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Spartan swimmers poised to make their mark

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:33PM

An unusually deep Bainbridge team heads off to the state meet this weekend. Greg Colby reads over the top 20 lists that hang by the starting blocks that is a who’s who of Bainbridge swimming. Helen and Emily Silver. Megan Reha. Joy Miller. Sarah Gleason. Jenna Santelli. Becky Kardong. Jenny Bingham. Karen Hoffman. Angela Berry. “The list goes on,” he said, scanning the names of swimmers past who have left their mark at BHS, most notably in the 400 free relay. This weekend at the 3A State meet at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, four more swimmers get their shot.

Sports Roundup - Spikers down Blanchet, earn trip to state/Kickers earn win in shootout/Swimmers set for state meet

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:32PM

The Spartans sweep two teams to punch their ticket to the tournament in Everett, while the swim team marches to Federal Way and the soccer team ends their season on a good note. SEATTLE - Bainbridge volleyball head coach Julie Miller pointed to the bottom of the score sheet where assistant coach Shaine Schramling had written "The Rematch." It was an appropriate way to title the latest match between the Spartans and the Bishop Blanchet Braves as of late, as both teams have been involved in epic, knock-down, drag-out fights that mean so much more than just another number in the win column when it's over.

News Roundup -- Swimmers set for state meet/Kickers earn win in shootout

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:32PM

SEATTLE – It’s not a district title, but Bainbridge swim coach Greg Colby is happy to be back at State. “We’ll take second,” he said. The Spartans were in the lead early on, but were overcome by the eventual district champion Holy Names at the 3A Sea-King District 2 meet at Hec Ed Pool on the new campus.

Gridders go out on a high note, in 47-7

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:32PM

Everything goes right in the season finale vs. West Seattle. Even with nothing on the line, the Bainbridge football team was still playing for pride. Quinton Agosta threw only two times, but both were for scores as the Spartans romped over the West Seattle Wildcats 47-7 at Memorial Stadium in Seattle in a Metro League crossover game.

Sports Roundup -- Kickers dominant, but just can’t score/Team Ray goes as fourth seed/Spikers on the ropes after loss

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:32PM

The roller coaster season of the Bainbridge girls soccer team has come to a sudden, final stop. After Monday’s huge win over Lakeside, the Spartans dominated on Wednesday but couldn’t score, losing 1-0 to the Nathan Hale Raiders in a 3-1 shootout in a Metro League tournament game.

Fab five thrive with great personal drive

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:32PM

The Spartans run at State in Pasco today. Just call them the fab five. For the quintet from the Bainbridge High School cross country team – Caroline Johnson, Emily Farrar, Hillary Pritchett, Joel Turkheimer and Bevan Taylor – have overcome injuries and top-flight competition to qualify for the 3A State cross country meet today in Pasco at the Sun Willows Golf Course. The girls race starts at 11:30 a.m., the boys at 2 p.m.

Sports Roundup -- Picha, Spartans bump Lakeside/Harriers send five to state meet

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:32PM

Neither Lakeside nor Mother Nature could stop the Bainbridge girls soccer team. The Spartans defeated the Lions 1-0 on Monday night at the Southwest Athletic Complex at Chief Sealth High in West Seattle in a loser-out Metro League tournament game, in what head coach Mark Grindrod deemed one of the biggest wins of the season.

Spikers play bridesmaids to Blanchet

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:32PM

After outlasting Prep in five games, Bainbridge takes second at Metro. WEST SEATTLE – The Bainbridge High School volleyball team learned a hard lesson on Saturday: Bishop Blanchet is still the team to beat in the Metro League. After outlasting Seattle Prep in an early semifinal game, the Spartans lost another classic match to the Braves by scores of 23-25, 25-13, 19-25, 25-22 and 12-15 to finish second in the Metro Tournament and earn the number two seed for the district tournament for the second straight year.

