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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

Former Island swimmer Andy Lloyd named CEO

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:23PM

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Water polo 17th at Junior Olympics

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:23PM

Pacific Northwest team, with four Islanders, falls out of top 10 at National tourney

Rockers take second

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:23PM

Team falls to Auburn No. 1 during finals

Special treatment at a young age is root of sports problems

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:23PM

Mike Vick, Adam “Pacman” Jones, Barry Bonds, Tim Donaghy, the Cincinatti Bengals, Tour de France etc ... professional sports scandals have cut across every arena this year. The situations that athletes have put themselves into are nothing new to sports fans. Athletes in trouble with the law or cheating has become an epidemic. And the trouble is not just at the professional level.

MI Rec. league softball is more about comraderie than competition

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:23PM

On beautiful nights during the summer, Homestead Field transforms from a lazy old baseball field into a place of excitement. The entire park seemingly comes alive with the crack of the bat, laughter and dugout chatter. These sounds are typically caused by energetic members of local Little League baseball teams, who are thrilled to be on the field. However, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night in the summer, the buzz is caused by members of the Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Softball Program.

Mercer Island athletes excel in aquatics

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:23PM

Matt Phelps
Sports Beat

No sockeye season for lake

  • Aug 30, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Nov 24, 2008 at 5:23PM

Forecast is less than half of preseason for fishes’ return, Cutthroat trout is OK

Country Club takes water polo title

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:22PM

The Mercer Island Country Club 14-and-under boys’ water polo team won the Midlakes Championship for the first time by beating the Mercerwood Shore Club, 18-16, on Aug. 17. The Country Club qualified for the finals by beating Phantom Lake 13-4 and Fairwood 10-6.

Mahony chooses Yale from Ivy league schools

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:22PM

Islander will attend Santa Clara for a year

A new era for Islander football

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:22PM

New MI coach is greeted with 54-7 loss to Eastlake

Serving notice to 3A KingCo

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:22PM

Volleyball is ready for battle

H2O polo strives for perfect 10

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:22PM

The idea of a woman taking the position of head coach for the Mercer Island boys’ water polo team was foreign to many. But Lauren Ayers’ ability to lead the team was never in question last year when Mercer Island took third place at the San Diego Invitational and won its seventh consecutive Washington state title.

One last step for girls’ swim

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:22PM

Breaking the impasse with Bellevue could mean a state title for Islanders

Cross country is all about timing

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:22PM

The Mercer Island High School cross country team will have just one home meet at Island Crest Park this season. But with nearly 150 kids turning out for the team, support will not be hard to find in the opposition’s back yard.

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