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Prep roundup

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:46PM

"Spartan bats light up Oly doubleheaderBefore Saturday's doubleheader at Olympic, the Spartan baseball team's batting average was lower than its earned run average.That unhappy stat changed in a hurry. The Spartans pounded out 17 hits to complement outstanding pitching from Steve Tawresey and Scott Leslie, as they swept the Trojans 11-7 and 7-2 to even their season record at 3-3.Steve set the tone for the day, said coach Mike Reese. "

"Racqueteers split squad, winSpartans are 3-0 after dropping Central Kitsap and Port Townsend. "

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:46PM

"The depth that tennis coach Mike Anderson spoke of before the season was evident on Thursday, as he split his team and still easily defeated both Central Kitsap (6-1) and Port Townsend (5-2).Elliot Beam, undefeated last year in singles play until the state championships, lost his opener to CK's Scott Durday, himself a ranked player, 7-6, 6-3.Elliot's not used to playing outside on slower courts, Anderson said. But this is a good one to build on. And he'll play Durday again later. This is still early in the year. "

Prep roundup

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:46PM

"Santelli leads lacrosse girlsJaron Santelli scored two goals in the first 40 seconds, and her teammates added four more by the four-minute mark as the girls' A lacrosse team overwhelmed visiting Greenwood 19-2 on a chilly Wednesday evening.With the halftime score 13-2, Coach Tami Tommila had her team emphasizing passing and working plays during the second half to keep the score at a somewhat respectable level.Santelli ended the evening with six goals, Rebecca Williamson added three and Ashley Pedersen, Lindsay Newlon and Adrienne Moon each had a pair.The team hosts Bellevue on Wednesday. "

Spartans on track for state

  • Mar 21, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 7:46PM

" An experienced core of state meet veterans forms the nucleus of one of the largest-ever turnouts for track, giving rise to optimism that this year's team will win many of its dual meets.New head coach Andy Grimm replaces Richard Christopher.Grimm is quick to emphasize the contributions of his two paid assistants, Jim West and Dean Tarbill, plus four volunteers: Pat Logan, Sarah Dunstan, Steph Miller and Charlie Hamilton.The staff is working with more than 80 athletes.Team-wise, the girls are very strong, says Grimm. We'll score in every event.Because the unaccustomed depth is primarily comprised of freshmen, sophomores and juniors, prospects for future years are appealing as well. "

Girls' golf tees off new season

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:45PM

"Girls considering a varsity sport at BHS may want to take a hard look at golf. While many girls in other spring sports are likely to spend much of their respective seasons watching from the sidelines, the six girls who comprise this year's Spartan varsity will play in every match.And all six will letter, coach Marnie Snyder affirms.You don't need a great deal of experience to play. "

"Fastpitchers off and runningCoach Steve Nelson works on building a program, not just a one-year wonder."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:45PM

"Steve Nelson may be new to the BHS fastpitch program, but he's hardly a stranger to many of its players.A 10-year coaching veteran, he's worked with several elite area youth teams which have included current players - in particular, senior Brooke Hilton.When he discusses this year's team and says that its strength is pitching, he's referring primarily to Hilton, who joined the team last year as a transfer from Utah.She's also a member of the Kitsap Angels, the 18-under Gold Level team that Nelson helps to coach.She's one of the best pitchers in the Northwest and unquestionably the best thrower that Bainbridge has ever had, he says. She already has several scholarship offers, and more are on the way.While Hilton could pitch virtually every game - Nelson says that the pitching motion in fastpitch is natural and therefore places little strain on the arm - he's not going to rely on her totally.I want to build a program, not a one-year wonder, he says. "

"Depth, experience key for netters"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:45PM

"More players with more ability. And the timing couldn't be better for tennis coach Mike Anderson. When Bainbridge moves to Metro next year, his team will play 11 matches each time rather than the current seven in the Olympic League. This year we're already looking ahead, he says. We have a deeper team, so more kids will get some varsity success and we'll be a step ahead when we get to Metro. "

