Mercer Island head football coach, Bill Heglar, resigned on Thursday, taking the athletic director’s position at Kentlake High School because of a lack of teaching opportunities at Mercer Island High School.
Two things have been constant in Hugh Miller’s life — Mercer Island and bowling. And while he has drifted away from each at one time or another, he has returned to both. Miller grew up on the Island and graduated from Mercer Island High School in 1975. That was when the lane of life rolled him into stardom.
In most communities, summer is a time for relaxing. Organized sports fall to the wayside in favor of vacations and recreation. But Mercer Island doesn’t fall into that category.
Former Mercer Island High School graduate and coach Brad Rorem has had a lot of experience with parents and adolescent athletes. He has played and coached football and wrestling for the Islanders and is currently a high school teacher. Rorem will use his experiences to teach a class at Bellevue Community College and help parents through this phase of their child’s life, starting on June 26 for five Thursdays.
The Mercer Island High School baseball team made the 3A KingCo playoffs in 2006, not as reported in the May 14 issue of the Reporter.
At the beginning of April, the Mercer Island boys soccer team fell to fifth place in 3A KingCo and were in danger of heading out of the postseason playoff picture all together. The team will not play in the KingCo playoffs this season but will bypass them instead.
The good news/bad news quotient for the Seattle Mariners was somewhat parallel to the Pacific Northwest climate going into the recent weekend’s three-game road series with the division-leading Los Angeles Angels. Yes, it was late April and mid-spring in Greater Seattle; yes, the forecast mentioned snow.