Sports

Islander volleyball takes second straight KingCo tournament title

By Matt PhelpsMercer Island ReporterThe Mercer Island volleyball team has been the picture of domination in league play during the past two seasons, and the… Continue reading

Islander boys water polo takes ninth consecutive state title

By Matt PhelpsMercer Island ReporterFor the first time in 11 years the Mercer Island boys water polo team didn't enter the state tournament as the… Continue reading

Islander football beat by Prep 29-26

By Matt PhelpsMercer Island ReporterThe tumultuous Mercer Island football season came to close Friday with a 29-26 loss to Seattle Prep, despite a 20-0 lead… Continue reading

Sports brief | Little Dribblers registration

Little Dribblers, a basketball camp for kids in grades 3-9, will start on Saturday, Dec. 6. The program is all about having fun learning the fundamentals, playing games and getting to know the Islander players who will be coaching. Practices will be at the Mercer Island High School gym every Saturday throughout the high school season.

  • Nov 4, 2008

Islander football gets picked off by Juanita, 45-14

By Matt PhelpsMercer Island ReporterHalloween is a day full of ghosts and goblins. This year the Mercer Island football team entered a foggy Juanita High… Continue reading

Islander Charlotte Graham swims in the 100-yard butterfly event against Newport at Mary Wayte Pool on Mercer Island

Ready for KingCo

Islander Charlotte Graham swims in the 100-yard butterfly event against Newport at Mary Wayte Pool on Mercer Island, Thursday. The Islanders defeated an old rival in Newport, 113-73, in a tune-up for the KingCo meet to be held at Mary Wayte pool Thursday and Friday.

  • Oct 31, 2008
Islander Charlotte Graham swims in the 100-yard butterfly event against Newport at Mary Wayte Pool on Mercer Island

Both Islander cross country teams qualify for state meet, first time since 2001

For the first time since 2001, both the boys and girls cross country teams will compete at the state meet thanks to strong finishes at districts on Thursday at Lower Woodland Park. The girls team finished second to Seattle Prep (34) with a team score of 69 placing-points, while the boys placed third behind the Prep Panthers (43) and Bellevue (66) with 84 placing-points.

Islanders midfielder Rachel Pedreira (12) advances a ball against Interlake at Mercer Island Tuesday.

Mercer Island girls soccer clinches playoff spot, ends winless streak

The Mercer Island girls soccer team finally stopped its long five game winless streak and fall from the top of the 3A KingCo league with a 2-0 victory against Interlake Tuesday. The win clinches a playoff spot for the team, which went without a win since September 23.

Islanders midfielder Rachel Pedreira (12) advances a ball against Interlake at Mercer Island Tuesday.

Islander football beats Sammamish 27-10

By Matt PhelpsMercer Island ReporterThis year has not been easy for Islander Sam Bliss. The senior began the season as the Mercer Island football team's… Continue reading

Islanders Evan Sadler

Islander cross country takes boys and girls league titles

By Matt PhelpsMercer Island ReporterThe Bellevue and Mercer Island High School rivalry is one of the biggest in the state. That rivalry was renewed Thursday… Continue reading

Islanders Evan Sadler

Boys water polo remains undefeated in state | Win against CPA runs Islanders’ record to 9-1-1

The Mercer Island boys water polo team continued its dominance of in-state teams on Friday at Edgebrook Country Club, defeating Castaway Polo 16-7. Despite the final score, the game was not all Mercer Island, as CPA outscored the Islanders during the second quarter and played tough during the second half.

Mercer Island 104, Bellevue 81

Mercer Island 104, Bellevue 81

  • Oct 22, 2008

Islanders pound Rams 48-0

By Matt PhelpsMercer Island ReporterToo many times this season the Mercer Island football team has been blown out. But Mercer Island cashed in some karma… Continue reading

MI water polo beats CPA, 16-7

By Matt PhelpsMercer Island ReporterThe Mercer Island boys water polo team continued its dominance of in-state teams Friday at Edgebrook Country Club, defeating Castaway Polo… Continue reading

MI boys golf gets six to districts

The Mercer Island boys golf team qualified six athletes for districts for the first time in school history on Monday, as the team finished second to Mount Si at the Snohomish Golf Course.

  • Oct 15, 2008
Mercer Island freshman quarterback Jeff Lindquist scrambles from the pocket during the Islanders 41-16 loss to Mount Si on Friday. Lindquist accounted for both of the Islanders’ touchdowns during the game
Mercer Island freshman quarterback Jeff Lindquist scrambles from the pocket during the Islanders 41-16 loss to Mount Si on Friday. Lindquist accounted for both of the Islanders’ touchdowns during the game

Islander volleyball beats Mount Si, still undefeated

By Matt PhelpsMercer Island ReporterThe Mercer Island girls volleyball team took control of its own destiny Monday as they defeated Mount Si 3-1 at Mercer… Continue reading

Islander football pounded by Wildcats 41-16

By Matt PhelpsMercer Island ReporterThe Mercer Island football team did not fair well against the high powered Mount Si Wildcats Friday, as they gave up… Continue reading

Islanders Emma Nelson starts the back stroke leg of the 200-yard medley relay event against Woodinville at Mary Wayte Pool on Mercer Island Thursday.

Islanders back on winning track

Islander Emma Nelson starts the backstroke leg of the 200-yard medley relay event against Woodinville at Mary Wayte Pool on Mercer Island, Thursday.

  • Oct 9, 2008
Islanders Emma Nelson starts the back stroke leg of the 200-yard medley relay event against Woodinville at Mary Wayte Pool on Mercer Island Thursday.
Islanders Ally Bray (9) and Samantha Ruesch (11) set a block against the Sammamish Totems.

Dewey hasn’t missed a step in bigger shoes | Sophomore has helped lead volleyball to an undefeated record

The success of the Mercer Island volleyball team has been a surprise to some. Its undefeated record in eight matches, including a 3-0 win against Sammamish on Wednesday, was not necessarily expected after losing four key starters from the 2007 roster. One of those players who moved on was the team’s starting setter for three seasons. This year, sophomore Ariel Dewey has stepped into the position and the team has not lost a step.

Islanders Ally Bray (9) and Samantha Ruesch (11) set a block against the Sammamish Totems.