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Spartans find footing against South Kitsap

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:16PM

The girls prevail in a defensive battle against the Wolves in non-league play. Penny Gienger’s young team is beginning to find its identity. Two courses come to mind – Physics and Chemistry. Physical play and teamwork has kept the players upbeat through a 1-2 run through a trio of tough opponents, finding their strengths as a team.

Wrestlers pulling their weight

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:16PM

The Bainbridge High School wrestling team has been grappling to find an edge this season. While they’ve continued to falter as a team, the Spartans are experiencing quality efforts from individuals. “Too few wrestlers, too many forfeits,” said coach Steve Hohl of the results against Chief Sealth and at the Rainshadow Tournament in Sequim over the weekend.

Relay teams set pace vs. Rainier Beach

  • Jan 12, 2005 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:16PM

The Spartans have strong showings in the medley and the 200 freestyle. The Bainbridge boys swim and dive team swamped Rainier Beach at the Ray Williamson Pool by a score of 125 to 7 on Friday. The win vaulted the Spartans’ record to five wins and three losses. “We continue to see great effort from our athletes,” said coach Kaycee Taylor, “specifically those involved in the medley and 200 freestyle relays.”

Late free throw lifts Spartans over Cougs

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:15PM

Salo splits a pair with four seconds to go, giving the Sparts a needed home win. Befitting the plunging thermometer outside, Caitlyn Salo had ice in her veins Wednesday evening. The Spartan sophomore twined a clutch free-throw with four seconds left in regulation play, giving the Spartans a needed win over Holy Names at Paski Gym.

Coach Trick turns to new pursuits

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:15PM

Mead Trick, Bainbridge High School’s water polo coach for the past five years, has resigned to pursue new ventures, perhaps in teaching. The skilled carpenter and boat-builder is a pondering a vocation in which he could share those skills with at-risk youth.

Spartan boys run win streak to four games

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:15PM

And coach Orness enjoys a homecoming. The Bainbridge boys basketball team is riding high on a four-game winning streak. The Spartans handled Olympic last Tuesday, and on Dec. 30 hit the road for a 20-point win over Franklin Pierce, where four-year Bainbridge coach Scott Orness got his start, as an assistant for his father, Bruce.

A calendar year of running

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:15PM

Ross Robinson ‘streaks’ through a busy 2004. At about this time last year, islander Ross Robinson began considering how he could keep his running routine fresh and alive. The answer quickly became obvious: streaking. To most people, streakers are exhibitionists (almost always male) who display their assets during short dashes in public places, but to runners, streakers are dedicated individuals who run – with clothes – every day during a calendar year, and in some cases, year after year.

Spartan grapplers try to find solid footing

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:15PM

Experience holds its own, while young blood is still learning lessons on the mat. The Bainbridge wrestling team is grappling with polarities. Four proven wrestlers have started the season strong, combining for a total match record of 35-10. But their younger teammates are still getting schooled on the mat.

‘Instructional’ baseball comes to Kitsap

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:15PM

The BlueJackets will debut at a newly renovated field at the county fairgrounds. It’s official. Kitsap County is finally back on the baseball map – in a big way. After years of trying to organize a team in the region, the Kitsap BlueJackets will make their debut on the diamond in the summer of 2005.

Spartans have to take the long way around

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:15PM

Visions of a trip to Tacoma Dome don’t spell a needed win. On the detour through Tacoma to Bellevue and Eastside Catholic – courtesy of the three-hour ferry delay due to “suspicious activity” – the Bainbridge boys basketball team received a carrot of motivation for their Metro League bout Tuesday night. Coach Scott Orness pointed to the Tacoma Dome: “Take a look, boys,” he said. “That’s where we want to be in a few months. Keep the vision in mind.”

Spartans struggle, fall to visiting Panthers

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:15PM

Inconsistent play results in a 52-43 loss to Seattle Prep. “We are getting better, but it’s a slow process. We still have a ways to go.” The words of Spartan basketball coach Penny Gienger tells of the difficult road, even at home, for the Bainbridge girls thus far this season. Friday night they fell in the final minutes of their first Mountain Division Metro League game against visiting Seattle Prep by a score of 52-43.

Gymnasts work for good routines, grades

  • Dec 8, 2004 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:15PM

The goal is to tame the Metro League, and earn honors for top scholarship. Going into her 25th year coaching at Bainbridge High School, Cindy Guy is optimistic about this year’s program, with seven returning with state experience. With her select group preparing to open at home this Friday at 6 p.m., Guy shares two of her team’s goals for the season.

Spartans open play tonight

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:14PM

The girls host Cleveland as the new campaign gets under way. Expect a quick step this year from the Spartan girls’ varsity basketball team. “One thing we have this year is speed, and we’ll change the offense to accommodate that,” said Bainbridge girls basketball coach Penny Gienger, who graduated all but one of her starters from last year’s 15-5 team.

