Shaun Scott

Time flies on the baseball diamond

Sportswriter Shaun Scott discusses his affinity for the Seattle Mariners.

 

Mercer Island High School 2019 graduate Adam Braman, right, poses for a picture with professional soccer player Wayne Rooney earlier this year. Braman earned the Steve Newman Spirit award in 2019. Photo courtesy of Adam Braman

Braman earns Steve Newman Spirit award

Mercer Island 2019 grad attains a coveted honor.

 

Sound Publishing sportswriter Shaun Scott, right, interviews Dominic Woody following a game against the Interlake Saints in April of 2019. Scott will be leaving Sound Publishing after 59 months on the job. Photo courtesy of Jim Nicholson

Covering sports on Mercer Island was an exhilarating experience

Sportswriter Shaun Scott says goodbye to the island.

 

Ed Slezinger, who will be in his third season as the Mercer Island head football coach this fall, is stoked for the 2019 season to begin. The first day of practice will commence on Aug. 21. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Catching up with coach Slezinger

Mercer Island head football coach is on the brink of his third season.

Ed Slezinger, who will be in his third season as the Mercer Island head football coach this fall, is stoked for the 2019 season to begin. The first day of practice will commence on Aug. 21. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Mercer Island Islanders boys basketball player Nigel Seda, left, drives to the hoop in a game against the Interlake Saints during the 2018-19 season. Seda will be one of four returners to the starting lineup during the 2019-20 season. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Islanders prove their mettle at Gonzaga team camp

Mercer Island Islanders boys basketball squad is an experienced group.

Mercer Island Islanders boys basketball player Nigel Seda, left, drives to the hoop in a game against the Interlake Saints during the 2018-19 season. Seda will be one of four returners to the starting lineup during the 2019-20 season. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
Mercer Island Islanders midfielder Matt Capone (right), passes the ball to a teammate in a contest against the Juanita Rebels during the 2019 season. Capone will play soccer at Northwest Nazarene University this fall. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Attaining a dream on the soccer field

Mercer Island 2019 grad Matt Capone will play college soccer at Northwest Nazarene University.

Mercer Island Islanders midfielder Matt Capone (right), passes the ball to a teammate in a contest against the Juanita Rebels during the 2019 season. Capone will play soccer at Northwest Nazarene University this fall. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
Mercer Island Islanders 2019 graduate Teague Conder (pictured) will continue his baseball career at Whitman College in Walla Walla. Photo courtesy of Teague Conder

Conder to continue baseball career at Whitman College

Former Mercer Island third baseman embraces the action.

Mercer Island Islanders 2019 graduate Teague Conder (pictured) will continue his baseball career at Whitman College in Walla Walla. Photo courtesy of Teague Conder
Peacocks roam the neighborhood of Beards Cove in sportswriter Shaun Scott’s childhood hometown of Belfair. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Running alongside a beautiful creature

Peacocks roam the streets of the neighborhood I grew up in.

Peacocks roam the neighborhood of Beards Cove in sportswriter Shaun Scott’s childhood hometown of Belfair. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Mercer Island quarterback Clay Dippold completes a set of reps on the squat rack in the weight room on June 14. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Seasoned signal caller leads Islanders

Field general Clay Dippold is stoked for his senior season.

Mercer Island quarterback Clay Dippold completes a set of reps on the squat rack in the weight room on June 14. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Mercer Island Islanders senior football player Bryce Fitzwilson utilizes speed and quickness on the gridiron. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Controlling the edge with speed and quickness

Stalwart defensive end Bryce Fitzwilson leads by example.

Mercer Island Islanders senior football player Bryce Fitzwilson utilizes speed and quickness on the gridiron. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Seattle Mariners legend Edgar Martinez, left, and Seattle Times columnist Larry Stone, right, collaborated on a book titled, “Edgar: An Autobiography.” Martinez and Stone attended a book signing on June 12 at Barnes Noble in Bellevue. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Legendary Mariner meets a plethora of fans

Edgar Martinez visits Bellevue Barnes & Noble to promote his book.

Seattle Mariners legend Edgar Martinez, left, and Seattle Times columnist Larry Stone, right, collaborated on a book titled, “Edgar: An Autobiography.” Martinez and Stone attended a book signing on June 12 at Barnes Noble in Bellevue. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Mercer Island resident Michael Magnussen has competed in all six of the marathon majors in the world since 2016. Magnussen clocked a time of 2:56.21 at the London Marathon in May. This past February, Magnussen finished with a time of 2:55.40 in the Tokyo Marathon. Photo courtesy of Theresa Magnussen

Running is a way of life for Magnussen

Hard work and determination pays dividends for avid Mercer Island runner.

