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                                The Mercer Island girls gymnastics team earned a 153-147 win against the Juanita Rebels on Dec. 7 at Mercer Island High School. The Islanders improved their overall record to 2-0 with the win. Islanders’ junior Mya Levin (pictured) captured third place in beam. Freshman Ava Motroni captured second place in vault. Freshman Ally Lavin took third place in bars, second place in floor and third place in all-around.

Mercer Island defeats Rebels in gymnastics matchup

The Mercer Island girls gymnastics team earned a 153-147 win against the Juanita Rebels on Dec. 7 at Mercer Island High School. The Islanders improved… Continue reading

  • Dec 15, 2017

 

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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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                                The Mercer Island boys lacrosse fifth/sixth grade Silver squad competed at the annual Space Needle Shootout from Dec. 1 through Dec. 3 at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila. The Silver squad finished the 5/6 tournament with an overall record 2-2. The Mercer Island team captured victories against Bellevue and the Eastlake Cardinal. They suffered defeats against the New West Salmonbellies and South Sound 24/25. The Space Needle Shootout is the largest lacrosse tournament in the Northwest with more than 60 teams in attendance.

Mercer Island Silver lacrosse squad competes at 2017 Space Needle Shootout

The Mercer Island boys lacrosse fifth/sixth grade Silver squad competed at the annual Space Needle Shootout from Dec. 1 through Dec. 3 at the Starfire… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2017

 

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                                The Mercer Island boys lacrosse fifth/sixth grade Maroon squad competed at the annual Space Needle Shootout from Dec. 1 through Dec. 3 at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila. The Maroon squad finished the 5/6 Festival tournament with an overall record 0-4. The Space Needle Shootout is the largest lacrosse tournament in the Northwest with more than 60 teams in attendance.

Mercer Island Maroon lacrosse squad competes at 2017 Space Needle Shootout

The Mercer Island boys lacrosse fifth/sixth grade Maroon squad competed at the annual Space Needle Shootout from Dec. 1 through Dec. 3 at the Starfire… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2017
Photo courtesy of Jim Jantos
                                The Mercer Island boys lacrosse fifth/sixth grade Maroon squad competed at the annual Space Needle Shootout from Dec. 1 through Dec. 3 at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila. The Maroon squad finished the 5/6 Festival tournament with an overall record 0-4. The Space Needle Shootout is the largest lacrosse tournament in the Northwest with more than 60 teams in attendance.
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                                The Mercer Island girls gymnastics team earned a 153-141 victory in the first meet of the 2017-18 season against the Interlake Saints on Nov. 30 in Bellevue.
                                Islanders’ freshman Ava Motroni took second place in all-around with a score of 31.750. Motroni also captured first place in beam. Freshman Susie Lepow earned first place in bars, freshman Ally Lavin nabbed second place in bars and junior Mya Levin finished in third place in bars. Sophomore Emery Sampson registered a second-place finish in vault and Levin collected a third-place finish in vault. Mercer Island coach Leonard Lewis and team captains Leah Wootton and Sophia Tiscornia are pictured in the above photo.

Mercer Island defeats Saints in KingCo gymnastics matchup

The Mercer Island girls gymnastics team earned a 153-141 victory in the first meet of the 2017-18 season against the Interlake Saints on Nov. 30… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2017
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                                The Mercer Island girls gymnastics team earned a 153-141 victory in the first meet of the 2017-18 season against the Interlake Saints on Nov. 30 in Bellevue.
                                Islanders’ freshman Ava Motroni took second place in all-around with a score of 31.750. Motroni also captured first place in beam. Freshman Susie Lepow earned first place in bars, freshman Ally Lavin nabbed second place in bars and junior Mya Levin finished in third place in bars. Sophomore Emery Sampson registered a second-place finish in vault and Levin collected a third-place finish in vault. Mercer Island coach Leonard Lewis and team captains Leah Wootton and Sophia Tiscornia are pictured in the above photo.
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                                Islander Middle School sixth grade student Gordon Gibson captured a first place gold medal in yellow belt in the 11-year-old nogi division at the SJJIF World Jiu-Jitsu Championships on Oct. 29 in Long Beach, California. Gibson, who has been training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since he was seven years old, trained for two hours a day for six days a week since July in preparation for the world championships in late October.

Gibson wins Gold medal at World Championships

Islander Middle School sixth grade student Gordon Gibson captured a first place gold medal in yellow belt in the 11-year-old nogi division at the SJJIF… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2017
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                                Islander Middle School sixth grade student Gordon Gibson captured a first place gold medal in yellow belt in the 11-year-old nogi division at the SJJIF World Jiu-Jitsu Championships on Oct. 29 in Long Beach, California. Gibson, who has been training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since he was seven years old, trained for two hours a day for six days a week since July in preparation for the world championships in late October.
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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.
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                                The Mercer Island Islanders girls swim squad registered a fourth place finish at the Class 3A state swim meet on Nov. 11 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. The Islanders compiled 180 team points. Mercer Island junior Annie Pearse earned second place in the 50 free with a time of 24.36 and captured seventh place in the 100 free clocking a time of 53.83. Alexa Williams finished in 11th place in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:00.55. Kai Williamson captured fourth place in the 100 backstroke with a time of 59.15. Islanders’ junior Sophia McGuffin earned fifth place in the 1-meter dive. Hailey Vandenbosch finished in 10th place in the 100 fly with a time of 59.85. Elizabeth Bailey earned 12th place in the 50-free with a time of 25.04 and 13th place in the 100 free with a time of 54.51. Chloe Mark took sixth place in the 500 free with a time of 5:13.5. Ellie Williams finished in ninth place in the 500 free with a time of 5:17.01.
                                RELAYS
                                The 200 medley relay team of Kaitlyn Williamson, Grace Olsen, Hailey Vandenbosch and Ellie Williams captured sixth place with a time of 1:52.44. The 200 free relay squad consisting of Annie Pearse, Julia Williamson, Elizabeth Bailey and Ellie Williams earned seventh place with a time of 1:40.35. The 400 free relay team of Annie Pearse, Hailey Vandenbosch, Elizabeth Bailey and Julia Williamson nabbed a fifth place finish with a time of 3:37.76.

