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Playoffs: the puck drops here

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:08PM

The Canucks and the Blues showed Saturday why the playoffs are the most exciting time of the year for Bainbridge roller hockey fans, and Hans Olson showed why he is the number one goal-scorer in the league. In the Division III playoff opener at Battle Point Park, the two teams ended regulation play with a 9-9 tie. A five-minute sudden-death overtime period saw a flurry of shots on goal, but when the final whistle sounded the two teams were still deadlocked at nine apiece.

Triathlon 101: beginners only

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:08PM

To those who have never participated before, a triathlon might seem an imposing event -- dominated by hardcore distance runners, road-racing cyclists and endurance swimmers. Luckily for the first-timer, there’s now something akin to Triathlon Lite. The “My First Triathlon” series, an event that originated in Canada five years ago, has made its way across the border to Lake Chelan.

A return to yesteryear

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:08PM

Baseball fans got a glimpse of Bainbridge hardball history on July 4, as the Island Reds and the Winslow Greys suited up for the first time since the 1920s. In replica wool uniforms reminiscent of the glory days of “The Babe” and Mickey Mantle, the two teams took the field at BHS to play a fund-raiser game for the Bainbridge Island Historical Society. And of course, for some good old-fashioned fun.

Bainbridge All-Stars take district championships

  • Jul 12, 2003 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:08PM

The Bainbridge 9/10 and 11/12 softball All-Star teams completed a sweep of the district tournament at Snider Field in Poulsbo, with final victories Tuesday evening that advanced them to state tournaments in their respective divisions. The 9/10 team downed East Jefferson 15-5, and the older Bainbridge squad also defeated East Jefferson by a score of 9-2, crowning them both District 2 champs for 2003.

Meadowmeer takes trophy

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:07PM

No matter how hard people try to make it a team sport, golf is still about one person striking one ball with one club. So the engraving on the Fred Schaffer Memorial Trophy will show that the Meadowmeer team captured the annual Helpline House benefit tournament that matches duos from the island’s two golf courses. But what made that possible was the virtuoso solo performance by Meadowmeer’s Tom Mueller, who put on one of the better displays of ball-striking seen on the island in some time.

Blackinton a World Series champ

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:07PM

When Jeff Blackinton walked onto the field in Houston for Rice baseball tryouts four years ago, he didn’t even have a catcher’s mitt. Monday night, he left Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Neb. -- the site of this year’s College World Series -- as a contributor in the first NCAA sports title in Rice history when the Owls soundly defeated Stanford 14-2.

Harmony, energy and ‘the method’

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:07PM

The word “aikido” is built from three characters in Japanese script. “Ai” is harmony and love, “Ki” translates to inside power, or energy, and “Do” means “the way” or “the method.” Together, they make a word that can be loosely translated as “the way of harmonizing body and mind.” The 8-year-olds in Chris Mills’ youngest aikido class at Tombo Dojo might not grasp that Eastern philosophy as a whole, but they certainly seem to be enjoying the physicality of the movements.

Storm weathers the competition

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:07PM

With a 14-2 win over the Commotion, the Storm players took home their second Majors softball championship in two years. The team was at the top of the standings at the end of the Bainbridge Island Little League softball season with a record of 7-4.  The Ice, Diamonds and Commotion were all tied with 5 wins, 7 losses.

Wheelmen getting bigger, stronger, faster

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:07PM

There are a number of questions, and a few exclamations, circulating in local competitive bicycle racing circles. “Who were those guys at Mason Lake?” “Did you see who was in the black and white jerseys?” “Those guys own the Seward Park series!” “Oh no, not them again!” The Rolling Bay Wheelmen have earned the accolades, and are providing the answers. And competitors are getting used to seeing the black-and-white jerseys on race days.

Softball for the Senior set

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:07PM

Before their inaugural game against Bremerton, coach Reid Hansen offered some sage advice to his fellow Bainbridge Island Senior Center softballers. “Get plenty of rest. Warm up your arms. Remember -- our motto is ‘we may be old, but we’re slow.’” The long-anticipated septuagenarian showdown -- part potluck, part social gathering, part sporting event -- took place Friday at Rotary Field on Bainbridge, a venue where parents and grandparents typically watch their Little Leaguers in action.

Star Track success for Spartans

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:07PM

The Spartan track and field team really outdid themselves this year. With the best boys team finish ever, individual 3A State Championship titles in boys shot put and discus, both boys and girls 800-meter runs, and a second place spot in the boys 4x400 relay finals, the Sparts had quite a bit to cheer about. “This is so much fun to see,” said head track and field coach Andy Grimm. Spartan senior Tim Freeman couldn’t agree more.

Big-time venue, big-time results

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:07PM

The Spartans showed Saturday why Bainbridge boys lacrosse is truly a dynasty. It’s an overused word, dynasty, thrown out by fans and media types to three-in-a-row and four-in-a-row title-winning teams. The Chicago Bulls won six titles in eight NBA seasons, but only three in a row. Red Auerbach, who led the Boston Celtics to 11 championships from ‘57-’69, once said, “Three in a row? That’s not a dynasty.”

