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Sports Roundup - Mercer frustrates Lady Ray in home pool/Racqueteers solid at Metro tourney/Kickers drop two, denied postseason/Sailors sail home with regatta t

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:44PM

The Bainbridge squad falls 7-5 against their rivals from the other island. The Bainbridge girls water polo team had a rough day in the pool Friday, losing to a tough Mercer Island team 7-5. Head coach Jeff Clark felt that he couldn’t get the team going for anything. “The forces were against us today,” he said. “I couldn’t tell them anything at the breaks, I wasn’t yelling when they were on offense and defense.

Sports Roundup - Fastpitchers move onto the second season/Hardballers watch season slip away/Raqueteers head into Metro fray

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:44PM

Spartans place third in division, will meet Nathan Hale in post-season action. The Bainbridge fastpitch team celebrated their success this season with what else – a cake fight after they handed out gifts to their departing seniors on Wednesday. Head coach Liz McCloskey is happy with how much the players have improved. “We did a lot better this year than we did last year,” she said. “We’re making strides as a program and as a team, and when we hit the Metro tournament, I think we’re going to be tough to beat.”

Sports Roundup - Spartan hardballers at the end of the line/It’s tourney time for racqueteers/Sailors miss out on district title/JV hardballers scoring big

  • May 3, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:44PM

Today’s game vs. O’Dea is a must-win affair if Bainbridge hopes to advance. All the cliches are in place. It’s do or die. Their backs are against the wall. It’s a one-game season. The Bainbridge Spartans baseball team are staring all of those well-worn sayings down after dropping a critical game to O’Dea on Monday 5-2 at Bainbridge.

Sports Roundup - Golfers take home trophy/Kickers can’t get a break/‘Fins win at the ‘Boat’

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:43PM

The Bainbridge boys golf team started the second season off the right way: with a win at the Higgins Memorial Thursday. The foursome of Austin Hurt, Paul DeBarros, Jamie Neill and Rick Ulloa posted a 305, three strokes better than second place finisher Port Townsend.

It’s salami time, twice!

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:43PM

Wow! Brenden Gent belts two grand slams in a single inning. Third baseman Brenden Gent has quietly had a stellar year at the plate for the Bainbridge baseball team this season. He’s not quiet any longer. The senior accomplished a rare hitting feat when he hit two grand slam home runs – in one inning – for his only hits Wednesday against the Eastside Catholic Crusaders in a 20-3, five-inning Spartan rout.

Sports Roundup - Lacrossers defeat Issaquah in thriller/Fastpitchers score 12 in one inning

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:43PM

James Gilbreath forces a key turnover, Masi scores three, assists on three more. The last time these two teams met, Issaquah ended the Bainbridge boys lacrosse team’s chances at a state title with an 11-10 victory at Memorial Stadium May 25. Nearly a year later, the Spartans were the victors this time, defeating the Eagles 8-7 Friday night in an enthralling, hard-hitting game to stay undefeated on the season.

Sports Roundup - Draining Lakeside/Sign up now for b-ball camp/Tracksters win another one

  • Apr 22, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:43PM

The Spartans defeat rival Lions, Vikings to stay undefeated. In what could be a preview of the state championship game, the Bainbridge girls lacrosse team defeated Lakeside 14-10 Wednesday night at Memorial Stadium. Even with the win, coach Tami Tommila had a spirited conversation with her team after the game about their performance, mainly on defense in the second half. But she wasn’t concerned about the effort – just how her young defenders handled a tough Lion offense. The 10 goals were the most surrendered by Bainbridge all season.

Sports Roundup - Fastpitchers stuck in midseason skid/Racqueteers take a pair/Oarsmen near journey’s start

  • Apr 19, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:43PM

The bats have gone cold in three straight losses in the past week. Its one thing to start slow at the beginning of the season, but to suffer a slump in the middle is not good for a team’s playoff chances. The Bainbridge fastpitch team is reeling in the midst of a three-game losing streak, scoring just four runs in losses to Olympic on Tuesday, Sequim on Friday and West Seattle on Monday. “We got a lot of things to work on,” head coach Liz McCloskey said. “We can’t keep playing like this.”

Sports Roundup - Girls lacrossers run away with victory/Tracksters make their name early/Racqueteers split matches/Kickers hang tough in Metro

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:43PM

Ten different Spartans score in the 19-1 rout over visiting Bellevue. The Bainbridge girls lacrosse team made it look easy Wednesday night, defeating the Bellevue Wolverines 19-1 for their third straight win. The Spartans roared out to a 17-1 lead in the first half, at times scoring at will. Jane Baumgartner, the team’s leading scorer, scored four goals in the game. Colbi Brawner had a hat trick, five ground balls and five draw controls.

Hardballers drop lead against Panthers

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:43PM

Prep scores seven runs in seventh, leaving the game knotted 8-8 at dusk. Spring break has never looked so good for the Bainbridge baseball team right now. After losing to Bishop Blanchet 4-1 last Friday, the Spartans rebounded to defeat the Cleveland Eagles 18-4 Monday, but lost an 8-1 lead to the Seattle Prep Panthers Wednesday, resulting in an 8-8 tie when the game was suspended due to darkness.

Sports Roundup - Tracksters win third dual meet in a row/Russell the ‘Lady’ for Ray/Kickers win one, lose one/Divers bring back gold/Sailors come home winne

  • Apr 15, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:43PM

Sadowsky, Pierce, Agosta and McKenzie lead the way.It was an awful day to do anything physical on Thursday, but the Bainbridge track team overcame the wet, windy and cold conditions to defeat Seattle Prep and Eastside Catholic. “It’s nasty,” head coach Andy Grimm said of a day better off being spent indoors. “But I credit all the kids, not just ours (for sticking it out). Nobody backed out of any races, and the kids got in there (and ran).”

