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Kiwanis All-Comers July 14 2014 Meet Results

by Jim Whiting, All-Comers Coach Kymeal Gaulden and Dana Goodwin both won four events, while Camden Brown, Tess Longoria, Mia Hale, William Pancholi, Calvin Hill, and Max McLeod were all triple winners at Monday’s Kiwanis All-Comers Track Meet at the BHS track. The series continues through August 25. 50 Meters. Girls 3 & under: Emma…

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Fecal Incident Closes Aquatics Center Nakata Pool for 24 Hours

The Bainbridge Island Aquatics Center Don Nakata Pool (the front pool) was closed today, July 15, at about 1 p.m. and will remain closed until 1 p.m. tomorrow due to a fecal accident. Aquatics Program Manager Megan Pleli said such incidents are common in the pools, but that this particular one requires a 24-hour closure because…

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Photo of the Day: Thing 1 and Thing 2 Lead the Ladies on the Links

Marguerite Kondracke and Salli Middleton don’t usually sport blue hair. But today, July 15, for the Wing Point Country Club Ladies Club Field Day Tournament, these two tournament organizers not only donned the wigs but also put on the blue tutus of the Dr. Seuss classic characters. The tournament was Seuss themed, and many participants…

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Kiwanis All-Comers Track Meet Season Underway: July 7 Results

The 2014 Kiwanis All-Comers Track Meet series kicked off July 7. Founder and coach Jim Whiting was there to oversee the popular summer event’s 20th year and welcome a record first-meet turnout of more than 160 participants. Although Whiting has announced that he will be stepping down in the future, he will coach this season, which extends…

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Spartan Football Team Muscles up with “Jeep” Weight Training (w/ Video)

by Sarah Lane and Julie Hall The Bainbridge High School football team began its morning today, July 15, with some creative training. Coach Criss had the boys take turns pulling and pushing a 3,200-pound Jeep. Criss said the practice is part of his regular training regimen. Last year he had the team train with an…

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2014 Fun Run Outpaces 35-Year Turnout Record (w/ Scores)

The 2014 Bainbridge Youth Services (BYS) July 4th Fun Run sprinted this year to an all-time high, with 22 percent more participants than last year. More than 900 runners, walkers, and kid dashers made the 35th annual event the largest in the race’s history. Organizers ran out of entry forms, T-shirts, and bib numbers. “Our volunteers…

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Bainbridge Rope Skippers Win World Championship (w/ Video)

by Pam Sharman After bringing home the Grand National Championship Title And Trophy last week, three jumpers from Bainbridge Island Rope Skippers struck gold at the 2014 World Jump Rope Championships this week in Orlando, Florida. Abigail Harrison, Sarah Sharman, and Anna Warga performed a near perfect intricate double dutch freestyle routine, narrowly out-scoring the…

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Bainbridge Masters Rowers Mixed eight: Dean Dale, Sarah Soutter, MaryAnn Samson (cox), Sigrid Knight, Bill McGonagle, Mary Alice O'Neill, Matt Olson, Kim Kouns, John Foy

Bainbridge Masters Rowers Bring Home Nine Medals from Regionals

by John Foy Bainbridge Island Rowing (BIR) Masters made an impressive showing at the 2014 USRowing Northwest Masters Regional Championships, held June 20-22 at Vancouver Lake near Vancouver, Washington. Thirty rowers and coxswains from BIR competed in the event, medaling in 9 of the 19 events they entered. BIR’s 17 women and 13 men, ranging in age from…

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Bainbridge High School Diver Honored with ‘Gumby Award’

Bainbridge High School (BHS) sophomore diver Zora Opalka (in the middle in the photo) was honored with the “Gumby Award” at the University of Texas Longhorns Dive Camp. The title is awarded by a national cadre of dive coaches at the camp to one diver who is “flexible, helpful, optimistic, adventurous, fearless, loving, and everyone’s…

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Bainbridge Jumpers Win Grand National Championship, Advance to World Competition

by Pam Sharman Three members of the Bainbridge Island Rope Skippers earned the title “Grand National Champions” at the 2014 USA Jump Rope National competition in Long Beach, California, June 26-29. Anna Warga, Abigail Harrison, and Sarah Sharman performed a no-miss, high-difficulty Double Dutch freestyle routine at Grand Nationals on the final day of competition,…

