Shaun Scott

Mercer Island resident Desiree Berry, pictured with her children Beau, 5, and Bear, 3, clinched a berth at the United States Olympic trials after clocking a time of 2:39.17 at the Cal International Marathon on Dec. 2 in Sacramento, California. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Berry takes top spot at Cal International Marathon

Mercer Island resident clinches a spot at the USA Olympic trials.

 

Mercer Island Islanders senior Nate Robinson is determined to lead his team to a Class 3A state title this February. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Robinson is the definition of a sprinter in the pool

Mercer Island senior dominates the 50 free and 100 free.

 

Mercer Island Islanders senior basketball player Angelina Barokas, who was a member of the 2017 Class 3A state championship team, is one of the Islanders team captains during the 2018-19 season. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Barokas is the epitome of a leader

Mercer Island senior forward Angelina Barokas is confident on the hardwood.

 

Sportswriter Shaun Scott and his friends Brian Walker and Tony Walker met NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal at Big Chicken restaurant in Las Vegas, Nevada on Nov. 24. Courtesy photo

A memorable Vegas trip

Sportswriter Shaun Scott meets one of the best NBA players to ever lace up sneakers.

Sportswriter Shaun Scott and his friends Brian Walker and Tony Walker met NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal at Big Chicken restaurant in Las Vegas, Nevada on Nov. 24. Courtesy photo
Mercer Island Islanders 138-pound grappler Eli Pruchno, who is one of the Islanders three team captains, is determined to advance to the Mat Classic Class 3A state wrestling tournament this February. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Mat Classic aspirations in the mat room

Mercer Island senior wrestler Eli Pruchno is determined to attain an elusive goal.

Mercer Island Islanders 138-pound grappler Eli Pruchno, who is one of the Islanders three team captains, is determined to advance to the Mat Classic Class 3A state wrestling tournament this February. Shaun Scott, staff photo
Mercer Island 195-pound junior Donnie Howard earned second place at the Mat Classic Class 3A state tournament on Feb. 17 at the Tacoma Dome. Photo courtesy of Billy Pruchno

2018: The year in sports on Mercer Island

Islanders athletes display skills in their respective sports.

Mercer Island 195-pound junior Donnie Howard earned second place at the Mat Classic Class 3A state tournament on Feb. 17 at the Tacoma Dome. Photo courtesy of Billy Pruchno
Mercer Island Islanders junior Adam Parker, left, looks for a teammate to pass to against the Juanita Rebels. Parker finished with a team-high 20 points against the Juanita Rebels on Dec. 11. The Islanders defeated the Rebels 56-49. Photo courtesy of Rick Edelman/Rick Edelman Photography

Islanders display grittiness in victory against the Rebels

Mercer Island hits clutch shots down the stretch against Juanita.

Mercer Island Islanders junior Adam Parker, left, looks for a teammate to pass to against the Juanita Rebels. Parker finished with a team-high 20 points against the Juanita Rebels on Dec. 11. The Islanders defeated the Rebels 56-49. Photo courtesy of Rick Edelman/Rick Edelman Photography
Mercer Island Islanders senior swimmer James Richardson (pictured) captured first place in the 100 fly and 100 back at the Class 3A state swim and dive meet during his junior season. Richardson wants to lead his team to a Class 3A state championship in February of 2019 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. Photo courtesy of Scott Richardson

Richardson is a rising star in the pool

Mercer Island senior is striving to lead his team to a state title.

Mercer Island Islanders senior swimmer James Richardson (pictured) captured first place in the 100 fly and 100 back at the Class 3A state swim and dive meet during his junior season. Richardson wants to lead his team to a Class 3A state championship in February of 2019 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. Photo courtesy of Scott Richardson
Mercer Island Islanders senior girls basketball player Angelina Barokas (pictured) dove for a loose ball against Bellevue in a game during the 2017-18 season. Barokas, who was a member of the Class 3A state championship squad two years ago as a sophomore, is determined to lead her team back to the Class 3A state tournament this March. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Mercer Island girls hoops team has high expectations

Dennis Black is in first season leading the Islanders program.

Mercer Island Islanders senior girls basketball player Angelina Barokas (pictured) dove for a loose ball against Bellevue in a game during the 2017-18 season. Barokas, who was a member of the Class 3A state championship squad two years ago as a sophomore, is determined to lead her team back to the Class 3A state tournament this March. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Mercer Island Islanders senior guard/co-captain Will Lee (pictured) said the goal for his squad this season is to win the 2A/3A KingCo Division and clinch a berth in the Class 3A state tournament in March of 2019 at the Tacoma Dome. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Islanders are confident on the hardwood

Mercer Island boys basketball team is looking to take the next step.

