Martha's Vineyard Sports Highlights
A women's basketball league plays pick-up games Monday nights in the West Tisbury gym from 7 to 8:30 p.m. during the school year. New players are sought and welcome.
Digs and kills
The interscholastic volleyball season opened Tuesday with West Tisbury visiting Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs invading Edgartown.
The West Tisbury vs. Vineyard Haven meet was a dilly. The up-Islanders took the first game with ease, 25-9. With Alex Mazza serving, the Hawks won nine straight points and four of Jacob Lawrence's serves were aces
Game two was a mirror image of the first: West Tisbury 25, Tisbury 10. Vincent Carlomagno got WesTiz off to a good start, serving up six points, three of which were aces, to the Tigers' one
Tisbury responded. The teams traded points and were tied at nine apiece. Then West Tisbury took off, winning 16 of the next 17 points, 10, including five aces, with Carter DiAngelo serving. Final score: Vineyard Haven 25, West Tisbury 10.
The fourth game was a nail-biter. Neither team could get more than two points ahead. The teams were tied at 3, at 6, at 23. Tisbury won the last two points to claim a 25-23 victory.
The fifth and deciding game would be won by the first team to earn 15 points, two more than the opposition. Maybe it was the tension, but both teams had trouble serving - driving the ball into the net, or off the ceiling, or stepping over the service line. The score was tied 10-10 when Mike Schroeder stepped to the line. Five of his six serves were aces and West Tisbury claimed the game, 15-10, and the match, 3-2.
The Hawks won both of the jayvee games.
At Edgartown, the Eagles varsity flew high and took three straight from Oak Bluffs. The Blazers won two of three junior varsity games.
Yesterday. Edgartown was at West Tisbury and Oak Bluffs at Vineyard Haven.
Surveyors net birds
Winners of the Birdies for Baseball golf tournament at Mink Meadows with a blistering 16 under par was the Schofield, Barbini and Hoehn team: Dick Barbini, Doug Hoehn, Steve Mussell, and Tim Donovan.
The Island Propane team was runner up: John Rancourt, Lenny Vanderhoop, Barry Lopes, and Don Welty.
Some $4,000 was raised for the maintenance of the baseball "Field of Dreams" at the high school
A Vineyard links win
The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School divot diggers buried Nantucket at Farm Neck, Wednesday, 209 - 231. Luke Pisano had the medalist round leading the Vineyarders with a three over par 38. Also scoring: Seril Garvin, 41; Gus Hayes, 42; Alex Bilzerian, 44; and Grant McCarthy, 44.
Martha's Vineyard is 9-4-3 on the season. It was only the Whalers' second loss (11-2).
Hockey on the grass
After three tough losses to Nantucket, Bishop Stang, and Falmouth, the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School field hockey team edged Seekonk on the Warriors turf, 1-0. Phebe Bates scored the lone goal off a feed from Hayley Pierce. The girls are 6-4-1 on the season and played at Hingham versus Notre Dame, Wednesday. They host Mashpee Friday at 3:15 and Falmouth, Saturday, at 3 pm.
On Taunton ice
Three young members of the Martha's Vineyard Figure Skating Club competed in the Skating Club of Southern New England's Autumn Open at Taunton, Saturday. Lily Davey was second in FreeSkate 2 Compulsory Moves and third in FreeSkate 2 Program. Shannon O'Connor was second in Basic 4 Elements and first in Basic 4 Program. Shelby Regan was first in Basic 4 Elements and second in Basic 4 Program.
The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School boys soccer team's rally fell just short of catching Falmouth here, Tuesday.
At the half, the teams were tied 1-1. Gustavo Silva scored for the Islanders. In the second half, the Clippers posted three more points, one of which was an own goal, growing their lead to 4-1. Jess Swaringen's goal made it 4-2 and Alex Poole added the third for the Vineyard with two minutes remaining.
The Islanders record on the year is 3-7-1. Falmouth improved to 5-6-1.
At Raynham, Friday, the Martha's Vineyard Youth Hockey Junior Highs lost a tight one to Ashland, 3-2.
Saturday, at Foxboro, the Martha's Vineyard Bantams flew higher than Duxbury, 5-1, and the PeeWees bowed to Walpole, 10-2
Barry MacDonald and Emerson Mahoney scored for the Vineyard PeeWees in the Walpole game. Caleb Hallett was busy in goal and made numerous saves.
Sunday, the Martha's Vineyard Squirts lost to a strong Barnstable squad. 9-1
South Coast Challenge
Fifteen schools entered teams in the varsity girls South Coast Challenge 5K cross-country meet at New Bedford, Saturday. The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School girls finished in fourth place behind (1) Archbishop Wood, (2) Dennis Yarmouth, and (3) Westwood, ahead of Brockton, Somerset, Old Rochester, Sandwich, Greater New Bedford, Dartmouth, Durfee, Bristol County Aggie, Notre Dame of Hingham, Bishop Stang, and Falmouth.
Megan Dreyer led the Vineyarders, coming in fifth overall in 20:27. Shivonne Schofield was 11th, Ellie Hehre 21st, Kim Carlomagno 30th, Hilary Dreyer 40th, Julia Sadowski 43rd, and Sarah Jean Flanders 45th of the 120 varsity finishers.
In the boys race, 144 finished behind Max Darrah of D/Y who completed the run in 16:03.
With a score of 156, the Vineyarders were fifth behind D/Y (63), Hingham (87), Archbishop Wood (102), and Taunton (116). After M.V came New Bedford, Old Rochester, Dartmouth, Brockton, Durfee, Somerset, Bourne, Greater New Bedford, Plymouth North, Apponequet, Falmouth, Bishop Stang, and Bristol County Aggie.
Mark Reppert was the first Vineyarder to reach the tape in 17:27. He was 16th overall. Willie Nevin was 20th, Max Conley 30th, Anthony Piland 41st, and Forrest Harcourt and Max Miner were 48th and 49th. Robbie Osmers was 57th.
Three girls entered the girls freshmen/sophomore race. Caitlin Serpa finished 16th. Shelby Ferry was 35th and Ashleigh Dexter was 41st. Sixty-nine underclassmen girls ran.
Only one of the 91 frosh-soph runners was a Vineyarder. Warren Gowell finished in 51st place.
There are six teams, all named for professional teams, in the senior division of the Flag Football League: Vikings, Steelers, Falcons, Patriots, Cowboys, and Colts. Shown at right, some of the action in the Vikings vs. Steelers game. Charlie Parkhurst is stopped by Owen Hess after a big gainer.
In the junior division are four teams named for collegiate squads: Michigan Wolverines, Florida Gators, Kansas Jayhawks and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets