The unbeaten Martha's Vineyard Regional High School junior varsity softball team scored four runs in the final inning to overtake Dennis Yarmouth, 16-15, then clobbered Wareham with a 12-run second inning highlighted by grand slams by Emily Williston and Jenna Lambert, two of the girls' 32 hits, then ran away from an improved Sturgis team, scoring 11 runs in the third, including another base clearer by Williston. The jayvees are 13-0 on the season.
Track & Field wins
The Martha's Vineyard girls ran away from Tri County, 125-11, after dominating Bristol Plymouth, Thursday, 98-38. Breanne Russell qualified for the states in the high-jump at Tri County with a leap of five feet. (The qualifying height for the state meet is 4'11".)
Winning their events at B-P were Ainsley Clancy in the shot put, Loren Gibson in the discus, Liz Reid in the javelin, Emily Roberts in the high jump, Kim Carlomagno in the triple jump and the 400.
Kate Mahoney won the 2 mile, Maddy Penicaud the 300 hurdles and the 200-meter dash. Hilary Dreyer won at 800 meters, Emma Lee Iversen was first over the high hurdles, and Megan Dreyer won the mile.
Boys are best
The undefeated boys track and field team defeated Bristol-Plymouth, 96-40, and Tri-County, 91-45, in off-Island meets Thursday and Monday.
Winning their events Thursday were William DeBettencourt in the javelin, Mark Reppert in the 800 and high jump, and Jaron Chaplin in the long and triple jumps and the high hurdles. Robby Osmers won the 2-mile, Doug Asselin took the 300 M hurdles, Cody Brewer was first at 200 M, and Ben Williams won the mile. The Vineyard took both the 4x100 and 4x400 relays.
Repeating their B-P wins at Tri-County were Reppert, Chaplin, Asselin, and Brewer. Other blue ribbon efforts were by Jeff McIsaac in the shot and discus and William Nevin in the mile.
Photo by Ralph Stewart
Laura Kimball and Hayley Koorse won their matches at first and second singles and both doubles teams, Lan Ho and Teanna Montoya, Camilla Fernandez and Rachel Fateaux, prevailed, accounting for the Vineyard's 4-1 win at West Barnstable over Sturgis, Friday.
Thursday Laura Kimball won convincingly, 6-2, 6-4, at first singles versus Cape Cod Academy but the rest of the matches went into the CCA column.
The Vineyard's record is 2-6.
In Minor League action, Mike Mazza drove in Hollis Kelly with the winning run in the 10-9 Orioles defeat of the Blue Jays. Saturday, the O's topped the Twins, 11-8, as Alec Cobban went 3-for-3 and Joe Davies was strong in relief.
Jackson Crocker had a strong game for the Twins.
Tuesday the Twins topped the Orioles, 13-7. Conner Donnelly pitched three shutout innings and drove in six runs. Jeremy Mercier had a pair of solid hits for the O's.
Wednesday the Rays shut out the Indians, 15-0, behind pitchers Chris Mayhew and Grant Santos. Mayhew drove in five runs with a double and a triple.
The Rays won again Saturday topping the Reds, 17-4, and Tuesday dropping the Reds again, 17-2.
Photo courtesy of Todd Silva
Todd Silva, Martha's Vineyard Regional High School '90, was one of the 2,037 athletes to enter the 2008 Arizona Ironman competition at Tempe, Arizona, on April 13, and one of the 1,690 to complete the demanding course, swimming 2.4 miles, bicycling 112 miles, and running a full marathon.
Todd explained that the reason for the unusually high drop-out rate was the unseasonal weather, which produced a scalding 95 degrees and a head wind of 20 mph during the bike ride.
Todd finished the course in 11:10:43, placing him in the top 10 percent overall. It was his first Ironman and his third triathlon. He dedicated his run to his father who recently died from diabetes.
Despite two-run homers by Zach Coutinho and Billy Johnson, the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School varsity baseball team suffered its eighth loss of the season against five wins, Monday, on the 'field of dreams." Dighton Rehoboth improved to 10-1 with the 6-5 win.
Babe Ruth reborn
The Babe Ruth season has begun.
In last weekend's double-header, the Twins came from behind to edge the Cardinals, 7-6. Andrew Hakala, Kevin Galligan, and Will Stewart hurled for the Twins. Both Ben Ciciora and Ryan Fisher had three hits for the Cards.
