Sports Highlights


Fall Tennis Classic

Martha’s Vineyard Community Tennis (MVCT) is sponsoring the Fall Tennis Classic doubles tournament September 27 to 29 at the Edgartown Yacht Club courts.

The entry fee is $75 per player for each division entered, $50 for juniors entering the junior division. Players must wear all white tennis attire. First-round matches start Friday, September 27. All entries must be submitted by 6 pm, Tuesday, September 24. Entry fee includes admission to a cocktail party 6 pm Saturday evening, a complimentary drink, and a raffle ticket. The party is $10 for non-players.

All entries must be submitted online at For further information, visit the tournament website or contact the Tournament Director, Mas Kimball 508-645-6111

VYT tennis success

Vineyard Youth Tennis players found success in USTA off-Island tournaments last weekend. In the girls 14 and under division at the Mid Cape Racquet Club in South Yarmouth, Kat Roberts won her three sets 6-0, 6-0, 6-1 to take home the championship. Chris Ferry, playing in his first off-Island USTA tournament in Marlboro, won the boys 12 and under division by scores of 6-4, 6-0, and 6-2. Spencer, Molly, and Paige Pogue also competed in the tournament and played well. Kelly Klaren came in fourth in a level 5 tournament at the Weymouth Club, losing to the eighth ranked player in New England in the girls 12 and under division.

Youth soccer

The MV United Under-12 boys team traveled to Swansea Somerset and beat the hosts 14-0, improving to 2-0 on the young season.

Robe Della Torre scored four goals, while Jack Holmes, Morgan Estrella, and Ben Taylor notched a pair each. Nick DePaula, Josh Dix, Josh Sampaio, and Jaiden Edelman all tallied once.

MVU takes on Falmouth Saturday at 1 pm at the Park & Ride field in Vineyard Haven.

The U-11 Girls defeated hosts Freetown Lakeville, 4-3. Alexa Pil and Leah Hairston each score twice. Defenders Kate Howell and Klara Reimann helped United hold the late lead.

The United U-14 girls lost, 3-1, at Carver. MVU stayed close in the first half with strong defense. Olivia Pouliot scored the only Vineyard goal, from the penalty spot, after Ava Vingeault was fouled in the box. Brianna De Oliveria played stellar in goal despite playing hurt during the second half.

Holmes Hole sailing

Stuart Halpert skippered Providence to victory in 1:03:07 on a beautiful Sunday morning in the first race of the HHSA post-season.

The race was delayed 10 minutes to allow for a more southerly wind. Five boats were at the start for the West Chop and harbor race.

Soon after the start, the breeze clocked to the west and made for an exciting race to the Nun 6 finish.

Roger Becker in Gloria took second (1:05:00), with Dan Culkin in Magic Time (1:05:56) placing third. All five competitors put themselves in the running for the postseason Schwartz Cup, created in honor of longtime sailor and Holmes Hole supporter Hugh Schwartz.

The next race is Thursday afternoon at 5:30 pm. Post-race discussions and refreshments

will be taken at Rocco’s in Vineyard Haven.

MVRHS football broadcasts

Broadcasts of Martha’s Vineyard varsity football games will be carried on The broadcasts start 20 minutes prior to kickoff and can be picked up via computer, iPhone, iPad, or Blackberry. The next game is Friday at Randolph, with the broadcast beginning at 5:40 pm.