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                                The Mercer Island Islanders girls golf team captured first place at the Burlington Invitational golf tournament on April 16. The Islanders, who compiled 355 total points (low score wins in golf) edged out second place Sammamish by 28 strokes. Mercer Island golfers Ella Warburg and Gihoe Seo tied for second place individually, with each golfer shooting a 79 on the 18-hole course. The Islanders have won all four golf tournaments they’ve competed in during the 2018 season thus far.

Mercer Island wins Burlington Invitational

Islanders girls golf team continues its winning streak.

  • Apr 19, 2018
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                                The Mercer Island Islanders girls golf team captured first place at the Burlington Invitational golf tournament on April 16. The Islanders, who compiled 355 total points (low score wins in golf) edged out second place Sammamish by 28 strokes. Mercer Island golfers Ella Warburg and Gihoe Seo tied for second place individually, with each golfer shooting a 79 on the 18-hole course. The Islanders have won all four golf tournaments they’ve competed in during the 2018 season 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.

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.
Islander teammates Alex Seidel and Sabrina Kwan pose in front of the pool where they competed in the NCAA D3 National Swimming and Dive Championships.

Islanders compete at NCAA championships

Two MIHS teammates raced in A finals for the NCAA D3 National Swimming and Dive Championships.

  • Apr 9, 2018
Islander teammates Alex Seidel and Sabrina Kwan pose in front of the pool where they competed in the NCAA D3 National Swimming and Dive Championships.
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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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                                The Mercer Island Islanders girls track team improved their overall record to 4-0 courtesy of a 89-56 win against Interlake and a 91-58 victory against the Redmond Mustangs in a KingCo 3A/2A double dual on March 29 on Mercer Island.
                                The Mercer Island boys squad lost to Interlake 76-69 and were defeated by Redmond 98-57. Islanders’ girls athletes capturing first place in their respective events consisted of Maya Virdell (100 meters, 1600 meter-relay), Gretchen Blohm (200 meters, 800 meter-relay), Kayla Lee (400 meters, 800 meter-relay, 1600 meter-relay), Katie McCormick (100 meter hurdles), Ella Hensey (800 meter-relay, 1600 meter-relay), Eliza Crenshaw (800 meter-relay), Margaret Baker (1600 meter-relay), Faith Osei-Tutu (shot-put, javelin) and Susanna Lepow (pole vault). Islanders’ boys athletes earning first place in their events were Colin Farrell (100 meters, 200 meters), Jack Clayville (110 hurdles), Mitchell Kirby (300 hurdles), Eli Yen (discus) and Jeffery Tian (pole vault). Yian (pictured) competes in the 110 hurdles in a double dual against the Interlake Saints and Redmond Mustangs on March 29.

Islanders track teams perform well on senior night

Mercer Island girls track team remains undefeated.

  • Apr 5, 2018
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                                The Mercer Island Islanders girls track team improved their overall record to 4-0 courtesy of a 89-56 win against Interlake and a 91-58 victory against the Redmond Mustangs in a KingCo 3A/2A double dual on March 29 on Mercer Island.
                                The Mercer Island boys squad lost to Interlake 76-69 and were defeated by Redmond 98-57. Islanders’ girls athletes capturing first place in their respective events consisted of Maya Virdell (100 meters, 1600 meter-relay), Gretchen Blohm (200 meters, 800 meter-relay), Kayla Lee (400 meters, 800 meter-relay, 1600 meter-relay), Katie McCormick (100 meter hurdles), Ella Hensey (800 meter-relay, 1600 meter-relay), Eliza Crenshaw (800 meter-relay), Margaret Baker (1600 meter-relay), Faith Osei-Tutu (shot-put, javelin) and Susanna Lepow (pole vault). Islanders’ boys athletes earning first place in their events were Colin Farrell (100 meters, 200 meters), Jack Clayville (110 hurdles), Mitchell Kirby (300 hurdles), Eli Yen (discus) and Jeffery Tian (pole vault). Yian (pictured) competes in the 110 hurdles in a double dual against the Interlake Saints and Redmond Mustangs on March 29.
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                                The Mercer Island Islanders boys lacrosse team registered a 12-5 victory against the Issaquah Eagles on March 30 at Gary Moore Stadium in Issaquah. The Islanders improved their overall record to 7-1 with the win. Islanders’ junior Ben Dunbar (pictured) carried the ball down the field against the Eagles.

