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Tough night on the gridiron for Spartans

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:31PM

It was a night for big plays. Unfortunately, all of them went the wrong way, and the Spartan varsity gridders left Memorial Stadium at the wrong end of a 41-6 deficit to Eastside Catholic Friday evening. The Crusaders deep men pitched the opening kickoff between them and ran it back 90 yards for a game-opening score, putting Bainbridge on its heels just seconds into the game.

Spartan girls take third at Metro meet

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:31PM

Tough course, tough opponents; a tie-breaker falls to Bishop Blanchet. LOWER WOODLAND FIELD, SEATTLE — On a hard course with a tough field, the Bainbridge boys and girls cross country teams had their work cut out for them. The girls tied with Bishop Blanchet with 60 points apiece, but with the tiebreaker based on the finish of their sixth runner, the girls placed third.

Sports Roundup -- Girls golf team claims Metro title/Spartan golfers bested at Metro/Whalen rebreaks diving record/Spikers take Metro Mountain Division

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:31PM

JEFFERSON MUNICIPAL, BEACON HILL — The Bainbridge girls golf team finished first at the Metro Championship Golf Tournament, but if they could, they’d give it back to get one of their own to districts. Sophomore Melanie Trygg was disqualified when she found her ball in an unplayable lie and thought it was out of bounds. So, she picked up her original ball and continued to play with a provisional ball.

Sports Roundup -- Gridders take it on the chin, 42-14

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:31PM

Once again, the Bainbridge Spartan football team held its opponent scoreless in the second half. Unfortunately, the Spartans forgot to stop them in the first half, as Bishop Blanchet scored six touchdowns before the break en route to a 42-14 victory over the Spartans Saturday afternoon at Blanchet High. “We did not play well,” head coach Andy Grimm said. “Credit to them in that they came out and jumped us from the get-go from the opening kickoff. For some reason we came out flat.

Spikers close out home campaign in style

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:31PM

Tan, Seidl team up to pound home a three-game win over Eastside Catholic. On Senior Night, it was the only way for them to go out. Outside hitter Sabrina Tan and setter Alexa Seidl worked together to score the last two points of the third game to lead the Bainbridge volleyball team to another sweep on Monday. This time, it was the Eastside Catholic Crusaders that were on the other end of the whitewash by scores of 25-21, 25-15 and 25-18.

Sports Roundup -- Positivity pays off for kickers/Boys, girls golfers finish with flourish/Bainbridge likely to stay in Metro/Come one, come all for BAMFEST

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:31PM

The soul is back. With their season at an impasse, the Bainbridge girls soccer team got down to business and defeated West Seattle 4-0 on Tuesday and Holy Names 3-1 on Thursday. “They were a lot better games,” Spartan head coach Mark Grindrod said. “Even way up in the stands you could hear the players chattering on the field and talking and calling for (the ball).” The wins followed an emotional pep talk by team leader Alana MacWhorter the previous week.

Whalen, Spartan swimmers set top marks

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:31PM

The senior diver re-breaks her record while Scott, relays stay fast in the water. Back in late September, Bainbridge girls dive coach Chris Miller said that he felt Stephanie Whalen would re-break her newly set diving record before the season was out. Circle gets the square.

Sports Roundup -- Swimmers best Mercer Island/Spikers streak ends to Prep/Soccer team looks for heart/Gridders blanked by tough O’Dea

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:31PM

More history was made by the Spartan girls swim and dive team last Friday. Their 95-91 dual championship victory over Mercer Island marked the first time in 13 years they’ve defeated the Islanders. “It’s a great win for us,” head swim coach Greg Colby said. “We had some good swims and not so good swims, but we were able to come out on top. “We placed pretty much how I predicted,” he continued. “It’s been a balanced attack. We’ve had our second and third swimmers score us some points.”

