Sports Highlights


Girls bow at Pembroke

The Whitman-Hansen/Pembroke combo was more than the MVRHS girls’ hockey team could handle, a week ago Wednesday. WHP won the contest at Pembroke, 6-1.

Alex Davis had a hat trick for the home team scoring the first three goals of the game in a three-minute span of the first period.

The Islanders were not shut out. Emily Cimeno, assisted by Celia Mercier and Callie Jackson, scored on a power play in the third period. Final: Whitman-Hansen/Pembroke 6, Martha’s Vineyard 1.

On Saturday, the girls defeated Scituate 3-1. Angela deBettencourt scored two of the goals — one tied the game and the other won the game.

This Saturday the annual Nan Rheault tournament will be held at the arena. MV faces Scituate again Saturday evening. The winner will face the winner of the Peabody vs. Cambridge game.

Girls travel hoopsters prevail

The Martha’s Vineyard girls’ travel basketball teams had a success-laden weekend.

The girls 7th grade travelers played Nauset at home and posted a solid 38-17 win. Erin Hill led the way to the hoop scoring 18 points. Kaitlyn Marchand added six.

Next, the girls found their way to Tiverton, R.I. and came away with a 25-6 victory. Kaitlyn’s eight was high for the Islanders, Erin added six.

The 7th grade girls are 6-2 on the season.

The unbeaten 5th grade girls defeated Falmouth at Bourne, Sunday, 22-13. Molly deBettencourt led all scorers with 17. The MV defenders: Liz Williamson, Meghan Sawyer, Kat Roberts, and Davin Hill held the Falmouth girls to 13 points.

The 5th grade traveling girls are 6-0 on the year.

The eighth grade girls’ travel basketball team had a rewarding weekend, winning both of its off-Island games.

Saturday the MV girls beat Yarmouth-Dennis, 25-20, in a very physical game. Mariah Duarte led the Islanders to the hoop with 10 points. Both Aubrey Ashmun and Taija Brown contributed four apiece.

Sunday, at Middleboro the Islanders prevailed, 26-13. Again, Mariah Duarte had the game high nine. Lucy Hackney contributed eight and Diamond Araujo had four.

Josie Iadicicco controlled play on the boards. Emily deBettencourt ran the play on the floor getting everyone involved. Aubrey Ashmun, Heidi White, and Julia Neville provided strong defense.

This Saturday, Jan. 15, the girls play twice. In the morning they are at Barnstable. At 2:40 pm they play Falmouth at Oak Bluffs.

Boy hoopsters travel first class

The MV boys’ eighth grade travel basketball team resumed Cape League play by posting two more wins and improving their season record to 6 wins and 2 losses.

The Islanders were at Harwich, Saturday morning, earning a 51-43 defeat of the young Roughriders. Colin Cameron had the hot hand, scoring 23 points. Alex GordanBeck made it to twin columns with 13. Tim Roberts added eight.

The Island boys then took on Mashpee and, using a full court press, held the Falcons to 26 points while scoring 29 of their own. Both Colin Cameron and Matt Stone scored seven. Tim Roberts and Jack Yuen added six and four respectively.

The Vineyarders will host Rochester Saturday at the Oak Bluffs School. The tip-off is 10 am.

Grammar school hoops

In interscholastic boys’ basketball play, the Oak Bluffs Blazers burned the Edgartown Eagles, 48-12. Alex GordonBeck had the hottest hand, scoring 26 points for O.B. Jack Yuen added 9 more.

The Blazer boys’ record improved to 2-1 on the season.

Tennis for Haiti

The Vineyard Tennis Center, Workout and Spa will host a Winter Classic Tennis Tournament, a men’s and women’s doubles tourney, January 21 to 23.

Four separate draws will be hosted for various levels of play.

The Winter Classic is a benefit for Haiti and is open to the public. Registration fee is $50.

Register by Wednesday, January 19 online at or call 508-696-8000.