Sports

Mercer Island boys water polo team partakes in annual I-90 Lake Swim tradition

BY CAROL GULLSTAD The Mercer Island High School boys’ water polo team ended its first week of practice with a tradition — the Lake Washington… Continue reading

  • Aug 29, 2017

MIHS girls’ volleyball team bonds by building bikes

Mercer Island High School volleyball players had a special bonding and leadership training experience planned on Aug. 25, after a long week of tryouts and… Continue reading

Islanders football squad focuses on the details

Mercer Island head football coach Ed Slezinger knows how important special teams are in order to have success on the gridiron. Slezinger, who is in… Continue reading

Cohen is back on the gridiron with the Bulldogs

Ben Cohen figured his football career had come to a close following the final high school football game with Mercer Island in the fall of… Continue reading

Blast U-18 softball team competes at Nationals

Blast U-18 softball team competes at Nationals

  • Aug 21, 2017

Hitting the waves was an enjoyable experience

Traveling is one of my favorite pastimes. In early August, I had the opportunity to visit Aliso Viejo, California for a visit with my childhood… Continue reading

Mercer Island soccer players lead program to collect cleats for Africa

The Eastside FC soccer B99 Red team teamed up with the Soccer2Unite program to support soccer players in Uganda, Africa. Soccer2Unite is a nonprofit organization… Continue reading

  • Aug 14, 2017

Miller makes big-time plays for Mercer Island

Cole Miller turned in a sensational season as a sophomore in 2016 on the gridiron. Miller, who has played football since he was 7 years… Continue reading

Meade wins Mercer Island soccer’s Steve Newman Spirit award

Anyone watching a Mercer Island soccer match may have noted midfielder Mitchell Meade, whose sheer determination, grit and talent helped propel the Islanders boys soccer… Continue reading

  • Aug 4, 2017

Fit family | Three generations compete in Seafair Triathlon

Longtime Mercer Island resident Tom Robertson, 75, and his granddaughter McKenna Halter, 5, were the oldest and youngest competitors in the Seafair Triathlon on July… Continue reading

Island native Jordan Morris leads USMNT to Gold Cup victory

Mercer Island native and U.S. men’s national team forward Jordan Morris scored the winning goal in the July 26 CONCACAF Gold Cup final, giving the… Continue reading

  • Aug 1, 2017

Signal caller Nayar leads Islanders

Mercer Islanders senior quarterback Nikhil Nayar hasn’t spent his summer vacationing and lounging in the glare of the summer sunshine. Nayer, who has been lifting… Continue reading

Brackmann named CMS Athlete of the Year

Mercer Island High School 2013 graduate Kris Brackmann, who was one of the best women’s basketball players on the Division-III Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athenas collegiate basketball program… Continue reading

  • Jul 24, 2017

Mercer Island lacrosse program to make trip to Russia

Members of the Mercer Island boys lacrosse team will partake in a trip of a lifetime this summer overseas. The Islanders, who captured second place… Continue reading

Titans win regional soccer championship

The Nowland Premier Soccer Academy Titans BO3 Navy boys soccer team captured the US Club Northwest Regionals championship courtesy of a 6-2 win against the… Continue reading

  • Jul 17, 2017

Slezinger to lead Mercer Island’s football program

A new face will be patrolling the sidelines on the gridiron this fall as the face of Mercer Island’s football program. Ed Slezinger, who was… Continue reading

Meek will play collegiate soccer for the Huskies

Throughout Mercer Island 2017 graduate Lucas Meek’s childhood he regularly attended the University of Washington men’s soccer games. This fall he will no longer be… Continue reading

Sports camps to be offered on Mercer Island

Jet Baseball program to conduct baseball camp on the Eastside Steve Goucher, a former professional baseball player and Atlanta Braves scout, will team up with… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2017

Islanders to compete in coveted tournament in Spain

The Mercer Island Islanders boys soccer team will travel more than 5,100 miles to compete in one of the most prestigious soccer tournaments on the… Continue reading

A stroll down memory lane

Certain holidays can create a tidal wave of memories that can rush back to a person like a hurricane. Each year, the Fourth of July… Continue reading