State in view for tumblers, grapplers and boys swimmers; girls hoopsters eliminated by Islanders

Bainbridge's Andrew McCarthy took first in the 500 freestyle at the 3A Sea-King District 2 meet at Mary Wayte Pool at Mercer Island.
— image credit: Courtesy of Chad Coleman/Bellevue Reporter

Three Bainbridge teams did its respective parts to qualify for state, but one team is staying home.

For the boys' swim team, they took fifth at the 3A Sea-King District 2 meet with 134 points.

Andrew McCarthy won another district title in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:37.54. His teammate Colin Chupik won a district title in the 50 freestyle with a time of 22.23.

The gymnastics team qualified for state by taking third at the 3A District 1/2 meet at Sammammish High School.

With Adrienne Palay out with an illness, the Spartans got a strong performance from Rachel Kaminer, who took 10th in the all-around with a score of 31.25.

Head coach Cindy Guy also credited Marielle Summers and Megan Duncan for filling in ably for Palay in some events.

"They stepped up," she said. "The judging was really, really tight, but I thought the kids performed well. I'm glad we were able to sneak in."

Five Bainbridge grapplers are heading to Mat Classic thanks to their performance at the regional meet at Kennedy High School.

Corey Touchette and Karl Hunt took third while Dylan Read, Alex Hoover and Mike Grant placed fourth.

Alec Griewe placed fifth as an alternate.

The team placed fifth overall.

While head coach Dan Pippinger was happy to see two freshman make it, he said they still need to put in some work and only have a few days to do it.

"I hope we can turn our engines on and be ready to go," he said.

The girls basketball team is staying home after losing 59-39 to Mercer Island in a 3A Sea-King District first round game.

"We didn't shoot the ball very well," head coach Terry Lande said.

The Islanders outscored the Spartans 30-12 in the first half.

Grace Kenyon led the team in scoring with 14 points. She also had seven rebounds.

Hannah Depew had eight points, eight rebounds and three assists.

Bainbridge finishes with a record of 14-9.

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