Sports highlights

MV boots Somerset Berkley, clinches EAC title

The Vineyard boys soccer team invaded Somerset Berkley, Tuesday, and clinched the Eastern Athletic Conference title with a 3-0 win on goals by Jacob Lawrence, John Marcal, and EAC leading scorer Jack Roberts. Rodrigo Honorato, John Oliveira, and Gabe deOliveia were credited with assists. The win improved the Islanders’ record to 6-0-1 in the EAC and 9-4-1 overall.

Friday, the Vineyarders shutout Dennis Yarmouth at South Yarmouth, 4-0. Jack Roberts got the ball rolling with a header off a Kyp Cooperrider corner kick. John Marcal scored next, assisted by Rodrigo Honorato. Before the first half was over, Honorato beat the DY goalie to make the score 3-0 at the break.

The MV score in the second half was by Jacob Lawrence off a throw-in from Vincent Carlomagno.

The Vineyarders host the Barnstable Red Raiders today at 3pm.

Cardinals are felled

The MVRHS varsity football team notched its second win of seven games, besting the Case Cardinals, 20-6, at Swansea.

The Islanders had a bad case of the dropsies in the first half, fumbling the ball five times, yet they arrived at the half-time break leading, 12-6. Some long runs by Delmont and Tyler Araujo marked the second half, including a 79-yard scoring punt return and a 34-yard jaunt to the endzone.

Joe Turney, up from the JV, also scored for the Vineyard on a nine-yard run.

Coach Herman was particularly pleased with his team’s defensive efforts in shutting down the Case attack after they had taken a 6-0 lead late in the first quarter.

The Vineyarders have an Eastern Athletic Conference showdown with Bishop Feehan, tomorrow, at Dan McCarthy Field. Kick-off is at 5pm.

Junior Highs mashed

The MV Junior High football team played well at home, Wednesday, but lost its contest to Mashpee, 38-24.

Jacob Cardoza carried much of the mail for the Islanders and scored three touchdowns. Austin Chandler also made it to the endzone. Ben Clark was a standout on defense.

Flags unfurled

At Nunes Field, Edgartown, the Boys & Girls Club Flag Football League was busy at play in a weekend double header.

Saturday, the Blue Claws snagged the Sharks, 19-0, the Anglers landed the Volunteers, 12-6, and the Islanders split the Rock, 40-12.

Sunday, the Claws squeezed the Volunteers, 29-19, the Anglers landed the Islanders, 46-12, and the Sharks immobilized the Rock, 16-0.

This Saturday its Rock vs. Claws at 8 am, Anglers vs. Sharks at 9 am, and Volunteers vs. Islanders at 10 am.

The Blue Claws have already earned a slot in the championship game, Nov. 5, at 10 am to face the winner of the Saturday Anglers-Sharks game.

Standings: Claws 4-0, Anglers 3-1, Sharks 3-1, Islanders 1-3, the Rock 1-3, Volunteers 0-4.

MV harriers at first Twilight Meet

The Martha’s Vineyard cross-country runners did themselves proud at the first Bob McIntyre Twilight Cross-Country Meet at the Barnstable Fairgrounds, sponsored by the Massachusetts State Coaches Association and Dennis Yarmouth Regional High School.

The MV boys varsity finished fourth in a field of 16 teams behind Bishop Feehan, Brookline and Sandwich at 5,000 meters, beating Needham, Weston, No. Attleboro, Walpole, Dennis Yarmouth and Cambridge Latin.

The Islanders were led by Mike Schroeder, who was 15th at 16:40 and Cooper Chapman 23rd at 16:43. Kyle Joba Woodruff was 41st in 17:23, Joe deForest 47th at 17:32, and Sam Oslyn 51st in 17:39.

In the Sophomore race, Jeremy Alley-Tarter was fifth, leading the MV contingent at 17:16. James Roddy (18:00), Thorpe Karabees (18:09), George Sykes (18:46), and Isaiah Maynard (18:56) followed at 23, 41, 47, 51.

Andrew Wiley led the MV Freshmen in a 2.1-mile race at 12:31. Tully McDonald covered the course in 13:13 and Kevin Montambault made it in 15:00 flat.

MV girls impress

Hannah Moore (20:20), Shivonne Schofield (21:01), Eva Balboni (21:57), and Maya Harcourt (22:59) wore the purple and white for the varsity, placing 33, 48, 79 and 115 at 5,000m.

Carla D’Angelo (25:31) Lily Morgan (26:50), and Siera Simon (26:52) represented MV in the 5,000m JV race.

Sophomores Lilly Neville finishing 8th at 20:43 and Willoe Maynard 11th at 21:00.5 were most noteworthy at 5,000m.

Julia Neville was the seventh freshman to reach the finish line at 2.1 miles in 13:36. Katherine Reid made it in 17:31. She was 72nd.

Islanders at Bayberry

Mike deBettencourt was one of three young men to finish third at the Cape and Islands Schoolboy golf championship tourney at Bayberry Hills. West Yarmouth, Friday, with a seore of 118. The other two were John Clancy of Sandwich and Michael Byron of Bourne.

