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Sports Roundup -- Golfers win again, of course/Boys run foes off the course/Harriers race in six-way field/Swimmers tough at home/Spikers suffer first defeat

Golfers win again, of course

Spartan Katie Saucier carded a 39 on the par-36 Jefferson Municipal course to take medalist honors Thursday, as the Bainbridge girls golf team outpaced Nathan Hale in a three-way match.

Katie Saucier’s round was good for 42 Stableford points, followed by Spartans Rachel Frease (38), Melanie Trygg (33), Jacquie Menalia (30) and Ellen Boynton (28). The Spartans’ 143 points easily outdistanced Hale with 68, and Rainier Beach at 61.

The win rounded out a good week for the squad. On Tuesday at Wing Point, Jacquie Menalia shot 44 to claim medalist honors.

Bainbridge downed Blanchet 135-100 in Stableford results.

Saucier’s round was good for 36 points, with Trygg and Marley Horne at 31 each, and Marley Horne and Irene Herman at 25.

The Bainbridge team has a 4-0 record in the Metro League play. They host Lakeside and Holy Names at Wing Point Golf and Country Club on Oct. 5, beginning at 3 p.m.

Boys run foes off the course

In boys golf play, the Bainbridge Five posted another C-note of Stableford points to send Bishop Blanchet and Nathan Hale home with just enough change to cover the ferry ride.

Austin Hurt’s medal mettle was worth 26, Hans Olson and Paul DeBarros each added a quarter, and the combination of Jamie Neill and Zach Cram each added 12 to complete the bill.

Match score was Bainbridge 100, Bishop Blanchet 84, and Nathan Hale 74.

Lakeside and O’Dea come to town on Monday for a 3 p.m. tee-time at Wing Point.

Harriers race in six-way field

The Spartan cross country teams fared well Wednesday in a six-way event hosted by Seattle Prep at Lower Woodland Park.

Led by Caroline Johnson’s time of 21:03, the Bainbridge girls tied for second place behind Prep, in a field that also included Lakeside, West Seattle, Holy Names and Chief Sealth. Hillary Pritchett posted a time of 21:18, and Erika Bergman a time of 21:49.

The Bainbridge boys finished fourth. Top finisher was Colin O’Keefe with a time of 18:12, followed by Bevan Taylor (18:39) and Trubee Davison (18:51).

The teams’ next action is at 3:40 p.m. Thursday vs. West Seattle and Chief Sealth at Lincoln Park.

Swimmers tough at home

A second and a half is all that kept the Bainbridge swim and dive team from sweeping first place in every event Tuesday in a double-dual meet at Ray Williamson Memorial pool.

Score totals showed the Spartans beating North Kitsap 148-29 and Port Angeles 128-58.

Keziah Bealle missed taking first place in the 200 IM by just over a second, but she made up for it in the 400 Free Relay with teammates Isabel Williams, Sarah Gleason and Cassie Pan, placing first with a time of 4.00.15.

The highlight of the meet was in the 500 Free, as senior Sarah Gleason set a new pool record of 5:07.48, breaking the previous record – her own – of 5:08.50. Freshman Isabel Williams placed second with 5:30.26.

Anne Scott had a standout meet, with first place finishes and state qualifying times in four events, the 200 Medley Relay, the 50 Free, the 100 Free and the 200 Free Relay.

Gleason qualified with 1:57.92 in the 200 Free and with her winning time in the 500 Free.

Other first-place finishers include junior Christie Russell in the 100 Breaststroke, Tessa Griffin in the 100 Fly, Maren Swanson in the 100 Back, and Isabel Williams, Anna Pollock, Liz Dameron, April Isa and Cassie Pan, as members of relay teams.

Stephanie Whalen placed first in individual dive scoring, although the Spartans missed the team win 7-9, to Port Angeles.

– Cathy Nickum

Spikers suffer first defeat

The Bainbridge girls volleyball team lost their first match of the season Tuesday night when Bishop Blanchet High School managed to come back from two consecutive-game losses to win in four, 25-23, 23-25, 14-25, 16-25.

“They’re a good team,” coach Julie Miller said. “We were right with them, but we lost our composure in the third game and they scored nine straight points. After that, they got in a groove and we went the other way.”

Hannah Stuart had 11 kills, 14 digs, and six blocks; Sabrina Tan racked up 10 kills, 18 digs, and two aces; Ashley Bice posted 34 assists, 15 digs, and two kills; Sarah Braun, had nine kills, and 12 digs.

Blanchet remains undefeated after matches this week, while the Spartans moved to 5-1 with a home win Thursday night over Holy Names. The powerhouses meet again Oct. 14 on Bainbridge for the last match of the season.

The Spartans beat Holy Names 25-21, 22-25, 25-15, 25-18. After being sidelined with a knee injury since last spring, Michelle Miller returned to action with seven digs. Tan had 13 kills, 26 digs, two blocks; Marijke Schwarz Smith five kills, two blocks; Bice 38 assists, 14 digs, seven kills, two aces; Braun five kills, 19 digs, six aces; Stuart nine kills, seven digs, six blocks.

Last Saturday, the Spartans took first place in the Lake Stevens Invitational, beating a strong Everett team 25-15, 13-25, 15-10 in the championship game.

Over the tournament, Nelson had seven ace serves and 25 digs; Tan 28 kills, six blocks and 38 digs; Bice 96 assists; Braun 31 kills and 56 digs; Stuart 38 kills, 14 blocks, eight aces and 52 digs.

– Cathy Nickum

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