Sports Highlights

Jeremy Alley-Tarter among nation’s elite in 600

MVRHS senior Jeremy Alley-Tarter of Oak Bluffs won the 600-Meters Friday in the Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association (MSTCA) Holiday Tournament meet, held at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Roxbury. Jeremy’s winning time of 1:23.48 was the fastest in the state this year and seventh best in the nation.

With a national elite time under his belt, Jeremy will next compete on January 11 at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Youth hockey

The Martha’s Vineyard Squirt 2 team rallied from a three-goal first period deficit to sink the Southeast Connecticut Seahawks, 4-3, on Sunday.

With the Vineyard down 3-0 just 11 minutes into the game, Caroline Kelleher fed Graham Stearns, who fired the puck into the corner of the cage to put M.V. on the board. Midway through the second period, Jake Cleland cut the Seahawk lead to 3-2 by outskating two defensemen, then tucking a wrist shot into the lower corner. The Vineyard continued to press for the equalizer, and Harper Hearn knotted the score at 3-3 seconds before the intermission.

Mikey Wallace completed the Vineyard comeback early in the third period. First he came up with a defensive gem by stopping a Seahawk rush toward the Vineyard goal. Then, he took off up the ice, deked two defenders and ripped a shot into the upper corner. For the next 12 minutes, the Seahawks peppered the Vineyard goal. The M.V. defense refused to yield and goalie Riley Sylvia stood on his head, sealing the win with two big saves in the final ten seconds.

Boys travel hoops

The Vineyard sixth grade boys travel basketball team earned a split December 21.

The day began with an intense defensive contest against unbeaten Franklin. M.V.’s Logan Araujo came up just short on a last-second buzzer-beater in a 28-27 loss. Jeremy Regan led the Vineyard offense with 11 points.

In the second game of the day, the Vineyard had an easier time moving through the South Plymouth press defense, prevailing 39-36 in overtime. Jeremy and Jared Regan combined for 29 points. Avery Villegas and Tim Wallis were relentless on defense.