Sports

Doctor IDs safety measures for youth team sports practices

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

Islanders possess young talent on soccer pitch

The Mercer Island boys soccer team awaits the new season.

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

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

Preparing for the first pitch

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

Mercer Island Football Club teams net championships

Boys and girls soccer teams from Mercer Island Football Club dominated at the Washington Youth Soccer Founders Cup Tournament this year. Mercer Island Football Club… Continue reading

  • Mar 6, 2020

Hardwood Classic tips off after coronavirus outbreak

By Benjamin Olson and Andy Nystrom Basketball players took to the court in Tacoma, Yakima and Spokane for the state Hardwood Classic tournaments on Wednesday.… Continue reading

  • Mar 4, 2020

Most school events, including sports practices, on schedule after coronavirus outbreak

All the school districts in the Reporter’s coverage areas — Northshore, Lake Washington, Bellevue, Issaquah, Mercer Island and Snoqualmie — have noted that most school-related… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2020