MI girls basketball free tuneup clinics, select tryouts | Sports brief

The Mercer Island girls basketball select program will be hosting free tuneup clinics for girls in fourth through eighth grade in advance of the select team tryouts for this winter's season.

Players can brush up on their skills, meet the coaches and get back into the basketball rhythm.

Tune ups will be held Tuesday, Sept. 11, Thursday, Sept. 13 and Wednesday, Sept. 19 at the North Mercer Gym. Fourth and fifth graders can stop by between 6-7:30 p.m. while the sixth through eighth graders will have the gym from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Tryouts for the teams will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Mercer Island High School. Fourth and fifth graders will go from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., with sixth grade from 3 to 4 p.m. and seventh and eighth graders from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tryouts will also be held on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 10 to 11 a.m. for fourth and fifth graders, sixth graders from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and seventh and eighth graders from 1 to 2 p.m.

To learn more about the program, visit or contact Carla Barokas at


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