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Softball players need to light the torch

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:30PM

Three years ago a group of seniors walked away from the Mercer Island softball team for various reasons. Many senior athletes choose not to play a sport during their final year of high school to concentrate on academics or to prepare for college. But these seniors, a majority of them starters on the team, left at a critical time. They unknowingly started a chain reaction that has put the Mercer Island High School softball program in the worst place imaginable.

Tennis prepares for KingCo: Girls finish season with one loss

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:29PM

One loss during a grueling week kept the Islander girls tennis team from the 3A KingCo title for the second consecutive year. But that one loss to Skyline is all that Mercer Island has had to endure this season as they prepare for the post season.

Taking aim at a fifth title: Islanders start playoff run Friday at Islander Stadium

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:29PM

Every Mercer Island boys lacrosse fan knows how good Greg Mahony is. His quickness, shot selection, endurance and overall athleticism has allowed him to lead the Islanders during his senior season. But now the nation is taking notice.

March of the Islanders: Girls water polo overcomes first quarter against Totems

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:29PM

Slow starts have plagued the Mercer Island girls water polo team this year. A slow start on Wednesday almost cost the team a win against Sammamish.

The dust settles

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:29PM

Soccer drops to third: Team ends run at KingCo title

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:29PM

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Dive Forrest, dive! Shootout win gives Islanders momentum, advance to state playoffs

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:29PM

The Mercer Island boys soccer team advanced to the state playoffs for the third consecutive year with a 2-1 victory over Bainbridge Island at Ingraham High School on Saturday. But the game was just one of three consecutive victories during loser-out playoff contests for the Islanders last week.

Only nine Islanders advance: Track and field thinned out at KingCo meet

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:29PM

While the 3A KingCo track and field championships were good to nine Islanders who advanced to districts, the meet as a whole was a step backward for the boys team.

Two doubles, one single to districts for girls tennis: Carpenter and Zemplenyi take No. 2 seed

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:29PM

Chasing its 27th state title, the Mercer Island girls tennis team came through the 3A KingCo tournament with two doubles teams and one singles player qualifying for the district meet on May 7 at Skyline. And while the Islanders didn’t grab a No. 1 seed, the five players are one less than the limit for one team, keeping the dream of another state title alive.

Lacrosse teams advance to state semis

  • May 17, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Nov 24, 2008 at 5:29PM

Both the Mercer Island boys and girls lacrosse teams will play during their respective state playoff semifinals, thanks to dominating victories last week.

Erica Hill builds ‘extended family’

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:28PM

Erica Hill is Mercer Island’s Hilary Swank character in “Freedom Writers.” Hill lights fires under high school students with her passions for English and running.

MI girls golf takes second at medalist tournament: Four Islanders moce on to district meet at Riverben GC

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:28PM

The Mercer Island girls golf team tied for the highest number of athletes, four, to qualify for districts during the 3A KingCo medalist meet on May 7 at the Snohomish Golf Course.

MI conquered by Spartans

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:28PM

It wasn’t the way they envisioned walking off the field at Memorial Stadium. Watching the Bainbridge Island boys lacrosse players in a pig pile at the 50-yard line. Spartan fans cheering and screaming in glee.

Girls lacrosse beat by Bainbridge in semis

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:28PM

During preseason play, Mercer Island girls lacrosse team coach Megan Elston called 2007 “a rebuilding year.” After all, the team had lost a lot of starters and its long-time head coach Sara Milo.

DeJa Vu all over again

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:28PM

For the third consecutive year, Chris Winterbauer, Trevor Fulp and Chris Bailey will represent Mercer Island boys tennis at the state tournament. But for the first time, the threesome will do it as defending champions and in Eastern Washington.

Four Islanders move on to state meet

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:28PM

The Mercer Island track and field team did not have its best season this year.

One girls doubles to state

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:28PM

One hot day last week wilted the Mercer Island girls tennis team’s chances at the high school’s 27th state title, as the tandem of Amelia Carpenter and Michelle Zemplenyi were the only Islanders to make the state cut. The doubles team finished fourth in districts at Lower Woodland Park, qualifying them to play in the state tournament in Eastern Washington this weekend.

Soccer bounced at state tourney

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:28PM

Wil Nelp stood on the Renton Stadium soccer field and took off his jersey in disgust. He was frustrated, exhausted and emotional following the Islanders’ 3-0 season-ending loss to Hazen on May 15. The senior soccer player knew when he stepped to the sidelines his high school career was over.

Tenacious D stops Island dominace

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:28PM

Only two schools have had their names etched into the girls’ water polo state trophy since its inception in 1990. Mercer Island had a chance to break the tie with Bainbridge Island, each taking the title eight times in the last 16 years. But an old KingCo rival spoiled the party Saturday morning at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

State champions: Islanders take doubles and team titles

  • May 31, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Nov 24, 2008 at 5:28PM

When talking about Mercer Island boys tennis during the past three seasons, a trio of athletes have been at the heart and soul of the program through wins, losses and defections.

Girls tennis doubles: Carpenter and Zemplenyi take third at state

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:27PM

The doubles team of Amelia Carpenter and Michelle Zemplenyi took third place overall at the state tournament and solidified their place in the Mercer Island girls tennis program’s history.

Three golfers place at state

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:27PM

The four athletes representing Mercer Island High School in the boys and girls state golf tournaments finished their respective season strong May 21 and 22. Three of the four golfers made the cut and qualified to play in the second round.

Vogel, Merritt and Borer bring home track medals

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:27PM

One of the best track and field athletes in the history of Mercer Island High School finished her career last weekend.

From player to coach: Islander wins Coach of the Year in first season

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:27PM

When Megan Elston was a sophomore at Mercer Island High School, playing goalkeeper for the soccer team wasn’t enough. Wanting to play another sport during the school year, preferably in the spring, a friend suggested she try lacrosse. Her love affair with the sport has lasted almost a decade, but has brought her back to the place she started as the Islander team’s head coach.

Johnson, UW win national rowing title: Crew team wins first NCAA championship in a decade

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:27PM

Mercer Island High School graduate Jesse Johnson helped the University of Washington crew team to its first NCAA National Championship in a decade Saturday morning.

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