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Golfers on par at Wing Point -- Sports Roundup

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:09PM

Led by even-par performances from sophomores Rick Ulloa and Paul DeBarros, the Bainbridge High boys golf team opened their Metro League season with a solid home win over Seattle Prep, Eastside Catholic, and Nathan Hale Monday afternoon at Wing Point. Ulloa and DeBarros shared first place honors with Kyle Miller of Eastside, each with rounds of 35 for the front nine holes.

Spartan gridders worn down at Renton

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:09PM

Solid Renton rushing and a tepid Spartan offensive output combined to wear down the Bainbridge defense Friday evening, as the good guys succumbed by a 16-9 count on the road. “We had some opportunities there,” Coach Andy Grimm said. “If we could have scored in the second or third quarter, we could have turned things around. We just weren’t executing on offense.”

Spartans beat Storm on late heroics

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:09PM

Joe Picha found the end zone on a quarterback sneak with three seconds to play Friday, giving the Bainbridge Spartans varsity football team a 21-18, non-league triumph over the Squalicum Storm in Bellingham. The play capped a heady comeback from a late 18-7 deficit, after an end-zone interception by Spartan safety Derek Houston against a taller receiver prevented the Storm from sealing the win for themselves.

Small victories in loss for BHS

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:09PM

Sometimes a victory doesn’t necessarily equate to a win. But then, Bainbridge head swim and dive coach Greg Colby wasn’t expecting a win against the Islanders. In the Spartans’ 98-87 loss to Mercer Island Monday afternoon, Colby conceded there was really nothing his team could have done to make up the 11-point difference.

Team Ray squeezes out Newport

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:09PM

If revenge is a dish best served cold, the outdoor pool at Newport Hills Swim and Tennis Club was certainly a fitting venue. With temperatures in the low 60s and a cold, sporadic drizzle coming down, Bainbridge and Newport varsity water polo clubs met for the first time since last November’s state championship semi-final game -- where Team Ray knocked out the Knights 13-11 to secure the second-place spot.

Spartan kickers talk it up on the field

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:09PM

BHS drenched Eastside Catholic with lots of chatter and shots on goal. And an early goal for NK doesn’t hold up in season opening game for Spartans.

Sparts fall to Viking horde, 45-19

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:09PM

The rivalry resumes after more than a decade, unhappily for the home team. Is it too late to blow up the bridge? For football purposes, unfortunately so. A competitive first half gave way to a rout Friday evening, as the Bainbridge Spartans surrendered 33 second-half points and were overwhelmed by the Viking horde from North Kitsap, 45-19.

New rules for Spartan spikers

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:09PM

The Libero is in, and side-out is out for the 2003 Bainbridge volleyball season.
If a volleyball could cringe, it certainly would at the sound of one of Julie Miller’s outside hitters yelling “hut!” It means that there is about to be a high, outside set, a strong leap and a loud smack, followed by a laser of a shot coming down on the opposite side of the net. But volleyballs don’t tend to emote well, so it may just be opposing teams who shudder at the velocity and dead-on shot placement of Miller’s varsity volleyball squad this year.

Lady Ray in it for the long haul

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:09PM

The Spartan girls swim team hopes for a healthy, lengthy season.
It’s not quite 7 a.m. at the Nakata pool complex, but girls swim coach Greg Colby’s piercing whistle is already cutting the chlorinated, humid air. More than 50 swimmers are in the pool this Tuesday morning, and he wants them out of the water. Then back in the water. Then out again. There’s a reason for all of this.

Spartans are off and running

  • Aug 31, 2003 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:09PM

Bainbridge harriers, 100 legs strong, are poised to push for the state meet.
When Richard Christopher’s Spartan cross country team says they’re going to make a run for ice cream, they don’t mean a trip to the grocery store for their favorite frozen flavor. The practices leading up to the beginning of harriers’ season have historically included a trip to Seattle for a jaunt through Myrtle Edwards Park, stopping for ice cream on Alaskan Way before heading back to the ferry. Throw in regular team dinners and “boonie” runs, and the Bainbridge High School cross country program sounds like loads of fun.

The man behind the Blue and Gold

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:08PM

The walls of Bainbridge High School Athletic Director Neal White’s office look somewhat like a teenage sports fanatic’s bedroom. Posters of great athletes past and present run from floor to ceiling, autographed photos fill in the in-betweens. An well-worn baseball mitt hangs above his desk and a signed blue-and-gold football helmet rests prominently amid the paperwork. It’s clear who his heroes are -- the young men and women at Bainbridge High School are the visages in the posters and photographs.

Silver saves the best for last

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:08PM

Bringing up the rear is a daunting task in any relay event -- if you’re in the lead, you’ve got to maintain. If you are in second place, you’re playing catch-up. It is stressful. It can be nerve-wracking. Sometimes it’s a heavy burden to bear. But at the U.S. National Swimming Championships in College Park, Md., Emily Silver handled it, well, rather swimmingly.

Not your father's car show

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:08PM

In 1968, the Oldsmobile advertising campaign for the 442 boldly stated, “This is not your father’s car.” The auto-maker aimed for drivers in their 30s and early 40s who were fairly established and more inclined to purchase a powerful – but comfortable – muscle car. In Jim Peek’s case, the 442 really was his father’s car.

