Sports highlights


Turkey Open 2012 tennis

The mixed doubles husband and wife team of Nina Bramhall and Paul Schneider were the top gobblers at the 16th Turkey Open Tennis tournament at the Vineyard Tennis Center last weekend. They defeated another husband and wife team, Liz and John Roberts 6-4, 7-5.

Mary Breslauer and Ken Armstead defeated Tjark Aldeborgh and Lisa Dolan to win the consolation round finals 6-4, 6-0.

It was a one draw tournament for the first time with all 14 mixed doubles teams competing for the final prize turkey. The tournament proceeds went to Doctors Without Borders.

In other tournament highlights:

Jeff Meeks and Susie Safford had a great first round match against Sandy Ray and Tammy King. After losing the first set they gained momentum and won 5-7, 6-2 (10-3).

New Island residents Wendy and Tom Soldini made a strong showing in both of their first matches before bowing to Liz and John Roberts 2-6, 4-6.

The seasoned team of Tony Omer and Hope Callen moved into the semi final quickly beating Gene Erez and Cathy Lattanzi 6-3, 6-2 and Paul Ulyatt and Beth Sawyer 6-2, 6-2 before losing to the powerful Bramhall – Schneider team 6-4, 7-6(5) in their semifinal match.

Skip Dostal and Lili Cooperrider had a strong opening round against Tjark Aldeborgh and Lisa Dolan winning 6-2, 6-1 and fought hard in a tight match to lose 6-7, 3-6 to Nina Bramhall and Paul Schneider .

Team tennis at VTC

The Vineyard Tennis Center Workout and Spa will host team tennis on Friday, November 16, from 6 to 8 pm.

Each team consists of two women and two men. Players compete in men’s, women’s, and mixed doubles. Four mens and four womens spots are still available. The fee is $20.

For more information, call 508-696-8000.

VYT at the Rhody Riverside

Vineyard Youth Tennis sent a contingent of children to participate on November 10-11 at the Riverside Rhode Island Tournament.

Molly Pogue won the girls 12’s singles flight with sister Paige coming in second. Lizzie Williamson won another girls 12’s singles flight and Spencer Pogue won the boys 12 and under singles.

Kat Roberts won the girls 14 and under singles flight. Reid Yennie lost in the semifinals of the boys 18 and under singles.

Vineyard Youth Tennis now has over 15 players who have a New England ranking.

The boys high school team is training at Vineyard Youth Tennis throughout the winter to begin defense of their state championship in the spring.

RCBL week two

The Suns (2-0) downed the Lakers (1-1), 100-88, in the opening game of a Monday doubleheader at the Boys and Girls Club in Edgartown.

Asil Cash led the way with 32 points and canned six three-pointers. Sterling Bishop totaled 23 points, Jade Cash scored 21 and James Holenko added 17.

Jeff Labell, who missed opening night for the Lakers, was his usual sure-shooting self, scoring 22 points with five treys. Damon Mello had 17 points and Heath Estrella 16. Caleb Nicholson added 10, as did Pat Rolston.

In the nightcap, the two-time defending champion Heat (1-1) bounced back from an opening night loss to the Lakers with a 114-100 win over the Bulls (0-2).

Lucas Brewer was the hottest hand for the Heat (27 points) but not by much. Tim Scott came out blazing with three straight treys and 15 first quarter points and finished with 26. John Netto (19), Jason Dyer (13), and Sandy Fisher (12) also hit double figures for the winners.

Brant Silvia continued his torrid scoring pace and again led the Bulls with 38 points. He chalked up 40 in the season opener last week. Luke Bettencourt rang up 21 points, and Jaron Schilling added 16 more.

Youth hockey

Mansfield roared back from a 2-1 deficit with four straight goals, including two empty-netters, to beat the Vineyard 5-2 in a Neponset Valley League game Friday night in Raynham.

M.V. had a strong first period and took the lead on goals by James Sashin and Josh Forend.

Jacob Gundersen and Jonah Lukowitz had strong games. Cathal Robinson and Zach Fullin were steady in net.

The Peewees visited Lower Cape Fancy on Saturday. The hosts were nothing fancy, but the visiting Vineyarders were, coming home as 10-1 winners.

Jack Murray and Colby Zarba netted hat tricks. Hunter Ponte potted a pair of goals. Meghan Sonia and Willson Slayton scored a goal apiece.

Meghan Sonia, Hailey Meader, Hunter Ponte, and David Krauthamer all earned assists.

Cabot Thurber, Willson Slayton, Hailey Meader, and David Krauthamer were the defensive standouts. Michael Metcalf and Joe Kershaw were the stingy netminders.

2012 Octoberfish

Larry’s Tackle Shop in Edgartown annually sponsors Octoberfish, a month-long fishing tournament for those unwilling to part with their rod and reel when the Bass and Bluefish Derby finishes. The fact is that many fishermen leave Island beaches before the fish do.

Following is a list of top place 2012 Octoberfish winners: shore bass, Paul Cotton (27.40 lbs.); boat bass, Brian Curry (24.42); shore bluefish, Paul Cotton (10.09);boat bluefish, Helena Kirschenbaum (13.37); shore false albacore, Geoff Patterson (11.00); boat false albacore, Don MacGillivray (10.55); shore bonito, Julian Pepper (8.22); boat bonito, Whit Holden (8.90).