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"Lady Spartans down Redskins Strong, consistent defense contributed to a 20-point win."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:44PM

"The Spartan girls defeated Port Townsend on Tuesday, 59-39, in what coach Penny Gienger called a great game.Our defense was really tough, Gienger said, and Christine (Schwager) played well on their best player.The game also marked junior guard Fab Rezayat's return to full health after several weeks battling the flu. She scored 11 points, dished out six assists, and had an eye-popping one-handed bounce pass that somehow threaded its way through three Redskins to set up an easy shot. "

Swimmers take district

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:44PM

"Trailing after three events, the Spartan swimmers rode the momentum of Jeff Christensen's personal best 22.55 in the 50 free to a 381-363 victory over Lakes and their first district title in three years. Coupled with Andrew Sperling's third place and Jon Rochelle's 11th, the Spartans outscored Lakes 30-9 in the event to open up a 14-point lead and doubled the margin after nine events.Lakes closed to within 12 points two events later, but Bainbridge won the closing 400 free relay. Virtually the entire team was clustered at the end of the pool to urge on Erik Steinecker as he maintained a two-body-length lead.Christensen took just one breath in the 50, at about 35 yards, as he recorded his second automatic state qualifying time in the event in less than 24 hours. "

"Nall, Roe off to regionals"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:44PM

"Brandon Nall and Mike Roe both placed third in last Saturday's Olympic/Pierce County League wrestling tournament to advance to this Saturday's regionals in Ellensburg.Jacob Hayashi was the only other Spartan to place, finishing sixth. With three wrestlers absent due to illness or injury and no heavyweight entry, the Spartans finished ninth among the 10 teams. "

Spartans roll over BremertonThe boys team now holds third place in the league.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:44PM

"Boys' basketball coach Jeff Eller tells his players it's important to be playing their best ball in February.Nick Thompson couldn't wait.The senior co-captain scored 11 points in the first quarter to spark the Spartans to a 65-51 win over visiting Bremerton on Tuesday, lifting Bainbridge into sole possession of third place in the Olympic League.Though he scored just two more points the rest of the way to finish with a game-high 13, Thompson set the tone for the rest of the team by concentrating on the hoops equivalent of the Mariners' Small Ball.Rebounding. Passing the ball around and working the clock. Lots of other things that don't show up on stat sheets but help win games.It was a methodical, business-like effort, Eller said. Our guys were all very unselfish, and it was a classic team game. We did all the things a playoff team needs to do.And it wasn't just Thompson. Playing perhaps their best quarter of team basketball and supplementing Thompson's output, the Spartans jumped off to a 22-12 first quarter lead. Bremerton never got closer than eight points the rest of the way. "

"Ouch! Riders rout girls, 62-45The loss left a knot for first place."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:44PM

"Because of a game-day problem, some of the Port Angeles High School gymnasium lights were at their usual brightness Friday evening, while others were noticeably dimmer. One basket was bathed in intense light, while the other sat almost in shadow, and other parts of the court had different degrees of illumination.The lighting served as a symbol for the game itself, as the Roughriders played with an incandescent attitude in downing the Spartan girls' basketball team, 62-45.With the support of a nearly full house, Port Angeles worked their offense effectively while a tight defense never let the Spartans get into any kind of a rhythm. "

"Grapplers slip to Vikings, 34-33A doctor's note with a release form could have helped the Spartan cause."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:44PM

"Referring to Thursday's wrestling score - North Kitsap 34, Bainbridge 33 - as a paper-thin loss could be dismissed as an overworked clich.In this case, it was true.As Brandon Nall prepared to take the mat in the 135-pound weight division, the North Kitsap coach challenged his entry. The reason: a physicians' release form hadn't been filled out. Nall had had a slight skin condition which had fully healed, and produced a handwritten note signed by his physician not only certifying Nall's complete recovery but also specifying its location - the precise information that the form required. Not good enough, said the Vikings' coach. The information had to be on the proper form.Spartans coach Steve Hohl spent over an hour on the phone, futilely trying to track down the area's head wrestling official to make a determination. So it fell to the meet referee.I hate to have to make decisions like this, he said. But I had no choice. The form wasn't filled out.The result was six forfeit points for the Vikings. While anything could have happened in the match, Nall's being pinned - the only way that the Vikings would have retained the six forfeit points had it actually been wrestled - isn't likely as he has the team's second-best record. "

