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"Kickers rebound to rip Klahowya, 6-1"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:37PM

"The Bainbridge High School girls' soccer team kept itself in the middle of the Olympic League pack by bouncing back from a tough loss against North Kitsap Tuesday to thrash Klahowya Thursday, 6-1.Held to just five shots against the 4A Vikings (7-2) in Poulsbo in a 2-0 loss, the Spartans shrugged off a 1-1 halftime tie against the 2A Eagles with an offensive flurry. Freshman Adriana Gonzalez-Medina scored two goals, as did junior Fab Rezayat. Lauren Hume and Lindsay Carlson each added a score, and Emily Haber registered three assists to help Bainbridge move to 4-4-1 on the season. The team has 13 points, good for fifth place in the eight-team league.The top four teams at season's end automatically advance to the district playoffs.In JV action, Bainbridge coach Helen Hendrickson's squad maintained its winning streak of three-plus-seasons with one of its toughest matches ever - a hard-fought 1-0 victory at North Kitsap Tuesday. Morgan Zajonc's goal in the last 10 minutes of play was the difference.Both teams resume play next Tuesday at Sequim. "

"Spartans drum Fife for first win, 17-12"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:37PM

"The smell of victory was in the air even before the Spartan football team got on the board.The Homecoming battle proved sweet for Bainbridge as the Sparts edged Fife 17-12 in front of an electric crowd, charged with students, parents, alumni and friends.To an inattentive fan, the only aroma permeating the cool, drizzly evening as the Trojans garnered the first points of the night, rose from the Bainbridge Boosters' burger-broiling barbecues.But the extra point kick missed for the Trojans and the capacity Spartan crowd voiced not just relief, but a growing vocal urgency to fuel the Bainbridge charge midway through the first quarter. "

Swimmers swamp state-champion Bellevue

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:37PM

"It was September only on the calendar.To judge by the electrically charged atmosphere crackling in the air and water Friday afternoon at the Ray Williamson Memorial Pool, however, the feel was pure November.November is when the the Bainbridge High School girls' swim-and-dive team make its annual appearance - some might say dominance - at the league, district and state championships. And what took place between the Spartans and archrival Bellevue could well be a season-ending showdown preview between two of the top 3A teams in Washington.If so, consider Bainbridge the frontrunner - especially after crushing the defending state 3A champions by a 110-72 score before a packed house in their home pool.You don't get this very often in September, Bainbridge coach Greg Colby said. It was loud and packed and intense, and it was a great shot of confidence that we can take into our championship meet season. "

Spikers salvage Knight split

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:37PM

"It was a Knight to remember for the Bainbridge Spartan volleyball squad - but definitely an evening to forget for visiting Bremerton.As guitars played in a homecoming rally in the courtyard outside the gymnasium, the Spartans pounded the Knights Thursday, 15-4, 15-5, 15-13.I thought we did OK, Bainbridge coach Julie Miller said after the win. With it being homecoming week and all the noise outside, we had some focus problems in the third game.Ironically, each game started out with the visiting Bremerton girls putting the first points on the board, 1-0. In the first game, the Knights didn't see another point register on the board until the Bainbridge girls had tallied a 5-1 lead. Some strong serves from the Bremerton side brought the Knights to within two at 5-3 - but it was the closest the visitors would come to the girls in blue and gold. "

"Kickers pick on PT, Bremerton"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:37PM

"The Bainbridge High School girls' varsity soccer team snapped a three-game losing streak with victories this week against Port Townsend and Bremerton.The Spartans, 3-3-1 on the season, got a breather from a tough slate of 4A opponents with a 6-0 romp on the Redskins' home turf Tuesday night. Junior Suzanne Fossum, normally a defender, scored twice against the winless opponent. Christen Faltermeier, Fab Rezayat, Lauren Hume and Adriana Gonzalez-Medina each tallied once. Rezayat and Emily Haber each had assists.Thursday, Lindsay Carlson scored the second of her two goals in the 34th minute of play to snap a 1-1 tie in a home contest against the 2-5 Knights. Her first goal, in the 14th minute, was on a 20-yard run on a through-ball from Hume, while her second was unassisted.Sophomore Crisma Biggs contributed an insurance goal just 22 seconds later before the two teams settled into a second-half defensive struggle.It was nice to go and have a couple of kick-back games, Bainbridge coach Susan Fowler said. It gave the girls a chance for a little sigh of relief before we play against NK on Tuesday - and that should be a real tough game. "

'We know we should have won'

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:37PM

"The tears said it all.The stained faces and stinging eyes spotted up and down the Memorial Stadium sideline after Friday night's heartbreaking 24-21 loss to Yelm showed how close the Bainbridge High School football team came to winning - and they showed how far the Spartans have come from two lopsided losses to open the season to put themselves in a position to win.Senior Clayton Wiggins can offer ample testament to them, having tasted the highest and lowest moments of his team's latest Pierce County League contest.His 19-yard touchdown rumble in the first quarter gave Bainbridge its opening score. And his fumbled punt midway through the fourth quarter gave Yelm the game's closing score. "

"Kickers doomed by late goal, 3-2"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:37PM

"Perhaps, by the time you read the paper, the Bainbridge High School girls' varsity soccer team will have finally caught a break.The Spartans certainly didn't get one Monday night against Olympic.Despite matching the visiting 4A squad virtually shot for shot, the Trojans got the last blast - a header goal by Emily Tracy with barely two minutes remaining - to send Bainbridge to its third straight loss by a 3-2 score.The loss obscured how well-played the game was on both ends, however, after the two rivals entered the second half with a scoreless tie. "

"Going tough, kickers regroup"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:37PM

"A little history lesson may provide some healthy perspective on the Bainbridge High School girls' soccer team's two losses to key Olympic League foes this week.Last year's Spartans stumbled off the blocks to a sluggish start, treading water at a less-than-break-even pace through the season's midpoint.After that, however, Bainbridge team members pulled themselves together in dramatic fashion, vanquishing two key 4A league rivals in the late going en route to an eventual berth in the state 3A Sweet Sixteen tournament.This year's start - a win and a tie, followed by tough Olympic League losses Tuesday and Thursday to 4A standard-bearers Port Angeles and Central Kitsap - suggests the Spartans may repeat last season's first-half storyline. "

Harriers outpace NK on road

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:36PM

"The Bainbridge Spartan boys' and girls' cross country teams ran away with victories on the North Kitsap home course Thursday afternoon.In the boys' race, seniors Evan Galloway and Andy Reese led the Spartan charge with a one-two finish, as Bainbridge chalked up just 21 points (low score wins), followed by North Kitsap at 44 and Sequim 53. Galloway ran the three-mile course in 16:20, with teammate Reese in hot pursuit at 16:22. The closest opponent was Jim Robson of North Kitsap, finishing third at 16:33.Also finishing in scoring positions for the Spartans were Colin Kuester in fourth, Steve Gardiner in sixth and Max Gordon in eighth. Taking 13th and 14th in the 21-runner field for Bainbridge were Tim Freeman and Chad Weldy.The score was not so decisive in the girls' race for the Spartans. Sequim leader Kierstein Bailey won the race in a sizzling 19:20, outpacing the field by over a minute. However, the Bainbridge runners packed in all five scoring runners in the top 11 to take the team title.Bainbridge scored 29 points, followed by North Kitsap 36 and Sequim 97. Leading the way for the Spartans were junior Sarah Grue, in second place at 20:26, and junior Audrey Bennett, in third place at 21:08. Also scoring for Bainbridge were Sara Dean in sixth place, Colleen Burke in seventh and Lia Layton in 11th.Rounding out the Spartan girls' contingent were Chrisy Lubovich in 12th, Carla Inch 15th, Anna Greist 16th, Mackenzie Adams 17th, Kathryn Bergh 19th, Mikal Hemingway 20th and Jamie Fleischfresser 22nd.Bainbridge's Paul Lang won the boys' junior varsity race in 17:21.The Spartan runners will be at Bremerton next Thursday for another three-way meet with Bremerton and Klahowya. "

"Spartan JVs corral Cowboys, 47-19"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:36PM

" The Bainbridge Spartan junior-varsity football team members may have thought they were looking in a mirror Monday as the Chimacum Cowboys took the field. The visiting team had mistakenly brought their home dark uniforms, and were forced to borrow the Bainbridge High School gold visitors' togs for play. But the Spartan name emblazoned across the jerseys on both sides of scrimmage was about the only similarity between the opponents, as Bainbridge romped to a 47-19 victory. "

Early fits and starts for BHS spikers

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:36PM

"Playing in fits and starts this season, BHS volleyball has the potential, but not always the execution.After a Friday loss to Central Kitsap and a fourth place out of eight teams in last weekend's White River tournament, coach Julie Miller blamed plain old inconsistency.They're really hot and cold, Miller said. We've got one half really intense and the other half not so intense. Everybody needs to get on the same path. "

Swimmers look strong early

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:36PM

"In their opening meet of the season, the Bainbridge women's swim team took every event but one, leaving North Kitsap to go home nearly empty-handed. As a bonus, two Bainbridge swimmers qualified for the state meet in November.The meet went well, said coach Greg Colby. Especially considering that people weren't swimming their main events - it was just really good for them to race and have a meet.Leslie Wukstich qualified for state with a 1:02:03 in the 100-meter butterfly, almost four full seconds under the state time.Emily Silver also qualified in her lead-off role for the freestyle relay. She swam her 50-meter leg in 25:30. The state time is 26:00. "

Kickers maul Sequim

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:36PM

"In a game suggesting its standing in district competition, the Spartans girls' soccer team blasted Sequim 8-0 Tuesday night on the home field.I was surprised, coach Susan Fowler said. Sequim, in the past, has been very strong.Bainbridge came on strong from the beginning, making two shots on the goal in the first six minutes of play. First blood was drawn by senior Laura Hume in the 14th minute of the first half.By the midpoint of the game, the score was 3-0, and within the first 14 minutes of the second half, the lead was pushed to 6-0.I think they got discouraged after that first flurry of goals in the second half, Fowler said. "

Gridders blanked in season opener

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:36PM

"Bainbridge didn't lose its football opener because of the little things. It lost because of the big things.Big things like a 75-yard touchdown pass. Or like an interception return for a score. And big things like 290-pound Mitchell Johnson, the Washington Patriots' man-mountain of an offensive center, defensive end and demon kicker.The kids played hard, but they made a few big plays on us, Spartan coach Andy Grimm said. But the kids are buying into the idea that if we execute well, we can be okay. "

Never lonely with x-country

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:36PM

"Cross-country is more than just running. It's about the balance between the team and the individual, relying on others and relying on oneself.To some extent, you get this in all sports, said Richard Christopher, coach of the Bainbridge High School cross-country team, but in cross-country, you really have to dig down inside to get the courage to compete. It can be pretty scary to dig that deep sometimes.Though runners cross the finish line alone, cross-country scoring is done on a team basis, requiring strategy and trust. "

Spikers down PT

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:36PM

"Keeping the ball alive was the secret for Bainbridge who scored a win against Port Townsend Thursday night.It marked the second victory for the Spartans, who defeated Peninsula Wednesday.I think Bainbridge was a little more nervous today, said coach Julie Miller. Unlike Peninsula, Port Townsend is in our league and the crowd tonight was much bigger.Long rallies proved crucial in the game that ended 15-8, 15-12, 15-2.Bainbridge's opening serves in the first game portended the final outcome as senior Michelle Purdom sent two unreturned serves into the Port Townsend ranks.The second game, Port Townsend's closest, started sluggish, the score reaching 1-4 for the visitors before Bainbridge rallied. The third game opened with a Spartan ace. Their spirits apparently dampened by the first two games, Port Townsend fell quickly in the third. "

Into the deep blue

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:36PM

"Despite the unusually large exodus of last year's seniors, the Bainbridge women's swim team isn't worried at all.This year's team is easily as good as last year's, said coach Greg Colby, and quite possibly even better.The team lost twelve seniors - a formidable number in the annual egress from high school swimming - though only one was a state swimmer, leaving five returning state veterans.We lost a lot of people, but we also have fast swimmers coming back, said team captain Allison Stover.Calling this year's team deep, Colby mentioned the loss of last year's leadership, but looked forward to watching returners and transfers perform. "

Poloists ready for life after Killpack

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:36PM

"For Bainbridge water polo, it's a brave new world - the first season ever without program founder and legendary coach Steve Killpack.But the new varsity coach and his young roster are looking forward to establishing their own identity.I'm really excited, said Jeff Clark about his impending first year as head coach of the program. It's going to be really interesting and a lot of fun. "

