Martha's Vineyard Track teams crowned again
Both the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School girls and boys track and field teams retained their Mayflower League championship titles Tuesday at Sacred Heart high school in Kingston. The girls order of finish: (1) Martha's Vineyard, 148; (2) Sacred Heart, 141.5; (3) West Bridgewater, 88; (4) Southeastern, 40.5; (5) Bristol Plymouth, 26; (6) Diman, 21; (7) Blue Hills, 18; and (8) Tri County, 13.
The scoring was: 10 points for winning an event, 8 for 2nd; 6 for 3rd; 4 for 4th; 2 for 5th, and 1 for 6th.
How the Martha's Vineyard girls did it
Emma Lee Iversen won the 100M hurdles in 17.59 and Lauren Lucas added fourth place points.
Kate Mahoney and Liz Reid were 3rd and 5th at 2 miles.
Emily Roberts was 6th in the 200. Kia Minor was 6th in the 100. Hilary Dreyer and Beth Pennington were 2nd and 5th in the 800.
Maddy Penicaud won the 300M hurdles in 52:63. Breanne Russell was third.
Kim Carlomagno won the 400 in 1:00:82.
Megan Dreyer was first in the mile at 5:51:94 and Julia Sadowski was third.
Kia Minor, Jannelle Fortes, and Keisha Jette were 2nd, 3rd, and 5th at the shot put.
Maddy Penicaud and Kim Carlomagno were 5th and 6th in the long jump and Beth Pennington took 5th in the triple.
Liz Reid was 6th with the javelin.
Photos by Ralph Stewart
Emma Lee Iversen and Loren Gibson were first (85'9") and third with the discus. Breanne Russell (4'10") and Hilary Dreyer (4'8") were one-two in the high jump. Emily Roberts was 5th.
Sacred Heart won both relays. Martha's Vineyard was third in the 4x100 and second in the 4x400.
Martha's Vineyard boys win again
The Vineyard boys team earned 125 points, 41 more than Diman and West Bridgewater, which tied at 84. Then came (4) Sacred Heart, 74; (5) Southeastern, 55; (6) Tri County, 37; (7) Bristol Plymouth, 31; and (8) Blue Hills, 6.
Winning only two events, the boys triumph was proof positive of the importance of team depth.
Jaron Chaplin took second in the 110M hurdles. Rob Osmers was 3rd at 2 miles, followed by Taylor Smith and Alan Wiley in 5th and 6th.
Cody Brewer finished 4th in the 200. Mark Reppert was 2nd and Mike Kendall 5th at 800 meters.
Doug Asselin was first over the 300M hurdles in 42:8. Liam Gude was 6th.
Will DeBettencourt and Tom Knowles were 5th and 6th in the 400. Ben Williams took second in the mile, and Luke Sederholm was 4th.
Micah Agnoli was 2nd with the shot put. Devon Balboni and Ty Stein were 4th and 5th.
Jaron Chaplin won the long jump with a leap of 19'11.25".
Ben Williams and Ron Miske were 2nd and 5th in the triple jump.
Will DeBettencourt picked up 4th place points with the javelin. Jeff McIsaac was 2nd in discus throwing.
Mark Reppert was 2nd in the high jump
The Martha's Vineyard 4x100 relay team was third. The 4x400 team finished second.
The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School boys lacrosse team came close to catching an unbeaten Maritime League-leading Barnstable squad, Monday. Close, but no cigar.
After three quarters the visiting Red Raiders held a five-goal lead, 14-9. They had demonstrated well-balanced strength on offense and defense.
But the Vineyarders don't retreat quietly from the field of battle. While holding Barnstable to its already achieved 14 points the Islanders scored goals 10, then 11, then 12, then 13, the last three in the final four minutes. Time became the enemy and it ran out before the purple could make it 14.
Riley Dobel scored six times and Duncan Meyst five.
The Raider's record improved to 13-3 overall, 8-0 in the Maritime. The Vineyard's count is 10-4 overall, 4-2 in the league.
Babe Ruth Leagues
Stuart Hersh of the Blue Jays pitched four innings of one-run, five-strikeout baseball to get the 9-3 win over the Cardinals, Saturday. Both Hersh and Dan Reid had two hits.
Sunday it was the Twins turn to beat the Cards, 9-4, behind Jack Roberts and Will Stewart. Stewart fanned six and was awarded the win. Ryan Fisher was the ill-served Cardinal pitcher.
Later Sunday, the Blue Jays topped the Twins, 12-6. Winning pitcher Mike deBettencourt hurled four innings, striking out four. Chris Morris scored two runs and drove in two more. Outfielder Brendan Maseda was key to the Jays defense.
The girls Babe Ruth League began play last Wednesday with the Yankees besting the Diamondbacks.