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Mercer Island Islanders wrestler Colin Farrell, left, registered a first place finish in the 182-pound weight division at the KingCo/Wesco 3A sub-regionals on Feb. 2. Photo courtesy of Billy Pruchno

Bevy of Mercer Island grapplers advance to regionals

Islanders wrestling team is peaking at the right time.

  • Feb 5, 2019
Mercer Island Islanders wrestler Colin Farrell, left, registered a first place finish in the 182-pound weight division at the KingCo/Wesco 3A sub-regionals on Feb. 2. Photo courtesy of Billy Pruchno
The Mercer Island Islanders boys basketball team registered a 57-41 win on the road against the Bellevue Wolverines on Feb. 1 in Bellevue. Adam Parker (pictured with the dunk) scored a team-high 22 points against the Wolverines. The Islanders clinched the 2A/3A KingCo regular season title with the victory. Mercer Island, who currently has an overall record of 16-4, have won eight consecutive games. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Islanders earn 2A/3A KingCo regular season title

Mercer Island’s winning streak on the hardwood continues

  • Feb 3, 2019
The Mercer Island Islanders boys basketball team registered a 57-41 win on the road against the Bellevue Wolverines on Feb. 1 in Bellevue. Adam Parker (pictured with the dunk) scored a team-high 22 points against the Wolverines. The Islanders clinched the 2A/3A KingCo regular season title with the victory. Mercer Island, who currently has an overall record of 16-4, have won eight consecutive games. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
The Lake Washington Kangaroos girls basketball team captured a 64-53 win against the Mercer Island Islanders on senior night on Jan. 30 at Mercer Island High School. The Islanders dropped to 1-18 overall with the loss. Mercer Island seniors Sarah Gest, right, and Rio Beutelspacher, left, try to stop Lake Washington guard Rosa Smith, center, as she drives to the hoop. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography

Islanders lose to Kangaroos on senior night

The Lake Washington Kangaroos girls basketball team captured a 64-53 win against the Mercer Island Islanders on senior night on Jan. 30 at Mercer Island… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2019
The Lake Washington Kangaroos girls basketball team captured a 64-53 win against the Mercer Island Islanders on senior night on Jan. 30 at Mercer Island High School. The Islanders dropped to 1-18 overall with the loss. Mercer Island seniors Sarah Gest, right, and Rio Beutelspacher, left, try to stop Lake Washington guard Rosa Smith, center, as she drives to the hoop. Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
Mercer Island Islanders sophomore Alex Edwards has registered Class 3A state tournament qualifying times in the 200 individual medley, 500 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 100 butterfly, 100 breaststroke, 100 freestyle, 50 freestyle and 200 freestyle in regular-season action during the 2018-19 season. Edwards said he will focus on the 500 free and 200 IM during the postseason this February. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Sophomore phenom is making his presence felt in the pool

Mercer Island swimmer Alex Edwards is a dominant force in the water.

Mercer Island Islanders sophomore Alex Edwards has registered Class 3A state tournament qualifying times in the 200 individual medley, 500 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 100 butterfly, 100 breaststroke, 100 freestyle, 50 freestyle and 200 freestyle in regular-season action during the 2018-19 season. Edwards said he will focus on the 500 free and 200 IM during the postseason this February. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Give it your all in the playoffs and appreciate the moment / Sports Scene

Athletes and coaches have unveiled their best performances in the regular season, and now the postseason is upon us. Strap in tight and prepare for… Continue reading

Islanders earn overtime win against Saints

Mercer Island girls hoops team captures first victory of the season.

  • Jan 24, 2019
The Mercer Island Islanders gymnastics team is striving to advance to the district competition as a team this February. Photo courtesy of Debra Gibbs

Legendary coach Lewis is enjoying his final season leading the Islanders

Mercer Island gymnastics coach is confident in his team’s abilities.

The Mercer Island Islanders gymnastics team is striving to advance to the district competition as a team this February. Photo courtesy of Debra Gibbs
Mercer Island 220-pound wrestler Donnie Howard, pictured, pinned Interlake wrestler Cole Mullenix in their matchup on Jan. 17. The Islanders defeated the Saints 44-24 in the dual match. Photo courtesy of Billy Pruchno

Mercer Island grapplers conquer Interlake on senior night

The Mercer Island Islanders wrestling team earned a 44-24 victory in a dual match against the Interlake Saints on senior night on Jan. 17 at… Continue reading

  • Jan 23, 2019
Mercer Island 220-pound wrestler Donnie Howard, pictured, pinned Interlake wrestler Cole Mullenix in their matchup on Jan. 17. The Islanders defeated the Saints 44-24 in the dual match. Photo courtesy of Billy Pruchno
At long last, Edgar Martinez’s waiting game is over. Photo by clare_and_ben/Flickr

Edgar Martinez finally makes the Hall of Fame

In his last year on the ballot, the Mariner legend and greatest designated hitter of all time gets the Cooperstown call.

At long last, Edgar Martinez’s waiting game is over. Photo by clare_and_ben/Flickr
Mercer Island Islanders guard Nigel Seda, left, scored a team-high 15 points against the Interlake Saints on Jan. 22. Mercer Island defeated Interlake 63-46. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Islanders cruise past Saints in 3A KingCo hoops contest

Mercer Island dominates Interlake in the first quarter.

Mercer Island Islanders guard Nigel Seda, left, scored a team-high 15 points against the Interlake Saints on Jan. 22. Mercer Island defeated Interlake 63-46. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
Mercer Island resident Desiree Berry, pictured with her children Beau, 5, and Bear, 3, clinched a berth at the United States Olympic trials after clocking a time of 2:39.17 at the Cal International Marathon on Dec. 2 in Sacramento, California. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Berry takes top spot at Cal International Marathon

Mercer Island resident clinches a spot at the USA Olympic trials.

