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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.

Top dogs ready to defend title

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:29PM

Bainbridge fields a strong foursome as Metro League golf gets under way. After last year’s success, the Bainbridge boys and girls golf teams shouldn’t see much of a dropoff as they prepare to return to the state tournament in the spring. The boys went undefeated in Metro and won the conference’s tournament, the District 2 tournament, the Bill Egbers Memorial, and finally the state title as they finished ahead of Bellingham by 19 points.

Swim team counts on depth in the pool

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:29PM

Besting a second-place finish to Bellevue last year is the goal. The Spartan girls swim and dive team is looking to add another state title to an already big trophy case this season. After missing out on a seventh championship to Bellevue by 23 points last year, head swim coach Greg Colby is confident his squad can be among the top teams in the state come November.

Sports Roundup -- Kickers blank NK in opener

  • Sep 10, 2005 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 8:29PM

POULSBO – It couldn’t have been a better start to the season for the Spartan varsity girls soccer team. Forward Zena Hemmen scored two goals as the Spartans defeated their rivals, the North Kitsap Vikings 4-0 on Tuesday. Forwards Allie Picha and Kelsey Devereaux also scored as Bainbridge goalkeepers Jackie Danzig and Callie Tift kept the Vikings off the scoreboard. For coach Mark Grindrod, Adrienne and Lindsey Montoya were the stars of the game.

Spartan spikers nail wolf pelts to the wall

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:28PM

Bainbridge opens season play with big wins over SK, Sequim. The Spartan volleyball team added some wolf pelts to its trophy wall. After defeating the South Kitsap Wolves three games to one on Tuesday at SK High, the Spartans swept the Sequim Wolves at home Thursday by scores of 25-21, 25-12 and 25-15, in a match that took just over an hour.

Rowers set to go around the island

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:28PM

The Sound Rowers Open Water Rowing and Paddling Club holds its 24th annual Bainbridge Island Marathon this Saturday. Starting at Fay Bainbridge State Park at 9:30 a.m., boaters will race around the entire island – measured at 26.2 miles – and finish back at the park. A shorter course starts at Fort Ward State Park and finishes at Fay Bainbridge. Marathoners can choose to go clockwise or counter-clockwise, depending on how they feel about the tide conditions, Sound Rowers volunteer Debbie Natelson said.

Girls soccer looks for special chemistry

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:28PM

The key to victory and a playoff berth is team play, coach Mark Grindrod says. Above all else, team unity will be the key for the Bainbridge varsity girls soccer squad as it prepares for a second straight trip to the state tournament in the 2006 prep season. “Last year was by far the best year I’ve ever had,” head coach Mark Grindrod said of his team’s 11-3-3 record and their second state tournament win in school history. “And it was the team. Player-wise, they weren’t better than teams gone by, but they just jelled so well that it made such a big difference.”

Spartans rout NK rivals, 21-6

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:28PM

The Spartans rack up 335 yards through a punishing ground game in the opener. Happiness in beating your rival at home is getting to leave the score on the scoreboard long after the game is over. The Bainbridge Spartans earned that right Friday, rolling up 335 rushing yards in a season-opening 21-6 victory over the North Kitsap Vikings.

Sports Roundup -- FC boys U16 take the gold/Golf scramble results are in/Men rowers take first place/Wrestling coach retires

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:28PM

After coming oh so close in years past, the Bainbridge FC ’89 Blue team finally came out on top at the 19th annual Bigfoot Tournament in Snohomish last week. They defeated five teams to win the Boys U-16 Gold title, scoring 10 goals and only allowing two.

They’re in it for the long run

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 8:28PM

Harriers are young, but new coach is ready to help them win. What have you done today to be better than your competitors? That’s the question new Bainbridge cross country head coach Dean Tarbill is posing to his team as they prepare for the prep season. “I have that saying to tell them, ‘What are you doing? How are you training?’” Tarbill said. “I tell them to get involved. Know who your competition is. Find out who the best runners are on the other teams and become a student of the game.”

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