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Coupeville junior Mallory Kortuem smashed her own school record in the pole vault Thursday, helping the Wolf girls track squad claim a team title at a three-school meet. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Mallory Kortuem keeps flying higher and higher.

The Coupeville High School junior smashed her own school record in the pole vault Thursday, soaring three inches above her previous-best of eight feet while competing at a three-team meet in South Whidbey.

The final regular-season event for the Wolf track and field team, it turned into a showcase as the girls won the team scoring title and CHS athletes combined for 16 wins and 25 PR’s.

Coupeville’s girls finished with 59 points, edging out Cedar Park Christian and South Whidbey, which each tallied 51 in the team tussle.

On the boys side, the host Falcons (73) topped Coupeville (58) and CPC (49).

The Wolves had four athletes win two individual events, as Kortuem (400, pole vault), Maya Toomey-Stout (100, long jump), Lindsey Roberts (100 hurdles, high jump) and Sean Toomey-Stout (long jump, triple jump) doubled their pleasure.

Toss in three relay wins, two by the girls, and individual titles for Emma Smith (shot put), Ryan Labrador (shot put), Jean Lund-Olsen (100), Koa Davison (high jump), and Chris Battaglia (discus) and it made for a strong finale.

Coupeville kicks off the postseason run next Thursday, May 2, when it travels to Granite Falls for the North Sound Conference championships.


Complete Thursday results:



100 — Maya Toomey-Stout (1st) 13.10; Ja’Kenya Hoskins (3rd) 14.05 *PR*; Mikaela Labrador (8th) 15.35 *PR*

200 — Ja’Kenya Hoskins (3rd) 29.03

400 — Mallory Kortuem (1st) 1:01.95

800 — Lucy Sandahl (4th) 2:55.87

1600 — Sandahl (2nd) 6:03.11; Alana Mihill (4th) 6:24.22 *PR*

100 Hurdles — Lindsey Roberts (1st) 16.12; Ja’Tarya Hoskins (6th) 19.83

300 Hurdles — Ja’Tarya Hoskins (2nd) 56.05

4 x 100 Relay — Ja’Tarya Hoskins, Roberts, Kortuem, M. Toomey-Stout (1st) 51.66

4 x 200 Relay — Ja’Kenya Hoskins, Kortuem, Roberts, M. Toomey-Stout (1st) 1:50.18

Shot Put — Emma Smith (1st) 29-00; Megan Behan (5th) 21-03.75; Raven Vick (8th) 19-06.25; Aurora Cernick (9th) 18-04

Discus — Smith (3rd) 77-01; Willow Vick (5th) 66-05 *PR*; Cernick (7th) 61-01; R. Vick (8th) 59-01; Behan (9th) 57-06; Mihill (15th) 46-08

Javelin — R. Vick (3rd) 77-00; Cernick (5th) 63-04; Mihill (6th) 62-01 *PR*; W. Vick (10th) 53-05; Ja’Tarya Hoskins (11th) 52-06 *PR*; M. Labrador (12th) 52-05 *PR*; Behan (13th) 49-09

High Jump — Roberts (1st) 4-08

Pole Vault — Kortuem (1st) 8-03 *PR* *SCHOOL RECORD*

Long Jump — M. Toomey-Stout (1st) 15-10 *PR*; Ja’Kenya Hoskins (3rd) 15-03.50 *PR*; W. Vick (7th) 12-11 *PR*; M. Labrador (9th) 11-08



100 — Jean Lund-Olsen (1st) 11.30 *PR*; Danny Conlisk (2nd) 11.57; Sean Toomey-Stout (5th) 11.65 *PR*; Tiger Johnson (8th) 12.66 *PR*; Chris Ruck (11th) 13.39

200 — Lucious Halstead (5th) 26.63; Kyle Burnett (6th) 27.23; Ruck (8th) 28.73

400 — Johnson (4th) 57.38 *PR*

110 Hurdles — Jakobi Baumann (4th) 19.81

300 Hurdles — Jak. Baumann (4th) 49.67

4 x 100 Relay — Conlisk, Lund-Olsen, Halstead, S. Toomey-Stout (1st) 45.19

Shot Put — Ryan Labrador (1st) 40-03.75; Chris Battaglia (2nd) 38-03.75; Keahi Sorrows (4th) 36-06.50; Logan Martin (14th) 28-10.75

