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KingCo basketball tournament schedule

January 30th, 2013 at 11:29 am by Megan Managan
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The KingCo basketball tournament schedule has taken shape as teams finish up the regular season and solidify the standings.

The first round of the tournament is loser out.

Saturday, Feb. 2 @ higher seed school

Boys
Game 1 – No. 6 Interlake vs. No. 3 Bellevue 7 p.m.
Game 3 –No. 5  Liberty vs. No. 4 Juanita 7 p.m.

Girls
Game 2 – No. 6 Interlake vs. No. 3 Mercer Island 7 p.m.
Game 4 – Mount Si vs. No. 3 Liberty 7 p.m.

 Tuesday, Feb. 5 @ Bellevue College

Game 5 — BELLEVUE vs. No. 2 Mount Si 3 p.m. (boys)
Game 6 — MERCER ISLAND vs. No. 2 Juanita 4:45 p.m. (girls)
Game 7 — LIBERTY vs. No. 1 Mercer Island 6:30 p.m. (boys)
Game 8 — LIBERTY 4 vs. No. 1 Bellevue 8:15 p.m. (girls)

Thursday, Feb. 7 @ Bellevue College

MOUNT SI vs. LIBERTY 3p.m. (3rd/4th place boys)
JUANITA vs. LIBERTY 4:45 p.m. (3rd/4th place girls)
BELLEVUE vs. MERCER ISLAND 6:30 p.m. (boys championship)
MERCER ISLAND vs. BELLEVUE 8:15 p.m. (girls championship) 

The top four teams advance to the SeaKing District tournament which begins Feb. 12. The top five teams out of districts move on to the state regional tournament.

For those interested, the WIAA released the regional tournament draws earlier this week. Depending on how the teams finish out of districts will determine where they play at regionals, ranging from Glacier Peak, Bellevue College, Mt. Tahoma and University.

MIHS sports this week Jan. 28 through Feb. 2

January 28th, 2013 at 8:30 am by Megan Managan
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The post season begins this weekend, and as the regular season wraps up, brackets etc. for the post season will be posted as they become available. As always, schedule changes will be posted if there are any.
MONDAY, JANUARY 28
Soph Boys Basketball @ Skyline:  Skyline HS Gym; 5:45 pm
Frosh Boys Basketball vs. Bellarmine Prep:  North Mercer Gym; 3:45 pm
TUESDAY, JANUARY 29
Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Liberty:  MIHS Main Gym; 5:45 pm
        Senior Night
JV Girls Basketball vs. Liberty:  MIHS Main Gym; 3:45 pm
C Girls Basketball vs. Liberty:  PEAK; 3:45 pm
Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Liberty:  MIHS Main Gym; 7:30 PM
        Senior Night
JV Boys Basketball @ Liberty:  Liberty HS Gym; 4:30 pm
Frosh Boys Basketball vs. Liberty:  North Mercer Gym; 3:45 pm
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30
Soph Boys Basketball @ Woodinville:  Woodinville HS Gym; 7:00 pm
THURSDAY, JANUARY 31
Varsity Girls Basketball @ Lake Washington:  Lake Washington HS Gym; 5:45 pm
JV Girls Basketball vs. Lake Washington:  NEW at PEAK; NEW 3:45 pm
C Girls Basketball @ Lake Washington:  Lake Washington HS Gym; 3:45 pm
Varsity Boys Basketball @ Lake Washington: Lake Washington HS Gym; 7:30 pm
JV Boys Basketball vs. Lake Washington:  MIHS Main Gym; NEW 3:45 pm
Frosh Boys Basketball vs. Lake Washington:  North Mercer Gym; 3:45 pm
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1
Boys Dive @ KingCo Prelims:  Juanita Pool; 9:30 am; 8:00 am warm-ups
Boys Swim @ KingCo Prelims:  UW Pool; 2:00 pm
Wrestling @ KingCo Tourney:  Interlake HS Gym; 4:30 pm
Possible Varsity Girls Basketball @ KingCo Tiebreakers:  time, location TBA
Soph Boys Basketball vs. Bothell:  NEW at PEAK; NEW 4:15 pm
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2
Wrestling @ KingCo Tourney:  Interlake HS Gym; 10:00 am
Boys Swim @ KingCo Finals:  UW Pool; 3:45 pm
Varsity Gymnastics @ KingCo Meet:  Roosevelt HS Gym; TBA
Possible Varsity Girls Basketball vs. ____________ @ First Round KingCo Tournament:
        MIHS Main Gym; 7:00 pm
        (if Girls end up as #3 or #4 in KingCo

MIHS sports this week Jan. 22 through Jan. 26

January 22nd, 2013 at 8:32 am by Megan Managan
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Next week will be the final week of the regular season for most winter sports, which means the playoffs are just around the corner. Here’s a look at this week’s schedule:
TUESDAY, JANUARY 22
Boys Swim/Dive vs. Kennedy Catholic:  Mary Wayte Pool; 3:30 pm
Wrestling @ Interlake:  Interlake HS Gym; 6:00 pm    (make-up match from Tues 12/18)
Varsity/JV Boys Basketball @ Mount Si:  Mt. Si HS Gym; JV 5:45 pm, Varsity 7:30 pm
Frosh Boys Basketball @ Mount Si:  Mount Si HS Gym; 3:45 pm
C Girls Basketball vs. Bishop Blanchet:  PEAK; 3:45 pm
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23 — school dismisses at 2:05 pm
Varsity/JV Girls Basketball @ Mount Si:  Mt. Si HS Gym; JV 5:45 pm, Varsity 7:30 pm
C Girls Basketball @ Mount Si:  Mount Si HS Gym; 3:45 pm
JV Boys Basketball vs. O’Dea:  MIHS Main Gym; 7:30 pm
Soph Boys Basketball vs. Roosevelt:  MIHS Main Gym; 5:45 pm
THURSDAY, JANUARY 24
Gymnastics @ Mount Si:  Mount Si HS Gym; 7:00 pm
Wrestling vs. Bellevue:  MIHS Main Gym; 7:30 pm – Senior Night
FRIDAY, JANUARY 25
Boys Swim/Dive @ Roosevelt:  Evans Pool; 3:30 pm
Quad Basketball @ Bellevue:  Bellevue HS Gym
        JV Girls 3:30 pm
        JV Boys 5:00 pm
        Varsity Girls 6:30 pm
        Varsity Boys 8:00 pm
Soph Boys Basketball vs. Redmond:  MIHS Main Gym; 3:45 pm
Frosh Boys Basketball vs. Bellevue: North Mercer Gym; 3:45 pm
C Team Girls Basketball vs. Bellevue:  PEAK; 3:45 pm
SATURDAY, JANUARY 26
JV Wrestling @ KingCo Qualifier:  Bellevue HS Gym; 9:30 am
JV Boys Swim/Dive @ KingCo Invitational:  UW Pool; 1:00 pm
Boys Dive @ KingCo Qualifier:  Juanita Pool; 2:00 pm

MIHS winter sports team maintain rankings

January 21st, 2013 at 3:39 pm by Megan Managan
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Several Mercer Island teams and athletes have continued to hold rankings in the state. Here’s a look at where they stand.

The boys basketball team continues to be ranked No. 2 in the state by the Score Czar as of Jan. 15, a ranking they’ve maintained for much of the year. Rainier Beach maintains a slight lead in the 3A category.

Bellevue is the only other KingCo team ranked in the top 10 and is the No. 10 team.

The Mercer Island girl’s team has been ranked No. 23 overall by the Score Czar. Other KingCo teams in the ranking include Bellevue at No. 7 and Juanita at No. 15.

In wrestling, though the team is not ranked, several individuals are by Washington Wrestling Report.

Sophomore Taylan Yuasa is ranked No. 10 in the 106 weight class and Luke Wilson is ranked No. 4 in the 120 division. Nick Chandler earned a No. 6 ranking in the 170 weight class.

As the regular season begins to wrap up in the next couple of weeks, watch for posts about the post season layout and brackets as they become available.

