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MIHS sports this week, 4/23 through 4/28

April 23rd, 2012 at 9:28 am by Megan Managan
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UPDATE NO. 2:

Due to weather and field conditions, the following LOCATION CHANGE has taken place:
        Thurs 4/26
        LOCATION CHANGE
        Varsity Fastpitch
        Mercer Island @ Mt Si
        4:30 pm
        NEW LOCATION South Mercer Playfield (instead of Mt Si HS)
        officials are confirmed for this location change
        Mt Si has a bus
UPDATE: The MIHS girls tennis match @ Bainbridge, scheduled for Thursday 4/24 has been canceled. Bainbridge is not available and the match won’t be rescheduled.
There are even more games this week than last week it seems, as teams try to fit in their regular schedule, as well as make ups for any rain related delays. If anything changes I’ll pass it along.
Monday, April 23
Varsity/JV Baseball @ Lake Washington:  Lee Johnson Field; JV/4:00 PM, Varsity/7:00 PM
C Baseball vs. Interlake:  Island Crest Park; 4:30 pm      (make-up from Thurs 3/22 rain-out)
Varsity Softball vs. Lindbergh:  South Mercer Playfield; 4:30 PM
Varsity Girls Golf vs. Sammamish:  Jefferson Park Golf Course; 4:00 PM
Varsity Girls Tennis vs. Interlake:  MIHS TennisCourts; 3:45 PM    (make-up from Tues 4/10 Interlake Spring Break)
JV1 Girls Tennis @ Interlake:  Interlake HS Tennis Courts; 3:45 PM   (make-up form Tues 4/10 Interlake Spring Break)
JV2 & JV3 Girls Tennis vs. Skyline: POSTPONED TO FRI 5/4
Badminton @ Bellevue; Bellevue HS Gym: 3:30 PM
Varsity Girls Water Polo @ Shorewood:  Shoreline Pool; 3:45 PM
Varsity/JV Girls Lacrosse vs. Kennedy:  MIHS Stadium; JV/6:00 PM, Varsity/8:00 PM
C Boys Soccer @ Lk. Washington:  Lake Washington HS Stadium; 6:30 PM
C Team Boys Lacrosse @ Skyline:  Skyline HS Stadium; 7:00 PM
Tuesday, April 24
Varsity Baseball vs. Mt Si:  Island Crest Park; 6:00 PM
JV Baseball @ Mt Si:  Mt Si HS Baseball Field; 4:30 PM
C Baseball @ Liberty:  Tibbets Field; 4:00 PM
Varsity Softball vs. Interlake:  South Mercer Playfield; 4:30 PM
Varsity Golf vs. Bellevue:  Jefferson Park Golf Course; 4:00 PM
Varsity Girls Tennis @ Juanita:  Juanita HS Tennis Courts; 3:45 PM
JV Girls Tennis vs. Juanita:  MIHS Tennis Courts; 3:45 PM
Varsity/JV Boys Soccer @ Bellevue:  Bellevue HS Stadium; JV/5:30 PM, Varsity/7:30 PM
Varsity/JV Boys Lacrosse @ Eastlake:  Eastlake HS Stadium; JV/6:00 PM, Varsity/8:00 PM
Wednesday, April 25
Varsity Baseball @ Interlake: Interlake HS; 4:30 PM
JV Baseball vs. Interlake:  CANCELED
JV Girls Golf @ Lake Stevens:  Battle Creek Golf Course; 3:00 PM
Varsity Girls Tennis vs. Seattle Prep:  MIHS Tennis Courts; 3:45 PM
JV1 Girls Tennis vs. Seattle Prep:  Homestead Tennis Courts; 3:45 PM
JV2 & JV3 Girls Tennis @ Auburn-Riverside;  Auburn Riverside HS; 3:30 PM
Badminton @ Newport:  CANCELED
Badminton vs. Interlake:  MIHS Main Gym; 3:45 PM         (rescheduled from Fri 4/27)
C Boys Soccer vs. Juanita:  MIHS JV Field; 3:45 PM
Thursday, April 26
Track and Field Meet @ Sammamish:  Sammamish HS; 4:00 PM
Varsity Girls Tennis @ Bainbridge Island:  Bainbridge Is HS Courts; 3:30 PM
JV Girls Tennis vs. Bainbridge Island:  MIHS Tennis Courts; 3:45 PM
Varsity Softball @ Mount Si:  Mt. Si HS; 4:30 pm
Varsity Girls Golf @ Interlake:  Tam O’Shanter Golf Course; 3:30 pm
JV Girls Golf All-Comers:  Jefferson Park Golf Course; 4:00 PM
Varsity Girls Lacrosse @ Garfield:  Magnuson Park #1; 6:00 PM
C Baseball vs. Bellevue:  Island Crest Park; 4:30 PM
C Team Boys Lacrosse @ Bishop Blanchet:  Bishop Blanchet HS; 5:00 PM
Friday, April 27
Varsity Baseball vs. Liberty:  Island Crest Park; 6:00 PM
JV Baseball @ Liberty:  Liberty HS; 4:30 pm  (POSSIBLE reschedule to come as JV traveled to Liberty on Thurs 4/12)
C Baseball vs. Eastside Catholic:  Island Crest Park; 4:30 PM
Varsity/JV Boys Soccer @ Sammamish:  Sammamish HS Stadium; JV/5;30, Varsity/7:30 PM  
Badminton vs. Interlake:  RESCHEDULED TO WED 4/25
Varsity Boys Lacrosse vs. O.E.S. (NL):  MIHS Stadium; 8:00 PM
JV2/JV3 Girls Tennis @ Skyline:  Skyline HS Tennis Courts; 5:00 PM    (make-up from Wed 3/28 rain-out)

Saturday, April 28
POSSIBLE Track & Field @ Invite
JV Girls Water Polo vs. Bainbridge Island:  Newport Hills Swim & Tennis Club: 9:20 AM

Washington lacrosse standings through April 16

April 17th, 2012 at 10:18 am by Megan Managan
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After another week of play, the Washington high school lacrosse standings have been updated.

The Mercer Island boys are tied in first place in the Southwest Conference with King’s Way and Lake Tapps. All three have 6-1 league records. Mercer Island has the best overall record with 8-4, while King’s Way, which the Islanders beat last Saturday, are 6-3. Lake Tapps is 6-1 overall.

The boys scoring leaders have also been updated, through April 17. Mercer Island senior Connor Bernal is No. 5 with 24 goals scored and 5 assists. He averages 4.14 points in the seven games played. Cole Johnson of Bellevue is No. 1 with 27 goals scored and 18 assists.

 

On the girls side, Mercer Island holds the top spot in the Alki Conference with a 4-2-1 overall and league record. Ballard and Kennedy are tied for second with 4-4 records.

Mercer Island senior Elena Skouras is No. 8 on the scoring list with 32 goals and seven assists. She averages 5.57 points in seven games.

 

MIHS sports this week 4/16 through 4/22

April 16th, 2012 at 1:27 pm by Megan Managan
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Well hopefully the rain stays away for the sake of scheduling purposes this week. You name it, the team is probably playing at home and away in the next seven days. Here’s this week’s schedule as of Monday.
Monday, April 16
Varsity Baseball vs. Sammamish:  Island Crest Park; 6:00 PM  field unplayable     Rescheduled to Tues 4/17
C Baseball vs. Eastside Catholic:  Island Crest Park; 4:30 PM  field unplayable
Varsity Softball vs. Hazen:  South Mercer Playfield; 4:30 PM
Varsity Girls Golf @ Burlington Invitational:  Sudden Valley CC; 11:00 AM
Varsity Girls Tennis vs. Newport:  MIHS Courts; 3:45 PM
JV1 Girls Tennis @ Newport:  Newport HS Courts; 3:45 PM
Girls Badminton @ Newport:  Newport HS Main Gym; 3:30 PM
Varsity Girls Water Polo @ Bainbridge Island:  Bainbridge HS Pool; 3:45 PM
JV Girls Lacrosse vs. Holy Names:  MIHS Stadium; 6:00 PM
C Boys Soccer vs. Bellevue:  MIHS JV Field; 3:45 PM
Tuesday, April 17
Varsity Softball @ Liberty:  Liberty HS Field; 4:30 PM
Varsity Baseball vs. Sammamish:  Island Crest Park; 6:00 pm     (make-up from Mon 4/16 rain-out)
Varsity/JV Boys Soccer vs. Juanita:  MIHS Stadium; JV/5:30 PM, Varsity/7:30 PM
Varsity Girls Tennis vs. Kamiak:  MIHS Tennis Courts; 3:45 PM    (make-up match from Wed 3/28 rain-out)
JV Girls Tennis vs. Kamiak:  Homestead Tennis Courts; 3:45 PM   (make-up match from Wed 3/28 rain-out)
POSSIBLE JV2/JV3 Girls Tennis @ Auburn-Mountainview:  A-Mtvw HS; 3:30 PM
JV Girls Golf vs. Overlake:  Jefferson Park Golf Course; 4:00 PM
C Baseball @ Interlake:  Bannerwood Park; 4:00 PM
Wednesday, April 18
Varsity Baseball vs. Juanita:  Island Crest Park; 6:00 PM
JV Baseball @ Juanita:  Juanita HS; 4:30 PM
Varsity Girls Tennis vs. Lake Washington:  MIHS Tennis Courts; 3:45 PM  (make-up match from Wed 4/11, Thurs 3/29 rain-outs)
JV Girls Tennis @ Lake Washington:  Lake Washington Tennis Courts; 3:45 PM  (make-up match from Wed 4/11, Thurs 3/29 rain-outs)
POSSIBLE JV2/JV3 Girls Tennis vs. Auburn-Riverside:  Homestead Park; 3:45 PM
Girls Badminton @ Interlake:  Interlake HS; 3:30 PM
Varsity Girls Water Polo vs. Roosevelt:  Mary Wayte Pool; 3:45 PM
Varsity/JV Boys Lacrosse @ Stadium:  Stadium Bowl, Tacoma; JV/6:00 PM, Varsity/8:00 PM
C Boys Soccer @ Interlake:  Interlake HS; 6:00 PM
Thursday, April 19
Track & Field vs. Bellevue: MIHS Stadium & Fields; 4:00 PM
Varsity Softball @ Lake Washington:  Grass Lawn Park, Redmond; 3:45 PM
Varsity Girls Golf vs. Juanita:  Jefferson Park Golf Course; 4:00 PM
Varsity Girls Tennis vs. Liberty:  MIHS Courts; 3:45 PM
JV Girls Tennis @ Liberty:  NEW Tibbetts Park Tennis Courts, Issaquah; 3:45 PM
Varsity Girls Lacrosse vs. Holy Names:  MIHS Stadium; 8:00 PM
JV Girls Lacrosse @ Tacoma:  Mason Middle School; 6:00 PM
C Baseball vs. Mount Si:  Island Crest Park; 4:30 PM
C Team Boys Lacrosse vs. Eastlake:  MIHS Upper North Field; 6:30 PM
Friday, April 20
Varsity Girls Golf @ Lewis & Clark:  Esmerelda Golf Course, Spokane; 2:15 PM
Varsity Softball vs. Sammamish: South Mercer Playfield; 4:30 PM   (make-up from Mon 4/2 Spring Break)
Varsity/JV Boys Soccer vs. Interlake:  MIHS Stadium; JV/5:30, Varsity/7:30 PM
Varsity Baseball vs. Mount Si: Island Crest Park; 6:00 PM
JV Baseball @ Mount Si:  Mount Si HS; 4:30 PM
C Baseball vs. O’Dea:  Island Crest Park; 4:30 PM
Girls Badminton @ Sammamish:  Sammamish HS; 3:30 PM
Girls Water Polo @ Rose Cup Tournament:  Portland, OR; time TBA
POSSIBLE JV2/JV3 Girls Tennis with Skyline
Saturday, April 21
Track & Field Bellevue Invite:  Bellevue HS Stadium; 10:00 AM
Varsity Girls Tennis @ Kentridge Invitational; Kentridge HS: TBA
Varsity/JV Boys Lacrosse vs. Lakeside:  MIHS Stadium; JV/6:00 PM, Varsity/8:00 PM
C Team Boys Lacrosse @ North County:  Bender Field; 1:00 PM
Girls Water Polo @ Rose Cup Tournament:  Portland, OR; time TBA
JV Girls Water Polo vs. United: CANCELED
Sunday, April 22
Girls Water Polo @ Rose Cup Tournament:  Portland, OR; time TBA

