Newport Hills tops Beach Club, Shore Club for Midlakes title
One year after tying with the Mercerwood Shore Club for the Midlakes league championship, Newport Hills Swim & Tennis Club won the title outright at the 2014 Midlakes league championships Monday, July 21 at King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. It was the first time since 2008 that the Shore Club didn’t take the top spot.
Newport Hills finished with a team score of 2071, with Mercer Island Beach Club coming in second at 1327 and Mercerwood third with 1113. Mercer Island Country Club placed seventh with a score of 859 and were the top team with A-meet winners in Div. II.
Heading into the 2014 Midlakes championships, the Shore Club had won nine titles in ten years, with its lone loss coming to Edgebrook in 2008.
GU13 Crossfire Premier wins NIKE Crossfire Challenge
Mercer Island’s Quinn Casey helped her GU13 Crossfire Premier soccer team win its gold division at the 2014 NIKE Crossfire Challenge July 18-21. Crossfire Premier defeated six teams while allowing a mere two goals throughout the tournament, beating teams from Washington, Oregon and Canada. Snyder finished the tournament with three goals and an assist.