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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.

Spartan relay team shines at Star Track

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:23PM

The quartet turned in the second fastest time in school history to claim second place. Spartan sophomore Hillary Pritchett took one for the team at last weekend’s Star Track, the 3A/4A Washington state track and field championships in Pasco. The eighth and final qualifier in Friday’s 800 meter prelims, Pritchett hung with the pack for the first lap of Saturday’s finals. Then she backed off a little in the second lap, finishing last in a time of two minutes, 27.85 seconds.

Worn-out Cheng settles for second at State

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:23PM

A three-hour semifinal match costs her in the afternoon finale. Whitney Cheng followed her ambition to win the state tennis tournament all the way to the final match on the UW campus Saturday afternoon. There, she was defeated by Jenny Lewellen of Evergreen High School in White Center, 6-2, 6-4 in the championship at the University of Washington’s Nordstrom Tennis Center.

Sports Roundup -- Cheng wins opening matches/Middle schoolers claim LAX crown/Ill winds blow for sailors at regatta

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:23PM

Bainbridge senior tennis player Whitney Cheng got off on the right foot in state tournament play yesterday, winning her first two matches. “I was a little bit nervous at first, but I just had to power through,” Cheng said. Taking the early commuter boat to Seattle and with a handful of Bainbridge students in attendance for support, Cheng made her way to the Nordstrom Tennis Complex, nestled under the shadow of Husky Stadium at the University of Washington, for her opening round game against Rachel Burns of Mark Morris.

Spartans honored as all-league selections

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:23PM

Second baseman Matt Frazee is third in balloting for the Metro’s MVP award. The Metro all-league teams are in for baseball and fastpitch, and Bainbridge High School was well represented on both sides. For his efforts this season, head coach Jayson Gore was named the co-coach of the year, along with Chuck Elvig from Ingraham. Gore led his team to a Metro League championship and the state tournament for the first time since taking over the program as head coach, but he said he had a little help.

Spartan golfers run away with state title

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:23PM

A strong trio advances to second-day play, ensuring a high tourney score. The Spartan golfing quartet of Hans Olson, Jamie Neill, Paul DeBarros and Austin Hurt headed to Spokane’s Creek at Qualchan this week with one goal in mind: come home with the biggest hardware. Paul DeBarros Austin Hurt and Hans Olson shot within three strokes of each other at 149-150-152, and by advancing three golfers to second-round play and closing strong, the Spartans claimed the state title.

Star Track preview

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:23PM

BHS sophomore Quinton Agosta began the track season with humble goals. A likely candidate to replace Grant Leslie at quarterback for the football team next fall, Agosta said, “I wanted to keep busy in the off-season. I started with no expectations.”

Sports Roundup -- Nottingham, relay pick it up/Canadian silver for two divers/JV lacrosses bests Mercer for title

  • Jun 1, 2005 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:23PM

SEATTLE – Morgan Nottingham was focused. With the anchors from Seattle Prep, Issaquah and Rainier Beach ahead of her, she knew it was between her and the runner from Ingraham. But she didn’t even look her way. “I just kept going,” she said.

Quest for water polo title dashed by Mercer

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:22PM

Play turns rough, and the Spartans fall to their rivals from Mercer Island, 5-4. Lady Ray navigated all but the final game at the state water polo championships at King County Aquatic Center this Memorial Day weekend, winning three straight before being edged by Mercer Island 5-4 in Sunday’s title match. “I think they were worn out,” BHS coach Jeff Clark said. “They started out really well, maybe a bit drained from the game before.”

State title hopes out of Spartans’ reach

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:22PM

Errors and lapses cost Bainbridge in a 5-3 Saturday loss to Mark Morris. BELLEVUE – Bainbridge baseball head coach Jayson Gore tried to keep his players’ heads up. “It’s not a funeral, guys,” he said as the players gathered their gear after their final meeting. “Nobody died.” But he – and everyone on the squad – knew the Spartans’ season had passed on, when they might well have saved it.

Sports Roundup -- Cheng claims district tennis title/Tough field for Spartan track/Bad inning ousts Spart fastpitchers/Hardballers ready for Monarchs

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:22PM

Whitney Cheng ran her perfect season to 26 wins, leading the Bainbridge Spartan girls tennis team to a second- place finish in the SeaKing Districts held at Lower Woodland Park in Seattle this week. “Really exciting,” Cheng said of her first district title. “It was a good beginning and a good finish.” She will take the district’s top seed to her third state tournament appearance at the Nordstrom Tennis Complex on the UW campus June 4-5.

Boys lacrossers ousted from playoffs 11-10

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:22PM

A rollicking home crowd can't quite spur the Spartans to a win over Issaquah. Before the largest crowd ever assembled for a Bainbridge lacrosse game, the boys varsity squad lost 11-10 to the Issaquah Eagles in an overtime semifinal Wednesday, a match described by many as the finest they’ve ever seen. It means the storied Bainbridge side misses the championship game for the first time in 15 years, and a chance to seek revenge against last year’s champs, Mercer Island in today’s final.

