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Spartans to Metro: Bring it on - girls

  • Feb 4, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:38PM

The Bainbridge girls rally late to send Holy Names home with a loss. Thank goodness for Brittany Gray. The Spartan freshman forward scored 11 of her 21 points in the fourth quarter, while the bench helped the team get back in it at several points as the Bainbridge girls rallied to defeat Holy Names 58-52 Wednesday on Senior Night.

Spartans to Metro: Bring it on - boys

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:37PM

Boys hoopsters outgun O’Dea before a packed house at Paski. Bainbridge boys basketball coach Scott Orness felt Tuesday’s game against third-ranked O’Dea was a “statement” game. And he let his team know it – but not without some second thoughts. “I kinda went out on a limb and told ’em I really felt this was a pivotal game,” Orness said. “Beating this team is going to help us a lot in Districts, and right after I said that I was thinking, ‘Gosh, what if we lose this game?’”

Sports Roundup -- Girls win, clinch playoff game/Boys easily defeat Lakeside

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:37PM

Girls win, clinch playoff game This time, there were no last minute shots by Brittany Gray to decide a winner between Bainbridge and Lakeside. Caitlyn Salo was the difference, as her scoring and her defense helped the girls basketball team pull away from the Lions in a 67-59 victory. “Going into their place, and with the end of finals week, I thought it was a good test for us, and we answered the call,” head coach Penny Gienger said.

Bell signs with the University of Illinois

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:37PM

The BHS senior chose the school over UW and Stanford. After a lengthy recruiting process, Courtney Bell made it official on Signing Day: She’s a Fighting Illini. The senior is set to sign a letter of intent today to play soccer for the University of Illinois. Bell had verbally committed to the school in October after her official visit.

Gymnasts prevail, but it’s a close victory

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:37PM

Welsh scores 37.2 to win all-around title, takes two of four events. On Monday, Cindy Guy, Lorry Gilbreath and the rest of the Bainbridge gymnastics team were still feeling the effects of last Friday’s meet. Not only did they barely hold off four other teams, including a tough North Kitsap squad, they had to clean up the Commodore lower gym and haul most of their equipment – including the vaulting table – up two flights of stairs to put it back in their gym.

Sports Roundup -- Girls head east, rout Eastside/Boys win despite turnover spate/Swimmers get ready for Metro

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:37PM

In a game, things can go from bad to good in an instant. For the Bainbridge girls basketball team, that happened on Wednesday night against Eastside Catholic. “When we started out, it was pretty close,” said head coach Penny Gienger. “It was 11-9 (Bainbridge) and next thing I know, I look up and it’s 41-9.”

Grapplers bulk up for 'the real season'

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:37PM

The Spartans ready for the post-season after notching three straight wins. The Bainbridge wrestling team has worked hard during the regular season, but for many, the real climb to a title starts next week. “This is the start of our season,” co-head coach Dan Pippinger said. “Nothing counts anymore. Everyone’s 0-0. Your season record doesn’t matter.

Sports Roundup -- Prep shuts down Spartans

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:37PM

The last time 10th ranked Bainbridge and sixth ranked Seattle Prep locked up, the Spartans suffered one of their worst shooting nights of the season, going 15 for 71 from the floor. Friday, the results weren’t much better, as the Panthers held the Spartans to just 20 made shots, beating them at home 59-47 for their first loss at home all season.

Farrar comes up big for Sparts at home

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:37PM

The sophomore guard hits three treys to help the team defeat Prep. If there is a Metro League Sixth Person Award, you can close the balloting, because Emily Farrar has sewed it up. The Spartans’ sophomore guard came off the bench and scored nine points on three huge three-pointers in the fourth quarter Friday, to help the Bainbridge girls basketball team defeat the Seattle Prep Panthers 72-55 at Paski Gymnasium.

No Welsh, no problem for BHS gymnasts

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:37PM

Sophie Wenzlau wins the all-around title vs. Nathan Hale despite a bad back. The Bainbridge gymnastics team proved they’re more than just Marie Welsh. With their star performer out with a toe injury, Sophie Wenzlau battled a bad back to place first in the all-around competition Friday as the Spartans defeated Nathan Hale 172.87-146.56 for their 81st victory in a row.

Sports Roundup -- Gray, defense too much for Raiders/Gymnasts score another victory

  • Jan 21, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:37PM

Steven Gray scored 26 points in three quarters as the Bainbridge boys basketball team defeated Nathan Hale 79-43 Tuesday night. The junior guard shot 9 for 16 from the field, including 4 of 7 from the three-point line, as the defense held the Raiders to 19 points in the first half.

Seahawks count on Kitsap fans

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:36PM

Bainbridge’s Ed Viesturs is one key to the ‘12th man revival’ and Seahawks wins. Kitsap County’s Seahawks fans are at the forefront of a “12th man” revival, lending a direct hand in several Seattle victories. As the Seahawks play the Carolina Panthers this weekend for the right to play in the Super Bowl, just how important have the fans been this year?

