Sports Highlights


Ladies Fall Flex Tennis

The fourth year of the ladies fall flex tennis season came to a close after eight weeks of play last Friday. The champions in the several divisions are: 3.5 singles Lisa B. Langley; 2.5 singles Jen Combra; 3.5 doubles Sarah Moore and Jan Lochowitz; 3.0 doubles Paula Rego and Christine Serrone; 2.5 doubles Sheila Morse and Amy Houghton;

Sam slams the door

Samantha Potter, a student at the Oak Bluffs School, won the Rhode Island Under-14 Tennis Tournament last weekend, defeating the number one seed, 6-1, 6-2.

Samantha trains at Vineyard Youth Tennis.

Thanksgiving 5K

The annual Oak Bluffs Thanksgiving Day 5K road race will step off from the O.B. Police Station on Thursday, November 25 at 10 am. The registration fee of $10 goes for fuel assistance for the elderly.

Bring a bathing suit. Race impresario Roger Wey plans on taking a post race dip and invites all to join him. (The water, he says, is still warm)


The 5K4KJ run/walk through a preset course in the State Forest begins at 11 am, Saturday, November 27. Register in the Sancy Pachico gym at the high school from 8:30 am to 10:30 am. Registration fee is $20, $60 for a family. Proceeds benefit the Cross Country Scholarship Fund.

Teeing off

In its first full season, the Anthony H. Meyer Junior Golf Trust provided financial assistance for some young Vineyard golfers.

Working in conjunction with the M.V. Boys & Girls Club, the Trust was able to fund a variety of programs. Junior golf equipment was purchased for general use at clinics and for practice. Island professionals Robbie Rush, Don Costello, Kyle Fiore, and Chet Nowak provided clinics and private lessons for more than 40 youngsters at no cost to them. Several new full sets of clubs were purchased for deserving youngsters.

The Trust hopes to develop a significant scholarship program and a junior golf league.

It has long been the wish of Mr. Meyer to help Island youth become interested in the game of golf because he was so passionate about the ideals of the sport.

Mark Hess of the Edgartown Golf Course is the program administrator.

Pucksters clean up on the Cape

Sunday morning the MV Cape & Islands Peewees played the Barnstable Hawks in a hard-fought game at the Kennedy Arena, Hyannis. Trailing 2-0, the Islanders caught up to the Hawks, beginning with an unassisted goal by JJ Mundez. The newly formed line of Saige Araujo, Belle Dinning, and Ellie Hanjian contributed three of the Vineyard’s four goals. Dinning scored twice assisted by Jack Garret and Shay Sullivan. Hanjian also scored assisted by Dinning.

Also Sunday, the Cape & Islands junior high team defeated the Y-D junior highs, 4-2, at the Tony Kent Arena in Dennis. Will McDonald scored twice. Nick Kent and Jack Sullivan also lit the lamp. As expected, Wyatt Jenkinson was solid between the pipes.

Darting Data

On November 4 there was a three-way tie for the money in the MV Dart League. In the playoff Don Welty, Mike Dow, and Rene Mathieu were victorious.

The Welty Wonders won again on November 11 besting James Rowell, Pete Searle, and Charlene Barbosa, 9-2.

League standings to date are:

1. Don Welty’s team, 35

2. Ray Blanchette’s team, 31

3. James Rowell’s team, 29

Mike Dow leads the league, winning four singles matches. Jarda Kral, Kurt Crossland, and Don Welty all have nine tons.

The name’s the thing

Baseball fans are invited to suggest a name for the summer collegiate baseball team that plans to play its home games on the high school field next year.

According to Club CEO Chris Carminucci, the team’s sponsors are looking to find “creative, imaginative ideas and hope to find a name that fits well and gives the club an exciting identity.”

Send suggestions to

The person suggesting the winning name will receive VIP seats for all of the home games during the 2011 season.