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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.

MI sends three to state meet

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:57PM

Girls golf struggles at districts

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:57PM

The Mercer Island girls golf team struggled at the district meet on May 12 at Riverbend golf course in Kent to finish out of the top 10.

Mahony selected as an all-American Girls lacrosse out in semifinals

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:57PM

The Mercer Island girls lacrosse team earned its first playoff victory in four years on May 13 against Tacoma, 12-11. But a loss two days later to Bainbridge Island, 21-11, had a feeling of deja vu as the Spartans have ended the Islanders’ postseason dreams twice.

Soccer reaches semis

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:57PM

The Mercer Island boys soccer team should be weaker without team co-captain Keegan Tomita. He is a senior, starter and one of the best players in the state.

Islander boys lacrosse misses state title game

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:57PM

High school coaches can only do so much to prepare their teams. Good scouting of opponents during the playoffs can mean the difference between winning a title and going home. The Mercer Island boys lacrosse team had a good scouting report on Issaquah during its state semifinal game, but the team could not execute the game plan. The result was a 10-4 loss and a premature trip to the offseason.

MI sweeps district doubles

  • May 21, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 1:58PM

Mercer Island tennis coach Joyce Hedlund was nervous going into the district meet. The Islanders had just one doubles team for boys and girls on the Lower Woodland Park courts in Seattle. The girls team had only been playing together for less than a month and a half, with one freshman player. The boys team had just a week and a half to practice together prior to facing some of the best teams in the state.

Track and field sends 14 athletes to districts

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:58PM

The Mercer Island team will send 14 athletes to the Sea-King district meet following a fifth-place finish for the boys and a sixth-place finish for the girls.

Five Islanders finish Boston Marathon

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:58PM

A group of Islander men ran in the 112th Boston Marathon held on April 21, the day after the women’s marathon Olympic Trials qualifying race took place in the city. Islanders Ryan Rein, Brian Kennett, Michael Schreck Jr., Greg Larson, and Roger Larson all finished the 26.2-mile course. They range in age from 38 to 63.

Polo preps for state run

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:58PM

Boys lacrosse vs. Issaquah tonight

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:58PM

The Mercer Island boys lacrosse team will play at Issaquah High School at 7 p.m. during the state semifinals, thanks to a win against Curtis, 17-11, on Friday.

Golf wins 3A KingCo meet

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:58PM

The Mercer Island girls golf team traveled to Snohomish to do something they have done all season — beat their league rivals.

Doubles team wins 3A KingCo tourney

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:58PM

The Mercer Island girls tennis team will have just one duo competing at districts this week, but they might be the best in Washington state. Islanders Chelsea Bailey and Michelle Zemplenyi defeated Lani Nunokawa and Meredith Jewitt of Newport to win the 3A KingCo tournament doubles championship on May 5.

MI postseason lasts one game

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:58PM

Facing a team’s No. 1 pitcher during the first round of the playoffs can be daunting. And while the Islanders had Cullen Russel on the mound against Issaquah on May 6 at Bannerwood, the Eagles were missing their ace due to an SAT exam.

Girls lacrosse drops two, ties with Forrest Ridge

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:58PM

The Mercer Island girls lacrosse team knew that playing Lakeside would be a challenge last Wednesday night.

Sports briefs

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:58PM

Saint Monica eighth-grade girls volleyball wins title

Baseball back in playoffs

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:58PM

The Mercer Island baseball team qualified for the playoffs for the second time in 10 years by earning the sixth and final seed in the 3A KingCo league.

Basketball tourney moves to Saturday, downtown

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:59PM

The annual 3-on-3 summer basketball tournament on Mercer Island, part of Summer Celebration, will undergo many changes in trying to cater to its ongoing growth.

Patience, patients and impatience

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:59PM

The first month of the 2008 season for the Seattle Mariners has gotten down to three forms of the same word: patience, patients and impatience.

Soccer’s KingCo-sized comeback

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:59PM

At the beginning of April, the Mercer Island boys soccer team fell to fifth place in 3A KingCo and were in danger of heading out of the postseason playoff picture all together. The team will not play in the KingCo playoffs this season but will bypass them instead.

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