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"The Bainbridge High School girls' basketball team is in trouble as it heads into next week's West Central District playoffs.Leading scorer and rebounder Kim Beemer is only playing at about 75 percent capacity after returning for the last three games of the Spartans' regular season this week from a slow-healing ankle injury. Emily Pierce, second on the team in both categories, is suffering from a relapse of the same flu bug that's bit her hard over the past three weeks.And Bainbridge, which closed its regular-season slate last weekend with a 15-6 overall record - and a 13-2 Olympic League mark - staggered to the finish line with a narrow win Saturday over North Kitsap."
"For the second straight game, it was the same story for the Bainbridge High School boys' basketball team.First half, terrific.Second half, THUD.The latter term could also be applied to the Spartans' playoff hopes after their 62-42 thrashing at the hands of the Port Townsend Redskins Tuesday night for the team's fourth Olympic League loss in its last five games."
"At first glance, a studio artist, a Bible studies major and a future Marine Corps officer would seem to have little in common.But Matt Pedersen, Danny Pippinger and Chuck Gilmore share a deep bond, honed through countless hours on the mat and off as four-year members of Steve Hohl's wrestling teams - and reinforced as volunteer assistant coaches on this year's Spartan squad."
"A summary does not a story make. That was the story of Saturday’s Island Invitational wrestling tournament, in which the Bainbridge High School contingent placed sixth in the eight-team field in its first meet at the school’s new gymnasium.Bainbridge scored 118.5 points in the tourney, well back of champion Gig Harbor at 205.5 points. North Mason (202), Mercer Island (161.5), Blanchet (149.5) and Forks (137) also finished ahead of the Spartans, who did get the better of Meadowdale (115) and Eastside Catholic (72).The latter was the summary."
"Saturday was a landmark day for the new Bainbridge High School gymnasium.It was somewhat less so for the Spartan girls’ basketball team, the squad that inaugurated the new facility that night.It was a long day of official ceremonial duties for the team’s members, who were already far afield from their usual go-to-school, take-the-bus-or-take-it-easy Tuesday and Friday game routine."
"Special to The ReviewMost Bainbridge High School students look forward to a little hard-earned rest and relaxation over their holiday break.Juniors Evan Galloway and Andy Reese anticipated just the opposite.On Dec. 19, the friends and teammates on the Spartan cross country and track teams completed Olympia’s Christmas Marathon – making them likely the youngest islanders to finish a 26-mile race."
"The members of the Bainbridge High School girls’ basketball team stayed in the locker room for a long time following a flat, flattening 50-41 loss to Enumclaw Wednesday night.It’s not known just what was said, or whether tears were shed. What is known is that whatever was bothering them during the first-round game of the four-team White River tournament in Buckley was completely shed by the following night."
"While other publications make their “best of the century” or “highlights of the millennium” lists, I’ll stick to the bright spots in Bainbridge sports in 1999. After all, what do I know about who led the Lincoln School stickball team in batting average in 1926, or which native tribe featured the best relay team in the 1302 cross-sound canoe race?And, some might extrapolate, what do I know about what went on in 1999?"
"On New Year’s Day, Len Beil and Donna Mass of Bainbridge Island will join about 260 other bicyclists at the head of Pasadena’s Tournament of Roses Parade.When they reach the end of the parade route, however, they’ll keep going – all the way around the world."
"Both coaches were clear on what happened, and why, when the Bremerton High School boys’ basketball team played Bainbridge in an Olympic League boys’ game at Woodward Middle School Friday.Bainbridge coach Jeff Eller said his team won, 49-44, by taking care of that which it could control. His Bremerton counterpart, Casey Lindberg, said the Knights lost because of the one thing they couldn’t control."
"Tuesday’s match between the Bainbridge and Port Angeles high school boys’ swim-and-dive teams was expected to be a tight, tense affair that would likely determine this season’s Olympic League champion.Instead, Bainbridge blew the class 4A Roughriders out of the water. The Spartans, winning nine of 12 events, coasted to a 119-67 victory at the Ray Williamson Pool."
"The real Bainbridge High School girls’ basketball season is finally under way.That’s because the defending state 3A champions are finally at full strength – and it was in evidence in every minute of the Spartans’ 83-32 rout of Sequim Friday night.Alexis Kimball, making her first start since being sidelined by a knee injury, looked like she had never been gone against the Wolves before a packed house at Woodward Middle School."
"Believe it or not, the most stirring moment in the Bainbridge High School girls’ basketball team’s 80-35 win over Klahowya Tuesday night came in the contest’s final minutes.That’s when Alexis Kimball, the Spartans’ 6-1 junior, shrugged off her warmup jacket and stepped onto the floor for her first live-game action since suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury in her knee just five months earlier."
"The goals keep getting higher for the Bainbridge High School girls’ gymnastics team.It’s a literal statement. Two years ago, longtime head coach Cindy Guy and assistant Lorry Gilbreath set the team’s standard at 140 judges’ points per meet. Last year, despite rarely meeting that mark, they lifted the bar to 145."
"They’re still learning which roles to play. And until they find them, the young members of the Bainbridge High School girls’ basketball team will be still learning which way to win.That was the story of the Spartans’ season opener, a 48-43 loss at Lakeside Wednesday in a clash of state-ranked Top Ten teams.“It’s just a matter of finding our roles and knowing where to get our shots, and getting our first-game jitters out of the way,” Bainbridge coach Penny Gienger said."
"Coming off the first season in 18 years that his team failed to place a competitor at the state meet is challenge enough for Steve Hohl and his coaches.Throwing a new weight-classification system at his Bainbridge High School wrestling program on top of that could have made their job a nearly impossible one.Instead, Hohl sees it as an advantage."
"This year, the Bainbridge High School boys’ swim-and-dive team has the ideal combination of quality competitors and enviable depth in every event.“While I’m always optimistic about our chances, I really believe that we are the team to beat in the Olympic League and at district,” said Spartan head coach Joe Black, who’s in the third season of his second go-around with the squad."
"The Kennedy High School girls’ soccer team took what might be called a hands-on approach to its 3-1 victory over Bainbridge Tuesday night in the opening round of the state playoffs.The game of soccer, by design, has little use for a player’s hands. If a ball touches one during on-field play, whether it’s intentional or otherwise, possession is immediately awarded to the other team.But Kennedy found a way around that, using throw-in plays from the sidelines for each of its three goals during their contest at Burien’s Highline Stadium to end the Spartans’ season"
"If heart could have won the state championship, the BHS boys’ water polo team would have had it in the bag. Instead, two bitter defeats and a pair of disciplinary actions ended Team Ray’s win streak, title hopes and season, leaving the squad with a fourth-place finish at last weekend’s state championship tournament."
"The Bainbridge High School girls’ swim-and-dive team’s steamroll ride over the rest of the Olympic League this year has been utterly predictable since the first few weeks of the season.And yet, that hasn’t taken the edge off the excitement the Spartans generate in the least."