Mitzel makes first trip to the winner's circle at Teal

Islander Paul Mitzel made his first trip to the winner’s circle Jan. 15 at the Teal Bend Open as a part of the Junior Golf Tour. Mitzel completed three rounds of golf eight-over to take first place overall.

During the opening round Mitzel carded a 77 and was tied with four other players for third place going into the Jan. 14 second round. During the second round Mitzel carded a solid round of even par (72) as he took the lead and put himself in position to win his first FCWT event of the season. During the final day of competition Mitzel carded a closing round of 75 and finished three strokes ahead of John Catlin of Carmichael, CA (2009) who began the day in third place. This was just Mitzel’s third competition of the season.

MIBGC looking for experienced officials

The Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club is seeking experienced basketball officials for the 2007 season for grades 3-9 for boys and girls leagues. The season will run until Mid March. Please contact Meredith Cutting or Donna Eken at 232-4548 for more information.

Mercer Island Pony baseball registration

Island Baseball Club registration has opened for Mercer Island spring boys’ baseball ages 13-17. Mercer Island players interested in competing in a recreational select Pony baseball team this coming spring should visit the IBC Web page for more information. Registration will be open until Feb. 15. For more information, e-mail or contact Dave MacMillan at 232-7145. The IBC web page address is http //

Pallis to race at Daytona

Mercer Island resident Chris Pallis, along with Don Kitch (Bellevue, Wash.), Chris Pennington (Redmond, Wash.), and Tony Bawcutt (Kirkland, Wash.) will race the No. 82 Porsche sponsored by Live Search during the Rolex 24 at Daytona, January 27-28 as a part of the Synergy Racing team.

Synergy will also field a second Team Seattle entry—the No. 83 Porsche—driven by Dave Gaylord (Graham, Wash.), Don Pickering (Reno, Nev.), Hal Hilton (Issaquah, Wash.) and Ben McCrackin (Corpus Christi, Texas).

Practice and qualifying for the Rolex 24 At Daytona gets underway tomorrow on Daytona International Speedway’s 3.56-mile road course. The green flag drops on Jan. 27 with the race concluding Jan. 28. Live television coverage of the race will be available on Fox Sports and SPEED. MSN Autos will provide coverage of Team Seattle’s efforts throughout the race.

Live Search and Team Seattle have partnered to benefit Children’s Hospital, and Internet users can add to their contribution by simply searching the Web. In addition to sponsoring Team Seattle’s No. 82 Porsche GT3 Cup fielded by Synergy Racing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, Microsoft will add $1 to its donation every time a Live Search originates from between Jan. 8 and 29.

Senior men’s tennis player needed

The senior men’s Tennis program, run by the Mercer Island Parks and Recreation Department is currently looking for new players. For more information, contact Kirk Willms at 236-7487.

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