Martha's Vineyard Marathoners
At least eight Vineyarders joined the throng at the 15th running of the Boston Marathon, which was won in record-breaking time by a couple of runners from Kenya.
Fastest Vineyarder was Paul Verefeuille of Oak Bluffs who ran the course in 3:13:42, He was 3,663rd to finish.
The second fastest Vineyarder was Marylee Schroeder of West Tisbury. She made the run in 3:28:30 and was 7,199th overall. Marylee had the best time of any woman from the Cape and Islands,
The third Islander to finish was Wayne Nichols of Edgartown, who was 12,037th in 3:45:17.
Then came James Lanctot of Oak Bluffs at 3:54:49. He was 14,744th. Kim O'Callaghan of Tisbury was 15,312th at 3:56:41 and Christopher Sykes of Tisbury was 18,344th in 4:12:29.
Tisbury Fire Chief John Schilling made it in 4:25:54 and was 20,125th. Bill "The Miracle" Brown of Vineyard Haven ran a 4:36:03 marathon and was 21,093rd.
It was Bill's 109th marathon and his sixth Boston. Bill's next marathon will be in Vermont during July.
Softies' Cimeno tough on Rams
The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School girls' softball team rolled over Norfolk Aggie at Walpole, Thursday, 12-4, behind fireball pitcher Emily Cimeno who held the Rams to four hits. All of Norfolk's runs were unearned.
On offense Emily had three hits for four turns at the plate, including a double. Emily Williston was 3-for-4 with a double and three rbi. Jillian Sedlier stroked a double. Sarah Williston and Hailee McCarthy both collected their first varsity hits.
Donald Herman, the school's successful football coach, also coaches softball. It was the Islanders second win in three starts.
Tad Gold, former outstanding athlete on the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School baseball and hockey teams and now a freshman center fielder at Endicott College in Beverly was named Rookie of the Week in The Commonwealth Coast Conference last week.
Tad hit safely in four of five games played during the week. He had two hits in each of the four games, batted .421 (8 for 19), stroked a double and two triples, stole two bases, had four rbi and scored four times, leading Endicott to a split with Western New England, a two-game sweep of New England College, and a non-conference defeat of Worcester State. Tad is batting .392 on the season.
Tad is the only Vineyarder thus far signed to play for the MV Sharks of the Futures Collegiate League this summer.
Quick Start tennis
The Vineyard Youth Tennis Center held a junior tournament Monday using the "quick start" format, which uses a smaller court, smaller racquets, and lower compression balls, more appropriate for younger children.
Oliver Lively defeated Finn Lewis in the 8 years of age and under division. Owen Bresnick bested Erick Reubens in the 10 years of age and under division.
More trout for Island ponds
The Division of Fisheries and Wildlife stocked Martha's Vineyard ponds Thursday, April 14 with trout. It was the second stocking of the spring season.
The trout truck came fresh from the Sandwich hatchery with a load of fish destined for Seth's Pond, Mill Pond, and Duarte's Pond in West Tisbury, and Upper Lagoon Pond in Oak Bluffs.