Sports highlights

Parent Child Tournament at VYT

Lizzie and Anne Williamson defeated Carlene Gatting and Alexis Condon 6-1, 4-6, 10-2 to win the Mother- Child Tournament held at Vineyard Youth Tennis last weekend.

In the Father-Child Division, John and Max Potter won the Round Robin format, defeating Benny and Dick Binder. Both winners will have the opportunity to play in the Regional final to be held in New Haven in July.

Holmes Hole sailing

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association commenced its Thursday Evening series of handicap sailboat racing from Vineyard Haven Harbor with a 6:00 p.m. race on, June 21.

It was a warm evening with a moderate west southwest wind of 8-10 knots. Thirteen boats posted for the start at red nun 6 outside of the Vineyard Haven breakwater. A triangle course was set with the fleet sailing to red nun 4 at West Chop, then to green can 23A at East Chop, and returning to the finish line at red nun 6. The fleet sailed a broad reach on the port tack to west chop, jibed onto starboard for a reach to East Chop, and sailed close hauled with one or two tacks to the finish line.Finishing first was Jim Pringle in the Sailmaster, Myfanwy. In second was Mo Flam in the Alerion 28, Penelope. In third was Roger Becker in the C&C 24, Gloria. Fourth were John and Lisa Stout in Isabella, fifth was Jerry Goodale in Stormalong, sixth was John Felvey in Phoenix, seventh was Dan Culkin in Magic Time, eighth was Stephen Besse in Apres, ninth was David Lott in Avanti, tenth was Mike Loberg in Masquerade, eleventh was Geoff Gibson in Latonka, twelfth was Phil Hale in Wicked, and thirteenth was Woody Bowman in Julia Lee.The summer racing series continued with a two Harbor Races on June 24. The first race on Sunday saw a warm morning with light wind of eight Knots or less. Eleven boats came the line for the 10:00 a.m. start where the race committee called for a triangular course from red nun 6 to green can 23a at East Chop, then to red nun 4 at West Chop, and back to red nun 6 in the harbor, twice around. The race was ultimately shortened to once around for the less swift, B Division boats.Finishing first in the A division was Stephen Besse in the J-120, Apres. In second was Andy Berry in the Cal 33, Isobar. In third was Peter Goodale in the Kirby 25, Stormalong II. Fourth was Jerry Goodale in Stormalong, fifth was Mike Loberg in Masquerade and sixth was Mo Flam in Penelope.In the B division, first was Bow Van Riper in the Vineyard 15, Tyche. Second were John and Lisa Stout in the Gannon and Benjamin sloop, Isabella. Third was Stuart Halpert in Providence. Fourth was David Lott in Avanti and fifth was Jim Pringle in Myfanwy.The 2:00 p.m. start saw sun and a little more wind. Eleven boats posted and the race committee called for the same triangular course from nun 6 to green can 23a at East Chop, then to red nun 4 at West Chop, and back to red nun 6 in the harbor, twice around.Finishing first in the A division was Roger Becker in the C&C 24, Gloria. In second was Mo Flam in the Alerion 28, Penelope. Third was Peter Goodale in the Kirby 25, Stormalong II. Fourth was Jerry Goodale in Stormalong, fifth was Phil Hale in Wicked, sixth was Stephen Besse in Apres and seventh was Mike Loberg in Masquerade.In the B division, first was Bow Van Riper in the Vineyard 15, Tyche. Second was Stuart Halpert in the Ensign, Providence. Third were John and Lisa Stout in the Gannon and Benjamin sloop, Isabella. Fourth was Woody Bowman in Julia Lee.The season continues with a night race at 6:00 p.m. on June 28 and a Sound race on July 1 at 12:00 p.m. New members are actively encouraged, as are guest boats. Join on the web at HolmesHole.org or Contact Kathy Logue at 693-7074.

Attention: harriers

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School cross-country team will hold its annual pre-season sign up meeting on Monday, July 2nd at 6pm in the high school cafeteria.

All returning and new candidates for the 2012 team and their parents are encouraged to attend. Attendees will meet the coaching staff, talk about booster club involvement, and learn what is required for the first day of practice.

Sharks honor tennis champs

The Martha’s Vineyard Sharks will salute the 2012 state champion Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School boys tennis team prior to Friday’s game against the Brockton Rox. Game time is 5pm.

Shark report

The Sharks, currently in seventh place in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League at 5-7, took on the first place North Shore Navigators, Tuesday night in Lynn and lost a heartbreaker, 3-2, in 10 innings.

All of the scoring came in the extra frame. Islander Tad Gold knocked in both Sharks’ runs. Ryan Brockett pitched a gem for M.V., throwing 7.2 innings, giving up two hits, and fanning 10 batters. Tucker Panciera took the loss.

Saturday night in Nashua, the Sharks lost to the Silver Knights, 4-1. Catcher Pat Quinn was 2 for 2 at the plate. Matt Cook was the losing pitcher.

The Sharks hosted Wachusett on June 21 and left the Dirt Dawgs in the dust, 7-1. Tad Gold and Karl Kapinos were both 2 for 3 with an RBI. Eric Brenk was 2 for 5, with two runs scored and an RBI. University of Rhode Island junior Mike Bradstreet pitched 7.1 innings of no-hit ball and struck out six to earn the win.

VFA sign-up extended

Registration for the upcoming Vineyard Football Association season has been extended until Friday at 5pm.

MV Savings Bank Golf Classic to benefit VNA

The 13th Annual MV Savings Bank Golf Classic to support Vineyard Nursing Association took place on Friday June 22.

Despite the high temperatures, 96 golfers came out to support the VNA. The winning low gross team was Bob Jaffe, James Brennan, Jarda Kral and Pete Anselmo.

The annual event is made possible by the generosity of the Vineyard Golf Club members and staff, as the course is donated each year.

Through sponsorships, player registration, raffles and contests on the course, the VNA raised $40,000.