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Islander polo takes title

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:41PM

Team fends off Newport threat to seven-year dynasty

V-ball takes No. 4 seed to state

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:41PM

Mercer Island Reporter

Soccer is left out in the cold

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:41PM

Mercer Island Reporter

Swimmers second at districts

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:41PM

Mercer Island Reporter

Islander polo takes title; Team fends off Newport threat to seven-year dynasty

  • Nov 15, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Nov 24, 2008 at 5:41PM

During the past six years very few boys water polo teams in Washington state have come close to playing at Mercer Island’s level. And with eight of the last nine state titles being won by the Islanders their was some question as to weather the dynasty would ever come to an end. This year, with a coaching change, injuries and very few games with a solid starting lineup for Mercer Island, the Newport Knights took their best shot at slaying the kings.

What a bunch of Mahony! Islander sets multiple school records with 351-yards rushing and six touchdowns

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:40PM

Sports reporting can get monotonous. There are only so many ways to win a high school golf meet, tennis match or basketball game. But once in a long while, one performance will stand above the rest. And once in a while, I find myself at a game that I know I will never forget. Friday’s Mercer Island football game against Seattle Prep fell into that category as a very empty and wet Islander stadium bore witness to Greg Mahony’s record-setting night of 351 yards rushing and six touchdowns. I have seen my share of great running backs at the high school level. I watched a kid named Ian Barron run for nearly 500 yards and eight touchdowns for Coupeville High School during my first year as a professional journalist. But in that instance, the school was at the 1A level of play and Barron played the entire game.

Boys swim is targeted for their title

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:40PM

Freshman don’t normally make a very big impact on varsity athletic teams. Once in a while, one will stand out and help a team win a key game or meet. Last year the freshman class for the Mercer Island boys swim team helped it win a state title.

A tall order for Gier’s team

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:40PM

Mercer Island senior Georgia Gier knows that she will be playing basketball at Colgate University next season. She knows that her ability and size has come with high expectations. She also knows that this is her last year to leave her mark on the Mercer Island girls basketball program.

A Mercer Island Phoenix? Boys basketball attempts to rise from the ashes of the program’s worst season

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:40PM

Last year marked the worst season the Mercer Island boys basketball team has endured in the 39 seasons that Ed Pepple has been the team’s head coach.

In the zone: Defections can’t sway Islander wrestling’s focus

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:40PM

The Mercer Island wrestling team went through a transition season in 2005-2006. Creighton Laughary took over for longtime head coach Paul Jackson. The team had just one senior and a litany of talent with no experience. This was supposed to be the year when the team moved back into contention for a 3A KingCo title that it won in 2005 and 2004.

Gymnast left a legacy of success for H.S. team

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:40PM

One question has loomed over the Mercer Island High School gymnastics team during the off season: How do you replace the best gymnast in school history? The answer is that it can’t.

Mi Schuts past Wolves

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:40PM

The Mercer Island boys basketball team played the Wolves Eastlake High School Saturday, but it was the Islanders clawing their way to a heart-stopping 59-58 season-opening victory.

Island teams battle for Cup

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:40PM

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Snow cancels sporting events

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:40PM

The blast of snow and ice that wreaked havoc over much of western Washington last week also forced the cancellation of five games or meets for Mercer Island High School athletic teams. But the weather wasn’t the only reason for all the cancellations.

Pepple achieves milestone: Boys earn coach win No. 900, lose to Issaquah in final seconds

  • Dec 13, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Nov 24, 2008 at 5:40PM

Many great coaches are associated with Washington state high school athletics. But just one has 900 victories.

Wrestlers take down Skyline

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:39PM

In a close, regular-season wrestling meet, the slightest mistake, movement of an arm or lifting of the head too high can mean the loss of a match, the meet or even a shot at the league championship. The Islanders capitalized on Skyline’s mistakes during two dramatic match victories Thursday to win their regular season opener in an upset 42-36.

Girls struggle, start 1-2: Little mistakes cost team wins

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:39PM

Islander senior Georgia Gier opted out of playing her final season of volleyball to concentrate on basketball. Gier proved that she still knows how to give a thunderous spike, swatting a shot into the back court during the second quarter of the game Wednesday night against Mount Si. But the play was a microcosm within the game, as Gier was promptly called for traveling on the ensuing uncontested lay-up. The Islanders ultimately lost 55-41.

Papasedero named assistant of the year

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:39PM

Mercer Island coach Don Papasedero is known for many things. He has been the Mercer Island High School girls golf head coach, assistant girls basketball head coach and a teacher at the high school.

Govier leads by example: Senior visited state finals with two different teams

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:39PM

With the increasing competition for college scholarships and athletic fame, the three-sport athlete at the high school level is becoming an endangered species. But one athlete at Mercer Island High School is on pace to earn her 12th varsity letter this spring, one for every season she has been an Islander.

Islander competes in Baja 1000 race

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:39PM

Far from the glamour of LeMans and the pageantry of Indy, a thousand miles of “race track” snakes through dusty towns and endless stretches of nothing. This is the TECATE-Score Baja 1000 - a race disguised as a party in the desert of Baja, Mexico. For Indy 500 veteran and Island resident Dominic Dobson, it’s a very interesting couple of days at the office.

Football awards for 2006 season

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:39PM

The Mercer Island football team recently had its awards banquet and the following awards were presented to the team members.

‘Heave and believe’: Sophomore breaks 31-year-old school record in a six-dive meet, boys take two

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:39PM

Nearly half of Mercer Island was still without power last week when the Islander boys swim team took on the swimmers from O’Dea High School at Mary Wayte Pool. But one sophomore, Beau Riebe, electrified swim and dive fans Thursday as he broke the 31-year-old school record for a six-dive meet.

Island sports year in review for 2006: Tragedy, tenacity and triumph

  • Dec 28, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Nov 24, 2008 at 5:39PM

The 2006 calendar year on Mercer Island was one of the more unusual sports years in recent memory. At the high school, the name Mahony meant greatness, an Islander went pro, two teams shocked the state by making it to the championship finals, and Island golf fans said good-bye to a good friend and coach. Other notable Island happenings included Mercer Island residents playing in the Super Bowl, an MIHS graduate going pro and the Rockers winning another title.

Olympic dreams for Hammond

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:38PM

The year 2006 was one to remember for a young ski racer from Mercer Island, who is now taking the skills she acquired in the Cascade Mountains across the globe.

Gier, Lilly lead Mercer Island to third in San Diego: Senior breaks school record for rebounds in a game

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:38PM

For the first time in five years the Mercer Island High School girls basketball team entered a tournament over winter break. The result was a third-place overall finish in its bracket, Georgia Gier setting a new school record for rebounds in a game, taking her game to the next level and the emergence of freshman guard Hannah Lilly, as she earned all-tournament honors.

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