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Softball All-Stars nonchalant in victory

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:25PM

The 11-12 team made short work of Sequim, heads to State. The celebration was all business – much like the play on the field. The Bainbridge Island Majors All-Stars 11-12 year-olds defeated Sequim 6-0 on Saturday to win the District 2 softball championship and move on to the state tournament.

Softball All-Stars advance in tourney play

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:25PM

Manager Troy Greenfield's team won"t let weather get in the way. "The other night it was raining hard and we (coaches Brian Moore and Gary Pitts) were thinking of cancelling practice, but the girls went crazy," Greenfield said. "They wouldn"t hear of it." The Bainbridge Major All-Stars will apply their focus in the championship game of the District 2 tournament today at Art Mikelsen Field in Port Orchard. Bainbridge plays the winner of the Sequim/East Jefferson contest at 4 p.m.

Spartans girls hoops honors its history

  • Jul 6, 2005 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:25PM

The first-ever Spartan girls basketball reunion, held over the long Fourth of July weekend, had several objectives: to raise awareness of what is one of Washington state’s most successful basketball programs, to renew old friendships and to announce the all-time all-star Spartan basketball team. And, as co-organizer and statistician extraordinaire Roger Miller pointed out, “to have fun.”

Golden Eagles soar at Special Olympics

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:24PM

The Bainbridge team will send nine to Nationals in St. Louis, Mo. The Bainbridge Island Golden Eagles had their best showing to date at this year’s 2005 Special Olympics Washington Summer Games. Competing against 61 teams from across the state June 3-5, the Golden Eagles brought home 26 medals and nine ribbons, including six bronze and silver medals and 14 golds.

Sports Roundup -- Families hit the track on July 11

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:24PM

The Bainbridge All-Comers Track Meets celebrate their 10th anniversary this summer, with the first installment at the high school track on Monday evening, July 11. The races continue every Monday through Aug. 29.

They told her to go for it, and she got it

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:24PM

Lisa Lund surprises herself with a top five finish at bicycle time trials at Park City. Lisa Lund wasn’t thinking about winning. She didn’t even think she was going to compete. So when Lund finished fifth to earn a medal in the Masters Women’s 45-49 division time trials at the U.S. National Road Championship last Monday in Park City, Utah, she was shocked.

It’s old home week for Spartan girls hoops

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:24PM

The hoops stars of yesteryear return for an alumnae game and awards banquet. Jack Horishige is a passionate advocate of BHS girls basketball. He believes that despite its obvious successes – including state championships in 1988, 1989 and 1999 – the program has retained a second-class status. “The girls have never been recognized as much as the boys,” he said. But Horishige, who has coached scores of future Spartans at the intermediate school level through AAU programs, is no hand-wringer.

Galbraith back on olde turf of Wimbledon

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:24PM

The former doubles ace steps onto the grass courts once again. In his new line of work, Pat Galbraith creates a strategy, executes it as best he can, and should he fail, has only himself to blame. “In my business, you’re on your own,” the 38-year-old island stock broker says. “You either sink or swim.” His approach parallels the life he once led in professional tennis, competing at the highest levels of the game with the greatest players in the world.

Rowing Club gliding along

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:24PM

A new facility for shell storage is dedicated at Waterfront Park. She may be mayor, but on this day she was just one of eight sets of hands manning the oars of the rowing shell “Winslow” in Eagle Harbor. Joined by several of her staff, Darlene Kordonowy took advantage of National Learn to Row Day June 11, and the occasion of the dedication of the new Bainbridge Island Rowing Club facility at Waterfront Park.

Little League, Babe Ruth All-Stars named

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:24PM

The competition continues throughout the summer for the elite squads. Larkin Sheldon of the Storm, Taylor Greenfield of the Blaze and Hailey Willmann of the league champion Diamonds were voted by their peers to the Bainbridge Island Little League 11-12 All-Star team.

23-0!

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:24PM

The Cardinals top the Mariners in a 1-0 thriller to put the exclamation point on a perfect season. In a dramatic finish to a perfect season, Kevin Bowman’s walk-off double gave the Cardinals a 1-0 win over the Mariners to claim the Bainbridge Island Little League Championship, Wednesday evening at Rotary Field. Jeff Hinman went five innings on the mound for the Cardinals, striking out nine while allowing only two base runners, giving up one walk to go along with Roebke’s hit. Nick Denney finished the game for the Cards by striking out all three batters he faced in the final inning.

Beauty on the hoof

  • Jun 15, 2005 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:24PM

The Bainbridge Classic celebrates the majesty of the horse. Horses are in Madeline Hepler’s blood. “It’s one of those things,” the 10-year-old rider said of her relationship with Brindy, half thoroughbred, half Dutch warm-blood. “It’s ingrained in my life. It’s a stress relaxer for me. I’ve never been a team sport person. “I like the one-on-one thing with my horse.”

Cardinals on brink of a perfect season

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:23PM

Two years ago, they win just a single game; now they’re poised for a trophy. The Cardinals of Bainbridge Island’s Little League Majors Baseball Division are having an incredible year. The team has won all 22 of its games thus far this season, including their division’s championship, and are the prohibitive favorite to win the league championship tonight. More impressively, it’s been a three-year journey for four team members.

