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"Kickers befuddled by turf, bow out of tourney"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:47PM

"Tuesday's early-evening rainstorm struck the Spartan soccer team and the Seattle Mariners at about the same time. A rainbow overlooked the M's as they found a pot of gold and edged the White Sox to win yet another game.But for the Spartans, there was just rain and misery, as Jackson overwhelmed the squad 4-0, handing Bainbridge it's fifth consecutive first-round playoff defeat.Coach Alex von Reis Crooks might have wished that he was playing under that rainbow on the natural grass at Safeco Field rather than what he termed the old, old, old Astroturf at Silverdale Stadium. It's one of the worst fields around, and turf makes a huge difference in a soccer game, he said. It's a whole other sport. "

Lacrossers finish regular season 15-0Jacob Hayashi lowered the boom Friday night with a pair of hat tricks to finish off Lakeside.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:47PM

"Jacob Hayashi scored a hat trick in each half to finish with six goals as the boys lacrosse team defeated Lakeside 15-8 on Friday to finish the regular season with a 15-0 record.The team begins the pursuit of its eighth straight state championship with a home game at 6 p.m. tonight against Eastside. A win puts Bainbridge into Saturday night's title game at Mercer Island Stadium against Lakeside or Mercer Island.Of the Lakeside game, coach Ryan Painter said that I expected us to win, but not by this margin. Our depth really helps us in games like this, because Lakeside isn't nearly as deep. "

"Lanza long off the tee, short on bravado"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:47PM

"If BHS senior Joe Lanza lined up among a dozen or so Spartan athletes, and an outside observer was asked to pick out the scratch golfer from among the group, chances are that Lanza wouldn't be among the top choices.He stands just 5-7 and weighs 155 pounds, hardly the dimensions that you'd associate with Wing Point's co-course record holder of 64. In fact, given Lanza's polished, articulate manner of speaking and careful, reasoned responses to questions, the team you'd initially be inclined to identify him with would be the debate squad.But put that same group on the 17th tee at Wing Point and there wouldn't be any doubt. "

"Cards fly as kickers advanceTwo games, two hat tricks for Mitka von Reis Crooks."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:47PM

"The BHS soccer team defeated Lakes 4-3 on Thursday, to advance to the state playoffs as the No. 1 seed from District 3. The Spartans will play the loser of tomorrow's Jackson/Stanwood game at Silverdale Stadium on Tuesday, with a probable start time of 6 p.m.Mitka von Reis Crooks notched his second hat trick in as many games for the Spartans, and Jed Ballou added the fourth goal in the win.Coach Alex von Reis Crooks credited super freshman defender Jeff Oldenkamp with the play of the game, poking away a shot that had beaten the goalie with 10 minutes remaining to maintain the then 4-2 Spartan lead. "

"In pitcher's plight, a warningA parent urges caution after elbow problems end the short career of Brendan Sharpe."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:47PM

"It's an American icon: A dad playing catch with his son in the back yard.But in the case of Charles Sharpe and his son Brendan, backyard baseball may have been a contributing factor to an American tragedy. Brendan underwent an operation last summer for a case of O.C.D. (osteochondritis dissecans), an extreme form of what is popularly known as Little League Elbow, and it's likely that he'll have some permanent impairment. "

Spartan girls earn silver at league meetIt marked the highest team finish ever for BHS.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:47PM

"The girls' track team finished second at last weekend's Olympic League Championships, scoring 118 points to Port Angeles' 150. The team of Becca Ivey, Veronica Ivey, Kari Jensen and Sarah Grue set a new school record of 4:10.0 in the 4x400 relay. The Spartans swept the relays as they also won the 4x100 (51.3) and 4x200 (1:50.8).The boys were third, as Central Kitsap won with 126, Port Angeles had 109 and the Spartans recorded 92. "

"Lacrossers prepared for state The girls' team dumps Mercer Island 21-5, moves to the playoffs."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:47PM

"The girls' lacrosse team warmed up for next week's state championship playoffs by thrashing Mercer Island 21-5 Thursday. Jaron Santelli scored the first of her eight goals just 18 seconds into the game to set the tone. With much of the game played in their end, Mercer Island couldn't score until there were 10 minutes left in the half to narrow the score at that point to 6-1. Rebecca Williamson's score at 5:59 ignited an eight-goal explosion that pushed the halftime score to 15-1. Things were going so well for Bainbridge that even mistakes turned out well.Santelli scooped up a bad pass as she raced in front of the net and backhanded it in. And Ashley Pedersen flipped in a third-chance shot with 18 seconds left to cap first-half scoring.The team let up the pressure in the second half, at several points passing the back back and forth for a minute or more at a time as they practiced plays. "

Prep roundup

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:47PM

"Brandon Nall won second place in the 132-pound division at the Washington State Freestyle Wrestling Championships on April 22 in Spokane.Freestyle - what you see in the Olympics - is more wide-open than traditional high school wrestling, with more throws and slams. Pins are by contact.Nall won seven matches - six by pins - during the day before losing in his final match.His placing qualifies him for Nationals in July. "

"Shaffer analyzes future without baseballFocus turns to studying, career. "

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:47PM

"Sometime later this month, BHS senior Chris Shaffer will throw his final pitch in a Spartan baseball uniform. It might also mark his final mound appearance in organized baseball, as he's discussed the college baseball experience with last year's standout pitchers Jamie Hawkins and Thomas Henshaw.They're doing a lot more than they ever did here, he says. They spend a lot of time in the weight room and conditioning. It's really a big step up. And Taylor Childress (BHS '99) pitched a year or two for Vanderbilt, then he gave it up.So it might be time to focus on studying and my career, says Shaffer. "

'Free-spirited honest movement'Nia technique blends aerobics with Eastern and Western exercise.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:47PM

"What is the Nia technique?One definition is Non-impact aerobics.Another is Neuromuscular Integrative Action.In Swahili, it means with purpose.And for the nearly 50 people who turned out last Sunday at the Sequoia Center for a session with Nia co-founders Debbie and Carlos Rosas during their annual Bainbridge visit from their Portland home, it is a playshop, a blend of the active and the contemplative. "

Prep roundupSpartan standouts not enough for first

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:47PM

"The high hurdles, the opening event of Friday's three-way track meet with visiting Central Kitsap and Port Angeles, set the tone for what would follow. CK swept the boys hurdles en route to scoring 68 points to Port Angeles' 61 and Bainbridge's 52.Melissa Borgen ran 17.0 into a headwind to win the event for Bainbridge, but Port Angeles' superior depth - the Roughriders took third and fourth - foreshadowed the team outcome. Both the Spartans and Roughriders won nine events, but Port Angeles scored more of the crucial seconds, thirds and fourths to top the Spartans 98.5 to 71. The Cougars were far in arrears with 19.5. The exception was the 400 and 800. Becca Ivey won both races (60.5 and 2:33.2) with her sister Veronica third in the 400 (62.5) and Kari Jensen fourth (65.4). In the 800, Veronica moved from fifth at 500 meters to finish second (2:35.1). Becca Ivey also anchored the winning 4x400 relay (4:28.7).Other Spartan highlights: "

Prep roundupTennis team bounces back

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:47PM

"The Spartan tennis team bounced back from Monday's narrow loss at Port Angeles to defeat Bremerton, its other primary Olympic League rival, 5-2 on Wednesday.P.A. wasn't the end of the world, coach Mike Anderson said. The kids all have great attitudes, very positive and mature. They can accept losing, but they still want to compete.All three doubles teams played well today. I'm very happy with them.Jessica Antilla and Kristen Carmel set the tone with a 6-0, 6-1 triumph in girls' doubles. They're going to make a run at state, so they'll be playing together as much as possible, Anderson said, particularly with the remaining schedule consisting of teams whom the Spartans have already beaten.Trenton Gibbons and Pat Bradshaw had little difficulty in winning boys' doubles, 6-1, 6-1. And with the spectators sometimes sounding more like a football crowd with its loud chants, Will Storch and Anna-Lisa Breiland won mixed doubles, 6-1, 6-0.Sam Marshall easily won No. 2 boys' singles 6-0, 6-1, and Maggie Vick came from behind to win No. 2 girls' singles 7-5, 6-3.Maggie's been playing well, Anderson said, noting that she has also won several junior tournaments. "

"Jumpin' jamboree!A parade of 1,000 players and parents showed the growth of Little League baseball."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:47PM

"Bainbridge Island Little League's annual parade and jamboree Saturday brought out nearly 1,000 players and countless parents, coaches and volunteers.Ceremonies began at the high school stadium at 9:30 a.m. with each team being announced individually and parading around the track. This year's turnout included 22 T-ball teams (264 players), 13 softball teams (156 players), and 43 baseball teams (516 players). Baseball is divided into 33 minor league teams in A, AA and AAA classifications and a 10-team major league. "

Prep roundupDefensive lapses costly

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:46PM

"Spartan errors on three ground balls that could have ended the sixth inning led to five North Kitsap runs, and a 7-2 loss that ended the BHS baseball team's seven-game league winning streak Friday.The Spartan nine played Olympic League-leading Vikings even for five innings on the strength of Chris Shaffer's pitching and Simon Pollack's clutch two-out, two-strike single in the second inning to drive in two runs. But in the bottom of the sixth, with the score knotted at 2-2, the Vikings opened with two singles, tallying five runs on the string of field miscues. "

"Spartans dominate wet meetRain didn't dampen spirits as track and field teams best Oly, PT."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:46PM

"Several outstanding performances by Spartan tracksters in the face of horrible weather highlighted Thursday's three-way meet against visiting Olympic and Port Townsend. The meet began under overcast skies, which cast a chilling, drenching rain over the competitors about halfway through the meet. But the sun emerged as the final relays began, creating a rainbow to the east that framed the final few finishes. The boys scored 81 points to Pt. Townsend's 54 and Olympic's 40. The girls beat Olympic 85-68 with Pt. Townsend third with 33 points. "

Getting pumped upBydalek and Manuel top the field at Vancouver competition.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:46PM

"Island residents Roy Manuel and Maureen Bydalek each won Best Overall at Saturday's Vancouver (Wash.) Natural Classic bodybuilding competition, topping a field of 130. They also qualified for two national championships in July.The day began early for Manuel, 29, the Bainbridge Human Performance Center's physiology manager, and Bydalek, 38, a contract personal trainer who normally works with her clients at the HPC.First we have a morning prep time, Manuel said. We pump up, warm up, and oil up. That readies them for pre-judging, a series of quarter turns and mandatory poses which take muscle mass, symmetry, shape, definition and presentation into consideration. Competitors are scored against everyone else in their division. "

"Good weather, big field for LynwoodAuburn's O.D. Vincent arrived with minutes to spare, then won."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:46PM

"The top finishers in Saturday's Lynwood 10K almost didn't get to the starting line. Jana and O.D. Vincent drove up from Auburn with no idea where to go when they arrived on Bainbridge. We didn't know where Lynwood Center was, but a nice lady gave us directions, O.D. Vincent said, and the couple arrived with about five minutes to spare.Both trailed for much of the race. Vincent, the golf coach at the University of Washington, rode a late surge to win in 38:28 and claim his first road racing victory. "

Either oar propositionA BHS athlete enlists rowers for a new crew club.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:46PM

"When Elizabeth Bailey, a BHS junior, launched herself off a trampoline last summer at a swim team get-together, she had no idea she was about to launch a new island club. She landed awkwardly, broke her thumb, and had to bypass the season because her cast prevented her from entering the water.So she began hanging around the Lake Washington Rowing Club. Pulling an oar put no strain on her thumb or the cast.She enjoyed it so much that she and Kacy Hamilton - who had previous experience with Lakeside School's summer program at Pocock Rowing Center - put a notice in the school paper to see if any of their fellow students might be interested in starting a similar group. "

A great photo-op for sprinter Preble

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:46PM

"An article in last week's Seattle Times evaluated Bainbridge's entry into the Metro League next fall:If any Bainbridge kid wins a sprint championship in track this spring, take a picture. It could be years before it happens again.This dose of dis was a tough pill for Spartan senior track co-captain Luke Preble to swallow.If I had been in Metro, I would have made it to state in at least one event every year since I was a freshman, based on district qualifying times, Preble says. I have been surprised at how easy it is to get to state in Metro compared to the West Central District, which we are in now. "

