Sports highlights

Trey Rasmussen makes All-Academic team

March 30, Trey Rasmussen of Vineyard Haven was named to the Eastern College Athletic Conference All-Academic ice hockey team for the 2011-12 season.

Trey, a 2009 graduate of MVRHS, is a sophomore at Salve Regina Univeristy in Newport, R.I., where he plays on the men’s division three hockey team and majors in business administration.

Youth soccer

The Boys Under-13 MV United Massachusetts Premier League (MAPLE) team traveled to Plymouth on a blustery, soggy Sunday and beat the Stingrays, 5-1.

United took command of the game right from the start. Nainoa Cooperrider put M.V. ahead in the fourth minute, assisted by Nic Andre. Three minutes later, Nainoa scored again. Nevin Wallis earned the assist, his first of four on the day.In the 27th minute, Nevin set up Theo Guerin to make it 3-0.

The Vineyarders, unaffected by the sodden pitch, continued to dominate in the second half.

Nainoa Cooperrider scored, unassisted, one minute after the break, to complete his hat trick. With two minutes left, Theo Guerin closed out the scoring with his second goal of the match, assited by Nevin Wallis.

With the win, United improved to 3-0 and took over sole possesion of first place.

In South Coast Soccer League play, the weekend’s matches were a mixed bag for the Purple and Black.

The U-18 boys remained unbeaten at 3-0, following a 6-1 win Sunday over Fall River at Veterans Park.

Earlier in the day, the U-15 boys lost their first match of the season, 1-0, at home to archrivals Dartmouth.

The U-12 girls played at Sandwich Saturday and lost a tight match, 1-0.

Sunday, the U-16 girls played to a 1-1 draw with visiting Dighton-Rehoboth.

Youth lacrosse

The Martha’s Vineyard Girls Youth Lacrosse teams traveled to Lakeville Sunday, with both teams coming out on top.

The U-15′s won a hard fought contest, 6-5. Lee Hayman led the scoring with two goals. Shannon Morris, Belle Dinning, Mary Morano, and Erin Hill, scored once. Kylie Hatt was strong in net for the Vineyard.

The U-13′s won 7-6, despite the rainy weather. Audrey McCarron tallied a hat trick to lead M.V. Suzanne More-Straton scored twice. Addy Hayman and Alana Morris added a goal apiece. Julia Regan and Kazara Aldeborgh were both standouts in net. The Vineyard girls host Bourne at the High School this Sunday starting at 11:30.

VYT juniors excel over break

Vineyard Youth Tennis player Grant Pertile played in four tournaments over the spring break and won two of them.

Grant won the Lakeville and Westboro tournaments in the 14 & under division, reached the semifinals of a 16 & under tournament in Lakeville, and finished with a record of 2-1 in the tourney at Mid Cape Racquet Club.

Grant’s new ranking should put him in the top 50 in New England in the Boys 14 & under division. Kelly Klaren and Molly deBettencourt won the Girls Doubles 12 & under division in Easton, Mass. Molly also won the girls 12 & under flight at the Sportsmen’s Club in Dorchester. YVT congratulates all of the players.

Deflating the bubble

The annual bubble takedown at Vineyard Youth Tennis will occur on Saturday, May 5th from 9-12 am. VYT is always in the market for a few volunteers to come out and help with this major undertaking. Please contact VYT executive director Scott Smith at (508) 693-7762 or see Jean at the front desk.

Babe Ruth softball sign-upPlayers 12 to 16 years-old, wishing to participate in girls Babe Ruth fast pitch softball this summer should see Inez Montanile at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School front desk to sign-up. Hours are daily from 7:30 am to 3 pm.

Players first need to sign-up in order to practice or play.Practices with Laurie Turney are Monday nights at the Varsity field (next to tennis courts) at MVRHS from 6 to 8pm, starting on June 4. Bring your own glove.

Over the hill soccer

The Vineyard Football Club of the New England Over The Hill Soccer League defeated Franklin 2-1 Sunday at Veterans Park to improve to 2-1 and move into first place.

Gibson “Fire Horse” DeSilva and Ricardo “Cafe” Andrade scored for VFC.

The Islanders host FIMA FC Sunday at 9:30 am at Veterans Park.