Sports

Future is bright for varsity boys basketball

Junior varsity finishes 20-0

  • Nov 24, 2008

Ida-snow

Some of the West’s best skiing is close

  • Nov 24, 2008

Islander races at Rolex 24

Reporter staff

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter University of Washington basketball players Spencer Hawes
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter University of Washington basketball players Spencer Hawes
Reporter file photo The Mercer Island Rotary Run Day brought out record numbers of participants as Islanders lined the race course to cheer on the runners.

Rotary Run Day is March 25

Record number of participants expected for event’s 35th year

  • Nov 24, 2008
Reporter file photo The Mercer Island Rotary Run Day brought out record numbers of participants as Islanders lined the race course to cheer on the runners.

Sports Briefs

Barracudas and Islanders take silver medals

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter The three-time defending state champion Mercer Island boys lacrosse team warms up before practice Wednesday.

Respect the champs

MI looks to prove last year was not a fluke

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter The three-time defending state champion Mercer Island boys lacrosse team warms up before practice Wednesday.
Tracking the Islanders’ progress

Tracking the Islanders’ progress

When Mercer Island track and field head coach Chris Twombley took over as head coach in 2001, he had a five-year plan to put the Islanders among the elite in 3A KingCo.

  • Nov 24, 2008
Tracking the Islanders’ progress
Soccer will ride the de-fense

Soccer will ride the de-fense

Big losses, but Islander confidence still high

  • Nov 24, 2008
Soccer will ride the de-fense

Number nine in mind

Girls water polo take aim at another state title

  • Nov 24, 2008

‘Trippel’ threat for tennis

Tennis takes aim at KingCo

  • Nov 24, 2008

Islander baseball is in search of steady ground

Team hasn’t won the KingCo championship since 1998

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islander JP Bruckner battles a Bainbridge Island player for posession of the ball.

Bainbridge proves it’s No.1, for now

Young defense sinks MI

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islander JP Bruckner battles a Bainbridge Island player for posession of the ball.
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Mercer Island shortstop Willie Reel turns a double play during the season opening game against Lakeside at Island Crest Park last Wednesday.

A little old, a little new

Baseball lets six-run lead slip, still win

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Mercer Island shortstop Willie Reel turns a double play during the season opening game against Lakeside at Island Crest Park last Wednesday.
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islander Sara Markwith looks for a passing lane against Cowlitz Friday.

Water polo crushes Spartans

The Mercer Island girls water polo team won their eighth state title last season by beating long-time rival Bainbridge Island 10-6 during the state finals. The meeting between the two teams had great significance to start the 2007 season. But the game looked more like target practice for Mercer Island. Instead, it showed how far one team can fall in one off-season, as the Islanders were victorious 18-1, March 9 at Bainbridge Island.

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islander Sara Markwith looks for a passing lane against Cowlitz Friday.
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islander Lindsey Buchanan tees off against Bellevue High School Thursday at Mercer Island’s home course of Jefferson Park in Seattle.

Slicing through blue

Islander Lindsey Buchanan tees off against Bellevue High School Thursday at Mercer Island’s home course of Jefferson Park in Seattle. The Islanders lead 3A KingCo… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islander Lindsey Buchanan tees off against Bellevue High School Thursday at Mercer Island’s home course of Jefferson Park in Seattle.
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Young ball players enjoy the Opening Day ceremonies for the Island’s Little League at the South Mercer Playfields on Saturday.

Opening day for Island sluggers

As an unusually harsh winter fades away, spring is reborn on Mercer Island. With the warmer weather and yellow daffodils comes preparation for the national pastime, baseball. For a few hours on Saturday, more than 1,000 people, including players, coaches and parents, showed up for Mercer Island Little League’s opening day ceremony. While the weather was far from balmy, the overcast sky and chilly wind were not enough to quell the excitement in the air.

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Young ball players enjoy the Opening Day ceremonies for the Island’s Little League at the South Mercer Playfields on Saturday.
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Mallory Larson and two Forest Ridge defenders battle for control of a loose ball during the Islander’s 8-6 victory Friday at Islander Stadium.

Girls find balance, top spot in division: Big wins against Forest Ridge, Lake Sammamish; loss to Bainbridge Island

Balance is at the heart of every good offensive threat in any sport. The Mercer Island girls lacrosse team proved that theory true last week by playing three of the toughest teams in the state and winning two games. The two victories came thanks to eight different Mercer Island scorers, giving the team sole possession of the first place in East Division of the varsity A league. The only loss came as the Islander offense became one dimensional.

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Mallory Larson and two Forest Ridge defenders battle for control of a loose ball during the Islander’s 8-6 victory Friday at Islander Stadium.

Boys lacrosse beats Bellevue: Sixth-straight win moves team to first place in division

The Islander boys lacrosse team picked up a big victory Friday at Bellevue High School as they defeated the Wolverines 11-9. The win vaults Mercer Island into first place in the division.

  • Nov 24, 2008
Photos by Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Catcher Alysa Moore looks a baserunner back to third during her first season at the position of catcher.

Never give up: Team keeps battling despite tough season

The Mercer Island girls softball team continues to play against state tournament caliber competition in 3A KingCo, but has yet to win a game in seven league contests.

  • Nov 24, 2008
Photos by Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Catcher Alysa Moore looks a baserunner back to third during her first season at the position of catcher.