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Sports Roundup -- Roller hockey playoffs at hand

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:26PM

With the final weekend of regular season play in the books, the Bainbridge Island Roller Hockey League will get ready for the playoffs. In Division III action, the Rangers defeated the Bruins 14-1 on Saturday and the Canucks 9-8 on Sunday. Keith Mowell led the way with six goals on Saturday and four on Sunday to lead the league in scoring with 82 points.

All-Star finishes: baseball 3rd, softball 4th

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:26PM

The quest for state titles comes up just short for both Bainbridge teams. PORT ORCHARD – The Bainbridge Island Softball All-Stars couldn’t overcome a strong pair of pitchers and several errors, Friday, falling 11-0 to Marysville Friday and being eliminated from the state tournament. All-Star manager Troy Greenfield felt there was a bit of an emotional hangover from Thursday’s thriller against Lewis River, but he was still happy with how his team did on the field.

Girls rebound to drain Lewis River

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:25PM

After it was all said and done, manager Troy Greenfield exhaled. “I can breathe again,” he said. So can the team, their coaches and fans. After the Bainbridge softball All-Stars made several mistakes in a 8-5 loss to Woodinville West on Wednesday, they came back to defeat the Lewis River All-Stars 8-7 in an instant classic on Thursday to stay alive in the losers’ bracket in the 2005 majors state softball tournament.

All-Stars continue march to title games

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:25PM

The 11U boys win a nail-biter over Richmond Beach, stay in contention. Bainbridge Island 11U All-Star coach Bill Ackerley didn’t want it to end. “As a spectator, it was a good one to watch,” he said of Tuesday’s state tournament contest against Richmond Beach. “It had been such a good game, it was hard for either team to lose.”

Brrrr! Swimmers planning cross-sound swim

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:25PM

Gold medal winner Megan Quann will join the fund-raiser for youth programs. Visit Manzanita Bay early Sunday morning and you may find more than seals swimming in those cold waters. More than a dozen Bainbridge Island swimmers have signed up to swim across Puget Sound in August, and early morning swims in the bay are part of their training program.

All-Stars heat up summer with wins -- Little League

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:25PM

The Bainbridge nine take the District title, open with a win at the State tourney. The Bainbridge Little League 11-year-old All-Star “Nationals” are moving on. After defeating Gig Harbor National 10-0 last Monday to win the District 2 championship, they beat Sammamish 7-4 in extra innings Sunday in the opening game of the state tournament.

All-Stars heat up summer with wins -- softball

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:25PM

Greenfield, softball 11-12s breeze past Clarkston in State tournament play. Don’t blink when you watch the Bainbridge Island Softball Majors All-Stars play, or you might miss a pitch, an at-bat, or an entire game. Taylor Greenfield threw a complete game and struck out 11 as the All-Stars defeated District 5 champion Clarkston 6-2 on Sunday in Port Orchard, in a game that went just over an hour, to advance in the State tournament.

Sele’s role changes in twilight of career

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:25PM

The 11-year veteran is now a sage for pitchers on the way up. The return of Aaron Sele to the Seattle Mariners in 2005 has seen the Poulsbo native making a contribution to the team both on the field and in the clubhouse. While he’s compiled an up-and-down 6-9 record and posted a 4.70 ERA this season, Sele has also become one of the pitching staff’s veteran leaders, offering advice to a team increasingly reliant on its youth.

A kind of homecoming for Aaron Sele

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:25PM

The Mariners starter recalls his days growing up in North Kitsap. Win or lose, up or down, with a lead or without, Aaron Sele is always on the run to and from the mound. The Poulsbo native and Seattle Mariners starting pitcher never lolls his treks from dugout to hill or hill to dugout. To do so would be a sign of weakness to teammates and opponents – a lapse in the poise he has developed over his youth, collegiate and 11-year professional baseball career.

Softball All-Stars nonchalant in victory

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:25PM

The 11-12 team made short work of Sequim, heads to State. The celebration was all business – much like the play on the field. The Bainbridge Island Majors All-Stars 11-12 year-olds defeated Sequim 6-0 on Saturday to win the District 2 softball championship and move on to the state tournament.

Softball All-Stars advance in tourney play

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:25PM

Manager Troy Greenfield's team won"t let weather get in the way. "The other night it was raining hard and we (coaches Brian Moore and Gary Pitts) were thinking of cancelling practice, but the girls went crazy," Greenfield said. "They wouldn"t hear of it." The Bainbridge Major All-Stars will apply their focus in the championship game of the District 2 tournament today at Art Mikelsen Field in Port Orchard. Bainbridge plays the winner of the Sequim/East Jefferson contest at 4 p.m.

Spartans girls hoops honors its history

  • Jul 6, 2005 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:25PM

The first-ever Spartan girls basketball reunion, held over the long Fourth of July weekend, had several objectives: to raise awareness of what is one of Washington state’s most successful basketball programs, to renew old friendships and to announce the all-time all-star Spartan basketball team. And, as co-organizer and statistician extraordinaire Roger Miller pointed out, “to have fun.”