MIHS wrestling match make up

January 16th, 2013 at 1:27 pm by Megan Managan
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Last month the Mercer Island wrestling match against Interlake was canceled because of a winter concert conflicting with the meet. The match has now been rescheduled.

Mercer Island will travel to Interlake on Tuesday, Jan. 22 for a 6 p.m. match against the Saints.

Thursday, Jan. 24 the team will host Bellevue in the final home meet of the season.

MIHS sports this week – Jan. 14 through Jan. 19

January 14th, 2013 at 4:49 pm by Megan Managan
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Another busy week, and hard to believe teams are well into the second half of the season now. Highlights this week include home games all around for the basketball teams, with a quad night on Friday against Interlake.
Updates and schedule changes will be posted if there are any.
MONDAY, JANUARY 14
JV Boys Basketball vs. Seattle Prep:  MIHS Main Gym; 7:30 pm
Soph Boys Basketball @ Ballard:  Ballard HS Gym; 7:00 pm
JV Girls Basketball @ Skyline:  Skyline HS Gym; NEW 4:00 pm
C Girls Basketball vs. Holy Names:  PEAK; 3:45 pm
TUESDAY, JANUARY 15
Boys Swim & Dive @ Skyline:  Boehm Pool; 3:15 pm
Varsity/JV Boys Basketball vs. Sammamish:  MIHS Main Gym; JV 5:45 pm, Varsity 7:30 pm
Frosh Boys Basketball vs. Sammamish:  North Mercer Gym; 3:45 pm
C Girls Basketball vs. Seattle Prep:  PEAK; 3:45 pm
 
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16 — Early Release For Finals at 12:15 pm
Varsity/JV Girls Basketball vs. Sammamish:  MIHS Main Gym; JV 5:45 pm, Varsity 7:30 pm
THURSDAY, JANUARY 17 – Full School for Finals
Varsity/JV Wrestling vs. Mount Si:  MIHS Main Gym; JV 6:00 pm, Varsity 7:30 pm
Gymnastics @ Liberty:  Interlake HS Gym; 7:00 pm
FRIDAY, JANUARY 18 – Early Release For Finals at 12:15 pm
Boys Swim/Dive @ Garfield:  Medgar Evars Pool; 3:30 pm
Quad Basketball vs. Interlake:  MIHS Main Gym
        JV Girls 3:30 pm
        JV Boys 5:00 pm
        Varsity Girls 6:30 pm
        Varsity Boys 8:00 pm
Soph Boys Basketball @ Inglemoor:  Inglemoor HS Gym; NEW 6:00 pm
Frosh Boys Basketball @ Interlake:  Interlake HS Gym; 5:15 pm
C Girls Basketball @ Interlake:  Interlake HS Gym; 3:45 pm
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19
Wrestling @ Jaguar Invitational:  Emerald Ridge HS; 9:15 AM
JV Gymnastics @ Ballard:  Ballard HS Gym; 1:00 pm

Mercer Island boys basketball ranked in top 5 in state

January 9th, 2013 at 1:32 pm by Megan Managan
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After continuing their impressive undefeated run in conference play last week, the Mercer Island boys basketball team is once again ranked in the top 10 for 3A teams.

The Score Czar lists the Islanders as the No. 2 team in the state, while the Tacoma News Tribune ranks MI as the No. 4 team in the state.

Mercer Island is 7-0 in KingCo and 12-1 overall. The team travels to play Juanita in a KingCo game on Friday, Jan. 11 at 8 p.m.

MIHS sports this week Jan. 7 through Jan. 12

January 7th, 2013 at 8:32 am by Megan Managan
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Another busy week for Mercer Island athletes. This Thursday, the gymnastics team will celebrate it’s seniors during the 7 p.m. Jan. 10 meet against Newport and Interlake. On Saturday, Jan. 12 some of the top wrestlers and teams will be at MIHS for the Jack Reynolds Tournament of Excellence. See this weeks sports section to learn more.

