Harriers show well in N.H.
The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School cross-country teams ran away with Thursday's meet at Bishop Connolly in Fall River, filling the first five slots, both boys and girls. The meets go into the book as 15-50 wins. Megan Dreyer led the Martha's Vineyard girls. Robbie Osmers paced the Vineyard boys.
Saturday found the harriers in Manchester, N.H., for the annual invitational meet.
Coach Schroeder was pleased with his teams' efforts. The girls varsity finished ninth of 24 teams with a score of 261. Oyster River H.S. of Durham, N.H., was first at 88.
Individual places and times for the 5K were: Megan Dreyer (22) in 21:07; Kim Carlomagno (57) in 22:23; Ellie Hehre (60) in 22:39; Sarah Flanders (78) in 23:30; Hilary Dreyer (79) in 24:33; Julia Sadowski (110) in 24:50; and Emily Smith (116) in 25:14. One hundred eighty-seven girls competed.
Four Vineyarders were among the 126 girls who ran the Freshman race over a 2.1-mile course. Shivonne Schofield finished 21st in 15:09; Caitlin Serpa (59) in 17:01; Shelby Ferry (86) in 18:17; and Ashleigh Dexter (105) in 19:18.
The Martha's Vineyard boys varsity finished 9th of 29 teams. One hundred ninety-seven boys ran. Mark Reppert places 26th in 17:40; Willie Nevin (53) in 18:23; Max Conley (62) in 18:37; Anthony Piland (75) in 18:59; Forrest Harcourt (76) in 18:59; Robbie Osmers (78) in 19:00; Michael Kendall (98) in 19:24.
Of 48 junior varsity teams, the Vineyard jayvees came in 31st, led by Liam McCarthy who ran the 5K in 20:22 and was 129th of the 341 starters. Then came Taylor Smith (152) at 20:36; Colin Hurd (166) at 20:47; Liam O'Callaghan at 20:53; and Chad Curtis, (158) at 23:21.
Two Martha's Vineyard freshmen ran the 2.1-course with 213 others. Max Conley ran the 2.1-mile course in 112:33, good enough for 33rd place. Chad Curtis finished 158th in 15:01.
Yesterday, the cross-country teams ran at Easton versus Southeastern. Friday they are at Fall River racing with Diman.
Golfin' Dolphins & Devils
Dennis Yarmouth's golf team enjoyed its outing at Farm Neck, Thursday, winning every match except one that was halved and claiming the day, 42 - 30.
At first flight, Matt Tierney defeated Luke Pisano, 5-4 and Murphy O'Brien bested Sam Scott, 5.5-3.5.
In the second flight Garrett Ream halved the round with Henry Smith and Dolphin Chris Anderson defeated Alex Bilzerian, 5-4.
D/Y's Matt O'Connor topped Gus Hayes, 5-4 and John Fowler dropped Serel Garvin, 5.5 - 3.5 in the third flight.
Dolphin fourth-flighters Corey Paine and Corey Lordon prevailed over Martha's Vineyard's Josh Crowther and Chris Davies.
Ream's 37 was the medalist round on Farm Neck's par 35 course. Dennis Yarmouth improved to 5-5.
Monday the Islanders swept the Chatham Blue Devils by winning each of the six matches.
In the first flight Henry Smith won 7.5-1.5 and Luke Pisano also won, 6.5-1.5. Second-flighters Sam Scott and Alex Bilzerian both floated 8-1.
At third flight Serel Arvin claimed 6.5-2.5 as did Chris Davies, 7.5-1.5.
Pisano was the medalist with a sub-par 34.
Martha's Vineyard improved to 8-4-1.
The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School boys varsity soccer team edged Old Rochester Regional at Mattapoisett, Wednesday, 1-0.
The game's only goal was scored by Jock Cooperrider off a neat cross from Alex Poole 32 minutes into the game. The Bulldogs came close to evening the count when a free kick caromed off the crossbar.
Tuesday the Islanders were stymied by Barnstable goalie Matt Wodrazka at Hyannis and lost, 6-0. The purple record stands at 2-5-1
On the same day, the Vineyard girls varsity hosted Old Rochester and failed to score, losing 1-0. It was the girls fifth loss against one win and a tie.
Learn to curl
The Cape Cod Curling Club in Falmouth is hosting a Learn to Curl program October 10 from 7-9 pm, and October 11 and 12 from 2-4 pm. All are welcome and there is no charge.
The club has recently expanded its facility to serve a rapidly increasing membership. The club is now equipped for wheelchair curling, which is also growing in popularity.
Visitors should wear soft soled sneakers and bring a warm sweater for their time on the ice. The facility is located at 37 Highfield in Falmouth, opposite the sports arena. More information is available at www.capecodcurling.org or by calling 508-540-2414
The Vineyard Youth Tennis Center is sponsoring an adult doubles classic tournament, October 3-5, featuring men's and women's doubles with A, B, and C divisions.
Entry fee is $80 per team for adults, $50 per team for youngsters under 18 years. For more information, call Scott Smith at 508-693-7762 or visit vineyardyouthtennis.org.
The annual Oak Bluffs Columbus Day 5K road race will be held on Sunday, Oct. 12, at 11 am. A fun run precedes the 5K at 10:30. Register at the Wesley House, Saturday, from 4 to 6 pm, $15. Registration day of race is $20.
A golf tournament will be held at Farm Neck, November 8, to raise funds for the Herbert Putnam Mulligan Fund, to award a scholarship to a graduating Martha's Vineyard Regional High School student who has overcome adversity to achieve distinction. Inscription fee is $150. Entry forms are available at Farm Neck, Mink Meadows, Martha's Vineyard Golf Club, and the Edgartown Golf Club.
Elementary Track & Field
Heavy rains cancelled the third interscholastic dual track and field meets, Friday, preventing Oak Bluffs from testing its muscles against Tisbury and Edgartown dueling with West Tisbury.
The quadrilateral meet to determine this year's Island champions will be held today, Thursday, beginning at 3:30.
Youth Soccer splashes
Rain did not dampen the enthusiasm for soccer among the youngsters who turned out Saturday for a series of Martha's Vineyard Youth soccer school league games.
In the girls division, Oak Bluffs shut the door leaving Tisbury out in the cold, 4-0, and Edgartown won a squeaker against Up-Island, 2-1.
In the boys division, Tisbury and the Charter School played to a 1-1 tie. The Up-Island teams both won. The U-I Pooles got by Edgartown, 1-0. The U-I Dwanes outscored Oak Bluffs, 6-2.
The Martha's Vineyard Bantams dominated Barnstable, 6-1, at Foxboro in a Neponset Valley League game, Saturday. It was a whole team effort. Zolie Clark was especially outstanding in goal.
The Martha's Vineyard Peewee B's were shut out by Tri County, 9-0, despite good work in the net by Caleb Hallett and the leadership of Dylan Lyonnais.
The Martha's Vineyard Squirts bowed to Barnstable, 9-2. Vineyard goals were by Joe Davies and Tristan Araujo.
The caption under a soccer picture in last week's Times misidentified the players. They were defender Jack Wadleigh and goaltender Shane Schofield