Benjamin Olson

Islanders possess young talent on soccer pitch

Islanders possess young talent on soccer pitch

The Mercer Island boys soccer team awaits the new season.

 

Preparing for the first pitch

Preparing for the first pitch

The Mercer Island baseball team is going into the new season with a deep pitching staff.

 

Islanders edge Bainbridge to win state swim meet

Islanders edge Bainbridge to win state swim meet

A complete team effort propelled the Mercer Island boys swim and dive team to 3A state title.

 

Ressmeyer has giant bar routine at state

Ressmeyer has giant bar routine at state

The Mercer Island sophomore tied for fifth on bars in the event finals at the 1A/2A/3A state meet.

Ressmeyer has giant bar routine at state
Islanders claim KingCo crown

Islanders claim KingCo crown

The Mercer Island boys basketball team dominated Interlake, 61-36, in 3A KingCo championship.

Islanders claim KingCo crown
Mercer Island girls basketball season ends in tiebreaker

Mercer Island girls basketball season ends in tiebreaker

The Islanders lost to Bellevue and Interlake in tiebreaker games on Feb. 8.

Mercer Island girls basketball season ends in tiebreaker
Whipple gets back into the pool despite blood-flow disorder

Whipple gets back into the pool despite blood-flow disorder

The Mercer Island senior was diagnosed with POTS before the season.

Whipple gets back into the pool despite blood-flow disorder
Harper sets American powerlifting records at 75 years old

Harper sets American powerlifting records at 75 years old

Robert Harper had a record-setting performance at the USA Powerlifting Nationals in October 2019.

Harper sets American powerlifting records at 75 years old
Headrick brings team-first attitude to the pool

Headrick brings team-first attitude to the pool

Mercer Island senior Jake Headrick will be swimming at Dartmouth College next fall.

Headrick brings team-first attitude to the pool
Leading by example

Leading by example

Senior captains on the Mercer Island wrestling team are leaders on and off the mat.

Leading by example
Mercer Island boys swim and dive takes first place at Kentridge Invitational

Mercer Island boys swim and dive takes first place at Kentridge Invitational

The Islanders finished first as a team and had 14 state-qualifying times at the meet on Jan. 11.

Mercer Island boys swim and dive takes first place at Kentridge Invitational
Leading the charge

Leading the charge

Luke Wenzel tied the Mercer Island boys basketball record for charges drawn in his career.

Leading the charge
Talented group of freshmen off to a fast start for Islanders

Talented group of freshmen off to a fast start for Islanders

The Mercer Island boys swim and dive team has 16 freshmen on board.

Talented group of freshmen off to a fast start for Islanders
Rallying interest in boys volleyball

Rallying interest in boys volleyball

Absolute Zero Volleyball Club on Mercer Island hosts annual boys volleyball tournament in March.

Rallying interest in boys volleyball
Mercer Island gymnastics have solid showing at dual-meet

Mercer Island gymnastics have solid showing at dual-meet

Islanders earn a team score of 160.4, sophomore Rachel Ressmeyer finishes third in all-around.

Mercer Island gymnastics have solid showing at dual-meet
Mercer Island basketball teams hit the hardwood

Mercer Island basketball teams hit the hardwood

The Islanders boys and girls basketball season began on the road against Issaquah on Dec. 3.

Mercer Island basketball teams hit the hardwood
Mercer Island wrestlers ready to tilt

Mercer Island wrestlers ready to tilt

The Islanders have a mixture of fresh faces and experienced veterans as they embark on new season.

Mercer Island wrestlers ready to tilt
Islanders finish strong at state

Islanders finish strong at state

The Mercer Island swim and dive team finishes fourth at state meet on Nov. 16.

Islanders finish strong at state
Mercer Island gymnastics tumbling into new season

Mercer Island gymnastics tumbling into new season

The Islanders will be led by new head coach Olivia Harvey.

Mercer Island gymnastics tumbling into new season
Mercer Island volleyball season ends with loss to Lake Washington

Mercer Island volleyball season ends with loss to Lake Washington

The Islanders lost 3-2 in a loser-out 3A KingCo tournament game on Nov. 7.

Mercer Island volleyball season ends with loss to Lake Washington