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Sports Roundup | April 1
The Bainbridge boys’ lacrosse team notched two big wins over the weekend at the sixth annual Northwest Invitational at Mercer Island High School.
The Spartans defeated Claremont School from Victoria, B.C. 9-5 on Saturday, then came back from an 8-4 deficit to defeat Oregon Episcopal School 9-8 Sunday.
Against Claremont, Cameron Parker led the way with three goals and one assist while Alex Rabin scored three goals and Alex Crane added two. It is the first time a team from America has defeated a team from Canada in the entire history of the invitational.
Against O.E.S., Jacob Goodman was the catalyst for the Spartans’ comeback against the Aardvarks. He scored all three of his goals in the last nine minutes of the game, including the game winner with 30 seconds left. Crane scored the other two, including one off an assist from Goodman.
Parker also scored two goals and had an assist in the victory.
Bainbridge is 5-0 and now ranked 13th in the STX-WSL Top 25 poll. The Spartans host Stadium at 7:30 p.m. April 6.
The Bainbridge girls’ lacrosse team opened its 2011 season with a 18-2 win over Eastside Catholic Friday.
Without Jaclyn Biggers in the starting lineup, Bea Sheffer led the way with eight points off of six goals and two assists.
Kelsey Mackin scored four goals while Hanna Knostman added three.
Bainbridge put 29 shots on goal.
Maddy Stevenson made 10 saves off of 12 shots.
The Spartans, now ranked seventh in the STX-WSL Top 25 poll, get back to league action at 6:15 p.m. April 4 when they host Roosevelt.
After several games were rained out, the Bainbridge baseball team finally got in a game against Cleveland March 22 – but no umpires showed up.
Despite the scheduling snafu, both teams agreed to play anyway, with the Spartans winning 16-0.
Against Eastside Catholic, the Spartans lost both games of a two-game series.
In Bainbridge’s 10-5 loss to the Crusaders March 23, the Spartans scored four runs in the top of the second to take a 5-4 lead, but Eastside scored two in the bottom of the second, two in the third and two more in the fifth for the win.
In the team’s 6-3 loss to the Crusaders March 25, Bainbridge was ahead going into the seventh, but Eastside put four across the plate in their half of the inning.
Connor Louden took the loss in Friday’s contest.
Lars Nelson was 2 for 3 with a double and a RBI while JJ Wilford was 1 for 2 with a double and a RBI.
With Bainbridge’s March 26 contest against South Kitsap rained out, the Spartans (1-2) will not play again until April 4, when they travel to Chief Sealth.
The Bainbridge fastpitch team got off to a good start with three wins in its first three games.
Against Cleveland March 22, despite no umpires showing, both teams agreed to play, with Bainbridge winning 15-0.
Hailey Willmann got the win by striking out 12.
Erin Kinney hit a homerun and drove in three runs while Clara Dunn went 3 for 4 with a triple and four RBIs. Cali Moore was 2 for 2 with four RBIs.
Against Eastside Catholic March 23, the Spartans won both games of a doubleheader.
Willmann outdueled Crusaders starter Courtney Brown for the win by giving up one hit and walking one.
Dunn had a double and scored a run while Kinney went 2 for 3 and scored the other run.
In the second game, the Spartans scored 16 runs in the first two innings for the blowout win.
Alison Reichert got her first varsity win in relief of Willmann.
Willmann went 3 for 4 with a double, a triple and three RBIs while Dunn was 2 for 3 with two doubles and three RBIs. Kristi Worley was 2 for 2 with a double and three RBIs.
Bainbridge (3-0) are ranked fourth in The Seattle Times 3A state poll. They do not play again until April 4 when they play Chief Sealth on the road.
The Bainbridge boys’ soccer team stayed undefeated with a 4-1 win over Seattle Prep March 24.
Jack Forbes opened his scoring account for the season with two goals. Michael Crowley scored and assisted on two goals while Will Devereaux assisted on two other goals.
It is the third straight game where the Spartans have scored four goals. They now have a goal differential of +13.
Bainbridge (4-0) is ranked fourth in The Seattle Times’ 3A state poll. They get back to league action April 5 when they travel to Lakeside.
Track and field
The Bainbridge track team had some solid individual efforts at its first track meet of the season March 24 against O’Dea and Lakeside.
For the boys, Sean LaBelle took first in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:04.05. John Murphy was third.
Matt Stone took second in the 200 meter dash with a time of 24.35 and third in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.99 while Tyler Cox was third in the 1600 meter run. Garrett Tillotson was third in the 200.
The 4x400 relay team of Corey Dunn, Drew Wickens, LaBelle and Murphy took second with a time of 3:46.86.
Cameron Brink took first in the discus with a throw of 129 feet, 6 inches. Kyler Mikami was second with a throw of 107 feet, 7 inches.
