Shaun Scott

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Mercer Island Islanders boys soccer player Emil Talerman, left, pursues a through ball before Interlake goalie gains possession of the ball in a game featuring rivals on April 11 at Interlake High School. Mercer Island has won eight of their past nine games. (Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography)

Islander soccer squad is peaking at the right time

Mercer Island boys soccer team has won eight of its past nine games.

Mercer Island Islanders boys soccer player Emil Talerman, left, pursues a through ball before Interlake goalie gains possession of the ball in a game featuring rivals on April 11 at Interlake High School. Mercer Island has won eight of their past nine games. (Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography)
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                                Mercer Island Islanders girls water polo player Annie Ritcey, who is one of the team captains, unleashes a pass during a game during the 2018 season. The Islanders have just one loss thus far.

Islanders girls water polo program is thriving in the pool

Mercer Island girls water polo team has compiled five victories thus far.

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                                Mercer Island Islanders girls water polo player Annie Ritcey, who is one of the team captains, unleashes a pass during a game during the 2018 season. The Islanders have just one loss thus far.
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                                Mercer Island Islanders defender Reis Kissel, left, dribbles the ball upfield while being guarded by Interlake Saints midfielder Andre Garone, right, in a matchup between KingCo 3A teams on April 11 at Interlake High School in Bellevue. Mercer Island defeated Interlake 2-1 in the contest.

Islanders conquer Saints in rivalry showdown on the soccer field

Mercer Island survives Interlake rally in the second half.

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                                Mercer Island Islanders defender Reis Kissel, left, dribbles the ball upfield while being guarded by Interlake Saints midfielder Andre Garone, right, in a matchup between KingCo 3A teams on April 11 at Interlake High School in Bellevue. Mercer Island defeated Interlake 2-1 in the contest.
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                                Mercer Island pitcher Robert Weaver surrendered just two hits in seven innings of work on the hill against the Edmonds-Woodway Warriors in the 2017 Class 3A third/fourth place game on May 27, 2017 at Safeco Field in Seattle. The Islanders defeated Edmonds-Woodway 2-1 to capture third place at the state tournament.

Islanders baseball program is absolutely dominant

Mercer Island is undefeated on the diamond.

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                                Mercer Island pitcher Robert Weaver surrendered just two hits in seven innings of work on the hill against the Edmonds-Woodway Warriors in the 2017 Class 3A third/fourth place game on May 27, 2017 at Safeco Field in Seattle. The Islanders defeated Edmonds-Woodway 2-1 to capture third place at the state tournament.
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                                Mercer Island Islanders senior girls lacrosse player Katie Brodsky will play collegiate lacrosse for the Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona next year.

Brodsky is the definition of a senior leader on the lacrosse field

Mercer Island senior will play collegiate lacrosse at Arizona State University.

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                                Mercer Island Islanders senior girls lacrosse player Katie Brodsky will play collegiate lacrosse for the Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona next year.
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                                Mercer Island junior midfielder Dakota Promet takes a shot on goal against the Bellevue Wolverines in a KingCo 3A/2A contest on March 23 at Bellevue High School. The Islanders and Wolverines battled to a 0-0 draw.

Islanders, Wolverines battle to a stalemate on the soccer field

Rivalry showdown ends in a draw.

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                                Mercer Island junior midfielder Dakota Promet takes a shot on goal against the Bellevue Wolverines in a KingCo 3A/2A contest on March 23 at Bellevue High School. The Islanders and Wolverines battled to a 0-0 draw.
Greg Fuchs slides safely into home plate in a contest against the Redmond Mustangs during the 2017 season. Fuchs will be a senior on the Islanders baseball team in 2018. He will play college baseball at Oregon State University next season. Courtesy of Jim Nicholson

Dynasty in the making

Mercer Island baseball team is a powerhouse in the Class 3A division

Greg Fuchs slides safely into home plate in a contest against the Redmond Mustangs during the 2017 season. Fuchs will be a senior on the Islanders baseball team in 2018. He will play college baseball at Oregon State University next season. Courtesy of Jim Nicholson
Islander Olivia Kane connects on a hit against the Sammamish Totems in a game on March 22, 2017. Courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Positive outlook for softballers

Playoffs are the goal for the Islanders softball squad

Islander Olivia Kane connects on a hit against the Sammamish Totems in a game on March 22, 2017. Courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
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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.
Photo courtesy of David Schiller
                                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.