MVRHS sports highlights
Bishop Feehan 12, Martha's Vineyard 7
The young Vineyarders gave a good account of themselves Tuesday against the visiting Shamrocks. The team trailed just 5-3 at the break. Feehan took a 9-3 lead midway through the second half. The Vineyarders (2-9) clawed back to within 10-7 with four minutes left but the Shamrocks sealed the win by scoring twice with M.V. a player down. Lee Hayman, Taylor Poggi, and Molly Wallace scored big second half goals. K.C. Wallace had two assists and played strong defense, along with Mary Ollen, Alex Clark, Emma Yuen, Olivia Ogden and Isabel Smith. Goalie Sam Hargy kept the Vineyarders close with 18 saves.
Nantucket 11, Martha's Vineyard 10
Julia Newman scored with 21 seconds left in regulation to give the host Whalers a dramatic inter-island win on Sunday. M.V.'s Olivia Ogden had tied the game at 10-10 just 11 seconds earlier after intercepting a Whaler pass.
Alyana Hutcinson led the Vineyard offense with three goals and two assists. Isabel Smith and Taylor Poggi each had two goals and an assist. Molly Wallace had a goal and an assist. Leila Gardner and Olivia Ogden finished with one goal apiece. Lee Hayman and K.C. Wallace both chipped in with an assist. Sam Hargy made nine saves.
Track and field
The Vineyarders competed Saturday in both the Sunset Invitational at Greater New Bedford Voke and at the Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association (MSTCA) Freshman/Sophomore Small School Meet in Westwood.
The Vineyarders had 10 top five finishes in the finals at the Sunset Invite. Shavanae Anderson had three of them, placing second in the triple jump (33' 10.25"), fourth in the long jump (14' 6.25"), and fifth in the 100-meters (13.72). Jeremy Alley-Tarter was second in the 800-meters (1:59.29), Mike Schroeder took third in the mile (4:40.46), Jacob Lawrence finished fourth in the 200-meters (23.58), and the Vineyard 4 x 400 relay team was fourth (3:41.87).
In the field events, Joe Turney was third in the javelin (159' 8"), Diego De Freitas placed fourth in the discus (121' 8") and Maggie Riseborough finished fifth in the shot put (24' 10.5").
Earlier in the day at the MSTCA in Westwood, Kevin Montambault was the top placing athlete for M.V., taking fifth in the 110-meter high hurdles with a personal best and state qualifying time of 17.23 and ninth in the discus (93' 4"). Anders Nelson was eighth in the javelin (123'). Sabrina Reppert qualified in the 400-meters with an eighth place time of 64.88.
The Vineyarders began the month of May with an Eastern Athletic Conference home meet against league giants Bishop Feehan. The Shamrocks have won multiple state championships. The girls are the defending MIAA state Division 3 champions and the boys won their 100th consecutive dual meet last spring.
The Vineyard boys gave Feehan a scare, falling 74-62. The Shamrocks took the field events 33-21, despite personal bests in the shot (41') and discus (124') by Vineyarder Mike Cutrer. Both throws were state qualifying efforts. Also qualifying for states were Andrew Freitas in the discus (127' 2"), Jacob Lawrence in the long jump (20' 6"), and Tony Breth in the triple jump (38' 10").
The Vineyarders took first in seven of 10 track events to climb within 60-57 with the two-mile run and both relays left. Feehan's depth saw them through, despite a Vineyard win in the 4 x 100 relay.
The Vineyard girls won the field events 29-25 but lost overall 88-48. Maggie Riseborough put the shot 36' 8.5" and threw the discus a season best 104'10". Shavanae Anderson won both the long and triple jumps. Mariah Campbell was second in the high jump and third in the long jump; Bailey Moreis second in the triple jump and Ina Thigith third in the shot put.
On the track, Julia Neville, Sabrina Reppert and Mariah Campbell placed second in the 800, 400 and both hurdles respectively.
Martha's Vineyard 20, Cambridge Rindge and Latin 2
Emily Turney belted two homers, including a grand slam, winning pitcher Hailee McCarthy hit a solo shot, and Emily Cimeno had an inside the park home run as the Vineyarders improved to 8-5.
Turney had seven RBIs, Miranda Tokarz was 4 for 4 with a triple and a double, and Shleby Lavin was 2 for 3 with a double.
Barnstable 4, Martha's Vineyard 1
The Red Raiders completed the season sweep over the host Vineyarders in a closely contested match. The first singles and second doubles matches went the distance with the Vineyard's Sam Potter defeating Kristen Donnelly 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 and Barnstable's Taya Berler and Maria Andreadis edging Charlotte Potter and Josie Iadicicco 6-4, 4-6, 7-5. Annie Burton lost a close match in second singles to Barnstable's Lauren Persson 7-5, 6-4.
The Red Raiders were dominant in the remaining matches. Katie Tynan and Gabie Riley defeated Annabelle Hackney and Julia Cooper at first doubles 6-2, 6-1, while Maggie Pebicini won in straight sets over Katherine Donegan at third singles.