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Mercer Island player Glen Mahony (No. 9) leaps on the back of Will Wheeler (No. 14) during the 3A state championship game against the Bellevue Wolverines. Mercer Island defeated Bellevue 14-6 on May 25 at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila. Photo courtesy of Rick Edelman/Rick Edelman Photography

Islanders win 3A state lacrosse championship

Mercer Island finishes 2019 season with 18 victories.

  • May 26, 2019
Mercer Island player Glen Mahony (No. 9) leaps on the back of Will Wheeler (No. 14) during the 3A state championship game against the Bellevue Wolverines. Mercer Island defeated Bellevue 14-6 on May 25 at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila. Photo courtesy of Rick Edelman/Rick Edelman Photography
The Mercer Island Islanders girls lacrosse team hoists the state championship trophy following its 10-9 win against Bainbridge Island on May 17. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Pure Jubilation!!

Mercer Island girls lacrosse team captures a state title.

The Mercer Island Islanders girls lacrosse team hoists the state championship trophy following its 10-9 win against Bainbridge Island on May 17. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Mercer Island Islanders senior Grant Stading (No. 19) hustles down the first-base line after hitting a grounder against the Capital Cougars. Capital defeated Mercer Island, 7-1, in the first round of the 3A state playoffs. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Cougars conquer Mercer Island in loser-out playoff game on diamond

Islanders finish the 2019 season with 13 victories.

Mercer Island Islanders senior Grant Stading (No. 19) hustles down the first-base line after hitting a grounder against the Capital Cougars. Capital defeated Mercer Island, 7-1, in the first round of the 3A state playoffs. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
The Mercer Island Islanders girls golf team captured third place as a team at the 2019 3A Sea-King girls district golf tournament on May 13. The third place finish ensured the Islanders varsity golf team a berth at the Class 3A state tournament. Islanders’ golfers pictured in the above photo are Gihoe Seo, Annelise Rorem, Katelyn Travis, Yumi Baston, Grace Shaddle and Lilly Pruchno. Mercer Island coaches Don Papasedero and Tim Okamura are pictured on the right. Photo courtesy of Billy Pruchno

Islanders golf team earns third place at districts

Mercer Island golfer Gihoe Seo earned second place individually

  • May 16, 2019
The Mercer Island Islanders girls golf team captured third place as a team at the 2019 3A Sea-King girls district golf tournament on May 13. The third place finish ensured the Islanders varsity golf team a berth at the Class 3A state tournament. Islanders’ golfers pictured in the above photo are Gihoe Seo, Annelise Rorem, Katelyn Travis, Yumi Baston, Grace Shaddle and Lilly Pruchno. Mercer Island coaches Don Papasedero and Tim Okamura are pictured on the right. Photo courtesy of Billy Pruchno
Mercer Island junior Maya Virdell (pictured) captured first place in the 300 hurdles at the 3A KingCo track meet at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Virdell cruises to a first place finish in 300 hurdles

Mercer Island junior continues to dominate in her best event.

  • May 14, 2019
Mercer Island junior Maya Virdell (pictured) captured first place in the 300 hurdles at the 3A KingCo track meet at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Mercer Island senior Maggie Baker (No. 5) captured first place in the 400 at the 3A KingCo track meet at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Baker registers first place finish in the 400

Mercer Island senior takes the top spot.

  • May 14, 2019
Mercer Island senior Maggie Baker (No. 5) captured first place in the 400 at the 3A KingCo track meet at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
The Mercer Island Islanders girls 1600 relay team consisting of athletes Maggie Baker, Maya Virdell, Gretchen Blohm and Ashley Rudd, earned first place with a time of 4:07.66 at the 3A KingCo track championships in Kirkland. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Islanders’ quartet finishes in first place in 1600 relay

Mercer Island captures first place by a significant margin.

  • May 14, 2019
The Mercer Island Islanders girls 1600 relay team consisting of athletes Maggie Baker, Maya Virdell, Gretchen Blohm and Ashley Rudd, earned first place with a time of 4:07.66 at the 3A KingCo track championships in Kirkland. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Mercer Island senior Matthew Capone, left, dribbles the ball up field while being guarded by Juanita sophomore Andrew Taylor in a game on April 11. Juanita defeated Mercer Island, 2-1, in a loser-out, 3A KingCo playoff game on May 7 at Mercer Island High School. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Rebels defeat Islanders in overtime

Mercer Island finishes the 2019 season with eight victories.

  • May 9, 2019
Mercer Island senior Matthew Capone, left, dribbles the ball up field while being guarded by Juanita sophomore Andrew Taylor in a game on April 11. Juanita defeated Mercer Island, 2-1, in a loser-out, 3A KingCo playoff game on May 7 at Mercer Island High School. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
The Mercer Island Islanders pose for a team photo after clinching a berth at the Class 3A state tournament courtesy of a 10-3 victory against the Interlake Saints in the 3A KingCo championship game on May 6 at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Islanders capture the 3A KingCo tournament championship on the baseball diamond

Mercer Island clinches state berth for fifth consecutive season.

The Mercer Island Islanders pose for a team photo after clinching a berth at the Class 3A state tournament courtesy of a 10-3 victory against the Interlake Saints in the 3A KingCo championship game on May 6 at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Mercer Island Islanders player Glen Mahony, right, scored three goals against the Eastlake Wolves on May 1. Mercer Island defeated Eastlake 17-4. Photo courtesy of Rick Edelman/Rick Edelman Photography

Islanders cruise to a victory against the Wolves

Mercer Island clinches No. 1 seed from KingCo Conference to the playoffs.

