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Sean Toomey-Stout, during his Coupeville days. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Sean Toomey-Stout is pursuing a big-time dream.

Having aced a walk-on tryout at the University of Washington, the Coupeville High School grad has taken the first step towards becoming an NCAA D-I football player.

Toomey-Stout, a 5-foot-9, 193-pound redshirt freshman, is now listed as a defensive back on the Husky roster as spring practices begin.

During his time in Coupeville, he was maybe the hardest-hitting Wolf of all time, earning the nickname “The Torpedo” for his bone-crunching style of play.

Toomey-Stout was a two-way force for CHS, providing most of the team’s offense, and scaring rival teams with his defensive intensity.

“The Torpedo” drops the hammer.

A true four-year letterman, Sean first hit the high school gridiron as a special teams player, as he and older brother Cameron, AKA “Camtastic,” raced each other to be the first to cream the dude trying to return a punt or kickoff.

From there, Sean excelled as a running back and receiver, while laying waste to any foes who dared to come within 70 yards of him while he chased down ball-carriers from one side of the field to the other.

He also received national attention when videos of one of his touchdowns went viral.

In a game against King’s, Toomey-Stout followed the blocking of a wayward deer which stumbled onto the field, taking back a kick 95 yards for a score.

Videos of the play reached everywhere from Sports Illustrated to British television.

Like his twin sister, Maya, AKA “The Gazelle,” Sean was a multi-sport athlete at CHS, making a huge impact as both a basketball and track and field star.

Spring football practices at U-Dub run April 10-30, with the annual Spring Game set for May 1.

The Huskies open the 2021 season at home Sept. 4 against the University of Montana.

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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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It’s a battle for rebounding position and international dominance, as Finland’s Vilma Jurma (15) battles with Coupeville’s Spanish superstar, Julia García Oñoro. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Rollin’ through the pictures in my mind.

With the ongoing pandemic shutdown slowing down sports across the world, it’s provided time to go back and look at the many photos to grace the pages of Coupeville Sports.

We’ve been winding our way up from 2012, the year the blog popped into the world, and today we arrive in 2018.

Are these 20 pics the best that were shot that year?


At the very least, they’re the ones which jump out at me today.

Tomorrow might be a different story. Never know.

“My good sir, I do not believe I gave you permission to take my photo!!” (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Charlotte Nölle wraps up Mollie Bailey in a cocoon of love.

Chelsea Prescott, terminator.

Logan Downes sees how far his body will stretch.

Peytin Vondrak (with sign) and Ema Smith bring the heat.

Chris Ruck will destroy you, body and soul.

Ja’Kenya Hoskins wrecks fools, setting up Audrianna Shaw to go get buckets.

Car wash hooligans, ridin’ dirty. (Cory Whitmore photo)

Anna Dion slaps home a goal. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Kyla Briscoe stops ‘n pops.

Careful pitch selection is key.

Aram Leyva dances with the ball.

Coupeville band phenoms Heidi Meyers (with flute) and Raven Vick get a helping hand from Port Townsend’s Alexis Sharp.

Natalie Hollrigel, poetry in motion.

Lindsey Roberts goes full Hannibal Lecter.

Randy King raises the roof.

Sean Toomey-Stout is ready to break the wishbone.

Finley Helm uses the “Cobra Kai One-Finger Stunner” to keep dad Jerry in check. (Lindsey Helm photo)

Sofia Hassapis, Claire Mietus, and Jesse Hester rock the prom. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

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Mason Grove rises up to deny a shoeless rival. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

I’m a writer, not a photographer.

So, it’s a good thing I have a whole ton of people willing to snap pics for me.

Looking back, here’s my choice for 20 of my favorite photos from the 2019-2020 school year.

They’re in no particular order, and not every sport is represented, but these are the photos which caught my eye today, a mix of action and reaction.

And, most of all, emotion.

Avery Parker (and her artwork) come out to support big sister Skylar. (Corinn Parker photo)

Maya Toomey-Stout gets medieval on the volleyball. (Brian Vick photo)

Maddie Georges slices to the hoop. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Ben Smith (in hat) and Sean Toomey-Stout share a final moment on the gridiron. (Deb Smith photo)

Avalon Renninger hangs out with her fan club. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

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

Lyla Stuurmans brings the heat. “Oh, they’re gonna need that first aid kit when I get done with them!!” (Corinn Parker photo)

Emily Fiedler celebrates winning a cheer camp competition. (BreAnna Boon photo)

I said, “Sit down!” (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Brynn Parker gets congrats from cross country guru Elizabeth Bitting. (Morgan White photo)

Kai Wong claims the turnover belt after recovering a fumble. (Photo property CHS football)

A mid-match black eye won’t stop Scout Smith. (Charlotte Young photo)

Jada Heaton enjoys her time on the hardwood. (Corinn Parker photo)

Mica Shipley, cheer champ. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Middle school hoops stars show some love to high school hotshot Hawthorne Wolfe. (Morgan White photo)

Emma Mathusek is pumped up. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Natalie Hollrigel pies Shipley during a fundraiser. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Ty Hamilton splashes home a bucket. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

The bright future of Wolf sports. (Sherine Wenzel photo)

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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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