Sports highlights


Maggie Riseborough at the All N.E.

MVRHS junior Maggie Riseborough competed with 36 elite athletes on Saturday at the All New England High School Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Thornton Academy in Saco, Maine. The event is the most prestigious in the region. Six athletes from each New England state took part.

Riseborough qualified for the All New England by throwing the shotput 36′ 7.25″ at last week’s Massachusetts All State meet.

Saturday, Maggie, who entered the All N.E. ranked 17th, put the shot 35′ 4.75″ to finish 15th overall, with only three Bay Staters, from Wakefield, Mahar (Orange), and Oxford, ahead of her. Cherraine Davis of Southington High School (Conn.) won the event by nearly four feet, with a colossal throw of 44′ 7.5.”

M.V. in Decathlon and Heptathlon

June 6 and 7, nine Vineyarders competed in Decathlon and Heptathlon events.

The boys team of Rafael Maciel, Je’Vaughn Crooks, and Peter Keaney was in Seekonk for the decathlon (high jump, long jump, triple jump, shotput, discus, javelin, 100 meters, 400 meters, 110-meter high hurdles, and 1,500 meters).

The Vineyard trio amassed 14,564 points to place second behind Weymouth. Individually, Maciel was 6th out of 64, with 5,257 points, Crooks was 10th (4,895), and Keaney finished 25th (4,412).

The girls were at Notre Dame in Hingham for the Heptathlon (high jump, long jump, shotput, javelin, 200 meters, 110-meter high hurdles, and 800 meters).

The team of Katherine Dorr, Mariah Campbell, and Sabrina Reppert finished 12th out of 19 teams with a total of 7,659 points. In the individual scores, Dorr was 34th overall out of 66, with 2,694 points. Campbell was 43rd (2,549), and Reppert was 49th (2,416).

Julia Neville (2,266), Dana Jacobs (2,112), and Willoe Maynard (1,723) comprised the second team and totaled 6,101 points.

Parent Child Tennis TournamentVineyard Youth Tennis will host a parent/child tennis tournament June 23 and 24. Entries are now available at VYT and feature the following divisions: Father-Child 12 & under; Father-Child 14 & under; Mother-Child 12 & under; and Mother-Child 14 & under.

Cost is $30 per team, and each individual will receive a tee-shirt.

Winners of each division will have a chance to advance to the regional finals at the Family Classic held in New Haven, Conn.

Early Bird Doubles

The 5th annual Early Bird Doubles — a benefit for the Fish Farm for Haiti Project — will take place Friday, Saturday, Sunday, June 22 to 24 at Farm Neck in Oak Bluffs. Players can compete in men’s doubles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles at all levels.

The cost is $50 per player/per event.

Sign up by June 19 at or call the Farm Neck Pro Shop at (508) 693-9728.

Full information about this tournament, entry forms, and dates of future tournaments are available at

Youth soccer

The Under-10 boys soccer team played in the South Coast Soccer League (SCSL) Friendship Tournament Sunday at Dighton-Rehoboth. The Islanders played three 25-minute matches and finished with two wins and a draw.

In the opener against Taunton, Tim Wallis netted a pair of goals to lift M.V. to a 2-0 win. Next, the Vineyard and Fall River played to a 0-0 draw.

The Purple and Black closed out the tourney with a 2-1 win over Sandwich. Aidan Araujo and Jack Holmes scored the goals.

SCSL playoffs

The league semifinals get underway this weekend. The MV United U-18 boys host Nantucket on Saturday at 11:15 am at Veterans Park. Should United win, they will travel to Oceana (North Eastham) or host Fall River on Sunday, with a berth in the Mass. Tournament of Champions (MTOC) on the line.

Sunday at 11 am, the U-15 boys will try to avenge their only defeat of the season when they take on hosts Dartmouth.

Horse Council Show

The Martha’s Vineyard Horse Council Dressage Show will be Saturday from 8 am to 12 noon at the Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury.

Little League

Monday at Veira Park in Oak Bluffs, the Pirates pounded out 12 hits and winning pitcher Jack Sierputoski hit a home run to down the Cardinals, 14-3.

Theo Gallagher had four hits (single, double, two triples) and Curtis Fournier added three more for the Bucs. Ben Tillman had two hits and Garrett Broadley tripled for the Cards.

The Redbirds were treated no less rudely on Saturday by the first-place Cubs in an 11-0 loss. Aidan Aliberti got the complete game shutout and belted a grand slam for good measure.

The Pirates nipped the A’s 6-5, Saturday, as Harold Lowry scored on a fielder’s choice in the 10th inning.

Jack Sayre hit two homers and had four RBIs for the Bucs. Grant Pertile and Curtis Fournier added three hits apiece.

The Tigers swept the Red Sox in a Saturday twinbill by the counts of 7-1 and 10-4.

Mercer Kelly got the win in game one, striking out 10 and allowing one hit in four and two thirds innings. Kelly and John Morris each had two hits for the Tigers. Jack Slayton tripled and scored for the Sox.

In the nightcap, the Cats, paced by Anthony Cimeno’s two hits, scored six runs in the fifth inning to break the game open. Mitchell Chaves had two doubles and four RBIs.

Graham Lewis had two hits and three RBIs for the Sox. Sam Cranston scored twice.

The Cubs top the standings at 13-2, followed by the Pirates (13-3), A’s (9-6), Tigers (6-9), Red Sox (3-11), and the Cardinals (1-14).