Sports

Water polo blasts Spartans

Following a disappointing loss during the finals of the Newberg tournament in Oregon two weeks ago, the Mercer Island boys water polo team bounced back Oct. 9 with a 24-2 smashing of rival Bainbridge Island at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way.

  • Nov 24, 2008

Girls swim ups record to 5-0 in KingCo

Showdown with arch rival Bellevue tomorrow at 3:30 at Mary Wayte Pool

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islander Peyton Bell attempts to run through the Interlake defense Friday night as Mercer Island lost its Homecoming game 28-21.

Second-half swoons a trend for Islander football team

Mercer Island football head coach Bill Heglar might want to consider hiring motivational speaker Matt Foley, from Saturday Night Live, for halftime speeches, because nothing else is working.

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islander Peyton Bell attempts to run through the Interlake defense Friday night as Mercer Island lost its Homecoming game 28-21.
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islander Caitlin Aylward waits for the starting signal in the 200-yard freestyle.

Swimming beats Bellevue, takes title

Graham sisters push Islanders past rival

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islander Caitlin Aylward waits for the starting signal in the 200-yard freestyle.
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Mercer Island senior Amanda Nield dives to make a save on a shot during the Islanders’ game at Newport High School

Chow, Newport!

MI undefeated, KingCo champs

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Mercer Island senior Amanda Nield dives to make a save on a shot during the Islanders’ game at Newport High School

Girls soccer fades from playoff picture

Islanders have lost four in a row

  • Nov 24, 2008

MIXC shows well at KingCo

It was a blustery day Thursday as the Mercer Island boys and girls cross country teams prepared for the KingCo championship meet at Lake Sammamish State Park. The good year that the girls team put together, losing just one in-league meet, continued as they finished second overall despite not having a single runner finish in the top 10. The Islander boys team took a different route by placing three runners in the top 25, but placed fifth overall as a team.

  • Nov 24, 2008

Football drops fourth straight

Final home game Thursday at 7 p.m.

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter The Mercer Island boys golf team will take four golfers and one alternate to the state meet next spring.

Boys golf gets 4 to state

The Mercer Island boys golf team won the 3A KingCo medalist tournament on Oct. 15 at Snohomish Golf Course with a team score of 381 strokes, nine ahead of second place Skyline. The win comes just a week removed from the program’s second regular season championship in as many years.

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter The Mercer Island boys golf team will take four golfers and one alternate to the state meet next spring.
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter The Mercer Island doubles tennis team of Matt Ellis

Islanders take doubles title

The Mercer Island boys tennis season didn’t go as planned. A loss to Newport to begin the season, and a subsequent 1-4 start, ended any chance for a league title. But there was always the 3A KingCo tournament on the horizon, giving the players an opportunity to win a title.

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter The Mercer Island doubles tennis team of Matt Ellis

Volleyball dominates KingCo tournament

Beats Newport 3-0 in finals

  • Nov 24, 2008

MI girls swim wins 3A KingCo meet

Godfred sets two meet records in victory, districts at UW pool

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islanders Gabbi Goyette and Phoebe Merritt compete at Lake Sammamish State Park.

MIXC girls team, three boys move on to state meet

For the second consecutive week, the Mercer Island cross country team ran well at Lake Sammamish State Park. But this time it was the district meet, the stakes were a lot higher and the runners had to battle more than just the opposition.

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islanders Gabbi Goyette and Phoebe Merritt compete at Lake Sammamish State Park.
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter The Liberty offense scored 44 of its team’s 51 points.

Islander football pounded by Liberty

One of the drummers in the Mercer Island High School marching band was dressed as Oscar the Grouch on Friday night as the Islander football team took on Liberty. Fittingly, Oscar the Grouch is the only character that would like how the Mercer Island football team played during the second half of the 51-14 loss.

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter The Liberty offense scored 44 of its team’s 51 points.
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islander Kennan Adams takes a shot-on-goal against Newport during the state championship game at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way

10th title for MI

Boys survive scare in semis, beat Knights in championship

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islander Kennan Adams takes a shot-on-goal against Newport during the state championship game at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islander Lauren Poli competes in the 200-yard freestyle during the district meet at Hec Ed pool at the UW.

Swim takes districts, focus on state

Godfred, Islander relay teams sweep events at UW

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islander Lauren Poli competes in the 200-yard freestyle during the district meet at Hec Ed pool at the UW.
Sadler takes 16th, MIXC girls seventh in state

Sadler takes 16th, MIXC girls seventh in state

The state cross country meet was different than the past two weeks for Mercer Island runners. Unlike the district and KingCo meets at Lake Sammamish State Park during the previous two weeks, the team had to travel four hours east to Pasco and run in dry, warm weather. But just like the previous two weeks, the girls team and boys runners all performed to their peak.

  • Nov 24, 2008
Sadler takes 16th, MIXC girls seventh in state

Football team wins final game, future bright for program

Islanders crush Chief Sealth, 48-6

  • Nov 24, 2008

MIVB streak ends, No. 2 seed to state

Mercer Island swept by Blanchet in district final

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Mercer Island junior Rachel Godfred leaps from the blocks over the head of teammate Jennifer Pak during the 200-yard freestyle relay

Swim takes second at state

Godfred and the 200-yard freestyle relay team win state championships

  • Nov 24, 2008
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Mercer Island junior Rachel Godfred leaps from the blocks over the head of teammate Jennifer Pak during the 200-yard freestyle relay