Spartan spikers Stuart, Tan eye big finish

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:32PM

Bainbridge gears up for the volleyball playoffs behind their two team leaders. They’re easygoing teenage girls who like to goof around and giggle at almost everything. But when game time rolls around, outside hitters Sabrina Tan, a senior and Hannah Stuart, a junior, are all business.

Sports Roundup -- Girls soccer scores a playoff berth

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:32PM

The Bainbridge varsity girls soccer team rode a late season surge to make it to the playoffs. After tying Bishop Blanchet 0-0 on Oct. 18, the Spartans upset Eastside Catholic 1-0 on Tuesday to clinch a playoff spot, but lost to Lakeside 1-0 on Thursday in the regular season finale and Senior Night.

As it rains, Spartan football faithful roar

  • Oct 29, 2005 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:32PM

The gridders round out the home season with a sopping 41-0 romp over Lakeside. On a wet and windy evening, and with the opposing squad missing the ferry to delay the game by more than an hour, the Bainbridge football team over came the distractions defeating Lakeside 41-0 in the final home game of the season Thursday.

Sports Roundup -- Boys golf will send two to State in May/Girl swimmers run the table

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:31PM

The sticks have spoken, and just two will move on. Austin Hurt and Jamie Neill will represent Bainbridge at the state golf tournament next spring. Austin won the Sea-King 3A District 2 Golf tournament at Washington National in Auburn on Monday as he shot a 70 to place first overall, one stroke ahead of Newport’s Scott Tsuchiyama.

Tough night on the gridiron for Spartans

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:31PM

It was a night for big plays. Unfortunately, all of them went the wrong way, and the Spartan varsity gridders left Memorial Stadium at the wrong end of a 41-6 deficit to Eastside Catholic Friday evening. The Crusaders deep men pitched the opening kickoff between them and ran it back 90 yards for a game-opening score, putting Bainbridge on its heels just seconds into the game.

Spartan girls take third at Metro meet

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:31PM

Tough course, tough opponents; a tie-breaker falls to Bishop Blanchet. LOWER WOODLAND FIELD, SEATTLE — On a hard course with a tough field, the Bainbridge boys and girls cross country teams had their work cut out for them. The girls tied with Bishop Blanchet with 60 points apiece, but with the tiebreaker based on the finish of their sixth runner, the girls placed third.

Sports Roundup -- Girls golf team claims Metro title/Spartan golfers bested at Metro/Whalen rebreaks diving record/Spikers take Metro Mountain Division

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:31PM

JEFFERSON MUNICIPAL, BEACON HILL — The Bainbridge girls golf team finished first at the Metro Championship Golf Tournament, but if they could, they’d give it back to get one of their own to districts. Sophomore Melanie Trygg was disqualified when she found her ball in an unplayable lie and thought it was out of bounds. So, she picked up her original ball and continued to play with a provisional ball.

Sports Roundup -- Gridders take it on the chin, 42-14

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:31PM

Once again, the Bainbridge Spartan football team held its opponent scoreless in the second half. Unfortunately, the Spartans forgot to stop them in the first half, as Bishop Blanchet scored six touchdowns before the break en route to a 42-14 victory over the Spartans Saturday afternoon at Blanchet High. “We did not play well,” head coach Andy Grimm said. “Credit to them in that they came out and jumped us from the get-go from the opening kickoff. For some reason we came out flat.

Spikers close out home campaign in style

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:31PM

Tan, Seidl team up to pound home a three-game win over Eastside Catholic. On Senior Night, it was the only way for them to go out. Outside hitter Sabrina Tan and setter Alexa Seidl worked together to score the last two points of the third game to lead the Bainbridge volleyball team to another sweep on Monday. This time, it was the Eastside Catholic Crusaders that were on the other end of the whitewash by scores of 25-21, 25-15 and 25-18.

Sports Roundup -- Positivity pays off for kickers/Boys, girls golfers finish with flourish/Bainbridge likely to stay in Metro/Come one, come all for BAMFEST

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:31PM

The soul is back. With their season at an impasse, the Bainbridge girls soccer team got down to business and defeated West Seattle 4-0 on Tuesday and Holy Names 3-1 on Thursday. “They were a lot better games,” Spartan head coach Mark Grindrod said. “Even way up in the stands you could hear the players chattering on the field and talking and calling for (the ball).” The wins followed an emotional pep talk by team leader Alana MacWhorter the previous week.

Whalen, Spartan swimmers set top marks

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:31PM

The senior diver re-breaks her record while Scott, relays stay fast in the water. Back in late September, Bainbridge girls dive coach Chris Miller said that he felt Stephanie Whalen would re-break her newly set diving record before the season was out. Circle gets the square.

Sports Roundup -- Swimmers best Mercer Island/Spikers streak ends to Prep/Soccer team looks for heart/Gridders blanked by tough O’Dea

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:31PM

More history was made by the Spartan girls swim and dive team last Friday. Their 95-91 dual championship victory over Mercer Island marked the first time in 13 years they’ve defeated the Islanders. “It’s a great win for us,” head swim coach Greg Colby said. “We had some good swims and not so good swims, but we were able to come out on top. “We placed pretty much how I predicted,” he continued. “It’s been a balanced attack. We’ve had our second and third swimmers score us some points.”

Team Ray takes two of three in the pool

  • Oct 12, 2005 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:31PM

Good ball control is key in wins over Kentridge and Sammamish. gic goes, your chances of losing greatly diminish. Team Ray found that out the hard way as they defeated the Kentridge Chargers last Wednesday at the King County Aquatic Center 20-11 and the Sammamish Totems 16-5 Sunday at the Ray Williamson Pool, but lost to the Newport Knights 17-10 on Friday at home. In the games they won, the Spartans turned the ball over 10 and 12 times, respectively. Against Newport, they turned the ball over 23 times.

Sports Roundup -- Boys golfers split home, road tilts/Spartan girls stay the course/Former BHS grad wins golf pro-am

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:30PM

The Bainbridge golf team avenged their home loss to O’Dea on Monday, but dropped another match to them on Wednesday. Jamie Neill was the medalist at Wing Point on Monday, shooting a one under 34. Austin Hurt contributed a 36, while Paul DeBarros and Zack Cram both shot 37. Kyle Hurt rounded out the scoring with a 40, as Bainbridge won with 104 Stableford points to O’Dea’s 91 and Lakeside’s 84.

Spartan harriers fly over the home sod

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:30PM

Caroline Johnson sets the pace; the girls now are ranked fourth in state polls. If the Bainbridge girls cross country team keeps up this pace, they’ll add some serious hardware to their trophy case. The Spartans, now ranked fourth in the state in the latest WSCCCA poll, took five of the top six spots to easily outscore the Lakeside Lions and the Bishop Blanchet Braves Wednesday at Battle Point Park.

Sports Roundup -- Spikers rally, down Blanchet/Ray sinks Crusaders/Silver finish for swimmers

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:30PM

“Victory,” Napoleon Bonaparte once wrote, “belongs to the most persevering.” The Bainbridge volleyball team made some mistakes, but was persistent in defeating the Bishop Blanchet Braves 25-17, 25-15, 20-25, 22-25 and 15-11 in front of a raucous crowd at Paski Gymnasium Monday. The win kept the Spartans undefeated, with sole possession of the Mountain Division in the Metro League.

Spartans hang on for Homecoming win

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:30PM

Williams and Gilbreath lead the charge in the 14-13 thriller. A win’s a win – especially for a Homecoming crowd hungry for a happy ending. The Spartan faithful got just that Friday evening. Carter Williams rumbled for 143 yards and two touchdowns before succumbing to an ankle sprain, and the Bainbridge defense buckled down to blunt three Prep drives in the final minutes, preserving a 14-13 Homecoming victory at Memorial Stadium.

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