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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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

Simply sensational!

Tiger Woods’ improbable victory resonates across America.

Mercer Island junior midfielder Luca Mtskhetadze, left, celebrates with teammate Jonah Hyman, right, after scoring on a header in the 87th minute of play, giving his team a 2-1 lead in overtime. Mercer Island held on for a 2-1 victory against the Juanita Rebels on April 11. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Islanders register comeback victory against Rebels

Mercer Island prevails in overtime against Juanita.

Mercer Island junior midfielder Luca Mtskhetadze, left, celebrates with teammate Jonah Hyman, right, after scoring on a header in the 87th minute of play, giving his team a 2-1 lead in overtime. Mercer Island held on for a 2-1 victory against the Juanita Rebels on April 11. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
Mercer Island senior outfielder Cole Miller will continue his baseball career with the Huskies next year. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Miller patrols the outfield with passion for the Islanders

Mercer Island senior will continue his baseball career at the University of Washington.

Mercer Island senior outfielder Cole Miller will continue his baseball career with the Huskies next year. Shaun Scott, staff photo
Mercer Island Islanders senior lacrosse player Stew Vassau will continue his lacrosse career at the University of Utah next season. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Vassau wants to lead Mercer Island to a state crown

Islanders are aiming for the pinnacle on the lacrosse field.

Mercer Island Islanders senior lacrosse player Stew Vassau will continue his lacrosse career at the University of Utah next season. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Mercer Island third baseman Caitlyn Barber, left, tags out Bellevue baserunner Rachel Treves, right, during a matchup between rivals on April 3 at the South Mercer playfields. Bellevue defeated Mercer Island, 35-0. Photo courtesy of Jim Nicholson

Islanders remain positive despite lopsided defeat

Mercer Island girls softball team displays character in loss.

Mercer Island third baseman Caitlyn Barber, left, tags out Bellevue baserunner Rachel Treves, right, during a matchup between rivals on April 3 at the South Mercer playfields. Bellevue defeated Mercer Island, 35-0. Photo courtesy of Jim Nicholson
Mercer Island senior forward Dakota Promet, left, and Sammamish freshman Andrew Wilbert, right, battle for possession of the ball on March 26 at Sammamish High School in Bellevue. Mercer Island defeated Sammamish 1-0. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Islanders survive Totems’ comeback bid on the soccer field

Mercer Island earns fourth victory of 2019 season.

Mercer Island senior forward Dakota Promet, left, and Sammamish freshman Andrew Wilbert, right, battle for possession of the ball on March 26 at Sammamish High School in Bellevue. Mercer Island defeated Sammamish 1-0. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
Mercer Island Islanders senior shortstop Emily Rowe is the vocal leader of her squad. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Rowe runs the show for the Islanders

Mercer Island senior shortstop is the center of the action.

Mercer Island Islanders senior shortstop Emily Rowe is the vocal leader of her squad. Shaun Scott/staff photo

A coveted goal is attained

Relentless work ethic pays dividends.

Mercer Island Islanders senior girls lacrosse player Grace Fujinaga will continue her lacrosse career at the University of Pennsylvania. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Fujinaga is a dominant force on the lacrosse field

Mercer Island Islanders senior girls lacrosse player Grace Fujinaga hasn’t forgotten her team’s 10-9 loss to the Bainbridge Island Spartans in the 3A state title… Continue reading

Mercer Island Islanders senior girls lacrosse player Grace Fujinaga will continue her lacrosse career at the University of Pennsylvania. Shaun Scott, staff photo
The Mercer Island Islanders varsity boys soccer team is looking forward to the 2019 season. Photo courtesy of Sophy Yang

Islanders are looking to dominate on the soccer field

Expectations never waver for the Mercer Island Islanders boys soccer program. The Islanders, which year in and year out are contenders for a state championship,… Continue reading

The Mercer Island Islanders varsity boys soccer team is looking forward to the 2019 season. Photo courtesy of Sophy Yang

Optimism remains supreme in March for baseball fans

Home opener is on the horizon for the Seattle Mariners.

Mercer Island Islanders senior point guard Will Lee earned 3A KingCo first-team all league honors for his play during the 2018-19 season. The Islanders finished with an overall record of 17-6. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Lee exudes leadership during memorable season on hardwood

Mercer Island senior Will Lee was the definition of a floor general.

Mercer Island Islanders senior point guard Will Lee earned 3A KingCo first-team all league honors for his play during the 2018-19 season. The Islanders finished with an overall record of 17-6. Shaun Scott, staff photo
A view from the bleachers at the Mat Classic state wrestling tournament on Feb. 15, 2019. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Mat Classic is an amazing spectacle

A simply special experience at the Tacoma Dome.

A view from the bleachers at the Mat Classic state wrestling tournament on Feb. 15, 2019. Shaun Scott, staff photo