"Girls romp early, winA withering early attack left the team with a perfect mark in league play."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:44PM

"The girls' basketball team played 27 fairly ordinary minutes on Friday against visiting Sequim. They also played five minutes of very extraordinary basketball en route to a 63-50 win that maintained their undefeated Olympic League record.Midway through the opening quarter the score was a modest 6-6.For the rest of the quarter and the beginning of the second, Bainbridge nearly caused the scorekeeper to develop carpal tunnel syndrome keeping up with the onslaught of Spartan hoops. Nearly every shot went in, nearly every pass threaded its way through the Wolves' defense to find an open shooter, nearly every rebound ended up in Spartan hands, and the few shots the Wolves got off in the face of a smothering defense caromed off the rim or missed it altogether. "

"Wrestlers fall to Cougars at CKMankes, King provide spark to put the Spartans on the board."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:44PM

"The Spartans grapplers lost to perennial power Central Kitsap by a much-closer-than-expected 44-32 Thursday, in what coach Steve Hohl termed a good outing.Were not for the illness of seniors Travis Dever and Mike Roe and the by now customary heavyweight forfeit, the score could easily have been reversed. "

Feats of great strengthSpartan grapplers take second in the Island Invitational tourney Saturday.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:44PM

"Spartan wrestlers led Mercer Island by a single point, 197-196, going into the finals at Saturday's Island Invitational tournament.But the Islanders' five finalists produced three wins to take home the first place trophy by a 10-point margin, 212 to 202. Still, second place represented the Spartans' best finish in five years. "

Swimmers outpace WolvesA short-handed Sequim squad couldn't keep up with the Spartans.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:44PM

"The 400 yard freestyle relay, the final event of Thursday's swim meet against Sequim, provided a perfect illustration of the outcome. As the swimmers popped into the water at the starting horn and began to emerge, a Sequim swimmer was two full body lengths behind all three Spartan teams before anyone had even swum a stroke.Bainbridge defeated the outmanned Wolves - who barely brought enough swimmers to fill two relay teams - by a 128-56 score that would have been far greater had coach Lynn Wells swum her A team in every event.But with the outcome never in doubt, and Sequim so shorthanded, Wells chose to allow a number of swimmers who normally swim JV to earn varsity points. "

Grapplers need a 'big guy'

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:43PM

Spartan wrestling coach Steve Hohl can identify with Richard III after Thursday's 42-36 loss at Port Townsend evened the team's season record at 4-4-1.A heavyweight! A heavyweight! My kingdom for a heavyweight! has been his season-long mantra as the absence of a genuine big guy has forced several forfeits and personnel alterations as the Spartans could easily be undefeated in dual-meet competition at this point.

"Swimmers swamp CK, OlyHoliday layoffs slowed times, but not final results"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:43PM

"The boys' swim team returned to action by defeating both Central Kitsap/ Klahowya and Olympic in a double dual meet Thursday, winning 129-56 against CK and swamping the Trojans 132-26.Most of the events represented 1-2-3 Spartan sweeps, and in numerous cases the visitors entered only one or two swimmers.It was nice to have some of our swimmers back in the water after they were missing due to vacations or illness, coach Lynn Wells said.The one truly competitive event was diving, with Spartans Zander Burmer and Kris Ley competing against two seasoned CK divers. "

"They're older, they're faster, they're fitterThe magic of masters swimming."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:43PM

"Jim Jacobson thinks the masters/fitness swim program may have saved him from an agonizing, wheelchair-bound life.Two and a half years ago, the 45-year-old contractor fell off a building and sustained what doctors at the Mason Clinic termed a Superman break - the second, third, and fourth cervical vertebrae, dubbed for a similar injury that paralyzed actor Christopher Reeves. I was a couple of millimeters between Christopher Reeves and lucky, Jacobson says. All those flip turns must have loosened up my neck just enough. He was already a member of the masters program, which takes adults of all ages and meets several times a week at Ray Williamson Memorial Pool. "

Hoopsters will stand tall in Metro

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:43PM

New boys basketball coach Scott Orness knows what’s ahead for his team. “Metro is possibly the toughest league in the state in basketball,” he said. “But I see it as an opportunity, not something to dread. “With the quality of the players coming back and our senior leadership, I can see great things for this team.”

