Mark Reppert, a senior at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School, and Jeremy Tarter-Alley, a sixth-grader at the Oak Bluffs school, both ran the 800 meter race in their age group at the Northeast Regional track meet on Randalls Island, New York, last weekend. Both athletes ran well enough to qualify for the Nationals at Omaha, Nebraska.
The Under-10 Vineyard all-star baseball team won two and lost two at the 12 team Sandwich tournament last weekend
Their 5-4 defeat of Scituate was especially sweet, avenging last year's 10-0 loss. Curtis Farrell and Silas Berlin shared the Martha's Vineyard mound. Emerson Mahoney was 3-for-3 at the plate and drove in three runs. Catcher Jack Slayton earned his coach's praise for a strong game.
The Vineyard's second win was over Lakeville, 6-4. Farrell and Berlin again did the hurling. Tucker McNeeley had a defensive gem, snagging a line drive with bases loaded in the fifth. Emerson Mahoney, who was on a batting tear all weekend, was 3-for-3 again and again drove in three runs. Pete Engley was 2-for-3 and had two rbi.
Ryan Uva made a Willie Mays-0like catch in the outfield.
The U-10s are at Fairhaven this weekend for another 12-team tourney.
U-12's finish a close second
The U-12 Little League All Stars won their first game of the Barnstable tourney, thrashing Wellfleet, 11-1, behind Eli Berlow and Colin Cameron. There were home runs by Berlow and Joe Canha, and Mike Mussell was 3-for-4.
The Islander's second game, a 13-2 domination of Westwood, was as impressive as the first. Cameron pitched four innings, had two homers, and drove in five runs.
Game three was a barnburner with Harwich. The Vineyard prevailed, 4-3. Ian Bardwell started on the mound and Eli Berlow closed. Trailing 2-1 in the sixth, Tony Canha homered and Colin Cameron scored the winning run.
Having reached the playoffs, the Islanders were faced by Harwich again in the semi-finals, this time winning, 3-1. Eli Berlow pitched.
In the final, versus a strong Rochester squad, Pitcher Oscar Hansen held the Bulldogs to two runs, the same as the Vineyarders and the game went to extra innings.
In the top of the eighth Rochester touched reliever Berlow for two runs. In their half of the eighth the Vineyard loaded the bases and pushed a run across the plate. But that was it! Rochester 4, Vineyard 3.
This final game ended at 10:15, too late to catch a ferry home. But Jeff Canha arrived with his 36-foot sportfisherman, "Done Deal," and the Islanders came home in style.
The four-win, one-loss performance was the best Martha's Vineyard has ever accomplished in this annual tournament.
After a week off, the Martha's Vineyard All Stars will enter another 12-team tourney at Sandwich, July 26-29.
There was a 12-minute rain delay in the Riptide-Brewhas game at Veterans Park, Monday, but it wasn't enough to douse the Brewhas bats, which drove in 14 runs in seven innings. Mike Lane stroked a 3-run homer for the B's in the second. John Van Putten, Tim Andrews, and Karl Kallinich all cleared the fence in the sixth. The Riptide never conceded and scored seven runs in the final two frames.
Final: Brewhas 14, Riptide 8.
The outcome of the second Monday game was never in doubt as the Hurricanes held the Stampede scoreless in the first three innings while posting 16 runs of their own, two on a home run by James Rebello. The Stampede broke out with six runs in the fourth but the 'Canes kept adding to their collection, scoring in each inning. 'Canes 22, Stampede 8.
The final game, Monday, pitted the Wildcats against the Treds, on paper a toss up, although the Treds had run off with a 20-11 victory in their previous meeting. The game was marred by a squabble that began with a dispute about umpire Tattersall's "dead ball" ruling, which grew to a confrontation between several players, and ended with the ejection of one.
At game's end, the Wildcats had evened the count, avenging their previous loss, 25-14.
Tuesday, the Creamers had a bye. The Toppers forfeited to the unbeaten Snaps. The Swingers shaded the Shady Ladies. With two outs in the final inning the Honeys scored a winning run and edged the Late Fees, 12-11.
Tonight, Thursday, is part one of the second annual Baseball Fest at the new high school baseball park, featuring hot air balloon rides, ballpark food, games, a batting cage, and an outfield showing of "Field of Dreams" with Kevin Costner. Tickets will be sold at the gate.
Part two is the game between the Wareham Gatemen and Falmouth Commodores, both teams of the Cape Cod League, on Tuesday, July 22 at 1 pm.
During the game there will be a silent auction of items donated by former Cape Cod League players that made it to the major leagues, for instance bats autographed and donated by Kevin Millar, Luke Scott, Lance Cormier, Jay Payton, Brian Roberts, Mark Sweeney and Reed Johnson, to name some. All proceeds of the auction will go to the Jimmy Fund.
