From the Goal Line
A Mercer Island Sports Blog
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.