Arsenal tunes up for trip to Europe -- Sports Roundup

Arsenal tunes up for trip to Europe

BIYSC Arsenal won two games and tied a third during round-robin play in the BU-15 division of last weekend’s Baker Blast Tournament, but a 2-0 loss to Snohomish United 87 dropped the team out of contention for the tournament title.

Arsenal defeated Blackhills 87 8-0, tied Northwest Nationals Pharaohs 3-3 and defeated Whatcom Rangers 87 White 4-0 to win its group.

Taylor Mason scored seven goals for Arsenal. Tyler Church added two goals, while Dylan Tucker Gangnes, Patrick Moore, Joel Guido, Sam Tomlinson, Daniel Brody and Jesse Burk-Rafel all had one.

Goalkeepers Patrick Moore and C.K. McKenzie combined for two shutouts.

Arsenal plays again next weekend in the Yakima Midsummer Classic, the team’s last tuneup before it leaves for Europe to participate in tournaments in Denmark and England against international competition.


****Cobb heads to regional final four

While not exactly as planned, the Cobb 15U baseball squad won their AAU National Qualifier Pool Round to advance to yesterday's regional final four and ensure themselves of a berth in the National AAU Division I World Series in Tennessee July 26-Aug 3.

Though they lost 6-4 to the Woodinville Falcons to set up a three-way tie for first in their pool, Cobb won by allowing the fewest runs.

In a close game against the Falcons, Cobb had the tying run in scoring position in the final inning despite a sputtering offense. Matt Frazee and Barret Kanyer each had half of the team’s six hits. Kanyer took the loss despite striking out nine.

Cobb jumped out to a five-run lead in the first inning against The System on Saturday and never looked back in a 10-0 five-inning rout. Winning pitcher Kevin Roach and Jonathon Rowan combined on a four-hitter. Doug Franz, Jeremy Ellison and Kristopher Patterson all had two hits. Defensively, center fielder Grant Sampson made a great second-inning catch, robbing a System player of an extra base hit.

Cobb opened the tournament with a 10-8 over the Seattle Bombers. Franz squeezed home Frazee with the go-ahead run as the team overcame a four-run deficit and Kanyer came on in the third in relief to hold the Bombers scoreless from that point.


****It’s family fun at all-comers meets

A new feature – Bainbridge’s Fastest Family – highlights the eighth annual Bainbridge Island all-comers track meets, which begin July 8 and continue every Monday evening through Aug. 26.

Four members of the same family each run one leg of the 4x100 meter relay, and the overall best time during the summer will win a gift certificate from San Carlos Restaurant.

Prizes will also be awarded to winners of the two divisions based on the four runners’ combined ages: 90 and under, and 91 and over. In addition, every time a family enters the relay, they’ll receive a raffle ticket for a prize drawing to be held following the final meet.

Besides San Carlos, generous donations have come from Bainbridge Cinemas at the Pavilion, Bainbridge Island Cycle, Bainbridge Island Photo, Classic Cycle, Eagle Harbor Books, Island Sports, Paws and Fins, Silver Screen and Westside Pizza.

The meets – sponsored by BI Parks and Recreation – begin at 6:30 p.m. at the high school track. They are free and open to runners of all ages and ability levels.

“The shorter events are seeded so that kids run against other kids their own age and sex,” said meet director Jim Whiting.

First event is the joggers’ mile, in which entrants predict how fast they will run. The winner is the one closest to his or her estimated time.

“It isn’t unusual for winners to be right on their prediction,” Whiting noted. “A couple of years ago, the high school boys cross country time predicted six minutes flat, and all of them came across right at six.

“On the other hand, it’s just as common for someone to predict, say, eight minutes and 30 seconds and win.”

Other events are likely to include the 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and 3200. The relay is also open to any four people who want to form a team in addition to those competing for the Fastest Family title.

“And we always need officials,” Whiting added. “Even if people don’t want to run, they’re welcome to come out and lend a hand.”

Information: Jim Whiting, 855-9554 or

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