Pitching key for JV team

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:42PM

Two no-hitters thrown against Prep and Sealth. The Bainbridge JV baseball team won three straight in recent action as they benefited from stellar pitching and defense. The Spartans blanked the Seattle Prep Panthers in both games March 29 and 31. Willie Green and Nick Tsoloimitis combined to throw a no-hitter. Green went four innings for the win while Tsoloimitis pitched three innings in relief, striking out six.

Sports Roundup - Hardballers fall to Chief Sealth/Fastpitchers win two more/JV lacrossers undefeated/Toe Jam run makes history/

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:42PM

The Spartans hold the Hawks to just four hits, but their bats go silent. Shortstop Zach Peach and outfielder Michael Heald had to endure constant questions from classmates and friends Monday about why the Bainbridge baseball team lost to a team they should have beaten in Chief Sealth. Heald said his dad wasn’t even exempt from the line of questioning, fielding several inquiries while he was at the grocery store.

It’s more than just fast times for MacWhorter

  • Apr 5, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:42PM

The runner cares about the earth and loves Latin culture. It seems like a constant every spring: the Bainbridge girls track 4x400 relay team has one of the best times in the state. This year is no exception. The quartet of Hillary Pritchett, Zena Hemmen, Elizabeth Brackett and Alana MacWhorter scored the best time in the state the first week of the season with a 4:08.5. But to MacWhorter, it could be better.

Baseball everything to Spartan star Peach

  • Apr 8, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:42PM

He’s played several sports, but America’s pastime remains the senior’s true love. Zach Peach knows baseball. The senior has spent almost every waking moment of his athletic career in a uniform, participating in every level of youth baseball before becoming a three-year starter at shortstop for the Bainbridge varsity team. Peach loves the game so much, he plays and works out at any ball field he can find, takes in as many Mariner games as he can, and coaches Little League teams when he finds the time.

Sailors swift in harbor regatta

  • Mar 29, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:42PM

Bainbridge takes first in 14 of 16 races against visitors from Friday Harbor. The Bainbridge sailing team had the wind in their sails in two recent home regattas. Against Friday Harbor on the Eagle Harbor course last Saturday, the Spartans took first in 14 of 16 races on a sunny day against moderate winds from the north.

Lady Ray always in the hunt for state title

  • Mar 29, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:42PM

Nine players with at least two years’ experience in the pool anchor the squad. With the success of the Bainbridge water polo team in past years, anything less than an appearance in the state championship game is a surprise. “I always like our chances,” sixth year head coach Jeff Clark said. “They don’t always pan out, but I always like them.”

Spartans outduel Mercer rivals

  • Mar 29, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:42PM

It marked the first Bainbridge win over ‘the other islanders’ in three seasons. Rivalry games always bring out the best and worst in two teams, and Friday night’s contest between the Bainbridge and Mercer Island boys lacrosse teams was no different. “It’s a major rivalry,” Spartan head coach Jack Visco said, noting that he and assistant coach Dejon Hush led Mercer Island in 2001 when the Islanders defeated the Spartans for the first time in that program’s history.

Sports Roundup -- Bats work in fastpitch win/Seniors finish prep career

  • Mar 25, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:42PM

The Bainbridge fastpitch team proved they can swing the bat against the good teams in the Metro League like Bishop Blanchet. Freshman Cara Thompson went 2 for 4 with a double and four RBIs as the Spartans scored early, then held on to defeat the Braves 6-5 Thursday at home.

Spartans shut out Braves for home win

  • Mar 25, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:42PM

Glass, Wagner combine to toss a five-hitter against visiting Blanchet. The Bainbridge baseball team is in a state of constant flux due to several players moving around to see who becomes the second and third starters. Tal Glass and Cameron Wagner did their part to keep things static for the moment.

Lacrosse blows out Preppies

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:41PM

If the Bainbridge girls lacrosse team can dominate teams the way they did against Seattle Prep, they’ll be in good shape to return to the state championship game. After going 2-5 on their trip to Maryland last week, the Spartans soundly defeated the Panthers 19-1 Wednesday. Attacker Jane Baumgartner and midfielder Colbi Brawner led the way, scoring 10 of the team’s goals.

Kickers work hard for a draw

  • Mar 25, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:41PM

Spartans do well against O’Dea, Lakeside even with missing players. Some soccer coaches might not be happy with two ties in one week. But Bainbridge head boys soccer coach Anh Tran will take it – especially if one of those ties comes against one of the top 3A teams in the state in Lakeside.

Fastpitchers bang out 43 hits, two wins

  • Mar 22, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:41PM

Aggressive hitting paces BHS to blowout wins over Beach, Hale. After a tense, exciting victory over their rival North Kitsap, the Bainbridge fastpitch team could have come in flat against Rainier Beach on Friday and Nathan Hale on Monday. But the Spartans took care of business by banging out 43 hits over two games, en route to 20-2 and 18-0 routs of the Raiders and the inexperienced Vikings.

Young racqueteers ready for Metro fray

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:41PM

The squad hopes to overcome its inexperience at the varsity tennis level. With Whitney Cheng among seven other seniors graduating last year, one would think the Bainbridge tennis teams are doomed to mediocrity for a while. But ninth-year head coach Mike Anderson disagrees.

Sports Roundup -- Peltier shines on the mound/JV hardballers split early pair/Lanza finishes in the money/Everyone wins at Hoopfest/Silver sisters shine in poo

  • Mar 22, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:41PM

Even with their pitching staff in question, the Spartan varsity baseball team is still getting the job done. After earning a forfeit win over Rainier Beach on Friday, the Spartans traveled to Nathan Hale and defeated the Raiders 11-1 in five innings Monday.

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