Sports Briefs

JP Bruckner, O’Dea win league title

Island resident John Paul (JP) Bruckner, an O’Dea High School junior, won first place during the Metro League Wrestling Championships on Saturday at the 215-pound weight class. Bruckner earned pins in all three of his matches (3:10; 1:39; 2:31) and moves on to the Region IV wrestling tournament in Wenatchee on Saturday.

The O’Dea team is led by coach and Mercer Island resident, Jeff Anderson, and won its 14 Metro League title during the tournament. The team qualified a total of 15 wrestlers for districts.

Student/Teacher Basketball Game

The annual MI Girl’s Basketball Select Teams versus Teachers Benefit Basketball Game will be at 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 7 at Islander Middle School.

There will be a special halftime show and “celebrity refs.” A bake sale and concessions will also be available. $5/adults; free/students, teachers.

Please support MI Girl’s Basketball. Players will be out in the community selling tickets, which can also be purchased at the door. Please call Christa Lilly at 818-7622 for more information.

T-Ball, Little League Baseball/Softball registration

February 15 is the last day to register for girls or boys T-Ball and MI Little League baseball (ages 5-12) and softball (girls age 5-14). Register now at or call the Boys & Girls Club at 232-4548.

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