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Dodds and team tackle Mtns. to Sound Relay

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:54PM

Many Islanders search for physical challenges during the summer. Western Washington has many marathons, bike races and other physical activities to take on during the summer.

Game at MIHS pits former Islanders against Team USA Lacrosse takes center stage

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:54PM

The popularity of lacrosse in the Northwest has led to more and more high school athletes going on to play in college. That popularity brought the U-19 national team to Islander Stadium on Sunday for a clinic and an exhibition game against the Northwest College All-Stars.

Rivalry motivates Mercer Island swim clubs in match-up

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:54PM

The second of three all-Mercer Island swim meets this summer took place on Thursday as the Mercerwood Shore Club defeated the Mercer Island Country Club, 445.5-262.5. But the score was not as important as the tradition that the meet represents. The second of three all-Mercer Island swim meets this summer took place on Thursday as the Mercerwood Shore Club defeated the Mercer Island Country Club, 445.5-262.5. But the score was not as important as the tradition that the meet represents. “Both meets, against the Beach Club and this one, are big rival meets,” said Shore Club coach Alice Godfred. “It brings out a different level of competition.”

Sports briefs

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:54PM

The Mercer Island High School girls JV basketball team took first place in the seventh annual Le’ale’a Tournament Silver Division in Lake Stevens, Wash. They won the championship game against Tukwila Reign, 39-29.

Will the Midlakes title stay between ‘rivals?’

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:54PM

In most communities, summer is a time for relaxing. Organized sports fall to the wayside in favor of vacations and recreation. But Mercer Island doesn’t fall into that category.

Midlakes swim opens at MIBC

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:54PM

The Midlakes swim season commenced this week with two Island clubs pitted against each other.

Ryan Pang returns to Island tennis roots

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 1:55PM

Ryan Pang grew up playing tennis on Mercer Island. During his high school career, Pang made it to state twice as part of doubles teams for the Islanders. That love for tennis has become Pang’s life, and he is committed to spreading the infectious nature of the sport.

Sports briefs

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:55PM

Yankees repeat as MI Little League Majors Champions

100 losses for M's?

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:55PM

Something especially scary greeted fans when the Seattle Mariners started their latest home stand, and not just because the inter-league game against the Washington Nationals was on Friday the 13th. Due to a coincidence of hard times in the financial and batting industries, the M’s management was stuck with a promotional event with Washington Mutual sponsoring a giveaway of Adrian Beltre bobbleheads. The significance: Beltre was coming off a 1-22 week, his batting average dropping to .222, the baseball equivalent of the nadir reached by WaMu stock last week.

Mercer Islander earns gold at Jr. Crew Championships

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:55PM

Islander Michael Wales won a gold medal after several rowers from Mercer Island performed well over the weekend, when they competed in the U.S. Rowing Junior National Championships near Cincinnati, Ohio. Island teens raced as participants in local rowing clubs. Wales rowed for the championship with the Lake Union Crew’s Men’s Lightweight-4 while two women’s boats featuring Islanders from Mt. Baker Crew raced as well.

NBA's Nate Robinson to host Mercer Island b-ball camp

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:55PM

Former MIHS nemesis, current NBA star comes to Mercer Island for basketball camp

Mercer Islander earns gold at Jr. Crew Championships

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:55PM

Girls place seventh and 11th

Sports briefs

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:55PM

The Mercer Island Little League baseball team, the Rays, held off a late rally by the Angels to win the AA Division Island Championship, 15-11, on May 29 at the Lid Park. The game marked the culmination of a tumultuous two-week playoff between the six teams of the AA Division, comprised mainly of third and fourth-graders from the Island.

Liquid sunshine from elementary students

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:55PM

There was nothing but liquid sunshine at Islander Stadium on Friday as West Mercer Elementary (421.5 points) won its third All-grade Island Track Meet in a row. Liquid dropped from the sky but the drizzle and wind was met by cheers, painted faces and the glee of elementary students, some getting their first taste of competitive athletics during the event’s 38th year. Island Park scored 206.5 points while Lakeridge finished with 152 in the Mercer Island Parks and Recreation department-sponsored event.

Leroy Lutu, Laura Maruhashi named Athletes of the Year

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:56PM

Leroy Lutu and Laura Maruhashi achieved very different things this year in athletics. One guided the boys basketball program back to state prominence and an undefeated regular-season title. The other won the All-Around district title in gymnastics and helped the girls lacrosse program to the state semifinals in her fourth year playing the sport.

Mercer Island Sports Briefs — Five Islanders are Arizona Ironmen

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:56PM

Sports updates and announcements for Mercer Island.

Column: Mariners just one tiny 20-game win streak from contention

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:56PM

Riding the elevator to the Safeco Field press box on May 27, I suggested to a glum Seattle Mariners team official that it just might be the night when the struggling club started a 20-game winning streak. As I’m known less for my prescience than my facetiousness, the official responded with something like: “Yeah, right.” Yet, as the weekend series against Detroit dawned, the M’s — who had been winless during an infamous late-May stretch of seven games — were within 18 of fulfilling my prophecy.

Just stay calm — former Mercer Island coach to offer class for parents of athletes

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:56PM

Former Mercer Island High School graduate and coach Brad Rorem has had a lot of experience with parents and adolescent athletes. He has played and coached football and wrestling for the Islanders and is currently a high school teacher. Rorem will use his experiences to teach a class at Bellevue Community College and help parents through this phase of their child’s life, starting on June 26 for five Thursdays.

High school senior duo made Mercer Island baseball exciting again

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:56PM

One player was a surprise on the mound and the other exceeded his team’s highest expectations at the plate. One player threw a no-hitter and the other hit over .500. Both players admit that this year’s playoff appearance, only the second in a decade, was a team effort. But both seniors, Cullen Russell and Joey Scalzo, undeniably made the Islanders exciting again and gave the younger players a glimpse of what is possible.

Boys golf takes third, Chinn eighth at state

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:56PM

Rain and wind couldn’t deter the Mercer Island boys golf team from its second-best finish at state in the program’s history as four Islander golfers combined to take third overall with 73 points.

Borer wins state pole vault title

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 1:57PM

Mercer Island junior Bryce Borer kept going up this season. The pole vaulter’s success culminated with a jump over 15 feet on Friday, earning him a place on the state track and field championship’s highest podium.

Mount Baker to send two to Nationals

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:57PM

The Mount Baker Crew team had a good showing during the Northwest Regional Regatta in Vancouver, Wash., behind the power of eight Mercer Island residents. Two shells with Islanders among the crew will compete at the National Championship to be held in Ohio next month.

Water polo finishes second at state tournament

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:57PM

For the second consecutive season, the Mercer Island girls water polo team faced chief rival Newport during the state finals at the King County Aquatic Center. The Islanders finished second in state, but the road to that accomplishment was nothing like last year.

Soccer looses heartbreaker at state

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:57PM

For the second time in three years, the Mercer Island boys soccer team finished third in state. But the 4-0 victory over Lakeside during the consolation final on Saturday was overshadowed by the team’s overtime loss to Kennedy during the state semifinal game.

Tennis doubles up on second place

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:57PM

The Mercer Island High School boys and girls tennis programs sent two doubles teams to state last weekend and finished with the same result on both sides — second place.

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