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Mercer Island survives Totems’ fourth quarter rally

The Mercer Island girls basketball team needed a basket. With a little under a minute to go in the fourth quarter, the Islanders led the… Continue reading

 

‘Over the Top’ is one of the most underrated sports movies of all time

There is just something about 1980s sports movies that has me hook, line and sinker. It doesn’t matter if it’s “Rocky IV,” “The Karate Kid,”… Continue reading

 

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                                Mercer Island Islanders junior guard Angelina Barokas, left, dives for a loose ball against the Bellevue Wolverines on Jan. 3. Bellevue defeated Mercer Island 53-19 in a matchup between rivals.

Bellevue defeats Mercer Island in rivalry hoops matchup

Stingy defense propelled the Bellevue Wolverines girls basketball team to a convincing victory against Mercer Island. Bellevue, who surrendered just nine field goals throughout the… Continue reading

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                                Mercer Island Islanders junior guard Angelina Barokas, left, dives for a loose ball against the Bellevue Wolverines on Jan. 3. Bellevue defeated Mercer Island 53-19 in a matchup between rivals.
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                                Mercer Island senior forward Giovanni Cervantes-Rocha, center, secures a rebound against the Bellevue Wolverines on Jan. 3. Bellevue defeated Mercer Island 61-57 in a matchup between rivals.

Wolverines defeat Islanders in rivalry contest

The Mercer Island boys basketball team played valiantly but couldn’t complete their comeback bid in the fourth quarter against the Bellevue Wolverines. Mercer Island, who… Continue reading

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                                Mercer Island senior forward Giovanni Cervantes-Rocha, center, secures a rebound against the Bellevue Wolverines on Jan. 3. Bellevue defeated Mercer Island 61-57 in a matchup between rivals.
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                                Mercer Island Islanders senior swimmer Kyle Bailey competes in the 200 IM and 100 breast stroke.

Bailey leads by example in the pool for Mercer Island

When Kyle Bailey was in the eighth grade he decided he needed to pick up a different sport. Bailey, who had played soccer up to… Continue reading

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                                Mercer Island Islanders senior swimmer Kyle Bailey competes in the 200 IM and 100 breast stroke.
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                                The Mercer Island Islanders basketball team celebrates after defeating the Bishop Blanchet Braves 52-47 in the Class 3A girls state championship game on March 4 at the Tacoma Dome.

Islanders dominate the sports landscape in 2017 | Year in Review

January Meisner retires from athletic coordinator post Mercer Island High School athletics coordinator Ann Meisner announced her retirement from her position in January. Her last… Continue reading

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                                The Mercer Island Islanders basketball team celebrates after defeating the Bishop Blanchet Braves 52-47 in the Class 3A girls state championship game on March 4 at the Tacoma Dome.
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                                Mercer Island senior wrestler Jonah Andrews wants to advance to the Class 3A state wrestling tournament in February 2018 at the Tacoma Dome.

Mercer Island senior is determined to experience Mat Classic in final season

The past three seasons, Mercer Island senior grappler Jonah Andrews didn’t get as far as he wanted to in postseason action. Andrews, who has advanced… Continue reading

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                                Mercer Island senior wrestler Jonah Andrews wants to advance to the Class 3A state wrestling tournament in February 2018 at the Tacoma Dome.
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                                Mercer Island boys swim team head coach Evan Moline, who is in his second season leading the Islanders program, graduated from Mercer Island High School in 2011. The 24-year-old Moline is a graduate of Washington State University.

Islanders swim team is striving for a state title

Expectations never waver for the Mercer Island boys swim team in the pool. During the 2016-17 season, the Islanders captured third place at the Class… Continue reading

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                                Mercer Island boys swim team head coach Evan Moline, who is in his second season leading the Islanders program, graduated from Mercer Island High School in 2011. The 24-year-old Moline is a graduate of Washington State University.
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                                Mercer Island girls basketball player Claire Mansfield, left, leaps into the air while playing defense in the Class 3A state championship game in March 2017.

Mansfield is a senior leader for Mercer Island on the hardwood

Nine months ago Mercer Island girls basketball player Claire Mansfield proved pressure situations don’t faze her on the hardwood. Mansfield sunk four free throws in… Continue reading

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                                Mercer Island girls basketball player Claire Mansfield, left, leaps into the air while playing defense in the Class 3A state championship game in March 2017.
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                                The Mercer Island girls soccer team won its first ever state championship courtesy of a 4-1 win against the Stadium Tigers on Nov. 18 at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup.

Mercer Island earns first-ever girls state soccer championship

Mercer Island dominated in a 4-1 win against the Stadium Tigers on Nov. 18 in Puyallup.

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                                The Mercer Island girls soccer team won its first ever state championship courtesy of a 4-1 win against the Stadium Tigers on Nov. 18 at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup.

Mercer Island football program is on the rise

Not even a 55-21 loss to the O’Dea Fighting Irish in the first round of the Class 3A state football playoffs could put a damper… Continue reading

Islanders register monumental victory in state playoff game

Mercer Island senior midfielder Kendall Riley blocked out all the noise and was completely focused before completing one of the most memorable plays of her… Continue reading

Islanders football squad clinches berth in state playoffs

The Mercer Island Islanders football program attained one of its biggest goals in a road playoff tilt this past weekend. The Islanders defeated the Kelso… Continue reading

Islanders volleyball team clinches spot at state tournament

With a berth in the Class 3A state volleyball tournament on the line, the Mercer Island Islanders came through in the clutch against their biggest… Continue reading

Preparation drives Mercer Island’s Pearse in the pool

Mercer Island junior swimmer Annie Pearse loves swimming as fast as she possibly can in the pool. Pearse, who captured seventh place in the 50… Continue reading

Mulflur is thriving as Mercer Island’s middle linebacker

Mercer Island junior middle linebacker William Mulflur had never played in an organized football game until he took the field for the Islanders’ season opener… Continue reading

Hamilton is a senior leader for the Islanders

Consistency has defined Mercer Island volleyball player Adara Hamilton ever since her freshman year of high school in 2014-15. Hamilton made the Islanders’ varsity team… Continue reading

Islanders sweep Kangaroos on senior night

The Mercer Island Islanders girls volleyball team put on a show for their hometown fans in the final regular season home match of the 2017… Continue reading

Wolverines defeat Islanders in rivalry contest on gridiron

Bellevue Wolverines senior running back Isaiah Ifanse was an unstoppable force against the Mercer Island Islanders in a Class 3A KingCo rivalry matchup. Ifanse scored… Continue reading