Story Archives

Archive Results — 14151 thru 14175 of about 16250 items

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.

Mercer Island coaches make an impact

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:27PM

Matt Phelps
Sports Beat

37th annual All-Island Track Meet: The perfect day for a race

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:27PM

They donned face paint, colored their hair and made colorful signs. Screaming and cheering on their friends and classmates, students from all three Mercer Island elementary schools came together Friday afternoon at the Mercer Island High School stadium for the 37th annual All-Island Track Meet.

Greg Mahony selected for U.S. lacrosse tryouts

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:27PM

Mercer Island High School senior Greg Mahony was selected to tryout for the U.S. Lacrosse national team. The team will compete in the International Lacrosse Federation Under-19 World Championships to be held next year.

Island team makes it to baseball finals

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:27PM

One year ago, the fledgling Mercer Island Travel Team (MITT) program took its 9-and-under and 10-and-under teams to the Pasco Memorial Day Tournament in Pasco, Wash., but returned hat in hand.

MI Yankees take title

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:27PM

The Yankees came back from a seven-run deficit in the bottom of the sixth inning to win the Mercer Island Little league title 10-9. The May 30 championship game against the Tigers went into extra innings at the South Mercer Playfields.

MI Power rolls to champs

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:26PM

The MI Power 11U and 10U baseball teams put on an impressive display of baseball skills in Lynden, Wash., over Memorial Day weekend at the Making Memories Invitational Tournament. Powered by 17 kids from Mercer Island, both teams finished 6-0 in their divisions and brought home first place trophies. The tournament drew more than 50 teams from across the state and Canada in six different age divisions.

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.

Read the Nov 25
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates