Martha's Vineyard Sports
Force over craft
The Martha's Vineyard varsity football team played long ball Friday with visiting Bristol Plymouth.
The Craftsmen won the toss of the coin and elected to receive. After going three and out, B.P. punted to the Martha's Vineyard 22-yard line. After fumbling the first play, Martha's Vineyard ran for two first downs and then scored on a 35-yard pass play from QB Mike McCarthy to Nick Gross. Brooks Billingham, who has been perfect on the season, kicked the extra point.
Martha's Vineyard led 7-0 after three and a half minutes.
B.P.'s second chance to move the ball resulted in an intercepted pass. Zack Maciel, who spent the afternoon in the Craftsmen backfield, tipped the ball and Blair Rancich snagged it. Seven running plays later McCarthy carried into the end zone. Billingham made it 14-0.
B.P. recovered an Martha's Vineyard fumble on the Vineyard 20 and ran it in from there. The extra point kick was good and Martha's Vineyard's lead was cut to 14-7 with 6:46 left in the period. In that time the Islanders scored on a 25-yard pass to Gross, a 60-yard pass play to Cody Brewer and, with one second on the clock, a 47-yard pass to Gross. (A 50-yard scoring pass to Randall Jette was canceled by a holding penalty.)
At the half the Islanders led 36-7.
Coach Herman substituted freely in the second half and Nick Billingham replaced McCarthy at quarterback.
B.P. scored on a 30-yard dash early in the third quarter and Martha's Vineyard answered when Brewer returned the kick 70 yards for the game's final score -Vineyard 43. Bristol Plymouth 14.
This Saturday the Islanders are at Easton versus Southeastern Vocational at 1 pm. The following Saturday they are home to Charlestown H.S., also at 1 pm.
The Martha's Vineyard Regional High School junior varsity gridders lost to the Bristol Plymouth J.V., 22-14.
Johnson repeats on Columbus Day
One hundred fifty-six runners completed the annual Oak Bluffs Columbus Day weekend 5K, Sunday, twenty-one more than last year but not so many as 2006 when 176 made it to the finish line.
Repeat winner of the race was 24-year-old Adam Johnson of Westminster, Mass., whose time of 15:56 was almost a minute and a half faster than Bill McDonough, 24, of New Canaan, Conn. who was second, but it was not close to challenging the 15:39 mark, the race record, set by Johnson last year.
The rest of the top ten, all men, were: (3) Scott Bosworth, 44, Hingham, 17:59; (4) Mark Desautelle, 42, Darien, Conn., 18:31; (5) Jeremy Alley-Tarter, 12, Oak Bluffs, 19:05 (the fastest Vineyarder); (6) Peter Wuerth, 50, Guilford, Conn., 19:17; (7) Mike Moak, 52, Guilderland, N.Y., 19:29; (8) Paul Vertefeuille, 44, Vineyard Haven, 19:38; (9) Dana Gaines. 51, Edgartown, 19:38; and (10) Timothy Snopkowski, 18, Torrington, Conn., 19:51.
Fastest female was Bonnie Kingsbury, 30, of Vineyard Haven who was 11th overall in 20:14, finishing in a dead heat with Maureen Larkin, 44, of Walpole.
The rest of the top ten females with their overall order of finish were: (23) Shannon Schlagete, 27, Maplewood, N.J., 20:39; (24} Katrina Delgadell, 28, Vineyard Haven, 21:10; (32) Ocean Eversley, 50, Oak Bluffs, 21:47; (33) Kirsten Nagel, 25, Rochester, 21:48; (35) Augusta Dillon, 16, Chilmark, 21:58; (37) Robin Breen, 45, Edgartown, 21:54; (40) Becky Bonds, 27, Edgartown, 22:08; (Kristen Desautelle, 41, Darien, Conn., 22:10; (42) Rachel Hunt, 35, Salem, 22:12; and (43) Dale Fingar, 47, Medway, 22:12 - another dead heat.
Finishing first in their age/gender groups were: 1-12 male Jeremy Tarter Alley, 12, Oak Bluffs, 19:05, and female Lindsay Mahoney, 11, Braintree, 24:01.
13-19 male: Timothy Snopkowski, 18, Torrington, Conn., 19:51 and female Augusta Dillon, 16, Chilmark, 21:58.
20-29 male: Adam Johnson, 24, Westminster, 15:56 and female: Katrina Delgadello, 28, Vineyard Haven, 21:10
30-39 male: Jack Lavalette, 39, South Glastonbury, Conn., 20:46 and female: Bonnie Kingsbury, 30, Vineyard Haven, 20:14.
40-49 male: Scott Bosworth, 44, Higham, 17:59 and female: Maureen Larkin, 44, Walpole, 20:14.
50-59 male: Peter Wuerth, 50, Guilford, Conn., 19:17 and female: Ocean Eversley, 50, Oak Bluffs, 21:47.
60-69 male: Robert Knight, 64, Hopkinton, N.H., 20:42 and female: Joan Eville, 64, Oak Bluffs, 32:41.
70-79 male: Skip Grant, 73, Silver Spring, 22:26 and female: Doris Beatty, 73, Falmouth, 34:49.
Twenty-seven persons walked the 5K course, the fastest was Joll Zamarro, 40, of Oak Bluffs, who hoofed it in 34:05, 3:19 ahead of 12 year old MaryElise Jacobs of Northborough who was second. The rest of the top five strutters were (3) Louis Clough, 33, Southborough, (4) Joyce Jen, 58, Weston, and (5) Robert Beal, 7, Hingham.
Prior to the 5K, 26 persons, all but three youngsters, competed in a one-mile fun run. First to finish was nine-year-old Timothy Peters of Oak Bluffs who made it in 6:52, well ahead of Logan Lavalette, 9, of Glastonbury, Conn. who reached the tape in 7:17. Conor Furlong, 84, also of Glastonbury, was third at 7:19. Then came (4) Noah Donald, 9, of Storrs, Conn., and (5) Jacob Peters, 9, of Oak Bluffs.
Beneficiary of the Columbus Day races is Oak Bluffs Affordable Housing