Islanders swim team captures fourth place at the Class 3A state meet

The Mercer Island Islanders girls swim squad registered a fourth place finish at the Class 3A state swim meet on Nov. 11 at the King… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2017
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                                The Mercer Island Islanders girls swim squad registered a fourth place finish at the Class 3A state swim meet on Nov. 11 at the King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. The Islanders compiled 180 team points. Mercer Island junior Annie Pearse earned second place in the 50 free with a time of 24.36 and captured seventh place in the 100 free clocking a time of 53.83. Alexa Williams finished in 11th place in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:00.55. Kai Williamson captured fourth place in the 100 backstroke with a time of 59.15. Islanders’ junior Sophia McGuffin earned fifth place in the 1-meter dive. Hailey Vandenbosch finished in 10th place in the 100 fly with a time of 59.85. Elizabeth Bailey earned 12th place in the 50-free with a time of 25.04 and 13th place in the 100 free with a time of 54.51. Chloe Mark took sixth place in the 500 free with a time of 5:13.5. Ellie Williams finished in ninth place in the 500 free with a time of 5:17.01.
                                RELAYS
                                The 200 medley relay team of Kaitlyn Williamson, Grace Olsen, Hailey Vandenbosch and Ellie Williams captured sixth place with a time of 1:52.44. The 200 free relay squad consisting of Annie Pearse, Julia Williamson, Elizabeth Bailey and Ellie Williams earned seventh place with a time of 1:40.35. The 400 free relay team of Annie Pearse, Hailey Vandenbosch, Elizabeth Bailey and Julia Williamson nabbed a fifth place finish with a time of 3:37.76.
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                                The Mercer Island Islanders boys water polo team captured third place at the Washington high school water polo state tournament on Nov. 11 at the Curtis Aquatic Center in University Place.

Mercer Island water polo team earns third place at state tournament

BY CAROL GULLSTAD Special to the Reporter The Mercer Island Islanders boys water polo team rebounded well from a heartbreaking 8-7 loss to Roosevelt in… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2017
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                                The Mercer Island Islanders boys water polo team captured third place at the Washington high school water polo state tournament on Nov. 11 at the Curtis Aquatic Center in University Place.
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                                The Mercer Island Islanders volleyball team put together a season for the ages in 2017. Mercer Island, who finished the 2017 season with an overall record of 22-3, earned second place at the Class 3A state volleyball tournament on Nov. 11 at the Toyota Center in Kennewick. The Islanders lost to Capital 3-1 in the Class 3A title match. The Islanders won the second set 25-14, tying the match at 1-1 but lost the final two sets of action. Mercer Island defeated Gig Harbor (3-0), Stanwood (3-1) and Mount Spokane (3-1) at the state tourney.

Mercer Island volleyball team earns second place at Class 3A state tournament

The Mercer Island Islanders volleyball team put together a season for the ages in 2017. Mercer Island, who finished the 2017 season with an overall… Continue reading

  • Nov 14, 2017
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                                The Mercer Island Islanders volleyball team put together a season for the ages in 2017. Mercer Island, who finished the 2017 season with an overall record of 22-3, earned second place at the Class 3A state volleyball tournament on Nov. 11 at the Toyota Center in Kennewick. The Islanders lost to Capital 3-1 in the Class 3A title match. The Islanders won the second set 25-14, tying the match at 1-1 but lost the final two sets of action. Mercer Island defeated Gig Harbor (3-0), Stanwood (3-1) and Mount Spokane (3-1) at the state tourney.

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

Baker, Michaels competed at the Class 3A state Cross Country meet

Two Mercer Island Islanders Cross Country athletes partook in the Class 3A state Cross Country meet at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco on Nov.… Continue reading

  • Nov 12, 2017

Islander wins prestigious horse jumping competition

Katrina Dumler and her horse Flintwood Starlet recently took home the title of World Champion Jumper after winning all three Jumper classes at the prestigious… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2017

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

Mercer Island swim team earns third place at districts

The Mercer Island Islanders girls swim team captured third place at the Class 3A Sea-King District II girls swim and dive championships on Nov. 4… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2017

Mercer Island water polo team to compete in state tournament

By CAROL GULLSTAD Special to the Reporter The Curtis Vikings defeated the Mercer Island Islanders boys water polo team 9-7 in the Region II finals… Continue reading

  • Nov 7, 2017

MLB pitcher Matt Boyd visits retirees in hometown Mercer Island

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Matt Boyd spoke at Covenant Shores on Oct. 30. The Mercer Island native athlete talked about highlights in his young career.… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2017

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

Islanders volleyball team clinches spot at state tournament

With a berth in the Class 3A state volleyball tournament on the line, the Mercer Island Islanders came through in the clutch against their biggest… Continue reading