Islanders cruise to a victory against the Eagles

Mercer Island boys lacrosse team captures seventh win.

  • Apr 3, 2018
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                                The Mercer Island Islanders boys lacrosse team registered a 12-5 victory against the Issaquah Eagles on March 30 at Gary Moore Stadium in Issaquah. The Islanders improved their overall record to 7-1 with the win. Islanders’ junior Ben Dunbar (pictured) carried the ball down the field against the Eagles.

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  • Apr 2, 2018
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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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                                The Mercer Island Islanders girls golf team captured first place at the Whidbey Shootout at the Whidbey Golf Club on March 20.
                                The tournament, which featured 100 golfers from 15 different high school programs, was dominated by the Islanders. Mercer Island won the tournament, compiling a score of 330 strokes. Bellingham finished in second place with a distant 384 strokes. The Islanders broke the tournament record by nine strokes (Islanders set the previous record in 2017 with 339 strokes). Freshman Gihoe Seo captured first place at the tournament with a score of a 77. Ella Warburg earned second place with a score of 79 strokes. Lily Pruchno nabbed fifth place, Estey Chen registered a seventh-place finish and Katelyn Davis tallied a 10th-place finish.

Islanders earn first place at Whidbey Island golf tournament

Freshman Gihoe Seo captured first place at the tournament with a score of a 77.

  • Mar 28, 2018
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                                The Mercer Island Islanders girls golf team captured first place at the Whidbey Shootout at the Whidbey Golf Club on March 20.
                                The tournament, which featured 100 golfers from 15 different high school programs, was dominated by the Islanders. Mercer Island won the tournament, compiling a score of 330 strokes. Bellingham finished in second place with a distant 384 strokes. The Islanders broke the tournament record by nine strokes (Islanders set the previous record in 2017 with 339 strokes). Freshman Gihoe Seo captured first place at the tournament with a score of a 77. Ella Warburg earned second place with a score of 79 strokes. Lily Pruchno nabbed fifth place, Estey Chen registered a seventh-place finish and Katelyn Davis tallied a 10th-place finish.
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                                The Mercer Island Islanders girls and boys track teams performed well in a double-dual meet against the Lake Washington Kangaroos and Sammamish Totems on March 21. The Islanders girls track squad earned a 98-86 win against Lake Washington and a 134-45 triumph against Sammamish.
                                The Mercer Island Islanders boys track team defeated Sammamish 126-47 but lost to Lake Washington 139-34. Ashley Rudd, Maya Virdell, Kayla Lee and Maggie Baker were members of the winning girls 800-meter relay squad with a time of 1:48.34. Virdell, Lee and Baker are pictured in the above photo. Islanders girls athletes earning first place in their respective events consisted of Chloe Michaels (1600 meters, 3200 meters), Lee (200 meters, 1600-meter relay), Baker (400 meters, 1600-meter relay), Rudd (300 hurdles, 400-meter relay), Virdell (400-meter relay), Eliza Crenshaw (400-meter relay), Katie McCormick (400-meter relay), Ella Hensey (1600-meter relay, long jump), Gretchen Blohm (1600-meter relay) and Faith Osei-Tutu (shot-put). Islanders’ boys athletes capturing first place in their respective events were Alexander Benson (3200 meters), Jack Clayville (110 hurdles) and Jeffery Tian (pole vault).

Islanders track teams are starting the season off strong

Mercer Island girls track team sweeps Lake Washington, Sammamish

  • Mar 28, 2018
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                                The Mercer Island Islanders girls and boys track teams performed well in a double-dual meet against the Lake Washington Kangaroos and Sammamish Totems on March 21. The Islanders girls track squad earned a 98-86 win against Lake Washington and a 134-45 triumph against Sammamish.
                                The Mercer Island Islanders boys track team defeated Sammamish 126-47 but lost to Lake Washington 139-34. Ashley Rudd, Maya Virdell, Kayla Lee and Maggie Baker were members of the winning girls 800-meter relay squad with a time of 1:48.34. Virdell, Lee and Baker are pictured in the above photo. Islanders girls athletes earning first place in their respective events consisted of Chloe Michaels (1600 meters, 3200 meters), Lee (200 meters, 1600-meter relay), Baker (400 meters, 1600-meter relay), Rudd (300 hurdles, 400-meter relay), Virdell (400-meter relay), Eliza Crenshaw (400-meter relay), Katie McCormick (400-meter relay), Ella Hensey (1600-meter relay, long jump), Gretchen Blohm (1600-meter relay) and Faith Osei-Tutu (shot-put). Islanders’ boys athletes capturing first place in their respective events were Alexander Benson (3200 meters), Jack Clayville (110 hurdles) and Jeffery Tian (pole vault).