MONDAY, JANUARY 7

Varsity, JV & C Girls Basketball vs. Newport:  MIHS Main Gym
C Team 3:45 pm
JV 5:45 pm
Varsity 7:30 pm
Soph Boys Basketball vs.Newport:  PEAK; 3:45 pm

TUESDAY, JANUARY 8

Boys Swim & Dive vs. Bainbridge Island:  Mary Wayte Pool; 3:30 pm
Varsity/JV Boys Basketball vs. Lake Washington:  MIHS Main Gym; JV 5:45 pm, Varsity 7:30 pm
Frosh Boys Basketball vs. Lake Washington:  North Mercer Gym; 3:45 pm
Wrestling @ Lake Washington:  Lake Washington HS Gym; 7:30 PM

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9 — school dismisses at 2:05 pm

Varsity/JV Girls Basketball vs. Lake Washington:  MIHS Main Gym; JV 5:45 pm, Varsity 7:30 pm
C Girls Basketball vs. Lake Washington:  PEAK; 3:45 pm
JV Boys Basketball @ O’Dea:  O’Dea High School Gym; 6:00 pm
Frosh Boys Basketball @ Kennedy:  Kennedy HS Gym; 3:30 pm

THURSDAY, JANUARY 10

Boys Swim & Dive vs. Bellevue:  Mary Wayte Pool; 3:30 pm
Varsity Gymnastics vs. Interlake and Newport:  MIHS Main Gym; 7:00 pm
Varsity/JV Wrestling @ Liberty:  Maywood Middle School; JV 6:00 pm, Varsity 7:30 PM

FRIDAY, JANUARY 11

Quad Basketball @ Juanita; Juanita HS Main Gym
JV Girls 3:30 pm
JV Boys 5:00 pm
Varsity Girls 6:30 pm
Varsity Boys 8:00 pm
Soph Boys Basketball @ Eastlake:  Eastlake HS Gym; 3:45 pm
Frosh Boys Basketball vs. Juanita:  North Mercer Gym; 3:45 pm
C Girls Basketball vs. Woodinville:  MIHS Main Gym; 3:45 pm

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12

Wrestling @ Jack Reynolds Memorial Tournament:  MIHS Main Gym; 9:00 am
Boys Swim @ Kentridge Invitational:  King County Aquatic Center; time TBA
JV Gymnastics @ Roosevelt:  Roosevelt HS Gym; 11:00 am

Mercer Island boys ranked No. 2 by Score Czar

January 2nd, 2013 at 10:44 am by Megan Managan
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If you’ve never checked out the Score Czar’s site you should. The site has kept rankings and scores for the past several seasons for football and now has basketball as well.

The latest rankings run through Dec. 30 and place Mercer Island as the No. 2 team in the 3A classification. Rainier Beach is No. 1 and Mountlake Terrace is No. 3. Bellevue is the only other KingCo team in the top 10, ranked No. 10.

While the site’s blog says the rankings are based on just the few games played prior to the Christmas break, it still gives a rough idea of where teams stand.

Information is available for both Washington girls and boys basketball teams, as well as high school teams from Oregon and Idaho, and NCAA rankings.

Check it out here.

MIHS sports this week – Dec. 31 through Jan. 5

December 28th, 2012 at 10:00 am by Megan Managan
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Mercer Island High School students go back to school next week, and welcome in a new year with several sporting events. There are no contests Monday through Wednesday with the holiday, but things begin to pick up again on Thursday.
Updates and schedule changes will be posted if there are any.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 3
Frosh Boys Basketball vs. Kennedy Catholic:  North Mercer Gym; 3:45 pm
FRIDAY, JANUARY 4
Quad Boys & Girls Basketball vs. Bellevue: MIHS Main Gym
        JV Girls 3:30 pm
        JV Boys 5:00 pm
        Varsity Girls 6:30 pm
        Varsity Boys 8:00 pm
C Girls Basketball @ Bellevue:  Bellevue HS Gym: 3:45 pm
Soph Boys Basketball @ Bothell:  Bothell HS Gym; NEW 4:30 pm
Frosh Boys Basketball @ Bellevue:  Bellevue HS Gym; 5:15 pm
SATURDAY, JANUARY 5
Varsity Wrestling @ Panther Classic:  Snohomish HS Gym; 10:00 AM
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