Sports Highlights

A victorious team of Vineyard disc golfers posed with a copper trophy after defeating players from Nantucket Saturday. — Photo courtesy of Chris Graziano

Vineyard disc golfers conquer Nantucket

A group of some 20 Vineyard disc golfers traveled to Nantucket Saturday with discs in hand and soundly defeated their island rivals in a Ryder Cup style challenge. The victorious Vineyard team had a copper cup made for the occasion and hoisted it in triumph, upon returning to Vineyard Haven on the same ferry as the Island Cup winning football team.

The Vineyard squad included: Alex Maloney, Andrew McCurdy, Paul Cotton, Caleb Nicholson, Cody Brewer, Lucas Brewer, Stephen Perry, Ray Perry, Douglas Scott Cummings, Jake Gifford, Harrison Holmes, Zachary Greer, Chris Grazioso, and Vincent Padalino.

Matt Cromwell is Top Gun in Fall Shoot

Matt Cromwell of Edgartown bested 11 challengers Sunday to take first place and Top Gun honors in the Martha’s Vineyard Rod and Gun Club’s Fall Shoot. To bring home the coveted plaque, participants had to score highest in three categories: Over The Shoulder, Bull’s-Eye, and Standing Deer.

Individual prizes were also awarded to winners in the following disciplines; Bull’s-Eye: Mike Ferry, West Tisbury; Over The Shoulder: Cooper Gilkes, Edgartown; Standing Deer: Cliff Meehan, Edgartown.

The event gives shooters a chance to site in their guns for the upcoming deer season. While competing in the various events throughout the day, many competitors took home canned hams donated by Cronig’s Market.

Black Powder Shoot, December 15

The Rod and Gun Club will hold the annual Black Powder Shoot Sunday, December 15, from 10 am to 2:30 pm. The event, which enables primitive firearms shooters to prepare for their hunting season, is open to the public. Both traditional and modern firearms may be used. Guns with scopes will be allowed. Prizes will be awarded for both primitive and modern black powder firearms.

For the sixth consecutive year, the club will present the Bill Nicholson Award plaque for the outstanding black powder participant. The recipient’s name will also be engraved on the club’s perpetual plaque. The award was established and sponsored by Bill’s longtime friend, Eddie Belisle. Refreshments will be available for competitors and viewers throughout the day. For more information, call Dick Carlson at 508-939-0909.

Jeremy Alley-Tarter is top trotter

Jeremy Alley-Tarter of Oak Bluffs followed up last week’s win in the 5K for KJ by taking the top spot among 208 runners in the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. The senior MVRHS harrier finished the East Chop course in 16:43. Fellow Cottage City runner Lee Greathouse placed second in 17:00. Bonnie Kingsbury of Vineyard Haven was the women’s winner, finishing 12th overall in 20:10.

Jose Alves of Oak Bluffs (17:35) was third, followed by: 4. David Loe, Palo Alto, Calif., 18:22; 5. Lucas Gurinski, Fairfield, Conn., 18:33; 6. Jack Glenn, Brooklyn, N.Y.; 19:21; 7. Reaan Steenkamp, Vineyard Haven, 19:22; 8. Jack MacClarance, Loudonville, N.Y., 19:30; 9. Tom MacClarance, Loudonville, N.Y., 19:31; 10. James Smadbeck, Princeton, N.J., 19:40; 11. Edison Parzanese, New York City, 20:02; 13. Cameron White, Morristown, N.J., 20:15; and 14. Daniel Gaines, Edgartown, 20:22. Marc Biros of Brighton rounded out the top 15 with a time of 20:30.

The event raised $2,050 to benefit the fuel assistance program.

Heat, Bulls win

The Heat and Bulls have opened up a two-game lead atop the RCBL standings after victories Monday night in Edgartown.

The Heat (3-1) sank the Lakers 109-67 with six players shooting in double figures. John Neto was the high scorer with 22 points. Sandy Fisher and Lucas Brewer each drained five treys and finished with 17 points. Nick Viera also scored 17. Matt Gebo had 16 points and Will Fielding chipped in 11. Heath Estrella (21 points) and Jeff Labell (15) led the Lakers (1-3).

In the nightcap, the Bulls (3-1) roared back from 20 points down to edge the Suns, 82-80. Ben Ford led the Bulls with 26 points. Brant Silvia, after three weeks of scoring in the 30’s, had a modest 21. Anthony Johnson and Jared Silvia each totaled 11. Jade Cash had the hot hand for the Suns (1-3) with 31 points. Asil Cash scored 20, while Paul Linderson added 12.

Grand Sam

Samantha Potter won the girls 18 singles draw at the Rhode Island Tennis Championships, held last weekend. The MVRHS junior beat top seed Maggie Pedicini of Barnstable High School in the final, 6-3, 6-1. This is Sam’s second win in two weeks. She trains at Vineyard Youth Tennis and could be ranked among the top 50 players in New England when the new rankings come out.

Interscholastic hoops

Cole Houston poured in 53 points to lead the host Tisbury Tigers to an 89-53 interscholastic boys hoops win over West Tisbury on Tuesday. Gabe Oliveira chipped in 14 for Tisbury. Zach Moreis was the Hawks’ high scorer with 34 points.