Sports Highlights


Island skating coach honored

Jane Elizabeth Taylor, a full-time skating coach with the Martha’s Vineyard Figure Skating Club, was honored at the University of Delaware on Saturday, January 14, in recognition of the 10-year anniversary of her 2002 Collegiate National Figure Skating Championship.

Ms. Taylor, who is a rated and ranked member of the Professional Skaters Association, is a 2003 graduate of the university and was a member of the Blue Hens’ Collegiate National Team from 1999-2003.

Dream skate

Two skaters from the Martha’s Vineyard Figure Skating Club competed at the Yarmouth Ice Club’s “Skate Your Dream” Basic skills competition Monday at the Bog in Kingston.

Taylor Jackson competed in the Limited Beginner division and took home her first gold medal. Molly Carroll skated with a new program in Basic 8 and finished fourth.

Lacrosse instruction

The gym at the Martha’s Vineyard Boys and Girls Club will be available Monday nights from 6 to 7:30 pm for anyone planning on playing for the boys Under-11 (third and fourth grade) or Under-13 (fifth and sixth grade) lacrosse teams this coming season. Prospective players can receive instruction and work on pre-season drills. Those who have not yet played the game and are interested in learning the basics of the sport are also encouraged to attend.

Triumphant travelers

The girls eighth grade travel basketball squad won three games over the weekend and improved to 8-2, good enough to be ranked eighth in the state.

Saturday morning, Martha’s Vineyard hosted Falmouth and sank the Clippers 59-33. Erin Hill had the hot hand with 24 points. Sam Hargy chipped in nine and Mya Houston added eight more.

Barnstable came calling later in the day and left humbled 58-20. In a game in which every Islander scored, Molly deBettencourt led the way with 10 points. Shannon Morris scored nine.

Sunday, the girls traveled to Barnstable for a rematch. Perhaps due to the frigid temps, the Vineyarders were cold shooters in the first half but soon warmed to the task at hand and dismissed the hosts 40-16. Erin Hill was the high scorer with 11 points, followed by Kate Marchand with eight and Molly deBettencourt with seven.

M.V. takes to the road Sunday for a pair of games against Sandwich and Nauset.

The sixth grade girls played twice at the Oak Bluffs School on Saturday.

In the morning contest, the Islanders lost to Dartmouth 28-17. Devin Hill scored eight points and Ashley Moreis added six more.

The Vineyarders rebounded in the afternoon with a 26-6 victory over Old Rochester. Kat Roberts was the leading scorer with 14 points, Devin Hill tossed in seven.