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Kickers rebound after win slips away

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:19PM

Goalkeeper Alex Bolt faced 11 shots, earning the shutout for BHS. Stalled by a late, two-goal Lakeside comeback that ended in a 2-2 tie, the Spartan boys got back up on the horse Thursday at Nathan Hale. Facing a high-octane foe on fast field turf, the Spartans rode past the Raiders for a 3-0 win on the strength of speed, fast-paced midfield and forward play and steady goalkeeping.

Lacrosse girls pound way to 12-3 victory

  • Mar 30, 2005 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:19PM

A second-half burst paces the Spartans to a commanding win over Lakeside. The girls Bainbridge lacrosse team opened its season facing down tough Metro foes in the newly aligned West division of the A-league, and host the best from the east in Overlake at 6 p.m. tonight. Monday, the Spartans were challenged by undefeated Lakeside, but prevailed 12-3 on a six-goal, second-half explosion.

Sports Roundup -- Kickers rally, turn away Viks/Frazee goes crazy in win/Fastpitchers fall to Raiders/High winds, high spirits/Butler plunges to gold medal

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:18PM

The North Kitsap Vikings swarmed into the first minutes of each half of play of a soggy, non-conference soccer game Saturday, building a 2-0 advantage over Bainbridge. Despite the two-goal deficit early in the second half, the Spartans battled back for a 3-2 win in an entertaining tune-up for Metro League play. “I do believe we started too lackadaisical, too soft,” said Bainbridge coach Anh Tran. “We weren’t focused at the start. They took advantage; give them credit.”

Rivalry favors the rivals: NK blanks Sparts

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:18PM

Poor defense put the Spartans in a hole early, en route to the 11-0 defeat. It was one of those games the Spartans will gladly forget. Robbie Stevenson gave up six runs in the first inning and the defense committed seven errors overall, as Bainbridge dropped its season opener to North Kitsap 11-0 on Monday. “I thought we were ready to play today,” Spartans coach Jayson Gore said of the home defeat. “What can you do? (Whether it’s) 1-0 or 11-0, if you don’t score runs, you don’t win the game.”

Spate of goals paces Spartans

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:18PM

The goal for this year’s Spartan soccer team is to score more goals. Scoring just seven times all last season, Bainbridge succeeded Friday evening with a 3-2 win over non-league guest Port Townsend in the season opener for both teams. “Port Townsend gave us a good game,” coach Anh Tran said. “This will help us in Metro.” The Spartans scored first on an 11th-minute goal by Amine Ramadan, assisted by Jesse Burk-Rafel. Ramadan buried his shot low and left.

Racqueteers drag White River

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:18PM

The Bainbridge tennis team opened its season with an 11-0 win Monday at White River. “We got off to a good start,” coach Mike Anderson said of the effort. The win included straight-sets sweeps by the girls’ top seed, Whitney Cheng and No. 2 player Molly Donohue, and Spencer Cheng and Nash Reijnen, the boys’ No. 2-3 seeds. Results included:

Youth springs eternal for track and field

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:18PM

Young Spartan team faces tough opponents in the Metro League. Head coach Andy Grimm knows that the Spartan track and field team will have to run just a bit farther if they want to stay competitive in a tough Metro League race. After finishing third in 2003 and fourth last year in State for the boys, and a ninth place finish for the girls last year – their highest ever – they’re dealing with turnover.

Sports Roundup -- Racqueteers fall to Seattle Prep/Kickers squander chances in draw/Double steal lifts Spartans to win/Fastpitchers take loss in opener

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:18PM

Bainbridge Tennis hit a bump in the road to fulfilling its goal of unseating the top teams of the Metro League, falling 8-3 at Lakeside Thursday. “Lakeside has made additions this year,” coach Mike Anderson said, of the Lions lineup loaded with seniors. “They have two excellent freshmen in twins Hannah and Davis Mangham. The only reason Davis is not number one is Peter Kung.”

It’s old home week for Bainbridge fastpitchers

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:18PM

Spartan alums Liz McCloskey and Katie Leigh return to lead the program. Life never moves the way you think it will. Liz McCloskey and Katie Leigh never thought “in a million years” that either one would be back at their alma mater, coaching the very team they played for as a high school students. But when McCloskey got the offer from Bainbridge Island athletic director Neal White, she didn’t hesitate to accept – or to call Leigh and get her in on the action.

Spartan kickers look for a balanced attack

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:18PM

The squad needs more goals to complement a stingy defense. Building on the defensive strength of last year’s Spartan soccer team seems like the only choice for Bainbridge coach Anh Tran. He is adding three young players from a state championship select team, to seven seniors and four juniors whose improvement gets the coach just a bit giddy.

Youth football goes big time

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:18PM

The group ends its affiliation with Pee Wees, looks east for rivals. Don’t call them Pee Wees any more. The recently constituted Bainbridge Island Junior Football and Cheerleading Association has been accepted into the Greater Eastside Junior Football Association, club official Wayne Houston announced. “This was quite an accomplishment, as other leagues were turned away,” Houston said.

Swim Club running swift

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:18PM

The Bainbridge Island Diving Club competed in two away meets in February, coming home with a number of medals and awards. The first meet was in Portland, Ore., competing against the divers from the Tualatin Hills Diving Club. In the Novice division, Bridget Butler scored 176.30 with seven dives for first place in the 15-and- under girls age group.

