Sports Roundup - Tumblers win two meets to keep streak going/Hoopsters duel with ‘Cats/Grapplers drop two meets/Come spin for local charities/Times change for ticket sales

Zuckerman wins AA title against Hale.

Despite an ever-changing lineup due to injury and illness, the Bainbridge gymnastics team won its first two matches of the season for its 89th and 90th regular season dual-meet wins in a row.

The Spartans – who were recently featured in RISE, a magazine dedicated to high school sports – defeated Nathan Hale 155.35 to 118.55 Tuesday.

Annie Zuckermann took first place with a score of 30.85, narrowly beating out teammate Talia Weiss who finished with a score of 30.8

Zuckermann’s high score was on the beam with a second place score of 8.9.

Weiss’ high scores were on the vault with an 8.3 and on the floor with an 8.0.

Eva Fazzini took first on the vault with a score of 8.5, while Sophie Wenzlau was first on the bars with a 7.3.

Katie Mathews was first on the beam with a 9.05 while Anne Schwartz was first on the floor with a score of 8.9.

“We had a small lineup,” head coach Cindy Guy said. “But even with all the injuries, we did pretty good. It was spread out a little bit, but thank goodness we have depth.”

Bainbridge defeated Sehome, Squalicum and Bellingham last Thursday.

The Spartans scored 143.85 points.

Zuckerman took second in the all-around with a score of 34.7.

She was first on the floor exercise with a score of 9.25 and third on the beam and the bars.

“Hopefully we’ll get everybody back, because the competition is starting to pick up a bit,” Guy said. “We have so many meets and we haven’t had much time to really work on an event.”

The Spartans took on Shorewood/Shorecrest yesterday, then host Mercer Island next Wednesday before taking off for winter break.

Hoopsters duel with ‘Cats

It was about as bad a night as the Bainbridge boys’ basketball team has had in a while.

The Spartans scored just two whole points in the second quarter en route to a 61-57 loss to the West Seattle Wildcats Tuesday night.

The team rebounded to score 25 points in the third, but two costly offensive rebounds late in the fourth quarter sealed the loss for Bainbridge.

Head coach Scott Orness said he’s reminding the players they have to turn in a consistent effort night in and night out.

“We looked like an inexperienced varsity team,” he said of the team’s play Tuesday. “We didn’t play with poise, we panicked, we scrambled. Our heads were down. We’re better than that.”

Ben Eisenhardt finished with 22 points on 9 of 13 shooting.

He also had five rebounds and two steals.

Nick Fling had nine points, seven assists and 10 rebounds while Mike Walsh had six points and 13 rebounds.

The Bainbridge girls’ basketball team had an easier go of it on Wednesday against West Seattle, defeating them 56-29.

The Spartans held the Wildcats to single digits in each period.

Anna Wood led all scorers with 19 points.

Bainbridge also earned a forfeit win from North Kitsap and are now 5-0 on the season.

The Spartans are now ranked ninth in the latest Seattle Times basketball poll.

Both teams traveled to Lakeside yesterday, then the girls’ team travels to eighth ranked Newport Saturday for a 5:30 p.m. contest.

Both teams return home next week for games against Bishop Blanchet.

Grapplers drop two meets

The Bainbridge wrestling team came out on the short end of the stick with two losses to Chief Sealth and Klahowya this week.

Against both teams the Spartans gave up points through forfeits when they didn’t have anyone to wrestle in a weight class.

Mathew Ritualo and Eli Narte continued their strong start to the season with wins in both matches.

Ritualo pinned Sealth’s Ciana Callos in just 54 seconds, then pinned Klahowya’s Ammon Jensen in 4:47.

Narte pinned Sealth’s Rico Munoz in 43 seconds and won a 6-4 decision over Klahowya’s John Hays.

Against Sealth, Vlad Rakhimzyanov, Mike Furman and Keith Robert won by pinfall.

Against the Eagles, Mason Remy and Jethro Cotton won by pinfall.

The Spartans travel to the Highline Tournament today, then host Bishop Blanchet next Thursday on Teacher Appreciation Night for its last meet before the break.

Come spin for local charities

The Bainbridge Athletic Club is holding a one-day charity event at their Meadowmeer facility on Dec. 23 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

A team of indoor cycling instructors led by 13-time Ironman finisher Kevin Lynch will ride as many indoor miles as possible to raise money to provide bikes for needy island kids.

“We did a little checkin’ around and found out there are quite a few local kids that otherwise wouldn’t be able to get a bike for Christmas, and thought, what can we do?” Lynch said.

Pledges or donations are being accepted at both facilities, BAC Meadowmeer and The Express at the Pavilion, with bicycles being provided by Classic Cycles.

A five-cent-per-mile donation works out to about $15, with the goal of 300 miles.

“The last time I did this we logged 287 miles, or roughly here to Spokane,” Lynch said. “This attempt I wanna get to Coeur d’Alene.

“It’s a great way for our community to help one another, and we all feel that is a wonderful and worthy cause.”

For additional information, or to make a pledge, please call BAC at 842-5661 or 855-0880.

Times change for ticket sales

Bainbridge High School is changing their policy on when they start charging for games.

According to an email, the school found out they were not in compliance with Metro League policy on when to start charging for athletic events, as the standard was to start charging 30 minutes before the first game of the evening.

Traditionally the school started charging people at halftime of the junior varsity game.

The school will make the switch at the next home game, which is the boys’ basketball game next Tuesday.

Admission for the varsity game will start at 5:15 p.m.

There will be hand stamps available for exit and re-entry for nights when the junior varsity and varsity teams for both play.

No admission will be charged for C-team games played in the Commodore gym or JV and C-team games when they play in the main gym without the varsity.

Ticket prices will still remain at $6 for adults, $4 for students without their ASB cards, $3 for kids and $1 for senior citizens.

Students with their ASB cards get in free, but they need their ASB cards with them.

No backpacks or outside liquid containers will be allowed inside the gym.

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