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Sports Roundup -- Peltier shines on the mound/JV hardballers split early pair/Lanza finishes in the money/Everyone wins at Hoopfest/Silver sisters shine in poo

  • Mar 22, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:41PM

Even with their pitching staff in question, the Spartan varsity baseball team is still getting the job done. After earning a forfeit win over Rainier Beach on Friday, the Spartans traveled to Nathan Hale and defeated the Raiders 11-1 in five innings Monday.

Fastpitchers bang out 43 hits, two wins

  • Mar 22, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:41PM

Aggressive hitting paces BHS to blowout wins over Beach, Hale. After a tense, exciting victory over their rival North Kitsap, the Bainbridge fastpitch team could have come in flat against Rainier Beach on Friday and Nathan Hale on Monday. But the Spartans took care of business by banging out 43 hits over two games, en route to 20-2 and 18-0 routs of the Raiders and the inexperienced Vikings.

Kickers work hard for a draw

  • Mar 25, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:41PM

Spartans do well against O’Dea, Lakeside even with missing players. Some soccer coaches might not be happy with two ties in one week. But Bainbridge head boys soccer coach Anh Tran will take it – especially if one of those ties comes against one of the top 3A teams in the state in Lakeside.

Spartans shut out Braves for home win

  • Mar 25, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:42PM

Glass, Wagner combine to toss a five-hitter against visiting Blanchet. The Bainbridge baseball team is in a state of constant flux due to several players moving around to see who becomes the second and third starters. Tal Glass and Cameron Wagner did their part to keep things static for the moment.

Sports Roundup -- Bats work in fastpitch win/Seniors finish prep career

  • Mar 25, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:42PM

The Bainbridge fastpitch team proved they can swing the bat against the good teams in the Metro League like Bishop Blanchet. Freshman Cara Thompson went 2 for 4 with a double and four RBIs as the Spartans scored early, then held on to defeat the Braves 6-5 Thursday at home.

Spartans outduel Mercer rivals

  • Mar 29, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:42PM

It marked the first Bainbridge win over ‘the other islanders’ in three seasons. Rivalry games always bring out the best and worst in two teams, and Friday night’s contest between the Bainbridge and Mercer Island boys lacrosse teams was no different. “It’s a major rivalry,” Spartan head coach Jack Visco said, noting that he and assistant coach Dejon Hush led Mercer Island in 2001 when the Islanders defeated the Spartans for the first time in that program’s history.

Lady Ray always in the hunt for state title

  • Mar 29, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:42PM

Nine players with at least two years’ experience in the pool anchor the squad. With the success of the Bainbridge water polo team in past years, anything less than an appearance in the state championship game is a surprise. “I always like our chances,” sixth year head coach Jeff Clark said. “They don’t always pan out, but I always like them.”

Sailors swift in harbor regatta

  • Mar 29, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:42PM

Bainbridge takes first in 14 of 16 races against visitors from Friday Harbor. The Bainbridge sailing team had the wind in their sails in two recent home regattas. Against Friday Harbor on the Eagle Harbor course last Saturday, the Spartans took first in 14 of 16 races on a sunny day against moderate winds from the north.

Baseball everything to Spartan star Peach

  • Apr 8, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:42PM

He’s played several sports, but America’s pastime remains the senior’s true love. Zach Peach knows baseball. The senior has spent almost every waking moment of his athletic career in a uniform, participating in every level of youth baseball before becoming a three-year starter at shortstop for the Bainbridge varsity team. Peach loves the game so much, he plays and works out at any ball field he can find, takes in as many Mariner games as he can, and coaches Little League teams when he finds the time.

It’s more than just fast times for MacWhorter

  • Apr 5, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:42PM

The runner cares about the earth and loves Latin culture. It seems like a constant every spring: the Bainbridge girls track 4x400 relay team has one of the best times in the state. This year is no exception. The quartet of Hillary Pritchett, Zena Hemmen, Elizabeth Brackett and Alana MacWhorter scored the best time in the state the first week of the season with a 4:08.5. But to MacWhorter, it could be better.

Sports Roundup - Tracksters win third dual meet in a row/Russell the ‘Lady’ for Ray/Kickers win one, lose one/Divers bring back gold/Sailors come home winne

  • Apr 15, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:43PM

Sadowsky, Pierce, Agosta and McKenzie lead the way.It was an awful day to do anything physical on Thursday, but the Bainbridge track team overcame the wet, windy and cold conditions to defeat Seattle Prep and Eastside Catholic. “It’s nasty,” head coach Andy Grimm said of a day better off being spent indoors. “But I credit all the kids, not just ours (for sticking it out). Nobody backed out of any races, and the kids got in there (and ran).”

Sports Roundup - Fastpitchers stuck in midseason skid/Racqueteers take a pair/Oarsmen near journey’s start

  • Apr 19, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:43PM

The bats have gone cold in three straight losses in the past week. Its one thing to start slow at the beginning of the season, but to suffer a slump in the middle is not good for a team’s playoff chances. The Bainbridge fastpitch team is reeling in the midst of a three-game losing streak, scoring just four runs in losses to Olympic on Tuesday, Sequim on Friday and West Seattle on Monday. “We got a lot of things to work on,” head coach Liz McCloskey said. “We can’t keep playing like this.”