Discus — Battaglia (1st) 111-03; R. Labrador (4th) 104-04 *PR*; Martin (7th) 100-11 *PR*; Sorrows (8th) 97-02; Thane Peterson (12th) 92-03

Javelin — Battaglia (2nd) 125-05; Burnett (7th) 88-10; Jaschon Baumann (8th) 88-08 *PR*; Halstead (10th) 85-08; Koa Davison (11th) 82-03 *PR*

High Jump — Davison (1st) 5-10; Martin (3rd) 4-06 *PR*

Pole Vault — Johnson (3rd) 8-06 *PR*; Burnett (5th) 8-00; Peterson (6th) 8-00; Liem Solow (7th) 8-00 *PR*

Long Jump — S. Toomey-Stout (1st) 20-03.50; Jas. Baumann (3rd) 16-08.25 *PR*; Solow (4th) 15-11 *PR*; Ruck (5th) 15-09.75 *PR*

Triple Jump — S. Toomey-Stout (1st) 38-07; Jak. Baumann (3rd) 34-10.50

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Tiger Johnson teamed with Jaschon Baumann Monday to upend rivals from vaunted Seattle Academy. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

“I love those guys!”

Longtime Coupeville High School tennis guru Ken Stange is a bubbling volcano of emotion, and when his players truly step up and play to their absolute best, he’s as appreciative a coach as they come.

Monday afternoon he was talking about seniors Jaschon Baumann and Tiger Johnson, his #3 doubles duo, who have caught fire in the second half of the season.

Facing off with rivals from Seattle Academy, the undefeated champs of the Emerald City League and the front-runner to win the 1A boys state tennis team title next spring, Coupeville knew it would be in for a rough afternoon on its home courts.

But, thanks to a win from Baumann and Johnson, their sixth straight, the Wolves became one of the few teams to take a point from the Cardinals this fall, eventually falling 4-1.

The loss drops Coupeville to 6-6 in league action, leaving them in fourth-place in the extremely tough eight-team conference, and 7-6 overall.

The Wolves close the regular season Wednesday, when they host win-less Eastside Prep and celebrate Senior Night.

Two of the 12th graders who Stange will honor are Baumann and Johnson, a duo he has seen blossom over this season, and their careers.

Tiger and Jaschon were splendid today. They have such a love for the game, and today it showed,” Stange said. “Their season got off to a rough start, but now they’ve run off six straight, quite a few of them nail biters.

“I’ve really been focusing on the two of them having fun and enjoying the game and enjoying their final season,” he said. “It’s really paid off!”

While the Wolves dropped the other four matches, Stange was thrilled to see his netters never back down from their foes, no matter how much private school aura they might have been flashing.

“It was fun watching the guys play against the best team,” he said. “Every single one of the guys left it all on the court, so to speak.

“They tried very hard and never gave up.”


Complete Monday results:



1st Singles — Jakobi Baumann lost to Ezra Magaram 6-2, 6-0

2nd Singles — Drake Borden lost to Kurt Gunlach 6-2, 6-3

1st Doubles — Zach Ginnings/Jacob Burke lost to Anders Gibbons/Josh Davydov 6-2, 6-0

2nd Doubles — Mason Grove/James Wood lost to Orson Smith/Dimitri Vladimir 6-2, 6-0

3rd Doubles — Jaschon Baumann/Tiger Johnson beat Coltrane Thomas/Blake Calvo 2-6, 6-4, 10-8

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Jaschon Baumann, here with Madison Rixe, teamed with Tiger Johnson Wednesday to spark Coupeville tennis to a league win. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Want to make a group of grizzlies turn and run? Get yourself a tiger.

With both their doubles match and the team match on the line Wednesday, Coupeville High School netters Tiger Johnson and Jaschon Baumann responded in epic fashion, ruining Bear Creek’s Senior Night festivities and lifting the Wolves to another win over a ritzy private school.

Johnson and Baumann trailed 7-4 in a third-set tiebreaker to 10 points, then stormed back to capture the final six points of their #3 doubles match.

