Five more in column A
The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School girls varsity lacrosse team followed their soul-satisfying win at Bourne by posting four more victories last week.
Thursday they topped Barnstable, 6-3, on goals by Cristina Wiley (3), Hayley Pierce, and Jane Alexander (2). Goalie Zoe Fisher made six saves.
Friday the Vineyarders sailed to New Bedford and returned with a 7-6 squeaker in tow. Cristina Wiley started the Martha's Vineyard scoring. Then came three goals by Laura Jernegan and one by Rachel Schubert. At the half it was 5-1. Alexander scored on a crease roll early in the second half to make it 6-1. Then the Vineyarders relaxed and team N.B. ran off five unanswered goals to tie. Jane Alexander's third goal of the day proved the winner.
Bishop Stang came to call Saturday. The Prelates put the first goal on the board and scored another, but the Islanders found the back of the net seven times in the first half on goals by Laura Jernegan, Hayley Pierce, Jane Alexander, Jernegan again, Kate Cecilio (2), and Christina Wiley. It was 7-2 at the break.
A quick goal by Jernegan made it 8-2 early in the second half and the Islanders seemed to relax. Bishop Stang added two goals to its cache, but the Islanders scored four more times - Jernegan, Pierce, Alexander, and Cecilio - for an 11-4 final.
Tuesday the girls topped Nantucket on the Whalers turf, 8-5, improving to 5-0 in the Maritime League, 5-1 overall. Dartmouth visits Wednesday and the Martha's Vineyard girls take off for England Thursday where they will play five games.
The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School boys tennis team won all five matches in straight sets with Sturgis, Wednesday, at Cape Cod Community College. Singles players Andrew McHugh, Dylan Hutchinson, and Daniel Han all won 6-0, 6-0.
Win Grimm and Evan Schwab won at first doubles, 6-1, 6-2. John Philpott and Kyle Morgan won their second doubles match, 6-0, 6-1.
The next day the Islanders were equally overpowering at home versus Mashpee, 5-0 in straight sets. McHugh and Han swept 6-0, 6-0. Dylan Terrill gave up one game, 6-1, 6-0.
Reid Yennie and Grant McCarthy were perfect at second doubles, 6-0, 6-0. At first doubles, Win Grimm and Evan Schwab won with ease, 6-1, 6-1.
Cape Cod Academy swept the Vineyarders Tuesday, here, winning all matches in straight sets.
The blowouts changed the team's season's count to 3-3.
Traveling in style
The Martha's Vineyard Youth Soccer travel teams won five of six games last weekend.
The U-11 boys beat Nantucket, 10-1. Jason Lages scored half of the Martha's Vineyard goals. Both Lee Farca and Ryan Uva scored twice. Colin Cameron also scored.
The U-12 boys topped Falmouth, 4-1. Both Felix Reagan and Chris Serpa had two goals. Sam Entner was especially effective on defense.
Also winning their games: U-13 boys 1, Norton 0. U-15
boys 3, Swansea-Somerset 2; U-18 boys 4, Fall River 2.
The U-18 girls lost to Sandwich, 0-3.
The Oak Bluffs softball team has served notice that it plans to rule the roost with a 10-1 thrashing of Edgartown and trouncing West Tisbury 27-1.
The Tisbury baseball squad ran off 19 runs against West Tisbury and held the Hawks to five.
Little Leagues warm up
Tee Ball League, Farm League, Minor League, and Little League schedules are set. Tee Ball play opens at 2 pm Saturday, April 26 at the Tisbury school, Bats vs. Red Wings. The Farm League also begins Saturday Noon at Veterans Memorial Park as the Sand Gnats take on the Muckdogs.
The Minor and Little Leagues seasons start Monday, April 28. The Devil Rays play the Indians at the West Tisbury School and the Reds and Twins face off at Manter's, both at 5 pm.
Also on Monday, at 5 pm, the Mets and Tigers mix it up at Veira Park, Oak Bluffs and the Dodgers face the Cubs at Nunes Field, Edgartown.
The undefeated (8-0) Martha's Vineyard Regional High School junior varsity softball team goes right on winning, often in spades. Last week they defeated Mashpee, Wareham, and Bourne. Danielle Cleary had a grand slam. Alicia Oliveira stroked a three-run homer. Crystal Miske, Molly Ciciora, and Emma Forbes continue to impress. The jayvees are home to Falmouth tomorrow at 3:15 pm.