Hoopsters will stand tall in Metro

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:43PM

New boys basketball coach Scott Orness knows what’s ahead for his team. “Metro is possibly the toughest league in the state in basketball,” he said. “But I see it as an opportunity, not something to dread. “With the quality of the players coming back and our senior leadership, I can see great things for this team.”

Looking up on the linksGolfers find challenges in Metro play.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:43PM

Though the switch to the Metro League that made golf a fall sport cost coach Marnie Snyder two of her players who switched to soccer, she isn't complaining. In fact, Snyder - who had accepted a position to coach the girls' JV soccer team midway through last season and planned to step down from her golfing job - was so pleased with the way that things played out that she rescinded her original decision.We went from not even having a girls' golf team to sixth place in the state in two years, she says. So I'm happy with my decision to stay with golf. It's kind of my passion.

Relays are business as usualWith some inner tube fun thrown in.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:43PM

The girls swim team put business before pleasure at Saturday's Spartan Relays. Their business was to win the 16th annual event, which they did by winning six of the 10 varsity events and amassing 60 points to defeat Gig Harbor (47), Sehome (40) and Port Angeles (38).That done, they turned their attention to the pleasure of the innertube relay, six girls each paddling a length of the Ray Williamson Pool. As each one neared the wall, lying on her back in the tube and paddling furiously, two teammates would grasp the wrists of the next swimmer and suspend her over the edge. As the tube hit the wall, the current paddler would jackknife down through the tube and out from under it as her successor was dropped in. Showing that they'd spent some time practicing, the Spartans handily won the event as meet announcer John DeMeyer announced a new world record time of 2:08.78 for the team of Helen Silver, Joy Miller, Tara McNulty, Julia Sullivan, Elizabeth Wiggs and Emily Silver.

Once a Cavalier, now a SpartanNew BHS trainer Chris Tucker boasts some big-league credentials.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:43PM

Last year at this time, Chris Tucker was preparing for the Cleveland Cavaliers' upcoming NBA season as the team's head trainer.Now, he's helping Spartan athletic teams preparing for their respective seasons in what might be seen as an unusual career move.But as Tucker explains it, the motive is simple: After five years of travel, it was time to leave and give my wife some time, he said. I needed a change of lifestyle. So he happily took a job with the Human Performance Center, with the understanding that part of the job would involve working with high school athletics.As he followed the Spartan gridders onto the field at Nathan Hale High School yesterday, Tucker was in a sense returning to his roots of two decades ago when he was a prep all-state linebacker in Salt Lake City. His gridiron prowess resulted in the offer of a full ride scholarship to play football at the University of Southern Utah.

Spikers rebound, down SKAfter a weekend tournament, league play starts Monday at West Seattle.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:43PM

The BHS volleyball team rebounded from Monday's disappointing loss to Blanchet by winning three of four games Wednesday at South Kitsap.The Spartans won the first two games, 16-14 and 15-11, before dropping the third 15-13. But they came back with a 15-8 fourth game win to take the match.We played much better than on Monday, said coach Julie Miller. We moved a couple of people around and had much better passing. After the tight first game - which ended with kills from Michelle Miller and Kristina Purdom - Miller felt that her team dominated the second game after falling behind 10-4. The Spartans battled back to an 11-11 tie, then Miller and Laura Bartunek each had two kills to put the game away.

