Sports highlights


Big Brothers, Big Sisters golf

Big Brothers Big Sisters on Martha’s Vineyard is happy to team up with Mink Meadows and the Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank to stage the 24th Howard W. Leonard Golf Tournament on Sunday, September 16.

Registration is $100 per player. All proceeds will benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Martha’s Vineyard.

Players can enjoy great food and win prizes, while helping out Island youth. Call Mink Meadows at 508-693-0600 or 508-693-0101 to register.

For more information about the Martha’s Vineyard Boys and Girls Club, visit, or contact executive director Peter Lambos at 508-627-3303 or

NAACP road race

The NAACP of Martha’s Vineyard sponsored 5K road race and walk around East Chop is Saturday, September 15, at 11 am, beginning at the Wesley House in Oak Bluffs. The event includes a 1-mile fun run, which starts at 10:30.

Interested runners and walkers may register at the Wesley Hotel on Friday from 7 to 9 pm and on Saturday from 7 to 10 am. The fee is $15 for pre-registration and $20 on race day.

For more information, contact Carrie Tankard at 508-693-2797 or

Dogfish bite Raiders twice

The Vineyard Dogfish of the Baseball Clubs of Cape Cod 35+ League continued their winning ways on Saturday, taking both ends of a doubleheader from the Buzzards Bay Raiders at Vineyard Baseball Park in Oak Bluffs.

The Dogfish fell behind early in both games, but much like their biological namesakes they scrapped and fought hard enough to prevail.

In the opener, veteran Jerry Murphy survived a rough first inning to go deep into the game and earn the victory. Kris Lukowitz and Steve Gallagher each drove in key runs.

In the nightcap, the Dogfish stumbled out of the gate, going down 5-0 after the second inning.

The ‘Fish chipped away at the lead and finally tied the game on a two-run blast by rookie Joe Farina.

After falling behind again, Paul Cardoza restored the Dogfish lead for good with a clutch two-RBI double in the seventh.

This weekend, the Dogfish travel to McKeon Field in Hyannis for single games against the Raiders and the Monument Beach Riptide.

Over the Hill League soccer

The Vineyard 35 and over soccer team was back in action, for the fall season, Sunday, at Veterans Park.

The locals downed the Westport Masters, 2-0. Vander Souza and Chris Buehler put the ball in the onion bag for M.V.

The Vineyard (2-0) hosts the Foxboro Warthogs on Sunday at 9:30 am.