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Junior varsity finishes 20-0
Some of the West’s best skiing is close
Record number of participants expected for event’s 35th year
Barracudas and Islanders take silver medals
MI looks to prove last year was not a fluke
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.
Big losses, but Islander confidence still high
Girls water polo take aim at another state title
Tennis takes aim at KingCo
Team hasn’t won the KingCo championship since 1998
Young defense sinks MI
Baseball lets six-run lead slip, still win
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.