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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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Spartan Sailors Win Northwest District Championship

by Christine Brown The Bainbridge High School (BHS) Sailing Team is the 2015 Northwest Interscholastic Sailing Association’s District Fleet Race Champion following last weekend’s regatta in Coupeville on Whidbey Island. Bainbridge competed against 15 other teams from the Northwest district (Washington and Oregon) for the championship win. The Varsity A and Varsity B boats both…

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Bainbridge Crew Brings Home Gold, Silver & Bronze from International Regatta

by Peggy Musselwhite Bainbridge High School rowers faced off against top athletes representing 33 other clubs and schools last weekend at the Brentwood Regatta in picturesque Mill Bay near Victoria on Vancouver Island. Nearly 1,700 Canadian and American competitors raced the 1500 meter course during the three-day event in unusually favorable weather conditions. More than 90 Bainbridge…

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Bainbridge Dive Club Competes at Regional Championships

by Adrienne Wolfe The Bainbridge Island Dive Club jumped into the ferociously competitive fray of the Junior Region 10 Championships last weekend in Beaverton, Oregon. This regional meet allowed the team’s members from Bainbridge, Kingston, and Poulsbo to test their abilities against teams from Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, California, Nevada, Texas, and Hawaii. Based on the…

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Bainbridge Water Polo Club Wins Rose Cup Championship

by Cooper Rooks At the recent Rose Cup Tournament in Portland, Oregon, the benefits of a multiage program were plainly evident as our 14u Coed team brought home gold medals. It was an unusual path to victory. After winning their first four games, one game by one goal in an overtime shoutout, Bainbridge faced a very…

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Letter to the Editor: A High-Stepping Thank You from the BI Rope Skippers

The Bainbridge Island Rope Skippers and special guest jumpers from Hot Dog USA in Kirkland joined forces to put on a crowd-pleasing performance to a packed Paski Gym on April 17th. Lizzy Sharman and Anna Warga organized the community show. Although the senior project graduation requirement was lifted, BHS senior Anna Warga decided she still…

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Bainbridge Varsity Boys 4, with cox Caitlin Deavy, Andrew Beckett, Trevor Maine, Aidan Stearns, and Ethan Bloom

Bainbridge Rowers Take 27 Medals and 2nd Place Overall in Season Opener

by Peggy Musselwhite Bainbridge Island rowers notched dozens of medals and a second place overall team trophy in their first official regatta of the spring season last weekend in Eugene, Oregon. More than 100 junior (high school) rowers and almost 20 masters (adult) rowers represented Bainbridge in 37 heats. The two-day Covered Bridge Regatta featured…

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Spartans Sail to First Place at 2015 Islands Cup Regatta

by Christine Brown The Bainbridge Island High School Sailing Team brought home first-place honors from the annual Islands Cup Regatta, held this year in Anacortes on April 11-12. This fleet-racing regatta rotates among various locations in and around the San Juan Islands each year and attracts teams from all over the Northwest. The race committee struggled…

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Leo Uyekawa wins overall silver at regionals photo by Hillary Scheer

Bainbridge Gymnasts Reign at Regionals

by Lynn Brunelle Five athletes from the Bainbridge Island Boys’ Gymnastics team battled competitors from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington at Regionals April 11-12 in Vancouver, Washington. After stellar performances in highly competitive fields, each of the Bainbridge gymnasts ranked in the top 25 in their level and age groups in the entire region….

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Bainbridge Gymnasts at State Nab Gold and Silver, Head to Regionals

by Lynn Brunelle The Bainbridge Island Boys Gymnastics team recently took to the mats with statewide rivals at the Washington State Meet in Lynwood. Winning team silver in both level 4 and level 5, Bainbridge athletes dazzled the crowds. Level 4 mainstay Dashiell Gann didn’t disappoint, snagging 1st place on Pommel Horse, Parallel Bars, and…

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Nick Dresel and Elizabeth Rolfes BHS sailors

Spartan Sailors Show Their Stuff at Regional Regatta

by Christine Brown with Julie Hall Bainbridge High School (BHS) sailors competed against 28 teams from 21 high schools across the Northwest at the Mt. Baker Open Regatta, at Mt. Baker Rowing and Sailing Center on Lake Union, on March 28. BHS raced three teams in two divisions, each assisted by a sailor who managed the…

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Sportsmen’s Club Pulls the Trigger on Its Rifle Range Campaign

The rifle range at Sportsmen’s Club consists of little more than a long stretch of grass, a shack, and a few tables with mufflers. It has been closed for 10 years, out of safety concerns, waiting for a rebuild. The Club is now planning a $152,000 upgrade to turn that part of the facility into something…

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Three Bainbridge Gear Grinders Collect Awards at Season’s First Race

by John Benjes On March 29, the Gear Grinders, Bainbridge Island’s high school level and middle school level mountain bike teams, raced 14 riders in the first statewide competition of the season. Part of a four-race series of the Washington Student Cycling League, last weekend’s race was held in blustery conditions at Port Gamble Trails. The…

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Hockey rink by Linda Cox Arnsdorf

Roller Hockey Rink Gets New Slicker, Safer, Cooler Surface

At one point on Saturday, March 28, almost 65 volunteers were helping in the effort to lay a new surface on the existing Bainbridge Roller Hockey League rink at Battle Point Park—the only outdoor roller hockey rink in the State of Washington. The surface, made by a South Carolina company called Ice Court, is comprised…

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Blake Bentzen and Kat Smith BHS sailors

Spartans Sail to Strong Finishes at Lake Washington Regatta

by Christine Brown  Bainbridge High School sailors took strong finishes at the competitive Combined Division Regatta over the weekend at Sail Sand Point in Lake Washington. The two-day regatta attracted 170 sailors from 24 Northwest high schools. The first event of the NWISA Spring season had teams split into two fleets, Gold and Silver, based…

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Bainbridge Rope Skippers Take Firsts at Season’s Kick off Tournament

by Tony Johnson The Bainbridge Island Rope Skippers (BIRS) hosted their annual BIRS Invitational Tournament on March 7, the first jump rope event of the competitive season. Five teams competed, with representatives from the Seattle area, Oregon, and British Columbia. In the speed and power events, Bainbridge turned in first place finishes by Bianca Daniels…

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Jayden Wood Johnson Baingbridge Boys Gymnastics photo by Tony Johnson

Bainbridge Gymnasts Smell the Roses at Portland Meet

by Lynn Brunelle Everything came up roses for the Bainbridge Island Boys Gymnastics team at the 14th annual Rose City Challenge in Portland on February 27 through March 1. The Level 4 team racked up team silver against a hard-hitting field of over a dozen teams. For the 7-8 age group, Dashiell Gann carried on his winning…

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