Joseph Livarchik

Ogata leaving MIHS to take over as football coach at Kentridge High

After eight seasons, Mercer Island football coach Brett Ogata is stepping away to take on a new challenge. Ogata was named the new football coach… Continue reading


Mercer Island girls tennis eyes return to title-winning ways

There’s a different kind of standard when stepping on the tennis court as a member of the Mercer Island girls tennis varsity team. Expectations are… Continue reading


Mercer Islanders looking to bring out the bats in 2017 | Prep baseball preview

Two years removed from bringing home a state championship, the veteran players of the Mercer Island baseball team are finding that measuring success can sometimes… Continue reading


Mercer Island boys third at 3A state swim and dive championships

The Mercer Island boys swim and dive team earned a third-place trophy at the 3A state championships, which wrapped up Saturday at King County Aquatic… Continue reading

Islanders’ Emanuels named KingCo 2A/3A Defensive MVP | Prep boys basketball

Mercer Island junior Griffin Emanuels was named Defensive MVP in the 2017 KingCo 2A/3A all-league selections, which were released earlier this week. Emanuels, who also… Continue reading

Mercer Island’s Luce named KingCo 2A/3A league MVP | Prep girls basketball

Mercer Island senior Anna Luce was voted by coaches as the KingCo 2A/3A league MVP in the 2017 All-KingCo selections, which were released earlier this… Continue reading

Mercer Island third at SeaKing district championships | Prep boys swim and dive

The Mercer Island boys swim and dive team placed third overall at the 3A SeaKing district II championships, which wrapped up Feb. 11 at Mary… Continue reading

Mercer Island girls roll past Eastside Catholic to district quarters

“Backs to the wall” was the phrase Mercer Island coach Gillian d’Hondt used to describe her girls basketball team’s loser-out situation on Saturday. But judging… Continue reading

Shooting woes plague Mercer Island boys in season-ending loss to Ballard

On some nights, the shots just don’t fall. Such was the case for the Mercer Island boys basketball team in the Islanders’ SeaKing district loser-out… Continue reading

Mercer Island sixth at KingCo championships, send seven to districts | Prep gymnastics

The Mercer Island gymnastics team advanced seven gymnasts out of the KingCo 2A/3A championships and into Saturday’s district meet. Mercer Island placed sixth overall at… Continue reading

Mercer Island second at KingCo championships | Prep boys swim and dive

The Mercer Island boys swim and dive team finished runner-up at the KingCo championships, which wrapped its final day of competition Saturday afternoon at Kamiak… Continue reading

Mercer Island girls capture KingCo 3A crown, finish league play undefeated

The Mercer Island girls basketball team captured its first KingCo 3A championship since 2010 in dominant fashion, finishing conference play undefeated with a 69-24 win… Continue reading

Islander boys fall to Kangs in finale, earn share of KingCo title

Mercer Island saw its eight-game winning streak come to an end Tuesday night, as the Lake Washington Kangs spoiled senior night with a 48-42 win… Continue reading

Mercer Island beats Interlake to earn sixth straight win | Prep boys basketball

Things appear to be coming together for the Mercer Island boys basketball team just as rubber meets road for the season’s final stretch. The Islanders… Continue reading

Off the schedule | Mercer Island High School athletic coordinator retires after 14 years

There are some people who simply make life easier. Whether it is through their work or through random acts of kindness, things seem to hum… Continue reading

Mercer Island gymnasts make final push for postseason

If there is one word coach Lenny Lewis would use to describe the 2016-17 season for his Mercer Island gymnastics team, it would likely be… Continue reading

Kangs rally late to stun Islanders | Prep boys basketball

For the majority of Friday’s KingCo 3A matchup against Lake Washington, Mercer Island appeared poised to be cruising to its fifth league victory of the… Continue reading

Mercer Island dominant in win over Lake Washington | Prep girls basketball

The Mercer Island girls basketball team continues to dominate its Washington-state competition since returning from December’s Nike Tournament of Champions in Arizona. Two days after… Continue reading

Mercer Island swimmers building winning mindset in 2017

Year in and year out, winning a state championship is a common goal for members of the Mercer Island varsity swim program, be it the… Continue reading

2016 Sports Wrap | One of Mercer Island’s own helps bring a championship trophy to Seattle

In some ways, 2016 may have been a trying year. It was an election year that featured one of the most divisive elections that the… Continue reading