Diamonds glitter in 1-0 title game victory

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:23PM

In a classic duel between pitchers, Hailey Willman edges Taylor Greenfield. The 2005 Bainbridge Island Little League Majors softball championship game was one for the ages, with the Diamonds victorious in a 1-0 battle. The teams split their regular-season series, each winning two games. In the playoffs, the Diamonds defeated the Commotion to reach the championship game, while the Blaze knocked off the Ice.

Golfing, fishing a hot ticket

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:23PM

Fly-fishing and golf. Now that’s a pairing not often seen. But that was the scene last Saturday, as the Charles Moriarty Foundation hosted its annual Surf and Turf Classic at scenic Restoration Point. The chance to get in a rare round at the private south-end country club, the only waterfront golf course in the region, attracted 50 players.

Sports Roundup -- D’Amico records save for Wing Pt.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:23PM

Jeff D’Amico’s brief stint as a major league pitcher with the Kansas City Royals hardly registers statistically – one start, no wins, no losses. But there’s no doubt that on the golf course, the Wing Point assistant pro chalked up a save in Sunday’s Fred Schaffer Helpline House golf tournament.

Spartan relay team shines at Star Track

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:23PM

The quartet turned in the second fastest time in school history to claim second place. Spartan sophomore Hillary Pritchett took one for the team at last weekend’s Star Track, the 3A/4A Washington state track and field championships in Pasco. The eighth and final qualifier in Friday’s 800 meter prelims, Pritchett hung with the pack for the first lap of Saturday’s finals. Then she backed off a little in the second lap, finishing last in a time of two minutes, 27.85 seconds.

Worn-out Cheng settles for second at State

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:23PM

A three-hour semifinal match costs her in the afternoon finale. Whitney Cheng followed her ambition to win the state tennis tournament all the way to the final match on the UW campus Saturday afternoon. There, she was defeated by Jenny Lewellen of Evergreen High School in White Center, 6-2, 6-4 in the championship at the University of Washington’s Nordstrom Tennis Center.

Sports Roundup -- Cheng wins opening matches/Middle schoolers claim LAX crown/Ill winds blow for sailors at regatta

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:23PM

Bainbridge senior tennis player Whitney Cheng got off on the right foot in state tournament play yesterday, winning her first two matches. “I was a little bit nervous at first, but I just had to power through,” Cheng said. Taking the early commuter boat to Seattle and with a handful of Bainbridge students in attendance for support, Cheng made her way to the Nordstrom Tennis Complex, nestled under the shadow of Husky Stadium at the University of Washington, for her opening round game against Rachel Burns of Mark Morris.

Spartans honored as all-league selections

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:23PM

Second baseman Matt Frazee is third in balloting for the Metro’s MVP award. The Metro all-league teams are in for baseball and fastpitch, and Bainbridge High School was well represented on both sides. For his efforts this season, head coach Jayson Gore was named the co-coach of the year, along with Chuck Elvig from Ingraham. Gore led his team to a Metro League championship and the state tournament for the first time since taking over the program as head coach, but he said he had a little help.

Spartan golfers run away with state title

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:23PM

A strong trio advances to second-day play, ensuring a high tourney score. The Spartan golfing quartet of Hans Olson, Jamie Neill, Paul DeBarros and Austin Hurt headed to Spokane’s Creek at Qualchan this week with one goal in mind: come home with the biggest hardware. Paul DeBarros Austin Hurt and Hans Olson shot within three strokes of each other at 149-150-152, and by advancing three golfers to second-round play and closing strong, the Spartans claimed the state title.

Star Track preview

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:23PM

BHS sophomore Quinton Agosta began the track season with humble goals. A likely candidate to replace Grant Leslie at quarterback for the football team next fall, Agosta said, “I wanted to keep busy in the off-season. I started with no expectations.”

Sports Roundup -- Nottingham, relay pick it up/Canadian silver for two divers/JV lacrosses bests Mercer for title

  • Jun 1, 2005 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:23PM

SEATTLE – Morgan Nottingham was focused. With the anchors from Seattle Prep, Issaquah and Rainier Beach ahead of her, she knew it was between her and the runner from Ingraham. But she didn’t even look her way. “I just kept going,” she said.

Quest for water polo title dashed by Mercer

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:22PM

Play turns rough, and the Spartans fall to their rivals from Mercer Island, 5-4. Lady Ray navigated all but the final game at the state water polo championships at King County Aquatic Center this Memorial Day weekend, winning three straight before being edged by Mercer Island 5-4 in Sunday’s title match. “I think they were worn out,” BHS coach Jeff Clark said. “They started out really well, maybe a bit drained from the game before.”

State title hopes out of Spartans’ reach

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:22PM

Errors and lapses cost Bainbridge in a 5-3 Saturday loss to Mark Morris. BELLEVUE – Bainbridge baseball head coach Jayson Gore tried to keep his players’ heads up. “It’s not a funeral, guys,” he said as the players gathered their gear after their final meeting. “Nobody died.” But he – and everyone on the squad – knew the Spartans’ season had passed on, when they might well have saved it.

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