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Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islander Jessica Pohl

Soccer splits in opening week

MI loses starting goalkeeper

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islander Jessica Pohl
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islander quarterback Thomas Hollowed went 4-for-12 for 109 yards

Football can’t sustain early momentum

MI loses to Skyline, 48-13

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islander quarterback Thomas Hollowed went 4-for-12 for 109 yards
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islander Kipling Holland looks for a passing lane against Kentridge at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way

All charged up

Islanders destroy Kentridge, 25-6, in opener with youngest team in years

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islander Kipling Holland looks for a passing lane against Kentridge at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islander Taylor Kettlewell takes a chunk out of Bellevue Municipal Golf Course during a match against Sammamish.

Islander boys’ golf team starts 3-0

The Mercer Island boys’ golf team’s stroke total has risen each time they have played this season. For most coaches, this problem would be alarming. But Islander golf coach Tyson Peters is not worried.

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islander Taylor Kettlewell takes a chunk out of Bellevue Municipal Golf Course during a match against Sammamish.

A learning experience for the MI football team

Islanders rack up a 20-3 lead on Mount Si, give up 34 unanswered points in loss

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islander Rachel Godfred has earned state times in all eight individual swimming events

Godfred earns ‘Ironman’

Islander girls swimming gets rare tie against JFK

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islander Rachel Godfred has earned state times in all eight individual swimming events
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Mercer Island senior Phillip Seda runs through a hole in the defensive line as teammate Jack Gala (77) blocks Sammamish defenders. Seda tied for the second highest single game running total in school history with 226 yards during the game.

Seda shreds Sammamish

Islanders earn first win, 39-22

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Mercer Island senior Phillip Seda runs through a hole in the defensive line as teammate Jack Gala (77) blocks Sammamish defenders. Seda tied for the second highest single game running total in school history with 226 yards during the game.

Newport shuts out MI boys tennis

For the second consecutive year the Mercer Island boys tennis team faced its biggest test of the regular season during its first match. Newport and Mercer Island are the only teams to win the league title during each of the last six years.

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter The Mercer Island High School cross country teams both raced their only home meet of the season on Sept. 19. The Islander girls (15) dominated Issaquah High School (50) and Sammamish High School. Mercer Island took the top five spots during the run including: 1. Molly O’Callahan 20:00; 2. Alison Ulie 20:01; 3. Phoebe Merritt 20:12; 4. Lauren Sadler 20:13; 5. Lauren Davis 20:13. The Mercer Island boys (43) took second behind Issaquah (23) and beat Sammamish (79). The Islanders placed seven runners in the top 20 including: 1. Evan Sadler 16:08; 7. Tyler Benster 16:24; 10. Quinn Chasan; 12. Ari Schorr 16:50; 14. James Kashima 17:20; 18. David Yount 17:37; 19. Pete Fisher 17:44.

And they’re off

Cross country runs well at Island Crest Park

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter The Mercer Island High School cross country teams both raced their only home meet of the season on Sept. 19. The Islander girls (15) dominated Issaquah High School (50) and Sammamish High School. Mercer Island took the top five spots during the run including: 1. Molly O’Callahan 20:00; 2. Alison Ulie 20:01; 3. Phoebe Merritt 20:12; 4. Lauren Sadler 20:13; 5. Lauren Davis 20:13. The Mercer Island boys (43) took second behind Issaquah (23) and beat Sammamish (79). The Islanders placed seven runners in the top 20 including: 1. Evan Sadler 16:08; 7. Tyler Benster 16:24; 10. Quinn Chasan; 12. Ari Schorr 16:50; 14. James Kashima 17:20; 18. David Yount 17:37; 19. Pete Fisher 17:44.
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Mercer Island volleyball players Shayda Sanii (3) and Ally Bray (9) block an Issaquah kill attempt en route to a 3-0 sweep at Mercer Island on Friday.