The winner, with a score of 115, was Barnstable’s Matt Hills. Durham Ghelfi of Falmouth was second at 117.

Other Vineyarders were Chris Morris at 127 and Cal Fiore at 134.

O’Leary leads Sandwich to state finals

Duxbury, Sandwich, and Hingham finished 1-2-3 at Easton Country Club, Tuesday, to advance to the Division II State Golf Championships with team scores of 307, 312, and 318.

Martha’s Vineyard finished at 334, one better than Falmouth and seven behind Dennis Yarmouth.

Connor O’Leary of Sandwich had the medalist round of 73 on the par 71 course.

Halisky is Number One

Michael Halisky, the head tennis pro at Vineyard Youth Tennis, won both the Open and the Men’s 35 and over division in Portland, Maine, last weekend. Michael justified his number one seed in the 35′s, winning the final 6-2, 6-2.

In the men’s open division Michael won the final match, 6-1, 6-1. He is currently ranked number one in New England in the 35 and Over Division and should be in the top 20 of the men’s open division.

Center Celebrates

The Vineyard Tennis Center and Workout celebrated its 15th anniversary, Saturday, by hosting Dr. Stephen Esser, a USPTA tennis pro who conducted a free clinic Saturday morning and set up drills for doubles. He also spoke of body joints and how to keep them injury-free. He emphasized the role of nutrition and flexibility if one is to perform at one’s best.

The puck is dropped

The MV Youth Hockey Junior High Neponset Valley League team bombarded Canton at the CDL Arena, Canton, Friday, 13-1.

Saturday, the MVYH Mites beat the Yarmouth-Dennis Mites, 8-3, passing the puck well and playing a strong game.

Will Bruguiere scored four times. Dylan Biggs, Oliver Lively, Eli Gunderson, and Jack Lionnette also found the back of the net. Riley Sylvia was solid in the Vineyard goal.

The same day, just ten minutes later, the Vineyarders fell to Nantucket, 8-1. Bruguiere had the only MV goal.

Coach Geoghan Coogan’s comment, “Our games were back-to-back. We were tired for Nantucket. We’ll get them next time.”

At the MV Arena, the MVYH Squirt 1 team edged the MVYH Squirt 2 team, 6-5.

This Saturday, the MV PeeWees are host to Nantucket for back-to-back games starting at 1:00 and 2:10 pm.

Sunday, the MV Squirts are home to Lower Cape for two games scheduled to begin at 10:40 am and 1:00 pm

The Youth Hockey Junior High NVL shellacked Canton at the CDL Arena in Raynham, Friday, 13-1.

Saturday the MV Youth Hockey Mites beat Yarmouth, 9-3. Ten minutes later the Mites lost to Nantucket, 6-1.

At the MV Arena, Saturday, the MV Youth Hockey Squirts I played the MVYH Squirts 2 and won in a closely contested game, 6-5.

Bridge Heads

Cheryl Neal and Dotti Arnold took the honors at last Thursday’s Island Bridge Club’s session at the Howes House. Ency and Robert Fokos were second. Three teams tied for third: Carol Whitmarsh and David Donald, Gail Farrish and Patsy McCornack, Barbara Besse, and Bob Iadicicco.

Five and a half tables were in play.

The Club meets every Thursday at the Howes House. Players are asked to arrive at 6:45 for a 7:00 pm start.

Albanian Vets beaten

The Vineyard’s entry in the Over The Hill Soccer League kept its second place standing, and its hopes of making the playoffs, alive and well by trouncing the Albania Football Club Veterans, here, Sunday, 7-3.

Skip Dostal beat the visiting goalie twice. Other MV scorers were Vander De Oliveira, Edmond Patso, Rudy Fernandez, Joel Alveres, and Jose Brito.

EAC Stats

According to the Eastern Athletic Conference statistics keeper, Jeff Messier, the MV football team is in third place at 1-1-0, behind Bishop Feehan and Somerset Berkley, both 1-0-0.

Tyler Araujo is fourth in rushing. Delmont Araujo is third in passing. Brandon Watkins is first at receiving.

The MVRHS boys soccer team leads with a 6-0-1 league record. The MV girls are fifth at 0-5-1 in the EAC.

The Vineyard Golfers 4-4 league record places them third. The MV Field Hockey team is second at 2-1-2.

The boys cross country team is second to unbeaten Feehan at 3-1. At 2-2, the MV girls are tied with Somerset Berkley and Coyle & Cassidy.

Mike is honored again

Mike McCarthy, former MVRHS quarterback, was named to the New England Football conference honor roll for the fourth time this season, after running for three touchdowns and passing for another in Bridgewater State’s recent 42-0 trouncing of Fitchburgh State.

Cody Brewer, former MVRHS running back, carried three times for 14 yards.

Blue ribbon for Mariah

Mariah BenDavid of Oak Bluffs, MVRHS class of 2010, placed first in her division with a top score of 28.50 in the Maryland Horse Trials at Loch Moy in Adamstown, Md.

Mariah is a first year working student at Windchase Farm in Purcellville, Va. She and her horse Caledonia took home the blue ribbon in the competition, which included dressage, stadium jumping, and cross country.