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November 17, 2014 at 3:04 PM

A look back at the 3A state volleyball tournament

It’s rarely easy to go through a season unbeaten in any high-school sport, particularly volleyball. And especially if you play a challenging schedule. So, coach Chris Leverenz admitted she felt as though she had a monkey on her back when top-ranked Auburn Riverside rolled into the 3A state tournament with an unblemished record. “I’ve been nervous like for…

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Comments | More in Volleyball | Topics: Auburn Riverside, Capital, Carson Heilborn

November 13, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Updated glance at the 3A state volleyball tourney

I was looking an incorrect bracket when I offered the original analysis of the 3A state volleyball tournament, so I’ve amended some analysis here. Auburn Riverside has met every challenge this season. And the Ravens made sure they tested themselves by playing in – and winning – the ultra-tough Linda Sheridan Classic in Spokane. They were pushed to…

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Comments | More in Volleyball | Topics: Auburn Riverside, Class 3A state tournament, lakeside

October 27, 2014 at 9:53 AM

Mercer Island forfeits 6 early volleyball matches

Mercer Island, the defending Class 3A state volleyball champion, has forfeited six early-season matches after self-reporting the use of an ineligible player, according to athletic director Mark Zmuda. “We found an eligibility issue with one of our players and reported it to KingCo,” he said, adding it was a “clerical error.” For confidentiality reasons, Zmuda would not…

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Comments | More in Volleyball | Topics: Mercer Island

October 23, 2014 at 7:59 PM

The MEDLEY | High School Swimming Blog

Mercer Island starts after sixth straight title By Doug Drowley Special to The Seattle Times   Back in 1998, the Chicago Bulls propagated the notion of “One for the Pinky Toe,” the NBA basketball team’s motto for that season as they chased yet another championship. Here in the state of Washington, the Mercer Island girls swim team already had five…

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Comments | More in Swimming | Topics: Fisk, Mercer Island, swimming

September 22, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Class 4A, 3A and 2A state volleyball rankings — Week 3

It was great to get out and see some really good volleyball Saturday at the Kent Classic. You can ready my story about it here. Top-ranked Emerald Ridge is really good, but the Jaguars still have some work to do, like every other team in the state. They didn’t dominate start to finish, and even dropped…

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Comments | More in Rankings, Volleyball | Topics: Bellarmine Prep, Emerald Ridge, Holy Names

July 24, 2014 at 4:00 AM

MI boys soccer coach to lead U12 team on trip to China

A group of 16 young soccer players from Mercer Island will experience the trip of a lifetime when they embark upon an 11-day stay in China, starting later this week by mixing soccer and a cultural experience. The trip, which begins Friday and runs through Aug. 4, is the brainchild of part-time Mercer Island resident Wei Zhang,…

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Comments | More in Soccer | Topics: Colin Rigby, Mercer Island, youth soccer

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