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Bainbridge’s Marx named lacrosse All-American

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Bainbridge lacrosse player Sallie Marx was named to the U.S. Lacrosse High School All-American team.
Marx, a senior midfielder, was one of a record 17 Washington lacrosse players honored. Fifteen is the most honored in a single year previously.
Marx, a two-time All-State selection, will be playing in college at Pomona-Pitzer Colleges in Claremont, Calif.
Here’s a story we wrote on her back in March.

Bainbridge’s 2007 team returns to take on current squad

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

The Bainbridge basketball program is hosting a fundraiser for its boosters program, and it will pit the 2007 version, which advanced to the state title game, against the 2014 version.
The game is June 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Paski Gymnasium.
Returning for the 2007 team will be Steven Gray, who just finished up his season in France, Coby Gibler, who played at Central Washington, and Ben Eisenhardt, who ail be playing in Israel.
Admission is $5 for adults and $3 kids.

Four Bainbridge players named All-Metro baseball

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

All-Metro League
MVP—Andrew Summerville, Lakeside
Coach of the year—Dana Papasedero, Lakeside
First team
P—Andrew Summerville, sr., Lakeside; Andrew Helean, sr., Lakside; Brett Green, sr., Bainbridge; Ethan Clements, sr., O’Dea.
C—Scott Graham, sr., O’Dea; Graham French, sr., West Seattle; Sam Tiffany, sr., Bainbridge.
INF—Will Hall, sr., Seattle Prep; Tino Peleti, sr., Bainbridge; Andrew Summerville, sr., Lakeside; Kyle Celli, sr., Bishop Blanchet; Morgan McCullough, so., West Seattle; Andy Atwood, jr., O’Dea.
OF—Duncan McCombs, jr., Bainbridge; Sam Holberg, sr., Bishop Blanchet; Max Cummings, jr., Nathan Hale; Izac Bauer, sr., Chief Sealth; Pierre LeDorze, sr., O’Dea
DH—Stuart Fairchild, sr. Seattle Prep.
UTL—Reed Servizi, sr., Bishop Blanchet.
Second team
P—Jackson Hazzard, jr., Seattle Prep; Ben Wexler, sr., West Seattle; Merle Rowan-Kennedy, sr., Chief Sealth; Duncan McCombs, jr., Bainbridge.
C—Connor O’Brien, sr., O’Dea; Adam Hinthorne, sr., Lakside.
INF—David Becker, sr., Lakside; Ben Kussie, sr., Bainbridge; Don Legrone, so., Rainier Beach; Ethan Clements, sr., O’Dea; Merle Rowan-Kennedy, sr., Chief Sealth; Cameron Slader, sr., West Seattle.
OF—Dylan Vchulek, sr., Bainbridge; Louis Papsdorf, sr., Franklin; Addison Hull, jr., Eastside Catholic; Sam Leach, so., Nathan Hale.
DH—Jackson Chilcott, so., Chief Sealth.
UTL—Spencer Elder, Sr., West Seattle;
Honorable mention—Bainbridge, Brian Kozlosky, Carter Krans, Trent Schultz, Jack Post, Max Thomas.

Spartans rally around check-in board

Friday, May 30th, 2014
Bainbridge center fielder Kate Kinney places her "mental check-in" keychain on the Spartans' board before their elimination game against Liberty of Issaquah at the Class 3A state softball tournament at the RAC in Lacey. The board is a signal to the coaches and players that each one is ready for their game and mentally checked in. (Annette Griffus | Kitsap Sun)

Bainbridge center fielder Kate Kinney places her “mental check-in” keychain on the Spartans’ board before their elimination game against Liberty of Issaquah at the Class 3A state softball tournament at the RAC in Lacey. The board is a signal to the coaches and players that each one is ready for their game and mentally checked in.
(Annette Griffus | Kitsap Sun)

Superstitions might not be the norm in softball like it has traditionally been in baseball, but that doesn’t mean coaches don’t seek out whatever edge they can to give their teams a little extra oompf.

Bainbridge assistant coach Katie Leigh, an Olympic College and Bainbridge grad, drew on some of her college days to give the Spartans that edge.

Leigh created a “mental check-in board.” The board says Spartans Fastpitch and has hooks for all players and coaches. Everyone has a keychain, also created by Leigh, and when they are ready, or “mentally ready to play” then they put their keychain on their name on the board.

Leigh said when she was playing at OC, her coach had little toilets instead of keychains “so if you made a mistake you could flush it.”

“I couldn’t find the toilets, so I improvised and made them little keychains with their numbers on it,” she said. “Once their keychain is up on the board they’re mentally focused and it’s something they can continually look at through the game and see that not only are they checked in, but everyone else is checked in too.”

The check-in board began with the Metro League tournament and head coach Liz McCloskey thinks it’s something that will become a tradition for the program.


State softball: Bainbridge seasons ends on first day

Friday, May 30th, 2014

The Bainbridge Spartans lost their opener to Ferndale 12-5, then pulled it altogether to beat Liberty 5-0 in an elimination game on Friday at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey at the Class 3A state softball tournament.

The Spartans spotted Ferndale 8-0 by the third inning, added three runs in the fifth and two in the seventh but it wasn’t enough. Against Liberty, Bainbridge pulled ahead with a four-run third inning thanks to a 3-run triple by Riley Gregoire. Alison Reichert pitched a complete game, scattering four hits in the win.

Bainbridge (17-6) will face another elimination game at 6 p.m. against the loser of the 4 p.m. Enumclaw-University game.

