Islanders register several top-ten finishes against 35 other teams
Though last year's prize was bigger, that didn't make Friday's prize any less sweet.
The Mercer Island girls tennis team picked up its fifth-straight meet win Thursday, sweeping Lake Washington 7-0 at Mercer Island High School. The win also marked the Islanders' fifth-consecutive sweep of their opponents since falling to the first-place Interlake Saints 4-3 on March 31.
The Mercer Island middle and high school mountain biking teams had another impressive showing at the Pedaling the Peninsula race, held April 17 in Gig Harbor.
Claiming an early lead and pulling away with five runs in the third inning, the Interlake Saints defeated Mercer Island 11-5 Wednesday at Interlake High School.
Two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning propelled the Mercer Island baseball team past Bellevue 3-2 Wednesday night at Island Crest Park.
Girls tennis sweeps Juanita
Eastside FC's girls U8/9 team recently reached the quarterfinal round of the U10 Presidents Cup tournament, held March 19 through April 24.
Despite a season of lineup shuffling, the Mercer Island girls golf team accumulated a 7-1 record and was looking forward to having all of the team's top golfers available against Bellevue Thursday at Overlake Golf Course.
Girls tennis team sweeps Holy Names
Scoring nine runs in the first three innings Monday against Lake Washington, Mercer Island pounced early and never looked back to beat the Kangs 14-6 at Lee Johnson Field in Kirkland.
The Mercer Island boys lacrosse team experienced its first three losses of the season during the annual East Coast trip last week in Sudbury, Massachusetts.
Seattle Sounders FC rookie forward Jordan Morris scored his first MLS goal during the team's matchup with Philadelphia Union last Saturday at CenturyLink Field.
Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez will throw out the first pitch at the Mercer Island Little League 2016 Opening Day ceremonies Saturday, April 30 at South Mercer Playfields.
Through five innings against the Liberty Patriots, Mercer Island appeared well on its way to suffering the team's first loss in five games. The Islanders found themselves in a five-run hole, their bats had gone silent and they were in desperate need of a spark.
Though it's been nearly a year, Mercer Island's soccer players remember the Interlake Saints from last season's 3A KingCo winner-to-state game. The 2-1 Interlake victory was the Saints' first step toward a 3A state title and the Islanders' first and only defeat to a KingCo opponent.
The Mercer Island girls basketball team had one of its best seasons in program history this past winter, winning the first 11 games of the year and advancing to the 3A state regionals.
Mercer Island Mountain Bike's middle school and high school teams competed in their first Washington Student League race of the season on April 3 at the Test of Pedal race at Swan Creek Park in Tacoma.
In his last two games, Mercer Island starting pitcher Harrison Goonewardene has gone the distance without allowing a single run. Such numbers would seem to be indicative of a player perfecting their form, not returning to it. For Goonewardene, maybe it's both.
Mercer Island High School will host Division I lacrosse as part of a doubleheader tonight at Islander Stadium.