Spartan kickers drop Sequim 4-1

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:45PM

"The boys' soccer team opened the season with a pair of wins, defeating Sequim 4-1 in Thursday's home opener after dominating Klahowya 4-0 on Tuesday.The Sequim game began with Mitka von Reis Crooks slamming home a pass from Brian Oldenkamp 40 seconds after the opening whistle. "

"Kickers will miss Olympic rivalrySimilar intensity, more thumping going on for Spartan boys this year. "

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:45PM

"The Spartan boys soccer team has made the state playoffs the past four years, and coach Alex von Reis Crooks doesn't see that changing.What will change, of course, is the move to Metro League next year.We'll miss all the old rivalries, von Reis Crooks says. Many of those rivalries are heightened by the somewhat parallel universe of select soccer teams, in which island players associate frequently with fellow Olympic League players as teammates and opponents.For the Spartans' last year in the Olympic League, von Reis Crooks sees a good-looking group. "

"'Strong and talented'Twelve seniors, sixteen juniors and The Wall will defend state title."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:45PM

"Girls' lacrosse coach Tami Tommila doesn't beat around the bush.This is the strongest, most talented team in Bainbridge High School history, she says. The Spartans return all but three players from last year's team that went undefeated and reclaimed the state title after a three-year hiatus.It's the first true result of the middle school program, she continues. We have 12 seniors, and almost all of them came through that program.There's another big clump of 16 juniors -the second Woodward alumnae group - who Tommila feels are ready for experience at the varsity level. "

Spartan boys look for number eightA new head coach takes over the seven-time state championship team.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:45PM

"One might expect a rookie coach to feel butterflies about taking over a program that's won seven consecutive state titles. Especially when graduation took more than half the team's goals with it.But new boys' lacrosse coach Ryan Painter doesn't seem at all apprehensive.There are over 100 kids in Bainbridge who play lacrosse, and I can name every one, he says.He's coached lacrosse at Woodward for three years - a job he still holds - and I have the respect of the kids, so it's easy to fit in. "

"Young, fast, talentedSpartan hardballers eye the district title."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:45PM

"Speed. Defense. Pitching.This year's Mariner mantra also applies to the Spartan baseball team, which coach Mike Reese describes as a group of very talented baseball players with a lot of good young arms.Last year's team was 15-3 in the Olympic League, 17-4 overall. Lost to graduation were pitchers Jamie Hawkins and Thomas Henshaw, along with several big bats.This is one of the fastest teams I've seen in seven years of coaching, Reese says. Now we have to get on base and use our speed to our advantage. They'll need all the advantages they can get, as they open with three tough games right out of the gate: A visit to South Kitsap today. Perennial power North Kitsap in the home opener Tuesday. An away game with Port Angeles a week from Tuesday.This is a young team, Reese says. They need to understand what it takes to win. So we're going to go up against good teams, because that's the kind of team we'll meet in the playoffs. "

Poloists poised for title defense

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:45PM

"New girls' water polo coach Jeff Clark hopes to work the same magic on this year's varsity as he did with last year's JV squad, which won the state championship.Nine girls from that JV squad, which finished 13-2, join five returning varsity players for what should be a very competitive season.The varsity finished second in the state tournament to a strong Mercer Island squad, losing the championship game to conclude a 17-4 season.Clark, who replaces long-time coach Steve Killpack, is himself a former Spartan player.He's working with a turnout of 42 girls, which provides three teams: two at the varsity level - blue and gold - and JVs. "

Overachievers' season overThe Spartans bowed out to the defending champs.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:45PM

