Bainbridge Sports Roundup


Two shots at beating Seattle Prep

The BHS tennis team hopes to make a bit of history Monday when it hosts Seattle Prep. According to coach Mike Anderson, the Spartans have never won a dual match with the Panthers.

Actually, they’ll have two chances. The first one comes right at the beginning, with the completion of mixed doubles in a match suspended by darkness when the two teams met last Thursday. The team score was knotted at 5-all and mixed doubles would determine the outcome. Carolyn McCotter and Tim Buxton of Bainbridge lost the first set 3-6, came back to win the second 7-6 (2), and trailed 4-3 in the final set. McCotter will be serving when action resumes.

When mixed doubles is over, the Spartans and Panthers will play a regular match. The team travels to Seattle’s Woodland Park to take on Lakeside today, and hosted University Prep of Seattle on Wednesday in a practice match in which no formal results were kept. Both boys and girls easily won their respective divisions last Friday and Saturday at the Pepsi Invite, defeating Eisenhower, Davis and Eastmont in a round-robin format.


BHS boys 9, Eisenhower 0

Singles: Dylan Skeffington (B) d. Nathan Mount 6-3, 7-6; Sam Claney (B) d. George Ygona 6-3, 6-4; Scott Alderson (B) d. Kameron Torres 6-2, 6-1; Ryan Hunt (B) d. Gabe Martinez 6-0, 6-1; David Gruber (B) d. Marc Guillen 6-0, 6-1; Nate Parker (B) d. George Chen 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles: Skeffington-Claney (B) d. Mount-Ygona 8-4; Alderson-Hunt (B) d. Torres-Martinez 8-2; Jim Saesa-Tim Burton (B) d. Guillen-Chen 8-1.

BHS girls 7, Eisenhower 2

Singles: Grace Porter (B) d. Robin Klein 6-1, 6-2; Coleen Gruber (B) d. Kayla Long 7-5, 6-0; Kelly Zwicker (B) d. Chris Eglin 6-0, 6-0; Kacie Cross (Ike) d. Sarah Powers 6-2, 6-0; Kate Jameson (B) d. Leslie Guske 6-2, 6-0; Abigail Hawley (B) d. Jasmine Okbinoglu 6-0, 6-3.

Doubles: Porter-Gruber (B) d. Klein-Eglin8-1; Powers-Johnson (B) d. Cross-Long 8-6; Okbinoglu-Guske (Ike) d. Carolyn McCotter-Kendall Culton 8-3.

BHS boys 6, Eastmont 3

Singles: Micah Spahn, East d. Dylan Skeffington 6-0, 6-1; Sam Claney, BHS d. Aaron Lince 6-2, 6-0; Scott Alderson, BHS d. Adrian Cronin 6-0, 6-1; Ryan Hunt, BHS d. Justin Canada 6-1, 6-3; Nate Parker, BHS d. Dillon Delabarre 6-3, 6-4; Ian Saksa, BHS d. Braden Wielick 6-0, 6-3.

Doubles: Ryan Hunt/David Gruber, BHS d. Micah Spahn/Dillon Delabarre 9-8 (2); Adrian Cronin/Justin Canada, East d. Tim Buxton/Nate Parker 9-8 (4); Aaron Lince/Braden Wielick, East d. Chris Compeggie/Ben Ferguson 9-7.

BHS girls 6, Eastmont 3

Singles: Grace Porter, BHS d. Mayer 6-0, 6-2; Rebeka Waterhouse, East d. Colleen Gruber 6-2, 6-0; Kelly Zwicker, BHS d. Hannah Waterhouse 6-2, 6-2; Kate Jameson, BHS d. Brooke Compton 7-6 (3), 6-2; Morgan Dahlin, East d. Kendall Culton (injury, default); Jenna Knell, BHS d. Sarah Waterhouse 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.

Doubles: Grace Porter/Kelly Zwicker, BHS d. Molly Mayer/Hannah Waterhouse 9-8 (2); Sarah Powers/Kate Jameson, BHS d. Morgan Dahlin/Sarah Waterhouse 8-1; Brooke Compton/Rebeka Waterhouse, East d. Kendall Culton/Abigail Hawley 8-2.