State legislature passes bill on high school sports punishments

April 12th, 2012 at 9:06 am by Megan Managan
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Earlier this year a state Legislator introduced a bill (Senate Bill 6383) that deals with how the WIAA deals with punishing schools and teams.

The bill came about after the King’s Way Christian volleyball team was denied entry to the 1B state tournament for playing one too many games during the regular season.

Doug Pacey, with the Tacoma News Tribune has more about the bill. It passed both houses earlier in the March and was signed by the governor on March 29.

Lacrosse standings

April 11th, 2012 at 10:30 am by Megan Managan
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The latest lacrosse standings are out for the boys and girls teams, for games through Monday, April 9.

The Mercer Island boys are currently in second place in the Division I Southwest Conference with a 6-4 overall record and 4-1 in league. King’s Way, a team out of Vancouver, Wash. is the No. 1 team in the conference with a 6-2 overall record and 6-0 in league. The Islanders will host King’s Way this Saturday, April 14 at MIHS in a 3 p.m. game.

On the girls side, the Mercer Island girls are tied for third place in the Alki Conference. The team is tied with Garfield with a 2-2-1 record (overall and conference).

Click on either standings box to view the larger version.

 

 

MIHS sports schedule Monday 4/9 through Saturday 4/14

April 9th, 2012 at 9:06 am by Megan Managan
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UPDATE:
TUESDAY, APRIL 10
Varsity/JV Boys Soccer @ Mount Si:  Mount Si HS Stadium; JV/5:30, Varsity/7:30 PM
Varsity Softball @ Juanita:  Juanita HS Field; 4:30 PM
Varsity Boys Lacrosse @ Tahoma:  Tahoma HS Stadium; 7:00 PM
Varsity Girls Lacrosse @ Snohomish:  Glacier Peak HS; 7:30 PM
Badminton vs. Foster:  MIHS Main Gym; 3:45 PM
Varsity Girls Tennis vs. Interlake:  POSTPONED TO MON 4/23
JV1,JV2 & JV3 Girls Tennis @ Interlake:  POSTPONED TO MON 4/23
C Baseball vs. Issaquah:  Island Crest Park; 4:30 PM
For many of the Mercer Island spring sports teams, last week was a break from games and contests, only to turn around and quickly return at a breakneck speed. Below is the schedule for this week. Any chances will be updated as they become available.
Monday, April 9
Varsity Baseball vs. Interlake; Island Crest Park: 6:00 PM
JV Baseball @ Interlake; Interlake HS Ballfield: 4:30 PM
Varsity Softball @ Bellevue; Bellevue HS Field: 4:30 PM
JV Boys Lacrosse @ Tahoma; Tahoma HS: 7:00 PM
C Boys Soccer vs. Issaquah; MIHS JV Field: 3:45 PM
Tuesday, April 10
Varsity/JV Boys Soccer @ Mount Si; Mount Si HS Stadium: JV/5:30, Var/7:30 PM
Varsity Softball @ Juanita; Juanita HS Field: 4:30 PM