Sports Roundup -- Fastpitchers roll to tourney win/Boys LAX storm hits Maple Valley/Cheng, Donohue advance at district/Fifth place for boys, girls track

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:22PM

SEATTLE – Once again, the Bainbridge Island fastpitch team was faced with a win or go home situation – and once again they came through when the chips were down. After dropping both games of a doubleheader against Holy Names and Eastside Catholic on Friday, the Spartans took advantage of eight errors and 11 walks to defeat the Nathan Hale Raiders 13-1 in the seventh/eighth place game in the Metro League tournament Monday. With the win, Bainbridge moves on to the Sea-King District 2 tournament as the seventh and final team out of the Metro League. “I told them to leave everything on the field and they did just that,” coach Liz McCloskey said. “These girls are unbelievable. I couldn’t ask for a better group.”

Hardballers earn Metro League crown

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:22PM

Matt Frazee’s three-run blast sealed the 7-5 win over Eastside Catholic. SEATTLE – Sitting in the dugout after the game, Matt Frazee could still recall the at-bat pitch by pitch. That’s because it led to one of the biggest hits of his prep career. “I remember, strike one I fouled it (fastball) off, then it was a fastball low and out (and another) fastball low and out, (both of which) were balls,” he said. “Then he came with a changeup up and in. It was a watermelon.”

Spartans upend Lakeside for state title

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:22PM

Kathryn Bachen, Colbi Brawner shine in the 11-10 win at Mercer Stadium. SEATTLE – Oh, the trials and tribulations on the way to a repeat championship. Neither Owls, nor Lions nor pouring rain at Mercer Island could keep these Bainbridge Spartans from their appointed goal – to bring home another title. With 15 All-State players on the field, the title match between Bainbridge and Lakeside gave the crowd, coaches and players at Mercer Stadium all the action and excitement possible Saturday. The Spartans (14-1, 18-1 overall) rallied behind their 11 seniors to tough out an 11-10 win over the Lions to claim the 2005 championship. All-American Kathryn Bachen scored the first two, getting the first just 22 seconds in.

Sports Roundup -- Girls LAX to play for state title/Spartans hold court at tourney/Rough start for track team/Fastpitchers idled by rain, rain, rain/Boys LAX do

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:22PM

Bainbridge girls lacrosse dominated in their Tuesday semifinal, and will play Lakeside in today’s state championships 4 p.m. at Mercer Stadium. It’s a chance to make up for their only loss of the season. The Spartans won handily 23-2 over Overlake at home Tuesday, improving on the 16-4 win over the same squad on March 30. Bainbridge outshot Overlake 36-10. Colbi Brawner led with six goals, two assists and seven ground balls. Kathryn Bachen had four goals. Amy Gulbranson had six ground balls, and Hannah Davis three goals. “Most importantly, we played well as a team,” said coach Tami Tommila, pleased with her team’s execution.

Sparts sacrifice Rams, make 3A tourney

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:22PM

Jordan Schager scattered six hits to mute the Ingraham attack in a 6-3 win. It took an extra day, but the Spartan baseball team finally made it to the 3A state tournament. A 6-3 come-from-behind victory over the streaking Ingraham Rams at Lower Woodland Field not only qualifies them for the big dance after a five-year drought, it puts them in the finals of the league tournament for the first time since entering Metro play. They’ll face Eastside Catholic today at Lower Woodland Field at 3 p.m. for the championship. Spartan ace C.J. Hall will get the start against Crusader hurler Pat Lloid.

Sports Roundup -- Another romp for girls LAX/Double plays boost Spartans/Fastpitchers down ‘Hawks’/Big game for LAX tonight

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:22PM

Bainbridge girls lacrosse won its final regular match 15-5 at North Kitsap Friday, finishing the regular season with a 12-1 A-League record. They faced Overlake last night in a state semifinal playoff, working toward their third championship in the four years and seventh overall. After an emotional and clinical win over Mercer Island a week ago, the match that assured top seed in the playoffs was in jeopardy, as officials were still being sought the day of the game.

Poloists get tough, roll over Shorewood

  • May 18, 2005 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:22PM

A rowdy crowd at the home pool boosts the girls to an 8-1 victory. Bainbridge girls water polo got tough in two physical matches, including an 8-1 win over Shorewood Friday, in a Ray Williamson pool lined with vocal spectators. But it didn’t stop there, as they hit the road Monday for a three-goal victory at Mercer Island, in the first of three tough matches to close out the season.

Hard work pays off for Schager, Sciacca

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:21PM

When practice wasn’t enough, they started their own workouts. Jordan Schager and Ranger Sciacca weren’t the greatest players back in the day. When they first tried out for the Spartan baseball team, they didn’t dazzle with natural ability and head straight to varsity. Instead, they got better by working hard over the summers, practicing on Saturdays for years to get where they are at – on the starting rotation that has become one of the strengths of a team that contended for the Mountain Division title this season. Their progress made head coach Jayson Gore take notice. “When we first saw them, they were a couple of kids that you wouldn’t look at twice,” Gore said. “But by their hard work, they’ve turned themselves into ballplayers.”

Sports Roundup -- Hardballers make Metro tourney/Sailors tack their way to nationals/Golfers strong at Egbers Invite/Kickers fall, face loser-out match/Girls LA

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:21PM

Hardballers make Metro tourney They won’t win the Mountain Division crown, but the Spartan varsity baseball team is moving on to bigger goals in the postseason. A 15-5 loss to Seattle Prep in six innings on Thursday gave Eastside Catholic the crown, but a 4-1 win over the Panthers on Wednesday qualified them for the Metro League tournament.

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