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“On Tuesdays, we dress like twins.” (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

With the night off, Coupeville female athletic stars show up to support their male counterparts.

Kyle Rockwell, making the world a better, more relaxed place, one shoulder rub at a time.

Shenanigans waiting to happen.

International superstar McKayla Bailey returns to the scene of her former glory days.

CHS varsity hoops stars wait to take the court.

The sisterhood is strong.

Studies show, four of five high school athletes like having their picture taken.

Each photo is a small slice of life.

While the action plays out on the court, there are a thousand little tales unfolding in the stands as well.

Ever-wandering paparazzi John Fisken knows this, and he lets his camera swing to and fro, capturing those moments in time for us.

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Birthday duo Maya and Sean Toomey-Stout. (John Fisken photos)

Birthday duo Maya and Sean Toomey-Stout. (John Fisken photos)

They are the titanic twosome, the dazzling duo, the Wonder Twins, The Gazelle and The Torpedo.

When Maya and Sean Toomey-Stout popped into the world 15 years ago today, they heralded a new age in Wolf sports, even if no one realized it at the time.

It’s all paying off now, here in the present, as the Coupeville High School freshmen continue to impact virtually every sports team in town, something they first started doing back in their middle school days.

Where to begin with this duo, who are following in the electric, well-dressed footsteps of older brother Cameron?

Whatever we say, we need to do it quickly, as Maya and Sean are all about the speed.

Hence the nicknames (whether they want them or not).

Maya (aka The Gazelle) stealing second base on a softball diamond is a no-brainer, as she accelerates so quickly she’s generally wiping infield dirt off her pants before the rival catcher even comes up out of her crouch.

Sean (aka The Torpedo) flies down the football field like a mad man unleashed when playing on special teams, exploding into the returner’s chest a nanosecond after they’ve hauled in the kick.

Where some runners always look they’re straining, the Toomey-Stout twins generally look like they’re gliding, slicing by Flash-style while everyone else is caught in a vat of molasses.

And it’s not just speed for them.

Pick a sport and they are naturals, whether it be volleyball, basketball, softball, football, track or anything else you might be interested in having your rear tattooed in today.

Of course, sports are but a small (but important) part of their family’s lives.

Moms Lisa Toomey and Beth Stout have raised three hyper-intelligent, extremely friendly children who bring hard work, dedication and humility to everything they do.

They are the poster children for a family doing things the right way, and it’s a treat to have the Toomey-Stout clan reside in our town.

So happy birthday, twins, and get ready, because I’m going to spend the next four years gushing about you to the world.

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Kayla Rose (John Fisken photos)

Paparazzi Kayla Rose gets the camera turned on her. (John Fisken photos)

The best photo ever taken of a girl who has no freakin' clue she's about to be pick-pocketed by the incoming Lauren Rose.

The best photo ever taken of a girl who has no freakin’ clue she’s about to be pick-pocketed by the incoming Lauren Rose.

Lauren (left) and Kayla with non-twin Lindsey Roberts.

Lauren (left) and Kayla hang out with non-twin Lindsey Roberts.

There was too much awesomeness to contain in one body, so they split into Wonder Twins.

Lauren and Kayla Rose may only be freshmen at Coupeville High School, but the duo, who celebrate a joint birthday today, are already stars.

If there has ever been a moment in their young lives when they weren’t smiling, I have yet to see it.

Whether competing for the Wolves, cheering for each other and their classmates, or bouncing through the stands, harassing their parents for snack money, the Rose sisters are whirlwinds of joy and positive energy exploding across the universe.

Both played volleyball for CHS, while Lauren is a three-sport dynamo, adding in basketball and softball to the mix.

Of course, both are more than mere athletes, coming off as smart-as-a-whip, friendly, outgoing young women.

Whether Lauren is gunning down would-be base stealers who foolishly dare to run on her arm from behind the plate, or Kayla is snapping photos, they are a pair to make Coupeville proud.

Plus, unlike the equally awesome Luvera twins, Ana and Ivy (sorry girls), I can actually tell them apart, which is super helpful.

For me, at least…

As the Roses celebrate today, I want to wish both of them the best. May you have much cake as you kick-off another year together.

Two bright, shining stars twinkling, not in the skies above, but right here among us in Cow Town.

Happy birthday, Lauren and Kayla!

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