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"Killpack, poloists shine"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:32PM

"It was a golden weekend for Bainbridge girls' water polo.The Spartan gold JV team won the state JV championship. And Steve Killpack, Bainbridge's varsity coach, took his purple and gold UW Husky team to the national collegiate club championship. Killpack earned national coach of the year honors in the process, and two Spartan alums made the national all-tournament team.In the high school tournament, the Spartan golds, under the guidance of Jeff Clark, took control early in their opening 5-2 win over Puyallup.They jumped off to a 3-1 first-quarter lead on two Megan Lockwood goals and one from Natalie Berry. Sarah Dean's two fourth-quarter goals put the game away."

Lacrossers roll in post-season tuneups

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:32PM

"Though it may sometimes seem hard to believe, not everything is changing on Bainbridge Island. Not the lacrosse teams. Thursday, the Bainbridge boys served notice that they're ready, willing and able to tack on a seventh straight state championship, as they routed Curtis 15-1 in a near-perfect performance.And the girls finished their regular season unbeaten, first blanking Mercer Island 14-0, then posting a 15-8 win over Forest Ridge.The girls are trying to forget the last three years, when they lost in the state championship game, and revert to the form that saw them win four straight state titles before that."

"Fastpitchers win, clinch playoff spot"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:32PM

"If experience is indeed the best teacher, the Spartan fastpitchers learned their lessons well over the weekend.After an 11-6 loss to North Kitsap Friday, they rebounded Monday to rout Port Townsend 12-1 in five innings.The win at Port Townsend clinches a playoff spot, and confirms the revival of the recently moribund program.In the loss to North, the Sparts showed talent, but the villain was inconsistency."

Kickers still solid after tough split

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:32PM

"The invaders from Port Angeles swaggered onto the Bainbridge soccer field Tuesday evening, and showed why they're called Roughriders. And why they're unbeaten.In a game that was over almost before it began, the Riders outmuscled if not outhustled the Spartans, posting a 4-0 shutout.The Sparts rebounded Thursday to blank Central Kitsap by the same 4-0 score."

Poloists peak to rout tourney foes

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:32PM

"In a prime example of a squad peaking at the right time of the season, the BHS water polo varsity swamped the opposition at last weekend's regional tournament.The blue team not only posted a perfect 4-0 record in tourney play at Ray Williamson Pool, but it won those matches by a combined score of 49-10.This is the best we've played this year, coach Steve Killpack said. It was a tremendous unifying experience for these girls to play four games in 23 hours, and to play as well as they did."

"Beam, Carmel shine for raqueteers"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:32PM

"Bainbridge's depth was too much for Bremerton's strength at the top, as the Spartan netters dropped the Knights 7-2 Wednesday.Elliott Beam, the number two boys' singles player, maintained his unbeaten league record with a 6-2, 6-0 win. The sophomore has not lost a set in Olympic League play this year.You can pick up a lot of points with a strong number-two player, coach Mike Anderson said."

Pitching solid for hardballers in win

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:32PM

"On a chilly, blustery afternoon, the Spartan baseball team got down to business early.The squad scored five runs in the first inning, then relied on clutch pitching and tight defense to post a 7-2 road win at Olympic Friday.Cole Childers and Thomas Henshaw hit back to back singles to start Bainbridge's fireworks, and Mike Dressler knocked them both home with a double to right. Zach Lieberman's single drove Dressler home. Mateo Romero brought Lieberman in, then he advanced to second on an error and scored on Carl French's double.Bainbridge starter Henshaw and reliever Ross McKinstry scattered seven hits, and pitched out of two bases-loaded jams."

"Kickers outduel wind, Olympic"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:32PM

"SILVERDALE - Alex von Ries Crooks admits he's terrified of the wind at Silverdale Stadium. In fact, he gets downright defensive about it.It's actually easier for us to attack upwind there, said von Ries Crooks, coach of the Bainbridge High School boys soccer team that beat Klahowya 2-0 Saturday on the Silverdale carpet."

Runs in the sun

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:32PM

"Maybe it was the sun in the outfielder's eyes. Maybe it was the breaks evening out. Or maybe it was just meant to be.Whatever the explanation, the Bainbridge fastpitchers rallied for four runs with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning Monday afternoon to take a thrilling 4-3 win over visiting Bremerton. It was the resurgent Spartans fifth win of the season, equalling their combined victory total for the last two years.Bainbridge came back to earth Thursday, dropping a doubleheader at perennial power Port Angeles.In the Bremerton game, the visitors did a fair imitation of the small-ball Mariners. Although the Knight hitters couldn't catch up with Brooke Hilton's power pitching, they parlayed bunts, walks, aggressive baserunning and perfect defense into a 3-0 lead going into the last inning.A one-out single by Chrissy Haugen and a two-out walk to Bianca Quezada looked like too little, too late.But then the roof caved in."

Hardballers felled by tough Eagle ace

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:32PM

"It'd been awhile since the Bainbridge High School baseball team had seen a pitcher like Klahowya's Jeff Berend.In fact, it had been awhile since the Spartans had seen any opposing pitcher at all.Coming off an 11-day layoff, the Sparts had trouble dealing with Berend, the senior ace of the Eagles' staff, and lost the opener of an Olympic League doubleheader 4-1 last Friday at Klahowya. They came back to win the nightcap 7-1 behind the strong starting pitching of Matt Luria and an errorless performance by the defense."

The family that kicks together sticks together

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:32PM

"Lots of 40-year-old moms kick up their heels. But not all of them aim their heels at your head.Step onto a taekwondo mat with Sue Unger, though, and that's just what you'll see. Unger, an administrative secretary for the city building department, demonstrated her prowess in the Korean martial art by taking home two gold medals at the recent Washington state championship in Seattle.She competed in both the sparring and the form portions of the state tournament, and won top honors in both.The sparring is full-contact with chest protectors, mouthpieces and pads, Unger said, and each fight has two one-minute rounds, which doesn't sound like much until you try it. In my first fight, the timers made a mistake and let the first round go two minutes, she said. I thought I was going to die.Taekwondo, which originated in Korea, has some similarities to Japanese karate, with a different emphasis. Karate is mostly arms, Unger said. Taekwondo is mostly legs.Competitors in the sparring competitions score points for landing kicks to designated portions of their opponents' anatomy. The chest and sides are designated target areas, while the back is out of bounds."

Lacrossers go into break undefeated

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:32PM

"With a perfect 5-0 record at spring break, the Bainbridge girls' lacrosse team is on track to make another appearance in the state championship game.And to bring home the trophy.Last Thursday, the team won 8-4 at Lakeside, the school that beat the Spartans in the state championship game two years ago. It was a great game by the girls, coach Tami Tommila said. We had played a tough game on Tuesday (against defending state champion Overlake), and were short-handed again, being down four starters with vacations and injuries.Leading scorer against Lakeside was Lindsay Newlon, who scored three goals despite being injured. Rebecca Williamson scored twice, while Erika Holsman, Ashley Pedersen and Adrianne Moon each added a goal."

"Spartans run competition, and win it"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:32PM

"On a gloriously sunny afternoon that finally looked like spring, the Bainbridge track and field team came out of its burrow Thursday to best Sequim and Klahowya in the year's only home meet.The Bainbridge girls tallied 89 points to Sequim's second-place 52 and Klahowya's 50. The Spartan boys totaled 76, with Klahowya scored 56 and Sequim 49. Junior sprinter Luke Preble led the way for the Spartan boys with a sweep of the sprints. Preble won the 100, 200 and 400 meter dash events, and anchored the Spartans' winning 4x400 meter relay team."

Stickmen hold off islanders

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:32PM

"It was the best of times and the worst of times for the Bainbridge varsity lacrosse team. An overwhelming first half more than made up for an underwhelming second, as the Spartans hung on the beat Mercer Island 14-10.The Spartans were masterful in the first half, taking an 8-1 lead. But the visiting Islanders roared back with nine second-half goals to turn what had been a laugher into a nail-biter.We have some very strong players on this team, coach Dave Low said, but we're maybe not as deep yet as we would like to be. The second half, we were a little tired - maybe more mentally than physically.The Spartans raced out of the blocks with the all-around form that has made them six-time state champions. After blunting Mercer Island's initial attacks, Bainbridge scored when Jesse Savage took a long clearing pass from the defense and fed Jeff Pratt for a fast-break goal. After Adam Smith logged an unassisted goal, senior co-captain Peter Vander Hoek took over. He scored a flashy over-the-shoulder goal off an assist from Jesse Fairbank, then scored off a Kelten Johnson assist as the first quarter ended with the hosts ahead 4-0.The second quarter was more of the same. Johnson, a senior, quarterbacked the offense, and logged assists on all four Bainbridge goals - two by Fairbank, a junior, one by Vander Hoek and one by Pratt, a senior."

Fastpitchers look for new beginning

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:31PM

"A new season and a new beginning for the Bainbridge fastpitch softball team?Consider the following:* For the first time in memory, so many girls turned out that cuts were necessary, and both the varsity and JV squads have full complements of players;* First-year coach Bill Clement has eight solid years of fastpitch coaching experience, including two years leading the North Kitsap team;* The Spartans have experience and depth at pitching, especially in the person of newcomer Brooke Hilton, a junior immigrant from Utah, and* The team opened the season with not just a win but a domination - a 14-0 victory over Nathan Hale, called after five innings when the 10-run rule kicked in."

Sailing challenge: which boat is it today?

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:31PM

"Flying Juniors, Lido 14s, 420s, Lasers, and C-Larks are the equipment - can you name the sport?Bainbridge Island Sailing Club members have to be able to handle all varieties of sailboats as they compete in regattas throughout the state, with the difference in the craft from race to race perhaps the team's biggest challenge. Last year we won districts sailing Lido 14s in Port Hadlock. Then the team sailed 420s in national competition, said Coach John DeMeyer. Our boats on Bainbridge are Lasers, and they are small and fast, echoed co-captain Chris Utley. The other boats are bigger and harder to sail - we have to move farther, and it's more awkward for us because we're not used to them.Formed by DeMeyer at the urging of local kids, the club - co-sponsored by Bainbridge Island Park and Recreation District - is in its fourth year at BHS."

