Sports Highlights


Clippers clipped

The MVRHS golf team won its eighth match, Wednesday, edging Falmouth at Farm Neck, 252–255. Chris Morris and Justin Smith had the low scores of 40.

Kat Debettencourt and Matt Marchand went around in 42 and Cal Fiore carded 45.

The next day the Islanders dropped Somerset at the Swansea Country Club, 249-273. Mike deBettencourt’s par 36 was the medalist round, followed by Kat Debettencourt and Chris Morris at 40, Justin Smith at 43, Cal Fiore and Corey Perrotta at 45.

On Tuesday, the Islanders beat Coyle-Cassidy 257-263.

Scorers were Mike DeBettencourt 39, Corey Perrotta 43, Matt Marchand 43, Justin Smith, Chris Morris and Kat Debettencourt all went a round in 44.

M.V. is 10-3-0 on the year.

Run against cancer

At least three Vineyarders will run in the 2010 B.A.A. Half Marathon on Sunday, October 10, beginning and ending at White Stadium in Boston’s Franklin Park.

The three intrepid Islanders: Liza Wiliamson of Oak Bluffs, Maureen Best of Vineyard Haven, and Suzanne Provost Flanders of West Tisbury.

Like the Boston Marathon, the race is a part of Dana-Farber’s Race Against Cancer program.

Passing the competition

The Punt, Pass and Kick competition scheduled for Friday, October 1, was postponed due to rains heavy enough to flood the field at the MV Boys & Girls Club.

The rain also canceled the second Junior High Interscholastic track meet. The third meet is scheduled for Friday at the high school oval.

Birdies for Baseball

The sixth annual Birdies for Baseball Charity Golf Tournament will tee off Saturday, October 23, at Mink Meadows. Breakfast and lunch are included in the $90 registration fee as well as “great prizes.” Proceeds benefit VBI (Vineyard Baseball Inc.) Scholarship Fund and field maintenance. Call 1-508-989-8154 (cellphone) with questions and 508-693-0600 to register.


The MV Horse Council hosts a Fall Hunter Pace ride competition in the State Forest on Sunday, October 10.

First riders lead off at 10 am. See for entry form.

Pistol Packers

The MV Rod & Gun Club’s large and small caliber pistol championships will be decided this Saturday, October 9 on the club’s firing range.

The event is open to club members and nonmembers alike. The winning member’s name will be engraved on the clubhouse trophy. A small entry fee will be charged. Competition begins at 10 am, rain or shine.


Greg Rollins has agreed to serve as commissioner of the RCBL (Recreational Community Basketball League) this year. Registration night for the league is Monday, October 11 from 6 to 8 pm at the Boys & Girls Club, Edgartown.

The hope is to start league play in early November to finish in March. It depends upon how long it will take to form team rosters.

Beginning October 11, the B&G gym will be open for adult play from 6 to 8 pm to continue until league play starts.

50 years of football

The first high school football game on the Vineyard was played 50 years ago, October 8, 1960. The Islanders beat Provincetown, 14-8.

Members of that 1960 first football team are asked to call MVRHS Athletic Director Mark McCarthy.

Youth Soccer Benefit

The First Kick Off Vineyard Youth Soccer Fundraiser will be held at the Chilmark Community Center on Friday, October 22 from 7 to 10 pm. Dance to the music of Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish, taste hors d’oeuvres by Truly Scrumptious and enjoy a silent auction. Tickets are $20 per person.

Registration for all MV Youth Hockey programs, Instructional, House Mites, 14-and-Under Recreational and Under-14 Girls House Team, will be held at the Arena on Monday, October 18 beginning at 4:00 pm. Registrants must first register with USA hockey, See instructions at

See the ad that appears on page 23 for fees and a brief description of programs.