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Spartans stymie Squalicum in opener

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:02PM

If the mark of long-term improvement is rising expectations, then the Bainbridge High School football program is on the right track. Consider how recently the Spartans would have been happy with a victory, any victory. In that light, it’s a giant step forward that Friday’s opening-night 19-7 win over Squalicum was greeted with considerable self-criticism, rather than jubilation. “I’m happy with the win,” coach Andy Grimm said, “but if we were playing in Metro League competition, we wouldn’t be ready, and the kids know that.”

Aversano looks to lead Spartan gridders -- Football preview

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:02PM

For better or worse, they’re not the new kids on the block any more. When the Spartan gridders went 7-3 overall their first time out in Metro League – and made the state 3A playoffs for the first time since 1996 – it caught the competition by surprise. This year, they won’t be sneaking up on anybody on the other side of Puget Sound.

Gold diggers -- BHS volleyball preview

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:01PM

Varsity volleyball coach Julie Miller stands on a wooden box with a smile on her face. Looming over the net, she slams volleyballs down onto her 2002 squad, in one of the many drills that make up the team’s daily practice. One after another, there is a dig-set-slam progression that continues with an impressive success rate. Yet a few misguided balls here and there reflect some of the cobwebs that accumulate over summer break. Perhaps it is the fulfillment of a dream – like taking batting practice all day – that lifts Miller’s cheeks to a grin.

Wheelmen racing to head of pack

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:01PM

There are certain advantages to bicycling with others. Motivation, for one – the drive to get out on the road, to do more miles, to push a little bit harder on days when body or mind might be less than willing. For those serious about competition and training, there is also the wisdom to be had from those who’ve been at the sport longer. And, as Paul Johnson notes, “Let’s not forget the all-important, splitting-the-car-fees” on the ferry en route to off-island races.

Pee Wees carry the ol' piglet-skin

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:01PM

As rough-and-tumble football goes, Pee Wee league play often skews toward the latter. But there’s something in the crash of pads – tentative at first, more resounding with a little goading from a coach or two – that suggests these kids will, over the course of the fall season, grow into a tough, seasoned outfit. “You’re dancing with him!” a coach chides, as a young player tries to tackle high on an oncoming rusher. “It’s not Friday night, it’s football!” Barks another: “Growl at him! Run him over and knock him on his butt!”

Clark is youth soccer's new superman

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:01PM

To the indifferent observer, it may seem little more than kids spending the afternoon kicking a ball around the high school fields. A refined eye can distinguish at least four distinct teams in training, boys and girls, with stray players from other squads receiving individual coaching away from the broad, netted goals. And to Grant Clark, it’s the fertile ground from which sprang the U.S. national soccer team’s success in the 2002 World Cup. “It was home-grown American boys,” Clark says of a squad that shook up the world at soccer’s quadrennial showcase this past June, “(kids) who grew up playing in situations just like this.”

Harriers going through their paces

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:01PM

The practice schedule reads like this: Monday – Run. Tuesday – Run. Wednesday – Run. Thursday – Run. Friday – Run. Saturday – Run. Sunday – Rest.... And this being Monday – never mind that it was only the first day of fall turnout – the BHS cross-country team was sent bounding down the track and across the field like deer.

Bainbridge All-Stars on their way

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:01PM

Their first step was rocky. Their second one was covered in mud. But the Bainbridge Island Little League All-Stars braved the conditions to win their first two games at the 11-12 district tournament at Snider Park . Bainbridge defeated Gig Harbor American 9-4 on Friday, then shut out South Kitsap Western 6-0 on Sunday in miserable conditions.

Ebers to circle globe for asthma

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:01PM

The Eber family’s New Year’s resolution will be more ambitious than most next year. On Jan. 1, 2003, Paula Holmes-Eber; husband Lorenz Eber, an engineer with the city; and daughters Anya and Yvonne will embark on a world-wide biking adventure to raise money to treat asthma. The family will spend 20 months travelling through 25 countries on a pair of tandem bicycles. The payoff: Corporate sponsors have pledged a total of $5 million to the World Bike For Breath Foundation, which Holmes-Eber founded last year.

Kickers head across the pond

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:01PM

Fourteen players from the boys’ U-15 select soccer team Arsenal will head to Europe next month to compete in two prestigious tournaments. They’ll be the first Bainbridge Island team to go to Europe and participate at this level of play. “In Europe, soccer is the sport,” Arsenal coach Rupert Jungnitz said. “We have a very talented group of young individuals, and after a few years of playing together on the same team, I think this will be a great opportunity for these boys to experience a whole new level of competition.”

Babe Ruth goes 1-1 against South Kitsap

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:01PM

The Bainbridge Babe Ruth baseball team began and ended the District 4/8 tournament by playing the team from South Kitsap. But the matchup that gave Bainbridge a 16-2 six-inning victory on Friday turned into a 6-4 loss on Monday in a third-place game at Poulsbo’s Snider Park. In between, Bainbridge dropped a 6-1 decision to Olympic of Port Angeles.