Mercer Island Islanders senior guard/co-captain Will Lee (pictured) said the goal for his squad this season is to win the 2A/3A KingCo Division and clinch a berth in the Class 3A state tournament in March of 2019 at the Tacoma Dome. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Ryan Pang (pictured on the far right) poses for a photo with teammates Sam Schroerlucke, Chris Groer and Ross Duncan in Miami. Photo courtesy of Ryan Pang

Pang competes at ITF Young Seniors World Team Championships

Mercer Island tennis coach partakes in an experience of a lifetime.

Ryan Pang (pictured on the far right) poses for a photo with teammates Sam Schroerlucke, Chris Groer and Ross Duncan in Miami. Photo courtesy of Ryan Pang
Mercer Island senior midfielder Jackie Stenberg, right, tries to keep the ball away from Bonney Lake midfielder Summer Kober, left, in the first round of the Class 3A state playoffs on Nov. 6 at Mercer Island High School. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Islanders cruise past Panthers in first round of state playoffs

Mercer Island pitches shutout against Bonney Lake.

Mercer Island senior midfielder Jackie Stenberg, right, tries to keep the ball away from Bonney Lake midfielder Summer Kober, left, in the first round of the Class 3A state playoffs on Nov. 6 at Mercer Island High School. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
Mercer Island Islanders freshman Kai Zettel (pictured) earned 36th place with a time of 17:01.2 at the Class 3A Sea-King District II championships on Oct. 25 in Seattle. Photo courtesy of Jay Na

Making an impact on the trails

The future is bright for Mercer Island freshman cross country runner Kai Zettel.

Mercer Island Islanders freshman Kai Zettel (pictured) earned 36th place with a time of 17:01.2 at the Class 3A Sea-King District II championships on Oct. 25 in Seattle. Photo courtesy of Jay Na
Mercer Island Islanders senior cross country athlete Maggie Baker advanced to the Class 3A state meet for four consecutive seasons from 2015 through 2018. Photo courtesy of Jay Na

A pillar of the program

Mercer Island senior Maggie Baker advances to the state cross country meet for fourth straight year.

Mercer Island Islanders senior cross country athlete Maggie Baker advanced to the Class 3A state meet for four consecutive seasons from 2015 through 2018. Photo courtesy of Jay Na
The Mercer Island Islanders boys golf team won the KingCo 2A/3A tournament on Oct. 15 and 3A SeaKing golf tournament on Oct. 23. The Islanders will compete in the Class 3A state golf tournament this May. Photo courtesy of Tyson Peters

Coming through in the clutch on the links

Mercer Island Islanders boys golf team dominates postseason tournaments.

The Mercer Island Islanders boys golf team won the KingCo 2A/3A tournament on Oct. 15 and 3A SeaKing golf tournament on Oct. 23. The Islanders will compete in the Class 3A state golf tournament this May. Photo courtesy of Tyson Peters
Mercer Island junior Carter Burr (pictured) catches a pass in the flat from quaterback Clay Dippold in the first quarter of play against Bellevue. Bellevue defeated Mercer Island, 47-0, on Oct. 26. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Wolverines cruise to a victory against Islanders

Mercer Island finishes the 2018 season with an overall record of 6-3.

Mercer Island junior Carter Burr (pictured) catches a pass in the flat from quaterback Clay Dippold in the first quarter of play against Bellevue. Bellevue defeated Mercer Island, 47-0, on Oct. 26. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

The epitome of a legend

Paul Allen will always be remembered for saving professional football in Seattle.

The Mercer Island Islanders boys tennis team’s No. 1 doubles team consisting of Chris Elliot and Kevin Chen finished the 2018 regular season undefeated. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Dynamic duo dominates at the net

Mercer Island Islanders No. 1 doubles team goes undefeated in regular season action.

The Mercer Island Islanders boys tennis team’s No. 1 doubles team consisting of Chris Elliot and Kevin Chen finished the 2018 regular season undefeated. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Moscow Spartans football players Omari Grinyaev, Michael Levenshtein and Mercer Island head football coach Ed Slezinger pose for a quick photo prior to the start of Mercer Island’s football practice on Oct. 9. Grinyaev and Levenshtein will be in Washington observing the Islanders football programs practices, meetings, workouts and games through Oct. 22. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Islanders football program hosts Russian players

Players from the Moscow Spartans football team make trip to Mercer Island.

Moscow Spartans football players Omari Grinyaev, Michael Levenshtein and Mercer Island head football coach Ed Slezinger pose for a quick photo prior to the start of Mercer Island’s football practice on Oct. 9. Grinyaev and Levenshtein will be in Washington observing the Islanders football programs practices, meetings, workouts and games through Oct. 22. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Mercer Island senior running back Jack Clayville (pictured) has been one of the most prolific players on offense for his team throughout the 2018 season thus far. The Islanders have compiled an overall record of 5-0 in early season action. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Keeping their eyes on the prize

Formidable schedule awaits Mercer Island football team toward the end of the season.

Mercer Island senior running back Jack Clayville (pictured) has been one of the most prolific players on offense for his team throughout the 2018 season thus far. The Islanders have compiled an overall record of 5-0 in early season action. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography