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Coop’s freshwater tourney in full swing

The warmup to the fishing season has begun at Coop’s Bait and Tackle in Edgartown. Coop’s is sponsoring a freshwater contest for all species. The top fisherman in each category will be entered into a Memorial Day drawing for an IM6 graphite Ultra-Lite rod and reel combination.

Board leaders as of Monday were: pickerel, 22-inches (Bastille Lucier); white perch, 15.75 (Rick Harvey); trout, 14.25 (Donald O’Shaughnessy); largemouth bass, 20.5 (Jeff Wingo).

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Chase Toomey won the Larry’s white perch tourney with a very big, very tasty 2.45 pound fish. The Sunday ceremony included a fish fry.

On an unrelated note, Tim Sheran found a freshwater spinning outfit near Duarte’s Pond. Call him at 774-563-0495 to reclaim it.

Riley Dobel scores six for Marywood U

Riley Dobel of Oak Bluffs, a 2008 MVRHS graduate and a junior attack on the Marywood University (Scranton, Penn.) men’s lacrosse team, broke a school record with six goals to lead the Pacers to a 19-11 defeat of Rosemont College in a Colonial States Athletic Conference game on April 10. Riley had twice scored five goals in a game for the Pacers.

Youth soccer

The MV United Under-14 boys Massachusetts Premier League (MAPLE) team lost to Abbey Villa S.C. 4-2 on Sunday in Lancaster in the lone match on the Island schedule.

EYC race weekend 2013

Edgartown Yacht Club’s Edgartown Race Weekend invites sailors for three full days racing and onshore entertainment. The event features the Big Boat Buoy Races, inaugurated in 2012, and the historic ‘Round the Island Race, which takes competitors on a 54.7 mile course that passes over Nantucket Sound, the Atlantic Ocean, and Vineyard Sound.

The event, scheduled for Wednesday through Sunday, July 17-21, is for IRC, PHRF, Double-Handed, Cruising and Classic sailboats. After two days of the Big Boat Buoy Races on Thursday and Friday, Mount Gay will sponsor a Friday night “jump-up” before the ‘Round the Island Race on Saturday. A Welcome Reception on Wednesday and Prize Givings on both Friday and Sunday will round out the schedule.

The Big Boat Buoy Races are now sanctioned as part of the prestigious U.S. IRC Gulf Stream Series and the ‘Round the Island Race, scored separately, is part of the New England Lighthouse Series for PHRF yachts.

The Big Boat Buoy Races and the ‘Round the Island Race each have their own notices of race and entry forms. There is no additional entry fee to compete in the buoy races. For more information and to register, visit www.rtirace.org.

To secure a mooring for the event, contact the harbor master’s office at www.edgartownharbor.com or contact Clare Sullivan at clare.sullivan@parexel.com if the harbor master cannot accommodate.

In addition to Edgartown Race Weekend, the EYC will host its 90th Annual Regatta for one-design boats (July 11-13), the Farr 40 North American Championship (July 24-27), the Herreshoff 12.5 Championship (August 2-4), and the 20th running of the Annual 12 Metre Regatta (August 9-11).