Wing Point celebrates the fourth

  • Jul 5, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:01PM

“We dodged a bullet, partner,” said Meadowmeer head pro Tom Mueller to his assistant, Drew Azure, as Wing Point pro Dave Tunkkari and playing partner Joe Lanza narrowly missed birdie putts on Wing Point’s 12th hole in Sunday’s 11th annual Fred Schaffer Helpline House Memorial Golf Tournament.

Marlins spear Majors title

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:00PM

After he gathered his winning team for a photo session for their parents, coach Don French asked his players who was the number one team in the league. “MARLINS!” was the response. And who was the number one team in the tournament they had just won? “MARLINS!” They were right on both counts.

Arsenal tunes up for trip to Europe -- Sports Roundup

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:00PM

Arsenal tunes up for trip to Europe BIYSC Arsenal won two games and tied a third during round-robin play in the BU-15 division of last weekend’s Baker Blast Tournament, but a 2-0 loss to Snohomish United 87 dropped the team out of contention for the tournament title.

Runner chases a perfect 10

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:00PM

Chris Charles will go for a perfect 10 on the Fourth of July. The 1995 BHS grad has won the Grand Old Fourth 5K run for nine years in a row, starting with his first venture as a sophomore in 1993. And most of the time he’s never been pressed. His time of 15 minutes, 17 seconds in 2000 stands as the course record. “I pretty much PR’d (established a personal record) every year except last year,” he said. “Sometimes after the first mile I’d hear footsteps, but they’d be mine.”

Little League: When it rains, it Storms

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:00PM

They started the season practicing in the rain, and fittingly, won in the rain as well. The aptly named Storm defeated the Diamonds in the Bainbridge Major League softball championship game Monday at Strawberry Hill Park. The Storm scored the winning run in the bottom of the sixth inning and came away with an 8-7 victory over the Diamonds for the 11-12-year-olds championship.

Little League All-Stars named -- Sports Roundup

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:00PM

The Bainbridge Island Little League recently announced the members of its All-Star baseball and softball teams.

Wing Point guns for tourney four-peat

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:00PM

After Meadowmeer dominated the early years of the Fred Schaffer Helpline House Memorial Golf Tournament, Wing Point has won the last three times and hopes to make it four in a row in the 11th annual edition on June 30. The tournament, which matches the pros at Meadowmeer and Wing Point in a 36-hole best-ball format, raises several thousand dollars to benefit Helpline House. It was renamed several years ago to honor Fred Schaffer, former president of the Helpline Board.

Simon says: ‘Things fell together nicely’ -- Sports Roundup

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:00PM

Once again demonstrating his knack for perfect timing, BHS baseball player Simon Pollack parlayed a three-for-six plate performance at the State Senior All-Star Games last weekend into an invitation to join the Washington State All-Stars in a doubleheader in Vancouver, Wash. on June 22 against a corresponding team from Oregon.

Galloway running on water

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:00PM

One doesn’t normally regard marathon runners as a fertile field for recruiting potential crew members – let alone national title holders. But 2001 BHS grad Evan Galloway – who ran the Christmas Marathon in Olympia as a junior, competed in the state cross country meet as a senior and logged personal bests of nine minutes, 55 seconds in the 3200 meters and 4:37 in the 1600 – rowed bow for the University of Washington fours-with-coxswain shell that won the Intercollegiate Rowing Association national championship on June 1.

Fine debut for Spartans in Metro play

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:00PM

Give the coaches “a good pop,” said athletic director Neal White, summarizing Bainbridge’s first year in the Metro League. “They had to make a lot of adjustments, playing teams they’d never seen before, scouting across the water. It takes a lot more time,” White said. “But our coaches care about their kids. They’re in it for all the right reasons – emphasizing discipline, a positive work ethic, motivation.

Islanders rise to Olympic heights -- Sports Roundup

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:00PM

Jesse Miller Rees and Rachel Wilson of the Bainbridge Island Golden Eagles track and field team each took a first place at the Washington State Special Olympics Championships last weekend at Fort Lewis.

Track star Freeman does it again

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:00PM

BHS junior Tim Freeman set a school record in the 800 meter run for the second time in eight days, running 1:54.4 at the Oregon/Washington Meet of Champions on Sunday to break the mark he established at Star Track XX by nearly a second.

Horse show organizer riding high

  • Jun 6, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:00PM

The Bainbridge Island Classic horse show, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this weekend, can trace its origins to a tiny cubicle in a Seattle ad agency. Shortly her 1981 graduation from the University of Colorado with a political science/journalism degree, Mollie Bogardus returned to her near-native Bainbridge (born in New York, she celebrated her first birthday here) and quickly found employment across the water. But it hardly qualified as “gainful.”

Dinky rink? Not for this rock's rollers -- Sports Roundup

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:59PM

Regular league play begins today on the newly finished permanent Bainbridge Roller Hockey League rink at Battle Point Park. It was dedicated last night, with a barbecue and exhibition by senior hockey players.

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