Sports

Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Mercer Island head tennis coach Joyce Hedlund councils a student athlete during a state tournament match.

Hedlund is heads above the rest

Matt Phelps
Mercer Island Reporter

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Mercer Island head tennis coach Joyce Hedlund councils a student athlete during a state tournament match.
Jim McKiernan/Snoqualmie Valley Record Mercer Island senior Carrie Williams

Volleyball has mixed showing at state

The Islanders did their best last weekend at the state girls’ 3A volleyball tournament at the Toyota Center in Kennewick. However, their dreams of a trophy fell short in heartbreaking fashion.

  • Nov 24, 2008
Jim McKiernan/Snoqualmie Valley Record Mercer Island senior Carrie Williams
League rivals Nield before MI

League rivals Nield before MI

Islander’s leadership has helped to change two sports programs at the school

  • Nov 24, 2008
League rivals Nield before MI

New turf field christened at Islander Middle School

City leaders and about 40 Islanders and their children welcomed the Island’s first artificial surface playfield apart from Islander Stadium.

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter A skier hits the powder in the Cascades last winter. Local ski areas have new lifts

Local ski resorts are open

John Naye
Snow Sports

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter A skier hits the powder in the Cascades last winter. Local ski areas have new lifts
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Returning varsity lettermen

Protecting the tradition

Seniors look to put Islander basketball back on top, return to state playoffs

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Returning varsity lettermen
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islanders boys’ swim 400-yard freestyle relay team

State titles not enough for boys swim

Dynasty is a strong word to describe any sports program. But the word dynasty might be an understatement when talking about the Mercer Island High School boys swim team.

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islanders boys’ swim 400-yard freestyle relay team

Dynamic freshman joins graceful senior duo

Gymnasts look to future, challenge for KingCo title

  • Nov 24, 2008

Future is now for wrestling

Senior heavy team eyes league title and the state meet

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Mercer Island girls varsity basketball freshmen

The new breed of girls basketball

In high school sports, one of the most important elements for a program’s long-term success doesn’t even take place at the high school level. Getting kids to take up sports at a young age is becoming more of a prerequisite than a luxury.

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Mercer Island girls varsity basketball freshmen
Busting Bellevue’s bubble

Busting Bellevue’s bubble

Boys win season opener against rival

  • Nov 24, 2008
Busting Bellevue’s bubble

Wrestlers take down Metro’s best

Mercer Island beats O’Dea and Inglemoor, dominates Sammamish 78-3

  • Nov 24, 2008

Gymnasts whip it, whip it real good

MI beats Totems, takes stock of Issaquah

  • Nov 24, 2008
Murray Longbotham

Mercer Island juggernaut

There isn’t a team in the state that wants to face the Mercer Island boys swim team. Last week’s results didn’t help that fact. The Islanders crushed the second-place team from the 2006 state swim meet, Kennedy High School, 135-35 during a double dual-meet at Mary Wayte Pool on Dec. 4.

  • Nov 24, 2008
Murray Longbotham

Ogata wins state title with Skyline

Mercer Island High School teacher and resident Brett Ogata has had many coaching roles as an Islander. But the one that he took last spring with Skyline High School as the football team’s offensive coordinator fulfilled a dream.

  • Nov 24, 2008

Girls earn first win against Mount Si in seven years

Pair of 11-0 runs sink thoughts of an Islander upset against No. 2-ranked Issaquah

  • Nov 24, 2008
Islanders Leroy Lutu (24) drives past the Mount Si defense at Mercer Island last Tuesday

Lutu lifts Islanders past Mount Si, Issaquah

Last year Leroy Lutu injured his hand playing football for the football team. This year the Mercer Island senior opted out of football during the fall to guarantee himself a healthy beginning to the basketball season. That plan has paid off — and then some.

  • Nov 24, 2008
Islanders Leroy Lutu (24) drives past the Mount Si defense at Mercer Island last Tuesday
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Jackson Fischer survived having his neck stretched out during a match against Interlake. The Islander won on points

Islanders get stretched out

Forfeits cost Mercer Island a big meet, win weekend tournament

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Jackson Fischer survived having his neck stretched out during a match against Interlake. The Islander won on points