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"Gosney, Gleason, Clune take top honors at meet"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:49PM

"Three Bainbridge Island Swim Club swimmers took High Point honors at the Starlight Invitational Swim Meet in Wenatchee July 21-22. They included Zachary Gosney (boys 10 and under), Sarah Gleason (girls 13-14), and Melissa Clune (girls 15 and over).High Point honors are given to the swimmer in each age group who scores the most points based on their overall meet performance, in all events. "

"Coming home to RuthThe 14-year-old All-Stars fall just short, taking second in the state tourney."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:49PM

"The Babe Ruth 14-year-old All-Stars came up a game short in their quest to win the state championship, falling 4-0 to North Kitsap on Tuesday afternoon after forcing a final game with a 6-5, 11-inning win earlier in the day.I think the first game took a lot of energy out of them, said Charles Peach, who coached many of the players during the regular season. It was hot, and we had to play an extra game to get to the finals. "

11/12 leaguers beating the heatThe squad opens with two wins at Walla Walla.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:49PM

"WALLA WALLA - Tonight, Bainbridge Island's boys of summer may be sound asleep in their beds with visions of Southern California dancing in their heads.Bainbridge's 11/12-year-olds, competing as one of 11 district-tournament-winning teams in the state Little League Majors baseball tourney, won their first two games of the week-long event despite being forced to play in - for them - uncharacteristically searing heat. "

Island walkers on the moveTwenty islanders are in training for a three-day trek for cancer research.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:49PM

"How far is it from the downtown Colman terminal to the Vashon ferry dock in Fauntleroy?It's 13 miles, says Cookie Gaulding of Bainbridge, matter-of-factly. She knows - she walked the route as part of her training for the Avon Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk, which begins in Enumclaw on Aug. 10 and concludes in Seattle, Aug. 12. "

Freak play tough on 9/10 girls at tourney

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:49PM

What girls softball 9/10 All-Stars coach Tony Gaspich called the weirdest play I've ever seen was a major factor in the team's 3-2 loss on Sunday to Redmond West in the state tournament in Vancouver.Following wins in the team's two opening games - including Haylee Baker's no-hitter on Saturday - the defeat set up a loser-out game yesterday.

"Ruth 14s rally, stay alive in state play"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:48PM

"The Bainbridge Babe Ruth 14-year-old All-Stars hoped that the old baseball adage Let's play two held true yesterday.After wins in their first two games, they lost to North Kitsap 4-2 on Monday morning to drop into the loser's bracket in state tournament play. "

On to state for 11/12 StarsThe squad bounced back to down Gig Harbor on consecutive days

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:48PM

"The two key hits in Thursday's 5-2 district championship win over Gig Harbor, advancing the Bainbridge 11/12 All-Stars to next week's state championships, couldn't have been more different.The first was Peter Huisinga's 210-foot, two-run homer that climaxed a three-run first inning. The other was Rudy Sharar's 15-foot bunt single that trickled down the third base line to ignite a two-run sixth inning and provide some breathing room in a close game. The victory was the third in three days as the team rebounded from a Sunday defeat by the Gig Harbor Americans to take home the championship trophy. "

Ruth squad digs itself a holeA shutout loss to North Kitsap dimmed prospect for state play.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:48PM

"The Babe Ruth 15-year-old All-Stars have a Herculean task ahead of them after dropping a 5-0 decision to host North Kitsap Wednesday, in the first game of their state tournament at Poulsbo's Snider Field. The loss dropped Bainbridge into the loser's bracket, where they would have to win yesterday, today, twice tomorrow and two more times on Monday to capture the tournament title and advance to the regional tournament in Idaho. "

"All-Star 13s out; 14s, 15s advanceA final 9-7 loss to South Kitsap in district play sends the 13s packing."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:48PM

"The Babe Ruth 13-year-old All-Stars opened district tournament play in fine fashion on Friday. C.J. Hall threw a complete-game one-hitter and the team knocked off South Kitsap 4-2 at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds in Silverdale.But it was a vastly different story on Saturday when the team endured a 19-4 thumping by Central Kitsap.First the wheels came off, said coach Jon Kroman, and then the rest of the car parts. "

