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Mercer Island juggernaut

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:15PM

There isn’t a team in the state that wants to face the Mercer Island boys swim team. Last week’s results didn’t help that fact. The Islanders crushed the second-place team from the 2006 state swim meet, Kennedy High School, 135-35 during a double dual-meet at Mary Wayte Pool on Dec. 4.

Ogata wins state title with Skyline

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:14PM

Mercer Island High School teacher and resident Brett Ogata has had many coaching roles as an Islander. But the one that he took last spring with Skyline High School as the football team’s offensive coordinator fulfilled a dream.

Girls earn first win against Mount Si in seven years

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:14PM

Pair of 11-0 runs sink thoughts of an Islander upset against No. 2-ranked Issaquah

Lutu lifts Islanders past Mount Si, Issaquah

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:14PM

Last year Leroy Lutu injured his hand playing football for the football team. This year the Mercer Island senior opted out of football during the fall to guarantee himself a healthy beginning to the basketball season. That plan has paid off — and then some.

Islanders get stretched out

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:14PM

Forfeits cost Mercer Island a big meet, win weekend tournament

Boys, girls b-ball pound Patriots

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:14PM

The boys and girls basketball teams faced Liberty High School on Dec. 10 with the same outcome — victory. Both teams achieved wins by utilizing multiple offensive weapons.

Chef Lutu’s steal stew too hot for blue crew

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:14PM

Senior ties school record for picks in a game as Islanders pound Interlake, 71-30

Girls survive third-quarter collapse

  • Dec 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Nov 24, 2008 at 5:14PM

This season has been a move away from the past for the Mercer Island girls basketball team. The Islanders have developed a killer instinct this season against the low and mid-tier teams in 3A KingCo and have been competitive against the best squads in the league. But one element that the team can’t seem to break away from is scoring droughts.

Lutu’s hoop dreams are a reality

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:13PM

Islander left grass, dirt and injuries for love of the hardwood

A legend leaves and youth rise up in 2007

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:13PM

Last year was full of records, the changing of the guard, national titles and youthful athletes that show a bright future for Mercer Island athletics.

B-ballers play in California

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:13PM

Neither the boys nor girls Mercer Island High School basketball teams made it to the finals of their respective tournaments in California, but both proved they can play with some of the best teams in the west.

Boys basketball hammers Newport

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:13PM

Coming off their good showing in the Desert Heat Invitational during winter break, the Mercer Island boys basketball players used what they learned in California to dominate Newport and Skyline to start the second half of the regular season.

Two is not enough against Issaquah

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:13PM

Gymnasts beat in big meet

Islanders crush Interlake

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:13PM

Girls drop two to start second half

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:13PM

The Mercer Island girls have had problems with the start to the second half of games. That problem now includes the bigger picture or the regular season as the Islanders returned from winter break by losing to both Skyline and Newport.

Slopes are powdered up and ready to go

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:12PM

8:55 in the morning.

Exactly how they Drew it up

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:12PM

Biggest game of Sexton’s career puts MI in driver’s seat for KingCo

Wrestling gets back in the race

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:12PM

Prior to the winter break, Mercer Island lost to Interlake because of injuries and defections in personnel. But thanks to some help within the KingCo. division and two victories last week, the Islanders are back on top of the division.

Girls bounce back from loss to Bellevue

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:12PM

The Mercer Island High School girls basketball team is one of the youngest in 3A KingCo with eight players being freshmen or sophomores. The Islanders had a chance to break through against one of the best teams in the state, Bellevue, on Wednesday but lost 60-51.

Swim second at KR Invite

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:12PM

The Mercer Island boys swim team continued its domination of every team in Washington on Saturday at the Kentridge Invitational. But the Islanders (741.5) took second place for the first time this season to Omaha Creighton Prep (790).

Awash in points

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:12PM

Girls, hoop fall apart against Mount Si

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:12PM

Battling to score points during the third quarter, Islander Hannah Lilly charged hard to the hoop. Her shot, which was deflected by a Mount Si player, hit the bottom of the back board, knocking off a duct-taped piece of protective foam.

Twice in a lifetime

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:11PM

Matt Phelps
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