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  • Mar 28, 2018
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                                The Mercer Island Islanders boys lacrosse team earned their fifth win of the 2018 season courtesy of a 14-5 victory against Lakeridge on March 23. Mercer Island player Donnie Howard (pictured) controls the ball while being defended by a Lakeridge player.

Islanders boys lacrosse team captures fifth victory

Mercer Island boys lacrosse squad remains undefeated.

  • Mar 27, 2018
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                                The Mercer Island Islanders boys lacrosse team earned their fifth win of the 2018 season courtesy of a 14-5 victory against Lakeridge on March 23. Mercer Island player Donnie Howard (pictured) controls the ball while being defended by a Lakeridge player.

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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.
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                                The Mercer Island Islanders girls lacrosse team cruised to a 16-3 win against the Bellevue Wolverines on March 21 in Mercer Island. Grace Fujinaga scored a game-high six goals for the Islanders in the win. Katie Brodsky and Tessa Guerra chipped in three goals apiece as well. Mercer Island improved their overall record to 4-0 with the win. Brodksy (pictured) controls possession of the ball against the Wolverines.

Islanders girls lacrosse team remains undefeated

Grace Fujinaga scores a game-high six goals.

  • Mar 23, 2018
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                                The Mercer Island Islanders girls lacrosse team cruised to a 16-3 win against the Bellevue Wolverines on March 21 in Mercer Island. Grace Fujinaga scored a game-high six goals for the Islanders in the win. Katie Brodsky and Tessa Guerra chipped in three goals apiece as well. Mercer Island improved their overall record to 4-0 with the win. Brodksy (pictured) controls possession of the ball against the Wolverines.
Photo courtesy of Billy Pruchno
                                The Mercer Island Islanders girls golf team poses for a picture after winning the Wenatchee Invitational Tournament. Islanders golfers pictured are Gihoe Seo, Ella Warburg, Estey Chen, Katelyn Travis, Grace Shaddle, Lilly Pruchno, Annelise Rorem and Grace Gottesman.

Mercer Island golf team is determined to defend its state title

Islanders girls golf team is starting off the season strong

  • Mar 21, 2018
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                                The Mercer Island Islanders girls golf team poses for a picture after winning the Wenatchee Invitational Tournament. Islanders golfers pictured are Gihoe Seo, Ella Warburg, Estey Chen, Katelyn Travis, Grace Shaddle, Lilly Pruchno, Annelise Rorem and Grace Gottesman.
Photo courtesy of Maryellen Johnson
                                Perfection has been exuded by the Mercer Island Islanders varsity boys lacrosse team in early season action. The Islanders have earned victories against the Eastside Catholic Crusaders, Bothell Cougars and Mount Si Wildcats in its first three contests. Mercer Island has outscored its opponents 51-19 in the process. Ben Dunbar and Glen Mahony each scored three goals apiece against Mount Si on March 17. The Mercer Island Islanders boys lacrosse varsity, jayvee and freshman/sophomore teams are pictured in the above photo.

Mercer Island boys lacrosse team is undefeated in early season action

Islanders are dominating its opponents

  • Mar 20, 2018
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                                Perfection has been exuded by the Mercer Island Islanders varsity boys lacrosse team in early season action. The Islanders have earned victories against the Eastside Catholic Crusaders, Bothell Cougars and Mount Si Wildcats in its first three contests. Mercer Island has outscored its opponents 51-19 in the process. Ben Dunbar and Glen Mahony each scored three goals apiece against Mount Si on March 17. The Mercer Island Islanders boys lacrosse varsity, jayvee and freshman/sophomore teams are pictured in the above photo.
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