Sports highlights


All hail Ned

A testimonial for Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School boys tennis coach Ned Fennessy, who is retiring at the end of this season after 23 years in charge, will be held June 1 from 1 to 3 pm at the Wharf Pub and Restaurant in Edgartown. Friends and Vineyard tennis players, past and present, are welcome.

Benefit golf

Two benefit golf tournaments will be held on the Vineyard in the first week of June.

First is the 25th annual Martha’s Vineyard Youth Hockey Golf Tournament, Saturday, June 1, at the Edgartown Golf Club. The golf will be in a scramble format, with morning and afternoon shotgun starts. There will be a silent auction and prizes awarded. The cost is $125 per player. To sign up, call the Edgartown Golf Club at 508-693-5343.

Next, is the 19th annual Children’s Benefit Golf Tournament, Sunday, June 2, at Farm Neck Golf Club. The event benefits the Martha’s Vineyard Boys and Girls Club and Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Martha’s Vineyard. The format is handicap-adjusted five player scramble. Space is limited. Registration forms can be downloaded at Golfers may also pick up registration forms at the Boys and Girls Club at 44 Robinson Road in Edgartown or at Farm Neck. Play begins, rain or shine, with a shotgun start at 8 am. Golf lasts until approximately 1 pm. A luncheon and awards ceremony will follow. The tax-deductible entry fee is $250 per player.

Youth soccer

The M.V. United teams had mixed results in a busy weekend on the pitch.

In South Coast Soccer League play, the Under-11 boys Black team trounced host Dartmouth, 11-1. The Vineyard side was missing a number of players due to Mother’s Day commitments and had to play the starters without any substitutions. No matter. Ramon Dos Santos scored four goals and Nico DePaula notched a hat trick. Josh Sampaio and Taril Matthew tallied twice. Noah Garcia made his first start in goal and was nearly perfect. The U-11 boys Purple team also came up winners, defeating visiting Falmouth 2-0 at Veterans Park. Adam Knight scored in the first half. Josh Dix set up Ben Taylor for the insurance goal in the second.

The U-18 boys improved to 5-0 with a 7-3 win at Swansea. The U-13 boys lost at home to Dartmouth 1-0, while the U-12 boys bowed, 3-1, at Taunton. The U-15 girls lost to visiting Mariner of Mattapoisett, 2-0, and the U-13 girls dropped a 4-2 decision to host Mashpee.

In the Mass. Premier League (MAPLE), M.V. United lost, 3-2, to the Western United Pioneers in Ludlow.

Youth lacrosse

The Martha’s Vineyard girls youth lacrosse teams gave their mothers plenty to be proud of Sunday with both teams winning against Weymouth.

The U-15s played a strong defensive game and won, 8-2. Lacey Dinning and Ava Petricone led the Vineyard offense with two goals each. Rose Capobianco netted her first goal. Lucy Enos, Amanda Bernard, and Alana Morris also scored for the Vineyard. Kylie Hatt continued her strong play between the pipes with help from defenders Mary Morano, Jenna Santos, and Anna Keenan.

The U-13s edged Weymouth in a nail-biter, 11-9. Addy Hayman keyed the offense with five goals. Megan Zeilinger, Hailey Meader, Alexis Condon, Suzy More-Straton, and Alley Estrella all scored once and Veronica Wendt tallied her first of the season. Goalie Madison Lopez-Mata kept her team in the game, facing 15 shots. The girls play at Falmouth on Sunday.

Vineyard Tennis Center champions

The Vineyard Workout and Tennis Center champions for 2013 are Mary Breslauer and Penny Franklin in women’s doubles; Sandy Nadelstein and Doug Cooper in men’s doubles; and Penny and Gavin Franklin in mixed doubles.

Dick Carlson wins Ludlow skeet title

Dick Carlson of Oak Bluffs, representing the Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club, took first place in the 12 and 20 gauge events April 28 at the Ludlow Gun Club’s Annual Skeet Championships. He also had the High Overall Average (HOA) for the day.

Matt Gamache of Vineyard Haven, vice president of the Massachusetts Skeet Shooting Association (MSSA), also represented the MVRGC during the event.

Meet the football coaches

Sixth, seventh, and eighth graders interested in playing junior high or high school football next fall are encouraged to meet the coaches Sunday, May 19, at 5:30 pm in the high school cafeteria.