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Spinning Wheels on the Rock This Weekend: Obliteride and Bike for Pie

There’s going to be a lot of cycling on the Island next weekend, which will host both the start of the Obliteride for Cancer Research on Saturday and the Squeaky Wheels’ Bike for Pie on Sunday. Obliteride The Obliteride for Cancer Research runs from 7 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 8. Riders on the 150-mile…

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Andrew Malinak

Swimmer to Circum- navigate Island for AAB Without Assistance or Wetsuit

On August 8 Seattle marathon swimmer Andrew Malinak will attempt to swim all the way around Bainbridge, a distance of 25.5 miles. There are no recorded attempts or successes of such a swim. Malinak will follow Marathon Swimming Federation rules for unassisted swims, which means he gets no wetsuit or assistance. He “may not make intentional supportive contact with…

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Spartan Senior Greg Shea on his way to one of 5 goals against the Lakeridge Pacers (photo credit Sue Larkin/SoundLacrosse)

BHS LAX Coach Cody Bludorn Moving on to Collegiate Level in Chicago

Cody Bludorn has been the Bainbridge Boys Lacrosse Co-Head Coach for the past five years. Now he’s moving on to the collegiate level as First Assistant Coach for Men’s Lacrosse at Concordia University in Chicago. Under Bludorn’s and Varsity Head Coach Jack Visco’s leadership, the Spartan lacrosse team has reached perennial state title contender status. Five varsity players made 2015 All-Conference Teams:…

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Lezzi and Fehsenfeld by Gary Matoso

BHS Grads Kayaking to Alaska: Local Filmmaker Following Their Journey

The distance, as the kayaker kayaks, to Skagway, Alaska, is 1,200 miles. Two BHS grads who are local rowers have turned around to face forward as they paddle the long distance from Fay Bainbridge Park, up the east side of Vancouver Island, to the small town in the 50th state’s Mud Bay. Luca Lezzi, 22, and Xander Fehsenfeld,…

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Bainbridge Dive Club Competes at National Championships

by Adrienne Wolfe The Bainbridge Island Dive Club wrapped up the diving season at nationals in Beaverton, Oregon. Bryn Tiernan and Henry Sauermann qualified to compete in the 2015 USA Diving National Preliminary Zone E Championships, held June 10-12. This Zone meet drew divers from a large geographical area, including Hawaii, Nebraska, Texas, Colorado, Utah,…

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Mixed B (36-42) Four Gold Medals: Matt Carlson (cox), Don Fannon, Brandon Fleet, Kathleen Deiley, Kate Berry

Masters Rowers Take Gold, Silver & Bronze at Regional Championships

by John Foy and Julie Hall Bainbridge Island Rowing (BIR) sent 31 masters (adult) rowers (20 women, 11 men), plus 4 coxswains (2 adults, 2 juniors) to compete in the USRowing Northwest Masters Regional Championship Regatta at Vancouver Lake, Washington, last weekend. BIR crews raced in 13 heats and 14 finals on the 1,000-meter “sprint” course,…

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Sara Crowell

2011 BHS Grad Is Now WWU ‘Outstanding Grad’

Sara Crowell, a 2011 graduate of Bainbridge High School, is now an “Outstanding Graduate” of Western Washington University. Crowell graduated in June with honors from the University Honors Program, majoring in Anthropology with a Biocultural concentration. During her college career, Crowell studied in India where she designed and taught nutrition classes and conducted a nutrition…

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All-Comers Summer Track Meets Start Next Week

The first Kiwanis All-Comers Track Meet of the 2015 season is Monday evening, July 6, at 6:30 at the Bainbridge High School track. Initiated by Jim Whiting two decades ago, this community tradition features races from 50 to 400 meters, conducted in heats according to gender and age—from 3 years through adults. Starting with an…

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Nationals Girls LWT 4 line up 2015

Spartan Rowers Place 6th at Nationals

by Peggy Musselwhite Bainbridge Island’s high school rowers placed among the top crews in the nation during an intense weekend of rowing at the 2015 USRowing Youth National Championships last weekend, June 12–14, in Sarasota, Florida. The Girls Lightweight Four placed sixth in the nation with a time of 7:49. It was history in the…

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Wing Point Golfers Marshal Hole #6 at U.S. Open

