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                                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.

Howard earns second place at Mat Classic Class 3A state tournament

Not even a defeat in the Class 3A Mat Classic 195-pound championship match could dampen the spirits of Mercer Island junior wrestler Donnie Howard. Lincoln… Continue reading

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                                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.
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                                Mercer Island Islanders senior 152-pound wrestler Jonah Andrews captured eighth place in his weight class at the Mat Classic Class 3A state tournament on Feb. 17 at the Tacoma Dome.

Mercer Island senior attains his dream on the mat

Jonah Andrews placed eighth at Mat Classic Class 3A state tournament.

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                                Mercer Island Islanders senior 152-pound wrestler Jonah Andrews captured eighth place in his weight class at the Mat Classic Class 3A state tournament on Feb. 17 at the Tacoma Dome.

Seattle Prep defeats Mercer Island in loser-out playoff game

With just 31.1 seconds left in regulation Mercer Island Islanders boys basketball head coach Gavin Cree subbed out seniors Griffin Emanuels and Giovanni Cervantes-Rocha for… Continue reading

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                                Mercer Island Islanders wrestler Donnie Howard (pictured) earned an individual championship in the 195-pound weight class at the KingCo 3A wrestling tournament on Feb. 3 at North Creek High School.

Islanders grapplers perform well at KingCo 3A tournament

Three Mercer Island wrestlers earned first place medals at the KingCo 3A wrestling tournament. Donnie Howard (195), Jonah Andrews (152) and freshman Connor Pettigrew (113)… Continue reading

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                                Mercer Island Islanders wrestler Donnie Howard (pictured) earned an individual championship in the 195-pound weight class at the KingCo 3A wrestling tournament on Feb. 3 at North Creek High School.

Islanders unveil clutch performance down the stretch against Kangaroos

The Mercer Island Islanders and Lake Washington Kangaroos boys basketball teams were tied at 46-46 with just 4:33 left in regulation in a matchup between… Continue reading

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                                Mercer Island 113-pound grappler Connor Pettigrew (pictured) defeated Lake Washington’s Max Reisman 13-8 on Jan. 25 at Mercer Island High School.

Kangaroos defeat Mercer Island in regular season finale on the mat

Lake Washington Kangaroos head wrestling coach Steve Becher was jovial following the final regular season dual match of the 2017-18 season against Mercer Island. Lake… Continue reading

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                                Mercer Island 113-pound grappler Connor Pettigrew (pictured) defeated Lake Washington’s Max Reisman 13-8 on Jan. 25 at Mercer Island High School.
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                                David Schiller, right, poses for a quick picture with his brother Mike at a previous Free Throws for MS fundraiser on Mercer Island.
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                                David Schiller, right, poses for a quick picture with his brother Mike at a previous Free Throws for MS fundraiser on Mercer Island.

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