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Grads are talented and tough

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:26PM

The Mercer Island High School male and female Athletes of the Year were announced last week as voted on by all the club and high school coaches associated with Mercer Island High School. The two have many things in common. Both set numerous records for their respective teams, both decided to play just two sports instead of three during their senior year and both will attend Colgate University in New York next fall. But the one thing that Georgia Gier and Greg Mahony did the best, was giving Mercer Island fans some of the best athletic performances in the school’s history.

To the top of the world and back: Island eighth-grader climbs Mount Rainier

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:26PM

In many ways, 14-year-old Islander T.J. Blackburn is like other kids his age: an eighth-grader, athletic and studious. But unlike most of his counterparts, Blackburn recently spent three days wrapped in Goretex heading for the summit of Mount Rainier.

Snyder takes job with Austin Toros

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:26PM

Former Mercer Island High School basketball player Quin Snyder was named the new head coach of the Austin Toros basketball team last week.

MISC runs win streak to 20: Country Club and Beach Club swim teams return to prominence in Midlakes

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:26PM

The Mercerwood Shore Club pushed its win streak to 20 meets in a row, including its three consecutive Midlakes league-championship victories, with a 423-280 win over Newport Hills Thursday. But the return of the Mercer Island Beach Club to the top level of Midlakes competition and Mercer Island Country Club’s return to prominence has reheated a once fiery, yet friendly, three-way rivalry on the Island.

Booster Clubs take over 3-on-3 tourney: Annual basketball event to be held at MI community center on July 13

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:26PM

The annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be run by different organizers this year and there are a lot of changes in store for the event that normally “tips off” Summer Celebration. Mercer Island High School Girls and Boys Booster Clubs are taking the reigns in conjunction with the Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department this year, as the tournament will be held in the Community Center at Mercerview’s gymnasium instead of at the Lid Park on Friday, July 13.

Goldstein steps down as MIHS girls water polo coach

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:26PM

The pressure to win for any high school coach is high. But in a sport where the team has won eight state titles in 17 years, that pressure becomes measured like G-forces.

Rocky season for Island senior softball team: Rockers hobbled by injuries, fall to 3-15 with double-header loss to Tukwila

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:26PM

The ebb and flow of sports can make fans joyous one minute and heartbroken the next. For the Mercer Island senior softball team, the Rockers, that concept has caught up with the perennial league champs.

A friendly rivalry begins anew: The Beach Club and Shore Club meet for the first time in two seasons

  • Jul 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Nov 24, 2008 at 5:26PM

The second of three meets between Mercer Island Midlakes swim teams took place Thursday with the Mercerwood Shore Club extending its winning streak to 21 consecutive meets by defeating rival Mercer Island Beach Club, 522-186.

Island teams at Spokane Hoopfest

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:25PM

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Shore Club beats EB short-handed

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:25PM

During the past three years the Mercerwood Shore Club has not lost a Midlakes swim meet. But the one team that has posed the biggest challenge to the Manta Rays is Edgebrook, twice nearly ending the Shore Club’s win streak. Mercerwood again showed why its run of now 22 consecutive victories is not a fluke as they defeated their biggest league rival 385-321, despite low swimmer attendance, hot temperatures and hostile surroundings Thursday.

Stealing second

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:25PM

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Girls team participates in UW shooting clinic

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:25PM

The Mercer Island Girls fifth grade Select Team participated in a Shooting Clinic with the UW Husky Women’s Basketball Team and their new coaching staff, led by new head coach Tia Jackson. The girls won this clinic by selling the most tickets to the student vs. teacher game last spring.

Sirianni takes football seriously: Island grad lands as assistant coach with Spokane team

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:25PM

As a kid growing up in Mercer Island, Alex Sirianni wanted nothing more than to play football for Mercer Island High School.

Midlakes swim league

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:25PM

Thursday, July 5

New era for MI 3-on-3: Mercer Island basketball tourney draws 25 teams

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:25PM

The gymnasium walls at the Community Center at Mercer View were lined with parents, brothers, sisters and plenty of aspiring basketball stars Friday as the annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament played host to more than 100 student-athletes.

MSC takes fourth season title

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:25PM

For the Mercerwood Shore Club, the third and final Midlakes meet featuring head-to-head match-ups between Island teams was more than just a friendly rivalry meet — it was about making history and finishing undefeated. The 415-291 victory over the Mercer Island Country Club clinched the fourth consecutive regular season title for the Manta Rays and extended their win streak to 23 meets.

Rocky road for Island coed team

  • Jul 19, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Nov 24, 2008 at 5:25PM

It has been a turbulent season for the Rockers, Mercer Island’s coed 50-and-over softball team. The unpredictability continued last week as the team split two games.

Island bicyclists in the STP

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:24PM

The annual Seattle to Portland Bicycle event took place Saturday July 14 and Sunday July 15 with 68 Mercer Island residents taking part. The event hosted athletes from five countries and 44 states.

MSC takes fourth-straight title

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:24PM

For the fourth consecutive year ,the Mercerwood Shore Club is the Midlakes Champion. The club swim team won the championship meet with 1907.5 team points, while the Mercer Island Country Club took third (1198.5) and the Beach Club finished fifth (929).

Midlakes championship

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:24PM

At the King County Aquatic Center

Boys swim wins national title: NISCA title is program’s third in seven years

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:24PM

Winning a high-school sports championship during the summer may seem a bit out of the ordinary. But for the Mercer Island High School boys swim winning the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (NISCA) National Championship falls right in line with its growing list of accomplishments and overall domination.

Midlakes swimming league gives MIHS a big push: Watching growth of Island athletes is impressive

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:24PM

It should come as no surprise that the Mercer Island High School swim teams are title contenders each year. While the girls have been close the past five years, the Islander boys have taken two consecutive state titles. It was recently announced that the team won the national title this year, as well. And while all of this has come under the tutelage of high school swim coach Jeff Lowell, it starts at the club level.

Mercer Island 10U All-Stars place third

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:24PM

After losing its first game to the eventual tournament champion, the Mercer Island Little League 9- and 10-year-old All-Stars battled their way back through the loser’s bracket to finish third at the District 9 Little League tournament held at Hartman Park in Redmond, Wash. A total of 16 Little League all-star teams from the Eastside District 9 participated in the tournament and only the winner advanced to the state tournament.

Kern takes state golf title

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:24PM

Local 14 year old sets his sights on making Mercer Island High School varsity

Senior Islander athlete competes in triathlons

  • Aug 9, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Nov 24, 2008 at 5:24PM

Aldape trains for fun, friendship and exercise

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