Trailing 8-6 late in the game, Monday, at Veterans Park, the Treds scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth and made that suffice, holding the Highlanders to a single run in the top of the seventh. Treds 10, Highlanders 9.
In the nightcap, the Brewhas bested an improved Boilers squad, 13-8.
Last week the Brewhas outlasted the Wildcats, 13-12, the Treds cooled the Boilers, 19-8, and the Hurricanes gave the Landsharks a 27-8 whuppin.
Little League laurels
Josh Grant pitched five innings of two-run, four-hit ball at the Red Sox for the Cubs in Saturday's 14-2 run away win at Veira Park. Andrew Jacobs had three hits to lead the Cubs offense. Kyle Stobie, Tim Roberts, and Gale Lafrange added timely strokes.
Also Saturday, Mike Mussel's solo home run in the first gave the A's an early lead, and Mussell scored a second time after doubling. Eli Berlow went the distance and held the Dodgers to a single run. Oscar Hansen pitched a complete game for the Dodgers. A's 4, Dodgers 1.
The Mets squeezed by the Tigers, 5-3, in Saturday's early game.
Wednesday, the A's topped the Cubs, 8-2 behind Colon Cameron and relievers Mike Mussel and Zach Wannamaker. Eli Berlow singled, doubled and tripled for the A's.
Earlier, the Tigers beat the Dodgers, 8-4, and the A's ran away from the Sox, 22-3.
Little League Standings
GP W L T A's 13 12 1 0 Mets 11 8 3 0 Cubs 13 5 7 1 Dodgers 14 6 7 1 Tigers 11 3 8 0 Red Sox 12 2 10 0
Coach Geoff Phillips' Senior Babe Ruth team plays Bourne in a double-header, Saturday, at the high school's new field. Starting times: 12 noon and 2:30 pm. Wednesday the Islanders are at D/Y.
The Reds won their first games of the season, dropping the Blue Jays, Monday, 9-6, and then romped to a 17-5 win over the Jays, Saturday. The Marlins got by the Twins, Monday 11-6 and squeezed by the Reds, 3-2. Also Saturday, Rockies 9 - Rays 7, Orioles 8 - Indians 7.
Minor League standings
GP W L T Rays 13 11 2 0 Rockies 13 10 3 0 Marlins 13 9 3 1 Twins 12 7 5 0 Orioles 13 6 7 0 Indians 12 3 8 1 Bluejays 14 3 11 0 Reds 14 2 12 0
Photo by Ralph Stewart
The Vineyard Football Association (VFA) adult soccer league will field six teams Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays with two games at 5:30 and 6:45 pm.
Teams: (1) Atlantic Football Club (high school aged players), (2) Coop deVille, (3) Monto Orthopedics (replacing Broadway Printing) (4) Martha's Vineyard Celtic (formerly Martha's Vineyard Lathe & Plaster) (5) Sports Haven (6) Shirley's Hardware.
Neal Sullivan continues as VFA President.
The VFA season runs from the last week of June through the third week of August.
For more information and player registration, forms see www.vineyardfa.com
Girls get their kicks
The Under 15 girls travel soccer team completed an undefeated season, Sunday, by besting a previously unbeaten Dartmouth team, 7-5. Assistant coach Sandy King lauded goalie April Hargy for making "four seemingly impossible" saves.
The U-13 girls team faced its own tough Dartmouth squad and lost in the final four seconds, 10-9. Lucy Hackney, Chantal Booker, Sarah Alexander, Aubrey Ashmun, Lee Hayman and Caroline King pressed the attack. Goal tender Sam Hargy anchored the defensive crew: Leila Gardner, Emma Yuen, Shannon Morris and K.C. Wallace.
This weekend the Vineyarders are at Acton-Boxboro for a season ending day-long Jamboree.
At season's end
The Martha's Vineyard Youth Soccer season ended last weekend with the Under-11 boys Division One team crowning a perfect 8-0 season by dropping Sandwich here, 7-2. They are co-champions of the division with equally unbeaten Dartmouth.
After a first round bye, the U-11s will play the winner of the Sandwich vs. Freetown-Lakeville game, here, Sunday, June 15, probable kickoff time is 2:45 pm.
The U-12 boys Division 2 team finished the season in second place with a 7-0-1 record by crunching Swansea-Somerset, 12-1. After a bye, they will host the semi-final game, Sunday June 22.
