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Miranda Grogger gave up just one run and did not walk a batter in the Olympic League championship game against North Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge defies the odd, grabs softball title

The old cliché tells you to throw out the record books when it comes to the postseason because those wins and losses no longer matter.… Continue reading

 

JR Ritchie stole the show in the championship game with a no-hitter and 18 strikeouts against Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Ritchie’s no-hitter, 18 K’s lead BI to league title

2021 could have been an incredible year for the Bainbridge baseball program. They were invited to play in the illustrious USA Baseball High School Invitation… Continue reading

 

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COVID rise makes me wonder about the next season

The spring sports season comes to an end this week — perhaps just in the nick of time. Although vaccination efforts are underway in every… Continue reading

 

Bainbridge gathers to celebrate Ben Wilkinson’s 30th-minute goal that ultimately helped the team clinch the Olympic League championship. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge wraps up Olympic League championship, undefeated season

The Spartans’ strong play from start to finish this season may leave players and coaches wondering what might have happened with a full season and… Continue reading

Bainbridge gathers to celebrate Ben Wilkinson’s 30th-minute goal that ultimately helped the team clinch the Olympic League championship. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Alyssa Cullen broke the Olympic League meet records in both the 100- and 200-meter sprints. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Alyssa Cullen broke the Olympic League meet records in both the 100- and 200-meter sprints. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Ruby Raymundo hits one of her two doubles against Olympic. Raymundo finished the game with three hits and one RBI. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Pep talk sparks Spartans past Olympic

BI responds after Trojans take advantage of errors

Ruby Raymundo hits one of her two doubles against Olympic. Raymundo finished the game with three hits and one RBI. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Nate Deschryver held North Kitsap hitless for five innings on Friday. He also went 2-for-4 at the plate with four RBI. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Deschryver dominates as BI completes sweep of N. Kitsap

Bainbridge completed the home-and-home sweep of North Kitsap on Friday, and once again the man on the mound starred for the Spartans. It was Nate… Continue reading

Nate Deschryver held North Kitsap hitless for five innings on Friday. He also went 2-for-4 at the plate with four RBI. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Kingston senior Kevin Aragon is surrounded by teammates after scoring his team’s opening goal against Olympic on Thursday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bucs sail past Olympic 4-1

The Kingston boys soccer team never got the chance for a rebound season in 2020. The year prior, they found themselves in the completely unfamiliar… Continue reading

Kingston senior Kevin Aragon is surrounded by teammates after scoring his team’s opening goal against Olympic on Thursday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
JR Ritchie threw five shutout innings for Bainbridge and also had two singles and a walk in four plate appearances against North Kitsap on Wednesday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge fires on all cylinders in 10-0 win over N. Kitsap

JR Ritchie did a little bit of everything for Bainbridge in Wednesday’s game against North Kitsap. The junior right-hander pitched five shutout innings, rapped two… Continue reading

JR Ritchie threw five shutout innings for Bainbridge and also had two singles and a walk in four plate appearances against North Kitsap on Wednesday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bainbridge forward Damoni Mckenna-Greenawalt looks to break away down the sideline as North Kitsap’s Dylan Brindle gives chase. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Second half surge lifts Bainbridge past North Kitsap

The Spartans hadn’t conceded a goal or trailed in any of their first three matches of the season, but found themselves behind early against North… Continue reading

Bainbridge forward Damoni Mckenna-Greenawalt looks to break away down the sideline as North Kitsap’s Dylan Brindle gives chase. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Alyssa Cullen (front) takes the baton from Genesi Funston in the 4x200 relay. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK’s Cullen wins 4 events at meet with Bainbridge, CK

Alyssa Cullen may have lost out on her junior year track season, but her time away from sprinting and jumping may turn out to be… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Alyssa Cullen (front) takes the baton from Genesi Funston in the 4x200 relay. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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Rebirth of spring sports rejuvenating

Spring is a time for rejuvenation and rebirth, an appropriate atmosphere for creation of something wonderful out of the ashes of a tragedy. Last week… Continue reading

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North Kitsap’s Anna Wetzsteon drove in four runs in her team’s 9-1 victory over Bainbridge. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Hot bats, Stockman’s 16 K’s lead NK over Bainbridge

North Kitsap broke out the bats early in Friday afternoon’s game against Bainbridge and coasted to victory on the strength of an eight-run outburst over… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Anna Wetzsteon drove in four runs in her team’s 9-1 victory over Bainbridge. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bainbridge's Damoni Mckenna-Greenawalt and North Kitsap's Angel Chavez sprint for a loose ball. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge boys shut out North Kitsap in soccer

Bainbridge broke open a fast-paced, physical match with North Kitsap in the second half, finding the back of the net three times and keeping their… Continue reading

Bainbridge's Damoni Mckenna-Greenawalt and North Kitsap's Angel Chavez sprint for a loose ball. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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Emotions run the gamut at end of ‘fall’ season

A few weeks ago I wrote about expecting the unexpected in this shortened COVID-19 season. And last week, we certainly got it. The Bainbridge girls… Continue reading

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Bainbridge’s JR Ritchie slides into third during the Spartans’ 2021 opener Tuesday against Kingston, a 20-0 route. (Mark Krulish/Bainbridge Island Review photos)

BI armed with 4 Division 1 pitchers

It may not be quite the season they were hoping for, but the Bainbridge High School baseball team is treating every game like a chance… Continue reading

Bainbridge’s JR Ritchie slides into third during the Spartans’ 2021 opener Tuesday against Kingston, a 20-0 route. (Mark Krulish/Bainbridge Island Review photos)
Bainbridge running back Jack Mielke spins his way into the end zone in the Spartans’ 28-14 win over South Kitsap on Friday night. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge ends football season with romp over SK

Bainbridge legend Tom Paski and assistant coach John Fox once promised to make the long walk from Port Orchard to Bainbridge Island if the Spartans… Continue reading

Bainbridge running back Jack Mielke spins his way into the end zone in the Spartans’ 28-14 win over South Kitsap on Friday night. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Chandler Lindstrom catches a 63-yard touchdown for Central Kitsap against Sequim. (Michael Dashiell/Sequim Gazette)

Week 5 Olympic League Football Roundup

Bainbridge 28, South Kitsap 14 PJ Miller’s 2-yard touchdown run in the third quarter put the Spartans ahead for good in their 28-14 win over… Continue reading

Chandler Lindstrom catches a 63-yard touchdown for Central Kitsap against Sequim. (Michael Dashiell/Sequim Gazette)
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Bainbridge High alum Zora Opalka hopes to become the first-diver ever to represent Slovakia at the Olympics. Below: Opalka practices one of her dives.

Olympics: BI diver hopes to make a splash for Slovakia

Once upon a time, Zora Opalka etched her name into the Bainbridge High School history books when she became the first female diver from the… Continue reading

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Bainbridge High alum Zora Opalka hopes to become the first-diver ever to represent Slovakia at the Olympics. Below: Opalka practices one of her dives.
North Kitsap’s Sydnee Hogan and Bainbridge’s Chloe Boeker (4) spar for a loose ball. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

BHS seniors star in Senior Night PK win over NK

It was Senior Night at Bainbridge Memorial Stadium, so it was only fitting that the Spartans’ eldest players made the biggest impact. After two scoreless… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Sydnee Hogan and Bainbridge’s Chloe Boeker (4) spar for a loose ball. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)