Mercer Island resident Desiree Berry, pictured with her children Beau, 5, and Bear, 3, clinched a berth at the United States Olympic trials after clocking a time of 2:39.17 at the Cal International Marathon on Dec. 2 in Sacramento, California. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Mercer Island Lacrosse Association to host a clinic in February

A free lacrosse clinic and giveaway will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Mercer Island High School stadium. The event… Continue reading

  • Jan 17, 2019
The Mercer Island Islanders boys swim team earned first place at the Kentridge Invitational on Jan. 12. Islanders athletes capturing first place in their respective events consisted of Nate Robinson (50 free), Collin Ralston (200 IM) and James Richardson (100 back). Photo courtesy of Carol Gullstad

Islanders swim team earns first place at Kentridge Invitational

The Mercer Island Islanders boys swim team earned first place at the Kentridge Invitational on Jan. 12. Islanders athletes capturing first place in their respective… Continue reading

  • Jan 14, 2019
The Mercer Island Islanders boys swim team earned first place at the Kentridge Invitational on Jan. 12. Islanders athletes capturing first place in their respective events consisted of Nate Robinson (50 free), Collin Ralston (200 IM) and James Richardson (100 back). Photo courtesy of Carol Gullstad
Mercer Island Islanders senior Nate Robinson is determined to lead his team to a Class 3A state title this February. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Robinson is the definition of a sprinter in the pool

Mercer Island senior dominates the 50 free and 100 free.

Mercer Island Islanders senior Nate Robinson is determined to lead his team to a Class 3A state title this February. Shaun Scott, staff photo
Mercer Island wrestler Connor Pettigrew (pictured) earned second place in his weight class at the Barry Knott Classic wrestling tournament on Dec. 15 at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle. Photo courtesy of Billy Pruchno

Islanders grapplers compete at Barry Knott Classic

The Mercer Island Islanders wrestling team earned fourth place overall at the Barry Knott Classic on Dec. 15 at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle.… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2019
Mercer Island wrestler Connor Pettigrew (pictured) earned second place in his weight class at the Barry Knott Classic wrestling tournament on Dec. 15 at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle. Photo courtesy of Billy Pruchno
Mercer Island Islanders senior basketball player Angelina Barokas, who was a member of the 2017 Class 3A state championship team, is one of the Islanders team captains during the 2018-19 season. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Barokas is the epitome of a leader

Mercer Island senior forward Angelina Barokas is confident on the hardwood.

Mercer Island Islanders senior basketball player Angelina Barokas, who was a member of the 2017 Class 3A state championship team, is one of the Islanders team captains during the 2018-19 season. Shaun Scott, staff photo
Sportswriter Shaun Scott and his friends Brian Walker and Tony Walker met NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal at Big Chicken restaurant in Las Vegas, Nevada on Nov. 24. Courtesy photo

A memorable Vegas trip

Sportswriter Shaun Scott meets one of the best NBA players to ever lace up sneakers.

Sportswriter Shaun Scott and his friends Brian Walker and Tony Walker met NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal at Big Chicken restaurant in Las Vegas, Nevada on Nov. 24. Courtesy photo
Members of the Mercer Island Lacrosse Club spent the evening of Dec. 12 volunteering at the Union Gospel Mission’s Hope Place in Seattle. The players prepared and served dinner to more than 100 guests who enjoyed a meal of chicken satay, rice, peanut sauce, mixed vegetables, fruit skewers and a brownie sundae bar. The Union Gospel Mission’s Hope Place is a shelter that serves women and children. Mercer Island boys lacrosse players Peter Davis, Paul Murdoch, Hunter Johnson, Rurger Marks and Stu Vassau are pictured in the above photo. Photo courtesy of Maryellen Johnson

Islanders lacrosse athletes give back to the community

Members of the Mercer Island Lacrosse Club spent the evening of Dec. 12 volunteering at the Union Gospel Mission’s Hope Place in Seattle. The players… Continue reading

  • Dec 26, 2018
Members of the Mercer Island Lacrosse Club spent the evening of Dec. 12 volunteering at the Union Gospel Mission’s Hope Place in Seattle. The players prepared and served dinner to more than 100 guests who enjoyed a meal of chicken satay, rice, peanut sauce, mixed vegetables, fruit skewers and a brownie sundae bar. The Union Gospel Mission’s Hope Place is a shelter that serves women and children. Mercer Island boys lacrosse players Peter Davis, Paul Murdoch, Hunter Johnson, Rurger Marks and Stu Vassau are pictured in the above photo. Photo courtesy of Maryellen Johnson
Mercer Island Islanders 138-pound grappler Eli Pruchno, who is one of the Islanders three team captains, is determined to advance to the Mat Classic Class 3A state wrestling tournament this February. Shaun Scott, staff photo

Mat Classic aspirations in the mat room

Mercer Island senior wrestler Eli Pruchno is determined to attain an elusive goal.

Mercer Island Islanders 138-pound grappler Eli Pruchno, who is one of the Islanders three team captains, is determined to advance to the Mat Classic Class 3A state wrestling tournament this February. Shaun Scott, staff photo
Mercer Island 195-pound junior Donnie Howard earned second place at the Mat Classic Class 3A state tournament on Feb. 17 at the Tacoma Dome. Photo courtesy of Billy Pruchno

2018: The year in sports on Mercer Island

Islanders athletes display skills in their respective sports.

Mercer Island 195-pound junior Donnie Howard earned second place at the Mat Classic Class 3A state tournament on Feb. 17 at the Tacoma Dome. Photo courtesy of Billy Pruchno