From the Goal Line
A Mercer Island Sports Blog
A few updates on some matches for Mercer Island spring sports that were canceled/postponed this week due to weather.
The girls tennis match against Lake Washington, which was originally scheduled for this past Wednesday, has been reset for Wednesday, April 11 at 3:45 p.m. at MIHS.
The girls softball game which was scheduled for Monday, April 2 has been canceled due to spring break. It will be made up sometime after the break.
I’ll have the schedule for next week’s games up a little later on. The high school is on spring break all next week, but will continue to play a variety of games.
The Mercer Island boys lacrosse team has been ranked the No. 5 team in the western region by Lacrosse Magazine.
The list includes the top 10 boys teams across the Western United States as of March 28.
It says the Islanders are “The Islanders look primed for another state title. Mercer Island picked up a solid victory over Oregon rivals Lake Oswego and Lincoln in the Northwest Invitational over the weekend”.
Bellevue was ranked No. 6 on a list dominated by teams from California and Colorado.
The Islanders are on a road trip to New York for a three game swing starting this weekend.
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I wanted to post a link with all the Mercer Island spring sports schedules, as the Reporter’s sports coverage will be changing.
All schedules for all teams in the KingCo conference can be found on the scheduling site, but here is the specific Mercer Island link.
Game changes, such as cancelations or updates will be made on this site, so check it often, especially in the ever changing spring season, when snow, rain and sun seem to be a normal day.
Here’s a look at the match-ups for the 3A regional boys basketball games this weekend. The winners will advance to the state tournament at the Tacoma Dome, starting March 1. The losers will be done for the season.
All boys games will take place on Friday, Feb. 24 and girls games will be played on Saturday, Feb. 26.
Boys 3A regionals
At Jackson High School
Game 1: Lincoln vs. O’Dea 6 p.m.
Game 2: Decatur vs. Mountlake Terrace 8 p.m.
At Bellevue College
Game 1: Glacier Peak-Shorecrest winner (Tuesday) vs. Rainier Beach 6 p.m.
Game 2: Vancouver Mountain View vs. Seattle Prep 8 p.m.
At Rogers (Puyallup) HS
Game 1: Lake Washington vs. Wilson 6 p.m.
Game 2: Mercer Island vs. Kennedy Catholic 8 p.m.
At Richland HS
*Game 1: District 5/6/8 No. 3 TBD vs. District 5/6/8 No. 2 TBD, 6 p.m.
*Game 2: Foss vs. Kamiakin 8 p.m.
*Two winner-to-state games being played Tuesday 2/21
GSL No. 2 Shadle Park at CBBN No. 2 Kennewick, 6 p.m.
CBBN No. 3 Yakima West Valley at GSL No. 1 University, 6 p.m.
The rotation and schedule for the individual competition at the 2A/3A state gymnastics meet this weekend has been released.
The first round begins at 9:15 a.m. at the Tacoma Dome. Kristen Trumble and Kari Johnson, competing in the all-around, will start on the beam in the first rotation.
After that, the Islanders move to floor, then vault and finish on bars.
The finalists will be announced on Friday at 4:50 p.m. with those qualifying moving to the final starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
The 2012 Mat Classic will begin on Friday, Feb. 17 at the Tacoma Dome. Several members of the Mercer Island wrestling team will be competing.
Here’s a link to the state brackets for all weight classes. Follow along to see how the Islanders are doing and watch our main website for updates throughout the weekend.