Sports

The Mercer Island boys basketball celebrates their 61-36 victory over Interlake in the 3A KingCo championship game on Feb. 11, 2020, at Sammamish High School. File photo

WIAA pushes back return to play for prep sports

Season 2 now begins Feb. 1 and seasons have been shortened to seven weeks each.

 

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DeDonato signs on with Washington State University baseball

Mercer Island High School senior pitcher/first baseman Jack DeDonato signed a letter of intent on Nov. 11 to play baseball for Washington State University. The… Continue reading

  • Nov 16, 2020

 

In this file photo from March 2020, the Federal Way High School boys basketball team reacts in the final minutes of the state quarterfinals game against Mt. Si High School. File photo

New guidelines released for return of prep sports in WA

The new plan places counties and sports in three-tier systems. No signs of a quicker return to play.

 

Doctor IDs safety measures for youth team sports practices

Doctor IDs safety measures for youth team sports practices

Before practice begins, parents must understand COVID-19 protective protocols

Doctor IDs safety measures for youth team sports practices
Mercer Island’s Evans holes WJGA state golf tournament title

Mercer Island’s Evans holes WJGA state golf tournament title

Ethan Evans fired up his golf clubs to the tune of 12 birdies and one eagle en route to notching the 44th Annual Washington Junior… Continue reading

Mercer Island’s Evans holes WJGA state golf tournament title
Pictured: A Mercer Island High School swimmer competes in fall 2019. Washington Interscholastic Activities Association recently announced the girls swim and dive season will be moved to “Season 3,” which begins March 1. File photo

WIAA gives schools option to delay start of prep sports until December

An updated plan moves girls swimming to Season 3 and makes fall cross country an alternate season.

Pictured: A Mercer Island High School swimmer competes in fall 2019. Washington Interscholastic Activities Association recently announced the girls swim and dive season will be moved to “Season 3,” which begins March 1. File photo
The Todd Beamer Titans football team in Federal Way during a 2019 summer practice. File photo

WIAA modifies prep sports calendar; football moved to spring

Washington’s high school athletics governing body announced its revised plans for the upcoming school year Tuesday evening (July 21), and football is moving to the… Continue reading

The Todd Beamer Titans football team in Federal Way during a 2019 summer practice. File photo
MLB pitcher Matthew Boyd demonstrates how he grips a baseball to residents of Covenant Shores on Oct. 30, 2017. Photo courtesy of Greg Asimakoupoulos

Mercer Island native confirmed to be Detroit Tigers’ Opening Day starter

MLB pitcher Matthew Boyd, 29, has been with the Tigers since 2015.

MLB pitcher Matthew Boyd demonstrates how he grips a baseball to residents of Covenant Shores on Oct. 30, 2017. Photo courtesy of Greg Asimakoupoulos
WIAA delays start dates for fall sports

WIAA delays start dates for fall sports

Football practices to begin Sept. 5, all other sports planned for Sept. 7.

WIAA delays start dates for fall sports
Jaden Krauser (pictured) recently graduated from Mercer Island High School and will be attending Pennsylvania State University in the fall. Photo courtesy Jaden Krauser

Mercer Island High School soccer team captain discusses unparalleled school year, what’s next

Jaden Krauser’s team was only a couple weeks into the season before everything was canceled.

Jaden Krauser (pictured) recently graduated from Mercer Island High School and will be attending Pennsylvania State University in the fall. Photo courtesy Jaden Krauser
Ed Pepple (center). File photo

Legendary Mercer Island coach celebrated on sports podcast

On Scorebook Live Today, coach Matt Logie discussed the legacy of his grandfather, Ed Pepple.

Ed Pepple (center). File photo
Rounding the bases: MIHS Baseball holds caravan for varsity seniors

Rounding the bases: MIHS Baseball holds caravan for varsity seniors

The season was cut short for Mercer Island High School’s varsity baseball team, but that wasn’t going to stop the Islanders from recognizing the senior… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2020
Rounding the bases: MIHS Baseball holds caravan for varsity seniors
No-show season: WIAA announces cancellation of spring sports, activities

No-show season: WIAA announces cancellation of spring sports, activities

Due to the school closure extension, the cancellation includes all practices, competitions, tournaments and championships, WIAA says.

No-show season: WIAA announces cancellation of spring sports, activities
There’s still hope for spring sports, WIAA announces

There’s still hope for spring sports, WIAA announces

Washington Interscholastic Activities Association making contingency plans for high school sports competitions after extension of stay home order.

There’s still hope for spring sports, WIAA announces
The WIAA announced Wednesday that if schools reopen at the conclusion of the six-week statewide shutdown ordered last week by Gov. Jay Inslee, then the state championships will go on as planned. (WIAA photo)

WIAA still hoping to hold state championships in May

But if the school shutdown extends past April 24, those championships could be in jeopardy.

The WIAA announced Wednesday that if schools reopen at the conclusion of the six-week statewide shutdown ordered last week by Gov. Jay Inslee, then the state championships will go on as planned. (WIAA photo)
Athletic practices and competitions cancelled through April 24 due to coronavirus outbreak

Athletic practices and competitions cancelled through April 24 due to coronavirus outbreak

By Andy Nystrom and Benjamin Olson Gov. Jay Inslee announced on March 12 that all public and private schools in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2020
Athletic practices and competitions cancelled through April 24 due to coronavirus outbreak
Islanders possess young talent on soccer pitch

Islanders possess young talent on soccer pitch

The Mercer Island boys soccer team awaits the new season.

Islanders possess young talent on soccer pitch
Mercer Island wrestlers place at state folkstyle wrestling championships

Mercer Island wrestlers place at state folkstyle wrestling championships

Four Mercer Island elementary and middle school students placed at the state folkstyle wrestling championships on Feb. 23 at the Tacoma Dome. Briak Chapman (first… Continue reading

  • Mar 13, 2020
Mercer Island wrestlers place at state folkstyle wrestling championships
Games are being postponed in response to coronavirus outbreak

Games are being postponed in response to coronavirus outbreak

In response to the recent coronavirus outbreak, Eastside schools are taking precautions when it comes to sporting events. The Lake Washington, Bellevue, Issaquah, Mercer Island… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2020
Games are being postponed in response to coronavirus outbreak
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.

Preparing for the first pitch