Golfers take a swing at Oly league title

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:31PM

"If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf. - Bob HopeOn a balmy day, with the sun shining on the pristine clipped green of the course, it's hard to think of golf as hard work. But the Spartan golf team is a serious crew, out to better last season's almost unblemished record. And in a game where individual effort tallies for the team's composite score, there is always something you can improve on, says BHS senior Ian Faddis. You can always play better.The girls' varsity team went undefeated in league play last year, while the boys placed second in league with an 8-1 record, losing only to Bremerton in the last match of the season. The team boasted a 13-2 overall record. Now, with the spotlight on senior Nicole Hebner and junior Joe Lanza, the Spartans hope to contend for the league championship this year, says BHS Athletic Director Neal White."

Fitness first for BHS kickers

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:31PM

"Blue-collar hard work, rather than dazzling footwork, will be the key to this year's Bainbridge soccer team.We really work hard on conditioning, third-year coach Alex von Reis Croooks said. We tend to wear people down. We stay close, then tear them apart in the last 10 minutes. Our fitness helps us do that.We don't have the outstanding individuals, von Reis Crooks said. We're more a team of equals. Quickness and skill level will be our strength. On the front line, the Spartans start senior Jeremy Lehv in the middle, sophomore Mitka von Reis Crooks on the left side and junior Alex Ruder on the right. Offensive midfielders are senior Mark Kanev and sophomore Cam Lawer. The defensive midfielders are senior Stefen Paige and junior Matt Dick, while the starting backline consists of seniors J.D. Fisher and Anders von Reis Crooks, plus sophomore Adam Brennamen.Starting in goal is senior Kyle Twitchell, whose development will be one of the keys to the season. He is a good player, von Reis Crooks said, but has not played as much soccer in the past as some of the other net-minders around the Olympic League."

Lacrossers hope to stick it to foes -- sports preview

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:31PM

"Most high-school sports teams take a year or two - or a lot longer - to recover from the loss of a dozen or more key seniors on a state-championship squad.Not the Bainbridge High School boys' lacrosse club, however. As they have every year for the last six seasons that they've entered the spring as defending champs, they simply pick the best of who they've got waiting for a chance and reload.So if Bainbridge wins a seventh straight title this year, don't call it lucky seven. It's pure skill and peerless program development."

Beemer hobbled as title defense begins

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:31PM

"The Bainbridge High School girls' basketball team is in trouble as it heads into next week's West Central District playoffs.Leading scorer and rebounder Kim Beemer is only playing at about 75 percent capacity after returning for the last three games of the Spartans' regular season this week from a slow-healing ankle injury. Emily Pierce, second on the team in both categories, is suffering from a relapse of the same flu bug that's bit her hard over the past three weeks.And Bainbridge, which closed its regular-season slate last weekend with a 15-6 overall record - and a 13-2 Olympic League mark - staggered to the finish line with a narrow win Saturday over North Kitsap."

Boys continue late-season hoops skid

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:31PM

"For the second straight game, it was the same story for the Bainbridge High School boys' basketball team.First half, terrific.Second half, THUD.The latter term could also be applied to the Spartans' playoff hopes after their 62-42 thrashing at the hands of the Port Townsend Redskins Tuesday night for the team's fourth Olympic League loss in its last five games."

Alumni go to the mat for wrestlers

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:31PM

"At first glance, a studio artist, a Bible studies major and a future Marine Corps officer would seem to have little in common.But Matt Pedersen, Danny Pippinger and Chuck Gilmore share a deep bond, honed through countless hours on the mat and off as four-year members of Steve Hohl's wrestling teams - and reinforced as volunteer assistant coaches on this year's Spartan squad."

Grapplers take sixth in eight-way home meet

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:31PM

"A summary does not a story make. That was the story of Saturday’s Island Invitational wrestling tournament, in which the Bainbridge High School contingent placed sixth in the eight-team field in its first meet at the school’s new gymnasium.Bainbridge scored 118.5 points in the tourney, well back of champion Gig Harbor at 205.5 points. North Mason (202), Mercer Island (161.5), Blanchet (149.5) and Forks (137) also finished ahead of the Spartans, who did get the better of Meadowdale (115) and Eastside Catholic (72).The latter was the summary."

Girls inaugurate new gym with win

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:31PM

"Saturday was a landmark day for the new Bainbridge High School gymnasium.It was somewhat less so for the Spartan girls’ basketball team, the squad that inaugurated the new facility that night.It was a long day of official ceremonial duties for the team’s members, who were already far afield from their usual go-to-school, take-the-bus-or-take-it-easy Tuesday and Friday game routine."

Marathon duo breaks down the wall

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:31PM

"Special to The ReviewMost Bainbridge High School students look forward to a little hard-earned rest and relaxation over their holiday break.Juniors Evan Galloway and Andy Reese anticipated just the opposite.On Dec. 19, the friends and teammates on the Spartan cross country and track teams completed Olympia’s Christmas Marathon – making them likely the youngest islanders to finish a 26-mile race."

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