Sports Roundup - Williams, Pendleton win titles at national meet/Register for soccer tourney/PMYC takes home trophy

Julie Pendleton (left) and Kim Williams. - Courtesy of Brenda Williams
Julie Pendleton (left) and Kim Williams.
— image credit: Courtesy of Brenda Williams

Both swimmers help their team to a fifth-place finish.

Two Bainbridge Island Swim Club swimmers Julie Pendleton and Kim Williams, along with BISC head coach Bob Miller, who was the Pacific Northwest Zone Team head coach, were successful at the Western Zones Swimming Championships in Farmington, N.M. last week.

Pacific Northwest Swimming competed against teams from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming.

Williams claimed the Western Zone Championship title in the 50 meter freestyle in the girls 10 and under category in a personal best time of 31.35 seconds.

Williams finished second in the 100 freestyle with a personal best time of 1:08.57 and fifth in the 50 meter butterfly in 35.43 seconds.

She finished sixth in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:58.80, ninth in the 200 freestyle with a time of 2:37.64 and 13th in the 100 butterfly in a time of 1:27.07.

The high altitude of 5,300 feet in Farmington was a factor for most of the PNS swimmers during the week, especially in the longer, more demanding races.

Pendleton, along with Jordan Barclay, Martha Pohl and Jessica Vlasic of the PNS girls 18 and under medley relay team won the event in a time of 2:09.55 and placed second in the 400 medley relay with a time of 4:47.22.

In individual competition, she finished 11th in the 400 IM in the girls 15-16 category with a time of 5:37.20, 17 seconds slower than her best time in the event.

Pendleton took 11th in the 200 meter IM with a time of 2:37.34, 13th in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 3:01.67, 17th in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:11.82, 18th in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:25.91 and 25th in the 400 freestyle with a time of 4:56.42.

Register for soccer tourney

The fourth annual Wooden Spoon Classic is ready to kick off Sept. 1 at Battle Point Park.

The local soccer tournament is for all ages and is the first of its kind that is sanctioned by the state’s youth and adult soccer associations, according to event organizer Ben Pecora.

There are three brackets: ruby for recreational players who fit in the U9 to U18 age categories, emerald for select players who fit in the U11 to U18 age categories and antique, for adult players.

Youth teams can have a maximum of six players while adult teams can have a maximum of eight players. The cost is $150 per team.

Teams can check in at 8 a.m., with games starting an hour later and running throughout the day. Teams are assured of at least three games.

There will be coffee and baked goods available, with a barbecue lunch as well.

A raffle will be held, along with a trick contest at noon and a best uniform contest.

All proceeds from this event go to Fields For Our Future, a partnership between the Bainbridge Parks District and Bainbridge Island Youth Soccer Club to restore the #4 and #5 fields at Battle Point Park.

For more info, contact tournament director Michelle Vukic at

PMYC takes home trophy

Six current and former Bainbridge High School sailors took home the prestigious McCurdy Cup team racing trophy last weekend on Lake Washington.

BHS grads George Fleischfresser (2005), Pat Layton (2006), Maddie Jackson (2007) and Glen Stellmacher (2007), along with current students Max Fleischfresser and Haley Lane beat out several other teams for the Cup.

The McCurdy Cup Regatta, put on by the Seattle Yacht Club, dates back to the 1930s and is a team racing event for junior sailors.

A companion event, in which graduates of the University of Washington and other adult sailors are eligible to field teams, allowed for some great racing.

Port Madison Yacht Club also sailed an exhibition race with the winner of the adult series. Those teams were somewhat surprisingly well matched, which speaks well of the PMYC juniors.

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