Team Ray takes two of three in the pool

  • Oct 12, 2005 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:31PM

Good ball control is key in wins over Kentridge and Sammamish. gic goes, your chances of losing greatly diminish. Team Ray found that out the hard way as they defeated the Kentridge Chargers last Wednesday at the King County Aquatic Center 20-11 and the Sammamish Totems 16-5 Sunday at the Ray Williamson Pool, but lost to the Newport Knights 17-10 on Friday at home. In the games they won, the Spartans turned the ball over 10 and 12 times, respectively. Against Newport, they turned the ball over 23 times.

Sports Roundup -- Boys golfers split home, road tilts/Spartan girls stay the course/Former BHS grad wins golf pro-am

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:30PM

The Bainbridge golf team avenged their home loss to O’Dea on Monday, but dropped another match to them on Wednesday. Jamie Neill was the medalist at Wing Point on Monday, shooting a one under 34. Austin Hurt contributed a 36, while Paul DeBarros and Zack Cram both shot 37. Kyle Hurt rounded out the scoring with a 40, as Bainbridge won with 104 Stableford points to O’Dea’s 91 and Lakeside’s 84.

Spartan harriers fly over the home sod

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:30PM

Caroline Johnson sets the pace; the girls now are ranked fourth in state polls. If the Bainbridge girls cross country team keeps up this pace, they’ll add some serious hardware to their trophy case. The Spartans, now ranked fourth in the state in the latest WSCCCA poll, took five of the top six spots to easily outscore the Lakeside Lions and the Bishop Blanchet Braves Wednesday at Battle Point Park.

Sports Roundup -- Spikers rally, down Blanchet/Ray sinks Crusaders/Silver finish for swimmers

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:30PM

“Victory,” Napoleon Bonaparte once wrote, “belongs to the most persevering.” The Bainbridge volleyball team made some mistakes, but was persistent in defeating the Bishop Blanchet Braves 25-17, 25-15, 20-25, 22-25 and 15-11 in front of a raucous crowd at Paski Gymnasium Monday. The win kept the Spartans undefeated, with sole possession of the Mountain Division in the Metro League.

Spartans hang on for Homecoming win

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:30PM

Williams and Gilbreath lead the charge in the 14-13 thriller. A win’s a win – especially for a Homecoming crowd hungry for a happy ending. The Spartan faithful got just that Friday evening. Carter Williams rumbled for 143 yards and two touchdowns before succumbing to an ankle sprain, and the Bainbridge defense buckled down to blunt three Prep drives in the final minutes, preserving a 14-13 Homecoming victory at Memorial Stadium.

Sports Roundup -- Spikers win, Braves loom/Saucier leads golfers to win/Triathlete gets top three spot

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:30PM

The Spartan volleyball team defeated the Eastside Catholic Crusaders 25-18, 25-13 and 25-22 for their fourth straight league win and to stay not only undefeated for the season but tied with Bishop Blanchet for the Mountain Division lead. “We came out pretty strong,” head coach Julie Miller said. “The JV and C-teams had really close games, and there were some boys from Eastside that were cheering really loud, so by the time the girls got out on the court, they were ready.

Spartans break through for 2-0 win

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:30PM

Uneven play at the offensive end has BHS scoring in fits and starts. It’s been a weird run for the Spartan girls’ soccer team, with last-second goals and unpredictable turns. Alana MacWhorter would agree. “It has been an odd season,” the senior co-captain said. “For example, the last five seconds in our Eastside (Catholic) game, and then losing to Blanchet... honestly, everyone walked off the field and they were like, ‘That was just unlucky.’ We’re like, ‘What’s going on?’”

Golfers rebound after streak snapped

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:30PM

The home course proved friendly in the win over Blanchet. They may not have their overall winning streak anymore, but the Bainbridge boys golf team are still tough at home. The Spartans easily defeated the Bishop Blanchet Braves 106-72 on Monday to extend their home winning streak at Wing Point, a course that not many teams like to visit because of its challenging greens.

