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A tall order for Gier’s team

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:40PM

Mercer Island senior Georgia Gier knows that she will be playing basketball at Colgate University next season. She knows that her ability and size has come with high expectations. She also knows that this is her last year to leave her mark on the Mercer Island girls basketball program.

A Mercer Island Phoenix? Boys basketball attempts to rise from the ashes of the program’s worst season

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:40PM

Last year marked the worst season the Mercer Island boys basketball team has endured in the 39 seasons that Ed Pepple has been the team’s head coach.

In the zone: Defections can’t sway Islander wrestling’s focus

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:40PM

The Mercer Island wrestling team went through a transition season in 2005-2006. Creighton Laughary took over for longtime head coach Paul Jackson. The team had just one senior and a litany of talent with no experience. This was supposed to be the year when the team moved back into contention for a 3A KingCo title that it won in 2005 and 2004.

Gymnast left a legacy of success for H.S. team

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:40PM

One question has loomed over the Mercer Island High School gymnastics team during the off season: How do you replace the best gymnast in school history? The answer is that it can’t.

Mi Schuts past Wolves

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:40PM

The Mercer Island boys basketball team played the Wolves Eastlake High School Saturday, but it was the Islanders clawing their way to a heart-stopping 59-58 season-opening victory.

Island teams battle for Cup

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:40PM

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Snow cancels sporting events

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:40PM

The blast of snow and ice that wreaked havoc over much of western Washington last week also forced the cancellation of five games or meets for Mercer Island High School athletic teams. But the weather wasn’t the only reason for all the cancellations.

Pepple achieves milestone: Boys earn coach win No. 900, lose to Issaquah in final seconds

  • Dec 13, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Nov 24, 2008 at 5:40PM

Many great coaches are associated with Washington state high school athletics. But just one has 900 victories.

Wrestlers take down Skyline

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:39PM

In a close, regular-season wrestling meet, the slightest mistake, movement of an arm or lifting of the head too high can mean the loss of a match, the meet or even a shot at the league championship. The Islanders capitalized on Skyline’s mistakes during two dramatic match victories Thursday to win their regular season opener in an upset 42-36.

Girls struggle, start 1-2: Little mistakes cost team wins

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:39PM

Islander senior Georgia Gier opted out of playing her final season of volleyball to concentrate on basketball. Gier proved that she still knows how to give a thunderous spike, swatting a shot into the back court during the second quarter of the game Wednesday night against Mount Si. But the play was a microcosm within the game, as Gier was promptly called for traveling on the ensuing uncontested lay-up. The Islanders ultimately lost 55-41.

Papasedero named assistant of the year

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:39PM

Mercer Island coach Don Papasedero is known for many things. He has been the Mercer Island High School girls golf head coach, assistant girls basketball head coach and a teacher at the high school.

Govier leads by example: Senior visited state finals with two different teams

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:39PM

With the increasing competition for college scholarships and athletic fame, the three-sport athlete at the high school level is becoming an endangered species. But one athlete at Mercer Island High School is on pace to earn her 12th varsity letter this spring, one for every season she has been an Islander.

Islander competes in Baja 1000 race

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:39PM

Far from the glamour of LeMans and the pageantry of Indy, a thousand miles of “race track” snakes through dusty towns and endless stretches of nothing. This is the TECATE-Score Baja 1000 - a race disguised as a party in the desert of Baja, Mexico. For Indy 500 veteran and Island resident Dominic Dobson, it’s a very interesting couple of days at the office.

Football awards for 2006 season

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:39PM

The Mercer Island football team recently had its awards banquet and the following awards were presented to the team members.

‘Heave and believe’: Sophomore breaks 31-year-old school record in a six-dive meet, boys take two

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:39PM

Nearly half of Mercer Island was still without power last week when the Islander boys swim team took on the swimmers from O’Dea High School at Mary Wayte Pool. But one sophomore, Beau Riebe, electrified swim and dive fans Thursday as he broke the 31-year-old school record for a six-dive meet.

Island sports year in review for 2006: Tragedy, tenacity and triumph

  • Dec 28, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Nov 24, 2008 at 5:39PM

The 2006 calendar year on Mercer Island was one of the more unusual sports years in recent memory. At the high school, the name Mahony meant greatness, an Islander went pro, two teams shocked the state by making it to the championship finals, and Island golf fans said good-bye to a good friend and coach. Other notable Island happenings included Mercer Island residents playing in the Super Bowl, an MIHS graduate going pro and the Rockers winning another title.

Olympic dreams for Hammond

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:38PM

The year 2006 was one to remember for a young ski racer from Mercer Island, who is now taking the skills she acquired in the Cascade Mountains across the globe.

Gier, Lilly lead Mercer Island to third in San Diego: Senior breaks school record for rebounds in a game

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:38PM

For the first time in five years the Mercer Island High School girls basketball team entered a tournament over winter break. The result was a third-place overall finish in its bracket, Georgia Gier setting a new school record for rebounds in a game, taking her game to the next level and the emergence of freshman guard Hannah Lilly, as she earned all-tournament honors.

Boys take second in Calif.: Islanders lose to tourney host, return to face Skyline tonight

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:38PM

There is nothing like a home-court advantage. That idea is taken to the extremes in high school basketball when the opponent has to travel 1,000 miles.

Measuring stick for MI

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:38PM

For most gymnastic teams in 3A KingCo the league schedule doesn’t really start until they face perennial powerhouse Issaquah. Both Mercer Island and Sammamish visited the team that has won the state title three of the past five years on Thursday, and both used the meet to measure where they stand.

Boys take two, move into second place

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:38PM

What a difference a “year” makes.

Girls go cold in KingCo

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:38PM

The gymnasium at Newport High School Friday night felt more like a refrigerator than a basketball court thanks to on-going construction. But the Islanders were the ones who were cold on the hardwood this week as they dropped two in-league games.

From start to finished: Boys knock Bellevue from KingCo title hunt

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:38PM

Matt Schut’s jump shot following the opening tip between Mercer Island and Bellevue gave the Islanders a 2-0 lead. As a joke, the Mercer Island student body began chanting “It’s all over.” But the chant was prophetic as the Islander boys never trailed during the game, soundly defeating their biggest rival 47-36, and knocking the Wolverines out of the 3A KingCo title picture.

Girls basketball shocks Bellevue: First win against Wolverines in nine years; Chow scores 21 points

  • Jan 17, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Nov 24, 2008 at 5:38PM

It wasn’t snowing in hell last Wednesday, but it was in Bellevue. The Mercer Island girls basketball game at Bellevue High School took place despite many school activities and game cancellations last week and the result was a rare Mercer Island 63-60 win over the Wolverines.

The boys, and girls, are back: Sports Beat

  • Nov 24, 2008 at 5:37PM

I dragged myself into work on Sunday afternoon. My heart was heavy from the Seahawks’ loss to the Bears, my mind full of “what ifs?” and my stomach full of pork rinds, spicy meatballs and bean dip. For some reason, close losses sometimes hurt more than a stomachache.

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