Undefeated momentum

Islanders sweep Issaquah, stay atop KingCo standings

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Mercer Island volleyball players Shayda Sanii (3) and Ally Bray (9) block an Issaquah kill attempt en route to a 3-0 sweep at Mercer Island on Friday.
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter A Newport football player pounds his way into the end zone on Friday night at Islander stadium. This scene was duplicated all game long as the Knights beat Mercer Island 38-0

Knights conquer Islanders, 38-0

Mercer Island can’t stop Newport running game

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter A Newport football player pounds his way into the end zone on Friday night at Islander stadium. This scene was duplicated all game long as the Knights beat Mercer Island 38-0
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islander Matt Ellis smashes a serve during the No. 1 singles match against Bellevue.

Mercer Island tennis takes a tumble

Boys fall from 3A KingCo title hunt, two in-league losses leave team 1-3

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islander Matt Ellis smashes a serve during the No. 1 singles match against Bellevue.

MI water polo improves to 9-0

The Mercer Island High School water polo team pushed its record to 9-0 with a 19-11 win over Bellevue in league play. The Wolverines kept the game close during the first quarter, tying the score at 3-3 with several seconds left. However, the Islanders came back with a quick counterattack goal to go ahead by one as the buzzer sounded. During the second quarter, the Islanders came out on fire, reeling off seven goals to move ahead 11-5 at halftime. Mercer Island controlled the clock for the remainder of the game on its way to a comfortable victory. The Islanders were led by seniors Sam Sussman and Ari Wes, and freshman Eugene Chong. Sussman was the game’s top scorer with seven goals and also led the team in assists with five. Chong and Wes finished with six and four goals, respectively. Finishing out the scoring were senior Chris Ferrell and freshman Quinn Sterling, with one goal each. The game also highlighted the strong goalie skills of another freshman, Eric Benca, who went big with nine saves.

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islander senior Brian Tolkin helped the boys golf team to win the 3A KingCo title last week for the second consecutive year.

Golf wins 3A KingCo title

Snaps undefeated streak

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islander senior Brian Tolkin helped the boys golf team to win the 3A KingCo title last week for the second consecutive year.

Cross country shows well in Hoquiam

The Mercer Island cross country teams had good showings on Saturday in Hoquiam with the girls team placing second and the boys taking fourth overall.

  • Nov 24, 2008

MI water polo takes second at Newberg Invite

Even before heading into the Newberg boys water polo tournament in Oregon, the Mercer Island team suffered a setback. The tournament fell on the same day as the SAT exam for many of the players and, as a result, just two seniors — Sam Sussman and Kip Holl — made the trip.

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter The Mercer Island girls swim team scored 893 points during the Mukilteo Invitational against 29 other teams. The next closest competitor was Snohomish High School with 525.5 points at the King County Aquatic Center on Saturday

Out of this league

MI wins Mukilteo Invite by more than 350 points

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter The Mercer Island girls swim team scored 893 points during the Mukilteo Invitational against 29 other teams. The next closest competitor was Snohomish High School with 525.5 points at the King County Aquatic Center on Saturday
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islander midfielder Kara Lungmus breaks through Interlake defenders for the first goal of the game.

M*A*S*H unit still in playoff race

Girls soccer presses forward despite missing six players

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islander midfielder Kara Lungmus breaks through Interlake defenders for the first goal of the game.

Football eliminated from playoff picture

Mercer Island and Bellevue High Schools are natural rivals, making Friday’s 35-7 loss by the Islanders that much more tough to bear.

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter The Mercer Island girls volleyball team celebrates an ace Friday against Mount Si in the high school gymnasium. The Islanders will face Skyline tonight in battle of the unbeaten KingCo teams.

Hit the hardwood!

Mercer Island volleyball team has no equal this season

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter The Mercer Island girls volleyball team celebrates an ace Friday against Mount Si in the high school gymnasium. The Islanders will face Skyline tonight in battle of the unbeaten KingCo teams.