Golden Eagles soar at Special Olympics

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:24PM

The Bainbridge team will send nine to Nationals in St. Louis, Mo. The Bainbridge Island Golden Eagles had their best showing to date at this year’s 2005 Special Olympics Washington Summer Games. Competing against 61 teams from across the state June 3-5, the Golden Eagles brought home 26 medals and nine ribbons, including six bronze and silver medals and 14 golds.

Sports Roundup -- Families hit the track on July 11

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:24PM

The Bainbridge All-Comers Track Meets celebrate their 10th anniversary this summer, with the first installment at the high school track on Monday evening, July 11. The races continue every Monday through Aug. 29.

They told her to go for it, and she got it

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:24PM

Lisa Lund surprises herself with a top five finish at bicycle time trials at Park City. Lisa Lund wasn’t thinking about winning. She didn’t even think she was going to compete. So when Lund finished fifth to earn a medal in the Masters Women’s 45-49 division time trials at the U.S. National Road Championship last Monday in Park City, Utah, she was shocked.

It’s old home week for Spartan girls hoops

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:24PM

The hoops stars of yesteryear return for an alumnae game and awards banquet. Jack Horishige is a passionate advocate of BHS girls basketball. He believes that despite its obvious successes – including state championships in 1988, 1989 and 1999 – the program has retained a second-class status. “The girls have never been recognized as much as the boys,” he said. But Horishige, who has coached scores of future Spartans at the intermediate school level through AAU programs, is no hand-wringer.

Galbraith back on olde turf of Wimbledon

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:24PM

The former doubles ace steps onto the grass courts once again. In his new line of work, Pat Galbraith creates a strategy, executes it as best he can, and should he fail, has only himself to blame. “In my business, you’re on your own,” the 38-year-old island stock broker says. “You either sink or swim.” His approach parallels the life he once led in professional tennis, competing at the highest levels of the game with the greatest players in the world.

Rowing Club gliding along

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:24PM

A new facility for shell storage is dedicated at Waterfront Park. She may be mayor, but on this day she was just one of eight sets of hands manning the oars of the rowing shell “Winslow” in Eagle Harbor. Joined by several of her staff, Darlene Kordonowy took advantage of National Learn to Row Day June 11, and the occasion of the dedication of the new Bainbridge Island Rowing Club facility at Waterfront Park.

Little League, Babe Ruth All-Stars named

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:24PM

The competition continues throughout the summer for the elite squads. Larkin Sheldon of the Storm, Taylor Greenfield of the Blaze and Hailey Willmann of the league champion Diamonds were voted by their peers to the Bainbridge Island Little League 11-12 All-Star team.

23-0!

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:24PM

The Cardinals top the Mariners in a 1-0 thriller to put the exclamation point on a perfect season. In a dramatic finish to a perfect season, Kevin Bowman’s walk-off double gave the Cardinals a 1-0 win over the Mariners to claim the Bainbridge Island Little League Championship, Wednesday evening at Rotary Field. Jeff Hinman went five innings on the mound for the Cardinals, striking out nine while allowing only two base runners, giving up one walk to go along with Roebke’s hit. Nick Denney finished the game for the Cards by striking out all three batters he faced in the final inning.

Beauty on the hoof

  • Jun 15, 2005 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:24PM

The Bainbridge Classic celebrates the majesty of the horse. Horses are in Madeline Hepler’s blood. “It’s one of those things,” the 10-year-old rider said of her relationship with Brindy, half thoroughbred, half Dutch warm-blood. “It’s ingrained in my life. It’s a stress relaxer for me. I’ve never been a team sport person. “I like the one-on-one thing with my horse.”

Cardinals on brink of a perfect season

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:23PM

Two years ago, they win just a single game; now they’re poised for a trophy. The Cardinals of Bainbridge Island’s Little League Majors Baseball Division are having an incredible year. The team has won all 22 of its games thus far this season, including their division’s championship, and are the prohibitive favorite to win the league championship tonight. More impressively, it’s been a three-year journey for four team members.

Diamonds glitter in 1-0 title game victory

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:23PM

In a classic duel between pitchers, Hailey Willman edges Taylor Greenfield. The 2005 Bainbridge Island Little League Majors softball championship game was one for the ages, with the Diamonds victorious in a 1-0 battle. The teams split their regular-season series, each winning two games. In the playoffs, the Diamonds defeated the Commotion to reach the championship game, while the Blaze knocked off the Ice.

Golfing, fishing a hot ticket

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:23PM

Fly-fishing and golf. Now that’s a pairing not often seen. But that was the scene last Saturday, as the Charles Moriarty Foundation hosted its annual Surf and Turf Classic at scenic Restoration Point. The chance to get in a rare round at the private south-end country club, the only waterfront golf course in the region, attracted 50 players.

Sports Roundup -- D’Amico records save for Wing Pt.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:23PM

Jeff D’Amico’s brief stint as a major league pitcher with the Kansas City Royals hardly registers statistically – one start, no wins, no losses. But there’s no doubt that on the golf course, the Wing Point assistant pro chalked up a save in Sunday’s Fred Schaffer Helpline House golf tournament.

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