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Kiwanis All-Comers Track Meet Results for July 28 2014

by Jim Whiting, All-Comers Coach Rowan Schick, AJ Stevens, Madison Stevens, Hannah Gray, and Camden Brown won four events, while Gabi Frank, Addy Wilson, Anna Wachter, Sarah Salot, Elizabeth Patterson, Charlie DiIorio Triesch, Adrian King, Rebecca Sharer, and Evan Saint Clair were all triple winners at Monday’s Kiwanis All-Comers Track Meet at the BHS track….

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Feel Like Falling from a Great Height?

This Thursday, July 31, you can get in on the diving action at the Bainbridge All Comers Diving Meet. All skill levels are welcome, including mine which is negative 75. There will be a high board and low board available in the competition, but participants don’t need to use both, so if you’re afraid of heights…

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Two BHS Students Are Part of Youngest Team Ever to Race Across America

On June 22, Bainbridge High School soon-to-be juniors Matias Francis and Lucas Weyand and college students Meghan Camp and Lydia Weyand became the youngest four-person team ever to complete the grueling Race Across America bike race. They finished their 3,000-mile cross-country trek in 7 days, 12 hours, and 5 minutes. The four bikers were part…

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Sallie Marx by Michael Jardine

BHS Senior Sallie Marx Named All American in Lacrosse

Although the number of Washington lacrosse players named All American in 2014 reached a record high of 17, only one of those players is from Kitsap, and that player is Bainbridge High School senior Sallie Marx. Marx is a midfielder. She was joined on the list of girls by six other seniors and two other…

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Bainbridge Iron Man Dad Chosen for Pyrenees Tour de France Charity Challenge

When Bainbridge Islander Darren Smith started training for an Iron Man triathlon to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), an organization that helped make life-saving medicine available for his daughter, he thought it was enough to get off the couch, jump on the bike, and cut back on beer and hash browns….

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Kiwanis All-Comers Track Meet Results for July 21 2014

by Jim Whiting, All-Comers Coach Hannah Gray won four events; Addy Wilson, Madison Stevens, Victoria Gray, Brady Trevye, William Pancholi, Nate Bernstein, Henry Rose, James Bruyere, and Hayden Dernback were all triple winners; and Arabella Ollivier, Camden Brown, Abigail Schnee, Sophia Weindl, and Anna Wachter were double winners at Monday’s Kiwanis All-Comers Track Meet at…

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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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Zora Opalka bhs diver Gumby Award winner

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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