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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.

Calendar

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:59PM

Mike Henderson Good news, bad news for M’s

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 2:00PM

The good news/bad news quotient for the Seattle Mariners was somewhat parallel to the Pacific Northwest climate going into the recent weekend’s three-game road series with the division-leading Los Angeles Angels. Yes, it was late April and mid-spring in Greater Seattle; yes, the forecast mentioned snow.

Girls remain undefeated in KingCo

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 2:00PM

The Mercer Island girls golf team has lost just one meet in the last two seasons. That loss came at the end of last year and cost the team an undefeated season and the 3A KingCo title. This week, the Islanders have a rare chance to make up for that loss.

Islanders sweep Sammamish, distance dominates

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 2:00PM

Injuries, spring break and a tough early schedule have all conspired against the Mercer Island High School track and field team this season. Mercer Island took on Sammamish on Thursday at Islander Stadium and earned its first dual-meet victory for both the boys and girls team at one meet.

Smokin’ aces

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 2:00PM

The picture of inconsistency

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 2:00PM

The Mercer Island boys lacrosse team has been the picture of youth and inconsistency this season despite being ranked in the top five in the state.

Boys soccer crushes Mount Si

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 2:00PM

The Islanders’ season-opening loss to Mount Si was a big blow to its hopes for this season. But the Islanders earned some big-time payback on April 8 when they destroyed the Wildcats 5-0.

Girls lacrosse rips North Kitsap, ties Holy Names

  • Apr 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 2:01PM

It is difficult for any team to make the transition between taking target practice and playing a high quality opponent.

Scoreboard

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 2:01PM

Mercer Island 8,

Opening day for Little League

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 2:01PM

Lacrosse action

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 2:01PM

Calendar

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 2:01PM

Mercer Island baseball on a roll

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 2:01PM

The surging Mercer Island baseball team beat top-ranked Skyline 11-1 on Saturday.

Softball wins, softball wins!

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 2:01PM

All sporting victories feel good, but regular-season wins don’t normally come under the heading of feeling “unbelievable” unless they are for a championship. But the pride that the Mercer Island girls softball players felt when they defeated Federal Way 8-4 on April 7 at the South Mercer Playfields was a testament of dedication and hard work.

In Gary’s name

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 2:01PM

Former Mercer Island High School golf coach and middle school teacher Gary Adrian touched numerous young lives on the Island for more than a decade and a half. His passing in September 2006 brought many of his former students and athletes back together to say goodbye. Many more of his family, friends and pupils will gather on July 14 at the Fairwood Golf and Country Club in Renton for the first Gary Adrian Memorial Golf Tournament.

Calendar

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 2:01PM

Soccer rebounds from losses

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 2:01PM

The Mercer Island boys soccer team beat Sammamish 2-0 behind Jed Jacobson’s two goals on Thursday night at Islander Stadium. But the two consecutive losses prior to Thursday are raising questions of focus and consistency.

Promising start for the M’s?

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 2:01PM

For starters, the Mariners have them. That much was apparent during the brief first home stand of the 2008 Seattle Mariners, management of which bet millions that a beefed up starting-pitching corps would be all the team needs to seize the American West Division title from the rival Los Angeles Angels. But for a ninth-inning home run given up by all-star reliever J.J. Putz (now on the disabled list with a minor injury) during the second of three with the Texas Rangers, the 2008 M’s would have left home for a week at 3-0. As is, the 2-1 mark kept up with the pitching-depleted Angels in a race that may proceed well into September.

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