Track and field victories
The reigning boys track and field champions of the Mayflower League had no trouble outscoring the visiting Southeastern Hawks on Thursday, 97-39. The Island girls were even more dominant, 113-39. The teams went right on winning impressively on Monday against Diman Voke, 78-58 for the boys and 123-13 for the girls.
Girls vs. Southeastern
Emma Lee Iversen, a junior, was a triple winner in the shot put (27’1"), discus (83’7") and the 110-meter high hurdles (17.0). Kimberly Carlomagno, another junior, also tripled in the long jump (14’9"), triple jump (29’2.5") and the 400-meter race (64.7).
Hilary Dreyer was a double winner of the high jump (4’6") and the 800 (2.47).
Also winning events were Elizabeth Reid in the javelin throw (80’8"), Katelyn Mahoney at two miles (13.42), Maddy Penicaud in the 300-meter low hurdles (56.03).
Freshman Megan Dreyer led a Martha's Vineyard sweep of the mile at 6:19. Senior Kia Minor led another purple monopoly of the 200 In 30.6.
Southeastern girls did well in the 100-meter dash taking first and third places, and won the 4x100 relay. Dreyer, Mahoney, Julia Sadowski, and Bethany Pennington were a winning combo in the 4x400 relay.
Track and Field wins are results of individual efforts but the team’s score is a collection of efforts by athletes finishing second and third as well as first.
Other girls contributing to the Vineyard’s winning margin: Loren Gibson, Janelle Fortes, Michaella Gaines, Diana Nash, Bethany Pennington, Ainsley Clancy, Sidra Dumont, Emily Lowe, and Emily Roberts.
Boys sweep five events
Jaron Chaplin provided more than his share of points leading sweeps in the long jump (19’2.5") and triple jump (36’11") and winning the 110-meter high hurdles (17.6).
Jeff McIsaac paced another sweep putting the shot 36’4".
Martha's Vineyard took all the points in the 200M behind Ryan Dwayne (25.5) and the mile led by Robby Osmers 5:29.
Mark Reppert’s win in the 800 was as cerebral as it was physical.
Will DeBettencourt’s javelin toss of 113’3" was best.
Doug Asselin was first over the 300M high hurdles in 44.5
Ryan Dwayne led Cody Brewer and Josh Baker in a sweep of the 200. Robbie Osmers (5:29) paced Andrew and Luke Sederholm in the mile.
The Vineyard won both relays. Chaplin, Jahnes, Brewer, and Dwayne ran the 4x100 in 48.6. Asselin, Nevin, Reppert, and Osmers took the 4x400 in four minutes flat.
Also adding to the Martha's Vineyard point collection: Devin Balboni, Tye Stein, Ben Hopkins, Ron Miske, Ben Williams, Tom Knowles, Evan Kendall, Allen Birol, and Liam Gude.
The Hawks won the discus, two mile, and 400 meter. Especially outstanding was double winner Mike Paige who beat everyone in the 100-meter sprint and cleared 5’10" in the high jump using a "scissor" technique which hasn’t been seen in these parts for decades.
Teams drub Diman
Enjoying a second home meet in one week - when was the last time that happened? - the Martha's Vineyard girls ran off with a 123-13 defeat of Diman Voke, Monday. The boys also won, 78-58.
Iverson and Carlomagno repeated their triple wins. Dreyer joined the hat-trickers adding the mile to the high jump and 800. Penicaud doubled in the 200-meter sprint and 300-meter hurdles. Reid repeated her javelin mastery. Emily Roberts entered the winner’s circle in the 100-meter dash.
Chaplin was a three-event winner again. Mark Reppert added the high jump to his 800 win with a state’s qualifying 5’10". McIsaac repeated in the shot and Asselin in the high hurdles.
Diman jocks won seven of the 11 entered events. It did not contest the relays.
LaX season begins
Saturday, the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School girls varsity lacrosse team opened its season at home with Sandwich, a fast aggressive team which grabbed a 4-0 lead in the first eight minutes of the game.
