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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.

No-no for Russell

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:59PM

Season resumes for girls water polo

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:59PM

The Mercer Island girls water polo team has had a tough time finding consistency. But it is not in their offense, defense or practices. It’s all in the scheduling.

Girls avenge 2007 loss to Skyline, beat Newport by three strokes on final day Golf completes the sweep, wins title

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:59PM

Last year, the final day of the season was a nightmare as the undefeated Mercer Island girls golf team lost to Skyline to finish in second place. This year, the Islanders earned redemption against the Spartans and also won the final meet of the season by three strokes against Newport, 223-226 on Monday.

Mercer Island gets infusion of youth for balanced attack
Boys bash Bellevue 11-5

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:59PM

The young Mercer Island boys lacrosse team is becoming younger and younger as the season goes on. The pitfalls of inexperience have been seen in the team’s inconsistency. But the skill of that youth came out as Mercer Island pounded Bellevue, 11-5, on Friday at Islander Stadium.

Win 37th 3A KingCo title MI girls return to top

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:59PM

Two seasons without a league championship is not normally a big deal for most high school sports programs. But when a team has 36 titles in 41 years, it is a huge deal.

Scoreboard

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:59PM

Mercer Island 15,

Sports briefs

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:59PM

Mudville SP, the Mercer Island-based 13U select baseball team, went 4-0 to win the Championship trophy of the “Early Bird Classic” baseball tournament near Bellingham on April 12-13.

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