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When he wasn’t walking the line, Wolf dad Brian Vick documented the CHS volleyball season with pics and video. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

The Wolf varsity, together as a team one last time at Tuesday’s season-ending awards banquet. (Jennifer Menges photo)

With all due respect to soccer, tennis, cheer, cross country and football, the fall belonged to volleyball.

The Coupeville High School spikers had the best record of any Wolf squad, went the furthest in the postseason, and, seem to be the only team with their own hype man.

Brian Vick, dad of high-flyin’ twins Willow and Raven, shot a ton of footage as the season unfolded.

Tuesday night he unveiled his magnum opus, a seven-minute tribute to the Wolf sisterhood of the traveling volleyball, at the team’s season-ending banquet.

Now, thanks to papa Vick dropping his work on YouTube, everyone in Wolf Nation can see what he put together.

And, as they watch, everyone should take it as a challenge.

We want hype videos for every CHS team going forward. Every single one, I said!

 

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Coupeville senior Ashley Menges (left) and junior Lucy Sandahl both captured Most Inspirational awards at Tuesday’s volleyball banquet. (Ema Smith photo)

Maya Toomey-Stout is a rare athlete.

“The Gazelle,” among her many, many skills, has the ability to generate an often eye-popping amount of power on the volleyball court, all while coming back down to Earth.

Hitters usually generate their court-exploding spikes moving forward, leaping into the fray, their power surging out in front.

And Toomey-Stout lashes like a wild woman when she explodes from deep on the court, propelling herself towards the net like an avenging angel.

But she also can do what most can not, which is to elevate in the air to a ridiculous height, hang there for an eternity, and then reach over her head, snagging a wayward volleyball.

When she does, Toomey-Stout rarely flicks or stabs at the ball, but instead whips her hand in a loop, generating almost as much power – and as many put-aways – when she’s seemingly helpless, as when she’s clearly attacking.

That rare ability to be a sniper in any and all circumstances has netted “The Gazelle” the shrieks of die-hard fans, as well as big props from coaches near and far.

Toomey-Stout, a junior, was a First-Team All-Conference pick this season, and Tuesday she bounded away with the varsity MVP award.

Closing out his third season at the helm of the Wolves, CHS coach Cory Whitmore (with an assist from JV guru Chris Smith) doled out awards and letters as their squads enjoyed a final banquet.

 

All-Conference:

Emma Smith (1st Team)
Scout Smith (2nd Team)
Maya Toomey-Stout (1st Team)

 

Varsity team awards:

MVP — Maya Toomey-Stout
Most Inspirational — Ashley Menges
Most Improved — Zoe Trujillo
Spirit of a Wolf — Emma Mathusek

 

JV team awards:

MVP — Raven Vick
Most Inspirational — Lucy Sandahl
Most Improved — Izzy Wells

 

Varsity letter winners:

Hannah Davidson
Emma Mathusek
Ashley Menges
Chelsea Prescott
Emma Smith
Scout Smith
Maya Toomey-Stout

 

Participation certificates:

Noelle Daigneault
Anya Leavell
Ivy Leedy
Jaimee Masters
Abby Meyers
Abby Mulholland
Lucy Sandahl
Zoe Trujillo
Kylie Van Velkinburgh
Raven Vick
Willow Vick
Maddie Vondrak
Izzy Wells
Eryn Wood

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Casie Greve has stepped down as CMS 8th grade volleyball coach. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Casie Greve is leaving the gym, but not the school.

The popular Coupeville Middle School volleyball coach has stepped down after four seasons in the program.

Greve, who is an English teacher at CMS, is remaining at the school.

“She’s (just) moving into a different phase and she won’t have time to coach right now,” said Coupeville Athletic Director Willie Smith.

After stepping in as the 7th grade coach in 2015, Greve eventually moved up to coach the 8th grade team in recent years.

Her squads were always competitive, and her coaching laid the groundwork as Wolf players prepared to make the transition to the high school program.

Plus, she always responded to emails and was quick to deliver info, even when it probably seemed like I was nagging.

On the bench or in the classroom, Greve has always been first-rate, and we here at Coupeville Sports thank her and wish her the best.

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Coupeville senior Emma Smith capped her stellar prep career by being named a First-Team All-League pick by North Sound Conference volleyball coaches. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Scout Smith (left) and Maya Toomey-Stout (right) were also honored.

Coaches like ’em. They really like ’em.