Rachel Schubert put the Vineyard on the scoreboard at 16:41 off a perfect pass from Molly Fischer. Two minutes later Schubert found Laura Jernegan in front of the net and Laura found the top corner to make it 4-2. Sarah Sylvia’s goal made it 4-3 at the half. Jernegan scored again, assisted by Kate Cecilio.
Sandwich scored four times in the second half while the Islanders found the Sandwich net thrice. Final score: S 8, Martha's Vineyard 6. A goal by Molly Fischer was disallowed because she had entered the forbidden zone in front of the Sandwich net.
Martha's Vineyard goalie Zoe Fisher was credited with 19 saves.
Coach Betsy Dripps was pleased with the defensive work of Olivia Gross. Taylor Chisholm, Alexa Fisher, and Cristina Wiley. Jane Alexander and Nica Sylvia were strong in midfield, winning center draws.
Tuesday the girls upset last year’s league champions, Bourne, 6-3. Jernegan started the scoring from a free position, then added a second goal off the center draw 10 seconds later. Bourne evened the count just before the break, 2-2.
The lady Canalmen started the second half strong, scoring 35 seconds into the period. Jane Alexander tied the score on a crease roll and just 15 seconds later Sarah Sylvia put Martha's Vineyard ahead to stay off a pass from Molly Fischer. Sarah scored again at 6:36 and Cristina Wiley put the cherry atop the sundae: Martha's Vineyard 6, Bourne 3
Goalie Zoe Fisher made 11 saves.
Barnstable visits today, Bp Stang on Saturday (at 11 am)
The team is at Nantucket Tuesday, hosts Dartmouth Wednesday and flies off to England Thursday where they have seven scheduled games.
The junior varsity girls lacrosse team lost its first two games to Duxbury and to Sandwich by the same 8-1 margin. Elizabeth Jacobs scored both Martha's Vineyard goals.
Monday the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School boys lacrosse team manhandled Sandwich, arriving at the half-time break with a 6-0 lead. At game’s end the score was 11-3. Both Riley Dobel and Duncan Meyst scored three times. Also scoring: Kenny MacDonald (2), Michael O’Donoghue (2), and Colin Day, a defenseman.
In its first league game of the season, Tuesday, the Islanders trounced Bourne 14-2 at Bourne. Duncan Meyst did the heavy lifting, scoring seven times and assisting twice. Erik Dolliver had a hat trick. Mike O’Donoghue had two goals and four assists. Matt Costello and Daron Stobie also scored. Riley Dobel injured an ankle and did not play in the second half. Goalie Gus Hayes made seven saves.
The unbeaten Islanders are 6-0 on the season. They are home to Barnstable today. Next Tuesday they tackle Nantucket there.
Tennis teams win, lose
After the frustration of two rainouts, the young boys tennis team was swept by a perennially strong Barnstable Team at Marstons Mills, Wednesday, 5-0.
Thursday, the Islanders took it out on visiting Bishop Connolly winning all matches. At singles, Andrew McHugh, Daniel Han, and Nik Wojtkielo won in straight sets as did Evan Schwab and Win Grimm at first doubles. Only the second doubles duo, Grant McCarthy and Reid Yennie went to a third set to win, 6-3,4-6, 6-2
Dennis Yarmouth handed the Islanders their second loss, Monday. McHugh won his match at first singles and the John Philpott/Reid Yennie duo won at second doubles.
The third singles match was a cliffhanger as Nik Wojtkielo lost a tough first set, 6-4, survived four match points at 5-6, then evened the score at 6-6 in the second before losing the tie breaker 7-6 (8-6).
The Martha's Vineyard boys are 1-2 on the year.
Girls foil Prelates
The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School girls tennis team treated visiting Bishop Connolly to humble pie, Thursday, 4-1. The Martha's Vineyard girls won all three singles matches in straight sets: Laura Kimball, 6-1, 6-3; Haley Koorse, 6-0, 6-2; and Paula Corts, 6-3, 6-2. Teanna Montoya and Lan Ho won a hard-fought doubles match, 7-6, 7-5. Camila Fernandez and Rachel Fauteux bowed 3-6, 3-6.
The girls were swept at D/Y, Monday and play Barnstable on Tuesday and Mashpee on Wednesday.