In Vineyard Football Assn. (summer soccer league) action last week on Tuesday at Veterans Park, Monto Orthopedics topped the Martha's Vineyard Celtics, 3-1, on goals by Davey Campbell, Warren Kimber and Ben Tabah. George Lauinger scored the Celt's goal.
Also Tuesday, the Atlantic FC got by Shirley's Hardware, 3-2 . Antulio Neto and Daniel Xavier (2) scored for Atlantic, Jared Jernegan and Erly Pinheiro for Shirley's.
Atlantic won Wednesday too, beating Coop de Ville, 2-1. Dan Xavier and Antulio Neto scored for Atlantic. Ben Tumin was credited with Coop's own goal.
In Wednesday's other game, Monto Orthopedics shut out Sports Haven, 1-0. Declain McBridge had the game's lone goal.
On Thursday, Shirley's Hardware and the Martha's Vineyard Celtics played to a scoreless tie. Later, the Celtics and Coop de Ville tied, 1-1.
Team won lost tied pf pa
Atlantic FC 5 1 0 12 8
Monto Orthoped's 3 2 1 9 7
Coop de Ville 2 3 1 6 6
Sports Haven 2 3 1 2 4
Shirley's Hardw're 1 2 3 6 7
Martha's Vineyard Celtics 1 3 2 6 9
Hot? How about hockey
Ice hockey has returned to the Martha's Vineyard Arena. Eight triple A teams of (mostly) college players from all over New England will play in the 2008 East Coast Classic. Four games will be played Friday, beginning at 5 pm and eight games on Saturday (four in the morning and four in the afternoon). The elimination playoffs and final championship game will be played on Sunday.
The Martha's Vineyard Mariners are one of the eight teams. Also listed: Team Vermont, Bridgeport Boilermakers, Silver Bullets, Springfield Spitfires, the Team Black Dog and the reigning champs, the Dragon Club of Hamden, Conn.
Sunday evening games
Four teams of Vineyard high school hockey players, called by the color of their jerseys: White, Black, Red and Gold, play each other every Sunday at 6 and 7 pm.
Last Sunday the Whites beat the Gold, 4-1 on goals by Darren Gazaille (2), Colin Hurd and David Flanders. Tad Gold scored for the Gold team.
Also Sunday, the Reds edged the Blacks, 3-2. Red scorers were Matthew Flynn, Antone Silvia, and Teddy Kram. Chris Davies and Colby Gouldrup filled the net for the Blacks.
Holmes Hole happening
A warm and hazy evening with a southwest wind of 10-15 knots greeted the ten boats posting for the Holmes Hole Sailing Assn. Thursday evening race from Vineyard Haven Harbor.
A triangular course was set from red nun 6 to red nun 4 at West Chop to green can 23A at East Chop returning to finish at red nun 6.
Bo Van Riper was first to complete the run in Tyche. Jerry Goodale was second in Stormalong and Jeff Craig third in Rosa Parks. Then came (4) Roger Becker, (5) Ernie Mendenhall and Kathy Logue, (6) Mary Worrell (7) Charlie Felder, (8) Dan Culkin, (9) Tom and Laurie Welch and (10) Phil Hale.
Sunday racing was skipped in favor of participation in the Edgartown YC Round the Island Race, Saturday. Holmes Hole Captain Roger Becker was first in the cruising class in his C&C 24, Gloria.
This weekend many HHSA skippers will compete for the Vineyard Cup, an event sponsored by Sail Martha's Vineyard.
As The Times goes to press, the third East Coast Junior Windsurfing Championships are being hosted by the Vineyard Haven yacht Club. A U.S. Sailing Junior Olympic event, the competition is divided into four classes: Under 19, Under 17, Under 15 and Under 12.
Moe than 30 sailors are registered from as far away as California and Florida. Martha's Vineyard is looking for strong showings from Solvig Sayre, Patrick Bryan and others.
Yesterday, Wednesday, there was a racing clinic led by master instructors. Today and tomorrow races will be held in Vineyard Haven harbor, well-known as the breeding ground for prominent windsurfers such as Seth Besse, the Douglas brothers, and Nevin Sayre.
On Saturday, July 19, there will be a separate long-distance race open to all ages, part of the Vineyard Cup weekend.
Trudy Ulmer and Regina McDonough were best sitting north-south at the Bridge Club of Martha's Vineyard tables, Saturday. Ann Funn and Claudia Bowser were runners up.
At east-west, Geraldine Jones and Charity Randolph won top honors, followed by Brooks Robards and Jim Kaplan.
Five tables were in play.