Sports Roundup - Draining Lakeside/Sign up now for b-ball camp/Tracksters win another one

  • Apr 22, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:43PM

The Spartans defeat rival Lions, Vikings to stay undefeated. In what could be a preview of the state championship game, the Bainbridge girls lacrosse team defeated Lakeside 14-10 Wednesday night at Memorial Stadium. Even with the win, coach Tami Tommila had a spirited conversation with her team after the game about their performance, mainly on defense in the second half. But she wasn’t concerned about the effort – just how her young defenders handled a tough Lion offense. The 10 goals were the most surrendered by Bainbridge all season.

Sports Roundup - Martha’s Vineyard good to island sailors/JV tennis scores at All-Comers/Two island teams win at Viking Cup

  • Jun 3, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:45PM

Team places eighth in National Team Race Championship in Massachusetts. Against 12 other schools from around the country, many of them private schools, the Bainbridge sailing team made the most of their opportunity, scoring an eighth-place finish at the National Team Race Championship at Vineyard Haven Yacht Club in Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. It’s the best finish ever by a team out of the Northwest District.

Two Spartans named to All-Kitsap team

  • Jun 7, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:45PM

Four soccer players are named to the All-Metro Mountain Division team. It was a tough year for the Bainbridge boys soccer team, but four Spartans made the All-Metro Mountain Division team. Dylan-Tucker Ganges was a second team selection, while Max Aussendorf was an honorable mention. Two Spartans also made the Kitsap News Group’s All-Kitsap team, as voted on by sportswriters from the Bainbridge Review, the North Kitsap Herald, the Central Kitsap Reporter, the Bremerton Patriot and the Port Orchard Independent

Yankees, Pirates battle for BILL title

  • Jun 14, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:45PM

Softball, Babe Ruth titles will be decided as well as play wraps up this week on island diamonds. After three and a half months of play, the Bainbridge Island Little League Majors are one game away from declaring their champion of the island. Two teams – the Yankees and Pirates – will play tomorrow at Lower Rotary Field at 6 p.m. for the title thanks to their victories on Monday.

Rope Skippers take the leap to Orlando

  • Jun 21, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:46PM

Fifteen members of the team travel to Nationals at Walt Disney World. Step, step, step, go the feet. Snap, snap, snap, go the ropes. “One, two, three, four,” goes the count. Four members of the Bainbridge Island Rope Skippers – Kelsey Gonwick, Molly Harrison, Chloe Dolese and Emily Applewhite – work on their double dutch pairs freestyle routine on a muggy afternoon inside the Woodward Gym, trying to get their timing down so they can execute their routine with metronome-like precision.

Lynch rides cross-country to ‘fix’ disease

  • Jun 21, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:46PM

He’s making a film while he rides from California to Boston on ‘The Big Fix.’ When Kevin Lynch got the call from the Histiocytosis Association of America a few months ago to ask if he was willing to ride cross country for a fundraiser and film a documentary of the trip, his answer was immediate: No way.

Carried along on the wind

  • Jun 28, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:46PM

Sailor Abby Hartmann charts a course for Belgium today. Abby Hartmann maneuvers her boat through the waters of Madison Bay as if her and the boat are one. While taking a break from helping teach a class during the yacht’s sailing school, she steers her optimist dinghy as easy as someone riding a bike while a steady wind blows through the bay. Just when it appears she may tip over, Hartmann easily moves under the boom to right the boat before she takes on any water. After spending last summer playing Little League softball on the island, she’ll get to travel to Europe thanks to her proficiency in sailing.

Sports Roundup - Track meet now sponsored/Watch a game or run for fun/Sign up for soccer, football

  • Jun 28, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:46PM

After 11 years, there will be some changes to the all-comers track meet this summer. Event organizer Jim Whiting said he has established the event as a non-profit organization, entitled the Bainbridge All-Comers Track Meet Association. He also found a sponsor in Bainbridge Self-Storage, which will pay for the insurance and a janitor to come and open the bathrooms underneath the Bainbridge High School grandstand and turn the lights on.

Home field works for BILL All-Stars

  • Jul 5, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:47PM

Majors, 9- and 10-year-olds take down their foes in a big way Sunday After the first round of the Little League District 2 softball tournament, it appears the home field advantage of playing at Strawberry Park is working for the Major All-Stars and the 9- and 10-year-old All-Stars. The Junior All-Stars hope to benefit from the same next Sunday, losing a back and forth affair 7-5 to the Sequim All-Stars on Sunday.

OAR Northwest doing ‘super’ in race

  • Jul 8, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:47PM

The island-based boat is in the lead with 1,741 miles to go, may break record. The OAR Northwest crew, made up of Bainbridge native Greg Spooner, Brad Vickers, Jordan Hanssen and Dylan LeValley are making a superhuman effort in the Shepherd Ocean Fours Rowing Race. As of press time, their boat is holding a good lead over the other two remaining boats after 27 days at sea with 1,781 statute miles left to go. According to OAR Northwest’s website, at their current pace they’ll break the 110-year-old record of Frank Samuelsen and George Harbo – who rowed from Battery Park in New York City to the Scilly Isles near England in 55 days – by 1.7 hours on their estimated arrival in Falmouth Enlgand on August 4.

Two BILL All-Star teams take home titles

  • Jul 12, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:47PM

BI American All-Stars win wild match-up against BI Nationals. On a hot, sunny day, three Bainbridge All-Star pitchers did their best to lead their teams to a district title on Sunday.

New ‘heritage’ hotel promising for downtown

  • Jul 22, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:47PM

A new hotel is the best news that downtown Abbotsford has received in a long time.

Probe begins in Gabriola ferry spill

  • Jul 22, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:47PM

A Gabriola Island man says he is lucky to be alive after his pickup truck fell into Nanaimo harbour while loading onto the B.C. Ferries MV Quinsam.

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