Mercer Island Islanders player Glen Mahony, right, scored three goals against the Eastlake Wolves on May 1. Mercer Island defeated Eastlake 17-4. Photo courtesy of Rick Edelman/Rick Edelman Photography
Mercer Island Islanders senior defender Julia Nordstrom, who will attend the University of Colorado (Boulder) this fall, plans on playing on the college’s club lacrosse team next season. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Nordstrom anchors the Islanders defense

Mercer Island girls lacrosse team is undefeated.

Mercer Island Islanders senior defender Julia Nordstrom, who will attend the University of Colorado (Boulder) this fall, plans on playing on the college’s club lacrosse team next season. Shaun Scott/staff photo
The Mercer Island Islanders varsity girls tennis team poses for a picture on senior day. Photo courtesy of Charlene Steinhauer

Islanders tennis squad finishes regular season with nine victories

The Mercer Island Islanders girls tennis team finished the 2019 season with an overall record of 9-4. The Islanders, who finished KingCo action with a… Continue reading

  • May 2, 2019
The Mercer Island Islanders varsity girls tennis team poses for a picture on senior day. Photo courtesy of Charlene Steinhauer
Mercer Island Islanders senior pitcher Liam Dammeier has an overall record of 3-1 on the hill during his senior season thus far. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Redemption on the rubber

Mercer Island senior hurler Liam Dammeier is the epitome of an ace.

Mercer Island Islanders senior pitcher Liam Dammeier has an overall record of 3-1 on the hill during his senior season thus far. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Former Mercer Island Islanders boys soccer head coach Colin Rigby, left, Jordan Morris, center, and Islanders boys soccer head coach Forrest Marowitz pose for a quick photo on April 23 at Islander Stadium. Morris was inducted into the Mercer Island High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Photo courtesy of Kim Otte

Morris inducted into MIHS Athletic Hall of Fame

Mercer Island legend returns home for a memorable celebration.

  • Apr 24, 2019
Former Mercer Island Islanders boys soccer head coach Colin Rigby, left, Jordan Morris, center, and Islanders boys soccer head coach Forrest Marowitz pose for a quick photo on April 23 at Islander Stadium. Morris was inducted into the Mercer Island High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Photo courtesy of Kim Otte
Mercer Island Islanders senior Max Tanzer, right, slides safely into third base on a close play while being tagged by Interlake third baseman Charlie Galanti in the top of the fourth inning. Mercer Island defeated Interlake, 11-0, on April 17 in Bellevue. Photo courtesy of Jim Nicholson

Islanders shut out the Saints

Mercer Island continues its hot streak on the diamond.

Mercer Island Islanders senior Max Tanzer, right, slides safely into third base on a close play while being tagged by Interlake third baseman Charlie Galanti in the top of the fourth inning. Mercer Island defeated Interlake, 11-0, on April 17 in Bellevue. Photo courtesy of Jim Nicholson

Simply sensational!

Tiger Woods’ improbable victory resonates across America.

The Mercer Island Islanders girls golf team currently has an overall record of 3-2 in early season play on the links. The Islanders golf program, which is its 22nd year of existence, has won three state titles, seven KingCo titles and 10 district championships over the past two decades. The 2019 team is led by captains Annelise Rorem and Katelyn Travis. The Islanders registered their 200th career victory as a program earlier this season. Photo courtesy of Billy Pruchno

Islanders girls golf team is striving for excellence

The Mercer Island Islanders girls golf team currently has an overall record of 3-2 in early season play on the links. The Islanders golf program,… Continue reading

  • Apr 16, 2019
The Mercer Island Islanders girls golf team currently has an overall record of 3-2 in early season play on the links. The Islanders golf program, which is its 22nd year of existence, has won three state titles, seven KingCo titles and 10 district championships over the past two decades. The 2019 team is led by captains Annelise Rorem and Katelyn Travis. The Islanders registered their 200th career victory as a program earlier this season. Photo courtesy of Billy Pruchno
Mercer Island junior midfielder Luca Mtskhetadze, left, celebrates with teammate Jonah Hyman, right, after scoring on a header in the 87th minute of play, giving his team a 2-1 lead in overtime. Mercer Island held on for a 2-1 victory against the Juanita Rebels on April 11. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Islanders register comeback victory against Rebels

Mercer Island prevails in overtime against Juanita.

Mercer Island junior midfielder Luca Mtskhetadze, left, celebrates with teammate Jonah Hyman, right, after scoring on a header in the 87th minute of play, giving his team a 2-1 lead in overtime. Mercer Island held on for a 2-1 victory against the Juanita Rebels on April 11. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
Mercer Island senior outfielder Cole Miller will continue his baseball career with the Huskies next year. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Miller patrols the outfield with passion for the Islanders

Mercer Island senior will continue his baseball career at the University of Washington.

Mercer Island senior outfielder Cole Miller will continue his baseball career with the Huskies next year. Shaun Scott, staff photo
Mercer Island Islanders senior lacrosse player Stew Vassau will continue his lacrosse career at the University of Utah next season. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Vassau wants to lead Mercer Island to a state crown

Islanders are aiming for the pinnacle on the lacrosse field.

Mercer Island Islanders senior lacrosse player Stew Vassau will continue his lacrosse career at the University of Utah next season. Shaun Scott/staff photo