A wee turnout for Pee Wees

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:08PM

At Thursday evening’s Pee Wee Football conditioning camp, the older “A” and “B” team squads are making a thunderous noise, pumping out jumping jacks in unison while spelling “Bainbridge” at the top of their lungs. Across the Strawberry Hill Park field, a small group of younger players are working on the same calisthenics, but the jumping and clapping and shouting sounds more like a rain shower than thunder.

Tennis gets better with age

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:08PM

In 1949, after only two years on the tennis team at Stanford, Bruce Taft made a judicious decision. Devotion to his studies was paramount, and the time investment involved to continue playing tennis at the collegiate level was too great. Taft hit the books, graduated and went on to earn his Ph.D. in Oceanography from Scripps Institution at U.C.S.D.

Playoffs: the puck drops here

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:08PM

The Canucks and the Blues showed Saturday why the playoffs are the most exciting time of the year for Bainbridge roller hockey fans, and Hans Olson showed why he is the number one goal-scorer in the league. In the Division III playoff opener at Battle Point Park, the two teams ended regulation play with a 9-9 tie. A five-minute sudden-death overtime period saw a flurry of shots on goal, but when the final whistle sounded the two teams were still deadlocked at nine apiece.

Triathlon 101: beginners only

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:08PM

To those who have never participated before, a triathlon might seem an imposing event -- dominated by hardcore distance runners, road-racing cyclists and endurance swimmers. Luckily for the first-timer, there’s now something akin to Triathlon Lite. The “My First Triathlon” series, an event that originated in Canada five years ago, has made its way across the border to Lake Chelan.

A return to yesteryear

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:08PM

Baseball fans got a glimpse of Bainbridge hardball history on July 4, as the Island Reds and the Winslow Greys suited up for the first time since the 1920s. In replica wool uniforms reminiscent of the glory days of “The Babe” and Mickey Mantle, the two teams took the field at BHS to play a fund-raiser game for the Bainbridge Island Historical Society. And of course, for some good old-fashioned fun.

Bainbridge All-Stars take district championships

  • Jul 12, 2003 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:08PM

The Bainbridge 9/10 and 11/12 softball All-Star teams completed a sweep of the district tournament at Snider Field in Poulsbo, with final victories Tuesday evening that advanced them to state tournaments in their respective divisions. The 9/10 team downed East Jefferson 15-5, and the older Bainbridge squad also defeated East Jefferson by a score of 9-2, crowning them both District 2 champs for 2003.

Meadowmeer takes trophy

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:07PM

No matter how hard people try to make it a team sport, golf is still about one person striking one ball with one club. So the engraving on the Fred Schaffer Memorial Trophy will show that the Meadowmeer team captured the annual Helpline House benefit tournament that matches duos from the island’s two golf courses. But what made that possible was the virtuoso solo performance by Meadowmeer’s Tom Mueller, who put on one of the better displays of ball-striking seen on the island in some time.

Blackinton a World Series champ

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:07PM

When Jeff Blackinton walked onto the field in Houston for Rice baseball tryouts four years ago, he didn’t even have a catcher’s mitt. Monday night, he left Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Neb. -- the site of this year’s College World Series -- as a contributor in the first NCAA sports title in Rice history when the Owls soundly defeated Stanford 14-2.

Harmony, energy and ‘the method’

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:07PM

The word “aikido” is built from three characters in Japanese script. “Ai” is harmony and love, “Ki” translates to inside power, or energy, and “Do” means “the way” or “the method.” Together, they make a word that can be loosely translated as “the way of harmonizing body and mind.” The 8-year-olds in Chris Mills’ youngest aikido class at Tombo Dojo might not grasp that Eastern philosophy as a whole, but they certainly seem to be enjoying the physicality of the movements.

Storm weathers the competition

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:07PM

With a 14-2 win over the Commotion, the Storm players took home their second Majors softball championship in two years. The team was at the top of the standings at the end of the Bainbridge Island Little League softball season with a record of 7-4.  The Ice, Diamonds and Commotion were all tied with 5 wins, 7 losses.

Wheelmen getting bigger, stronger, faster

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:07PM

There are a number of questions, and a few exclamations, circulating in local competitive bicycle racing circles. “Who were those guys at Mason Lake?” “Did you see who was in the black and white jerseys?” “Those guys own the Seward Park series!” “Oh no, not them again!” The Rolling Bay Wheelmen have earned the accolades, and are providing the answers. And competitors are getting used to seeing the black-and-white jerseys on race days.

Softball for the Senior set

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:07PM

Before their inaugural game against Bremerton, coach Reid Hansen offered some sage advice to his fellow Bainbridge Island Senior Center softballers. “Get plenty of rest. Warm up your arms. Remember -- our motto is ‘we may be old, but we’re slow.’” The long-anticipated septuagenarian showdown -- part potluck, part social gathering, part sporting event -- took place Friday at Rotary Field on Bainbridge, a venue where parents and grandparents typically watch their Little Leaguers in action.

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