Varsity Boys Lacrosse @ Tahoma; Tahoma HS Stadium: 7:00 PM
Varsity Girls Lacrosse @ Snohomish; Glacier Peak HS:7:30 PM
Badminton vs. Foster: MIHS Main Gym: 3:30 PM
Varsity Girls Tennis vs. Interlake; MIHS Courts: 3:45 PM
JV1,JV2 & JV3 Girls Tennis @ Interlake; Interlake HS Courts: 3:45 PM
C Baseball vs. Issaquah; Island Crest Park: 4:30 PM
Wednesday, April 11
Varsity Baseball @ Liberty; Liberty HS Ball Park: 4:30 PM
JV Baseball vs. Liberty; Island Crest Park: 4:30 PM
JV Girls Golf vs. Garfield; Jefferson Park G.C.: 4:00 PM
Varsity Girls Tennis vs. Lake Washington; MIHS Courts: 3:45 PM
JV Girls Tennis @ Lake Washington; Lk. wash. HS: 3:45 PM
C Boys Soccer @ Newport; Newport HS: 6:00 PM
C Boys Lacrosse vs. Lake Washington; MIHS Upper North Field: 5:00 PM
JV Girls Lacrosse @ Snohomish; Harvey Air Field: 5;15 PM
Thursday, April 12
Track & Field Meet w/Lake Washington @ Juanita; Juanita HS Stadium: 4:00 PM
Varsity Girls Lacrosse @ Tahoma; Mason Middle School: 6:15 PM
Varsity Girls Golf @ Lake Washington; Bellevue Muni G.C.:3:30 PM
Varsity Girls Tennis @ Auburn Mountainview; Auburn Mtnview HS: 3:30
JV1 Girls Tennis vs. Auburn Mountainview; MIHS Courts: 3:45 PM
JV2 & JV3 Girls Tennis vs. Auburn Mountainview; Homestead Courts: 3:45 PM
C Baseball vs. Newport; Island Crest Park: 4:30 PM
Friday, April 13
Varsity/JV Boys Soccer @ Lake Washington; Lk. Washington HS Stadium: JV/5:30, Var/7:30 PM              
Varsity Baseball @ Bellevue; Bellevue HS Ballfield: 4:00 PM
JV Baseball vs. Bellevue; Island Crest Park: 4:30 PM    
JV Girls Lacrosse @ Klahowya; Central Kitsap Jr. High: 6:00 PM
Badminton @ Foster; Foster HS Gym: 3:45 PM
Saturday, April 14
Varsity/JV  Boys Lacrosse vs. King’s Way; MIHS Stadium: JV/1:00 PM, Varsity/3:00 PM

Mercer Island football assistant takes top job Archbishop Murphy

April 5th, 2012 at 9:09 am by Megan Managan
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Bill Marsh, an assistant coach with the Mercer Island High School football program, has been announced as the head football coach at Archbishop Murphy.

Marsh was the head coach at Eastside Catholic until 2008. He joined the Islanders in 2010 as an assistant, coaching the wide receivers and special teams, while also serving as the freshman team head coach.

Governor signs bill extending MMA licensing

April 5th, 2012 at 3:00 am by Megan Managan
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Mixed martial arts isn’t something I’ve written a lot about here on the Island, but I know there are fans out there so I wanted to pass along this press release.

Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire has signed House Bill 2301, extending licensing and medical requirements for amateur mixed martial artists.

The sport has come a long way since Senator John McCain campaigned to have it outlawed in the 1990’s. Today, amateur MMA is wildly popular, with gyms, fight cards and training programs throughout the nation.
Even with MMA’s massive rise in popularity and McCain’s failed attempt to ban it, dark clouds still surround the sport.
There are many grotesque stories about unlicensed fighters participating matches without qualified judges, officials or appropriate medical personnel on hand. These dangerous events, often known as “smokers”, typically were promoted in suspicious locations. However, no formal preventative measures were in place.
“We’d received reports during the last few years about events being held in garages, parking lots, bars and nightclubs,” said Susan Colard, Washington State’s Administrator of Professional Athletics. “There were formal complaints about serious injuries in mismatches and people were frustrated that the Department of Licensing did not have the authority to stop these dangerous events.”
To make matters worse, Bill 2301 initially failed to get out of the House Committee twice during the last few years. Thankfully, 98 percent of voters said yes this time around.
Like the professionals, every amateur MMA fighter in Washington State must be licensed, have annual physical examinations and all applicable blood tests. All fight cards will also be required to have a doctor and ambulance present when Bill 2301 goes into effect June 1, 2012.
“The Department of Licensing was working on drafting a bill supporting regulation of amateur mixed martial arts for the last five years,” stated Colard. “The State of Washington is one of the first to bring forward this type of legislation and has been asked to share it at meetings with other commissions. We’re very excited with the passing of this legislation and happy that there is now a safe way for athletes to obtain the amateur experience needed to become a professional martial artist.”
MMA promoter Brian Halquist, who promotes the “CageSport” brand and is an outspoken advocate of fighters’ safety, was heavily involved in getting the bill passed.
“We as an industry have been working on this legislation for five years,” stated Halquist. “This was an issue that needed to be addressed and will ultimately make a safer environment for all MMA fighters. I owe a special thanks to Frank Wright, the CEO of Emerald Queen Casino, and everybody else who supported Bill 2301. This bill can literally save a life.”

MIHS spring break sports schedule

April 2nd, 2012 at 8:57 am by Megan Managan
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It’s spring break this week for Mercer Island students but there are still some games being played.

KingCo baseball begins this week (and it looks like it will be semi-dry for Monday’s games).

Should there be any updates I’ll pass them along.

Monday, April 2

SPRING BREAK

Varsity Baseball @ Juanita:  Lee Johnson Field; 4:00 PM

JV Baseball vs. Juanita:  Island Crest Park; 4:30 PM

Varsity Softball vs. Mount Si:  South Mercer Playfield; 4:30 PM

Varsity Girls Water Polo vs. Newport:  Mary Wayte Pool; 3:45 PM

Varsity Boys Lacrosse @ Ward Melville in New York:  7:00 PM

C Boys Soccer @ Sammamish:  Sammamish HS Stadium; 6:00 PM

Tuesday, April 3

SPRING BREAK

Varsity/JV Boys Soccer vs. Sammamish:  MIHS Stadium; JV/5:30, Varsity/7:30 PM

Varsity Boys Lacrosse @ Comsewogue in New York:  7:00 PM

C Baseball @ Bellevue:  Bellevue Ball fields; 4:00 PM

Wednesday, April 4

SPRING BREAK

Varsity Baseball @ Mount Si:  Mount Si HS Field; 4:30 PM

JV Baseball vs. Mount Si:  Island Crest Park; 4:30 PM

JV Girls Golf @ Skyline Jamboree:  Plateau Country Club; 4:00 PM

Thursday, April 5

NO athletic contests on this day

Friday, April 6

Varsity Baseball vs. Lake Washington:  Island Crest Park; NEW TIME 7:00 PM

JV Baseball vs. Lake Washington:  NEW Location Island Crest Park; NEW TIME 4:00 PM

Varsity/JV Boys Soccer @ Liberty:  Liberty HS Stadium; JV/5:30 PM, Varsity/7:30 PM

Saturday, April 7

JV Girls Water Polo vs. Shorewood: Newport Hills Swim & Tennis Club; 8:30 AM

Monday, April 9

Varsity Baseball vs. Interlake:  Island Crest Park; 6:00 PM

JV Baseball @ Interlake:  Interlake HS Ballfield; 4:30 PM

Varsity Softball @ Bellevue:  Bellevue HS Field; 4:30 PM

C Boys Soccer vs. Issaquah; MIHS JV Field: 3:45 PM

JV Boys Lacrosse @ Tahoma:  Tahoma HS; 7:00 PM

Spring sport updates/cancelations

March 30th, 2012 at 11:34 am by Megan Managan
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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.

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