All-Stars sweep tournamentThe 9-10s head to state for the first time ever after dominating district play.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:48PM

"The Bainbridge 9-10 girls All-Stars became the first-ever island softball team to advance to the state tournament as they completed a three-game sweep of the District 2 tournament on Wednesday by trouncing host Sequim 12-1.The team opens state tournament play in Vancouver on Friday at 6:00 p.m. Pitcher Lindsay Willmann went the distance against Sequim, throwing a one-hitter and striking out 12 as the game was called after five innings due to the ten-run rule. Willman had an outstanding tournament, allowing just two hits in nine innings and fanning 24. "

"Safety on the high seasThe Coast Guard Auxiliary is on patrol, ready when boaters need help."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:48PM

"The Coast Guard recently released some alarming statistics: * Staffing is so low that many personnel work well in excess of 40 hours a week;* On-the-water accidents involving Coast Guard personnel have more than tripled in the past two years;* Virtually no new recruits assigned to Coast Guard stations have training in small boat search and rescue;* Eighty-four percent of search-and-rescue small boats were deemed not ready for sea.No one who boards the 37-foot Cooper pilothouse sloop Havorn, though, would think of it as not ready for sea.Shipshape and Bristol fashion, Havorn belongs to Poulsbo resident Peter Riley, a member of the local Coast Guard Auxiliary's Flotilla 48. "

Bragging rights stay with Wing PointTunkkari and Hansen card 72 and 68 to win the tourney.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:48PM

"Yogi Berra to the contrary, it wasn't deja vu all over again at Sunday's Fred Schaffer Helpline House Memorial Golf Tournament, the 10th annual charity event that pits the pros at Wing Point and Meadowmeer in a 36-hole, best-ball format.Last year, Meadowmeer head pro Tom Mueller's second shot at Wing Point's 10th hole hit a tree on the right side of the fairway. The ball took a fortuitous bounce and landed on the green, giving Mueller a putt for a possible eagle.This year: same shot, same tree. But the result was a vastly different species of bird, more akin to a duck as it splashed into the water. With Meadowmeer assistant pro Drew Azure having arboreal problems of his own - his tee shot rolled under a heavily branched fir tree and he had to chip out onto the fairway - both men wound up with bogeys. "

Reese leaves Spartans for OC

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:48PM

"Mike Reese is leaving his head baseball coaching position at Bainbridge High School to accept a similar post at Olympic College, OC athletic director Barry Janusch announced this week.Reese, who accepted the job from Janusch on Tuesday, was working on a winning tradition in his short tenure at Bainbridge - the Spartans were 49-17 under his tutelage.His team won the Olympic League title in 1999 and he was named the league's coach of the year. The Spartans were West Central District champions that year, and again in 2000. It was a difficult decision, Reese said. I've had nothing but a great time on the island, and have appreciated the community support. "

Cakes on the griddle for BHSA Grand Old Fourth tradition began with Dean and Jackie Scherer.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:48PM

"The Fourth of July pancake breakfast - and perhaps the entire Grand Old Fourth celebration of which the breakfast is an integral part - owes its genesis to a few baseball uniforms.When longtime island middle school teacher Dean Scherer moved here in 1961 and became baseball coach, he quickly became aware of an inequity.In those days we had only the varsity team, Scherer recalls, but so many kids turned out that it didn't seem right to me to leave the younger kids out.So he approached then-athletic director Mike Nunamaker in 1963 and asked for funding to start a JV team. "

"CFA Mortgage team picks up the PaceA banged-up CFA team took the Babe Ruth championship title over Pace, 7-3."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:48PM

"Monday's Babe Ruth championship game pitted an opportunistic Pace team that appeared to have peaked at the right time against CFA Mortgage, which had lost three of its final four regular season games to slip from first to third.Pace, just 6-9 during the season, came into the game on a roll. They knocked off Texaco 8-1 on Saturday as Adam Knappe threw a no-hitter, then trounced top-seeded Virginia Mason on Sunday 11-1 behind Ranger Sciacca's 118-pitch complete game that included nine strikeouts.CFA, on the other hand, struggled to defeat Chevron, a team with one win all season, by a 10-7 score on Saturday after falling behind 4-0. And it took a desperate over-the-shoulder catch by Brett Mendenhall with the winning run in scoring position in the final inning to defeat regular season runner-up Re/Max 4-3 on Sunday.But after spotting Pace an early 2-0 lead, CFA parlayed a four-run third inning into a 7-3 victory and the tournament championship in a game that perhaps should have been played on Winslow Way in front of Virginia Mason because of the injuries and illnesses involved. "

