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"Brandon Nall won second place in the 132-pound division at the Washington State Freestyle Wrestling Championships on April 22 in Spokane.Freestyle - what you see in the Olympics - is more wide-open than traditional high school wrestling, with more throws and slams. Pins are by contact.Nall won seven matches - six by pins - during the day before losing in his final match.His placing qualifies him for Nationals in July. Lacrossers pound Seattle preppiesWhat coach Tami Tommila calls the best Bainbridge Island lacrosse team we've ever fielded ran its record to 8-0 with a 21-4 thumping of the Panthers (Seattle Prep) on Monday.Jaron Santelli paced the team with five goals, while the season's leading scorer Rebecca Williamson and Lindsay Newlon each added four. Tommila noted that the team shut down the Panthers' league-leading goal scorer, thanks to a tight defense and goalkeeper Ali O'Connor's 12 saves.The team plays Mercer Island tomorrow at 6:45 in the Senior Salute, the team's final home game. Tommila hopes for an good turnout of former players and their parents to see the progress of the program they originated.Golfers shoot past Port TownsendThe boys golf team ran their Olympic League record to 6-0 by defeating Port Townsend on Monday, 126 Stableford points to 81, despite playing without team captain Joe Lanza, who was catching up on academic work missed during recent absences caused by golf tournaments.James Toepel's 74 (32 points) led the Spartans. Other scores were Jarett Jorgenson 77 (29), Matt Reynvaan 80 (26), Kevin Kramer 86 (20), Jay Clark 87 (19) and Matt Kuchin 88 (18).The team placed second in the Higgins Memorial Tournament in Bremerton last Thursday. The four-man Spartan team had 313 strokes to South Kitsap's 303 in the 12-school tournament. Lanza's one-over-par 72 was third overall. Toepel and Kramer each carded 77s while Reynvaan had an 87.Sailers take second at regattaThe Bainbridge sailing team placed second to North Kitsap at the Double Handed Championships at Anacortes last weekend, to determine the Northwest District representative at Nationals in South Carolina on May 12-13.I was happy with our performance, said coach John DeMeyer. Our goal was to get in the top two. With our lack of experience in Lido 14s, we knew it would be tough against Anacortes and North Kitsap, who normally sail in the boats. Matt Upton/Britt Mason and Pat Taylor/Kellen Bailey both recorded first places for Bainbridge out of the 12 races. North Kitsap won seven and Anacortes three, but Bainbridge edged Anacortes on the strength of more seconds and thirds. Team Racing Championships are this weekend in Friday Harbor to pick the team for Team Racing Nationals May 26-27. A team can only do one national event. If they win both district championships, they must decide which Nationals they plan to attend.Bottom line: if Bainbridge wins or finishes second to North Kitsap on Saturday, they'll be on their way to national competition.The next regatta is Tuesday at Port Angeles.Hardballers halt skid with 6-2 winThe baseball team beat Central Kitsap 6-2 on Friday as Chris Shaffer threw a complete-game four-hitter and struck out 11 to halt a three-game Spartan losing streak. Kevin Hebner was two for four with a double and RBI, while Shaffer aided his own cause with a double.Tracksters take three-way meetThe boys and girls track teams eked out narrow wins over North Kitsap in a three-way meet at Bremerton on Friday. The boys beat the Vikings 65-64 with Bremerton in third with 39, while the girls score was Bainbridge 72.5, North Kitsap 70.5 and Bremerton 14.In boys' competition, Luke Preble was a double winner, taking the 100 (10.9) and 200 (22.4). Tim Freeman won the 400 in 52.6.Joe Mankes won the triple jump at 40-9. Matt Wauters' second place in the javelin broke up a North Kitsap 1-2-3-4 sweep of the three weight events and scored three crucial points.The Spartans swept the distance events, with Colin Kuester (800, 2:06.3), Evan