Sports Roundup -- It’s time to HOOP it up again/Bell wins Hot Spot competition/BIGC girls, boys win their meets

It’s time to HOOP it up again

The popular 3-on-3 tournament makes its return March 5 to help public schools.

Once again, HOOPFEST for B.E.S.T. will run the courts of Bainbridge schools.

The one-day tournament, now 10 years old, will be held March 5 . It is open to boys and girls in grades 3 through 12.

Players are guaranteed three tournament games and all participants receive a HOOPFEST for B.E.S.T. t-shirt.

The cost is $25 per player or $100 per team. Entry forms are available at all area schools, participating stores and restaurants.

Entries received by this Saturday are guaranteed a tournament berth. Those received after Feb. 25 will be named on a space available basis.

Team captains will be notified March 2 as to where and when their games are.

B.E.S.T., or Bainbridge Island Education Support Team, is a nonprofit organization that raises money for teacher training and student enrichment programs in Bainbridge public schools.

Checks must be made out to HOOPFEST for B.E.S.T. and mailed to 2005 HOOPFEST for B.E.S.T., P.O. Box 10051, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110.

For more information, call 842-1934.

Bell wins Hot Spot competition

Chris Bell recently finished first in the 11-12 age group for the Washington Recreation Parks Association Hot Spot 2006 basketball shooting competition.

Bell won by hitting shots from various spots on the floor in three separate one-minute rounds.

He, along with six other kids, move on to the State Hot Spot competition on March 12 in Kirkland, Wash.

The winners earn trophies and a ticket to a Seattle Sonics game.

BIGC girls, boys win their meets

The Bainbridge Island Gymnastics Club got off to a good start this season.

The boys team had several big performances at the Grace Winter Classic, located at Grace Gymnastics in Lakewood, Wash.

Alex Powell finished second in the all-around category for the Level 5 group for ages 12 and up with a score of 49.20. His high scores were a 9.2 on the vault and an 8.8 on the rings.

David Hoffman placed ninth with a 43.20. His high score came on the vault with a 9.1. Zach Conaway finished in 12th place in the Level 5 category for ages 10 through 11 with a 44.60. Nathaniel Opalski finished eighth with a score of 48.90 in the Level 5 group for ages 7 through 9.

In the Level 6 group for ages 12 and up, Charlie Dickey was second with a score of 47.40, while Ben Self finished seventh with a score of 44.10 and Bryan Peterson was ninth with a score of 42.90.

The girls team did well at the Snowball Classic at the Lakewood YMCA.

Brooke Williams was sixth in the all-around competition for the USAG Level 7 category for ages 9 through 11 with a score of 33.85.

In the USAG Level 7 category for ages 13 and older, Adrienne Palay was second in the all-around competition with a 35.475. She was first on the bars with a 9.075 and second on the floor with a 9.0.

Katie Mathews was fifth in the all-around with a score of 35.175 and Kathleen Callahan was sixth with a score of 34.45. She was first on beam with an 8.875.

Annie Zuckerman placed sixth in the beam event with an 8.375.

The Level 7 team placed third overall in the Classic.

In the Level 6 category for ages 13 and older, Talia Weiss finished eighth in the all-around.

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