Sports Highlights


Fling on ice

The Island Ice Skating School’s Spring Fling will be on view at the Arena Saturday, March 26 at 7 pm. The show will feature Island skaters and special guest skating sensation 12-year-old Hannah Bryant of Orleans.

“Join us for skating, fun cartoon music, and a chance to win a money tree,” Diana Woods, school teacher, said. Tickets are $3 for kids and seniors, $5 for adults, $20 for a family of five or more.

Skaters at Rockland

Four Island skaters competed at the South Shore Open in Rockland, Sunday.

Sally Caron placed third in beginner freestyle and first in beginner showcase. Amanda Bernard was third in pre-juvenile freestyle and second in pre-juvenile showcase. Shannon O’Connor was third in pre-juvenile freestyle and first in pre-juvenile showcase. Lily Davey was fourth in pre-juvenile freestyle and second in pre-juvenile showcase. Beth Blankenship O’Connor and Jane Elizabeth Taylor coached.

Volleyball update

Last Thursday afternoon the Oak Bluffs Blazers ran off three wins in a row: 25-18, 25-16 and 25-15 after losing the first contest to visiting Tisbury, 13-25.

In spite of a “trick” knee for which she wears a brace, Josie Iodicicco served up a generous helping of points and made her share of saves in the latter games.

Grant Santos and Megan Bischoff were effective in the losing cause.

Also Thursday the West Tisbury Hawks flew into Edgartown to take on the Edgartown Eagles. After winning the first game, Westiz dropped the next two and had to top the Eagles in game four as well as the short (15 points) fifth tie-breaking game to remain undefeated on the season.

Tuesday, Tisbury visited its up-Island cousins and Edgartown was at Oak Bluffs.

Interscholastic volleyball standings as of Wednesday: West Tisbury 3-0; Oak Bluffs 2-1; Tisbury 1-2; Edgartown 0-3

Islanders help South win

Gillian O’Callaghan and Celia Mercier, a Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School senior and junior, played on the south team in the South East Mass. Girls’ Hockey League (Barnstable, Duxbury, Falmouth, MV, Marshfield, Scituate, Whitman-Hanson, Pembroke, and Sandwich) against the north team: Canton, Franklin, Medfield, Dover-Sherborn, King Philip, Quincy, No. Quincy, Westwood and Boston Latin.

The South won, 4-1. Celia scored and assisted. Gillian also had an assist. How to go!

Register for Soccer

Registration for the MV Youth Soccer Spring Recreational League is Saturday, April 2, at the high school lobby from 9 am to 12 noon or online at

Registration is open to all boys and girls under 10, under 8 and minikickers. The league season opens Saturday, April 25 at the West Tisbury school.

Financial assistance is available. “We want everyone to play,” organizers said.

(This sports brief was revised to reflect the following correction: The season begins April 25, not April 2.)

Justice served

Justice Yennie of West Tisbury was selected to receive the Vineyard Youth Tennis Scholarship Award, a week at the Adidas Tennis Camp.

Justice’s name will be added to the the perpetual plaque at VYT. Justice was chosen for his love and dedication to the game of tennis, according to a press release. He regularly competes in USTA tournaments and devotes many hours to pratice.

Past VYT scholarship award winners are Reid Yennie, Kent Leonard, and Samantha Potter.