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Mercer Island's Choe plays in lacrosse world championships with Korean National team

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:52PM

For Island resident Michael Choe, the past few months have been like a lacrosse game — non-stop action. Choe recently graduated from Mercer Island High School, helped guide the varsity lacrosse team to the state semifinals and played for the Korean National team in the world lacrosse championships in Coquitlam, British Columbia.

Shore Club completes season undefeated, Beach Club continues rise in Midlakes Division I

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:52PM

Two seasons ago, the Mercer Island Beach Club swimmers competed in division II of the Midlakes swim league and were awaiting the remodel of their home pool.

Sports briefs

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:52PM

Islanders Sean and Tess Johnston recently competed in the 2008 USA Taekwondo Junior Olympic Championships, held in Detroit, Mich. Sean Johnston won gold in the 12- and 13-year-old boys blue belt forms competition and silver in the sparring event. Tess Johnston won the 8- and 9-year-old girls blue belt sparring competition. The siblings train with Coach Lionel Lee at Yi Sport Taekwondo in Seattle.

Miller sets senior PBA circuit on fire | MIHS graduate won fame and fortune during his career as a professional bowler

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:52PM

Two things have been constant in Hugh Miller’s life — Mercer Island and bowling. And while he has drifted away from each at one time or another, he has returned to both.

Miller sets senior PBA circuit on fire

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:52PM

Two things have been constant in Hugh Miller’s life — Mercer Island and bowling. And while he has drifted away from each at one time or another, he has returned to both. Miller grew up on the Island and graduated from Mercer Island High School in 1975. That was when the lane of life rolled him into stardom.

Thundering impact on HS sports?

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:51PM

There has been a lot of fallout from the move of the Seattle Sonics NBA franchise to Oklahoma City. And yes, while there is a chance that turncoat Howard Schultz might be able to bring the team back with his public-relations-stunt of a lawsuit, most sports fans will feel the void this November.

Shore Club run comes to an end

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:51PM

The Midlakes Swimming Championship marked the end of an era and many coaching tenures for Island clubs at the King County Aquatic Center on Saturday.

Sports briefs

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:51PM

11U baseball team finishes second at district tourney

Yankee Stadium, Fenway and Cooperstown: The baseball trip of a lifetime | Column

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:51PM

For most people, the vacation of a lifetime has a destination of Italy, France, or for Islander Paul Allen, maybe outer space. For me, the person who has taken two vacations since starting at the Reporter in 2001, it was the baseball trifecta. Following the Midlakes Championship meet and quickly filing my story, I rushed to the airport with my brother-in-law for a red-eye to New York to see Yankee stadium, Cooperstown and then over to Boston for a game at Fenway Park.

First state title for the Mercer Island Little League baseball

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:51PM

The Mercer Island 9-10 Little League baseball All-Stars capped an undefeated playoff tournament by capturing the Mercer Island Little League’s first Washington state championship on July 27.

Camping with Nate the Great

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 1:51PM

Sports briefs

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:51PM

MI Girls Basketball (MIGB) is offering free clinics in August for girls in grades four through eight. Fourth, fifth and sixth-grade clinics will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. on Aug. 21 and 7-8:30 p.m. on Aug. 25 at the MI Boys and Girls Club. The clinics will be run by the fifth and sixth-grade select team coaches. At the clinics, MIGB will be introducing Jennie Rondel as the new fifth-grade coach. Coach Rondel played college basketball at Santa Clara University and coached Lake Washington High School varsity girls basketball team last season. Also running the clinics will be sixth-grade Select coaches Matt Price, former MIHS men’s varsity player and record holder, along with Dawn Wilson. Both have been coaching MIGB for the last two and three years, respectively.

Heglar resigns as Mercer Island football coach

  • Aug 8, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 1:51PM

Mercer Island head football coach, Bill Heglar, resigned on Thursday, taking the athletic director's position at Kentlake High School because of a lack of teaching opportunities at Mercer Island High School.

Eastside Catholic's Boyd earns spot on Washington Nationals scout team

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 1:51PM

Matt Boyd, a Mercer Island resident and Eastside Catholic baseball player, has had a busy year with numerous regional all-star team selections, helping to guide the Crusaders through an undefeated league schedule and verbally committing to play at Oregon State University. What’s next? His senior year of high school.

Heglar resigns as Islander head football coach | John Williams named interim coach for 2008 season

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:50PM

Islander head football coach, Bill Heglar, resigned on Thursday, taking the athletic director’s position at Kentlake High School because of a lack of teaching opportunities at Mercer Island High School.

Sports briefs | Mudville Baseball NW 18U wins Triple Crown National title

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:50PM

Mercer Island’s only 18U select team, Mudville Baseball NW (42-19, 5-2) has captured the 2008 Triple Crown National 18U Championship defeating the No. 1 seed, Lone Peak Knights of Alpine, Utah, 6-1 in the championship game. After a 1-2 start in the Round Robin portion of the event, Mudville made the necessary offensive and defensive adjustments, winning four straight games in four days to capture the national championship at Supliezio Field, home of the National Junior College World Series. Mudville struggled initially in the seeding rounds to qualify in the double elimination event. Mercer Islander Cam Wilson won the only game of the Round Robin play, defeating the Newcastle Blue Sox (CO) 11-2. Wilson struck out six and walked two, not allowing an earned run.

Ibanez is valuable on and off the field

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:50PM

One of the often cited minuses of trading Raul Ibanez is that he provides the intangibles of the “great clubhouse guy” for the Seattle Mariners.

Olympic feeling doesn’t have to end on Sunday

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:50PM

The Olympics have a little something for every sports fan — casual or diehard. Watching Michael Phelps has been great theater. Although there is no relation to myself as far as I know, I do get a kick out of seeing “Phelps wins gold” flash on every news and sports Web site on the Internet. But Phelps’ quest for eight gold medals, the most won at one Games by an Olympian in history, brings the best of sports to the forefront of our culture. I haven’t heard much talk of steroids at these games — the only time was when previous world record holders hailed from the former East Germany.

Williams is new football head coach

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:50PM

Less than a month before the Mercer Island High School football team plays its first game of the 2008 season, interim head coach John Williams is still trying to put names with faces.

Sports brief

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 1:50PM

Mudville tryouts

Kids get a taste of Lake Washington

  • Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 1:50PM

Sports briefs

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:50PM

Free basketball

Mercer Island's Opdycke completes swimming’s triple crown

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 1:50PM

Mercer Island High School graduate Rendy Opdycke swam the Catalina Channel, from Catalina Island to the California mainland, in eight hours and 28 minutes on Aug. 9. It is the third fastest time for a woman and the sixth fastest time overall, out of 145 people who have swam the channel solo since 1927.

Markwith, Godfred swim around Island, raise $4,000 for charity

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:49PM

Some athletes have swam around the Island for charity. Some have attempted the feat as a school project. Some have done it for a challenge. For Rachel Godfred and Sara Markwith it was all of the above.

Escape from the Rock triathlon on Mercer Island, Sept. 7

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:49PM

The 12th annual Escape from the Rock triathlon will take place Sept. 7, beginning at Luther Burbank Park.

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