Week in sports

Wildcats grab a victory after tough loss to open week on links

The Mount Si High School girls’ golf team struggled in the elements Monday, April 14 against Mercer Island.

The Wildcats fell 209-266 to the Islanders at Jefferson Park Golf Course in Seattle. MI’s Tracey Tomlinson took medalist honors, firing a round of 38, beating Mount Si’s Katie Somers, who shot a 39, by one stroke. Kirby Thornton paced the Islanders with a round of 42, while Jen Sanford paced the Wildcats with a 44.

The conditions, according to coach Mike Johnston, were “terrible,” and adding to the problems was the fact that the greens on all nine holes at the course were temporary in nature.

The Wildcats traveled to Bellevue Municipal Golf Course Thursday, April 17, and finally grabbed a win, this one over Sammamish. Somers shot a medalist round of 36 on the course, as the Wildcats won 255-292 over the Totems. Sanford shot a round of 47 to pace the Wildcats. Both Mount Si rounds were better than Sammamish’s best score, a 50 from Alayna Herring.

The Wildcats close out their home and regular season schedule Thursday, April 24, with a match at Mount Si Golf Course against Newport. It will be the final home match for the seniors, including Somers and Sanford. Tee time is 3:30 p.m.

JV sweeps Islanders

The Mount Si High School junior varsity girls tennis team swept Mercer Island, 14-0, last week. Singles winners were Michelle Whims, Christina Finley, Kaitlyn Usselman, Shelby Thomas, Bethany Freiler and Jodie Magnuson. Doubles winners were Amanda Gates/Magunson, Summer N. Kolasen/ Whims, Alix Crandell, Linzi Gant, Bailey Barnard/Gates, Tristen Taylor/Natalie Knoetgen, Kaitlyn McCauley/Linsey Masters, Elly Van Hyning/Erin Reeh, and Thomas/Kaitlyn Usselman.

‘Cats beat Juanita

Thanks to several great performances, the Mount Si JV girls’ tennis team beat a strong Juanita team, 8-4, last week. Singles winners were Michelle Whims, Christina Finley and Kaitlyn Usselman. Doubles winners were the teams of Jodie Magnuson/Summer Nikolasen, Alix Crandel/Linzi Gant, Bailey Bernard/Amanda Gates, Kaitlyn McCauley/Lindsey Masters and Elly Van Hyning/Erin Reeh.

Golfers defeat Sammamish

Behind a one-over-par 36 by Katie Sommers, the Mount Si High School golf team defeated Sammamish last week, 255 to 292. Teammate Jen Sanford shot a 47, Gaby Raider a 54, Maggie Robinson a 57 and Julia Dorn a 61.

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