Sports

Six Islanders honored as high school All-American swimmers

MIHS athletes were impressive at state meet.

  • Aug 12, 2019

Time flies on the baseball diamond

Sportswriter Shaun Scott discusses his affinity for the Seattle Mariners.

Graham-owned H1 Unlimited hydro wins HomeStreet Bank Cup at Seafair

Driver Kelly victorious in race decided by penalty.

  • Aug 6, 2019

Islander baseballers compete at USA Cup

A trio of 14U Islander baseball players led their NW Elite Team to fourth place out of 16 teams at the USA Baseball Cup, which… Continue reading

  • Aug 5, 2019
Mercer Island High School 2019 graduate Adam Braman, right, poses for a picture with professional soccer player Wayne Rooney earlier this year. Braman earned the Steve Newman Spirit award in 2019. Photo courtesy of Adam Braman

Braman earns Steve Newman Spirit award

Mercer Island 2019 grad attains a coveted honor.

Mercer Island High School 2019 graduate Adam Braman, right, poses for a picture with professional soccer player Wayne Rooney earlier this year. Braman earned the Steve Newman Spirit award in 2019. Photo courtesy of Adam Braman
Sound Publishing sportswriter Shaun Scott, right, interviews Dominic Woody following a game against the Interlake Saints in April of 2019. Scott will be leaving Sound Publishing after 59 months on the job. Photo courtesy of Jim Nicholson

Covering sports on Mercer Island was an exhilarating experience

Sportswriter Shaun Scott says goodbye to the island.

Sound Publishing sportswriter Shaun Scott, right, interviews Dominic Woody following a game against the Interlake Saints in April of 2019. Scott will be leaving Sound Publishing after 59 months on the job. Photo courtesy of Jim Nicholson
Ed Slezinger, who will be in his third season as the Mercer Island head football coach this fall, is stoked for the 2019 season to begin. The first day of practice will commence on Aug. 21. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Catching up with coach Slezinger

Mercer Island head football coach is on the brink of his third season.

Ed Slezinger, who will be in his third season as the Mercer Island head football coach this fall, is stoked for the 2019 season to begin. The first day of practice will commence on Aug. 21. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Maya Virdell, left, and Susie Lepow, right, will compete at the USATF Nationals Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships, which take place from July 22-28 in Sacramento, California. Photo courtesy of the Mercer Island Cross Country Booster Club

Mercer Island athletes compete at USATF Region 13 track and field championships in Tacoma

Maya Virdell and Susie Lepow will travel to California for Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships.

  • Jul 16, 2019
Maya Virdell, left, and Susie Lepow, right, will compete at the USATF Nationals Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships, which take place from July 22-28 in Sacramento, California. Photo courtesy of the Mercer Island Cross Country Booster Club
Mercer Island Islanders boys basketball player Nigel Seda, left, drives to the hoop in a game against the Interlake Saints during the 2018-19 season. Seda will be one of four returners to the starting lineup during the 2019-20 season. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Islanders prove their mettle at Gonzaga team camp

Mercer Island Islanders boys basketball squad is an experienced group.

Mercer Island Islanders boys basketball player Nigel Seda, left, drives to the hoop in a game against the Interlake Saints during the 2018-19 season. Seda will be one of four returners to the starting lineup during the 2019-20 season. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
Mercer Island Islanders midfielder Matt Capone (right), passes the ball to a teammate in a contest against the Juanita Rebels during the 2019 season. Capone will play soccer at Northwest Nazarene University this fall. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Attaining a dream on the soccer field

Mercer Island 2019 grad Matt Capone will play college soccer at Northwest Nazarene University.

Mercer Island Islanders midfielder Matt Capone (right), passes the ball to a teammate in a contest against the Juanita Rebels during the 2019 season. Capone will play soccer at Northwest Nazarene University this fall. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
Alex Edwards captured USA Swimming All-American honors for his stellar 2018-19 season with the Mercer Island Islanders. Photo courtesy of Bruce Edwards

Edwards earns USA Swimming All-American honors

Stellar 2018-19 season garners recognition.

  • Jul 9, 2019
Alex Edwards captured USA Swimming All-American honors for his stellar 2018-19 season with the Mercer Island Islanders. Photo courtesy of Bruce Edwards
Mercer Island Islanders 2019 graduate Teague Conder (pictured) will continue his baseball career at Whitman College in Walla Walla. Photo courtesy of Teague Conder

Conder to continue baseball career at Whitman College

Former Mercer Island third baseman embraces the action.

