Megan Managan

Swim Across America returns to Mercer Island for fifth year on Sept. 7

For the fifth year, Mercer Island will be the host of the Seattle area’s Swim Across America event on Saturday, Sept. 7.

The new press box and concession stand at Mercer Island High School is well under construction and should be operational by the first home football game in September.

Concession stand, press box underway at Mercer Island High School

By the first home football game in mid-September, there will be a new concession stand and press box at Mercer Island High School.

The new press box and concession stand at Mercer Island High School is well under construction and should be operational by the first home football game in September.

Mercer Island Youth Soccer Club equipment drive Sunday, Aug. 25 | Sports brief

The Mercer Island Youth Soccer Club is hosting it's first ever equipment drive on Sunday, Aug. 25.

Mercer Island High School graduate Nate Umlauf and FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman during Umlauf’s trip to Dallas in July.

Mercer Island soccer player takes trip of a lifetime

It wasn’t long after Mercer Island High School boys soccer head coach Steve Newman died that his family and Mercer Island friends wanted to do something in his name.

Mercer Island High School graduate Nate Umlauf and FC Dallas head coach Schellas Hyndman during Umlauf’s trip to Dallas in July.
The Mercer Island Soccer Club’s Select boys U11 team made it to the finals of the Crossfire Select tournament at the end of July.

Mercer Island soccer team finishes in finals of Crossfire Select Cup | Sports brief

The Mercer Island Youth Soccer Club select U11 boys team recently played in the gold division at the Crossfire Select Cup tournament at the end of July. The team made it to the finals of the tournament in their division.

The Mercer Island Soccer Club’s Select boys U11 team made it to the finals of the Crossfire Select tournament at the end of July.
Mercer Island softball players Makenna Pellerin and Claire McCarthy helped their softball team to a third place finish at a tournament in Park City

Mercer Island softball players help team to third place at tournament | Sports brief

Two Mercer Island softball players recently helped their team to a third place finish at a national tournament in Park City, Utah.

Mercer Island softball players Makenna Pellerin and Claire McCarthy helped their softball team to a third place finish at a tournament in Park City
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Mercer Island lacrosse players help Team Washington to tournament wins | Sports brief

Several Mercer Island lacrosse players have spent the summer playing with Team Washington, a group of high school lacrosse players from around the state.

Ben Berejka
Taylan and Tegan Yuasa recently competed in the Junior U.S. Open Judo Championships in Fort Lauderdale

Mercer Island students compete at Junior US Open Judo Championships | Sports brief

Two student athletes from Mercer Island recently traveled to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. for the Junior U.S. Open Judo Championships at the end of July.

Taylan and Tegan Yuasa recently competed in the Junior U.S. Open Judo Championships in Fort Lauderdale
Sam Pierce serves lunch from the Hallava Falafel food truck next to Terra Bella on Thursday

Food trucks have arrived on Mercer Island

Though it just opened last month, new store Terra Bella on Mercer Island is already adding features.

Sam Pierce serves lunch from the Hallava Falafel food truck next to Terra Bella on Thursday

Ultimate Frisbee Youth Camp Aug. 19-23 on Mercer Island | Sports brief

The Mercer Island Boys and Girls Club will host it's second annual Ultimate Frisbee camp Aug. 19-23.

Mudville Pinnacle baseball tryouts in August | Sports brief

The Mudville Pinnacle baseball team, which will be celebrating it's 15th year in 2014, will be holding tryouts for next season in August.

The route that the Marines will run in the Always Brothers event this weekend crosses over Mercer Island on I-90.

Marines on charity run to pass through Mercer Island Saturday, Aug. 10

Mercer Islanders are encouraged to come out and cheer on a group of Marines as they run 100 miles through the greater Seattle area on Aug. 10 and 11.

The route that the Marines will run in the Always Brothers event this weekend crosses over Mercer Island on I-90.
Doctors Kyle and Rachel Garton recently opened the Dermatology Clinic on Mercer Island.

New Mercer Island dermatology clinic brings doctors closer to home

When it was time to be closer to home, the Gartons started looking for a place to establish their own dermatology clinic on Mercer Island.

Doctors Kyle and Rachel Garton recently opened the Dermatology Clinic on Mercer Island.

Olympic Physical Therapy moves into new Mercer Island office

Olympic Physical Therapy has moved its office to a new location on Mercer Island. The business is now located in The Mercer building at 7560 S.E. 27th Street.

Racers who competed in the Lake Stevens Half Ironman for the Club Emerald Triathlon Team include: Ginny Pietila

Mercer Island triathlon team competes in Lake Stevens Ironman

Twenty-seven members of the Club Emerald Triathlon team competed in the Lake Stevens Half Ironman triathlon on July 21.

Racers who competed in the Lake Stevens Half Ironman for the Club Emerald Triathlon Team include: Ginny Pietila
Soccer players gathered in June and July to take part in the first annual Mercer Island soccer camp

Mercer Island boys soccer team hosts summer camp | Sports brief

The Mercer Island High School boys soccer team just wrapped up hosting it's second soccer camp of the summer for Mercer Island players.

Soccer players gathered in June and July to take part in the first annual Mercer Island soccer camp
The Patriots Jet Team practice on Friday

Patriots Jet team takes to the skies over Mercer Island | Seafair 2013 photos

Though it was a quieter Seafair Friday than in years past, thanks to the wet and cloudy weather, that didn't stop curious onlookers from checking out this year's Boeing Air Show practice on Friday, Aug. 2 on Mercer Island.

The Patriots Jet Team practice on Friday
The Rain City Water Polo U14 boys team finished in eighth place at the Junior Olympics.

Rain City Water Polo teams compete at Junior Olympics | Sports brief

Three teams from the Rain City Water Polo club traveled to Southern California at the end of July and early August to take part in the U.S. Junior Olympics.

The Rain City Water Polo U14 boys team finished in eighth place at the Junior Olympics.
Jenn White on her bike during a Team Challenge triathlon practice.

Mercer Island triathlon coach lends a hand for a good cause

Longtime Mercer Island triathlon coach and Club Emerald owner Ginny Pietila just happened to be in the right place at the right time earlier this year. When Barb Wodzin, the Team Challenge manager in Seattle, stopped by the club looking for a triathlon coach, Pietila was there.

Jenn White on her bike during a Team Challenge triathlon practice.

Rain City Water Polo teams win at Nike Open tournament | Sports brief

Several Rain City Water Polo teams, including several Mercer Island players, traveled to the Nike Open Water Tournament in late July.