"It's all downhill from hereExcept for the cross-country part, as BHS skiers test their mettle."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:46PM

"March was Nationals ski month for a pair of Bainbridge High School athletes who traveled to Junior Olympics competition.Junior Josh Anderson competed in Junior Olympics Downhill Nationals March 18-24 at Mt. Bachelor, Ore., as a member of the Pacific Northwest Ski Association.He opened with the giant slalom.I didn't do as well as I'd hoped, Anderson said. It was kind of a weird day.Still, starting 83rd, Anderson wound up 53rd out of 100.He took practice runs the next two days to prepare for Thursday's downhill, which proved disappointing.It was a flat hill, and I was 20 pounds lighter than anyone else, he said. "

"Fastpitchers falter, fall to Vikings 4-0 North Kitsap digs in and holds on to beat the Spartans."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:46PM

"The Bainbridge fastpitch team dug itself a three-run hole against North Kitsap Friday, en route to a 4-0 defeat in their first action in nearly a week and a half.The first inning was bad, said coach Steve Nelson. Then we settled down and played good ball.Nelson is familiar with most of the Viking players because of their mutual affiliation with the Kitsap Angels, an elite fastpitch team that also includes several Spartans. So he knew his team would have to play a solid game to compete and was heartened by their defense after that inning.Pitcher Brooke Hilton struck out six and Bainbridge recorded four 1-2-3 innings. Right fielder Chelsea Magraw and catcher Amanda Perna combined for the defensive play of the game in the fifth inning when the Vikings loaded the bases with none out. "

"When life throws curves, Brooke Hilton throws back"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:46PM

"Brooke Hilton will make one college fastpitch coach's day. And disappoint at least three others.Friday is the first day that high school seniors can sign with colleges. And Hilton has narrowed the field to the University of San Diego, University of Southern Virginia, New Jersey's Rider University, and Towson College (Maryland).While all would involve considerable travel, that's nothing new to the peripatetic Hilton, who has lived in 10 different states.Most recent was Utah before her family moved here during her junior year so her father could take a job with clothing maker Cutter and Buck.During the myriad changes in locales, fastpitch has been a constant in her life. "

"Kickers rebound for 3-2 winThe game was marked by fine play, bad language, and good sportsmanship."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:46PM

"The Spartan soccer team took a page from Shakespeare in their 3-2 win at Port Townsend on Thursday - taking Macbeth's So fair and foul a day I have not seen literally.Fair was Bobby Lee deliberately missing a penalty kick because he felt that the linesman's call awarding him the wide-open opportunity was in error.Foul came with 20 minutes left in the game, when a Spartan mistook a baseball foul line for the soccer out-of-bounds line, stopped in his tracks to turn the ball over to the Redskins, and loudly uttered a well-known expletive that resulted in a red card and his immediate ejection. "

Prep roundup

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:46PM

"Trygg medals, but golfers fallThe girls' golf team lost to Port Angeles on Thursday at Wing Point, 84-75 using Stableford scoring. Katja Trygg was medalist with a 44, good for 26 points. Angela Asher had 19 points, Tiffany Johnson 16, Erin Wiggins 8 and Shawnee Snyder and Malerie Romero each had 6. The wind affected the flight of the ball, so everyone had a little trouble with that, coach Marnie Snyder said, but overall, we did pretty well. The team lost a narrow decision on Monday to 4A Shelton at Bayshore golf course, 295 to 304.Trygg was again the medalist with a 42. She is such a steady, all-around good player, said Snyder. It's fun to watch her play.No other individual scores were available.The team's next match is April 10 when they host Sequim at Wing Point. "

Smooth sailingThe Spartans hope for high winds and cool heads this season.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:46PM

"It may not be obvious to late afternoon ferry commuters who glance at the fleet of tiny sailboats tacking back and forth in Eagle Harbor. But the Bainbridge sailing team is actually practicing tactical maneuvers that make even the most complicated NFL scheme look like kids drawing plays in the dirt with their fingertips.That's because one of the two types of races they enter - team racing - isn't necessarily to the swift or the strong but to the clever. Both of the two schools enter three boats, each with a skipper and crew member. The winning boat in each race scores one point, second place two, and so forth. "

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