Mercer Island Islanders 2019 graduate Teague Conder (pictured) will continue his baseball career at Whitman College in Walla Walla. Photo courtesy of Teague Conder
Peacocks roam the neighborhood of Beards Cove in sportswriter Shaun Scott’s childhood hometown of Belfair. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Running alongside a beautiful creature

Peacocks roam the streets of the neighborhood I grew up in.

Peacocks roam the neighborhood of Beards Cove in sportswriter Shaun Scott’s childhood hometown of Belfair. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Arabella Chapman earned the top spot on the podium in the 55-pound weight class at the 2019 Women’s National Championships and World Team trials. Photo courtesy of Connie Chapman

Chapman earns a gold medal on the wrestling mat

Northwood Elementary School student dominates opponents.

  • Jun 25, 2019
Arabella Chapman earned the top spot on the podium in the 55-pound weight class at the 2019 Women’s National Championships and World Team trials. Photo courtesy of Connie Chapman
Mercer Island quarterback Clay Dippold completes a set of reps on the squat rack in the weight room on June 14. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Seasoned signal caller leads Islanders

Field general Clay Dippold is stoked for his senior season.

Mercer Island quarterback Clay Dippold completes a set of reps on the squat rack in the weight room on June 14. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Mercer Island Islanders senior football player Bryce Fitzwilson utilizes speed and quickness on the gridiron. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Controlling the edge with speed and quickness

Stalwart defensive end Bryce Fitzwilson leads by example.

Mercer Island Islanders senior football player Bryce Fitzwilson utilizes speed and quickness on the gridiron. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Mercer Island girls lacrosse players Grace Fujinaga, Annabelle Gersch and Hannah Tiscornia hold the state championship trophy following their 10-9 victory against Bainbridge Island in the Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association championship game on May 17. Photo courtesy of Kathy Gersch

Three Islanders girls lacrosse players named to all-state team

Mercer Island athletes garner accolades.

  • Jun 18, 2019
Mercer Island girls lacrosse players Grace Fujinaga, Annabelle Gersch and Hannah Tiscornia hold the state championship trophy following their 10-9 victory against Bainbridge Island in the Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association championship game on May 17. Photo courtesy of Kathy Gersch
Seattle Mariners legend Edgar Martinez, left, and Seattle Times columnist Larry Stone, right, collaborated on a book titled, “Edgar: An Autobiography.” Martinez and Stone attended a book signing on June 12 at Barnes Noble in Bellevue. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Legendary Mariner meets a plethora of fans

Edgar Martinez visits Bellevue Barnes & Noble to promote his book.

Seattle Mariners legend Edgar Martinez, left, and Seattle Times columnist Larry Stone, right, collaborated on a book titled, “Edgar: An Autobiography.” Martinez and Stone attended a book signing on June 12 at Barnes Noble in Bellevue. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Mercer Island resident Michael Magnussen has competed in all six of the marathon majors in the world since 2016. Magnussen clocked a time of 2:56.21 at the London Marathon in May. This past February, Magnussen finished with a time of 2:55.40 in the Tokyo Marathon. Photo courtesy of Theresa Magnussen

Running is a way of life for Magnussen

Hard work and determination pays dividends for avid Mercer Island runner.

Mercer Island resident Michael Magnussen has competed in all six of the marathon majors in the world since 2016. Magnussen clocked a time of 2:56.21 at the London Marathon in May. This past February, Magnussen finished with a time of 2:55.40 in the Tokyo Marathon. Photo courtesy of Theresa Magnussen
Mercer Island Islanders sophomore Tegan Yuasa is currently the top-ranked male 55-kilogram athlete in the sport of Judo. Yuasa will compete at the Cadet World Championships, which will take place from Sept. 25-29 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Photo courtesy of Mark Yuasa

Yuasa earns first place in the USA Judo Elite Senior National Championships

Mercer Island High School sophomore Tegan Yuasa captured first place in the 55-kilogram category at the USA Judo Elite Senior National Championships in Las Vegas,… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2019
Mercer Island Islanders sophomore Tegan Yuasa is currently the top-ranked male 55-kilogram athlete in the sport of Judo. Yuasa will compete at the Cadet World Championships, which will take place from Sept. 25-29 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Photo courtesy of Mark Yuasa