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Cross Country Captain Ella Yarkin Leads the Charge

Yarkin deeply appreciates the time she spends on the move.

  • Nov 23, 2020

 

Island Rowers Claim Virtual Victories, Look Ahead

Rowers at Burton Beach Rowing Club are training hard and setting some new personal standards.

  • Nov 23, 2020

 

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.

 

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.

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
Artful skateboards will support skaters, new park

Artful skateboards will support skaters, new park

Fundraiser to support construction of additional features at Burton Adventure Recreation Park.

  • Sep 16, 2020
Artful skateboards will support skaters, new park
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
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
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

Island rowers claim victories off the water

US Rowing held their virtual National Youth Championships in lieu of their annual on-water regatta.

  • Jun 27, 2020
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)
Updated: Athletics to continue despite coronavirus threat

Updated: Athletics to continue despite coronavirus threat

School district superintendent said for now games will continue as scheduled; players, coaches react

Updated: Athletics to continue despite coronavirus threat
Pirates season ends at playoffs

Pirates season ends at playoffs

The Pirates, winning most of their games this season, lost to Meridian High School

  • Mar 5, 2020
Pirates season ends at playoffs
Ryan Krug Vashon cup soccer match held

Ryan Krug Vashon cup soccer match held

The game raised over $2,500 this year.

  • Mar 4, 2020
Ryan Krug Vashon cup soccer match held
Boys basketball team heads to playoffs

Boys basketball team heads to playoffs

“We anticipated a close game and the team’s mind was set just right to win.”

  • Feb 28, 2020
Boys basketball team heads to playoffs
‘Leaving on a high note’: Vashon wrestlers place 11th at state tourney

‘Leaving on a high note’: Vashon wrestlers place 11th at state tourney

“It was all thanks to our coaches who believed in us and pushed us to outwork our opponents.”

  • Feb 26, 2020
‘Leaving on a high note’: Vashon wrestlers place 11th at state tourney
Vashon wins regional championship

Vashon wins regional championship

Nine athletes are headed to the upcoming state tournament, the largest of its kind of the year.

  • Feb 21, 2020
Vashon wins regional championship
Vashon Seals coach says she is stepping down

Vashon Seals coach says she is stepping down

You could say Lisa MacLeod knows what it’s like to be in the water or surrounded by it — and not just because she’s a… Continue reading

Vashon Seals coach says she is stepping down