"Speed, speed and more speed"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:36PM

"After losing eight solid senior players from a state-tournament team, you could understand why Bainbridge soccer coach Susan Fowler lowered her expectations for this year.After the first week of practice, that changed.At first I would have said this group doesn't have the experience that our past teams have had, she said. But after a week of practice, I think the talent's there, and it's going to come together.Last year's team won 10 games and made it to the Sweet 16 round of the state playoffs. Fowler thinks this year's edition has the potential to be just as good. "

"A new floor, and a new team"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:36PM

"When the Spartan volleyball team opens its season Wednesday, the setting will be shiny new.So too will the team, which returns only three players from the 1999 squad that posted a 7-1 league record (16-9 overall) and was co-champion of the Olympic League.We're starting all over, coach Julie Miller said. Our new players played JV last year, but they're playing new positions that they haven't played at the varsity level, which always kind of makes it a rebuilding year.In keeping with the theme of newness, the Sparts have two new assistant coaches. Shaine Schramling will coach the JV team, while Susanna Pine will lead the C team.They both played college ball, and will benefit our program, Miller said. "

Father-son complete 420-mile bike ride

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:36PM

"Young Islander Michael Hopkins just finished the ride of his life - all 11 years of it.Michael, with his father Steve, rode over 420 miles the week of Aug. 21, from the mouth of the Columbia River to Walla Walla.Michael was the youngest ever to complete the second annual Ride Across Washington (RAW), sponsored by the Cascade Bicycle Club. "

Young blood for Spartans

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:36PM

"The frequently outmanned Bainbridge football team is finally looking at the arrival of reinforcements from back-to-back outstanding freshman teams.Those kids will start making an impact this year, third-year coach Andy Grimm said. Not a lot of them will be starters, but they give us some depth, and these kids are ready to step in and compete.The last two years in the tough Pierce County League have not always been kind to the Spartans, as the three wins over those seasons shows. But Grimm thinks a middle-of-the pack finish or better is a real possibility this year.The key, though, might be surviving the first two games - the home opener against Washington and then a road trip to Clover Park to take on Lakes. Grimm expects those two teams to be among the league's elite, along with Franklin Pierce. "

Booster group ready for action

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:36PM

"Andy Grimm is used to football games where the other guys are bigger and faster. He spent four years of college in that situation.But that didn't stop Grimm's school, Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, from being one of the winningest small-college programs in the country. And he thinks that experience translates to Bainbridge High School.It's amazing what you can do with a winning attitude, he said. Physically, PLU didn't match up, but the kids believed what they could do.Grimm found a willing worker in Dian Aversano, whose son Andy is a BHS sophomore this year. Another of Aversano's sons was a teammate of Grimm's at PLU.They want to bring one component of the PLU program to Bainbridge this fall - the creation of an involved community to support the team.Grimm and Aversano call the program EMAS, an acronym for Every Man (or Mom) A Spartan. "

Still swinging into their 70s

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:35PM

"They call themselves the WrinkliesBut member Andy Roby says the name has nothing to do with crows' feet and baggy cheeks.I've never seen anything about it in writing, but I'm pretty sure it's the name of an old English club, and not a reference to our physical appearance, Roby said as he strolled along the green.Meeting several times a week at the Wing Point Golf Course to play 18 holes, the septuagenarian golfing club boasts 21 listed members who play, Roby said, just for exercise and conversation.The only official requirement for entry to the club is age. Nobody under 70 need apply. "

"College play tough, rewarding"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:35PM

"Heading into their second year at Division 1 schools, three former Bainbridge athletes say the major difference between high school and college sports is attitude.People say sports is like big business, said Britt Themann, a basketball player at Tulane University in New Orleans. It's more serious, more pressure. But it's also more rewarding. More people notice when you play well, and you've put more work into it.Themann, who led the Spartans to the 1999 state 3A championship as a prep star, said more work is required than at the high school level. Stopping one person isn't the goal anymore - stopping a whole team is, she said.Nevertheless, Themann said she had a great time in her first year of collegiate play.It was awesome, she said. I got to play more than any other freshman. "

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