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Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Mercer Island Alex Faith won the 3A district title at 125 pounds on Saturday to take the No. 1 seed to the Mat Classic.

Faith wins district title

Pothoven takes No. 2 seed to state

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Mercer Island Alex Faith won the 3A district title at 125 pounds on Saturday to take the No. 1 seed to the Mat Classic.
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islanders Drew Sexton (23) and Jack Gala (44) double-team a Sammamish player on Thursday. The Mercer Island defense shut out the Totems during the first quarter of the game.

Boys finish undefeated in KingCo

Matt Phelps
On Sports

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islanders Drew Sexton (23) and Jack Gala (44) double-team a Sammamish player on Thursday. The Mercer Island defense shut out the Totems during the first quarter of the game.

Boys swim posts 150-point win at districts

Matt Phelps
Mercer Island Reporter

  • Nov 24, 2008

Girls head to postseason

Matt Phelps
Mercer Island Reporter

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islander Leroy Lutu was named the 3A KingCo tournament’s Most Valuable Player.

Islanders take KingCo tourney title

Boys basketball team improves in-league mark to 18-0

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islander Leroy Lutu was named the 3A KingCo tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Mercer Island freshman Jae Shin scored a season-high 20 points against fourth-ranked Issaquah.

Girls pull two upsets

Place second at KingCo

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Mercer Island freshman Jae Shin scored a season-high 20 points against fourth-ranked Issaquah.

Maruhashi places fourth at state

Matt Phelps
Mercer Island Reporter

  • Nov 24, 2008

Pothoven takes eight, earns bragging rights

Before Chris Pothoven could venture far in his progression to an eighth place finish at Mat Classic XX — this year’s version of the Washington State Wrestling Tournament — he needed to take care of some business a little closer to home. His first-round opponent in the 215-pound weight class was Mercer Island neighbor and former Islander Middle School teammate J.P. Bruckner, who attends and wrestles for O’Dea High School.

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Mercer Island senior Jack Gala drives hard to the basket for two of his 10 points against Cleveland High School

Boys basketball claws past Cleveland

Islander bench steps up in Lutu’s absence

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Mercer Island senior Jack Gala drives hard to the basket for two of his 10 points against Cleveland High School
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islander Hailey Gullstad attempts a shot against Seattle Prep on Thursday at Bellevue Community College.

Different opponent, same story

Third-quarter swoon costs MI girls

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islander Hailey Gullstad attempts a shot against Seattle Prep on Thursday at Bellevue Community College.

Beau knows diving

Matt Phelps
On the Sideline

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islander Drew Sexton gets blocked by Beach’s Ababe Dimisse during the district championship game at Bellevue Community College

MI boys basketball advances to state

Loss to Rainier Beach leaves Islanders with

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islander Drew Sexton gets blocked by Beach’s Ababe Dimisse during the district championship game at Bellevue Community College
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islander freshman Jae Shinn made a huge impact on the Mercer Island girls basketball team this season.

Islander girls finish season short of state tourney, lose to Lakeside

Matt Phelps
Mercer Island Reporter

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islander freshman Jae Shinn made a huge impact on the Mercer Island girls basketball team this season.
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter The Mercer Island High School boys basketball team searches for answers during a time-out.

State stumble

Mercer Island boys basketball team gets bounced in two games

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter The Mercer Island High School boys basketball team searches for answers during a time-out.
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Island youth Ben Powell

Rotary Run

Island youth Ben Powell, right, hands out water during the Mercer Island Rotary Run Day’s Half Marathon as runners move along East Mercer Way near… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Island youth Ben Powell
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Mercer Island senior No. 1 starting pitcher Chris Black will anchor a staff with talent but very little experience.

Hope springs eternal for MIHS baseball

Matt Phelps
Mercer Island Reporter

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Mercer Island senior No. 1 starting pitcher Chris Black will anchor a staff with talent but very little experience.
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islander girls lacrosse team captains

No surprises

Girls lacrosse is ready to return to state, senior-dominated lineup

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islander girls lacrosse team captains

Girls tennis looks to get back on top in KingCo

Matt Phelps
Mercer Island Reporter

  • Nov 24, 2008

Boys lacrosse reloads for another run

Matt Phelps
Mercer Island Reporter

  • Nov 24, 2008

Soccer takes aim at state

Matt Phelps
Mercer Island Reporter

  • Nov 24, 2008