Spartans counting on solid defense

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

Picked to finish third in Metro, they’ll try to best that forecast. Defense wins championships. It’s become a cliché in sports, but defense – more notably infield defense – will be the foundation the Bainbridge Spartans build on for the 2005 prep baseball season. “They have the potential to be the best infield out there in the league and in the state, in my opinion,” assistant coach Larry Gonwick said. “They’re very good. They’re very polished and smooth.”

Spartans Miller, Leslie are All-Kitsap talent

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:17PM

The pair played key roles in the Spartans’ campaign. The 2005 Kitsap News Group boys’ All-Kitsap Basketball Team, as selected by the five KNG sports writers and sports photographers: Starting Five G — Derrick Webb, South Kitsap — The 6-2 senior has slid into the senior leadership role with ease and leads Wolves in scoring at 15 points a game while hitting 60 percent from the field and averaging six boards a contest.

All-Kitsap hoops team named

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:17PM

Spartan girls make the cut on Kitsap County’s best team. They play in three difference leagues – Metro, Narrows and Nisqually – but non-conference play gives Kitsap-area girls basketball players and fans a chance to size up the competition between them over the course of the season. Here are the 2004-05 All Kitsap Girls Hoops teams, as selected by sports writers from the Kitsap News Group papers.

Tusnadi has the horses to win

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:17PM

The equine veterinarian takes the reins of boys water polo. When they say the Bainbridge boys water polo team has the horses to win, the metaphor will be apt. The club’s new coach, Zoltan Tusnadi, boasts an equine veterinary practice as well as a healthy pedigree in competitive polo. Tusnadi (pronounced toosh-NAH-dee) was introduced last week, taking over for Mead Trick and donning the mantle of legendary coach Steve Killpack, for whom he once ran coaching clinics here.

Spartan gymnasts best in state

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:17PM

Brooke Nall leads the way with an all-around championship. A full weekend at the WIAA State Gymnastics Championships in the Tacoma Dome yielded top honors for Bainbridge High School. The girls won their first-ever state championship, edging Issaquah, the defending champion three years running. “We’re really proud of these girls,” assistant Lorry Gilbreath said. “They’ve had such fun together doing it. It’s a special group.”

Quartet of grapplers at state tournament

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:17PM

Smith, Robert prevail in early action; Brooks, Lyons look to rebound. The Bainbridge High School wrestlers sent their big three to the state Mat Classic tournament yesterday and today, after the Spartans emerged with two first place finishes, a second and a sixth at regionals a week earlier.

Spartans survive Metro hoops challenge

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:17PM

The boys overcome early troubles to down Sealth, while the girls hold off Seattle Prep. Facing “do or die,” the Spartan boys basketball team “did.” Bainbridge overcame a turnover-marred first quarter to outscore Chief Sealth in each of the final three frames Saturday, en route to a 53-47 Metro League tournament win on the neutral court of Ingraham High School.

Girls tame Lions, boys fight for survival

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:17PM

The Spartan boys need a win today over Sealth to advance to the district tournament. The Spartan basketball teams split a pair in Metro League tournament play this week, with the boys’ and girls’ next postseason tests coming this afternoon in Seattle. The boys face Chief Sealth in a 12:15 p.m. contest at Ingraham High School, while the girls tip off against Seattle Prep at 2 p.m. at the same venue.

Spartans throttle Nathan Hale, move on

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:17PM

Solid defensive efforts earn the boys back to back wins over Blanchet, Hale. The Spartan boys basketball team is hitting full stride at the right time, and it’s defense that’s making the difference. Bainbridge clamped down on Nathan Hale in early post-season action Monday evening, leaving Paski Gym with a 63-44 Metro League tournament win in the loser-out contest.

Metro gold

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:16PM

The Spartans earn their fifth straight Metro League title. A repeat or a “three-peat”? Those for dilettantes. Even a four-peat is old hat by now. The Spartan gymnastics team captured its fifth straight Metro League title Thursday evening, vaulting the team on to the district meet at Sammamish next weekend. Bainbridge hosted the give-team meet, which was split between two rooms on the BHS/Commodore campus.

Spartans swamp Lakeside, back to back

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:16PM

The boys’ defense clamps down early, while the girls race to a blowout victory. Hold an opponent scoreless for a full quarter on the football field, and it’s a good but unspectacular defensive effort. Match that feat on the basketball court, and people will be talking about it for a while.

Grapplers buckle down, trounce Eastside

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:16PM

Several Spartans moved up a weight class, opening the door for young talent. The Spartan wrestlers turned opponents on the ears for a stunning 45-21 victory over Eastside Catholic Thursday at Paski Gymnasium. The effort started with Anna Lyons, who lost to a favored Justin Lobdell at 119 pounds in a 5-1 decision, but held out against a pin saving three team points.

Spartans find the Key to victory

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:16PM

Coby Gibler sets a career mark as Bainbridge downs NK at the big house. SEATTLE — Bainbridge’s plan to beat the North Kitsap boys basketball team Sunday revolved around the defensive efforts of Coby Gibler against the Vikings’ no. 1 post Ryan Young. What the Spartans weren’t planning on was what Gibler would do on the offensive end. That turned out to be plenty.

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