Kickers fall to Lakeside, 3-1

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:43PM

Lakeside's 3-1 victory over the Bainbridge girls' soccer team on Wednesday had at least two positive results for the Spartans.We know we can play with them, said coach Mark Grindrod of the defending 3A state champions. And we discovered a new defender, Crisma Biggs, my player of the game.Normally a forward, Biggs was pressed into service in defense due to the illness of Veronica Ivey, and had only a single practice at her new position.

Hello, Metro - meet the SpartansBainbridge debuts with a 32-8 thumping of Ballard.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:43PM

Ballard football coach Doug Trainor offered perspective following Bainbridge's 32-8 victory on Friday, in the season opener for both teams. I think you'll stack up real well against the other Metro teams, Ballard coach Doug Trainor said. You're solid all the way around. A ball control offense, good defense and overall toughness.Ballard, which apparently encountered some problems getting on the ferry and arrived on the field less than half an hour before gametime, had similar difficulties getting into the flow of the game.I wish we'd played with more intensity in the first half, Trainor said.It might not have mattered. With a summer-long emphasis on this game, Bainbridge's debut in the Metro League, the Spartans jumped out to 25-0 halftime lead en route to winning their first opener in five years.

Kickers fast out of the gateThe girls open play with two wins, one an 8-1 drubbing of Eastside Catholic.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:43PM

Having demolished visiting Eastside Catholic 8-1 on Thursday, the BHS girls' soccer team faces the immediate question:Just how good are they?In a jaw-dropping exhibition of finesse and power, Bainbridge scored five times in less than 10 minutes in the second half, giving the squad needed momentum for its upcoming contest against defending state champion Lakeside. Senior co-captain Suzanne Fossum, who played a solid game as the team's deep defender, was somewhat surprised at the ease with which her team won.The private schools (in Metro) are supposed to be pretty good, she said. After a somewhat downbeat first half, in which the Spartans took a slim 1-0 lead on Erin Wiggins' 10-yard shot on a pass from Inger Fredricks in the 33rd minute, the Crusaders tied the score early in the second half on a long, floating 30-yard shot from the right side that settled into the upper left corner of the net. Big mistake.

Spartan harriers expect tough competitionThe move to Metro means bigger meets and faster foes.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:43PM

More than 40 runners make up this year's Spartan cross-country team, and they're already outpacing the coach. This is a great group of kids, coach Richard Christopher says. We're going to have some serious fun.The fun starts Friday, as the team travels to Lower Woodland Park to take on O'Dea, Holy Names, Ingraham, Ballard and Seattle Prep in their first meet as a member of the Metro League.

Gridders launch Metro forayGrimm: They're ready for the big games.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:43PM

The Spartan football team opens the 2001 season in a new league and wearing new helmets. Well, the helmets aren't exactly new. Head coach Andy Grimm and assistants Jim West and Jake Haley all played Spartan football wearing blue helmets, and decided to return to that tradition.They also hope to start another tradition, that of becoming contenders for the state 3A football playoffs. Grimm welcomes seven offensive and seven defensive starters back from last year's 5-4 team as the Spartans make their Metro League debut by hosting Ballard on Friday. Grimm is optimistic about this season, with a roster headed by 12 seniors.Also, 24 juniors and several members of last year's undefeated freshman team who should make substantial contributions as sophomores suggest that the Spartans will be a force next year as well.One reason for Grimm's upbeat outlook is that for the first time in his four year tenure he has significant depth throughout the roster.In the previous years we've been walking on eggshells, hoping that no one gets hurt, he says. But now we have decent depth. If we have to go to our number two at any position, we're still in good shape.

Challenge is new for BHS water polo

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:42PM

Despite losing several top players from last year's boys water polo team that finished ninth in the state with a 14-11 record, first-year varsity coach Mead Trick is optimistic as he prepares for the team's opening game next Tuesday against Lakes.Trick, who previously coached the Golds (JV) and Whites (C), is swapping positions with last year's Blue (varsity) coach, Jeff Clark.We have a strong group of guys with varsity time returning, Trick says. They're a pretty positive group of guys with good fundamentals who know each other pretty well and have the ability to gel as a team.

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