Cole Adams, Dylan Read and Bryce MacDonald took the top three spots in the pole vault, with Adams taking home the gold with a vault of 9 feet.
Brad Wilmot took first in the triple jump with a mark of 40 feet, two inches. He also took second in the high jump and third in the long jump.
Alec Grimm took second in the shot put with a throw of 39 feet, 1/2 inch.
For the girls, Hannah Nash took first in the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 18.26. Veronica Saez was third in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:02.45 while Pearl Terry was second in the 800 meter run.
Isabel Ferguson was third in the 1600 meter run while the 4x100 relay team of Katherine Bond, Monica Jones, Carolyn Milander and Serena Canner took second with a time of 54.99.
The 4x400 relay team of Joli Holmes, Terry, Saez and Ferguson took second.
Haley Brandt-Erichsen took second in the long jump and third in the triple jump while Keazia Thomas-O’hern was second in the shotput.
Kim Macloed was third in the pole vault.
Bainbridge hosts Bishop Blanchet April 7.
The Bainbridge tennis team swept West Seattle 11-0 March 25.
Sasha Carter and Grace Porter won their matches in straight sets as did Scott Alderson and the boys’ doubles team of Jack Armitage and Mike Chaffee.
Matt Alderson and Jacob Christensen won in boys’ singles while Jordan Ferguson and Kelly Zwicker won in girls’ doubles as did Tessa Leachman and Isabella Stallworthy.
Forrest Rynearson and Michael Bock won in boys’ doubles while Meghan Hill and Cooper Hayes won in mixed doubles.
The Spartans travel to Nathan Hale April 4.
The Bainbridge Island Diving Club had several divers place at the U.S. Diving Region 10 Championships March 4-6.
Shannon Engelbrecht placed 18th in the 1-meter springboard and 19th in the 3-meter springboard in the 14-15-year-old age group.
In the 16-18-year-old age group Rachelle Kresser finished 59th on the 1-meter springboard and 52nd on the 3-meter springboard. Kittie Cooper placed 58th on the 1-meter springboard and 56th on the 3-meter springboard.
For the boys, Coleman Mitchel took 10th in the 1-meter springboard with a nine dive score of 188 and eighth in the 3-meter springboard with a score of 213.95 in the 14-15-year-old age group.
Over 200 divers from seven states competed to qualify for the Junior Olympic National Championships.
The BIDC hosts a meet at the Bainbridge Island Aquatic Center April 23.
The Bainbridge Island Gymanstics Club boys’ team took home some gold March 19-20 from the state gymnastics meet at Mt. Rainier High School.
Level 9 gymnast Bryan Peterson took home state titles in the floor exercise, still rings, parallel bar and the high bar. He also won the all-around competition for the 14-year-old and up age division.
Level 6 gymnast Eric Powell won a state title on the high bar event for the 12-year-old and up age division. Cole Lewis took fourth in the floor, rings, vault and the high bar. Lewis also took fourth in the all-around competition for the 7-9-year-old age division.
Level 5 gymnast Graham Baran-Mickle took second on the high bar, third on the parallel bars and fourth in the all-around competition for the 12-year-old and up age division. Jacob Hendrickson was fifth on the rings, sixth on the vault and seventh in the all-around.
In the 10-11-year-old age division, Ian Matthews was 12th on the floor and 14th on the parallel bars.
Level 4 gymnast Abe Muldrow took 14th on the floor.
Up next for the team is the regional championship meet April 9-10 in Tacoma.
Bainbridge High School graduate Olaf Olson ended his college career with an appearance at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships March 24-26 at the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center.
Olson, a senior at the Naval Academy, took 32nd on the 1-meter springboard with a score of 269.90 points and 30th on the 3-meter springboard with a score of 288.50 points.
“Olaf had another good day,” Navy head coach Joe Suriano said. “He had one weak dive and that really cost him. You just can’t afford a miss of any kind against a talented field such as this one.
“It was great for him to be able to end his career at the national championship,” he continued. “That was the one thing he had not accomplished in his career until this season, so I am very happy that he was able to compete at the meet and proud of the way he dove during it.”
Olson qualified for the meet with his third place finish in the three meter springboard at the Zone A qualifier March 13.
He won three Patriot League diving titles and won all-league honors three times during his collegiate career at Navy.
Little League baseball
The Bainbridge Island Little League Challenger baseball team is looking for players for its team. All players are welcome regardless of skill level and there are scholarships available if someone cannot cover the registration fee.
The program was set up in 1989 as a separate division of Little League baseball for boys and girls ages 5 to 18 who have physical or mental challenges to still be able to play baseball.
For more information, email Laurie Isenman at email@example.com or call Marc Strachan at 206-579-8775.