Sports Roundup -- Tough defense keys boys win/Girls rebound with 79-29 romp/Tumblers record 79th straight win

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:36PM

Defense, defense, defense. That’s how the Bainbridge boys basketball team gets the job done, as they allowed just 22 points in the first three quarters en route to a 68-43 home win over West Seattle. The win keeps the Spartans perfect at home and solidifies their third-place standing in the Metro League Mountain Division.

Another day, another record for Hallett

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:36PM

The sophomore star breaks a 10-year-old Bainbridge mark in the 100 freestyle. Austin Hallett made more history Friday as he broke the school record in the 100 freestyle against Seattle Prep. The Bainbridge sophomore easily finished at 48.15, six seconds ahead of second-place finisher Michael Dobrien. He broke a 10-year-old mark of 48.42 set by former Spartan star Sean Cooper in 1996.

Sports Roundup -- Miller, Sparts show growth/Girls see win streak snapped/Grapplers split home contests

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:36PM

Basketball is a game in which hot and cold stretches decide who comes out on top. Tuesday evening, it was the Bainbridge varsity boys basketball team that rode a hot second quarter stretch to defeat Chief Sealth 62-46. “The whole game never really got into a flow,” head coach Scott Orness said. “We caught some streaks where we hit some in a row and they caught a few, but ours was a little bit bigger than theirs.”

Spartan tumblers dominate home meet

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:36PM

Welsh wins all-around title, Wenzlau places third overall Sophie Wenzlau has pain in her ankles, and her back suffers from overuse – or “too many back handsprings,” as she puts it. But the Spartan gymnast isn’t stopping for anything.

Sports Roundup -- Sparts can’t get over O’Dea

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:36PM

The Bainbridge wrestling team got off to a good start against O’Dea, but the Fighting Irish had too much experience, defeating the Spartans 48-21 Wednesday night at O’Dea. “O’Dea showed that they were a bit tougher than we were,” co-head coach Dan Pippinger said. “Our technique is OK, but it’s just a matter of getting some toughness, and that’s part of being young. They’re still learning.”

Bainbridge tames Cougs, runs mark to 11-0/Sparts, O’Dea go to the wire

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:36PM

The Spartans have ‘so much confidence in ourselves, it’s crazy.’ It took a half to get going, but the Bainbridge girls basketball team earned their 11th straight win, defeating Holy Names 51-31 on the road Wednesday. “We made some pretty good plays,” head coach Penny Gienger said. “It was a close game, but we gradually pulled away.”

Sports Roundup -- JV girls matching 'big sisters' almost win for win/Hallett breaks school mark/Grapplers gear up for 'Island'

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:36PM

JV girls matching 'big sisters' almost win for win Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but for the Bainbridge JV girls basketball team, it’s a case of the little sister showing big sis that she can do everything just as well. The Spartans collected their 12th win in a row with a 51-41 win over the Blanchet JV team Friday afternoon.

Home court, sweet home court for Sparts/Spartan girls struggle in win

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:36PM

Both boys and girls teams send the fans home happy after wins over Blanchet. The Spartan boys basketball team got another standout performance from Steven Gray, but it was their team defense that helped them collect their sixth straight win at home, a 62-49 decision over the Blanchet Braves last Friday.

Sports Roundup -- Robert, Brooks take first at Mason

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:36PM

Bainbridge wrestlers Ian Brooks and Brian Robert continued their winning ways at the North Mason Classic last Friday. Brooks took first in the 152-pound category, as he won by technical fall over North Kitsap’s Aaron Bilbao 15-0, pinned Nick Miller from North Kitsap in 4:32 and won by decision over Will Bringold 5-3 in the finals.

Spartans outrun tough Clover Park, 76-63

  • Jan 4, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:36PM

After jumping out to a quick lead, the boys weather streaky shooting to hold on. If the Spartan boys basketball team needed a worthy sparring partner to prepare for the remainder of the season, they found it in Clover Park. Steven Gray had his second straight 30-point game as the Spartans weathered several cold scoring stretches to defeat the resilient Warriors 76-63 Friday.

Boys hit the road, subdue Olympic

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:35PM

Steven Gray and Coby Gibler are becoming a two-man force for the boys basketball team.

Boys hit the road, subdue Olympic

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:35PM

Steven Gray and Coby Gibler are becoming a two-man force for the boys basketball team.

Spartans claim White River tourney crown

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:35PM

Caitlyn Salo, Allie Picha lead the way as the Spartans run their mark to 10-0. Allie Picha and the rest of the Bainbridge girls basketball team are having a ball this year. “I’ve never had so much fun in a basketball season than I am right now,” the senior forward said. “We’re having an absolute blast. It’s fun to go to practice, it’s fun to go to games. Everyone is happy, everyone is giving it their all. It’s really exciting.”

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