" The girls' basketball season ended as it began - with a loss to one of the state's elite programs, as Meadowdale downed the Spartans 43-34 at the 3A basketball tournament Friday.In between, the girls went 18-5 and achieved far more than anyone expected after senior Alexis Kimball went down with a knee injury in the second game.And after Thursday's blowout loss to eventual tournament runnerup Blanchet, the team came back with a solid defensive effort against last year's state champion Meadowdale. But 14 first-half turnovers and 28 percent overall shooting kept them from knocking off the heavily favored Mavericks. Coming off disappointing losses the previous day, both teams were ragged at the outset. Bainbridge tied the score at 1-1 at 5:36 as Emily Pierce - much more mobile than she had been the previous day after being injured Wednesday in the Rainier Beach victory - hit a free throw. Alice Russell fed Christine Schwager at 5:15 to re-tie the score at 3-3. But the Mavericks scored two quick hoops on a putback when no Spartan blocked out and a steal generated by their full-court press. "

"Spartans meet their matchAfter a first-round win, the team bows out to a tough Blanchet squad."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:45PM

"No band. A handful of students. The dance team set to perform at halftime. And the scoreboard showing a 25-4 first quarter edge. Sounds a lot like a Tuesday night game with Klahowya. Unfortunately, the scene was the Tacoma Dome, not the Spartan gym, and it was Bainbridge on the short end of the score. Blanchet scored seven points in the first minute and romped to a 61-40 thumping on Thursday in the 3A girls basketball tournament. The Spartans opened the tournament with a tense 50-42 win over Rainier Beach the previous day.Even Thursday's most positive accomplishment was lessened, as the official scorer somehow missed one of freshman Alice Russell's six blocked shots and credited her with five.Yesterday afternoon, the team met defending champion Meadowdale in a loser-out game. If the Spartans won, they play today at 1:30 for fourth place.In retrospect, Bainbridge might have been better off losing last Friday's classic come-from-behind game to White River for the district championship. The Spartans No. 1 seed coming out gave them the privilege of joining three of the state's four top-ranked teams - Blanchet, Bellevue, Meadowdale - in the tournament's upper bracket, and the Spartans' first-round opponent was a physical Rainier Beach team that not only extended them to the limit but also wound up hobbling leading scorer Emily Pierce. "

Spartans take District 3 championshipA late rally in the last five minutes secured the number one seed for state.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:45PM

"The White River Hornets tried to trash Spartan freshman Alice Russell's 15th birthday party Friday.But Russell and her teammates blew out the candles as they overcame a 12-point deficit with less than five minutes left, to defeat the fifth-ranked Hornets 58-54 and win the District 3 girls' basketball championship at Pacific Lutheran University.Fab Rezayat sank 11 of her career-high 18 points - including a game-tying trey with 50 seconds left - in the fourth quarter, while Emily Pierce drained four free throws in the final 17 seconds as the Spartans (now 17-5) earned the No. 1 seed to the state tournament that opens today.This is the best birthday present I could have had, Russell said. I've never experienced something like this before. "

Spartans dash toward stateA 26-point win positioned them for a No. 1 berth.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:45PM

"Many of the Bainbridge faithful who made the long drive to Pacific Lutheran University Tuesday, for the first-round girls' basketball playoff game against Franklin Pierce, were squirming as the first quarter ended. The Spartans had gone scoreless for the final four minutes, and an 8-0 lead turned into a 9-8 deficit on a Cardinal hoop with 10 seconds left.But Courtney Kimball opened the second quarter with a trey, and the Spartans never trailed again en route to a 56-30 thumping. "

Christensen paces Spartans at stateA new school mark in the 100 butterfly earned an 11th place team finish.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:45PM

Jeff Christensen closed out his Spartan swimming career by breaking the school record in the 100-yard butterfly.His new mark led Bainbridge to 72 points and an 11th place finish in the 3A Washington State Swimming and Diving Championships Friday and Saturday at the King County Aquatic Center.