BHS boys 5, Davis 4

Singles: Dylan Skeffington (B) d. Ben Chang 6-1, 7-6; Sam Claney (B) d. Chris Parrish 6-4, 6-1; Scott Alderson (B) d. Sebastien Barrett 6-7, 6-1, 6-4; Nate Parker (B) d. William Coleman 6-1, 6-2; Tim Buxton (B) d. Martin Rogers-Reyes 6-4, 6-1; Ben Jach (D) d. Jack Pendleton 6-4, 6-1.

Doubles: Chang-Barrett (D) won by default; Parrish-Jach (D) won by default; Coleman-Rogers-Reyes (D) won by default.

BHS girls 6, Davis 3

Singles: Grace Porter (B) d. Bree Tamaki 6-1, 6-1; Kate Kunkel-Patterson (D) d. Colleen Gruber 3-6, 6-2, 6-1; Kelly Zwicker (B) d. Kim Herrmann 6-0, 2-6, 6-3; Kate Jameson (B) d. Brooke Lybeck 6-2, 6-1; Carolyn McCotter (B) d. Amanda Brock 6-1, 6-0; Jenna Knell (B) d. Catherine Maier 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles: Porter-Gruber (B) d. Tamaki-Kunkel-Patterson 8-4; Herrmann-Brock (D) win by default; Lybeck-Maier (D) win by default.

Seattle Prep/April 9

Girls Singles: 1. Grace Porter, Bain d. Katie Beyer 6-0, 6-2. 2. Katie Lei, SP d. Colleen Gruber, Bain 6-0 6-2. 3. Kelly Zwicker, Bain d. Kate Magee 6-2, 6-1

Boys Singles: 1. Andrew LaCava, SP d. Dylan Skeffington, Bain 6-1, 6-0. 2. Shuhei Matsuya, SP d. Sam Claney 6-1, 6-2. 3. Scott Alderson, Bain d. Nick Biagi 6-1, 6-1

Girls Doubles: 1. Sarah Powers/Kate Jameson, Bain d. Clair McReynolds/Gill Heilbrun 6-3, 6-2. 2. Kendall Culton/Jenna Knell, Bain d. Jenny Biagi/Jaime Whitaker 6-0, 6-4

Boys Doubles: 1. Taylor Hunt/Jason Bediones, SP d. Ryan Hunt/David Gruber, Bain 6-0, 6-0. 2. Garrett Vincent/Drew Beckman, SP d. Ian Saksa/Nate Parker, Bain 6-0, 6-1


Morse’s clutch hit lifts Spartans

Colby Morse drove in the winning runs with a two-out bloop double down the right-field line in the top of the seventh, as the BHS baseball team won 7-5 against Lakeside on Wednesday.

Down 5-2 after three innings, the Spartans scored a run in the fourth, two in the sixth and the final two on Morse’s clutch hit. Colin Feldtman pitched the bottom of the seventh to gain the win.

Morse led the Spartan attack with two singles and two walks in addition to his double, and had three RBIs. Tanner Bogardus had two hits and scored three times. The win raised the team’s overall record to 6-3, 5-3 in Metro League play. The Spartans are third in the Mountain Division, half a game ahead of O’Dea. Spartan mistakes proved costly against O’Dea last Thursday, as the team dropped a 4-3 decision to the Irish. Walks led to two first-inning O’Dea runs, then after Bainbridge took a 3-2 lead in the third, back-to-back errors in the fifth led to the decisive tallies. The Bainbridge attack struggled against a good O’Dea pitcher, who allowed just three hits. Feldtman and Morse each had a double. The team played West Seattle yesterday and hosts Lakeside today.


Willman throws no-hitter

When BHS softball player Hailey Willman pitched her first game in March, she threw a four-inning no-hitter. On Wednesday she did even better, tossing six innings of no-hit ball, striking out 10 and not issuing a single walk as the Spartans defeated Lakeside 8-1.

The run came as a result of Spartan errors and prompted coach Liz McCloskey to say, “We didn’t play as well as we’re capable of.”

Lindsay Willman and Clara Dunn had two hits apiece to pace the Spartan attack, while Lauren Reichert added a double.

The game kicked off a slate of seven games in eight school days. The Spartans hosted West Seattle in a makeup game yesterday and Lakeside is here today. There’s another home game, with Ingraham. on Monday. Games with Seattle Prep on Wednesday (away) and Friday (home) sandwich the second game with Holy Names. The Cougars dealt the Spartans their only defeat of the season on April 8.


