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Mercer Island teachers support Bellevue strike

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 3:42PM

Teachers from across Bellevue gathered behind picket signs last week, striking in solidarity for higher wages and a more flexible curriculum.

Track all the weather you want underground

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 12:00AM

September is here. The kids are back in school. And the fall equinox is right around the corner. With summer virtually over, new interests present themselves and the perpetual technology learning curve continues to challenge us all.

Fall is the time to consider change in the garden

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 12:00AM

Autumn is filled with change. The garden changes from new life and production to a quiet shutting down. Leaves begin falling, the summer flowers fade; but if you look closely, life emerges with the fall flowers and the beauty of the changing leaves.

What to consider about taking SAT subject tests

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 12:00AM

Question: What are the subject tests and should I be thinking about taking them?

Escape from the Rock

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 12:00AM

This Week

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 12:00AM

Mercer Island High School’s first graduating class will celebrate its 50th reunion this weekend with three days of activities. For information, call (206) 232-0885 or e-mail sallylarryb@msn.com

Youthful golf team aims high

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 12:00AM

No boys golf team in the past decade has won KingCo in three consecutive seasons. Last year’s repeat of the KingCo title was not only a great achievement for the squad, but it gave the boys a chance to make history.

Water polo’s new era uses past success as blueprint

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 12:00AM

Most high school teams change from year to year. That change can sometimes include a new coach, an extra non-league tournament, transition of talent and sometimes a new place to play home games. For the Mercer Island boys water polo team, change means all of the above.

Islander girls soccer is healthy and ready to win

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 12:00AM

If a girls soccer player made it through the entire season in 2007 without injury, she was in the minority. Eleven out of 18 players missed time last year due to torn ACLs, twisted ankles and a litany of other ailments that made the team look like a traveling emergency room. The result was a frustrating season that saw Mercer Island miss the playoffs and slide to the bottom of the division with just five wins.

Islander XC looks for new challenges

  • Sep 10, 2008 at 12:00AM

Cross country is a sport that is thought of, primarily, as an individual sport. Running tests one’s endurance, speed and mental fortitude. But the emphasis on team at Mercer Island High School has led the girls squad to be a perennial state contender and the boys to push their way to the top.

Big league plays at Safeco Field

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 2:02PM

Last week might have held the best three-day stretch in the past decade for the Mercer Island High School baseball team. The Islanders defeated Interlake, beat Bellevue for the first time in over six years and lost to Lakeside. How can a loss be included in that three-day stretch? It was played at Safeco Field and was a non-league game.

Promising start for the M’s?

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 2:01PM

For starters, the Mariners have them. That much was apparent during the brief first home stand of the 2008 Seattle Mariners, management of which bet millions that a beefed up starting-pitching corps would be all the team needs to seize the American West Division title from the rival Los Angeles Angels. But for a ninth-inning home run given up by all-star reliever J.J. Putz (now on the disabled list with a minor injury) during the second of three with the Texas Rangers, the 2008 M’s would have left home for a week at 3-0. As is, the 2-1 mark kept up with the pitching-depleted Angels in a race that may proceed well into September.

Soccer rebounds from losses

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 2:01PM

The Mercer Island boys soccer team beat Sammamish 2-0 behind Jed Jacobson’s two goals on Thursday night at Islander Stadium. But the two consecutive losses prior to Thursday are raising questions of focus and consistency.

Calendar

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 2:01PM

In Gary’s name

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 2:01PM

Former Mercer Island High School golf coach and middle school teacher Gary Adrian touched numerous young lives on the Island for more than a decade and a half. His passing in September 2006 brought many of his former students and athletes back together to say goodbye. Many more of his family, friends and pupils will gather on July 14 at the Fairwood Golf and Country Club in Renton for the first Gary Adrian Memorial Golf Tournament.

Softball wins, softball wins!

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 2:01PM

All sporting victories feel good, but regular-season wins don’t normally come under the heading of feeling “unbelievable” unless they are for a championship. But the pride that the Mercer Island girls softball players felt when they defeated Federal Way 8-4 on April 7 at the South Mercer Playfields was a testament of dedication and hard work.

Mercer Island baseball on a roll

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 2:01PM

The surging Mercer Island baseball team beat top-ranked Skyline 11-1 on Saturday.

Calendar

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 2:01PM

Lacrosse action

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 2:01PM

Opening day for Little League

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 2:01PM

Scoreboard

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 2:01PM

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Girls lacrosse rips North Kitsap, ties Holy Names

  • Apr 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 2:01PM

It is difficult for any team to make the transition between taking target practice and playing a high quality opponent.

Boys soccer crushes Mount Si

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 2:00PM

The Islanders’ season-opening loss to Mount Si was a big blow to its hopes for this season. But the Islanders earned some big-time payback on April 8 when they destroyed the Wildcats 5-0.

The picture of inconsistency

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 2:00PM

The Mercer Island boys lacrosse team has been the picture of youth and inconsistency this season despite being ranked in the top five in the state.

Smokin’ aces

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 2:00PM

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