Sports highlights


Granite stater wins Jabberwocky 5K

Ezra Milby of Nashua, N.H., was the first of 256 runners to cross the finish line to win the fourth annual Camp Jabberwocky 5K Saturday morning at Katama Farm in Edgartown. Milby clocked in at 17:43.05, 25 seconds ahead of race runner-up Jose Alves of Oak Bluffs (18:08.10).

Claudia Barhorst of Tipp City, Ohio was the women’s winner and came in 24th overall with a time of 22:33.86. Dara Kelly of Edgartown was the second woman to finish and placed 32nd (23:04.81).

Filling out the top ten were: (3) David Metz, Cambridge, 19:13.32; (4) Steven Eick, New York, N.Y., 19:18.13; (5) Emmet Shipway, Avon, Conn., 19:19.77; (6) Josiah Black, Weston, 19:37.86; (7) Ben Nagin, Larchmont, N.Y., 19:54.72; (8) Jose Calderon, Boston, 20:02.97; (9) Matt Deangelis, Wellesley Hills, 20:06.72; and (10) Lucas Kolm, Newcastle, N.H., 20:13.55.

The top five Vineyarders with the exception of Dara Kelly were: (27) David Meraldo, Vineyard Haven, 22:43.40; (28) Sam Peterson, Vineyard Haven, 23:19.62; (41) Walter Ricciardi, Chilmark, 23:36; (42) Jim Austin, Vineyard Haven, 23:36; and (43) Gress Rubin, Vineyard Haven 23:47.66.

Oar and Paddle

Have your kayaks, canoes, and rowboats ready and join the Martha’s Vineyard Oar & Paddle 22nd Annual Regatta for its two-mile competition on Sunday, August 26. The event is sponsored by Island Spirit Kayak.

Registration is from 8:30 to 9:30 am at the Little Bridge, Sengekontacket Pond in Oak Bluffs. The entry fee is $25.

The race will start at 10 am. Entrants with dogs are welcome and will compete in their own category.

Bring a picnic for the post-race gathering, entertainment, and awards ceremony. Grill, hot dogs, drinks, ice, and tee-shirts will be provided with the entry fee.

All proceeds are donated to the Friends of Sengekontacket. For additional information, contact Chick at Island Spirit Kayak (508) 693-9727.

The Sullivan 5K

The 24th annual Sullivan 5K run and walk is Saturday at Washington Park, opposite Our Market, in Oak Bluffs.

Proceeds benefit Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.

The event, certified by the United States Track and Field Association, is open to runners and walkers of all ages. The 5K course will wind around East Chop.

The action gets underway with the children’s fun run at 8:45am. Walkers start at 9am and runners at 9:30am.

Registration is $15 in the hospital main lobby on Friday from 3 to 6 pm, or $20 from 7:30 to 8:30 am on race day. Fun run registration is $5.

Free t-shirts will be distributed to the first 300 registered participants. Shirts and sizes are distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Dogfish doubleheader

The Vineyard Dogfish, an expansion team in the Baseball Clubs of Cape Cod 35+ League, open their 2012 campaign with a doubleheader on Saturday, August 25th at 12:30 and 3:30 at the Vineyard Baseball Park at MVRHS.

The Dogfish began assembling a squad in 2010, played exhibition games in 2011, and now will face the Buzzards Bay Raiders as league play begins. Come out and support the Dogfish, a group who have been involved in Island baseball for years, from T-Ball through the MV Sharks, before they head out after Labor Day on three consecutive road trips.

All Island Tennis Championships

Entries for the All Island Tennis Championships, to benefit the Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard, will be accepted until 6 pm, Monday, August 27. The tournament is Friday, August 31 through Sunday, September 2, at Farm Neck. The tournament is open to players of all ages. All entry fee donations go directly to the Hospice of Martha’s Vineyard.

There will be a cocktail party, a pro exhibition doubles match, door prizes, and a raffle on Friday evening, August 31, starting at 5 pm. Players and non-players are welcome.

This year, for the first time, the tournament will use combined NTRP divisions in doubles. Partners cannot be more than one full NTRP level apart from each other.

There will be singles, mens, women’s, and mixed doubles, in three adult and juniors’ divisions (14 years old and younger.)

All players are guaranteed at least two matches per event entered. First-match losers will be placed in consolation draws. Trophies will be awarded to all winners and finalists in the main draw.

All entries must be submitted online. Go to

Hallahan wins tennis tourney

Kiric Hallahan won the boys 12-and-under division flight at the USTA Tournament held last week in South Yarmouth 6-3, 6-4, 6-1. This was Kiric’s second victory in as many weeks, as he had also won the same division at the Vineyard Youth Tennis tournament the week before.

Next week, VYT will host three boys and girls tournaments: the 12-and-under division on August 27; the 14-and-under division on August 28; and 16-and-under division on August 29. Play in all tournaments runs from 10 am to noon.

Youth soccer kicks off

Martha’s Vineyard Youth Soccer starts the fall season with walk-in registration at the high school on Saturday, from 9 am to noon for all players from kindergarten to 8th grade. A second walk-in registration is September 8, after which registration will close. The first practices begin the week of Sept. 17, and the final games will be held on November 10.

This season features a new intramural league for grades 5-8, complete with standings and playoffs. Also, 7th and 8th graders will have the option of joining the Cranberry Soccer League for off-Island competition on Saturdays.

The MV United boys U-14 team, newly promoted to the second division of the Mass Premier League (MAPLE), will also compete, with games on Sundays.

For further information and online registration, visit

Boys and Girls Club golf

The 28th Annual MV Boys & Girls Club Fall Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Edgartown Golf Club.

The format is a handicap-adjusted four-player scramble.

The tax-deductible entry fee of $80 per playerincludes a continental breakfast, greens and cart fees, refreshments, a commemorative gift, on-course contests and prizes, lunch, and trophies for the top three teams.

The event schedule: morning registration on the practice green and continental breakfast, 7 am; morning group shotgun start, 8 am; lunch, afternoon registration, 12 pm; afternoon group shotgun start, 1 pm.An awards ceremony will follow afternoon play.

Spaces are limited. Registration is available at:the MV Boys and Girls Club, 44 Robinson Rd, Edgartown; the Edgartown Golf Club, 71 Curtis Lane, Edgartown; and online at

Holmes Hole sailing

The Holmes Hole Sailing Association continued its Thursday Evening series of handicap sailboat racing from Vineyard Haven Harbor with a 6 pm race on August 16.

Twenty boats, including three guest boats, posted at the start at red nun 6 outside the Vineyard Haven breakwater. 1. Roger Becker, Gloria; 2. Andy Berry, Isobar; 3. Eric Widra, Tashmoo; 4. (tie) Phil Hale, Wicked, and Bow Van Riper, Tyche. The season continued with a scheduled Sound Race on Sunday, August 16. However, light air intervened and the course was shortened to one leg from red nun 6 to green can 23A at East Chop. 14 Boats posted for the start at 12:00 p.m.

A Division: 1. Phil Hale, Wicked; 2. Roger Becker, Gloria; 3. Mike Loberg, Masquerade.

B Division: 1. Beck Colson, Silhouette; 2. Stuart Halpert, Providence; 3. Dan Culkin, Magic Time.

The summer series continues with a night race at 6 pm on Thursday and the Robinson’s Hole Rendezvous on Sunday at 10 am.

New members are actively encouraged, as are guest boats. Join on the web at or Contact Kathy Logue at 693-7074.

VFA soccer

Group stage play concluded Wednesday night. The the playoffs start tonight with second place team in Group A taking on the third place team in Group B at 5:30 pm, and the third place team in Group A meeting the second place side in Group B at 6:45. Both group winners have the night off.

Tuesday night at Veterans Park, Monto Orthopedics won by forfeit over last place Island Copper. The Monto’s lead Group A with nine points from three wins and tie. Coop de Ville played Island Copper on Wednesday night and needed to win by five goals to secure the top spot in the group, as Monto have a superior goal difference.

In Group B, Sports Haven have clinched first place with a 3-0-0 record, leaving MV Celtic and Atlantic Football Club to battle for second.