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Prairie royalty Emma Smith reps the purple. (Photo courtesy Konni Smith)

The spike queen of the prairie needs your help.

Coupeville grad Emma Smith, who’s off being brilliant in the big city these days, is on the final leg of her journey as a member of the club volleyball program at the University of Washington.

Joli’s niece, and Steve’s granddaughter, practices three times a week with her Husky teammates and it shows on the floor.

Smith and her squad recently placed 3rd at a 24-team tourney, and now the U-Dub spikers are prepping for a trip to nationals, which will be held in Kansas City in April.

To get there, the Huskies need some financial help, and are conducting multiple fundraisers.

Smith (back row, center), still a spike-happy volleyball assassin. (Photo property University of Washington Club Volleyball)

Smith and Co. have set up a crowdfunding page, where fans can help out with money to help cover the cost of flights, hotels, and tourney registration fees.

The former Wolf ace, a four-year varsity vet who joined up with fellow captain Ashley Menges to spark CHS on a state tourney run in 2017, played at nationals in Phoenix last season.

“It was definitely a highlight in my college career,” Smith said. “Spending time with my team and playing teams from across the country was an awesome experience.”


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The muscles? Sean Toomey-Stout got them by lifting books.

He’s a heavy hitter on the football field and in the classroom.

Coupeville grad Sean Toomey-Stout was one of 32 University of Washington football players named Thursday to the Pac-12’s 2022 Fall Academic Honor Roll.

It’s the second-straight year “The Torpedo” has been honored by the conference for his academic excellence.

To make the Pac-12 honor roll, an athlete needs a cumulative grade-point average of 3.3 or better and has to have attended the school for a minimum of a year.

Toomey-Stout, a two-time Athlete of the Year during his CHS days — back when he was vying for weight room superiority with siblings Cameron and Maya — played in six games for the Huskies this past fall, including appearing in the Alamo Bowl.

He collected seven tackles for a U-Dub team which finished 11-2 and became likely the first Coupeville athlete to appear on their own collectiable trading card.

When he’s not going sideline to sideline blowing up fellow NCAA D-1 athletes, Toomey-Stout is studying Construction Management and making moms Lisa Toomey and Beth Stout proud.

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Coupeville High School grad Sean Toomey-Stout, live from the heart of Texas. (Photos courtesy Beth Stout)

Celebrating a bowl win.

“The Torpedo” is a champ.

Coupeville grad Sean Toomey-Stout and his University of Washington football teammates capped their season Thursday with a win in the Alamo Bowl.

The Huskies, ranked #12 in the country, built a 27-10 lead over #20 Texas, before holding on for a 27-20 win.

With the victory, U-Dub finishes 11-2.

It’s the fifth time in program history the Dawgs have reached 11 wins in a season.

Kalen DeBoer becomes the first UW head coach to win a bowl game in his debut season, and the first to win more than eight games in their initial go-round.

Toomey-Stout, a sophomore safety, played in six games, including appearing in the Alamo Bowl, recording seven tackles.

Maya’s twin and Cameron’s “lil” bro also was featured on a trading card, as part of a set issued by the Huskies.

Beth Stout and Lisa Toomey’s son is believed to be the first Coupeville athlete to earn that honor.

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Move over Ken Griffey, Jr. — there’s a new card king. (Photo courtesy Beth Stout)

It’s a piece of Coupeville history.

Sean Toomey-Stout has become, as far as I can tell, the first former Wolf athlete to grace a trading card.

“The Torpedo” is part of a collection of active University of Washington football players being sold through Jacksons Food Stores.

Packs, which contain 14 cards, retail for $12.99 and went up for purchase in mid-December.

The collection, which features U-Dub players, head coach Kalen DeBoer, and mascot Harry the Husky, is made possible by the NCAA’s Name, Image, and Likeness program.

While most Wolf fans will have to hit up stores — the closest Jacksons to Whidbey is located in Marysville — Sean’s family found the hard-hitting walk-on wonder stashed in their Christmas stockings.

Maya’s twin brother, who once had a deer block for him on a kick return touchdown during his Coupeville days, has played in five games this season, recording seven tackles.

The Huskies, boasting a 10-2 record, play Texas Dec. 29 in the Alamo Bowl.

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Sean Toomey-Stout, ready for his closeup.

Soon, you can add a Coupeville grad to your trading card collection, stashing Sean Toomey-Stout next to your Ken Griffey, Jr. rookie card.

If you’re willing to put some work in to track one down, that is.

Toomey-Stout and his University of Washington football teammates are part of a “professionally designed, printed, and packaged trading card set,” which will be sold exclusively through Jacksons Food Stores.

While there are many locations across the state, the closest of those to Whidbey Island, however, is Marysville.

Packs, which go on sale in mid-December, contain 14 cards and retail for $12.99.

Every Husky player is featured, along with head coach Kalen DeBoer and mascot Harry the Husky.

One out of every 10 packs also include a bonus limited-edition, autographed card featuring U-Dub stars such as Michael Penix, Jr. and Rome Odunze.

The trading card set is possible because of the NCAA’s Name, Image, and Likeness program.

Jacksons Food Stores, founded by John D. Jackson in 1975, has grown from a single service station into a chain of 300+ convenience stores across seven states.

A list of Washington state stores where Toomey-Stout might be lurking inside a pack of Husky cards in a few weeks can be found here:


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