Sports highlights


MVRHS girls win hockey thriller over Marshfield

With just 52 seconds on the clock and the game tied 3-3, Kassidy Bettencourt worked the puck up to Aubrey Ashmun on the left circle, and the sophomore forward put a sure wrist shot into the net, giving the Vineyarders a 4-3 victory over Marshfield at the Martha’s Vineyard Arena Saturday.

The last minute game winner was Ms. Ashmun’s second goal of the afternoon. Emily Cimeno and Callie Jackson also scored for the Vineyard.

The victory improved the girl’s varsity record to 10-6-2 overall, and 7-4-2 in the Southeastern Massachussetts Girls Hockey League.

The girls played to a 2-2 tie on President’s day in their final road game of the season, against Boston Latin Academy, in a game played at Northeastern University’s storied Matthews Arena.

Martha’s Vineyard wraps up the regular season Friday, February 22, at home against Westwood.

Skating online auction

The Martha’s Vineyard figure skating club is hosting an online auction that runs until March 7. The club says there are some fabulous items on this website and asks people to take a few minutes and check it out:

RCBL action

The Suns outshone the Bulls 95-84, in RCBL play this week. James Holenko was top scorer for the Suns, with 23 points. Sterling Bishop had 21, Jade Cash 18, and his brother Asil 15, before fouling out in the fourth quarter.

The Suns led the whole game, at one point by 29. The Bulls made a comeback in the fourth but couldn’t catch up. Adam O’Neal topped the Bulls with 21. Jaron Schilling had 19. Suns will have to wait to see who they play next.

In other games, the Lakers beat the Heat 107-94. Jeff Labell and Damon Mello of the Lakers were high scorers. Lamar Moreis had 14. Most Lakers were in the double digits. Heat high scorers were Luke Brewer with 34 and Adam Rebello with 19. Lakers and Heat will play at 6:15 on March 4, and the winner will play the Suns the following Monday.

MV Peewees come up short

MV Peewees travelled to Nantucket Saturday, February 16, for a double-header. Nantucket is in first place and undefeated, and they played up to their record. The MV Peewees made a great attempt to overtake the other islanders, came up short in both games, 9-2 in the first and 7-4 in the second. Michael Metcalf was in goal.

Varsity five loses a squeaker

Abington out-executed the Vineyard high school varsity, 56-54. The Vineyarders missed four out of five free throws in the fourth quarter and contributed two turnovers in the last couple of minutes for good measure. Brandon Cawley, the best Abington player, had 11 points in the fourth quarter, which killed us. Jack Roberts, 15, and Liam Weston, 11, led the Islanders.