Sports Roundup -- Harriers hit their stride in Bellevue/Spikers stay out of loss column

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:30PM

The Spartan cross country team keeps on running with success. At the Bellevue Invitational at Lake Sammamish State Park on Saturday, the Bainbridge girls placed third out of 64 teams. Gig Harbor, the top-ranked team in the state, won the invitational, while Bellevue finished second.

Spartans hammer Sequim, 51-0

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:30PM

Two Sequim players left by ambulance as Bainbridge rolled to a 51-0 victory. It was so lopsided that the referees let the second-half clock run down unimpeded, to hasten the end of the game. The Spartan varsity football team got back to winning ways Friday evening, pounding the visiting Wolves of Sequim 51-0 at Memorial Stadium. But the big victory was tempered by concern for several visiting players who left the field on their backs, with the assistance of paramedics.

Sports Roundup -- Whalen shines off the board/Kickers draw blank at home/Golfers see streak snapped

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:29PM

Stephanie Whalen made some history at Ray Williamson Pool on Tuesday. The senior captain set a new team and pool record when she scored 246.10 points on six dives, breaking the old record of 242.8 points set in 1995 by Welling Savo. What makes the event even more memorable is that Savo was the one who first taught Whalen how to dive.

Golfer Saucier wows everyone but herself

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:29PM

The Spartan shoots a 39 at Beacon Hill for her third medal. Katie Saucier was rather matter-of-fact about her play. “I haven’t been striking very well,” the Spartan golfer said after her play on Monday. “But I try not to force anything. I just play the way I know how.” The way she’s been playing has been excellent, as Saucier shot a 39 at Jefferson Municipal Golf Course on Beacon Hill Thursday to win her third straight medal.

Sports Roundup -- Turkheimer, Farrar set pace/Team Ray bests Vikings, 14-9/Gridders stumble at Ingraham/North to Alaska for gymnast Nall

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:29PM

The Spartan cross country team got off to a great start last week. In their first Metro League meet against Eastside Catholic, Nathan Hale and Ingraham at Lower Woodland Field, the Spartan boys placed first with 27 points. Joel Turkheimer finished second with a time of 17:01, while Bevan Taylor finished third with a time of 17:18. Max Welch placed fourth with a time of 18:19.

Spartans make early statement

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:29PM

Bainbridge streaks through early play. The Spartan volleyball team are proving they’re tough to stop. After winning the Monroe Invitational on Saturday for the second year in a row, Bainbridge defeated visiting Holy Names Monday 25-22, 25-13 and 25-21 to stay undefeated this season. Several factors caused them to get off to a rough start in the first game, as the music was off, the refs were late, the warmup went bad and even the scoring was off at times.

Sports Roundup - Kickers rebound after home loss to Prep/Swimmers outpace SK/Easy win for Spart spikers/Polo Club starts season

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:29PM

The Bainbridge girls soccer team still has some work to do. After suffering its first loss of the season on Tuesday to Seattle Prep, the Spartans bounced back to defeat a physical Holy Names squad 2-1 on Thursday in Seattle. “It was a much better game (on Thursday),” head coach Mark Grindrod said. “We dominated both games in the second half. We’re just going to have to figure out how to score.”

Sports Roundup -- Spikers beat Sealth in yawner/Kickers battle to 2-2 draw with CK/Poloists dunk Peninsula, 19-4

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:29PM

The Spartans sweep aside the Seahawks, going 3-0 in nonleague play. It may not have been the most exciting game, but a win is a win. The Spartan varsity volleyball team continued its early-season run by defeating the Chief Sealth Seahawks in three games, 25-16, 25-9 and 25-11, at Paski Gymnasium Monday evening to stay undefeated in the season.

Spartan gridders pummel Nathan Hale, 56-0

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:29PM

Carter Williams has his second straight 100-yard rushing game. It was a little bit of history repeating itself for the Bainbridge football team. Nick Stone and Carter Williams ran for two scores each as the Spartans blanked the Nathan Hale Raiders 56-0 on Friday night. The score was almost identitcal to the Spartans’s 56-10 victory over the Raiders a year ago.

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