Spartans advance eight to state finals

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:07PM

Maybe it was the sleepy Saturday morning ferry ride, or it might have been the snug blanket of gray clouds over Lower Woodland Park. Maybe it was just extreme relaxation. Whatever it was, Bainbridge sophomore Whitney Cheng couldn’t help but stifle a yawn before the start of her first Metro Individual Tournament match against Blanchet’s Christina Papasedero. Cheng dispatched Papasedero 6-0, 6-1, with almost indifferent -- albeit effective -- ease in what looked like a practice match.

Lacrossers head to state final

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:07PM

Spartan lacrosse announcer Tom Kelly could have looped a recording and played it back over the Memorial Stadium speaker system Wednesday night for the state semifinals, because over and over, it was the same spiel. “Kyle Lane stopped by Alex Jacques. Lane, stopped by Jacques. Jacques stops Lane.” With a commanding 14-0 Bainbridge lead against Lakeside, and just over two minutes to play in the fourth period, it was looking like the Spartan netminder was going to get his first shutout.

Deep Braves sink Spartans

  • May 9, 2003 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:07PM

The depth of the Bishop Blanchet track and field team was most evident before the start of the women’s 3200-meter run Thursday at Memorial Stadium. Ten yellow jerseys lined up against two in Spartan blue – a quantity the Braves used to their advantage all afternoon at Bainbridge High School.

‘C’ team closes out season 15-3 -- Sports Roundup

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:06PM

The Spartan baseball C-team wrapped up its 2003 season with victories in its final three games, beating Mercer Island 15-14 and sweeping a doubleheader from O’Dea, to finish with a record of 15-3 on the year. The game was a wild, nine-inning marathon, as the Spartans rallied from a 12-7 deficit in the bottom of the sixth.

The field of dreams is real

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:06PM

If you were to stand atop the pitcher’s mound at Sands Field Saturday afternoon, with the sun shining and a light breeze blowing out to left field, close your eyes, and stop thinking for just a moment – just one moment – you might swear you were in Dyersville, Iowa. Shoeless Joe Jackson could be trotting out of the swaying cornfields that border the otherworldly green outfield.

Spartans stick it to Islanders

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:06PM

For the second time in three weeks, the Bainbridge Boys Division I Lacrosse club sent Mercer Island home with a big, fat “L.” The first and second place teams in the Metro League battled Tuesday night at Memorial Stadium, with Bainbridge again coming out on top, 11-7

Tennis team stumbles against Prep

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:06PM

At the north end of the No. 1 singles court, Spartan senior Sam Marshall was shaking his head in disgust and muttering self-directed imprecations under his breath. At the south end of the No. 1 doubles court, Maggie Fick and Amanda Allender were all smiles and high-fives and congeniality, flowering their Seattle Prep opponents with “good job” and “nice shot.”

Kick-starting the season

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:06PM

Sharks have a series of new and shiny teeth waiting to step up if one gets pulled out of service. Metaphorically, the boys soccer team has lost a few of their pearly whites – nine to be exact. Eight of those were seniors and one a head coach. Without missing a beat however, the new set rising seems to be every bit as functional and aggressive as their predecessors.

McCallum finishes eighth at State

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:06PM

The greatest show on Earth? With apologies to Misters Ringling, Barnum and Bailey, it’s got to be the state wrestling championships, aka the 15th annual Mat Classic, at the Tacoma Dome. The numbers were staggering: four classifications (1A/B, 2A, 3A, and 4A), 14 weight classes, 896 participants, and 1,680 matches on 24 mats in an area a little bigger than a football field. Amid this organized confusion stood three young men from Bainbridge, each with hopes of bringing home the gold for themselves and glory for BHS.

Spartan tumblers take silver at State

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:06PM

The Bainbridge High School gymnastics team now has a trophy – a state trophy. Years of excellence have never gotten them more than a district or regional award. Now they’re number two in the the state. Last Friday, no one in the state would have beaten Issaquah – well, maybe the Washington Huskies. The Indians scored an unbelievable 179.5, with the Spartans next at 172.0, followed by Columbia River’s (Vancouver) 168.125 and Kennedy’s 166.4.

Five swimmers speed into finals

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:06PM

Five Spartans have advanced to the state 3A Swimming finals. Leading the Spartans in Friday's preliminary rounds at the King County Aquatics Center was sophomore Jake Santelli, who swam to sixth place in the 100-year backstroke (54.26) to advance to Saturday's finals. In the 200 IM, Santelli finished in ninth place (2:04.61) to advance to the heat B finals

Three Spartans head to Mat Classic

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:06PM

Three Spartans advanced to the Mat Classic XV state wrestling championships, which began yesterday afternoon and winds up today at the Tacoma Dome. Heading up the BHS contingent is senior Nick McCallum (215 pounds), who earned the championship at last week’s Region I meet with an exciting overtime win. His title was the only one grabbed by the Metro League, as the conference was overran by the Seamount League schools.

Spartans head into the Lions' den

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:06PM

The Bainbridge Spartan girls basketball team is just one victory away from clinching a berth in the AAA state tournament set for March 5-8 in the Tacoma Dome. But that victory will be anything but easy. After defeating Newport 51-50 in the Sea-King AAA District Tournament opener Tuesday afternoon, Bainbridge set itself up to face Metro League rival Lakeside, 3 p.m. today at Bellevue Community College.

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