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BI Diver Takes Another Leap Toward Nationals

by Drew Wolff with Sarah Lane Three members of the Bainbridge Island Dive Club have just returned from the 2014 USA Diving Summer Junior Region 10 Championships held June 13-15 in Santa Clara, California. BIDC diver Henry Sauermann was among the top 12 finishers, all of whom qualify for Zone Championships. The top finishers from…

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Bainbridge High Crew Places in Top 10 in Nation

by Mary Derry with Julie Hall The Bainbridge High School (BHS) row team made history last weekend, placing in the top ten at the USRowing Junior Nationals Championships in California. The Boys 4+ placed 8th and the lightweight Girls 8+ boats placed 9th in the nation. The Boys boat placed highest among all crew teams from the…

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Join the Hundreds Registering Now for the Fourth of July BYS Fun Run and Get the T-Shirt

Every year, the runners get up early on the Fourth and run, finishing well before the rest of us pack up our coolers and lawn chairs and head for our favorite streetside posts on Winslow Way or Madison. It’s your chance to join the many early birds in the 35th Annual Bainbridge Youth Services Fun Run for…

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Spartan Basketball Starters

The 2007 2nd-in-State Oldsters Take on the Youngsters in BHS Hoops

The 2007 BHS Boys Basketball Team finished their season second in the state, creating a basketball frenzy on the Island. The former members are hardly old—probably only about 25. But the current BHS team—Ben Beatie, Blake Swanson, Dawson Gonwick, Jake Philby, Joey Blacker, Lyle Terry, Oskar Dieterich, Reed Thomas, Riley Irish, Sawyer Conrad, and Trent…

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Photo of the Day: Bainbridge Athletes Represent at Special Olympics

The Golden Eagles, nine track and field athletes from the Bainbridge Island Special Olympics Team, spent last weekend (May 30-June 1) along with hundreds of athletes from across the state at Joint Base Lewis McChord at the Special Olympics Washington Summer Games. Athletes Stephen Hetzenbihler, Rebecca Nickel, David Bartoldus, William (Bill) Kelley, Kristina Emery, Jennifer…

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Get Your Feet Wet at Learn-to-Row Day

Powerhouse Bainbridge Island Rowing (BIR) is offering its annual FREE rowing instruction day this Saturday, June 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the boat dock at Bainbridge Island’s Waterfront Park. The award-winning crew, which includes a high school rowing team and an adult rowing team comprised of different age groups, provides complimentary rowing instruction…

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Spartan 2014 senior LAX

Letter to the Editor: Congratu- lations to the Class of 2014 Bainbridge Boys LAX Seniors!

Carrying on a great tradition of Spartans receiving All-Conference, All-State, and All-American honors, this year’s seniors earned their place among the best players in our state. The five seniors led the Spartans into an exciting round of Division 1 playoff games, including a comeback win in OT at home against the fourth-place Skyline Spartans to advance…

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Bainbridge Sailors Place 11th Nationally

by Christine Brown The Bainbridge Island High School sailing team competed in the ISSA Baker National Team Racing Championship over Memorial Day weekend in Seabrook, Texas. Bainbridge High School qualified as one of twelve teams out of 471 to vie for the Baker Trophy. Team Captains Carissa Block and Connor Juckniess, with Nels Challinor, Geoff…

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BI Diver Cammy Rouser and Teammates Shine at iDive Vancouver Invitational

Over Memorial Day Weekend, the Bainbridge Island Dive Club made a strong showing at the 2014 iDive Invitational in Vancouver, British Columbia. Islander Cammy Rouser took first in two events, and three other Islanders also medaled. Rouser took first in the girls’ 1 meter and 3 meter 14-15 age group. Teammate Jackie Hellmers took second in…

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2014 Regionals VARSITY BOYS A 8 AND VARSITY BOYS B 8

After Earning 15 Medals at Regionals, Bainbridge Crew Going to Nationals

by Peg Musselwhite The Bainbridge High School Crew team rowed hard and fast last weekend, earning 15 medals at the USRowing Northwest Junior District (Regionals) Championships on Vancouver Lake in Vancouver, Washington. For the third year in a row, both Boys and Girls Varsity teams qualified to compete at the USRowing Youth National Championships. The Bainbridge…

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