Country Club takes water polo title

The Mercer Island Country Club 14-and-under boys’ water polo team won the Midlakes Championship for the first time by beating the Mercerwood Shore Club, 18-16, on Aug. 17. The Country Club qualified for the finals by beating Phantom Lake 13-4 and Fairwood 10-6.

Last year, the Country Club team came in second and finished behind the Shore Club in the 2007 regular season standings. Both teams consisted of many players who played in the Junior Olympics. The Country Club players are: Ethan Hallowell, Henry Fox, Doug Mahony, Eric Benca, Duncan Howard, Daley Seaton, Andy Wingerson, Coach Kyle Rudolph, Kelly Crandall, Erin Crandall, Kenny Trowbridge and Peter Mahony.

Tolkin defends Tacoma title

Mercer Island High School senior Brian Tolkin won the Tacoma Junior Championship for the second year in a row. Tolkin scored a 68 during the first round, a 69 during the second round and a 73 during the final round to win the championship by 10 strokes for the second consecutive year.

According to the organizers, “only a couple of individuals in the last 50 years have repeated as champions.”

The Tacoma Junior Tournament is a three-day cumulative score event.

Tolkin decided to try and defend his title instead of playing in the Pacific Northwest Golf Association tournament in Idaho.

Coach Nicholl retirement toast

MIHS football players will gather Nov. 23 to toast retiring football coach Dick Nicholl at the high school. Contact “Reunions with Class” at (425) 644-1044.

Lunchtime hoops at CCMV

Lunchtime Hoops: Join city employees for lunchtime basketball at the CCMV from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Call Harvey Barnes for details at 230-6848.

MI Girls’ basketball tune up, 2007 tryouts

Get ready for 2007/2008 girls’ basketball! Come to the Tune Up to brush up on your skills, play a little basketball and get ready for the upcoming tryouts. All girls, grades 4-8, are welcome, recreational and Select. This is a free program. Select coaches will be available to work with players to run organized drills for skill development. Booster Club members will be on hand to answer questions about the Island girls’ basketball program and teams.

Tune Up: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Sept. 8, and noon to 3 p.m., Sept. 9. Both at MIHS. Additional details later.

Tryouts for 2007-2008 Island girls’ basketball: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Sept. 15, and noon to 3 p.m., Sept. 16. Both days at MIHS.

Please call Christa Lilly at (206) 818-7622 for more information.

Mary Wayte Pool swim lessons

Adapted aquatic lessons for children and adults with special needs are now being offered. Instructors are trained through the Children’s Hospital Adapted Aquatics program. Lessons are one-on-one for optimal individualization. Cost is $9 per lesson. Call 296-4370 for more information.

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