The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School golf team lost its match with Sandwich last Wednesday by the slimmest of margins, 246-248. Blue Knights Corey Patterson and Ronnie Hewins were low on the par 35 course. Both shot 38,
Luke Pisano was low for Martha's Vineyard at 39, followed by Henry Smith (40), Josh Crowther (41), Sam Scott (42), Alex Bilzerian (42), and Chris Davies (44).
Thursday the Vineyarders got by Whitman Hansen at Farm Neck, 37-35. Winning their matches were Sam Scott, Luke Pisano, Josh Crowther, and Gus Hayes. Pisano's 37 was the medalist round.
Pisano had the medalist round Friday when Sturgis tried their luck. The Martha's Vineyard iron men swept the board.
Smith and Scott won their first flight matches. Pisano and Grant McCarthy did as well in the second flight. Flight three belonged to Ian Shay and Cal Fiore and the fourth flight completed the sweep as both Bilzerian and Hayes won. Martha's Vineyard 50 Sturgis 22.
Monday, at Farm Neck, the Islanders dropped Bourne, 38-25, despite Brittany Weddell's medalist round of 37. Bourne won both of the first flight matches, but the Vineyard claimed all the rest to go 6-3-1 on the season.
Cross-country teams win
The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School boys and girls cross-country teams bested Somerset on the Raiders' 2.6-mile course, Wednesday. The boys were led by Mark Reppert, whose winning time was 14:26, just two seconds ahead of Somerset's Tim Cordello. Willie Nevin and Forrest Harcourt were third and fourth. Robbie Osmers and Max Conley filled the 7 and 8 spots.
Islanders 25, Somerset 35.
The Martha's Vineyard girls winning margin was two, 27-29.
Meghan Dreyer finished first at 16:56. Kim Carlomagno, Hilary Dreyer, Ellie Hehre, and Shivonne Schofield came in 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th.
Martha's Vineyard plays champs to a standstill
The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School girls varsity soccer team held the reigning Division 2 champion Oliver Ames squad to a single goal and matched that goal with one of their own by Bethany Pennington.
Defenders Crystle Miske, Emma Lee Iverson, and Alexia Schroeder were effective fronting goalie Kia Minor.
Monday the Martha's Vineyard girls were held scoreless by a strong D/Y team while the Dolphins scored in each half to claim, 2-0. The Martha's Vineyard girls record is 1-4-1. D/Y is 3-1-1.
Saturday the Martha's Vineyard boys varsity soccer team outplayed visiting Bishop Stang in every facet of the game except the score. Spartans 1, Vineyard 0.
Matching shutouts by Martha's Vineyard goalie Shane Schofield and D/Y's Corey Barbo left goose eggs on the scoreboard here, Monday. Billy Reagan and Ryan Dwane made significant contributions to the Vineyard defense. Martha's Vineyard slipped to 1-4-1
Birdies for baseball
The fourth annual golf tournament to support the new baseball field at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School will tee off at 8:30 am in a shotgun start at Mink Meadows, Sunday, October 12. Register at Mink Meadows for $90 per player, 693-0600.
Up and coming
Thursday, 9/25 Golf vs. D/Y; Boys & Girls Cross-Country @ Bp. Connolly.
Friday, 9/26 Field Hockey vs. Mashpee; Football vs. Bishop Connolly.
Saturday, 9/27 Boys Soccer @ Sandwich; Girls Soccer @ Sandwich; Field Hockey @ Falmouth.
Monday, 9/29 Golf @ Chatham; Field Hockey vs. Old Rochester; Girls Soccer @ Oliver Ames.
Tuesday, 9/30 Boys Soccer @ Barnstable; Boys & Girls Cross Country @ Southeastern; Golf vs. Nantucket.
Wednesday 10/1Golf @ Chatham; Girls Soccer @ Wareham.
Photo by Tim Johnson
Douglas sets record - again
On Saturday, Sept. 20, Rob Douglas of Vineyard Haven, and Black Dog Nation, broke his own American Speedsailing record of 47.63 knots and set a new world's record by skimming over the water at 49.84 knots off the Skeleton Coast of Namibia at Luderitz where Rob is entered in the World Speed Cup meet. Rob's stated goal is to break the 50-knot barrier. His record setting accomplishment is attested by the World Speed Sailing Council.
Rob remarked, "The training I've done on Martha's Vineyard has been intense but very worthwhile."
Stung by Stang
The Bishop Stang boys soccer team day-trippers defeated their Island hosts, Saturday, in a closely contested game, 1-0. Shown above, Jack Wadleigh uses his head on the defensive end.
The latest word from Martha's Vineyard Youth Hockey is that the Martha's Vineyard Junior High team nosed out the Hopkinton Jr. Highs at Raynham last Friday, 4-3.
Saturday, at Foxboro, the Martha's Vineyard Bantams continued their winning ways shutting out a very physical Tri-County Bantam A squad, 3-0.
Later the same day, and in the same place, the Martha's Vineyard Squirts One team bowed to the Yarmouth/Dennis A team, 1-3.
Still later, the North Attleboro Peewee A's took full advantage of the Vineyarders, lacing a goalie and scored five goals in the first half of the first period. Wyatt Jenkinson then jumped into the breach and made a bushel of saves. North Attleboro won, 10-0.
Run, jump, throw
In grammar school dual meets at the high school track, Monday, the Edgartown boys out-scored the Tisbury boys, 39-28, despite Jeremiah Roberts's triple win for the Tigers in the shot put, long jump and hurdles. The Edgartown girls bested the Tisbury girls, 50-17, with sweeps in the long jump, 200-meter sprint, and hurdles.
Maggie Riseborough provided Tisbury with more than half of its points, with winning tosses in the shot put and discus, which were more than offset by Jennie Lindland's triple wins for the Eagles in the hurdles, long jump, and 200-meter sprint.
The Oak Bluffs teams defeated the West Tisbury Hawks by similar margins. The Oak Bluffs boys won, 45-23, taking all the points in the discus throw. Linyaker Souza was a double winner in the long jump and 200 for Oak Bluffs Jacob Lawrence doubled in the hurdles and 100-meter dash for WesTiz.
In the girls meet, Shavanae Anderson was a triple winner at 100 meters, the long jump, and the discus.
Hannah Moore won both the shot put and the mile, an unusual combination.
Youth Soccer action
The Martha's Vineyard Youth Soccer program, which teaches the game to nearly 400 youngsters from kindergarteners to eighth graders, has begun its fall season. Boys and girls school-based teams of 5th through 8th graders are playing competitive games. The instruction leagues do not keep score.
Last week the Edgartown girls edged the Oak Bluffs girls, 2-1 and the Up Island School District (West Tisbury and Chilmark) shut out Tisbury, 3-0.
In boys games, Oak Bluffs bested Tisbury, 4-0 and the Charter School defeated Edgartown, 5-3. Two Up-Island teams went head to head, and the U.I. Pooles edged the U.I. Dwanes, 2-0.