Mercer Island resident Michael Magnussen has competed in all six of the marathon majors in the world since 2016. Magnussen clocked a time of 2:56.21 at the London Marathon in May. This past February, Magnussen finished with a time of 2:55.40 in the Tokyo Marathon. Photo courtesy of Theresa Magnussen
The Mercer Island FC Maroon girls soccer team earned a 2-1 victory against the PacNW Blue in the President’s Cup D2 championship contest May 12. Photo courtesy of Tom Hill

Maroon girls soccer team completes journey with a championship

Teamwork propels Maroon soccer team to third title in five seasons.

The Mercer Island FC Maroon girls soccer team earned a 2-1 victory against the PacNW Blue in the President’s Cup D2 championship contest May 12. Photo courtesy of Tom Hill
The Mercer Island Islanders girls lacrosse team hoists the state championship trophy following its 10-9 win against Bainbridge Island on May 17. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Pure Jubilation!!

Mercer Island girls lacrosse team captures a state title.

The Mercer Island Islanders girls lacrosse team hoists the state championship trophy following its 10-9 win against Bainbridge Island on May 17. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Mercer Island Islanders senior Grant Stading (No. 19) hustles down the first-base line after hitting a grounder against the Capital Cougars. Capital defeated Mercer Island, 7-1, in the first round of the 3A state playoffs. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Cougars conquer Mercer Island in loser-out playoff game on diamond

Islanders finish the 2019 season with 13 victories.

Mercer Island Islanders senior Grant Stading (No. 19) hustles down the first-base line after hitting a grounder against the Capital Cougars. Capital defeated Mercer Island, 7-1, in the first round of the 3A state playoffs. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
The Mercer Island Islanders pose for a team photo after clinching a berth at the Class 3A state tournament courtesy of a 10-3 victory against the Interlake Saints in the 3A KingCo championship game on May 6 at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Islanders capture the 3A KingCo tournament championship on the baseball diamond

Mercer Island clinches state berth for fifth consecutive season.

The Mercer Island Islanders pose for a team photo after clinching a berth at the Class 3A state tournament courtesy of a 10-3 victory against the Interlake Saints in the 3A KingCo championship game on May 6 at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Mercer Island Islanders player Glen Mahony, right, scored three goals against the Eastlake Wolves on May 1. Mercer Island defeated Eastlake 17-4. Photo courtesy of Rick Edelman/Rick Edelman Photography

Islanders cruise to a victory against the Wolves

Mercer Island clinches No. 1 seed from KingCo Conference to the playoffs.

Mercer Island Islanders player Glen Mahony, right, scored three goals against the Eastlake Wolves on May 1. Mercer Island defeated Eastlake 17-4. Photo courtesy of Rick Edelman/Rick Edelman Photography
Mercer Island Islanders senior defender Julia Nordstrom, who will attend the University of Colorado (Boulder) this fall, plans on playing on the college’s club lacrosse team next season. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Nordstrom anchors the Islanders defense

Mercer Island girls lacrosse team is undefeated.

Mercer Island Islanders senior defender Julia Nordstrom, who will attend the University of Colorado (Boulder) this fall, plans on playing on the college’s club lacrosse team next season. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Mercer Island Islanders senior pitcher Liam Dammeier has an overall record of 3-1 on the hill during his senior season thus far. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Redemption on the rubber

Mercer Island senior hurler Liam Dammeier is the epitome of an ace.

Mercer Island Islanders senior pitcher Liam Dammeier has an overall record of 3-1 on the hill during his senior season thus far. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Mercer Island Islanders senior Max Tanzer, right, slides safely into third base on a close play while being tagged by Interlake third baseman Charlie Galanti in the top of the fourth inning. Mercer Island defeated Interlake, 11-0, on April 17 in Bellevue. Photo courtesy of Jim Nicholson

Islanders shut out the Saints

Mercer Island continues its hot streak on the diamond.

Mercer Island Islanders senior Max Tanzer, right, slides safely into third base on a close play while being tagged by Interlake third baseman Charlie Galanti in the top of the fourth inning. Mercer Island defeated Interlake, 11-0, on April 17 in Bellevue. Photo courtesy of Jim Nicholson