Sports

Islanders ready to attack

Islanders ready to attack

Young Mercer Island soccer team hungry to meet expectations.

Islanders ready to attack
Calm on the course

Calm on the course

Gihoe Seo, a Mercer Island golfer, named Player of the Year.

Calm on the course
Football and baseball players participate in Standardized Athlete Test

Football and baseball players participate in Standardized Athlete Test

NFL-style combine takes place at Mercer Island High.

  • Aug 28, 2019
Football and baseball players participate in Standardized Athlete Test
Former Islander wins gold

Former Islander wins gold

Angelina Barokas won basketball gold medal at the European Maccabi Games in Hungary.

Former Islander wins gold
Islanders buying in

Islanders buying in

Mercer Island football taking shape in third year under Slezinger.

Islanders buying in
Glad to be on board the local sports scene

Glad to be on board the local sports scene

Fall sports are on the horizon.

Glad to be on board the local sports scene
Johnson, captains to lead MIHS girls swim and dive squad

Johnson, captains to lead MIHS girls swim and dive squad

Chauntelle Johnson returns as head coach for the Mercer Island High School girls swim and dive team this season. Johnson was head coach for both… Continue reading

  • Aug 20, 2019
Johnson, captains to lead MIHS girls swim and dive squad
Anna Bolger, 16 will compete in the Spartan Race World Championships 2019 next month. Photo courtesy of Spartan Race website

Mercer Island’s Bolger to compete in the Spartan World Championships

Sixteen-year-old Anna Bolger will compete in the World Championships Sept. 28-29 in Lake Tahoe.

Anna Bolger, 16 will compete in the Spartan Race World Championships 2019 next month. Photo courtesy of Spartan Race website
Track and field runs in the family

Track and field runs in the family

Brother and sister get on the podium at Junior Olympic Championships.

Track and field runs in the family
Northwest Water Polo Club squads shine at Junior Olympics

Northwest Water Polo Club squads shine at Junior Olympics

Teams feature Mercer Island players, coaches.

  • Aug 14, 2019
Northwest Water Polo Club squads shine at Junior Olympics
Six Islanders honored as high school All-American swimmers

Six Islanders honored as high school All-American swimmers

MIHS athletes were impressive at state meet.

  • Aug 12, 2019
Six Islanders honored as high school All-American swimmers
Time flies on the baseball diamond

Time flies on the baseball diamond

Sportswriter Shaun Scott discusses his affinity for the Seattle Mariners.

Time flies on the baseball diamond
Graham-owned H1 Unlimited hydro wins HomeStreet Bank Cup at Seafair

Graham-owned H1 Unlimited hydro wins HomeStreet Bank Cup at Seafair

Driver Kelly victorious in race decided by penalty.

  • Aug 6, 2019
Graham-owned H1 Unlimited hydro wins HomeStreet Bank Cup at Seafair
Islander baseballers compete at USA Cup

Islander baseballers compete at USA Cup

A trio of 14U Islander baseball players led their NW Elite Team to fourth place out of 16 teams at the USA Baseball Cup, which… Continue reading

  • Aug 5, 2019
Islander baseballers compete at USA Cup
Mercer Island High School 2019 graduate Adam Braman, right, poses for a picture with professional soccer player Wayne Rooney earlier this year. Braman earned the Steve Newman Spirit award in 2019. Photo courtesy of Adam Braman

Braman earns Steve Newman Spirit award

Mercer Island 2019 grad attains a coveted honor.

Mercer Island High School 2019 graduate Adam Braman, right, poses for a picture with professional soccer player Wayne Rooney earlier this year. Braman earned the Steve Newman Spirit award in 2019. Photo courtesy of Adam Braman
Sound Publishing sportswriter Shaun Scott, right, interviews Dominic Woody following a game against the Interlake Saints in April of 2019. Scott will be leaving Sound Publishing after 59 months on the job. Photo courtesy of Jim Nicholson

Covering sports on Mercer Island was an exhilarating experience

Sportswriter Shaun Scott says goodbye to the island.

Sound Publishing sportswriter Shaun Scott, right, interviews Dominic Woody following a game against the Interlake Saints in April of 2019. Scott will be leaving Sound Publishing after 59 months on the job. Photo courtesy of Jim Nicholson
Ed Slezinger, who will be in his third season as the Mercer Island head football coach this fall, is stoked for the 2019 season to begin. The first day of practice will commence on Aug. 21. Shaun Scott/staff photo

Catching up with coach Slezinger

Mercer Island head football coach is on the brink of his third season.

Ed Slezinger, who will be in his third season as the Mercer Island head football coach this fall, is stoked for the 2019 season to begin. The first day of practice will commence on Aug. 21. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Maya Virdell, left, and Susie Lepow, right, will compete at the USATF Nationals Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships, which take place from July 22-28 in Sacramento, California. Photo courtesy of the Mercer Island Cross Country Booster Club

Mercer Island athletes compete at USATF Region 13 track and field championships in Tacoma

Maya Virdell and Susie Lepow will travel to California for Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships.

  • Jul 16, 2019
Maya Virdell, left, and Susie Lepow, right, will compete at the USATF Nationals Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships, which take place from July 22-28 in Sacramento, California. Photo courtesy of the Mercer Island Cross Country Booster Club
Mercer Island Islanders boys basketball player Nigel Seda, left, drives to the hoop in a game against the Interlake Saints during the 2018-19 season. Seda will be one of four returners to the starting lineup during the 2019-20 season. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Islanders prove their mettle at Gonzaga team camp

Mercer Island Islanders boys basketball squad is an experienced group.

Mercer Island Islanders boys basketball player Nigel Seda, left, drives to the hoop in a game against the Interlake Saints during the 2018-19 season. Seda will be one of four returners to the starting lineup during the 2019-20 season. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography
Mercer Island Islanders midfielder Matt Capone (right), passes the ball to a teammate in a contest against the Juanita Rebels during the 2019 season. Capone will play soccer at Northwest Nazarene University this fall. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Attaining a dream on the soccer field

Mercer Island 2019 grad Matt Capone will play college soccer at Northwest Nazarene University.

Mercer Island Islanders midfielder Matt Capone (right), passes the ball to a teammate in a contest against the Juanita Rebels during the 2019 season. Capone will play soccer at Northwest Nazarene University this fall. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography