Sports Roundup | Jan. 21
January 20, 2011 · Updated 3:36 PM
The Bainbridge wrestling team is getting into a groove.
The Spartans took home two wins as they defeated Bishop Blanchet 33-28 and Ingraham 42-28 Thursday, then finished fourth at the Bainbridge Invitational Saturday, its highest finish in eight years.
“We had a lot of kids stand on the podium and get medals,” head coach Dan Pippinger said. “That’s a really good sign guys are making improvements through the year. To see them get that reward for improvement is great.”
At the Invitational, Corey Touchette was the lone Spartan wrestler to come away with a title, as he defeated Kingston’s Zac Gormanson in a 18-7 major decision in the 160-pound category. Alec Greiwe took third in the 130-pound category with a 7-4 decision over Sequim’s Austin Middleton.
Connor Kenyon was fourth in the 171-pound category, while Karl Hunt was fourth in the 189-pound category. Dylan Read was fourth in the 119-pound category. Connor Midas was fifth in the 112-pound category with a win over Bishop Blanchet’s Alex Douglas.
Calvin Gurtler was sixth in the 130-pound category while Bryce MacDonald was seventh in the 135-pound category with a 12-4 major decision over Port Angeles’ Darius Schmitt.
Alex Hoover was sixth in the 140-pound category while Ryan Henesey took seventh in the same category with a 15-0 technical fall over Mount Tahoma’s Tim Zuehl.
Mitchell Coryell was sixth in the 189-pound bracket.
Kingston won the team title with 197 points while Bishop Blanchet’s Peter Johnson won the Outstanding Wrestler Award.
Against the Braves Thursday, Alex Hoover defeated Luis Naranjo via pinfall in 48 seconds.
Caleb Samson won by pinfall in 1:52 as did Greiwe in 2:32 while Touchette, Midas and Read won by decision.
Against the Rams, Hunt pinned Brier Cross in just 17 seconds.
Kenyon and Hoover also won by pinfall while Greiwe and Touchette won by decision.
Bainbridge travels to the Renton Invitational Saturday.
The Bainbridge boys swim team was defeated by Lakeside 117-59 Friday and by Mercer Island 119-61 Tuesday.
Against the Lions, Andrew and Todd McCarthy scored state qualifying times of 1:46.85 and 1:46.96, respectively, in the 200 yard freestyle. Todd McCarthy had a state qualifying time of 57.10 in the 100 backstroke.
Colin Chupik scored a state qualifying time in the 100 butterfly with a time of 54.85, an improvement on his previous state time set in the same event. He just missed out on a state qualifying time in the 50 freestyle with a time of 22.93.
Spencer Alpaugh had a state qualifying time of 4:57.76 in the 500 freestyle.
The 400 freestyle relay team of Andrew McCarthy, Todd McCarthy, Chupik and Spencer Alpaugh had a state qualifying time of 3:22.15.
Alpaugh had a district qualifying time of 2:05.97 in the 200 individual medley while Marcus Tonsmann scored a district qualifying time of 2:06.36 in the 200 freestyle.
Kevin Yalung had a district qualifying time of 24.83 in the 50 freestyle while Ben Martin and Adam Comeau also posted district qualifying times in the 100 butterfly with times of 1:04.89 and 1:05.23, respectively.
Grant Dunaway and Blake Harper had district qualifying times in the 100 freestyle with times of 55.93 and 56.51, respectively.
Against the Islanders, Andrew McCarthy had a state qualifying time of 1:46.73 in the 200 freestyle and a state qualifying time of 55.04 in the 100 butterfly.
Todd McCarthy posted a state qualifying time of 56.76 in the 100 backstroke.
Chupik posted a state qualifying time of 22.59 in the 50 freestyle and a state qualifying time of 49.16 in the 100 freestyle.
The 200 freestyle relay team of Todd McCarthy, Andrew McCarthy, Alex Nowjack and Chupik posted a state qualifying time of 1:32.59 in the event while the 400 freestyle relay team of Todd McCarthy, Alpaugh, Andrew McCarthy and Chupik posted a state qualifying time of 3:23.23
The Spartans host Nathan Hale at 3:30 p.m. Friday.
The Bainbridge gymnastics team collected a win on its lone road meet this season, scoring 158.75 points to beat out Shorewood and Shorecrest.
The Spartans beat out the Thunderbirds by 11.225 points for first.
Rachel Kaminer won the all-around with a score of 33.70 points. Adrienne Palay took second with a score of 33.45 while Anne Schwartz was fourth with a score of 31.15.
Kaminer took first in the beam with a score of 8.65 and first in the floor exercise with a score of 9.15. Her performance earned her the honor of being named the WIAA/Seattle Times state athlete of the week for 3A girls.
Schwartz was first in the vault with a score of 8.95 while Palay took first in the uneven parallel bars with a 7.4.
Marielle Summers was fourth in the bars with a score of 6.5 and fourth in the beam with a score of 7.9.
Grace Allen placed fourth in the floor with a score of 8.55 while Megan Duncan took fifth in the floor with a score of 8.15 and fifth in the vault with a score of 8.4.
Both Bainbridge teams lost to Cleveland Friday night but rebounded to defeat Ingraham.
The boys dropped a 61-51 decision to the Eagles while the girls were blown out by the score of 70-23.
The girls were down by just nine at the end of the first quarter, but were held to single digits in each quarter the rest of the way.
Hannah Depew led the team in scoring with six points, while Wesley Nottingham had five points and Micki Johns had four.
The boys were up by one heading into the fourth, but the Eagles outscored them 20-9 in the quarter for the win.
Chris Bell led all scorers with 23 points. Rico Failla added in 11.
Against the Rams, the girls won 57-33 on Wednesday while the boys beat the Rams 63-52 Tuesday.
For the girls, Ariel Fountain led the team in scoring with 12 points.
Grace Kenyon, Morgan Moniz, Depew and Nottingham all scored 10 points.
Kenyon also had 14 rebounds while Moniz had seven assists. Depew also contributed five assists and five steals.
For the boys, Bell led all scorers with 20 points. He leads Kitsap County and is third in Metro in scoring with 21.9 points per game.
Both teams host West Seattle Friday. The boys play at 6:15 p.m. while the girls play at 8 p.m.
It is the first game of a six division game stretch over 11 days to end the regular season for both teams. They’ll play Rainier Beach and Chief Sealth twice over that timeframe.
“It’s quite a stretch,” Bainbridge head coach Steve Henderson said. “But we’ll go in expecting to win every game. We’ll battle and see where we end up.”