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Sports Roundup -- Gray, defense too much for Raiders/Gymnasts score another victory

  • Jan 21, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:37PM

Steven Gray scored 26 points in three quarters as the Bainbridge boys basketball team defeated Nathan Hale 79-43 Tuesday night. The junior guard shot 9 for 16 from the field, including 4 of 7 from the three-point line, as the defense held the Raiders to 19 points in the first half.

Seahawks count on Kitsap fans

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:36PM

Bainbridge’s Ed Viesturs is one key to the ‘12th man revival’ and Seahawks wins. Kitsap County’s Seahawks fans are at the forefront of a “12th man” revival, lending a direct hand in several Seattle victories. As the Seahawks play the Carolina Panthers this weekend for the right to play in the Super Bowl, just how important have the fans been this year?

Sports Roundup -- Tough defense keys boys win/Girls rebound with 79-29 romp/Tumblers record 79th straight win

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:36PM

Defense, defense, defense. That’s how the Bainbridge boys basketball team gets the job done, as they allowed just 22 points in the first three quarters en route to a 68-43 home win over West Seattle. The win keeps the Spartans perfect at home and solidifies their third-place standing in the Metro League Mountain Division.

Another day, another record for Hallett

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:36PM

The sophomore star breaks a 10-year-old Bainbridge mark in the 100 freestyle. Austin Hallett made more history Friday as he broke the school record in the 100 freestyle against Seattle Prep. The Bainbridge sophomore easily finished at 48.15, six seconds ahead of second-place finisher Michael Dobrien. He broke a 10-year-old mark of 48.42 set by former Spartan star Sean Cooper in 1996.

Sports Roundup -- Miller, Sparts show growth/Girls see win streak snapped/Grapplers split home contests

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:36PM

Basketball is a game in which hot and cold stretches decide who comes out on top. Tuesday evening, it was the Bainbridge varsity boys basketball team that rode a hot second quarter stretch to defeat Chief Sealth 62-46. “The whole game never really got into a flow,” head coach Scott Orness said. “We caught some streaks where we hit some in a row and they caught a few, but ours was a little bit bigger than theirs.”

Spartan tumblers dominate home meet

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:36PM

Welsh wins all-around title, Wenzlau places third overall Sophie Wenzlau has pain in her ankles, and her back suffers from overuse – or “too many back handsprings,” as she puts it. But the Spartan gymnast isn’t stopping for anything.

Sports Roundup -- Sparts can’t get over O’Dea

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:36PM

The Bainbridge wrestling team got off to a good start against O’Dea, but the Fighting Irish had too much experience, defeating the Spartans 48-21 Wednesday night at O’Dea. “O’Dea showed that they were a bit tougher than we were,” co-head coach Dan Pippinger said. “Our technique is OK, but it’s just a matter of getting some toughness, and that’s part of being young. They’re still learning.”

Bainbridge tames Cougs, runs mark to 11-0/Sparts, O’Dea go to the wire

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:36PM

The Spartans have ‘so much confidence in ourselves, it’s crazy.’ It took a half to get going, but the Bainbridge girls basketball team earned their 11th straight win, defeating Holy Names 51-31 on the road Wednesday. “We made some pretty good plays,” head coach Penny Gienger said. “It was a close game, but we gradually pulled away.”

Sports Roundup -- JV girls matching 'big sisters' almost win for win/Hallett breaks school mark/Grapplers gear up for 'Island'

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:36PM

JV girls matching 'big sisters' almost win for win Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but for the Bainbridge JV girls basketball team, it’s a case of the little sister showing big sis that she can do everything just as well. The Spartans collected their 12th win in a row with a 51-41 win over the Blanchet JV team Friday afternoon.

Home court, sweet home court for Sparts/Spartan girls struggle in win

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:36PM

Both boys and girls teams send the fans home happy after wins over Blanchet. The Spartan boys basketball team got another standout performance from Steven Gray, but it was their team defense that helped them collect their sixth straight win at home, a 62-49 decision over the Blanchet Braves last Friday.

Sports Roundup -- Robert, Brooks take first at Mason

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:36PM

Bainbridge wrestlers Ian Brooks and Brian Robert continued their winning ways at the North Mason Classic last Friday. Brooks took first in the 152-pound category, as he won by technical fall over North Kitsap’s Aaron Bilbao 15-0, pinned Nick Miller from North Kitsap in 4:32 and won by decision over Will Bringold 5-3 in the finals.

Spartans outrun tough Clover Park, 76-63

  • Jan 4, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:36PM

After jumping out to a quick lead, the boys weather streaky shooting to hold on. If the Spartan boys basketball team needed a worthy sparring partner to prepare for the remainder of the season, they found it in Clover Park. Steven Gray had his second straight 30-point game as the Spartans weathered several cold scoring stretches to defeat the resilient Warriors 76-63 Friday.

