Sports

Bainbridge middle blocker Holley McFadden gets in the way of a Kingston shot during her team’s victory over the Bucs on Thursday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge beats Kingston for 3rd consecutive win

Three games, nine sets, all of them have gone Bainbridge’s way. The Spartans have an experienced group of spikers hoping to have a big year,… Continue reading

Bainbridge middle blocker Holley McFadden gets in the way of a Kingston shot during her team’s victory over the Bucs on Thursday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Sky Henderson (29) rushes to congratulate teammate Avery Pujolar after scoring her third goal of the game in a 5-0 win over Bremerton. (Mark Krulish/Bainbridge Island Review photos)

Pujolar’s hat trick sparks Bainbridge to victory

Bainbridge sophomore Avery Pujolar was flying down the left sideline at full speed in pursuit of a loose ball. She bounced off a defender trying… Continue reading

Sky Henderson (29) rushes to congratulate teammate Avery Pujolar after scoring her third goal of the game in a 5-0 win over Bremerton. (Mark Krulish/Bainbridge Island Review photos)
All eight members of the Bainbridge Island team won at least one national championship. Courtesy Photo

8 national champs come from BI team

Eight members of Bainbridge Island’s Pacific Fusion Premier Martial Arts team won titles at the Taekwondo National Championships in Las Vegas. The athletes entered in… Continue reading

  • Sep 14, 2021
All eight members of the Bainbridge Island team won at least one national championship. Courtesy Photo
Klahowya is now 2-0 on the season after defeating Coupeville and Kingston in its first two games. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Football Roundup: Week 2

North Kitsap 62, Lakeside 0 The Vikings improved to 2-0 and have scored 112 points in two games thanks to another offensive outburst, this one… Continue reading

Klahowya is now 2-0 on the season after defeating Coupeville and Kingston in its first two games. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Josh Smith, along with partner Drake Jones, are the top doubles pair for North Kitsap and led the way in Thursday’s match against Bainbridge, winning 6-0, 6-1. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

BI wins singles, NK doubles and match

North Kitsap’s seniors are hoping to make the most of their final year of high school tennis, and the work they put in during the… Continue reading

Josh Smith, along with partner Drake Jones, are the top doubles pair for North Kitsap and led the way in Thursday’s match against Bainbridge, winning 6-0, 6-1. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Bainbridge running back Matt LeDorze crashes through the line in the Spartans’ opening night game against Garfield. (Mark Krulish/Bainbridge Island Review)

Young Bainbridge blown out in opener

It was a baptismal by fire for Bainbridge’s young gridders on opening night. Hosting Metro League power Garfield, the Spartans hung tough early on, but… Continue reading

Bainbridge running back Matt LeDorze crashes through the line in the Spartans’ opening night game against Garfield. (Mark Krulish/Bainbridge Island Review)
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No public at BHS home football games

No Friday Night Lights for you Bainbridge Island community. The BI school district said today in its weekly newsletter that because of skyrocketing COVID-19 numbers… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2021
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Strength up front: Wyatt Goade (59) and Axel Gibson go head-to-head in a drill during preseason practice. (Mark Krulish/Bainbridge Island Review)

Bigger line could mean better for Bainbridge

The Bainbridge football team has undergone a serious transformation in just a few months, and in more ways than one. Last season, the Spartans were… Continue reading

Strength up front: Wyatt Goade (59) and Axel Gibson go head-to-head in a drill during preseason practice. (Mark Krulish/Bainbridge Island Review)
Isabelle Prentice is one of the volleyball team’s top returners this season. (Review file photo)

Fall sports previews: Bainbridge

Girls Soccer 2021 record: 6-4 Head coach: Katie Drovdahl Key players: Savannah Mabee, defender/midfielder, jr.; Kendall Low, midfielder, jr.; Ellie Murray, forward, jr.; Erin Weiss,… Continue reading

Isabelle Prentice is one of the volleyball team’s top returners this season. (Review file photo)
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We’re closer to being normal this fall sports season

All felt right again as I pulled up to South Kitsap High School this week, ready to observe a fall practice for the first time… Continue reading

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Bainbridge senior Connor Sweeny wraps up a teammate during practice. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Fall athletes glad to be back where they belong

Last fall, high school fields across Washington were empty as COVID-19 restrictions kept athletes away from their schools and their teammates until February. The late-August… Continue reading

Bainbridge senior Connor Sweeny wraps up a teammate during practice. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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Big soccer tourney

Steve Powell | Bainbridge Island Review Boys and girls soccer teams of all ages from all over Western Washington participated in the Island Tournament last… Continue reading

  • Aug 26, 2021
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Don Sickle of Bainbridge Island makes a play at the net during a medal match in the Mixed Doubles tournament. Sickle and his partner, Kim Hemingway, won silver in the 3.0, 50+ group. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Founders pickleball tournament now has a home

The home of pickleball finally has a home, and this past weekend was a time to celebrate. The Founders Courts at Battle Point Park have… Continue reading

Don Sickle of Bainbridge Island makes a play at the net during a medal match in the Mixed Doubles tournament. Sickle and his partner, Kim Hemingway, won silver in the 3.0, 50+ group. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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DOH: Masks not required for outdoor sports this fall

The fall preps preseason is just around the corner, and as teams gather to get ready for what will hopefully be a full season of… Continue reading

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Mark Krulish

We all, even athletes, deserve a break

Everyone needs a break sometimes. I spent the past week on vacation myself, visiting my home state of New Jersey — I recommend just skipping… Continue reading

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Raul Ruidíaz drives the ball up the field against Tigres UANL during a 3-0 victory in the Sounders’ 2021 Leagues Cup quarterfinal match. (Jane Gershovich / Sounders FC Communications)

Sounders defeat Mexico side in Leagues Cup debut

The Sounders scored an enormous win in their Leagues Cup debut Tuesday evening, breaking a five-match winless skid with a decisive 3-0 victory over Mexican… Continue reading

Raul Ruidíaz drives the ball up the field against Tigres UANL during a 3-0 victory in the Sounders’ 2021 Leagues Cup quarterfinal match. (Jane Gershovich / Sounders FC Communications)
Women's doubles action from the first tourney.

Almost 400 people register for BI pickleball tourney

Almost 400 people from around the country have registered for the 2nd Annual Bainbridge Island Founders Pickleball Tournament Aug. 12-15 at Battle Point Park. The… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2021
Women's doubles action from the first tourney.
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BI’s game that anybody can play

Jordan Rowe of Bainbridge Island has always loved paddle and racket sports. He’s played tennis, racquetball and pickleball. He’s also played Fresco Bol, a Brazilian… Continue reading

  • Jul 30, 2021
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Mark Krulish

Kraken hope slow and steady wins the race

The tortoise and the hare, one of Aesop’s fables, is one of the first stories I remember from my childhood. No doubt, many others do… Continue reading

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Chad Rounds, Jimmy Lee Burrus and Ryan Hough on the water at the completion of the Warrior Paddle. (Contributed photo)

Veterans paddle to raise awareness for mental health

Armed Forces veterans know what it means to face a challenge head-on. They know what it means to push themselves to their physical limits. And,… Continue reading

Chad Rounds, Jimmy Lee Burrus and Ryan Hough on the water at the completion of the Warrior Paddle. (Contributed photo)