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Boys lacrosse vs. Issaquah tonight

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:58PM

The Mercer Island boys lacrosse team will play at Issaquah High School at 7 p.m. during the state semifinals, thanks to a win against Curtis, 17-11, on Friday.

Polo preps for state run

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:58PM

Five Islanders finish Boston Marathon

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:58PM

A group of Islander men ran in the 112th Boston Marathon held on April 21, the day after the women’s marathon Olympic Trials qualifying race took place in the city. Islanders Ryan Rein, Brian Kennett, Michael Schreck Jr., Greg Larson, and Roger Larson all finished the 26.2-mile course. They range in age from 38 to 63.

Track and field sends 14 athletes to districts

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:58PM

The Mercer Island team will send 14 athletes to the Sea-King district meet following a fifth-place finish for the boys and a sixth-place finish for the girls.

MI sweeps district doubles

  • May 21, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 1:58PM

Mercer Island tennis coach Joyce Hedlund was nervous going into the district meet. The Islanders had just one doubles team for boys and girls on the Lower Woodland Park courts in Seattle. The girls team had only been playing together for less than a month and a half, with one freshman player. The boys team had just a week and a half to practice together prior to facing some of the best teams in the state.

Islander boys lacrosse misses state title game

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:57PM

High school coaches can only do so much to prepare their teams. Good scouting of opponents during the playoffs can mean the difference between winning a title and going home. The Mercer Island boys lacrosse team had a good scouting report on Issaquah during its state semifinal game, but the team could not execute the game plan. The result was a 10-4 loss and a premature trip to the offseason.

Soccer reaches semis

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:57PM

The Mercer Island boys soccer team should be weaker without team co-captain Keegan Tomita. He is a senior, starter and one of the best players in the state.

Mahony selected as an all-American Girls lacrosse out in semifinals

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:57PM

The Mercer Island girls lacrosse team earned its first playoff victory in four years on May 13 against Tacoma, 12-11. But a loss two days later to Bainbridge Island, 21-11, had a feeling of deja vu as the Spartans have ended the Islanders’ postseason dreams twice.

Girls golf struggles at districts

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:57PM

The Mercer Island girls golf team struggled at the district meet on May 12 at Riverbend golf course in Kent to finish out of the top 10.

MI sends three to state meet

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:57PM

Tennis doubles up on second place

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:57PM

The Mercer Island High School boys and girls tennis programs sent two doubles teams to state last weekend and finished with the same result on both sides — second place.

Soccer looses heartbreaker at state

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:57PM

For the second time in three years, the Mercer Island boys soccer team finished third in state. But the 4-0 victory over Lakeside during the consolation final on Saturday was overshadowed by the team’s overtime loss to Kennedy during the state semifinal game.

Water polo finishes second at state tournament

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:57PM

For the second consecutive season, the Mercer Island girls water polo team faced chief rival Newport during the state finals at the King County Aquatic Center. The Islanders finished second in state, but the road to that accomplishment was nothing like last year.

Mount Baker to send two to Nationals

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:57PM

The Mount Baker Crew team had a good showing during the Northwest Regional Regatta in Vancouver, Wash., behind the power of eight Mercer Island residents. Two shells with Islanders among the crew will compete at the National Championship to be held in Ohio next month.

Borer wins state pole vault title

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 1:57PM

Mercer Island junior Bryce Borer kept going up this season. The pole vaulter’s success culminated with a jump over 15 feet on Friday, earning him a place on the state track and field championship’s highest podium.

Boys golf takes third, Chinn eighth at state

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:56PM

Rain and wind couldn’t deter the Mercer Island boys golf team from its second-best finish at state in the program’s history as four Islander golfers combined to take third overall with 73 points.


  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 1:56PM

The Mercer Island High School baseball team made the 3A KingCo playoffs in 2006, not as reported in the May 14 issue of the Reporter.

High school senior duo made Mercer Island baseball exciting again

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:56PM

One player was a surprise on the mound and the other exceeded his team’s highest expectations at the plate. One player threw a no-hitter and the other hit over .500. Both players admit that this year’s playoff appearance, only the second in a decade, was a team effort. But both seniors, Cullen Russell and Joey Scalzo, undeniably made the Islanders exciting again and gave the younger players a glimpse of what is possible.

Just stay calm — former Mercer Island coach to offer class for parents of athletes

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:56PM

Former Mercer Island High School graduate and coach Brad Rorem has had a lot of experience with parents and adolescent athletes. He has played and coached football and wrestling for the Islanders and is currently a high school teacher. Rorem will use his experiences to teach a class at Bellevue Community College and help parents through this phase of their child’s life, starting on June 26 for five Thursdays.

Column: Mariners just one tiny 20-game win streak from contention

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:56PM

Riding the elevator to the Safeco Field press box on May 27, I suggested to a glum Seattle Mariners team official that it just might be the night when the struggling club started a 20-game winning streak. As I’m known less for my prescience than my facetiousness, the official responded with something like: “Yeah, right.” Yet, as the weekend series against Detroit dawned, the M’s — who had been winless during an infamous late-May stretch of seven games — were within 18 of fulfilling my prophecy.

Mercer Island spring sports rewind

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Sep 9, 2008 at 1:56PM

Mercer Island Sports Briefs — Five Islanders are Arizona Ironmen

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:56PM

Sports updates and announcements for Mercer Island.

Leroy Lutu, Laura Maruhashi named Athletes of the Year

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:56PM

Leroy Lutu and Laura Maruhashi achieved very different things this year in athletics. One guided the boys basketball program back to state prominence and an undefeated regular-season title. The other won the All-Around district title in gymnastics and helped the girls lacrosse program to the state semifinals in her fourth year playing the sport.

Liquid sunshine from elementary students

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:55PM

There was nothing but liquid sunshine at Islander Stadium on Friday as West Mercer Elementary (421.5 points) won its third All-grade Island Track Meet in a row. Liquid dropped from the sky but the drizzle and wind was met by cheers, painted faces and the glee of elementary students, some getting their first taste of competitive athletics during the event’s 38th year. Island Park scored 206.5 points while Lakeridge finished with 152 in the Mercer Island Parks and Recreation department-sponsored event.

Sports briefs

  • Sep 9, 2008 at 1:55PM

The Mercer Island Little League baseball team, the Rays, held off a late rally by the Angels to win the AA Division Island Championship, 15-11, on May 29 at the Lid Park. The game marked the culmination of a tumultuous two-week playoff between the six teams of the AA Division, comprised mainly of third and fourth-graders from the Island.

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