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Prep roundupTennis team bounces back
"The Spartan tennis team bounced back from Monday's narrow loss at Port Angeles to defeat Bremerton, its other primary Olympic League rival, 5-2 on Wednesday.P.A. wasn't the end of the world, coach Mike Anderson said. The kids all have great attitudes, very positive and mature. They can accept losing, but they still want to compete.All three doubles teams played well today. I'm very happy with them.Jessica Antilla and Kristen Carmel set the tone with a 6-0, 6-1 triumph in girls' doubles. They're going to make a run at state, so they'll be playing together as much as possible, Anderson said, particularly with the remaining schedule consisting of teams whom the Spartans have already beaten.Trenton Gibbons and Pat Bradshaw had little difficulty in winning boys' doubles, 6-1, 6-1. And with the spectators sometimes sounding more like a football crowd with its loud chants, Will Storch and Anna-Lisa Breiland won mixed doubles, 6-1, 6-0.Sam Marshall easily won No. 2 boys' singles 6-0, 6-1, and Maggie Vick came from behind to win No. 2 girls' singles 7-5, 6-3.Maggie's been playing well, Anderson said, noting that she has also won several junior tournaments.In the featured No. 1 boys singles, Bremerton's Eric Eggers, whom Anderson terms the best player in the league, defeated Bainbridge's Elliot Beam 6-4, 6-1.The team travels to Yakima this weekend for a tournament.It'll be good to get away, have fun, play some tennis, then come back and get ready to play three matches a week for the next two weeks, Anderson said.Kickers start slow, rally for 5-3 winWe started out with our usual beneficence on defense, soccer coach Alex von Reis Crooks said of his team's 5-3 win at Sequim on Tuesday.The Spartans gave up two goals in the opening 10 minutes, both scored by a Sequim player who'd been scoreless for the entire season to that point.He ran over us twice before we decided he was for real, von Reis Crooks said.Lawrence Ream got Bainbridge on the board at 18 minutes, and Steven Suraci knocked in the equalizer at 30 minutes.The Spartans took the lead in the 60th minute, as Mitka von Reis Crooks lofted a long throw-in that Kris Ley headed into the goal. Adam Brenneman tallied eight minutes later by converting a corner kick by Mitka von Reis Crooks. Same player, same play, was the coach's summation, as Sequim's new-found star answered within two minutes to narrow the Spartan lead to a single goal. But he breathed easier in the 76th minute when Kaj Hauschulz ran down the left side and blasted a long shot that hooked into the upper right corner.The team - now 8-2 and riding a six-game winning streak - faces a monster week against their three Olympic League rivals. They travel to Port Angeles on Tuesday, host undefeated Central Kitsap on Thursday and visit Olympic on Friday.Stickmen rout Lakeside, 14-6After Monday's narrow win against Mercer Island, the boys lacrosse team expected a tough game on Thursday against Lakeside, who had beaten the Islanders.Instead, Bainbridge roared to an 8-1 halftime lead en route to a 14-6 thumping.We really took it to them, said coach Ryan Painter. Jesse Fairbank scored four goals, Jacob Hayashi added three, while Joe Picha and Erik Steinecker both added a pair. Adam Smith, the team's leading scorer, had six assists. Goalie Charlie Delius had nine saves as Lakeside took a Bainbridge opponent season-high 30 shots .On Monday, Bainbridge spotted Mercer Island three first-period goals and trailed 5-4 at halftime before rallying for five fourth period scores for an 11-9 win. With Smith held to two goals under tight defensive pressure, Hayashi stepped up to tally five times. John Moore also scored twice, while Sam Cameron and Fairbank each had one goal. Jesse Savage had two assists with Matt Steffen, Trevor Kale, Smith and Fairbank adding one apiece.We hadn't played a team that moved the ball as effectively as Mercer Island, said Painter. They put a bit of a scare into us and we had a hard time putting them away.The team is now 7-0 in league play and plays Overlake this evening. Kitsap no match for LAX girlsThe girls lacrosse team overwhelmed Kitsap on Monday, 19-1. Jaron Santelli paced Bainbridge with six goals, while Rebecca Williamson and Jessie Phillips each tallied three.This is always a fun game, said coach Tami Tommila. A lot of the girls know each other. We had a chance to practice our plays, work the off hands and switch positions.She anticipates a much tougher game on Monday as the team hosts Lakeside.Lanza medals in win over NKThe boys' golf team easily defeated North Kitsap at Wing Point Thursday, scoring 140 Stableford points to the Vikings' 116 to run their season record to 4-0. Joe Lanza was again the medalist, shooting 70 for 37 points. Other scores: James Toepel 77 (30), Matt Reynvaan 80 (27), Matt Kuchin 83 (24), Kevin Kramer 85 (22) and Jarett Jorgensen 86 (21).The JV boys found a rather quirky Port Townsend course to their liking as they defeated the hosts 96-60 on Tuesday.Todd Duffner was medalist with a 40 (22). Others were Jeremy Turner 41 (21), Bobby Campbell 43 (19), Jon Conrad and Liam Maher 45 (17) and Peter Oden 46 (16). The girls' golf team eked out their first win of the season Monday at Sequim, 95-93.Katja Trygg was medalist once again firing a 47, good for 26 points. Others were Angela Asher 48 (25), Tiffany Johnson 56 (17), Malerie Romero 59 (14), Erin Wiggins 60 (13) and Shawnee Snyder 67 (6). The next match is Monday's Burlington Invitational at Skagit Valley GC.Fastpitchers manage to loseBrooke Hilton allowed just three hits and one earned run in Thursday's fastpitch game at Sequim, while her teammates pounded out 12 hits. Yet the Spartans lost 3-2 in eight innings, in what coach Steve Nelson termed the most amazing game in his coaching career.Bainbridge stranded 15 runners, leaving the bases loaded twice and runners on second and third on two other occasions.I read the scorebook on the way home and kept asking myself, 'How could this happen?' Nelson said. Even when we made outs, we hit the ball well.Chrissie Haugen and Caiti Kruse each had three hits, while Amanda Perna knocked in the two Spartan runs with a one-out triple. But a strikeout and groundout prevented her from scoring.And for the second time in a row, the Spartans lost a close game on a throwing error.Sometimes you just don't get the breaks, Nelson concluded.Poloists split pair with NewportThe girls' water polo team split a pair of games on Wednesday, losing to host Newport 12-6 before defeating Bellevue 14-2.Bainbridge trailed 7-6 after three quarters, but Newport scored three quick goals to break the game open.Allison Stover led the team with four goals, while Jamie Fleischfresser and Sarah Dean each added one. Natalie Berry, Sarah Weigle and Helen Silver all had three steals.We came out and thumped them early, said coach Jeff Clark of the Bellevue game. Tight defense allowed just six Bellevue shots.Alex DuPont had five goals, Silver added two and seven players each had a single tally. Berry had three steals. "