Sports Roundup | Feb. 4


The Bainbridge gymnastics team closed out the regular season with its dual meet win streak intact.

The Spartans defeated rival North Kitsap 158.65-129.55 Friday at Bainbridge High School.

Bainbridge had gymnasts place at every spot in every event. The team also scored season highs in the bars and the floor exercise.

The score was only a tenth away from their season high score of 158.75, which is good for second place in 3A only behind Auburn Mountainview.

Adrienne Palay took first in the all-around with a season high score of 33.65 points. She took first on the beam with a 8.4 and the bars with a 7.5 and tied for first on the vault with Anne Schwartz as both scored an 8.5. Palay scored a season high on the floor with a score of 9.25.

Anne Schwartz placed second in the all-around, scoring a season high 9.15 on the floor.

Grace Allen was third in the all-around, scoring a personal best and season high 9.05 on the floor. Rachel Kaminer was fourth in the all-around, scoring a season high 9.3 on the floor. Marielle Summers and Megan Duncan took fifth and sixth, respectively, in the all-around. Summers scored a season high 8.65 on the floor.

Laura Hilst scored an 8.0 on the vault.

In the junior varsity meet, Susie Cairns took fourth in the all-around with a score of 19.15. She placed second on the vault and third on the bars.

Anna Peek took first in the bars while Julia Cassella took second and Tatiana Sils took fourth. Sils also placed first on the beam and third on the vault.

Sarah Muir placed first on the floor while Elisabeth Nason took second. Dominique D’Onofrio took fourth on the beam and sixth in the floor.

Bainbridge hosts the Metro tournament at 6 p.m. Friday.


The Bainbridge wrestling team ended the regular season on a great note as they defeated three Metro League teams in dual meets.

On Thursday, the Spartans defeated the Nathan Hale Raiders 56-15.

Calvin Gurtler pinned Haleigh Sparks in just 41 seconds in the 125-pound category while Karl Hunt pinned Carson Fulmer in 1:27 in the 189-pound category.

Dylan Read pinned Chance Slater in 5:06 in the 119-pound category while Henry Wienkers pinned Michael Mooney in 5:24 in the 152-pound category and Alex Griewe pinned Teddy O’Brien in 5:35 in the 130-pound category.

Caleb Samson won by technical fall over Danny Gidday while Corey Touchette defeated Mike Hodges by a 9-5 decision.

On Friday, Bainbridge defeated Rainier Beach 63-12 and Franklin 42-33 to makeup a cancellation from earlier in the season.

Against the Vikings, Karl Hunt pinned David Lu in 40 seconds in the 189-pound category while Alex Hoover won by pinfall over Arseen Irons in 41 seconds in the 140-pound category.

Wienkers won by pinfall over Jonathan Scott in 1:19 in the 152-pound category while Jeff Laws pinned Michael McKnight in 1:55 in the 145-pound category.

Connor Kenyon pinned Anthony Jacobs in 2:22 in the 171-pound category.

Bryce MacDonald won by disqualification over Anthony Allen in the 135-pound category.

Against the Quakers, Touchette pinned Alexandrew Wong in 1:37 in the 160-pound category. Greiwe won by pinfall over Uriel Reynoso in 1:38 in the 130-pound category while MacDonald pinned Ronald Lam in 2:29 in the 135-pound category.

Alex Hoover defeated Adrian Delacruz via pinfall in 4:47 in the 140-pound category.

Bainbridge travels to Chief Sealth Friday and Saturday for the Metro League tournament.


The Bainbridge boys’ swim team did its best to turn in state and district qualifying times before the postseason.

Andrew McCarthy had a state qualifying time of 1:48.56 in the 200 yard freestyle Friday against Seattle Prep. He also had a state qualifying time of 4:51.03 in the 500 freestyle.

The 400 freestyle relay team of Todd McCarthy, Spencer Alpaugh, Andrew McCarthy and Colin Chupik set a state qualifying time of 3:25.21 in the 400 freestyle relay.

Marcus Tonsmann had a district qualifying time in the 200 freestyle while Chupik, Kevin Yalung and Blake Harper had district qualifying times in the 50 freestyle.

Todd McCarthy and Ben Martin had a district qualifying time in the 100 butterfly while Chupik, Alex Nowjack and Grant Dunaway also scored district qualifying times in the 100 freestyle.

Todd McCarthy and Alex Nowjack had district qualifying times in the 100 backstroke while Jared Bell and Alpaugh had district qualifying times in the 100 breaststroke.

At the all-comers meet Saturday, Noah Clark took fifth in the 100 backstroke while Max Schardein took fifth in the 100 backstroke. Jacob Nowjack placed sixth in the 100 breaststroke.

The Spartans travel to Madison Pool Friday in Seattle for the Metro League tournament.

Boys basketball

The Bainbridge boys’ basketball team has gone through a tough season, but they are still alive for the playoffs.

Assistant coach Zac Townsend said they need to win at least one of its last two games against Eastside Catholic and West Seattle to qualify. The Spartans are fighting with Bishop Blanchet, Nathan Hale and Ingraham for the last three seeds in the Metro League tournament.

If they win both games, the Spartans will host a Metro playoff game Monday at 7 p.m.

If they lose both games, they can still make it, but they need help from other teams.

Though the recent five game losing streak has been tough on the team, head coach Steve Henderson said they have done the best they can.

“No one in the state has to play Beach and Sealth four games in a row,” he said. “We take that for what it’s worth. The good news for us is we competed and we felt like we had a good chance to win two of those games. It looks bad on paper, but we look for the good in everything.”

The Spartans hope to get back Adam Pool and leading scorer Chris Bell back for the last two games. Pool is recovering from an ankle injury and Bell is out with a turf toe injury that Townsend said he has been dealing with all season.

Club diving

The Bainbridge Island Diving Club had a good showing as the only team from the U.S. to compete at the Dive Into The New Year meet in Walnut Grove, British Columbia, Canada Jan. 29.

Coleman Mitchell was the standout for BIGC with two first place finishes on the one and three-meter springboard.

“I wasn’t really nervous this time,” he said.

In the 13-14-year-old girls age group, Angela Kaurin took fourth in the one-meter springboard and sixth on the three-meter springboard.

In the 16-18-year-old girls age group, Kittie Cooper took third place on the one-meter springboard and second place in the three-meter springboard.

In the 10-11-year-old boys age group, Christoph Weber was first on the one-meter springboard and second on the three-meter springboard while Peter Miles took third in the one-meter springboard and second in the three-meter springboard.

The club heads back in February to Vancouver, British Columbia for the B.C. Winter Provincial Championships at the Vancouver Aquatics Center.

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