Galloway (1600, 4:39.1) and Andy Reese (3200, 10:38.9).Alice Russell and Crisma Biggs were double winners for the girls. Russell took the shot (32-8) and discus (100-1), while Biggs won the 100 hurdles (16.9) and long jump (15-1). The Spartans swept everything longer than 200 meters as Veronica Ivey won the 400 (1:02), Becca Ivey won the 800 (2:31), Sarah Grue took the 1600 (5:53) and Christy Lubovich won the 3200 (13:15). The Spartans also won the 4x200 (2:16.2) and 4x400 (n/t). The boys' 4x400 relay team (Preble, Mike Wauters, Christian Lucier, Freeman took second at Saturday's Shelton Invitational in 3:32.78. Galloway ran a season-best 9:56.47 for third in the 3200.The girls' 4x400 relay team (Grue, Biggs, the two Iveys) was third in 4:12.98. Biggs was fifth in the long jump at 14-2.Next up are the Olympic League Championships on Friday at Bremerton. Racqueteers down CK by 6-1 countThe tennis team brushed aside Central Kitsap 6-1 on Friday to run their season record to 10-1.Elliot Beam (6-0, 6-2) and Sam Marshall (6-1, 6-0) won boys singles, while Amanda Allender (6-2, 6-7, 7-6) and Maggie Fick (6-0, 6-0) were victorious in girls singles. Jessica Antilla and Kristen Carmel won girls doubles 6-2, 6-2, with Jonathan Beukes and Lily Grainger taking mixed doubles 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.Monday's scheduled match against North Kitsap was re-scheduled for yesterday due to rain.Poloists claim top seed with winThe girls' water polo team secured a No. 1 seed to State in their division with three weekend wins against league opponents to run their league record to 5-0.They opened on Saturday with a 9-0 whitewash of Central Kitsap. Erin Russell and Allison Stover each scored three goals.Sunday began with a 7-2 victory over Stadium. Sarah Dean had two goals and Stover contributed three assists. Later in the day Bainbridge defeated Peninsula. Stover had three goals, Alex DuPont and Emily Silver each had two, while Sarah Weigle had a goal, two assists and seven steals.The team lost to Kentridge on Friday, 12-5, as Russell scored two goals and Helen Silver had four steals.Two days earlier, they lost to Curtis, the team coach Jeff Clark feels will have the overall No. 1 seed at State, by a 4-2 score in what Clark terms our best game of the season.Both Weigle and Helen Silver had a goal and nine steals.Many hits, few runs for fastpitchersThe fastpitch team lost to North Kitsap 7-4 on Friday despite outhitting the Vikings 10-7 as North Kitsap had two two-run homers.The Spartans scored in the first on singles by Chrissie Haugen, Caiti Kruse and Angie Rapada. Brooke Hilton tripled in the second and came home on Chelsea Magraw's single. Logan Mohr singled in Amanda Perna, who tripled leading off the third. And Magraw scored in the sixth on an error after singling. With the bases loaded in the seventh, the Spartans had the tying run on but couldn't score. I thought we played well enough to win, said coach Steve Nelson, but you cannot defend the home run. With the exception of those two pitches Brooke pitched a good game against a good hitting team.Own-goals sink kickers vs. OlyWe scored all three goals on Friday, said soccer coach Alex von Reis Crooks. Unfortunately, two of them were for Olympic, as the Spartans had their third one-goal loss of the week.At least it took two passes from our guys to beat our own keeper, he said.Olympic tallied first, Bainbridge tied as Kris Ley dribbled through the defense to score, but the Spartans' second own goal was too much to overcome.The Spartans played without leading scorer Mitka von Reis Crooks, briefly hospitalized after the previous night's 1-0 loss to league-leading Central Kitsap.Von Reis Crooks cited a little lousy luck and outstanding defense by the Cougars as the primary reasons for that defeat. The Spartans played a man down for the game's final 30 minutes but had several chances to score, including a wide-open shot that sailed just over the crossbar. "

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