Tough defense, up-tempo plan for Spartans

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:14PM

Coach Scott Orness looks for big things out of his first group of four-year players. This is the year for the Spartans, says coach Scott Orness of the 2004 Bainbridge boys varsity basketball. With six players returning, including three starters, the fourth-year coach has implemented an aggressive defensive scheme and plans to use all his players.

Spikers take bronze at State

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:14PM

Your heart breaks with theirs, as much as you elate with them as fans when things go well. And you have to remind yourself, as captain Michelle Miller exclaimed after pulling out a win against Camas, claiming the bronze at State to cap a fine run by the Bainbridge girls volleyball team: “Winning third place at state is awesome!”

Spartans make a statement

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:14PM

Promising two games for the ages, the Spartans and their guests obliged. The Bainbridge girls soccer team this week hosted two of the best teams from their Mountain Division of the Metro Conference – perhaps two of the best in the state. The Spartans broke through for their first win over the 2003 champion Lions, 2-1 Tuesday, then came from behind Thursday to tie the Panthers, 1-1.

Spikers start the season in style

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:14PM

Winning seems to be catching on at Bainbridge High School. The undefeated Bainbridge High School varsity girls volleyball team has already trounced traditional Metro League heavyweight Seattle Prep twice this season, an early sign that this year’s Spartan team could be the best in recent memory. After dispatching Lakeside in three straight games last Tuesday, Bainbridge cruised past  Eastside Catholic at home Thursday by scores of 25-14, 25-11 and 25-17.

Glorious day for a run in the park

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:14PM

Build up a big enough lead, and you can survive anything. Even misdirection. So it went for Hillary Pritchett, who survived a mixup on a far leg of the cross country course at Battle Point Park Thursday, and still ran off with the race at the finish. Pritchett recorded a time of 20:10 for the three-mile trek, a result skewed by some unfortunate backtracking at the duck pond. “I got lost a few times, or I would have had a faster time,” the Bainbridge High School sophomore said. “The whole time, I was wondering if I was going the right way.”

Swimmers finding strength in youth

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:14PM

After saying goodbye to the best swimmer in Bainbridge High School history, coach Greg Colby is rebuilding, and reloading with promising freshmen.  “We lost 12 seniors last year, and they were all point-getters,” Colby said. “And we lost the fastest swimmer in state history in Emily Silver. That’s a hard act to follow, but this year’s team is doing a good job of it. 

Everything went right, and then some

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:14PM

There were aspects of the Spartan football team’s performance Friday evening that are sure to stand out in fans’ minds, like Grant Leslie’s five touchdown passes, or Zach Kornfeld’s 106 yards rushing on just 11 carries. And then there were elements of Ingraham’s play that summed up that squad’s fortunes – like the onside kick that went the wrong direction. Not “that was picked up and run back the other way”; the kick actually went backwards.

A ‘hardcore, go get ’em’ victory

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:14PM

From the stands, a 2-0 halftime lead looks pretty solid. Not so from the sidelines, Jackie Danzig maintains. “It’s the most dangerous lead,” the Spartan junior goalkeeper said. “The winners are thinking, ‘oh, it’s in the bag,’ and the losers are thinking, ‘we’re still in this.’ “It’s a race to goal number three, that’s what we always say.”

Spartans stun Vikings in season opener

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:14PM

Bainbridge Spartans coach Andy Grimm and North Kitsap Vikings coach Jerry Parrish are veterans of their respective football programs. But ask either the last time the Spartan gridders toppled their neighbors across Agate Passage, and you won’t get a quick answer.

Like grabbing gold from Australia

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:14PM

Ali Gourley, Isabel Williams and Austin Hallett traveled to Redding, Calif., last week to compete in the 2004 Western Zone Long Course Championship Swim Meet. Representing the Pacific Northwest along with 56 other age-group swimmers, the trio competed with the top swimmers from the surrounding 17 states.

Memories of a truly golden moment

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:14PM

If the 1936 Olympics are widely remembered for the venue – Nazi Germany – and Jesse Owens’ four gold medals in track and field, islander Jim McMillin recalls the games as, simply, the highlight of his life. McMillin captained the winning United States shell team in Berlin, rowing hard to earn the gold.

13s take fourth at State

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:13PM

If you were to bring one item to the Babe Ruth State Championships last week, it should have been a pacemaker. The 13-year-old Bainbridge All-Stars took fourth place in the tournament after a nail-biting campaign that began and ended at home plate. “There were a lot of close plays,” manager Israel Gaphni said. “And a lot of plays at the plate. It was exciting.”

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