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Holly Rohrbacher

Meet the New BI High School Varsity Volleyball Coach

Holly (Harris) Rohrbacher graduated from BHS in 2003 and then headed off to Washington State University for four years of starting as a middle hitter on the school varsity volleyball team. Now she has been named head volleyball coach at Bainbridge High School. Spartan athletic director Kaycee Taylor made the announcement yesterday, February 23. Rohrbacher replaces former Coach Julie…

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BI Athletes Heading to National Kickboxing Championship and They Just Might Win

You would never know from just seeing them on the street that Islanders Anisa Ashabi, Josh Soliva, and Laura Swanson could probably knock you out cold in about a second. None of them is physically imposing to look at—Soliva, at 5’7″, is the giant among them. All together and soaking wet they weigh less than…

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Chilly Hilly 2015 Photo Gallery and Video

Today’s (February 22) Chilly Hilly 2015 was, in fact, not so chilly, and the riders came over from Seattle and elsewhere in droves, enjoying early sun and all-day dry weather. One estimate was that there were 5,000 riders taking part in this 43-year Bainbridge Island tradition. Photos by Pete Saloutos, Robin Houck, and Sarah Lane. Related…

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Bainbridge Gymnasts Vault to Top at National and International Competitions

by Jan Johnson While most Bainbridge Islanders were watching the Super Bowl, members of the Bainbridge Island Gymnastics Club were competing in Fort Worth, Texas, at the Metroplex Challenge. Over 4,000 gymnasts came from around the country to compete at the meet. Competing against other Level 3 gymnasts, Avery Gray showed her mettle earning a 9.3…

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Photo of the Day: Cricket at Battle Point

Early this evening, around 5, numerous families from Seattle gathered at the Battle Point soccer fields to play a friendly game of pickup cricket. One of the visitors explained that they didn’t have any bases, so they were foregoing the running part and just focusing on the batting and fielding. She said the game is…

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Bainbridge Gymnasts Take Texas by Storm

by Lynn “Ride That Bull” Brunelle The  teams, under the guidance of Bryan “Galoot” Garoutte and Tim “Get A-Long Little Doggy” Forro made Texas Toast of their competition at the Metroplex Challenge in Fort Worth on Jan. 27-Feb 1. With teams competing from Florida and Maryland to Oklahoma and Alabama, Bainbridge Island was the sole…

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Eight Reasons the Seahawks Super Bowl Loss Hurts So Bad

Depressed? Pissed? Sick in your guts? Super Bowl 49, pitting the Seattle Seahawks against the New England Patriots, was just a game, right? Not for Seattle, or anyone who roots for the underdog, and here’s why: The Seahawks players won the game. Their coaches threw it away in the clutch when they lost faith in…

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Two BI Athletes Win Northwest Ergomania Indoor Rowing Championships

The phrase “indoor rowing championships” might give you pause. But the two Bainbridge Island girls who won the Northwest Ergomania Indoor Rowing Championships in Seattle yesterday, January 31, most decidedly did not pause. Bainbridge varsity rower Rosie Brown took first place in the High School Girls open weight category with a 6:58.5 time. Bainbridge varsity rower…

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Award-Winning BHS Winter Guard to Host 20 Teams for Competition This Saturday

by Tamara Sellman The BHS Winter Guard hosts its first competition invitational in eight years this Saturday, February 7, at the Paski Gymnasium at Bainbridge High School. The Guard, which won top honors in its regional division last year, plans to defend its title this season, starting with this year’s first performance on home turf. The…

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Photo of the Day: 10 Hawks, 1 Patriot, and a Big Flag = 12

Columbia Bank staff went all out on Friday, January 30, to show their support for the Seahawks and how they can overwhelm a Patriots fan with friendliness. Thanks to Grace MacLeod for snapping this photo. If you are the one person who doesn’t know, the Super Bowl starts today at 3:30. The Hawks will be meeting…

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The Seahawks’ Spirituality Is Why They Will Win on Sunday

by Leigh Calvez It’s not the usual subject in my more meaningful conversations with my girlfriends, which are normally about relationships or motherhood. But lately we have stopped, looked at each other, and said, “We are talking about football.” I imagine I’m not the only one having this strange experience. What is the big deal? It’s just…

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Richard Sherman Sends Bainbridge Good Guy a Signed Seahawks Jersey

Bainbridge Islander Pj LeDorze became a media darling with one inspired act—pulling off his Richard Sherman Seahawks jersey and handing it to a boy next to him at the end of the dramatic playoff game against the Green Bay Packers. It’s a story you’ve probably heard parts of, but here’s more—much. LeDorze’s act of kindness was…

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Jay Abbott

Gear Grinders Middle School Coach Paralyzed After Biking Accident

by Sarah Lane and Julie Hall This Sunday, January 25, on a middle school mountain bike ride near Gazzam, Bainbridge Island Gear Grinders Coach Jay Abbott suffered a crash and landed on his head and neck, severely damaging his spinal cord and cervical nerves. Bainbridge Island Gear Grinders is a mountain biking club with the mission of promoting…

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Poll: Who Will You Cheer for on Super Bowl XLIX Sunday?

Remember last year when a frenzied fan left his/her engine running in an illegal spot near the Bainbridge ferry terminal on Super Bowl XLVIII parade day? But not all of us are Seahawks fans, including a member of my (in-law) family who shall remain nameless. Who will you cheer for next Sunday, February 1, starting…

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Spring Softball Clinics Start This Weekend

Yo Tweens (and your parents)! Softball season is batting up, and you are invited to show your stuff. Softball Spring 2015 Player Pre-Evaluation Warm-Up Clinics Who Should Attend: All players ages 10-12 When: January 25 and February 1, 6:15-8 p.m. Where: Commodore Gym Softball Spring 2015 Player Evaluations Who Should Attend: All players ages 10-12…

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The Seahawks Shuffle and Remembering da Bears

Setting aside the barbaric brutality of football, corruption within the NFL, and criminal behavior of certain players, let’s just ride the high from yesterday’s game a little longer. You know the game I’m talking about, and it did not include the New England Patriots. Let’s pause and revisit the game that took the Seahawks to the…

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Photos of the Day: Showing the Love for the Home Team

Bainbridge-based photographer Pete Saloutos snapped this shot of the Seattle skyline early at sunrise. And here at home the gals at Bainbridge Self-Storage, Janice Danielson and Isabelle Cobb, are displaying their usual humor for their Hawks. Thanks for sharing, Pete and Janice! Go Seahawks!                          …

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Photos of the Day: City Staff Turns Blue and Green

Bainbridge Island City staffers showed the love today for their Seahawks. Clad in blue and green and flying 12th man flags, everyone got in on the action in a show of solidarity in advance of this weekend’s Seahawks playoff game against the Green Bay Packers. Both teams go into the postseason sporting a 13-4 record,…

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City Hall Cuts the Cheese This Friday

City Manager Doug Schulze has done nothing untoward in cutting the cheese from City Hall this Friday, January 16. Instead, through the appropriately named Executive Order 121212, Schulze has thrown a wheel of City support behind the Seahawks who this weekend face Wisconsin’s Green Bay Packers in a playoff game. The Packer fans, a.k.a. “cheeseheads,” tend to wear,…

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Photo of the Day: Rowers Wrap Today in Lynwood Center

Bainbridge Island Rowers are standing by, strong arms at the ready, to wrap your gifts. The goal of this wrapping fundraiser is to send rowers to Nationals in Sarasota, Florida, in the spring. Rower Sophie Townsend explained that the boats have to be driven all the way to Florida. Got gifts? Drop by until 6…

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