June 9, 2008 · Updated 7:46 PM
"Trygg medals, but golfers fallThe girls' golf team lost to Port Angeles on Thursday at Wing Point, 84-75 using Stableford scoring. Katja Trygg was medalist with a 44, good for 26 points. Angela Asher had 19 points, Tiffany Johnson 16, Erin Wiggins 8 and Shawnee Snyder and Malerie Romero each had 6. The wind affected the flight of the ball, so everyone had a little trouble with that, coach Marnie Snyder said, but overall, we did pretty well. The team lost a narrow decision on Monday to 4A Shelton at Bayshore golf course, 295 to 304.Trygg was again the medalist with a 42. She is such a steady, all-around good player, said Snyder. It's fun to watch her play.No other individual scores were available.The team's next match is April 10 when they host Sequim at Wing Point.Crowthers leads hardballers to winIt took three tries and nearly three hours, but the Spartan baseball team defeated Central Kitsap 7-6 Thursday, when Pat Crowthers struck out three Cougars with the tying run in scoring position.Tuesday's scheduled game was rained out. The two teams tried again Wednesday in a light drizzle. But when the skies opened up in the second inning, the umpires sent everybody home.Twenty-knot winds replaced rain the following day and several normally routine fly balls became adventuresome when the gusts caught them.The Spartans scored twice in the first as Ross McKinstry (single) and Stefan Peter-Contesse (fielder's choice) each drove in a run. Chris Shaffer doubled in the second, advanced to third on an error, and scored on a wild pitch.Shaffer led off the fourth with a triple and scored when the Cougar catcher picked up Jeff Tracy's nubber in front of home plate and threw the ball halfway to Ordway.Tracy wound up on third. Pat Crowthers tripled him home, and after Pat Fiander walked and stole second, Marc Rasmussen had the third of his three hits, a low liner into right that plated both runners. The Spartans loaded the bases with one out, but couldn't score. Still, a 7-1 lead looked safe as starter Matt Luria gave up just two hits and one run while fanning two as he left after five innings of work.But the Cougars struck for three runs in the sixth on two walks, two hits and an error on a potential double play ball. Crowthers took over on the mound and quickly quashed the rally.The Cougars opened the seventh with a walk, a double, another walk and a single to right to narrow the score to 7-6 and put runners on first and second with nobody out. Crowthers struck out the next hitter but the runners moved up a base when the catcher dropped the ball. With the infield in, Crowthers recorded his second strikeout of the inning. The following batter took a called third strike to preserve the win, the team's third in a row. The Spartans are now 4-3 overall, 3-2 in Olympic League play.Racqueteers swat Klahowya, 5-2The Spartan tennis team remained undefeated by winning its fifth match this season, 5-2 over visiting Klahowya on Thursday.Trenton Gibbons (7-6, 6-2) and Pat Bradshaw (6-1, 6-3) won in boys' singles. Maggie Fick won No. 2 girls singles 6-0, 6-2.Jen Bradshaw-Lily Grainger won the girls' doubles 6-0, 6-0, while Jonathan Beukes and Katie Beck took mixed doubles 6-2, 6-4.The team returns to action on April 10 at Sequim.Poloists claim first victory, 3-2Michelle Purdom's goal with about a minute left to play gave the Spartan water polo team their first win this season as they defeated Rogers 3-2 on Thursday. It was a good win to get under our belts, said coach Jeff Clark, who had just eight varsity players and had to call up three JVs to field a full team.He attributed the low score to a game where we needed to work on a few things. We concentrated more on setting up than shooting and tried to take almost the full 35 seconds.Their goalie had an outstanding game, with about 18 saves, and our defense kept them from shooting.The Spartan defense was so effective that goalie Jasmine DuPont came in at halftime and said she was bored.Purdom had one other goal and Sarah Dean added the third Spartan tally.Allison Stover had six steals and Erin Russell added five to pace the defense.The team, which should finally be at full strength, plays Kentridge at the King County Aquatic Center on April 10.Lacrossers win despite the mudThe boys lacrosse team won a pair of one-goal decisions this week, though the games were diametrically different.We expected to go in and get the win, said coach Ryan Painter of the team's 13-12 win at Bellevue. The score wasn't indicative of the game. We stomped them, then gave them a chance to get back in the game.Up 13-6 in the third quarter, Painter decided to try a few different combinations and give his third and fourth midfield lines some game experience.So the game got close at the end, he said.Adam Smith scored six goals for the Spartans, Jesse Fairbank and Jacob Hayashi each added three, and John McNulty had one.At Maple Valley, the Spartans trailed through three quarters, then took the lead but a late goal by Maple Valley forced the game into overtime. Smith scored his fifth goal of the evening less than two minutes later to give the Spartans a 7-6 win.Conditions were horrendous, said Painter. There were puddles six inches deep and sometimes the ball would disappear. In 20 years of playing lacrosse, I've never seen a field in such bad shape.Besides that, our bus got lost, so we were late and had to jump a fence to get onto the field. It just seemed that it was tough for the guys to get up for the game. But I think it'll be a different story when Maple Valley is here in a couple of weeks.Fairbank and Jesse Savage each had a goal for the Spartans, now 3-0.The team's next game is April 11 against Eastside.Lynwood 10K next weekendThe fourth annual Lynwood 10K, which begins and ends at Lynwood Center on April 7, offers several types of racing.There's the out-and-back 10K itself, which goes along Pleasant Beach Road and through Fort Ward to South Beach. The course turns around and returns to Lynwood Center via Fort Ward's upper trail, which features a steep hill at the beginning.Or a two-person relay, with the second person transported to the turnaround.There's also a 2K, intended primarily for kids but open to anyone.Presented by Bainbridge HPC and Znetix, the race benefits EMAS football and the Bainbridge Pee Wee Football Association.Entry fees are $20 for the 10K, $30 for the relay and $10 for the 2K, which includes T-shirt and goodie bag. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in each five-year age division. Start time is 9 a.m.Information: Monique West, 842-7433 or firstname.lastname@example.org. "