In the other half of the twin bill, the Twins dropped the Blue Jays, 11-4. Corey Perrotta, Michael Montanille, and Jacque Cooperrider each had two hits for the Twins. Mike DeBettencourt and Noah Stobie hurled for the Jays who were led at the plate by Delmont Araujo.
The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School boys tennis team won every match with Chatham here, Wednesday, and followed that with a similar sweep of Sturgis on Friday.
Andrew McHugh and Dylan Hutchinson at first and second singles won in clean sweeps on both occasions. At third singles Dan Han lost the first set to Chatham, 5-7, then righted himself and took the next two sets. He had no problem with Sturgis.
Win Grimm and Seth Seeman had no trouble at first doubles, 6-0, 6-1 with Chatham. One of the team's captains, Seeman had been sidelined with an ankle sprain, and this was his first varsity match of the season.
At second doubles Austin Gampher and Parker Pearlstein, 14th and 16th on the singles ranking list, won their first set in a tie-breaker 7-6 (7-3) and rebounded from a 3-5 deficit to claim the second set, 7-5.
Monday, the Islanders were edged by Barnstable, 3-2, a big improvement over their earlier loss to the Raiders, 5-0. McHugh won the first singles match in straight sets and Grimm, teamed with Evan Schwab, outlasted their Raider opponents in three sets.
Tuesday, at Bourne, the Islanders prevailed, 4-1, in a "must-win" match, to be considered for post season play.
The best match of the day was a Martha's Vineyard loss at second singles. Dylan Hutchinson ended up on the short end of 4-6, 6-3, 5-7 marathon match that lasted two hours and 15 minutes. It was the Grimm-Schwab doubles team's seventh win of eight matches.
The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School varsity sailing team outraced the Nantucket Whalers, Thursday, 3-1. Solvig Sayre, Julie Pringle, Conor Lodge, and Caleb Gray were the skippers. Ty Bilodeau, Emily Reich, and Emmie Schreck crewed.
Tuesday the tars won again, sinking Harwich in light and shifty winds, 3-0.
With the season nearing its close, the team is focused on finishing in the top three of the Cape & Islands League.
The Under-15 girls travel lacrosse team blanked Wachusett, 5-0, Saturday, and remain undefeated on the year. Jennie Lindland scored twice and Ambika Datta. Catherine Todd, and Alayna Hutchinson also tallied. Goalies Shivonne Schofield and April Hargy shared shutout honors.
The Under-13 girls notched their first win of the season, crushing Wachusett, 14-1. Alice Keenan, Chantal Booker, Caroline King, Lucy Hackney, and Sarah Alexander all scored twice. Also posting points: Sydney Davies, Hartley Sierputoski, Aubrey Ashmun, and Keila Geddis.
The girls are home to North Middlesex Sunday beginning at 1 pm at the high school.
The Martha's Vineyard boys Under-13 team lost Sunday's squeaker to Barnstable, 11-10. Tyler Paulson scored four times and Taymon Brown twice. Also scoring were Michael Morris, Liam Smith, Spencer Schofield, and Matt Davies. Barry Lima played with abandon in goal, even trying to catch the ball with his hands. The U-13 boys put their 2-2 record on the line Sunday, Mothers Day, at the Oak Bluffs school with Falmouth at 1:30.
The Martha's Vineyard U-15 team led for most of the game, Sunday, at Barnstable, but the Raiders pulled it out in the end, 4-3. Martha's Vineyard goals were by Charles Goldthwait, Asher Cottrell, and Thomas Wilkins assisted by Bobby Perry and twice by Denver Maciel. The Falmouth game Sunday is at 3 pm.
Holy Ghost tourney
The winning team at the Holy Ghost Scholarship golf tournament at Mink Meadows last weekend was Kyle Fiore, Richie Combra Jr., Eric DeBettencourt, Michael DeBettencourt, and Michael Marchand with a score of 57.
Tisbury beat Edgartown behind Alec Tattersall's shutout pitching at Veterans Park in Vineyard Haven, Tuesday, 5-0.
At Oak Bluffs, the West Tisbury Hawks flew off with a surprising 12-5 win. It was the Blazers' first loss.
The unbeaten O.B. softball team defeated West Tisbury, Monday. The next day it was Edgartown over Tisbury in a nail-biter, 14-13, at Edgartown.