 by Janiece Jenkins.

The Wolves compete in five finals Saturday, with Carroll (Long Jump) and Ariah Bepler (High Jump) joining Smith, Conlisk and the girls 4 x 200.

Complete Day 1 results:


100 (Prelims) — Maya Toomey-Stout (13th) 12.97

200 (Prelims) — Toomey-Stout (13th) 27.07

100 Hurdles (Prelims) — Lindsey Roberts (18th) 17.00

4 x 100 Relay (Prelims) — Lauren Grove, Mallory Kortuem, Toomey-Stout, Roberts (9th) 51.04

4 x 200 Relay (Prelims) — Grove, Kortuem, Toomey-Stout, Roberts (5th) 1:46.73

High Jump (Finals) — Lauren Bayne (13th) 4-08 *PR*


100 (Prelims) — Jacob Smith (10th) 11.36

200 (Prelims) — Smith (5th) 22.87

400 (Prelims) — Danny Conlisk (2nd) 50.55 *PR*

800 (Prelims) — Conlisk (12th) 2:07.17

4 x 400 Relay (Prelims) — Henry Wynn, Smith, Mitchell Carroll, Conlisk (12th) 3:36.71

Triple Jump (Finals) — Carroll (5th) 43-11.75 *PR* *SCHOOL RECORD*

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   Freshman Maya Toomey-Stout will be the first Wolf track athlete since 2010 to compete at state in four events in one season. (Maria Reyes photo)

The question loomed large at the start of spring.

Which way would “The Gazelle” run?

During her middle school days, Maya Toomey-Stout was a standout in both track and softball, equally capable of stunning foes on the oval or the base-paths.

In Coupeville’s version of The Decision, the Wolf freshman followed up volleyball and basketball stints by choosing to spend her rain-filled spring helping debut the new CHS track facilities.

And it paid off (maybe not for softball coach Kevin McGranahan), as the serene supernova blitzed the field, qualifying for state in four different events.

When she and her teammates land in Cheney this weekend, Toomey-Stout is slated to run in the 100 and 200, while also running a leg on 4 x 100 and 4 x 200 squads.

She’s one of two Whidbey Island athletes to qualify in four events, along with South Whidbey junior Sophia Nielsen, who punched her ticket in the 100 and 300 hurdles, triple jump and long jump.

For Coupeville, Toomey-Stout is the first Wolf to pull off the feat since Tyler King ran in the 800 and 4 x 400, while winning titles in the 1600 and 3200 back in 2010.

Jon Chittim set the gold standard for CHS track athletes, remaining the only Wolf to medal in four events at the same state track meet.

He was a part of three titles (200, 400, 4 x 400) in 2006, while also finishing 7th in the 100, just a second off of a fourth championship.

As far as I can tell from my research, Toomey-Stout is the first Coupeville girl to compete at state in four events in one season.

With the Wolves sitting less than 19 hours from departure for Cheney (7:30 AM Thursday), that tidbit tops our list of facts you can casually drop into conversation if you want to appear to be a track savant.

Other fast facts:

Coupeville finished 12th (girls) and 15th (boys) in the team standings at state last season.

Best finishes in school history? The Wolf boys were 4th in 2006 and 2008, the girls 5th in 1984.

Sparking the solid team numbers last year were second-place finishes in the 400 (Makana Stone) and discus (Dalton Martin), two of Coupeville’s nine medals (five boys, four girls).

That was the school’s best showing since 2008.

That year the Wolf boys claimed seven medals, including a title in the 3200 from Kyle King, and the girls brought home two, led by Kyra Ilyankoff’s second-place finish in the javelin.

CHS boasts 15 state titles in track all-time (with another two in cross country).

Best year? 2006, when the Wolf boys stood atop the podium in the 200, 400, 3200 and 4 x 400.

Boys have won 10 of the 15 titles, including the last nine.

Most successful event? The 3200, where Natasha Bamberger (3), Kyle King (3), Tyler King (1) and Jeff Fielding (1) combined to bring home eight titles.

After that, it’s the 1600, with three titles (one each from Bamberger and both King boys), then one title apiece in the 800 (Amy Mouw), 200 and 400 (Chittim) and 4 x 400 (Chittim, Kyle King, Steven McDonald and Chris Hutchinson).

It’s been 2,552 days since a Coupeville boy (Tyler King in 2010) stood atop the podium at state, and 5,107 days since a Wolf girl (Mouw in 2003) gazed down on the track world.

Also, two of the 10 Wolves going to state this year have relatives who own state meet medals.

Sophomore Lindsey Roberts, who brought home three medals as a frosh, is the niece of Jay Roberts, who earned 3rd and 4th place medals in the 4 x 100, in 1986 and ’87, respectively.

Meanwhile, junior Ariah Bepler, making his first trip to Cheney after winning the high jump at districts, needs only to look across the living room to see history.

His dad Mark placed 4th in the discus in ’86.

The senior Bepler also rightfully held the school record in the event for many years (regardless of what the CHS record board said), until Martin passed his mark last spring.

But, that’s a story for another day.

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