Following a 2-0 loss last Friday at Issaquah (sixth-ranked in 4A), the BHS boys soccer team has been idle this week because of private schools’ spring breaks.

Coach George Vukoc welcomed the hiatus. “We’re really setting up perfectly,” he said. “We have five days of training to address the things we need. I plan on doing a lot of productive work.”

After a scoreless first half, the Eagles scored midway through the second half and sealed the victory with another goal with less than three minutes remaining.

Now 5-2-2 and locked in a virtual three-way for second in Metro’s Mountain Division behind unbeaten Lakeside, the Spartans host Seattle Prep next Tuesday and travel to Bishop Blanchet on Thursday.


Six gymnasts from the Bainbridge Island

Girls Gymnastics team earned a trip to the 2009 Optional State Championships on March 28-29. Competing at level 8 were high school seniors Annie Zuckerman and Kathleen Callahan. Zuckerman finished the meet with an all-around score of 34.175 and Callahan finished with a 34.025.

Four gymnasts competed at level 7. Sarah Rice earned a 36.325 and had a 13th place finish for her age group. Marielle Summers earned a 36.2 and an 8th place finish. Chloe Seferos finished with a 36.050, earning 6th place on beam. Miller Shore finished the day with a 33.350.

Four girls from the level 4 gymnastics team recently qualified at sectionals for a trip to the Level 4 Washington State Gymnastics Championship to be held at Inglemoor High School on April 25. They are Jianna Kaufman, Kathryn Wangthamkua, Mia Bruzzo and Morgan Dierickx. SiQi Talley also competed at sectionals and finished the meet with a solid score of 31.1.


Gray makes all-state team

Brittany Gray was named to the AP 3A All-State basketball team for the second year in a row. Erika Johnson was the only other Metro play to be honored. Yazmine Fuller of Kennedy was selected as Player of the Year


Undefeated and untested

The undefeated BHS girls lacrosse team won yet another one-sided contest on Wednesday, beating visiting Roosevelt 21-3 for its seventh win of the season. Mariah Walk led the Spartan attack with six goals. Jaclyn Biggers and Sally Baumgartner both had four and Delaney Larkin added three. The team swamped Lake Sammamish 21-0 on Friday, outshooting their opponents 34 to 3 and recording their third shutout of the season. Walk scored six goals, Baumgartner added five and racked up four assists, while Sydney Whitaker and Sarah Shea both had three. The game with Holy Names two nights earlier figured to be the team’s toughest test of the season to that point. After an 0-1-1 start, the Cougars had come on to win five of their next six games, with the only loss coming to league co-favorite Lakeside.

In addition, Bainbridge had been idle for two weeks, while Holy Names played five times during that span. A bit of rust might have been expected. Instead, the Spartans crushed the Cougars 19-0. Several players sported large bruises as a result of what coach Tami Tommila termed “a very physical game. Holy Names is very aggressive. Bodies were flying all over, and we were getting hit and swiped at.” Walk led the Spartan attack with eight goals. Shea added four, Biggers had three while Baumgartner and Larkin each had a pair. Baumgartner also had five assists. Goalie Jo Wallace turned aside seven Cougar shots.


Undefeated Sparts face Mercer Island

After easily winning its first five league games, the BHS boys lacrosse team faces its first serious challenge of the season tomorrow when it travels to Mercer Island to take on the undefeated Islanders. The team warmed up for the contest by defeating previously undefeated Vashon on Wednesday, 16-5. Bainbridge opened up a 3-0 first quarter lead, but the Pirates came back to knot the score 3-3 at halftime. The Spartans pulled away in the second half. Sam Snow had four goals, while Jordan Wagner added three. Dugan McDermott paced the defense with seven ground balls. Last Friday, the team recorded its second shutout in thrashing winless Garfield 23-0. No details were available.


Girls handle OAC, 12-2

The BHS girls water polo team won a 12-2 decision on Friday over OAC. Anna Wood and Jeanette Swanson both scored four goals as Lady Ray built a 10-0 first half lead. Taylor Gawlik and Alicia Konkel each had single tallies, while Gawlik and Lisa Heinlein led the defense with four steals apiece. Wells turned the second half over to his JV team and Elisabeth Furman scored twice.

“It was great to watch the JV girls holding their own and it was also great for us to provide a venue for OAC to come play, learn and have some fun,” Wells said.

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