Coupeville High School landed three All-Conference picks and the Coach of the Year when North Sound Conference volleyball gurus sat down to vote.

The Wolves, who finished second in league play at 7-3, trailing just defending state champ King’s, put senior middle blocker Emma Smith and junior outside hitter Maya Toomey-Stout on the 1st team.

Junior setter Scout Smith was tabbed as a 2nd team All-Conference nod, while Cory Whitmore was picked by his peers as the coach with the most.

Fifteen girls were honored, led by league MVP Dominique Kirton of King’s.

The All-Conference squads, presented in alphabetic order:

 

1st Team All-Conference:

Noelle Alberda – King’s – 10 – Middle Blocker
Emma Leggett – South Whidbey – 12 – Outside Hitter
Ava Mason – King’s – 11 – Setter
Baily McCutchen – King’s – 12 – Outside Hitter
Kaya Nelson – Cedar Park – 10 – Libero
Emma Smith – Coupeville – 12 – Middle Blocker
Maya Toomey-Stout – Coupeville – 11 – Outside Hitter

 

2nd Team All-Conference:

Emma Hodson – South Whidbey – 10 – Middle Blocker
Chloe Johnson – South Whidbey – 12 – Setter
Irena Korolenko – Cedar Park – 11 – Outside Hitter
Abigail Miller – Sultan – 10 – Outside Hitter
Jenny Rodenbaugh – Granite Falls – 11 – Middle
Adair Rosenau – King’s – 12 – Libero
Scout Smith – Coupeville – 11 – Setter

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Coupeville super fans Michael Davidson and Charlotte Young have been busy this fall, bouncing between volleyball, football and soccer. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

One photo, so many superstars. Back (l to r): Maddie Vondrak, Aria Bowen, Kylie Chernikoff, Savannah Smith. Front (l to r): Ashley Menges, Emma Smith.

To everything there is a finish.

With the North Sound Conference down to just two teams still alive in the playoffs – King’s volleyball and soccer – this is our last league standings update.

For a few weeks.

Once high school basketball games kick off, we’ll be right back here every Sunday morning.

But, until then, this is it for fall.

If you deeply care how King’s does at the state tourney, where both of its squads are the defending 1A champs, you can easily find those results elsewhere next week.

This isn’t Knights Sports.

At least not until they come through with some of that sweet, sweet private school pay-off cash to keep me in the style I dream about…

Anyways.

Entering this past week, there were still multiple teams from other NSC schools alive, but, one by one, they all fell.

Coupeville and South Whidbey volleyball went down, Cedar Park Christian and South Whidbey soccer fell, and the league’s football squads got bushwhacked.

Big time.

Facing off the with always-tough Northwest Conference, the gridiron squads from the NSC were swept aside in four games.

Meridian drilled South Whidbey 59-8, Lynden Christian rapped King’s 42-14 and Mount Baker made it a two-fer.

The Mountainers destroyed Granite Falls 61-0 in the play-in game, then thumped NSC champ Cedar Park 49-10.

With those wins, the Northwest Conference accounts for three of the 16 football teams headed to the state playoffs, while the North Sound Conference comes up empty in year one.

At least on the gridiron, since, as I said up top, King’s can still repeat as state champs in two sports.

To which, as public school supporters, we say … yay???

Nope.

 

Final fall sports standings (* = league champs):

 

North Sound Conference volleyball:

School League Overall
King’s * 10-0 17-1
COUPEVILLE 7-3 11-5
South Whidbey 6-4 12-9
CPC-Bothell 5-5 9-9
Granite Falls 1-9 4-13
Sultan 1-9 4-11


North Sound Conference football:

School League Overall
CPC-Bothell * 5-0 7-2
King’s 4-1 4-6
South Whidbey 3-2 6-4
Granite Falls 2-3 2-8
Sultan 1-4 2-7
COUPEVILLE 0-5 3-6


North Sound Conference girls soccer:

School League Overall
King’s * 9-1 17-2
Granite Falls 7-3 9-8-1
South Whidbey 7-3 11-8-1
CPC-Bothell 4-6 9-9-1
Sultan 2-8 6-11
COUPEVILLE 1-9 2-12-1


Emerald City League boys tennis:

School League Overall
Seattle Academy * 13-0 13-0
University Prep 11-3 11-4
Overlake 9-3 9-3
COUPEVILLE 7-6 8-6
Bush 6-8 6-8
South Whidbey 5-8 5-8
Bear Creek 2-12 2-12
Eastside Prep 0-13 0-13

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