Diamondbacks claim titleTaurean Yamada's homer sealed the 9-7 win over the Dodgers.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:48PM

"It was long ball vs. small ball as the Diamondbacks squared off against the Dodgers in Tuesday's Little League tournament championship game.It was also passed ball (the Dodgers scored three times that way) vs. last ball (Diamondbacks coach Bruce Hensen coached his final Little League game).Though the Dodgers scratched out a 7-2 lead at one point, long ball prevailed as Taurean Yamada's second mammoth homer of the game in the bottom of the sixth propelled his team to a 9-7 win before more than 200 spectators. "

Turf's up for elite Bainbridge kickersThree island players will travel with an Olympic development team.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:48PM

"Bainbridge soccer players Fab Rezayat, Kyle McFarlane and Adriana Gonzalez-Medina were named to Washington State Olympic Development Program traveling teams, which consist of the top 18 girls in the state in their respective age divisions. "

Uncharted waterways of lifeTwo young men head north by kayak for a summer of adventure.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:48PM

"This week, as their fellow BHS Class of 2000 graduates trickle home from a first year away at college, Cooper Rooks and Andrew Keach began their own version of higher education.We're going to the University of Planet Earth, said Rooks, as he and Keach departed on a kayak trip that may take them as far north as Alaska. Early Monday morning, the pair departed from Fay Bainbridge State Park as a dozen family members and friends gathered on the beach to wish them boy voyage. "

Grindrod takes on girls' soccerThe local coach brings more than 30 years soccer experience to BHS.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:48PM

"Longtime local soccer coach and player Mark Grindrod has been appointed as the new Spartan girls' soccer coach.Norman Gibbs, a well-known Bainbridge soccer player and coach who's worked with many of the girls whom Grindrod will inherit, speaks highly of him. He knows what he's doing. He'll be a great asset to the program.Grindrod brings more than 30 years of soccer experience with him to the Bainbridge position. "

"New boats, chop sink sailors"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:48PM

"The Bainbridge Sailing Club, Northwest District champions, finished last among 12 teams in the Interscholastic National Team Racing Championships at Tabor Academy in Marion, Mass., during Memorial Day weekend. "

Girls take first district titleStar Track in Tacoma is the next stop for twelve qualifying Spartans.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:47PM

The Bainbridge High School girls' track team won its first-ever district title during last weekend's 3A District 3 meet at North Mason and qualified ten athletes for this weekend's Washington State Track and Field Championships - Star Track XIX - at Tacoma's Lincoln Bowl. The boys were sixth in the 10-team field and qualified two. The top two finishers in each event advanced to State.The girls won five of 18 events and placed second in four more en route to scoring 120 points to Lakes' 91.5.

"Mercer Island shocks SpartansThe seven-time state champs fall to longtime rival Islanders in the finals, 16-15."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:47PM

"As the boys' lacrosse team bus returned to the ferry dock following Saturday's shocking 16-15 loss to Mercer Island in the state title match at the Islanders' home field, one of the players threw himself off the pier.But his motivation was greed, not grief.The player stood happily in a puddle of water, clutching a wad of money from doubting teammates who had quickly rebounded emotionally from their keen disappointment at losing the championship game for the first time in eight years. "

Next stop: state titleBainbridge vs. Mercer Island.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:47PM

"The BHS boys' lacrosse team defeated Eastside on Wednesday to qualify for tonight's state championship game against Mercer Island.But there was some anxious fourth-quarter quivering among the home crowd before Bainbridge hung on for an 11-8 win. I was surprised at how close the game was, said coach Ryan Painter. I think we got a little complacent in the second half.It would have been nice to ride some momentum into Saturday. But I'm not too worried. I think we match up well. "

"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. "

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