Woodsmen and women compete
Twenty woodsmen, of whom five were more accurately styled woodswomen, competed in the 32nd annual Woodsmen's Contest at the Fair.
In all, there were 15 categories in the competition, from log rolling to disk stacking, axe throwing to crosscut sawing.
Overall winner with 46 points was Ed Brightman of Assonet who took home $420 for his efforts. Herb Gingras of Dover, N.H., was second with 44 points ($400) and Jess Pavao of Dighton was third with 26 ($225).
Eight of the woodsmen were Islanders, who had additional components in their competition. Of the eight, Vincent Maciel scored highest with 65 Jesse Maciel was second with 46, just edging out Walter Ashley with 45.
The other Vineyarders were Triva Emery, Laura Hahn, Will Warner, Granville White, and Owen White.
Seven tables were in play at the Bridge Club of Martha's Vineyard session, Saturday, at the Tisbury senior center.
Winning top honors at north-south were Robert Henry and Ted Wiseman, Gloria and Ted Manning were second and tied for third were Norma Kilson and Claudia Bowser and Stanley Segal and Shirley Strother.
Best at east-west were Yvonne Cooper and Eleanor Hughes followed by (2) Jim Kaplan and Brooks Robards and (3) Ann Brown and Clara Hargrave.
Holmes Hole Sailing Assn.
Roger Becker sailed his C&C 24, Gloria, to victory over a triangular course in the Thursday harbor race and again, Sunday, when the same course was sailed in reverse order.
Sunday was sunny with a light northerly wind. Nine boats posted for the start at red nun 6. The fleet ran downwind to green can 23A at East Chop and reached on the port tack to red nun 4 at West Chop. The homeward leg was a close reach on the starboard tack.
Trailing Gloria were (2) Jerry Goodale in Stormalong, (3) Phil Hale in Mischief, (4) Dan Culkin in Magic Time, (5) Mary Worrell in Second Wind, (6) Rob Hale in Wicked, (7) Sandy Alexander in Falcor, (8) John Amabile in Solitude, and (9) John and Lisa Stout in Isabella.
A race into the Sound was scheduled for Sunday but light air dictated another triangular harbor race reversing Saturday's order.
After Roger Becker in Gloria, the order of finish in the A Division was (2) Phil Hale in Mischief, (3) Jerry Goodale in Stormalong, (4) Mike Loberg in Masquerade, and (5) John Amabile in Solitude. King Kiwi retired in the light air.
The B Division winner was Eastaway, sailed by Tom and Laurie Welch. Sandy Alexander was second in Falcor. Both Isabella and Avanti retired.
The HHSA summer racing series continues with a harbor race tonight at 6 pm and concludes with two harbor races on Sunday, at 10 am and 2 pm.
The climax of the sailing season, the 31st George Moffett Race, will be Saturday, September 6.
Skating skills expo
Ten young skaters, all students of Jane Elizabeth Taylor, and one guest will demonstrate their skills in a figure skating exhibition at the Martha's Vineyard Arena, Friday, at 6:30 pm. Admission charge is $8.
Ocean in motion
Speedy Ocean Eversley, 50, of Oak Bluffs won the 800 meter race at Manchester, N.H. seniors track and field meet, August 17. Her winning time was 2:53, some 30 seconds better than her nearest competitor.
The win qualifies Ocean for the Nationals next year in San Francisco. Ocean's next race will be the National 5K, Sept. 21, at Providence, R.I.
24th B & G
The 24th annual Martha's Vineyard Boys & Girls Club Fall Golf Tournament will tee off Sunday, Sept. 7, in a handicap adjusted 4 player scramble, at the Edgartown Golf Club, sponsored by Morton Financial.
Registration fee is $75.
Amenities include a tournament hat, continental breakfast, luncheon, prizes for on-course contests and trophies for the top three teams.
Saturday, the Harlem Hellfighters from New York will scrimmage the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School varsity football team on the practice field (the track infield) beginning at 10 am.
Today 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who want to play Jr. High football should sign up at the high school at 5 pm.
All players should bring a valid sports physical with them.
Practice will begin 5 pm., Tuesday, Sept. 2 ,at the high school.