That was the clincher, as Coupeville eked out a 3-2 win on the road, while claiming a season sweep of Bear Creek.

Proving to be the ultimate comeback kings, the Wolves nabbed two of their three wins after dropping the opening set.

Coupeville’s #1 doubles duo, Mason Grove and James Wood, joined Baumann and Johnson in pulling off come-from-behind victories.

With the win, its second in as many days, CHS improves to 7-4 on the season, while also lifting its mark in Emerald City League matches to 6-4.

Competing in the eight-team conference, which features six private schools and interlopers Coupeville and South Whidbey, the Wolves have more than held their own, beating four of seven schools at least once.

Two of their four remaining matches are against teams they beat the first time around (Bush and Eastlake Prep), and CHS sits in fourth-place in the toughest 1A league in the state.

The Wolves trail only Seattle Academy, University Prep and Overlake, who have combined to win a staggering amount of state tennis titles over the last decade.


Complete Wednesday results:



1st Singles — Jakobi Baumann lost to Cody Clayhold 6-7(3-7), 6-2, 10-5

2nd Singles — Drake Borden beat Robert Jiang 6-1, 6-1

1st Doubles — Mason Grove/James Wood beat B. Spoelstra/George Anderson 3-6, 6-3, 10-2

2nd Doubles — Jacob Burke/Zach Ginnings lost to Josh Kelleran/Steven Wang 6-0, 7-5

3rd Doubles — Jaschon Baumann/Tiger Johnson beat Aaron Yang/David Sherrer 2-6, 7-5, 10-7



4th Doubles — Thane Peterson/Andrew Aparicio lost 7-6(10-8)

5th Doubles — Koby Schreiber/Harris Sinclair lost 6-2

6th Doubles — Aparicio/Schreiber won 6-2

7th Doubles — Peterson/Sinclair won 6-3

8th Doubles — Aparicio/Schreiber lost 6-4

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Tiger Johnson and Co. are learning under fire in the ultra-competitive Emerald City League. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Keep fightin’.

That’s the mantra for the Coupeville High School boys tennis team this fall, as it navigates the extremely-dangerous waters of the Emerald City League.

Dropped into the most brutal 1A conference in existence, full of ritzy private school piranha, who employ aces who play year-round on private courts, the scrappy public school from the sticks is holding its own.

Case in point, Friday’s 5-0 loss to Seattle Academy at the swanky Amy Yee Tennis Center.

The Cardinals are perennial state title contenders and a pristine 7-0 this season.

While the loss dropped Coupeville to 2-3 this year, the scrappy Wolves, playing under unusual (for them) circumstances, never backed down.

Just like their coach expects.

“Rough day, but they played their asses off,” said CHS tennis guru Ken Stange. “The guys have improved a lot, and the advanced competition, while laying down quite a beating, allows our players to grow.

“I’m excited for Monday’s match.”

That bout will be the second and final meeting with arch-rival South Whidbey, and it’s set to play out on Coupeville’s courts starting at 3:30 PM.

The Wolves knocked off the Falcons in Langley in the season opener, the first time in 14 seasons the CHS boys have won that match-up.

Now, they’re looking for a season sweep of the only other public school playing in the eight-team ECL.

Monday’s match will be on outdoor courts, as is par for the course for Coupeville.

Or, it normally is.

Facing off with Seattle Academy offered the Wolves the chance to play at a tennis center which hosts many of the postseason tourneys.

“The Amy Yee Tennis Center is an indoor facility, and most of our players got to experience indoor tennis for the first time,” Stange said. “If our island had indoor tennis, it’d be heaven on earth for me.”


Complete Friday results:



1st Singles — Jakobi Baumann lost to Will Norden 6-1, 6-2

2nd Singles — Drake Borden lost to Josh Davydov 6-3, 6-1

1st Doubles — Zach Ginnings/Jacob Burke lost to Orson Smith/Mack Dougan 6-3, 6-1

2nd Doubles — Mason Grove/James Wood lost to Will Sieler/Dimitri Vladimir 6-0, 6-1

3rd Doubles — Jaschon Baumann/Tiger Johnson lost to Tate Gibbons/Blake Calvo 6-0, 6-2

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