Roe sixth at Mat ClassicBrandon Nall was ousted after questionable scoring.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:45PM

" Mike Roe placed sixth in Mat Classic XIII, and only a questionable referee's decision prevented teammate Brandon Nall from at least equaling that feat.Roe scored a pair of overtime wins in his first two matches on Friday, before losing a technical fall Saturday morning to the eventual champion in his 145-pound division. "

Gymnasts wrap up seasonHylen and Borgen are the lone Spartans at state meet.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:44PM

"Stephanie Hylen got off to an excellent start at Friday's 3A WIAA Gymnastics Championships, scoring 9.0 on floor and 8.6 on vault. But uncharacteristic errors dropped her scores in bars (7.325) and beam (7.75) from levels she'd maintained for most of the season and she finished with an all-around score of 32.675.Senior Melissa Borgen, the only other Spartan entrant, scored a 7.95 in the vault. My hand slipped a little on the bars, but I don't dwell on it, Hylen said. Part of gymnastics is presentation. "

Girls advance to state

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:44PM

"Emily Pierce sank four free throws in the final 17 seconds as the Spartans defeated sixth-ranked White River 58-54 and qualify as the #1 seed from District 3 for the 3A State tournament, which begins Wednesday at the Tacoma Dome. The Spartans were down by 12 points with less than five minutes to play but Pierce and Fab Rezayat powered the comeback. Rezayat drained a three-pointer with 50 seconds remaining to tie the score 54-54 as she scored 11 of her career-high18 points in the final five minutes. Pierce had 19 points to lead all scorers, while Alice Russell had 10 points and three blocked shots to celebrate her 15th birthday.Christine Schwager added eight and Morgan Zajonc chipped in three.The girls' basketball team will open 3A tournament play at 10:30 Wednesday morning against Seattle's Rainier Beach (19-8) at the Tacoma Dome. If they win, they will play the winner of Blanchet (23-3) and Aberdeen (19-4) Thursday at 3:30. If they lose to Rainier Beach, they will play the loser of the Blanchet-Aberdeen game at 9 a.m. on Thursday. To view the complete bracket with records and gametimes, see www.wiaa.com. "

Playoff update -- Christensen sets school record

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:44PM

Jeff Christensen set a new school record in the 100-yard butterfly at the 2A/3A Washington State Swimming and Diving Championships as the Spartans scored 72 points overall.

Trainer has animals on the go

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:44PM

"GoAnimal has been on Bainbridge for just over two years. Its roots have existed since man emerged on the plains and valleys of Africa many millennia ago.GoAnimal is the brainchild of 45-year-old Frank Forencich, who converted an old woodshed on his property into a secret training facility so he can teach the physical education you should have gotten. It's been replaced by sports and learning the rules of games. An obviously fit man, Forencich is the embodiment of the physical part. A longtime self-described climbing bum, he's scaled numerous peaks in the Northwest and Canada. He's ascended El Capitan, the sheer-sided symbol of Yosemite National Park, a few times. He has a black belt in karate and aikido.And education? He holds a degree in human biology from Stanford, a teaching credential and a massage certificate and has also been a flight instructor. He just returned from a month-long trip to Africa which he says taught him a great deal and is eager to pass along his new-found knowledge.So what is he trying to teach? "

Boys bow out in heartbreakerA last-second basket sinks the Spartans' district tournament hopes.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:44PM

"The boys' basketball season came to an abrupt and heartbreaking end Thursday night at Franklin Pierce. A basket by Eric Kimble, the Cardinals' season scoring leader, with two seconds remaining gave Franklin Pierce a 58-56 victory over the Spartans in the opening round of the District 3 playoffs.It's hard to put words to a situation like this, coach Jeff Eller said. The kids finished the game with a lot of heart. "

"Farewell, Olympic LeagueThe Spartans bid their longtime foes adieu with another league title."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:44PM

"Coach Penny Gienger couldn't have scripted Friday night's game at Central Kitsap any better as her girls' basketball team prepared for post-season play.Her team had been outplayed and outscored during the third quarter and trailed by three. Add a partisan Cougar crowd and a talented Cougar team that desperately wanted a victory and the scenario was complete.The Spartans responded. Keyed by six Emily Pierce points, Bainbridge went on a 9-2 run to open the fourth quarter and take a 54-50 lead, then held on for a hard-fought 58-55 win and a share of the Olympic League championship.It was a great, district-like game, Gienger said. Both teams played really well. Their crowd was wild and loud, and ours was the same, which helped. "

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