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Island sports roundup
Harriers start on right foot
Both Bainbridge cross country teams made solid strides in the first two meets of the season.
The girls came in first in its meet with Bishop Blanchet, Ingraham and West Seattle Thursday in Seattle.
Annie Taylor was the top finisher for Bainbridge with a time of 21:03, good for third place.
Emily Barecca was right behind her in fourth with a time of 21:15 while Kristin Cox was fifth with a time of 21:29.
Isabel Ferguson was eighth with a time of 22:27 while Zoe Worthington came in 10th with a time of 23:10 and Abby Love was 11th with a time of 23:14. Lauren Adams was 12th with a time of 23:20.
The varsity girls team came in sixth place at the Salt Creek Invitational while the JV girls team finished fourth overall.
Taylor was the top varsity finisher at 19th place while Love was the top JV finisher at seventh place.
For the boys, they took second to Blanchet on Thursday.
Dan Thacker was the top finisher for Bainbridge with his time of 18:41, good for tenth place.
Sean LaBelle finished 13th with a time of 19:11, while Robin Stewart was 14th with a time of 19:18.
Griffin Dunn was 15th with a time of 19:22, while Tony Hall took 24th with a time of 19:57 and Ryan Vogel was 25th with the same time.
John Murphy was 26th with a time of 20 minutes even.
The varsity boys took 12th at Salt Creek while the JV boys took ninth.
Both teams head to the Tomahawk Twilight Invite Saturday in Marysville.
– From information supplied by head coach Anne Howard-Lindquist
Boy golfers win another one
The Bainbridge boys’ golf team came through with another victory on Monday, defeating a team made up of golfers from Ingraham, Chief Sealth and Rainier Beach
Jack Seidl, Carl Jonson and Kyle Schneider each shot a one-over 38 to take home medalist honors.
Kyle Hurt, Bobby Griffin and Will Whealdon each shot a 39.
Rusty Furth shot a 41, while Kris Thompson shot a 48.
The Bainbridge girls team didn’t compete, as neither of the schools field a golf team.
Both teams took on Lakeside yesterday.
– From information supplied by head coach Bob Dwyer
bainbridge island junior football
NEWPORT 25 BAINBRIDGE VARSITY BLUE 12
The Varsity Blue squad met Newport Saturday on a rainy afternoon at Strawberry Park. The soggy conditions made play difficult, but the two teams battled in a tight, hard hitting contest. Newport opened the scoring with a 40 yard fullback rumble. Bainbridge answered immediately with a 60 yard strike from quarterback Sam Kallas to running back Matt Stone. Bainbridge took the lead early in the second half on a two-yard plunge by Stone, but Newport went ahead 19-12 in the fourth quarter. With Bainbridge driving for the go ahead score late in the game, Newport ended the drive with an interception on their 15 yard line.
Defensively, several tackles for losses were registered by linebackers Jackson Larkin and Tino Peleti. The Blue squad next takes on Renton this Saturday at Strawberry, by which time their parents will have hopefully washed the layers of mud from their sodden uniforms.