Bainbridge Islanders are big on volunteering, especially when home pride is in the mix. This week, June 15-21, 72 members of Wing Point Golf & Country Club are making the predawn run to Chambers Bay to help marshal the 2015 U.S. open course. Led by Wing Point Club General Manager Jeff D’Amico, Bob Valentine, and…

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King 5 Nominates BHS Senior Riley Gregoire for Best Athlete of the Year: Vote for Her Here

[Updated 3:48 p.m. June 9, 2015.] Bainbridge High School (BHS) graduating senior Riley Gregoire has been nominated by King 5 for Best Female Athlete of the Year. She is included among seven nominees, with the winner to be determined by popular vote and published June 16. Gregoire currently leads in the poll voting. Gregoire batted…

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Get Ready to (Fun) Run for BYS

It’s official: Summer is about to begin. Your clue (other than the really obvious fantastic weather) is that it’s time to register for the Bainbridge Youth Services (BYS) 4th of July Fun Run. This will be the 36th annual Fun Run, representing many years of fun and running. The particular focus of this year’s event is promoting the…

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Bainbridge Island Dive Club Gets Medals of All Metals in Victoria

by Adrienne Wolfe with Sarah Lane The 2015 BC Summer Provincials Dive Meet, which actually happened in Spring over the last three days of May, is an international gathering of 1-meter and 3-meter springboard and platforms of various heights. This year the event was hosted in Victoria. The Bainbridge Island Dive Club’s Bainbridge, Kingston, and…

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Amii Pratt Wilkes Principal

Amii Pratt to Assume Position as Wilkes Principal

Amii Pratt has been hired as the new principal of Captain Charles Wilkes Elementary School, effective July 1. Pratt will fill the vacancy left by former Wilkes principal Sheryl Belt, who took over for retiring Julie Goldsmith as Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction for the Bainbridge Island School District (BISD). Pratt is currently the associate principal…

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BHS sailors Jackson McCoy and Hannah Harrison with Chicago skyline

Spartan Sailors 8th in Nation

by Christine Brown The BHS Sailing Team, as Northwest district champions, traveled to the 2015 ISSA Baker Trophy Team Racing National Championship in Chicago over Memorial Day Weekend, capturing 8th place. According to co-captains Will Brown and Josh Rentz, the team had set a goal of breaking into the top 10 nationally. A highlight for the team was…

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Gear Grinders Serve up 3rd Annual Farm Fresh Mountain Bike Scramble

Feel like some farm fresh scramble? On Sunday, hop on your mountain bike and head over to Johnson Farm for the Gear Grinder’s 3rd Annual Farm Fresh Mountain Bike Scramble. This fundraiser will benefit the Gear Grinders high school and middle school mountain biking teams for their next race season. Part of the proceeds will also benefit the…

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Bainbridge Rowers Win Big at Regionals, Advance to Nationals

by Peggy Musselwhite The Bainbridge Island Row Team faced fierce competition at the 2015 USRowing Youth Northwest Championships, highlighted by four boats qualifying to compete at USRowing Nationals in mid-June. Competing in 52 qualifying heats and final races, nearly 100 Bainbridge junior rowers earned 19 medals at last weekend’s Championship event in Vancouver, Washington. Approximately…

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spartan sailors Blake Bentzen, Will Brown, Jackson McCoy, Hannah Harrison,

Spartan Sailors Headed to Nationals

by Christine Brown For the second time in a week, the Bainbridge High School (BHS) Sailing Team won a district championship, and this time they accepted the invitation to Nationals. The team won the NWISA Fleet District Championship April 25-26 but declined to participate in the Mallory National Championship, giving second place Woodinville High School…

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Two Spartans Qualify for the USA Water Polo Olympics

Two members of the Bainbridge High School (BHS) Water Polo Team have been selected to play on the USA Water Polo Junior Olympics Team. Kate Eckert, a junior, and Josie Davis, a sophomore, were tapped for the U.S. team at last weekend’s Northwest Region Qualifying Tournament in Salem, Oregon. Nine teams from Washington and Oregon competed….

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Bainbridge Water Polo Delivers Decisive Defeat to Roosevelt

by Drew Keller Monday, April 27th, the Spartan Girls Water Polo team surprised Roosevelt at the Bainbridge Aquatic Center. In the Spartans first meeting with Roosevelt earlier in the season the result was a comfortable win for the opposing side; however, when the Roughriders came to Bainbridge the result was quite the opposite. Bainbridge flew out…

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