NFL Playoff Predictions

After finishing 4-0 last week in his NFL Wildcard Playoff picks, Staff Writer Ethan Preston is ready to give his expert picks for this week’s Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs. Divisional Round New England Patriots versus Tennessee Titans Tom Brady surprised the league by having an MVP-caliber season and led the experienced Patriots to a 13-3 season and an AFC title, despite the fact … Continue reading NFL Playoff Predictions

Fall Sports Preview

BOYS ULTIMATE FRISBEE (Tribe) In its second year of existence, the boys’ Ultimate Frisbee team is poised for success, according to captain and senior Aidan Dobson.  The up-and-coming sport of ultimate frisbee is cementing its reputation at Mercer Island High School.  Standout players Garrett Leung, Tyler Shanahan, and Leo Lollie round out the junior-heavy squad. BOYS GOLF Co-captains Zack Gottesman and Maverick Emerson hope to … Continue reading Fall Sports Preview

Seattleites in the NBA: who to root for this season

With the NBA’s homestretch rapidly approaching, and no obvious team to root for due to the absence of one in Seattle, it may be difficult to decide whom to support. Fortunately, The Islander has prepared a guide for whom to root for down the stretch this season. Eastern Conference: Boston Celtics: Point Guard PG Isaiah Thomas of Curtis High School in Tacoma and the University … Continue reading Seattleites in the NBA: who to root for this season

Your six step guide to the perfect Super Bowl viewing party

Super Bowl 50 is here! Since the Seahawks aren’t playing in the big game this year, many Seattleites may not be tuning in to watch this afternoon. However, the Super Bowl is an amazing opportunity to spend time with friends and family, and an excuse to eat fun food. Here is a list of Super Bowl viewing party must-haves that will make the game just as … Continue reading Your six step guide to the perfect Super Bowl viewing party

NFL Divisional Round Review

Following last week’s exciting Wild Card Round, there are several very intriguing games this weekend. Starting at 1:35 p.m. PST on Saturday, when the Kansas City Chiefs take on the New England Patriots, it is sure to be a weekend of can’t-miss football. Here is a preview of each matchup this week: Number five seed Kansas City Chiefs (12-5) @ Number two seed New England … Continue reading NFL Divisional Round Review

The Voice of Mercer Island Basketball Signs Off

We asked senior Luke Mounger to reflect on his four-year career as the high school basketball teams’ broadcaster. Q: How did you start broadcasting for the basketball games? As a freshman, I heard that a senior, Ryan Rouillard was restarting the radio-broadcasting program. He was going to broadcast the Boys and Girls varsity basketball games. I asked if I could shadow him so I could … Continue reading The Voice of Mercer Island Basketball Signs Off

Faculty Team Takes Dodgeball Championship

We talked to Don Carlos, a player on the faculty dodgeball team, to get a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to be a champion. Q: Any pre-game rituals? Well, actually, I don’t think we had really any pregame rituals. We just met in the back gym and were warming up and we were talking some strategy. We were saying, ok, we have to do … Continue reading Faculty Team Takes Dodgeball Championship