Photo by Ralph Stewart
A win, a tie, a loss
Tad Gold's seventh-inning home run evened the score with Wareham at 5-5, Thursday, giving birth to a baseball anomaly, a tie game. The game was called after nine innings with daylight fading and ferries calling. Presumably the game will be continued to a conclusion Friday, May 2, when the teams meet at Wareham for the second of the home and home series.
Gold's homer was his fourth hit in five trips to the plate. Zach Coutinho was 2-for-5 and drove in four runs. Jwann Johnson was 3-for-4.
Pitcher Ben Ciciora was effective in relief allowing just one run and fanning four in five innings.
Mashpee visited Wednesday and left on the short end of a 3-1 count. Coutinho went the distance on the mound, walking none and allowing just four hits. Gold was 2-for-4, scoring twice. Billy Johnson drove in two with a triple.
Monday, at North Dighton, Martha's Vineyard and pitcher Coutinho took it on the chin from Dighton Rehoboth, 7-1. Gold scored the lone Vineyard run.
Bourne looked impressive Tuesday running up 16 runs on 13 hits including three round-trippers. One of Joel Rebello's three hits was a triple driving in two runs.
Monday Martha's Vineyard is at Central Catholic in Lawrence.
On the high seas
The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School sailing team took on St. George's at Hyannis, Saturday in a regatta punctuated by thunderstorms and marred by delays. After St. George's had beaten Barnstable, 3-0, they took on the Vineyard. The Martha's Vineyard sailors sailed well, according to Coach Andrew Burr, but lost 2-0. The scheduled third race was cancelled by a new batch of thunderheads.
Tuesday the Martha's Vineyard sailors raced with teams from B.C. High and Milton Academy. Despite sailing their finest races of the season, the Islanders lost to B.C. 3-1, to Milton 3-0.
Martha's Vineyard sailors included Emily Reich, Conor Lodge, Ty Bilodeau, Emmie Schreck, Julie Pringle, Solvig Sayre, Stavros Viglas, Caleb Gray, and Paul Bagnall.
Skating at Orleans
Twenty skaters from the Island Ice Skating School competed at the 30th annual Ice Skating Institute meet at the Charles Moore Arena in Orleans, April 4-6.
Hailey Meader, 7, was 1st in Spotlight, Interpretive and Artistic 3, 2nd in Footwork 3 and 4th in Freestyle.
Megan Mendez (7) was 2nd in Pre-Alpha Spotlight. Alyssa Whitney, 9, was 1st in Spotlight 4, 2nd in Interpretive 4, 3rd in Footwork 4, and 4th in Artistic 4.
Darci Whitney (9) was 2nd at Footwork 4 and Spotlight 4, 5th in Freestyle 4 and 6th in Artistic 4.
Elizabeth Smith (11) placed 5th in Freestyle 2. Aaron Teves (10) was 2nd in Stroking Alpha level and in Alpha Freestyle. Katerin Donegan (11) was 2nd at Alpha Freestyle.
The Island Ice Ensemble: Hailey Meader, Lacey Dinning, Charlotte Rooney, Alyssa Whitney, Katherine Donegan, and Elizabeth Smith skated to "Ugly Bug Ball" from "Summer Magic" and placed first. The director was Diana Woods.
Julie Meader directed the Island Ice Production Team in a musical collage from "Happy Feet." Skaters were: Charlotte Rooney, Lacey Dinning, Hailey Meader, Hunter Meader, Savannah Meader, Erin Hegarty, Jackie Hegarty, Aaron Teves, Alyssa Whitney, Darci Whitney, Alex Rego, Sophie Combra, Abbie Lively, Ally Barlett, Avalon Weiland, Emma Mayhew, Katherine Donegan, Elizabeth Smith, and Megan Mendez. The team placed second.
The Vineyarders placed 10th of twenty competing teams.
Softies hard on Upper Cape
The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School softball team had its way with Upper Cape at Bourne, Monday, 21-2. Caroline Davey fanned 11 and was touched for just one hit. Islanders fattened their batting averages with multiple hits by Taylor Perotta (3), Cayla Morris (2), Julie Perry (2), and Lauren Williston (2). Martha Scheffer drove in three with a double. Davey helped her own cause driving in two in the fifth.
The Islanders lost to Bourne on the Cape, Tuesday, 8-6, when the Ladies of the Canal overtook Martha's Vineyard in the fifth inning, scoring four times. Julie Perry had three hits and Martha Scheffer had two. Both Emma Frizzell and Taylor Perrotta drove in two runs.
The Islanders are 2-6 on the year.