Sports Roundup | March 19

Senior Rebecca Sharar was selected to All-Metro honorable mention. - Brad Camp
Senior Rebecca Sharar was selected to All-Metro honorable mention.
— image credit: Brad Camp

Girls basketball

Bainbridge senior Rebecca Sharar and sophomore Hannah Depew were honorable mention selections by Metro League coaches.

Depew led the Spartans with 8.6 points per game.


Senior Cole Rabinowitz struck out nine batters in three innings as the Spartans defeated Rainier Beach 19-0 Friday.

Bainbridge 19, Rainier Beach 0

Rainier Beach..... 0 0 0 0 x – 0 0 6

Bainbridge..... 0 3 10 6 X – 19 12 2

Win – Rabinowitz (1-0)


The Spartans defeated Issaquah 3-0 in their home opener Tuesday. Connor Winship scored two goals and Jimmy Baggett added one.

Winship and Baggett both netted goals in the Spartans' 2-1 win over Lakeside Thursday.

Bainbridge Island Rowing

130 junior rowers – ages 13-18 – from Orcas, Vashon, and Bainbridge Island competed in the first annual All-Island Regatta at Eagle Harbor March 14. The rowers competed in 18 events, including singles, doubles, coxed quads, fours, and eights.

A three-lane course was set up in the outer harbor using buoys borrowed from Port Madison Yacht Club. Rowers began their 1,000-meter races opposite the ferry maintenance yard and finished near Creosote Point.

Bainbridge placed first in 11 of the 18 events, second in seven others. Vashon placed first in five events and second in four.

Orcas, with the smallest team at the competition, came first in two races and second in seven others.

Vashon won the tightest race – the men’s varsity coxed quad – in three minutes six and a half seconds. Bainbridge finished 1.1 seconds behind.

In the women’s varsity eights, Bainbridge finished in 3:09.9 – 1.7 seconds ahead of Vashon's boat.

Other tight races included the second heat of the men’s varsity doubles (Bainbridge 3:34.2, Vashon 3:36.4) and the men’s varsity eights (Bainbridge 3:04.0, Vashon 3:06.5). Five additional races finished with less than a boat length between the first and second place crews. All in all, it was an extraordinarily successful first-time event for Bainbridge Island Rowing and one that will be repeated in future years.

“This was a great opportunity for some close, early season racing for all three teams,” said Bainbridge juniors coach Morgan Seeley. “As island teams, we share a number of common challenges. We already have a tradition of helping each other at major northwest regattas. Events like this one help to make that relationship stronger.”

Youth Basketball

The Flying Pigs won the sixth grade Winter Basketball Championship with a 41-40 defeat of the Evolution.

The core group of the Flying Pigs has been together since third grade and the team went undefeated last three years.

After winning first round game in playoffs, the Flying Pigs were bounced into the losers bracket of the tournament by another Bainbridge team, the Evolution.

The Flying Pigs rebounded, beating three of four teams that they had lost to in the regular season, and found themselves in a championship rematch with the Evolution.

The Pigs led by eight point with two minutes left in regulation, but the Evolution, led by Byron Alvarez, stormed back to within one point with 13 seconds left.

The Evolution's last three shot attempts wouldn't fall, and the Flying Pigs won 41-40.

Evolution coach Mark Middleton said it was the "best guard play he had seen all year."

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