Boys hit the road, subdue Olympic

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:35PM

Steven Gray and Coby Gibler are becoming a two-man force for the boys basketball team.

Boys hit the road, subdue Olympic

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:35PM

Steven Gray and Coby Gibler are becoming a two-man force for the boys basketball team.

Spartans claim White River tourney crown

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:35PM

Caitlyn Salo, Allie Picha lead the way as the Spartans run their mark to 10-0. Allie Picha and the rest of the Bainbridge girls basketball team are having a ball this year. “I’ve never had so much fun in a basketball season than I am right now,” the senior forward said. “We’re having an absolute blast. It’s fun to go to practice, it’s fun to go to games. Everyone is happy, everyone is giving it their all. It’s really exciting.”

Kitsap baseball growing strong

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:35PM

The BlueJackets will have new competition in instructional play. If growth is a positive sign, then the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League is doing just fine. The WCCBL, which includes the Kitsap BlueJackets, will add Moses Lake to its league roster this coming season, bringing the WCCBL to eight teams.

Sports Roundup -- Grapplers strong at tourney/More honors for Stuart

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:35PM

Robert takes first place at 160 pounds, Ritualo third at 112. The Bainbridge varsity wrestling team made a strong showing at the Graham Morin Tournament at Squalicum High in Bellingham Dec. 17. Brian Robert placed first in the 160-pound category, while Matthew Ritualo placed third in the 112-pound category and Ian Brooks placed third in the 160-pound category.

Viva Italia!

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:35PM

Luca Fontana gives Spartan basketball an international flair. It’s late in the game and the Bainbridge boys basketball team is blowing out Lakeside. As head coach Scott Orness clears out the bench, one player, wearing number 3, gets a great ovation from the fans as he approaches the scoring table. It may sound like boos, but they’re screaming “Luca!” – showing support for exchange student Luca Fontana.

Sports Roundup -- Bainbridge staying put in Metro League/Gymnasts tumble their way to win

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:35PM

Plans to reform the Olympic League have been abandoned, at least for two years. After months of meetings, surveys and phone calls, the Spartans will stay in the Metro League for the next two years. “We’re a done deal,” said Neal White, Bainbridge High School athletic director.

Spartans down NK in Key matchup

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:35PM

Gray paces Bainbridge with 29 points on the Sonics’ court. SEATTLE – A rivalry is still a rivalry no matter where the game is played. The Bainbridge boys basketball team crossed the sound instead of the bridge and defeated the North Kitsap Vikings 64-44 at the Key Arena in Seattle on Monday.

Sports Roundup -- Wrestlers grapple with success over Rams/Swimmers split in pool action/Gymnasts vault to yet another win

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:35PM

Eli Narte and Matthew Ritualo record pins in the Spartans’ opener. The Bainbridge wrestling team finally got on the mat, and it was a positive start. The Spartans defeated Ingraham 39-33 last Thursday, then placed fourth at the Highline Tournament last Saturday. “You can tell that they’re doing stuff that we drill on all the time,” co-head coach Britton Johnson said. “We did some lazy stuff, but we have time to work on it. We’ve got a good bond and we want to keep that family atmosphere.”

Thrills 'n Chills -- boys hoops

  • Dec 17, 2005 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:35PM

Strong play by Coby Gibler under the basket has the boys picking up speed. Cody Gibler is having a standout year, and the Bainbridge boys basketball team is reaping the benefits. The junior center registered a double-double Tuesday against Eastside Catholic with 22 points and 18 rebounds, then did it again Thursday against Lakeside with 16 points and 10 rebounds as the Spartans defeated the Crusaders 66-41 and the Lions 70-46.

Thrills 'n Chills -- girls hoops

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:34PM

Buzzer-beating heroics by Gray, Bailey give the Spartan girls an electrifying 69-68 win. Brittany Gray’s first celebratory dogpile on the basketball court was a memorable one. After the freshman forward hit the game-winning layup as time expired, she was mobbed not only by her teammates, but also by fans and even a contingent of U.S. Marines who are friends of Jacqui Menalia’s brother-in-law.

Tumblers look strong to repeat at State

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:34PM

The squad looks to extend its streak of four Metro titles. If the Bainbridge gymnastics team can handle changing their floor routines at the last minute like they did against Sehome last Thursday, they’re in good shape to repeat as state champs for the 2005-06 prep season.

Sports Roundup -- Spartan boys fall to Prep on road

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:34PM

In a battle of ranked teams, the Bainbridge boys basketball team couldn’t overcome the stifling defense of fifth-ranked Seattle Prep, losing 63-39. Head coach Scott Orness gave credit to the Panthers and their star, Spencer Hawes, for coming out fired-up for the game. “Prep played great team defense,” he said. “Hawes is much improved as a player and a team player.”

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