The U-13 boys Division One team lost to Sandwich, 4-2, finishing in fourth place with a 4-4 record.
The U-15 boys beat Dartmouth to finish the season at 6-2-0 in third place. They play Sandwich there, Sunday. June 15, at 2:15 pm
The U-18 boys shut out Freetown-Lakeville, Sunday, 5-0, completing a 8-0-0 season, their third unbeaten season in a row. They will play a semi-final tournament game, here, Friday, June 13, at 5 pm versus the Mariner Soccer Club.
The U-18 girls, a very young team playing older, more experienced clubs, finished with a 1-7-0 record.
Check mvsoccer.org for up-to-date playoff information. All home games will be played at Veterans Park, Tisbury, behind the Post Office at Five Corners. Division One playoff winners qualify for the Mass Tournament of champions, June 27-29 at Lancaster. The Vineyard U-11B, U-15 B and U-18B teams are in positions to make it.
From the Donald
All current high school football players and their parents must attend a meeting with Coach Herman in the high school's Sancy Pachico gymnsium at 5 pm, Saturday, June 14.
Seven - count 'em - seven members of the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School boys varsity lacrosse team have been named to the Maritime League's All-Star team. First team: Gus Hayes, Riley Dobel, Duncan Meyst, Patrick Hart, Mike O'Donoghue, Second team: Colin Day and Matt Costello.
Ryen Russillo of West Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard Regional High School '93, was picked as a "Best Radio Voice" by Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated who praised Ryen's "reasoned approach and knowledge across sports."
"When someone listens to me," Ryen said, "I want them to understand that I care about being accurate and my opinions are based on a lot of research, phone calls, and countless hours of watching games."
Ryen is also a studio analyst for the Celtics' television coverage on Comcast SportsNet.
Five boats reported for the Frost Biters and Winter Guys 2 p.m. harbor race start at Nun 6 in the harbor. The course zig-zagged to the Red/White MoA Bell in the sound, then to Nun 4 off West Chop, then across the harbor entrance to Can 23A off East Chop and back to Nun 6 in the harbor. Two newcomers joined the fleet: Laura and Tom Welch in Eastaway and Tony Delorenzo in the vintage 1975 Call 44, Zangaro.
Finishing first was Phil Hale in Mischief, followed by (2) Mike Loberg in Masquerade, (3) Dan Culkin in Magic Time, (4) the Welchs in Eastaway. Tony Delorenzo was scored as DNF.
Racing continues this Sunday. Call Phil Hale for information, 693-4206 or 693-0400.
Two Martha's Vineyard travel soccer teams played home games Sunday and both won. The Under-11 squad beat Sandwich, 7-2. The Under-18 team, which hasn't lost a game in years, literally, shut out Lakeville, 5-0.
Tennis in semi-finals
The Martha's Vineyard Spring Doubles League has reached the playoff semi-finals. In the B Division Nina Howell and Beth Kostman will meet Melissa Hackney and Susanne Faraca. The winners will face Candice Webster and Laurie McAuliffe who defeated Sarah Moore and Maggie Bangs, 6-1, 6-1.
In the C Division Kirsti Maynard and Tammy King will play Lilli Cooperrider and Barbara Leonard in one semi-finals match, winners to take on Deb Regan and Julie Moffett who squeezed by Kara Shemeth and Justine DeOliviera 5-7, 6-4, 6-3.
Gen Flanders honored
Gen Flanders of Chilmark, a junior at Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., is one of eight Hamilton student-athletes to be named an All-Academic honoree. Gen is a member of the school's track and field team. She was a distance runner all four years at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School.
Little League Minors
In Minor League action, the Reds finished their season with a bang beating the Blue Jays twice, 17-5 and 9-6.
At the top of the league standings, the 10-3 Rockies edged the 11-2 Rays, 9-7. The teams met yesterday, winner earning first place bragging rights.
The Twins beat the Blue Jays, 10-4, behind reliever Conner Donnelly. The Twins scored six runs in the fourth.
Kiric Hallahan and Aidan Aliberti had key hits. Eli LaRue went 3-for-3 for the Jays.
The Marlins topped the Twins, 11-6 and the Rockies edged the Rays, 9-7. The Indians beat the Orioles 9-7 avenging an earlier extra inning win by the O's.
Minor League playoffs begin Saturday at Manter's Field and the West Tisbury School. Games will begin a 2 and 4:30 pm.