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Youthful golf team aims high

No boys golf team in the past decade has won KingCo in three consecutive seasons. Last year’s repeat of the KingCo title was not only a great achievement for the squad, but it gave the boys a chance to make history.

Islander girls soccer is healthy and ready to win

If a girls soccer player made it through the entire season in 2007 without injury, she was in the minority. Eleven out of 18 players missed time last year due to torn ACLs, twisted ankles and a litany of other ailments that made the team look like a traveling emergency room. The result was a frustrating season that saw Mercer Island miss the playoffs and slide to the bottom of the division with just five wins.

Islander XC looks for new challenges

Cross country is a sport that is thought of, primarily, as an individual sport. Running tests one’s endurance, speed and mental fortitude. But the emphasis on team at Mercer Island High School has led the girls squad to be a perennial state contender and the boys to push their way to the top.

Big league plays at Safeco Field

Last week might have held the best three-day stretch in the past decade for the Mercer Island High School baseball team. The Islanders defeated Interlake, beat Bellevue for the first time in over six years and lost to Lakeside. How can a loss be included in that three-day stretch? It was played at Safeco Field and was a non-league game.

  • Sep 9, 2008

Soccer rebounds from losses

The Mercer Island boys soccer team beat Sammamish 2-0 behind Jed Jacobson’s two goals on Thursday night at Islander Stadium. But the two consecutive losses prior to Thursday are raising questions of focus and consistency.

  • Sep 9, 2008

Softball wins, softball wins!

All sporting victories feel good, but regular-season wins don’t normally come under the heading of feeling “unbelievable” unless they are for a championship. But the pride that the Mercer Island girls softball players felt when they defeated Federal Way 8-4 on April 7 at the South Mercer Playfields was a testament of dedication and hard work.

  • Sep 9, 2008

Mercer Island baseball on a roll

The surging Mercer Island baseball team beat top-ranked Skyline 11-1 on Saturday.

  • Sep 9, 2008

Scoreboard

Mercer Island 8,

  • Sep 9, 2008

Girls lacrosse rips North Kitsap, ties Holy Names

It is difficult for any team to make the transition between taking target practice and playing a high quality opponent.

  • Sep 9, 2008

Boys soccer crushes Mount Si

The Islanders’ season-opening loss to Mount Si was a big blow to its hopes for this season. But the Islanders earned some big-time payback on April 8 when they destroyed the Wildcats 5-0.

  • Sep 9, 2008

The picture of inconsistency

The Mercer Island boys lacrosse team has been the picture of youth and inconsistency this season despite being ranked in the top five in the state.

  • Sep 9, 2008

Islanders sweep Sammamish, distance dominates

Injuries, spring break and a tough early schedule have all conspired against the Mercer Island High School track and field team this season. Mercer Island took on Sammamish on Thursday at Islander Stadium and earned its first dual-meet victory for both the boys and girls team at one meet.

  • Sep 9, 2008

Girls remain undefeated in KingCo

The Mercer Island girls golf team has lost just one meet in the last two seasons. That loss came at the end of last year and cost the team an undefeated season and the 3A KingCo title. This week, the Islanders have a rare chance to make up for that loss.

  • Sep 9, 2008

Sports briefs

Mudville SP, the Mercer Island-based 13U select baseball team, went 4-0 to win the Championship trophy of the “Early Bird Classic” baseball tournament near Bellingham on April 12-13.

  • Sep 9, 2008

Scoreboard

Mercer Island 15,

  • Sep 9, 2008

Win 37th 3A KingCo title MI girls return to top

Two seasons without a league championship is not normally a big deal for most high school sports programs. But when a team has 36 titles in 41 years, it is a huge deal.

  • Sep 9, 2008

Mercer Island gets infusion of youth for balanced attackBoys bash Bellevue 11-5

The young Mercer Island boys lacrosse team is becoming younger and younger as the season goes on. The pitfalls of inexperience have been seen in the team’s inconsistency. But the skill of that youth came out as Mercer Island pounded Bellevue, 11-5, on Friday at Islander Stadium.

  • Sep 9, 2008

Girls avenge 2007 loss to Skyline, beat Newport by three strokes on final day Golf completes the sweep, wins title

Last year, the final day of the season was a nightmare as the undefeated Mercer Island girls golf team lost to Skyline to finish in second place. This year, the Islanders earned redemption against the Spartans and also won the final meet of the season by three strokes against Newport, 223-226 on Monday.

  • Sep 9, 2008

Season resumes for girls water polo

The Mercer Island girls water polo team has had a tough time finding consistency. But it is not in their offense, defense or practices. It’s all in the scheduling.

  • Sep 9, 2008

Patience, patients and impatience

The first month of the 2008 season for the Seattle Mariners has gotten down to three forms of the same word: patience, patients and impatience.

  • Sep 9, 2008