UPDATE: Bainbridge lost to University 3-1 in its second elimination game of the day. That ends the Spartans season at 17-7. It’s the second straight year Bainbridge has lost to the Titans of Spokane. Last year, University beat Bainbridge in the opening round, then again in a loser-out game.

Boys Soccer: All-Metro Division teams named

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

The All-Metro Mountain Division boys soccer team was named earlier this week. Here is the list, including several players from Bainbridge:

All-Metro Mountain Division

PLAYER OF YEAR—Wallis Lapsley, Lakeside.

FIRST TEAM — F Peter Frawley, Sr., Bainbridge; F Andrew Fischer, Jr., Seattle Prep; F Gaby Joseph, Sr., Lakeside; F William Economy, Sr., Bainbridge; M Hunter Hannay, Sr., Bishop Blanchet; M Noah Cavanaugh, Sr., Seattle Prep; M Wyatt Paul, Jr., Lakeside; M Miles Sanchez, So., Eastside Catholic; M Anderson Hirst, Jr., Bishop Blanchet; M Keats Hoonan, Sr., Bainbridge; D Ben Freeman, Sr., Bainbridge; D Mark Harris, Sr., Seattle Prep; D Ian Dorney, Jr. Eastside Catholic; D Cole Burrows, Sr., Bishop Blanchet; D Arthur McCray, D, Lakeside; GK Wallis Lapsley, Jr., Lakeside.

SECOND TEAM — F Ciaran O’Lary, Jr., Bishop Blanchet; F Gerrit Mahling, Jr., Bainbridge; F Aaron Callow, Sr., Eastside Catholic; F Sharif Kombo, So., Lakeside; M Nate Kearney, So., Eastside Catholic; M Tanner Salmon, Jr., Bainbridge; M Nick Nguyen, Sr., O’Dea; M Kevin Stordahl, Jr., O’Dea; M Sam Agosti, So., Lakeside; M Johnnie Swan, Fr., Seattle Prep; D Sam Johnson, So., O’Dea; D Matt Dayton, Jr., Lakeside; D Colum McKannay, Sr., Bishop Blanchet; D Jerry Russell, Sr., Bainbridge; D Alex Piedra, Jr., Bishop Blanchet; D Tyler Bianchetto, Sr., Seattle Prep; GK Cory Johnson, Jr., Seattle Prep.

HONORABLE MENTIONBainbridge—Devon Reynolds. Bishop Blanchet—Nicky Hamel, Sam Leppo. Eastside Catholic—Kyle Bastian, Alex Beaushane. Lakeside—Andy Parks, Trevor Peterson. O’Dea—Luke Cantor, Ben Wahlman, Adrian Anderson. Seattle Prep—Max Cargel-Bley.

State brackets have been posted

Monday, May 26th, 2014

You can find all of them here.
In particular interest might be Bainbridge softball as it’s only Kitsap softball team standing. You can see that bracket here. The Spartans open with Ferndale at the Regional Athletic Center in Lacey at 9 a.m.

South Kitsap baseball moves up to No. 3 in state

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Here’s the latest poll, which has South Kitsap moved up to No. 3. They’re up from No. 7 in 4A.
Bainbridge stayed steady at No. 8 in the 3A.

Breaking down the baseball postseason

Monday, May 12th, 2014

The baseball playoffs hit high gear on Tuesday. Here’s what’s what:

Baseball playoffs at a glance
Class 4A
West Central/Southwest bi-district
Tuesday: No. 7 South Kitsap (17-4) vs. Tahoma (15-4) at Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma, 4 p.m.; Central Kitsap (9-12) vs. Federal Way (10-7), at Heritage Park in Puyallup, 7 p.m.
Notes: South Kitsap, the Narrows League champs, plays in a winner-to-regionals game. A win Tuesday put them in the district semifinals. A loss and they have to fight through the consolation bracket and win two to return to regionals. … Central Kitsap, which won five straight and battled back from being in last place all season, plays in a loser-out game and must come through the consolation bracket.
Class 3A
Metro League Tournament
Tuesday: No. 8 Bainbridge (16-2) vs. West Seattle (13-7) at Steve Cox Memorial Park in Seattle, 4 p.m.
Notes: Bainbridge is playing in the semifinals and another win puts them back in regionals for a second consecutive year. A win also puts them in Thursday’s league title game at 7 p.m. A loss means the Spartans return Wednesday for a 7 p.m. loser-out game.
Class 2A
West Central District
Tuesday: Orting (9-6) vs. Klahowya (12-7) at Kitsap Fairgrounds, 4 p.m.; Olympic (11-9) vs. Lindbergh (10-5) at Franklin Pierce High School in Tacoma, 5 p.m.
Wednesday: At Kitsap Fairgrounds, Klahowya/Orting winner vs. No. 5 White River (17-3), 4 p.m., Foster (11-10)/Franklin Pierce (9-1) winner vs. North Kitsap (12-7), 7 p.m. At Franklin Pierce, Tyee/Fife (13-6) winner vs. Sequim (12-7), 2:30 p.m. Olympic/Lindbergh winner vs. No. 1 Sumner (19-1), 5 p.m.
Notes: Tuesday’s games are loser out. Wednesday’s games are winner to regional. Wednesday’s losers are playing for one spot on Saturday at Franklin Pierce. Wednesday’s winners return for the district semifinals on Saturday at the Fairgrounds.

Bainbridge, SK creep up baseball poll

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

South Kitsap is seventh in the 4A, and Bainbridge is 8th in the 2A. You can see that poll here.

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